PBS NewsHour - Season 2008

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  • 03.06.08 Broadcast
    03.06.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.06.08
    An Air Force decision to award a European company the contract to build $40 billion worth of new aircraft is drawing criticism from Congress. Spencer Michels reports on a carbon credit system that allows carbon-producing companies to buy credits from companies that produce alternative fuels. The Democratic Party is considering redoing primaries in Michigan and Florida to allow those states' delegates to be seated at the national convention.moreless
  • 03.05.08 Broadcast
    03.05.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.05.08
    Despite campaign turmoil and unlikely odds last fall, Sen. John McCain finished his remarkable comeback Tuesday to win the GOP nomination. Two columnists reflect on McCain's unlikely path to the GOP nomination, and what his win means for the Republican party. Hillary Clinton's comeback in Ohio and Texas yesterday means the race for the Democratic nomination will continue to major upcoming contests. Three former Democratic candidates and one former Clinton chief of staff discuss the ongoing split in the 2008 race for the Democratic nomination.moreless
  • 03.04.08 Broadcast
    03.04.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.04.08
    Several journalists, including two NewsHour correspondents, discuss the 'Mini Tuesday' primaries today in Texas, Ohio, Vermont, and Rhode Island. Two Latin America experts discuss the rising tensions there between Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. Paul Solman discusses the effects the falling dollar is having in U.S. markets. A Wall Street Journal reporter discusses the situation on the oil front and the impact of the depreciating dollar.moreless
  • 03.03.08 Broadcast
    03.03.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.03.08
    Gwen Ifill reports on the state of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, currently focused on the Texas and Ohio primaries. Judy Woodruff reports on the internal divisions organized labor in Ohio is facing in that state's Democratic primary. Two experts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict discuss possible effects recent Israeli retaliation may have on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Chinese-American poet Li-Young Lee shares some of his poems from his most recent collection.moreless
  • 02.29.08 Broadcast
    02.29.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.29.08
    Simon Marks reports from Moscow on the upcoming Russian elections, which have been marred by allegations of official suppression. Kwame Holman reports on the state of the Democratic campaigns in Ohio and Texas for that party's nomination. With the Ohio Democratic primaries fast approaching, two Ohio officials from each camp debate over their choice for the Democratic presidential nomination. Mark Shields and David Brooks consider the race between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton ahead of primary votes in Texas and Ohio.moreless
  • 02.27.08 Broadcast
    02.27.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.27.08
    Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama traded barbs over campaign tactics and NAFTA -- an important issue to many Ohio voters -- in Tuesday night's debate. Sen. Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that she remains optimistic about her chances in next week's primary contests in Texas and Ohio. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle recaps Wednesday's Supreme Court arguments in Exxon's appeal of a civil suit that awarded $2.5 billion in punitive damages to victims of a 1989 oil spill in Alaska. William F. Buckley, Jr. -- a commentator and author credited with helping found the American conservative movement -- died Wednesday at age 82.moreless
  • 02.28.08 Broadcast
    02.28.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.28.08
    Two senators debate congressional proposals to aid the economy, including a supplemental stimulus package and a bid to expand home foreclosure relief. Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., Hillary Clinton, D-NY, and John McCain, R-Ariz., made appeals to Texas and Ohio voters before the March 4 primary contests. Sen. Barack Obama is gaining support in Texas -- a state where Sen. Hillary Clinton once had a stronghold -- especially among young, Latino voters. Rival leaders in Kenya agreed to a coalition government deal Thursday that would create a new prime minister role to rule with the president.moreless
  • 03.07.08 Broadcast
    03.07.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.07.08
    Two experts discuss the state of the U.S. job market in light of a new report showing 63,000 jobs were lost in February. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton headed to Wyoming to continue the battle for the Democratic nomination, while John McCain sought to shore up GOP support. A Wyoming Public Television journalist discusses the Democratic caucus in his state. Commentators Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week in politics, from the results of 'Mini-Tuesday' to the possibility of redoing primaries in Mich. and Fla.moreless
  • 03.10.08 Broadcast
    03.10.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.10.08
    A Political Science professor from Mississippi State University and an AP reporter in Jackson, Mississippi discuss that state's Tuesday primary. Four media experts discuss their take on the role the media has played this campaign season. An AP reporter discusses a newly released investigation showing trace amounts of prescription drugs in the drinking water of 24 U.S. cities.moreless
  • 03.11.08 Broadcast
    03.11.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.11.08
    The top military commander for the Middle East, Admiral William J. Fallon, resigned Tuesday amid speculation that he disagreed with U.S. policy in Iran. Military policy experts debate the effectiveness of last year's surge of 30,000 U.S. troops to Iraq -- which has been attributed with helping reduce the violence in some parts of Baghdad. Various New York lawmakers and newspapers called for Gov. Eliot Spitzer's resignation Tuesday, after he was linked to a prostitution ring Monday.moreless
  • 03.20.08 Broadcast
    03.20.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.20.08
    Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama spent Thursday outlining plans to boost the economy, while John McCain met with the British PM. In the second part of the NewsHour's Big Picture discussion, a group of citizens share their views on the economy and reflect on U.S. race relations. Margaret Warner reports from Kenya on how citizens and businesses are working to recover from the country's politically-fueled unrest.moreless
  • 03.19.08 Broadcast
    03.19.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.19.08
    Americans from all across the country gather to reflect on the War in Iraq and the faltering U.S. economy. Margaret Warner reports on the long-standing ethnic divisions underlying the recent explosion of violence in Kenya over an allegedly rigged election. A silent tribute to U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.moreless
  • 03.18.08 Broadcast
    03.18.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.18.08
    A finance journalist from the Wall Street Journal discusses the Federal Reserve's decision Tuesday to cut the federal funds rate by 0.75%. The Supreme Court heard arguments in the D.C. handgun ban case on Tuesday. Marcia Coyle examines both sides' key points. Analysts examine key points of presidential candidate Barack Obama's (D) speech on race and religion Tuesday.moreless
  • 03.17.08 Broadcast
    03.17.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.17.08
    Three economic experts discuss the Federal Reserve's efforts to keep recession at bay, including bailing out the lending giant Bear Stearns. In an in-depth interview, Sen. Barack Obama discusses the economic crisis and his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga make appeals for $400 million in emergency aid.moreless
  • 03.14.08 Broadcast
    03.14.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.14.08
    Two economics journalists discuss the latest signs that the U.S. is in an economic slowdown, as well as the government's plan to respond. In the second of two reports, Betty Ann Bowser examines FEMA's plans to find more permanent housing for hurricane evacuees currently living in trailers. David Brooks and Mark Shields discuss the news of the week, including economic worries and the developments on the campaign trail.moreless
  • 03.13.08 Broadcast
    03.13.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.13.08
    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson called for tougher rules for mortgage lenders Thursday. In the first of a series of reports, Betty Ann Bowser examines the housing problems along the Gulf Coast. President Bush threatened Thursday to veto the House version of the terrorist-surveillance reauthorization bill. Legal experts examine the privacy debate.moreless
  • 03.12.08 Broadcast
    03.12.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.12.08
    New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer announced Wednesday he would resign from office, after being linked to a prostitution ring. With nearly a dozen primary contests remaining, political analysts weigh how the battle for delegates may be waged in Pennsylvania and beyond. A new HBO miniseries aims to present an authentic portrayal of the life and times of America's second president, John Adams.moreless
  • 02.26.08 Broadcast
    02.26.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.26.08
    Kwame Holman reports on the latest news from the campaign trail as Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama gear up for a debate Tuesday night in Ohio. The tight race between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has both candidates vying for votes in the delegate-rich states of Texas and Ohio on March 4. The New York Philharmonic performed in North Korea Tuesday, the first major U.S. cultural organization to visit the country in more than 50 years. A new study on religion in the United States released Tuesday found that more than a quarter of adult Americans have left the faith of their childhood.moreless
  • 02.25.08 Broadcast
    02.25.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.25.08
    Sens. Joseph Biden, D-Del., and Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., recently traveled to four countries in an effort to review the state of security and U.S. diplomacy. Two experts on Cuba discuss the prospects for reforms in the country and relations with the United States. Presidential hopefuls Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Barack Obama, D-Ill. condemned each other's use of negative campaigning while on the trail. A recent article suggesting Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had an improper relationship with a Washington lobbyist sparked debate over media coverage. A silent tribute to U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.moreless
  • 02.08.08 Broadcast
    02.08.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.08.08
    Sen. John McCain solidified his spot at the top of the GOP field this week while the Democrats remain locked in a tight race that may come down to a complicated delegate count. After a report by Kwame Holman on this week's Congressional hearings on the interrogation practice of waterboarding, Shields and Brooks discuss the debate. John Merrow continues a series focusing on school reform in the United States, this time examining New Orleans. Margaret Warner interviews the U.N.'s special envoy to Darfur on efforts at negotiating a peace there.moreless
  • 02.07.08 Broadcast
    02.07.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.07.08
    Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney suspended his bid for the White House Thursday, increasing the likelihood that Ariz. Sen. John McCain will win the nomination. A new study on diabetes was partially halted after research showed lowering blood sugar levels for some patients increased their chances of heart attacks. John Merrow reports on the controversial practices that D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee is using to shake up the city's school system. A House committee is exploring whether ads for the cholesterol drug Lipitor mislead the public because its spokesman, Dr. Robert Jarvik, does not practice.moreless
  • 02.06.08 Broadcast
    02.06.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.06.08
    Jeffrey Brown reports on cleanup efforts underway after several deadly tornadoes swept through the South, then experts on the region discuss the situation. Judy Woodruff examines the outcomes of the Democratic and Republican Super Tuesday races. Gwen Ifill reports on Missouri's razor thin wins, then two Missouri experts analyze the state's 'bellwether' status. Ray Suarez discusses the current and historical role of minority voters with several presidential historians. Mark Shields and David Brooks provide a final look back at a turbulent Super Tuesday.moreless
  • 02.05.08 Broadcast
    02.05.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.05.08
    First, a look at the most recent polling data and an analysis of same. Then, an expert discusses delegate math, rounded out with the commentary of Shields and Brooks.
  • 02.01.08 Broadcast
    02.01.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.01.08
    Margaret Warner talks to the New York Times' Stephen Farrell in Baghdad about Friday's double bombings at a bazaar. Judy Woodruff reports on the state of the campaign trail in the wake of the Democratic debate Thursday night. NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Kaye examines the subprime mortgage crisis's impact in California. Then, Gwen Ifill talks to a panel of California voters. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the economic downturn, the final debates before February 5, and the NewsHour's own Big Picture series.moreless
  • 01.29.08 Broadcast
    01.29.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.29.08
    The U.S. House passed a $146 billion economic stimulus package Tuesday but the bill may face opposition in the Senate. Fred de Sam Lazaro profiles the political landscape in Minnesota and Ray Suarez speaks to a panel of voters about issues of spending and infrastructure. Florida voters took to the polls Tuesday, with Mitt Romney and John McCain battling for first place among the Republicans. Most Democrats avoided the state.moreless
  • 01.28.08 Broadcast
    01.28.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.28.08
    Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., received the endorsement of Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., on Monday, while the GOP candidates campaigned in Florida. In the kick-off to a week-long Big Picture series focusing on the Feb. 5 primaries, Judy Woodruff reports on the issues on the minds of New Jersey voters.
  • 02.11.08 Broadcast
    02.11.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.11.08
    Attorney General Michael Mukasey discusses waterboarding, charges against Sept. 11 suspects and the strength of the Justice Department. Legal experts discuss the Pentagon's announcement that it will hold military trials for several of its highest profile Guantanamo detainees. Analysts discuss the upcoming 'Potomac Primaries,' when voters from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., head to the polls.moreless
  • 02.12.08 Broadcast
    02.12.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.12.08
    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson discusses the details of a proposal that would delay some home foreclosures by 30 days. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett announced Tuesday that he would help shore up three insurance bond firms by offering additional insurance on some bonds. John Merrow reports on how education benefits offered through the G.I. Bill are issued to soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After announcing record annual losses Tuesday, General Motors said that it would offer buyouts for all 74,000 of its union employees to help reduce costs. A Harvard University doctor talks about the problem of misdiagnosis in his new book, 'How Doctors Think.' A silent tribute to U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.moreless
  • 02.13.08 Broadcast
    02.13.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.13.08
    Sen. Barack Obama's wins in presidential primaries on Tuesday were fueled partially by support from voters who have traditionally backed Sen. Clinton. Baseball pitching great Roger Clemens testified before the House on Wednesday to answer allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his career. Members of the Writers Guild of America returned to work Wednesday, after voting to end a 100-day strike that left many out of work and TV shows in reruns. A silent tribute to U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.moreless
  • 02.22.08 Broadcast
    02.22.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.22.08
    Experts on the Balkans discuss the recent Serbian unrest over Kosovo's declaration of independence and consider implications for the future. Judy Woodruff reports on the highlights of Thursday's debate between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the shape of the Democratic race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and John McCain's recent media flap. The U.S. military has been drawing on both improved technology and lessons from the battlefields of Iraq to improve medical care for wounded soldiers. Jeffrey Brown provides an update on the more than 5,800 responses the News Hour has received since the NY Times's Sunday article questioning PBS's relevancy.moreless
  • 02.21.08 Broadcast
    02.21.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.21.08
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., challenged Thursday allegations that he had an improper relationship with a lobbyist. Rioters attacked a U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, to protest Western support of Kosovo's declaration of independence. President Bush concluded a five-day visit to Africa Thursday. Analysts discuss the state of U.S.-Africa relations. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh provides a more realistic picture of how dinosaurs lived. The narrator of the documentary 'Eyes on the Prize,' which chronicled the civil rights movement in America, discusses its importance.moreless
  • 02.20.08 Broadcast
    02.20.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.20.08
    In the wake of landslide Obama wins throughout February, analysts discuss the campaign trail ahead leading to the crucial battlegrounds of Ohio and Texas. Paul Solman explains how the Consumer Price Index calculates the rate of inflation, then discusses the meaning of the CPI's report of inflation in January. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal explains the landmark racial discrimination case the Supreme Court is currently hearing. Two experts discuss the military's plans to shoot down an old satellite rather than take the chance of letting it land near a populated area.moreless
  • 02.19.08 Broadcast
    02.19.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.19.08
    Two Cuban Americans discuss Fidel Castro's announcement that he is resigning as president of Cuba. A journalist and a former Pakistani finance minister discuss the implications of Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf's party's loss in Monday's elections. The Wall Street Journal's Personal Technology columnist explains Toshiba's decision to pull out of the high-definition video "format war." A professor of government discusses the role of appointed "super delegates" in deciding the Democratic presidential nominee.moreless
  • 02.18.08 Broadcast
    02.18.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.18.08
    Ambassador Frank Wisner, the U.S. special envoy for Kosovo, discusses the province's declaration of independence from Serbia and what the future implications will be. Two journalists discuss Wisconsin's closely contested Democratic primary between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. After being displayed in foreign museums for decades and, in some cases, centuries, Italian art returns home in Rome's 'Nostoi' exhibit. A representative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture discusses the recent recall of more than 140 million pounds of ground beef.moreless
  • 02.15.08 Broadcast
    02.15.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.15.08
    A report on Thursday's shooting at the University of Northern Illinois and its aftermath. Two members of Congress provide opposing views in the debate over renewal of a surveillance law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon is preparing to tour U.S. cities with large Mexican populations, though he will not stop in Washington, D.C. Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss news on the campaign trail and other events of the week.moreless
  • 02.14.08 Broadcast
    02.14.08 Broadcast
    Episode 02.14.08
    More than halfway through the primary season, Democratic hopefuls Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are charting careful strategies to gain an advantage. Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann outlines the legal processes for the trials of six Guantanamo Bay detainees in specially designed courtrooms. Two Middle East experts assess the repercussions of the death of Imad Mughniyah, a top commander of Hezbollah and an alleged terrorist on the U.S. Most Wanted list. The Library of America is publishing the collected works and letters of celebrated poet Elizabeth Bishop. Two of Bishop's friends discuss and read her work.moreless
  • 03.21.08 Broadcast
    03.21.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.21.08
    Paul Solman explains how the series of hits the U.S. economy has taken in recent months may constitute a 'domino effect' leading to a general recession. Former Secretary of the Treasury Robert E. Rubin provides his take on the ailing U.S. economy. Margaret Warner reports from Kenya on the impact the recent violence there has had on that country's normally booming tourist industry. Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss Obama's shifting fortunes this week and reflect on the five-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. A promotion for the Miller Center for Public Policy's latest debate, this time on the role of religion in politics.moreless
  • 03.24.08 Broadcast
    03.24.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.24.08
    The U.S. military death toll in Iraq reached 4,000 after four soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb Sunday night. A study by the Pew Research Center has found that the number of news stories about the Iraq war has fallen dramatically in the past year. Computers now allow doctors and hospitals to keep electronic health records, but the U.S. has been slow to adopt the technology. JP Morgan Chase raises its offer to buy ailing investment firm Bear Stearns to appease angry stockholders. In water-strapped southern California, local authorities are trying new programs that turn wastewater into drinking water.moreless
  • 03.25.08 Broadcast
    03.25.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.25.08
    The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Texas does not have to reopen the case of a Mexican national on death row and heard arguments in detainee rights case. Like many cities across the country, Baltimore has lately seen skyrocketing foreclosure rates and slumping home prices. A housing expert discusses presidential candidates' plans to help resolve the U.S. housing crisis. Experts examine what is at the root of two weeks of turmoil in Tibet, which has seen Chinese military pitted against native Tibetans.moreless
  • 04.02.08 Broadcast
    04.02.08 Broadcast
    Episode 04.02.08
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that while the current downturn might be temporary, "a recession is possible." In the latest in a series of reports on school reform in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans, John Merrow checks in with D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee, who has had to make difficult -- and controversial -- decisions regarding school closures and staff cuts. Momentum grew Wednesday for a Senate bill aimed at easing the slumping housing market and helping families threatened by foreclosure after lawmakers reached a tentative deal on a scaled-back version of the legislation. The architects of the compromise, Senators Chris Dodd, D-Conn., and Richard Shelby, R-Ala., discuss the bill. In the wake of a decisive defeat in Zimbabwe's parliamentary elections on Saturday, President Robert Mugabe faces an uncertain future after 28 years in power. Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports on the situation from neighboring South Africa.moreless
  • 04.01.08 Broadcast
    04.01.08 Broadcast
    Episode 04.01.08
    Two experts discuss the situation in Iraq since Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's and cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's forces declared a cease fire yesterday. In the third of the NewsHour's stories on rebuilding New Orleans, correspondent Betty Ann Bowser focuses on efforts to construct livable public housing. Representatives from the Clinton, McCain and Obama campaigns discuss their candidates' views on the Administration's planned revamp of U.S. financial regulations. Elizabeth Rubin, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, describes life for a U.S. military unit assigned a remote Afghanistan outpost.moreless
  • 03.31.08 Broadcast
    03.31.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.31.08
    Guests discuss the administration's proposed regulatory oversights for ailing U.S. financial systems. As Clinton and Obama campaign hard in Pennsylvania, Judy Woodruff provides an update on the state of the primaries. Spencer Michels reports on how researchers are studying the genetics of aging and impacts of exercise. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson resigned Monday over allegations of favoritism involving HUD contracts.moreless
  • 03.28.08 Broadcast
    03.28.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.28.08
    Shields and Brooks discuss new violence in Iraq, GOP candidate Sen. John McCain's foreign policy speech, and battles in the Democratic Party. New York Times reporter James Glanz provides an update on the latest developments in the Iraqi government's recent crackdown in Basra. Months after Cyclone Sidr killed 3,200 people along the Bangladesh coast, the devastated country turns its attention to climate change. Author and journalist Steve Coll discusses his new book on the family of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Jeffrey Brown reports from Austin at the South by Southwest festival, which has become a major showcase for the music industry.moreless
  • 03.27.08 Broadcast
    03.27.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.27.08
    All three presidential hopefuls weighed in on current U.S. economic turmoil this week, outlining their solutions for the top economic concerns. A new Pew Research Center poll finds that Americans have a strongly negative view of the economy, are split over support for presidential candidates. A panel discusses on how race, religion and politics are intersecting with the 2008 presidential campaign. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on a success story in Bangladesh's fight against TB, which relies on local women trained to spot and treat infected patients.moreless
  • 03.26.08 Broadcast
    03.26.08 Broadcast
    Episode 03.26.08
    Experts examine the unrest between Shiite militias and Iraqi security forces in Basra and what it may mean for the region. Five years in, Paul Solman examines the new estimates for short- and long-term expenditures related to the Iraq war. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Wednesday that investment banks may require the same government oversight that commercial banks face. A huge slab of ice has fallen off the Antarctic peninsula, threatening the ice shelf behind it. A scientist explains what the collapse may mean.moreless
  • 01.25.08 Broadcast
    01.25.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.25.08
    Economics expert and professor Paul Solman explains the underlying causes which led to this week's economic downturn. Judy Woodruff looks at excerpts of the Thursday Florida GOP debate. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the events of the week, notably the economic downturn and increasingly heated political campaigns. The Writer's Guild of America has been on strike over a dispute on 'residuals' -- money made mostly by DVD sales, and internet content.moreless
  • 01.24.08 Broadcast
    01.24.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.24.08
    Congress and the White House reached an agreement Thursday for an economic stimulus package that would include rebate checks for millions of taxpayers. Democratic candidates continued their appeals to South Carolina voters ahead of Saturday's primary. Analysts discuss the prospects for peace after Thursday's meeting of Kenya's president and opposition leader.moreless
  • 01.07.08 Broadcast
    01.07.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.07.08
    As voters prepared to cast their votes in New Hampshire, Democratic Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are battling in the critical Granite State. On the eve of New Hampshire's vote, former Gov. Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain discuss their strategies for winning on Tuesday. With a possible run for president by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg looming, political moderates debated how to rise above current partisanship. The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that will test whether states should reduce the risk of prisoners suffering during lethal injection.moreless
  • 01.04.08 Broadcast
    01.04.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.04.08
    The NewsHour examines the state of the Republican candidates heading into New Hampshire. The NewsHour interviews Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee about his win in the Iowa primary. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss Mike Huckabee's victory in the Iowa Republican primary. The NewsHour looks at the Democrats heading into New Hampshire. The NewsHour turns to the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks for their take on the New Hampshire Democratic primary campaigns.moreless
  • 01.03.08 Broadcast
    01.03.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.03.08
    Judy Woodruff reports on the scene in Iowa as the state holds the first presidential caucuses in the nation. Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards remain in a statistical three-way tie in Iowa going into caucus night. Mike Huckabee led Mitt Romney in polls heading into Thursday's Iowa caucus, leaving questions about who will take third place. Since Iowa moved its caucus ahead of the New Hampshire primary over 30 years ago, it has played a pivotal role in the presidential nominating calendar. Gwen Ifill reports from New Hampshire on how primary voters in the state are viewing the Iowa contests and what's ahead for the state's primary on Jan. 8.moreless
  • 01.02.08 Broadcast
    01.02.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.02.08
    GOP and Democratic candidates made a final push to rally support and encourage voter turnout before Thursday's Iowa caucus. Journalists discuss how the decision to postpone elections in Pakistan may impact the region's stability. Jeffrey Brown reports on the HBO series 'The Wire,' which looks at the troubled streets of Baltimore, Md., through an unusual lens. The Marine Corps announced this week that two Marines would be court-martialed for their involvement in a 2005 incident in Haditha, Iraq, that saw Iraqi civilians killed.moreless
  • 01.09.08 Broadcast
    01.09.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.09.08
    The NewsHour recaps the events of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary and how the campaigns are faring the day after. Political analysts take a closer look at the New Hampshire primary results and consider how the candidates are preparing for upcoming contests. Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton's upset in New Hampshire surprised pundits and pollsters who had predicted a win for Sen. Barack Obama in the Granite State. The Supreme Court appeared reluctant Wednesday to strike down the nation's strictest requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls. A silent tribute to U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.moreless
  • 01.11.08 Broadcast
    01.11.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.11.08
    Judy Woodruff gives an update on Iraq, then several experts discuss the security outlook there. The News Hour reports on the highlights of the GOP presidential primary debate in South Carolina. Commentators David Brooks and Mark Shields reflect on the events of the week. The NewsHour discusses the life of Sir Edmund Hillary with his friend, filmmaker and fellow climber David Breashears.moreless
  • 01.10.08 Broadcast
    01.10.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.10.08
    On the third day of his trip to the Middle East, President Bush predicted that there will be a peace treaty between Israeli and Palestinian leaders in 2008. Susan Dentzer reports on early onset Alzheimer's -- a degenerative brain disease that affects an estimated 250,000 to half a million Americans.
  • 01.23.08 Broadcast
    01.23.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.23.08
    U.S. House leaders met with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Wednesday to shape the details of a economic stimulus package amid fears of a recession. A reporter from the Atlantic Monthly examines how Chinese lending and asset buying impact U.S. markets. Susan Dentzer reports on the 'green houses' project, which seeks to re-invent traditional nursing home care and create close-knit communities. The makers of Vytorin pulled its TV ads on Tuesday, after a study found the drug was no more effective at reducing heart attack risk than one of its components.moreless
  • 01.22.08 Broadcast
    01.22.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.22.08
    Three financial experts discuss international markets' panicked response Tuesday to fears of a U.S. economic downturn. Two financial experts discuss the impact the recent international financial downturn will have on ordinary Americans, plus its wider historical context. Two Democratic Party chairmen discuss Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's heated exchanges during Monday night's Democratic debate in South Carolina.moreless
  • 01.21.08 Broadcast
    01.21.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.21.08
    The NewsHour reports on both parties' campaigns as they move to South Carolina and Florida for the upcoming primaries there; discusses the rapidly approaching February 5 primaries with two political journalists; talks to two journalists about Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's response to the recent economic downturn; and talks to a reporter from Business Week magazine about the L.A. Times' recent firings over budget cut disputes.moreless
  • 01.18.08 Broadcast
    01.18.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.18.08
    NewsHour Congressional Correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the president's proposed economic stimulus package, then an analysis by Shields and Brooks. The NewsHour interviews Admiral William Fallon, head of U.S. Central Command and overseer of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. NewsHour correspondent Margaret Warner interviews the top three GOP candidates in South Carolina: John McCain, Fred Thompson, and Mike Huckabee. The NewsHour talks to analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks about the upcoming primaries on Saturday and the candidates' stances on international policy.moreless
  • 01.17.08 Broadcast
    01.17.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.17.08
    Fed chief Ben Bernanke testified on Capitol Hill that it is 'critically important' that a stimulus effort take effect quickly to ward off a recession. Democratic candidates are facing a tough battle to win votes in Nevada, where Thursday a federal judge moved to allow special precincts for casino workers. Jeffrey Kaye reports on laws that restrict where convicted sex offenders may live and the constitutional questions they've raised. The philanthropic division of Internet giant Google, Inc. announced plans Thursday to distribute $26 million in grants to support a range of initiatives.moreless
  • 01.16.08 Broadcast
    01.16.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.16.08
    The NewsHour takes a look at how the Democratic race in Nevada is shaping up. A few perspectives on the wide open GOP race for the South Carolina primary, followed by the analysis of Brooks and Shields. The NewsHour reports on California's recent troubles with its electronic voting machines.
  • 01.15.08 Broadcast
    01.15.08 Broadcast
    Episode 01.15.08
    Michigan voters cast their ballots Tuesday in a hotly contested Republican presidential primary, where Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., lead polls.
  • Debating Our Destiny
    Debating Our Destiny
    Episode 10.24.08
    Throughout the last 20 years, Jim Lehrer has sat down with the presidential and vice presidential candidates to discuss one thing -- the debates. Through these revealing conversations he has learned more about what goes into preparing for and dealing with the most watched moment of the campaign. The result of these hours of conversations were two documentaries: Debating Our Destiny, which was broadcast in 2000; and 2008's Debating Our Desitny II. In this site you can watch both documentaries as well as read many of the interviews that went into making them.moreless