Monday, April 27, 2015

  • Two families, opposite views of the gay marriage legal fight
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear cases from four states that currently have gay marriage bans: Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky. The NewsHour talked to two different Kentucky families whose personal stories launched the court case.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
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  • Freddie Gray mourners share anguish and determination
    Thousands turned out Monday for the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, a Baltimore resident who died in police custody earlier this month, adding to the national anger and debate over police use of force. Gray’s death has sparked daily protests, which had been peaceful until Saturday, when some of the crowd broke away to vandalize cars and storefronts. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
    A woman kisses the casket of Freddie Gray, who died following an arrest by the Baltimore police department, at his burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland on April 27, 2015. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
  • Will Freddie Gray’s death provoke changes in Baltimore?
    Hours after a funeral for Freddie Gray -- a young man who died in Baltimore police custody -- violence and looting broke out, resulting in injuries of about a half dozen officers. Judy Woodruff talks to special correspondent Jackie Judd about the memorial for Gray and whether his death with result in change for the city.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
    Freddie Gray's casket leaves the New Shiloh Baptist Church during his funeral in Baltimore
  • Kareem James Abu-Zeid reads 'Sleeping in Gaza'
    Kareem James Abu-Zeid reads his translation of Najwan Darwish's poem "Sleeping in Gaza" from his collection "Nothing More To Lose" at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Kathmandu overwhelmed by rubble after earthquake
    In our news wrap Monday, the death toll in Nepal’s earthquake zone topped 4,000, with more than 6,500 injured after Saturday’s earthquake. The situation for survivors grew dire and thousands fled the ravaged capital as food and water ran out. Also, it was widely reported that President Obama has secretly allowed the CIA greater leeway in launching drone strikes in Pakistan.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2015
    Victims of Saturday's earthquake are cremated along a river in Kathmandu

Sunday, April 26, 2015

  • How Israel became a leader in water use in the Middle East
    Over the past few years in Israel, the country's water shortage has become a surplus. Through a combination of conservation, reuse and desalination, the country now has more water than it needs. And that could translate to political progress for the country in the Middle East, one of the most water-stressed regions in the world. NewsHour's Martin Fletcher reports.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
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  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 26, 2015
    On this edition for Sunday, April 26th, 2015, devastation in Nepal following a powerful earthquake and aftershocks that killed more than 2,500 people, tensions in Baltimore, Maryland, rise following a day of protests over the death of a young African American man in police custody, and in our signature segment, a block-by-block plan to bring Internet access to poor residents in New York.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
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  • Why are more women dying from childbirth in the U.S.?
    The United States is the only advanced economy in the world with an increasing number of women who die in childbirth. In fact, a woman giving birth in the U.S. is twice as likely to die than in Saudi Arabia and three times as likely than in the United Kingdom. Danielle Paquette, a reporter for The Washington Post, joins Alison Stewart to discuss the startling health crisis.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
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  • Protesters in Baltimore clash with police over Freddie Gray
    Demonstrations in Baltimore, Maryland, over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray turned violent Saturday night when protesters clashed with police. Authorities arrested 12 people and one officer was injured on the heels of the biggest protest in the city since Gray died from injuries while in police custody. Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
    A demonstrator raises his arms as he faces law enforcement officers near Baltimore Police Department Western District during a protest against the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, in Baltimore
  • See Obama's zingers at the White House Correspondents Dinner
    Saturday night was the White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event honoring Washington journalists for their work. But it's better known as the night when the Commander in Chief tries to become the Comedian in Chief. Here are some of the jokes from President Obama's speech.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner
  • Victims pack hospitals in Nepal after buildings 'pancaked'
    After a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 1,500 people and sparking panic in the streets, residents are suffering through the aftermath. Ellen Barry, the South Asian bureau chief for The New York Times joins Alison Stewart via Skype from New Delhi, India, to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2015
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Saturday, April 25, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 25, 2015
    On this edition for Saturday, April 25th, 2015, Nepal suffers from devastation following a powerful earthquake that killed more than a thousand people, new protests erupt in Baltimore in the after the death of a young African American man in police custody, and in our signature segment, could Israel's water surplus alter relations with its Arab neighbors? Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
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  • Could Israel's water technology ease California's drought?
    Could the technology used in Israel that successfully turned the country's water shortage into a surplus be implemented in California to ease the state's drought? KQED Public Media reporter Daniel Potter joins Alison Stewart via Skype from San Francisco to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2015
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  • Are police responsible for the death of Freddie Gray?
    Protesters in Baltimore, Maryland, took to the streets Saturday for what they promised would be their biggest march yet after near-daily demonstrations this week over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died from injuries while in police custody. For more about the investigation into his death, Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2015
    Captain Erik Pecha of the Baltimore Police Department chats with a young demonstrator in front of the Baltimore Police Department Western District station during a protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in Baltimore on April 23, 2015. Photo by Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Reuters
  • Art exhibit lets blind visitors touch masterpieces in Madrid
    An exhibition, “Touching the Prado” at the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain, is designed to give the blind or those with limited sight an opportunity to create a mental image of a painting by feeling it. Alison Stewart reports.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2015
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  • How New York is bringing families out of the digital dark
    There are more than 730,000 homes in New York City without broadband access. And because the Internet today is the gateway to everything from education to the economy, the city is trying to bring those families out of the digital dark. But Internet access requires more than a connection for cash-strapped families. It has to be affordable, too. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2015
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Friday, April 24, 2015

  • Are ‘signature strikes’ on al-Qaida still necessary?
    Just how effective and precise can drone warfare be in fighting terrorists? Judy Woodruff talks to Greg Miller of the Washington Post about how the U.S. government deploys so-called “signature strikes” and the risk they pose to civilians.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
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  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 24, 2015
    Friday on the NewsHour, a look at the risks of drone warfare in the wake of the accidental killing of two Western hostages. Also: Remembering the slaughter of more than a million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks 100 years ago, fighting malaria with big data, the Hubble telescope’s journey to track the stars, a new book on campus rape and Shields and Brooks analyze the week’s news.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in McLean
  • News Wrap: 10 arrested in Italy for Vatican attack plot
    In our news wrap Friday, Italian police arrested 10 Pakistani and Afghan nationals with links to al-Qaida. They are accused of plotting attacks on the Vatican and in their home countries. Also, two survivors of a migrant smuggling disaster had their first court appearance. One allegedly captained the boat that capsized that lead to 900 deaths, and the other is accused of being a crew member.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
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  • Shields and Brooks on accidental drone deaths
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the accidental drone deaths of two hostages in Pakistan, questions about the Clinton Foundation and potential conflicts of interest, plus which Republican 2016 contenders are gaining traction.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
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  • 25 years ago, the Hubble telescope 'needed glasses'
    Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has sent back more than a million observations and amazing images, offering scientists and stargazers an unmatched window to the universe. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff to celebrate Hubble’s 25th anniversary and why it started off with fuzzy vision.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
    Composite image handout of the spiral galaxy NGC 4258
  • Obama: Review of hostage deaths may offer drone changes
    In January, a U.S. drone strike aimed at an al-Qaida target in Pakistan accidentally killed an American and an Italian hostage. In response, President Obama has suggested that a review of the events could offer improvements and changes. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
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  • Why Turkey doesn’t use the word ‘genocide’ for Armenia
    The Turkish government has rejected the term “genocide” to describe the mass killing of Armenians 100 years ago, a stance that has sparked criticism and protest. For two perspectives on the history and meaning today, Jeffrey Brown talks to Soner Cagaptay of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Hrach Gregorian of American University.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
    Demonstrators attend a torch-bearing march marking the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in Yerevan
  • Jon Krakauer tackles campus rape in ‘typical’ college town
    In many ways, Missoula, Montana, is a typical American college town. Now it’s the setting of author and journalist Jon Krakauer’s new investigative book, which dissects a series of student sexual assault cases and the challenges of prosecuting certain abusers. Krakauer joins Jeffrey Brown for a conversation.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
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  • How maps packed with data help scientists fight malaria
    High-tech maps may help researchers understand and predict disease outbreaks like malaria, an illness that kills between 600,000 and 1 million people each year. Scientists have begun using temperatures, rainfall patterns and other data to better target areas most at risk. Special correspondent Spencer Michaels reports on other potential applications of these tools.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
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  • Armenians remember victims 100 years since mass killings
    Armenia's government, joined by foreign leaders from Russia and France, marked 100 years since the first mass killings by Ottoman Turks in 1915; in total, an estimated 1.5 million people were killed. In Brussels, Lebanon and Los Angeles, people marched in memory, and to demand that Turkey acknowledge that the acts of its forebearers amounted to genocide. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2015
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 23, 2015
    Thursday on the NewsHour, the U.S. admits it accidentally killed two Western hostages in Pakistan in a drone attack. Also: Questions about contributions and conflicts of interest at the Clinton Foundation, a personal story of transformation and gender identity, documenting the Armenian diaspora and Barney Frank on his fight against inequality.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2015
    Flowers of remembrance are seen outside the home of Warren Weinstein in Rockville
  • Turning Shakespeare's sonnets into short films
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, we celebrate the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth -- and death -- with some of the Bard’s sonnets, transformed into short films by the New York Shakespeare Exchange.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2015
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