Friday, March 25, 2016

  • News Wrap: Suicide bomber strikes soccer game in Iraq
    In our news wrap Friday, a suicide bomber struck a soccer stadium south of Baghdad, killing 29 people and injuring dozens more. Also, heavy fighting raged in Palmyra as Syrian government forces, supported by Russian airstrikes, fought to recapture the city from the Islamic State and open up eastern Syria.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

  • Why economic anxiety is driving voters to ‘Trumpism’
    Economic anxiety has taken center stage in this year’s election, driving many angry voters to rally behind Donald Trump. According to conservative Charles Murray, this anxiety can be traced back to deep-seated feelings of marginalization among working class families, exacerbated by the perceived disconnect between themselves and the political elite. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2016
    A supporter for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a sign during a campaign event in Hickory, North Carolina March 14, 2016. Photo by Chris Keane/Reuters
  • Barney Frank takes on Sanders, ‘too big to fail’ argument
    It’s been a common theme this campaign season: Are our banks still too big to fail? Former treasury official Neel Kashkari and presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders have both shared their concerns with the NewsHour. For another perspective on the argument, Jeffrey Brown talks to Barney Frank, former Democratic congressman and co-author of the regulatory Dodd-Frank bill.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2016
    A man uses a Citibank automated teller machine at a branch in Washington January 19, 2010. Citigroup Inc posted a $7.6 billion quarterly loss on costs related to repayment of U.S. bailout funds and still-high loan losses, but the bank's shares edged higher as some investors saw glimmers of hope. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTR292W2
  • How N.C. signed a bill dubbed most anti-LGBT law in the U.S.
    A new North Carolina law restricts protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people by repealing a city ordinance that would allow inclusive bathrooms. In addition, the law bars any city from passing anti-discrimination legislation. John Yang explores the implications with Dominic Holden of Buzzfeed News and Loretta Boniti of Time Warner Cable News.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2016
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  • Inventor Ray Kurzweil sees immortality in our future
    What if we could overcome disease and aging to extend our lives indefinitely? Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil says that's a reality that's coming soon. Kurzweil reflects on the exponential growth of technology and the promise of immortality.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2016
  • News Wrap: U.S. indicts 7 hackers for attacks on banks
    In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. has indicted seven computer hackers with ties to Iran’s government for malware attacks that cost American financial institutions tens of millions of dollars. Also, government troops opened an offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2016
    Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (L-R), Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch hold a news conference to announce indictments on Iranian hackers for a coordinated campaign of cyber attacks in 2012 and 2013 on several U.S. banks and a New York dam, at the Justice Department in Washington March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSC30U

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

  • In the Philippines, sex trafficking moves online
    Sex tourism has long been a scourge in the Philippines. But now there's a disturbing new trend in the trafficking of mostly young women and children: vulnerable victims are being lured online and tricked into the trade. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2016
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  • News Wrap: Obama defends strategy against terrorism
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Obama defended his strategy against international terrorism and rejected Republican calls for expanded use of torture and aggressive military action during a news conference in Buenos Aires. Also, Sen. Ted Cruz blasted the president’s foreign policies at an event in New York, saying his “weakness and appeasement” gave rise to Islamic terrorism.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a conference at Buenos Aires' Town Hall, March 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci - RTSBYJR
  • Why Europe has a problem of Islamic State terrorism
    European nations are boosting their national security efforts in the wake of the recent terrorist bombings in Brussels. How great a threat is the Islamic State group to Europe? Gwen Ifill sits down with former State Department official Daniel Benjamin and Joby Warrick of The Washington Post to learn more.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2016
    Police control the access to Brussels central train station following Tuesday's bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 23, 2016.    REUTERS/Vincent Kessler - RTSBVKS
  • Finding friendship in the wreckage of war and revolution
    After his last deployment to Afghanistan, decorated Marine veteran and writer Elliot Ackerman went to report on the civil war in Syria. What he found was friendship and a shared disillusion over the hopes of revolution. In this essay, Ackerman explores the deep wounds and strong bonds forged by war.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2016
  • Bernie Sanders’s plan to destroy ISIS
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his approach to rallying Mideast allies to destroy the Islamic State militant group and the path to winning the Democratic nomination despite his delegate deficit.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally in Salt Lake City, Utah March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart  - RTSBJWF
  • Supreme Court hears birth control battle
    The Supreme Court heard its fourth challenge to the Affordable Care Act, this one from religious nonprofits demanding exemption from the requirement to provide insurance coverage for birth control, claiming the mandate violates federal laws protecting religious freedoms. Gwen Ifill talks to Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal for more details on the case.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2016
    Sister Loraine McGuire with Little Sisters of the Poor speaks to the media after Zubik v. Burwell, an appeal brought by Christian groups demanding full exemption from the requirement to provide insurance covering contraception under the Affordable Care Act, was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSBXHB
  • The newest sonic time capsule from the Library of Congress
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, the Library of Congress added 25 new sound recordings to the National Recording Registry. This year’s picks include Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” by the Supremes and the fourth quarter radio call of Wilt Chamberlain’s record-breaking 100-point game.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2016
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

  • How the Pacific Northwest is preparing for a major tsunami
    It’s when, not if, the Pacific Northwest is due for a major seismic disaster; scientists say there’s a 37 percent chance one could strike in the next 50 years. FEMA estimates such an earthquake and resulting tsunami could kill thousands and leave a million more homeless. But some concerned coastal communities are working to make sure they’re ready when it hits. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2016
  • Innovative program aims to mend broken lives of foster kids
    For kids growing up in foster care, personal traumas and frequent moves from home-to-home and school-to-school have led to grim educational outcomes. Only about half finish high school, and of that group only 20 percent go on to college. The NewsHour's April Brown reports from Pittsburgh on one effort to improve lives and opportunities for children in the system.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2016
  • Uncertain times for refugees on the migrant trail in Greece
    The UN refugee agency is refusing to cooperate with European authorities in processing and deporting the migrants stranded in Greece -- a move that could destabilize the recent deal with Turkey to stem the migrant flow. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant was on the island of Lesbos as the last boats arrived from Turkey after an EU deadline that effectively closed the refugee trail.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2016
    A refugee boy, rescued at open sea, is helped to disembark a Frontex patrol vessel at the port of Mytilene on the Lesbos island, Greece March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTSBKW8
  • With all Cuba watching, Obama offers hopeful possibilities
    In a speech broadcast into homes across Cuba, President Obama declared he had come to bury the rivalries of the Cold War and urged Congress to end the 54-year trade embargo, while calling on the Castro government to improve commercial ties and embrace the different voices of the Cuban people. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama makes a speech to the Cuban people in the Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso in Havana, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer        EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE - RTSBQPQ

Monday, March 21, 2016

  • Obama and Castro share differences, goodwill during visit
    Breaking decades of hostility and suspicion, President Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro Monday in a historic trip to the communist island. The two heads of state even took questions -- a rarity for Cuba’s government -- during which the issue of human rights struck a nerve. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2016
    TOPSHOT - US President Barack Obama (L) and Cuban President Raul Castro meet at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016. US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro met Monday in Havana's Palace of the Revolution for groundbreaking talks on ending the standoff between the two neighbors. Obama, meeting Castro for only the third time for formal talks, was the first US president in Cuba since 1928.  AFP PHOTO/ NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Donald Trump unveils team of foreign policy advisers
    Foreign policy dominated the day in the race for the White House. Republican front-runner Donald Trump revealed the first members of his foreign policy team during a trip to Washington, where he met with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and others to discuss policies and campaign strategy. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton denounced Trump before pro-Israel group AIPAC. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2016
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is followed by the media as he walks from a meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Washington, March 21, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTSBITQ
  • Why most 2016 candidates are speaking at AIPAC
    Tamara Keith of NPR and Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Hillary Clinton’s remarks to AIPAC, Donald Trump’s meeting with Republicans in Washington, the campaign pivot to the general election race, what to look for in Tuesday’s primary contests and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s words about Trump on social media.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2016
  • How FARC rebels are preparing for peace
    After decades of evading the Colombian military, FARC rebels are emerging from the jungle. Special correspondents Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico offer an exclusive look at the FARC perspective amid peace talks to end the world's longest-running conflict.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2016
    After decades of evading the Colombian military, FARC rebels are emerging from the jungle. Special correspondents Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico offer an exclusive look at the FARC perspective amid peace talks to end the world's longest-running conflict.
  • The choice of fear in a city targeted by terrorists
    Decorated Marine veteran and writer Elliot Ackerman lives with his family in Istanbul -- the site of four suicide bombings this year alone. Finding himself confronted by violence again, Ackerman reflects on living in a place targeted by terrorists.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2016
    A man places carnations at the scene of a suicide bombing at Istiklal street, a major shopping and tourist district, in central Istanbul, Turkey March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSBBXH
  • Monday night tradition keeps the Village Vanguard swinging
    At the world famous Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City, Monday nights have meant big band music for 50 years, stretching back to the days of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. For the jazz impresarios there today, playing in the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is more than just a gig -- it’s being part of a tradition. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2016
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  • How will U.S. detente change Cuba?
    What does President Obama’s historic visit mean for a new era of U.S.-Cuban relations? Gwen Ifill talks to Laura Trevelyan of BBC World News America for the view from the ground, and Judy Woodruff turns to María de los Angeles Torres of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Roger Noriega of the American Enterprise Institute for more on the implications and impact of the president’s visit.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuba's President Raul Castro shake hands during  a meeting with both countries' delegations on the second day of Obama's visit to Cuba, in Havana March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTSBING

Sunday, March 20, 2016

  • Turkey-EU deal aimed at migrant crisis comes into effect
    NewsHour Special Correspondent Malcom Brabant joins Alison Stewart from Lesbos, Greece, to discuss the new migrant deal between Turkey and the European Union, aimed at stopping illegal immigration.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2016
    A girl is covered with a blanket as refugees and migrants arrive on a dinghy on the shore near the city of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos, March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTSBA5O
  • Finding parallels of political dissatisfaction
    A recent poll revealed that only 21 percent of Americans think the country is heading in the right direction. So what happens in a democratic society where understandable grievances have tuned many citizens angry? NewsHour Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield looks back at a long-ago late winter and two nations that responded in very different ways.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2016
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  • Building a new era of U.S.-Cuba relations
    Christopher Sabatini, a professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, joins Alison Stewart to discuss President Obama's historic visit to Cuba and the new era of U.S.-Cuba relations.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama boards Air Force One to travel to Cuba from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTSBCJV
  • Sheldon Harnick looks back on 50 years of 'Fiddler'
    More than 50 years after the Broadway premiere of "Fiddler on the Roof," the musical's universal story continues to resonate with audiences seeing its fifth revival, which opened in December. NewsHour's Zachary Green sits down with the musical's 91-year-old lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, who discusses the show's inspiration, meaning and legacy.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2016