Monday, July 6, 2015

  • How 2016 candidates are fundraising their war chests
    Gwen Ifill talks to Tamara Keith of NPR and Susan Page of USA Today about what the latest campaign fundraising numbers tell us about Hillary Clinton and Sen. Ted Cruz, and how Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are putting pressure on other candidates in the race.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
    Former United States Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles on stage during a campaign event in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States, July 3, 2015. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter - RTX1IY4X
  • What are Greece’s options after ‘no’ vote?
    After Sunday’s ‘no’ vote in Greece, all sides are uncertain about what will happen next. Stephan Richter of The Globalist and Paul Krugman of The New York Times offer different perspectives on what the vote means for Greece’s future.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
    Newly-appointed Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos reacts during a handover ceremony in Athens, Greece July 6, 2015. Greece's top negotiator in aid talks with creditors, Euclid Tsakalotos, was sworn in as finance minister on Monday after the resignation of Yanis Varoufakis.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis - RTX1JAIR
  • Grateful Dead bids farewell to faithful followers
    Over three days, the legendary, era-defining Grateful Dead offered a series of final concerts at Chicago's Soldier Field. Jeffrey Brown reports on the rock band's long, strange musical trip that has inspired an almost cult-like following among its fans.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
    CHICAGO, IL- JULY 03:  Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzman, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead perform during the "Fare Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead" on July 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
  • Will Team USA’s win help level the playing field for women?
    The U.S. women’s soccer team made a record-breaking victory against reigning champion Japan in the final game of the 2015 World Cup. Judy Woodruff speaks to Deborah Slaner Larkin of the Women’s Sports Foundation, and Cheryl Cooky of Purdue University about the win, and whether it will help to promote equality for women in sports.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
    VANCOUVER, CANADA - JULY 05: Players of USA celebrate their victory during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Final between USA and Japan at BC Place Stadium on July 05, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by William Volcov/LatinContent/Getty Images)
  • After landslide vote, Greece prepares for new negotiations
    On Sunday, Greek voters voiced a resounding "no" to more austerity cuts. But what happens if Greek proposals fail to impress at an emergency summit of eurozone leaders in Brussels? Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
    A Greek flag flies past a statue depicting the European unity outside the European Parliament ahead of a euro zone leaders summit on Greece in Brussels, Belgium, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir - RTX1J9F1
  • Greece ‘ready’ for tough measures, says ambassador
    What’s next for Greece after voters rejected a bailout referendum Sunday? Gwen Ifill speaks to Greek Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos about the path ahead for his nation and the potential global consequences of not reaching a compromise with lenders.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
  • News Wrap: Pair of bombings kill 44 in Nigeria
    In our news wrap Monday, twin bombings rocked a muslim restaurant and a mosque in central Nigeria, killing 44. The attacks were believed to be carried out by Boko Haram militants. Also, President Obama met with military leaders at the Pentagon on the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State militant group.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
  • How ‘Hef’ led an aspiring journalist to become Miss October
    Rosemary Grayson was a college student at the University of Exeter in England when she came to New York for a visit. She told PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent Kathleen McCleery, who was on assignment at a retirement community in Mexico, how she ended up meeting Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner and becoming Miss October 1964, the first Playboy centerfold from the U.K.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
  • Teen poet on loss and growth of the physical being
    In her poem, “I’m Sorry I’m Not a Hugger,” teen poet Madeleine LeCesne writes about loss and growth and “the struggle of being a physical being.” LeCesne is the Southwest National Student Poet, the nation’s highest honor for teen poets presenting original work. We caught up with her at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference in Minneapolis in April.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2015
    Poet Madeleine LeCesne

Sunday, July 5, 2015

  • Where will Greece go from 'No'?
    Greek voters rejected the terms of the European bailout plan in the country's first referendum vote since 1974. PBS NewsHour special correspondent Malcolm Brabant joins Hari Sreenivasan from Athens with more on where the country goes from here.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2015
    Anti-austerity 'No' voters celebrate in front of the Greek parliament in Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece July 5, 2015. Greeks voted overwhelmingly "No" on Sunday in a historic bailout referendum, partial results showed, defying warnings from across Europe that rejecting new austerity terms for fresh financial aid would set their country on a path out of the euro.   REUTERS/Marko Djurica  - RTX1J4CI
  • Viewers sound off on the effects of poverty's 'toxic stress'
    Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments about a recent signature segment concerning the effects the "toxic stress" of poverty can have on the developing brain.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2015
  • Misdemeanor violations can have lasting consequences
    A growing number of states are opting to 'ban the box' that asks about criminal records on job applications. And with evidence that criminal records could be driving people into poverty, a new proposal to seal past offenses is now on the table. The NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports from Philadelphia.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2015
  • The intricate craftsmanship of Native American art
    The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston, Illinois has delved deep into its archives for its latest exhibit. On display are the custom clothes and adornments of Native Americans from across the U.S. and Canada. Phil Ponce of WTTW in Chicago reports.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

  • A ship that changed American history sails once more
    A replica of the French ship, "The Hermione," also known as the Freedom Frigate, cruised into New York this week. In the heat of the Revolutionary War, before diplomatic cables or emails, France used the ship to send a message fromMarquis de Lafayette to George Washington that help was on the way. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2015
    A replica of the Hermione, the 18th century ship that brought French General Lafayette to America, sails the waters off New York on July 4, 2015, leading a flotilla marking the US Independence Day. The faithful reproduction of the majestic French frigate glided past New York's famed Verrazano bridge, State of Liberty and Manhattan skyline, where it was joined by scores of other boats and ships. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Negotiators race to meet deadline on Iran’s nuclear program
    Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz met with technical experts on Saturday as talks continue with Iran over the country’s controversial nuclear program. Bloomberg News reporter Indira Lakshmanan was there when the group broke for the afternoon. Lakshmanan joins Hari Sreenivasan from Vienna for the latest on the contentious deal.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2015
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (not pictured) at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, July 3, 2015. A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers are meant to culminate in a deal expected Tuesday, though Kerry said Saturday that a successful deal is not necessarily a sure thing.  Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters
  • How is Greece likely to vote in austerity referendum?
    The results of a nationwide vote tomorrow could keep Greece’s debt-ridden economy afloat, or cut off desperately-needed financial support from its Eurozone lenders.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2015
    Supporters of Greece and of the 'NO' campaign applaud a speaker at the 'Greek solidarity festival' in Trafalgar Square, London, Britain, July 4, 2015.  The event was held in support of the people of Greece and the cancellation of debt, ahead of their referendum on Sunday. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls - RTX1J052
  • Will California's new water restrictions ease its drought?
    Since the California drought began, the lack of water has cost thousands of jobs, caused noticeable changes in the landscape and induced desperation among citizens who are running out of options. In light of the state's newest restrictions implemented last month, famers who have drilled deeper and deeper into the ground for available water have sought help from unlikely sources.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2015
    A sprinkler system over-waters grass during an early morning conservation patrol of water use by the City of Sacramento Water Conservation Office in Sacramento, California, U.S., on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. California's epic drought, four years old and seemingly endless, is getting on people's nerves. Regulators issued rules last month for cutbacks that Governor Jerry Brown ordered in April, marking the first time all the state's 39 million inhabitants have been forced to conserve. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Friday, July 3, 2015

  • The father-son team who make a Capitol Fourth pop
    This year marks the 35th anniversary of an iconic Fourth of July tradition: fireworks and music on the National Mall. To celebrate this milestone, the NewsHour introduces you to the father and son who put the show together.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2015
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  • ‘Quartet’ of patriots who brought the United States together
    Although it seems inevitable now that after the Revolutionary War, the former colonies would band together to form a nation, at the time, it was far from a foregone conclusion. In his new book, “The Quartet”, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis examines the four men most responsible for this union. As Independence Day approaches, Ellis sits down for a conversation with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2015
  • Shields and Brooks on Supreme Court lessons
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including what we learned about the Supreme Court this session, new presidential candidates Gov. Chris Christie and former Sen. Jim Webb, as well as controversial comments made by Donald Trump about immigrants.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2015
  • ‘Amazing Grace,’ a song of suffering to pull us together
    At the funeral for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, a South Carolina state senator who was killed in the church shooting in Charleston, President Obama broke from his eulogy to sing ‘Amazing Grace,’ a song that exemplifies human vulnerability and redemption. Special correspondent John Larson explores the song’s history, and why it resonates so widely.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama  leads mourners in singing the song "Amazing Grace" as he delivers a eulogy in honor of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney during funeral services for Pinckney in Charleston, South Carolina June 26, 2015. Pinckney is one of nine victims of a mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX1HZDH
  • Team USA hits its stride for finals and ratings rise, too
    On Tuesday, the U.S. women’s soccer team scored a 2-0 victory against Germany to advance to the World Cup finals against Japan. Christine Brennan of USA Today and former U.S. goalkeeper Briana Scurry join Judy Woodruff to discuss the upcoming match, why the team has seemed to improve so much recently, and whether the league should reevaluate its policies on head injuries.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2015
    Jun 30, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; United States team members wave to the crowd after the semifinals against Germany in the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at Olympic Stadium. United States defeated Germany 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports - RTX1IIMN
  • Yes or no on bailout referendum, how should Greece vote?
    On Sunday, Greece will vote on whether to accept Europe’s latest bailout package and tougher austerity measures, and polls show the public closely divided. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens. Judy Woodruff discusses possible outcomes with Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic Policy and Research.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2015
    A referendum campaign poster that reads 'Yes (Nai)' is seen on a bus stop with a graffiti that reads 'No (Oxi)' on it in Athens, Greece, July 3, 2015. An opinion poll on Greece's bailout referendum published on Friday pointed to a slight lead for the Yes vote, on 44.8 percent, against 43.4 percent for the No vote that the leftwing government backs.    REUTERS/Christian Hartmann  - RTX1IUFD
  • Law enforcement on alert for Fourth of July security threats
    As the Fourth of July approaches, security officials are on a heightened state of alert. What’s behind the warnings? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Daniel Benjamin, former coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2015
    Police officers patrol Times Square in New York, United States, July 3, 2015. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered heightened security measures across the state over the U.S. July Fourth holiday weekend in response to a call for vigilance by the federal government. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTX1IYAD

Thursday, July 2, 2015

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates on discussing racism directly, honestly
    How should the U.S. address problems of violent policing? As a nation, we may be asking the police to do certain things that they shouldn't, says Ta-Nehisi Coates. The Atlantic correspondent offers his brief but spectacular take on the legacy of white supremacy in America today.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2015
  • More LGBT weddings? More wedding cakes!
    After the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage in America, cake decorator Jan Kish's phone began to ring off the hook. She's one of a new group of wedding specialists who cater to the LGBT community. And it's not just the wedding industry that can benefit financially from same-sex marriage. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports from Ohio.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2015
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  • Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart plays the rhythm of the universe
    Mickey Hart, a founding drummer for the Grateful Dead, has collaborated with astrophysicists on music that reflects the origins of the universe, and with neuroscientists to figure out how music stimulates different parts of damaged brains. Special correspondent Mike Cerre follows Hart’s exploration of music and the universe, and our human response to rhythm.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2015
  • How New York and Charleston are planning for rising seas
    While New York City is taking aggressive action to prevent future catastrophes like Hurricane Sandy, other vulnerable cities, such as Charleston, South Carolina, are not tackling the threat of rising sea level and climate change with the same urgency. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2015
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