Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  • Full interview: Gwen Ifill with Senate candidate Thom Tillis
    He might have been right. So far, 90,000 television commercials about North Carolina’s Senate race have hit the airwaves, and as one of the closest U.S. Senate races in the country, many more are on the way. PBS Newshour co-anchor Gwen Ifill talked to candidate Thom Tillis last weekend about the issues at stake in North Carolina.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2014
  • Full interview: Gwen Ifill with NC Sen. Kay Hagan
    Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan sat down with PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill to talk about why North Carolina’s election has generated so much interest, attention and money. The price tag of this hotly contested U.S. Senate race has become the highest so far in political history.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2014
  • Obama on Ebola: 'America is not defined by fear'
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the best way to protect Americans is "stop the outbreak at its source," adding that the Americans deployed to the Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa has helped the international fight against the Ebola virus. "They are starting to see some progress in Liberia," the president said.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2014
    President Obama delivers a statement from the South Lawn on Oct. 28, 2014.

Monday, October 27, 2014

  • What Ukraine’s election means for conflict in the east
    Ukraine’s parliamentary election, which favored pro-Europe parties, did not include millions of people in the country’s eastern region or from annexed Crimea. Judy Woodruff talks to David Herzenhorn of The New York Times about the potential for a political resolution to the violent conflict and how Russia will respond.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
    Ukrainian Voters Head To The Polls For The General Election
  • Protecting the African lion from trophy hunters
    The African lion population is shrinking due to habitat loss, lack of prey and violent contact with humans, including trophy hunting. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing that these animals be protected as an endangered species. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Jeff Flocken of the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
  • Understanding the U.S. guidelines on Ebola quarantine
    New guidelines from the CDC recommend voluntary at-home isolation for health care workers returning from West Africa who are in a so-called high-risk category. Are those guidelines are strict enough? Judy Woodruff talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases about how health officials determine the right course of action.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
    Doctor Quarantined At NYC's Bellevue Hospital After Testing Positive For Ebola
  • Empowering kids with disabilities to find exercise they love
    Physical education is required in most American high schools, but for teenagers with physical and developmental disabilities, there can be greater restrictions on how they can get active. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports on how schools in Florida’s Miami-Dade County are adapting activities like kayaking, sailing and golfing for more children.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
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  • What to watch for in the last week before midterm elections
    Out of 36 states with Senate races, there are 10 where the leading candidates are separated by just a few points. Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss which races are still in play and what’s driving voters in this election.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
  • Children orphaned by Ebola face long-term consequences
    In West Africa, it’s estimated that at least 4,000 children have been orphaned by the deadly Ebola virus. Sometimes the children are abandoned or shunned, due to fear of the disease. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Sarah Crowe of UNICEF about the ways aid agencies are dealing with the crisis.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
  • Easing the blues for down-and-out artists
    For every American musician who makes it big, there are many, many more who eke out a living to be able to afford new guitar strings. The Music Maker Foundation, based in North Carolina, helps struggling blues artists meet their basic needs, record their music and book tours. Jeffrey Brown reports on their efforts to preserve American culture and keep the music coming.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
  • Ironing Board Sam sings ‘Over the Rainbow’
    Blues musician Sammie Moore -- commonly known as Ironing Board Sam -- sings his rendition of "Over the Rainbow." Moore has received assistance from the Music Maker Relief Foundation, a North Carolina non-profit that helps musicians meet basic needs while getting their musical lives back on track.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
    Ironing Board Sam sings "Over the Rainbow"

Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • What threat do 'lone wolf' terrorists pose?
    Last Monday in Quebec, a man purposely crashed his car into two soldiers, killing one of them. On Thursday in Queens, New York, a man who had posted comments sympathetic to jihadists used a hatchet to attack four rookie police officers. What's behind these so-called "lone wolf" attacks and what threat do they pose?
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2014
  • Nigerian schoolgirls remain in captivity
    For 10 days now there have been reports from Africa that those hundreds of school girls abducted by Boko Haram extremists last Spring would be released. But the girls remain in captivity. And, another 30 adolescents were reportedly abducted in Nigeria on Sunday. For the latest, Tim Cocks of Reuters joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Lagos, Nigeria.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2014
  • Viewers respond to risk of soccer concussions in kids
    Viewers respond to a report examining whether soccer is safe, given the thousands of concussions that occur every year after kids use their heads to make contact with the ball. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Dissecting the dangers of contracting Ebola
    Amid assurances from public health officials the last several weeks about the Ebola scare in the US, Dr. Stephen Morse of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University joins Hari Sreenivasan in the studio to discuss in detail when the virus is actually dangerous.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2014
    Soldiers from the U.S. Army 615th Engineer Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion put on one of three pairs of protective gloves during the final session of personal protective equipment training at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs
  • A parent's dilemma: Is soccer safe for kids?
    Youth soccer has become one of the leading causes of concussions for kids in America, sending an estimated 10,000 kids to the E.R. every year. NewsHour Weekend correspondent William Brangham, whose three kids all play soccer, weighs the risks and the benefits of the sport.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

  • Tony Bennett goes Gaga on ‘Cheek to Cheek’
    Legendary singer Tony Bennett found an unlikely collaborator in shape-shifting pop superstar Lady Gaga. The two have united for a jazzy album of popular American standards called “Cheek to Cheek.” Jeffrey Brown sits down with Bennett to discuss their hit album and keeping jazz alive.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2014
  • Saving lives and bearing witness around the world
    The New York doctor infected with Ebola was working in Guinea for Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian organization that deploys specialists to provide medical help in crisis zones all over the world. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro offers a deeper look at the organization’s mission and the risks of its work.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2014
  • What consumers should know about the Takata airbag recalls
    Automakers have recalled more than 50 million vehicles in 2014. The latest wave impacts certain cars with defective airbags from the Japanese company Takata. The airbags, which can can rupture and blast metal debris, have been linked to at least four deaths. Judy Woodruff speaks with Micheline Maynard of Arizona State University for what consumers drivers should know.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2014
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  • Will strong feelings about Obamacare influence Ky. election?
    In Kentucky there's a disconnect in public opinion for the Affordable Care Act versus the state's popular health exchange program. Special correspondent Renee Shaw of Kentucky Educational Television reports on how voter opinions of the president’s health care law stands to play a role in how they cast their ballots.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2014
    The Healthcare.gov website is displayed on a laptop computer arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Health care tax refunds prove to be for better or worse. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Shields and Brooks on changes if the GOP takes the Senate
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including what Ebola anxiety says about the national mood, as well as what challenges both parties may face going into the November elections.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2014
  • Liberian immigrants face Ebola stigma in U.S.
    While Manhattan is confronting its first Ebola infection, a Liberian community on Staten Island has been following the devastating toll of the epidemic in West Africa. Hari Sreenivasan reports from “Little Liberia,” where he talks to people who have been affected by the outbreak or have confronted stigma.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

  • A play that pokes fun at pain and pleasure of theater life
    Updated for today’s audiences, the revival production of “It’s Only a Play,” now on Broadway for the first time, lampoons life on the stage from the perspective of a fictional playwright. Jeffrey Brown sits down with starring actor Matthew Broderick and the show’s real-life playwright, Terrence McNally.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2014
  • The obstacles and dangers of reporting on Syria
    Telling the stories of conflict in Syria and Iraq has become prohibitively dangerous for many news organizations; more than 70 journalists have been killed while covering the Syrian war. While a few international reporters remain in the country, much of the reporting is now done from the outside. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Deborah Amos of NPR and John Daniszewski of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2014
  • What Michael Brown’s autopsy report reveals about his death
    The results of the autopsy on Michael Brown, the teenager shot and killed by a police officer 75 days ago, sparked a new round of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after the official report was leaked to the press. Judy Woodruff discusses the forensic evidence and its limitations with Dr. Judy Melinek of the University of California, San Francisco.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2014
    A pamphlet for the " Ferguson October" demonstrations is seen on the a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri
  • Why did no one flag UNC’s bogus classes?
    For more than 18 years, thousands of students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took credit courses that never met as a class with a professor; a disproportionate number of the students in those classes were athletes. Gwen Ifill talks to former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein about the investigation that unearthed the fraud and why it lasted so long.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2014
    Georgia Tech v North Carolina
  • How robots and spacesuits could aid Ebola prevention
    The Ebola outbreak is still racing well ahead efforts to contain it. Can science and technology do more to slow the spread and save lives? John Holdren, the president’s top science adviser, sits down with science correspondent Miles O’Brien to discuss designing better safety gear, the outlook for vaccine testing and why the Obama administration is opposed to an Ebola travel ban.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2014
    Soldiers from the U.S. Army 615th Engineer Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion put on one of three pairs of protective gloves during the final session of personal protective equipment training at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

  • Azar Nafisi views American society through its literature
    In Azar Nafisi’s new book, “Republic of Imagination,” the Iranian author uses American literary classics to explore perceptions of creativity. The new work picks up where Nafisi left off in her first memoir “Reading Lolita in Tehran.” Jeffrey Brown sits down with Nafisi to discuss her new book and the difference in literary attitudes between her home country Iran and the U.S.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014