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PBS NewsHour: Would President Obama's Plan Create 'Right Kind' of U.S. Jobs?

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September 13, 2011

Flanked by workers in industries he says would be helped by his jobs plan, President Obama announced Monday that he was sending his American Jobs Act to Congress. Gwen Ifill discusses the plan's scope and expected effectiveness with Dartmouth College's Matthew Slaughter and the University of California, Berkeley's Robert Reich.

September 2, 2011

Weekly Show

As unemployment numbers stay at 9.1%, a very public spat between President Obama and House Speaker Boehner on the timing of an address to Congress. Plus, analysis on the politics & finances of rebuilding after Hurricane Irene. And an update on GOP fundraising. Joining Gwen: Naftali Bendavid, Wall St Journal; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Charles Babington, Associated Press; Eamon Javers, CNBC.

September 9, 2011

Weekly Show

President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress on his new jobs plan. Will his speech be enough to rally support? Also, analysis on this week’s GOP presidential candidates’ debate. Plus, our reporters reflect on 9/11 and how it has shaped their lives and America in the past 10 years. Joining Gwen Ifill: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times and John Harris, Politico.
 

August 19, 2011

Weekly Show

Perry is in the race, Pawlenty is out and Bachmann won the straw poll. The GOP candidates continue to blame Obama for the sluggish economic recovery. Also, President Obama plans to announce a jobs program. John Dickerson guest hosts with: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics.com, David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.
 

July 8, 2011

Weekly Show

Discouraging June unemployment numbers help to frame the contentious debt ceiling negotiations.  A look at GOP presidential hopefuls and their fundraising, and the White House changes course on acknowledging suicides in the military.  Joining Gwen: Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics.com; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Greg Ip, The Economist; and Yochi Dreazen, National Journal
 

On the Radar: September 16, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

Searching for Bottom: Why Everybody Had A Bad Week

Gwen's Take

"I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there's gum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." -- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

By now it is old news that the President of the United States is in a deep political hole, with daylight growing ever farther away. He doesn’t have gum in his hair yet, but it’s doubtful the White House would admit it if he did.

On the Radar: September 15, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: September 14, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: September 6, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar