Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Brittany Maynard case revives national right-to-die debate
    While assisted suicide is legal in only three states, the story of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, who moved to Oregon so she could legally end her own life, has brought the issue back into the national spotlight. NewsHour Weekend's Stephen Fee reports on how this renewed debate may affect end-of-life care and the momentum for the assisted suicide movement.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2014
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Saturday, November 1, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Nov. 1, 2014
    On this edition for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, ISIS fighters reportedly commit another massacre in Iraq, an expert weighs in on what's behind the latest surge in stock prices, and in our signature segment, Jeff Greenfield reports on how Louisiana might determine control of the U.S. Senate and examines the power of family ties in American politics. Hari Sreenivasan anchors.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2014
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  • What's behind the latest surge on Wall Street?
    Stock prices continue going up, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 closed at record highs on Friday. To explore what's pushing the numbers higher, Roben Farzad, host of the radio show,
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2014
    Terry Burnham remains confident the bubble will burst and that Dow 5,000 is more likely than Dow 20,000. Photo by Flickr user ecstaticist.
  • Young immigrants await hearings in Louisiana
    Only months ago, tens of thousands of children crossed into the United States from Central America, creating what President Obama called a humanitarian crisis. A few thousand ended up in Louisiana, where a Catholic organization has come to their aid, despite strong political opposition. Shauna Sanford of Louisiana Public Television has the report.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2014
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  • Political family ties may nudge wins in battleground states
    How much does a having a popular family name matter in politics? At least three dozen members of Congress have had family members who've held office before them. And as numerous incumbents see their political futures in jeopardy, NewsHour's Jeff Greenfield explores whether the family business of American politics -- especially in key battleground states -- helps candidates today.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2014
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Friday, October 31, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 31, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we take a look inside a U.S. hospital preparing for more Ebola cases and examine continued response to the virus. Also: U.S. watching political turmoil in Burkina Faso, CIA and Senate battle over interrogation report, missing Mexican students spark protests, Shields and Brooks wrap up the week's political news and how Taylor Swift is shaking up the music industry.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2014
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    FULL PROGRAM
    October 31, 2014
  • Shields and Brooks on the midterm mood
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to preview the next week’s midterm elections and discuss the current mood and priorities of American voters.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2014
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  • Taylor Swift shakes up a slowing music industry
    Taylor Swift's new album is on track to sell a million copies in its first week, a milestone that will make it the only record this year to go platinum. Jeffrey Brown looks at how the young singer mastered marketing and social media, and why some stars still sell big despite a changing music industry.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2014
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  • Missing students underscore dangerous corruption in Mexico
    More than 50 arrests have been made in connection to the disappearance of 43 college students in the Guerrero province of Mexico, but authorities still don’t know where to find the missing young men five weeks since their disappearance. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Dudley Althaus of The Wall Street Journal from Mexico City about the greater political ramifications of this case.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2014
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  • Unsolved mystery of missing Mexican students sparks protest
    Forty-three students disappeared in Southern Mexico more than a month ago. In late September, local police allegedly opened fire on the group, then handed them over to a drug gang on the orders of the mayor. As investigators search for a possible mass grave, public outrage over a lack of results has fueled increasingly violent protests. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2014
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  • CIA and Senate battle over a report on interrogation tactics
    In 2009, the Senate Intelligence Committee launched an investigation of the CIA's interrogation tactics. Though the committee finalized its report in 2009, the CIA has disputed some of the conclusions and insisted on more redactions to protect agency secrets. Judy Woodruff gets perspective from Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, as well as John Rizzo, former acting general counsel of the CIA.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2014
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  • Will Burkina Faso inspire more power shifts around Africa?
    In Burkina Faso, a people’s revolution unseated a president who had held power for nearly three decades. What effect will this transition of power have for the nation’s stability? Jeffrey Brown speaks with Nii Akuetteh of the African Immigrant Caucus about the ways African voters are asserting their political clout.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2014
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  • Washington watching political turmoil for ally Burkina Faso
    In Burkina Faso, violent protests brought about the end of the rule of President Blaise Compaore, leaving the nation’s military chief in charge for now. Compaore, who seized the office 27 years ago in a coup, resigned Friday and called for elections within 90 days. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the U.S. is responding to the power shift.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2014
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  • Go inside a U.S. hospital preparing for more Ebola cases
    In a special ward of Mount Sinai in Manhattan, doctors, nurses and security are prepping at top speed for a dreaded scenario: someone with Ebola walking through their doors. The NewsHour’s Megan Thompson reports from one of eight hospitals in the state of New York designated to respond to the disease.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Space tourism rocket crashes, killing co-pilot
    In our news wrap Friday, a test flight for a Virgin Galactic commercial space rocket crashed, killing the co-pilot and badly injuring the pilot. It was the second commercial rocket disaster this week. Also, a seven-week manhunt ended for an expert marksman and survivalist who killed a state trooper in northeastern Pennsylvania.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2014
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  • Here's one voter's angry reaction to the midterm campaign
    The NewsHour captured this video of Georgeanne Sprinkle, who lives in Anchorage, responding viscerally to what she said was the fifth pro-Begich political canvasser to knock on her door. She says she supports Begich, but can't stand getting harassed by both campaigns.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 30, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we take a look at fighting in Jerusalem between Israel and Palestine as tensions rise over access to the holy site of Temple Mount. Also: a look at Alaska's Senate race, the politics of economics, tough choices in Ebola treatment, Apple CEO Tim Cook helps open the corporate closet, oozy lava and solar cannonballs and a Broadway play looks at identity and Islam in America.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2014
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    FULL PROGRAM
    October 30, 2014
  • Here are two hot spots we can’t extinguish
    There are two natural fiery wonders currently lighting up the earth and the heavens. The lava flowing from the volcano on Mount Kilauea in Hawaii is moving slowly, but there's no way to stop it. Meanwhile, there’s a sunspot the size of Jupiter which could potentially cause havoc with the high-frequency communications. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Hari Sreenivasan for more.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2014
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  • Apple’s CEO helps open the corporate closet
    Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, is the first Fortune 500 executive to come out. "I'm proud to be gay and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," wrote Cook in an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek about his sexual orientation. Gwen Ifill speaks with Kara Swisher of re/code about the significance of Cook’s public acknowledgement.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2014
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  • Doctors face tough choices in the midst of the Ebola crisis
    Sheri Fink has been reporting on the human toll of the Ebola outbreak for The New York Times. Judy Woodruff talks to Fink from Monrovia about the tough decisions doctors must make in fighting the disease. Also from the New York Times, Ben Solomon offers a video report from inside an Ebola treatment center, where health care workers try to help their patients find hope.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2014
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  • Why aren’t voters embracing the economic upswing?
    The U.S. economy appears to be on the upswing, consumer confidence and growth are up and the jobless rate is down. But polls show that voters’ feelings about the economy lag behind the signs of improvement. Gwen Ifill talks to NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro about some of the races that will most affected by the economy.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2014
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  • Authenticity matters to voters deciding Alaska's Senate race
    One of the most competitive and consequential Senate races this year is in Alaska, where voters give more than lip service to state identity and their suspicion of outsiders -- and President Obama. Liz Ruskin of Alaska Public Media offers a look at the two candidates and the political lay of the land in America’s last frontier.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2014
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  • Are we seeing signs of a third intifada?
    As Israeli-Palestinian tensions bubble up over access to the holy site known as the Temple Mount, is the Middle East political conflict at risk of becoming a full-on religious conflict? Judy Woodruff gets background on the conflict from Hussein Ibish of the American Task Force in Palestine and David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2014
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  • Jerusalem holy site becomes ground zero for fresh fighting
    New street battles were triggered in Jerusalem when Israeli police cornered and killed a Palestinian man suspected of seriously wounding a far-right Jewish activist. At the center of the violence is a fight over access to one of the world’s holiest sites for Jews, Muslims and Christians. Judy Woodruff reports on the fallout.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Burkina Faso president agrees to step down
    In our news wrap Thursday, the president of Burkina Faso agreed to end a reelection bid after protesters stormed the parliament and set it on fire. Also, the U.S. economy continued to make solid growth in the third quarter.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2014
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  • Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies at 87
    American poet Galway Kinnell, whose work emphasized the ordinary over the fantastical, died from leukemia Tuesday at his home in Sheffield, Vermont. He was 87.When the NewsHour interviewed Kinnell in 2006, he read his poem “Why Regret?” a highlight from his last book of poetry, “Strong Is Your Hold,” released the same year.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2014
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 29, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we examine President Obama's role in the upcoming midterm elections as well as November's big issue ballot initiatives. Also: Why the Federal Reserve is ending its money creation programs, The Atlantic and NewsHour look at peculiar challenges raised by juvenile sexting, the Red Cross defends Hurricane Sandy response, NASA's rocket explosion and the Allman Brothers band.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2014
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    FULL PROGRAM
    October 29, 2014
  • Explosion raises questions about commercial space travel
    Seconds after launch, a privately owned, unmanned rocket contracted by NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station exploded. What went wrong? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff for an analysis of the accident and the privatization of the U.S. space program.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2014
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