Wednesday, October 1, 2014

  • Edward Hirsch reads another excerpt from "Gabriel: A Poem"
    Edward Hirsch reads from his new book, "Gabriel: A Poem," an elegy for his son, who died in 2011.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
  • Kevin Spacey on Jack Lemmon
    Kevin Spacey remembers, at the age of 13, meeting the legendary American actor Jack Lemmon, Spacey's idol who later became his mentor and set the "House of Cards" star on his professional path.Kevin Spacey remembers meeting the legendary Jack Lemmon, Spacey's idol who became his mentor.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Kevin Spacey on the reality of Frank Underwood
    Kevin Spacey talks to senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown about preparing to play Frank Underwood on "House of Cards" and the reality of his depiction.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
    Kevin Spacey on Frank Underwood
  • Kevin Spacey on the joys of singing
    Kevin Spacey was happy to turn his benefit event into a concert. The actor is a big fan of singing,
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
    Kevin Spacey on singing
  • Dallas Ebola patient in "serious, but stable" condition
    Texas health officials said the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. was classified as being in "serious, but stable" condition. Texas Gov. Rick Perry led Wednesday's news conference at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to say there were some school-aged children that had contact with the infected patient, but that health officials are optimistic that the situation being contained.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Violinist Bell's full concert at Washington's Union Station
    A superstar of classical music might normally draw a huge crowd, but that wasn’t the case when violin virtuoso Joshua Bell held an impromptu recital in a Metro station in 2007 -- largely ignored by a few thousand commuters. On Tuesday, Bell returned to give a performance at Washington's Union Station, and this time people paid attention.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 30, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we take a look at the continuing peaceful protests in Hong Kong and examine how China is likely to respond. Also: the U.S. and Afghanistan sign a new security agreement, fears of another volcanic eruption rattle Japan, violinist Joshua Bell turns a train station into a concert hall, a rift in the Mississippi GOP and the impossible choice concerning patients on life support.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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    FULL PROGRAM
    September 30, 2014
  • News Wrap: First U.S. Ebola case has been diagnosed
    In our news wrap Thursday, a patient in Dallas is the first person to be diagnosed with the Ebola in the United States. Also, the head of the Secret Service said in a congressional hearing that she takes full responsibility for a security breach at the White House involving a man who jumped the fence and made it undeterred into the first family’s residence.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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  • Peaceful protests in Hong Kong test China’s governance
    Parts of Hong Kong came to a standstill for a fifth day, with no sign that pro-democracy, student-led demonstrations will stop anytime soon. Lucy Watson of Independent Television News reports on the enthusiasm of the growing crowds and the question of what authorities will do in response.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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  • Will Hong Kong’s protests lead to violent crackdown?
    The blurred lines between Chinese authority and Hong Kong’s autonomy has set off pro-democracy demonstrations by protesters who don’t seem to be backing down. Judy Woodruff talks to Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group about what provoked these protests, how they have challenged Chinese President Xi Jinping and how authorities are likely to respond.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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  • U.S. and Afghanistan sign security agreement
    The United States and Afghanistan signed a bilateral security agreement, after months of uncertainty over what happens when the U.S.-led international mission officially ends at the end of the year. The deal will allow U.S. and NATO troops to carry out counterterrorism missions and support Afghan forces. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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  • Understanding the U.S. security agreement with Afghanistan
    After months of waiting through a contested election, the U.S. has settled with Afghanistan’s new leadership on a security agreement for the transition toward Afghan security self-reliance. Former State Department official Barnett Rubin talks to Jeffrey Brown about whether President Ashraf Ghani will prove a reliable ally, as well as what we’ve learned from American involvement in Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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  • Fears of another volcanic eruption rattle Japan
    In Japan, Saturday's surprise eruption of Mt. Ontake killed at least 36 people and covered the mountain in thick smoke and piles of ash. Since then, rescue efforts have been hampered by toxic gases and fears of another eruption. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien and NASA’s Thomas Wagner join Judy Woodruff to discuss the difficulty of predicting volcanic eruptions.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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  • Violinist Joshua Bell turns train station into concert hall
    A superstar of classical music might normally draw a huge crowd, but that wasn’t the case when violin virtuoso Joshua Bell held an impromptu recital in a Metro station in 2007 -- largely ignored by a few thousand commuters. On Tuesday, Bell returned to give a performance at Washington's Union Station, and this time people paid attention. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Bell for an interview.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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  • Families of patients on life support face painful choice
    Special nursing home units are set up to care for people, both young and old, who depend on constant life support to survive, but whose families hope that someday they may recover. Joanne Faryon of inewsource, a San Diego-based journalism nonprofit, reports from California on the impossible choice that loved ones face, as well as the costs of keeping these patients alive.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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  • Joshua Bell: Music should be part of educational diet
    Back in 2007, pedestrians hurried by without realizing that the busker playing at the entrance to a Washington D.C. Metro stop was none other than the Grammy-winning Joshua Bell. Today, Bell again set up at the entrance of Union Station, where he, seven years later, held a very different kind of performance; this time, he was anything but ignored. Joshua Bell: Music should be part ofducational diet
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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  • Joshua Bell performs Bach in DC's train station
    Joshua Bell performed the first movement of Bach's Violin Concerto at D.C.'s Union Station.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
    Joshua Bell performs Bach
  • One Alaskan artist makes unpredictable patterns with silk
    One hundred and eleven miles from Anchorage, fiber artist Wendy Smith-Wood uses rocks, pebbles and glacier ice to give her fabric texture and pattern.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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Monday, September 29, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 29, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we take a look at the scrutiny the U.S. Secret Service is facing after the White House intrusion. Also: protestors demonstrate for democracy in Hong Kong, how the U.S. missed warning signs about the Islamic State, authors join a public fight against Amazon, Detroit adopts diverse solutions to give itself a facelift and saving Kenya's elephants from poachers.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
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    FULL PROGRAM
    September 29, 2014
  • Racing to save Kenya’s wild elephants from poachers
    For the African elephant, poaching has reached crisis levels, according to some advocates. Killed for their magnificent ivory tusks, activists worry that wild elephants could near extinction in a decade. Jeffrey Brown reports from Amboseli National Park in Kenya about the efforts underway to save the species and confront the poaching industry.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
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  • How Detroit has streamlined its fight against blight
    Facing the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history, Detroit has adopted diverse solutions to give itself a facelift. The city is tackling blight and dilapidated homes with help from technology like smartphone apps and online crowdsourcing, and offering incentives to attract new residents. Special correspondent Christy McDonald of Detroit Public Television investigates Detroit’s progress.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
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  • Authors take aim at Amazon over fight with publisher
    Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie, Ursula Le Guin and many other notable authors have joined a public fight against Amazon for wielding its commercial power against publisher Hachette in a dispute over the price of e-books. Jeffrey Brown discusses the writers’ concerns with novelist Roxana Robinson, president of the Author’s Guild.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
  • How the U.S. missed warning signs about the Islamic State
    President Obama acknowledged that the intelligence community underestimated the force of the Islamic State militants and overestimated the will of Iraq’s military. Frederick Kagan of the American Enterprise Institute joins Judy Woodruff to offer his perspective on what the intelligence community misjudged about the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
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  • Why did every security layer fail during White House breach?
    How was Omar Gonzalez, the man who jumped the White House fence and ran into the mansion, able to breach every layer of security designed to keep intruders out? Judy Woodruff speaks with Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post, who broke stories on the most recent threat, as well as how the Secret Service fumbled the investigation of a 2011 shooting at the White House.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
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  • Demonstrating for democracy in Hong Kong
    Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong to demand more democracy and oppose interference by Beijing in local politics. Lucy Watson of Independent Television News reports.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Afghanistan inaugurates President Ghani
    In our news wrap Monday, Ashraf Ghani appealed for peace and swore to make his political rival his chief executive at his presidential inauguration in Kabul. Ghani’s swearing in was marred by a suicide attack before the ceremony that killed seven people. Also, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law requiring colleges to define sexual consent.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
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  • Secret Service under scrutiny for White House breach
    The intruder who jumped the fence and entered the White House made it much farther into the mansion than previously reported, according to The Washington Post. At the same time, new information has been revealed about the botched handling of a previous attack in 2011. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Sept. 28, 2014
    On this edition for Sunday, Sept. 28, House Speaker John Boehner says America might have no choice but to send ground troops to fight ISIS. Later, India's new minister is in the United States -- what's next for U.S.-India relations? And, in our signature segment, Jeff Greenfield reports from Kansas on the race that will help determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2014
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