Tuesday, November 17, 2015

  • Republicans push back on Syrian refugee resettlement plan
    Republican candidates and lawmakers have expressed concerns about the United States accepting Syrian refugees in the days since Friday’s terror attacks on Paris. More than two dozen governors now say they oppose President Obama's plan to welcome 10,000 more Syrian refugees by next fall. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2015
    A Syrian refugee family walks across rail tracks near Greece's border with Macedonia, outside the village of Idomeni, September 7, 2015. Thousands of migrants and refugees were crowding at Greece's border with Macedonia on Monday morning, their entry slowly rationed by Macedonian police. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis - RTX1RJAW
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 17, 2015
    PBS NewsHour full episode for Nov. 17, 2015
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2015
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at a rally at the Henderson Pavilion in Henderson, Nevada, on Nov. 15, 2015. On Thursday, two of Carson's top campaign staffers resigned. Photo by David Becker/Reuters
    November 17, 2015
  • How the Islamic State indoctrinates Afghan children
    How does the Islamic State convert children to their cause? Journalist Najibullah Quraishi visited IS militants in their Afghan stronghold to find out. He speaks with William Brangham about the experience.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2015
  • Carson: Our first responsibility is U.S. safety, not refugees
    What’s Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s views on bringing Syrian refugees to the U.S., in light of the Paris attacks and the shifting threat of the Islamic State? Carson joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his stance on fighting the militant group.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks to the media following a fundraising luncheon in La Jolla, California  on Nov. 17, 2015. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters
  • Sanders: Turning away refugees destroys the idea of America
    How would Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders handle terror threats at home and abroad, in light of the Paris attacks and the shifting threat of the Islamic State? Sanders joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his views on combatting terrorism and the anti-refugee backlash in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2015
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  • After attacks, can Russia and the West cooperate on Syria?
    Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces to cooperate with the French military, as both countries bombed targets in Syria. What are the prospects of Russia cooperating to help end the Syrian civil war? Gwen Ifill gets reactions from former Defense Department official Evelyn Farkas and Vali Nasr of Johns Hopkins University.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2015
    Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow in 2015. Photo by Alexei Nikolskyi/SPUTNIK/Kremlin via Reuters
  • News Wrap: UN refugee agency warns against closing borders
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the United Nations refugee agency warned against closing borders to migrants as parts of Europe called to halt resettlement of thousands of people in the wake of the Paris attacks. Also, opposition lawmakers in Kosovo fired off pepper spray at government ministers in a drastic action to protest treaties with Serbia and Montenegro.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

  • How should the West battle the shifting strategy of IS?
    The attacks in Paris have raised concern about the threat posed by the Islamic State around the world, and how to counter it. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk with William McCants, author of “The ISIS Apocalypse,” Juliette Kayyem, former assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Hassan Hassan of Chatham House and Richard Barrett, a former British intelligence official.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2015
  • EU, U.S. face vulnerabilities after IS attacks in Paris
    Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff examine the aftermath and reaction to the deadly Paris attacks with chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner, plus Hari Sreenivasan in Paris and special correspondent Malcolm Brabant in Brussels.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2015
    A law enforcement official stands guard as a woman places a flag on the memorial during a tribute to the Paris attacks at the National September 11 Memorial in Manhattan, New York November 16, 2015.  2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTS7FU1
  • In a time of darkness, world stands with the City of Light
    Over the past few days, both impromptu and organized memorials have popped up across the globe to the victims of the Paris attacks and the people of France. Hari Sreenivasan offers a look.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2015
  • Police scrutinize extremist ties of a Brussels neighborhood
    Explosions erupted in the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek Monday morning as police surrounded the suspected hideout of Saleh Abdeslam, a 26-year-old Frenchman believed to be the driver of a car that dropped off the Paris attackers at the Bataclan concert hall. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2015
    Police officers stand guard as an operation takes place in the Molenbeek district of Brussels on November 16, 2015. Belgian police launched a major new operation in the Brussels district of Molenbeek, where several suspects in the Paris attacks had previously lived, AFP journalists said. Armed police stood in front of a police van blocking a street in the run-down area of the capital while Belgian media said officers had surrounded a house. Belgian prosecutors had no immediate comment. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS        (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Paris attacks bring migrant crisis to political forefront
    From the campaign trail to the halls of Congress, leaders weighed in on the fallout of the Paris attacks. Gwen Ifill speaks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about how responses to the tragedy are playing out in the presidential race, calls from some lawmakers to change U.S. policy toward Syrian immigrants, as well as takeaways from the Democratic debate.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2015

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