Friday, April 8, 2016

  • Will Pope Francis’s manifesto on family bring change?
    In a landmark manifesto on family life, Pope Francis called for Catholics to put conscience over dogma on critical moral issues. His statement also suggested a possible relaxing of the ban on divorced Catholics taking communion. Judy Woodruff gets reactions from Gloria Purvis of Global Catholic Network, Amanda June Gargus of Georgetown University and Marianne Duddy-Burke of DignityUSA.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2016
    Pope Francis arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi - RTSDSCW
  • Violent, overcrowded Alabama prisons hit a breaking point​​​
    Alabama has the most overcrowded prison system in the nation: More than 24,000 inmates are housed in a system designed for half that number. The violence, overcrowding and actions taken by the federal government pushed state government to action, passing a penal reform bill. But does it go far enough? Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2016
    What is the role of the U.S. criminal justice system, and how can prisons better serve its community and its inmates? Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
  • How robotics helped a paralyzed man cross the finish line
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a car accident severed Adam Gorlitsky’s spinal cord 10 years ago, paralyzing him from the waist down. But the former high school cross country and track athlete was back on his feet last weekend, finishing a 10K race with the help of a special robotic suit.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016

  • This Rust Belt town is rebounding thanks to refugee
    In the midst of a campaign season filled with anti-migrant rhetoric, the once-downtrodden town of Utica in upstate New York has been more welcoming; one out of every four citizens there is a refugee. But Utica’s commitment to resettlement isn’t purely humanitarian -- its open door policy is also a pioneering economic tool for revitalizing the Rust Belt. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2016
  • Putin denies ties to offshore accounts
    In our news wrap Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed reports that a close friend channeled $2 billion to his supporters as a U.S.-led plot to discredit his country. Also, Islamic State militants abducted more than 300 workers and contractors from a cement plant near Damascus.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2016
    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a media forum of the All-Russia People's Front in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Dmitry Lovetsky/Pool - RTSE0EH
  • Anita Hill on the Thomas hearings: ‘I would do it again’
    Twenty-five years ago, Anita Hill testified about sexual harassment from then-nominee Clarence Thomas. Now a new HBO film dramatizes the high-profile political battle that captured the nation’s attention and changed Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Hill joins Gwen Ifill to look back at the case, her experience and how it would have been different today.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2016
    Anita Hill, the subject of the film "Anita" poses for a photo during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, January 21, 2013.  REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES - Tags: PORTRAIT ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR3CT1R
  • Obama administration steps up to rein in big business
    The Obama administration has taken steps to rein in big businesses this week: New rules issued by the Treasury Department regarding tax loopholes ended a $160 billion deal between Pfizer and Allergan. Meanwhile, the Justice Department has filed an antitrust suit against a proposed oil giant merger, and more may follow. Gwen Ifill talks to Jim Tankersley of The Washington Post for more.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2016
    A woman passes by the Pfizer World Headquarters building in the Manhattan borough of New York, November 23, 2015.  Pfizer Inc  on Monday said it would buy Botox maker Allergan Plc  in a record-breaking deal worth $160 billion to cut its U.S. tax bill by moving its headquarters to Ireland.   REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX1VI00
  • Democrats swap shots over qualifications
    Sen. Bernie Sanders questioned Hillary Clinton's qualifications to be president, linking her to Wall Street, after Clinton suggested in interviews that Sanders "hasn't done his homework." Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz swiped at Donald Trump for compromising on conservative values and Gov. John Kasich's campaign released a new ad in New York ripping on Cruz.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTSE110
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 7, 2016
    Thursday on the NewsHour, Democratic candidates swap shots over qualifications. Also: The Obama administration takes steps to rein in big business, a Rust Belt town touts revitalization via refugees, questions emerge over U.S. involvement in Yemen’s civil war, Anita Hill 25 years later, how sandstone mining kills Indian workers and Padma Lakshmi celebrates all things female.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 6, 2016.   REUTERS/Charles Mostoller - RTSDVDD
    April 7, 2016
  • Mining conditions trap Indian workers with lung disease
    In India's Rajasthan desert, the work of mining sandstone can be lethal. Silicosis, a slow, irreversible loss of lung function, is easily preventable with masks, but workers wear little protection in the blazing heat. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how neglect, social indifference and poor education mean that laws for workers' safety are rarely enforced.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2016
  • What’s the U.S. role in the Yemen civil war?
    There are new questions about the depth of American involvement in Yemen, where investigators for Human Rights Watch say that bombs used in a Saudi air raid that killed 119 people last month were sourced by the U.S. For more on the conflict and America’s role and responsibility, Judy Woodruff talks to retired Col. Derek Harvey, a former Army intelligence officer.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2016
    A man walks on the rubble of an electronics warehouse store after a Saudi-led air strike destroyed it in Yemen's capital Sanaa February 14, 2016. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX26U9Y
  • Padma Lakshmi on the best part of being a model
    As a professional model and television host, Padma Lakshmi can travel the world and live the glamorous lifestyle most people only dream about. But one of the best benefits of her fame is the ability to fight for women, especially against female-specific diseases like endometriosis, which she suffers. Lakshmi offers her Brief But Spectacular take on food, travel and celebrating all things female.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2016
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

  • Scientists search for El Niño secrets
    When weather events like El Niño impose themselves, everybody on the planet feels it. Scientists are getting better at predicting El Niño, but there is still a lot they don't know amid an absence of data. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien follows along as weather scientists gather information in Hawaii by air and by sea.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2016
  • What does the Wisconsin primary mean for the road ahead?
    Tuesday’s primary contest in Wisconsin saw trailing presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Bernie Sanders pick up much-needed double-digits wins over their front-running rivals. For a closer look at what these victories could mean for the road ahead, Judy Woodruff talks to Ronald Brownstein of Atlantic Media and Dante Chinni of the American Communities Project.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz arrives at his Wisconsin primary night rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, April 5, 2016.     REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTSDRGN
  • News Wrap: Pfizer, Allergan call off record merger
    In our news wrap Wednesday, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and Irish rival Allergan abandoned a merger agreement after the Obama administration imposed rules to block the company from saving millions of dollars in taxes. Also, former coal executive Don Blankenship was sentenced to a year in prison for his role in the 2010 disaster at Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia that killed 29 people.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2016
    Traders work at the post where Allergan stock is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid  - RTSDV88
  • Empowering India's street vendors as entrepreneurs
    In India, home to the world's fastest growing economy, most workers, from street vendors to rickshaw drivers, aren't on the books, making them vulnerable to harassment by corrupt officials and policemen. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro profiles one group trying to protect vendors and improve their lives and businesses.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2016
    A roadside vendor arranges tomatoes on his handcart as he waits for customers under a flyover in Ahmedabad, India, March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave - RTS9S9H
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 6, 2016
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, how will Sen. Bernie Sanders’s and Sen. Ted Cruz’s victories in Wisconsin affect the 2016 race going forward? Also: Why diabetes cases quadrupled worldwide over the last 40 years, scientists search for El Niño secrets, weighing peace prospects in Israel, empowering India’s street vendors and remembering country music legend Merle Haggard.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pumps his fist after announcing he won the Wisconsin primary at a campaign rally at the University of Wyoming  in Laramie, Wyoming April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSDRN8
    April 6, 2016
  • Remembering Merle Haggard, outlaw legend of country music
    Merle Haggard rose to country music stardom singing about what he knew best: poverty, prison and heartache. He died Wednesday on his 79th birthday. William Brangham looks back at the singer's life.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2016
    Merle Haggard performs at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California January 26, 2014.   REUTERS/ Mario Anzuoni  (UNITED STATES  TAGS:ENTERTAINMENT) (GRAMMYS-SHOW) - RTX17WF8
  • Why there’s been a dangerous diabetes spike around the globe
    According to a new study from the World Health Organization, diabetes cases have quadrupled over the last 40 years, mostly in poorer nations. Today, 8.5 percent of all adults worldwide suffer from the chronic disease, and 3.7 million deaths are linked every year. For more on the emerging health crisis, William Brangham talks to Dr. Etienne Krug of the World Health Organization.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2016
    A person receives a test for diabetes during Care Harbor L.A. free medical clinic in Los Angeles, California September 11, 2014. The four-day clinic provides free medical, dental and vision care, prevention resources and follow-up care to thousands of uninsured, under-insured and at-risk individuals and families. Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
  • Should U.S. scale back objectives for Middle East peace?
    Is there any reason to hope that the peace process between Israel and Palestine will ever bear fruit? To explore that question, John Yang sits down with David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Hisham Melhem of Al Arabiya.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2016
    Israeli right-wing protesters demonstrate outside a military court during a hearing of an Israeli soldier whom the military said has been arrested after he shot a wounded and motionless Palestinian assailant in Hebron on March 24, near the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Malachi, in this March 29, 2016 file picture. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/Files  - RTSDU2B

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

  • This art gallery requires a wetsuit
    A new Florida art installation is taking viewers to a new locale: the bottom of the sea. Visitors at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary can now inspect an underwater gallery of 12 photo illustrations mounted on the sunken remains of a WWII-era ship in the midst of the world’s second largest artificial reef, provided they’re willing to make the 90-foot dive.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
  • What winning Wisconsin means for the candidates
    Wisconsin’s primary contest is the center of the political universe Tuesday night, with frontrunning candidates hoping to bolster their leads while trailing contenders fight to stay alive. Donald Trump, losing in statewide polls, spent the day attacking Sen. Ted Cruz, while Hillary Clinton turned her attention to the upcoming New York primary. John Yang joins Gwen Ifill for more.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters as she arrives at a campaign rally with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (L) in Cohoes, New York, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSDL4W
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 5, 2016
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, presidential candidates make their final pitches before the Wisconsin primary. Also: Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland visits Congress, how digital education could compromise privacy, exploring the racial care gap in medicine, archaeologists return to sites once held by ISIS, the NCAA tournament makes history, inside the eviction crisis and an underwater art gallery.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
    Supporters of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheer while waiting for him to speak at a campaign rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTSDLAB
    April 5, 2016
  • News Wrap: Panama Papers leak claims first major casualty
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Panama Papers leak claimed its first major casualty, as Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson resigned amid widespread protests following the revelation that he sheltered huge sums of money in offshore accounts during the 2008 financial crisis. Also, President Obama touted new rules that target “tax inversion” schemes companies use to lower their tax rates.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
    People demonstrate against Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson in Reykjavik, Iceland April 5, 2016. Gunnlaugsson became the first major casualty of the Panama Papers revelations, stepping down on Tuesday after leaked files showed his wife owned an offshore firm with big claims on the country's collapsed banks.  REUTERS/Stigtryggur Johannsson - RTSDQ2F
  • The stories behind the unseen eviction crisis
    Every year, American families are evicted from their homes in the millions. But while economic controversies like unemployment rates and welfare reform continue to grab headlines, the eviction crisis has gone largely unreported. Sociologist Matthew Desmond examined the experiences of evicted families for his new book “Evicted,” and joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what he learned.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
  • Is Merrick Garland making headway with the GOP?
    Despite Congressional Republicans’ pledge not to hold any confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland made the rounds on Capitol Hill again Tuesday, meeting with GOP Senators John Boozman of Arkansas and Susan Collins of Maine. Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Collins for more on the day’s events and what they could mean for the battle over Antonin Scalia’s empty seat.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
    U.S.  Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland arrives for his meeting with Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins on Capitol Hill in Washington April 5, 2016.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSDP16
  • The Wisconsin primary by the numbers
    Tuesday night’s Wisconsin primary represents one of the biggest electoral prizes left in this campaign season for Democrats, with 96 pledged delegates up for grabs. But the contest holds a significant delegate pool for Republicans as well, with 42 available. A strong showing here could pave the way for further gains down the line. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
    A voter casts his ballot at the Tippecanoe Library during voting for the Wisconsin U.S. presidential primary election in Milwaukee April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski - RTSDPOO
  • Why digital education could be a double-edged sword
    Public education is becoming increasingly digitized -- these days, schools can compile everything from a student’s grades to their eating habits in online profiles. But while this technology facilitates personalized learning, it also puts student data at risk of being compromised and misused, and extra security could come at the expense of education. John Tulenko of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2016
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