Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • DOT proposes tighter rules for oil trains
    More than a million barrels of oil travel the country by rail each day. In response to deadly derailments, the Obama administration proposed tougher safety rules for trains carrying oil, sometimes called “pipelines on wheels.” Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the proposal, criticism from activists, pushback from the oil industry and the safety of air travel.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014
  • What a fly’s brain tells us about our own minds
    The fruit fly has a very long and distinguished career in science. At a facility considered a Nirvana for scientists, researchers pursue greater understanding of biomedical processes, using test subjects like dragonflies and zebrafish. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how the Janelia Farm Research Campus supports groundbreaking basic research.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014
  • ‘No safe places’ for children in Gaza, UNICEF officer says
    Gwen Ifill talks to Pernille Ironside of UNICEF, who is in Gaza, about the toll the Israeli military offensive is having on civilians, and especially on children, the damage to infrastructure, as well as the capabilities of UNICEF to provide aid without safe humanitarian access.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • 9/11 Commission: Americans can't be complacent about threats
    A decade since the release of a major report on the nation's preparedness and response to the September 11th attacks, the original bipartisan commission reconvened to produce a new assessment of current threats and challenges. Tom Kean, former New Jersey governor and chair of the committee, and Lee Hamilton, vice-chair and a former Indiana congressman, sit down with Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
  • Will conflicting health care law rulings head to high court?
    The federal court of appeals based in Washington ruled that the Affordable Care Act does not allow policyholders who get insurance through the federal exchange to qualify for subsidies. A separate ruling, issued hours later by a federal appeals court in Virginia, said federal exchanges policies do qualify. Gwen Ifill talks to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News and Tom Goldstein of
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
  • What’s behind EU reluctance to ramp up sanctions on Russia
    What is the chance Europe will form a united front when it comes to imposing further sanctions against Russia? Gwen Ifill joins Heather Conley of the Center for Strategic & International Studies about hesitation within the European Union to level tougher penalties, as well as why Europe has the power to change Russian President Putin’s calibrations.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
    Meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Brussels
  • Charter and traditional schools bridge divide under one roof
    Charter schools have often been seen as a threat to traditional schools, diverting resources and students to these publicly funded but privately run institutions. In Houston, Texas, the superintendent of one school district has invited competing charter schools to set up shop alongside a regular middle school. Special correspondent John Merrow reports on their evolving partnership.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
  • Deputy National Security advisor on Hamas, Russia sanctions
    Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes says U.S. intelligence has confirmed that the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 originated in Ukrainian territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels, but that Russia is not yet absolved of complicity. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss coordination with Europe on potential sanctions against Russia and U.S. hopes for a Mideast cease-fire.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
  • Painted fences bring Austin together
    Artists and citizens in North Austin collaborate to paint fences with the phrase
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Medal of Honor winner honored for Afghan battle heroism
    Sgt. Ryan Pitts was nearing his second tour in Afghanistan when his team began an operation that took a deadly turn. Hundreds of fighters initiated a large-scale attack on his unit and nine soldiers died. Pitts was hit with shrapnel in both legs and in his right arm, but he continued to fight and relay vital information before being airlifted out. Judy Woodruff talks to Medal of Honor winner.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
  • Initiative aims to end 'schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline'
    The White House announced a $100 million expansion to a program aimed at improving life chances for young men of color. Sixty of the country’s school systems, mayors, corporations and nonprofits all pledged to support My Brother’s Keeper. John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and David Williams, CEO of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, join Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
  • Graffiti art gives abandoned Miami stadium a second life
    In the early 1960s, a Cuban architect who fled to South Florida designed the Miami Marine Stadium, an ambitious structure that hosted concerts, boat races, religious services and political rallies. But the city decided to abandon the venue when a hurricane ripped through in the early '90s. Since then, graffiti artists have led the way in keeping the cultural landmark alive. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
  • Kerry travels to Cairo to help mediate Mideast conflict
    Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Secretary of State John Kerry’s game plan as he arrives in Cairo to work on cease-fire prospects between Israel and Hamas.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
    Shujaya neighborhood of Gaza full of dead bodies
  • As death toll climbs, pressure builds for Mideast cease-fire
    More than 500 Palestinians and 27 Israelis have died in the conflict that began two weeks ago. Palestinians reported that Israeli tanks shelled a hospital, killing at least four. The Israelis say they are focused on destroying Hamas rockets and a network of tunnels used by militias. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the mounting U.S. and U.N. pressure for a cease-fire.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
  • In wake of MH17 disaster, will Putin promote diplomacy?
    Since the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a tenuous U.S.-Russia relationship has deteriorated even further. Will international pressure force Russian President Vladimir Putin to promote a cease-fire in Ukraine? Gwen Ifill sits down with Stephen Sestanovich, former U.S. ambassador-at-large for the former Soviet Union, and Eugene Rumer, a former national intelligence officer for Russia.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
    Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Samara
  • Obama demands unfettered access to airliner wreckage
    President Barack Obama demanded that the Russian-backed separatist rebels allow international investigators unfettered access to the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.The president accused the rebels of tampering with the evidence and bodies at the crash site, asking "what exactly are they trying to hide?"
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

  • Locals struggle to escape violence in Gaza after bloody day
    In what was the bloodiest day of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in recent years, local residents in the densely populated region are struggling to escape the violence, as the general mood in the Gaza Strip devolves into a stressful, anxious state of mind.
    Original Air Date: July 20, 2014
    Violence increased in Gaza today in what was the bloodiest day of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in recent years.
  • No sign of violence letting up in Gaza after deadliest day
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday offered a robust defense of Israel’s military operations to end rocketfire from Gaza and to destroy hidden tunnels, calling on Hamas to negotiate. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced regret about civilian casualties in Gaza but said the Israeli military will press on.
    Original Air Date: July 20, 2014
    Tensions Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border
  • What's the latest evidence recovered from MH17?
    Pro-Russian separatist leader Alexander Borodai said today that critical evidence has been recovered from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that is believed to have been shot down Thursday near the Ukrainian-Russian border. Secretary of State John Kerry said there was overwhelming evidence that pro-Russian separatists shot down the plane.
    Original Air Date: July 20, 2014
  • Washington D.C. becomes latest city to decriminalize pot
    This week, the District of Columbia became the latest jurisdiction to decriminalize possession of marijuana. It’s part of a growing national trend that may signal a changing attitude across the nation about the issue.
    Original Air Date: July 20, 2014
    Photo by Flickr user Coleen Whitfield
  • Can betting against yourself help you save money?
    Behavioral science is behind a host of new online applications that help nudge people into making better decisions on everything from health care to saving money.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

  • Gaza invasion: What's the latest on the ground offensive?
    Palestinian militants invaded Israel through a tunnel Saturday and killed several Israeli soldiers, which marks the second time in three days that militants have used tunnels to invade. A journalist in Jerusalem gives the latest on the ground offensive.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2014
    Tensions Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border
  • Did Russia destroy evidence of the crashed MH17?
    Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Russian separatists today of destroying evidence that could offer clues about the downing of the Malaysian Airlines plane that went down in Ukraine earlier this week.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Why political division is multiplying in Wisconsin
    The residents of metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin are increasingly split by race, political party and geography. A major fight over Gov. Scott Walker in 2012 helped widen the divide. Gwen Ifill talks to residents and local politicians about the fractured political landscape and what the polarization means on a national level, and Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh in with analysis.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2014
  • Shields and Brooks on Israel’s incursion, challenging Russia
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss potential consequences of the attack on a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane over Ukraine and the ground invasion by Israel into Gaza.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2014
  • How is the U.S. mediating the Mideast crisis?
    Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the progress of Israel’s ground invasion into Gaza and how Hamas is responding, plus the changing outlook for a cease-fire, as well as America’s role in attempting to bring about peaceful resolution.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2014
    GROUND INVASION monitor israeli soldiers palestinian flags
  • MH17 crash in war zone poses security challenges
    Leaders from around the world have called for an investigation into who shot down the Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine. But how can that be done in the middle of a violent, political conflict? Hari Sreenivasan gets more insight from P.J. Crowley, former State Department official and Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2014
    An armed pro-Russia militant stands guard at the site of the crash of a Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in Grabove, in rebel-held east Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a round of interviews Sunday that there is a very clear sign of responsibility pointing to the rebels for this tragedy. Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images
  • Understanding the risks of flying in unfriendly skies
    For a closer look at the challenges on the ground at the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane in Eastern Ukraine, Judy Woodruff talks to Matt Frei of Independent Television News from Donetsk. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins in to discuss why the jetliner was on a flight path over a conflict zone.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2014
    SHOT DOWN monitor malaysia airlines ukraine