Saturday, July 12, 2014

  • Ukraine risks political tension as conflict intensifies
    Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses the impacts of escalating conflict in Ukraine.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2014
  • What's to come in the fighting between Israel and Hamas
    Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses what could happen next in the fighting between Israel and Hamas.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2014
  • Death toll mounts as Israeli bombs hit Gaza strip
    The latest round of Middle Eastern violence triggered by the kidnapping and murder of those three Jewish teenagers escalated again today when Israeli bombs destroyed a mosque on the Gaza strip. Israel said weapons were being stored there. At least 125 Palestinians have died during the recent fighting. For more, Josef Federman of the Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Jerusalem.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2014
  • What happens to your digital presence after death?
    There are nearly four billion registered e-mail accounts and more than one billion Facebook accounts worldwide. But what happens to all of that online information after we're gone? Entrepreneurs and legislative groups are trying to offer solutions and build awareness of the complications surrounding digital estate planning after death. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2014
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Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Federal highway funds face Congressional roadblock
    The federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money. Congress only has a few weeks to find more revenue, the Obama administration warned, or else the states will see a 28 percent reduction in federal funds, and 700,000 jobs will be at risk. The NewsHour’s Quinn Bowman reports from West Virginia on one project that depends on the funds, and those who could be affected.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2014
  • Shields and Brooks on suing the president
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including legal action by the U.S. House against President Obama, dwindling funds for the federal highway system, how to cope with the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border and the announcement that LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2014
  • Why LeBron’s return to Cleveland is perfect timing
    Ten-time NBA All-Star LeBron James is going home to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jeffrey Brown talks to Kevin Blackistone of the University of Maryland and Glenn Moore of to discuss motivations behind the move, and the expectations it has produced.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2014
    LeBron James, then No. 23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers, applies chalk to his hands prior to playing against the Washington Wizards during the 2008 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2008. James announced on Friday that he's returning to the Cavaliers, after four years with the Miami Heat. Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images
  • HIV returns in young child believed cured
    AIDS researchers announced a setback in the long search for a cure. Doctors believed that they had cured a baby girl by using aggressive and early treatment. But after years without requiring therapy, she tested positive for HIV during a follow-up visit. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, who has been involved with the case.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2014
  • Coaching parents on toddler talk to address word gap
    By age four, toddlers in low-income families hear 30 million fewer words than those in high-income families, according to researchers. As a result, these children tend to have smaller vocabularies and fall behind in reading. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on one program in Providence, Rhode Island, that gets low-income parents talking more to their toddlers.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2014
  • UN questions legality of Israel’s air campaign
    As the Palestinian death toll climbed past 100, the United Nations human rights office voiced concern that Israel’s air campaign may violate international law. The Israeli military defended its air strikes on Gaza and Israel’s prime minister said the offensive against Hamas would go on. Hamas continued to fire rockets and warned airlines to stay away from a major airport. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • Immigration judges push for more resources
    Changing a 2008 law that requires court hearings before deportations of children is part of a potential compromise that emerged on Capitol Hill today. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dana Leigh Marks of the National Association of Immigration Judges about the backlog of court cases, as well as a push for more transparency in the funding of immigration judiciary system.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
    Senate Holds Hearing On Obama Request For Funds For Child Immigrants
  • Graffiti artists in Brazil combat violence against women
    Brazilian street artists used the spotlight of the World Cup to highlight a problem close to home. Special correspondent Sophia Kruz of Detroit Public Television reports on a movement in Brazil to spread awareness of domestic violence through the art of graffiti.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
  • Exam tests students using real-life situations
    A new report finds that U.S. students’ financial literacy is only average compared to students worldwide. So what can be done to improve the performance of our schools? Education correspondent John Merrow reports on one test that may help American students compete more successfully in an increasingly global economy.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
  • Is Netflix the new TV?
    Netflix, an online streaming service, netted 31 Emmy nominations this year, while traditional over-the-air broadcast networks were shut out of the nominations for best drama almost entirely. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Meredith Blake of The Los Angeles Times about the growing shift toward consumer entertainment television online.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
  • How Hamas’ rocket stockpile may dry up
    The death toll continued to climb in Gaza as Israel ramped up its barrage of airstrikes. Judy Woodruff talks to Josef Federman of The Associated Press who is in Jerusalem about the potential of an Israeli ground invasion, the origins of Hamas’ stockpile of rockets and the disparity in risk-factors between the two sides.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
  • Is Germany overreacting to allegations of U.S. spying?
    Germany announced today that it is kicking America’s top spy out of the country after new reports of U.S. espionage. For debate on the expulsion request, Gwen Ifill talks to Mark Lowenthal, former Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council and Annette Heuser of the Bertelsmann Foundation about the timing of Germany’s revelation, and the potential harm to its partnership with the U.S.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
    Merkel Meets With Moldavian Prime Minister Leanca

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

  • Kid-centered crisis affects tone of immigration debate
    The immigration debate flared back to life on Capitol Hill a day after President Obama requested $3.7 billion to cope with the flood of children at the southern U.S. border. For a closer look at the politics and rhetoric driving the debate, Gwen Ifill turns to Carrie Budoff Brown of Politico and Todd Zwillich of The Takeaway.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2014
  • California school integrates play with learning
    At first glance, it might seem like the students who attend the private K-12 New Roads School in Santa Monica, California, are simply playing video and computer games all day. But these students are actually taking part in a new experiment in educational innovation. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports on one school’s approach to keep students engaged all day.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2014
  • Pope Francis picks new leader for troubled Vatican Bank
    Vatican officials announced that Pope Francis will replace top management of the Vatican Bank, plagued for years by scandals involving corruption, money laundering and mismanagement. Hari Sreenivasan talks to John Allen of The Boston Globe about the Pope’s new strategy for reforming the bank, as well as his recent meeting with victims of sexual abuse.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2014
    Pope Frances Celebrates Holy Mass for the "Evangelium Vitae" Day
  • Why has Russia toned down its rhetoric on Ukraine?
    Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss recent victories of the Ukrainian military over pro-Russian separatists, the obstacles to reclaiming military control of the city of Donetsk and the chances that President Obama will impose further sanctions on Russia without European partnership.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2014
  • Israel masses tanks at border but signs of diplomacy emerge
    Israeli forces continued Gaza airstrikes, while Hamas aimed more rockets at Tel Aviv. Israeli officials suggested a possible ground offensive. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Josef Federman of The Associated Press from Jerusalem about the casualties, the emotions for civilians on both sides and early signs of diplomatic efforts to halt the violence.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2014
  • Game-based school uses play to engage kids
    Students at the PlayMaker school in Santa Monica, California are engaged with games using varying degrees of technology.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2014
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  • Games kids play, and build themselves
    Students at the PlayMaker school in Santa Monica, California design, code and market their own video games as part of a class project. The school is designed around all types of game play, including high-tech, low-tech and no-tech.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2014
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Why ‘Doctor Zhivago’ was dangerous
    When Boris Pasternak finished his novel “Dr. Zhivago” in 1956, Soviet authorities refused to publish the tale of an individual’s struggle amid the Russian Revolution. A new book, “The Zhivago Affair,” tells the story of how Pasternak’s novel came to be published and smuggled back into the Soviet Union — with help from the CIA. Jeffrey Brown talks to co-author Peter Finn.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014
  • Polarizing candidates vie for presidency in Indonesia
    As the world’s largest muslim country, Indonesia stands out for its transition from past dictatorship to vibrant political openness. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports from Indonesia on the rival candidates who running for the presidency: a relative newcomer to politics who rose from the ranks of the working class and advocates social reforms and an experienced former military general.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014
  • Chicago grapples with gun violence after deadly weekend
    In Chicago, about a dozen people were killed and up to 80 people were in injured in shootings during the city's most violent weekend of the year thus far. The city has made some progress in reducing the number of murders, but it’s still struggling to control gun violence. Gwen Ifill learns more from Paris Schutz of WTTW.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014
  • Sizing up the firepower of Israel and the Palestinians
    More rocket attacks and airstrikes ratcheted up tensions between Israel and Palestinians. One militant rocket reached as far as Tel Aviv, while Israeli air force strikes killed at least 25 people inside Gaza. Judy Woodruff talks to Josef Federman of The Associated Press from Jerusalem about the capabilities and motives of both sides, as well as the sense of fear gripping the region.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014
    Israeli airstrike on Gaza
  • Sen. Flake responds to Obama’s migrant kids crisis proposal
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., joins Gwen Ifill to share his take on President Obama’s $3.7 billion proposal to tackle the wave of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border. He criticizes the proposal for allocating too much money to the Department of Health and Human Services, and discusses changes to an anti-smuggling law and the prospect for immigration reform in a divided House.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2014