Monday, October 13, 2014

  • Interpreting the Vatican’s language shift on gays, divorce
    A gathering of bishops convened by Pope Francis broke new ground on some taboos of the Catholic faith. While there was no change in doctrine on cohabitation, divorce and homosexuality, the Church signaled a shift away from condemning people who don’t live by their teachings. Judy Woodruff sits down with The Boston Globe’s John Allen to discuss the Vatican’s change in tone.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
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  • Liberia, Sierra Leone at Ebola ‘tipping point’
    The director of the World Health Organization called Ebola's ravaging effects on West Africa a “crisis for international peace and security.” Jeffrey Brown speaks with David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee about the conditions driving the emergency, the challenges of breaking the cycle of transmission and the existential and political consequences of the epidemic.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
    Liberia Races To Expand Ebola Treatment Facilities, As U.S. Troops Arrive
  • Facing isolated Ebola cases, how should U.S. boost training?
    How prepared are hospitals, doctors and nurses to handle Ebola cases in the United States, and what measures should be taken to increase safety? Judy Woodruff gets an assessment from Dr. Howard Markel of the University of Michigan and Katy Roemer of National Nurses United.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
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  • CDC training hospitals to 'think Ebola'
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said that hospitals need to take additional precautions when caring for patients with fever who have traveled to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in the last 21 days. This comes days after a health care worker who cared for an Ebola patient in Dallas was herself diagnosed with the virus.Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, added that the health care worker's apartment is being cleaned and her dog is being monitored. Frieden said there is concern that there could be infections in the coming days, but that the CDC and health care workers know how to stop the spread of the virus.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

  • Leaks, the War on Terror and the public's right to know
    Everything we know about the war on terror has come from leaks, author James Risen says. But the Obama administration's efforts to investigate leakers has a 'chilling effect' on journalism, he says.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2014
    New York Times reporter James Risen discusses whistleblowers with Judy Woodruff.
  • Sizing up the scale of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
    In West Africa, more than four thousand people have died of Ebola. Drew Hinshaw of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan to report on the status of the global response to the health crisis facing the countries in Africa at the epicenter of the virus' spread.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2014
  • Why is Turkey hesitant to enter fight against ISIS?
    Geoff Dyer of the Financial Times joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to talk about Turkey’s reluctance to fight ISIS, as the NATO partner pushes for a broader fight that includes combating Assad’s regime.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2014
  • From stutterer to star: How James Earl Jones found his voice
    James Earl Jones, the 83-year-old acting legend who recently made his return to Broadway in the play "You Can't Take It With You," discusses the highs and lows of his six-decade-long career, from his modest beginnings suffering from a stutter to a celebrated star of stage and screen with one of the most recognizable voices in the world. NewsHour Art Correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

  • Can airport screenings curb the spread of Ebola?
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C. to discuss how Ebola airport screenings at point of departure and arrival work in tandem to ensure a low likelihood of the spread of disease.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2014
    Kenyan health officials help passengers fill out medical forms before screening them as they arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Aug. 14. Photo by Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images
  • Street art inspires NYC redesign of accessibility icon
    Inspired by an illegal street art campaign, the Department of Transportation in New York City is in the middle of updating the accessibility icon, which advocates say better reflects those with disabilities. NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2014
  • Meet the last of a generation of Antarctic scientists
    Early Antarctic scientists from the 1940s and 1950s who fought the elements in the coldest and highest continent reconvene to discuss the significance of the South Pole. Bill Baker, former president of New York’s public television station, WNET, reports.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2014
  • San Francisco eyes higher taxes on sugary drinks
    As a vote on whether to raise the tax on sodas, teas, energy drinks and any others that contain added sugar sold in San Francisco draws near, advocates for the beverage industry and public health arena weigh in on how this tax -- similar to others proposed in cities across the country -- would affect consumers. NewsHour Weekend's William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

  • Finding healing with a movie about Sudan’s Lost Boys
    The 22-year civil war in Sudan left 2 million dead and double that number displaced. Young boys who were orphaned by the conflict became known as the “Lost Boys of Sudan.” A new film, “The Good Lie,” offers a fictional take on four such men who move to the U.S. Jeffrey Brown talks to actor and former "Lost Boy" Ger Duany and screenwriter Margaret Nagle about their efforts to tell this story.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2014
  • Shields and Brooks on same-sex marriage sea change
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the Supreme Court decision not to hear cases on gay marriage bans, criticism for the government’s handling of and response to the Ebola epidemic, plus a tribute to former White House press secretary and gun control activist James Brady.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2014
  • Giving coal country a healthy makeover
    One of the least healthy places in the United States is taking an unexpected shift toward better health. In West Virginia's coal country, a growing health gap is fueled in part by shrinking industry and prosperity. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how health workers and community leaders in Williamson are trying to turn that around with greater medical access, healthier food and a stronger economy.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2014
  • Making room for micro-entrepreneurs in the sharing economy
    The growing American "share economy" makes use of people's preexisting and underutilized assets and time. Hospitality website Airbnb helps turn empty guest rooms into makeshift hotel rooms. But what happens to actual hotels and bed and breakfasts that have to conform to greater regulation and charge higher prices? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2014
  • Nobel honors activism to empower most vulnerable of children
    One's a global icon. The other is largely unknown, even in his home country. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, have been leading advocates for the rights of children on issues like child slavery and universal education. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations about the significance of their activism.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

  • We all die, so why don’t we die well?
    Modern medicine has a fundamental failure in its approach toward aging and dying, says Dr. Atul Gawande: “We don't recognize that people have priorities besides just living longer.” Gawande, a surgeon and the author of a new book, "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his education in mortality.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2014
  • Ark. Republicans fall in line to support minimum wage hike
    This November, Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota will vote on proposals to raise their states’ minimum wages. In Republican-controlled Arkansas, where the hourly wage is lower than the federal minimum, polls show overwhelming support for the measure. Jacob Kauffman of KUAR Public Radio in Little Rock reports.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2014
  • Restored wetlands welcome wildlife around San Francisco Bay
    Climate change and resulting rising sea levels threaten a number of dwindling species in the San Francisco Bay Area. A new restoration project transforms industrial salt ponds into thriving marshland habitats to provide a new home for rodents, birds and fish. The NewsHour’s Cat Wise reports on another benefit: increased flood protection for human residents.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2014
  • Can U.S. decrease child migration by sponsoring programs?
    After a record number of young, unaccompanied migrants from Central America started to arrive in the U.S., the White House pledged millions of dollars to help address the problem where it starts. The NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia examines U.S.-funded programs like community centers that are designed to decrease crime in and stem migration from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2014
  • Why Ebola is outpacing health efforts on the ground
    Despite increased pledges of support for the Ebola epidemic, Nancy Aossey of International Medical Corps says there are still not enough operational efforts on the ground. Gwen Ifill talks to Aossey, CEO of one of the few nongovernmental groups treating patients in West Africa, about the current treatment resources available for patients and training efforts and equipment for health workers.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2014
  • Islamic State uses only half of a Quran verse to justify beheadings
    The Islamic State militants use the Quran to justify their inhumane acts of violence, including beheadings, but are they just cherry-picking verses? We asked an Arab studies scholar to set the record straight about what the holy book actually says.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2014
  • How much is left of San Francisco Bay's shrinking wetlands?
    Leaders from the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project have a 50-year project to turn former barren industrial salt ponds into thriving wetlands habitat. The hope is that the restored tidal marshes in the Bay area will mitigate some of the impacts of sea level rise. Executive Project Manager John Bourgeois shows one area near Palo Alto that exemplifies what’s left of most of the Bay’s wetlands.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2014
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

  • Will flight tracking evolve in wake of Malaysia Air mystery?
    More than six months ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on its trip from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Two months of searching for wreckage and clues yielded no definitive answers about what happened. On Monday the search resumed. Jeffrey Brown talks to science correspondent Miles O’Brien about the continuing investigation and the upcoming NOVA report “Why Planes Vanish.”
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2014
  • Do we burden the presidency with impossible expectations?
    Americans tend to view the Founding Fathers favorably but aren’t as kind to the modern presidents. Historian Aaron Miller argues that the American “addiction” for greatness sets today’s leaders up against impossible standards. Margaret Warner sits down with Miller to discuss his new book, “The End of Greatness.”
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2014
  • Can air power alone stop advance of Islamic State militants?
    While Islamic State forces seem poised to take the border town of Kobani, President Obama and military leaders are weighing what more can be done to combat the militants marching toward Turkey. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Michèle Flournoy, a former Defense Department official, and retired Col. Derek Harvey, a former Army Intelligence officer, on the effectiveness of the U.S.-led fight.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2014
  • Meet the disease detectives tracking Ebola at the CDC
    Go inside the Emergency Operations Center at the CDC, the information hub where doctors and scientists are at the front lines of the effort to contain and control the Ebola virus. The NewsHour’s Kathleen McCleery reports from Atlanta on the challenges of keeping up with the fast-moving epidemic.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2014