Monday, July 27, 2015

  • Women accusing Bill Cosby of assault share similar stories
    The latest issue of New York magazine features interviews and photos of 35 women who say they were assaulted by actor and comedian Bill Cosby, often after being drugged. Cosby has repeatedly been accused of rape and assault over decades, but the allegations took on new momentum last year; now 46 women have come forward so far. Gwen Ifill talks to New York magazine’s Noreen Malone.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2015
  • Fiat Chrysler faces record fines for failing to recall cars
    Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back hundreds of thousands of Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles, as well as pay $105 million in penalties as part of a federal settlement. The government found that the company had failed to notify owners and delayed fixing vehicles in connection to steering and control problems. Judy Woodruff talks to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2015
    A row of new Dodge Durango SUV's and Jeeps are seen in Gaithersburg, Maryland May 1, 2013. Chrysler Group's U.S. auto sales rose 11 percent in April, led by strong demand for its Ram pickup trucks, the company said on Wednesday.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron    (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS) - RTXZ676
  • Learning history to honor fallen heroes of D-Day
    To make the history of World War II more vivid and meaningful, teams of students and teachers are tracing the footsteps of those who served and died during the invasion of Normandy. Participants in the National History Day's Normandy Institute spend months doing intensive research on a single "silent hero," before offering a personalized graveside eulogy. The NewsHour's April Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2015
  • Uncertainty for residents amid Turkey strikes
    As Turkey and the U.S. work on plans to sweep Islamic State fighters from an area across the Turkish border with Syria, Istanbul has stepped up its air campaign against the extremist group, as well as on Kurdish insurgents. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from Southern Turkey, where many residents are holding their breath for what comes next.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2015
    Turkish and U.S. soldiers, with a Turkish Air Force A400M tactical transport aircraft in the background, conduct inspections inside Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey, July 27, 2015. Turkey attacked Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq for a second night on Sunday, security sources said, in a campaign that could end its peace process with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RTX1LYWC
  • Does Obama's Africa visit come too late?
    What’s the significance of President Obama’s historic trip to Africa? Judy Woodruff discusses the visit and the president’s record on Africa with Johnnie Carson of the United States Institute of Peace and William Gumede of the University of the Witwatersrand.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2015
    US President Barack Obama (L) speaks during a joint press conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at the National Palace in Addis Ababa on July 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Why the presidential candidates are getting provocative
    Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about why some of the Republican presidential candidates are getting edgier in their statements in the face of the media monopolization by Donald Trump, plus a look at what the latest polls tell us about the competition.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures at a news conference near the U.S.- Mexico border outside of Laredo, Texas July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX1LKHM

Sunday, July 26, 2015

  • Obama opens first-ever visit to Ethiopia by U.S. president
    After a three-day visit to Kenya, President Obama traveled to Ethiopia on Sunday, with the goals of strengthening trade between Sub-Saharan Africa and the U.S. and fighting terrorism. John Campbell of the Council on Foreign Relations and former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss Obama's visit.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama arrives aboard Air Force One at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 26, 2015.  REUTERS/ Tiksa Negeri - RTX1LVCA
  • U.S. energy firms slash jobs as crude oil prices drop
    The recent 20 percent drop in crude oil prices might be saving you money at the gas pump, but it's now prompting job layoffs by U.S. energy companies. The Wall Street Journal's Lynn Cook joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the implications via Skype from Houston.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2015
    A pumpjack brings oil to the surface  in the Monterey Shale, California, April 29, 2013. The vast Monterey shale formation is estimated by the U.S. Energy Information Administration to hold 15 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil, or four times that of the Bakken formation centered on North Dakota. Most of that oil is not economically retrievable except by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a production-boosting technique in which large amounts of water, sand and chemicals are injected into shale formations to force hydrocarbon fuels to the surface. Picture taken April 29, 2013.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXZ5IT
  • How Mediterranean fisherman are helping African migrants
    As the civil war worsens, more migrants are being smuggled off the shores of Libya and end up stranded in neighboring Tunisian waters, leaving it up to those working at sea to rescue them. Already this year, Tunisian fisherman and coast guards have saved more than 800 migrants, and their work continues as the region's mass exodus persists. Lisa Desai reports.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2015
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  • Exhibit chronicles manipulated news photos
    A New York exhibit chronicles prominent cases of images altered by journalists and asks: If seeing is believing, how often are you, the viewer or reader, being misled? Saskia de Melker reports.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2015
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Saturday, July 25, 2015

  • Should 'shared economy' workers be independent contractors?
    Unlike traditional employees, the country's many independent contractors, such as UberX drivers and TaskRabbit assistants who pick up work when they want it, have no guarantee of hourly wages or other benefits. But recent class-action lawsuits have alleged that many of the companies who employ these contractors are breaking the rules by misclassifying them as independent. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2015
    An Uber driver looks out of his vehicle next to New York City Hall while Uber riders and driver-partners take part in a rally on steps of the City Hall against proposed legislation limiting for-hire vehicles in New York June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - RTX1IHCV
  • What does Turkey's new military action against ISIS mean?
    For the first time, Turkey is joining United States-led airstrikes in Syria, targeting Islamic State extremists. The U.S. and NATO have pressured Turkey for months to join the military coalition against ISIS. Reuters reporter Ayla Jean Yackley joins Hari Sreenivasan from Istanbul to discuss Turkey's new military actions.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2015
    A Turkish Air Force A400M tactical transport aircraft is parked at Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey, July 24, 2015. Turkey has agreed to allow U.S. planes to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants from the U.S. air base at Incirlik, close to the Syrian border, U.S. defense officials said on Thursday. The decision, disclosed a day after a telephone call between President Barack Obama and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, follows long-time reluctance by Ankara to become engaged in the fight against Islamist militants. Turkey has faced increasing insecurity along its 900-km (560-mile) border with Syria. REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RTX1LOPH

Friday, July 24, 2015

  • Shields and Brooks on guns, Iran, Clinton’s emails
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's news, including the recent wave of mass shootings, selling the Iran nuclear deal to Congress, and whether Hillary Clinton needs to worry about the latest round of email allegations.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2015
  • Aziz Ansari wants to help you find a mate. Seriously.
    In the modern world, romance is just a click away. Dating sites have sprung up, and the Internet and cell phones allow for quicker communication than ever before. This can make dating easier than ever, but also more awkward than ever. Comic Aziz Ansari chronicles all of this in his new book “Modern Romance.” Jeffrey Brown spoke to Ansari about the new work, and love in the modern age.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2015
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  • Are for-profit universities taking advantage of veterans?
    Since 2009, the G.I. Bill has paid up to $21,000 a year of college tuition for those who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Much of that money, though, goes to for-profit schools, which award degrees some employers don’t recognize. Aaron Glantz of the Center for Investigative Reporting and “Reveal” reports.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2015
  • Why is it so difficult to stop mass shootings in the U.S.?
    Following recent mass shootings, we speak to author and advocate Mark Kelly, husband of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in 2011, and Meghan Hoyer, part of the team at USA Today producing “Behind the Bloodshed: The untold story of America’s mass killing.” as part of our series, “Guns in America”.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2015
    A police officer stands at the entrance to a movie theatre, near flowers left for victims of a Thursday night shooting, in the theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana July 24, 2015. John Russell Houser, an Alabama drifter, opened fire inside the crowded movie theater, killing two women, police said, in the latest act of random gun violence to shock the United States. REUTERS/Lee Celano - RTX1LOGL
  • Shooting at movie theater kills two, injures nine
    A shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, has left two dead, and nine injured. The shooting comes in the wake of two recent mass shootings, one in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where four Marines and a sailor were killed, and another in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine members of the Charleston AME church were killed.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2015
    Officials stand by the scene outside the movie theatre where a man opened fire on film goers in Lafayette, Louisiana July 23, 2015. A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday evening, killing at least two persons and injuring nine others before taking his own life, according to a local ambulance company. The shooting took place during a 7 p.m. CDT (0000 GMT) showing of the film "Train Wreck" in a shooting that took place almost three years to the day after a movie theater rampage in Aurora, Colorado, police and media reported. REUTERS/Lee Celano - RTX1LLF9

Thursday, July 23, 2015

  • Boy’s defiance of bullies earns him a White House invite
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, 11-year-old Logan Fairbanks of Michigan got the VIP experience while on vacation in Washington with his family. Fairbanks had posted a video of himself reading cruel internet comments that bullies had posted about him, which caught the eye of Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, leading to a special White House invitation.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015
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  • Alice Waters teaches slow food values in a fast food world
    Alice Waters, owner and former chef of the legendary Chez Panisse restaurant and maven of the slow food movement, says the best way to combat fast food culture is through “edible education.” Waters offers her Brief but Spectacular take on the benefits of cooking and inspiring young people to care about their food.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015
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  • Ta-Nehisi Coates on history’s burden for African-Americans
    In his new book, “Between the World and Me,” Atlantic magazine columnist Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about the looming violence that African-Americans endure every day, in the form of a letter to his 14-year-old son. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Coates about the legacy of racism and white supremacy in America.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015
  • 6 trends that corporations are paying attention to
    How do companies anticipate the trends that reshape their business and our culture? Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to long-term trend spotter DeeDee Gordon about what's gaining traction now, from gender fluidity to virtual reality.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015
  • After major advances, barriers remain for disabled Americans
    Twenty-five years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, prohibiting employment discrimination and guaranteeing access to public places and transportation. For a look at the progress and the challenges, Judy Woodruff talks to U.S. Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann, Tatyana McFadden, a Paralympic wheelchair racer, and Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015
    George Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; standing left  to right Reverend Harold Wilkie, Sandra Parrino of the National Council on Disability; seated left to right, Evan Kemp, Chairman of the Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission, George Bush, Justin Dart, Chairman of the 's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities. Washington DC, USA, 26 July 1990. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images).
  • Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal to lawmakers
    There were testy exchanges and blunt talk in a Senate hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement. Republicans criticized the deal, and suggested that even if it passes Congress, it could be rolled back by the next administration. Secretary of State John Kerry fought back, saying that the consequences of rejection would be a "big green light" for Iran to increase uranium enrichment. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington July 23, 2015. U.S. lawmakers skeptical about the nuclear deal with Iran promised to press senior Obama administration officials to make more information about it public at a Senate hearing on Thursday as Congress begins its two-month review of the agreement.
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  • Colorado program that reduces teen pregnancy in jeopardy
    For six years, the Colorado Family Planning Initiative has been providing free long-term birth control to teens and low-income women. The program has reduced unplanned teen pregnancies by 39 percent, and the abortion rate by 42 percent. The group has been lobbying for state funding, but Republican lawmakers have said no. Special correspondent Mary McCarthy reports.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Turkish soldier killed by Islamic State fire
    In our news wrap Thursday, Islamic State militants fired across the border from Syria into Turkey, killing one soldier and wounding two others. That comes days after a suicide attack killed 32 in a southeastern Turkish town. Also, prosecutors announced that results of Sandra Bland's autopsy show her injuries as consistent with suicide, not violent homicide.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  • Here’s how hackers can turn off your car as you drive
    Driving on a highway in St. Louis, WIRED writer Andy Greenberg allowed himself to get car-hacked. Two researchers were able to remotely blast the stereo on his SUV, turn on the windshield wipers and kill the engine. Today, vehicles function almost like smartphones on wheels, but that convenience allows hackers to engage in wireless sabotage. Greenberg joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the dangers.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2015
  • You can now watch a century of historic newsreels on YouTube
    In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, 555,000 archival newsreel videos are being released by the Associated Press and British Movietone -- that's more than a million minutes of historic footage and quirky diversions, dating back to 1895.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2015
  • Two drugs show promise in slowing Alzheimer’s progression
    Two companies have announced new progress in the development of the first drugs to slow Alzheimer's disease. Researchers found the drugs helped reduce cognitive loss in patients with mild symptoms, but some observers say the improvements are too small and uncertain. Keith Fargo of the Alzheimer's Association joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the findings.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2015
    Keith Fargo of the Alzheimer's Association joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the findings.