Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Exploring GM’s payout plan for ignition switch victims
    To compensate victims of its deadly ignition switch problems, General Motors will pay at least $1 million for each death, plus $300,000 to surviving family members. Kenneth Feinberg, who has previously run high-profile funds for victims, will administer the GM program. He joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the settlement.
    Original Air Date: June 30, 2014
    Its a gloomy day for General Motors, who has been fined $35 million for failing to quickly report defects in the ignition switches of 2.6 million cars. Photo by Flickr user Ahren
  • Pediatric cancer survivors face additional health challenges
    Thanks to better treatments, more people are surviving cancer. But those treatments come with a downside: Survivors, especially those who got sick as children, are at greater risk for other health issues later. The NewsHour's Cat Wise profiles a clinic at the University of California, San Francisco that specializes in caring for survivors of pediatric cancer and studying their long-term health.
    Original Air Date: June 30, 2014
  • Supreme Court limits health care law’s contraception mandate
    The Supreme Court ruled that family-owned corporations with religious objections are not required to pay for the contraceptive coverage of employees or their dependents. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal offers background on the case and Judy Woodruff gets debate on the potential fallout from Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center and attorney Kevin Baine.
    Original Air Date: June 30, 2014
    Lori Windham, senior counsel for The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, joins supporters in front of the Supreme Court after the decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
  • Obama taps business executive to oversee troubled VA
    President Barack Obama nominated former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald on Monday to lead the troubled Veterans Affairs department.
    Original Air Date: June 30, 2014
  • Obama to take executive action on immigration reform
    President Barack Obama announced Monday that he would try to fix the nation’s immigration system on his own, taking executive action to advance long-stalled immigration reform.
    Original Air Date: June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • Administration will try Benghazi attack suspect in D.C.
    The suspect in the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, appeared in U.S. District Court on Saturday in the nation’s capitol. Yesterday, the suspect, Ahmed Abu Khatallah, plead not guilty. Representative Mike Rogers said he is being “compliant, but not cooperative” with interrogators. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Michael Schmidt, who is covering the case for the New York Times in D.C.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2014
  • Hospitals turning to data brokers for patient information
    A new report from Bloomberg News this week describes how hospitals are buying information about you in order to determine how likely you are to get sick and what it may cost to treat you. For more on this Shannon Pettypiece of Bloomberg News joins Hari Sreenivasan in New York.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2014
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  • Should rap lyrics be used as evidence in court?
    Based largely on a rap he wrote, and accounts of two witnesses given years after the shooting, rapper Antwain Steward was arrested and charged with double murder. Critics contend rap is a musical art form that should not be taken as evidence of criminal behavior. But some prosecutors say they don't buy the argument that the work is all fiction.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • Search for the missing Nigerian school girls continues
    The search for more than 200 missing schoolgirls seized two months ago continues in Nigeria. There have also been recent reports that more and more girls have been kidnapped from different locations. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Michelle Faul, the Nigeria bureau chief for the Associated Press, to discuss the latest news about the situation.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2014
    A screen grab from a video obtained by the AFP reportedly shows the nearly 300 girls kidnapped six months ago by Boko Haram in Nigeria.
  • 'Degenerate Art' exhibit explores Nazi assault on modern art
    An exhibit called ‘Degenerate Art’ on display until September at the Neue Galerie in New York offers a new look at the assault on modern art by the Nazis. The exhibit juxtaposes the classical 19th century paintings and sculptures that Hitler loved and accepted, with the abstract modern art that he hated and labeled "degenerate."
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2014
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  • Are generic drugs being delayed to market?
    Are less-expensive generic drugs being delayed to market by so-called "pay for delay" deals between drug companies? The deals happen after generic drug companies challenge the patents on brand-name drugs. The settlements include a date that the generic drug can enter the market, and in some cases, a payment from brand company to the generic company.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Why we’re all paying the cost of excessive drinking
    Excessive alcohol consumption accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age Americans each year, making it the fourth leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. And it's not just alcoholic drinkers at risk; partying, bingeing and daily drinking all take a toll. Hari Sreenivasan interviews Dr. Robert Brewer, co-author of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
  • Shields and Ponnuru on House GOP vs. Obama
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including how incumbents held their ground against the tea party in last Tuesday’s primaries, Rep. John Boehner’s threat to sue President Obama for abusing presidential powers, as well as accusations swirling around missing IRS emails.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
  • Trade deal locks Poroshenko and Russia in standoff
    In a move that angered Moscow, Ukraine’s new leader signed a trade deal to bring his country closer to Europe. Jeffrey Brown talks to Matthew Rojansky of the Wilson Center and Nikolas Gvosdev of the U.S. Naval War College about the challenges of implementing the deal, as well as the dilemma now facing Russian interests in seeking to stave off further western sanctions.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
  • Fixing the disconnect between Medicare and Medicaid
    Providing long term care at a reasonable cost — especially for low-income Americans who are elderly or have disabilities — has long been a challenge in the U.S. In California, long term care providers are coordinating in order to tackle the special challenges faced by those who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
  • Will an alternative to prime minister Maliki emerge in Iraq?
    Iraq’s top Shiite cleric ramped up pressure on politicians to agree on the nation’s next prime minister by Tuesday. Iraq’s current prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, continues to lose the confidence of former allies in the fight against ISIL insurgents. Judy Woodruff talks to Rob Nordland of the New York Times about the struggles to unite politically and what role U.S. is playing.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
  • Brian Knappenberger on 'The Internet's Own Boy'
    Aaron Swartz was a teen tech-prodigy who became a leader in the fight against regulation and privatization of information on the internet. His story is told in the new documentary, 'The Internet's Own Boy,' by filmmaker Brian Knappenberger.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
    Aaron Swartz. Photo courtesy Noah Berger

Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Pulitzer winner on seeing the big picture with poetry
    Vijay Seshadri says his early experience of being an immigrant allowed him to see the panorama of American society. The 2014 Pulitzer Prize poetry winner for his book “3 Sections” was born in Bangalore, India, and came to the U.S. when he was 5 years old, and eventually settled in New York. Jeffrey Brown talks to Seshadri about his approach to writing and what makes this a golden age of poetry.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
  • Team USA achieves goal of advancing to knockout round
    Despite a 0-1 defeat to Germany, U.S. fans cheered as their team advanced to the knockout round of 16 teams in the World Cup. Judy Woodruff turns to Matthew Futterman of The Wall Street Journal in Brazil to discuss the evolution of Team U.S.A., how the numbers added up to push them to the next level and why World Cup fever is spreading among American viewers.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
    USA v Germany: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
  • Whistleblowers come forward in Veterans Affairs scandal
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Dennis Wagner of The Arizona Republic about two whistleblowers who have emerged to make public accusations about problems within Veterans Affairs health system. One came forward with information about patients who died while waiting for medical care in Phoenix, while another claims she was fired after raising concerns.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
    The House is expected to pass the $17 billion overhaul of the VA and the Senate is expected to move quickly thereafter in order to resolve the issue before Congress breaks for its summer recess. Photo by Karen Gleier/Getty Images
  • Vibrant Cambodian lake may face less-fishy future
    Tonle Sap Lake is one of the most productive freshwater ecosystems in the world. But overfishing, climate change and plans to build a hydropower dams could threaten the animals that make their home in the body of water known as the beating heart of Cambodia. Hari Sreenivasan narrates a report in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting on efforts to track and maintain lake health.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
  • Assaults on Iraq oil fields sow worry over global gas prices
    Both Iraq's government army and fighters from ISIL have claimed to have the upper hand in a week-long battle for Iraq's biggest oil refinery. The clashes have stopped oil production at the Beiji complex, but amid the chaos, the price of crude exports has risen by only $2.35 a barrel. Gwen Ifill talks to Gianna Bern of Brookshire Advisory and Research and Greg Priddy of the Eurasia Group.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
  • Justices rein in presidential appointment powers
    In the first of two high-profile unanimous Supreme Court decisions, temporary appointments made by President Obama in 2012 were ruled illegal because Congress was not in recess. In the second, the justices struck down a 35-foot buffer zone prohibiting protests outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to explain the details.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
  • Ted Olson and David Boies team up against Prop 8
    "The Case Against 8" captures reactions to the unexpected teaming-up of Ted Olson and David Boies in the case against Proposition 8. Clip courtesy HBO.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
    Ted Olson and David Boies in "The Case Against 8." Photo courtesy of HBO
  • Plaintiffs meets the media
    The plaintiffs against Proposition 8 introduce themselves to the media in "The Case Against 8," a documentary film by Ryan White and Ben Cotner. Clip courtesy HBO.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
    Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami, and Jeff Zarrillo in "The Case Against 8." Photo courtesy of AFER/Diana Walker/HBO
  • Becoming a plaintiff against Prop 8
    Sandy Stier and Kris Perry discuss the decision to become a plaintiff in against Proposition 8 in "The Case Against 8," a documentary film by Ryan White and Ben Cotner. Courtesy HBO.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
    Kris Perry and her son in "The Case Against 8." Photo courtesy HBO

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • Getting to the root of malnutrition in Guatemala
    About half of Guatemala’s children will face physical or developmental challenges due to malnutrition, yet vegetables grown for export overflow in the countryside. Hari Sreenivasan reports in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting on efforts by the country’s leaders to reduce hunger and promote nutrition.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
  • Incumbents strike back in close primary races
    From Mississippi to New York to Colorado, incumbents survived a series of close races in Tuesday night’s primaries. Judy Woodruff talks to political editor Domenico Montanaro about how Sen. Thad Cochran pulled ahead of his tea party challenger in Mississippi, plus Rep. Charlie Rangel’s victory in New York.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
    U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., speaks to supporters during his "Victory Party" after holding on to his seat after a narrow victory over Chris McDaniel on June 24, 2014 in Jackson, Miss. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images