Monday, July 14, 2014

  • Comedian John Oliver on making fun of serious news
    John Oliver’s new comedy show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, has probed, poked fun and raised serious questions about a variety of news topics, from India’s elections to Supreme Court decisions. Oliver sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss being a comedian and not a newscaster, plus how he chooses his material and becoming more American.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
  • Former special envoy: Mideast cease-fire is most important
    Martin Indyk, former U.S. special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, joins chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner to discuss what it will take to end the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, the potential for a ground invasion and why both sides have to make gut-wrenching compromises.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
    Tensions Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border
  • Remembering writer and activist Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine Gordimer has died at the age of 90 at her home in Johannesburg. The Nobel Prize-winning writer and anti-apartheid activist used her pen to write damning indictments of South Africa's racial segregation. We look back at Charlayne Hunter-Gault’s 1987 interview with Gordimer about the prospect of having another book banned by the government.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
    Ulf Andersen Portraits - Nadine Gordimer
  • Fighting flares as Ukraine and Russia trade accusations
    Kiev blamed the Russians for shooting down a Ukrainian military plane, while Moscow accused Ukraine of killing a man on the Russian side of the border. Judy Woodruff talks to Sabrina Tavernise of The New York Times about the plane crash and the response to Kiev’s offensive against pro-Russian rebels.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
  • Is Citigroup’s $7 billion penalty a meaningful punishment?
    The Justice Department announced a $7 billion settlement with Citigroup over “egregious misconduct” related to mortgage securities in the lead-up to the financial crisis. Judy Woodruff gets details from Tony West, associate attorney general at the Department of Justice and the lead negotiator.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
    Citigroup Settles $7 Billion Suit With Justice Department
  • Nobel-winning South African author Nadine Gordimer in 1987
    Nadine Gordimer, a South African Nobel Prize-winning author who wrote about the oppression in her country during the apartheid-era, has died at the age of 90. She spoke with the NewsHour’s Charlayne Hunter-Gault in 1987.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
    Nadine Gordimer
  • John Oliver on British Culture, Downton Abbey
    "Last Week Tonight's" John Oliver, formerly of "The Daily Show," recently spoke to chief arts and culture correspondent Jeffrey Brown in New York about American fascination with British culture.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
    John Oliver talks to Jeffrey Brown

Sunday, July 13, 2014

  • Inspections into Iran's nuclear program must be expanded
    In order to broaden the inspections of Iran's nuclear program, New York Times reporter David Sanger tells Hari Sreenivasan that the country must allow inspections to take place throughout the country.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2014
  • Residents flee Northern Gaza after Israel warns of strikes
    Israel sent out warning leaflets Sunday telling residents in the northern Gaza strip to clear out. According to Reuters, the leaflets dropped into the town of Beit Lahiya said: "Those who fail to comply with the instructions to leave immediately will endanger their lives and the lives of their families. Beware." Josef Federman of the Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2014
  • Iraq military aid may offer little help
    Anthony Cordesman of the Center of Strategic and International Studies discusses the ongoing conflict in Iraq.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2014
    Iraqi troops raise up their weapons as they arrive to support the Sunni anti-Al-Qaeda militia Sahwa (Awakening) in its fight against anti-government militants, including from the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Anbar province on June 21, 2014 in the city of Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad. Photo by AFP/Getty Images
  • Dangerous scrap metal thefts on the rise
    Metal thefts, which have caused blackouts and traffic accidents, are on the rise in states across the country. A new Ohio state law aims to tackle this problem by regulating scrap yards.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2014
  • Local 'World Cup' brings Rio fervor to New York City
    "Cosmos Copa" is a New York City-based World Cup giving 40 international teams the chance to claim their own trophy. The all-male teams are local groups, comprised of amateur, semi-pro and former professional athletes representing their national heritage.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

  • Ukraine risks political tension as conflict intensifies
    Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses the impacts of escalating conflict in Ukraine.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2014
  • What's to come in the fighting between Israel and Hamas
    Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses what could happen next in the fighting between Israel and Hamas.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2014
  • Death toll mounts as Israeli bombs hit Gaza strip
    The latest round of Middle Eastern violence triggered by the kidnapping and murder of those three Jewish teenagers escalated again today when Israeli bombs destroyed a mosque on the Gaza strip. Israel said weapons were being stored there. At least 125 Palestinians have died during the recent fighting. For more, Josef Federman of the Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Jerusalem.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2014
  • What happens to your digital presence after death?
    There are nearly four billion registered e-mail accounts and more than one billion Facebook accounts worldwide. But what happens to all of that online information after we're gone? Entrepreneurs and legislative groups are trying to offer solutions and build awareness of the complications surrounding digital estate planning after death. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2014
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Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Federal highway funds face Congressional roadblock
    The federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money. Congress only has a few weeks to find more revenue, the Obama administration warned, or else the states will see a 28 percent reduction in federal funds, and 700,000 jobs will be at risk. The NewsHour’s Quinn Bowman reports from West Virginia on one project that depends on the funds, and those who could be affected.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2014
  • Shields and Brooks on suing the president
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including legal action by the U.S. House against President Obama, dwindling funds for the federal highway system, how to cope with the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border and the announcement that LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2014
  • Why LeBron’s return to Cleveland is perfect timing
    Ten-time NBA All-Star LeBron James is going home to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jeffrey Brown talks to Kevin Blackistone of the University of Maryland and Glenn Moore of to discuss motivations behind the move, and the expectations it has produced.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2014
    LeBron James, then No. 23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers, applies chalk to his hands prior to playing against the Washington Wizards during the 2008 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2008. James announced on Friday that he's returning to the Cavaliers, after four years with the Miami Heat. Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images
  • HIV returns in young child believed cured
    AIDS researchers announced a setback in the long search for a cure. Doctors believed that they had cured a baby girl by using aggressive and early treatment. But after years without requiring therapy, she tested positive for HIV during a follow-up visit. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, who has been involved with the case.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2014
  • Coaching parents on toddler talk to address word gap
    By age four, toddlers in low-income families hear 30 million fewer words than those in high-income families, according to researchers. As a result, these children tend to have smaller vocabularies and fall behind in reading. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on one program in Providence, Rhode Island, that gets low-income parents talking more to their toddlers.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2014
  • UN questions legality of Israel’s air campaign
    As the Palestinian death toll climbed past 100, the United Nations human rights office voiced concern that Israel’s air campaign may violate international law. The Israeli military defended its air strikes on Gaza and Israel’s prime minister said the offensive against Hamas would go on. Hamas continued to fire rockets and warned airlines to stay away from a major airport. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • Immigration judges push for more resources
    Changing a 2008 law that requires court hearings before deportations of children is part of a potential compromise that emerged on Capitol Hill today. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dana Leigh Marks of the National Association of Immigration Judges about the backlog of court cases, as well as a push for more transparency in the funding of immigration judiciary system.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
    Senate Holds Hearing On Obama Request For Funds For Child Immigrants
  • Graffiti artists in Brazil combat violence against women
    Brazilian street artists used the spotlight of the World Cup to highlight a problem close to home. Special correspondent Sophia Kruz of Detroit Public Television reports on a movement in Brazil to spread awareness of domestic violence through the art of graffiti.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
  • Exam tests students using real-life situations
    A new report finds that U.S. students’ financial literacy is only average compared to students worldwide. So what can be done to improve the performance of our schools? Education correspondent John Merrow reports on one test that may help American students compete more successfully in an increasingly global economy.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
  • Is Netflix the new TV?
    Netflix, an online streaming service, netted 31 Emmy nominations this year, while traditional over-the-air broadcast networks were shut out of the nominations for best drama almost entirely. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Meredith Blake of The Los Angeles Times about the growing shift toward consumer entertainment television online.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
  • How Hamas’ rocket stockpile may dry up
    The death toll continued to climb in Gaza as Israel ramped up its barrage of airstrikes. Judy Woodruff talks to Josef Federman of The Associated Press who is in Jerusalem about the potential of an Israeli ground invasion, the origins of Hamas’ stockpile of rockets and the disparity in risk-factors between the two sides.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
  • Is Germany overreacting to allegations of U.S. spying?
    Germany announced today that it is kicking America’s top spy out of the country after new reports of U.S. espionage. For debate on the expulsion request, Gwen Ifill talks to Mark Lowenthal, former Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council and Annette Heuser of the Bertelsmann Foundation about the timing of Germany’s revelation, and the potential harm to its partnership with the U.S.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2014
    Merkel Meets With Moldavian Prime Minister Leanca