Friday, November 27, 2015

  • GOP 2016 candidates face critical moment as field tightens
    GOP 2016 candidates face critical moment as field tightens Blurb: It's been eight months since the first Republican campaign for the 2016 presidential election kicked off, and the race among the many candidates is starting to come into focus. Political director Lisa Desjardins takes a look at how the field is shaping up.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2015
    Republican U.S. presidential candidates Marco Rubio (L), Ben Carson, and Ted Cruz greet the crowd at the Presidential Family Forum in Des Moines, Iowa November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTX1V439
  • Survivor of the Paris attacks shares his path to healing
    How does one recover from the trauma of being caught in the middle of a terrorist attack? Psychotherapist Mark Colclough, who was in one of the Paris cafes when it was attacked by gunmen two weeks ago, offers some special insight on tools and strategies he has been using to heal. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2015
    A French flag with the sign of a peace symbol with the Eiffel Tower is seen at the main entrance of an apartment building in Paris, France November 26, 2015. The French President called on all French citizens to hang the tricolour national flag from their windows on Friday to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau - RTX1VYFM
  • Gunman captured after hours-long siege at Planned Parenthood
    A gunman entered a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Friday afternoon, wounding multiple people and engaging in gun battles with police. The suspect was taken into custody after holing up inside the building for several hours. Hari Sreenivasan gets an update from Mary MacCarthy of Feature Story News.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2015
    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - NOVEMBER 27: People are rescued near the scene of a shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday November 27, 2015. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

  • Hamilton Jordan's coming of age in the segregated South
    Before he was Jimmy Carter’s chief of staff, Hamilton Jordan was just a boy living in a deeply segregated south. For a decade, he worked on an autobiography about growing up in that place and time, before passing away from mesothelioma. His daughter, Kathleen Jordan finished the book, and speaks to Judy Woodruff about the work, and her efforts finishing it.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2015
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  • 225 Years of Presidential Thanksgiving meals
    Since George Washington proclaimed the first public day of Thanksgiving, 44 presidents have eaten their way through the holiday.In our NewsHour shares of the day, a look at some especially memorable menus and incidents.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2015
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  • Is it possible to build 'meat' out of plant protein?
    Americans eat three times the world average of beef each year. However, with each pound requiring more than 50 gallons of water, producers in drought-stricken California are looking to find other ways to get protein into our diets. Dr. James Hamblin, a senior editor at The Atlantic Magazine, reports.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2015
    Chef Rich McGeown prepares to cook the world's first lab-grown beef burger during a launch event in west London, August 5, 2013. The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its creator says could provide an answer to global food shortages and help combat climate change, was fried in a pan and tasted by two volunteers. The burger is the result of years of research by Dutch scientist Mark Post, a vascular biologist at the University of Maastricht, who is working to show how meat grown in petri dishes might one day be a true alternative to meat from livestock.The meat in the burger has been made by knitting together around 20,000 strands of protein that has been cultured from cattle stem cells in Post's lab. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ANIMALS FOOD) - RTX12AYV
  • Residents react as their tent city is dismantled
    Homelessness is a nationwide concern, but is especially prevalent in Washington D.C. Last week, near the affluent neighborhood of Georgetown, city officials dismantled a tent city that had sprouted up under a freeway underpass. NewsHour looks at some of those homeless individuals’ reactions.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2015
    A sign on a tent is seen at Tent City 3, a homeless encampment in Seattle, Washington January 15, 2015. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will submit legislation to the City Council this week seeking approval of three new homeless encampments, saying the tent cities are needed to deal with rising homelessness, his office said on Thursday.   REUTERS/David Ryder   (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY POLITICS) - RTR4LLYW
  • Were pilgrims America’s original economic migrants?
    Four hundred years ago, a group of pilgrims founded a colony in Plymouth. But what did they hope to accomplish there, how did they live? Economics correspondent Paul Solman jumps back in time to interview some of these early settlers and find out how they made a living.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2015
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  • Iraq’s Yazidi’s return home to Sinjar
    Over a year ago, ISIS militants killed hundreds of Yazidi from Sinjar, Iraq. Earlier this month, Kurdish forces, backed by American airstrikes, drove ISIS out of Sinjar, allowing residents to return. Jane Arraf reports on what some have found.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2015
    Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate August 11, 2014. Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq's human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday. The Islamic State, which has declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, has prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push to within a 30-minute drive of the Kurdish regional capital Arbil. Picture taken August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1EA8M1B4V01 - RTR424VU
  • France, Russia unify to fight Islamic State
    French President Francois Hollande and Russia’s Vladimir Putin agreed in Moscow today to share intelligence in their fight against the Islamic State. Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Nathan Hodge of The Wall Street Journal, who was at the press conference with Putin and Hollande.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2015
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his French counterpart Francois Hollande during a news conference at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, November 26, 2015. France and Russia agreed on Thursday to exchange intelligence on Islamic State and other militant groups in Syria to help improve the effectiveness of their aerial bombing campaigns in the country, French President Francois Hollande said. REUTERS/Sergei Chirikov/Pool - RTX1W0MO
  • Albuquerque’s crazy idea: giving homeless people jobs
    There are more than 1,400 homeless people in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Now though, the state is working to get those people off the streets, by giving them jobs and living areas. Special Correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports on the city’s efforts.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2015
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

  • Aretha Franklin on why she’ll never stop singing
    Aretha Franklin was honored revcently by the National Portrait Gallery with a “Portrait of a Nation” prize, given out to some of the people who appear in its collection. Gwen Ifill spoke with the Queen of Soul about her career, her voice and her legacy.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2015
    BET honoree singer Aretha Franklin performs onstage at BET Honors 2014 at Warner Theatre in Washington on February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTX18G4S
  • Can you cook delicious meals on just $4 a day?
    Can someone receiving food stamp benefits eat well on an average budget of $4 per day? That was the simple question that Leanne Brown set out to answer as a student, and now it's the core of her new cookbook, "Good and Cheap." With Thanksgiving approaching, William Brangham follows Brown in the grocery store and the kitchen to learn more about her recipes.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2015
    Cauliflower Cheese. Photo by Leanne Brown.
  • How Einstein’s theory of relativity changed the world
    This week marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of papers laying out Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. In honor of the anniversary, Gwen Ifill examines how Einstein changed our understanding of the cosmos with Einstein biographer Walter Isaacson.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2015
    circa 1931:  German-born physicist Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)  standing beside a blackboard with chalk-marked mathematical calculations written across it.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  • Chicago police video reignites debate over excessive force
    Police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s arrest for first-degree murder is just the latest in a series of controversial cases where officers have used extreme force against civilians. For some perspective on the situation, Judy Woodruff speaks to David Klinger of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Jamie Kalven of Invisible Institute and Mark Konkol of DNAinfo Chicago.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2015
    Protesters demonstrate after the release of a video showing the shooting of Laquan McDonald, in Chicago, Illinois November 24, 2015. McDonald, 17, was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer in October 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Nelles - RTX1VQ4X

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

  • Did dashboard video prompt Chicago cop’s murder charge?
    Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is being held without bail after being charged with first-degree murder in the death of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager whom Van Dyke shot 16 times. The city is under a court order to release a dashboard video that captured the deadly encounter. Jeffrey Brown talks to Paul Butler of Georgetown University Law Center.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2015
    Police officers watch as a demonstrator holds a sign in front of a north Minneapolis police precinct during a protest in response of Sunday's shooting death of Jamar Clark by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 18, 2015. Minnesota officials on Wednesday identified the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man as chanting demonstrators surrounded a key police station.     REUTERS/Craig Lassig - RTS7ULH
  • Are pesticides to blame for the massive bee die-off?
    Commercial beekeepers across America have been struggling with great numbers of bee deaths over the past few years. What’s behind their failing health? Some research points to a class of pesticide that’s coated onto a large proportion of corn and soybeans grown in the U.S. Allison Aubrey of NPR reports.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2015
    A bee collects pollen from a dandelion blossom on a lawn in Klosterneuburg April 29, 2013. The European Commission said on Monday it would go ahead and impose a temporary ban on three of the world's most widely used pesticides because of fears they harm bees, despite EU governments failing to agree on the issue. In a vote on Monday, EU officials could not decide whether to impose a two-year ban - with some exceptions - on a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, produced mainly by Germany's Bayer and Switzerland's Syngenta. The Commission proposed the ban in January after EU scientists said the chemicals posed an acute risk to honeybees, which pollinate many of the crops grown commercially in Europe. R REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader  (AUSTRIA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT) - RTXZ3DT
  • Why 20,000 Israelis are suing Facebook over violent attacks
    After Richard Lakin was killed on a Jerusalem bus in October, his son discovered hundreds of social media posts encouraging and instructing young Palestinians to stab Israeli Jews. Lakin's son is now the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against Facebook, ordering the tech company to stop allowing postings that incite attacks. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2015
    A man kisses the coffin of American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, during a ceremony at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015. REUTERS/Nir Elias  - RTX1V7SD
  • How the Turkey-Russia conflict complicates anti-ISIS efforts
    The air war over Syria escalated when a Russian warplane was shot down by Turkey. To discuss how the incident could affect the fight against the Islamic State, Judy Woodruff speaks to Angela Stent, author of “The Limits of Partnership," and Nicholas Burns of Harvard University.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2015
    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, Russia November 24, 2015. Speaking before a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah, Putin called Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet "a stab in the back" carried out by the accomplices of terrorists, saying the incident would have serious consequences for Moscow's relations with Ankara. REUTERS/Maxim Shipenkov/Pool      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY           - RTX1VLRB

Monday, November 23, 2015

  • 3-D printers put limb prosthetics for kids in reach
    A professor from upstate New York is transforming the world for young people in need of limbs. WXXI's Innovation Trail offers his story in his own words.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2015
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  • Telling stories helps refugee children learn English
    How do young children who have come to the United States as immigrants or refugees learn English? At one early education school and laboratory in Houston, the new language comes to life when kids use storytelling and dramatic play to get talking. The NewsHour's April Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2015
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  • How the Islamic State rose from prison to be a global group
    Where did the Islamic State come from? Joby Warrick, author of "Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS," joins Jeffrey Brown to define the militant group’s origins and its transformation into an international organization.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2015
    In recent weeks, fears over the Islamic State's rise have dominated the GOP side of the presidential election. Photo by Reuters.
  • Campaigns tap ISIS fears by zeroing in on national security
    Many Republican candidates are pouncing on fears about the Islamic State to flex ideological and political muscle. Political director Lisa Desjardins offers a roundup of rhetoric in the debate over national security, and Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Gwen Ifill to take a closer look.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2015
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  • How to grow an Ebola vaccine with a tobacco plant
    What looks like an ordinary greenhouse is actually an around-the-clock Ebola vaccine factory. At a facility in Kentucky, plants are being injected with a protein in order to spur them into producing one of the three antibodies used in the experimental drug ZMapp. Special correspondent Mary Jo Brooks reports on how bio-pharming is helping to ramp up the speed of drug production to fight the disease.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2015
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  • Obama: U.S. intensifying IS strategy on all fronts
    After the terror attacks in Paris and the wider European alert, President Obama pledged while traveling in Malaysia to take the fight back to the Islamic State. The U.S. role in battling the militant group has evolved in recent months, but the current policy has been questioned by political opponents and former Obama appointees alike. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2015
    Iraqi security forces hold an Islamist State flag which they pulled down at the University of Anbar, in Anbar province July 26, 2015. Iraqi security forces entered the University of Anbar in the western city of Ramadi on Sunday and clashed with Islamic State militants inside the compound, the joint operations command said in a statement. REUTERS/Stringer - RTX1LW6L
  • What should we be doing to defeat the Islamic State?
    Militarily and diplomatically, what can the U.S. and others do to stop the Islamic State? Gwen Ifill gets views from James Jeffrey of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2015
    Shi'ite fighters launch a rocket during clashes with Islamic State militants on the outskirts of al-Alam March 8, 2015. Iraqi security forces and Shi?ite militia fighting the Islamic State took control of the center of a town on the southern outskirts of Saddam Hussein's home city Tikrit on Sunday, security officials said.  REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR4SJ5R
  • Spike Lee lists 3 movies every film lover should see
    Film director Spike Lee’s knowledge of film history is deep and is no stranger to sharing his lists of must-see movies for aspiring filmmakers.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2015
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

  • Massachusetts drops Common Core, will develop evaluations
    Massachusetts, a state considered a leader in education reform, decided last week to reject student tests based on federal Common Core standards--tests still used in many other states. Instead, the state will develop its own exams to measure student progress. New York Times reporter Kate Zernike joins Alison Stewart with more.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2015
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