January 2011

PBS NewsHour: House Republicans Pass Health Reform Repeal as Democrats Defend Law

January 19, 2011

House Republicans fulfilled a campaign promise Wednesday, passing what was largely viewed as a symbolic repeal of the health care reform law. The measure is not likely to clear the Senate. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the day's events, then Gwen Ifill talks to Political Editor David Chalian about the politics behind the debate.

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist

January 10, 2011

In this week's edition of the Political Checklist, Political Editor David Chalian and Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff reflect on Saturday's shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz, and 19 others at a political meet-and-greet in Tucson on Saturday.

Lawmakers in Washington have paused to acknowledge the tragedy by halting legislative action and observing a moment of silence on Monday. The political team looks at how the reaction in Washington of this event compares to tragedies of the past, and if this will produce a change in political rhetoric. 

PBS NewsHour: New Governors Confront Daunting State Budget Woes

January 3, 2011

The New Year rings in the start of some new governors' terms -- and nearly all of them face budget shortfalls. Gwen Ifill discusses state budget woes with three public media reporters: John Myers of KQED Public Radio in California; Karen Kasler of Ohio Public Radio and Television; and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio.

The PBS NewsHour: A Year Into Our Newest Chapter

Many of you have asked how the relaunched PBS NewsHour is doing, now that we've celebrated our first birthday. The short answer is: very well.

Simon Marks, president of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, recently prepared a more detailed answer for a TV critics' meeting in Los Angeles. Here's a look at that video:

Posted: Fri, 01/21/2011 - 5:01pm

Recapping a Year of Growth, Innovation as PBS NewsHour Turns 1

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KWAME HOLMAN: And, finally, many of you have asked how the relaunched PBS NewsHour"is doing, now that we have celebrated our first birthday. The short answer is, very well.

Simon Marks, president of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, recently prepared a more detailed answer for a TV critics' meeting in Los Angeles, and we have posted it on our Web site.

Posted: Fri, 01/21/2011 - 5:54pm