Tuesday, November 11, 2014

  • Mormon Church grapples with origins and polygamy
    Aspects of early Mormon history have been discussed and debated, but never officially by the church itself until now. The Mormon Church has been releasing essays that acknowledge that their founder, Joseph Smith, engaged in polygamy. Kristine Haglund, editor of “Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought,” joins Jeffrey Brown for a look at how the issue of polygamy factors in contemporary Mormonism.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
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  • Cosbys host 'conversation' of artworks at the Smithsonian
    A private collection of African-American art went on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art this week. The collectors are none other than philanthropist Camille Cosby and her husband, comedian Bill Cosby, who began acquiring pieces early on in their 50-year marriage. Gwen Ifill interviews the Cosbys about the exhibit and some of their favorite works.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
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  • Fewer veterans are serving in Congress than ever before
    Veterans used to make up a strong majority of Congress. In 1972, more than 70 percent of Congressional members had served in the military. But now, even with lawmakers who are veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, there will be fewer of them than at any time in at least the last 50 years -- just 18 percent. NewsHour political director Domenico Montanaro reports.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
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  • Bill Cosby on commissioning a sculpture in honor of his wife
    Bill Cosby shared the meaning behind the large Catlett sculpture commissioned in honor of his wife, Camille. Catlett is best known for her expressionistic sculptures and prints she produced in the 1960's and 1970's. Camille and Bill Cosby own one of the world's preeminent private collections of African American art, which is on display at Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
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  • Camille Cosby on having art in her home
    Camille Cosby talks about how empowering it was for their children growing up around art. Camille and Bill Cosby own one of the world's preeminent private collections of African American art, which is on display starting this weekend at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
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  • A veteran’s tough love message to at-risk kids
    Do vets coming home from the horrors of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have something unusual to teach the young people of today? If you listen to West Point graduate and retired Lt. Col. David Oclander, who is now a teacher and principal-in-training at an inner-city Chicago charter school, there's no doubt they do.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
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  • Capturing the difficulties of returning to civilian life
    Photographer Jennifer Karady collaborated with American veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to create staged narrative photographs that address the difficulties of returning to civilian life.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
    what it feels like for the veteran to come home and sometimes experience two different realities at once.”

Monday, November 10, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 10, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we take a look at President Obama's visit to Beijing, part of a week-long trip in order to push commercial ties in the region. Also: President Obama pushes support of net neutrality, GM took two months to voice safety concerns, whether midterm money will influence 2016, the hidden cost in Mexico's rainwater, a stolen Stradivarius violin, and a look at Nelson Rockefeller.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
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    FULL PROGRAM
    November 10, 2014
  • Looking back at the life and politics of Nelson Rockefeller
    A politician who self-described as having a “Democrat heart with a Republican head,” Nelson Rockefeller would be something of a political anomaly today. Biographer Richard Norton Smith, author of “On His Own Terms,” joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what distinguished the four-time New York governor and former vice president.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
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  • How a scheme to steal a Stradivarius went awry
    In January, a street criminal tazed Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond and stole his precious Stradivarius violin. Unfortunately for the thief -- who was sentenced to seven years in jail Monday -- the police commissioner in charge was a symphony devotee. Buzz Bissinger of Vanity Fair joins Jeffrey Brown to tell the tale.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
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  • Mexico City faces growing water crisis
    Mexico City, home to an inefficient and inconvenient water delivery system, struggles to meet the pressing demands of its 22 million residents. Some residents have turned to harvesting rainwater, which has its own set of limitations. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the barriers that keep residents from clean water.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
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  • Election 2014 saw rise of the single-candidate super PAC
    Voter turnout for this year’s midterm elections was the lowest since 1942, but spending for congressional elections spiked at a record $4 billion. Political director Domenico Montanaro takes a look at who donated and how money was spent, while Judy Woodruff talks to Matea Gold of The Washington Post about how this year’s spending could impact the 2016 presidential race.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
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  • Why is Obama weighing in on net neutrality?
    More than 3 million commenters crashed the Federal Communications Commission website in July to weigh in on the issue of net neutrality. Now President Obama has added his strong support, directing the FCC to protect equal access to all web content. Judy Woodruff speaks with U.S. chief technology officer Megan Smith about the president’s move.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
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  • Emails suggest GM prepared for recalls months earlier
    Internal emails released as part of a class action lawsuit show that General Motors ordered a half million ignition switches to replace faulty ones nearly two months before notifying safety regulators. The defect has been linked to at least 32 deaths and a recall of 2.6 million vehicles. David Shepardson of The Detroit News joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what GM leadership knew and when.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
    GM CEO Mary Barra Holds Press Conference On Ignition Switch Recall
  • Why U.S. can't ignore or alienate the rising power of China
    The U.S. relationship with China is critical to existential issues like economic stability and climate change. But that comes with significant concerns, like cyber-security and human rights. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the dilemmas and opportunities of securing greater diplomatic and economic ties between the U.S. and China.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
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  • Obama visits Beijing on push to expand trade with Asia
    President Obama began a week-long trip to Asia and Australia with hopes of boosting U.S. influence and commercial ties in the region. At the APEC summit, he tried to reassure China that the U.S. welcomes rising Chinese economic prosperity and prominence. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner looks at some of the concerns shadowing the trip.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
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  • News Wrap: HHS lowers estimate for health care enrollment
    In our news wrap Monday, the Department of Health and Human Services estimate that 9 to 9.9 million Americans are expected to sign up for coverage under the health care law in 2015 -- far fewer than the Congressional Budget Office forecast of 13 million. Also, the U.S. Postal Service said that agency employee data had been the target of a cyber attack.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Nov. 9, 2014
    On this edition for Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, President Obama says he will defy warnings from Republican Congressional leaders and press ahead with immigration reform on his own. And, in our signature segment, people who've been set free after being wrongfully convicted discuss the struggle of returning to normal life. Hari Sreenivasan anchors.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2014
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  • APEC Summit a 'big moment' for China
    The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit will soon get underway in Bejing, with member countries seeking to promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout the region. Orville Schell, the Director of the Center for US-China Relations at the Asia Society, discusses the state of China's relationship with world powers, including the US, Japan and Russia.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2014
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  • The toll of the justice system on the wrongfully convicted
    In the US, state laws governing compensation for wrongfully convicted people vary significantly. While some states offer sizable packages for the exonerated, at least 20 offer nothing. And even for those that do, it may not be enough to make up for the emotional damage on those who've been wrongfully convicted. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014
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  • Bridging the military-civilian divide in Brooklyn
    Tuesday is Veterans Day -- a day to honor those who have served. But since the draft ended in 1973, the number of Americans who serve has decreased dramatically, leading to what some fear is a lack of understanding between our military and civilian populations. Now, some young veterans have devised a program to try to bridge the divide. NewsHour's Elisabeth Ponsot reports.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2014
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Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Nov. 8, 2014
    On this edition for Saturday, Nov. 8, two Americans are freed from captivity in North Korea, a top military expert weighs in on what the president's decision to send another 1,500 military advisers to Iraq means in the war against the Islamic State. And, in our signature segment, how an act of Congress in the 90's may have led to violence that fueled this summer's exodus from Central America.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2014
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  • Brandi Chastain: Get rid of heading from soccer for kids
    Reversing her earlier opinion, Brandi Chastain now says that heading in soccer should be removed for players aged 14 years and younger. NewsHour Weekend's William Brangham discusses the issue with the World Cup and Olympic soccer champion.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2014
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  • Why is the US sending additional troops to Iraq?
    Several bombings in and around Baghdad came one day after President Barack Obama announced plans to expand the US role in Iraq. For more on this, Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan in the latest installment of the interview series, "War on ISIS."
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2014
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  • ALMA telescope spots planet birth in 'milestone' discovery
    Using the ALMA radio telescope in Chile, astronomers were able to capture the formation of a new planet, and scientists are observing it happen more clearly than ever before. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2014
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  • Are US policies to blame for El Salvador's gang violence?
    During El Salvador's brutal civil war 30 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people fled to the United States, where some joined dangerous Latino gangs for protection and a livelihood. Soon after, many of these gang members were deported back to El Salvador, establishing a new and threatening presence in their home country.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2014
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Friday, November 7, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 7, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we take a look at the Supreme Court's decision to consider a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Also: President Obama hosted a lunch for more Congressional leaders, a positive jobs report may not be reassuring to workers with part-time jobs, Detroit gets a rescue plan from bankruptcy, new technology to stop bleeding on the battlefield, and Shields and Brooks.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014
    FULL PROGRAM
    November 7, 2014
  • Shields and Brooks on Republican victory
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the Republican domination in the midterm elections, the impact of voter turnout, which policy items might offer opportunities for compromise and which might be political land mines.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014
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