Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  • Monster snowstorm catches Buffalo off guard
    In our news wrap Wednesday, New York state’s Buffalo region was socked with a powerful, early snowstorm, which covered some areas with as much as 6 feet of powder, with more accumulation expected. Also, the Israeli government demolished the home of a Palestinian man who killed two people by driving his car into a group of pedestrians in October.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2014
    Paul Lorenzo snowblows a path in Orchard Park, a suburb of Buffalo, New York. With some areas hit by five feet of snow and more forecast tonight through early Friday, snow crews and residents face a daunting task of clearing snow. Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News
  • Will arming school administrators protect students?
    In Washington state, where there was a deadly school shooting just last month, a different district has been training administrators to carry guns in case of a confrontation with an active shooter. The 11 volunteers say their role is to buy time in an emergency. Special correspondent Terry Murphy of KCTS Television in Seattle reports.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2014
  • Protecting Afghanistan's ancient Buddhist heritage
    Brent Huffman, the director behind the new documentary “Saving Mes Aynak,” tells the story of one of Afghanistan’s archaeological treasures and the threats it faces from a Chinese mining company.For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2014
    fROM THE DOCUMENTARY, "Saving Mes Aynak"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • Is incitement to blame for growing Middle East violence?
    Judy Woodruff talks to Dennis Ross of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Shibley Telhami of the University of Maryland about what's behind the recent escalation of violence in Jerusalem.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
    Israelis Killed In Synagogue Attack
  • Scientists find culprit virus in West Coast starfish deaths
    Scientists have identified the virus that’s caused a massive die-off of starfish along the Pacific Coast. Now researchers must figure out what environmental factors are making the animals more susceptible to the pathogen. Special correspondent Katie Campbell of KCTS in Seattle reports for the public media project EarthFix.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
  • Your outdated Internet browser is a gateway for hackers
    From Home Depot to the State Department, reports of large-scale cyber attacks have come with increasing frequency. As holiday season approaches, retailers are on the lookout for security breaches. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Brian Krebs, author of “Spam Nation,” about who’s behind these attacks and how to prevent them.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
    HACKING AWAY monitor internet
  • Turning technology into easy medical lifesavers
    Could a small device that produces a common disinfectant be a key to helping stop the spread of Ebola? Seattle-based nonprofit organization PATH develops innovative medical tools for low-income countries. The NewsHour’s Cat Wise reports on their recent innovations.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
  • Targeting the Islamic State’s money supply
    While much attention has been paid to the military campaign against the Islamic State, an equally important U.S. battle is targeting their funding, gained mostly through ransom, extortion and theft. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner discusses efforts to stifle the militants’ financial fuel with David Cohen, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
  • Ferguson braces for grand jury ruling
    As Ferguson, Missouri, awaits a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the police officer who shot teenager Michael Brown in August, Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and instituted a council of local leaders and law enforcement to address tensions. Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Danielle Belton of Clutch Magazine Online and Susan McGraugh of Saint Louis University.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
    Protest in Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision
  • What if a device could tell you which medicines you need?
    During our interview with PATH President and CEO Steve Davis, we asked him if there was something new he could invent, what would it be? This was his answer.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
  • Here’s why it’s harder than you realize to go ‘off the grid’
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
  • Fusing a marriage with metal and glass
    Artists Barbara and Larry Domsky of Domsky Glass have been married for two decades and have been working side-by-side for even longer. Their work is know internationally and now, in a new studio, with a new gallery, their relationship and their art continue to grow and thrive.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
    Larry and Barbara Domsky

Monday, November 17, 2014

  • Studying Alaska's ice and snow to track climate change
    Glacial ice is like nature's ancient history book, and today the story is climate change. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports from Alaska, where researchers are studying how warmer temperatures affect the ancient ice and the living things that depend on it.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2014
  • McCain: Medic's bravery should end female soldier debate
    "Thirteen Soldiers," a new book by Sen. John McCain, tells the personal stories of courageous Americans who have served in the U.S. military, including Monica Lin Brown, a combat medic who served in Afghanistan -- and one of two servicewomen who are featured in the book.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2014
  • 'Thirteen Soldiers' on serving a cause greater than yourself
    Sen. John McCain's new book, "Thirteen Soldiers," paints a historical portrait of America at war, using personal stories of the warriors who fought. With fewer and fewer U.S. members of Congress having served in the military, Gwen Ifill asks the senator and veteran what lawmakers might learn from their example.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

  • Viewers respond to compensation for the wrongfully convicted
    Hari Sreenivasan reads comments from viewers about a recent report involving compensation -- or lack thereof -- for people who've been wrongfully convicted of crimes.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2014
  • What led to North Korea's release of two American detainees?
    Last weekend, North Korea released two American detainees, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller. The deal that led to their release was negotiated by James Clapper, the U.S. National Intelligence Director. Adam Entous from The Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington with details on that deal.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2014
  • Massachusetts town mulls nation's first total tobacco ban
    The town of Westminster, Mass., could become the first in the nation to ban the sale of tobacco products if a proposal from the city's board of health passes in December. The unprecedented pitch would ban the sale cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes within the city. Proponents cite reduced health risks, whereas some residents and local businesses say jobs and consumer freedom is at stake.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

  • Is Putin intentionally provoking the West?
    Following a growing list of aggressive moves made by Russia against the West, what is Putin's plan? Kimberly Marten, a Russian scholar and professor at Barnard College and Columbia University joins Hari Sreenivasan to provide insight into what may be behind Putin's recent behavior.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2014
  • Lost in the Holocaust, family uncovers dress designs
    When the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939, tens of thousands of Jews applied for visas to anywhere. Among them, Paul Strnad and his wife Hedy, a dress designer. In an exhibit called "Stitching History from the Holocaust," the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee is now displaying the dresses Hedy once designed and could never realize.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2014
  • Increased immunity in weeds may threaten U.S. crops
    NewsHour Weekend traveled to Iowa to explore the widespread issue of herbicide-resistant and hard-to-control weeds. Millions of acres of farmland have been affected, rendering some fields unable to be farmed.The EPA recently approved a new Dow herbicide that the industry says could help the problem. Opponents have sued claiming it could possibly harm the environment and human health.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

  • In ‘Rosewater,’ remembering humor and humanity after torture
    In 2009, journalist Maziar Bahari was held for months in solitary confinement in a Tehran prison after being charged with being a spy. He turned his real ordeal into a memoir, which has now been dramatized as "Rosewater," a new movie by Jon Stewart. Jeffrey Brown talks to Bahari and Stewart about appreciating how humor can humanize brutality and the importance of protecting press freedoms.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2014
  • Shields and Brooks on the China carbon deal
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s news, including the carbon deal between the United States and China, legislative action on the Keystone XL pipeline and how Republicans may respond if President Obama issues an executive action on immigration reform.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2014
  • How should U.S. deal with decaying nuclear infrastructure?
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced a shake-up of the management of the American nuclear weapons stockpile after concluding that the country's aging nuclear infrastructure needs more support. Margaret Warner explores the some of the lapses, and Hari Sreenivasan discusses the potential overhaul with former Defense Department official David Trachtenberg and Bruce Blair of Princeton University.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2014
    NUKES monitor nuclear
  • Atlantic City shuffles for business as casino luck runs out
    Casinos have been Atlantic City’s lifeblood. Now, they’re bottoming out at alarming rates -- four have already closed this year, leaving thousands unemployed. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the gamble that elevated Atlantic City in its prime, and how residents and businesses are trying to cope with its decline as a capital of the gambling industry.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2014
    BIG GAMBLE_Monitor
  • CDC director: We’re ‘nowhere near out of the woods’ on Ebola
    Hospital officials in Omaha, Nebraska, are preparing to treat a surgeon who was reportedly infected with the Ebola virus while treating patients in Sierra Leone, where the outbreak continues to be dire. In Liberia, infections rates seem to be slowing, but cases have emerged in Mali. Jeffrey Brown gets an update from CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden about Ebola in West Africa and the U.S.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2014
  • Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahari on satire in the face of darkness
    "Rosewater," the screenwriting and directorial debut of "The Daily Show" host and executive producer Jon Stewart. follows Tehran-born Canadian-citizen Maziar Bahari as he returned to Iran in 2009 and was subsequently held captive. The two sat down with senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown to discuss their new film “Rosewater” and how humor can play a powerful role in handling adversity.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2014
    Photo by Maria Bryk
  • How 'Rosewater' became Jon Stewart's directorial debut
    "Rosewater" marks the screenwriting and directorial debut of "The Daily Show" host and executive producer Jon Stewart. The film follows Tehran-born Canadian-citizen Maziar Bahari as he returned to Iran in 2009 to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the chief challenger to incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The two sat down with senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown to discuss how it all came about.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2014
    Photo by Maria Bryk