Thursday, October 2, 2014

  • U.S. condemns Israel’s development plan in East Jerusalem
    The U.S. is “deeply concerned” about the Israeli construction of 2,600 settlements in East Jerusalem, calling it a provocative act that would only serve to escalate tensions in the area. President Obama met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office on Wednesday to discuss Iran’s nuclear program, Islamic State in the middle east and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2014
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  • Full interview with Kevin Spacey, part 1
    Kevin Spacey sat down with Jeffrey Brown the day before his on-night only benefit concert in Washington, D.C. Watch part 1 of the interview.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2014
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  • Full interview with Kevin Spacey, part 2
    Kevin Spacey sat down with Jeffrey Brown the day before his on-night only benefit concert in Washington, D.C. Watch part 2 of the interview.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2014
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  • Full interview with Kevin Spacey, part 3
    Kevin Spacey sat down with Jeffrey Brown the day before his on-night only benefit concert in Washington, D.C. Watch part 3 of the interview.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2014
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

  • Netanyahu, Obama are old allies navigating new challenges
    President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met briefly, renewing their famously frosty relationship after a seven-month hiatus. Speaking to reporters, the leaders listed a raft of pressing issues, like Iran's nuclear program, the onslaught of Islamic State and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 1, 2014
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, Secret Service chief Julia Pierson resigns after a recent White House security breach. Also, the director of the CDC on containing Ebola in the U.S., Chicago’s push to get more low-income students enrolled in college, Paul Ryan on how Republicans can tackle poverty, Buddy Cianci’s bid to come back as mayor of Providence and a renowned poet offers an elegy for his son.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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    FULL PROGRAM
    October 1, 2014
  • How the U.S. is equipped to isolate Ebola
    Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about the tools of the American health system being deployed to isolate and stop the Ebola virus from spreading in the U.S., and the likelihood that people in other regions of the world may become infected.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Director Tom Frieden shows an awareness poster as he testifies before Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee hearing on "Combating the Ebola Threat" at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, on Aug. 7, 2014. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images
  • Poet finds solace in elegy of departed son's wild energy
    When Edward Hirsch lost his son to a drug-related cardiac arrest, the poet began collecting his memories. Overwhelmed with grief, Hirsch turned his reflections into a book-length elegy, now published as “Gabriel.” Jeffrey Brown spoke with Hirsch at his home in New York.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Iconic, twice-convicted former Providence mayor runs again
    Providence’s Buddy Cianci was once America’s longest-serving mayor who brought new life to a city in decline. But Cianci’s legacy was tarnished -- and two different administrations cut short -- by felony convictions in 1987 and 2002. This year, the infamous former mayor is not just on the ballot for a second comeback, he’s leading in the polls. Political editor Domenico Montanaro reports.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Why the Mideast peace process is at a standstill
    President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Israel’s failed peace process, restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program and the Islamic State. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner to find out what was discussed behind closed doors.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Paul Ryan on how the GOP can improve economic opportunity
    Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2012, says he won’t decide about a possible presidential run until 2015. Judy Woodruff sits down with Ryan to discuss both the personal matters -- the death of his father -- as well as the political ideas -- the image of the GOP -- that he addresses in his new book, “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.”
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Cutting higher ed costs for Chicago’s disadvantaged students
    In Chicago, two initiatives were launched to improve access to higher education for lower-income students. To explore the strategies that community colleges and the University of Chicago are planning to use to attract these students, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Robert Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, and Cheryl Hyman, chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Texas officials try to reassure public of Ebola containment
    The first patient in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola was identified as Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian visiting the U.S. Though he was checked for signs of fever before boarding a place in Monrovia in September, he was not sick then. Meanwhile, Texas state health officials tried to assure the public that Dallas is equipped to stop Ebola's spread. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Hong Kong protesters boo Chinese flag
    In our news wrap Wednesday, pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong booed the Chinese flag during a celebration of China’s National Day, and a chief organizer suggested the movement may storm government buildings. Also, twin suicide bombings exploded in Syria near an elementary school in Homs, killing at least 32 people.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • What went wrong at the Secret Service?
    Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday in the wake of revelations about security lapses in protecting the president and the White House. Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan for an update.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Edward Hirsch reads an 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
    Edward Hirsch reads from "Gabriel: A Poem," an elegy about losing his son. Photo by Frank Carlson.
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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