Friday, November 21, 2014

  • How immigrants are reacting to Obama’s action
    President Obama’s address detailing immigration reform brought strong responses from both supporters and those opposed to his plan. Beyond Capitol Hill, we asked documented and undocumented immigrants to express their reactions.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2014
    VOICE OF IMMIGRATION     monitor

Thursday, November 20, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 20, 2014
    Thursday on the NewsHour, President Obama announces an executive action to halt deportation for some undocumented immigrants. Also: Congress grills airbag company Takata, the U.N. sounds the alarm on world’s refugee ‘mega-crisis’, Uber comes under fire for cut-throat business tactics, a veteran cleans up unexploded bombs in Vietnam and remembering Mike Nichols.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2014
    November 20, 2014
  • Brooks and Dionne on Obama’s immigration plan
    President Obama addressed the nation Thursday night to announce his plan to change the nation's immigration system through executive action. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff get reaction from New York Times columnist David Brooks, who argues the president is tackling the problem in the wrong way, and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, who says there is nothing unconstitutional about these actions.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2014
  • Obama’s immigration plan has GOP ready for funding fight
    After President Obama’s address to the nation on immigration, the GOP is gearing up to push back against the plan, said Washington Post reporter Robert Costa in a conversation with Gwen Ifill. While Democrats were excited by the potential for connecting with Hispanic voters in 2016, Costa predicted that Republicans could retaliate by refusing to approve government funding, set to expire Dec. 11.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2014
  • Rep. Issa questions the legality of Obama’s action
    Following President Obama’s speech on immigration, Rep. Darrell Issa, D-Calif., questioned the president’s legal authority to implement his plan. Referring to Obama’s past actions on the issue, Issa said, “Well, you don’t sink a ship and then talk about patching the hull.” Judy Woodruff gets reaction from the congressman.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2014
  • Special Report: President Obama announces immigration reform
    President Obama announced a three part plan to reform immigration law in the United States, giving the parents of children who are citizens, students, and law-abiding undocumented immigrants opportunities to come out of "the shadows."
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2014
  • Is Uber’s aggressive attitude bad for business?
    Uber, the popular ride-sharing mobile phone app, has developed a reputation for ruthlessness. The company's latest woes were generated by an executive who talked about hiring operatives to dig up dirt on reporters who criticize the company. Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at some of Uber’s controversial practices and Gwen Ifill learns more from Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2014
    German Court Bans Uber Service Nationwide
  • Remembering acclaimed director Mike Nichols
    Mike Nichols, a prolific figure in theater and film, directed numerous American classics, including “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “The Graduate,” a film known for its commentary and influence on American life. Nichols, who arrived in the U.S. at 7 years old after fleeing Nazi Germany, was the winner of an Oscar, a Grammy, 9 Tonys and 4 Emmys. Jeffrey Brown looks back at Nichol’s career.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2014
    Film Director Mike Nichols
  • U.S. veteran leads clean-up of Vietnam War's lethal remnants
    There are still ongoing lethal consequences of the Vietnam War that ended in 1975. Undetonated "bomblets," dropped by the U.S. military during the conflict, are killing and maiming people who discover them by accident. To help close a painful chapter in history, American veteran Chuck Searcy has made bomb removal and education his humanitarian mission. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2014
  • UN: Refugee ‘mega-crisis’ is serious threat for everyone
    For the first time since World War II, there are more than 51 million people worldwide who are refugees or displaced; more than a quarter have been driven from their homes by the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner interviews the U.N High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, about the suffering and broad impacts of the Mideast refugee crisis.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2014
    REFUGEE  CRISIS  tent city monitor
  • Congress grills Takata on deadly airbag defects
    Exploding airbags manufactured by the Japanese company Takata were the focus of a Senate committee hearing. One in about 8 million cars in the U.S. have been recalled for the problem, which occurs when the inflators fire too much force, sending metal shards flying. Takata's quality chief apologized for the defect but would not support a nationwide recall. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2014
    DEADLY AIR BAGS   monitor  air bag
  • News Wrap: Last month was hottest October on record
    In our news wrap Thursday, the world experienced its hottest month of October since recording began -- the fifth month this year to set new highs. Also, as State Secretary John Kerry arrives in Vienna for a new round of Iran talks, the head of the U.N. Nuclear Agency reported that Iran has failed again to explain suspected research into nuclear bomb-making.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 19, 2014
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, we debate President Obama's expected executive action on immigration. Also: What's next for NSA reform, arming school administrators as a defense against shootings, escalating media attention for rape allegations against Bill Cosby, a look at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill four years later and a famous musical couple team up for a new album.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2014
    Immigration reform groups march outside the White House calling on President Obama for immigration reform and to stop deportations on July 16. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call
    November 19, 2014
  • New attention and consequences for Cosby rape allegations
    NBC scrapped development of a new Bill Cosby show, Netflix postponed the release of a new comedy special and TV Land canceled his reruns in light of new and renewed accusations by five women that the comedian sexually assaulted them. Sharon Waxman of The Wrap joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the allegations and the power of social media in driving this media firestorm.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2014
    Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala - Inside
  • A look at the Gulf oil spill after the cameras had gone
    More than four years ago, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, gushing oil into the Gulf Coast for almost three months before it was capped. Despite settlements and clean-up efforts, some communities have never fully recovered. Filmmaker Margaret Brown joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss her documentary, "The Great Invisible," which examines the fallout.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2014
  • What’s next for NSA reform in Congress?
    A bill to limit the National Security Agency's domestic metadata collection effectively died on the Senate floor. The USA Freedom Act would have forced the NSA to get court orders for specific data from telecom companies. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the lead sponsor of the legislation.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2014
  • Debating the implications if Obama acts on immigration
    President Obama will give a prime-time address to announce his plan to shield up to 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a potential confrontation with the Republican-led Congress over immigration reform and executive authority. Gwen Ifill gets debate on the president’s action from Frank Sharry of America's Voice, and Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2014
    Immigrant rights activists shout slogans in front of the White House on August 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Associated Press reports that the Obama administration's been sharply cutting the number of deportations since at least 2007. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
  • Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn meld marriage with music
    Despite playing a common instrument, celebrated banjo players Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck have kept their musical careers separate. But after performing together as a favor to a relative, the two realized their different styles could be complementary, leading to a new collaboration and a family tour complete with their 21-month-old son. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2014
  • Monster snowstorm catches Buffalo off guard
    In our news wrap Wednesday, New York state’s Buffalo region was socked with a powerful, early snowstorm, which covered some areas with as much as 6 feet of powder, with more accumulation expected. Also, the Israeli government demolished the home of a Palestinian man who killed two people by driving his car into a group of pedestrians in October.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2014
    Paul Lorenzo snowblows a path in Orchard Park, a suburb of Buffalo, New York. With some areas hit by five feet of snow and more forecast tonight through early Friday, snow crews and residents face a daunting task of clearing snow. Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News
  • Will arming school administrators protect students?
    In Washington state, where there was a deadly school shooting just last month, a different district has been training administrators to carry guns in case of a confrontation with an active shooter. The 11 volunteers say their role is to buy time in an emergency. Special correspondent Terry Murphy of KCTS Television in Seattle reports.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2014
  • Protecting Afghanistan's ancient Buddhist heritage
    Brent Huffman, the director behind the new documentary “Saving Mes Aynak,” tells the story of one of Afghanistan’s archaeological treasures and the threats it faces from a Chinese mining company.For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2014
    fROM THE DOCUMENTARY, "Saving Mes Aynak"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 18, 2014
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, we examine the intensified Israeli-Palestinian conflict after a deadly rampage at a Jerusalem synagogue. Also: Ferguson readies for a grand jury’s ruling on the police killing of Michael Brown, cutting off the Islamic State’s funding sources, the inside story of organized cyber crime and finding the culprit that’s killing starfish off the West Coast.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
    November 18, 2014
  • Is incitement to blame for growing Middle East violence?
    Judy Woodruff talks to Dennis Ross of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Shibley Telhami of the University of Maryland about what's behind the recent escalation of violence in Jerusalem.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
    Israelis Killed In Synagogue Attack
  • Scientists find culprit virus in West Coast starfish deaths
    Scientists have identified the virus that’s caused a massive die-off of starfish along the Pacific Coast. Now researchers must figure out what environmental factors are making the animals more susceptible to the pathogen. Special correspondent Katie Campbell of KCTS in Seattle reports for the public media project EarthFix.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
  • Jerusalem synagogue murders stoke already high tensions
    In the deadliest attack in Jerusalem since 2008, two Palestinian men burst into a synagogue, shooting and hacking victims with meat cleavers. Four people were murdered in the attack and a police officer later died after being wounded. Judy Woodruff reports on the aftermath.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
  • Your outdated Internet browser is a gateway for hackers
    From Home Depot to the State Department, reports of large-scale cyber attacks have come with increasing frequency. As holiday season approaches, retailers are on the lookout for security breaches. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Brian Krebs, author of “Spam Nation,” about who’s behind these attacks and how to prevent them.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
    HACKING AWAY monitor internet
  • Turning technology into easy medical lifesavers
    Could a small device that produces a common disinfectant be a key to helping stop the spread of Ebola? Seattle-based nonprofit organization PATH develops innovative medical tools for low-income countries. The NewsHour’s Cat Wise reports on their recent innovations.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
  • Targeting the Islamic State’s money supply
    While much attention has been paid to the military campaign against the Islamic State, an equally important U.S. battle is targeting their funding, gained mostly through ransom, extortion and theft. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner discusses efforts to stifle the militants’ financial fuel with David Cohen, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014