Friday, April 11, 2014

  • U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reads 'Miscegenation'
    U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reads "Miscegenation" while in Jackson, Mississippi.For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/arts/
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2014
    U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reads her poem 'Miscegenation'
  • U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reads 'Incident'
    U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reads her poem "Incident," while in Jackson, Mississippi.For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/arts/
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2014
    U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reads her poem "Incident"
  • Jerry Mitchell on the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
    During the annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage, investigative reporter at The Clarion-Ledger Jerry Mitchell speaks about the important of returning to the house where Medgar Evers was killed.For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/arts/
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2014
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  • Mylie Evers at the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
    During the annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage, Myrlie Evers speaks to the crowd in front of the house where Medgar Evers was killed.For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/arts/
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2014
    Myrlie Evers tells how her husband Medgar Evers was shot at their home in Jackson, Mississippi. She spoke during the annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage.
  • Obama names budget chief his choice of successor for Sebelius
    President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor aimed at helping the White House move past the political damage.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2014
    President Barack Obama announced Friday that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will step down from her post; his choice for a successor is his budget chief, Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Video still by PBS NewsHour

Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • Justice Dept. accuses Albuquerque PD of ‘unjustified force’
    The U.S. Justice Department released a scathing report on its findings of a pattern of “unjustified force” by the Albuquerque Police Department in New Mexico. The report offers details on 23 fatal shootings since 2010, including the March shooting of James Boyd, a 38-year-old homeless man with a history of mental illness. Jeffrey Brown talks to Gene Grant of KNME for more insight.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2014
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  • Why six years of high school might pay off in the workforce
    At Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., students are expected to attend for six years, earning both a high school diploma and a two-year Associate’s degree. P-TECH and other schools based on the same model aim to give students from low-income families a head start on college with free, career-oriented coursework. Hari Sreenivasan tells the story.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2014
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  • UN initiative aims to put 57 million kids in school
    There are 200 million children worldwide who do not attend school. A new U.N. initiative led by former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown aims to get 57 million more children into school by the end of 2015. Judy Woodruff interviews Brown, now a U.N. special envoy for Global Education, about overcoming ingrained social practices around the globe and mobilizing the children themselves.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2014
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  • How the Civil Rights Act opened a door to the American dream
    President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law 50 years ago. Gwen Ifill examines its legacy and unfinished business with President Johnson’s daughter, Lynda Johnson Robb, Shirley Franklin, the former mayor of Atlanta, Ranjana Natarajan of the University of Texas School of Law, and former House Republican aide Robert Kimball.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2014
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  • The presidential pen stroke that outlawed discrimination
    Half a century ago, Lyndon B. Johnson signed landmark legislation outlawing discrimination based on race, ethnicity and sex. At a summit honoring this chapter of Johnson’s legacy, President Obama applauded the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for opening doors of opportunity for himself and other Americans, while former Presidents Clinton and Carter cautioned that challenges remain. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2014
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  • Gordon Brown on guaranteeing education for refugee children
    Judy Woodruff talks with Gordon Brown, the former U.K. prime minister who is now the United Nations' special envoy for global education about efforts to educate Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. Watch that part of the interview now to hear how Brown thinks the plan to share Lebanese school buildings could revolutionize education for refugees around the world.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2014
    Former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown Discusses educating Syrian refugees living in Lebanon.
  • Mavis Staples sings 'We Shall Overcome'
    Mavis Staples appeared on stage Thursday to sing "We Shall Overcome." Her performance was part of a Civil Rights Summit on Thursday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  • Echoes from Marian Anderson’s defiant performance
    Marian Anderson, the legendary African-American contralto, sang at the Lincoln Memorial exactly 75 years ago after she was refused a performance at Washington’s Constitution Hall. On Wednesday, young people gathered to commemorate Anderson’s effort to strike out against racism through the power and beauty of her voice. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2014
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  • Drugs used in lethal injections come under scrutiny
    As foreign supplies have dwindled, traditional lethal injection drugs are being replaced with others manufactured in the U.S. But inmates and lawyers are questioning whether these new drugs will result in death without undue pain and suffering. Gwen Ifill takes a closer look at the issue with Megan McCracken of the University of California, Berkeley and Joel Zivot of Emory University.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2014
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  • 'Long way to go' in reform of Bangladesh's garment industry
    Almost a year has passed since a Bangladeshi factory collapsed, killing more than 1,100 garment workers. What has been done in that country and by the international garment industry to make the factories there safer? And how have the victims and their families been compensated? Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro returns to Bangladesh to find out.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2014
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  • How significant is security bug Heartbleed?
    A major lapse in internet security has potentially exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers, bank information and commonly used websites. The security leak, called “Heartbleed,” was revealed this week but may have existed for years. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Russell Brandom of The Verge.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2014
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  • Evaluating vast payout disparity among Medicare doctors
    Just 3 percent of doctors and medical providers received at least one-quarter of the $77 billion paid to providers by the government in 2012, according to an unprecedented and controversial release of data by Medicare. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Dr. Ardis Hoven of the American Medical Association and Shannon Pettypiece of Bloomberg News.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2014
    Inside The Care Harbor Public Health Clinic
  • Why this bear had to be taken from its mother
    Zookeepers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo are now mom to this sloth bear cub, because when she was born, her mother ate her siblings. But keepers say her mother's reaction was normal, even healthy.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2014
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  • Vets race to rescue cheetah cubs from their mother
    On Christmas Day, zookeepers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute raced to rescue cheetah cubs from their mother, who had injured her cubs with life-threatening infections. Now they hope that another cheetah mother will adopt them.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2014
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Is ‘student-athlete’ a misnomer?
    Players and fans celebrated the March Madness victory by the University of Connecticut, but the game against the University of Kentucky also highlighted one of the major debates facing NCAA basketball. Jeffrey Brown gets perspectives from Patrick Harker, president of the University of Delaware, and Kevin Blackistone of the University of Maryland about student players and the amateurship model.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2014
    University of Connecticut vs University of Kentucky, 2014 NCAA National Championship
  • Easing the burden for families of long-term caregiving
    For the 42 million Americans who take care of loved ones at home, the responsibilities of care -- once the purview of trained nurses -- have become increasingly complex. AARP has begun to advocate for greater caregiver support through public policy and legislation, but the health care industry may be wary of additional regulation. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2014
    Home-Care Aides Making $10 an Hour Seen Proliferating U.S. Labor
  • Unprecedented Ebola outbreak crosses borders in West Africa
    More than 100 people have died so far in the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in years, which began in Guinea before spreading to Liberia. Now health officials are investigating possible cases in Mali and Ghana. Jeffrey Brown talks to Laurie Garrett from the Council on Foreign Relations about past outbreaks and the current challenges for containment.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2014
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  • Obama signs executive orders on pay transparency
    President Obama issued two executive orders aimed at income disparity based on gender on what the White House dubbed Equal Pay Day. But Republicans charged the president and Democrats were playing politics rather than improving policy. Judy Woodruff gets two views from Ariane Hegewisch of the Institute for Women's Policy Research and Genevieve Wood of the Heritage Foundation.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2014
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  • De-escalating Eastern Ukraine unrest is delicate challenge
    Ukrainian security forces managed to regain power in Kharkiv, yet pro-Russian demonstrators have held onto control of government buildings in two other cities in the country’s east. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the swift pro-Russian escalation and obstacles faced by the Ukrainian government.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2014
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Monday, April 7, 2014

  • What’s devastating the moose population in New England?
    In some regions of northern New England, the moose population is down as much 40 percent in the last three years. The cause of this iconic animal’s dramatic die-off is not yet known, but researchers’ main theory is centered on the parasitic winter tick, and warmer winters may be partly to blame. Hari Sreenivasan reports from New Hampshire.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2014
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  • Remembering writer Peter Matthiessen
    Peter Matthiessen was the founder of The Paris Review, an author of more than 30 books, and winner of the National Book Award in both fiction and non-fiction. He succumbed to leukemia at the age of 86, just days before his final novel will be published. In 2008, chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown interviewed Matthiessen about his acclaimed work "Shadow Country.”
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2014
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  • Swiss consider welfare overhaul with guaranteed income
    In Switzerland, an idea to guarantee every citizen a yearly income of 30,000 Swiss Francs, regardless of other wealth or employment, has gained enough supporters to trigger a referendum. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports that the idea is gaining some traction across party lines in the United States, too, but views differ on if and how a guaranteed minimum income would work.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2014
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  • Why Afghans felt their vote mattered in 2014
    Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill for a closer look at the historic 2014 presidential election in Afghanistan, including the role of Afghan security forces in keeping polling safe, rumors of voting fraud, whether the United States favors a candidate, as well as what distinguished this election for average citizens.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2014
    Afghanistan Votes in National Elections

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