Wednesday, April 8, 2015

  • Legendary coaches add another NCAA victory to their legacies
    This year’s March Madness marked the 10th national title for UConn coach Geno Auriemma and the fifth for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. Jeffrey Brown talks to Danielle Donehew of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and John Feinstein of The Washington Post about the two coaches’ evolution and legacies.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2015
    Wisconsin v Duke
  • Boston bombing verdict may bolster death sentence case
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of all 30 charges relating to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260. With multiple counts punishable by death, the next phase of the trial will decide whether Tsarnaev should receive the death penalty. Gwen Ifill talks to Adam Reilly of WGBH, who was in the courtroom when the verdict was read.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2015
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston
  • How an underperforming school rallied to conquer Common Core
    Students in 29 states are taking the Common Core tests for the first time this spring. A few years ago, one school in Washington, D.C., changed how it prepares for standardized tests, adopting home visits, pep rallies and new curricula to give students a boost. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza reports on how the educators and students are getting ready to handle the more challenging tests.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2015
  • News Wrap: Afghan soldier turns gun on U.S. troops
    In our news wrap Wednesday, one American was killed and at least two others wounded by an Afghan soldier at a military compound in Jalalabad. Also, Iran announced it would deploy two warships near Yemen, supposedly to patrol for pirates. Iran has denied it is arming Yemen’s Shiite rebels.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2015
  • Kerry: Iran must disclose past nuclear military activities
    Secretary of State John Kerry sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the American goals for the Iran nuclear deal, details of the framework agreement and what role Congress should play in signing off.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2015
    John Kerry

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

  • How can we return privacy control to social media users?
    What’s the cost of being constantly connected through social media? A new book, “Terms of Service” examines the erosion of privacy in the digital era. Author Jacob Silverman sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss what data is being tracked, stored and sold.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2015
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  • Cambodia promotes helmets to prevent motorcycle deaths
    In Cambodia, motorcycle sales have surged in recent decades, but so have fatalities from motorcycle accidents. In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza and Hari Sreenivasan report on how government and traffic safety advocates are working to make helmets accessible and enforce compliance for all riders.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2015
  • Inventing new kitchen tools for the developing world
    Kitchen convenience means something different for millions of small farmers in poor countries. A nonprofit in St. Paul creates simple, efficient tools that could save people hours of labor on tasks like threshing grain and shelling peanuts. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2015
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  • Snapping selfies helped motivate a Pacific Crest Trail hiker
    In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, Andy Davidhazy hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, and took a selfie for every mile. A time-lapse video of the selfies shows the five-month journey as well as his 50-pound weight loss.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2015
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  • A hackathon to fashion a contamination-proof Ebola suit
    In the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, medical professionals taking care of patients were among the most vulnerable to infection. The NewsHour’s Mary Jo Brooks reports on a challenge to design a new Ebola suit that could help prevent the spread of the deadly disease.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2015
  • How an elementary school moves on after a shooting
    In 2010, a gunman attacked an elementary school playground in suburban San Diego. Four years later, students from nearby Carlsbad High School visited the school to see how the community is healing, interviewing teachers and students on camera for the first time. This is story is part of a NewsHour Student Reporting Labs series on school safety through the eyes of young people.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2015
  • Ultimate tourist experience could threaten the Grand Canyon
    The Grand Canyon, known as one of the world’s natural wonders, may be threatened by commercial development and mining, according to a new report. Jeffrey Brown talks to Robert Irvin of American Rivers about the most endangered rivers of 2015 and what put the Colorado River on the top of the list.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2015
  • What drove a small sect to take control of Yemen?
    The U.S. will speed up delivery of arms and intelligence to Saudi Arabia for the fight against Yemen’s Houthi rebels, according to the State Department. How did the Houthis rise to stage a government coup? Gwen Ifill learns more from journalist Safa al-Ahmad, who offers a rare inside look in a new documentary on Frontline.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2015
    Followers of the Houthi movement raise their rifles as they shout slogans against the Saudi-led air strikes in Sanaa
  • 1000-year-old dance tradition the Khmer Rouge nearly killed
    Charya Burt trained in and taught classical Cambodian dance in Phnom Penh, where her family suffered oppression by the Khmer Rouge. Now in the Bay Area, she's passing on her art -- and pushing it in new directions.For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2015
    KQED Charya Burt

Monday, April 6, 2015

  • Why Clinton’s campaign announcement won’t look like Cruz’s
    Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today about Sen. Rand Paul’s evolving role in the Republican party, predictions about how Hillary Clinton might announce a presidential campaign and how the Iran nuclear deal framework may play out on the 2016 race.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2015
  • Recalibrating the student-athlete relationship to college
    As the March Madness NCAA basketball tournament comes to a close, Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the role of the student athlete on the court, in the classroom and at the negotiating table with Emmett Gill of the Student-Athletes Human Rights Project and former NBA player Len Elmore of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2015
    Wisconsin v Kentucky
  • Countering extremist recruitment videos with a cartoon spoof
    Minnesota may be a world away from Syria or Iraq, but the state’s large Somali community has made it an appealing field for seeking recruits for al-Shabab and other Islamic militant groups. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one Minneapolis man’s efforts to offset extremist propaganda with his own media campaign.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2015
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  • How Rolling Stone got the UVA sexual assault story so wrong
    A new report scrutinizes the many layers of error uncovered in a Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. Gwen Ifill talks to Steve Coll of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism about failures by the reporter and editors to verify the account. Alison Kiss of the Clery Center for Security on Campus discusses how it may affect other victims.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2015
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  • Boston bombing jury to begin deliberations
    Attorneys for both sides in the Boston Bombing trial have presented their closing arguments, and the case has gone to the jury for a verdict. Gwen Ifill talks to Adam Reilly of WGBH, who has been reporting on the trial throughout, about the dramatic testimonies, courtroom tactics and what happens after the verdict comes in.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

  • What role did other countries play in Iran nuclear talks?
    The recently concluded nuclear talks with Iran were much more than a negotiation with just the United States. Plenty of other countries in Western Europe and Asia also played a part, but to what extent? Gary Sick, a former National Security Council official and now a senior research scholar and adjunct professor at Columbia University, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2015
    Chinese Ambassador to the UN Wu, French Foreign Minister Fabius, EU High Rep Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarifat arrive to deliver statements following nuclear talks in Lausanne
  • What do recent gains in Syria mean for the Islamic State?
    The Islamic State made important new gains this weekend in Syria, taking control of an area near Damascus. Part of what is driving the extremist group's success is the growing role of former officials from the once-dominant Baathist Party. Liz Sly, the Beirut bureau chief for The Washington Post, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2015
  • Rio exhibit uses trash to stress pollution ahead of Olympics
    An art exhibition in Rio de Janeiro called Achados da Guanabara (Found in Guanabaraa) is trying to call attention to the city's pollution problem a year before the 2016 Summer Olympics by putting trash from a major bay on display in a shopping mall. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015

  • France votes to ban ultra-thin models in anorexia crackdown
    Under a new law passed Friday, France will ban excessively thin fashion models, exposing agents and fashion houses that hire them to fines and even jail. Alissa Rubin of The New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan from Paris via Skype.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2015
    Models wait for the start of a rehearsal before the presentation of French designer Jean-Charles Castelbajac Spring/Summer 2014 women's ready-to-wear collection in Paris
  • What does March's job-market slowdown mean for wages?
    There was a bright spot in Good Friday's disappointing jobs report that revealed the number of jobs added fell well below expectations: Wages, stuck for so long, are finally starting to go up. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2015
    Local McDonald's Workers Denounce Corporate Pay Raise
  • Viewers respond to report on end-of-life discussions
    Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments from a recent segment about The Conversation Project, an organization that encourages end-of-life discussions among family and friends.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2015
  • Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss stars in 'The Heidi Chronicles'
    On the cusp of the the premier of "Mad Men's" final season, show star Elisabeth Moss can be seen on Broadway in the first revival of Wendy Wasserstein's play, "The Heidi Chronicles." The 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner follows the life of one woman, from the 1960s through the 1980s, prompting the proverbial discussion: Can women have it all? NewsHour's Jeffery Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2015
  • Are millions on the Via Dolorosa walking the wrong way?
    NewsHour Weekend‘s Martin Fletcher explores The Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, which follows the path where it is said Jesus was tried and convicted and later crucified and buried. The street can be a profound religious experience for Christians from around the world. But now there’s renewed debate about whether the millions of pilgrims who visit every year have been walking the wrong way.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2015
    Christian worshippers carry a cross during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday in Jerusalem's Old City

Friday, April 3, 2015

  • When will baseball hire its first female general manager?
    Behind the scenes of Major League Baseball, team management and leadership is slowly becoming more diverse. In part, the rise of “Moneyball” analytics has helped broaden the kind of knowledge and experience that ball clubs seek in hiring. Special correspondent John Carlos Frey talks to two high-level baseball executives who are challenging the stereotypes.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2015