Thursday, July 9, 2015

  • How do Army troop cuts affect our military effectiveness?
    The U.S. Army formally announced a reduction of 40,000 soldiers and 17,000 civilian workers, due to budget cuts. This fall there could be another downsizing of 30,000 more troops if additional budget reductions go forward. Judy Woodruff talks to Nancy Youssef of The Daily Beast about who is being cut and what it means for American military readiness.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2015
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

  • Can the government balance encryption access with privacy?
    The U.S. government wants to be able to read certain data that's inaccessible to intelligence agencies due to encryption. At a Senate hearing, FBI director James Comey said the privacy technology can be a double-edged sword, detrimental to public safety. Gwen Ifill speaks to former Homeland Security Department official Stewart Baker and Susan Landau of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Microsoft cuts 7,800 jobs struggling phone sector
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Microsoft announced it is cutting an additional 7,800 jobs in the company's struggling phone business, after cutting 18,000 jobs in that sector as part of restructuring. Also, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed the European Parliament in France, offering a new financial bailout proposal.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2015
  • Should Congress revive the Export-Import bank?
    Last week, the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s authority to conduct new business expired. Congress is debating whether the government agency, which helps foreign companies buy American goods, should continue to exist. Is it a government giveaway, or a critical competitive tool for American business? Judy Woodruff gets one view from Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2015
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  • Hold on to your tablet: maybe TV isn’t dying after all
    Nowadays, there are more and more new media video options carpeting the web. But in his new book, “Television Is The New Television: The Unexpected Triumph of Old Media In the Digital Age,” Michael Wolff argues that the Internet is not actually destroying old media. William Brangham speaks to the author about why he thinks traditional media can still thrive in the digital age.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2015
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  • Are Michigan’s pristine lakes at risk from aging pipelines?
    In Michigan, two aging pipelines carry 20 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas a day under some of the most pristine water in the country, the Great Lakes Straits of Mackinac. An oil spill would be devastating to the Great Lakes, which provide drinking water to 30 million people. Special correspondent Elizabeth Brackett reports on the debate on how to prevent such a disaster.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2015
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  • Will China’s market bubble burst hurt President Xi?
    The sudden slide in the Chinese stock markets has spurred worries that the panic could spread beyond China's borders. What’s the root cause of the deflating bubble? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the economic troubles and the potential political fallout.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2015
    A man watches a board showing the graphs of stock prices at a brokerage office in Beijing, China, July 6, 2015. Chinese stocks rose on Monday after Beijing unleashed an unprecedented series of support measures over the weekend to stave off the prospect of a full-blown crash that was threatening to destabilise the world's second-biggest economy.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon - RTX1J5JS
  • Trio of computer glitches raises worry about tech reliance
    The nation's biggest airline, biggest stock exchange and most prominent business newspaper all suffered long online service interruptions on Wednesday. That came just as worries over the vulnerabilities of digital technology were front and center at a congressional hearing. Judy Woodruff explores the disruptions with Kevin Mandia, president of FireEye, and Michael Regan of Bloomberg.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2015
    People look at the United Airlines timetable in Newark International Airport, New Jersey July 8, 2015. United Airlines resumed flights at all U.S. airports on Wednesday after they were grounded due to computer issues, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.  The FAA issued the order to prevent all United Airlines flights from taking off following a systemwide computer glitch, which was resolved, the agency said. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - RTX1JKUJ

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

  • The challenges of wiring up an undersea volcano
    Hundreds of miles off the coast of Oregon and Washington, there's an undersea volcano known as Axial Seamount. Two months ago when it began spewing lava, it wasn't a secret to a group of scientists engaged in a groundbreaking research project. Hari Sreenivasan reports on their Cabled Observatory -- a network of sensors, moorings and cameras that offers views of a little-known world.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2015
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  • Che Guevara’s son on Cuba’s coming identity crisis
    When Omar Perez was 25, he found out his father was the revolutionary Che Guevara. For Perez -- a poet, artist and musician -- the revelation didn’t much change his outlook on life, or on Cuba. Jeffrey Brown talks to Perez in Havana about the Cuban Revolution, art and how closer ties with America may change his country.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2015
    Omar Pérez is a Cuban poet, translator, essayist, editor, ordained Zen Buddhist monk and the son of revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. He graduated from the University of Havana in 1987 with a degree in English and then went on to study Dutch and Italian. He lives in Havana. Photo by Frank Carlson
  • Why the Greek crisis is a matter of life and death for some
    Greece, traditionally, has had a low suicide rate, but over five years of austerity, the country has seen an increase in the number of people taking their own lives. And if the crisis gets worse, the number of suicides and other preventable deaths from lack of medical care or drugs is likely to rise. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2015
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  • Cosby's Quaalude confession may have legal repercussions
    According to the Associated Press, Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of using them to have sex with women. More than two dozen women have accused Cosby in cases that go back decades. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Maryclaire Dale of the Associated Press and Eric Deggans of NPR.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2015
    Actor Bill Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New York April 6, 2011.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT) - RTR2KWH5
  • How do you cool down urban violence when summer heats up?
    Along with high-profile cases like the shooting at Emmanuel AME in Charleston and some of the killings of unarmed individuals by police, cities across the U.S. are experiencing a significant surge in gun violence. Gwen Ifill discusses this trend with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Gary Slutkin of Cure Violence.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2015
    People gather for a candlelight vigil against gun violence in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, United States, July 3, 2015. Extra police patrols and long shifts were not enough to prevent nine deaths and about 50 injuries from gun violence in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, when homicides jump almost every year. Chicago, with 2.7 million people, is the most violent large city in the United States, with poverty, segregation, dozens of small street gangs, and a pervasive gun culture all contributing to the problem. Picture taken July 3, 2015.   REUTERS/Jim Young    - RTX1JA3U
  • Tense and fatigued, negotiators extend Iran nuclear talks
    The revised deadline for Iran, the U.S. and five other Western powers to come to a nuclear agreement came and went without a deal. The White House said there won’t be a deal until the sticking points are resolved. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg, reporting from Vienna.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2015
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry  meets with foreign ministers of Germany, France, China, Britain, Russia and the European Union during the Iran Talks meetings at a hotel in Vienna, Austria July 7, 2015. A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile programme and a broader arms embargo were among issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers on Monday, the day before their latest self-imposed deadline. Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters

Monday, July 6, 2015

  • How 2016 candidates are fundraising their war chests
    Gwen Ifill talks to Tamara Keith of NPR and Susan Page of USA Today about what the latest campaign fundraising numbers tell us about Hillary Clinton and Sen. Ted Cruz, and how Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are putting pressure on other candidates in the race.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
    Former United States Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles on stage during a campaign event in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States, July 3, 2015. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter - RTX1IY4X
  • What are Greece’s options after ‘no’ vote?
    After Sunday’s ‘no’ vote in Greece, all sides are uncertain about what will happen next. Stephan Richter of The Globalist and Paul Krugman of The New York Times offer different perspectives on what the vote means for Greece’s future.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
    Newly-appointed Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos reacts during a handover ceremony in Athens, Greece July 6, 2015. Greece's top negotiator in aid talks with creditors, Euclid Tsakalotos, was sworn in as finance minister on Monday after the resignation of Yanis Varoufakis.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis - RTX1JAIR
  • Grateful Dead bids farewell to faithful followers
    Over three days, the legendary, era-defining Grateful Dead offered a series of final concerts at Chicago's Soldier Field. Jeffrey Brown reports on the rock band's long, strange musical trip that has inspired an almost cult-like following among its fans.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
    CHICAGO, IL- JULY 03:  Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzman, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead perform during the "Fare Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead" on July 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
  • Will Team USA’s win help level the playing field for women?
    The U.S. women’s soccer team made a record-breaking victory against reigning champion Japan in the final game of the 2015 World Cup. Judy Woodruff speaks to Deborah Slaner Larkin of the Women’s Sports Foundation, and Cheryl Cooky of Purdue University about the win, and whether it will help to promote equality for women in sports.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
    VANCOUVER, CANADA - JULY 05: Players of USA celebrate their victory during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Final between USA and Japan at BC Place Stadium on July 05, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by William Volcov/LatinContent/Getty Images)
  • Greece ‘ready’ for tough measures, says ambassador
    What’s next for Greece after voters rejected a bailout referendum Sunday? Gwen Ifill speaks to Greek Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos about the path ahead for his nation and the potential global consequences of not reaching a compromise with lenders.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
  • How ‘Hef’ led an aspiring journalist to become Miss October
    Rosemary Grayson was a college student at the University of Exeter in England when she came to New York for a visit. She told PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent Kathleen McCleery, who was on assignment at a retirement community in Mexico, how she ended up meeting Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner and becoming Miss October 1964, the first Playboy centerfold from the U.K.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
  • Teen poet on loss and growth of the physical being
    In her poem, “I’m Sorry I’m Not a Hugger,” teen poet Madeleine LeCesne writes about loss and growth and “the struggle of being a physical being.” LeCesne is the Southwest National Student Poet, the nation’s highest honor for teen poets presenting original work. We caught up with her at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference in Minneapolis in April.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
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Sunday, July 5, 2015

  • Where will Greece go from 'No'?
    Greek voters rejected the terms of the European bailout plan in the country's first referendum vote since 1974. PBS NewsHour special correspondent Malcolm Brabant joins Hari Sreenivasan from Athens with more on where the country goes from here.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2015
    Anti-austerity 'No' voters celebrate in front of the Greek parliament in Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece July 5, 2015. Greeks voted overwhelmingly "No" on Sunday in a historic bailout referendum, partial results showed, defying warnings from across Europe that rejecting new austerity terms for fresh financial aid would set their country on a path out of the euro.   REUTERS/Marko Djurica  - RTX1J4CI
  • Viewers sound off on the effects of poverty's 'toxic stress'
    Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments about a recent signature segment concerning the effects the "toxic stress" of poverty can have on the developing brain.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2015
  • Misdemeanor violations can have lasting consequences
    A growing number of states are opting to 'ban the box' that asks about criminal records on job applications. And with evidence that criminal records could be driving people into poverty, a new proposal to seal past offenses is now on the table. The NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports from Philadelphia.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2015
  • The intricate craftsmanship of Native American art
    The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston, Illinois has delved deep into its archives for its latest exhibit. On display are the custom clothes and adornments of Native Americans from across the U.S. and Canada. Phil Ponce of WTTW in Chicago reports.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

  • A ship that changed American history sails once more
    A replica of the French ship, "The Hermione," also known as the Freedom Frigate, cruised into New York this week. In the heat of the Revolutionary War, before diplomatic cables or emails, France used the ship to send a message fromMarquis de Lafayette to George Washington that help was on the way. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2015
    A replica of the Hermione, the 18th century ship that brought French General Lafayette to America, sails the waters off New York on July 4, 2015, leading a flotilla marking the US Independence Day. The faithful reproduction of the majestic French frigate glided past New York's famed Verrazano bridge, State of Liberty and Manhattan skyline, where it was joined by scores of other boats and ships. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Negotiators race to meet deadline on Iran’s nuclear program
    Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz met with technical experts on Saturday as talks continue with Iran over the country’s controversial nuclear program. Bloomberg News reporter Indira Lakshmanan was there when the group broke for the afternoon. Lakshmanan joins Hari Sreenivasan from Vienna for the latest on the contentious deal.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2015
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (not pictured) at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, July 3, 2015. A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers are meant to culminate in a deal expected Tuesday, though Kerry said Saturday that a successful deal is not necessarily a sure thing.  Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters
  • How is Greece likely to vote in austerity referendum?
    The results of a nationwide vote tomorrow could keep Greece’s debt-ridden economy afloat, or cut off desperately-needed financial support from its Eurozone lenders.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2015
    Supporters of Greece and of the 'NO' campaign applaud a speaker at the 'Greek solidarity festival' in Trafalgar Square, London, Britain, July 4, 2015.  The event was held in support of the people of Greece and the cancellation of debt, ahead of their referendum on Sunday. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls - RTX1J052