PBS NewsHour

Thursday, December 15, 2011

12/15/2011 | 54m 34s

Thursday was a day of behind-the-scenes maneuvering and bargaining in Congress, as party leaders moved to avert a government shutdown. Also, we get the latest from Syria as world leaders moved to tighten sanctions on the Assad regime and we examine the struggles to curtail digital piracy. Finally, we report on how new technology is helping scientists use human tissue to repair or replace organs.

Aired: 12/15/11

Expired: 01/14/12

Rating: NR

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