Sunday, February 28, 2016

  • Fragile ceasefire in Syria breached, Russia says
    On the second day of the ceasefire ind Syria brokered by the U.S. and Russia, opposition groups claimed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad violated the truce. Washington Post reporter Liz Sly joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Turkey to discuss.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2016
    A picture taken on February 27, 2016 in Akcakale in Sanliurfa province shows smoke rising from the neightbourhood of Syrian city Tel Abyad during clashes between Islamic State Group and People's Protection Units (YPG).
ussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry "hailed" the ceasefire in Syria and discussed ways of supporting it through cooperation between their militaries, Russia's foreign ministry said on February 27, 2016. / AFP / STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Saturday, February 27, 2016

  • Hillary Clinton sails to victory in South Carolina primary
    Hillary Clinton sailed to a commanding victory over Bernie Sanders in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, drawing support from the state’s black Democrats and putting her in strong position as the race barrels toward Super Tuesday’s crucial contests. Politico reporter Annie Karnie joins Hari Sreenivasan over the phone from Columbia, South Carolina.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters as she arrives at her South Carolina primary night party in Columbia, South Carolina, February 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTS8BKT
  • Debate over solar rates simmers in the Nevada desert
    The future of home-based solar power is on the line in Nevada, as solar advocates and utility companies debate how to regulate so-called 'net energy metering' rates for customers using solar panels connected to the grid. NewsHour's John Larson reports.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2016
  • Reformists and moderates drawing votes in Iran
    Officials in Iran are counting the votes in its first national election since agreeing to its nuclear disarmament deal with the U.S. and other world powers. Cliff Kupchan, chairman of the Eurasia Group, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, for analysis.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2016
    An Iranian Christian woman casts her ballot at a church during elections for the parliament and Assembly of Experts, which has the power to appoint and dismiss the supreme leader, in Tehran February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/TIMA  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTX28PMF
  • Enforcing Iran sanctions in the U.S. has harsh consequences
    The U.S. has imposed hundreds of sanctions against Iran for more than 30 years to temper the country's nuclear ambitions. And even though the sanctions against Iran were eased with January's nuclear disarmament deal, rules about how people in the U.S. can interact with Iran remain virtually unchanged. And their enforcement has brought harsh consequences. NewsHour's Ivette Feliciano reports.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

  • Clinton and Sanders battle for black votes in South Carolina
    With the South Carolina primary approaching, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders are preparing for their first battle in a diverse electorate; black voters cast 55 percent of all ballots in the state’s 2012 primary. Clinton has a clear lead among that group, but Sanders’ supporters hope his message can win him enough converts to make a difference.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes selfies with people at the Octane coffee shop during a campaign stop in Atlanta City Hall in Atlanta, Georgia February 26, 2016.   REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry - RTX28S6P
  • Shields and Ponnuru on Christie endorsing Trump, GOP debate
    Judy Woodruff joins syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review to discuss the week in politics, including Gov. Chris Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio’s chances of derailing a Trump nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ decision to leave South Carolina before the primary and President Obama’s Supreme Court standoff.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2016
  • Christie endorses Trump after contentious debate
    The chaotic Republican primary race took another turn Friday when Gov. Chris Christie endorsed frontrunner Donald Trump. The move boosted Trump’s momentum just hours after Thursday evening’s debate, in which rivals Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio aggressively questioned his conservative credentials and past financial contributions to immigration reformers.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Governor Chris Christie (L) and rival candidate Donald Trump (R) laugh together during a commercial break in the midst of the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by ABC News at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire February 6, 2016.
  • Racial scrutiny remains ahead of all-white Oscar ceremony
    For the second straight year, no actors or actresses of color have been nominated for an Academy Award, leading to heavy criticism and calls to boycott the ceremony. The Academy of Motion Pictures, which oversees the awards, aims to double its number of female and minority members by 2020, but some say the real fault lies with the people in charge of the industry. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2016
    Oscar statuettes are displayed at the 'Meet The Oscars' exhibit before the 80th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on February 21, 2008. The Oscars will be presented February 24, 2008 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. AFP PHOTO GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Rocking out to Ray at the White House
    The White House was rocking Thursday night with a tribute to the music of the late Ray Charles. Even President Obama got a chance to stretch his vocal cords by leading a sing-along to one of the blues great’s famous tunes.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2016
  • In 'Lamb,' a universal tale in a rarely seen country
    Ethiopian film "Lamb" from director Yared Zeleke, which follows a half-Jewish boy sent to live with relatives in the country's southern mountains, is the first film from Ethiopia to ever be selected for the Cannes Film Festival and was the country's entry for the Academy Awards. Now, the film is making its way to festivals in the U.S. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2016
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

  • Police step up effort to evict homeless from Tijuana canals
    About 1,000 homeless people live in Tijuana, many of them migrants on their way to the U.S. Hundreds dwell in makeshift tents or storm drains in the branching tunnels of the Tijuana River canal, despite the local police force’s best efforts to evict them. But as the raids grow more severe, many fear for their safety--and their lives. Special correspondent Jean Guerrero of KPBS Fronteras reports.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016
  • How a former model plans to diversify the fashion industry
    With Hollywood recently under fire for lack of racial diversity among Oscar nominees, how are other parts of the entertainment industry working toward inclusiveness? In the latest edition of the Race Matters Solutions series, special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Beth-Ann Hardison, a model and agency owner, about her plans to inject more color into the fashion world.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016
  • As Syrian ceasefire looms, doubts swirl about effectiveness
    The longstanding debate over whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria’s civil war has taken on new importance this week following a ceasefire agreement brokered by the U.S. and Russia. But how likely is an actual halt to violence in the region, and will Syria’s beleaguered civilians get the aid they so desperately need? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner examines the situation.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016
    The mother of Suleyman Uslu sits next to the grave of her son, a People's Protection Units (YPG) member who was killed during fighting against Islamic State in north Syria, at a cemetery in Diyarbakir Turkey February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar  - RTX28MBM
  • GOP readies for 10th debate, Sanders turns to Midwest
    Donald Trump has won three straight state contests and is firmly ahead in Super Tuesday polls going into tonight’s GOP debate in Houston. Can the remaining Republican candidates slow him down before the next round of votes? Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie Sanders turned his attention from South Carolina to the Midwest. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Berea, Ohio February 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX28KNA
  • The convergence of economic anxiety and populist politics
    Why have political mavericks Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders taken the country by storm this year? One cause might be fear for the future. Many Americans today are living paycheck to paycheck, worrying that their children won’t be any better off. Those anxieties are driving them into the arms of antiestablishment populists. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016
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  • Mother of Columbine shooter on the son she thought she knew
    Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in April 1999 carrying guns and homemade pipe bombs. Within an hour, 12 students and a teacher were dead, and 24 others injured. Seventeen years later, Dylan’s mother Sue writes of a son she thought she knew in her new book, “A Mother’s Reckoning.” Sue Klebold joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss her life in the shadow of tragedy.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016
  • Poet Mahogany L. Browne on 'black girl magic'
    Mahogany L. Browne is a poet and author coordinating the Women of the World Poetry Slam at New York’s Pratt Institute. She gives her Brief But Spectacular take on “Black Girl Magic” and the struggles facing African-American women in modern society.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

  • Former Goldman exec wants to downsize big banks
    As presidential candidates debate Wall Street regulation, an argument against big banks arose from an unlikely source. Former Goldman Sachs executive Neel Kashkari asserts banks that are “too big to fail” remain a serious threat to financial stability and must be dismantled. Now president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, he discusses the problem and his proposed solution with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
  • The privacy vs. security battle, reignited
    As Apple’s standoff with federal courts reignites the debate over privacy versus security, some may wonder just how much American intelligence policies have changed since Sept. 11. Hari Sreenivasan talks with former CIA Director Michael Hayden about the constitutional cost of national security, the efficacy of drone strikes and the human element within the Central Intelligence Agency.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
  • As Pentagon overhauls nuclear triad, critics advise caution
    The Pentagon is preparing for an extensive -- and expensive -- modernization of the country’s half-century-old land, air, and sea-based nuclear weapons. Supporters contend a fully-equipped nuclear triad is essential for national defense and deterrence, but critics say it’s time to reexamine the extent of our arsenal in a post-Cold War world. Special correspondent Jamie McIntyre reports.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
  • Scrambling for support before Super Tuesday
    Following Donald Trump’s solid victory in the Nevada caucuses, the 2016 race has become a scattershot scramble for votes across dozens of states prior to Super Tuesday. Gwen Ifill consults Andy Shain of South Carolina’s The State and Abby Livingston of the Texas Tribune for more on the tooth-and-nail struggle for support in those states.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters after being declared by the television networks as the winner of the Nevada Repulican caucuses at his caucus night rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young - RTX28AWN
  • Our fractured political landscape
    Separation of powers is a core component of American democracy, but political divisions rose to new heights this year as Congressional Republicans clashed with the Obama administration on everything from budget blueprints to Supreme Court nominations. Gwen Ifill talks to E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Matt Lewis of the Daily Caller for a closer look at today’s caustic political landscape.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about a Supreme Court nominee from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 24, 2016. A day after Senate Republicans ruled out taking action on any Supreme Court nominee he puts forward, President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to move ahead with a selection who will possess an "independent mind" and grasp how laws impact people's lives.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX28ENI
  • Former CIA chief on privacy vs. security battle
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
  • Nuclear triad complicates any potential attacker’s plans, top commander says
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
  • Former U.S. commander: America should phase out land-based nuclear missiles
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
  • Former Clinton and Obama officials square off over fate of nuclear triad
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

  • Trump and Cruz verbally spar as the Nevada caucuses approach
    On the eve of the Nevada Republican caucus, frontrunner Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz doubled down on their personal attacks -- with Cruz accusing Trump of dishonesty and Trump calling Cruz “a little baby” -- as Sen. Marco Rubio rode a wave of endorsements. Meanwhile, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders turned their gaze to Super Tuesday. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2016
    Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a rally at the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows in Reno, Nevada February 22, 2016.  REUTERS/James Glover II - RTX284X2