Thursday, February 26, 2015

  • Former Sen. Jim Webb tests Democratic waters for 2016
    Jim Webb, former senator of Virginia, as well as a veteran, author and the former secretary of the Navy, is one of several men and women who may decide to run for the White House next year. Webb joins Judy Woodruff to discuss American economic challenges, how to handle the Islamic State and what motivates him to consider a presidential bid.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2015
  • Foreign policy fires up crowd at CPAC
    More than a dozen Republicans considering presidential runs spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, the country’s largest gathering of conservative activists. Fresh from the conference, political director Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill to take stock of this year’s CPAC.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2015
    Governor Bobby Jindal arrives to speak at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland
  • How did Mohammed Emwazi become 'Jihadi John'?
    A day after the U.S. arrest of three men attempting to join the Islamic State, officials identified the man known as “Jihadi John,” an IS militant who has been seen in brutal videos executing hostages. What motivated Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen, to embrace extremism? Judy Woodruff talks to Peter Neumann of King's College London about Westerners who may be drawn to terrorism.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

  • News Wrap: FBI arrests two in NY who planned to join IS
    In our news wrap Wednesday, FBI agents arrested two men in New York who were allegedly planning to join Islamic State forces in Syria. Also, Kurdish fighters in Syria cut off a key Islamic State supply line from Iraq. Amid the fighting, IS seized up to 150 Christians from the area.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2015
  • Art empowers and preserves Houston community
    Two decades ago, Houston’s Third Ward was struggling with crime, drugs and abandoned homes. Back then, Rick Lowe was one of many artists who bought and transformed area row houses into spaces for work, exhibition and as art itself, bringing both beauty and stability to the community. Now there are concerns that gentrification threatens to push out longtime residents. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2015
  • Does China have a secret plan to take America’s place?
    In the bestselling but controversial new book "The Hundred-Year Marathon," author and former Pentagon official Michael Pillsbury argues that China is angling to replace the United States as a global superpower. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner interviews Pillsbury about what he thinks the U.S. can do to counteract the “secret strategy.”
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2015
  • Why tech companies struggle with gender equality
    A discrimination lawsuit in California involving a former employee at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm signals another instance of that industry being critiqued for its treatment of women. Jeffrey Brown talks to Nicole Sanchez of Vaya Consulting and Nellie Bowles of Re/code.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2015
    Businesswoman in office working on computer. Photo illustration by Getty Images
  • Do business dress codes trump religious freedom?
    The Supreme Court is considering a case brought by a young Muslim woman who was not hired for a job at a clothing store after she wore a headscarf to the interview. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal offers background on the case, plus Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Rae Vann of the Equal Employment Advisory Council and civil rights attorney Munia Jabbar.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2015
  • What’s dividing Republicans over Homeland Security funding
    With just days before the deadline to fund Homeland Security, it’s congressional Republicans who are divided over blocking President Obama’s immigration reform efforts and avoiding a shutdown. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the political battles at the Capitol.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2015
    The logo of the Department of Homeland Security is seen at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Washington, DC, February 25, 2015. House democrats see the GOP's security strategy as a political blunder. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

  • Local officials feel the pressure when Congress won’t act
    While Congress debates how to move forward on Department of Homeland Security funding, thousands of county officials from across the U.S. are on Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to act on a wide range of issues, including immigration. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Liz Archuleta of Coconino County in Arizona and Glen Whitley of Tarrant County in Texas about the local impact of political gridlock.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2015
    A federal judge in Texas blocked President Obama's executive action on immigration. Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post
  • As diversity increases, will U.S. be more or less divided?
    The United States is rapidly transforming into a more diverse, more educated and older nation. Gwen Ifill talks to Karlyn Bowman of the American Enterprise Institute and Ruy Teixeira of the Center for American Progress about a special collaborative report that analyzes the implications of these changes and what they mean for American politics.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2015
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  • Special courts take on criminal cases of troubled veterans
    Around the country, special courts are set up for former military members who have been charged with crimes after returning to civilian life, and who may be struggling with PTSD. Judges, lawyers, probation officers and others work together to treat or punish each defendant. Special correspondent Spencer Michels reports on how the new approach can offer troubled veterans a path forward.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2015
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  • What President Obama’s veto means for Keystone’s future
    A bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline was the first order of business for the Republican-led Congress this year, and today that bill was vetoed by President Obama. Gwen Ifill gets two views from Jeremy Symons of the Environmental Defense Fund and Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2015
    A depot used to store pipes for Transcanada Corp's planned Keystone XL oil pipeline is seen in Gascoyne North Dakota
  • Feeding infants peanuts could reverse dramatic allergy rise
    Since 1997, the estimated percentage of children in the U.S. who are allergic to peanuts has quadrupled. A new study challenges conventional wisdom, suggesting that introducing peanuts into infants’ diets could prevent allergies later on. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2015
  • Raw Video: Manatees rescued from drain pipe in Florida
    Rescuers freed more than a dozen manatees from a drain pipe in Florida's Satellite Beach on Feb. 23 and 24, 2015.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2015
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Monday, February 23, 2015

  • Music helps with memory loss for band members with dementia
    Special correspondent Judy Mueller reports on a band of musicians who also have Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia. They use music to stay active, socially connected and to find new purpose.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2015
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  • How tiger farming drives illegal poaching in the wild
    In “Blood of the Tiger,” author J.A. Mills examines the multi-billion dollar market for tigers -- a worldwide problem but most prominent in China. Jeffrey Brown interviews the author about how tiger farms drive mass demand for products made from tigers, and how that in turn spurs demand for wild animals via illegal hunting.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2015
  • Analyzing the impasse over Homeland Security
    Gwen Ifill speaks with Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report about Republican motives in the fight over funding the Department of Homeland Security, who to be on the lookout for at two upcoming conservative conferences, plus the politics behind the 2015 Academy Awards.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2015
  • Alan Turing’s family fights to correct historical injustice
    The 2015 Oscar winner “The Imitation Game” tells the story of British mathematician Alan Turing, whose early computer helped the allies win World War II. But the movie also brings attention to the anti-sodomy laws that drove Turing to suicide. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Peter Tatchell of the Peter Tatchell Foundation about getting justice for others convicted under the same laws.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2015
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  • Gazans suffer as post-war rebuilding lags
    More than six months since the war between Israel and Hamas, parts of Gaza look as if the conflict ended yesterday. Many who lost their homes still live in tents. Despite billions of dollars pledged to aid the reconstruction, little has actually reached Gaza so far. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2015
    A building in the town of Beit Lahia in the Gaza Strip that was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 51-day war in summer 2014, is seen here on Feb. 19, 2015. Photo by Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images
  • Why American students are struggling with small debts
    Student loan balances climbed to $1.2 trillion at the end of 2014, and delinquencies are rising even as they fall for most other types of debt. In fact, students with the smallest balances are most likely to default. Judy Woodruff learns more from Megan McClean of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and William Elliott of the University of Kansas.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2015
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

  • What will Wal-Mart's minimum wage hike mean for workers?
    Wal-Mart made news this week by announcing that it is raising the wages for its employees above the federal minimum wage of $7.23 an hour to $9 an hour and to $10 an hour next February. To discuss the broader implications, Shelly Banjo, a reporter for Quartz, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2015
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  • Millions of low-income people burdened by fuel insecurity
    During this time of year, millions of people across the country struggle to pay their heating bills. But how widespread is the issue of fuel insecurity, and what assistance is available? Mark Wolfe, Executive Director of the National Energy Assistance Directors Association, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2015
    Pedestrians walk along snow covered, MBTA subway rails on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston

Saturday, February 21, 2015

  • Viewers respond to lawsuits aimed at Colorado's legal pot
    Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments in response to last Saturday’s signature segment on the state of Nebraska suing the state of Colorado over the legalization of marijuana, which has increased the costs of law enforcement in the Cornhusker State.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2015
  • What do new nutrition recommendations mean for consumers?
    A government advisory committee made a series of recommendations this past week about what Americans should and shouldn't eat and drink, which will help shape the official guidelines being drawn by the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. For more about this, Alice Lichtenstein, a professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts University joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2015
    Thousands of Sodexo college cafeteria workers will regain their health benefits. Archive photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
  • How difficult will it be to recapture Mosul from ISIS?
    At a briefing this week, a U.S. official announced plans to take back Iraq’s second biggest city, Mosul, from Islamic State fighters who captured it last june. What are the chances that the operation will succeed? Douglas Ollivant, a military planner in Iraq who served on the National Security Council joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington D.C. with the latest.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2015
  • Low-income families struggle to cope with cool temperatures
    As the brutal winter drags on for parts of the country, many low-income families are struggling to pay their energy bills. In North Carolina, local governments are increasingly partnering with private nonprofit organizations to try to find new ways to help poor families stay warm in the winter. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2015
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  • Will Amazon threaten the future of French bookstores?
    In France, even though the price of books was fixed years ago to prevent price differentiation, some worry the country's thousands of bookstores may now be in jeopardy as more customers flock to online retailers, such as Amazon. The online giant has come under fire by French booksellers who believe the way it sells books is threatening their business and even undermining French culture.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2015