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  • Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    Episode 10.25.11
    Tonight on the program, GOP hopeful and Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveils his flat-tax proposal as he tries to reignite his presidential campaign. Also, deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and his son are buried in a secret desert location and we examine the new CDC recommendations for boys to get the HPV vaccine. Finally, we get an update on the massive floods in Thailand's capital of Bangkok.moreless
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Episode 04.12.11
    Tonight on the program, Pakistan openly demands the U.S. limit covert activities on the ground, stirring fresh tensions between the allies. Also, we examine China's ongoing effort to balance its economic ambitions with their mounting environmental challenges. Finally, on the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, we look at the facts and fiction of the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history.moreless
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2011
    Wednesday, July 13, 2011
    Episode 07.13.11
    The president and lawmakers got crave new warnings about not raising the debt ceiling but a deal remains elusive. Also, we examine the financial crisis in Italy, President Obama's reelection campaign reports it raised $86 million in the last three months and we profile a photographer investigating child brides. Finally, we report on an electric company that has welded job security with profits.moreless
  • Thursday, April 7, 2011
    Thursday, April 7, 2011
    Episode 04.07.11
    Tonight on the program, President Obama meets congressional leaders as the threat of a government shutdown draws closer. We weigh the stakes with two Capitol Hill reporters and examine how France has recently flexed its military muscle from Libya to the Ivory Coast. Also, we look at the trend of states spending more on prisons than on education and profile the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop.moreless
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2011
    Tuesday, May 3, 2011
    Episode 05.03.11
    Tonight on the program, U.S. officials filled in more the picture on how Osama bin Laden met his end as new facts and images emerged from the raid. Also, we hear from two senators on how the operation could affect the already strained relationship with Pakistan and an Afghan journalist searches for militants who still fight in the name of bin Laden.moreless
  • Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011
    Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011
    Episode 01.19.11
    President Obama holds meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao at the White House, Republicans take up health care reform repeal on the House floor and General Motors takes a gamble on electric cars.
  • Thursday, May 19, 2011
    Thursday, May 19, 2011
    Episode 05.18.11
    Jim Lehrer has the latest on the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. President Obama outlines U.S. policy amid Arab spring. New report describes causes of W.Va. mine disaster. Miles O'Brien asks Endeavour astronauts viewer questions.
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2011
    Wednesday, May 18, 2011
    Episode 05.18.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine the environmental risks of the prolonged flooding of the Mississippi River and we get the latest on the arrest of IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and what the fallout could mean for French politics. Also, Congress locks horns over rising gas prices and we weigh why new technology hasn't led to an increase in jobs. Finally, we profile artist Michael McMillen.moreless
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    Episode 08.30.11
    Tonight on the program, the National Guard airlifts food and supplies to isolated towns in Vermont hit hard by Hurricane Irene. Also, the troubled U.S. housing market got a bit of good news Tuesday as home prices in some cities ticked up last Spring and we get a report from Brazil on how the changing role of women is leading to smaller families. Finally, the poetry of Ernesto Cardenal.moreless
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2011
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011
    Episode 08.31.11
    Tonight on the program, more residents evacuated their homes Wednesday as floodwaters from Hurricane Irene continued to ravage parts of the Northeast. Also, we examine what's behind the government's decision to block a major wireless merger and we get the latest on the situation in Libya from two ITN reports. Finally, a look at the lucrative marijuana farming trade and who is reaping the benefits.moreless
  • Monday, August 29, 2011
    Monday, August 29, 2011
    Episode 08.29.11
    Tonight on the program, cleanup crews pick up the pieces after Hurricane Irene left many Eastern states to face heavy flooding from the weekend's storm. Also, Margaret Warner talks to a reporter in Tripoli as reports emerge that Moammar Gadhafi's family has fled to Algeria, and we look at the controversy surrounding the Tar Sands pipeline. Finally, we examine what new data says about marriage.moreless
  • Friday, August 26, 2011
    Friday, August 26, 2011
    Episode 08.26.11
    Tonight on the program, Hurricane Irene bears down on the Eastern Seaboard as residents brace for what could be a historic storm. Also, we get the latest updates from Libya as rebels moved to consolidate recent gains but still met resistance, and we look at the long journey to unveiling for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Finally, the weekly analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks.moreless
  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Episode 09.01.11
    Economists sifted through a new pile of data Thursday on the state of the U.S. recovery, with some glimmers of hope. Also, world leaders examine how to move forward with the situation in Libya as Moammar Gadhafi remains at large and a new report finds fraud and waste by war contractors. Finally, a look at the impact of presidential candidates who lost and the latest in the Economist Film Project.moreless
  • Friday, August 19, 2011
    Friday, August 19, 2011
    Episode 08.19.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine how wild global market swings could affect U.S.-China relations amid more bad economic news. Also, the White House lays out a new policy to do deal with illegal immigrants and we get the analysis of Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson. Finally, remembering a major day in Russian history 20 years later.moreless
  • Thursday, August 18, 2011
    Thursday, August 18, 2011
    Episode 08.18.11
    Tonight on the program, we look at the volatile global markets as stocks plunged again amid weak economic reports. Also, we report on how one big investor is riding out the big market waves with a calm approach and the U.S. joins other western powers in calling for regime change in Syria. Finally, we examine a new report that highlights an alarming number of children living in poverty.moreless
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2011
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011
    Episode 08.24.11
    Tonight on the program, we get the latest Libya as the rebels continue to hunt for Moammar Gadhafi, who again vowed victory or "martyrdom." Also, Hurricane Irene bears down on the East Coast and we examine a controversial Alabama immigration law. Finally, we have a report on why nine Sioux tribes are refusing over a billion dollars and we assess the politics of judicial confirmations.moreless
  • Monday, August 22, 2011
    Monday, August 22, 2011
    Episode 08.22.11
    Tonight on the program, we get the latest from Libya after a day that saw rebels declare they now control much of Tripoli but Moammar Gadhafi's remains at large. Also, prosecutors file to dismiss charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and we profile an organization looking to up-end the presidential primary process in the U.S. Finally, a view from Karachi amid ethnic tensions.moreless
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2011
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011
    Episode 08.23.11
    Tonight on the program, we get the latest from the heart of the Libyan revolt in Tripoli as the Ghadafi regime begins to slowly unravel. Also, a rare East Coast earthquake could be felt by up to 12 million Americans and we look at the legalities and technicalities of the Dominique Strauss Kahn case. Finally, we examine the benefits and limits of medical marijuana.moreless
  • NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: September 11, 2001
    On the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, we flash back to that night's broadcast which focused on covering the tragic events of that day.
  • Friday, September 9, 2011
    Friday, September 9, 2011
    Episode 09.09.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine how New York and Washington remain on high alert as details of a possible terror plot emerged. Also, President Obama takes his jobs plan to the road and Margaret Warner reports from Cairo on the roots of radical Islam in Egypt. Finally, the weekly analysis of Shields and Brooks and a conversation on how Saudis view the 10th anniversary of 9/11.moreless
  • Special Report: America Remembers 9/11
    The PBS NewsHour's special broadcast coverage entitled "America Remembers 9/11." We report on the three major memorial observances at ground zero in New York City, at the Pentagon near Washington, D.C., and in Shanksville, Pa. and have coverage of President Obama's address to the nation.
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    Episode 09.13.11
    We get the latest from Kabul after insurgents targeted the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in coordinated assaults on Afghanistan's capital. Also, we look at what's in the jobs bill President Obama is aiming to sell to the public, and new census figures show a record number of Americans living in poverty. Finally, a book conversation with Jim Lehrer on moderating presidential debates.moreless
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2011
    Tonight on the program, we examine the fallout for President Obama and his party after Democrats lost a House seat in New York they had long held. Also, federal loans to a failed solar-panel company comes under scrutiny in Congress and the U.N. prepares for a showdown vote on Palestinian statehood. Finally, Margaret Warner reports on the political power of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.moreless
  • 9/12/11
    Hosted by The PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff, "By The People: What's Next California?" follows the gathering of a representative sample of 412 registered California voters in Torrance for the state's first-ever Deliberative Poll in June 2011. Weekend discussions and results of the before-and-after poll on key issues facing the state were captured and are presented for viewers.moreless
  • Monday, September 12, 2011
    Monday, September 12, 2011
    Episode 09.12.11
    Tonight on the program, President Obama sends his jobs bill to Capitol Hill and once again presses lawmakers to pass it right away. Also, we examine what the expected layoffs at Bank of America mean for the economy and we report on a new trial that is offerering some early promise for tackling Alzheimer's disease. Finally, Margaret Warner details Egyptian unrest following months of revolution.moreless
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2011
    Tuesday, September 6, 2011
    Episode 09.06.11
    Tonight on the program, we talk with Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe about the United States Postal Service's danger of default. President Obama's approval rating has hit its lowest ever days before his jobs speech. Also, how skyscrapers design has changed since 9/11, Europe's economic troubles, and concerns over Wikileaks' latest release of U.S. diplomatic cables.moreless
  • Monday, September 5, 2011
    Monday, September 5, 2011
    Episode 09.05.11
    Tonight on the program, we discuss President Obama's preparation for Jobs speech as 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls debated in South Carolina. On this Labor Day, we also look into the role of Labor unions in the state of the current economy. Also, author/journalist Edward Girardet and a clip from a documentary featuring a NYC kindergarten class who witnessed the WTC attacks, ten years later.moreless
  • Friday, September 2, 2011
    Friday, September 2, 2011
    Episode 09.02.11
    Tonight on the program, we assess the latest jobs report as the president prepares to deliver a major speech on the economy. Also, Paul Solman looks at whether America's jobless can fill employment vacancies when the recession ends and the fallout continues to grow over multiple scandals engulfing college football. Finally, the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks.moreless
  • Special Report: Obama's Jobs Address
    Tonight on the program, emergency officials ordered 100,000 residents to move away from rising rivers in Pennsylvania and New York on Thursday, as massive flooding swept through the Northeast. Also, President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress hoping to spur job growth and we get analysis of the president's speech from political editor David Chalian and two economists.moreless
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2011
    Wednesday, September 7, 2011
    Episode 09.07.11
    Tonight on the program, President Obama and his team put the final touches on the jobs plan he will announce to the nation Thursday. Also, we sit down with White House Chief Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan to discuss the strength of al-Qaida and crews in Texas race to battle raging wildfires. Finally, we get a report on security suspects at shopping malls and preview tonight's GOP debate.moreless
  • August 1, 2011
    August 1, 2011
    Episode 08.01.11
    Tonight on the program, we explore how a debt-ceiling compromise is playing out in Washington and on Wall Street, plus the latest on Syria's uprising and new details about the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.
  • Friday, July 29, 2011
    Friday, July 29, 2011
    Episode 07.29.11
    Tonight on the program, David Chalian discusses the Senate's next move in the debt ceiling crisis. We talk to Josette Sheeran of the U.N.'s World Food Program about the famine in Somalia. Mark Shields and Michael Gerson talk the politics of the week, and Ray Suarez talks to author Matthew Algeo about President Grover Cleveland's secret cancer surgery.moreless
  • August 4, 2011
    August 4, 2011
    Episode 08.04.11
    Tonight on the program, we discuss the largest drop on Wall Street since the financial crisis of 2008. Congress passed a temporary deal restoring funding the FAA; how will it work in the long run? Also, how cybersecurity is affected in the wake of a five-year hacking discovery, finding surrogate parents in India, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks his plan to help minority children.moreless
  • August 2, 2011
    August 2, 2011
    Episode 08.02.11
    Tonight on the program, Jeffrey Brown talks to guests about what happens now after the debt ceiling crisis has been averted. We discuss how a budget impasse is continuing to affect the FAA and how Muslim-Americans are said to have a 'rosier' attitude in the United States. Also, Utah's new health care exchange and the continuing famine plaguing Somalia.moreless
  • August 3, 2011
    August 3, 2011
    Episode 08.03.11
    Tonight on the program, we talk with guests on how the global economy has been suffering around the world and historians analyze if anything like this has happened before. Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak denied all charges in his corruption trial and a drought continues to plague the midwest. Also, we look at how online streaming has affected the way we watch movies and other media.moreless
  • Thursday, July 21, 2011
    Thursday, July 21, 2011
    Episode 07.21.11
    Mixed signals come out of Washington as to whether progress is being made over reaching a deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling before the Aug. 2 deadline. Also, we look at the devastating consequences of soaring food prices in Indonesia and examine the last chapter for the book giant Borders. Finally, an excerpt from a land dispute film out of Zimbabwe and a book conversation with Robin Wright.moreless
  • Friday, July 15, 2011
    Friday, July 15, 2011
    Episode 07.15.11
    Tonight on the program, President Obama says lawmakers are "running out time" to make a deal and urges Congress to put politics aside. Also, we talk to two Governors who urge Washington to find compromise and we examine California's tough choices ahead in regards to prisons. Finally, we get the analysis of Shields and Brooks and the U.S. women's soccer team Sets its sights on the World Cup.moreless
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2011
    Tuesday, July 26, 2011
    Episode 07.26.11
    Tonight on the program, with much talk but little movement on debt talks in Washington, we examine the entrenchment and weigh how markets are likely to respond if the crisis continues. Also, we look at a new study on housing numbers for minorities and get a report on the growing rift between Ireland and the Vatican. Finally, Paul Solman reports on one program turning convicts into graduates.moreless
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2011
    Wednesday, July 27, 2011
    Episode 07.27.11
    Tonight on the program, the knocks against House Speaker John Boehner's plan for solving the debt crisis hit hurdles Wednesday but more conservatives were coming on board by day's end. Also, we look at the revival of talks between the UAW and automakers, and Ray Suarez gets an update on the turmoil in Libya. Finally, Paul Solman reports on the economic potential of college classes for convicts.moreless
  • Friday, July 22, 2011
    Friday, July 22, 2011
    Episode 07.22.11
    Tonight on the program, Norway faces a day of horror after a bombing and shooting kill at least 16 people. Also, we examine the perils for children in Somalia as a food crisis deepens and we get the latest on the debt and deficit talks that hit a major speed bump Friday. Finally, we get the analysis of Shields and Brooks and a reporter offers a rare look inside Syria.moreless
  • Monday, July 25, 2011
    Monday, July 25, 2011
    Episode 07.25.11
    Tonight on the program, dueling proposals emerge from GOP and Democratic lawmakers on how to deal with the deficit as President Obama prepares to address the nation. Also, we get the latest from Norway and examine if political extremism has returned to Europe and we talk to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Finally, we get a report from Somalia on the growing humanitarian crisis.moreless
  • Monday, August 15, 2011
    Monday, August 15, 2011
    Episode 08.15.11
    Tonight on the program, after a whirlwind few days in Iowa propelled campaign 2012 into high gear, political editor David Chalian and Gwen Ifill assess what lies ahead for candidates. Also, we get the latest in the fight for Libya as rebels make advances and we get a report on how Norway is confronting its trauma. Finally, actress Cate Blanchette describes her return to the stage in "Uncle Vanya."moreless
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2011
    Tuesday, August 16, 2011
    Episode 08.16.11
    Tonight on the program, we look at how Europe's economic woes could affect both the U.S. and the global economy. Also, the latest uptick in violence in Iraq sparks new fears of instability and we get a report from Japan five months after the tsunami. Finally, Paul Solman examines the growing income inequality gap and we discuss Google's bid to buy Motorola.moreless
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2011
    Wednesday, August 10, 2011
    Episode 08.10.11
    Tonight on the program, what went up Tuesday came down Wednesday as U.S. stocks tumbled again amid fears of a global recession. Also, we get the latest on the riots spreading through Britain and Wisconsin Republicans hang on after a statewide recall vote. Finally, we look at the efforts by New York City high schools to boost graduations and a working-class poet is named the nation's next laureate.moreless
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2011
    Tuesday, August 9, 2011
    Episode 08.09.11
    It was a day of whiplash on Wall Street, with markets ending way up after a wild day of trading and a gloomy forecast by the Fed. Also, we examine what's causing the raging riots in London and get a rare, inside look at life in Syria. Finally, we profile Girl Up, a United Nations foundation that helps teens empower peers around the globe. All that and more on tonight's NewsHour.moreless
  • Thursday, August 11, 2011
    Thursday, August 11, 2011
    Episode 08.11.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine what's behind the stock market's wild week as momentum shifted again Thursday. Also, as GOP candidates compete in a presidential debate in Iowa, Texas Gov. Rick Perry enters the race, and we get a report from the riots in Britain. Finally, we highlight the border ceremony between India and Pakistan and profile the administrator of Medicare and Medicaid.moreless
  • Friday, August 12, 2011
    Friday, August 12, 2011
    Episode 08.12.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine a wild week on Wall Street that saw huge fluctuations in the market. Also, Gwen Ifill reports from Iowa as GOP candidates take part in the state's highly-anticipated straw poll and we get the analysis of Mark Shields and Rich Lowry. Finally, Tom Bearden reports on the struggles of post offices across the U.S. as budget cuts loom.moreless
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2011
    Wednesday, August 17, 2011
    Episode 08.17.11
    Tonight on the program, President Obama wraps up a Midwest bus tour with a promise to lay out a new jobs plan after Labor Day. Also, we talk to a reporter just back from Egypt about the status of the revolt six months on and Paul Solman takes a second look at income inequality in the U.S. Finally, we have a book discussion with an author who got a rare insiders look at the lives of Somali pirates.moreless
  • August 5, 2011
    August 5, 2011
    Episode 08.05.11
    Tonight on the program, we discuss how a bright-looking jobs report will affect a struggling U.S. economy. Also, New Orleans police officers are found guilty of two post-Hurricane Katrina murders. Mark Shields and Ross Douthat discuss the political news of the week; and Fred de Sam Lazaro takes a look at Indian women acting as pregnancy surrogates for American parents.moreless
  • Monday, August 8, 2011
    Monday, August 8, 2011
    Episode 08.08.11
    Stocks plummet on Wall Street and around the world, as President Obama tries to reassure investors that the U.S. continues to be a "AAA country." Also, we get the latest on a helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed 30 Americans and seven Afghans and the president orders a revamp of 'No Child Left Behind.' Finally, the Atlanta school system starts a new school year under a cloud of scandal.moreless
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2011
    Wednesday, October 19, 2011
    Episode 10.19.11
    Riots erupted in Athens, Greece, Wednesday as thousands protested another round of tax hikes and spending cuts. Also, we examine Tuesday's feisty GOP debate in Las Vegas and what it means going forward for Republican candidates and we take a look at the impact for seniors after a rise in social security benefits passed. Finally, we look at one man's effort to bridge Brazil's digital divide.moreless
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2011
    Tuesday, October 18, 2011
    Episode 10.18.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine an Israeli soldier's release from Palestine and the aftermath of the exchange. Hillary Clinton made an impromptu visit to Tripoli urging the transitional government to bring democracy to the post-Gadhafi country. Also, the solar industry in the wake of the Solyndra controversy, treating Malaria in Africa, and author Rebecca Love Kourlis talks civil courts.moreless
  • Thursday, October 20, 2011
    Thursday, October 20, 2011
    Episode 10.20.11
    Deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was killed after forces gained control of his stronghold in Sirte. We get reactions from across the globe and examine what the death means for President Obama and the NATO-led air campaign. Also, we get a report from Japan on the effort to predict the next big earthquake and owe look at the controversy surrounding new prostate screenings for men.moreless
  • Friday, October 14, 2011
    Friday, October 14, 2011
    Episode 10.14.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine how both the Republicans and Democrats are letting the jobs crisis dominate their political agendas. A controversial Ohio bill restricts collective bargaining rights for union workers. Typhoon season in Thailand has caused massive flooding. Shields and Brooks wrap up the week's political news and we examine a renown Kansas City architect.moreless
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2011
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011
    Episode 10.12.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine the aftermath of the Senate voting down President Obama's jobs bill. The latest GOP debate saw Mitt Romney and Herman Cain stand out; and the Supreme Court hears a case about the right for jails to strip search. Also, we take a look at the Georgia Works jobs bill program, United Auto Workers's new labor contract, and Egyptian novelist Alaa Al Aswanymoreless
  • Thursday, October 13, 2011
    Thursday, October 13, 2011
    Episode 10.13.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine the United States' careful approach to building a case against Iran after an assassination attempt against the Saudi ambassador. South Korean President Lee visits the White House in the wake of a new trade agreement. Also, Alabama's controversial new immigration law, the mystery behind the Black Death solved, and a possible cure for Alzheimer's in Colombia.moreless
  • Monday, October 17, 2011
    Monday, October 17, 2011
    Episode 10.17.11
    As anti Wall Street protests spread across the globe, we examine some of the potential implications of the growing movement. Also, we look at how Super PACs and the influx of outside money could alter the 2012 political landscape and what new consumer protections will mean for cell phone users. Finally, we have an author conversation on the cocaine addictions of two medical revolutionaries.moreless
  • Monday, October 31, 2011
    Monday, October 31, 2011
    Episode 10.31.11
    Tonight on the program, we sit down with GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain who tells Judy Woodruff that allegations he sexually harassed two women were "baffling." Also, we examine what the renewed violence in Afghanistan could mean for U.S. withdrawal plans and we get a report on the shortage of prescription drugs in America. Finally, a new book offers fresh insight into the Madoff scandal.moreless
  • Friday, October 28, 2011
    Friday, October 28, 2011
    Episode 10.28.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine whether recent market gains and the best month on Wall Street in years will be able to counter job losses for the economy. Also, Paul Solman reports from Alabama on the economic impact of a controversial new immigration law and we have a book conversation with Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson and the weekly analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks.moreless
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2011
    Wednesday, November 2, 2011
    Episode 11.02.11
    Tonight on the program, European leaders struggle to hold together Greek debt deal that appears to hang in the balance as Greece prepares for a national referendum. Also, we examine whether the Arab league's push for peace will gain traction in Syria and we report on the Occupy Oakland's protesters shift in tactics and we report on a virus hunter who tracks new and deadly pathogens.moreless
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    Episode 10.26.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine President Obama's proposal to ease the burden of college debt for graduates and the implications it could have for the broader economy. Also, European leaders call an emergency meeting in Brussels over the future of the Euro and we have a newsmaker conversation with the president of the UAW. Finally, a conversation on the alleged benefits of income inequality.moreless
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2011
    Tonight on the program, we talk to the Center of Disease Control's director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, about the recent deadly outbreak of Listeria in cantaloupes. Fighting continues around Moammar Gadhafi's hometown in Libya and we examine health issues related to economic inequality in America. Also, Chris Christie, debates about Social Security, and author Russell Banks.moreless
  • Monday, September 26, 2011
    Monday, September 26, 2011
    Episode 09.26.11
    Tonight on the program, global markets rally as hope begins to emerge for a Greek bailout. Also, we look at how the Putin-Medvedev job switch in Russia will effect relations with the West and examine the latest Congressional battle over disaster relief. Finally, we have a book conversation on 'Millennials' in America and get a report on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first 100 days in office in Chicago.moreless
  • Thursday, September 29, 2011
    Thursday, September 29, 2011
    Episode 09.29.11
    Tonight on the program, German lawmakers voted to beef up a European rescue fund, easing investors' fears around the world. Also, Margaret Warner gets an update on the Arab Spring and the moods in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, and we talk to GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich. Finally, we look at the dramatic end to the baseball season and get the latest in our Economist Film Project series.moreless
  • Friday, September 30, 2011
    Friday, September 30, 2011
    Episode 09.30.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine the legalities surrounding the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen, in Yemen. Also, we look at what's behind Bank of America's decision to charge for debit card use and we profile legendary actress Rito Moreno. Finally, Admiral Mike Mullen retires after leaving his mark on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and we get the analysis of Shields and Brooks.moreless
  • Monday, October 3, 2011
    Monday, October 3, 2011
    Episode 10.03.11
    A growing protest movement across the U.S. vowed to turn up the heat on Wall Street and forces they say are fueling inequality. Also, we look at the violent stalemate in Syria and report on a Senate bill aimed at punishing China for currency manipulation. Finally, we preview the busy Supreme Court docket and get a report from India on how school lunches are hoping to curb child malnutrition.moreless
  • Monday, September 19, 2011
    Monday, September 19, 2011
    Episode 09.19.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine President Obama's proposal for $1.5 trillion in new taxes as part of a plan to reduce the deficit by $3 trillion over 10 years. Also, political turmoil boils over in Yemen as renewed bloodshed sparks international outrage and we report on the impact of gray wolves returning to Yellowstone Park. Finally, we talk to Taylor Branch about big money in college sports.moreless
  • Thursday, September 15, 2011
    Thursday, September 15, 2011
    Episode 09.15.11
    House Speaker John Boehner offers his first major response to President Obama's jobs plan in a speech. Also, Margaret Warner reports from Egypt on the nation's young revolutionaries and their spirit since the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak, and a Marine's action in Afghanistan earns him the Medal of Honor. Finally, we profile a photographer who has captured the everyday response to 9/11.moreless
  • Friday, September 16, 2011
    Friday, September 16, 2011
    Episode 09.16.11
    Europe's economic leaders struggled anew Friday to find a way toward a rescue plan for troubled nations and aid for vulnerable banks. Also, Margaret Warner reports on Egypt's sluggish post-revolution economy and we get the analysis of Brooks and Marcus. Finally, we sit down with former Vice President Dick Cheney to discuss his new memoir and the have latest in our Economist Film Project series.moreless
  • Thursday, September 22, 2011
    Thursday, September 22, 2011
    Episode 09.22.11
    Markets plunge around the world Thursday amid mounting fears of a global economic recession. Also, we get a report on the efforts of one Texas city to rebuild itself after a natural disaster and examine Turkey's efforts to boost its profile in the Middle East. Finally, the latest in our collaboration with the Economist Film Project and disaster aid sits at the center of a Congressional battle.moreless
  • Friday, September 23, 2011
    Friday, September 23, 2011
    Episode 09.23.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine where Mideast peace talks stand after a week in New York that saw Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas submit a formal request for U.N. membership. Also, President Obama aims to revamp pieces of No Child Left Behind, and we recap and assess the winners and losers from Thursday's GOP presidential debate. Finally, the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks.moreless
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2011
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011
    Episode 09.20.11
    Tonight on the program, a former Afghan president in charge of negotiating with the Taliban was killed Tuesday by a suicide bomber posing as a peace envoy. Also, we examine the details of a controversial death penalty case in Georgia and the Pentagon officially lifts a ban on gays serving openly in military. Finally, a report on an opera that chronicles love amid the tragedy of 9/11.moreless
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    Tonight on the program, we look at the U.S. standing in the Middle East as the Palestinian statehood issue takes center stage at the United Nations. Also, Iran frees two American hikers that were being held since 2009 and we get the latest from Libya where battles continue to rage in Moammar Gadhafi's hometown. Finally, a look at growing income inequality and a conversation with Denzel Washington.moreless
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2011
    Wednesday, October 5, 2011
    Episode 10.05.11
    Tonight on the program, Democrats propose raising a tax on millionaires to help fund President Obama's jobs plan. Also, we report on the budding Occupy Wall Street movement from the protesters' base camp and sit down with Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Finally, we look at the struggle to treat mentally ill patients in Liberia and hear the poetry Philip Schultz.moreless
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    Episode 10.11.11
    Tonight on the program, we discuss the alleged terror plot to assassinate the Saudi and Israeli ambassadors to the United States. We analyze the beginning of the trial of the "underwear bomber" from Christmas Day 2009 as well as the Senate voting down President Obama's jobs bill. Also, Pennsylvania schools struggling in the economy, ex-French resistance fighter Stephane Hessel, and women at war.moreless
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    Episode 10.04.11
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announces he will not join the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Also, one of the deadliest bomb attacks ever in Somalia targets the Ministry of Education and we examine rising CEO compensation in a week economy. Finally, how three U.S. physicists won the Nobel Prize for discovering that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate.moreless
  • Friday, October 7, 2011
    Friday, October 7, 2011
    Episode 10.07.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine the controversial panel recommendation that suggests prostate specific antigen tests do more harm than good. We continue our interviews with 2012 Republican presidential contenders with former Mass. governor Mitt Romney. Also, Paul Solman talks unemployment and Shields and Brooks discuss the week's top political news.moreless
  • Thursday, October 6, 2011
    Thursday, October 6, 2011
    Episode 10.06.11
    Tonight on the program, President Obama goes on the offensive and urges GOP lawmakers to support his jobs bill. Also, we examine what the future could hold for the world of technology a day after the death of Steve Jobs, and we get an excerpt from a documentary that goes inside the ICC. Finally, the story of a boat that took Ernest Hemingway out to sea as told by the author of a new biography.moreless
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2011
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011
    Episode 06.21.11
    President Obama is preparing to announce a timetable for bringing home thousands of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Jeffrey Brown asks three analysts what the options are for the drawdown strategy. Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman announces his run for the Republican presidential nominee, and a new generation of Cambodians learn lessons from the past.moreless
  • Monday, June 20, 2011
    Monday, June 20, 2011
    Episode 06.20.11
    Tonight on the program, a landmark Supreme Court ruling Monday rejected a class-action gender bias lawsuit against retail giant Wal-Mart. Notable Afghan women talk to U.S. law makers and officials about potential peace talks with the Taliban, New York high school students learn about the lives of refugees, and allergies in American children are more extreme and prevalent than previously believed.moreless
  • Thursday, June 16, 2011
    Thursday, June 16, 2011
    Episode 06.16.11
    Tonight on the program, anxiety over the Greek debt crisis spooked markets in Europe and Asia as investors worried about spreading fallout. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has a farewell news conference at the Pentagon, the Supreme Court rules on age in police interrogations and we get a report on the health risks of some antibiotics. Finally, Al Qaeda's long-time deputy takes over.moreless
  • Friday, June 17, 2011
    Friday, June 17, 2011
    Episode 06.17.11
    Tonight on the program, Senator Harry Reid addresses questions about the U.S. role in Libya, Saudi Arabian Women challenge the nation's religious driving ban. In South Carolina, a dispute over a Boeing plant pits business against the federal government. Plus, Shields and Brooks discuss the week's politics, and Gwen Ifill sits down with "Two Unlikely Brothers."moreless
  • Friday, June 24, 2011
    Friday, June 24, 2011
    Episode 06.24.11
    Tonight on the program, analysts explore what comes next after the House fails to authorize U.S. involvement in Libya. An official in North Dakota gives the latest on the flooding. Guests look at GOP split over raising taxes to tackle the deficit. Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze week's news. Author Oscar Hijuelos talks about his new memoir, and actor Peter Falk is remembered.moreless
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2011
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011
    Episode 06.22.11
    Pres. Obama outlined his plan to withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by summer 2012, saying that "it is time to focus on nation building here at home." Plus, former Vice President Al Gore criticizes the Obama administration's record on climate change and Paul Solman reports on one state's struggles with public pensions.moreless
  • Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Episode 06.23.11
    In an interview Thursday with Jim Lehrer, outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates discussed President Obama's new timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, how he would define success in that war and the chances of a negotiated settlement with the Taliban plus the U.S. role in Libya and his tenure at the Pentagon.moreless
  • Friday, June 10, 2011
    Friday, June 10, 2011
    Episode 06.10.11
    Tonight on the program, we get latest on the deadly uprising in Syria and the affect it could have on the rest of the Arab world. Also, a rare look at dissent in Iran as female prisoners detail torture and abuse, and we get the weekly analysis of columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks. Finally, Ray Suarez reports on a plea bargain that had been billed as a major national security leak case.moreless
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2011
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011
    Episode 06.07.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine the tough numbers on the economy and equally difficult poll numbers for President Obama. Also, a just-released report is shedding new light on the severity of the nuclear crisis in Japan and Ray Suarez examines the AIDS epidemic 30 years later. Finally, we have a book conversation with a first-time novelist from the Balkans.moreless
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    Episode 06.08.11
    Tonight on the program, as a deadline looms for U.S. forces to start leaving Afghanistan, a new Senate report questions whether the U.S. is doing more harm than good. Also, we get the latest on the violence in Syria; examine the dwindling number of Internet addresses and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pays a visit to President Obama. Finally, we get an update on the fires raging in Arizona.moreless
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2011
    Wednesday, June 15, 2011
    Episode 06.15.11
    Tonight on the program, White House officials defend the president's authority to pursue military action in Libya. Also, we get an update on the collective bargaining battle in Wisconsin and have a report the controversial method of natural gas drilling known as fracking. Finally, war crimes accusations emerge from Sri Lanka and a look at skateboarding as a catalyst for change in Afghanistan.moreless
  • Monday, June 13, 2011
    Monday, June 13, 2011
    Episode 06.13.11
    As the GOP presidential field prepares to debate in New Hampshire, we look at how the economy has become the main battleground for the candidates. Also, we get a report on the killing of a top al-Qaeda operative in Somalia and weigh the latest unrest in Pakistan. Finally, the importance of the Pentagon Papers forty years later and a conversation with Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.moreless
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    Episode 06.14.11
    Tonight on the program, Syria's President Bashar al-Assad expands his crackdown, trying to halt a twelve week uprising against his government. Also, we examine the results from Monday's GOP presidential debate and look at new sunscreen regulations for consumers. Finally, we get reports on Twitter's business model, President Obama's trip to Puerto Rico and the opening of Spider Man the musical.moreless
  • Monday, July 11, 2011
    Monday, July 11, 2011
    Episode 07.11.11
    President Obama and congressional leaders from both parties meet again as a deficit reduction package remains elusive. Also, we examine the world's newest nation of South Sudan and look at the future of the American space program. Finally, we get an inside look at a unique museum that showcases art, history and science. All that and more on tonight's NewsHour.moreless
  • Betty Ford: The Real Deal
    Betty Ford: The Real Deal
    Episode 07.11.11
    Family, friends, historians and Betty Ford herself reflect on her life as a political spouse; an accidental and outspoken first lady; breast cancer survivor; and feminist pro-choice Republican in Betty Ford: The Real Deal, a one-hour biography which aired in March 2009.
  • Friday, July 8, 2011
    Friday, July 8, 2011
    Episode 07.08.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine the grim June jobs numbers and what they mean for the economic recovery. Also, the last flight of the NASA space shuttle brings thousands of spectators to Cape Canaveral and we get a report on the oil spill cleanup efforts along the Yellowstone River. Finally, the latest fallout from the News of the World hacking scandal and the analysis of Brooks and Marcus.moreless
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2011
    Tuesday, July 12, 2011
    Episode 07.12.11
    Another blistering heat wave greeted millions of Americans as the hot weather broke a series of records and triggered warnings across the nation. Also, we look at the security fallout in Afghanistan after President Hamid Karzai's brother was murdered and examine the fresh scrutiny for Rupert Murdoch in Britain. Finally, debt talks creep along in Congress and we remember first lady Betty Ford.moreless
  • Thursday, July 7, 2011
    Thursday, July 7, 2011
    Episode 07.07.11
    High-level lawmakers said Thursday's meeting at the White House marks the beginning of the end game in reaching a final deal on the deficit. Also, we examine the fallout from the phone hacking scandal at London's News of the World and President Obama changes course on condolence letters for suicides in the military. Finally, we look at the impact of a hall fame NFL player off of the field.moreless
  • Thursday, July 14, 2011
    Thursday, July 14, 2011
    Episode 07.14.11
    Tonight on the program, we get the latest on the stalled debt and deficit talks in Washington as Wall Street analysts issue dire warning if the nation defaults. Also, the Pentagon maps out its newest battle in cyber space and we examine the new reporting requirement for gun dealers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Finally, we get the latest in our documentary series with the Economist Film Project.moreless
  • Thursday, June 30, 2011
    Thursday, June 30, 2011
    Episode 06.30.11
    Tonight on the program, once again debt-laden governments in Europe grappled with massive public anger over austerity measures they'd imposed. Also, we have a newsmaker interview with White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley and we get a report on a Denver hospital that has been successful in reducing medical errors. Finally, we examine the growing dissent in China from young people and labor unions.moreless
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    Episode 06.28.11
    Tonight on the program, rioting escalates in Greece as a strike against new austerity measures brings the country to a standstill. Also, as the IMF gets a new chief, we look at the implications for the global economy and our science team reports on how bionic technologies are helping improve lives. Finally, Margaret Warner examines the latest violence gripping the African nation of Sudan.moreless
  • Wednesday, July 6, 2011
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011
    Episode 07.06.11
    Tonight on the program, President Obama takes his latest step into new media using Twitter to field public inquiries directly. Also, we get an update on the stalled deficit negotiations on Capitol Hill and examine the budget crisis playing out in the state of Minnesota. Finally, a new report sheds light on cheating in Atlanta schools by educators and the Roger Clemens perjury trial begins.moreless
  • Tuesday, July 5, 2011
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011
    Episode 07.05.11
    Twin bombings cast new doubts on the fragile security situation in Iraq as the U.S. prepares to drawdown forces. Also, President Obama announces a new round of budget talks at the White House and we get a report on the desperate measures Cleveland is taking to combat the foreclosure crisis. Finally, we update the oil spill in Montana and get the latest on the health of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.moreless
  • Monday, July 4, 2011
    Monday, July 4, 2011
    Episode 07.04.11
    Tonight on the program, the nation celebrates the July 4th holiday with independence festivities. Also, we examine political contributions for 2012 GOP hopefuls and look at the ongoing labor disputes for both the NBA and NFL. Finally, we have a book conversation with author and musician Josh Ritter and go behind the fireworks display at the National Mall in Washington D.C.moreless
  • Friday, July 1, 2011
    Friday, July 1, 2011
    Episode 07.01.11
    Tonight on the program, the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn takes a surprise turn into legal limbo. Also, we talk to an NPR reporter in Syria after another day of protests with reports of 24 people killed and Paul Solman examines Fannie Mae's role in the housing crisis. Finally, we get the analysis of Mark Shields and Michael Gerson.moreless
  • Monday, May 16, 2011
    Monday, May 16, 2011
    Episode 05.16.11
    The U.S. government has reached the legal limit for the amount of money it can borrow but Treasury officials say they can take other measures to pay the bills. Also, residents in Louisiana fled ahead of the Mississippi River deluge and we examine the fallout over the turmoil at the I.M.F. Finally, we hear the poetry of Tracy K. Smith and get an excerpt from the documentary 'Freedom Riders.'moreless
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2011
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011
    Episode 04.27.11
    President Obama directly addresses the questions about where he was born and provides a long-form birth certificate. Also, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defends the Fed's role in the economy at a historic press conference and we get a report on Congress's rocky relationship with the city it calls home. Finally, a look at how the Sony PlayStation security breach happened.moreless
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2011
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011
    Episode 04.26.11
    Tonight on the program, severe weather across the Midwest leaves at least 10 people dead. Also, we get the latest from Syria where the violent crackdown against protesters has drawn international condemnation and we talk to the British defense secretary about the situation in Libya. Finally, Robert MacNeil answers questions on his autism series and the poetry of CD Wright.moreless
  • Monday, April 25, 2011
    Monday, April 25, 2011
    Episode 04.25.11
    Tonight on the program, hundreds of newly released classified documents reveal new details about who's being held at Guantanamo Bay. We examine the implications of the leaked material with reporters. Also, we get the latest on the upheaval and uncertainty in Yemen and have a report on the brewing debate over ROTC programs at Stanford. Finally, we get the last in Robert MacNeil's Autism Now series.moreless
  • Friday, April 22, 2011
    Friday, April 22, 2011
    Episode 04.22.11
    It was the bloodiest day in more than a month of escalating protests in Syria. Also, we examine the lingering controversy surrounding a well-known author who has been accused of lying and fabricating parts of his memoir and we get the latest in Robert MacNeil's 'Autism Now' series, which explores how adults cope with the disorder. Finally, the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks.moreless
  • Thursday, April 21, 2011
    Thursday, April 21, 2011
    Episode 04.21.11
    The U.S. adds a new weapon to the fighting in Libya, unmanned planes carrying missiles. We examine the implications of the move with experts and we get a report on the battle over curbing Medicare costs. Also, Robert MacNeil looks at treatments and the vital role education plays in understanding autism. Finally, we get two stories on the Gulf coast oil spill one year later.moreless
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2011
    Wednesday, April 20, 2011
    Episode 04.20.11
    It was a day of remembrance on the Gulf Coast, one year after the Deepwater Horizon explosion began what became the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Also, we sit down with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood about the latest air safety incidents and get the latest on the situation in Libya. Finally, Robert MacNeil examines the causes of autism with experts.moreless
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    Episode 04.19.11
    President Obama kicks off a cross-country tour promoting his approach for reducing the deficit. Also, Marcia Coyle explains Tuesday's Supreme Court debate over whether the courts or the EPA should regulate greenhouse gases and we talk to two L.A. Times reporters who shared a Pulitzer Prize. Finally, we get the second in Robin MacNeil's autism reports and update the war in Afghanistan.moreless
  • Friday, April 29, 2011
    Friday, April 29, 2011
    Episode 04.29.11
    On the NewsHour Friday, we start with coverage of the recent string of deadly storms and President Obama's visit Alabama to view the damage. Then, a look at the royal wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton, and Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's top political stories.
  • Thursday, April 28, 2011
    Thursday, April 28, 2011
    Episode 04.28.11
    Over 280 people were killed in six states on Thursday when severe storms and tornadoes blasted through the south. Jeffrey Brown talks to Birmingham, Alabama Chief of Police A.C. Roper about the clean-up and rescue efforts. Also, President Obama shuffles his national security team and Rep. Gabriell Giffords travels to Florida in preparation for NASA's space shuttle launch./moreless
  • Friday, May 13, 2011
    Friday, May 13, 2011
    Episode 05.13.11
    Tonight on the program, it was another bloody Friday in Syria as six protesters were killed even as the government pushed for a national dialogue. Also, we have a newsmaker interview with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Paul Solman reports on the Federal Reserve's inflation dilemma. Finally, the analysis of Mark Shields and David Gerson.moreless
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2011
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011
    Episode 05.11.11
    Tonight on the program, flood tensions keep building as the drama played out across a vast stage from Memphis to the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday. Also, the GOP presidential field begins to take shape as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich declares his candidacy and we examine the HIV epidemic in Ukraine. Finally, we get the latest from Syria as the government continues to crackdown on protesters.moreless
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2011
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011
    Episode 05.10.11
    The flood tide on the Mississippi River reached its peak in Memphis but the woes have moved downstream. Also, President Obama makes a new pitch for immigration reform along the U.S.-Mexico border and we examine the ongoing debate over the nation's debt ceiling. Finally, China gets a warning from the U.S. on human rights and we report on the status of Ukraine's Orange Revolution eight years later.moreless
  • Thursday, May 5, 2011
    Thursday, May 5, 2011
    Episode 05.05.11
    Tonight on the program, President Obama marks the death of Osama bin Laden by placing a wreath at Ground Zero. We talk to historians about the decision to raid Bin Laden's compound and what it will mean for the president going forward. Also, we get the latest from Pakistan and examine the Medicare fight looming over congressional budget battles. Finally, a look at art in medicinal ads.moreless
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2011
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011
    Episode 05.04.11
    Tonight on the program, citing national security risks, President Obama says the photos of Osama bin Laden's body will not be released. Ray Suarez gets insight on the complexities of these kinds of decisions with experts. Also, we examine how Bin Laden's death will affect U.S. policy in Afghanistan and Judy Woodruff talks to the head of FEMA for the latest on the severe weather in the South.moreless
  • Monday, May 2, 2011
    Monday, May 2, 2011
    Episode 05.02.11
    Tonight on the program, we devote the entire NewsHour to the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Ray Suarez looks at the latest developments and we get a report from the Pakistani town where bin Laden was hiding in an elaborate compound. Also, we get reactions from across the U.S. and examine how Special Forces were able to end the manhunt for the world's most wanted terrorist.moreless
  • Friday, May 20, 2011
    Friday, May 20, 2011
    Episode 05.20.11
    Tonight on the program, President Obama welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House amid public disagreements. Also, Margaret Warner wraps her reporting trip to Bahrain and Robert Pinsky reflects on a life in poetry. Finally, we get the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks.
  • Friday, April 15, 2011
    Friday, April 15, 2011
    Episode 04.15.11
    The air campaign in Libya marks the end of its first month as Moammar Gadhafi remains in power with his forces still fighting. We examine the difficult balancing act the U.S. has had to face amid the uprisings across the Arab world. Also, we get the analysis of Shields and Brooks, return to Louisiana one year after the Gulf oil spill and Robert MacNeil previews his upcoming Autism series.moreless
  • Monday, April 18, 2011
    Monday, April 18, 2011
    Episode 04.18.11
    Survivors and officials count the human and material costs of the weekend's swarm of tornadoes that killed at least 44 people in half a dozen states. Also, we look at new financial worries after a key rating agency downgrades its long term outlook on the nation's debt and we get the latest from the ground in Libya. Finally, Robert MacNeil returns to launch a series of reports on Autism.moreless
  • Thursday, April 14, 2011
    Thursday, April 14, 2011
    Episode 04.14.11
    Tonight on the program, Congress approves the budget compromise, funding the federal government through the end of the fiscal year. Also, we look at the ongoing deficit debate with Paul Krugman and Douglas Holtz-Eakin and then we examine the fallout from a resignation at the FAA over an air-traffic controller falling asleep on the job. Finally, we look at China's looming health care problem.moreless
  • Monday, Feb. 7, 2011
    Monday, Feb. 7, 2011
    Episode 02.07.11
    Egypt's government attempts to defuse unrest, Huffington Post purchase, President Obama woos business, and playwright Anna Deavere Smith.
  • Friday, Feb. 4, 2011
    Friday, Feb. 4, 2011
    Episode 02.04.11
    Tonight on the program, tens of thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in Cairo for what was called a day of departure for President Hosni Mubarak. Margaret Warner talks with writer Wael Nawara, a key figure in the opposition movement. Also, we examine the latest jobs numbers and get the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks.moreless
  • Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011
    Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011
    Episode 02.02.11
    Tonight on the NewsHour, fighting raged into the night in the heart of Cairo as pro-Mubarak elements, many on horse or camel back, clashed with demonstrators. We examine the ripple effects of the demonstrations across the Arab world and report on the new legal and political hurdles of the health reform law.moreless
  • Tuesday, February 1, 2011
    Tuesday, February 1, 2011
    Episode 02.01.11
    We'll have all the latest on the latest demonstrations in Egypt and President Hosni Mubarak's announcement that he will not run for re-election this fall, including reports from the ground and an interview with Sen. John Kerry. Also, we'll have reports on the massive winter storm in the central U.S. and support for people with diabetes.moreless
  • Monday, Jan. 31, 2011
    Monday, Jan. 31, 2011
    Episode 01.31.11
    Full coverage of the protests in Egypt, the U.S. response, and the battle for communication. Plus, Paul Solman looks at the future of electric cars and author Roger Rosenblatt talks about the art of writing.
  • Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
    Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
    Episode 01.28.11
    Protests continue in Egypt after Mubarak announcement, the story behind the WikiLeaks release, and the analysis of Shields and Brooks.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011
    Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011
    Episode 02.09.11
    Tonight on the program, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit tells Margaret Warner that the government needs to be able to stabilize the country before emergency law can be lifted. Also, we report on a medical program trying to treat severely mentally ill people and get the latest on the diplomatic fallout over the case of a U.S. diplomat detained in the deaths of two Pakistani citizens.moreless
  • The NewsHour for February 18, 2011
    Protesters at Wisconsin's Capitol are fighting reductions in state workers' benefits. Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the House's spending deliberations and the future of public workers' unions. In other stories, more protests in Bahrain, Libya and Yemen, the budget fight heats up in the House and President Obama met with technology leaders on job innovation.moreless
  • Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011
    Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011
    Episode 02.17.11
    On tonight's program, crackdown in Bahrain and a collective-bargaining battle heats up in Wisconsin. Also, a look at states' Medicaid cuts, two Senators trying to forge a bipartisan consensus on debt, and a young police chief tackling drug violence in Mexico.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011
    Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011
    Episode 02.16.11
    Tonight on the program, we have the latest on the demonstration in Libya, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. Margaret Warner examines the turmoil in the tiny Muslim nation of Bahrain and we look at the political battles over cutting Defense spending. Finally, we get a first-hand look at the drug war in Juarez, Mexico.moreless
  • Tuesday, February 15, 2011
    Tuesday, February 15, 2011
    Episode 02.15.11
    Tonight on the program, President Obama forcefully makes his case for the 2012 budget proposal Tuesday as Republicans called for slashing spending. Also, we examine the growing unrest spreading through the Arab world and report on a Colorado clinic tackling the burdens of diabetes before they become major health risks.
  • Monday, Feb. 14, 2011
    Monday, Feb. 14, 2011
    Episode 02.14.11
    President Obama unveils his budget plan, examining the role of social media in Egypt's revolution, Miles O'Brien competes with a computer in "Jeopardy," and a profile of new Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding.
  • Friday, Feb. 11, 2011
    Friday, Feb. 11, 2011
    Episode 02.11.11
    Tonight on the program, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down and turned power over to the military, leading to jubilant celebrations on the streets of Cairo. Margaret Warner reports on the scene in Egypt and we get the weekly analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks.
  • Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011
    Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011
    Episode 02.10.11
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said in a major televised speech that he would transfer some authority to Vice President Omar Suleiman but indicated that he would not step down immediately. We get an update on the latest from Margaret Warner in Cairo and examine the implications for the U.S. Also, we look at the effort by the House GOP to reverse business regulations.moreless
  • Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011
    Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011
    Episode 01.27.11
    In an exclusive interview with the NewsHour, Vice President Joe Biden calls for dialogue between demonstrators and the government in Egypt. Also, we examine the spreading unrest in the Arab world and a new commission outlines the culprits of the financial crisis.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011
    Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011
    Episode 01.26.11
    Reaction to Tuesday's State of the Union and Republican Response, the debate over how to spur U.S. economic growth, and what continuing protests in Egypt mean for the Muslim world.
  • Special Report: State of the Union
    President Obama delivered his State of the Union Tuesday and with a call for a partial freeze on some government spending and a push for new innovation. Watch the NewsHour's special coverage.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
    Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
    Episode 01.11.11
    After a recap on the latest developments around the Arizona shooting spree, we look at new questions on gun laws and mental health care in the tragedy's aftermath. Then, Miles O'Brien on how earthquake science is aiding in the rebuilding of Haiti and an interview with the heads of the oil spill commission.moreless
  • Monday, Jan. 10, 2011
    Monday, Jan. 10, 2011
    Episode 01.10.11
    Tonight on the program, the Tucson shootings have revived a debate over the connections, if any, between political rhetoric and violent acts. Jim Lehrer talks to a panel, including Mark Shields and David Brooks, about the issue. Also, Judy Woodruff gets an update on the health of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords from her medical team and we examine the succession vote in Sudan.moreless
  • Friday, Jan. 7, 2011
    Friday, Jan. 7, 2011
    Episode 01.07.11
    We dig into the latest jobs reading, look ahead to Southern Sudan's secession vote and revisit Haiti as the first anniversary of its major quake nears. Plus Mark Shields and David Brooks examine the first days of the new Congress and we profile new Ohio Rep. Jim Renacci as he settles into D.C.moreless
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2011
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011
    Episode 01.05.11
    As the new Congress kicks off and House Speaker John Boehner sworn in, the White House is making changes in its senior staff. Also, Miles O'Brien on how growing up in the digital age impacts the brain, a look at turmoil in Pakistan and a profile of photographer Alec Soth.
  • Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011
    Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011
    Episode 01.06.11
    Tonight on the program, the Pentagon plans big spending changes and troop reductions. Jim Lehrer interviews Defense Secretary Robert Gates for details. Then, an interview with new House Ways and Means chair Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan and we get an update on the floods in Pakistan and a new report on the Gulf oil spill.moreless
  • Monday, Jan. 3, 2011
    Monday, Jan. 3, 2011
    Episode 01.03.11
    Tonight on the program, a look at the budget woes facing new governors, Baby Boomers begin turning 65, creating new challenges for Medicare and Social Security, and a big investment boosts Facebook.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011
    Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011
    Episode 01.12.11
    Tonight on the program, at a memorial service on the University of Arizona campus, President Obama will remember the victims of Saturday's shooting and honor those still recovering from their injuries, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Also, Jim Lehrer talks to historians Michael Beschloss and Ellen Fitzpatrick about the role presidents play in comforting the nation during times of tragedy.moreless
  • Special Coverage: Tucson Memorial Service
    President Obama, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, Attorney General Eric Holder and others spoke at a public memorial service in Tucson Wednesday that paid tribute the victims of a shooting attack that killed six and wounded 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011
    Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011
    Episode 01.25.11
    State of the Union preview, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, turmoil in Lebanon, history of cancer.
  • Monday, Jan. 24, 2011
    Monday, Jan. 24, 2011
    Episode 01.24.11
    We get the latest on the deadly airport bombing in Russia, plus debt problems in the U.S. and in Europe. Plus we report on alleged Tucson shooter Jared Loughner's court appearance and what's next for Rahm Emanuel after his campaign suffered a legal setback that could leave his name off the ballot in Chicago's mayoral race.moreless
  • Friday, Jan. 21, 2011
    Friday, Jan. 21, 2011
    Episode 01.21.11
    We examine President Obama tapping GE's CEO to lead a panel on jobs creation, and we revisit Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' recovery. Plus we look at the South Korean education system and columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the week's top news.
  • Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011
    Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011
    Episode 01.20.11
    President Hu meets with business leaders in the U.S., Margaret Warner reports from Seoul, and a look back at JFK's inaugural address 50 years ago.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011
    Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011
    Episode 01.18.11
    Health care reform debated in the House, Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives in Washington, and Apple's Steve Jobs takes a leave of absence.
  • Friday, Jan. 14, 2011
    Friday, Jan. 14, 2011
    Episode 01.14.11
    Tonight on the program, Shields and Brooks Weigh the impact of the speech given by President Obama in Tucson and we update the latest on the upheaval in the African nation of Tunisia. Finally, U.S. calls on China for real Action on North Korea.
  • Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011
    Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011
    Episode 01.13.11
    The latest on the Tucson tragedy, including an interview with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' friend and colleague, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and a look at rebuilding Haiti one year after the earthquake.
  • Monday, Feb. 21, 2011
    Monday, Feb. 21, 2011
    Episode 02.21.11
    On Monday's NewsHour, we examine the continuing protests in Libya and other nations, the protests in Wisconsin, the government spending cut debate, the toll protests have taken on Egyptian women, and we take a look at a Frontline piece at the face of the Egyptian revolution.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011
    Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011
    Episode 02.23.11
    Gunmen loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi roamed the streets of Tripoli Wednesday in an effort to hold the capital but several more towns broke away from his government's control. Also, we take a closer look at Maummar Gadhafi and his 42 years of rule in Libya and President Obama makes a policy shift on marriage. Finally, a report on the escalating drug violence in Monterey, Mexico.moreless
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011
    Wednesday, March 30, 2011
    Episode 03.30.11
    Government troops pummel Libyan rebels with rocket and artillery fire. We get the latest from on the ground and assess how far the U.S. should go to arm the rebels. Also, we get a report on how India is grappling with the problem of microfinancing and President Obama lays out new goals for the nation's energy policy. Finally, we remember the assassination attempt on President Reagan 30 years on.moreless
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    Episode 03.29.11
    Washington offers mixed reactions following President Obama's speech on the U.S. strategy in Libya. We hear from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and get the latest developments from Japan. Also, Miles O'Brien reports from Chernobyl on what life is like for residents nearby the world's worst nuclear disaster and we assess the latest housing numbers and their effect on the economy.moreless
  • Monday, March 28, 2011
    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Episode 03.28.11
    Tonight on the program, we get the latest from the situation in Libya as President Obama prepares to deliver a prime-time speech to the nation. We weigh the stakes for the president with experts and Japan warns of more contaminated water leaking from a nuclear reactor. Finally, we look at the surprises and upsets of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament.moreless
  • Friday, March 25, 2011
    Friday, March 25, 2011
    Episode 03.25.11
    Tonight on the program, Syria is crippled by a sweeping display of opposition and a deadly response. We weigh the implications of the continued unrest in the Arab world and get the latest from Libya. Also, political editor David Chalian examines the 2012 GOP field, Margaret Warner looks at food shortages in North Korea and we get the anaysis of Mark Shields and Byron York.moreless
  • Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Episode 03.24.11
    The international campaign of airstrikes against Moammar Gadhafi's forces extends deep into Libya as rebels reported advances. We get the latest from on the ground and examine the NATO effort to take charge of the operation. Also, Ray Suarez looks at the latest census numbers and what they mean for Hispanics and other minority groups. Finally, Paul Solman examines rising income inequality.moreless
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2011
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011
    Episode 03.23.11
    As coalition strikes in Libya have grounded Moammar Gadhafi's Air Force and pounded targets in Tripoli, Gwen Ifill talks to Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough about U.S. strategy in the region. Also, we examine what's next for U.S. nuclear plants, report on reform efforts in Morocco amid growing regional unrest and remember the life and star power of film legend Elizabeth Taylor.moreless
  • The NewsHour for March 31, 2011
    Tonight on the PBS NewsHour, the latest in clashes between rebels and Gadhafi loyalists in Libya. Rebels suffer setbacks for the third day in a row. Also, Judy Woodruff talks to Senators Pence and Cardin about a possible budget compromise that would avert a government shutdown.
  • Friday, April 1, 2011
    Friday, April 1, 2011
    Episode 04.01.11
    Better news on the economic front as the unemployment rate falls to 8.8 percent in March. We examine what's behind the numbers with experts and get the latest from Libya. Also, we talk to two New York Times journalists who were held captive by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi and report on the difficulties veterans face finding civilian jobs. Finally, the analysis of Shields and Gerson.moreless
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    Episode 04.13.11
    President Obama joins the deficit debate by calling for cutting the deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years. Jim Lehrer sits down with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to discuss the plan and Paul Solman examines how raising the debt ceiling could impact U.S. markets. Also, we look at what's behind the rising gas prices and get a report from China on the human costs of producing the i-Phone.moreless
  • Monday, April 11, 2011
    Monday, April 11, 2011
    Episode 04.11.11
    Tonight on the program, it was business as usual for the federal government Monday, no longer in danger of a shutdown. Washington's focus now shifts to bigger spending battles. Also, we get the latest from Japan a month after the devastating tsunami and examine the anger in Egypt over the slow pace of reforms. Finally, we get a report on "seismic schools" in California.moreless
  • Friday, April 8, 2011
    Friday, April 8, 2011
    Episode 04.08.11
    Tonight on the program, the federal government makes ready to close down as negotiators struggle to reach a funding deal. We get the latest from Capitol Hill and more bloody confrontations break out in Syria as protests spread. Also, we profile one school district in North Carolina that is taking digital learning to a whole new level and finally the analysis of David Brooks and Ruth Marcus.moreless
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2011
    Wednesday, April 6, 2011
    Episode 04.06.11
    Tonight on the program, a government shutdown draws closer as the stalemate over a federal budget deal continues. We talk to Rep. Chris Van Hollen for the Democratic perspective on the negotiations and weigh who would be to blame if the shutdown happens. Also, we examine the latest findings on estrogen for women and profile broadcast pioneer Belva Davis.moreless
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2011
    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
    Episode 04.05.11
    Tonight on the program, President Obama and Republican lawmakers fail to break a federal budget impasse as a government shutdown deadline nears. We talk to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan who unveiled a plan calling for deep cuts in spending. Also, we have the latest on the turmoil in the Ivory Coast and get perspectives on the global reverberations flowing from the Arab uprisings.moreless
  • Monday, April 4, 2011
    Monday, April 4, 2011
    Episode 04.04.11
    Southwest Airlines continues safety inspections after a hole opened in a jet's fuselage last week. We examine the fallout for the company and the airline industry. Also, we report on crackdowns in China on political dissent and the Obama administration reverses course on Guantanamo Bay terrorism trials. Finally, we profile a group helping wounded warriors return to society.moreless
  • Tuesday, March 22 , 2011
    Tuesday, March 22 , 2011
    Episode 03.22.11
    Tonight on the program, President Obama maintains that the U.S. wants to hand over the lead of the military operation in Libya within "days not weeks," as disagreements emerge within NATO over the mission. Also, we get the latest from the ground in Japan and talk to Japan's ambassador to the U.S. Finally, a look at water shortages around the globe and a wireless business deal.moreless
  • Monday, March 21, 2011
    Monday, March 21, 2011
    Episode 03.21.11
    Coalition jets fire cruise missiles at Libyan targets, aimed at knocking out command and control functions for forces loyal of Moammar Gadhafi. We examine the latest developments from Libya with experts. Also, we discuss the regional impact for the Arab world and what it could mean for uprising in Yemen and Egypt. Finally, engineers in Japan race to restore power to a damaged nuclear plantmoreless
  • Friday, March 18, 2011
    Friday, March 18, 2011
    Episode 03.18.11
    President Obama calls on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to cease all attacks on civilians or face military consequences. Ray Suarez discusses the stakes with Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Also, we get the latest from Japan and the analysis of Shields and Brooks.
  • Friday, March 4, 2011
    Friday, March 4, 2011
    Episode 03.04.11
    The February jobs report held good news Friday, with the unemployment rate falling to 8.9 percent. We ask analysts for what the labor data mean for the wider recovery. Then, a look at what the U.S. should -- or shouldn't -- do on the Libya crisis; Paul Solman travels to Rhode Island for a report on the state's public pension woes; and the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks.moreless
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2011
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011
    Episode 03.02.11
    Tonight on the program, as Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi strikes back at his opponents with words and warfare, we examine how the U.S. is using caution over calls for a no-fly zone. Also, the Supreme Court hands down a much anticipated freedom of speech decision and we report on no fishing zones in California. Finally, the poems of a Libyan born poet.moreless
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2011
    Tuesday, March 1, 2011
    Episode 03.01.11
    Tonight on the program, we get the latest on the crisis in Libya as thousands desperately headed for the border, trying to escape. Also, the House of Representatives takes a major step toward averting a federal government shutdown and we examine the fallout over collective bargaining in Wisconsin. Finally, we hear the poetry of Charles Wright.moreless
  • Monday, Feb. 28, 2011
    Monday, Feb. 28, 2011
    Episode 02.28.11
    Tonight on the program, as violence and unrest continue in Libya, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi must go. Also, President Obama announces he supports a change allowing states to opt-out of certain provisions of the health care reform law and we profile two Iranians using satire in the U.S. to get under the skin of their government.moreless
  • Friday, Feb. 25, 2011
    Friday, Feb. 25, 2011
    Episode 02.28.11
    Tonight on the program, clashes flare in Libya as protesters continue their calls for the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi. We talk by phone with residents in the Libyan capital, and then examine what lies ahead for the North African nation. Also, we talk to two governors about the budget battles being waged across the U.S. and get the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks.moreless
  • Monday, March 7, 2011
    Monday, March 7, 2011
    Episode 03.07.11
    Tonight on the program, as bloodshed continues in Libya, a look at how the U.S. and other world powers could respond to the crisis and we examine what is behind soaring energy prices. Also, Ray Suarez reports on gender violence in Guatemala and report on the news that new trials will begin at Guantanamo Bay.moreless
  • Tuesday, March 8 , 2011
    Tuesday, March 8 , 2011
    Episode 03.08.11
    Tonight on the program, we get on the ground reports from Libya where fighting intensified after Moammar Gadhafi's forces attacked the opposition with tanks and airstrikes. Also, Politics Editor David Chalian explains the budget stalemate in the Senate and the second in Ray Suarez's series of reports on gender violence in Guatemala.moreless
  • Thursday, March 17, 2011
    Thursday, March 17, 2011
    Episode 03.17.11
    Tonight on the program, we look at the potential health risks Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear plant could pose after water cannons and helicopters were used in an effort to cool down overheating fuel rods. Also, we get on-the-ground updates from Japan and the U.N. moves to rein in Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Finally, Europe's debt problems pay a call to the White House.moreless
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2011
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011
    Episode 03.16.11
    Tonight on the program,as radiation levels spike in the area around Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, Gwen Ifill talks with two experts about possible health consequences. Also, we get the latest on the unrest in Libya, report on the resurgence of the whooping cough in California and NASA eyes Mercury's atmosphere.moreless
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    Episode 03.15.11
    Tonight on the program, Japan races to prevent a radiation catastrophe as explosions rock reactors at an earthquake and tsunami-damaged nuclear plant. Jeffrey Brown weighs the situation with experts. Also, we examine the economic impact and the fallout from the ongoing disaster in Japan and Paul Solmon reports on income disparity in Ohio.moreless
  • Monday, March 14, 2011
    Monday, March 14, 2011
    Episode 03.14.11
    Tonight on the program, as thousands of bodies of earthquake and tsunami victims wash ashore in Japan, we look at the ongoing efforts by engineers to avert a nuclear disaster. Also, we get updates on the latest rescue and evacuation efforts in Japan and report on a plant found in California that scientists had thought extinct. Finally, Saudi Arabia sends troops to Bahrain to quell protests.moreless
  • Friday, March 11, 2011
    Friday, March 11, 2011
    Episode 03.11.11
    After a magnitude 8.9 earthquake hits the coast of northeastern Japan, killing hundreds and triggering a massive tsunami, Judy Woodruff talks with three experts on how Japan's strict building codes for earthquakes and coastal preparations might have mitigated some damage. Also, President Obama addresses the media on the U.S. response in Libya and we get the weekly analysis of Shields and Brooks.moreless
  • Thursday, March 10, 2011
    Thursday, March 10, 2011
    Episode 03.10.11
    Tonight on the program, after the Republican-led Wisconsin Assembly votes to limit bargaining rights of public employee unions, we talk to Frederica Freyberg of Wisconsin Public Television. Also, we get the latest from inside Libya and Muslim hearings on Capitol Hill draw strong feelings from lawmakers. Finally, Bradley Manning's father speaks out for the first time on his son's confinement.moreless
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2011
    Wednesday, March 9, 2011
    Episode 03.09.11
    Tonight on the program, it was another day of fierce fighting in Libya as Moammar Gadhafi rejects any attempt at outside intervention. We talk to two diplomatic experts for views on whether the West should intervene. Also, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell gives his thoughts on collective bargaining rights and we examine the shakeup and controversy at NPR.moreless
  • Friday, March 3, 2011
    Friday, March 3, 2011
    Episode 06.03.11
    Tonight on the program, new U.S. job numbers shows a sharp slowdown in hiring and a small increase in the unemployment rate. Also, we get the latest on the uprisings in the Arab world as leaders across the region try to suppress revolts, and Paul Solman uses Sesame Street to explain financial literacy. Finally, the analysis of Shields and Brooks and an obituary to Dr. Jack Kevorkian.moreless
  • Thursday, June 2, 2011
    Thursday, June 2, 2011
    Episode 06.02.11
    The U.S. economy gives fresh evidence that the recovery might be losing steam and there is growing concern about what, if anything, the government can do about it. Also, Mitt Romney officially throws his hat into the 2012 presidential ring and we examine what's behind the new food scare in Europe. Finally, we talk to Jill Abramson, the first woman to named Executive Editor of the New York Times.moreless
  • Friday, May 27, 2011
    Friday, May 27, 2011
    Episode 05.27.11
    Tonight on the program, the world's major industrial democracies, the Group of 8, agree on financial to help to promote Arab democracy. Also, we get the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks and examine a surprising new study on cholesterol. Finally, we weigh the value of higher education amid soaring costs and the Vatican opens a conference in Rome on combating HIV/AIDS.moreless
  • Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Episode 05.29.11
    Tonight on the program, the Supreme Court rules federal law does not preempt an Arizona measure that punishes an employer who hires illegal immigrants. Also, we get the latest on the long-awaited war crimes arrest in Serbia and have a report on nurse practitioners and the growing need for primary care providers. Finally, we hear the dramatic tales of escape from North Korea.moreless
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Episode 5.24.11
    Tonight on the program, as the death toll rises from a weekend tornado in Joplin, Missouri, Gwen Ifill talks to FEMA Chief Craig Fugate about the path ahead for recovery efforts. Also, we get an update on Chrysler as the company pays back billions to the government, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress on Mideast peace. Finally, we get the latest from Libya.moreless
  • Monday, May 23, 2011
    Monday, May 23, 2011
    Episode 05.23.11
    Tonight on the program, workers continue search and rescue efforts in Joplin, Missouri, after a tornado tore through the heart of the city. Also, Marcia Coyle explains the Supreme Court's decision on crowded California prisons and Republicans face tough questions on a controversial House Medicare plan. Finally, Pakistan aims to combat poverty with health care and President Obama visits Europe.moreless
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2011
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011
    Episode 06.01.11
    Tonight on the program, President Obama talks to GOP leaders at the White House on ways to raise the nation's debt ceiling but no deal was made. Also, we gauge the influence and impacts of modern day computer hackers and we look at the science behind tracking tornadoes. Finally, we examine the political phenomenon that is Sarah Palin and profile jazz legend Wynton Marsalis.moreless
  • May 31, 2011
    May 31, 2011
    Episode 05.31.11
    Tonight on the program, a new report shows U.S. housing market prices have dropped for more than two consecutive quarters. Also, we look at the politics behind the "symbolic" vote in the House of Representatives on the debt ceiling and examine a new findings on cell phones and carcinogens. Finally, we report on how Yemen's president has been able to cling to power despite growing unrest.moreless
  • Monday, May 30, 2011
    Monday, May 30, 2011
    Episode 05.30.11
    Tonight on the PBS NewsHour, President Obama announces that Gen. Martin Dempsey will succeed Adm. Mike Mullen as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. We talk to the mayor of Joplin, Mo., and get some broader perspective from two atmospheric scientists. Also, Ray Suarez reports from this weekends HIV/AIDS conference at the Vatican.moreless
  • Thursday, November 3, 2011
    Thursday, November 3, 2011
    Episode 11.03.11
    It was a long day of political turmoil in Greece with broader implications for Europe and the world, overshadowing the G20 meeting in France. Also, we look at inequality in America and research that shows a concentration of poverty and what the 2012 electorate will look like. Finally, we sit down with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the latest in our Economist Film Project.moreless
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Episode 12.14.11
    President Obama welcomes the end of the war in Iraq, with all U.S. troops due to return home before month's end. Also, Jim Lehrer sits down for a wide-ranging conversation with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and we profile an Army program designed to combat PTSD. Finally, we get the latest from the elections in Egypt and examine how voter registration laws could effect the 2012 election.moreless
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2011
    Tuesday, December 13, 2011
    Episode 12.13.11
    House GOP lawmakers muscle through legislation to continue a payroll tax cut extension, despite a threat from the White House to veto the bill. Also, we look at the growing dissent in Russia and what it could mean for Vladimir Putin's hold on power, and former Sen. John Corzine testifies on his role in the MF Global bankruptcy. Finally, the high court agrees to take up Arizona's immigration law.moreless
  • Thursday, December 15, 2011
    Thursday, December 15, 2011
    Episode 12.15.11
    Thursday was a day of behind-the-scenes maneuvering and bargaining in Congress, as party leaders moved to avert a government shutdown. Also, we get the latest from Syria as world leaders moved to tighten sanctions on the Assad regime and we examine the struggles to curtail digital piracy. Finally, we report on how new technology is helping scientists use human tissue to repair or replace organs.moreless
  • Wednesday, December 21, 2011
    Wednesday, December 21, 2011
    Episode 12.21.11
    Tonight on the program, Bank of America settles a $335 million case involving alleged claims of racial bias in home mortgage lending. Also, lawmakers remained mired in a stalemate over payroll tax cuts and we examine the new EPA rules that target toxic mercury emissions. Finally, we look at Muslim clerics tackling HIV in Morocco and the response to an attack on a female protester in Egypt.moreless
  • Monday, December 19, 2011
    Monday, December 19, 2011
    Episode 12.19.11
    North Korea marks the passing of power to a scion in the same family that's ruled unchallenged since World War II. Also, House Republicans deal the Senate and White House a surprise setback as leaders vow to reject a weekend tax cut compromise, and we examine how Medicare dollars are spent in California. Finally, we remember the life and times of Vaclav Havel, a writer, dissident and president.moreless
  • Friday, December 16, 2011
    Friday, December 16, 2011
    Episode 12.16.11
    PBS Newshour: December 16, 2011
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Episode 12.20.11
    Tonight on the program, the House refuses to approve a short-term extension of the payroll tax cut, sparking off a new war of words between lawmakers and the president. Also, we get an update on the GOP presidential race as polls continued to narrow in Iowa Tuesday, and we examine the escalating political tensions in Iraq. Finally, we get a report on North Korea's efforts to transition power.moreless
  • Monday, December 19, 2011
    Monday, December 19, 2011
    Episode 12.19.11
    PBS Newshour: December 19, 2011
  • December 5, 2011
    December 5, 2011
    Episode 12.05.11
    Tonight on the Program, we talk to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe about the upcoming cuts to the United States Postal Service. Also, we examine how Newt Gingrich has shot to the front of the GOP presidential contenders in recent polls, the troubles relief aid organizations are running into, the European debt crisis, a new way to tackle wind energy, as well as a trend in presidential pardons.moreless
  • PBS Newshour: November 30, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 30, 2011
  • Friday, December 2, 2011
    Friday, December 2, 2011
    Episode 12.02.11
    Tonight on the program, as the November jobs report shows new job creation and a surprising drop in unemployment, we examine the numbers with economic experts. Also, sit down with former President Bill Clinton and Paul Solman reports from Tennessee on why some businesses remain reluctant to hire. Finally, we get the weekly analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks.moreless
  • Friday, December 9, 2011
    Friday, December 9, 2011
    Episode 12.09.11
    Tonight on the program, we look into the future of the Euro after the Eurozone's new fiscal agreement and Britain's refusal to sign. Also, we look into the aftermath of the shooting of a police officer at Virginia Tech, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's top political news, the storied Penumbra Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, and why conservatives tends to be happier than liberals.moreless
  • Monday, December 12, 2011
    Monday, December 12, 2011
    Episode 12.12.11
    Tonight on the program, with the last U.S. troops due to leave Iraq by year's end, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meets with President Obama in Washington to chart a new course for the two nations. Also, we sit down with British Foreign Secretary William Hague about the Euro financial crisis and we recap a wild weekend of GOP presidential politics. Finally, we take a look at the history of taxes.moreless
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2011
    Wednesday, December 7, 2011
    Episode 12.07.11
    Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius blocks the FDA from allowing girls under 17 to buy the Plan B morning-after pill. Also, we get an update on the deadly protests in Syria and the new financial watchdog bureau faces a critical test on Capitol Hill. Finally, we examine the possibility of life on a 'Goldilocks' planet and the high court takes up a land dispute case in Montana with historical roots.moreless
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Episode 12.06.11
    What does the coordinated sectarian violence in Kabul mean for the fragile security situation in Afghanistan and how will it impact the U.S. drawdown of forces? Also, we get the latest on the elections in Russia as fraud allegations emerge and we report on the city of Detroit's beleaguered finances and uphill battle to stay afloat. Finally, we examine the mental health of a hockey 'enforcer.'moreless
  • Thursday, December 8, 2011
    Thursday, December 8, 2011
    Episode 12.08.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine the details of the deadly shooting that occurred on the campus of Virginia Tech, four years after 2007's massacre. Also, we look at President Obama's campaign year strategy, the Occupy movements in San Diego, Oklahoma City, and Boise, election protests in Russia, rain garden projects in Seattle, and concern over the Air Force's disposal of soldiers' remains.moreless
  • Friday, December 30, 2011
    Friday, December 30, 2011
    Episode 12.30.11
    Tonight on the program, GOP presidential candidates continued to race across the state of Iowa Friday in preparation of the state's caucuses next week. Also, Judy Woodruff sits down with a group of undecided voters in Iowa and we get the weekly analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks. Finally, we examine why fewer Americans are taking the plunge and getting married.moreless
  • Thursday, December 29, 2011
    Thursday, December 29, 2011
    Episode 12.29.11
    Tonight on the program, GOP hopefuls shift into campaign overdrive with just five days before the first in the nation nominating contest gets underway in Iowa. Also, we look at the state of the economy ahead of the 2012 election and we get a report on one program that aims to keep girls in school. Finally, we examine the state of helping Iraqis who helped American soldiers obtain visas in the U.S.moreless
  • Wednesday December 28, 2011
    Wednesday December 28, 2011
    Episode 12.28.11
    On Wednesday's NewsHour, we have a report on the elaborate funeral proceedings for Kim Jong-il and we assess the role that North Korea may take in the region. Then we take a look at the flood of political advertising in Iowa. And Hari Sreenivasan looks back at a year of destructive weather events and what's behind the record breaking snows, floods and tornadoes.moreless
  • Tuesday December 27, 2011
    Tuesday December 27, 2011
    Episode 12.27.11
    On Tuesday's NewsHour, we discuss the arrival of Arab League peace monitors arrive in Syria. Then a look at what's ahead for Russia's political leadership, and a check in with Iowa Republicans who are taking a final measure of the candidates.
  • Monday, December 26, 2011
    Monday, December 26, 2011
    Episode 12.26.11
    In a flurry of bus touring, pheasant hunting and endorsement courting, GOP presidential candidates prepared for the upcoming Iowa Caucuses. Also, we get a report on the Christmas Day attacks in Nigeria that killed at least 39 and we profile one Colorado program that aims to teach kids the realities of spending. Finally, we talk to four Iraq veterans about the costs and impact of the war.moreless
  • Friday, December 23, 2011
    Friday, December 23, 2011
    Episode 12.23.11
    On tonight's program, we examine the twin bombings that killed 47 people in Syria's capital amid protests against leader Bashar al-Assad. Also, we take a look at Morocco's new constitution and elections, Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's top political stories, Daniel Yergin talks the growing global search for energy, and a Minnesota church retells a WWII Christmas story.moreless
  • Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Episode 12.22.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine the agreement between the GOP-led House and the Democrat-led Senate to pass the long-stalled payroll tax cuts. Also, we look at multiple bombings in Iraq after the U.S. troop withdrawal, the Pentagon's admission of error in a Pakistani airstrike, a comparison of higher-and-lower-class shopping, and if the bird flu could be used in bioterrorism attacks.moreless
  • PBS Newshour: December 29, 2011
    PBS Newshour: December 29, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: December 30, 2011
    PBS Newshour: December 30, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: December 28, 2011
    PBS Newshour: December 28, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: December 22, 2011
    PBS Newshour: December 22, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: December 27, 2011
    PBS Newshour: December 27, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: December 23, 2011
    PBS Newshour: December 23, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: December 26, 2011
    PBS Newshour: December 26, 2011
  • Thursday, December 1, 2011
    Thursday, December 1, 2011
    Episode 12.01.11
    President Obama marks World Aids Day and says that the U.S. can "beat this disease." Also, talk with longtime Democratic Congressman Barney Frank after he announced he will not seek another term and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton makes a historic trip to Burma. Finally, we get a report on the health risks of airport body scanners and a journalist details the inner workings of Mexican drug cartels.moreless
  • PBS Newshour: November 11, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 11, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: November 10, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 10, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: November 9, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 9, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: November 8, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 8, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: November 16, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 16, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: November 17, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 17, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: November 14, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 14, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: November 15, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 15, 2011
  • Friday, November 4, 2011
    Friday, November 4, 2011
    Episode 11.04.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine the October jobs report which showed slow signs of improvement but also stubbornly high unemployment. Also, a look at how some states are using creative ways to deal with budget shortfalls and Judy Woodruff examines the economic power of Groupon as the company's stock soars. Finally, Ray Suarez reports from Nicaragua and the analysis of Shields and Brooks.moreless
  • PBS Newshour: November 1, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 1, 2011
  • Monday, November 7, 2011
    Monday, November 7, 2011
    Episode 11.07.11
    Tonight on the program, a fourth accusation of sexual harrassment has been levied against Herman Cain; we examine the effect this and the previous allegations are taking on the 2012 presidential contender's campaign. Also, sexual harrassment accusations against a former Penn State assistant coach, new Census data about the U.S. poverty line, illegal gold mining in Peru, and author Neil MacGregor.moreless
  • PBS Newshour: November 25, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 25, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: November 23, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 23, 2011
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2011
    Wednesday, November 23, 2011
    Episode 11.23.11
    Amid lingering unrest, Yemen's president of 33 years agrees to cede power. Also, we get an update from Egypt as protests continued ahead of planned elections and we have a newsmaker interview with GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Michelle Bachmann and we recap last night's Republican presidential debate. Finally, we examine what a new report on abuse and torture could mean for Bahrain.moreless
  • Thursday, November 24, 2011
    Thursday, November 24, 2011
    Episode 11.24.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine the fragile truce to the ongoing turmoil in Egypt as the military government attempts to assure protesters that parliamentary elections are forthcoming. Also: an earlier start to the holiday shopping seasons, a look into the Occupy DC encampment, changes to school lunches, and a Thanksgiving book conversation with author/historian Colin Woodardmoreless
  • Friday, November 25, 2011
    Friday, November 25, 2011
    Episode 11.25.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine the continuing unrest between the people of Egypt and the current military government in Tahrir Square. Also: We take a look into the Detroit school system, Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the week's political news, a town in Japan rebuilding post-tsunami, and recordings reveal an encounter between anti-Vietnam protesters and President Nixon.moreless
  • PBS Newshour: November 24, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 24, 2011
  • Friday, November 11, 2011
    Friday, November 11, 2011
    Episode 11.11.11
    Tonight on the program, President Obama urges employers to hire vets returning from war in a Veterans Day address and we look at how the city of Portland is handling the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests. Also, we report on the stigma some vets face returning from war while looking for jobs and examine how Nicaragua is aiming to combat pneumonia. Finally, the analysis of Shields and Brooks.moreless
  • Monday, November 14, 2011
    Monday, November 14, 2011
    Episode 11.14.11
    Tonight on the program, the Supreme Court agrees to hear arguments next spring on challenges to the health care reform law passed in 2010. Also, we look at the uprising in Syria and new calls for President Assad to step down and examine the ongoing battle in a bipartisan congressional panel to come up with a debt deal. Finally, we profile legendary singer and activist Harry Belafonte.moreless
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2011
    Wednesday, November 9, 2011
    Episode 11.09.11
    Tonight on the program, investors were shaken by the collapse of power-sharing talks in Greece and not reassured by news that Italy's longtime prime minister will step down. Also, we look at the growing sex scandal at Penn State and examine the what the results could mean from Tuesday's elections. Finally,we get a report on how Indiana is aiming to curb high-school dropout rates with choice.moreless
  • Thursday, November 10, 2011
    Thursday, November 10, 2011
    Episode 11.10.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine the ongoing fallout at Penn State University a day after legendary coach Joe Paterno was fired. Also, the U.S. delays action on an oil pipeline that was planned to run from Canada to the Gulf Coast and we assess Gov. Rick Perry's chances of surviving a major debate gaffe. Finally, we have a report on the technology being used in Japan to map radiation levels.moreless
  • Monday, November 28, 2011
    Monday, November 28, 2011
    Episode 11.28.11
    Tonight on the program, as anger builds in Pakistan over a deadly NATO air strike, the U.S. scrambled to try to assure an already weary ally. Also, we examine whether Newt Gingrich has the staying power to remain the GOP frontrunner and a federal judge rejects a controversial Citigroup, SEC settlement. Finally, we look at international difficulties to reach a climate deal on greenhouse gases.moreless
  • PBS Newshour: November 25, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 25, 2011
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    Episode 11.30.11
    Tonight on the program, global markets surge as the Federal Reserve and central banks move to ease the growing credit crunch. Also, we look at the staying power of the Tea Party amid sagging poll numbers and President Obama and the GOP clash over how best to pay for payroll tax cuts. Finally, we get a report on how soaring food prices are helping to fuel a prolonged revolution in Egypt.moreless
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Episode 11.29.11
    Tonight on the program, after 81 years of flying, American Airlines lands in federal bankruptcy court. Also, we weigh the importance of two highly anticipated elections on the opposite ends of Africa and the Justice Department cracks down on websites allegedly peddling counterfeit goods. Finally, we profile legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins as he prepares to be honored by the Kennedy Center.moreless
  • PBS Newshour: November 22, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 22, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: November 21, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 21, 2011
  • PBS Newshour: November 18, 2011
    PBS Newshour: November 18, 2011
  • Friday, November 18, 2011
    Friday, November 18, 2011
    Episode 11.18.11
    Tonight on the program, as the deadline nears for a congressional super committee, a deal remains elusive for lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Also, we examine the efforts by the U.S. to engage Myanmar to adopt reforms and Paul Solman reports on Charles Darwin's economic influence. Finally, we report on the effort in Wisconsin to recall a controversial labor law and the analysis of Shields and Brooks.moreless
  • Thursday, November 17, 2011
    Thursday, November 17, 2011
    Episode 11.17.11
    We examine the life of the Idaho man arrested after he allegedly fired shots at the White House in an apparent attempt to assassinate President Obama. Also, we get the latest in the Solyndra case as Energy Sec. Stephen Chu was grilled on Capitol Hill and our science unit reports from Japan on the effort to rebuild following the tsunami. Finally, an excerpt from a film that highlights trash as art.moreless
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2011
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
    Episode 11.16.11
    Tonight on the program, President Obama announces that more than 2,000 U.S. troops will head to Australia, but he stopped short of saying the move was meant as a message to China. Also, executive pay at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac comes under scrutiny in front of Congress and we have a report on the costs of dental coverage in rural Alaska. Finally, four astronauts win the highest civilian honor.moreless
  • Monday, November 21, 2011
    Monday, November 21, 2011
    Episode 11.21.11
    After a bipartisan congressional committee charged with cutting the nation's deficit admits failure, we look at the implications. Also, we examine what's ahead for the revolution in Egypt as violence escalates and we report on how the poorest city in the nation is dealing with its mounting high school dropout crisis. Finally, a conversation on the digital war to save the web from a potent worm.moreless
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    Episode 11.22.11
    Tonight on the program, we examine the growing unrest in Cairo as the Egyptian military promises to handover power to a civilian government. Also, we look at the role foreign policy will play in 2012 politics and get a report on the schools that aim to nurture tech startups to success. Finally, an excerpt from a Frontline/ProPuplica investigation into the failure to prevent the Mumbai attacks.moreless
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