Tuesday, February 16, 2016

  • The ‘Jon Stewart’ of Egypt on the liberation of satire
    Last week Egypt marked the five-year anniversary of the revolution that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak. But the road forward has been slow and tumultuous. Jeffrey Brown talks to Bassem Youssef, the political satirist some call “the Jon Stewart of Egypt,” who was targeted and arrested by the government, about the role of humor as a tool to upset taboos.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2016
    Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef talks during a news conference in Cairo June 2, 2014. Egypt's top TV satirist said on Monday his show had been canceled, amid speculation it was because his latest script poked fun at a presidential election won by the former army chief.Bassem Youssef, known as the "Egyptian Jon Stewart", told a news conference the Saudi-owned MBC Masr TV station had been put under more pressure "than it could handle".REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR3RW77
  • Chef Daniel Boulud on the lasting impression of dessert
    Dessert -- it’s one of the sweetest things in life. Chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud why we should never go without.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2016
  • How schools with the slowest Internet could get re-wired
    Across the U.S., many schools have taken full advantage of online learning opportunities. But that’s not so easy for the nearly 10 percent of all students who come from rural areas with inadequate infrastructure. New changes to an FCC program could help schools by offering to fund fiber networks of their own. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Education Week reports from Mississippi.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2016
  • Amid Europe's refugee crisis, fears of anti-Semitism rise
    Deadly attacks on Jews by Islamic extremists in France and Denmark have left Europe’s Jewish community feeling vulnerable, and have driven an increasing number to move to Israel or elsewhere. But some European Muslims are taking a stand against the violence, urging others to leave behind the conflicts of the Middle East and accept integration. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2016
    Men wear a kippa, the traditional Jewish skullcap as they attend a visit of French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve at a Synagogue after an attack in front of a Jewish school in Marseille's 9th district, France, January 14, 2016. The teenager who attacked a Jewish teacher in Marseille on Monday is a Turkish citizen of Kurdish origin who said he acted in the name of the militant Islamist group Islamic State, the prosecutor in the southern French city of Marseille said.   REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier - RTX22F3S
  • Will shoppers on food stamps pick up fresher foods?
    The U.S. government wants to steer the 46 million Americans who receive food stamps toward healthier food choices. The USDA plans to require retailers that accept those benefits to stock more fresh foods. But would healthier options change behavior? Gwen Ifill talks to Yael Lehmann, executive director of the Food Trust.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2016
    President Barack Obama will sign the farm bill into law Friday at Michigan State University. The legislation cuts funding to the food stamps program.
  • Why revisiting the Black Panther revolution resonates today
    A new documentary on Independent Lens traces the influence of the Black Panthers on U.S. politics and culture in the 1960s. Stanley Nelson, director of "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution," joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the film and the activists' impact.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

  • Baltimore hospitals work to repair frayed trust
    In a city renowned for medical schools and research, there's a striking contrast in the dismal health and life expectancy in some Baltimore neighborhoods. There's a deep distrust of the medical system among many African-American residents, dating back to the 1800s. Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports on efforts to repair the relationship, as part of a collaboration with Kaiser Health News.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2016
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  • How Scalia made constitutional law exciting
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday at the age of 79, adhered to a philosophy of loyalty to the original meaning and intention of the Constitution. Jeffrey Brown discusses Scalia’s legacy with Edward Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center and Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2016
    US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks as he along with Justice Stephen Breyer testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled, ?Considering the Role of Judges Under the Constitution of the United States" at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on October 5, 2011. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Candidates dive into fight over Supreme Court vacancy
    Hours after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, his vacant seat had become a presidential campaign issue. Judy Woodruff talks with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about how the fate of the court is affecting the race for the White House, plus the state of upcoming contests in South Carolina and Nevada.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2016
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  • What Scalia’s death means for the Supreme Court’s future
    With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the Senate is ramping up for battle as President Obama plans to fulfill his constitutional obligation in nominating a new member to the court. Judy Woodruff discusses the ramifications on politics and the court with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal and John Stanton of Buzzfeed News.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2016
    Flowers are seen as a woman stands in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. after the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, February 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX26VSV
  • Why are Syrian attacks targeting hospitals and schools?
    Deadly attacks blasted hospitals and schools across Northern Syria, killing nearly 50 civilians, many of them children. Activists blamed Russian airstrikes, despite plans for a temporary cease-fire. The White House condemned the violence and the Turkish foreign minister called it "an obvious war crime." William Brangham talks with Anne Barnard of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2016
    Heavy smoke rises from a location said to be a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) supported hospital in Marat al Numan, Idlib, Syria, February 15, 2016 in this still image taken from a video on a social media website. French charity Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a statement that at least eight staff were missing after four rockets hit a hospital that it supported in the province of Idlib in north western Syria. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TVATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTX26ZFA

Sunday, February 14, 2016

  • What legacy did Justice Scalia leave on the Supreme Court?
    Marcia Coyle, Chief Washington Correspondent for the National Law Journal and Jamal Green, Vice Dean at Columbia Law School join William Brangham to discuss Justice Scalia's role and influence on the Supreme Court.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2016
    U.S. Supreme Court Justices gather for an official picture at the Supreme Court in Washington September 29, 2009. They are (front row, L-R) Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Justice John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas (2nd row, L-R) Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor.   REUTERS/Jim Young   (UNITED STATES POLITICS CRIME LAW) - RTXP2UY
  • Democrats and Republicans disagree on replacing Scalia
    Although President Obama has the time and desire to appoint a new justice to the Supreme Court, Republican leaders have indicated the vacancy should be filled by the next president. NewsHour's Political Director Lisa Desjardins joins William Brangham to discuss the brewing showdown.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2016
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell listens as U.S. President Barack Obama hosts a luncheon for bi-partisan Congressional leaders in the Old Family Dining Room at the White House in Washington, November 7, 2014.     REUTERS/Larry Downing   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4DANC
  • Fact check: The ninth Republican debate
    The final six GOP candidates sparred in Saturday's ninth Republican presidential debate, taking on topics, including foreign policy, the Islamic State, 9/11 and replacing Justice Scalia. Jon Greenberg of Politifact joins William Brangham to fact check what they said.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) Senator Marco Rubio, businessman Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz walk the stage during a commercial break at the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville, South Carolina February 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)   - RTX26TRH

Saturday, February 13, 2016

  • Russia casts doubt on Syria ceasefire deal
    Russia said on Saturday a Syria ceasefire plan was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes took rebel ground near Aleppo and set their sights on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province. David Sanger of The New York Times joins Megan Thompson from Munich, Germany.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2016
    Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during bilateral talks in Munich earlier this month. Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters
  • California natural gas leak temporarily plugged
    For the first time in four months, natural gas has stopped leaking from a well in Southern California. The leak released methane and other compounds, causing several thousand residents to evacuate their homes. NPR's Kelly McEvers joins Megan Thompson to discuss the health and environmental effects and impact on property values.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2016
    Homes are seen in Porter Ranch near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage field where gas has been leaking in Porter Ranch, California, United States, January 21, 2016. Long before the leak, utilities and national industry groups were raising alarms about the danger of aging underground storage infrastructure. Under state regulations, the leaking well’s owner, Southern California Gas, faces a maximum penalty of $25,000 for the leak near Los Angeles, which is unprecedented in scale. The well has spewed methane - a potent greenhouse gas - since October and displaced thousands of people in nearby Porter Ranch. To match Exclusive LOSANGELES-GAS LEAK/REGULATION        REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX23H9L
  • Inside Jimi Hendrix's 1960s London pad
    Russia said on Saturday a Syria ceasefire plan was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes took rebel ground near Aleppo and set their sights on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province. David Sanger of The New York Times joins Megan Thompson from Munich, Germany.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2016
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  • How will Scalia's vacancy affect the balance of the court?
    Marsha Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Megan Thompson to discuss what affect Justice Scalia's death may have on pending Supreme Court cases and its overall idealogical balance.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2016
    Capitol Hill police officers lower the U.S. flag at the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. after the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, February 13, 2016. Conservative Justice Scalia, 79, has died, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said. The San Antonio News-Express said Scalia had apparently died of natural causes while visiting a luxury resort in West Texas.   REUTERS/Carlos Barria      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX26TFV

Friday, February 12, 2016

  • Democrats tangle over Obama legacy, Sanders' plan price tag
    Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to campaigning after Thursday’s Democratic debate in Milwaukee, where Clinton called out her competitor over criticism of President Obama and the math behind his proposals, as Sanders reiterated his plans for higher taxes on Wall Street to pay for more robust social programs. Judy Woodruff offers a look at the debate and a day on the trail.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 11, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young - RTX26KTK
  • Shields and Brooks on Democratic debate strategy
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to the discuss the week’s news, including takeaways from Thursday’s PBS NewsHour Democratic debate, Donald Trump’s victory in New Hampshire and how the first primary re-scrambled the GOP field.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2016
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  • How Egyptian women are fighting back against sexual violence
    In Tahrir Square, the center of the Egyptian revolution five years ago, women safely joined men to protest for a new future. But that moment soon ended; hundreds, even thousands of female protestors were sexually assaulted. In some cases, activists believe the government used violence as a political weapon. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin examines how women have fought back through activism.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2016
    Women chant slogans as they gather to protest against sexual harassment in front of the opera house in Cairo June 14, 2014, after a woman was sexually assaulted by a mob during the June 8 celebrations marking the new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's inauguration in Tahrir square. Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video showing the naked woman with injuries being dragged through the square after being sexually assaulted during the celebrations. Authorities have arrested seven men aged between 15 and 49 for sexually harassing women on the square after the posting of the video, which caused an uproar in local and international media. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) - RTR3TS3T
  • Pope and patriarch meet for first time in nearly 1,000 years
    In the first meeting between leaders of Christianity’s largest churches since the Great Schism of 1054, Pope Francis met with Patriarch Kirill of the Eastern Orthodox Church Friday afternoon in Havana. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, and the Most Blessed Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America, for more on the historic moment.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2016
    Pope Francis (L) embraces Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill after signing a joint declaration on religious unity at the Jose Marti International airport in Havana, Cuba, Friday, February 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia/Pool - RTX26PUO
  • Restoring hope by repairing violins of the Holocaust
    At a music shop in Israel, a violinmaker has been collecting stringed instruments once owned by inmates of Nazi concentration camps. Largely silent for seven decades, they now speak for horrors of the Holocaust as part of a project called "The Violins of Hope." Special correspondent David C. Barnett from WVIZ/PBS ideastream reports from Cleveland on a series of concerts and exhibits they inspired.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2016
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  • Chicago taps social media for restaurant inspections
    In Chicago, the Department of Public Health has partnered with the city's data team to improve restaurant inspections by using analytics and social media to predict and detect which establishments are more likely to have potential food safety violations. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports as part of the series, Urban Ideas.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2016
  • PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate
    Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff moderate the PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
    Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive on stage ahead of the start of the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee. Photo by Darren Hauck/Reuters
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • Shields and Brooks analyze the PBS NewsHour Democratic debate
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
  • What the Democrats need to do in the Milwaukee debate
    While Republican presidential hopefuls made tracks around South Carolina, the Democratic candidates prepared to meet for the debate hosted by PBS in Milwaukee. Political director Lisa Desjardins offers a rundown of Thursday’s campaigning, and Hari Sreenivasan previews the debate with Lisa, Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters at her final 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Hooksett, New Hampshire February 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif - RTX269D4
  • The sound of black holes colliding proves Einstein was right
    Gravitational waves -- ripples in the fabric of spacetime -- aren’t just an Einstein theory any more. A team of international scientists announced Thursday that they confirmed the waves’ existence after recording feedback from a black hole collision a billion light-years from Earth. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Dave Reitze of the California Institute of Technology.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
    Portrait of Albert Einstein