Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Inside the prison swap with Iran which freed WaPo reporter
    Iran freed five Americans, including "Washington Post" reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been jailed for 18 months on espionage charges. The Post said it "couldn't be happier" about his release. Emad Kiyaei, Executive Director of the American Iranian Council, a non-profit educational organization, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more analysis.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2016
    Ali Rezaian looks at a picture of his brother, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian, after a news conference at the National Press Club July 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. The news conference was to give an update on the case of Jason Rezaian, who is being held in Evin Prison in Iran since July 22, 2014.  Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
  • Tech giant Google working to diversify staff
    American technology companies like Apple, Facebook and Google are striving to improve gender and racial diversity in their workforce. Having revealed their staffs are predominantly white men, the companies are spending furiously to recruit and keep people who aren’t. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2016
    A man walks past a lit sign and balloons that were used for the unveiling of Google's new Canadian engineering headquarters in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Power - RTX22G62
  • Tackling open arrest warrants for ‘quality-of-life’ crimes
    There are more than 1.4 million outstanding arrest warrants in New York City stemming from lapsed summonses for "quality-of-life" crimes - things like biking on the sidewalk or being in a park after closing. Critics say they burden the court system and police, who must arrest anyone they find with a warrant, and add to the distrust and fear of police, especially in minority communities.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

  • In 'Mercy Street,' Civil War trauma and modern medical drama
    "Mercy Street," a new original series on PBS, tells the story of a one-time hotel turned Union army hospital, and is based on memoirs and letters of real Civil War medical staff. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at how its creators combined a historical saga with a medical drama.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2016
    Mercy Street
  • Library lets you check out a millennium of images
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, you can now view more than 180,000 images from the New York Public Library, with treasures dating back to the 11th century.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump vs. Cruz
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the rivalry between Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz in the latest Republican presidential debate and Hillary Clinton’s attacks against Sen. Bernie Sanders.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2016
  • Iowa looming, GOP candidates go on the attack in debate
    Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz dominated Thursday’s Republican presidential debate in South Carolina, swapping testy swipes over Cruz’s birth in Canada and Donald Trump’s hometown. Meanwhile, Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Marco Rubio saved their toughest words for President Obama. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L) speaks as rival candidate Senator Ted Cruz looks on during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston, South Carolina January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill - RTX22GST
  • How Silicon Valley is trying to fix its diversity problem
    Almost two years after major tech firms began publicizing their diversity numbers, recent figures show that Silicon Valley employees are still overwhelmingly white and male. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the steps these companies are taking to address their race and gender problems, from software algorithms to education and recruitment initiatives.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2016
    Businessmen at computer in startup office

Thursday, January 14, 2016

  • What makes a photographer when everyone is taking pictures
    When photographer Ken Van Sickle was 23 and living in Paris, he could barely afford rolls of film. One night, hearing that jazz great Chet Baker was playing, he went and took only two pictures, and one was blurry. So what's happened to photography now that everyone has the technology to take as many pictures as they like? Van Sickle offers his Brief But Spectacular take.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2016
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  • Tragic death didn’t stop Syrian refugee family’s quest
    The image of 3-year-old refugee Alan Kurdi lying drowned on a beach became a tragic icon of the Syrian crisis. But Alan’s death was not the end of his extended family’s quest for asylum in the West. William Brangham reports on efforts by The New York Times' Anne Barnard to share the Kurdi family’s desperate journey to safety, one shared by millions of displaced Syrians across the globe.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2016
  • Women over 50? Help not wanted
    Do women face a tougher time finding a job than men as we age? According to economists, women 35 and up are far less likely to be considered for certain jobs than younger women or men of the same age. And the cause may be related to evolutionary biology. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2016
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  • Can America come together to cure cancer?
    In his last State of the Union address, President Obama tapped Vice President Joe Biden to lead an effort to boost and streamline national cancer research. What would such an initiative look like? Judy Woodruff gets insight from Dr. Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society and Katie Couric of Stand Up To Cancer.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2016
    Vice President Joe Biden (L) points to U.S. President Barack Obama while Obama delivered his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool  - RTX224W9
  • This year’s Oscars list short on diversity again
    This year’s Academy Award nominations have been announced and “The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” are among the most honored films. But the lack of diversity among the contenders is raising eyebrows. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the nominees, and remembers actor Alan Rickman, who died at the age of 69.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2016
    An Oscar statue is seen during the nominations announcements for the 88th Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 14, 2016. The Oscars will be presented in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Phil McCarten - RTX22E87

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

  • Former NRA president on Obama’s background check plan
    President Obama recently laid out an executive action to strengthen enforcement of background checks on firearms, in an attempt to address gun violence in America. Judy Woodruff talks to former NRA president David Keene about his reaction to the president’s plan and whether the two sides could ever sit down and work on a compromise.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2016
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  • Pritzker winner makes architecture a tool to fight poverty
    Architecture's highest prize was awarded to Chile's Alejandro Aravena, a man little known outside his field who is working to address real world problems of urban housing. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Aravena to discuss his philosophy as a designer.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2016
  • What the Rams are getting and giving up to move to L.A.
    The St. Louis Rams are returning to their original West Coast home of Los Angeles after 20 years in the Midwest. The NFL team leaves behind fans, as well as public money for a new St. Louis stadium. Hari Sreenivasan takes a closer look with Mike Pesca, host of Slate's "The Gist" podcast.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2016
    Dec 27, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) spikes the ball after scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during an NFL football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports - RTX207FV
  • Merkel's open-door policy, popularity tested by attacks
    Germany's open door migrant policy has reached a crossroads after hundreds of women alleged they were attacked mainly by men of North African or Arabic appearance in Cologne. Now German Chancellor Angela Merkel has become a target of the public backlash. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2016
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a session of the German lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, January 13, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch  - RTX2277X
  • President Obama's legacy message mixes with 2016 politics
    In his final State of the Union address, President Obama punched back at the notion -- popular on the campaign trail -- that America is in trouble. Political director Lisa Desjardins takes a look at how the candidates have responded, while Judy Woodruff talks to James Pindell of The Boston Globe, O. Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa and Andy Shain of The State for an update on how voters see the race.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool - TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)   - RTX2252I

Tuesday, January 12, 2016