July 2012

PBS NewsHour: James Holmes Arraigned on 142 Charges; Profiling Young Mass Murderers

James Holmes faces up to 142 charges for the theater shootings in Aurora, Colo. Gwen Ifill talks to Peter Banda of The Associated Press about Holmes' arraignment hearing. Plus, James Alan Fox of Northeastern University and reporter Dave Cullen discuss whether the suspect is different from other mass shooters.

PBS NewsHour: Citing Corruption and Abuse, Feds Mandate Major Reform for New Orleans Police

The Department of Justice announced sweeping reforms for the New Orleans Police Department. The mandates are meant to resolve issues such as unlawful arrests and the use of deadly force without cause. Gwen Ifill discusses the future of the NOPD with Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez and NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas.

PBS NewsHour: Elton John on AIDS: Compassion Is Part of the Cure

Elton John spoke to AIDS advocates from around the world as the keynote speaker for this year's International AIDS Conference. Gwen Ifill talks to Sir John about his new book, "Love is The Cure," and his approach in helping fight the AIDS epidemic, which focuses on compassion, dignity and love.

PBS NewsHour: As Colorado Shooter Appears in Court, More Details on How He Obtained Weapons

At a preliminary hearing, Colo. shooting suspect James Holmes remained silent and stoic. Gwen Ifill speaks with Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), University of Denver's Dave Kopel and the Pew Research Center's Mike Dimock on whether shootings influence public opinion on issues such as gun control and gun safety.

PBS NewsHour: Infection Rates Down, Drug Access Up and Optimism High Before AIDS Conference

Some 25,000 scientists, political leaders, and advocates are expected to gather in Washington, D.C., next week for the world's largest AIDS meeting. Gwen Ifill talks with UNAIDS' Michel Sidibe about the successes and continuing challenges to treat and prevent HIV and AIDS.

PBS NewsHour: Planning for the 2012 Olympics, Britain's 'Largest Peacetime Operation'

With a little more than a week until the Olympic opening ceremonies, issues such as transportation, weather and security have arisen. Gwen Ifill talks with Stephen Wilson of the Associated Press and Kevin Wamsley of Western University about whether organizers are fully prepared for the start of the games.

PBS NewsHour: What's Driving the Country's Most Coveted Voters?

The presidential campaign is targeting swing states, including Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia and Florida. Gwen Ifill interviews Anna Sale of WNYC's "It's a Free Country," who is traveling through the battleground states. They discuss who these voters are and the issues that drive them.

PBS NewsHour: For Obama, Romney, New Attack Ads Pull In Al Green, 'America the Beautiful'

In interviews and attack ads, the presidential candidates have taken increasingly hostile swipes at each other as their nominating conventions approach and Mitt Romney prepares to select a running mate. Gwen Ifill discusses what's at stake for both campaigns with Politico's Jonathan Martin and the Atlantic's Molly Ball.

PBS NewsHour: In Symbolic Vote, House Republicans Move to Repeal Health Care Law

Republicans in the House on Wednesday voted to overturn the health care reform law recently upheld by the Supreme Court. For an overview of where the controversy stands in the states -- where governors have ramped up support and opposition to the law -- Gwen Ifill speaks with reporters from Nevada, Texas and Washington, D.C.

PBS NewsHour: AIDS in Black America: 'We Can Win this Battle'

Frontline examines the high rates of AIDS among African Americans and the rise of the virus among heterosexual women in the new documentary, "ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America." Gwen Ifill interviews Phill Willson, director of the Los Angeles-based Black AIDS Institute.