Monday, May 19, 2014

  • NATO disputes Russia’s word on pulling troops from border
    The Kremlin announced that Russian President Putin has ordered the 40,000 troops massed on the Ukrainian border to retreat to their home bases. However, the NATO secretary general says he sees no sign of movement. Reporting from Donetsk, chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the building tensions in Eastern Ukraine and upcoming national elections.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2014
  • U.S. charges Chinese officials with trade cyberspying
    Five Chinese military officials were indicted by the U.S. for stealing trade secrets by hacking six American firms in the nuclear, metals and solar products industries. Gwen Ifill talks to Laura Galante of FireEye and former State Department official Susan Shirk and the unprecedented charges and the Obama administration offense against Chinese cyber attacks.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2014
    chinese cyber espionage screen grab
  • Singer Jessye Norman on the importance of arts education
    Award-winning singer Jessye Norman has a big problem with declining arts programs in America’s schools. “It is a big issue and it makes me completely crazy,” Norman told correspondent Jeffrey Brown, when they sat down to discuss her new memoir, “Stand Up Straight and Sing.”
    Original Air Date: May 13, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • 'Wikipedian' editor took on website's gender gap
    Wikipedia has come under scrutiny over the lack of female representation and participation on the website. To combat this trend, Adrianne Wadewitz was a dedicated "Wikipedian," who wrote and edited content on Wikipedia as one of the nearly 75,000 active volunteer editors.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2014
  • Swiss voters reject plan to set a minimum wage
    Swiss voters rejected 3-to-1 a plan to establish what would have been the world’s highest minimum wage. Supporters said the plan would reduce income inequality. Business leaders had argued against it, saying it would make Switzerland less competitive with other nations and lead to higher unemployment.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2014
    Proposed Swiss minimum wage.
  • Statistics reveal how America bikes to work
    In commemoration of Bike to Work Day, Hari Sreenivasan explores new statistics on bicycle commuters in the U.S. The Census Bureau reports that the number of Americans who bike to work is up 60 percent in the last decade. The numbers also show that it is the poorest and the richest; least educated and most educated are the most likely to ride to work.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2014
  • Can cross-border cooperation save the endangered rhino?
    Only about 29,000 rhinos remain in the wild today -- 73 percent of those wild rhinos are in South Africa -- and most of those live in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Authorities are desperately trying to combat a dramatic increase in poaching. New cooperation with neighboring Mozambique may be key to stopping the slaughter.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2014
    Rhino in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Federal government hits General Motors with $35 million fine
    The federal government issued a record $35 million fine against General Motors on Friday for to the automakers slow response reporting faulty ignition switches -- a defect that has been linked to 13 deaths. What’s the latest on the massive recall? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Micheline Maynard, who has covered the auto industry for many years, about the fine and this developing story.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2014
    One Year Anniversary Of General Motors Filing For Bankruptcy
  • Is integration important to today’s high school students?
    To mark the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision, we asked our network of Student Reporting Labs across the nation if integration should be a national goal. Here's a sampling of what they had to say.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2014
    Tamir Carter, Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School, Brooklyn, NY (Student Reporting Labs)
  • Do traffic cameras save lives or violate due process?
    Ten years ago, only a few dozen communities had red-light or speed-enforcement cameras. Today, hundreds do. On Saturday, we take a look at a debate in Ohio. Camera advocates say the technology saves lives. Opponents say the devices are profit-centers for municipalities and camera manufacturers and a violation of due process.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2014
    Red light camera notice

Friday, May 16, 2014

  • Wary of Putin’s next move, U.S. and E.U. threaten sanctions
    President Obama and France’s President Francois Hollande agreed that Russia will face “significant additional costs” for undermining the Ukrainian government. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss a show of solidarity in Eastern Ukraine against the pro-Russian separatists, efforts to increase dialogue between Kiev and different factions and Putin’s next move.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2014
    Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images
  • Can India’s next leader deliver on economic promises?
    Why did Narendra Modi resonate with so many voters in India’s record-breaking election? Sumit Ganguly of Indiana University and Tanvi Madan of the Brookings Institution join Judy Woodruff for more on his background and his appeal, concerns about whether he will be inclusive and predictions for how he will change India-U.S. relations.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2014
  • 60 years on, school segregation isn’t yet American history
    Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the question of how far we’ve come in eliminating segregated education is not a simple one. Gwen Ifill leads a discussion with Cheryl Brown Henderson of the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, Sheryll Cashin of Georgetown University, Catherine Lhamon of the Department of Education and Ron Brownstein of Atlantic Media.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2014
    View of nine-year-old African-American student Linda Brown (first desk in second row from right) sits with her classmates at the racially segregated Monroe Elementary School, Topeka, Kansas, 1953. When her enrollment at a 'whites-only' school was blocked, her family initiated the landmark Civil Rights lawsuit 'Brown V. Board of Education,' that led to the beginning of integration in the US education system. (Photo by Carl Iwasaki/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
  • Shields and Brooks on Brown v. Board legacy
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to the discuss the week’s news, including the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of education ruling, Karl Rove’s comments about Hillary Clinton’s health and the outlook for the tea party.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • Glenn Greenwald on ‘limitless’ ambitions of NSA
    Glenn Greenwald was the first reporter to meet with Edward Snowden when the former NSA contractor wanted to disclose secrets of the agency. Greenwald sits down with chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner in Washington to discuss that initial encounter and what he learned, detailed in his new book, “No Place to Hide.”
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2014
  • FCC moves forward with new rules on net neutrality
    Putting the widely cherished principle of net neutrality at stake, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3 to 2 to allow broadband providers to charge for faster access in how online content is prioritized and delivered. Gwen Ifill talks to Cecilia Kang of The Washington Post about the debate and protest swirling around the decision.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2014
  • Former inmates stand to gain Medicaid under expansion
    When American inmates are released from jail or prison, most leave without health insurance and little access to medical care. But under the federal health care law's expansion of Medicaid, that's beginning to change. Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News explores how ex-offenders will have the opportunity to get care in some states.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2014
  • How much safer is the U.S. today than on 9/11?
    Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson joins Judy Woodruff for a conversation about protecting the United States from future terrorist attacks, immigration policy and reform and use of force by Border Patrol.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2014
    jeh johnson
  • Honoring the memory of 9/11 with a new museum
    A new National September 11 Memorial Museum commemorates both the 2001 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. At each turn, exhibits recount chilling and heartbreaking moments from that September day and honors the victims with portraits of each individual killed in New York, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. Judy Woodruff reports on the dedication ceremony.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2014
    9/11 museum screen grab
  • Veterans Affairs secretary grilled by Senate panel
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki appeared in front of a Senate panel to defend his agency against accusations that a V.A. hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, falsified scheduling reports, and that up to 40 veterans died awaiting treatment. Senators on both sides of the aisle pressed Shinseki — amid mounting calls to resign — to do more. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2014
    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15:  U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki arrives at a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing that is focusing on wait times veterans face  to get medical care May 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. The American Legion called Monday for the resignation of Shinseki amid reports by former and current VA employees that up to 40 patients may have died because of delayed treatment at an agency hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • Life on minimum wage
    Life on the Minimum Wage?Paul Solman speaks with an airport contractor and McDonald's employee whose near-minimum wage salaries keep them on public assistance. A higher wage, as high as the possible $15 in Seattle, would go a long way toward making them more independent, they say.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2014
  • Glenn Greenwald talks private company collusion with NSA
    Author and journalist Glenn Greenwald talks with Margaret Warner about the National Security Agency leaks and about the cooperation between large companies such as Google and Facebook with NSA surveillance practices.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • What are China’s ambitions in dispute with Vietnam?
    Judy Woodruff talks to Kenneth Lieberthal of the Brookings Institution and Gordon Chang, a columnist, about the historical rupture and motives underlying a dispute over a Chinese oil rig placed in waters claimed by Vietnam.
    Original Air Date: May 14, 2014
  • Midterm races showcase widening political divide
    Tuesday’s election results in Nebraska and West Virginia highlight a growing polarization between the political parties. Political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Judy Woodruff to provide insight and examine a Brookings Institution study showing the roots of political division in the United States.
    Original Air Date: May 14, 2014
  • Why more seniors are retiring on college campuses
    Retirement communities with ties to universities are a growing trend. Catering to the college-educated baby-boomer generation, nearly 100 schools have revived relationships with former students and others. Special correspondent Spencer Michels talks to residents of one such community in Florida.
    Original Air Date: May 14, 2014
  • Clinton on addressing inequality, foreign policy challenges
    Former President Bill Clinton sat down with Gwen Ifill in Washington to discuss growing inequality, how Democrats should talk about the Affordable Care Act, the controversy around the Benghazi attack, Putin’s motives in Ukraine and Hillary Clinton’s potential presidential candidacy for 2016. Their conversation was hosted as part of a fiscal summit run by the Peterson Foundation.
    Original Air Date: May 14, 2014
    Former President Bill Clinton sat down for an hour-long conversation with Gwen Ifill Wednesday at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's fifth annual fiscal summit. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
  • Clinton discusses inequality, foreign policy and politics
    Former President Bill Clinton discussed debt, deficit, economic growth and inequality Wednesday with Gwen Ifill. The discussion was part of the 2014 Fiscal Summit sponsored by the Peterson Foundation in Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: May 14, 2014
  • Clinton gives advice to Democrats facing criticism on ACA
    Former President Bill Clinton discussed debt, deficit, economic growth and inequality Wednesday with Gwen Ifill. The discussion was part of the 2014 Fiscal Summit sponsored by the Peterson Foundation in Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: May 14, 2014