Wednesday, June 24, 2015

  • China, U.S. wrap up talks amid growing distrust
    This week, high-level delegations from China and the U.S. met in Washington for their annual talks. Evan Osnos of The New Yorker joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the meeting and the tension between the two nations on issues like cyber espionage.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama (4th R) and members of his cabinet welcome Strategic and Economic Dialogue principals, including China's Vice Premier Wang Yang (2nd L, with earpiece), Vice Premier Liu Yandong (3rd L, in blue) and State Councilor Yang Jiechi (4th L) in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTR4YTA3
  • Why North Dakota’s oil fields are so deadly for workers
    When Brendan Wegner went to work in North Dakota's Bakken oil fields, his family had no idea it was so dangerous. On average, a worker dies every six weeks. On his first day on the rig, Wegner was killed by an explosion, and OSHA launched an investigation. Special correspondent Jennifer Gollan of Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting examines how employers avoid accountability.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2015
  • Charleston’s mayor on confronting racism with honesty
    Long-serving Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley is leading his city through the tragedy and aftermath of the Emmanuel AME shootings. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault interviews Riley about effective policing, race relations and reaching Americans who don’t think that racism is their problem.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2015
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  • Former hostage: Refusing to pay ransom won’t stop kidnapping
    The White House cleared the path for the families of hostages to be able to pay ransom, and offered other changes for how the government handles hostage cases. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner gets reaction from Michael Scott Moore, a former hostage who was held in Somalia.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2015
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  • How Obama’s fast-track authority came to pass
    The Senate gave final passage to the near-dead Trade Promotion Authority, which paves the way for a major international trade pact. To explore how it was revived, Gwen Ifill talks to political director Lisa Desjardins.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2015
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  • Obama pledges U.S. will ‘stand by’ families of hostages
    As the number of American hostage deaths have surged in the past year, some families have spoken out about being threatened with prosecution for considering paying ransom and feeling stonewalled by the government. Judy Woodruff reports on the White House’s efforts today to change the policy for families.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2015
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  • Shirin Neshat translates Iranian history through art
    For Shirin Neshat, "art became a kind of an excuse to build a relationship, even from a distance," to her homeland and history. Neshat grew up in pre-revolutionary Iran, then came to the U.S. as a student in the 1970s and is now an internationally recognized artist. She joins Jeffrey Brown to look at her latest exhibit, "Facing History" at Washington's Hirshhorn Museum.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2015
  • Boston bombing survivors react to Tsarnaev’s apology
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two men responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people, was formally sentenced to death today. In the courtroom, Tsarnaev apologized to the victims’ families, and said he was sorry for all the suffering he caused. Emily Rooney of WGBH was in the courtroom, and speaks with Gwen Ifill about the sentencing.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2015
  • News Wrap: Body of slain SC lawmaker lies in state
    In our news wrap Wednesday, public viewing began for the open coffin of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the state senator killed in a church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. Also, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordered several flags removed from the state capitol grounds, as part of a growing push to rid public spaces of Confederate symbols.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 23, 2015
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, more calls to confront the symbol and history of the Confederate flag in American life. Also: Ending a culture of violence at Rikers Island in New York, migrants overrun a Greek island as they make their way to Europe, regulating how political campaigns use robocalls, a casualty of stand your ground laws and not-trending stories on public education and human rights.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2015
    The Confederate flag flies at the State House ahead of a rally to get it removed from the grounds in Columbia, South Carolina June 23, 2015. South Carolina lawmakers plan to introduce a resolution on Tuesday to begin a debate on removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds following the killings of nine African-American churchgoers allegedly by a white gunman. REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1HRWL
  • Parents of slain teen turn to film to raise awareness
    When unarmed black teenager Jordan Davis was shot by a white man at a gas station, his mother and father struggled to get justice, but ultimately saw their son’s murderer convicted. Senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown looks at a new film that explores Davis’ story, as well as race, guns and stand your ground laws.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2015
  • Not Trending: Can horses help rehabilitate inmates?
    When we only pay attention to the things that are trending in our social networks, we may be missing some compelling stories. Carlos Watson, CEO of website Ozy, joins Gwen Ifill to share a few overlooked items, including a man trying to reform schools in Oakland, and a program that aims to transform the lives of inmates.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2015
  • Already suffering Greece struggles with flood of migrants
    As Greece grapples to reach a deal with international creditors to avoid bankruptcy, the country is also being hit hard with a surge of arriving migrants – straining scant resources even further. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from the island of Lesbos, which is on the front lines of Greece’s migrant crisis.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2015
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  • Hate those robocall polls? The FCC is cracking down
    In the years since the federal "Do Not Call" registry, there's been a big rise in the number of robocalls -- automated and recorded calls and texts that barrage your phone repeatedly. Judy Woodruff interviews Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, about why the FCC is giving companies more power to block them at consumer request, plus subsidies for broadband internet.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2015
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  • How should the South see its Confederate past?
    As more politicians and governments call for the removal of the Confederate flag from public life, and retailers like Amazon and Walmart bar the sale of flag memorabilia, Judy Woodruff talks to Jack Hunter of, author Isabel Wilkerson and Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention about Southern legacy and confronting difficult history.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2015
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  • How Kalief Browder became the face of Rikers Island abuse
    New York City has announced sweeping reforms at Rikers Island, following a class action lawsuit over the abuse of inmates. Earlier this month, Kalief Browder, a former Rikers prisoner, committed suicide. He was held for more than 1,000 days without a trial before being released and endured a brutal detention. The New Yorker’s Jennifer Gonnerman, who brought his story to light, joins Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2015
    Flowers rest on top of pictures of Kalief Browder in New York June 11, 2015. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday vowed to push reforms at the city's troubled Rikers Island prison complex after the reported weekend suicide of the 22-year-old Browder who had been held there for three years without being convicted of a crime. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson  - RTX1G64W
  • News Wrap: Senate advances fast-track trade authority
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Senate is on the brink of giving President Obama the go-ahead on fast-track trade authority after a key procedural vote. Also, the Obama administration is reportedly ready to allow families pay ransom to terror groups for loved ones.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2015
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  • Ernesto L. Abeytia's 'Pamplona' inspired by midnight in Spain
    Ernesto L. Abeytia's poem “Pamplona,” previously published in "The Albion Review," was inspired by the poet's travels while living and studying in Madrid.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015
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Monday, June 22, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 22, 2015
    Monday on the NewsHour, Gov. Nikki Haley calls for removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state house grounds. Also: Tracing the roots of racial hatred after the Charleston shooting, Greece waits for an emergency bailout plan, the Supreme Court boosts privacy and property rights, saving water by growing crops without soil and secret experiments on minority servicemen during WWII.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015
  • Finding the roots of Dylann Roof’s radical violence
    The mass shooting in Charleston isn’t just an isolated event, but can be seen as part of a troubled history of racial hatred and violence in the United States. What makes someone embrace racist ideology and what can be done to stop it? Gwen Ifill talks with Richard Cohen of the Southern Poverty Law Center, former FBI special agent Gregg McCrary and Paul Butler of Georgetown University Law Center.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015
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  • Awaiting debt deal, Greeks resist expected reforms
    As Greece awaits an emergency economic deal to stave off bankruptcy -- which could come later this week -- some are urging the government not to give in to demands of the country's international creditors. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015
    A man waves a Greek national flag while standing at the premises of the parliament building during a rally in front of the parliament building calling on the government to clinch a deal with its international creditors and secure Greece's future in the Eurozone, in Athens, Greece, June 22, 2015. Euro zone finance ministers welcomed new Greek proposals for a cash-for-reform deal on Monday but said they required detailed study and it would take several days to determine whether they can lead to an agreement to avert a default. REUTERS/Yiannis Liakos/Intimenews  GREECE OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN GREECE - RTX1HN8D
  • Aquaponic farming saves water, but can it feed the country?
    Aquaponics, a system of farming that uses no soil, also uses far less water than traditional agriculture. But while the technique is gaining attention, it remains a very niche way to grow produce due to economic limitations. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Half Moon Bay, California.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015
  • Rulings on raisins, hotel registries favor individual rights
    The Supreme Court today ruled on cases that set boundaries in the government’s power over individuals. One concerned the government's right to regulate prices of raisins by seizing crops, and another challenged a Los Angeles law requiring hotels to give guest lists to the police. Gwen Ifill discusses the rulings with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015
    The Supreme Court stands in Washington May 18, 2015. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters
  • Why the U.S. military exposed minority soldiers to toxic gas
    During World War II, the U.S. government conducted experiments with mustard gas and other chemicals on thousands of American troops. A new NPR investigation has found that some military experiments singled out African-American, Japanese-American and Puerto Rican servicemen by race. Judy Woodruff learns more from Caitlin Dickerson of NPR and Susan Smith of University of Alberta.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015
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  • Time to take down the Confederate flag? Candidates weigh in
    With the racially-motivated shooting at Charleston’s Emmanuel AME Church Wednesday, some prominent South Carolina politicians, including Gov. Nikki Haley, are saying it is time to take down the Confederate flag from the state house. Susan Page of USA Today and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss how the presidential candidates are reacting.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015
  • News Wrap: Maryland gov. announces ‘aggressive’ cancer
    In our news wrap Monday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced he has cancer of the lymph nodes. While the disease is “very advanced,” he says he plans to continue in office while receiving treatment. Also, 31 civilians were wounded in an attack on the Afghan Parliament, and the U.S. Army has reprimanded the general who oversaw the training of forces in Iraq.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2015
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode June 21, 2015
    On this edition for Sunday, June 21, thousands flock to AME church in Charleston for its first service since a gunman killed nine parishioners last week. Later, will an emergency meeting head off a Greek economic collapse? And, in our signature segment, a new wave of Arab lawmakers in Israel pledge to improve social and economic conditions for Israel's Arab population.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2015
  • Can Greece be saved from possible economic collapse?
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will make his case for financial relief at an emergency Eurozone Summit on Monday. As the June 30 deadline approaches for Greece to make a 1.6 billion Euro debt payment, Tsipras hopes for debt relief support from the EU. Wall Street Journal reporter Ian Talley joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about what’s at stake during Monday’s negotiations.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2015
    Greece's Central Bank As Investors Face Wipeout