Thursday, October 23, 2014

  • Why did no one flag UNC’s bogus classes?
    For more than 18 years, thousands of students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took credit courses that never met as a class with a professor; a disproportionate number of the students in those classes were athletes. Gwen Ifill talks to former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein about the investigation that unearthed the fraud and why it lasted so long.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2014
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  • How robots and spacesuits could aid Ebola prevention
    The Ebola outbreak is still racing well ahead efforts to contain it. Can science and technology do more to slow the spread and save lives? John Holdren, the president’s top science adviser, sits down with science correspondent Miles O’Brien to discuss designing better safety gear, the outlook for vaccine testing and why the Obama administration is opposed to an Ebola travel ban.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2014
    Soldiers from the U.S. Army 615th Engineer Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion put on one of three pairs of protective gloves during the final session of personal protective equipment training at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

  • Azar Nafisi views American society through its literature
    In Azar Nafisi’s new book, “Republic of Imagination,” the Iranian author uses American literary classics to explore perceptions of creativity. The new work picks up where Nafisi left off in her first memoir “Reading Lolita in Tehran.” Jeffrey Brown sits down with Nafisi to discuss her new book and the difference in literary attitudes between her home country Iran and the U.S.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
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  • Debating the pros and cons of freezing eggs
    News of Apple and Facebook paying for their employees’ egg freezing has sparked conversation on the advancement of family planning. Gwen Ifill speaks with Sarah Elizabeth Richards, author of “Motherhood Rescheduled” and Alta Charo of the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the benefits, risks and choices women face.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
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  • Remembering Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee
    Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee, who was best known for leading the paper during its breaking of the Watergate scandal, died Tuesday at 93 in his home in Washington. By publishing the most controversial reports of the 1970s, Bradlee ushered the Post’s transition from a struggling local paper to a nationally revered publication. Judy Woodruff remembers Bradlee with members of Washington media.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
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  • How the Islamic State lures teens on social media
    Three teenage girls from Denver were detained in Germany last weekend by American authorities under suspicion of joining the Islamic State. The militant group lures recruits worldwide with a sophisticated social media operation. Margaret Warner reports how the group tries to reach a wide audience while avoiding detection.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
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  • These non-Ebola diseases are the real health threat
    Ebola remains at the forefront of public safety concerns, but there are a number of illnesses that pose a far greater health risk. Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Dr. William Schaffner, the chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University on the six other diseases that threaten the public.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
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  • Rare shooting in Ottawa prompts questions about shooter
    The shooting in Ottawa has prompted questions about the suspected shooter, his motives and possible connections to past attacks or multiple shooters. Gwen Ifill speaks with Campbell Clark of The Globe and Mail, for a report from Canada’s capital.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • New York Times writer explores masculinity in memoir
    In his biweekly column, New York Times writer Charles M. Blow seeks clarity out of complicated news events. The same search for transparency is seen in his new memoir, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” which chronicles a childhood punctuated by sexual abuse and lifetime spent navigating masculinity and sexuality. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Blow about his new book and the growth of the American South.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
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  • Two newcomers vie for Georgia’s open Senate seat
    In Georgia, the race for an open Senate seat is dividing voters between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn. Both seek to distance themselves from President Obama’s policies while gathering support from white and African-American voters who often diverge on party lines. Judy Woodruff reports the southern voter mindset from Atlanta.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
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  • When to pull the plug on a dying startup company
    The startup scene has exploded on the tech market with good ideas and some not-so-good ideas. Special correspondent Steve Goldbloom examines the process that startups go through to become solid businesses and how unsuccessful business get canned.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
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  • Paralyzed man walks after transplanted cells
    A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down after a 2010 stabbing can now walk after a pioneering transplant in Poland. Cells from the man’s nose were used to repair his spinal nerves in a surgery that gives thousands of palaytics new hope for movement. Alex Thompson of Independent Television News has the report.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
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  • New protocols for healthcare workers, airport screenings
    The Department of Homeland Security has directed travelers entering the U.S. from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to five airports for further screening before entering the country. The new travel protocol comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new safety plans for healthcare workers. Gwen Ifill speaks with Dr. Thomas Frieden of the CDC.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
    Barbara Smith, RN, Mount Sinai Health Sysytems and Bryan Christiansen MD,(monitor-R) CDC Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response demonstrate the proper technique for donning protective gear during an ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York on October 21, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary        Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images
  • With dance, Florida's at risk students move towards college
    Dance: The Next Generation is a 10-year program through Sarasota Ballet that not only teaches ballet, but gives students the discipline and confidence to succeed in school -- along with a big opportunity waiting for those who complete the program successfully.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
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Monday, October 20, 2014

  • Opera depicting a modern tragedy sparks protest
    An opera slated to open at the Met in New York has stirred very strong feelings beyond the arts community. "The Death of Klinghoffer" is based on a real and recent tragedy: the hijacking of an Italian cruise ship and the murder of a disabled Jewish-American passenger in 1985. Jeffrey Brown examines the criticism that the production glorifies terrorism.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2014
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  • Why U.S. and allies can’t afford to let Kobani fall to IS
    Why did the U.S. decide to reinforce Syrian Kurds with lethal aid to fight the Islamic State takeover of the town of Kobani? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss reversals by the U.S. and Turkey in the strategy against the militant group.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2014
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  • Will Apple Pay phase out the wallet?
    From wristwatch to wallet, the cell phone is absorbing more and more forms of personal technology. How does Apple Pay, a new financial transaction service from Apple, affect consumers and how we pay for things? Hari Sreenivasan explores the launch and its impact with Arik Hesseldahl of Re/code.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2014
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  • Former GOP leader Bob Dole tells lawmakers to ‘get together’
    At 91 years old, former Sen. Bob Dole is still traversing his home state of Kansas to thank his supporters for five terms in the Senate. Judy Woodruff sits down with Dole to discuss how Washington has changed since he was in office, his activism for disabled Americans, President Obama’s foreign policy and what he expects from the upcoming election.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2014
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  • Will voter ID confusion affect November turnout?
    In 18 states, recent court rulings have changed requirements in the weeks before Election Day. Special correspondent Kelley McHenry of UNC-TV reports on the confusion over the new regulations in North Carolina. Gwen Ifill sits down with Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today to discuss factors that could swing the vote.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2014
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  • Dozens cleared from Ebola quarantine in Texas
    Dozens of people who had initial contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas, were deemed safe to leave quarantine after weeks of monitoring. More than 100 others, including those who cared for him, are still being watched. Meanwhile, Nigeria was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2014
    The Texas Department of State Health Services has started monitoring 100 people who were potentially exposed to Ebola. Caption:DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where a patient has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus on September 30, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. The patient who had recently traveled to Dallas from Liberia marks the first case of this strain of Ebola that has been diagnosed outside of West Africa. (Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

  • US must 'strike balance between caution and panic' on Ebola
    Helene Cooper of the New York Times, who recently returned from West Africa and is now in a self-imposed quarantine, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss her day-to-day life after spending time in Liberia and how Ebola has affected the country.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2014
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  • Are mentally ill Americans getting adequate health care?
    Millions of Americans are now eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including 1.2 million people with mental illnesses. But this particularly vulnerable group may not actually be getting the heath care they need. NewsHour Weekend's Stephen Fee reports.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2014
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

  • What's behind the sudden drop in US gas prices?
    According to AAA, the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the U.S. dropped from $3.52 in late July to $3.12 today. Isaac Arnsdorf, an energy and commodities reporter with Bloomberg News, joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain the factors contributing to the drop.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2014
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  • Impact on ISIS fight of Iraq lawmakers' minister approvals
    For more on Iraq parliament’s approval of Sunni and Shiite ministers, ISIS’s presence in Anbar province and the group’s encroachment on Baghdad, Douglas Ollivant, a partner with global strategic consulting firm Mantid International, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2014
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  • Will Promise Zones lift Eastern Kentucky out of poverty?
    Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson visited Kentucky and declared the War on Poverty, the area of Eastern Kentucky continues to struggle with high unemployment rates, poverty, and the loss of thousands of coal-industry jobs. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports on how the new federal Promise Zones initiative in the region is aiming to boost the economy.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2014
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Friday, October 17, 2014

  • Tracking killer comets before they strike
    It's only a matter of time before a big comet or asteroid is on a collision course with Earth. Will scientists discover it, and be able to do something about it, ahead of time? Science correspondent Miles O'Brien talks to NASA astronomers who troll for trouble in the sky.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2014
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  • How Sotomayor influences the Court behind the scenes
    Since 2009, Justice Sonia Sotomayor has brought her unique style to a traditionally reserved Supreme Court. In “Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice,” Reuters journalist Joan Biskupic explores how the court’s first Latina justice is making her mark. Biskupic joins Gwen Ifill for an inside look.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2014
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  • Shields and Gerson on Ebola as election issue
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the response to Ebola in the U.S. and how it affects national politics, as well as the outlook for the midterm elections and the gubernatorial debate in Florida.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2014
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