Tuesday, August 25, 2015

  • How widespread are U.S. births by foreigners?
    Some GOP presidential candidates have decried birthright citizenship and so-called “anchor babies” -- children born in the U.S. to parents in the country illegally. There’s also talk of “maternity tourism,” when foreigners arrive to give birth before returning home. Judy Woodruff learns more from Doris Meissner of the Migration Policy Institute and Susan Berfield of Bloomberg Businessweek.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2015
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  • How should Europe deal with the deluge of refugees?
    A surge of refugees hit Hungary’s southern border this week, many fleeing the war in Syria. Most of the refugees are seeking asylum in Northern Europe. Gwen Ifill talks to David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee, about how nations are handling the refugee crisis.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2015
    A migrant child is seen through a bus window as the Eleftherios Venizelos passenger ship is reflected on it following its arrival at port of Piraeus near Athens, Greece, August 25, 2015. Greece said on Monday its infrastructure was insufficient to cope with the waves of refugees flowing into the country in one of the worst humanitarian crises Europe has faced since the World War Two.  REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1PLP9
  • Are newcomers a mixed blessing for the Lower Ninth Ward?
    With so many residents gone since Hurricane Katrina, can the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans ever bounce back? William Brangham reports on the historically black neighborhood’s struggle to sustain and rebuild community while lacking sources of economic development and facing signs of gentrification.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2015
    Empty lots are seen scattered throughout the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman - RTX1PM2X
  • Will Turkish elections affect the fight against extremism?
    New parliamentary elections will be held in Turkey later this fall. Since President Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party lost its majority in June, efforts to produce a coalition government have failed. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss that country’s political uncertainty and the campaign against the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2015
  • What’s driving the global glut of oil
    A year ago, crude oil was trading at more than $100 a barrel. Now, the price of oil is down more than 60 percent from its peak. Gwen Ifill speaks to The Wall Street Journal’s Russell Gold to understand the drop and how it affects the U.S. economy.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2015
    A trader works at the trading floor of KBC bank in Brussels, Belgium August 25, 2015. Volatile global markets got some respite from the latest blood-letting on Tuesday as bargain hunters nudged up Asian and European stocks, though China, at the center of the rout, was smashed again. REUTERS/Yves Herman - RTX1PKZI
  • News Wrap: China’s great economic fall burns investors
    In our news wrap Tuesday, market panic continued for a third day in China, despite an effort by the Central Bank to boost the economy by cutting interest rates. Also, the head of the IAEA promised that its checks of Iran's nuclear activities will be "the most robust" anywhere.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode August 24, 2015
    Monday on the NewsHour, global market turmoil cause drastic dips in stock prices. Also: More than 10,000 migrants pass through Macedonia and Serbia on their way to Europe, plans to protect New Orleans from future hurricanes for the next 100 years, the week ahead in politics and baby panda twins are born at the National Zoo.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2015
    A screen shows the Dow Jones Industrial Average, after the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid  - RTX1PISI
  • Writer Jesmyn Ward reflects on survival since Katrina
    After writer and Tulane University professor Jesmyn Ward survived Hurricane Katrina while staying at her grandmother’s house, she wrote “Salvage the Bones,” an award-winning novel about a Mississippi family in the days leading up to the devastating storm. She joins Gwen Ifill to discuss how the storm affected the rural poor who could not escape, and now, who may not be able to return.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2015
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  • What a Warren campaign endorsement would mean for Biden
    A meeting with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren turned attention back to the question of whether Vice President Joe Biden will run for president in 2016. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss a Biden bid, whether Sen. Bernie Sanders is lacking support among African-Americans, plus how the Trump “bump” is affecting GOP candidates.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2015
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  • Are New Orleans’ post-Katrina flood defenses strong enough?
    Ten years ago, the levees and flood walls meant to protect New Orleans failed against the force of Hurricane Katrina. Since the catastrophe, roughly $14 billion have been spent to upgrade the city's storm defenses. But is that sufficient? William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2015
  • National Zoo helps a panda mom care for twins
    It was a big birthday weekend for giant pandas at the National Zoo in Washington. While Bao Bao marked her second birthday, her mother Mei Xiang gave birth to two cubs. Panda twins aren’t uncommon, but they do pose a special challenge for the mother. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Dr. Pierre Comizzoli of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2015
    One of the giant panda cubs born on at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC is being examines by veterinarians in this image taken on August 22, 2015. A artificially inseminated giant panda took U.S. zoo officials by surprise on Saturday when she gave birth to twins - more than four hours apart. Picture taken on August 22, 2015.  REUTERS/Smithsonian's National Zoo/Handout     FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.  THIS PICTURE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY - RTX1PB2O
  • Migrants cross Macedonia, Serbia en route to Europe
    In Europe, it's the summer of mass migration. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News follows along as thousands of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa travel by train from Macedonia to Serbia, hoping to eventually reach Germany and other points north.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2015
    The reflection of migrants is seen in a puddle of muddy water on a road after they crossed the Greek-Macedonian border into Macedonia, near Gevgelija August 24, 2015. State authorities and aid agencies threw up tents and scrambled to supply food and water to thousands surging through the western Balkans, their numbers swelling since Greece began ferrying migrants from its overwhelmed islands to the mainland. The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, said more than 7,000 had reached Serbia from Macedonia between Saturday and Sunday, many of them having spent three desperate days on Greece's northern border after Macedonia halted their passage saying it could take no more.   REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski - RTX1PFGQ
  • Why China sent the global markets spiraling
    A stunning selloff in China rippled across Europe and triggered a frenzy on Wall Street. At the closing bell, American traders cheered, glad that the day was over. Judy Woodruff discusses the recent global market volatility with David Lampton of Johns Hopkins University and Mohamed El-Erian of Allianz.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2015
    Traders exit the trading floor after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid  - RTX1PIT3
  • News Wrap: North and South Korea pull back from conflict
    In our news wrap Monday, after three days of high-level talks, North Korea expressed regret for a land mine blast that killed two South Korean soldiers. In return, South Korea said it would halt propaganda broadcasts near the border. Also, three Americans were awarded the French Legion of Honor for stopping a gunman on a train en route to Paris.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2015
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  • Poet Lauren Haldeman reads 'Jealous'
    Poet Lauren Haldeman reads her poem “Jealous” at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2015
    Poet Lauren Haldeman read her poem "Jealous" at the 2015 AWP Conference in Minneapolis.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode August 23, 2015
    On this edition for Sunday, August 23, the latest on the passenger train attack in Europe, stopped by a group of passengers that included three Americans. Later, how Chernobyl, once devastated by nuclear fallout, is showing signs of life. And, a movement in Puerto Rico to become more food independent. John Larson anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2015
    U.S Airman First Class Spencer Stone arrives surrounded by journalists to attend a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy as U.S. ambassador to France Jane Hartley presents him, student Anthony Sadler and National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos in Paris, France, August 23, 2015.  The three men helped overpower a Kalashnikov-toting attacker on a high speed train heading for Paris from Amsterdam on Friday.   REUTERS/Regis Duvignau - RTX1PBYP
  • What we know about the foiled France rail attack
    French officials confirmed the identity of the would-be mass shooter who terrorized a passenger train in Europe on Friday night as Ayoub El-Khazzani, a 26-year-old from Morocco who lived in Spain until last year. Adam Nossiter of the New York Times joins John Larson via Skype from Paris for more detail on El-Khazzani and his possible motivations for the attack.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2015
    French investigating police in protective clothing films inside the Thalys high-speed train where shots were fired in Arras, France, August 21, 2015. Three people were wounded in a shooting incident on high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris on Friday, the French Interior Ministry said. A man was arrested when the train stopped at Arras station in northern France but his motives were not yet known, a ministry spokesman said.  REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol - RTX1P4TU
  • Viewers respond to report on Puerto Rico’s debt crisis
    John Larson reads viewer comments about PBS NewsHour Weekend's recent story from Puerto Rico, where crippling debt and increasing healthcare costs have contributed to the island's historic financial crisis.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode August 22, 2015
    On this edition for Saturday, August 22, 2015, the latest on the off-duty American servicemen who thwarted a potential mass shooting aboard a high-speed train in France, new talks begin to defuse a possible military confrontation between North and South Korea, and in our signature segment, can Puerto Rico clim out of its financial crisis and pay off its record debt?
    Original Air Date: August 22, 2015
    U.S. serviceman Spencer Stone waves as he departs the Clinique Lille Sud, which specializes in hand injuries, in Lesquin, France, August 22, 2015. Two people were wounded in a struggle to subdue the Kalashnikov-toting attacker aboard a high-speed Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday. Two U.S. servicemen, one of whom suffered knife wounds, were among passengers who stopped the gunman.   REUTERS/Stringer    TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTX1P86A
  • ISIS-destroyed artifacts get new life with 3D reconstruction
    To date, Islamic State militants have damaged 200 historic sites in the Middle East, according to the United Nations, and destroyed hundreds of artifacts. Now a pair of cyber-archaeologists are trying to put these ruined ancient works back together. NewsHour’s Ivette Feliciano reports.
    Original Air Date: August 22, 2015
  • North and South Korea hold talks amid military standoff
    North and South Korea entered into last-minute talks on Saturday for the first time in nearly a year to try to defuse mounting tensions that have pushed the two rivals closer to military confrontation. Jean Lee, a fellow at the Wilson Center and former Associated Press bureau chief in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, joins John Larson, via Skype from Seoul, South Korea, to discuss.
    Original Air Date: August 22, 2015
    South Korean soldiers walk by barricades at a checkpoint on the Grand Unification Bridge which leads to the truce village Panmunjom, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, August 22, 2015. South Korea stands ready to respond to further provocations from North Korea, the presidential Blue House said on Saturday, as an ultimatum loomed for Seoul to halt anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by late afternoon or face military action.   REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji - RTX1P5HM
  • Dependent on imports, Puerto Rico's food eyes local rebirth
    A growing number of farmers in Puerto Rico are trying to reclaim the island's farming industry after decades of industrialization and stigma shrunk its agriculture. Even as Puerto Rico imports 80 percent of its food supply, the culinary scene eyes a local rebirth. NewsHour's Ivette Feliciano reports.
    Original Air Date: August 22, 2015
    Roadside fruit stand in Puerto Rico
  • Amid new austerity, a push to restructure Puerto Rico's debt
    As Puerto Rico continues to struggle under crippling debt, a push within the territory to amend U.S. bankruptcy laws to allow the commonwealth to restructure its debt is underway. Meanwhile, Puerto Ricans are searching for new areas of economic growth to ease its financial crisis. Special correspondent Chris Bury reports.
    Original Air Date: August 22, 2015
    A Puerto Rico flag hangs from a building in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Friday, August 14, 2015. Photographer: Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg

Friday, August 21, 2015

  • ASU opens its doors to more low-income students
    Under its current president, Arizona State University has increased its student population to 84,000, making it the largest university in America. In particular, the focus has been on boosting the number of low-income students. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how ASU transformed itself, and why some are questioning the outcomes of its rapid expansion.
    Original Air Date: August 21, 2015
  • PBS NewsHour full episode August 21, 2015
    Thursday on the NewsHour, stocks plunge on Wall Street amid fears of a decline in China and falling oil prices. Also: Women warriors make Army Ranger history, what the Ashley Madison hack says about online privacy, why a former Mossad chief supports the Iran nuclear deal, Arizona State University focuses on low-income students and the analysis of Mark Shields and Michael Gerson.
    Original Air Date: August 21, 2015
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange August 21, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid  - RTX1P37V
  • Shields and Gerson on Trump’s immigration politics
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the response to Donald Trump’s immigration policy and his effect on Republican race, whether Hillary Clinton can defuse the attention paid to the investigation into her handling of email, plus bad health news from former President Jimmy Carter.
    Original Air Date: August 21, 2015
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  • Why this former Mossad chief supports the Iran nuclear deal
    Efraim Halevy, former director of Israel’s intelligence and special operations agency Mossad, is breaking with his country's government and public opinion to support the Iran nuclear agreement. He joins Judy Woodruff from Tel Aviv to discuss his stance.
    Original Air Date: August 21, 2015
  • Female warriors make history as first Army Ranger grads
    At an Army Ranger graduation unlike any other in history, there were two women among 94 men who survived the grueling nine-week course. Despite the praise, Capt. Kristen Griest and First Lt. Shaye Haver are not eligible to join the Ranger regiment, but that could change in the next few months. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: August 21, 2015
    Capt. Kristen Griest of Orange, Connecticut (L) and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver of Copperas Cove, Texas made history on Friday as they became the first females to graduate from the Army's elite and grueling 62-day Ranger school, at Fort Benning, Georgia. The Army's new chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley is considering if he should recommend to Defense Secretary Ash Carter that some combat roles remain restricted to men only. Photo by Tami Chappell/Reuters