Tuesday, May 3, 2016

  • Hoosier primary results could shape the White House race
    The Indiana primary marks a crucial test for trailing GOP contender Sen. Ted Cruz, who could see his faltering campaign renewed by a win or obliterated by a loss there. Judy Woodruff talks to Brandon Smith of Indiana Public Broadcasting for more on what’s at stake in the Hoosier State.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at a campaign event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., May 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTX2CIR0
  • How Syrians are coping with the daily adversity of war
    The five-year civil war in Syria has torn the nation apart. Some parts, like the capital of Damascus, have survived relatively unscathed, while others, like Aleppo, have been decimated by bullets and bombs. But for Syrians everywhere, life must go on. Judy Woodruff talks to Declan Walsh of The New York Times for more on life inside government-held areas of Syria.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2016
    A boy takes a picture with his mobile phone of damaged buildings during his visit to the city of Palmyra, Syria April 9, 2016.  Photo by Omar Sanadiki/REUTERS
  • Lesley Stahl on the benefits of ‘Becoming Grandma’
    You can’t know how amazing it feels to be a grandmother until it happens to you, says Lesley Stahl, longtime 60 Minutes correspondent and author of a new book, "Becoming Grandma." With her personal transformation, she began to investigate her own feelings and the vital role of grandparents today. Stahl joins Judy Woodruff to share her experience.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2016
  • Vietnamese-American poet contemplates his ties to the war
    In “Night Sky With Exit Wounds,” poet Ocean Vuong pays tribute to the oral tradition of his family and his personal connection to the Vietnam War.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Front-runners look to shake rival candidates in Indiana
    Campaigning in Indiana, Ted Cruz faced off with backers of Republican front-runner Donald Trump about why he's staying in the race, ahead of the crucial primary. Sen. Bernie Sanders was also in the state, vowing to "fight for every last vote" despite Hillary Clinton's commanding lead in delegates. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2016
    File photo of Donald Trump by Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters
  • Is Indiana the end of the road for Cruz?
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the latest in politics, including whether the Indiana primary will be the last stand for Sen. Ted Cruz, why the “Stop Trump” movement is failing, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ superdelegate strategy and Hillary Clinton’s pivot towards the general election.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2016
  • Refugees’ journey ends with a ride on the pope’s plane
    Two weeks ago, Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos -- a landing point for desperate refugees -- and brought three Syrian families back with him to the Vatican. Yahoo News anchor Katie Couric sat down to interview four of those refugees last week. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Couric for more on the journey from war-torn Syria to St. Peter’s Basilica.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2016
    Pope Francis welcomes a group of Syrian refugees after landing at Ciampino airport in Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/ Filippo Monteforte/Pool - RTX2A8KJ
  • Why more teens like Malia Obama are taking a gap year
    President Barack Obama’s eldest daughter Malia announced plans to take a gap year before she attends Harvard in 2017, an idea that is taking hold among more and more students. In 2015, 30-40,000 students took a year off after graduating high school, a 20 percent jump. William Brangham talks to Joe O’Shea of Florida State University for more on the broader trend of deferring college.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia walk from Marine One to board Air Force One upon their departure from O'Hare Airport in Chicago April 7, 2016.    REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSE37T
  • What it’s like to be arrested while suffering mental illness
    Paton Blough has two labels he will have to bear for the rest of his life: “bipolar” and “convicted felon.” Having been arrested during his delusional episodes, Blough uses his experiences to help train police officers in crisis management when dealing with the mentally ill.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2016
  • How farmer-philanthropist Howard Buffett is planting hope
    Howard Buffett, son of billionaire Warren Buffett, has an ambitious life goal: ending world hunger. As a farmer and philanthropist, his focus is on reviving African agriculture, which has suffered massive production failures. In collaboration with The Atlantic, Judy Woodruff charts Buffett’s efforts to boost food security for billions.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

  • What to expect from Tuesday’s Indiana primary
    A pivotal presidential primary in the Republican race to the White House is two days away in Indiana. With 57 Republican delegates, Indiana is the largest delegate prize left of the 10 remaining states except for California. Political reporter Zach Osowski with the Evansville Courier and Press in Indiana joins Soledad O’Brien to discuss.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2016
    File photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters
  • Are airstrikes successfully weakening ISIS?
    The Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria has drawn an estimated 38,000 recruits from all over the world, including the U.S. But the Pentagon recently said recruits have dropped from 2,000 a month to 500, in part because of U.S.-led airstrikes. Joining Soledad O’Brien to discuss is national security adviser and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Doug Ollivant.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2016
    Smoke and flames rise over a hill near the Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 23, 2014.  U.S. military forces again focused air strikes on the area near the Syrian city of Kobani in their campaign to turn back Islamic State forces and also hit oil facilities held by the militant group, the U.S. Central Command said on Thursday.     Photo By Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
  • Wait list grows as NOLA public defenders refuse cases
    The right to counsel is a constitutional guarantee. Yet government spending on public defenders has fallen, leading 43 states to require indigent clients pay part of their legal fees. In Louisiana, budget cuts have created a backlog in the court system as public defenders have started to refuse cases. NewsHour special correspondent John Larson reports from New Orleans.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2016
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Saturday, April 30, 2016

  • Teen birthrate reaches all-time low, a CDC report says
    The teenage birthrate has reached an all-time low. During the last 25 years the teen birthrate has plummeted from 62 births per one thousand teenage women to 24 per thousand, according to a report released this week by the CDC. The organization’s director of reproductive health, Dr. Wanda Barfield, joins NewsHour Weekend to discuss the findings.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2016
    Three other pregnancies in the US have also been affected but they were not carried to term, the agency said. Photo courtesy Alfredo Ausina and Getty Images
  • How ex-convicts are adapting after three strikes reform
    60 to 70 percent of former inmates fail to land a job in their first year out of prison, according to the Justice Department. A new documentary called “the Return” chronicles the struggle of ex-convicts as they look for work, try to restore relationships and cope with other problems. NewsHour special correspondent Alison Stewart spoke with the directors, Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2016
    An inmate waits for a visitor at the California Institution for Men state prison in Chino, California. The Obama administration said its proposal would make it easier for ex-convicts to secure work if inquiries about their criminal history were delayed until an offer of employment has been made. Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
  • 70 years on, searching for artwork looted by the Nazis
    For many Jewish families whose property was stolen, the theft was compounded by murder in concentration camps. For survivors, children and grandchildren, finding the missing art can be an international decades-long search through archives and across continents, into the archives of museums, galleries and auction houses. NewsHour’s Phil Hirschkorn reports.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

  • Honoring the bison as America’s national mammal
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, the Senate unanimously passed legislation designating the American bison as the country’s national mammal, in recognition of the bison’s historical and contemporary significance. The bill, which passed through the House Tuesday, will now head to the White House for approval.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s primary sweep
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the increasing likelihood of Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, how Hillary Clinton’s is playing off one of Trump’s remarks and how Sen. Bernie Sanders can still influence the race.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2016
  • GOP candidates jockey for delegate support in Virginia
    After Donald Trump’s sweeping wins across five Northeastern states Tuesday, his trailing opponents are redoubling their efforts to keep the GOP front-runner from a delegate majority. In Virginia, Trump may have won the primary, but that was just the first step in selecting the state’s convention delegates. John Yang reports on the politicking at a Republican convention in that key swing state.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after speaking to the California GOP convention in Burlingame, California April 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam  - RTX2C7JE
  • Chain of errors led to U.S. bombing of Afghan hospital
    The Pentagon revealed that the bombing of an Afghan hospital occurred when U.S. forces preemptively fired to clear the way for an Afghan offensive. U.S. and Afghan forces were not under fire when U.S. aircraft destroyed the hospital. Hari Sreenivasan takes an in-depth look at the series of errors with Jamie McIntyre of the Washington Examiner.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2016
  • Preparing for survival mode on a hike across the Silk Road
    Three years ago, Pulitzer-winning journalist Paul Salopek embarked on a decade-long walk around the world, charting the path of the original human emigrants who left their birthplace in eastern Africa to spread across the globe. As he prepares to follow the Silk Road from Central Asia into China, Salopek checks in with Hari Sreenivasan to reflect on his journey thus far and what lies ahead.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2016
  • Remixing a musical that brought new sounds and moves
    Almost everything has been forgotten about "Shuffle Along," the 1921 Broadway musical written, performed and directed by African Americans. But the production was hugely influential, altering the evolution of the art form. Now there's a new "Shuffle Along," a new musical about the original, starring Audra McDonald and choreography by Savion Glover. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2016
    shuffle along

Thursday, April 28, 2016

  • News Wrap: U.S. soldiers disciplined for accidental bombing
    In our news wrap Thursday, 16 U.S. military personnel, including a general, reportedly received administrative punishments for the mistaken bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42. Also, Vice President Joe Biden made an unannounced visit to Iraq, hoping to resolve the political gridlock and corruption that have paralyzed the government’s efforts to combat the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
    U.S. Army General John Campbell, the commander of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speaks beside a Kunduz city map during a news conference at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, November 25, 2015. The U.S. investigation into a deadly Oct. 3 strike on a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz concluded it was a tragic accident caused primarily by human error, Campbell said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Massoud Hossaini/Pool - RTX1VT9Y
  • Hospitals and doctors in Aleppo 'difficult to replace'
    Twenty-seven people were reportedly killed by a suspected Syrian government airstrike on a hospital in Aleppo. Hari Sreenivasan learns more about the bombing and the medical facility that was targeted from Pablo Marco of Doctors Without Borders.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
    Children walk near garbage in the al-Jazmati neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on April 22, 2016. Photo by Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters
  • Both parties bring delegate fight to Indiana primary
    For Sen. Ted Cruz, his presidential campaign is now all about Indiana and trying to stop Donald Trump. But it was a former congressional colleague who made headlines for criticizing Cruz, reports John Yang. Judy Woodruff talks with Domenico Montanaro of NPR about the delegate scramble going into the final contests and previews the Indiana primary with Brandon Smith of Indiana Public Radio.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz addresses a campaign rally where he announced Carly Fiorina as his running mate in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTX2BYJL
  • How N.C.'s bathroom law sparked a business backlash
    North Carolina’s High Point Market is the largest furniture industry trade show in the world. But weeks before designers and retailers arrived, the state legislature passed a law on the use of bathrooms and discrimination targeted at LGBT people, sparking outrage and protests. Special correspondent Roben Farzad explores the economic fallout as the backlash and boycotts spread.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
    Protesters march to show their opposition against what they called 'Hate Bill 2,' which they urged lawmakers to repeal as legislators convened for a short session in Raleigh, North Carolina April 25, 2016. RREUTERS/Marti Maguire - RTX2BMD1
  • An inside look at Obama’s criminal justice reforms
    Top senators revealed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill on Thursday that includes changes to sentencing guidelines for some offenders and the creation of reentry programs for newly released prisoners. The move comes as the Obama administration is pushing its own series of initiatives. Judy Woodruff talks to Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates for more on that effort.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
    U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) (L) and Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) participate in a news conference about proposed criminal sentencing reform legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2C3DR
  • A bold plan to stop life from disappearing from the Earth
    Biologist and Pulitzer winner E.O. Wilson has spent his life studying animals and fighting for their conservation. As species go extinct at 1,000 times the normal rate thanks to human interference, Wilson’s new book “Half Earth” holds a bold plan to preserve the world’s biodiversity: set aside half of the entire planet for natural habitats. Jeffrey Brown talks to Wilson for more.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
    Photo by Frank Carlson