Sunday, September 13, 2015

  • Migrants find more safety but less certainty in Europe
    On Sunday, Germany blocked migrant-packed trains coming from Austria and announced new border checks, as migrants struggle to make their way from southern and eastern Europe to wealthier and more welcoming countries in the north and west. NewsHour's William Brangham follows several migrant families as they make their way through Europe.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2015
    A migrant woman and a child rest at an improvised shelter in the underground parking of a train station in Salzburg, Austria September 13, 2015. As Germany announced it was re-imposing border controls in a bid to slow an influx of migrants, Austria, through which tens of thousands have passed on their way to Germany, was expecting a record number of arrivals on Sunday. More than a week after the two countries threw open their borders to the migrants, Germany said it was reversing course as a temporary measure. Austria's chancellor, however, was quoted as saying that his country would not immediately follow suit.REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler - RTSWI5
  • What effect would an interest rate hike have on US wallets?
    If and when the Federal Reserve Bank raises interest rates, which is widely expected, it would be the first such hike since the 2008 financial crisis. Raised rates will impact the cost of home mortgages and there will be consequences for corporations too. Eric Platt from the Financial Times joins Hari Sreenivasan with some insight to the possible raise.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2015
    A customer opens his wallet at a Macy's cash register on Black Friday in New York November 26, 2010. Early-bird bargain-hunters scooped up "Black Friday" deals on everything from TVs to toys across the United States, but many said discounts were not as deep as those offered last year. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY) - RTXV3GD
  • Museum exhibit celebrates America's sneaker culture
    A Brooklyn Museum exhibit explores the rise of sneaker culture in the U.S. and how the shoes, which were invented in the late 1800s, evolved into a $34 billion industry. NewsHour's Ivette Feliciano reports.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2015
    A Nike Supreme Dunk High Pro SB is displayed during "The Rise of the Sneaker Culture" exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum in the Brooklyn borough of New York, July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

  • Could EU's central members derail unified migrant response?
    On Monday, the 28 nation European Union will hold an emergency summit in Brussels, Belgium to try to agree on how many asylum seekers each country will accept. The NewsHour's William Brangham has been reporting all week from Hungary. He is now in Vienna.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2015
    A police officer and an army soldier watch as people walk from Serbia to a migrant collection point in Roszke, Hungary September 11, 2015.Hungary said on Thursday it expected to finish building a fence along its border with Serbia by early October, and indicated it would call a "state of crisis" next week as the right-wing government readies a clampdown on migrants and refugees streaming through the Balkans.   REUTERS/David Balogh
  • What is Germany doing to help migrants?
    Germany will take in more asylum seekers than any other country in Europe. The EU powerhouse expects to handle at least 800,000 migrants this year. On Saturday, as roughly 10,000 migrants are expected to arrive in Germany, Noah Barkin of Reuters joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Berlin with more on what Germany is doing to help the migrant crisis.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2015
    Migrants take selfies with German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside a refugee camp near the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees after their registration at Berlin's Spandau district, Germany September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch - RTSG30
  • Egyptian artifacts buried underwater on display in Paris
    An exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts found buried underwater has opened to the public in Paris.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2015
  • Programs aim to rehabilitate rather than incarcerate
    In America's juvenile justice system, experts say girls, who make up a larger portion of incarcerated youth than in the past, have often been victims of trauma and abuse. Now, programs in Jacksonville, Florida, aim to rehabilitate rather than incarcerate. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2015
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Friday, September 11, 2015

  • The security challenge of resettling refugees in the U.S.
    The White House has announced that 10,000 Syrians will be resettled in the U.S. over the next year. How will those refugees be selected? Daryl Grisgraber of Refugees International and former Deputy National Security Advisor Juan Zarate join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2015
    Migrants wait for trains in the transit zone at Keleti station in Budapest, Hungary, September 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo  - RTSMA5
  • Study suggests blood pressure targets should be lower
    For patients over 50, having blood pressure below the commonly recommended targets can drastically reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. That’s according to a major blood pressure study from the National Institutes of Health, which called the information "potentially lifesaving." Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Dr. Gary Gibbons of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2015
    WUERZBURG, BAVARIA, GERMANY - 2014/12/16: A hand in a blue medical glove is holding a sphygomanometer, blood pressure meter, for medical use, indicating normal blood pressure, displayed on a black table. (Photo by Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images)
  • Americans remember loved ones lost on 9/11
    Bells tolled in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the sites where thousands died at in the 9/11 attacks 14 years ago. While hundreds of families and survivors marked the moment, it was also a day for honoring the sacrifice by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, in Washington September 11, 2015. Relatives of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are due to gather in New York, Pennsylvania and outside Washington on Friday to mark the 14th anniversary of the hijacked airliner strikes carried out by al Qaeda militants. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSMMU
  • What life in transit looks like for refugees in Europe
    At Budapest's main train station, hundreds of refugees and migrants wait for hours for trains to Austria and beyond. Some have been on the road for weeks and months, trying to get away from death and devastation and make new lives. William Brangham meets some of those families and follows them along their journey.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2015
    Police officers stand guard as migrants wait to board a bus at a collection point in Roszke, Hungary September 11, 2015. Hungary said on Thursday it expected to finish building a fence along its border with Serbia by early October, and indicated it would call a "state of crisis" next week as the right-wing government readies a clampdown on migrants and refugees streaming through the Balkans.  REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh - RTSNGG
  • Shields and Brooks on U.S. reaching out to refugees
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s news, including whether the U.S. has a responsibility to take in Syrians displaced by war, Senate Democrats’ blocking of a GOP resolution to reject the Iran deal, Vice President Joe Biden’s interview with Stephen Colbert and former Gov. Rick Perry drops out.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2015
  • Looking back at Frank Gehry’s building-bending feats
    Frank Gehry, the most famous architect today, has brought art and flair to monumental designs around the world. Now he's being honored in his longtime hometown with a retrospective exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2015
    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: A view of the exterior of The Disney Concert Hall on Grand Avenue on August 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
  • In Austin Bike Zoo, puppets meet cyclists
    The Austin Bike Zoo collective combines puppet-making with cycling to form mobile structures.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2015
    People ride on the creations of Austin Bike Zoo. Photo by Chelsea Hernandez

Thursday, September 10, 2015

  • Why we crave what’s cool
    What does it mean to be cool? It's a means of standing out, as well as a way of fitting in. In studying the brain, economists have found that when we consume products from status brands, it actually gives us a way to create social networks, friendships, alliances. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2015
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  • Long-lost human ancestor is greatest find in decades
    Scientists have discovered a new human-like species, deep in a cave system in South Africa. Researchers have said that the discovery could change our conception of human ancestry. For more on the discovery, Jeffrey Brown speaks to Jamie Shreeve of National Geographic Magazine and excavation team member Becca Peixotto.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2015
    Fossils of a newly discovered ancient species, named "Homo naledi", are pictured during their unveiling outside Johannesburg September 10, 2015. Humanity's claim to uniqueness just suffered another setback: scientists reported on Thursday that the newly discovered ancient species related to humans also appeared to bury its dead. Fossils of the creature were unearthed in a deep cave near the famed sites of Sterkfontein and Swartkrans, treasure troves 50 km (30 miles) northwest of Johannesburg that have yielded pieces of the puzzle of human evolution for decades. The new species has been named 'Homo naledi', in honour of the "Rising Star" cave where it was found. Naledi means "star" in South Africa's Sesotho language. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko - RTSG71
  • The free community college experiment everyone is watching
    Tennessee is expecting record enrollment at its community colleges this year, under a new program that guarantees two years of tuition for free for students who meet some simple requirements. But can schools keep the students enrolled? Special correspondent Yasmeen Qureshi reports on an educational experiment that’s being watched around the country.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2015
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  • How everything you do can be enhanced by mindfulness
    Meditation teacher Trudy Goodman, founder of InsightLA, shares her Brief but Spectacular take on how our lives could be enhanced if we incorporated a bit of mindfulness into our daily routines.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2015
  • Memorial marks the impact of Flight 93’s lost heroes
    Friday marks the 14th anniversary of September 11, 2001, and with it, the crash of United Flight 93, one of four planes that were hijacked. A new memorial was dedicated outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to honor those on board who gave their lives to divert the plane from hitting the Capitol. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2015
    A United States Park Ranger walks through the newly opened Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, September 9, 2015. The new $50 million visitors center at the heart of a national memorial created out of the crash site will be formally dedicated on Thursday, a day before ceremonies mark the fourteenth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil.  On September 11, 2001, one of the four planes overtaken by al Qaeda terrorists crashed into Pennsylvania, killing all 40 passengers aboard.  A 9-11 memorial ceremony will take place on Friday. To match story USA-SEPT11/SHANKSVILLE    REUTERS/Mark Makela - RTSE6E
  • What does Moscow get from offering Assad military support?
    What do we know about Russia’s military involvement in Syria? Gwen Ifill speaks to Pavel Baev of the Peace Research Institute Oslo and Steven Simon of Dartmouth College.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2015
    VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 4:  Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the Eastern Economic Forum September,4, 2015 in Vladivostok, Russia. Some 1500 foreign delgates from 24 countries are in attendance for the forum's first gathering.  (Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

  • What the N.J. bridge scandal has to do with an airline CEO
    The CEO of United Airlines resigned amid a government investigation into favors he may have done for the former head of the New York and New Jersey Port Authority. Jeffrey Brown speaks to Scott Mayerowitz of the Associated Press and George Hamlin, president of Hamlin Transportation Consulting, about the inquiry and the ramifications of a troubled merger with Continental Airlines in 2010.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2015
    Jeff Smisek, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Continental speaks during a news conference announcing the merger between Continental and United Airlines in New York, May 3, 2010. United Airlines parent UAL Corp will buy Continental Airlines Inc for $3.17 billion to form the world's largest carrier, moving to better withstand the hazards that have battered airlines in recent years. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS) - RTR2DEWD
  • Republican presidential rivals unite to protest Iran deal
    Republican presidential rivals Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump joined lawmakers outside the Capitol to protest the Iran nuclear deal. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports that while the deal's legislative future seems secure, the rally shows it may live on as a hot 2016 issue.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2015
    People cheer at the start of a Tea Party rally against the Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Today, senate Democrats voted to uphold the hard-fought nuclear accord with Iran. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
  • EU ambassador on relieving pressure of the migrant crisis
    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced new plans to require member states to absorb a share of 160,000 asylum seekers flocking to Italy, Greece and Hungary. European Union Ambassador David O'Sullivan joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the announced proposal.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2015
  • U.S. negotiator: Iran behavior won’t change overnight
    Former Deputy Secretary of State William Burns headed a secret negotiating team that met with high level Iranian representatives first in 2008 under President George W. Bush, and then in earnest in 2013, when the Obama and Rouhani governments revived the talks. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner interviews Burns about the deal and whether Iran will comply.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2015
  • Intense wildfire season pushes crews to the limit
    Throughout the Western U.S., where big wildfires have become the norm, fire managers are having a tough time keeping up with all the demands for firefighters and other resources. Everything from camp supplies to helicopters have been in short supply, but most in-demand have been well-trained crews. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from hard-hit Washington state and Oregon.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2015
    Members of a handcrew prepare to head out during the Okanogan Complex Fire near Tonasket, Washington, August 22, 2015. Firefighters battling a group of fierce wildfires in central Washington state labored on Saturday to expand containment lines outside the lakeside resort town of Chelan, as large blazes scorched dry land in other parts of the U.S. West. The continuing fight against a complex of fires near the town of Chelan came a day after President Barack Obama signed a federal declaration of emergency for Washington state to coordinate relief efforts in 11 counties and several Indian reservations hard hit by wildfires. REUTERS/Jason Redmond      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1P8UU
  • Salman Rushdie on the nature of fiction
    The NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown interviews Salman Rushdie, author of "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights."
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2015
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

  • Democrats clinch key votes on Iran nuclear deal
    Three remaining Senate Democratic holdouts announced they will back the Iran nuclear deal, bringing the number of supporters to at least 41 votes. That's enough to block majority Republicans -- who unanimously oppose the deal -- from disapproving the agreement. Political director Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill from Capitol Hill to take a closer look.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2015
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (C) walks to his office as he arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington September 8, 2015. Reid, the Democratic leader in the U.S. Senate, issued a ringing defense of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, saying the agreement would survive the high stakes review by Congress.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX1RNSH
  • What Andrew Jackson has in common with Donald Trump
    Of the nearly two dozen major candidates running for president, the ones getting the most attention are the political outsiders. Is this a rare situation, or have American voters seen this before? Gwen Ifill talks to presidential historians Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith and Lara Brown of George Washington University.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2015
    U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump waves after a press availability after signing a pledge with the  Republican National Committee (RNC) at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York September 3, 2015. Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday bowed to pressure from the party establishment and signed a pledge not to run as an independent candidate in the November 2016 presidential election.   REUTERS/Lucas Jackson  - RTX1QZDH