Wednesday, March 4, 2015

  • Why the House is trying to get ahold of Hillary’s inbox
    As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton used a personal email account and a private server based out of her New York home, rather than official government email. In light of that revelation this week, a House Oversight committee subpoenaed her messages for an ongoing investigation on the Benghazi embassy attack. Gwen Ifill learns more from Laura Meckler of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2015
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  • U.S. Gen. leading coalition sees momentum in IS fight
    American warplanes are staying out of Iraq’s offensive against Tikrit, instead targeting Islamic State militants elsewhere. Judy Woodruff talks to retired Gen. John Allen, special presidential envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State, about how the U.S. is supporting the Iraqi-led effort, concern about sectarian retribution, the of role Iran and stemming the flow of foreign fighters.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2015
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  • Tsarnaev’s defense depends on why he did it, not if
    Nearly two years since the attack on the Boston Marathon, the trial for suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got underway Wednesday. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Emily Rooney of WGBH about the scene in the Boston courtroom.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2015
    A courtroom sketch shows accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sitting with his attorneys on the first day of his trail at the federal courthouse in Boston
  • Islamic State blunted by U.S. efforts, says Pentagon
    On Monday, Iraq launched an operation to retake Tikrit, its biggest offensive yet against the Islamic State militants who have controlled portions of Syria and Iraq since last summer. A dozen nations have launched thousands of airstrikes against the group, allowing Iraq's military to slowly retake a little of what it lost. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2015
    An Islamic State flag hangs on the wall of an abandoned building in Tel Hamis in Hasaka countryside after the YPG took control of the area
  • Fate of Obamacare hangs in the balance at the Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court will decide whether a phrase in the Affordable Care Act was meant to exclude people who bought health insurance on the federal exchange from receiving tax credits. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal offers a look at the arguments, plus Judy Woodruff talks to Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute for two takes on the case.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Mexican forces capture Zetas cartel leader
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Mexican authorities arrested Omar Trevino Morales, the head of the notorious Zetas cartel, during an early morning raid. Known as “Z-42,” Morales was wanted in both the U.S. and Mexico for drug trafficking, kidnapping and murder. Also, the Justice Department announced it won’t file charges against the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2015
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  • Eric Holder discusses DOJ Ferguson investigation findings
    Attorney General Eric Holder, at a news conference on Wednesday, discussed the findings from the Department of Justice's investigation into the city of Ferguson, Missouri and the shooting death of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Mar. 3, 2015
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, Prime Minister Netanyahu warned the U.S. against a possible nuclear agreement with Iran in a controversial speech to Congress. Also: Congress votes to fund Homeland Security, Justice Department finds patterns of racial bias in Ferguson, personal stories of sexual assault at college and the Peace Corp’s new initiative to educate girls around the world.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2015
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  • Filmmakers turn camera to sexual assault victims at college
    A new film called "The Hunting Ground" offers a disturbing look at sexual assault at colleges around the country. Producer Amy Ziering and director Kirby Dick previously examined the widespread crisis of sexual assault in the U.S. military in their film "The Invisible War." Ziering and Dick talk to Jeffrey Brown about what they see as an epidemic of rape on campus.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2015
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  • Homeland Security showdown ends with budget deal
    Last week, the House was unable to pass a long-term bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. Many Republicans wanted to use the budget to take a stand against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. On Tuesday, a minority of Republicans joined Democrats in approving a bill without strings attached. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what changed.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2015
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  • What are the chances of an Iran nuclear deal now?
    Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, warned Congress of the dangers of making a bad nuclear deal that could pave “Iran's path to the bomb.” What would a good deal achieve? And is Netanyahu right about the threat of Iran? Gwen Ifill gets two views from former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former State Department official Vali Nasr.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2015
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif (R) as they arrive to resume nuclear negotiations in Montreux March 2, 2015. US and European diplomats are united in nuclear negotiations with Iran. Photo by Evan Vucci/Pool/REUTERS.
  • How can Ferguson law enforcement break a pattern of bias?
    A new report by the Department of Justice says that police in Ferguson, Missouri, have shown a pattern of racial bias and civil rights abuses. The findings come after a months-long investigation following the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Justin Hansford of Saint Louis University School of Law and Paul Butler of Georgetown University Law Center.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2015
    Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, began wearing body cameras on Saturday.  Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images
  • New initiative aims to break barriers to educating girls
    A new U.S. government effort in partnership with the Peace Corps is aimed at educating the 62 million girls around the world who do not attend school. The initiative, called the Let Girls Learn program, will train volunteers to support locals in becoming champions for girls’ education. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the new program.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2015
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  • Netanyahu urges more Iran sanctions, no deal in U.S. speech
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu railed against a possible nuclear agreement with Iran in a speech to Congress, urging the U.S. to ditch the current outlines for a deal and toughen sanctions. President Obama did not attend, instead offering a rebuttal from the White House. More than 50 Democratic lawmakers boycotted the event, saying it was politically motivated. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2015
    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington
  • News Wrap: Petraeus to plead guilty for sharing secrets
    In our news wrap Tuesday, retired Gen. David Petraeus agreed to plead guilty for mishandling secrets. The former CIA director admitted illegally keeping documents and allowing his biographer and mistress to use them. Also, thousands of Iraqi troops and Shiite militia members battled for a second day to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2015
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  • Artist Amy Franceshini wants to confuse you…and that’s good
    Amy Franceschini creates collaborative art that she hopes will confuse the viewer so that they are more open to discovery.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2015
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Monday, March 2, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode March. 2, 2015
    Monday on the NewsHour, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington ahead of a controversial address to Congress. Also: The Supreme Court considers who has authority to redraw voting districts, high costs of health care if federal tax credits are outlawed, Amy Walter and Nia Malika-Henderson on the week ahead in politics and novelist Richard Price on his new crime thriller.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2015
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  • For GOP, a bigger problem than funding Homeland Security
    Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post about internal struggles within the Republican party, the political tension surrounding an upcoming speech by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, plus pressures on Hillary Clinton to start her presidential campaign.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2015
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  • Pint-size percussionists learn music with Led Zeppelin hits
    In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, a Kentucky-based nonprofit that provides free music education to 7 to 14-year-olds children shared a video of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists performing a medley of Led Zeppelin tunes.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2015
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  • Unsolved crimes that obsess police inspire Richard Price
    Richard Price’s new book, “The Whites,” centers around the criminals who get away and the police who get obsessed with catching them. Price, who has written eight novels and for the TV show “The Wire,” talks with Jeffrey Brown about using the crime investigation as the structure of a book, and why he writes under the pseudonym Harry Brandt.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2015
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  • How Jewish Americans view Netanyahu’s speech
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to play down divisions over his scheduled address to the U.S. Congress. How are Jewish Americans reacting to Netanyahu’s highly anticipated and controversial speech at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday? Gwen Ifill gets two views from David Harris of American Jewish Committee and Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2015
    Workers prepare the stage at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington
  • How six words landed the ACA at the Supreme Court again
    In the coming days, the Supreme Court will weigh whether states that rely on the federal health care exchange can provide subsidies to make insurance affordable. Special correspondent Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News reports on how millions will be affected if the Court wipes out financial help in 34 states.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2015
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  • Supreme Court considers who should draw voting maps
    In 2000, Arizona voters changed who has the authority to draw district voting lines. Instead of the state legislature, an independent commission was created in an attempt to reduce partisanship. The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing a clause in the Constitution that says voting is prescribed by a state’s legislature. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the case.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2015
    The steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building are shown in this 2000 file photo in Washington. Supreme Court case poses challenges to independent and non-partisan district map drawers. Photo by Pat Benic/AP Photo.
  • News Wrap: Iraq launches offensive to retake Tikrit from IS
    In our news wrap Monday, Iraqi security forces began a ground and air assault on the city of Tikrit, currently held by the Islamic State militant group. Also, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in Congress, announced she won’t seek re-election in 2016.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2015
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  • Author Richard Price reads from his novel "The Whites"
    Richard Price, author of "The Whites," reads an excerpt from his novel.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2015
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  • Author Richard Price breaks down his writing process
    Richard Price, author of the new novel "The Whites," talks about what goes into the writing of his novels with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2015
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Mar. 1, 2015
    On this edition for Sunday, Mar. 1, Congress gears up to continue the debate over funding homeland security. Later, how the arrest of three men in New York and Florida this week reveals the difficulties of fighting ISIS at home. And, in our signature segment, from Ohio, thieves stealing valuable metal put the public in danger.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2015
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  • How the US tracks ISIS threats at home
    Federal investigators believe they’ve managed to capture three suspected ISIS sympathizers before they launched an attack in the United States. Andrew Grossman of the Wall Street Journal, who has been following this story, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2015
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