Sunday, November 15, 2015

  • ISIS Paris mission three-fold: retaliate, divide, motivate
    The deadly acts of terror ISIS claims it executed in Paris on Friday were motivated by a need to seek revenge, polarize Europe and garner support within the terrorist organization, according to Professor Peter Neumann of King’s College in London, who joins William Brangham from London with more.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2015
    Bullet impacts are seen in the window of a restaurant window the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris , November 14, 2015. Photo by Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
  • Coming to terms with acts of terror in Paris
    NewsHour special correspondent Malcolm Brabant speaks to a TV producer, multi-faith campaigner and dean of the American Cathedral Paris about how the city’s residents are coming to terms with the tragic events of Friday.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2015
  • Manhunt underway, as anger and sadness grip City of Light
    Forty-eight hours after the deadly terror attacks in Paris, the city’s denizens are both solemn and angry. Hari Sreenivasan is in Paris with more on the mood and hunt for a man believed to be connected to the tragedy.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2015
    A wanted poster for Salah Abdeslam. Screen grab by PBS NewsHour
  • Fact or Fiction? Checking the Democrats’ debate statements
    Saturday night was the second Democratic 2016 presidential candidate debate featuring a smaller group of three: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley. Angie Holan of PolitiFact joins William Brangham from Washington to fact check the candidates' statements and offer analysis.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2015
    Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, left, Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, center, and Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland, arrive on stage at the start of the Democratic presidential candidate debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. The second Democratic debate, hosted by CBS News, KCCI and the Des Moines Register, is the Democratic National Committee's only sanctioned debate in Iowa prior to the states first-in-the-nation caucuses on Feb. 1. Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Saturday, November 14, 2015

  • Ambitious G-20 proposal for political transition in Syria
    Leaders from the U.S., Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are meeting in Vienna this weekend to discuss ways to end the war in Syria and a post-war transitional government. Julie Hirschfeld Davis of The New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan by phone from Vienna with more on the meetings and proposed timetable for action.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2015
    Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (center R), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) and foreign ministers attend a meeting in Vienna, Austria, November 14, 2015. World and regional powers, including officials from Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Europe are meeting in Vienna on Saturday in a bid to step up diplomatic efforts to end the four-year-old conflict in Syria.  Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters
  • Uncertainty, insecurity in Paris a day after deadly attacks
    NewsHour special correspondent Malcolm Brabant is in Paris and has been speaking to people there all day about the deadly attacks that happened Friday. He joins Hari Sreenivasan with more on residents’ sentiments.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2015
    Flowers are seen placed on the doorstep of the Le Carillon restaurant the morning after a series of deadly attacks in Paris , November 14, 2015.      REUTERS/Christian Hartman - RTS6ZE8
  • How the Paris attacks may affect the U.S.-led war on ISIS
    On Friday, the U.S. began airstrikes against ISIS in Libya. That day, multiple, coordinated attacks in Paris killed more than 100 people and injured hundreds. Anthony Cordesman from the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington with more perspective on the possible effect the attacks may have on fighting ISIS.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2015
    A policeman stands guard outside the scene of a shooting the morning after a series of deadly attacks in Paris , November 14, 2015.      REUTERS/Benoit Tessier - RTS70XE

Friday, November 13, 2015

  • News Wrap: Kurdish forces drive Islamic State out of Sinjar
    In our news wrap Friday, the Islamic State sustained major losses across territory in Syria and in Iraq, where Kurdish forces drove them from the town of Sinjar. Meanwhile, a U.S. drone strike targeted the IS executioner known as “Jihadi John.” Also, the Supreme Court will review a case on abortion for the first time since 2007.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2015
  • What authorities are asking about the Paris attacks tonight
    Who is capable of conducting the multiple-target attack that terrorized Paris on Friday night? Judy Woodruff talks to Lorenzo Vidino of George Washington University.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2015
    Police stand outside the Stade de France where explosions were reported to have detonated outside the stadium during the France vs German friendly soccer match near Paris, November 13, 2015.      REUTERS/Benoit Tessier - RTS6WCH
  • France closes borders after violence explodes across Paris
    Terror has struck again in Paris, where multiple shootings and bombings have been reported across the city, leaving dozens dead. Police say several were killed at a concert hall, where attackers also took hostages. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Kate Moody of France 24.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2015
    ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURYAn injured man holds his head as people gather near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. At least 30 people were killed in attacks in Paris and a hostage situation was under way at a concert hall in the French capital, French media reported on Friday.  REUTERS/Christian Hartmann - RTS6W2R
  • How unintentional but insidious bias can be the most harmful
    National attention has been focused on overt racial tensions on college campuses across the country. But what about smaller, subtle, more persistent forms of racism? Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault speaks to Derald Wing Sue of Teachers College at Columbia University about the ways that everyday “microaggressions” can affect people.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2015
    How can smaller, subtle, more persistent forms of discrimination affect environments? Join NewsHour for a Twitter chat with Dr. Derald Sue.
  • Journalists put ‘Spotlight’ on church sex abuse in new movie
    In "Spotlight," it's one major hometown institution talking on another. The new film recounts the true story of how The Boston Globe revealed the Catholic Church’s coverup of child sex abuse by priests. Jeffrey Brown looks back at the real investigation and how the filmmakers portrayed the process.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2015
  • Shields and Gerson on Paris terror attack
    What’s behind Sen. Bernie Sanders’ latest campaign tactics? Lisa Desjardins reports, then syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including a terror attack in Paris, Donald Trump’s remarks against Republican front-runner Ben Carson and the emerging division on immigration among the GOP contenders.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2015
  • Microaggressions in Everyday Life
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

  • Why humble-bragging parents should hold their tongues
    It starts innocently: Running into an old friend, a fellow mom, conversation can quickly give way to a humble brag about their offspring’s accomplishments. Author Ylonda Gault shares her views on bragging parents in this NewsHour essay.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2015
  • How a Medal of Honor recipient confronted a suicide bomber
    Retired Army Capt. Florent Groberg was awarded the Medal of Honor for risking his life to stop a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Thirty-two-year-old Groberg is just the 10th living service member to receive the nation's highest military honor for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama presents retired Army Captain Florent Groberg, 32, with the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House in Washington November 12, 2015. Groberg received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a personal security detachment commander during combat operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTS6OL8
  • Juliette Binoche lets intuition drive her diverse career
    Prolific performer Juliette Binoche is best known for her roles in movies such as “The English Patient” and “Chocolat.” But she’s also remained a dedicated theater actor, recently wrapping up a tour of “Antigone” that took her around Europe and the U.S. She speaks to Jeffrey Brown about what has moved and motivated her throughout her career, and what she’s still learning.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2015
    Cast member Juliette Binoche poses at a screening of "The 33" during AFI Fest 2015 in Hollywood, California November 9, 2015. The movie opens in the U.S. on November 13.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni - RTS68Y4
  • An innovator who says kids can learn anything on their own
    It started with a hole in the wall. Sugata Mitra, working for a software company in Delhi, cut a gap between his firm and the slum next door, putting out an Internet-connected computer for kids in the community to use. That simple experiment has turned into a radical idea that children can teach themselves in self-organized learning environments. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2015
    children learning
  • Campus protests stir fresh questions about free speech
    At the University of Missouri, protests and a president's resignation have put a spotlight on heated debate taking place on campuses across the country over hateful speech and racial insensitivities. Greg Lukianoff of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker join Gwen Ifill to discuss questions of free speech and its limitations.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2015
    Student protesters on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia react to news of the resignation of University of Missouri system President Tim Wolfe in November. Wolfe resigned under pressure from student protesters who claimed the president had not done enough to address recent racially-motivated incidents on the campus. Photo by David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images
  • Feeling burden, Sweden imposes border controls
    Sweden is the latest European country to impose border controls. So far, the Scandinavian nation has accepted more refugees per capita than any other country on the continent, which has taken a toll on its public services. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2015
    Police gather a group of migrants coming off an incoming train at the Swedish end of the bridge between Sweden and Denmark, in Hyllie district, Malmo November 12, 2015. Sweden will impose temporary border controls from Thursday in response to a record influx of refugees, a turnaround for a country known for its open-door policies that also threw down the gauntlet to other EU nations hit by a migration crisis. REUTERS/Stig-Ake Jonsson/TT News AgencyATTENTION EDITORS - SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO COMMERCIAL SALES. - RTS6OFE
  • Kurdish forces cut off key Islamic State route in Iraq
    American airstrikes hammered Sinjar as the Kurdish Peshmerga ground force began an offensive on the Iraqi town held by the Islamic State. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2015
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on the "U.S. strategy in Syria" during a speech at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington November 12, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS6POA

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

  • Cheering on families who've lost loved ones in combat
    As Americans recognize veterans' service to our country, some are also paying tribute to those who have lost a family member in war. Special correspondent Dennis Kellogg from our PBS station in Nebraska reports on one organization's efforts to support "Gold Star" families.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2015
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar turns a love of Sherlock into new novel
    Mycroft Holmes is the elusive and possibly more intelligent older brother of Sherlock Holmes. Now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- NBA All-Star, writer and Arthur Conan Doyle devotee -- has co-authored a novel about the lesser known but no less intriguing brother Holmes. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Abdul-Jabbar to discuss his latest work.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2015
  • At an ancient boneyard, a bridge to early global wanderers
    On a years-long hike across the globe, journalist Paul Salopek is following the path humans took after the Ice Age. One of the most important human migration sites in the world is in Dmanisi, Georgia, where people have walked for nearly 2 million years. Hari Sreenivasan joins Salopek in learning more about the first pioneers to wander that part of the world.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2015
  • Why more and more Millennials aren’t leaving the nest
    A new analysis of census data from the Pew Research Center finds that 36 percent of women between the ages of 18-34 are living at home with parents or relatives, while an earlier analysis found that 43 percent of men live in a similar arrangement. Judy Woodruff discusses the trend with Richard Fry, a senior economist with the Pew Research Center, and Gillian White of The Atlantic.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2015
    Cheerful mother and daughter sitting on hammock.  Millennial. living at home
  • New York attorney general calls foul on fantasy sports
    The two leading companies of the multi-billion dollar fantasy sports industry are under scrutiny from New York's attorney general, who has declared they should not be able to operate in that state since they constitute illegal gambling. William Brangham learns more from Devlin Barrett of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2015
    The FanDuel Inc. app and DraftKings Inc. website are arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Fantasy sports companies DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. raised a total of $575 million in July from investors including KKR & Co., 21st Century Fox Inc. and Major League Baseball to attract players to games that pay out millions of dollars in cash prizes in daily contests. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • GOP presidential candidates come out divided on immigration
    Republican presidential candidates met up for their fourth face-off in Milwaukee, where the biggest policy differences came out on immigration. Gwen Ifill gets perspectives on the different GOP reform proposals with Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law and Marielena Hincapié of the National Immigration Law Center Immigrant Justice Fund.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2015
    Republican U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) Governor John Kasich, former Governor Jeb Bush, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, businessman Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz,  former HP CEO Carly Fiorina and U.S. Rep. Rand Paul pose during a photo opportunity before the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Hauck - RTS6E7B

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

  • Bryan Cranston on the lesson of ‘Trumbo’
    Dalton Trumbo was a successful Hollywood screenwriter, but in 1947 he was blacklisted as one of the Hollywood Ten -- a group of writers and directors who refused to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Jeffrey Brown speaks to actor Bryan Cranston and director Jay Roach about “Trumbo,” a new biopic that explores the writer’s life.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2015