Monday, April 20, 2015

  • UN struggles to combat hunger in world’s worst combat zones
    Since South Sudan’s creation four years ago, conflict within the country has left millions displaced or dead. Among the living, 2.5 million need food assistance, and the number could grow to 4 million by the end of the year. Judy Woodruff talks to Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the World Food Program, about helping South Sudan and the challenges of meeting demand in other combat zones.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2015
  • Catherine Pierce reads 'Dear Atom Bomb'
    Watch Catherine Pierce read her poem “Dear Atom Bomb” at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2015
    Catherine Pierce

Sunday, April 19, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 19, 2015
    On this edition for Sunday, April 19th, 2015, the Italian Coast Guard searches for survivors after a fishing boat packed with hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, American military trainers arrive in Ukraine, prompting an angry response from the Kremilin, and in our signature segment, hackers are seizing personal data and holding it for ransom.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2015
  • FBI investigators overstated evidence against criminals
    The Justice Department and FBI formally acknowledged that FBI forensic investigators routinely gave flawed testimony overstating evidence against criminal defendants during the 1980s and 1990s. In more than a dozen cases, defendants were later executed or died in prison. Spencer Hsu of The Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2015
  • U.S. troops are in Ukraine and the Kremlin isn't happy
    The United States Army announced on Friday that about 300 troops, based in Italy, had arrived in western Ukraine for a six-month training rotation for three battalions of Ukraine’s National Guard. It is the first training mission by American troops in Ukraine since the war in the southeast began. Andrew Roth of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Moscow, to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2015
  • What's behind the xenophobic violence in South Africa?
    Over the weekend, South African leader Jacob Zuma canceled a trip overseas, following a wave of xenophobic violence against immigrants. David Smith of the Guardian joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Johannesburg to discuss the backlash.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2015
    Hundreds of people participate in a peace march after anti-immigrant violence flared in Durban

Saturday, April 18, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 18, 2015
    On this edition for Saturday, April 18th, 2015, authorities blame ISIS for a suicide bombing that killed dozens of people in Afghanistan, a former national security official weighs in on what the turmoil in Iraq, Syria and Yemen means for the US, and in our signature segment, will a lawsuit filed on behalf of teen environmental activists force the government to do more to fight climate change?
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2015
  • The hack attack that takes your computer hostage
    Ransomware, a type of software that computer hackers use to hold individuals' data hostage by blocking access to files unless they agree to pay a ransom, is on the rise. And because anyone with an internet connection is vulnerable, the problem highlights a growing threat that consumers face on both their personal computers and mobile devices.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
  • Threat of terror groups builds after ISIS suicide bombing
    Saturday's bombing in Afghanistan caps a chaotic week throughout much of the Muslim world. Violent conflicts are now raging in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, and the threat posed by terror groups like ISIS and al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula are seemingly intensifying. Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2015
    Relatives and residents carry the coffins of victims after a suicide attack during a burial ceremony in the Dari Noor district of Nangarhar province
  • Why psychiatrists turn away patients who can't pay cash
    Fewer and fewer psychiatrists take patients using private insurance or Medicare to pay. And that means low-income people often can't get proper psychiatric care, a development that can have tragic consequences. Bloomberg's Shannon Pettypiece joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2015
  • Viewers respond to report on Hawaii's solar energy industry
    Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments about a recent signature segment concerning Hawaii’s booming solar energy industry.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
  • Why teens are suing states to force environmental action
    Frustrated by the slow pace of progress on climate change policy, an Oregon-based environmental group is using a novel legal strategy called "atmospheric trust litigation" to try to force governments to take action. And the movement is being led those who have a high stake in the welfare of future generations -- students.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 17, 2015
    Friday on the NewsHour, a former deputy of Saddam Hussein is killed as the fight for Iraq continues in Tikrit. Also: President Obama’s immigration reform goes to federal court, China makes a land grab among disputed islands, Mark Shields and David Brooks on this week’s news and Cokie Roberts on the women of Washington during the Civil War.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
  • The undertold story of D.C.’s dames during the Civil War
    Journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts offers a different take on the Civil War era, focusing on the women who were involved in politics behind the scenes. Gwen Ifill talks to the author about her new book, “Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868” and politicians’ wives who disagreed with their husbands and tracking down resources.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
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  • Shields and Brooks on Pacific trade deal politics
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss this week’s news, including the potential domestic and global effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, defining the role of Congress in the Iran nuclear deal, Hillary Clinton’s campaign rollout and Sen. Marco Rubio’s potential in the Republican party.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
  • News Wrap: Obama urges Senate to vote on Lynch confirmation
    In our news wrap Friday, President Obama hosted Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House, and addressed a list of issues, including the way GOP leaders are handling one of his main cabinet appointments. Also, financial leaders from the world’s major economies gathered to discuss rising challenges and issued a joint communique saying they see modest improvements in the global economy.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
    U.S. President Obama and Italian Prime Minister Renzi hold joint news conference at the White House in Washington
  • China expands claim on disputed islands by adding sand
    An archipelago in the South China Sea is claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei. But China has recently started dumping tons of sand in the long-contested area, building up an island large enough for a military aircraft landing strip. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
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  • Why the U.S. is worried about China’s land grab
    Tensions among some Asian nations are growing after satellite images showed that China has been building up small islands in a disputed area of the South China Sea. Judy Woodruff talks to retired Adm. Dennis Blair, former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, to learn more about the contested area and the U.S. response.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
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  • What’s next for Obama’s immigration actions in court?
    In November, President Obama announced new executive actions on U.S. immigration policy; 26 states then sued the president for what they say is an overstep of his Constitutional authority. Today, a panel of federal judges in New Orleans heard arguments in an appeal. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
    COURT BATTLE immigration monitor
  • Liberated from IS, Tikrit struggles with reconciliation
    Tikrit is the first major Sunni city retaken from the Islamic State militants, who were pushed out of that stronghold with the help of U.S. airstrikes and Shia fighters -- some of whom are backed and equipped by Iran. But the struggle for national reconciliation is far from over, with accusations of looting and revenge attacks. Special correspondent Jane Arraf reports.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
    Iraqi soldiers salute as they stand next to a mass grave for Shi'ite soldiers from Camp Speicher who have been killed by Islamic State militants in the presidential compound of the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Tikrit
  • High-level insurgent leader killed in Iraq
    Saddam Hussein’s former top deputy was reportedly killed in a clash against Iraqi forces in Tikrit on Friday. Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri had become an ally of the Islamic State, leading Sunni extremist groups against the Iraqi government. Judy Woodruff talks to retired Col. Derek Harvey, a former Army Intelligence officer, about what al-Douri’s death means for Iraq.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
    File photo of Iraq's Vice-Chairman of the Revolution Command Council, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, at a celebration at the Unknown Soldier Monument in Baghdad on Jan. 6, 2002. Photo by Faleh Kheiber/Reuters

Thursday, April 16, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 16, 2015
    Thursday on the NewsHour, we take a closer look at the European Union’s anti-trust action against Google. Also: A change of tone toward nuns at the Vatican, why it’s so hard to get off welfare today, what we learned from the bombing in Oklahoma City 20 years on, and how hockey helps inner city youth.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2015
    This week, House Republicans will move forward another bill on full repeal of the health care law.
  • ‘There was no playbook’ for handling the OK City bombing
    At the 20th anniversary, we look back at the Oklahoma City bombing. Public television station OETA shares reflections from survivors and victims’ families, and Judy Woodruff talks to former Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, former Director of Homeland Security of Oklahoma Kerry Pettingill and Barry Grissom, U.S. attorney for the district of Kansas, for lessons learned from the attack.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2015
    Floodlights illuminate the Albert P. Mur
  • NHL stars pass the puck to inner city youth
    In Washington, team members of the NHL’s Washington Capitals are hitting the ice with underserved kids through an urban outreach program. Players from both the Capitals and the Fort Dupont Cannons reflect on the on- and off-the-rink benefits.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2015
  • Is Google’s search engine dominance hurting EU consumers?
    In response to the EU’s charges that Google uses its search engine dominance to favor Google Shopping, the company said shopping results have not harmed the competition nor innovation. Gwen Ifill talks to the European Union’s Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager about Google’s alleged offense and the EU’s crackdown on other tech companies.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2015
    European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager
  • EU says Google favors its shopping service in user searches
    After a five-year investigation, the European Union charged Google with using its Internet search dominance to favor its own shopping platform. The EU is also looking into Google’s Android mobile system, accusing the company of illegally obstructing rival systems and applications. Gwen Ifill reports on the latest case of Europe battling with major U.S. tech companies.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2015
  • Why it's so hard to get off welfare
    Since 1996, in order to get welfare in the U.S., you have to work. The Clinton Welfare-to-Work program successfully got millions of families off the social safety net program. But today's recipients face stagnant low wages and limited resources for job training, making it nearly impossible for many to gain economic mobility. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2015
  • Why unions aren’t happy about a fast-track trade deal
    Top lawmakers from both parties struck a deal to authorize President Obama to negotiate a sweeping trade pact with Pacific nations. Under the new fast-track authority, Congress could give any deal a yes or no vote, but not make any changes. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill to discuss who is expected to fight the legislation.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2015
    TRADE DEAL  monitor capitol dome