PBS NewsHour - Season 2009

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  • Thursday, December 31, 2009
    Thursday, December 31, 2009
    Episode 12.30.09
    On tonight's show, the CIA hunts for clues after a suicide bomber kills seven agents in Afghanistan. A judge clears five Blackwater guards accused of killing Iraqis. An intelligence panel considers a security overhaul. Paul Solman talks to economists about how they missed the crisis. We look back on a decade of politics. And finally, Russian poet Pavlova celebrates desire.moreless
  • Wednesday, December 30, 2009
    Wednesday, December 30, 2009
    Episode 12.29.09
    Tonight on the program, officials from Washington to Amsterdam shed more light on the plot to destroy Northwest Flight 253. Also, we examine the role politics plays in issues of national security and the massive effort by Google to put books on the Internet. And, finally, a conversation about the human toll of the Cold War with author Kati Marton.moreless
  • Monday, December 28, 2009
    Monday, December 28, 2009
    Episode 12.28.09
    Tonight on the program, terror experts look at the threat facing travelers. Also, more protests broke out in Tehran as political unrest there continues. And more Americans are seeking medical care abroad. Finally, we look back at the bailouts and fallout of 2009.
  • Friday, December 25, 2009
    Friday, December 25, 2009
    Episode 12.25.09
    Christmas day brings traditional festivities and religious observances around the globe but leaves questions about the safety of the pope and stranded holiday travelers. Also on the program, a prominent political dissident in China is sentenced to 11 years in jail and billions in pension payments loom for struggling state budgets. Finally, Shields and Brooks look back on the politics of 2009.moreless
  • Thursday, December 24, 2009
    Thursday, December 24, 2009
    Episode 12.24.09
    Christmas Eve morning brings a landmark moment in the U.S. Senate as Democrats push through their health care reform legislation in a strictly party-line vote. Also on the program, a look at the health concerns of a warming planet and an airstrike in Yemen kills at least 30 militants with suspected ties to al-Qaeda. Finally, we examine the effort to reform public schools in Washington, D.C.moreless
  • Wednesday, December 23, 2009
    Wednesday, December 23, 2009
    Episode 12.23.09
    Tonight on the program, President Obama sits down for an exclusive interview with Jim Lehrer and defends the health care reform bill, saying he is very satisfied as the Senate prepares to vote. Also, we explore the ongoing drug war in Mexico and the spike in violence in Somalia. And finally, we take a look at how a famous composer orchestrated a classic financial portfoliomoreless
  • Tuesday, December 22, 2009
    Tuesday, December 22, 2009
    Episode 12.22.09
    Tonight on the program, a look at White House efforts to boost lending among community banks. Also, we examine the influence of lobbying and big money in the health care debate and weigh the growing threat of cyber crime. And finally, we revisit a dramatic year for the D.C. public school system and see how professional photographers are lending a helping hand to military families.moreless
  • Monday, December 21, 2009
    Monday, December 21, 2009
    Episode 12.21.09
    Tonight on the program, a look at the changes in store for the American health care system as the stage is set for a final vote in the U.S. Senate before Christmas. Also, the funeral of a prominent dissident cleric reignites protests in the streets of Iran and we reexamine the dramatic year for public schools in Washington, D.C. Finally, Ray Suarez recaps his week of reporting from Copenhagen.moreless
  • Friday, December 18, 2009
    Friday, December 18, 2009
    Episode 12.18.09
    Tonight on the program, leaders reach what is being called a meaningful agreement at the climate summit in Copenhagen but many officials remain skeptical. Also, DNA evidence frees a Florida inmate after 35 years in prison and we look at how a warming planet may affect biodiversity. Finally, Shields and Brooks assess the climate deal and the future of health reform in the Senate.moreless
  • NewsHour for December 17, 2009
    As President Obama faces a crucial next forty eight hours over health care reform and climate change, we talk to senior White House advisor David Axelrod. Also on the program, a report on reducing global-warming one stove at a time and a look at how the weak economy is affecting public schools in Arizona. Finally, the Mexican government claims a major victory against drug cartels.moreless
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2009
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009
    Episode 12.16.09
    Tonight on the program, confrontations outside the climate talks as nations continue to struggle to reach a consensus in Copenhagen. Ray Suarez speaks with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Also, we get different perspectives on how Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has performed and weigh the impact of John Maynard Keynes on economists today. Finally, we look at the plan to save the rainforest.moreless
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    Episode 12.15.09
    Senate Democrats move closer to an agreement on health care reform but it comes amid talks of a further compromise over Medicare. Also on the program, a new plan to move some inmates held at Guantanamo Bay to a facility in the Midwest and Ray Suarez reports from the climate summit in Copenhagen. Finally, we look at how big is too big for banks who merged last year during the financial crisis.moreless
  • Monday, December 14, 2009
    Monday, December 14, 2009
    Episode 12.14.09
    Tonight on the program, President Obama calls American banking leaders to the White House, urging them to revive lending to help grow the U.S. economy. Also, Valerie Jarrett, a top White House adviser, speaks to Judy Woodruff and world leaders clash on key issues in Copenhagen over climate change. Finally, we remember a giant in the world of economics and preview a new H1N1 documentary.moreless
  • Friday, December 11, 2009
    Friday, December 11, 2009
    Episode 12.11.09
    Tonight on the program, the House of Representatives passes sweeping changes regarding how the financial system is regulated. Also, the final installment of Patchwork Nation takes us to Lincoln City, Oregon, and Margaret Warner reports from Berlin on how Germans are viewing the war in Afghanistan. Finally, Mark Shields and David Brooks recap the week, discussing the Nobel Peace Prize.moreless
  • Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Episode 12.10.09
    President Obama defends the war in Afghanistan while receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. Also on the program, the latest on a group of young Americans who may have been preparing to join terrorist groups and we look at the new problems facing older workers as unemployment hits a 26-year high in the U.S. Finally, Patchwork Nation looks at Boom Towns with a report from Eagle, Colorado.moreless
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2009
    Wednesday, December 9, 2009
    Episode 12.09.09
    Tonight on the program, the health care debate reaches a potential turning point as Democratic leaders in the Senate agree on dropping the so-called public option. Also, a report on the global warming negotiations in Denmark and terrorism charges are brought against a man in Chicago. Finally, Patchwork Nation plows through Tractor Country to the agricultural community of Sioux Center, Iowa.moreless
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2009
    Tuesday, December 8, 2009
    Episode 12.08.09
    A wave of violence spills across Baghdad, killing at least 121 Iraqis. Also on the program, skepticism comes from both sides of the aisle in Congress as the Afghan strategy is debated. Also, Margaret Warner reports on the falling public support in the U.K. over British involvement in Afghanistan and President Obama looks to spur job growth. Finally, Patchwork Nation examines Ann Arbor, Michigan.moreless
  • Monday, December 7, 2009
    Monday, December 7, 2009
    Episode 12.07.09
    Tonight on the program, as thousands of Marines and soldiers get ready to go to Afghanistan, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen talks to Jim Lehrer. Also, Patchwork Nation begins a special look at the economy across the U.S. in Philadelphia and we get the latest from the climate meetings in Copenhagen. Finally, the Metropolitan Opera looks to reinvent itself.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 26, 2009
    Americans around the world observe Thanksgiving. In New York City, the annual parade attracts thousands while people across the country serve meals for those in need. Also, China unveils its targets for reducing greenhouse gases and an update on the Mumbai terror attacks. Finally, a discussion on the way medical decisions are made and a look at how recess could be more productive for kids.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 25, 2009
    Tonight on the program, President Obama prepares for the international climate meetings in Copenhagen where he will announce plans to cut carbon emissions 17 percent by 2020. Also, a discussion on the military options reportedly being weighed in Afghanistan and a report on the modern-day gold rush taking place. Finally, Toyota recalls four million acceleration pads because of safety concerns.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 24, 2009
    Tonight on the program, President Obama confirms that he will announce his decision on sending U.S. troops to Afghanistan after the Thanksgiving holiday. Also, a look at what consumers could learn from the military on how to avoid too much debt and a report on the latest safety concerns over cribs. Finally, a famous chorographer mixes history with dance.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 23, 2009
    Tonight on the program, new signs of growth emerge in the economy despite mounting job losses. Also, two former secretaries of health preview the road ahead for health reform in the Senate, and terror charges are brought against eight young Somali-Americans. Finally, a look at how India has handled the global recession and the Great Depression is captured through the lens of Dorothea Lange.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 20, 2009
    Tonight on the program, we examine the second major change involving guidelines for cancer screening for women in the last week. Also, a report on tuition hikes and protests at public universities in California and Oprah Winfrey makes a major move. Finally, the analysis of Shields and Gerson, and an excerpt from the PBS Program NOW takes a look at family members caring for injured war veterans.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 19, 2009
    Tonight on the program, the U.S. Senate inches closer to debating Democrats $848 billion health care reform bill, despite stiff GOP resistance. Also, President Obama wraps his four-nation Asian tour in South Korea and Defense Secretary Robert Gates says it is troubling that warning signs were ignored prior to the Fort Hood shooting. Finally, we hear the music of renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 18, 2009
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul with a message to crackdown on corruption. Also Sarah Palin is back in the spotlight, hitting the road with her new memoir and Attorney General Eric Holder faces tough questions from lawmakers over the upcoming 9/11 trials. Finally, we search for the meaning of Google and examine the fragile state of Bosnia.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 17, 2009
    Talks between President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao yield a promise of curbing climate change, but make little progress on human rights. Also, regional experts discuss the freedoms of Chinese citizens and a look at the new mammogram recommendations that are causing a stir. Finally, reports on the budget woes at public schools in Washington, D.C. and increasing hunger in America.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 16, 2009
    President Obama begins his visit to China, calling for cooperation and prodding their government to scale back censorship. Also, a discussion on the evolving relationship between the two countries and Beijing residents weigh in on what the presidential visit means to them. Also, an update on GM and we explore the impact of new oil production in Canada. Finally, a tale of war and art.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 13, 2009
    Tonight on the program, Attorney General Eric Holder discusses why he will prosecute the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees in civilian federal court in New York. Also, the chairwoman of the FDIC discusses the lessons of too big to fail and President Obama kicks off his Asian tour in Tokyo. Finally, the analysis of Shields and Brooks.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 11, 2009
    President Obama marks Veterans Day with an address at Arlington National Cemetery before meeting with military advisors on Afghanistan. Also, the regulatory power of the Fed is challenged under a bill being proposed in the Senate and a look at how states are coping with crushing budget problems. Finally, a report on PTSD and how military men and women are coping with the stresses of war.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 9, 2009
    New hurdles lie ahead for Democrats as health care reform moves from the House to the Senate. Also, the Ft. Hood community struggles to make sense of the deadly shooting spree and new details emerge of the alleged gunman. Also, Margaret Warner talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a look at life without parole for juveniles. Finally, we remember the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years later.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 6, 2009
    The death toll rises to 13 following the mass shooting at the U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas and unemployment hits double digits for the first time since 1983. Also, a look at the rising competition in the freelance job market and lawmakers gear up for a big weekend on health care reform. Finally, Margaret Warner reports from Afghanistan and the analysis of Shields and Brooks.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 5, 2009
    Tragedy strikes in Texas after 12 people are shot dead and 31 wounded at the U.S. Army base in Fort Hood. Also, Congress moves to protect unemployed Americans without benefits and the push for and protest against health care reform continues. Also, the U.N. pulls its staff from Afghanistan following a deadly bombing, and new charges of insider trading rock the world of hedge funds.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 4, 2009
    Tonight on the program, Republicans celebrate following wins in key gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey. Also, former Afghan Presidential Candidate Abdullah Abdullah sits down for an interview with Margaret Warner in Kabul and a look at how pundits are affecting the national political discourse. Finally, a guilty verdict is delivered to former CIA agents in Italy.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 3, 2009
    In his first speech since being declared the victor of the Afghan presidential election, President Hamid Karzai promises unity. Also on the program, voting held in key races across the U.S.; the accountant to Bernard Madoff pleads guilty and Democrats begin push for climate control. Also, the auto industry shows signs of life and we track the stimulus money trickling into New York classrooms.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 2, 2009
    Tonight on the program, Margaret Warner reports from Afghanistan on the news that the presidential runoff was cancelled, giving President Hamid Karzai another term. Also, a key congressional election may be a political litmus test and we compare the financial meltdown with crises of the past; and commercial lender CIT files for bankruptcy. Finally, a conversation about the new ways to read.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 30, 2009
    Tonight on the program, President Obama gets a briefing from the Pentagon on Afghanistan and Margaret Warner sits down for an interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she wraps up her trip in Pakistan. Also, a look at what the stimulus is doing for U.S. job creation and how algae are being turned into green energy. Finally, the analysis of Shields and Brooks.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 29, 2009
    The worst recession since the 1930s may be easing as the economy expands 3.5 percent from July to September. Also, House Democrats unveil a health care reform bill; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues her trip amid heavy security in Pakistan and an interview with a former state department official who recently resigned. Finally, we take a look at the links between the NFL and dementia.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 28, 2009
    Margaret Warner reports from Pakistan on the violence that clouded an official visit from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Also, we look at the efforts to get renewable energy to urban areas, and a federal crackdown targets too big to fail banks. Finally, a report on how the tiny island of Borneo combines a love of the environment with health care and a conversation with rocker Ben Folds.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 27, 2009
    Fault lines spread in the U.S. Senate as Majority Leader Harry Reid decides to include a public option in health care reform, setting off a struggle between lawmakers over how to move forward. Also, a look at how a potential opt-out clause could affect state governments and the hidden burdens of poverty and disease. Finally, a conversation with the bulldog of organized labor.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 26, 2009
    It was the deadliest day for American forces in Afghanistan in more than four years with at least 14 U.S. troops and civilians killed. Sen. John Kerry discusses his recent trip to Afghanistan and a journalist who escaped from a seven-month kidnapping by the Taliban describes his ordeal. Also, swine flu hits home for U.S. families and author Michael Chabon takes a look at manhood.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 23, 2009
    New data shows vaccine shortages are plaguing the flu fight against the H1N1 virus, which health officials say is spreading faster and further than expected. Also, a heated debate emerges in Britain over freedom of speech and Margaret Warner talks with Afghan expert Rory Stewart. Finally, the analysis of Shields and Brooks and we hear from a heroic pilot on the flight that changed his life.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 22, 2009
    On the program tonight, federal agencies move on two fronts to curb executive pay at firms that received bailout money. Also, a debate on health reform and the effect it could have on the insurance industry, and Indonesia tries to balance religion with politics. Finally, we follow the stimulus money through rural America and hear the poems of Sherman Alexie.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 21, 2009
    Saving banks from collapse draws both praise and criticism from TARP watchdog Neil Barofsky, who discusses the state of the economy with Ray Suarez. Also, a conversation with former auto task force chairman Steven Rattner and a look at what a vaccine shortage could mean in the fight against swine flu. Finally, reports on the risks of cancer screening and the future of journalism.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 20, 2009
    With the White House mulling a troop increase, Afghan President Hamid Karzai bows to pressure and agrees to a runoff election. In neighboring Pakistan, an offensive against the Taliban rages on and the battle over torture spills into the classroom of a prestigious law school. Also, an update on how youth should prepare for flu season and we go behind the music at Austin City Limits.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 19, 2009
    Investigators conclude election results in Afghanistan are rife with fraud, setting up a potential runoff between President Karzai and his main challenger. Also, heavy fighting continues in tribal Pakistan and the State Department looks for new ways to find peace in Sudan. Finally, a report on the history of climate from Greenland and the White House confronts Fox News.moreless
  • NewsHour for October 16, 2009
    As Afghans wait to hear whether there will be a runoff in the presidential election, White House adviser Bruce Riedel discusses next steps. Also on the program, a report on how an Army post in Colorado is coping with causalities, and news from Bank of America, which lost more than $2.2 billion in the third quarter. Finally, Mark Shields and Michael Gerson discuss health reform and bank bonuses.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 15, 2009
    President Obama makes his first trip in office to New Orleans, gauging ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricane Katrina. Also, the latest numbers show a spike in foreclosures for American homeowners and and a look at how the IRS is looking to crack down on tax evaders. Finally, a report on the dangers of talking and driving and the sweet sounds of Latin music at the White House.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 14, 2009
    The economy clears a major hurdle as the Dow tops the 10,000 mark for first time in 2009. A year after crash, Wall Street set to payout record compensation to executives. Also on the program, lawmakers shift focus to compromise on health reform and a marijuana tax is introduced in California. Finally, an exclusive interview with Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 13, 2009
    The White House receives a shot in the arm as the Senate Finance Committee approves health care legislation. Judy Woodruff talks with chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, and Gwen Ifill looks at key gubernatorial races. Also, the latest on the political unrest in Honduras and the deadly consequences of drought in Kenya. Finally, saving the Hubble space telescope.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 12, 2009
    Following a deadly car bombing in Pakistan, the AP's Islamabad bureau chief examines what the spike in violence means for U.S. security. Also, a look at how San Francisco is expanding health coverage and what new legislation might do to insurance premiums nationwide. Finally, President Obama makes a pledge to gays in the military and an author illuminates the Clinton White House.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 9, 2009
    President Obama awoke Friday to the news that he won the Nobel Peace Prize. Analysts examine what effects the honor may have on his presidency. Also on the program, the latest on an ethics investigation of a powerful congressman plus NASA scores a direct hit on the moon in hopes of learning about possible water sources there. Finally, a silent tribute to U.S. troops killed in battle.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 8, 2009
    After a Senate bill wins praise from the Congressional Budget Office, lawmakers on Capitol Hill gear up for key votes on health care reform. Also, the ambassador to the U.S. from Afghanistan discusses the latest violence, and health officials look to combat the flu. Finally, we track the source of tainted food and explore First Lady Michelle Obama's family roots.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 7, 2009
    As President Obama continues to mull a troop increase in Afghanistan, analysts examine the role of Pakistan. Also on the program, reports on how health care is balanced with cost in the Netherlands, and how increased gang violence in Chicago is taking its toll on schools. Finally, Congress is presented a statue celebrating the life and triumphant struggles of Helen Keller.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 6, 2009
    President Obama reaches out to Congress, talking to leaders from both parties about strategy options in Afghanistan. Also on the program, the Supreme Court takes up a free speech case involving dog fighting and a look at how the Dutch government is shaking up health care in the Netherlands. Also, the Nobel Prize winners in Physics and a report on the troubles in the commercial real estate market.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 5, 2009
    As the White House mulls a troop increase in Afghanistan, military experts assess options amid the brewing political battle in Washington. Also on the program, the Supreme Court kicks off a new term, with implications for gun rights and business regulation, and President Obama meets doctors from all 50 states in a push for health reform. Also, a profile of legendary sportscaster Vin Scully.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 2, 2009
    The unemployment rate jumped higher than expected in September, dimming hopes for job growth before year's end. The International Olympics Committee awarded the 2016 Games to Rio de Janeiro. Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks debate Afghanistan strategy, and Jeffrey Brown speaks to Annette Bening about how she prepares for her role in the Greek tragedy, Medea.moreless
  • The NewsHour for October 1, 2009
    Rescue efforts continued in American Samoa and Indonesia following a pair of deadly earthquakes. Also, an interview with the top U.S. official in the U.N. mission to Afghanistan who was fired after accusing his boss of concealing widespread election fraud, analysis of the nuclear talks with Iran and a look at a new fossil that could be mankind's long lost ancestor.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 30, 2009
    Relief efforts have begun after an underground earthquake, followed by a tsunami, left scores dead in Sumatra and American Samoa. Also on the program, Capitol Hill gears up for a fight on climate legislation, builders use old materials to create new green homes, a report on the dangers of distracted driving from text messaging and the U.S. changes course on dealing with the Myanmar dictatorship.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 28, 2009
    Iran claimed a test firing of its most advanced missiles, further stoking diplomatic tensions ahead of crucial talks over its nuclear program. Also on the program, a report on potential cuts ahead for Medicare and an update on efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay prison facility. Also, a look back at the life of William Safire.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 25, 2009
    World leaders condemn Iran for an alleged secret nuclear site, saying the country is going down a dangerous path. In other stories, Paul Solman reports from the G20 summit and Jeffrey Brown talks to economists for insight. Also, Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the debut of President Obama at the United Nations and other top headlines.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 24, 2009
    The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons. The president of Brazil discusses the G20 summit and new hope emerges in the battle against AIDS. Also, Jeffrey Brown tries to decode the hidden secrets of the latest Dan Brown novel.
  • The NewsHour for September 23, 2009
    In a speech to the United Nations, President Obama urges the world not to wait for U.S. to lead on global issues. Paul Solman previews the G20 summit, experts assess the future of the Patriot Act and a reporter explains new rules on bank overdraft fees.
  • The NewsHour for September 22, 2009
    Making his United Nations debut, President Obama tackles global warming, saying the threat is serious and growing. Experts weigh in on the latest on health reform and a possible strategy shift in Afghanistan. Also, Tom Bearden talks to Americans who are finding new ways to store energy and poet Heather McHugh, who won a MacArthur Genius Grant today reads her work.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 21, 2009
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds to a leaked report on Afghanistan strategy that calls for more troops. Also, terrorism experts respond to arrests over the weekend related to an alleged plot to bomb targets inside the U.S., and author Margaret Atwood
  • The NewsHour for September 18, 2009
    Supporters of Iranian opposition leader Mousavi clashed with security forces during annual pro-Palestinian rallies in Tehran. Also, a debate on whether the government has been tough enough on financial institutions, a report on India's attempts to feed its growing population without harming the environment and columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus examine the top political new of the week.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 17, 2009
    The Obama administration is shelving a controversial U.S. missile defense system in Eastern Europe: analysts discuss the foreign relations implications. Also, House Minority Leader John Boehner discusses opposition to the president's plans for health care reform, Ray Suarez reports from Tanzania on struggles to combat malaria, and Ted Kennedy Jr. discusses his father's memoir, True Compass.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 16, 2009
    Sen. Max Baucus unveiled a proposed health care reform bill, but failed to garner Republican support. Also on the program: how to eliminate safe havens for al-Qaida in Afghanistan; what's behind the partisan anger towards President Obama; fighting the terrible scourge of river blindness in Tanzania; and Paul Solman talks to the IMF's Dominique Strauss-Kahn about global financial regulation.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 15, 2009
    President Obama offered a new defense of his economic policies, even as a trade tug-of-war has emerged between the U.S. and China over tire imports. Also on the program, a look at the doctor shortage in Tanzania and a new U.N. report that cites evidence both Israelis and Palestinians committed war crimes during the recent Gaza war.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 14, 2009
    On the anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, President Barack Obama visited Wall Street and renewed his call for an overhaul of U.S. financial regulations. Paul Solman explores the biggest bankruptcy in American history and economists discuss what has changed -- and what hasn't. Also, a look back at the life of Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution in food production.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 11, 2009
    With the U.S. troop death toll in Afghanistan rising, editorial page editors weigh in on the war and doubts over sending in more troops. Also on the program, Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses an H1N1 flu vaccine that might require just one shot and columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks debate the effectiveness of President Obama's health reform push.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 10, 2009
    On the day after President Obama's health care address to Congress, Judy Woodruff speaks with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle about the chances for health care reform this year. Also on the program, British commandos rescued a New York Times reporter in Afghanistan, and a Boston-based company tries to spur innovation in the auto industry despite the recession's financial restraints.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 9, 2009
    President Barack Obama faces a pivotal moment in the push for health care reform with a major address to Congress. Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the stakes and White House adviser David Axelrod describes the strategy behind the speech. In other stories, the Supreme Court holds a special hearing on a campaign finance case and the Beatles release a remastered version of their song catalog.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 8, 2009
    President Obama urged students to work hard in a back-to-school speech that had become a surprise lightning rod for conservatives. Also in the news, Congress outlined health reform proposals, a new Afghanistan election tally would avoid a run-off despite fraud allegations, and Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the International Criminal Court prosecutor, discusses the charges against Sudan's president.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 4, 2009
    U.S. employers shed 216,000 jobs in August, increasing the unemployment rate to 9.7 percent. Also, a report about a NATO airstrike in Afghanistan that left dozens dead, a look at a Seattle-based health care cooperative that could be a model for health reform, Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the week's top news stories, and a book conversation about the changing nature of work.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 3, 2009
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates challenged the notion that the Obama administration is losing control in Afghanistan, despite polls showing flagging public support. Also in the news: criticism of the SEC's Bernard Madoff investigation, how tech companies are turning to iPhone applications to make money, and ousted Honduran leader Manuel Zelaya met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 2, 2009
    The Taliban claimed credit for a suicide bombing that killed Afghanistan's deputy chief of intelligence and at least 22 other people. Also in the news, California firefighters were able to contain more of the Station Fire, and drug maker Pfizer will pay $2.3 billion for marketing fraud. Finally, Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from India on efforts to bring sight to people who suffer from eye disease.moreless
  • The NewsHour for September 1, 2009
    Firefighters worked across Southern California to try to contain a 190-square-mile wildfire. Also on the program, experts debate whether victory in Afghanistan is possible, Michigan residents react to the idea of Guantanamo Bay detainees being relocated to a local prison, and Jacob Hacker, a leading advocate of the public health insurance option discusses his view.moreless
  • The NewsHour for August 31, 2009
    Wildfires in California forced the evacuation of thousands of families and threatened a communications center for the entire region. In other news, lawmakers in Massachusetts scrambled to fill Senator Kennedy's seat before a vote on health care reform, and Japan's voters went to the polls in record numbers to upend a political system in place for half a century.moreless
  • The NewsHour for August 28, 2009
    August has become the deadliest month of the war for U.S. forces as tensions continue over the recent election. Also, Ray Suarez examines the long-term impact of Sen. Ted Kennedy's immigration reform act of 1965 and writer T.R. Reid talks about what we can learn from health systems abroad. Finally, Shields and Brooks discuss the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy and the future of the health care debate.moreless
  • The NewsHour for August 27, 2009
    Historians Richard Norton Smith and Michael Beschloss reflect on the Kennedy political dynasty as memorial services for Sen. Edward Kennedy began Thursday at his home. In other stories, the FDIC warned that failing banks had reduced its fund by 20 percent and Ray Suarez reported on the battle against misperceptions in the health reform debate.moreless
  • The NewsHour for August 26, 2009
    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the last surviving brother of a political dynasty, died Tuesday after battling brain cancer. Judy Woodruff gets personal remembrances from Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, Georgia Congressman John Lewis, Columnist Tom Oliphant and Father Gerry Creedon. Then NewsHour regulars Mark Shields, David Brooks, and Ellen Fitzpatick plus Ron Pollack assess his legacy.moreless
  • The NewsHour for August 25, 2009
    President Obama nominated Ben Bernanke to a second term as Fed chief: analysts reflect on the decision. Also, Gwen Ifill talks to a health expert about how communities are preparing to deal with a resurgence of the H1N1 flu virus, Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on drug resistant malaria in Cambodia and Jeffrey Brown talks to a group of local PBS reporters about health care, the economy and more.moreless
  • The NewsHour for August 24, 2009
    The Obama administration announced the creation of a new unit responsible for questioning terrorism suspects: reporters and analysts examine the move. In other news, the popular "cash for clunkers" trade-in program ended, and military leaders warned of deteriorating conditions in Afghanistan. Also, a report on the health care debate in the district of one Idaho "Blue Dog Democrat".moreless
  • The NewsHour for August 21, 2009
    Fed chairman Ben Bernanke offered encouraging words on the economy Friday, saying the prospects for a return to growth appear promising. In other stories, Paul Solman examines fears about the future impact of inflation and analysts David Brooks and Ruth Marcus discuss the news of the week, including the political battle over health care reform.moreless
  • The NewsHour for August 19, 2009
    Bombings in Baghdad killed at least 95 people Wednesday as signals intensified that Democrats are losing patience with efforts to hammer out a bipartisan compromise on health reform legislation. In other stories, veteran "60 Minutes" producer Don Hewitt died at the age of 86 and Swiss bank UBS agreed to release some records to the IRS.moreless
  • The NewsHour for August 18, 2009
    Violence erupted anew in Afghanistan as the country prepares for elections, Judy Woodruff talks with a health insurance CEO about reform efforts and John Merrow continues his series of reports on school reform in Washington, D.C. In other stories, the U.S. reported itâ??s largest-ever identity theft arrest and author Alex Jones explores the future of the news business.moreless
  • The NewsHour for August 17, 2009
    Concerns continue over the state of security in Afghanistan as elections edge closer and the debate over health care reform turned away from a public plan option to focus on a cooperative insurance model. In other stories, Chicago cut some city services to help bridge a budgetary gap and Californians are feeling the pinch of lessened services in their budget-strapped state.moreless
  • The NewsHour for August 14, 2009
    New doubts emerged Friday on the pace of an economic recovery as President Barack Obama took his pitch to the public on health care reform to key Western states. In other stories, the head of a review panel on the U.S. space program says budget constraints may hamper future missions and Mark Shields and David Brooks assess the public backlash over a health care overhaul.moreless
  • The NewsHour for August 13, 2009
    Jeffrey Brown speaks with NPR's Renee Montagne about the upcoming Afghan elections and Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir offers his views in an interview. In other stories, a discussion on the necessity of health care reform and a look at the life of guitar pioneer Les Paul, who died today at the age of 94.moreless
  • The NewsHour for August 12, 2009
    In the day's top news, the Federal Reserve decided to hold a key interest rate at a record low Wednesday. In other stories, Betty Ann Bowser examines the integrated health care model, analysts discuss life in military-ruled Myanmar and Judy Woodruff reports on the Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House.moreless
  • 08.11.09 Broadcast
    08.11.09 Broadcast
    Episode 08.11.09
    In the day's top stories, President Barack Obama renewed his public appeal for health care reform as debate continued across the country, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited war-ravaged Congo and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, member of the famed Kennedy family and founder of the Special Olympics, died at age 88.
  • 08.10.09 Broadcast
    08.10.09 Broadcast
    Episode 08.10.09
    A wave of bombings killed at least 48 people Monday in Iraq while President Barack Obama met with the leaders of Mexico and Canada to discuss the drug trade and the H1N1 virus at a summit in Mexico. In other stories, Betty Ann Bowser reports on possible changes to Medicare under proposed health reform legislation and Paul Solman explores the unexpected consequences of discount prices.moreless
  • 07.31.09 Broadcast
    07.31.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.31.09
    Latest economic numbers show the U.S. economy shrinking at a slower pace than expected. Congress is considering a plan that would give the government a role in deciding how much Wall Street executives are paid. Margaret Warner updates U.S. efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. And columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the top news stories of the week.moreless
  • 07.30.09 Broadcast
    07.30.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.30.09
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi discusses the battle for health care reform. There was more violence in Iran, where police cracked down on demonstrators. Paul Solman reports on the Federal Reserve's attempts to balance public disclosure and secrecy. And Ray Suarez looks at the problem of homegrown terrorists in light of the arrest of seven men in North Carolina.moreless
  • 07.29.09 Broadcast
    07.29.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.29.09
    Blue Dog Democrats in the House reached a deal with Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a health care reform bill. Margaret Warner updates the situation in Iran, where democracy activists say they were abused and many were killed. And Jeffrey Brown speaks with musician Elvis Costello about how his approach to recording albums has evolved over the last three decades.moreless
  • 07.28.09 Broadcast
    07.28.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.28.09
    As wrangling over health care continues on Capitol Hill, Judy Woodruff investigates the details of a public insurance plan. In other news, Judge Sotomayor's nomination cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee, Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke defended his handling of the economic crisis and new reports reveal the dangers of texting while driving.moreless
  • 07.27.09 Broadcast
    07.27.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.27.09
    In a wide-ranging forum on the Federal Reserve's handling of the economic crisis, Chairman Ben Bernanke reflected on his desire not to preside "over the second Great Depression." On other fronts, Margaret Warner reports on high-level U.S.-China talks, Gwen Ifill looks at a new obesity study and Jeffrey Brown reviews the career of choreographer Merce Cunningham, who died Sunday.moreless
  • 07.24.09 Broadcast
    07.24.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.24.09
    President Obama outlined new details on his vision for education: Education Secretary Arne Duncan discusses the plan. In other news, opposing sides released ads on the push for health care reform and three New Jersey mayors were arrested in a corruption sting. Also, Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the news of the week, and Spencer Michels reports on the benefits of recess in schools.moreless
  • 07.23.09 Broadcast
    07.23.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.23.09
    Senate leaders said they could not meet a deadline for a vote before the August recess, despite the president's push for a bill. In other news, Margaret Warner reports on what's at stake in Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's meetings in Washington, and Ray Suarez looks at the issues raised by the controversial arrest of Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his own home.moreless
  • 07.22.09 Broadcast
    07.22.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.22.09
    As President Obama prepares to deliver a prime-time news conference on the health care reform debate, the Hotline's Amy Walter and a historian explore the politics at play. In other news, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits India and Thailand, and Jeffrey Brown has a Media Unit report on the growing popularity of Twitter and its impact on personal interaction.moreless
  • 07.21.09 Broadcast
    07.21.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.21.09
    As the Senate nears a deal on a health care proposal, Judy Woodruff leads a debate with Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis, about the chances for consensus. In other news, the Senate blocked funding for the F-22 fighter jet, California came to a budget deal. Also, a report on social and emotional learning in schools.moreless
  • 07.20.09 Broadcast
    07.20.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.20.09
    Jim Lehrer talks to President Barack Obama at the White House about the dip in his poll numbers, the effort to craft a health care overhaul and the state of the economy. In other news, Robin MacNeil returns for a discussion of the legacy left behind by newsman Walter Cronkite, and Ray Suarez reports on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the future of space research.moreless
  • 07.17.09 Broadcast
    07.17.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.17.09
    Political tensions continue in Iran, five weeks after the disputed presidential elections. In other news, suicide bombers struck two American luxury hotels in Indonesia's capital Jakarta, President Obama spoke to the NAACP to mark the group's 100-year anniversary and health reform legislation moved forward in Congress. Also, Shields and Brooks debate Judge Sotomayor's confirmation hearings.moreless
  • 07.16.09 Broadcast
    07.16.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.16.09
    Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor completed her testimony on Capitol Hill and former Treasury chief Henry Paulson told lawmakers about his role in the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch deal. In other stories, Ray Suarez examines the future of book publishing in the digital age.
  • 07.15.09 Broadcast
    07.15.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.14.09
    Jim Lehrer talks to lawmakers about day three of Judge Sotomayor's Senate confirmation hearings. Betty Ann Bowser reports on a House proposal to cover the costs of a health care overhaul. Gwen Ifill looks at the state of the Afghan conflict. And ITN reports on the debate over assisted suicide after British conductor Sir Edward Downes and his wife chose to end their lives at a clinic.moreless
  • 07.14.09 Broadcast
    07.14.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.14.09
    Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor faced tough questions from lawmakers on the second day of her confirmation hearings. In other news, House Democrats presented their version of a health care reform bill and budget-strapped California found itself under scrutiny for its "IOU" program.
  • 07.13.09 Broadcast
    07.13.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.13.09
    Senate hearings kicked off for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, with Senators debating the meaning of "impartial justice." Gwen Ifill talks to analysts about new calls for an investigation into Bush administration-era policies on the war on terrorism. And Ray Suarez leads a debate over a proposed change to union labor policies known as "card check."moreless
  • 07.10.09 Broadcast
    07.10.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.10.09
    General Motors Corp. CEO Fritz Henderson said Friday that the company had completed its 40-day stay under bankruptcy protection and now begins the task of remaking the struggling American carmaker. Also on the NewsHour, David Brooks and Ruth Marcus considered the politics of the upcoming Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court confirmation hearings.moreless
  • 07.09.09 Broadcast
    07.09.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.09.09
    Leaders of the Group of Eight industrialized nations are in Italy to assess risks to the global economy and other key issues. Jim Lehrer talks to analysts about new protests in Iran and the U.S. response to the unrest. And Spencer Michels reports on how "cloud computing" is changing how we access and process information on the Internet.moreless
  • 07.08.09 Broadcast
    07.08.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.08.09
    Three major hospital associations cut a deal with the Senate Finance Committee and the Obama administration to contribute about $155 billion over 10 years to the cost of health care reform. In other news, leaders of the G-8 began their annual meeting in Italy, and analysts discuss recent cyber attacks on key government Web sites and the state of the nation's digital security.moreless
  • 07.06.09 Broadcast
    07.06.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.06.09
    President Barack Obama opened a U.S.-Russia summit in Moscow with a prediction of "extraordinary progress" in the areas of nuclear arms reduction and other key bilateral issues. A New York judge approved General Motors Corp.'s bankruptcy sale. And Former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara died at age 93.
  • 07.07.09 Broadcast
    07.07.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.07.09
    President Obama wrapped up a trip to Moscow urging both the U.S. and Russia to focus on building stronger political and economic ties. Meanwhile, unrest continued in China with at least 156 people killed and hundreds injured after ethnic tensions touched off riots in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang. And Jeffrey Kaye reports from Los Angeles on Michael Jackson's memorial service.moreless
  • 07.03.09 Broadcast
    07.03.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.03.09
    Columnists Mark Shields and Michael Gerson mull Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's surprise resignation and the Minnesota Supreme Court's ruling that granted Democrat Al Franken a U.S. Senate seat over Republican Norm Coleman. In other news, U.S. troops moved into Taliban strongholds in Afghanistan and Margaret Warner interviewed Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about President Obama's visit.moreless
  • 07.02.09 Broadcast
    07.02.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.02.09
    Employers shed 467,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate hit a 26-year high of 9.5 percent, further quashing hopes for a quick economic recovery. Paul Solman reports on what the undercounted -- jobless people who may fall outside official unemployment counts. In other news, thousands of U.S. Marines marked the start of a new offensive in Afghanistan, pouring into Taliban-controlled villages.moreless
  • 07.01.09 Broadcast
    07.01.09 Broadcast
    Episode 07.01.09
    With revenues dwindling in the recession, legislators in several states frantically worked Tuesday to avoid government shutdowns and service cuts. Also on The NewsHour, Gen. Ray Odierno, the head of U.S. forces in Iraq, discusses the state of security in Iraq now that U.S. troops have pulled out of major cities.moreless
  • 06.30.09 Broadcast
    06.30.09 Broadcast
    Episode 06.30.09
    Iraq declared a public holiday Tuesday to mark the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from cities and towns. Jim Lehrer talks to National Security Adviser Gen. Jim Jones about the Iraqi withdrawal, the conflict in Afghanistan and other security issues. Meanwhile, Margaret Warner offers the first in her series of reports from Russia with a look at President Dmitry Medvedev.moreless
  • 06.29.09 Broadcast
    06.29.09 Broadcast
    Episode 06.28.09
    The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in a highly-anticipated decision that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions due to their race. In other news, financier Bernard Madoff was sentenced Monday to 150 years in prison after pleading guilty in March to bilking investors out of as much as $65 billion over two decades.moreless
  • 06.26.09 Broadcast
    06.26.09 Broadcast
    Episode 06.26.09
    The world reacted in shock and mourning to pop star Michael Jackson's unexpected death and lawmakers hammered out details of sweeping new climate legislation Friday. In other stories, the push continues for a health care reform bill, analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks examine the political news of the week and music experts examine the legacy of Michael Jackson.moreless
  • 06.25.09 Broadcast
    06.25.09 Broadcast
    Episode 06.25.09
    The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that officials at an Arizona school went too far when they strip searched an eighth-grader accused of distributing prescription-strength ibuprofen. In Los Angeles, news emerged of the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson, who sold more than 750 million records but lived as a near-recluse after facing child molestation charges in 2005.moreless
  • 06.23.09 Broadcast
    06.23.09 Broadcast
    Episode 06.23.09
    As Iran's electoral authority declares "no major fraud", President Obama addresses the situation during a White House press conference, and Judy Woodruff talks to Senators John Kerry and Lindsey Graham about the U.S. response. Gwen Ifill analyzes the road ahead for health care reform, and Paul Solman examines what the shape of the economic recovery may mean for the bigger financial picture.moreless
  • 06.22.09 Broadcast
    06.22.09 Broadcast
    Episode 06.22.09
    There was more violence on the streets of Tehran as the Guardian Council warned protesters to stay home and Iranian-Americans react to the events in their homeland. Also, analysis of the Supreme Court's limited decision on a key voting rights act and the story of New York Times reporter David Rohde, who escaped from Taliban captivity in the Afghan-Pakistan region.moreless
  • 06.19.09 Broadcast
    06.19.09 Broadcast
    Episode 06.19.09
    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei defended President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the rightful winner in the country's June 12 elections and disputed accusations of a rigged vote. Congress began debate on a government-funded public insurance plan. And analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks debate the U.S. response to the Iranian protests and the rollout of a financial regulation overhaul.moreless
  • 06.18.09 Broadcast
    06.18.09 Broadcast
    Episode 06.18.09
    Hundreds of thousands of Iranians turned out for massive protests against suspicious election results. In a newsmaker interview, Treasury Secretary Geithner outlines how President Obama's policies brought the American economy back from the brink of an even worse financial crisis. And legal analyst Marcia Coyle explains a Supreme Court decision on prisoners' legal rights to DNA evidence.moreless
  • 06.17.09 Broadcast
    06.17.09 Broadcast
    Episode 06.17.09
    President Obama proposed sweeping changes to the way the government oversees financial institutions to remedy the regulatory system that failed to detect the global economic crisis. Margaret Warner talks to experts about how protesters in Iran are using the Web to organize, and Betty Ann Bowser reports on concerns over the cost of a health care overhaul.moreless
  • 06.16.09 Broadcast
    06.16.09 Broadcast
    Episode 06.16.09
    Protests in Iran turned deadly, as the 12-person Guardian Council said it would begin a partial recount of votes in the disputed presidential election. At a press conference with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, President Obama said a nuclear-armed North Korea posed a "grave threat" to the world. And Jeffrey Kaye reports on U.S. guns making their way into Mexico's drug wars.moreless
  • 06.15.09 Broadcast
    06.15.09 Broadcast
    Episode 06.15.09
    Tens of thousands of supporters of Iranian pro-reform leader Mir Hossein Mousavi streamed into the center of Tehran in protest of election results that declared President Ahadminejad the winner. President Obama reached out to doctors in an attempt at sweeping health care reform, and for the first time, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu gave a speech that included a reference to a Palestinian state.moreless
  • 06.12.09 Broadcast
    06.12.09 Broadcast
    Episode 06.12.09
    Iranians voted Friday in a highly charged election for president that pitted hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against the more moderate former prime minister, Mirhossein Moussavi. And in the week when President Obama launched his push for health care reform, analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks debate the White House strategy and challenges ahead.moreless
  • 06.11.09 Broadcast
    06.11.09 Broadcast
    Episode 06.11.09
    President Barack Obama took his case for health care reform to the public today, hosting a town hall meeting in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The World Health Organization officially declared the H1N1 flu a pandemic and the Senate passed a bill allowing the FDA to regulate tobacco. Finally, Margaret Warner talks to Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai about the political situation in his country.moreless
  • 06.08.09 Broadcast
    06.08.09 Broadcast
    Episode 06.08.09
    North Korea's decision to sentence two American journalists to 12 years hard labor puts new pressure on an already tense diplomatic standoff. In other news, the Supreme Court moved to delay the sale of Chrysler to a group led by Italian automaker Fiat and the debate over health care reform heated up on Capitol Hill.moreless
  • 04.15.09 Broadcast
    04.15.09 Broadcast
    Episode 04.15.09
    IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman discusses the efforts to alleviate the burden on taxpayers who may be facing financial distress this year. Paul Solman examines how the consumers who decide to save their money instead of spending it may exacerbate the effects of the economic downturn. A reporter and an analyst give their views on the administration's new 'border czar' Alan Bersin, who is charged with improving security along the border.moreless
  • The NewsHour for November 10, 2009
    Tonight on the program, President Obama honors victims of the Fort Hood massacre at an outdoor ceremony, as investigators search for further clues into the mental health of the alleged gunman. Also, a debate on the potential costs of health care reform and a look at life in America for Iraqi refugees. Finally, Big Bird has a big day as Sesame Street celebrates a milestone.moreless