Monday, November 24, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 24, 2014
    Monday on the NewsHour, a grand jury cleared police officer Darren Wilson of wrongdoing in the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown. Also: Why Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning, Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson on Obama’s immigration plans, extending the deadline for an Iran nuclear deal and squirrels in Alaska help scientists measure effects of climate change.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2014
    November 24, 2014
  • Understanding the grand jury ruling on Michael Brown’s death
    A grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill get reaction to the verdict from Rev. Willis Johnson of Wellspring Church, Roger Goldman of Saint Louis University and Gil Alba, former detective at the New York City Police Department.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2014
    Grand Jury Decision Reached In Ferguson Shooting Case
  • Writer Phil Klay returns to war in 'Redeployment'
    “Redeployment,” a collection of stories about the Iraq War and the struggles veterans face when they return, was this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Fiction. Jeffrey Brown interviews writer and Marine Corps veteran Phil Klay about writing his first book and using war stories to bridge the civilian-military gap.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2014
  • Jeh Johnson 'fully confident' in immigration action legality
    Last week, President Obama announced executive orders to defer deportation relief to nearly 5 million immigrants and expand border security. Now the task of implementation falls on the Department of Homeland Security. Secretary Jeh Johnson joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the controversy surrounding the president’s action and what message it sends to those who want to cross the border illegally.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2014
  • Has Ferguson advanced the discussion on racial profiling?
    Ahead of the release of a grand jury decision on whether or not to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, NAACP president Cornell William Brooks joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the importance of nonviolent protest and explain how Brown’s story has sparked a larger discussion about racial profiling and justice.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2014
  • How soil and squirrels offer cues on Alaska climate change
    On the Alaskan tundra, researchers are tracking the march of global warming. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien explores how soil composition and the sleep schedules of squirrels might offer data on the ways warmer temperatures are affecting ecosystems.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2014
  • Missing deadline, ‘tough’ Iran nuclear negotiations extended
    Monday was the deadline for a nuclear agreement with Iran, but instead of a deal there was a new extension. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised the progress so far, but some leading Republican senators issued a joint statement on increasing sanctions. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports potential challenges ahead.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2014
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  • Why is Chuck Hagel stepping down?
    As secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel has faced a number of tough challenges, including the Syrian conflict, the rise of the Islamic State and the future of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look at the reasons behind Hagel’s resignation with Thomas Donnelly of American Enterprise Institute and P.J. Crowley of the George Washington University.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2014
    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hold a news conference at the Pentagon Oct. 30, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
  • News Wrap: 12-year-old with fake gun killed by police
    In our news wrap Monday, a police officer shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice near a playground in Cleveland. The boy was carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real gun. Also, two U.S. troops were killed by a bombing in Kabul, a day after the Afghan parliament approved an agreement to keep some American troops in the country after 2014.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2014
  • Gov. Jay Nixon speaks ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon spoke Monday night ahead of Ferguson's grand jury decision, urging calm and peaceful reactions no matter the outcome.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2014
  • Setting the Thanksgiving table with a poem by Louise Glück
    Back in 2001, technical writer Annik Stahl read "Lamentations" by Louise Glück, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. The reading was part of a NewsHour series started by former poet laureate Robert Pinksy that asked Americans to read their favorite poems.For more Poetry:
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2001
    Annik Stalh reads "Lamentations"
  • St. Louis protesters march ahead of grand jury announcement
    Sunday night, protesters marched peacefully through several neighborhoods across St. Louis, as the national guard and police stood on standby. The demonstrators were anticipating a decision from the grand jury in the shooting of teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. But, on Sunday, no decision came.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2014
    Protests are expected around the country after the announcement from the St. Louis County prosecutor's office on the grand jury's decision involving police officer Darren Wilson.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Nov. 23, 2014
    On this edition for Sunday, Nov. 23, the deadline looms for a nuclear deal between Iran and the West, we'll have a report from Vienna where negotiations continue. In our signature segment, New York City tries out a new plan to eliminate traffic fatalities. And, St. Louis is on edge as it awaits a grand jury decision about whether to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2014
  • Inside the nuclear deal negotiations with Iran
    A Monday deadline looms for a nuclear deal between Iran and the West. Hari Sreenivasan is joined by NewsHour’s William Brangham, who reported from Iran earlier this year, and David Sanger of the New York Times via Skype, who is in Vienna covering the talks.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2014
  • US returns stolen ancient artifacts to Thailand
    This week, the U.S. returned hundreds of ancient artifacts to Thailand. The collection of items including bronze objects, pottery and stone tools were taken from a UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site decades ago and had made their way to a museum in California.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2014
  • Security boosted in Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision
    A grand jury considering whether or not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, will reconvene for deliberations Monday, with a decision possibly coming next week. The NewsHour’s Stephen Fee is in Ferguson, where tension is building and security is ramping up.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2014
  • 'A long way from zero': NYC takes on traffic fatalities
    Although New York City streets over the past few years have been the safest in decades, traffic accidents and pedestrian fatalities have recently started to tick back up. Now, city officials are looking to "Vision Zero," an initiative based on a model from Sweden. The plan hinges on expanded enforcement, new street designs and legislation to increase penalties for dangerous drivers.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Nov. 22, 2014
    On this edition for Saturday, Nov. 22, President Obama clears the way for American troops to fight in Afghanistan beyond the end of 2014. Later, a Republican-led congressional committee says the Obama administration was not guilty of wrongdoing in Benghazi. And, in our signature segment, searching for ways to punish non-Native Americans who commit domestic violence on reservations.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2014
  • New report quashes conspiracies surrounding Benghazi attack
    Late Friday, there was a new finding about the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya that led to the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Ken Dilanian of the Associated Press wrote about it, and joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington for the latest.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2014
    An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012. The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now, they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system. File photo from the scene of the explosion by STR/AFP/GettyImages
  • Retailers take stand against early Black Friday
    In the past few years, Black Friday shopping sales have crept into Thanksgiving Day as stores try to gain an advantage over their competitors at the start of the holiday shopping season. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Stephen Greenhouse of the New York Times about how the practice of opening stores on Thanksgiving is getting backlash within the business community.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2014
    Shoppers Take Advantage Of Black Friday Deals
  • Responding to domestic violence on Indian reservations
    On American Indian reservations, women face some of the highest levels of domestic violence in the country. Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act last year, which effectively gave tribal courts jurisdiction over certain domestic violence crimes committed by non-Indians. But victims say acts of sexual violence on Indian reservations are still falling through the cracks.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 21, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we examine the reaction to President Obama's announcement of executive action on immigration. Also: how immigrants are reacting to Obama's action, an outspoken Syrian Sunni cleric denounces Islamic State as anti-Islamic, an article on sexual assault provokes an investigation at UVA, celebrating literature in Miami, and Brooks and Marcus talk the week's political news.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2014
    President Obama's immigration address in Vegas on Friday.
    November 21, 2014
  • Brooks and Marcus on immigration executive action precedent
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus join Judy Woodruff to discuss President Obama’s call to arms on immigration, a lawsuit by the Republican House over the president’s health care law and a look ahead at the 2016 presidential race.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2014
  • Miami Book Fair celebrates latest in old-fashioned tech
    More than 30 years ago, a festival was launched to bring prominent writers to an audience of avid readers in downtown Miami in order to help revitalize the neighborhood. Now it's said to be America's largest literary event of its kind: eight days, more than 600 authors and a quarter-million bibliophiles. Jeffrey Brown reports on how authors see the festival as part of a changing book world.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2014
  • Slim chances for a full Iran nuclear deal by the deadline?
    With the deadline for a deal on Tehran's nuclear program just days away, talks are on between U.S and Iranian negotiators in Vienna. How likely is it that they can bridge the gap between their demands by Monday? Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Sanger of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2014
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  • Article on sexual assault provokes investigation at UVA
    A story in Rolling Stone details the gang rape of an 18-year-old student by seven men at a fraternity house at the University of Virginia. Journalist Sabrina Erdely says that the young woman reported the assault to the administration but nothing was done. Erdely joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the prevalence of campus sexual assault and why the victim was discouraged from speaking out.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2014
    On Nov. 22, 2014, UVA's President, Teresa Sullivan announced the suspension of fraternity social activities until Jan. 9, after a detailed publication of campus sexual assault.
  • Outspoken cleric decries Islamic State as anti-Islamic
    Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, a prominent Syrian Sunni cleric and vocal critic of the Islamic State, led prayers at the funeral of American beheading victim Peter Kassig. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner interviews al-Yaqoubi, exiled from his country, about atrocities committed by the Islamic State, why the militant group is able to gain followers and the fight against the Assad regime.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2014
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  • Order to shield millions from deportation draws GOP ire
    President Obama announced his plan to shield nearly 5 million immigrants from deportation, and focus instead on deporting undocumented criminals and those who have entered the country recently. Republicans expressed their disapproval, including Speaker of the House John Boehner, who said the president is “damaging the presidency.” Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2014