Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • Supreme Court limits cell phone searches, TV signal sharing
    In a sweeping decision to protect privacy in the digital age, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that police need a warrant to search cell phones. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill to look at their unanimous decision, as well as the court’s ruling in a case against Aereo, an Internet startup that sought to share broadcast network TV signals without paying a fee.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
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  • Hillary Clinton talks ‘Hard Choices’ and battle scars
    Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, senator and first lady, joins Gwen Ifill for an extended conversation on international concerns like the crisis in Iraq and political upheaval in Ukraine, as well as the state of economic recovery in the United States, why Democrats should be embracing health care reform and the reason she's waiting to decide whether she'll rub for president in 2016.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
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  • Hank Paulson says he supports Keystone pipeline
    Most Americans who remember Henry Paulson think of him as the former Treasury Secretary to President George W. Bush and one of the government's leading point men when it came to dealing with the financial crisis that devastated the economy. On Tuesday, he, among other business leaders issued a report with new estimates on the potential costs and risks of climate change in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
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  • Clinton sees America from new focal length
    While promoting her new book, “Hard Choices,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that she’s been enjoying traveling around the country. “It’s a great way to become immersed again in what’s going on in my own country, because for four years I didn’t travel around my own country,” she told Gwen Ifill on Tuesday. “I was in a hundred and twelve other countries.”
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
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  • Hillary Clinton acknowledges stumbles on wealth
    Hillary Clinton acknowledged in an interview Tuesday with PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill that she stumbled when talking about her and her husband’s wealth and could have had a better message.You can watch the full interview on the PBS NewsHour Wednesday, June 25.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
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  • Hillary Clinton on running for president
    It takes a special kind of person to run for president. For Hillary Clinton, someone who would want to do it twice might just be “a little bit crazy," Clinton told the PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill in an interview Tuesday night.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
    Gwen sat down with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday night in Denver. Photo by NewsHour
  • How to 3-D print a dinosaur
    The Smithsonian's Digitization Program is 3-D scanning and printing the more than 200 bones of the Nation's T.rex, one of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons ever discovered.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

  • Missing IRS emails prompt cover-up allegations
    A political fight over the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service escalated when the IRS said it had lost thousands of emails when a former official’s computer crashed. Jeffrey Brown talks to Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., and Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., about the allegations that the emails may have been intentionally destroyed.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2014
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  • Report: Reading to young children benefits brain development
    A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that reading daily to young children, starting in infancy, can help with language acquisition and literacy skills. But, the report says, many children are missing out. Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at the consequences and opportunities to improve with lead author of the study, Dr. Pamela High of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2014
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  • 'Freedom Summer’ leaders recall pivotal fight against racism
    A new documentary “Freedom Summer” looks back to the deeply segregated Mississippi of 1964, and the young people who came from around the country to lend a hand in the struggle against racism. For a look back at the moment, Gwen Ifill is joined by Freedom Summer coordinator Robert Moses, Freedom Summer volunteer Rita Schwerner Bender, as well as director of the film, Stanley Nelson.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2014
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  • How ISIL capitalized on vulnerabilities of Iraq's army
    The United Nations estimates that, at minimum, 1,000 people have been killed in two weeks of fighting in Iraq. Judy Woodruff talks to retired Lt. Col. Douglas Ollivant and retired Col. Derek Harvey about the strengths and weaknesses of the Iraqi security forces, the role of incoming U.S. special forces and the spread of ISIL’s influence in the region.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2014
    The Baghdad Operations Command center in Iraq, where the Iraqi army plans offensives against the Islamic State group. While the U.S. has helped Iraq push back the extremists, gathering support from other nations has been difficult. Photo by Scott Nelson for the Washington Post
  • Making music from Detroit's vacant homes
    Reclaim Detroit is a nonprofit organization that dismantles vacant buildings to re-use their materials. That’s music to the ears of Michigan luthier Gary Zimnicki, who is using reclaimed floorboards and ceilings to craft ukuleles and mandolins. Filmmaker Roy Feldman from WTVS Detroit Public Television takes us inside Zimnicki’s studio.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2014
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Monday, June 23, 2014

  • Documentary explores why higher education has a higher price
    The rise in U.S. college tuition is unsustainable. That’s the argument of a new television documentary, “Ivory Tower,” which tackles growing worries and critique over college costs and student debt. Jeffrey Brown talks to filmmaker Andrew Rossi about the origins of rising costs and financial competition among institutions, plus ideas about how to turn around the trend.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2014
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  • How does Egypt’s Al Jazeera trial affect U.S. relations?
    The controversial convictions of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt are among the most high-profile cases in a general crackdown on dissent. Jeffrey Brown talks to Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Michael Hanna of the The Century Foundation about the geopolitics behind the convictions and shifting U.S. policy toward Egypt.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2014
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  • Year Up gives young adults skills for the job search
    Year Up, a career development program for urban young adults, starts with a six-month crash course in job skills like accounting and the value of self-presentation, followed by a paid internship designed as entree to a secure, well-paying job. Economics correspondent Paul Solman revisits the program to see how trainees have fared during the recession.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2014
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  • Can U.S. break away from World Cup ‘group of death’?
    U.S. soccer fans watched Portugal extinguish an American victory with less than a minute left. The match ended in a tie of 2-2, but a win by the U.S. would have carried the team to the next round of the World Cup. To assess the U.S.’ chances for victory — or at least survival — Gwen Ifill talks to Matthew Futterman of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2014
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  • Will incumbent Cantor's loss prove aberration or trend?
    Voters in seven states will head to the polls Tuesday for another set of primary elections. Since House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss in Virginia’s Republican primary two weeks ago, incumbents all over the country are scrambling to secure victories. Judy Woodruff talks to political editor Domenico Montanaro about key races, including Mississippi and New York.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2014
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

  • Putin expresses support for cease-fire in Ukraine
    Russian president Vladimir Putin expressed his support in Moscow today for a cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. He also spoke on the phone today with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande. Alison Stewart speaks with Andrew Roth, reporting for the New York Times from Donetsk, about the ongoing situation there.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2014
    New sanctions on Russia are targeting some of Putin's closest allies. Photo by Alexi Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images
  • 'Secret' work by Picasso proven authentic
    Technology has changed the way we communicate, do business and now -- the way we see art. Thanks to a scientific breakthrough, a once-rumored 'secret' work by Pablo Picasso has proven to be the real thing. Alison Stewart reports.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2014
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  • Microlender Accion helps provide loans to entrepreneurs
    Non-profit microlender Accion makes commercial loans of up to $50,000 to small business owners when banks aren’t an option.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2014
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  • Rubik’s Cube’s mystique remains 40 years later
    In a classic Rubik’s Cube, twenty-six cubes are designed to interlock and rotate around an axis that can be shuffled 43-quintillion ways. It couldn’t be simpler invention, but for most of us, the Rubik's Cube poses a daunting task. This year, the famed cube turns 40 and a new exhibit is proving that time is only adding to the mystique of this cultural icon. NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2014
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

  • Auction for 18th century viola starts at $45 million
    An 18th century viola by Antonio Stradivarius, the 18th century Italian lute-maker, is up for auction at Sotheby's starting at $45 million. But a French researcher who blindfolded top international soloists found that the musicians could not tell the difference between a modern violin and the high-priced "Strads."
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2014
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  • 'Right to try' law gives terminal patients access to non-FDA
    In May, Colorado became the first state to pass a so-called 'right to try' law, allowing terminal patients access to experimental drugs without FDA approval -- and Missouri is about to follow suit. NewsHour Weekend examines the issue by speaking with the Missouri bill's sponsor and his daughter, who is suffering from terminal cancer.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2014
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Friday, June 20, 2014

  • GOP presidential hopefuls address religious right
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul were among the speakers at a gathering of religious conservatives in Washington. Judy Woodruff reports that the Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" conference provided a chance to try out possible 2016 campaign messages.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2014
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  • Shields and Brooks on U.S. intervention in Iraq
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the current political agenda of religious conservatives in America, the election of Rep. Kevin McCarthy to be House majority leader, new poll numbers for President Obama and the murky goals for U.S. military intervention in Iraq.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2014
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  • Struggle by ‘Central Park 5’ ends in $40 million settlement
    New York City will pay $40 million to five black and Latino men who 25 years ago were wrongly convicted of raping and beating a woman in Central Park. Their conviction was vacated in 2002, but it took until now to close the book on the decade-long civil rights lawsuit. Jeffrey Brown talks to Craig Steven Wilder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology for more on the legacy of the infamous crime.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2014
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  • Why so many migrant kids are coming to the U.S. alone
    Hoping to stop the surge of unaccompanied minors arriving in the U.S., Vice President Biden visited Guatemala to get support from Central American leaders. The NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia reports on why kids are coming and what happens to these child migrants when they arrive.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2014
    Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Brownsville, Texas, where hundreds of children, most from Central America, are being held after crossing the border. Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images
  • Who holds the cards to Iraq's political future?
    Pressure is mounting for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as ISIL advances toward that nation’s capital. Judy Woodruff talks to Rod Nordland of The New York Times from Baghdad about the future of Iraq’s government and reaction to President Obama’s announcement that he’s sending up to 300 military advisors to Iraq.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2014
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