Thursday, December 17, 2015

  • Fragile Yemen peace efforts affect the fight against ISIS
    In Yemen, there have been small signs of progress at peace negotiations between the government and Shiite Houthi rebels, but tanks are still blasting and gunfire still cracking despite a cease-fire. The conflict, which has ravaged the Arab world's poorest country, has also affected the fight against al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: December 17, 2015
    A Southern Popular Resistance fighter secures a street during fighting against Houthi fighters in the Dar Saad district of Yemen's southern port city of Aden May 9, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer - RTX1C93O

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

  • How will mistrial affect other Freddie Gray prosecutions?
    The trial for the first officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray has ended in a mistrial. The jury deliberated for 15 hours over three days before a judge in Baltimore declared a hung jury in the case against Officer William Porter. William Brangham joins Gwen Ifill from outside the courthouse in Baltimore for an update.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015
    Moments before his arrest, activist Darius Rosebrough (R) leads a protest in front of the courthouse in Baltimore, December 16, 2015. A Maryland judge declared a mistrial on Wednesday in the trial of the first of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, whose killing sparked riots and arson in the city in April. The jury had deliberated for 16 hours on whether the officer, William Porter, was guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Gray's death from injuries suffered while in police custody. After it reported it was unable to reach a verdict, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams issued his ruling. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston - RTX1Z0WR
  • Why we should embrace innovative fashion, not laugh at it
    Why do we elevate fancy cars but mock haute couture? Robin Givhan, fashion critic for The Washington Post, explores the sexism behind some critiques of runway styles.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015
    Models present creations by designer Iris van Herpen as part of her Haute Couture Fall Winter 2013/2014 fashion show in Paris July 1, 2013.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau  (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION) - RTX11922
  • What did GOP candidates get wrong in debate on national security?
    At the debate Tuesday night in Las Vegas, Republican presidential candidates competed to prove who would be best prepared as commander in chief to keep the country safe. Angie Holan of Politifact joins Gwen Ifill to examine some of the claims made by the candidates on vetting Syrian refugees and boosting border security.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015
    Photo of CNN's December debate by Mike Blake/Reuters
  • What the Fed’s interest rate hike means for your wallet
    The Federal Reserve is doing something it hasn't done since 2006: raising interest rates. The long-awaited announcement by Fed chair Janet Yellen hikes a key short-term rate from near zero. For a closer look at how the Fed made its decision, Gwen Ifill talks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution and Tara Siegel Bernard of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015
    Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
  • News Wrap: LA students return to school after threat hoax
    In our news wrap Wednesday, public schools in Los Angeles reopened a day after officials canceled classes due to an email threat that cited bombs and guns. Also, schools all over Pakistan were closed in observance of the one year anniversary of an attack by the Taliban that killed 140 victims, most of whom were children.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015
    A student exits a bus as he arrives at Venice High School in Los Angeles, California December 16, 2015. Classes resume today in Los Angeles, the second largest school district in the United States,  after they were closed on Tuesday after officials reported receiving an unspecified threat to the district and ordered a search of all schools in the city. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn - RTX1YZEW
  • Black Violin wants to break your classical music stereotypes
    The members of Black Violin want to change perceptions about who can play what kind of music. Wil Baptiste on viola and Kev Marcus on violin met as high school orchestra nerds. Today they play genre-bending music, blending classical music with hip-hop. Jeffrey Brown talks to them about their new album, “Stereotypes.”
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015
    Black Violin perform at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)   - RTR3CNYZ
  • Both sides get a little something in bipartisan spending deal
    Members of Congress made a sweeping deal to fund government through next fall and extend dozens of tax cuts. Political director Lisa Desjardins discusses what went into the agreement with Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015
  • Humans of New York gives U.S.-bound refugees a voice
    Brandon Stanton stops random people on the street, takes their photo and learns what about their personal stories makes them unique. He's the photographer behind Humans of New York, a blog and social media feeds seen by millions. Lately Stanton has traveled to Turkey and Jordan to visit refugees and share their accounts with his international audience. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015
    Humans of New York
  • Freddie Gray's stepfather: We are not upset with jury
    Flanked by Freddie Gray's mother and attorney Billy Murphy, Gray's stepfather Richard Shipley read a statement. "We are not at all upset with them, neither should the public be upset," he said. "They did the best they could." A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after the jury in the trial of Officer William G. Porter, the first of six connected to Gray's death, said it was hung on all counts.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015
  • Baltimore mayor responds to mistrial in first Gray case
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Kevin Davis hold a news conference Wednesday after a judge declared a mistrial in the first of six cases related to the April 19 death of Freddie Gray.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015
  • Refugee's story reaches thousands on 'Humans of New York'
    Brandon Stanton, photographer of "Humans of New York" fame, recently traveled to Turkey and Jordan to document the lives of refugees from Syria who have been displaced. While he was there, he worked with Aya Abdullah, a young Iraqi refugee who was recently denied entry to the U.S. over undisclosed "security concerns." She joined the NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan for a Skype conversation.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

  • What stagnant diversity means for America's newsrooms
    As racial concerns continue to rise to the surface across America, is the media doing enough to tell the stories of people of color? Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault speaks to Richard Prince of the Maynard Institute about the industry’s struggle with diversity.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2015
    Businessman reading newspaper in hotel lobby
  • Terror threat shuts down schools across Los Angeles
    Public schools in Los Angeles -- 1,200 in all -- were closed after a threatening email from Germany warned of mass violence, from guns to bombs to nerve gas. Officials in New York say they received a similar message, but discounted it as a hoax, leaving schools open. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2015
    A sign announcing no school is pictured at Aldama Elementary School in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California December 15, 2015. All schools in Los Angeles, the second largest school district in the United States, were closed on Tuesday after officials reported receiving an unspecified threat to the district and ordered a search of all schools in the city. REUTERS/Jason Redmond - RTX1YUE7
  • National security focus puts GOP establishment in spotlight
    As the Republican presidential candidates prepare for their fifth debate, political director Lisa Desjardins reports on how the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have fueled a new urgency for discussing national security on the campaign trail, and how that’s translated in the polls.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2015
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Governor Jeb Bush (L) speaks as U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R) looks on during the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young - RTS6E9H
  • Baltimore braces as Freddie Gray jury wrestles with a deadlock
    The jury in the first trial on the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray returned after two days of deliberations to say they are deadlocked. Gray’s fatal injuries while in Baltimore police custody exposed deep cracks in the city’s criminal justice system and sparked protests. Gwen Ifill speaks to Juliet Linderman of the Associated Press about the charges against Officer William Porter.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2015
    Baltimore Police officer William Porter approaches the court House in Baltimore on Nov. 30. Porter is one of six Baltimore City police officer charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. Photo by Patrick Samansky/Pool via Reuters
  • Can you trust your financial adviser? Labor Department wants new rules
    A battle is brewing on Capitol Hill over the advice and fees financial advisers can use with their customers. The Department of Labor has proposed new rules to ensure that retirement experts have their clients' best interests at heart. William Brangham joins Gwen Ifill to discuss.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2015
    Couple signing contract
  • How building a better battery would change the game for renewable energy
    Wind can be a bountiful resource in Tehachapi, California, but not necessarily at the right time. There turbines generate the most energy at night, when the wind blows hardest, and the demand is the lowest. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on the wider push for electricity storage solutions that may enable renewables to have a greater impact on the grid.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2015
    A section of the Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm is pictured in Tehachapi, California June 19, 2013.    REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY) - RTX10UQR
  • Why Bill Murray gets up to recite poetry every year
    Bill Murray loves poetry. He loves poetry so much he trades comedic one-liners for lines of poetry at a yearly benefit for Poets House, a nonprofit library and cultural center in New York City. Special correspondent Francesca Maxime reports.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2015
    MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - DECEMBER 04:  Bill Murray attends the Tribute To Bill Murray during the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival on December 4, 2015 in Marrakech, Morocco.  (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Wireimage)

Monday, December 14, 2015

  • Will the Paris accord change our climate outlook?
    Will the historic global climate accord lead to historic results? Judy Woodruff gets reaction from Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute and Fred Krupp of the Environmental Defense Fund.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
    A woman walks past a map showing the elevation of the sea in the last 22 years during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Stephane Mahe  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTX1Y96P
  • Can a GOP that’s tough on immigration win over Latino voters?
    Latino voters have emerged as a crucial bloc, in next year’s election and beyond. Are GOP candidates like Donald Trump doing more harm than good when it comes to expanding the party's base? William Brangham reports from Washington state one what one conservative group, bankrolled by the billionaire Koch brothers, is doing to recruit voters.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
    Latino leaders and immigration reform supporters gather at Farrand Field on the campus of the University of Colorado to launch "My Country, My Vote," a 12-month voter registration campaign to mobilize Colorado's Latino, immigrant and allied voters October 28, 2015. The rally was held ahead of a forum held by CNBC before the U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Boulder. REUTERS/Evan Semon    - RTX1TQD8
  • What’s behind the Ted Cruz surge?
    Recent polls show Sen. Ted Cruz gaining ground in the Republican presidential race, while Ben Carson is slipping. Gwen Ifill speaks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about Cruz’s surge and what to watch for in the upcoming GOP debate Tuesday night.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign stop at a Pizza Ranch restaurant in Newton, Iowa November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTX1WER2
  • News Wrap: Egyptian assessment doesn't call Russian jet crash terror attack
    In our news wrap Monday, Egyptian investigators say the crash of a Russian passenger get can't be called terrorism yet, despite Russian, American and British statements that a bomb was probably to blame. Also, President Obama insisted that coalition forces are hitting back at Islamic State militants "harder than ever."
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
    A military investigator from Russia stands near the debris of a Russian airliner at its crash site at the Hassana area in Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. Egyptian authorities have detained two employees of Sharm al-Sheikh airport in connection with the downing of a Russian jet on October 31, killing all 224 people on board, two security officials said on November 17, 2015. Picture taken November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RTS7I1S
  • Roadblock creates bottleneck of stranded migrants in Greece
    Syrian, Afghan and Iraqi migrants are assured a relatively swift passage through Europe, but migrants of other nationalities arriving on the shores of Greece are finding the gates have been shut. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from the Greek island of Lesbos on what options these stranded migrants face.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
    Migrants, who were stranded between Greece and Macedonia, rest next to placards hung on a metal fence, outside the Tae Kwon Do stadium at the southern suburb of Faliro, in Athens, Greece, December 14, 2015.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTX1YMFW
  • Paris summit ends with major climate blueprint
    Delegates from 195 countries celebrated a landmark climate deal in Paris -- a moment of success after years of failure. The agreement lays out a number of goals and timelines, including keeping the global temperature rise well below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. While President Obama chimed in with praise, it has also met with criticism from protesters, as well as GOP lawmakers. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
    From L-R, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, President-designate of COP21 and French President Francois Hollande react during the final plenary session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12, 2015.     REUTERS/Stephane Mahe  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTX1YERL
  • Italian olive trees are withering from this deadly bacteria
    The Salento region in southern Italy is synonymous with its renowned olive groves, some of which are thousands of years old. But a deadly bacteria, which causes trees to wither, is threatening a critical part of Salento's livelihood and very identity. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
A picture taken on November 4, 2014, shows olives in an olive tree in Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano in the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. Corsica is on alert to protect olive trees against a killer bacteria coming from Italy, the Xylella fastidiosa, which has already wreaked havoc in the Italian region Apulia (Puglia) and threatens the entire Mediterranean orchard. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA        (Photo credit should read PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Parents, beware the cost of over-helping your kids
    Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of “How to Raise an Adult,” shares her essay on why she believes it is important for parents to get over overparenting.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
    Portrait of mother hugging daughter in kitchen

Sunday, December 13, 2015