Wednesday, December 16, 2015

  • Both sides get a little something in bipartisan spending deal
    Members of Congress made a sweeping deal to fund government through next fall and extend dozens of tax cuts. Political director Lisa Desjardins discusses what went into the agreement with Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015
  • Humans of New York gives U.S.-bound refugees a voice
    Brandon Stanton stops random people on the street, takes their photo and learns what about their personal stories makes them unique. He's the photographer behind Humans of New York, a blog and social media feeds seen by millions. Lately Stanton has traveled to Turkey and Jordan to visit refugees and share their accounts with his international audience. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015
    Humans of New York
  • Freddie Gray's stepfather: We are not upset with jury
    Flanked by Freddie Gray's mother and attorney Billy Murphy, Gray's stepfather Richard Shipley read a statement. "We are not at all upset with them, neither should the public be upset," he said. "They did the best they could." A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after the jury in the trial of Officer William G. Porter, the first of six connected to Gray's death, said it was hung on all counts.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015
  • Baltimore mayor responds to mistrial in first Gray case
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Kevin Davis hold a news conference Wednesday after a judge declared a mistrial in the first of six cases related to the April 19 death of Freddie Gray.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015
  • Refugee's story reaches thousands on 'Humans of New York'
    Brandon Stanton, photographer of "Humans of New York" fame, recently traveled to Turkey and Jordan to document the lives of refugees from Syria who have been displaced. While he was there, he worked with Aya Abdullah, a young Iraqi refugee who was recently denied entry to the U.S. over undisclosed "security concerns." She joined the NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan for a Skype conversation.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

  • What stagnant diversity means for America's newsrooms
    As racial concerns continue to rise to the surface across America, is the media doing enough to tell the stories of people of color? Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault speaks to Richard Prince of the Maynard Institute about the industry’s struggle with diversity.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2015
    Businessman reading newspaper in hotel lobby
  • Terror threat shuts down schools across Los Angeles
    Public schools in Los Angeles -- 1,200 in all -- were closed after a threatening email from Germany warned of mass violence, from guns to bombs to nerve gas. Officials in New York say they received a similar message, but discounted it as a hoax, leaving schools open. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2015
    A sign announcing no school is pictured at Aldama Elementary School in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California December 15, 2015. All schools in Los Angeles, the second largest school district in the United States, were closed on Tuesday after officials reported receiving an unspecified threat to the district and ordered a search of all schools in the city. REUTERS/Jason Redmond - RTX1YUE7
  • National security focus puts GOP establishment in spotlight
    As the Republican presidential candidates prepare for their fifth debate, political director Lisa Desjardins reports on how the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have fueled a new urgency for discussing national security on the campaign trail, and how that’s translated in the polls.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2015
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Governor Jeb Bush (L) speaks as U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R) looks on during the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young - RTS6E9H
  • Baltimore braces as Freddie Gray jury wrestles with a deadlock
    The jury in the first trial on the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray returned after two days of deliberations to say they are deadlocked. Gray’s fatal injuries while in Baltimore police custody exposed deep cracks in the city’s criminal justice system and sparked protests. Gwen Ifill speaks to Juliet Linderman of the Associated Press about the charges against Officer William Porter.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2015
    Baltimore Police officer William Porter approaches the court House in Baltimore on Nov. 30. Porter is one of six Baltimore City police officer charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. Photo by Patrick Samansky/Pool via Reuters
  • Can you trust your financial adviser? Labor Department wants new rules
    A battle is brewing on Capitol Hill over the advice and fees financial advisers can use with their customers. The Department of Labor has proposed new rules to ensure that retirement experts have their clients' best interests at heart. William Brangham joins Gwen Ifill to discuss.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2015
    Couple signing contract
  • How building a better battery would change the game for renewable energy
    Wind can be a bountiful resource in Tehachapi, California, but not necessarily at the right time. There turbines generate the most energy at night, when the wind blows hardest, and the demand is the lowest. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on the wider push for electricity storage solutions that may enable renewables to have a greater impact on the grid.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2015
    A section of the Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm is pictured in Tehachapi, California June 19, 2013.    REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY) - RTX10UQR
  • Why Bill Murray gets up to recite poetry every year
    Bill Murray loves poetry. He loves poetry so much he trades comedic one-liners for lines of poetry at a yearly benefit for Poets House, a nonprofit library and cultural center in New York City. Special correspondent Francesca Maxime reports.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2015
    MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - DECEMBER 04:  Bill Murray attends the Tribute To Bill Murray during the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival on December 4, 2015 in Marrakech, Morocco.  (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Wireimage)

Monday, December 14, 2015

  • Will the Paris accord change our climate outlook?
    Will the historic global climate accord lead to historic results? Judy Woodruff gets reaction from Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute and Fred Krupp of the Environmental Defense Fund.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
    A woman walks past a map showing the elevation of the sea in the last 22 years during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Stephane Mahe  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTX1Y96P
  • Can a GOP that’s tough on immigration win over Latino voters?
    Latino voters have emerged as a crucial bloc, in next year’s election and beyond. Are GOP candidates like Donald Trump doing more harm than good when it comes to expanding the party's base? William Brangham reports from Washington state one what one conservative group, bankrolled by the billionaire Koch brothers, is doing to recruit voters.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
    Latino leaders and immigration reform supporters gather at Farrand Field on the campus of the University of Colorado to launch "My Country, My Vote," a 12-month voter registration campaign to mobilize Colorado's Latino, immigrant and allied voters October 28, 2015. The rally was held ahead of a forum held by CNBC before the U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Boulder. REUTERS/Evan Semon    - RTX1TQD8
  • What’s behind the Ted Cruz surge?
    Recent polls show Sen. Ted Cruz gaining ground in the Republican presidential race, while Ben Carson is slipping. Gwen Ifill speaks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about Cruz’s surge and what to watch for in the upcoming GOP debate Tuesday night.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign stop at a Pizza Ranch restaurant in Newton, Iowa November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTX1WER2
  • News Wrap: Egyptian assessment doesn't call Russian jet crash terror attack
    In our news wrap Monday, Egyptian investigators say the crash of a Russian passenger get can't be called terrorism yet, despite Russian, American and British statements that a bomb was probably to blame. Also, President Obama insisted that coalition forces are hitting back at Islamic State militants "harder than ever."
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
    A military investigator from Russia stands near the debris of a Russian airliner at its crash site at the Hassana area in Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015. Egyptian authorities have detained two employees of Sharm al-Sheikh airport in connection with the downing of a Russian jet on October 31, killing all 224 people on board, two security officials said on November 17, 2015. Picture taken November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RTS7I1S
  • Roadblock creates bottleneck of stranded migrants in Greece
    Syrian, Afghan and Iraqi migrants are assured a relatively swift passage through Europe, but migrants of other nationalities arriving on the shores of Greece are finding the gates have been shut. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from the Greek island of Lesbos on what options these stranded migrants face.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
    Migrants, who were stranded between Greece and Macedonia, rest next to placards hung on a metal fence, outside the Tae Kwon Do stadium at the southern suburb of Faliro, in Athens, Greece, December 14, 2015.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTX1YMFW
  • Paris summit ends with major climate blueprint
    Delegates from 195 countries celebrated a landmark climate deal in Paris -- a moment of success after years of failure. The agreement lays out a number of goals and timelines, including keeping the global temperature rise well below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. While President Obama chimed in with praise, it has also met with criticism from protesters, as well as GOP lawmakers. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
    From L-R, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, President-designate of COP21 and French President Francois Hollande react during the final plenary session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12, 2015.     REUTERS/Stephane Mahe  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTX1YERL
  • Italian olive trees are withering from this deadly bacteria
    The Salento region in southern Italy is synonymous with its renowned olive groves, some of which are thousands of years old. But a deadly bacteria, which causes trees to wither, is threatening a critical part of Salento's livelihood and very identity. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
A picture taken on November 4, 2014, shows olives in an olive tree in Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano in the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. Corsica is on alert to protect olive trees against a killer bacteria coming from Italy, the Xylella fastidiosa, which has already wreaked havoc in the Italian region Apulia (Puglia) and threatens the entire Mediterranean orchard. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA        (Photo credit should read PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Parents, beware the cost of over-helping your kids
    Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of “How to Raise an Adult,” shares her essay on why she believes it is important for parents to get over overparenting.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2015
    Portrait of mother hugging daughter in kitchen

Sunday, December 13, 2015

  • NIH ends all medical testing on chimpanzees
    The National Institutes of Health has decided that it will no longer allow its chimpanzees to be used for biomedical research for human health. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2015
    Young common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) on tree, Africa
  • What does the climate change accord mean for the U.S.?
    Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York Michael Levi joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the climate change summit deal reached in Paris.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2015
    A woman walks past a map showing the elevation of the sea in the last 22 years during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Stephane Mahe  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTX1Y96P
  • World powers seek unity government in Libya to deter ISIS
    Governments from Europe, Africa and the Middle East are calling for all sides in Libya's four-year civil war to agree to a ceasefire. Delegations from 17 countries discussed a UN plan to create a national unity government within 40 days. Reuters reporter Patrick Markey joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Algiers to discuss.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2015
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a meeting in Rome, Italy, December 13, 2015. Western powers on Sunday met envoys from Libya's political factions to nudge them towards agreeing on a unity government, hoping this would stop the spread of Islamic State militancy in the chaotic North African country. REUTERS/Remo Casilli - RTX1YHQQ
  • Laws that target the homeless on the rise
    Like many cities with temperate climates, Sarasota, Florida, is struggling with a growing homeless population. A lawsuit against the city argues that the issuance of citations for sleeping outside while there's a lack of resources available has criminalized homelessness. Meanwhile the City of Sarasota says it’s working hard to help homeless residents. Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2015
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Saturday, December 12, 2015

  • Why ISIS poses a 'new threat' when it comes to terrorism
    Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin stands at the helm of the U.S government's fight against two growing international problems, terrorism and hacking, overseeing criminal cases brought against ISIS supporters and those involving the hacking of private companies and government agencies. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2015
    WASHINGTON, DC- APRIL 25: John Carlin is the new head of the National Security Division at the Dept. of Justice.
(Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
  • How Denmark aims to run on clean energy
    In Denmark, officials have taken strides to minimize the effects of climate change by converting from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources like wind and solar power. Over the next 35 years, the country aspires to become the first nation on earth to run completely, including transportation, on clean energy. NewsHour Special Correspondent Lisa Desai reports.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2015
    Steam billows from the cooling towers of Vattenfall's Jaenschwalde brown coal power station behind wind turbines near Cottbus, eastern Germany December 2, 2009. Most world leaders plan to attend a climate summit in Copenhagen December 7-18, boosting chances that a new U.N. deal to fight climate change will be reached, host Denmark said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski (GERMANY - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT) - RTXRDD5
  • Inside the landmark climate change deal reached in Paris
    Negotiators from nearly every country in the world unanimously agreed to a landmark agreement Saturday to combat climate change, pledging to reduce their emissions from burning fossil fuels. It's the first-ever climate pact to commit all countries to take action. To discuss the details of the deal, Wall Street Journal reporter Matt Dalton joins Hari Sreenivasan from Paris.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2015
    Environmentalists hold a banner which reads, "Crank up the Action" at a protest demonstration near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) continues near the French capital in Le Bourget, December 12, 2015. Photo by Mal Langsdon/Reuters

Friday, December 11, 2015

  • How Speaker Ryan is retooling the GOP agenda
    In his first four working weeks, new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan presided over passage of a $600 billion defense bill, a bill to tighten screening of Syrian refugees and a five-year highway bill. Political director Lisa Desjardins offers a closer look at Ryan’s agenda, then joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the funding deadline.
    Original Air Date: December 11, 2015
    House passes year-end spending bill. Photo by Reuters and Gary Cameron