PBS NewsHour

Monday, December 19, 2011

12/19/2011 | 54m 40s

North Korea marks the passing of power to a scion in the same family that's ruled unchallenged since World War II. Also, House Republicans deal the Senate and White House a surprise setback as leaders vow to reject a weekend tax cut compromise, and we examine how Medicare dollars are spent in California. Finally, we remember the life and times of Vaclav Havel, a writer, dissident and president.

Aired: 12/19/11

Expired: 01/18/12

Rating: NR

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