Tuesday, June 2, 2015

  • Two WWI soldiers receive Medal of Honor posthumously
    President Barack Obama posthumously bestowed the Medal of Honor on two World War I veterans whose heroic acts nearly 100 years ago went unrecognized in an age of discrimination. Sgt. William Shemin and Pvt. Henry Johnson were recognized with the nation's highest military decoration for saving their comrades on French front lines. William Brangham has the story.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2015
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  • Does the end of Sepp Blatter mean a new era for soccer?
    Sepp Blatter, president of soccer's international governing body FIFA, stunned the world when he announced he would resign, just days after winning a fifth term. Yesterday it was reported that Blatter's top deputy had been linked to wire transfers believed to be bribes related to World Cup bids. Judy Woodruff talks to Declan Hill, author of "The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime."
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2015
    FIFA President Sepp Blatter leaves after his statement during a news conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, June 2, 2015.  Blatter resigned as FIFA president on Tuesday, four days after being re-elected to a fifth term. Blatter, 79, announced the decision at a news conference in Zurich, six days after the FBI raided a hotel in Zurich and arrested several FIFA officials.     REUTERS/Ruben Sprich TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTR4YJC0

Monday, June 1, 2015

  • Will Rand Paul’s surveillance stance pay off with voters?
    Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the 2016 campaign launches of former Gov. Martin O’Malley and Sen. Lindsey Graham, why Sen. Rand Paul took a stand on the Patriot Act, and remembering Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, who died over the weekend at the age of 46.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2015
  • Author poses as IS recruit to understand world of jihad
    In the new book “In the Skin of a Jihadist,” a journalist goes undercover to understand the mind of a terrorist and his recruitment techniques. The author, whose identity has been hidden to protect her safety, speaks with Hari Sreenivasan in New York.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2015
  • Justices rule on headscarf case, threatening speech online
    The Supreme Court offered two 8 to 1 decisions today. The justices ruled in favor of a young Muslim woman who was rejected from working at Abercrombie & Fitch because she wears a hijab. The court also overturned the conviction of a man who had posted threatening language against his ex-wife on Facebook. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss those cases.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2015
    The Supreme Court issued two decisions on Thursday that  targeted different issues of free speech.
  • How far should U.S. go in South China Sea territory dispute?
    President Obama and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter have urged China to curb activities in the disputed South China Sea territory. Vietnam and other allies have also been advised to ease off. Should the U.S. do more to tamp down growing tensions? William Brangham talks to Michael Auslin of the American Enterprise Institute and Kenneth G. Lieberthal of the Brookings Institution.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2015
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  • What happens now that the NSA isn’t logging your calls
    For the first time in nearly 14 years, the National Security Agency is no longer allowed to log every time an American picks up the telephone to call someone. Overnight, three key provisions of the Patriot Act were allowed by the Senate to expire, despite exhortations by the White House. Gwen Ifill talks to Charlie Savage of The New York Times about what happens now.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2015
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  • Patrick Hicks reads 'The Strangers'
    Watch Patrick Hicks read his poem “The Strangers” from his collection "Adoptable" at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2015
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Sunday, May 31, 2015

  • Clock ticks down to expiration of Patriot Act surveillance
    The Senate is in a rare Sunday session, wrangling over three key surveillance provisions of the Patriot Act set to expire at midnight. PBS NewsHour's Political Director, Lisa Desjardins joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington with more.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2015
    Senate Majority Leader McConnell calls Senate to a rare Sunday session to debate Patriot Act in Washington
  • How to hook young people on math and science? Robots!
    In the United States, the number of college students pursuing degrees in math and science fields lags well behind dozens of industrialized countries. The numbers are even smaller for women and people of color. But one program is using robotics as a way to inspire interest young people while they're still in high school. NewsHour Special Correspondent Lynn Sherr reports.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2015
    (JS) ROBOTICS27-- Angel Cruz, 16, of Lincoln High School works on his team robot during the FIRST Robotics competition at the University of Denver. The high school teams are guided by coaches and professional mentors who volunteer their expertise in accor
  • Clothing for gender non-conforming people evolves
    Diane Sawyer's interview last month with Olympic champion Bruce Jenner, who came out as a transgender woman, reignited a national conversation about the complexities of gender presentation and sexuality. NewsHour's Ivette Feliciano reports on how the explosion of transgender and gender non-conforming people in the mainstream media is impacting clothing options for the LGBTQ community.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015

  • How will financial relations with Cuba change?
    The State Department on Friday officially lifted its designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, in one of the many recent steps by the Obama administration to reestablish diplomatic ties between Cuba and the U.S. Carla Robbins of the Council on Foreign Relations joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the implications.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2015
    The Cuban flag flies in front of the U.S. Interests Section (background), in Havana
  • What does ISIS control mean for the people of Palmyra?
    On Saturday, ISIS continued to maintain control of the city of Palmyra in Syria. For more on how the militant group is treating the people in Palmyra, Anne Barnard of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Istanbul.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2015
    Columns are pictured in the historical city of Palmyra
  • Boomtowns spur economic growth in Mexico
    NewsHour Weekend explores the boomtowns at the center of the burgeoning economy of Mexico, which has become the third largest trading partner with the United States. But with more than half of its 120 million people living in poverty, Mexico faces an uphill battle to true prosperity.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
    Mexico's stock exchange building is seen in Mexico City

Friday, May 29, 2015

  • Why farmers are concerned about EPA’s new rules on water
    The EPA has finalized new rules about what kinds of waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act, adding the smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands that feed drinking water for some Americans. Political editor Lisa Desjardins reports on what the shift means, and why it’s drawn both praise and criticism.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
  • Shields and Brooks on Dennis Hastert charges
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the indictment and allegations of misconduct against former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s comments about the Iraqi army’s defeat at Ramadi, 2016 campaign announcements from Rick Santorum and George Pataki.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
  • How did a fake study make it into Science magazine?
    A study published in Science magazine suggested that attitudes toward same-sex marriage were more likely to be changed by face-to-face conversations with gay canvassers over straight ones. But now that study has been redacted, spurring questions about how scientific research is published. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch, who broke the story.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
  • Texas Lt. Gov. on what’s needed for flood cleanup
    Torrential downpours dumped as much as seven inches of rain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area overnight; rescue teams responded to more than 250 calls for help. So far, the death toll from floods in central Texas has reached 25. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who toured the destruction in hard-hit Wimberley.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
  • Will Nigeria’s new president reset relations with the U.S.?
    Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari has inherited a host of problems from outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan, including the fight against Boko Haram militants. Does Nigeria’s new leadership offer an opening for better relations with -- and more help from -- the U.S.? Judy Woodruff learns more from J. Peter Pham of The Atlantic Council.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
    Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari rides on the motorcade while inspecting the guard of honour at Eagle Square in Abuja
  • News Wrap: Hastert reportedly paid to hide sexual misconduct
    In our news wrap Friday, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert resigned from his law firm after being indicted on federal charges. The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times reported that the misconduct was of a sexual nature. Also, in Iraq, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for car bombs that killed at least 15 people, targeting two prominent hotels in Baghdad.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015
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  • Why the Freddie Gray riots began at a shopping mall
    Johns Hopkins historian N.D.B. Connolly spoke with economics correspondent Paul Solman about how local economic disparities became a driving force in the Baltimore riots.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

  • Are Patriot Act provisions essential for fighting terrorism?
    What will happen if Congress allows key portions of the Patriot Act to expire? Judy Woodruff gets views from James Bamford, author of “The Shadow Factory,” and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey on what’s at stake, and whether the USA Freedom Act offers a better alternative.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • Obama immigration plan on hold till legal challenge resolved
    President Obama's executive orders on immigration are stalled. His signature immigration plan, which would grant work permits and deportation protection to millions, suffered a major blow when a federal court refused to allow it to take immediate effect. Gwen Ifill discusses what all of this means with Stephen Legomsky of the Washington University School of Law and Alan Gomez of USA Today.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • White House: Letting Patriot Act tools expire courts risk
    Three U.S. intelligence tools are scheduled to expire Sunday, including the NSA's controversial bulk collection of Americans' phone metadata records. President Obama has urged lawmakers to renew the Patriot Act programs, but so far the Senate has failed to compromise on their extension. Judy Woodruff talks to Lisa Monaco, assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • Author examines story behind Norway’s shocking massacre
    One July day in 2011, two separate incidents shook the country of Norway to its core, leaving 77 people dead. Journalist Asne Seierstad focuses on those events in "One of Us: The Story of Anders Brevik and the Massacre in Norway." She joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss her new book.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • For this CEO, mindful management means yoga for employees
    For Mark Bertolini, CEO of health insurer Aetna, a near-death experience led him to make big changes in his personal life and at the company. Living with pain from a skiing accident inspired him to take up yoga and meditation, which made him wonder if it could also help his employees. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • Study: Patients should start HIV drugs as early as possible
    Federal health officials now say that individuals with HIV should start antiretroviral drugs as soon as they are diagnosed. That announcement was made after a large clinical trial was stopped because the evidence was so overwhelming. But how do you get those drugs to patients who need them around the world? Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2015
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  • Could more have been done to prepare for Texas floods?
    The streets of Houston are still flooded after an onslaught of severe storms, and the city is bracing for more rain in the coming days. Officials say six people have died in Houston from the flooding so far. Judy Woodruff learns more from Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times about how the already-saturated state is coping.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2015
    HOUSTON, TX - MAY 27: The Brays Bayou flows after massive flooding May 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas. At least 19 people have been killed across Texas and Oklahoma after severe weather, including catastrophic flooding and tornadoes, struck over the past several days, with more rain expected. Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images.