Thursday, August 13, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode August 13, 2015
    Thursday on the NewsHour, the Islamic State claims responsibility for the deaths of more than 60 people in a Baghdad truck bombing. Also: California faces one of its worst fire seasons ever, how Puerto Rico’s debt burden is crippling its economy, the cultural shift that changed modern parenthood, a new perspective on the life of Ronald Reagan and looking to the night sky for a star-studded show.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2015
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  • How Islamic State systematically turns girls into sex slaves
    The Islamic State militants have imposed a brutal, ritualistic sex slave trade on thousands of women and girls who belong to the Yazidi sect, a persecuted religious minority. Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times joins Judy Woodruff from Northern Iraq to discuss her reporting on the human toll of the Islamic State’s rule.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2015
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  • Understanding the two sides of Ronald Reagan
    How did Ronald Reagan, a seemingly ordinary man in many ways, become a president who dominated American politics and ideology in the second half of the 20th century? H.W. Brands offers his take on the politician and pragmatist in “Reagan: A Life.” Brands joins Jeffrey Brown for a conversation.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2015
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  • Perseid meteor shower offers a spectacular show
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, stargazers catch a glimpse of the annual Perseid meteor shower. This year, the show is especially brilliant.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2015
    The night sky is shown during the Perseid meteor shower in Ramona, California, August 13, 2015. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters
  • Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly market attack
    In Baghdad, a truck bomb ripped through a crowded food market just after dawn, resulting in one of the deadliest attacks in the Iraqi capital in years. The assault comes as the prime minister is facing pressure to drive back the Islamic State militants, who claimed responsibility. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2015
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  • Author Jennifer Senior on how we’ve redefined parenting
    A lot has changed about parenting since the first days of America, including our perceptions of what’s best for our children. Jennifer Senior, author of "All Joy and No Fun," offers her Brief but Spectacular take on the paradoxes of modern parenthood.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2015
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  • Puerto Rico debt crisis drives exodus to U.S.
    New austerity measures are imposing more economic pain on U.S. territory Puerto Rico, which already has a poverty rate almost double that of America's poorest state. In turn, many are deciding to leave the island for better opportunity and pay in the states. Special correspondent Chris Bury reports on the human toll of the debt crisis.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2015
    A woman carries bags while walking in a commercial area with stores either closed or offered for sale in San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 31, 2015. Puerto Rico will miss a payment on debt due August 1, the governor's chief of staff said on Friday, an event that will be considered a default by investors as the commonwealth lurches towards what could be one of the largest U.S. municipal debt restructurings in history. The island faces a number of debt payments that day but had signaled in recent weeks that it may miss the $58 million payment on Public Finance Corporation (PFC) bonds. REUTERS/Alvin Baez  - RTX1MMK6
  • Why California's fires are burning longer and harder
    High temperatures, unpredictable winds and extremely dry conditions caused by the relentless drought have made managing this summer's blazes particularly challenging and unpredictable in California. The NewsHour's Cat Wise reports from Lake County, one of the state's hardest hit areas.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2015
    A firefighter keeps watch on flames from the Jerusalem Fire in Lake County, California August 13, 2015. Firefighters kept battling blazes across drought-parched California on Thursday, and thousands of them made solid progress against a wildfire that has forced 150 people to evacuate homes outside of San Francisco. Firefighters had drawn containment lines around about 33 percent of the so-called Jerusalem Fire, which grew overnight to cover 23,500 acres (9,510 hectares) by Thursday morning, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).REUTERS/Robert Galbraith - RTX1O6T0
  • News Wrap: Death toll rises from China industrial blasts
    In our news wrap Thursday, the death toll from explosions at port facilities in Tianjin, China, rose to 50 and is still expected to increase. Also, China dismissed talk that it might allow a 10 percent currency decline after the yuan fell again for a third day.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2015
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  • How a 1917 law limits commerce in Puerto Rico
    The Jones Act requires everybody in Puerto Rico to buy goods from an American made ship, with an American crew.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2015
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Full Episode August 12, 2015
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, Hillary Clinton hands over her personal email server. Also, China devalues its currency for a second straight day, the president of a group opposing Iran agreement quits in support of the deal, underserved Boston children get intensive music training and documenting the opiate epidemic in America.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2015
    A U.S. $100 banknote is placed next to 100 yuan banknotes in this picture illustration taken in Beijing October 16, 2010. The United States fired the first shot in the currency war and the rest of the world must be on guard for its deliberate strategy to devalue the dollar, a Chinese economist said in an official newspaper on Thursday. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXTHH0
  • Why the president of a group opposing the Iran deal quit
    Gary Samore helped establish the advocacy group United Against a Nuclear Iran in 2008, before serious negotiations began over the nation's nuclear program. When the nuclear deal was signed last month, the group offered a near-unanimous opposition to the pact. But Samore disagreed; satisfied with the agreement, he stepped down as the group's president. He joins Hari Sreenivasan for a conversation.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2015
    EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.A young boy stands behind a flag as he and his mother, supporters of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wait for his arrival at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport May 5, 2010, after his trip to attend the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York.  REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR2DHZS
  • How the ‘quietest’ drug epidemic has ravaged the U.S.
    Former Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Quinones examines the dramatic surge of heroin use in the U.S. in his new book, "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic." Quinones paints a graphic portrait of the national problem in a conversation with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2015
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  • Transforming Boston's untapped talent into mini maestros
    If you take a look at orchestras around the country, you'll find a striking lack of black and Latino players. Changing the face of classical music is the mission of Project STEP, a Boston organization that for more than 30 years has been teasing talent out of kids who otherwise might be overlooked. Special correspondent Jared Bowen of WGBH reports.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Hundreds injured in deadly China explosions
    In our news wrap Wednesday, a blast at a Chinese warehouse for hazardous materials lot off a much larger explosion, sending a gigantic fireball into the air. At least 13 were killed and up to 400 injured. Also, former President Jimmy Carter, 90, announced that he has cancer.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2015
    Vehicles are seen burning after blasts at Binhai new district in Tianjin municipality, China, August 13, 2015. Huge explosions hit an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday, triggering a blast wave felt kilometers away and injuring scores of people, Chinese media reported. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1O3LY
  • Sudden Chinese currency devaluation has global consequences
    Following market forces, China again devalued the yuan, rocking world stock and currency markets for a second straight day. According to some analysts, the change could hurt U.S. companies that do a lot of business inside China, like Apple and Coca-Cola. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Eswar Prasad of Cornell University and Michael McDonough of Bloomberg.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2015
    An investor checks on his mobile phone in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, July 29, 2015.  Beijing may be struggling to put a floor under its tumbling stock market but it has managed to lock the yuan into an incredibly tight band against the dollar, despite pledging again to allow more exchange rate volatility. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA   - RTX1M7GA
  • How Clinton's emails can be made classified after the fact
    Hillary Clinton turned over her personal email server to the Justice Department Tuesday, following new details that some of the emails contained classified information. Gwen Ifill learns more from Anita Kumar of McClatchy Newspapers.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2015
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a community forum about substance abuse in Keene, New Hampshire August 11, 2015.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1NYN0
  • Sanders scores first lead over Clinton in New Hampshire
    How's the 2016 horse race shaping up? Sen. Bernie Sanders has taken the lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, though he still trails by wide margins in national polls. Donald Trump heads up the Republicans in both that state and Iowa, while the lineup of other top GOP candidates continues to shift. Political director Lisa Desjardins offers an update.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2015
    Vermont Senator and U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders snaps a selfie with supporters at a campaign town hall in Manchester, New Hampshire, August 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Dominick Reuter - RTX1MP2M

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode August 11, 2015
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, what does a weaker Chinese yuan mean for the global economy? Also: Google announces it is restructuring under a new company called Alphabet, a group in South Africa fights to stop illegal poaching, a resurgence of school segregation in the U.S., artistic portals bridge connections across cultures and borders, plus stories of note that flew under the radar.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2015
    Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany August 11, 2015. European shares retreated on Tuesday, with carmakers and luxury goods stocks among the worst performers after China devalued its yuan currency. REUTERS/Remote/Pawel Kopczynski - RTX1NWXV
  • Rapid resegregation for public schools like Michael Brown’s
    Since 1988, American schools have grown more segregated. Jeffrey Brown talks to New York Times Magazine writer Nikole Hannah-Jones -- who recently wrote about school segregation in Ferguson, Missouri -- and Sheryll Cashin of Georgetown University Law Center.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2015
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  • Not Trending: Using drones for search and rescue
    When we only pay attention to the things that are trending in our social networks, we may be missing some compelling stories. Carlos Watson, CEO of website Ozy, joins Gwen Ifill to share a few overlooked items, including search and rescues uses for drones, the most powerful Indian politician most of us have never heard of, plus the promise of genetic testing for stuttering.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2015
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  • Strangers step inside this portal to make global connections
    Imagine a piece of art that connects you instantly in conversation to a stranger living around the world. Artist and former television news producer Amar Bakshi created an installation called "Portals" that invites people to come together for chit chat and more. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2015
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  • All-women team goes on the hunt for poachers in South Africa
    Named for the most feared snake in Africa, the Black Mambas are a specially trained all-female anti-poaching team. Day and night, they sweep through a South African game reserve, protecting rhinos and other endangered species and looking for any signs of poachers. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2015
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  • What does the yuan’s decline mean for the U.S.?
    What does a weaker yuan mean for China and the global economy? Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal and Orville Schell of the Asia Society join Judy Woodruff to discuss the economic and geopolitical factors.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2015
    Chinese one-hundred yuan banknotes are arranged for a photograph in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. China devalued the yuan by the most in two decades, a move that rippled through global markets as policy makers stepped up efforts to support exporters and boost the role of market pricing in Asia's largest economy. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • From Google to Alphabet, what does the change mean?
    Tech giant Google is restructuring. A newly created holding company called Alphabet will now be the umbrella for its core business of Internet searching -- still called Google -- as well as other divisions like home automation and X Labs. Gwen Ifill discusses the changes with David Yoffie of Harvard Business School.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2015
    Letters spell the word "Alpahbet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris, France, August 11, 2015. Google Inc is changing its operating structure by setting up a new company called Alphabet Inc, which will include the search business and a number of other units.    REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol  - RTX1NWLA
  • China rattles markets by devaluing its currency
    China devalued its currency Tuesday, a move to make the country’s exports cheaper and boost a slowing economy. In turn, the Yuan fell nearly 2 percent against the dollar, the most in a decade. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2015
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, August 11, 2015. U.S. stocks fell in early trading on Tuesday in a broad-based retreat as China's surprise devaluation of the yuan pushed the dollar higher and pressured commodity-related shares. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid  - RTX1NX6F
  • News Wrap: Nine charged for Wall Street hacking scheme
    In our news wrap Tuesday, federal prosecutors say hackers in Ukraine stole corporate news releases before news went public, then traders in the U.S. allegedly used that information to engage in insider trading. Also, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy apologized for a mine waste spill caused by Agency workers in Colorado.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2015
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Monday, August 10, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode August 10, 2015
    Monday on the NewsHour, Donald Trump continues to define the campaign conversation, while Hillary Clinton takes aim at GOP candidates. Also: Protests and a state of emergency again in Ferguson, a controversial contraceptives law in the Philippines, an American doctor tells his story of the Ebola epidemic and how secular parents can teach their children about God and faith.
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2015
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