Monday, January 12, 2015

  • Police inaction hampers human trafficking crackdown in India
    In India, outrage over a fatal gang rape of a college student two years ago has helped bring about some protections for women who are the victims of sex trafficking, but getting police to enforce the law is still a challenge. In the first report in a two-part series, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro follows a human rights group working to crack down on human trafficking and find victims.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
  • How automakers, car buyers are responding to low gas prices
    Since last year’s Detroit Auto Show, gas prices have dropped by nearly a third. With the new lower prices, demand has gone up for big new SUVs and sedans, but automakers have also switched gears to develop more fuel-efficient cars. Gwen Ifill speaks with John Stoll of The Wall Street Journal about the tension between the two trends and convincing car buyers to think long-term.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
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  • News Wrap: IS supporters hack U.S. military social media
    In our news wrap Monday, social media sites belonging to the U.S. Central Command’s were hacked by a group who said they acted on behalf of the Islamic State. Threats against members of the military were posted on the @CENTCOM Twitter feed. Also, French officials said as many as six members of a terror cell may be on the loose following the terrorist attacks in Paris.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2015
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Sunday, January 11, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Jan. 11, 2015
    On this edition for Sunday, Jan. 11, hundreds of thousands march in France in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks, an official speaks on whether recruitment by terrorist organizations can be prevented, and two officers discuss policing in minority communities. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2015
  • What can be done to prevent youth radicalization?
    A former CIA deputy director told PBS NewsHour Weekend on Saturday that a major concern for the U.S. is the possibility of radicalized young men with EU or American passports entering the country to carry out terrorist attacks like those committed in France recently. Humera Khan from Muflehun joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about actions being taken to combat terrorist organization recruitment.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2015
  • Former NYPD officers talk police-minority relations
    A major topic of conversation in recent months has been the often fraught relationship between police and minority communities. Last week, NewsHour Weekend spoke to the President of the Brooklyn chapter of the NAACP and retired NYC police lieutenant Julian Harper, who were critical of police. Tonight, two former NYPD officers talk about the challenges they faced serving low-income communities.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2015
  • Monarch butterflies could get endangered species status
    Every year, millions of North American monarch butterflies head south for the winter -- but recently their numbers have plummeted by up to 90 percent. In Washington, responding to a petition submitted by conservation organizations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced a year-long review that could mean the the butterflies are placed on the Endangered Species List.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Jan 10, 2015
    On this edition for Saturday, Jan. 10, the latest on the investigation into this week's terror attacks in France and what those mean for the country's nearly 500,000 Jewish citizens, and the former Deputy Director for the CIA weighs in on the terror threat from abroad. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2015
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  • What dangers could terror threats abroad pose to the US?
    John McLaughlin, a former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington for more on what the overseas terror threats could mean for life in the United States.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2015
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  • Some French citizens on edge after Paris terrorist attacks
    In the aftermath of this week's terrorist attacks in Paris as French citizens try to move on, some are still on edge, despite many marches and gatherings of solidarity throughout the country. Rachel Donadio of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Paris to gauge the general mood on the streets.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2015
    Tributes And Reaction To Paris Terror Attacks After Gunmen Kill 17 People

Friday, January 9, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 9, 2015
    Friday on the NewsHour, France’s manhunt for two terrorists comes to a bloody end. Also: What the 2014 jobs surge means for interest rates in 2015, Obama’s plan to overhaul community colleges and make the first two years free, Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the week’s news and looking at new products at the world’s largest tech conference.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2015
    Helicopters with French intervention forces hover above the scene of a hostage taking at an industrial zone in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris
    January 9, 2015
  • Does stronger economy mean higher interest rates in 2015?
    2014 was the best year for job growth since 1999, pushing unemployment rate to 5.6 percent, according to the Labor Department. What does that mean for interest rates in the next year? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the task of the Federal Reserve to maintain growth while keeping inflation at bay and whether the new numbers are as rosy as they appear.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2015
    Top economists, including several former Fed officials, react to Merle Hazard's last central bank ballad, "Dual Mandate." Photo by Flickr user ctj71081.
  • Consumer electronics get more connected
    The Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest technology exhibit, is a launching pad for groundbreaking products, but this year, many of the innovations on display focus on improving the connectivity and interactivity of everyday consumer products, from a 3D printing pen to a GPS dog tracking device. Special correspondent Steve Goldbloom reports.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2015
  • Shields and Brooks on Paris terrorism and tolerance
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss this week’s news, including the geopolitical and social consequences of the terrorist attacks in France, as well as what to expect from the new Republican-controlled Congress.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2015
  • Would free tuition boost success at community colleges?
    President Obama’s plan to make the first two years of community college free could help up to 9 million students and add educated employees to the workforce. But it would cost the federal government billions and would have to pass a GOP-controlled Congress. Hari Sreenivasan gets reaction to the proposal from Andrew Kelly of American Enterprise Institute and Josh Wyner of the Aspen Institute.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2015
  • High volume of potential terror threats challenges France
    How worried should Western nations be about future attacks in the same vein as the Paris shootings? Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Peter Neumann of King’s College London and former White House counterterrorism official Juan Zarate about what security officials should focus on now and why terrorists have moved to soft targets like shopping malls and office buildings.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2015
    French intervention police take up position near the scene of a hostage taking at a kosher supermarket near Porte de Vincennes in eastern Paris January 9, 2015. Photo by Youssef Boudlal/Reuters
  • Paris police hunt for woman tied to supermarket siege
    Mark Austin of Independent Television News talks to Judy Woodruff from Paris about the search for a woman believed to be involved in the supermarket hostage siege and how Parisians are feeling after the death of three terrorists.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2015
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  • After Paris attacks, questions about French security efforts
    Three days of terror in France ended with the deaths of three gunmen, including Said and Cherif Kouachi, brothers suspected of killing 12 people in Paris. That raid at a printing plant followed a nearly simultaneous assault at a kosher supermarket, where another gunman had taken at least five hostages who he threatened to kill if the police harmed the Kouachi brothers. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2015
  • News Wrap: Legal challenge to Keystone XL fails in Nebraska
    In our news wrap Friday, the House of Representatives voted again to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline after the Nebraska Supreme Court rejected a legal challenge to the pipeline’s route. Also, Islamic cleric Mustafa Kamel Mustafa was sentenced to life in prison in New York for helping terrorists kidnap tourists in Yemen and plotting to open a terrorist training camp in Oregon.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 8, 2015
    Tonight on the program, we look at the continued search for the Charlie Hebdo attackers as France mourned today. Also: why resentment is growing between Christians and Muslims in France, radicalization of Islam, a conversation with director Ava DuVernay of "Selma," how self-control in kids can help later in life, and the declining number of political cartoonists in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2015
    People participate in a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting, by gunmen at the offices of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in downtown Lisbon
    January 8, 2015
  • Death of cartoonists draws out defense of free expression
    Pens -- weapon of choice of the murdered cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo -- were raised in their honor at vigils around the world. Jeffrey Brown talks to two editorial cartoonists, Tom Toles of the Washington Post and Ted Rall of the Los Angeles Times, about the role of satirical cartoonists in society and their declining number in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2015
  • Resisting the marshmallow and the success of self-control
    When children demonstrate self-control, it's a strong indicator of later educational and economic success. But even for kids who can't resist immediate gratification, self-control is a skill that can be taught. Economics correspondent Paul Solman visits a school in New York where many low-income kids are learning strategies for discipline.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2015
  • Director Ava DuVernay on sharing the story of ‘Selma’
    The story of the seminal 1965 Alabama civil rights protests is being retold in the historical drama “Selma,” bringing to life the heroism of the activists and the brutality of the resistance. Gwen Ifill talks to director Ava DuVernay about contention over historical discrepancies and why no one has ever attempted to make a feature film about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2015
  • What’s driving European Muslims to extremism?
    The brothers who attacked satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo had a secular Muslim upbringing before their apparent radicalization. What's leading young European Muslims to embrace extremism? Peter Neumann of King's College London says it’s a conflict of identity and acceptance. Neumann talks to Judy Woodruff talks about increasing polarization and what governments can do prevent attacks.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2015
  • Resentment grows between Christians and Muslims in France
    The deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo puts a spotlight on the growing tensions between France's Muslim and immigrant communities and a large portion of French society, which is traditionally Catholic. The NewsHour’s Megan Thompson recently visited Marseilles, one of the country’s most diverse cities, to report on the root of the conflict and the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in France.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2015
  • News Wrap: Severe storms silence guns in Syria
    In our news wrap Thursday, there were no reported deaths in Syria for the first time in three years due to frigid temperatures and storms. But activists warned that the weather conditions are “catastrophic” for refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. Also, record-breaking cold temperatures hit states from New England to the Midwest, causing school closures and some breakdowns in public transportation.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2015
  • Amid great sadness and tension in France, calls for unity
    The city of Paris is still on edge as police search for two men wanted in the attack on French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Gwen Ifill speaks with Mark Austin of Independent Television News about the scale of the manhunt and how Muslim leaders are responding the day after the shooting.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2015
    The French flag flies at half-mast above the Elysee Palace in a sign of mourning in Paris
  • France mourns Charlie Hebdo victims as police expand search
    The bells of Notre Dame tolled as France marked a national day of mourning for the victims of a deadly attack on a Parisian publication. Meanwhile, the police extended their manhunt for two Islamist attackers, carried out house-to-house searches and detained nine people. The suspects are brothers in their 30s who were already known to French intelligence services. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: January 8, 2015