Friday, February 5, 2016

  • Shields and Brooks on Democrats’ fiery debate
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including takeaways from Thursday’s Democratic debate showdown between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, plus how Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio are faring in New Hampshire ahead of the primary.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2016
    Shields and Brooks
  • Brazil grapples with Zika emergency as Carnival begins
    The Centers for Disease Control have released new guidelines for combating Zika virus, including a recommendation that men refrain from unprotected sex with women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Judy Woodruff talks with science correspondent Miles O’Brien, reporting from Brazil, about efforts by the CDC to work with medical services in Brazil to unravel the secrets of Zika.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2016
    Revellers wear mosquito masks in a reference to the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can spread dengue as well as the Zika virus, during a street carnival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker - RTX25I6U
  • Syrian refugees share stories of survival in Lebanon
    While the refugee crisis in Europe has grabbed headlines, Lebanon is now hosting more than 1 million Syrians. Many live in crippling poverty, dreaming of the home they left behind or of a better life in the West, while others have found good fortune trying to make the best of a desperate situation. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson offers some of their stories.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2016
    Women clean the floor of a compound housing Syrian refugees in Sidon, southern Lebanon February 3, 2016. Lebanon has weathered five years of Middle Eastern turmoil remarkably well but its stability should not be taken for granted and it needs long-term financial help to cope with a huge number of Syrian refugees, a senior U.N. official said. To match MIDEAST-CRISIS/LEBANON REUTERS/Ali Hashisho   - RTX25BBK
  • The hidden psychology behind sports teams and their fans
    With the nation tuning in for Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, many sports fans have football on the brain, especially Sports Illustrated editor Jon Wertheim. He recently co-wrote the book “This is Your Brain on Sports,” a look at the psychology and behavior of sports teams and their fans. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with him to learn more about how athletes think.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2016
  • Has the U.S. motto become ‘In Nothing We Trust’?
    Only 19 percent of Americans trust the government to do the right thing most of the time, according to a recent Pew Research poll, down from 77 percent in 1964. This lack of trust isn’t limited to the government -- Americans today distrust everything from churches to public schools. Journalist Jeff Greenfield offers an essay on how we became a nation of doubters.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2016
  • A look inside the Atlantic's first 'underwater museum'
    Jason deCaires Taylor's "underwater museum" was installed this week off the coast of Lanzarote, Spain.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2016
    "Rubicon" figures are installed on the ocean floor. Photo by Jason deCaires Taylor

Thursday, February 4, 2016

  • Why this writer chronicles uncompromising black artists
    She's written about Jimi Hendrix, Toni Morrison and Dave Chappelle, but essayist and critic Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah says she's more interested in the moments that these legends have been true to themselves. Ghansah offers her Brief but Spectacular take on fearlessness and black art.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2016
  • With peace on the horizon, Colombia’s president asks for aid
    As the more than 50-year conflict between the Colombian government and FARC guerillas nears a possible resolution, President Juan Manuel Santos visited the White House Thursday to ask President Obama for new foreign aid funds to expand health and education services into formerly rebel-controlled areas. Judy Woodruff sits down with President Santos to discuss this turning point.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a bilateral meeting with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 4, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX25I64
  • Republicans take aim at rivals as Democrats ready for debate
    With the New Hampshire primary drawing near, candidates from both parties revved up with personal attacks. Donald Trump claimed that Sen. Ted Cruz’s Iowa caucus win was tainted, while Gov. Chris Christie accused Sen. Marco Rubio of being “coddled.” Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton faced criticism from Sen. Bernie Sanders over her corporate ties. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2016
    Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to voters at a town hall campaign stop in Bow, New Hampshire, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX25BWZ
  • Amid death’s throes, young doctor examines life for meaning
    By age 36, neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi had earned five degrees across various fields and was at the end of a residency at Stanford. Then he was diagnosed with lung cancer, a disease that killed him 22 months later. Facing death, he wrote “When Breath Becomes Air,” a memoir of his search for meaning in his last days. His widow, Lucy Kalanithi, joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the book.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2016
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  • A journey to Valhalla, Oregon’s hidden canyon
    Few places on this planet have gone unexplored. Just 60 miles from Portland, Oregon, there's a natural wonder that was first spotted in 2010. Last summer, an expedition team navigated for three days to reach their goal: Valhalla Canyon. Oregon Public Broadcasting chronicles that effort in a new documentary.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2016
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

  • How a critical mass of women can change an institution
    Jay Newton-Small, author of "Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works," sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss what happens when a critical mass of women wield power and influence in public life and the workforce.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2016
    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30:  Women Democratic senators (L-R) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hold a news conference to announce their support for raising the minimum wage to $10.10 at the U.S. Capitol January 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. Thirteen of the 16 Democratic women senators made appearances during the news conference.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
  • Big data meets modern medicine in a life-saving equation
    There are so many ways to spend money on health care, but which offer the most bang for the buck? Dr. Chris Murray is trying to answer that question with an equation that measures the impact of different interventions. Countries that rely on big data have made big strides in health care, but some say the system ignores the human side of medicine. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2016
  • Democrats debate liberal credentials on the trail in N.H.
    As the New Hampshire primary edged closer, Democrats Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton traded charges over who's more progressive and Republican rivals Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz wrangled over the outcome in Iowa. Plus, two GOP candidates, Sen. Rand Paul and Rick Santorum, quit their presidential campaigns. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads a campaign rally at the Derry Boys and Girls Club in Derry, New Hampshire February 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif - RTX25BFN
  • What does Yahoo’s downsizing mean for its future?
    Tech giant Yahoo has long struggled to define a strategy to satisfy investors, consumers and the markets. On Tuesday, CEO Marissa Mayer announced that the company would consider offers for buying its core assets and would be laying off 15 percent of its workforce. Judy Woodruff learns more from Douglas MacMillan of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2016
    Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo, participates in a panel discussion at the 2015 Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco, California November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage - RTX1UN5P
  • Three-parent DNA treatment for rare defect raises debate
    When women have defective mitochondria, their children can inherit terrible, sometimes fatal problems. A new technology, pioneered in England, adds healthy cellular structure from a third person, meaning that children are born with DNA from three people. William Brangham learns more from Jeffrey Kahn of Johns Hopkins University and Marcy Darnovsky of the Center for Genetics and Society.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2016
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  • Mosquito breeding grounds is front line in Zika fight
    The Zika virus has been found in more than 25 countries and at least nine cases have been identified in Florida, prompting the governor to declare a health emergency in some areas. Mosquitoes are the main source, but officials say they are investigating a reported case of sexual transmission in Texas. Gwen Ifill talks to Michael Osterholm of the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2016
    City health workers fumigate the Guadalupe community as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases in Santa Tecla, El Salvador February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas - RTX25CEG
  • Sweden's welcome to refugees disturbed by violent backlash
    Sweden has a reputation as the world's humanitarian conscience and a safe haven for refugees, but the country has been shaken by a series of protests and violent incidents carried out by right-wing vigilantes. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports on Sweden’s changing climate toward asylum seekers.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • Seeing success, Oklahoma banks on universal preschool
    Children in Oklahoma don't wait for kindergarten to begin public education; there's preschool for anyone who wants it. While costly, the government program has been hailed for the long-term benefits and has become a national model. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Tulsa.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2016
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  • Fight moves to N.H. as Cruz and Clinton claim Iowa victory
    Just hours since the Iowa caucuses, and the candidates have already moved on to a new battleground. The remaining two Democratic candidates returned to New Hampshire after Hillary Clinton claimed a razor thin victory, as did the top three finishing Republican candidates. Meanwhile, three of the so-called GOP establishment candidates already had a head start. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she arrives to lead a campaign rally at Nashua Community College, in Nashua, New Hampshire February 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif    - RTX255BJ
  • What’s at stake going into the New Hampshire primaries
    After coming out of a virtual tie in Iowa, which Democratic presidential candidate has the advantage going into New Hampshire? Can Ted Cruz keep up his Iowa momentum, or will Donald Trump make a better showing in the next contest? With primary season underway, Judy Woodruff examines the race with Reid Wilson of Morning Consult and Susan Page of USA Today.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign event in Windham, New Hampshire February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer - RTX255KR
  • New York Times unveils lost snapshots of black history
    The New York Times has begun to unpack never-before-seen photographs that help fill in a portrait of African-American history. Why did these images of historic moments and well-known figures go unpublished for so long? Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Rachel Swarns of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2016
  • What the winning Iowa campaigns say about the battle ahead
    Gwen Ifill talks with Joel Benenson, chief strategist for the Hillary Clinton Campaign, and Rick Tyler, spokesman for the Ted Cruz Campaign, about how their candidates pulled off wins in Iowa and how they see the battle for New Hampshire voters.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2016
    Supporters are seen as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign event in Windham, New Hampshire February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer - RTX255HO
  • Can the U.S. prevent an ISIS haven in Libya?
    While Iraq and Syria have been the focus of the coalition fighting the Islamic State, Libya has become a new hotspot for the militant group. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on how American officials are responding, and Judy Woodruff learns more from Frederic Wehrey of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2016
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference following a ministerial meeting of the so-called "anti-Islamic State coalition" in Rome, Italy, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi - RTX253TY
  • Does federal review lead to real police department reform?
    The Justice Department plans to review the San Francisco Police Department after a fatal shooting of an African-American man in January. While that city requested the review, across the nation, there have been many others not undertaken voluntarily. Sarah Childress of Frontline joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss a project with The Washington Post that examines how those investigations work.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2016
    San Francisco police officers stand on Lombard Street, a popular tourist spot also known as the "world's crookedest street," in San Francisco, California August 26, 2015. A tourist from Thailand was robbed of a camera near the site on Tuesday and sustained non-life threatening injuries after being shot, authorities said. Local media reported that two suspects were arrested following the incident. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith - RTX1PT69

Monday, February 1, 2016

  • 2016 Iowa caucus election special
    Iowa kicked off the 2016 election with big turnouts and big surprises. Judy Woodruff reports from Des Moines on the latest results and David Brooks and Michelle Cottle offer some post-vote analysis.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2016
    Voters gather to caucus at the Republican caucus at the 7 Flags Event Center in Clive, Iowa February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTX250A1
  • GOP race divides evangelical voters in Iowa
    On Iowa caucus night, only a fraction of voters typically participate. But among Republicans who attend, half are expected to be evangelical Christians, a group that helped propel Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee to wins in the past. This cycle, there may be more division over whether to back mainstream Republicans or antiestablishment candidates. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2016
    A supporter of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz attends a campaign event in Iowa City, Iowa, United States, January 31, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young   - RTX24U94
  • How good is Iowa at picking White House winners?
    How well do the Iowa caucuses predict success for a presidential candidate? Hari Sreenivasan and the NewsHour data team take a look at that state’s track record, what Iowans are posting on social media and how well these voters match up to the country’s demographics at large.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2016