Thursday, August 28, 2008

  • Barack Obama Accepts the 2008 Democratic Nomination
    Capping off the 2008 Democratic convention, Sen. Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and outlined his agenda as would-be commander in chief.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

  • Bottling Giant, Maine Residents Battle Over Water
    Some Maine residents think less bottled water should come from their state and are challenging Poland Spring over water rights. Tom Bearden reports.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

  • Achebe Discusses Africa 50 Years After 'Things Fall Apart'
    A half century after Chinua Achebe penned 'Things Fall Apart', Jeffrey Brown discusses Africa's ongoing story with the famed author. Originally aired May 27, 2008
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008

  • Pianist Van Cliburn Reflects on 50 Years of Music Making
    Master pianist Van Cliburn reflects on his historic victory at the 1958 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow and on the vitality of the classical arts.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

  • Documenting the 'The Bin Ladens:' From the Political to the Personal
    Author and journalist Steve Coll's new book "The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century" documents Osama bin Laden's upbringing and family environment. Coll discusses his new book with Margaret Warner.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

  • Water Recycling Efforts Spark Policy Debate in California
    In water-strapped southern California local authorities are exploring new approaches to water usage, launching new programs that send highly treated wastewater back into the groundwater supply to serve as drinking water.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2008

Monday, November 26, 2007

  • New Research Questions How to Treat Concussion 'Epidemic'
    A test that measures cognitive impairment after a concussion is helping coaches and doctors realize that young athletes are sometimes sent back to the playing field too quickly after a head injury. Betty Ann Bowser reports on concussion treatment in student athletes.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

  • Mikhail Baryshnikov still dancing at 59
    At the age of 59, ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov is still dancing. He recently opened the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City, which provides space and support for creating art.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

  • New Study Re-Ignites Debate over Vaccination
    By age 24 over one-third of American women contract the human papilloma virus (HPV), which has been linked to cervical cancer, a medical journal reported Tuesday. Following a background report, two guests debate mandatory HPV vaccinations for school-age girls.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

  • Married Poets Craft Love Poems by the Clock
    Two married poets take a new approach to crafting their works, participating in a Web experiment that forces them to write their poems in just 15 minutes.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2007

Friday, November 17, 2006

  • Slow Housing Market Affects Economic Growth
    Business and economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with economists Nouriel Roubini and and Ed Yardeni in 2006 about the prospects of a looming housing crisis.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2006

Friday, October 6, 2006

  • Robert Wrigley Reads 'Partisan' Election Day Poem
    Robert Wrigley of Moscow, Idaho, reads a new poem called "Partisan," capturing the frustration, anger and joy of the voting experience.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2006

Monday, August 21, 2006

  • Arizona Sheriff Combats Illegal Immigration
    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks about how imprisoning illegal immigrants serves as a deterrent in this fifth conversation on the topic of immigration in the United States.
    Original Air Date: August 21, 2006

Friday, August 18, 2006

  • Chicago Activist Voices Opinion on Immigration
    The fourth conversation in a series on immigration in the United States highlights the perspective of Jesus Garcia, a community activist in Chicago.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006

  • South Carolina Farmer Discusses Use of Immigrant Workers
    The third conversation in a series on immigration in the United States features an interview with Chalmers Carr, a South Carolina peach farmer.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2006

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

  • National Border Control Council Head Discusses Immigration
    In the second in a series on immigration in the United States, National Border Patrol Council President T.J. Bonner shares his views.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2006

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

  • Archbishop Discusses Church Stance on Immigration
    The first in a series on immigration in the United States features Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, who is conducting a series of townhall meetings in northern Colorado to explain the Church's position on immigration.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2006

Friday, June 23, 2006

  • The Jobless Recovery
    In 2003, business and economics correspondent Paul Solman took a closer look at the blue collar job loss of the recession and the difficulty former manufacturing workers have finding new work.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2003
    June 23, 2003

Friday, May 12, 2006

  • Shields and Brooks on NSA Collecting Calls
    In May 2006, USA Today reported that the NSA, under then-CIA Nominee Gen. Michael Hayden's leadership, had, since 9/11, secretly collected tens of millions of phone call records from the nation's three largest telephone companies -- Verizon, AT&T and BellSouth. On May 12, 2006, Ray Suarez held this conversation with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks.
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2006
  • NSA Collecting Calls: Is this Program Legal?
    In May 2006, USA Today reported that the National Security Agency, under then-CIA Nominee Gen. Michael Hayden's leadership, had, since 9/11, secretly collected tens of millions of phone call records from the nation's three largest telephone companies -- Verizon, AT&T and BellSouth. Jeffrey Brown held this conversation on May 12, 2006 about the government's alleged data collection program.
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2006

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

  • New Orleans Health Care Struggles After Hurricane Katrina
    Months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and its health system, local residents lined up at a health fair at the zoo, where doctors treated them for everything from diabetes to heart disease. Susan Dentzer reports.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2006

Thursday, October 13, 2005

  • Intellectual Piracy in China
    Intellectual property theft is a crime in the United States, but usually ignored in China, NewsHour economics and business correspondent Paul Solman discovered on his trip to China in 2005.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2005
    October 13, 2005

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

  • Misinvestment in China
    Business and economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at why China's economy was lagging behind those of its East Asian neighbors and asks whether the government was making unjustified investment decisions.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2005
    October 11, 2005

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

  • The Nation's Navasky on Opinion Journalism
    Victor Navasky, editor of The Nation, discusses his new book, "A Matter of Opinion" and the role of opinion journals in the media.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2005

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

  • Raising Tax Cap Explored as Way to Close Social Security Gap
    How can Social Security continue to be funded? Paul Solman explores American sentiment toward raising the income cap at which workers stop paying Social Security taxes.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2005

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

  • How Your Brain Makes Economic Decisions
    Paul Solman investigates what really goes on in our heads when we make economic decisions. Researchers are beginning to understand how the pre-frontal cortex, or more often our "lizard brain," drives our decisions in the stock market.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2005

Thursday, April 21, 2005

  • Former Gangster Tells His Story of Reform
    In the second of a two-part series on how families are faring in the era of welfare reform, business correspondent Paul Solman of WGBH-Boston looks at the role of fathers and one man's success story.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2005
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