Wednesday, July 16, 2014

  • New Mexico city divided over sheltering immigrants
    Artesia, New Mexico, is home to ranches and farmland, as well as a federal law enforcement facility that is now housing nearly 700 Central American mothers and children under the age of 17 -- most of whom will be sent home, say officials. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports on how the national debate on immigration policy is playing out among residents of one city.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2014
  • Israel’s U.S. ambassador on Gaza ground invasion prospects
    Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., joins chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner to discuss the likelihood of resolution without a ground invasion into Gaza, criticism that Israel is using disproportionate force and previous cease-fire negotiation attempts.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2014
  • California imposes mandatory water restrictions
    California is now in the third year of its worst drought since the 1970s. Despite a drought emergency, consumption actually rose in May. But under new rules starting August 1, people who waste water on lawns and car washing could be fined up to $500 a day. Judy Woodruff talks to Craig Miller of KQED and Timothy Quinn of the Association of California Water Agencies about the new measures.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2014
  • News Wrap: Israel agrees to five-hour pause of Gaza strikes
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Israel will halt airstrikes against Gaza for five hours for humanitarian purposes after a day of stepped-up attacks that brought the Palestinian death toll to at least 213. Also, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a third time in Damascus, even as civil war roils his country. The U.S. and other countries has dismissed his re-election as a sham.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • Full episode for PBS NewsHour: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Federal Reserve Bank discusses the state of the U.S. economy in semi-annual testimony. Also: the impact of small, specialized and local businesses on the overall economy, the challenges of brokering a cease-fire with Hamas, efforts to bring new technology to neonatal care in Vietnam and a burglary that uncovered FBI surveillance efforts 40 years ago.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
  • Meet the new U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Wright
    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright was recently named the U.S. Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress. In this NewsHour encore piece, we traveled to the author’s home in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2011 to listen to Wright read his work and share some of his sources of inspiration.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
  • How an unlikely group changed the face of the FBI
    In “The Burglary,” author Betty Medsger tells the story of a group of burglars in 1971 who stole files from a small FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania -- a theft that provided evidence of wide scale surveillance of U.S. citizens. Medsger sat down with chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown to talk about the unlikely group and the consequences of their plot.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
  • In Vietnam, new equipment gives infants a breath of life
    Hospitals in Vietnam used to rely on imported equipment that often broke down. Now, cheaper, more usable neonatal machines are made within the country and are tailored to local conditions. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Hanoi on how these machines have brightened the prognosis for infants.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
  • Why Hamas rejected an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire
    Hamas continued to fire rockets into Israel Tuesday, refusing Egypt’s proposal for a ceasefire. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner talks to writer Mark Perry about what it will take for Hamas to accept a ceasefire, the group’s growing popularity among Palestinians and if Egypt’s proposal still has potential.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
    HAMAS monitor
  • Hopes for Mideast ceasefire dashed as airstrikes resume
    Israel resumed strikes on Gaza Tuesday afternoon after a lull of six hours. The Israeli cabinet had originally accepted, and honored, an Egyptian ceasefire proposal, but Hamas continued to fire rockets despite urgings otherwise from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
  • Could Brooklyn hipsters help save the middle class?
    Frozen ginger slushies, tea-based pro-biotic drinks, a bed bug-killing steam machine -- these are just a few of the locally-grown products coming out of Brooklyn’s burgeoning artisan economy. But as popular as these start-ups may be, are they generating more jobs? Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at some of these businesses and the challenges of carving out one’s own career.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
  • Yellen cautions against being overly-optimistic
    Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen told a Senate hearing Tuesday that the Fed remains on course to end a stimulus program of monthly bond purchases in October. But, she gave no indication of when the central bank might begin raising a key short-term interest rate. For a closer look at her remarks, Gwen Ifill turns to Greg Ip of The Economist and Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
  • News Wrap: Suicide bombing blasts market in Afghanistan
    In our news wrap Tuesday, a suicide car bombing exploded in a crowded market in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 89 people and wounding scores more. No one claimed responsibility for the attack and the Taliban put out a statement denying any involvement. Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry claimed “tangible progress” on curtailing Iran’s nuclear program.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
  • Portland's Victorian-themed web comic comes to an end
    For over three years, Portland illustrator Benjamin Dewey has been working on the Tragedy Series, a Victoria-themed web comic. With the publication of his 500th installment and a book deal, he's calling it quits. John Rosman at Oregon Public Media spoke to Dewey to find out more.For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
    Benjamin Dewey 'Tragedy Series'

Monday, July 14, 2014

  • Monday, July 14, 2014
    Monday on the NewsHour, Citigroup agreed to pay a record fine for selling risky mortgage securities. Also: Hamas launched a drone in the midst of chaos in the Middle East, fighting flares along the Russia-Ukraine border, British comedian John Oliver on turning news into comedy, reflecting on the impact of the 2014 World Cup and remembering the Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
    July 14, 2014
  • Comedian John Oliver on making fun of serious news
    John Oliver’s new comedy show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, has probed, poked fun and raised serious questions about a variety of news topics, from India’s elections to Supreme Court decisions. Oliver sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss being a comedian and not a newscaster, plus how he chooses his material and becoming more American.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
  • Former special envoy: Mideast cease-fire is most important
    Martin Indyk, former U.S. special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, joins chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner to discuss what it will take to end the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, the potential for a ground invasion and why both sides have to make gut-wrenching compromises.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
    Tensions Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border
  • Remembering writer and activist Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine Gordimer has died at the age of 90 at her home in Johannesburg. The Nobel Prize-winning writer and anti-apartheid activist used her pen to write damning indictments of South Africa's racial segregation. We look back at Charlayne Hunter-Gault’s 1987 interview with Gordimer about the prospect of having another book banned by the government.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
    Ulf Andersen Portraits - Nadine Gordimer
  • Fighting flares as Ukraine and Russia trade accusations
    Kiev blamed the Russians for shooting down a Ukrainian military plane, while Moscow accused Ukraine of killing a man on the Russian side of the border. Judy Woodruff talks to Sabrina Tavernise of The New York Times about the plane crash and the response to Kiev’s offensive against pro-Russian rebels.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
  • Israel shoots down Hamas drone amid continued violence
    Hamas launched a drone aircraft over Israel’s southern coastline today, claiming that the launch demonstrates the group’s growing power. Meanwhile, three Israeli Jews, including two minors, confessed to abducting and burning a Palestinian boy alive — an apparent revenge for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
  • Is Citigroup’s $7 billion penalty a meaningful punishment?
    The Justice Department announced a $7 billion settlement with Citigroup over “egregious misconduct” related to mortgage securities in the lead-up to the financial crisis. Judy Woodruff gets details from Tony West, associate attorney general at the Department of Justice and the lead negotiator.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
    Citigroup Settles $7 Billion Suit With Justice Department
  • News Wrap: Boko Haram leader claims unreported attacks
    In our news wrap Monday, a new video surfaced from the militant group Boko Haram in which the group’s leader claims responsibility for attacks never reported by the Nigerian government. The militant leader also offered to trade in kidnapped schoolgirls for jailed fighters. Also, Secretary of State John Kerry met one-on-one with his Iranian counterpart in continuing talks on Iran’s nuclear program.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
  • Nobel-winning South African author Nadine Gordimer in 1987
    Nadine Gordimer, a South African Nobel Prize-winning author who wrote about the oppression in her country during the apartheid-era, has died at the age of 90. She spoke with the NewsHour’s Charlayne Hunter-Gault in 1987.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
    Nadine Gordimer
  • John Oliver on British Culture, Downton Abbey
    "Last Week Tonight's" John Oliver, formerly of "The Daily Show," recently spoke to chief arts and culture correspondent Jeffrey Brown in New York about American fascination with British culture.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2014
    John Oliver talks to Jeffrey Brown

Sunday, July 13, 2014

  • Sunday, July 13, 2014
    On this edition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that Israel's operations in Gaza might not end soon. Later, in our signature segment, the theft of valuable metal is increasingly becoming more common, which is putting more people in danger.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2014
    July 13, 2014
  • Inspections into Iran's nuclear program must be expanded
    In order to broaden the inspections of Iran's nuclear program, New York Times reporter David Sanger tells Hari Sreenivasan that the country must allow inspections to take place throughout the country.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2014
  • Residents flee Northern Gaza after Israel warns of strikes
    Israel sent out warning leaflets Sunday telling residents in the northern Gaza strip to clear out. According to Reuters, the leaflets dropped into the town of Beit Lahiya said: "Those who fail to comply with the instructions to leave immediately will endanger their lives and the lives of their families. Beware." Josef Federman of the Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2014
  • Iraq military aid may offer little help
    Anthony Cordesman of the Center of Strategic and International Studies discusses the ongoing conflict in Iraq.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2014
    Iraqi troops raise up their weapons as they arrive to support the Sunni anti-Al-Qaeda militia Sahwa (Awakening) in its fight against anti-government militants, including from the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Anbar province on June 21, 2014 in the city of Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad.  Photo:  AFP/Getty Images