Friday, June 24, 2016

  • Shields and Brooks on global voter disenchantment
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including what Brexit might suggest about the upcoming presidential election, how frustrations with low-paying jobs and expensive education are influencing voters this year, President Obama’s “depleted” legacy and the prospects for new gun legislation.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2016
  • Foreign policy experts anticipate Brexit’s global impact
    What does Great Britain’s impending exit from the European Union mean for the United States and other countries across the globe? Judy Woodruff poses the question to former U.S. ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder, former U.S. diplomat Richard Haass and chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2016
    An employee of a foreign exchange trading company works between a British flag and an EU flag in Tokyo, Japan, June 24, 2016.   REUTERS/Issei Kato     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2HXRM
  • Brexit, Cameron resignation signal momentous change for UK
    Great Britain voted 52 to 48 percent Thursday to become the first nation to leave the European Union. The vote prompted Prime Minister David Cameron -- a leading voice in the “Remain” camp -- to announce his resignation, though he will stay on until October to ensure a smooth transition. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant takes a look at how Britain is readying itself for a post-EU paradigm.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2016
    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks after Britain voted to leave the European Union, as his wife Samantha watches outside Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 24, 2016.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth  - RTX2HXJ7
  • What motivations led British voters to choose Brexit?
    Thursday’s Brexit vote was largely a victory for right-wing British politics. But both “Leave” and “Remain” supporters had a plethora of political and emotional motivations. For a closer look at what drove the British majority to decide to exit the European Union, Judy Woodruff talks to former EU official Sir Michael Leigh and Tim Montgomerie of The Times of London.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2016
    A workers counts ballots after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in Islington, London, Britain, June 23, 2016.        REUTERS/Neil Hall  - RTX2HVOB
  • Remembering Ralph Stanley and his 'God-given voice'
    After a long battle with skin cancer, bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley died overnight at the age of 89. Since forming his first band in 1946, Stanley’s haunting voice came to epitomize the bluegrass genre’s “High Lonesome” sound, and he won a Grammy for his performance of “O Death” in the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” The NewsHour looks back at Jeffrey Brown’s 2002 interview with Stanley.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2016
    Ralph Stanley performs at a campaign event for former Sen. John Edwards at the University of South Carolina in 2008 in Lancaster, South Carolina. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
  • After Brexit, will other countries also shun globalization?
    Thursday’s successful Brexit vote holds great consequences for economies worldwide, with some analysts warning that departure from the EU could plunge Britain back into a recession that might in turn spread to other countries. For more on the financial implications of Brexit, Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution and Diane Swonk of DS Economics.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2016
    Electronic boards display the days loss to the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 24, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson  - RTX2I2UF

Thursday, June 23, 2016

  • News Wrap: Uproar over Gray acquittal; tornado in China
    In our news wrap Thursday, Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson -- who drove the van in which Freddie Gray suffered a broken neck in 2015 -- was found not guilty for his role in Gray’s death, prompting dozens of protesters to voice their frustrations outside the courthouse. Also, a powerful tornado has killed at least 78 and injured some 500 more around the Chinese city of Yancheng.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2016
    Officer Caesar Goodson leaves the courthouse at the end of day four of his trial in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., June 14, 2016. Goodson is charged with the murder of Freddie Gray. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston - RTX2G9RB
  • Court upholds affirmative action, blocks executive orders
    The reduced Supreme Court weighed in on two politically charged cases Thursday. Justices confirmed the constitutionality of a college affirmative action program, but deadlocked on President Obama’s executive action protecting millions of unauthorized immigrants from deportation -- thus nullifying the order. Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal about the day in court.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2016
    Abigail Fisher, the plaintiff in Fisher v. Texas, speaks outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington December 9, 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared closely divided over the future of affirmative action in college admissions as the justices considered a challenge to the process for picking students used by the University of Texas at Austin. Behind Fisher is her lawyer Bert Rein and at right is Edward Blum, Director of The Project on Fair Representation. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTX1XYDO
  • Experts weigh in on validity of Obama’s immigration action
    The Supreme Court’s deadlock on President Obama’s executive action preventing deportation of unauthorized immigrants represents the latest blow to the administration’s attempts at immigration reform. For more on the cases for and against the president’s initiative, Judy Woodruff talks to Angela Maria Kelley of the Center for American Progress and Jon Feere of the Center for Immigration Studies.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2016
    FILE PHOTO -- Immigration activists join hands after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a challenge by 26 states over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's executive action to defer deportation of certain immigrant children and parents who are in the country illegally in Washington, April 18, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo - RTX2HV9H
  • An inside look at Congressional Democrats’ gun vote sit-in
    Democratic representatives took to the floor of Congress Wednesday for an all-night sit-in, demanding a vote to prohibit people on the “no fly” list from purchasing firearms. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports on the protest, and Judy Woodruff talks to one of the sit-in’s organizers, Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., about the necessity of the Congressional standoff.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2016
    U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (2nd R) holds hands with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (2nd L) as they sing along with House Democrats after their sit-in over gun-control law on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas.      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2HUSR
  • Why a housing shortage means reduced wages for workers
    According to a new report, more than 40 million American households are spending a third of their income on rent, and housing shortages in major cities such as New York and San Francisco may ultimately lead to billions of dollars in lost economic productivity. Special correspondent Duarte Geraldino reports on the origins of the problem and why it has progressed to such a drastic level.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2016
    A man stands on a corner near a housing construction project in San Francisco, California June 2, 2015. The median rent for an apartment in the city is now $4,225 per month, according to local media. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith - RTR4YJVZ
  • Playwright examines America's racial fabric via O.J. trial
    Playwright David McMillan vividly remembers the day O.J. Simpson was acquitted, because it created a national atmosphere in which racial assumptions were challenged. The debate over the court’s decision forced Americans to see their country for what it was, rather than what they believed it to be. McMillan offers his Brief But Spectacular take on why the Simpson verdict still matters today.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

  • IMF delivers sobering report on U.S. economy
    A new outlook issued Wednesday by the International Monetary Fund drew some startling conclusions about the U.S. economy. The report asserts that the American middle class is gradually shrinking, the seven-year economic recovery is starting to slow and the pronounced income equality divide may become worse without drastic action. Judy Woodruff talks to Christine Lagarde of the IMF for more.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2016
    Photo by Flickr user melfoody.
  • Will the UK embark upon a ‘painful divorce’ from the EU?
    After weeks of debate, the moment has arrived for Great Britain to decide whether it will remain part of the European Union. Supporters of the ‘stay’ movement say it’s imperative to be globally connected, while opponents argue too much revenue is diverted out of the country. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant speaks with East Anglia residents ahead of Thursday’s seminal vote.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2016
    Supporters take a selfie during a "Labour In for Britain" campaign event in London, Britain June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth  - RTX2HKE7
  • Could the United States finally adopt the metric system?
    The United States, Liberia and Myanmar are the only countries in the world that do not officially use the metric system for weights and measurements. On the brink of Thursday’s Brexit vote, author Daniel Pink wonders when, if ever, the U.S. might join the rest of the metric world.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2016
    Elementary student takes a math test
  • In Southern schools, segregation & inequality aren’t history
    Last month, a Mississippi judge ordered the state’s public schools to desegregate, illuminating the ongoing struggle to comply with the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Maureen Costello of the Southern Poverty Law Center for insight into how Southern schools can move race relations forward.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2016
    Freedom school student Cynthia Perteet (left) and volunteer Beth More (right) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi during Freedom Summer, 1964.  More was a teacher in the Freedom School hosted by Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Photo by Herbert Randall from Herbert Randall Freedom Summer Photographs collection, McCain Library and Archives, The University Southern Mississippi.
  • Rep offers very personal rebuke of Stanford rape sentence
    While the Capitol Hill debate over gun control has dominated headlines since the Orlando shooting, it’s hardly the only issue on lawmakers’ minds. The light sentence Stanford swimmer Brock Turner received for raping an unconscious woman has also struck a chord, especially with Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, D-N.H., who took to the floor Tuesday night to share her own experience with sexual assault.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2016
    Democratic congressional candidate for New Hampshire's second district Ann McLane Kuster (C), speaks with Nan Stearns (R) and Ann Logan (L) while campaigning at a fair in Amherst, New Hampshire September 25, 2010. In New Hampshire, the Republican Party's renewed focus on fiscal matters could prove fruitful after a devastating decade that saw them lose a Senate seat, both House seats and control of the state legislature. Republicans aim to win back that lost ground this year and win the governorship as well. Picture taken September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Joel Page  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTXSTBE
  • Teen scientist’s device may grant speech to the voiceless
    At age nine, Arsh Shah Dilbagi asked his parents for a puppy; they gave him a Lego kit instead. Undeterred, Arsh used it to construct a dog. Now 17, the tech prodigy is still building his dreams from scratch. His latest project is a smartphone-sized device called “Talk” that converts breath into speech, a boon for the developmentally disabled. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2016
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  • News Wrap: House Democrats hold sit-in on gun control vote
    In our news wrap Wednesday, after Republican lawmakers rejected four gun control proposals on Monday, nearly 100 Congressional Democrats staged a sit-in, refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun legislation. Also, the Department of Justice announced it has charged 300 people, including doctors and other health care professionals, with allegedly defrauding Medicare for $900 million.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2016
    A photo tweeted from the floor of the U.S. House by Rep. Donna Edwards (R) shows Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including herself and Rep. John Lewis (L) staging a sit-in on the House floor "to demand action on common sense gun legislation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, June 22, 2016.  REUTERS/Rep. Donna Edwards/Handout - RTX2HMOJ
  • Congress, Obama agree on rules for household chemicals
    President Obama reached a rare agreement with Congress on a new law to regulate toxic household chemicals. The legislation, signed Wednesday, will give the EPA the authority to vet and ban tens of thousands of substances potentially harmful to humans, including chemicals in detergents, cleaners and furniture. Gwen Ifill learns more from political director Lisa Desjardins.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2016
    Tide detergent, a Procter & Gamble product, is displayed on a shelf in a store in Alexandria, May 28, 2009. Procter & Gamble forecast fiscal 2010 earnings way below Wall Street estimates, as it invests in international markets and new products, but its shares fell only slightly as analysts said the investments were needed for future growth.  REUTERS/Molly Riley (UNITED STATES BUSINESS) - RTXOWGC

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

  • News Wrap: Boeing to sell passenger aircraft to Iran
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Boeing announced it has signed an agreement to sell commercial jets to Iran’s main airline, representing the largest business deal Iran has made with an American company in over three decades. Also, Attorney General Loretta Lynch traveled to Orlando as the Department of Justice pushed ahead with its investigation into the mass shooting there.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2016
    A Boeing 737 MAX sits outside the hangar during a media tour of the Boeing 737 MAX at the Boeing plant in Renton, Washington December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Matt Mills McKnight - RTX1XRU8
  • Prisoners with disabilities lack ‘scaffolding for success’
    According to a new report, more than 750,000 people with disabilities are currently imprisoned in the United States. Advocates say that children born with physical or intellectual disabilities are far more likely to end up in prison than their able-bodied peers, due in part to a lack of support systems. Judy Woodruff talks to Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi from RespectAbility for more on the problem.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2016
    Two wheelchairs are lined against a wall in the East Block for condemned inmates during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California December 29, 2015. Picture taken December 29, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam - RTX20KMN
  • In education, ‘doing science’ rather than just memorizing it
    The battle over Common Core education standards is playing out across the country, but a new set of requirements for teaching science is creeping into curricula without the same fanfare. Some states are voluntarily adopting the practices, which emphasize more consistent science instruction as well as hands-on experimentation. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2016
    Science class in Wyoming
  • Smelling doesn’t just perceive a scent -- it changes it
    Scientists are discovering more about normal human biology every day. Case in point: the sense of smell, which everyone utilizes constantly, but few understand in depth. Science producer Nsikan Akpan takes a look at how smells work, how they move and how every sniff we take changes the odor itself.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2016
  • Why Cole Porter’s melodies and lyrics produce musical magic
    The sophisticated rhymes and erudite imagery of Cole Porter’s lyrics made him one of the nation’s preeminent songsmiths. But an overlooked element of Porter’s legacy is the music underlying those lyrics, which Rob Kapilow argues is essential to understanding the work’s genius. In honor of the composer’s 125th birthday this month, Kapilow joins Jeffrey Brown to offer his take on Cole Porter.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2016
    Cole Porter
  • Venezuelans face collapsing economy, starvation and crime
    Plummeting worldwide fuel prices have damaged several economies, but perhaps no country has been hit harder than Venezuela. Once flush with oil money, the nation now faces a collapsing economy, skyrocketing inflation and a wave of looting and crime driven by mass food shortages. For more on the dire situation in Venezuela, Gwen Ifill talks to Nicholas Casey of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2016
    An armed special police officer stands guard next to a security tape at the main entrance of the Venezuela's Central Bank building in Caracas, Venezuela June 20, 2016. An armed man opened fire inside Venezuela's central bank on Monday, wounded two people and was shot dead, sources at the institution said. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins - RTX2H9MJ
  • Is Putin responsible for the IOC’s banned-athlete loophole?
    Last week, the IAAF voted to ban Russia’s track and field team from competing at the Rio Olympics because of a widespread doping program. Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee upheld the ban, but added a loophole of sorts: the banned athletes can be reinstated if they pass follow-up drug tests administered in other countries. John Yang talks to Christine Brennan of USA Today for more.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2016
    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016 (SPIEF 2016) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 17, 2016.   REUTERS/Grigory Dukor/File Photo - RTX2H4NL
  • Trump says he'll match donations to overcome $40 million gap
    The summer presidential campaign kicked off with a striking fundraising gap between the two presumptive nominees -- not only does Hillary Clinton lead Donald Trump in national polls, but she has raised over $40 million more. For a closer look at Trump’s finances and what they could mean for his chances in November, Gwen Ifill talks to Matea Gold of The Washington Post and Susan Page of USA Today.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2016
    Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, June 18, 2016. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec - RTX2GZ65