Friday, May 29, 2015

  • Shields and Brooks on Dennis Hastert charges
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the indictment and allegations of misconduct against former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s comments about the Iraqi army’s defeat at Ramadi, 2016 campaign announcements from Rick Santorum and George Pataki.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
  • How did a fake study make it into Science magazine?
    A study published in Science magazine suggested that attitudes toward same-sex marriage were more likely to be changed by face-to-face conversations with gay canvassers over straight ones. But now that study has been redacted, spurring questions about how scientific research is published. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch, who broke the story.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
  • Texas Lt. Gov. on what’s needed for flood cleanup
    Torrential downpours dumped as much as seven inches of rain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area overnight; rescue teams responded to more than 250 calls for help. So far, the death toll from floods in central Texas has reached 25. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who toured the destruction in hard-hit Wimberley.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
  • Will Nigeria’s new president reset relations with the U.S.?
    Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari has inherited a host of problems from outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan, including the fight against Boko Haram militants. Does Nigeria’s new leadership offer an opening for better relations with -- and more help from -- the U.S.? Judy Woodruff learns more from J. Peter Pham of The Atlantic Council.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Hastert reportedly paid to hide sexual misconduct
    In our news wrap Friday, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert resigned from his law firm after being indicted on federal charges. The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times reported that the misconduct was of a sexual nature. Also, in Iraq, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for car bombs that killed at least 15 people, targeting two prominent hotels in Baghdad.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
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  • Why the Freddie Gray riots began at a shopping mall
    Johns Hopkins historian N.D.B. Connolly spoke with economics correspondent Paul Solman about how local economic disparities became a driving force in the Baltimore riots.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

  • Are Patriot Act provisions essential for fighting terrorism?
    What will happen if Congress allows key portions of the Patriot Act to expire? Judy Woodruff gets views from James Bamford, author of “The Shadow Factory,” and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey on what’s at stake, and whether the USA Freedom Act offers a better alternative.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • Obama immigration plan on hold till legal challenge resolved
    President Obama's executive orders on immigration are stalled. His signature immigration plan, which would grant work permits and deportation protection to millions, suffered a major blow when a federal court refused to allow it to take immediate effect. Gwen Ifill discusses what all of this means with Stephen Legomsky of the Washington University School of Law and Alan Gomez of USA Today.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • White House: Letting Patriot Act tools expire courts risk
    Three U.S. intelligence tools are scheduled to expire Sunday, including the NSA's controversial bulk collection of Americans' phone metadata records. President Obama has urged lawmakers to renew the Patriot Act programs, but so far the Senate has failed to compromise on their extension. Judy Woodruff talks to Lisa Monaco, assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • Author examines story behind Norway’s shocking massacre
    One July day in 2011, two separate incidents shook the country of Norway to its core, leaving 77 people dead. Journalist Asne Seierstad focuses on those events in "One of Us: The Story of Anders Brevik and the Massacre in Norway." She joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss her new book.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • For this CEO, mindful management means yoga for employees
    For Mark Bertolini, CEO of health insurer Aetna, a near-death experience led him to make big changes in his personal life and at the company. Living with pain from a skiing accident inspired him to take up yoga and meditation, which made him wonder if it could also help his employees. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • Study: Patients should start HIV drugs as early as possible
    Federal health officials now say that individuals with HIV should start antiretroviral drugs as soon as they are diagnosed. That announcement was made after a large clinical trial was stopped because the evidence was so overwhelming. But how do you get those drugs to patients who need them around the world? Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • Could more have been done to prepare for Texas floods?
    The streets of Houston are still flooded after an onslaught of severe storms, and the city is bracing for more rain in the coming days. Officials say six people have died in Houston from the flooding so far. Judy Woodruff learns more from Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times about how the already-saturated state is coping.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
    HOUSTON, TX - MAY 27: The Brays Bayou flows after massive flooding May 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas. At least 19 people have been killed across Texas and Oklahoma after severe weather, including catastrophic flooding and tornadoes, struck over the past several days, with more rain expected. Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  • Female WWII pilot takes flight again
    In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, 92-year-old Joy Lofthouse was a member of an all-female division of British pilots during World War II. Seventy years later, she returns to the cockpit.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
  • This museum gift shop sells art you can't hang on the wall
    In Minneapolis, the Walker Art Center is offering art lovers a new thing to collect: intangible experience, direct from artist to consumer. Jeffrey Brown reports on how customers can purchase personal dances, ringtones, even the chance to stage their own art exhibit.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
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  • Rescue of stranded Syrian migrants captured on video
    When a small boat with Syrian refugees, fleeing war in their country, broke down in the Mediterranean Sea, one woman captured their rescue by Greek forces on her smartphone. Geraint Vincent of Independent Television News reports.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
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  • Strict adoption rules in Morocco leaves orphans without hope
    Orphanages in Morocco face a unique challenge in trying to find permanent homes for children in their care. A recent law has made it nearly impossible for many would-be parents, especially under the Islamist government. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports as part of a partnership with the Bureau for International Reporting.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
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  • High school shrinks achievement gap by setting a high bar
    Evanston Township High School outside of Chicago offers its students nearly 30 Advanced Placement classes. But despite the plentiful offerings, administrators noticed that minorities were underrepresented in these courses that can be a boost to a college application. How did the school bridge the gap? Brandis Friedman of WTTW reports from Chicago.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
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  • Why did it take so long to crack down on corrupt FIFA?
    The world's most popular sport is run by FIFA, a powerful group that rakes in billions of dollars. Today, authorities in both the U.S. and Switzerland launched probes into corruption and bribery within soccer's international governing body. Gwen Ifill discusses the dramatic announcement with Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times and ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

  • Will Cleveland’s police reform offer blueprint for others?
    After recurring instances of excessive force by Cleveland’s police force, the Department of Justice and city officials announced a sweeping legal agreement that rewrites the rules for the police department. Gwen Ifill learns more about the efforts to rebuild relations between police and the city from Ronnie Dunn of Cleveland State University.
    Original Air Date: May 26, 2015
    Cleveland policemen block the street outside the Justice Center following a not guilty verdict for Cleveland police officer Brelo on manslaughter charges in Cleveland
  • When the world started to see Vietnam’s contemporary art
    Suzanne Lecht moved to Hanoi after she read about a group of Vietnamese modern artists, making it her mission to find and help them emerge from the shadows of censorship and the American embargo. Since then she has opened a globally recognized art gallery and helped establish the international market for contemporary Vietnamese art. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports.
    Original Air Date: May 26, 2015
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  • What galvanized standardized testing’s opt-out movement
    As the school year draws to a close, many students are taking standardized tests tied to the Common Core. But in some communities there has been a strong backlash, with parents deciding to opt out of having their children participate. The NewsHour’s William Brangham talks to special correspondent for education John Merrow and Motoko Rich of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: May 26, 2015
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  • Tom Steyer on how he's different from the Koch brothers
    The amount of money spent in the 2016 election cycle is on track to double the roughly $2 billion spent in 2012. One reason is the rise of spending by millionaire and billionaire political activists on both sides of the aisle. Gwen Ifill talks to billionaire Tom Steyer of NextGen Climate, who has pledged millions on the issue of climate change.
    Original Air Date: May 26, 2015
  • Washington Post reporter starts closed trial in Iran
    Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian went on trial in a closed Revolutionary Court today, after being locked up for nearly a year in Tehran. In April, Rezaian was reportedly charged with espionage and other crimes, including “propaganda against the establishment.” Judy Woodruff talks to his brother, Ali Rezaian, about the trial.
    Original Air Date: May 26, 2015
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Monday, May 25, 2015

  • What the end of the war means for Afghanistan’s future
    What will happen to Afghanistan when the United States finally exits its longest war? That’s the focus of “Foreverstan,” a reporting project on the impact for those living through the conflict and those still fighting. Charles Sennott of the GroundTruth Project joins William Brangham to discuss how Afghans see their future.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2015
    Surrounded by Afghan police and neighbors, a man injured by an explosive device cries near the body of his sister-in-law who was killed in the same blast near Bayanzay in Zabul Province. Photo by Ben Brody/The GroundTruth Project
  • On Memorial Day, remembering the loved ones left at home
    While more than 2 million men and women serve in the American military, a new documentary, “The Homefront,” focuses on the additional 3 million husbands, wives and children who remain behind, waiting for their loved ones to return from deployment. Hari Sreenivasan talks to documentary host Bob Woodruff, an ABC correspondent who was severely wounded while covering the war in Iraq.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2015
  • How one veteran pays tribute to troops killed in Afghanistan
    In a personal tribute to those who died in the Afghanistan war, Navy veteran Ron White memorized every name and rank in order to write them in a single undertaking.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2015
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  • Will hawkish Republican candidates resonate with voters?
    Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss what Republican candidates are saying about U.S. surveillance rules and the strategy against the Islamic State, plus three more politicians plan to announce presidential candidacies this week.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2015