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  • Thursday, October 14, 2010
    Thursday, October 14, 2010
    Episode 10.14.10
    A report from Chile captures the euphoria as the last miner emerged from underground after being trapped for 69 days. Then, details on the nationwide foreclosure investigation, campaigns go after the youth vote in Indiana, and former Vice President Walter Mondale discusses his new autobiography.
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2010
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010
    Episode 02.15.10
    The offensive against Taliban resistance advances as U.S. Marines pushed deeper into southern Afghanistan. Also on the program, we look at the significance of the capture of a top Taliban commander and Egypt looks to redefine recycling. Finally, we get reports on the sour political mood in Washington for incumbents and the growing financial problems in Europe.moreless
  • Monday, February 15, 2010
    Monday, February 15, 2010
    Episode 02.04.10
    Tonight on the program, American and British forces continue their push on the Taliban stronghold of Marjah in southern Afghanistan. Also, Vice President Biden and former Vice President Dick Cheney lock horns over terror trial policy, police checkpoints meet rising skepticism and a look at the safety of athletes at the Winter Olympics. Finally, remembering poet Lucille Clifton.moreless
  • Friday, February 12, 2010
    Friday, February 12, 2010
    Episode 02.11.10
    Tonight on the program, a look at the rising public anger directed at lawmakers in Washington as the mid-term election year begins in earnest. Also, we get the analysis of columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks and examine the role of the federal government in the success of investing giant Goldman Sachs. Finally, we profile a snowboarder who beat the odds to make it the Olympics in Vancouver.moreless
  • Thursday, February 11, 2010
    Thursday, February 11, 2010
    Episode 02.10.10
    While marking the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declares Iran now has the capacity to produce weapons-grade nuclear fuel. Also on the program, we go inside the profit puzzle of investment behemoth Goldman Sachs and the White House touts new employment figures. Finally, the East Coast begins to dig out after record snowfall.moreless
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2010
    Tuesday, February 9, 2010
    Episode 02.08.10
    First Lady Michelle Obama sits down for an interview with Jim Lehrer on the importance of raising awareness on childhood obesity. Also on the program, two reports on the struggles for Toyota as the automaker recalls more of its cars and we look at lingering financial problems in the European Union because of Greek debt.moreless
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2010
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010
    Episode 02.09.10
    The second major snowstorm in less than a week pounds the East Coast, closing the federal government for a third straight day and leaving many without power. Also on the program, the Afghan government and the U.S. look to engage the Taliban and health experts take a fresh look at how some mental illnesses are diagnosed. Finally, a salsa star returns to music after his stint in politics.moreless
  • Monday, February 8, 2010
    Monday, February 8, 2010
    Episode 02.07.10
    Tonight on the program, we look at the latest appeal by President Obama for bipartisanship and the return of Sarah Palin to the national stage. Also, Ray Suarez reports on the ongoing efforts in Haiti to rebuild its government and a look at a medical checklist that might be able to save more than lives. Finally, the Saints go marching home to New Orleans, a city still relishing a super victory.moreless
  • Thursday, February 18, 2010
    Thursday, February 18, 2010
    Episode 02.17.10
    President Obama signs an executive order setting up a bipartisan commission to tackle the federal deficit. Also on the program, the Dalai Lama visits Washington and we get an update on the earthquake in Haiti. Finally, a report on some hi-tech wheelchairs being sent to Third World countries and Paul Solman discusses the TARP with the former head of the FDIC.moreless
  • Friday, February 19, 2010
    Friday, February 19, 2010
    Episode 02.18.10
    Tonight on the program, American and Afghan forces make new efforts to root out resistance in a key Taliban town. We get the latest news and analysis of how the offensive has worked so far. Also, Shields and Brooks sort through the top stories of the week and look at two major stories in the world of sports, the apology of golfer Tiger Woods and the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.moreless
  • Monday, February 22, 2010
    Monday, February 22, 2010
    Episode 02.21.10
    President Obama releases his version of what he hopes a health care reform bill would look like as the White House gears up for a bipartisan summit. Also on the program, we get an update from the offensive in Afghanistan; new documents shed light onto the safety troubles at Toyota and a profile of a man revolutionizing the way math is taught around the world. Finally, we remember Alexander Haig.moreless
  • Friday, March 5, 2010
    Friday, March 5, 2010
    Episode 03.04.10
    Tonight on the program, some are calling it good news for the Obama Administration as the U.S. jobless rate remains unchanged since last month. Also, we get the analysis of Shields and Gerson on a frustrating week for Democrats and the leaks coming out of the White House. Finally, we take a look at the growing violence and hunger in Sudan and explore the technology behind Avatar.moreless
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2010
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010
    Episode 03.01.10
    The Supreme Court weighs the scope of the right to bear arms in a decision that involves handguns. Also, we get an update from Chile as the death toll continues to climb from a massive earthquake that struck last weekend and NATO forces end major combat in Marjah. Finally, the U.S. Postal Service considers nixing Saturday mail and a look at the balance between power and economic stability.moreless
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2010
    Wednesday, March 3, 2010
    Episode 03.02.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama presses Congress to vote on health care reform in the next few weeks and challenges Republicans not to block action. Also, we look at two big political stories coming out of New York and Texas and get a report on the new court system for war veterans facing troubles with the law. Finally, an update on the disaster in Chile as relief efforts ramp up.moreless
  • Friday, February 26, 2010
    Friday, February 26, 2010
    Episode 02.25.10
    Tonight on the program, after fresh violence rocks Kabul, we talk with Army Brigadier Gen. Ben Hodges about coalition strategies in the region. Also, Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week and we take a look at the history of reconciliation in the Senate. Finally, we examine the emotional toll of joblessness and get an update from the Winter Olympics.moreless
  • Thursday, February 25, 2010
    Thursday, February 25, 2010
    Episode 02.25.10
    Tonight on the program, battle lines emerge as the long-awaited health care summit got underway in Washington. We discuss politics of the meeting and whether any consensus was reached. Also, Japan responds to the tears and apology of Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda and political storms gather in the nation of Turkey. Finally, we explore the relationship between the Greek economy and Wall Street.moreless
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2010
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010
    Episode 02.24.10
    Tonight on the program, troubles intensify for Toyota as executives of the company are grilled on Capitol Hill for a second day. Also, we sit down with Treasury Secretary Ray LaHood and lawmakers take action on a scaled-back employment bill amid signs of a continuing weak recovery. Finally, we take a closer look at the generation known as Millennials and see the lights of Vancouver.moreless
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2010
    Tuesday, February 23, 2010
    Episode 02.22.10
    Congress gets its first crack at embattled automaker Toyota over problems with uncontrolled acceleration. Also on the program, we get the latest on gays and lesbians in the military and the response from the Pentagon. Also, the Supreme Court gears up for a case that pits national security against freedom of speech, and finally we take an intimate look at a family redefined.moreless
  • Friday, February 5, 2010
    Friday, February 5, 2010
    Episode 02.04.10
    The economy shed 20,000 jobs last month, but there were new signs of growth as unemployment in the U.S. dips down to 9.7 percent. Also on the program, a look at the growing costs of health care and Shields and Brooks assess the power shifts on Capitol Hill. Finally, a Reagan adviser backs the budget reforms laid out by President Obma and a Haitian poet reflects on the earthquake.moreless
  • Thursday, February 4, 2010
    Thursday, February 4, 2010
    Episode 02.04.10
    Tonight on the program, the U.S. Senate welcomes a new member as Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown is officially confirmed to fill the seat of the late Edward Kennedy. Also, Toyota faces a federal probe over brake problems in the Prius and Ray Suarez returns from his reporting trip to Haiti. Finally, Paul Solman looks to make sense of the economy with stand-up comedy.moreless
  • Thursday, January 21, 2010
    Thursday, January 21, 2010
    Episode 01.20.10
    In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court overturns decades of limits on corporate and labor union campaign contributions. We take a look at what the decision will mean for political campaigns in the future. Also on the program, we sit down with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and get the latest on the ongoing recovery efforts in Haiti.moreless
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2010
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010
    Episode 01.19.10
    Political shockwaves rippled outward from Massachusetts today as Republican Scott Brown won a special senate election to fill the seat vacated by the late Edward Kennedy. Also on the program, aftershocks rock Haiti and the New York Times announces it will begin charging for their online content. Finally, TSA looks into new screening techniques at airports to prevent terrorism.moreless
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2010
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010
    Episode 01.18.10
    Tonight on the program, we look at the high-profile role the U.S. Military is playing in the relief effort in Haiti as the pleas for quick action grow more urgent. Also, a report on the competition states are having over education money about to become available through the federal stimulus and experts weigh in on the successes and failures of President Obama after his first year in office.moreless
  • Monday, January 18, 2010
    Monday, January 18, 2010
    Episode 01.17.10
    More troops and more aid reach Haiti, but many remain desperate as distribution problems and fears of violence persist. Also on the program, we speak with the U.S. Ambassador to Haiti and get a report on how text messaging is helping to raise big donations for survivors. Finally, a surprising Senate race goes down to the wire and a look at the movement sparked by the civil rights era.moreless
  • Friday, January 15, 2010
    Friday, January 15, 2010
    Episode 01.15.10
    Tonight on the program, death toll estimates in Haiti more than double as survivors appeal to the world for relief. Also, we talk to the Haitian ambassador to the U.S. and find out how humanitarian organizations are struggling to get relief to survivors. Finally, we look at a closer than expected Senate race in Massachusetts and get the analysis of Shields and Brooks.moreless
  • Thursday, January 14, 2010
    Thursday, January 14, 2010
    Episode 01.14.10
    Tonight on the program, former President Clinton talks to Jim Lehrer about the international effort aimed at helping Haiti recover from their devastating earthquake. Also, we get a report on Haitian-Americans and how they are coping with uncertainties and communication difficulties. Finally, President Obama announces a tax on banks to recoup TARP funds.moreless
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2010
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010
    Episode 01.12.10
    Tonight on the program, thousands are feared dead in Haiti after an earthquake leveled infrastructure and left much of the country in ruins. We get perspectives from a journalist in Port-au-Prince, a United Nations staffer in charge of humanitarian efforts and recap day one after the quake. Also, Congress presses bankers for answers to crisis and Google threatens to pullout from China.moreless
  • Friday, January 22, 2010
    Friday, January 22, 2010
    Episode 01.21.10
    Tonight on the program, we get a report from a hospital in the Dominican Republic where many Haitians have fled across the border in hopes of survival. Also, we look at the remarkable week in politics with Wall Street Journal economics editor David Wessel and hear the analysis of columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks. Finally, the growing U.S.-China dispute over free access to the Internet.moreless
  • Monday, January 25, 2010
    Monday, January 25, 2010
    Episode 01.24.10
    President Obama offers a small peak into what he is expected to say at the State of the Union address on Wednesday. Also on the program, Ray Suarez reports on the obstacles facing U.N. workers in Haiti, and we take a look at the evolving nature of al-Qaida. Finally, the growing threat of Asian carp in the Great Lakes and we explore the links between music and politics in Russia.moreless
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2010
    Tuesday, January 26, 2010
    Episode 01.25.10
    The deficit takes center stage as the CBO warns that rising federal debt could strangle the economy. Also on the program, we get reactions from lawmakers to an expected spending freeze on some federal programs and look at the state of health care in the battered nation of Haiti. Finally, the U.S. government gets a failing grade for its ability to respond to a WMD attack.moreless
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2010
    Wednesday, February 3, 2010
    Episode 02.02.10
    The Obama administration steps up its defense of how it handles terror cases as the suspect in the attempted Christmas Day bombing incident speaks to authorities again. Also, Haiti scrambles to find shelter for quake survivors and we get two perspectives on how the White House plans to help small businesses. Finally, a story of how theatre is helping soldiers cope with PTSD.moreless
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2010
    Tuesday, February 2, 2010
    Episode 02.01.10
    Civilian and uniformed leaders weigh in on lifting the ban on gays in the U.S. military at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. Also on the program, we look at the future of NASA in light of the proposed FY 2011 fiscal budget and three weeks after the earthquake in Haiti, the U.N. says the situation remains volatile. Finally, a look at how technology is reshaping warfare.moreless
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    Monday, February 1, 2010
    Episode 10.31.10
    President Obama pitches a 2011 budget. Toyota finds a fix for faulty gas pedals. In Haiti, aid workers worry about adoptions after Americans are detained. And medical marijuana comes in for regulation. Finally, a former CIA operative talks about leaderless al-Qaida.
  • Friday, January 29, 2010
    Friday, January 29, 2010
    Episode 01.29.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama meets with Congressional Republicans today in Baltimore to discuss political differences in a rare debate. Also, we get the analysis of Shields and Brooks and officials contemplate moving the trial of the alleged 9/11 mastermind out of New York City. Finally, Ray Suarez reports on the brutally simple realities of the economy in Haiti.moreless
  • Thursday, January 28, 2010
    Thursday, January 28, 2010
    Episode 01.27.10
    President Obama hits the road to test out his new focus on jobs and the economy. Also on the program, we get four takes on the State of the Union address and what it means for the Obama administration going forward. Also, Ben Bernanke is confirmed for a second term at the Fed and we hear from the President of Haiti on how the struggling nation is coping. Finally, author J.D. Salinger dies at 91.moreless
  • Wednesday, January 27, 2010
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010
    Episode 01.26.10
    President Obama prepares to deliver his first State of the Union address tonight. Also on the program, an interview with White House adviser David Axelrod, the analysis of Shields and Brooks and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defends the bailout of AIG on Capitol Hill. Finally, Paul Solman explains how interest rates are set, with a little help from economic country musician Merle Hazard.moreless
  • State of the Union
    State of the Union
    Episode 01.27.10
    President Obama addressed issues of the economy, foreign policy and health care during his State of the Union address, while acknowledging the criticism he has faced in recent weeks
  • Thursday, March 4, 2010
    Thursday, March 4, 2010
    Episode 03.04.10
    Bombs rip through parts of Baghdad as early voting begins for parliamentary elections set for Sunday. Also on the program, we look at the latest clash between education reform plans and teachers unions and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Latin America with new goals in mind. Finally, an Academy-Award nominee draws the ire of veterans and a report on religious tensions in Egypt.moreless
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2010
    Wednesday, April 14, 2010
    Episode 04.13.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama steps up the pressure for major reforms in regulating the financial industry as resistance mounts from G.O.P. leaders. Also, Attorney General Eric Holder gets a Senate grilling over the war on terror and the investigation continues into the mine tragedy in West Virginia and we get a report on the sanitation efforts in Kenya.moreless
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2010
    Tuesday, April 13, 2010
    Episode 04.12.10
    Tonight on the program, the global nuclear security summit wraps up with a pledge to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terror groups. Also, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher explains the pact. Finally, we take a look at why health reform remains a hot topic in Florida and U.S. banking chiefs express concerns over mortgage relief programs.moreless
  • Monday, April 12, 2010
    Monday, April 12, 2010
    Episode 04.12.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama plays host to dozens of world leaders at a world summit addressing nuclear weapons. Jim Lehrer sits down with summit organizers Madeleine Albright and Brent Scrowcroft, and Poland mourns for leaders killed over the weekend in a plane crash. Also, Paul Solman reports on foreclosures in Florida and we begin our spotlight on the city of Tampa Bay.moreless
  • Friday, April 9, 2010
    Friday, April 9, 2010
    Episode 04.08.10
    Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announces his retirement. Also on the program, former executives from housing giant Fannie Mae go before Congress to explain their actions in the lead up to the financial crisis and we get the second report on how voters are viewing the new health care law. Finally, columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus sort through the top political stories of the week.moreless
  • Thursday, April 8, 2010
    Thursday, April 8, 2010
    Episode 04.07.10
    Tonight on the program, after Russia and the U.S. formalize the most sweeping nuclear arms deal in a generation, we get feedback from Senators Dianne Feinstein and Jon Kyl. Also, we get the latest on the violent uprising in Kyrgyzstan and explore the roots of the financial crisis. Finally, voters react to the new health care law and media frenzy surrounds the return of Tiger Woods to golf.moreless
  • Wednesday, April 7, 2010
    Wednesday, April 7, 2010
    Episode 04.06.10
    The Upper Big Branch Coal Mine in West Virginia remains the scene of anxious activity as rescue crews continue their search for four missing miners. Also on the program, turmoil erupts in Kyrgyzstan and we get an update on the effort to change troubled schools in New Orleans. Finally, we look at the implications of a court decision on regulating the Internet and hear a success story out of Africa.moreless
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2010
    Tuesday, April 6, 2010
    Episode 04.05.10
    Tonight on the program, officials in West Virginia say the effort to find four missing coal miners will take time as the death toll rises to 25 after an explosion on Monday. Also, the Obama administration rolls out its nuclear weapons strategy and Paul Solman reports on the movement to move money out of big banks and into smaller ones. Finally, we get an update on the uptick of violence in Iraq.moreless
  • Thursday, April 15, 2010
    Thursday, April 15, 2010
    Episode 04.15.10
    Tonight on the program, an erupting volcano in Iceland halts air traffic across much of Europe and the deadline for paying income taxes sparks protests against government spending. Also, voters voice frustration on economic woes and partisan politics in Tampa and we get a report on why money is not always the best motivation for workers. Finally, we look at an American-style debate in the U.K.moreless
  • Friday, April 16, 2010
    Friday, April 16, 2010
    Episode 04.15.10
    After the federal government charges Goldman Sachs with fraud, we look at the possible fallout for the economy and the investment firm. Also on the program, we wrap a week of Spotlight City reports from Tampa by looking at the heated G.O.P. Senate primary in Florida and get the analysis of Shields and Brooks. Finally, the latest on the volcanic ash in Europe and protests rage on in Thailand.moreless
  • Monday, April 19, 2010
    Monday, April 19, 2010
    Episode 04.18.10
    Airlines and stranded passengers across Europe press for action to get flights moving again. Also, the Supreme Court hears arguments in two major cases involving religion and text messaging and a look at how Catholics in Denver are responding to the troubles of their church. Finally, we get an update on the legal troubles for Goldman Sachs and remember the Oklahoma City bombing 15 years later.moreless
  • Monday, May 3, 2010
    Monday, May 3, 2010
    Episode 05.02.10
    As talks proceed on how to halt a huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, we look at the future and political impacts of offshore drilling. Also on the program, law enforcement officials say they have solid leads in the failed New York City bomb plot and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad goes to the U.N. Finally, we get the latest on an airline merger and Poland looks to rebuild from tragedy.moreless
  • Friday, April 30, 2010
    Friday, April 30, 2010
    Episode 04.29.10
    Oil threatens the Louisiana coast. In Arkansas, a senate race tightens. Shields and Brooks examine the week's news. And we look back at the end of the Vietnam War.
  • Tuesday, April 27, 2010
    Tuesday, April 27, 2010
    Episode 04.27.10
    Tonight on the program, leaders of Goldman Sachs are called to the U.S. Capitol to account for their actions prior to the financial crisis. Also, Margaret Warner sits down for an exclusive interview with Cardinal William Levada from the Vatican on the church abuse scandal and a report on Vietnamese Americans returning home 35 years after the war. Finally, we update the debt crisis in Greece.moreless
  • Monday, April 26, 2010
    Monday, April 26, 2010
    Episode 04.25.10
    Tonight on the program, a deep water oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico moves closer to U.S. shores as crews race to limit its environmental impact. Also, internal e-mails shed light on how Goldman Sachs made money during the financial crisis and Democrats and Republicans lock horns over financial reform legislation. Finally, Natalie Merchant melds classic poetry with song for her latest album.moreless
  • Friday, April 23, 2010
    Friday, April 23, 2010
    Episode 04.22.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama calls for immigration reform after Arizona enacts stricter laws against illegal aliens. Also, the resignation of another Catholic bishop caps a tumultuous week for the Vatican and we get the weekly analysis of columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks. And finally, we look at a Pulitzer-prize winning cartoonist whose satire is drawn online.moreless
  • Thursday, April 22, 2010
    Thursday, April 22, 2010
    Episode 04.21.10
    President Obama travels to Wall Street, urging common sense reforms that he says would root out problems that led to the financial crisis. Also on the program, we sit down with White House economic adviser Larry Summers; get an update on the election in Great Britain and hear the latest on Americans facing trial in Pakistan. Finally, a look at hunger in Ethiopia and Shaq attacks the art world.moreless
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2010
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010
    Episode 04.20.10
    Hints of compromise emerge from Washington as financial regulatory reform makes slight progress in the U.S. Senate. Also on the program, we get an update on the Icelandic volcano continuing to disrupt European travelers and President Obama launches his search for a new Supreme Court justice. Finally, Congress takes aim at the F-35 and we examine the long road back for G.M.moreless
  • Monday, April 5, 2010
    Monday, April 5, 2010
    Episode 04.04.10
    A deadly series of bombings rock northwest Pakistan, including an assault on the U.S. consulate in Peshawar. Also on the program, Vatican officials remain on the defensive over allegations of sexual abuse in the church and we examine what the iPad and a slump in Silicon Valley could mean for the future of technology. Finally, a documentary looks to unlock Arab stories in the Holocaust.moreless
  • Friday, April 2, 2010
    Friday, April 2, 2010
    Episode 04.01.10
    Tonight on the program, the U.S. economy shows new signs of life as the latest job numbers indicate that employers added 162,000 jobs in March. Also, we look at the struggle for state governments to pay unemployment benefits and get a report on the ongoing legal battle over who owns genetic research. Finally, we hear the analysis of columnists Mark Shield and David Brooks.moreless
  • Monday, March 22, 2010
    Monday, March 22, 2010
    Episode 03.21.10
    Democrats celebrate after the House passes health care reform, shifting the focus back to the Senate for another round in a long political fight. Also, White House adviser David Axelrod describes the mood inside the Obama Administration and Margaret Warner reports from Yemen. Finally, the debate over immigration reignites and two former presidents visit Haiti to aid in rebuilding.moreless
  • Thursday, April 1, 2010
    Thursday, April 1, 2010
    Episode 03.31.10
    Jim Lehrer talks to National Security Advisor, Retired U.S. Marine General Jim Jones about his recent trip to Afghanistan and charges of corruption inside the Karzai government. Also, legal challenges begin to mount over the constitutionality of the new health care reform law and we get a report on how Peru is fighting AIDS. Finally, poet David Mason reflects on a violent labor struggle.moreless
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2010
    Wednesday, March 31, 2010
    Episode 03.30.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama ends a 20 year-old ban on offshore drilling. We talk to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Sen. Ben Cardin about both the policy and politics of the move and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice discusses the ongoing humanitarian effort in Haiti. Finally, we look at maternal death rates in Peru and hear from the man in charge of counting heads in America.moreless
  • Tuesday, March 30, 2010
    Tuesday, March 30, 2010
    Episode 03.29.10
    President Obama checks off two major domestic agenda items with a single signature, finishing up work on health care reform and revamping student lending. Also on the program, we explore the economy in Peru and hear how the White House plans to deal with corruption in Afghanistan. Finally, we get a story from NPR and Frontline on a Haitian tradition still thriving after the earthquake.moreless
  • Friday, March 26, 2010
    Friday, March 26, 2010
    Episode 03.25.10
    President Obama and Russian President Medvedev finalize an agreement to slash nuclear arsenals by a third and we discuss the final vote tallies in the parliamentary election in Iraq. Also on the program, Margaret Warner reports from Yemen on a popular leafy narcotic and we get an update on allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church. Finally, we the analysis of Shields and Brooks.moreless
  • Thursday, March 25, 2010
    Thursday, March 25, 2010
    Episode 03.24.10
    The U.S. Senate passes a bill reshaping parts of the new health care law, sending it back to the House for a final approval. Also, we sit down with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and get the views of GOP Congressman Mike Pence. Finally, we have an update on the ongoing foreclosure crisis and Margaret Warner interviews the President of Yemen on how his country is handling terrorism.moreless
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2010
    Wednesday, March 24, 2010
    Episode 03.23.10
    Senate Democrats move to finish work on a package of changes to the new health care reform law. Also on the program, an interview with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Margaret Warner reports from Yemen on the fight against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Finally, we get the latest from the pay czar on executive compensation and author Michael Lewis takes on Wall Street.moreless
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2010
    Tuesday, March 23, 2010
    Episode 03.22.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama signs health care reform into law, as the Senate begins considering a package of revisions to the legislation. We get the Republican perspective from Sen. Jon Kyl and have the latest on the growing feud between Google and China. Finally, GOP contenders take aim at Sen. Barbara Boxer in California and relations between the U.S. and Israel remain strained.moreless
  • Monday, January 11, 2010
    Monday, January 11, 2010
    Episode 01.11.10
    Tonight on the program, the legal battle over gay marriage in California reaches a federal court and the Supreme Court revisits a clause about confrontation in the courtroom. Also, Senate Democrats wrangle over taxing high-value insurance plans and late night comedy braces for another shakeup. Finally, we get a report on a fragile state looking to rebound with the help of the private sector.moreless
  • Friday, January 8, 2010
    Friday, January 8, 2010
    Episode 01.07.10
    More Americans are losing jobs and even more are giving up hope on finding them, according to the latest unemployment report. Also on the program, we look at the arraignment of the Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day and examine how well intelligence is being gathered. Finally, Shields and Brooks assess retirements in the U.S. Senate and review the week.moreless
  • Thursday, January 7, 2010
    Thursday, January 7, 2010
    Episode 01.06.10
    The official story of how the airline bomb plot eluded U.S. security is made public and President Obama orders changes on how to handle future threats. Also on the program, health officials continue the fight against the H1N1 flu and we examine the relationship between violence and professional sports. Finally, we take a look at the influence of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.moreless
  • Wednesday, January 6, 2010
    Wednesday, January 6, 2010
    Episode 01.06.10
    Tonight on the program, two veteran Democratic senators announce they be stepping down after this year. Also, we examine how President Obama has handled crises in his first year and take a closer look at what the Yemen terrorism connections mean for Guantanamo detainees. And finally we profile the man being dubbed the new arts chief of Washington.moreless
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010
    Episode 01.05.10
    President Obama tells U.S. security chiefs that an attempted airliner bomb attack was the result of a screw up by intelligence agencies. Also on the program, an alleged double agent in the CIA is believed to have been the suicide bomber in Afghanistan last week, and we examine whether 2010 could bring yet another economic recession. Finally, National Geographic uncovers treasures close to home.moreless
  • Friday, January 1, 2010
    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Episode 12.31.09
    Tonight on the program, on the first day of the new-year a suicide bomber kills dozens at a volleyball tournament in Pakistan. Also, Pope Benedict urges people to change their lifestyles and thousands line the streets of Pasadena, California, for the annual Rose Parade. Finally, we take a look at the new laws that will take affect in 2010 and the analysis of Shields and Brooks.moreless
  • Monday, January 4, 2010
    Monday, January 4, 2010
    Episode 01.04.10
    More fallout from the attempted Christmas Day attack on a Detroit-bound airliner as U.S. officials expand lists of potential terror suspects. Also on the program, we get a closer look as to why Yemen is the focus of intelligence efforts and get the latest on the disarray in the Afghan government. Finally, we look at an incredible dancer and peer into the future of technology.moreless
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2010
    Tuesday, May 4, 2010
    Episode 05.03.10
    A flurry of action brings the Times Square bombing investigation to a head as the prime suspect appears in federal court in New York City. Also, oil cleanup crews in the Gulf of Mexico get reprieve from the weather and we get a report on how Republicans are using the Internet to attract voters. Finally, what a Greek bailout could mean for the global economy.moreless
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2010
    Wednesday, May 5, 2010
    Episode 05.04.10
    Tonight on the program, federal investigators pursue answers in the Times Square bomb plot even as questions arise about the pursuit and capture of the prime suspect. Also, we get an update on the efforts to contain and cleanup the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and economic protests in Greece turn deadly. Finally, we examine the close race in Britain on the eve of the election.moreless
  • Thursday, May 6, 2010
    Thursday, May 6, 2010
    Episode 05.06.10
    The U.S. stock market goes into a freefall and then pulls itself back by the end of trading, capping one of its wildest days ever. We talk to reporters and economists about the reasons behind the plunge. Also, we get updates on the failed Times Square bombing and the oil spill in the Gulf. Finally, voters in Britain head to the polls and Enron the musical meets a similar fate as its subject.moreless
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2010
    Tonight on the program, as President Obama wraps a three-day, four-state campaign tour, we'll look at where younger voters stand in this midterm election. Then, a terror plot uncovered in Europe, China flexes its economic and military muscles, Robert Reich talks Bush-era tax cuts, and Pakistan flood victims struggle to get aid.moreless
  • Tuesday, September 28, 2010
    Tuesday, September 28, 2010
    Episode 09.28.10
    Tonight on the program, we weigh the pluses and minuses of home ownership and examine the record income gap between the richest and poorest U.S. citizens. Also, a new survey shows that Americans knowledge of their religion, and others, is somewhat lacking. Finally, we report on the effort to raise college graduation rates for minorities and Kim Jong-il gives his son his first public title.moreless
  • Monday, September 27, 2010
    Monday, September 27, 2010
    Episode 09.27.10
    Tonight on the program, a moratorium on Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank lapses and leaves the future of the Mideast peace talks up in the air. Also, we examine a proposal to expand the power of the government to monitor Internet communications and get a report on the gypsy culture of France. Finally, a look at a merger Southwest Airlines is eyeing and the poetry of Benjamin Saenz.moreless
  • Friday, September 24, 2010
    Friday, September 24, 2010
    Episode 09.24.10
    Tonight on the program, we look at how Democrats in Washington are grappling with how to handle Bush-era tax cuts five weeks before the midterm elections. Also, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan sits down with Jeffrey Brown and Margaret Warner examines the new coalition government in the U.K. Finally, the analysis of Shields and Gerson and a look at the man behind Facebook.moreless
  • Thursday, September 23, 2010
    Thursday, September 23, 2010
    Episode 09.23.10
    Tonight on the program, Congressional Republicans go public with their policy goals if they win control of the House in November. Also, Margaret Warner recaps a busy day at the U.N. General Assembly and we examine the recent developments in the field of biomedical research. Finally, Jeffrey Brown talks to author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson about her new book on the Great Migration.moreless
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2010
    Tonight on the program, six months after President Obama signed health care reform into law, big changes are set to take effect in the coming days. Also, we sit down with former President Bill Clinton to discuss Democratic strategy ahead of the Midterm Elections. Finally, Tom Bearden reports on soil erosion along the Gulf Coast and we have a book conversation with author Gary Shteyngart.moreless
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2010
    Tuesday, September 21, 2010
    Episode 09.21.10
    Tonight on the program, a vote in the U.S. Senate means the ban on gays in the military will stand at least for now. Also, we examine the dangers of distracted driving with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and look at the debate over paying teachers based on performance. Finally, we compare GOP and Democratic fundraising totals and report on how economic sanctions are impacting Iran.moreless
  • Friday, October 1, 2010
    Friday, October 1, 2010
    Episode 10.01.10
    Tonight on the program, political editor David Chalian walks through the changes in the president's inner circle now that Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has officially resigned. Then, social media leads to the suicide of a Rutgers student, Bosnia prepares for elections, Mark Shields and Michael Gerson, and a powerful computer virus attacks Iran's nuclear facilities.moreless
  • Thursday, September 30, 2010
    Thursday, September 30, 2010
    Episode 09.30.10
    Tonight on the program, we begin with analysis of the plan proposed by insurance giant A.I.G. and the U.S. Treasury to repay the more than $100 Billion in federal bailout money. Then, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, mass transit comes to rural Mississippi, Johnson and Johnson faces recall questions, and foreign writers get a room of their own in Pittsburgh.moreless
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2010
    Tuesday, October 5, 2010
    Episode 10.05.10
    Tonight on the program, we have details on the Times Square attempted bomber's sentencing, Wisconsin's close Senate race, the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics, more money for job training at community colleges, Middle East water disputes and what Elizabeth Warren's plans are for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • Friday, October 15, 2010
    Friday, October 15, 2010
    Episode 10.15.10
    On the heels of news Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may take new steps to lift up the sluggish economy, we'll look at the options available. Then, two perspectives on the Afghan war strategy, the U.N. investigates rape in Congo, Florida's three-way Senate race, and the analysis of Shields and Brooks.moreless
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2010
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010
    Episode 10.13.10
    Washington, D.C.'s embattled school chancellor Michelle Rhee announced Wednesday that she is stepping down from her post. The NewsHour and correspondent John Merrow have been chronicling the challenges facing the District's children and Rhee for almost the entire time she has been in the position.
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2010
    Tuesday, October 12, 2010
    Episode 10.12.10
    The world is waiting and watching for news of the rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners. We'll update the story. Then, Marcia Coyle on the latest Supreme Court arguments; a report on flood aid to Pakistan; a look at the lifting of a ban on deep water oil drilling; Ray Suarez reports on religion in America; and author Jonathan Franzen discusses his new book.moreless
  • Monday, October 11, 2010
    Monday, October 11, 2010
    Episode 10.11.10
    We start Monday's broadcast with a look at the latest fallout from the foreclosure crisis. Then, a closer look at campaign spending by outside groups in the midterms; an update on efforts to free trapped Chilean miners; Paul Solman talks to "American Grace" author Robert Putnam; and a closer look at the winners of the Nobel prize in economics.moreless
  • Friday, October 8, 2010
    Friday, October 8, 2010
    Episode 10.08.10
    We'll have analysis of today's jobs report and its implications for the midterm elections. Then, imprisoned human rights activist Liu Xiaobo wins the Nobel Peace Prize, a look at the California gubernatorial race, new plans to rescue 33 trapped Chilean miners, Shields and Brooks, and a former student and teacher create Pulitzer-winning music.moreless
  • Thursday, October 7, 2010
    Thursday, October 7, 2010
    Episode 10.07.10
    Tonight on the program, we have more on reported talks seeking an end to the Afghan war, a look at Kentucky's Senate race, details of a new report on the government's oil spill response, an update on Hungary's toxic spill, a report on Pakistani schools' troubles and an interview with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.moreless
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2010
    Wednesday, October 6, 2010
    Episode 10.06.10
    Tonight on the program, we get details on the Supreme Court arguments weighing freedom of speech vs. privacy rights, an update on U.S.-Pakistani relations, a look at some foreclosures being halted and an outline of goals for young GOP Congressmen.
  • Monday, September 20, 2010
    Monday, September 20, 2010
    Episode 09.20.10
    Tonight on the program, the vote count is underway in Afghanistan as the country selects a new Parliament. Also, we speak to retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen after BP and the U.S. government concludes that the Macondo Well is sealed. Finally, we examine the safety of genetically engineered food; report on the weekend trip to Iowa by Sarah Palin and update the violent situation in Mexico.moreless
  • Friday, September 17, 2010
    Friday, September 17, 2010
    Episode 09.17.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama appoints Elizabeth Warren to oversee a new Wall Street oversight agency. Also, Afghanistan prepares for another election and we get a glimpse of what the war looks like to U.S. soldiers fighting on the ground. Finally, we examine the latest round of Mideast peace talks and get the weekly analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks.moreless
  • Thursday, September 2, 2010
    Thursday, September 2, 2010
    Episode 09.02.10
    Tonight on the program, the East Coast keeps a weather eye on the sea as it waits for the arrival of Hurricane Earl. Also, we look at the resumption of peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders and Margaret Warner reports from Baghdad about the political stalemate in Iraq. Finally, we examine how recent Supreme Court rulings limiting gun control laws are playing out in California.moreless
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2010
    Wednesday, September 1, 2010
    Episode 09.01.10
    Tonight on the program, as the U.S. moves into what is planned as its final military phase in Iraq, Margaret Warner sits down with Vice President Joe Biden. Also, Israeli and Palestinian leaders return to Washington in search of common ground and we get a report on the questions surrounding regulations at the FDA. Finally, we get an update on Hurricane Earl.moreless
  • Tuesday, August 31, 2010
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010
    Episode 08.31.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama marks his pledge to end combat operations in Iraq in an address to the nation. Also, we get the analysis of Shields and Brooks on the drawdown, Margaret Warner talks to Iraqis about how safe they feel in their country and we get an update on the arrest of an alleged drug lord in Mexico. Finally, we profile a New Orleans musician five years after Katrina.moreless
  • Monday, August 30, 2010
    Monday, August 30, 2010
    Episode 08.30.10
    Tonight on the program, the latest casualty numbers out of Afghanistan are grim after a series of new attacks by insurgents killed 14 troops. Also, we preview the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq and hear what President Obama is expected to say to mark the occasion. Finally, a look at who attended the Glenn Beck rally Saturday and how the Emmy Awards reflect the changing landscape of T.V.moreless
  • Friday, August 27, 2010
    Friday, August 27, 2010
    Episode 08.27.10
    Tonight on the program, new signs of a prolonged economic slowdown emerge, even as the Federal Reserve says they are prepared to take further measures. Also, we update the ongoing catastrophe in Pakistan and Margaret Warner reports from Iraq. Finally, we revisit New Orleans five years after Hurricane Katrina and get the weekly analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks.moreless
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2010
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
    Episode 08.24.10
    Tonight on the program, home sales drop to their lowest level in more than a decade, causing a larger-than-expected drop on Wall Street. Also, we examine the fallout from a ruling to halt the funding of embryonic stem cell research and continue the rolling debate over how Muslims are perceived in America. Finally, a Midwestern museum presents a new face of art and nature.moreless
  • Friday, September, 3, 2010
    Friday, September, 3, 2010
    Episode 09.03.10
    Tonight on the program, the August jobs report turns out a mixed bag of results and we speak with White House Chair of Economic Advisers Christina Romer. Also, Paul Solman reports on the rise of burned-out workers and Margaret Warner examines the state of electricity in Iraq. Finally, we take a look at how the shrimp industry has been effected by the Gulf oil spill.moreless
  • Monday, September 6, 2010
    Monday, September 6, 2010
    Episode 9.06.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama spends Labor Day at rally with union members in the Midwest and unveils a new plan to promote job growth. Also, Judy Woodruff talks to reporters across the country about the upcoming midterm elections and we take two looks at the flooding and devastation in Pakistan. Finally, we get a report on how Iraqi refugees in neighboring Jordan are coping.moreless
  • Tuesday, September 7, 2010
    Tuesday, September 7, 2010
    Episode 09.07.10
    Tonight on the program, two new polls show Democrats in deep trouble with midterm elections less than two months away. Also, Tom Bearden reports from Chile on how the trapped miners are coping after more than a month in confinement and anti-Muslim rhetoric from a pastor of a small town in Florida sparks concern around the world. Finally, we examine what is behind the Craigslist story.moreless
  • Thursday, September 16, 2010
    Thursday, September 16, 2010
    Episode 09.16.10
    Tonight on the program, a rise in poverty underscores the depths of the recession as new data gives conflicting signals about what lies ahead for the U.S. economy. Also, the Castro brothers make drastic changes in Cuba and we get a story on health care for the working poor in New Orleans. Finally, we have a book conversation with Arianna Huffington and profile the legendary Herbie Hancock.moreless
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2010
    Tonight on the program, primary elections end with another set of surprises in a year of upsets. Political editor David Chalian sorts out the winners and losers. Also, drug turmoil casts a shadow on the celebration Mexico is beginning for its bicentennial and we get an update on the flooding in Pakistan. Finally, a famed Civil Rights photographer appears to have also done double duty for the FBI.moreless
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2010
    Tuesday, September 14, 2010
    Episode 09.14.10
    Tonight on the program, freedom comes for a California woman held in Iran for 410 days after being accused of spying with two other Americans. Also, we sit down with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to talk Mideast peace and we get the perspective of an Israeli businessman. Finally, we examine the continuing fallout over the new health care reform law and profile Austin Kleon.moreless
  • Monday, September 13, 2010
    Monday, September 13, 2010
    Episode 09.13.10
    Tonight on the program, the political twists and turns over tax cuts is all the talk in Washington but middle ground proves elusive for lawmakers. Also, we examine the global banking system and its troubles in the past with Lehman Brothers and we get an update on the trapped Chilean miners. Finally, a grim look at rap and war in the Congo and how U.S. vets try to relax after combat tours.moreless
  • Friday, September 10, 2010
    Friday, September 10, 2010
    Episode 09.10.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama holds a television press conference and takes questions on the economy, Middle East and religious tensions. Also, nine years after 9/11 we examine the national conversation around tolerance, trust and cultural values. Finally, we look at how wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are being cared for and get the analysis of Shields and Brooks.moreless
  • Thursday, September 9, 2010
    Thursday, September 9, 2010
    Episode 09.09.10
    Tonight on the program, a Florida minister suspends his plan to burn Qurans to mark the anniversary of 9/11 and says he is seeking a deal to move a planned Islamic center near Ground Zero. Also, we look at how Bush era tax cuts are looming large in midterm politics and examine corruption in the Afghan banking system. Finally, we get a report on vets with brain injuries and talk to Dick Armey.moreless
  • Wednesday, September 8, 2010
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010
    Episode 09.08.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama accuses the GOP of being fiscally irresponsible but admits that his own policies have not worked as fast as he hoped. Also, we sit down with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Illinois Rep. Peter Roskam to get their takes on the latest economic news. Finally, we get an update on the trapped miners in Chile and examine the population boom in Bangladesh.moreless
  • Monday, October 18, 2010
    Monday, October 18, 2010
    Episode 10.18.10
    We'll take a look at efforts by both parties to get voters to the polls Nov. 2. Then, Judy Woodruff reports on the race between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle in Nevada, Facebook faces more criticism for privacy violations, Pakistani flood victims fight for basic aid, and ethnic tensions erupt in Sudan.moreless
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2010
    Tuesday, October 19, 2010
    Episode 10.19.10
    We get updates on protests in France, a study on women who use post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy and their risk for cancer, and deadly attacks in Chechnya. We also have reports on a group that helps families stay in their homes, the former World Bank president's new memoir and a preview of a Frontline report on a possibly innocent man being executed.moreless
  • Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010
    Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010
    Episode 11.30.10
    Jim Lehrer talks to the two chairmen of the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" study and White House senior adviser David Axelrod talks to Judy Woodruff about the president's approach to a new GOP-controlled House.
  • Monday, Nov. 29, 2010
    Monday, Nov. 29, 2010
    Episode 11.29.10
    Tonight on the program, we take a closer look at what the WikiLeaks release of classified State Department documents means for U.S. interests abroad, fraud allegations after Sunday's presidential vote in Haiti, and the Oregon bomb plot that is highlighting the dangers of homegrown terror.
  • Friday, Nov. 26, 2010
    Friday, Nov. 26, 2010
    Episode 11.26.10
    Consumer spending on Black Friday, new questions about cyber security, Haiti prepares for presidential elections and columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the week's news.
  • PBS NewsHour Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010
    As tradition goes, Americans celebrated Thanksgiving with a big meal, football and parades. U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan took a brief pause to recognize the holiday and some were lucky enough to return home to see their families. Ray Suarez covers the celebrations around the world.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010
    Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010
    Episode 11.24.10
    Travelers have an easier day than expected, U.S. faces tough choices on response to crisis on the Korean Peninsula, and Ray Suarez looks at the link between childhood disease and intelligence.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010
    Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010
    Episode 11.23.10
    Artillery attack fuels tensions on the Korean Peninsula, looking at financial reform law, fighting HIV in Mozambique.
  • Monday, Nov. 22, 2010
    Monday, Nov. 22, 2010
    Episode 11.22.10
    Tonight on the program, Ireland accepts a massive financial bailout and new airport security measures complicate holiday travel. Finally, Ray Suarez reports from Mozambique.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010
    Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010
    Episode 12.01.10
    On Wednesday's NewsHour, a look at a flurry of deal making on Capitol Hill and an interview with the chairs of the president's deficit commission, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson.
  • Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010
    Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010
    Episode 12.02.10
    After clearing the House, a tax cut measure aimed at the middle class appears headed for Senate blockage. Debate continues on gays in the military and Charles Rangel is censured by his colleagues. We take a look at the science and superstition behind a volcano in Indonesia and newly released Federal Reserve documents reveal more about the massive effort to save the economy.moreless
  • Friday, December 3, 2010
    Friday, December 3, 2010
    Episode 12.03.10
    Tonight on the program, columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus sort through the top political headlines, we examine the November job numbers, the future of "don't ask, don't tell" and President Obama makes a surprise trip to Afghanistan.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010
    Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010
    Episode 12.14.10
    A look at the life and career of Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, new data on teen druge use, and a look at a unique teacher evaluation program.
  • Monday, Dec. 13, 2010
    Monday, Dec. 13, 2010
    Episode 12.13.10
    A closer look at the Virginia ruling on the health reform law, the increasing cybersecurity risks in light of recent attacks, and a new 'No Labels' group fighting polarization in Washington.
  • Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010
    Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010
    Episode 12.09.10
    Tonight on the program, a look at the ongoing political battle over tax cuts, Haiti's post-election violence and how dancing can help patients with Parkinson's disease.
  • Friday, December 10, 2010
    Friday, December 10, 2010
    Episode 12.10.10
    Tonight on the program, the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in absentia, a closer look at China-U.S. relations and Mark Shields and David Brooks on President Obama's tax cut compromise.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
    Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
    Episode 12.08.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama steps up pressure on disgruntled Democrats to get behind the tax cut deal he struck with GOP lawmakers earlier in the week. Also, we have two stories on immigration policy in the U.S. and the controversial website WikiLeaks finds itself the target of cyber attacks. Finally, Jeffrey Brown profiles Stephen Sondheim.moreless
  • Monday, Dec. 6, 2010
    Monday, Dec. 6, 2010
    Episode 12.06.03
    On Monday's NewsHour, we'll report on the tax cut debate in Congress, the legal challenge to California's gay marriage ban, new talks on Iran's nukes, former President Jimmy Carter and the sights and sounds of Gospel music.
  • Friday, Nov. 19, 2010
    Friday, Nov. 19, 2010
    Episode 11.19.10
    Tonight on the program, NATO leaders agree to a new missile defense system that could cover all of the alliance countries and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke defends the latest economic stimulus against criticism at home and abroad. Finally, the weekly analysis of Shields and Brooks.
  • Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
    Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
    Episode 11.18.10
    GM returns to Wall Street with major IPO, plus a debate over trying terror suspects in civilian courts, a report on the lack of primary care physicians and a discussion on who should share the blame for the financial crisis. Plus Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks about her successful write-in campaign.moreless
  • Monday, Nov. 1, 2010
    Monday, Nov. 1, 2010
    Episode 11.01.10
    We'll have coverage of a mail bomb in Greece that resulted in two arrests, interviews with Democratic National Committee Chair Tim Kaine and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, chairman of the Republican Governors Associatation, a look at the top ad campaigns of the 2010 midterms, and a review of airline cargo security.moreless
  • Friday, October 29, 2010
    Friday, October 29, 2010
    Episode 10.29.10
    We'll have the latest on the cargo plane out of Yemen bound for Chicago with suspicious packages on board. Then, an election update from Michigan, Shields and Brooks, and a Miles O'Brien look at efforts to build human-like robots.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010
    Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010
    Episode 10.27.10
    Candidates are giving their closing arguments during final debates and in a slew of new campaign ads: Gwen Ifill looks at the tightest races and political historians compare this midterm election to others. Then, the plight of pregnant woman caught in Pakistan's floods, France raises the retirement age, and a conversation with W.S. Merwin, the newly appointed Poet Laureate.moreless
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    Episode 10.26.10
    Afghanistan confirms payments from Iran, close Senate races, breast cancer in Bosnia, and the engineering behind the rescue of Chilean miners.
  • Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
    Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
    Episode 10.22.10
    Special U.S. representative Richard Holbrooke gives an update on U.S.-Pakistani relations, then we get views on Juan Williams' firing from NPR, and Mark Shields and David Brooks tackle the week's top political news. We also have a report on a House race in an Ohio district battered by job losses.
  • Thursday, October 21, 2010
    Thursday, October 21, 2010
    Episode 10.21.10
    We'll have the latest news on a federal appeals court's stay on a judge's order to stop the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy. Then, the latest political polls and public media journalists discuss the recession's impact on voters, a look at what is really in herbal supplements and a book conversation with Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat.moreless
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2010
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010
    Episode 10.20.10
    Tonight on the program, we speak with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan about foreclosure issues and Paul Solman reports on a firm that buys foreclosed homes and sells them back to former owners. We also have reports on Britain's austerity measures, political redistricting fights and reported peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.moreless
  • Vote 2010 Special
    Vote 2010 Special
    Episode 11.03.10
    Republicans made big midterm election gains Tuesday, capturing enough seats to take control of the House. Democrats, meanwhile, are expected to maintain an edge in the Senate.
  • Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
    Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
    Episode 11.05.10
    Tonight on the program, a breakdown of the latest job statistics, President Obama departs for a 10-day trip through Asia, violence in Kashmir and a look at a new early-detection test for lung cancer.
  • Monday, Nov. 8, 2010
    Monday, Nov. 8, 2010
    Episode 11.08.10
    Analysis of President Obama's Asia tour and India's bid to have a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council; an update on the National Oil Spill Commission's hearing with B.P., Transocean, and Halliburton officials; the future of Mideast peace talks; and an interview with Tea Party Senator-elect Mike Lee of Utah.moreless
  • Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010
    Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010
    Episode 11.17.10
    On the NewsHour this Wednesday: An update on Haiti's cholera outbreak, a look at a stalled nuclear arms treaty, a report on an unusual take on the recession in Maine, two new views on cutting the deficit and a conversation with war photographer Tim Hetherington.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010
    Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010
    Episode 11.16.10
    The latest on the investigation into foreclosure paperwork, an interview with TSA chief John Pistole, and today's Medal of Honor ceremony.
  • Monday, Nov. 15, 2010
    Monday, Nov. 15, 2010
    Episode 11.15.10
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai's controversial remarks calling for decreased U.S. involvement, and a busy day in Washington as a lame-duck Congress convenes and new members learn their way around Capitol Hill.
  • Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
    Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
    Episode 11.12.10
    Tonight on the program, the G20 Summit concludes with lingering questions over currency and trade, the Supreme Court refuses to lift the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban.
  • Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
    Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
    Episode 11.11.10
    Iraq has a new government, but how will it fare? Analysts weigh in. Then, Paul Solman explores U.S.-China currency issues; Jeffrey Brown gets three takes on a drastic plan to trim the deficit; an interview with Delaware's Sen.-Elect Chris Coons; and an update on mismarked graves at Arlington Cemetery.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010
    Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010
    Episode 11.10.10
    Tonight on the program, a bipartisan panel appointed by President Obama has recommended a no-holds-barred list of possible spending cuts and reductions in tax breaks. Jim Lehrer talks to an analysts for a look at what the proposal means for calls to trim federal spending. And world leaders arrive in South Korea for the G-20 Summit amid simmering economic tensions.moreless
  • Friday, August 20, 2010
    Friday, August 20, 2010
    Episode 08.20.10
    Mideast peace talks are set to resume. Pakistan seeks more aid after floods. Shields and Gerson talk politics. Roger Clemens faces a full count. And in Georgia, a Civil War find.
  • Thursday, August 19, 2010
    Thursday, August 19, 2010
    Episode 08.19.10
    Concerns grow over Taliban aid to flood victims in Pakistan. The last combat brigade leaves Iraq. Scientists find oil plumes in the Gulf of Mexico. Australians go to the polls. And a case for optimism.
  • Monday, June 14, 2010
    Monday, June 14, 2010
    Episode 06.13.10
    BP continues to work on cutting back how much oil is escaping from that well in the Gulf of Mexico as President Obama returns to the scene of the spill and prepares to deliver a prime time address. Also, we report on the vast mineral wealth of Afghanistan and efforts to uncover deposits known as rare earth elements. Finally, we remember the life of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.moreless
  • Friday, June 4, 2010
    Friday, June 4, 2010
    Episode 06.04.10
    Tonight on the program, U.S. jobs numbers for the month of May fall well short of expectations as new questions arise on the direction of the economy. Also, we get an update on the latest from the Gulf oil spill and the effects it is having on the oil industry. Finally, we hear the weekly analysis of Shields and Brooks and examine the lure of Wall Street that still remains for college graduates.moreless
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2010
    Tuesday, June 15, 2010
    Episode 06.14.10
    The anger over the oil disaster in the Gulf plays out in Congress as President Obama addresses the nation on the oil spill. Also on the program, an interview with chief White House environmental adviser Carol Browner and the reactions of local officials along the Gulf Coast. Finally, new concerns emerge out of Afghanistan and we hear the latest worries of two leading economists.moreless
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2010
    Wednesday, June 16, 2010
    Episode 06.15.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama announces that billions of dollars will soon start flowing from BP to victims of the Gulf oil spill. We talk with BP executive Bob Dudley and assess how the president has handled the crisis so far. Also, we look at the effort to harness wind power from Mexico and a return to the stage for a famous dancing phenomenon.moreless
  • Thursday, June 17, 2010
    Thursday, June 17, 2010
    Episode 06.16.10
    Tonight on the program, it was a long and tense day at a U.S. House hearing for the chief executive of BP, Tony Hayward. Also, Marcia Coyle recaps a major decision day at the Supreme Court and we examine the political turbulence engulfing the nation of Kyrgyzstan. Finally, a factory town bets on a green future and a report on how the Euro debt crisis is shaping fiscal policy abroad.moreless
  • Monday, June 28, 2010
    Monday, June 28, 2010
    Episode 06.27.10
    Tonight on the program, gun rights advocates win a far-reaching victory before the U.S. Supreme Court. We look at the implications of the decision and Elena Kagan goes to Capitol Hill as her Supreme confirmation hearings begin. Also, we look at a modern spy story involving Russia and the U.S. and we look back at the life and legacy of Sen. Robert Byrd.moreless
  • Friday, June 25, 2010
    Friday, June 25, 2010
    Episode 06.24.10
    Tonight on the program, it took all night but members of Congress completed a compromise bill to rewrite financial regulations. Also, we examine the mental health issues citizens of the Gulf are still coping with from the impact of Hurricane Katrina and we get the weekly analysis of Shields and Brooks. Finally, Margaret Warner begins a week-long reporting trip from Brazil.moreless
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2010
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010
    Episode 06.22.10
    Tonight on the program, command of the war in Afghanistan passes into new hands after President Obama relieves Gen. Stanley McChrystal of his duties. We examine how the decision will affect both military and political strategies in the region. Also, new health concerns arise for Gulf Coast residents and we take a look at key primary races in the U.S. Finally, Nashville rebuilds with music.moreless
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    Episode 06.21.10
    Tonight on the program, General Stanley McChrystal, commander of forces in Afghanistan, faced removal after he and his aides were quoted mocking President Obama and his top advisors. Also, we speak with Elizabeth Warren on the financial rescue program known as TARP and get an update on the oil spill in the Gulf. Finally, we get a report on cell phone privacy.moreless
  • Monday, June 21, 2010
    Monday, June 21, 2010
    Episode 06.20.10
    Tonight on the program, the Times Square bombing suspect pleads guilty to a WMD charge after a dramatic appearance in a New York courtroom. Also, we look at a High Court ruling banning material support for terrorist groups and get an update on the latest developments from the Gulf oil spill. Finally, we examine small businesses facing a credit crunch and surprising tensions arise at the World Cup.moreless
  • Friday, June 18, 2010
    Friday, June 18, 2010
    Episode 06.17.10
    Signs of progress emerge in the battle to contain the oil spill in the Gulf as BP announces changes to its cleanup effort. Also, we speak with Kenneth Feinberg about the $20 billion escrow fund for Gulf victims and we get an update on the unrest in Kyrgyzstan. Finally, the weekly analysis of Shields and Brooks, a report on companies desperate for credit and a look at the horns of the World Cup.moreless
  • Thursday, June 3, 2010
    Thursday, June 3, 2010
    Episode 06.02.10
    Some signs of success emerge from the Gulf oil spill as BP clears a key hurdle to cap and control the flow from a damaged well following six weeks of setbacks. Also, we discuss the tough times ahead for U.S. school districts and have a report on the growing link between obesity and geography. Finally, we examine the efforts to curb Hepatitis B in Asia and President Obama pays tribute to a Beatle.moreless
  • Wednesday, June 2, 2010
    Wednesday, June 2, 2010
    Episode 06.01.10
    Day 44 of the ongoing oil spill brings new problems underwater in the Gulf of Mexico and on the surface along the coast. Also on the program, we have a report from a small town in Louisiana feeling the economic impacts of the spill and we take a look at the legality of an Israeli blockade on Gaza. Finally, the last in our reports from the China Expo and two authors discuss their unique happiness.moreless
  • Friday, May 14, 2010
    Friday, May 14, 2010
    Episode 05.13.10
    Tonight on the program, BP engineers aim to start siphoning oil from the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico as President Obama delivers harsh words for the companies involved. Also, the new British foreign secretary sits down for an interview with Margaret Warner and the Democratic Senate primary in Pennsylvania heats up. Finally, we get the weekly analysis of Shields and Brooks.moreless
  • Thursday, May 13, 2010
    Thursday, May 13, 2010
    Episode 05.12.10
    The FBI stages a series of raids across the northeast in connection with the investigation into the Times Square bomb plot. Also on the program, we sit down with General Stanley McChrystal for his only T.V. while Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits Washington and protests in Thailand take a deadly turn. Finally, we get an update on the earthquake in Haiti and a report on breaking up big banks.moreless
  • Wednesday, May 12, 2010
    Wednesday, May 12, 2010
    Episode 05.12.10
    President Obama meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai as the two leaders try to get back on the same page after months of turmoil. Also, we get an update on the ongoing Gulf oil spill, Ray Suarez reports from the International Expo in Shanghai and a look at how Mississippi is trying to curb childhood obesity. Finally, Neil Armstrong goes to Congress and an author reflects on choices.moreless
  • Thursday, April 29, 2010
    Thursday, April 29, 2010
    Episode 04.29.10
    Desperation mounts along the Gulf Coast after reports reveal an oil leak is much larger than first expected. We talk to representatives from BP Company and the U.S. Coast Guard on cleanup efforts. Also, we take a look at efforts to reform immigration laws in the wake of steps taken by Arizona and Margaret Warner caps a week of reports from the Vatican on how the abuse scandal is engulfing Europe.moreless
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2010
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010
    Episode 05.10.10
    A fast-moving transition of power hits Britain after Gordon Brown steps down as Prime Minister, clearing the way for rival David Cameron to take over. Also, industry officials go to Washington to discuss the consequences of the oil spill in the Gulf and Pope Benedict makes his strongest apology yet on the sex abuse scandal. Finally, the Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan 24 hours later.moreless
  • Friday, May 7, 2010
    Friday, May 7, 2010
    Episode 05.07.10
    The latest job numbers show U.S. employers are revving up hiring even as the overall unemployment rate rises. Also on the program, we talk to economists and reporters about the impacts of the jobs report, and we get an update on the British election as rivals begin jockeying to build coalitions. Finally, the weekly analysis of columnists David Brooks and Mark Shields.moreless
  • Monday, May 10, 2010
    Monday, May 10, 2010
    Episode 05.10.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama nominates Solicitor General and former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. In an exclusive interview with the PBS NewsHour and NPR, oil rig worker Christopher Choy tells his harrowing story of survival on the Deepwater Horizon and the IMF moves to bailout Greece. Finally, we remember the talents and trailblazing of Lena Horne.moreless
  • Monday, May 17, 2010
    Monday, May 17, 2010
    Episode 05.16.10
    Tonight on the program, BP reports of progress on controlling the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico but scientists voice new environmental concerns. Also, we look at the three decisions handed down by the Supreme Court and preview the heated Republican senate primary in Kentucky. Finally, we get a report on the nuclear fuel agreement in Iran and hear the poetry of a renowned Iranian poet.moreless
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2010
    Tuesday, May 18, 2010
    Episode 05.17.10
    The long-running confrontation with Iran over its nuclear program takes a turn as the Obama administration reaches a deal to increase pressure on Tehran. Also, we get an update on the Gulf oil spill and have a report on the efforts to help Haitians feed themselves after the quake. Finally, a Connecticut Democratic defends his military service and the story of photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson.moreless
  • Thursday, May 20, 2010
    Thursday, May 20, 2010
    Episode 05.19.10
    Regulators look for solutions as volitility grips the stock market. Mexico's president calls for immigration reform in the U.S. We examine Detroit's troubled schools. South Korea accuses the North of an attack.
  • Monday, May 31, 2010
    Monday, May 31, 2010
    Episode 05.30.10
    Tonight on the program, storms of protest rage around the world after an Israeli raid on ships off Gaza. We talk with an organizer for the Free Gaza movement and the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Also, we discuss the latest struggles to contain the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico and get a report on the smoking epidemic in China. Finally, a conversation on a Vietnam War story on Memorial Day.moreless
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2010
    Tuesday, June 1, 2010
    Episode 05.31.10
    Tonight on the program, Israel continues to defend itself against charges it mishandled a command mission off the coast of Gaza as the U.N. calls for an impartial investigation. Also, Ray Suarez looks at the growing problem of obesity in China and CNN celebrates a birthday amid a changing landscape in cable news. Finally, we look at the power and perils of the Internet for a democracy.moreless
  • Wednesday, May 26, 2010
    Wednesday, May 26, 2010
    Episode 05.25.10
    BP launches a long-awaited operation to try to stop the Gulf Coast oil leak by trying a procedure known as a top kill. We talk to an expert on the procedure and look at the effects the disaster is having on wildlife. Also, President Obama announces plans to send troops to the southern border and violence escalates in Jamaica. Finally, we examine the changes in privacy controls at Facebook.moreless
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2010
    Tuesday, May 25, 2010
    Episode 05.24.10
    The White House announces President Obama will travel to the Gulf amid concerns that the oil spill may be getting worse. Also, we talk to BP executive Bob Dudley about growing criticism of his company and we get a report from Cambodia on efforts to bring former leaders of the Khmer Rouge to justice. Finally, we examine the winding down of U.S.-China talks and a book conversation on immigration.moreless
  • Monday, May 24, 2010
    Monday, May 24, 2010
    Episode 05.23.10
    Oil reaches the Louisiana coast. Tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula. The Supreme Court rules against the NFL. Isabel Allende talks about her latest novel.
  • Friday, May 21, 2010
    Friday, May 21, 2010
    Episode 05.20.10
    Financial reform passes in the Senate. Art thieves steal a major work in Paris. We talk to Afghanistan's opposition leader. And Shields and Brooks offer their weekly analysis.
  • Wednesday, May 19
    Wednesday, May 19
    Episode 05.18.10
    Parties scramble after Tuesday's election. In Thailand, protest leaders surrender. BP says it will cap its leaking well soon. Mexico's president visits Washington, while medics struggle in Ciudad Juarez.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2010
    Thursday, July 1, 2010
    Episode 06.31.10
    Hurricane Alex is mostly history but still its after-effects kept cleanup crews in port once again waiting to get back to work. Also, we begin our forum between BP and the American people about the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf and President Obama pushes for immigration reform and we get a report on the booming economy in Brazil. Finally, Paul Soloman reports on the fiscal problems in Greece.moreless
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2010
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010
    Episode 06.29.10
    The first hurricane of the Atlantic season bears down on the Gulf, disrupting cleanup and containment efforts of the huge oil spill. Also, we sit down with Richard Holbrooke to hear about the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and examine day three of the Elena Kagan Supreme Court hearings. Finally, a report on how scientists are tracking the Gulf oil spill and the poetry of Benjamin Saenz.moreless
  • Tuesday, August 3, 2010
    Tuesday, August 3, 2010
    Episode 08.03.10
    Tonight on the program, the moment finally arrives for BP engineers to try to shut down the source of the oil spill once and for all. Also, President Obama signs a law that closes the gap between the federal sentencing laws for crack and cocaine possession and we get an update on the deadly flooding in Pakistan. Finally, we begin a series on key issues facing the intelligence community.moreless
  • Monday, August 2, 2010
    Monday, August 2, 2010
    Episode 08.01.10
    Tonight on the program, the president boasts of progress in Iraq as the American combat effort begins to wind down. Also, we get an update on the latest from the Gulf oil spill and Judy Woodruff sits down with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Finally, a look at the flooding in Pakistan and a son writes about his famous father and his legendary work in the aquatic world.moreless
  • The NewsHour for July 30, 2010
    Roadside bombs are a growing threat for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Ruth Marcus and David Brooks discuss fallout from the Arizona immigration ruling, the Charlie Rangel accusations and the Wikileaks classified document release. In other stories, BP will cut back gulf cleanup efforts, the U.S. auto industry is showing new growth and rocker Sting tries a classical edge for his music.moreless
  • Thursday, July 29, 2010
    Thursday, July 29, 2010
    Episode 07.29.10
    The House ethics committee is considering whether to accept a plea deal from Rep. Charles Rangel. Political Editor David Chalian has the latest. Two economists debate whether government stimulus has helped the U.S. economy. Then Ray Suarez has the latest on the immigration debate in Arizona, plus we have two reports on drug violence in Mexico. Finally, a doctor takes a hands-on approach literally.moreless
  • July 28, 2010
    July 28, 2010
    Episode 07.28.10
    A judge blocked important aspects of Arizona's immigration law and Judy Woodruff talks to Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S. about the war in Afghanistan.
  • Monday, July 26, 2010
    Monday, July 26, 2010
    Episode 07.26.10
    WikiLeaks released secret U.S. military documents that revealed new details about the Afghan war and John Merrow reported on progress in the New Orleans school system.
  • Thursday, August 5, 2010
    Thursday, August 5, 2010
    Episode 08.05.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama has a second U.S. Supreme Court justice as part of his legacy after Elena Kagan was confirmed by the Senate. Also, we examine the fallout from the landmark ruling in California on same-sex marriage and we get a report on the growing dangers of chemotherapy drugs. Finally, an update on the Gulf oil spill and the flooding in Pakistan.moreless
  • Friday, August 6, 2010
    Friday, August 6, 2010
    Episode 08.06.10
    Tonight on the program, the latest jobs numbers show the economy is struggling to gain momentum as unemployment remained stubbornly high in July. Also, Paul Solman reports on Americans who have been out of work for more than 27 weeks and we examine the economic picture in North Carolina. Finally, we get the analysis of Marcus and Gerson and a profile of chefs taking on the growing threat obesity.moreless
  • Monday, August 9, 2010
    Monday, August 9, 2010
    Episode 08.09.10
    Tonight on the program, after six Americans were killed in a medical team ambush in Afghanistan, we examine the dangers for foreign aid workers in a war zone. Also, we take a look at the heated primaries in Colorado and get a report from Rwanda, where the lingering aftermath of genocide is being felt ahead of presidential elections. Finally, we chart the rise and fall of climate legislation.moreless
  • Thursday, August 12, 2010
    Thursday, August 12, 2010
    Episode 08.12.10
    Tonight on the program, General Motors gets some good financial news and word leaked that the man running the company is on his way out. Also, we look at how home foreclosures us affecting millions of Americans and the national economy, and we get the final story in our cyber security series Finally, we examine the latest trial at Guantanamo Bay and explore the growing Chinese presence in Greece.moreless
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2010
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010
    Episode 08.18.10
    Tonight on the program, we get an update on the widespread flooding in Pakistan now three weeks into a disaster that shows no signs of letting up. Also, we take a look at the ways and means juries reach a verdict following the Blagojevich trial and the debate continues about a planned Islamic site in lower Manhattan. Finally, a report on the latest efforts to find a cure to a baffling disease.moreless
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2010
    Tuesday, August 17, 2010
    Episode 08.17.10
    Tonight on the program, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is convicted on a single count of lying to federal agents. Also, a man blows himself up in a crowd of 1,000 Iraqis in the worst attack Baghdad has seen in months and President Obama hits the campaign trail in defense of Democrats across the U.S. Finally, we look at what the future could hold for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.moreless
  • Monday, August 16, 2010
    Monday, August 16, 2010
    Episode 08.16.10
    Tonight on the program, flood victims in Pakistan protest over a lack of aid and block off a main highway in the southern part of the country. Also, President Obama delves into the heated debate surrounding the building of a Mosque near Ground Zero and Afghan President Hamid Karzai sets an exit deadline for private contractors. Finally, a story on the overwhelming nature of information.moreless
  • Friday, August 13, 2010
    Friday, August 13, 2010
    Episode 08.13.10
    Tonight on the program, securing the U.S.-Mexico border was topic number one at the White House as we sit down with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Also, we examine the nuclear deal struck between Iran and Russia and we look at the ongoing concerns of seafood coming from the Gulf of Mexico. Finally, we get the analysis of Shields and Gerson and we get a peak into the LBJ presidency.moreless
  • Wednesday, August 11, 2010
    Wednesday, August 11, 2010
    Episode 08.11.10
    Tonight on the program, markets fall sharply amid fears that a global recovery may be stalling. Also, we look at the primary results from last night and the clues they produced about the upcoming midterm elections and we get a report on the efforts to clean up oil debris in the Gulf. Finally, we get an update on the floods in Pakistan and a look at how food may unlock economic secrets in Greece.moreless
  • Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    Episode 08.10.10
    Tonight on the program, the House of Representatives gives approval to a bill that Democrats say will save thousands of public sector jobs. Also, we examine the announced budget cuts at the Pentagon and get a report on the growing threat of cyber security. Finally, political editor David Chalian reports on embattled Rep. Charles Rangel and the debate over putting a mosque at Ground Zero grows.moreless
  • July 27, 2010
    July 27, 2010
    Episode 07.27.10
    Jim Lehrer talks with two senators about the impact of the WikiLeaks document dump and Tom Bearden reports on Gulf-coast businesses trying to get claims money from BP.
  • U.S. Intelligence After 9/11
    U.S. Intelligence After 9/11
    Episode 07.20.10
    Margaret Warner talks to Washington Post reporter Dana Priest about the expansion of the U.S. intelligence after 9/11.
  • Monday, July 12, 2010
    Monday, July 12, 2010
    Episode 07.11.10
    Tonight on the program, the Obama Administration issues a new ban on offshore drilling, revising an initial moratorium that was rejected by a Federal Appeals court last week. Also, we look at the terrorist attacks in Uganda that turned celebration into tragedy and Ray Suarez reports from Haiti. Finally, we get a health report on soldiers with PTSD and Jim Lehrer sits down with George Schultz.moreless
  • Friday, July 9, 2010
    Friday, July 9, 2010
    Episode 07.09.10
    Tonight on the program, the Justice Department formally announces completion of the largest exchange of spies since the Cold War. Also, we look at the growing budget problems for many U.S. states and governors gathered in Boston for an annual conference and we get the weekly analysis of Shields and Brooks. Finally, we look at the economic problems of South Africa and weigh the LeBron James impact.moreless
  • Thursday, July 8, 2010
    Thursday, July 8, 2010
    Episode 07.07.10
    Tonight on the program, the U.S. and Russia put the legal machinery in motion to exchange accused and convicted spies. Also, Jim Lehrer sits down with White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and as the massive cleanup continues in the Gulf some scientists are hoping microscopic bacteria will help with the spreading oil. Finally, we examine the relationship between the media and the military.moreless
  • Wednesday, July 7, 2010
    Wednesday, July 7, 2010
    Episode 07.06.10
    Tonight on the program, intense heat rolls across much of the East Coast, leaving many residents desperately seeking shade. Also, we examine the debate going on inside the GOP ahead of the upcoming primaries and Paul Solman reports on the tough economic choices being confronted by the French government. Finally, we update the troubles in Somalia and a 100-year-wait ends for Mark Twain fans.moreless
  • Tuesday, July 6, 2010
    Tuesday, July 6, 2010
    Episode 07.05.10
    Tonight on the program, as the stock market rallies for the first time in more than a week, Jim Lehrer sits down with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Also, President Obama aims to patch up his relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and we get a report on high risk health insurance plans. Finally, we update the situation in Afghanistan and profile artist Chuck Close.moreless
  • NewsHour for July 5, 2010
    NewsHour for July 5, 2010
    Episode 07.04.10
    Bad weather hindered oil cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico, Vice President Joe Biden made a trip to Iraq and we examine the Supreme Court's latest term.
  • Friday, July 2, 2010
    Friday, July 2, 2010
    Episode 07.01.10
    Tonight on the program, the U.S. economy lost jobs overall last month even as the latest jobless rate was declining. Also, we update the cleanup efforts in the Gulf as crews battle against the aftermath of Hurricane Alex and Ray Suarez reports on the spike in violence along the U.S., Mexico border. Finally, we get the weekly analysis of columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks.moreless
  • Tuesday, july 13, 2010
    Tuesday, july 13, 2010
    Episode 07.12.10
    Tonight on the program, President Obama aims to counter some down poll numbers with a trumpet note for his Wall Street reform plan. Also, we examine how politics and public opinion is shaping races around the country and we profile a California man who is taking a business approach to combating poverty in Africa. Finally, Cuba releases political prisoners and Ray Suarez reports from Haiti.moreless
  • Wednesday, July 14, 2010
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010
    Episode 07.13.10
    Tonight on the program, U.S. forces in Afghanistan add 8 more names to the killed in action list as American commanders struggle to adapt to an escalating war. Also, we examine the safety concerns surrounding the diabetes drug Avandia and Ray Suarez reports on amputees in Haiti. Finally, we look at what is behind the criminal charges brought against members of the New Orleans police department.moreless
  • Thursday, July 15, 2010
    Thursday, July 15, 2010
    Episode 07.14.10
    After 85 days, oil stops spilling into the Gulf of Mexico as BP announces that their crews closed a series of valves on a containment tap. Also, we report on the ongoing efforts to save wildlife in the Gulf and a bill to overhaul the financial system passes through Congress. Finally, Ray Suarez wraps his reporting trip to Haiti and the Iranian who claimed he was abducted by the U.S. returns home.moreless
  • Europe's Economic Woes
    Europe's Economic Woes
    Episode 07.20.10
    Paul Solman examines how Greece's debt woes began and what's being done to contain the problems from spreading throughout Europe and the world.
  • Friday, July 23, 2010
    Friday, July 23, 2010
    Episode 07.23.2010
    Tonight on the program, tropical storm Bonnie takes aim at the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, triggering movements on land and sea. Also, the pay czar rebukes Wall Street firms for bonuses during the financial crisis and we get a report on the growing unrest among Democrats. Finally, we get the analysis of Shields of Brooks and take a look at how the English language has gone global.moreless
  • Thursday, July 22, 2010
    Thursday, July 22, 2010
    Episode 07.21.10
    Tonight on the program, better-than-expected corporate earnings help fuel a rally on Wall Street. Also, we update the latest on the oil spill from the Gulf of Mexico and get a report on the substances being used to break up the oil in the water. Finally, the new immigration law in Arizona goes to court and Paul Solman reports on the housing crisis in Spain threatening the rest of Europe.moreless
  • Wednesday, July 21, 2010
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010
    Episode 07.20.10
    Tonight on the program, the campaign to toughen financial regulation in the U.S. reaches its climax as President Obama signs Wall Street reform into law. Also, Paul Solman reports on the economic crisis in Greece and we examine a story involving politics and racial tensions at the Agricultural Department. Finally, we update the oil spill in the Gulf and remember the Forgotten War.moreless
  • Tuesday, July 20, 2010
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010
    Episode 07.19.10
    Tonight on the program, the president of Afghanistan appeals for greater global support at a conference on security and development in Kabul. Also, we look at the latest attempt to fill a controversial job aimed at keeping the nation safe and Paul Solman reports from Greece on how citizens are dealing with increased debt. Finally, we explore the new excitement around potential HIV prevention.moreless
  • Monday, July 19, 2010
    Monday, July 19, 2010
    Episode 07.18.10
    Tonight on the program, the broken well deep under the Gulf of Mexico stayed capped for a fourth day as officials wrestled how to interpret new information. Also, we examine the politics and policy behind the jobs problem in America and Paul Solman reports on the economic problems in Europe. Finally, we look at the growing bureaucracy of U.S. intelligence gathering.moreless
  • Friday, July 16, 2010
    Friday, July 16, 2010
    Episode 07.15.10
    Tonight on the program, there were no signs of new leaks a day after the BP well was capped but engineers are still monitoring the situation. Also, we examine the fallout from the record settlement between investment giant Goldman Sachs and the SEC and Paul Solman reports on private equity firms and the companies they buy. Finally, we get the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks.moreless
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2010
    Wednesday, December 15, 2010
    Episode 12.15.10
    The Justice Department files a lawsuit against BP, other companies, the Senate passes the president's tax cut compromise, and a look at the upcoming Afghan war review.
  • Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
    Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
    Episode 12.16.10
    We examine the White House's newly released review of the Afghan war, plus the political wrangling over ratification of the New START treaty with Russia. We also examine the state of cable news upon the departure of Larry King, plus we look back at the life of pitching legend Bob Feller.moreless
  • Friday, December 17, 2010
    Friday, December 17, 2010
    Episode 12.17.10
    Tonight on the program, Ray Suarez examines the politics behind the $858 billion tax cut deal that President Obama signed into law, a longtime U.S. ally is accused of harboring terrorists within its borders and we examine the challenges facing Haitian immigrants. Finally, Jeffrey Brown sits down with Lawrence Summers and we get the analysis of Shields of Brooks.moreless
  • Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010
    Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010
    Episode 12.30.10
    Tonight on the program, signs of hope emerge for job seekers as fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. Also, we examine the looming succession vote in Sudan and report on a philanthropy model pioneered by Paul Newman. Finally, we get an exit interview from outgoing Democratic Congressman James Oberstar and remember the life of jazz pianist Billy Taylor.moreless
  • Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010
    Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010
    Episode 12.29.10
    Tonight on the program, frustration mounts as New York City continues to dig out from a Christmas weekend blizzard and we examine the violence gripping the West African nation of Ivory Coast. Also, an exit interview with Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin and a conversation with legendary rocker Patti Smith.
  • Monday, Dec. 27, 2010
    Monday, Dec. 27, 2010
    Episode 12.27.10
    Winter weather wallops East Coast, health reform battles in Wisconsin, a look at what Khodorkovksy's second sentencing means, and proposed Internet privacy rules.
  • Friday, December 24, 2010
    Friday, December 24, 2010
    Episode 12.24.10
    Here's what you'll see on Friday's NewsHour: High hopes for holiday sales; New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on his latest trip to North Korea; a report on troubles for Iraqi Christians; a KCTS report on illegal holiday greenery smuggling; the analysis of Shields and Gerson; and an encore look at Handel, the businessman.moreless
  • Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010
    Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010
    Episode 12.23.10
    Bombs in Rome raise concerns about terrorism over the holidays. A disputed election in Ivory Coast has descended into violence. In New York, officials are trying a plan to make schools smaller. Tensions in Korea remain high. Jeffrey Brown speaks with "Doonesbury" creator Gary Trudeau.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
    Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
    Episode 12.22.10
    Following a string of legislative victories for President Obama, Gwen Ifill looks at what the lame-duck Congress has accomplished and what comes next. Also, 9/11 responders get a financial boost for their health woes and Ray Suarez wraps his reporting trip to Cuba. Finally, we examine the ambitious plan to end homelessness in Denver.moreless
  • Monday, Dec. 20, 2010
    Monday, Dec. 20, 2010
    Episode 12.20.10
    The lame-duck Congress wraps up with an ambitious last-minute agenda, a look ahead to implementing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal, and the NewsHour's special series from Cuba.
  • Friday, Dec. 31, 2010
    Friday, Dec. 31, 2010
    Episode 12.31.10
    An assessment of the Gulf of Mexico after the oil spill, a review of the year in politics with E.J. Dionne and Michael Gerson, and a profile of a monastery trying to preserve sacred texts.
  • Thursday, March 3, 2011
    Thursday, March 3, 2011
    Episode 03.03.11
    Tonight on the program, as President Obama issues his strongest statement yet against embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, Jeffrey Brown talks to the Libyan ambassador to the U.S. Also, we examine the ongoing debate over collective bargaining for public sector employees and Mexican President Felipe Calderon visits Washington against the backdrop of rampant drug violence just over the border.moreless