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  • New York City Prepares for Future Hurricanes

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    10/28/13

    Miles O'Brien reports for NOVA on New York City's recovery from Hurricane Sandy and how the city is preparing for rising storm surges, protecting its tunnels, electric grid and telephone wires.
  • Full program | Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

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    10/27/13

    On tonight's NewsHour Weekend, immigration is back in the spotlight -- as competing visions of reform work their way through the House of Representatives. In our signature segment, the new government rules that would allow ordinary Americans to invest in start-up businesses. Later, a Washington Post report shows millions have gone missing from nonprofit organizations across the country.moreless
  • Saudi women drivers face uncertain future

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    10/27/13

    Women fighting for the right to drive in Saudi Arabia are working to sort through multiple reports about women arrested or stopped for driving before taking their next step. Hala Al Dosari, a women's rights activist in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah said she has seen pictures and video from more than 50 women participating in a movement defying the country's de facto ban on driving on Oct. 26.moreless
  • Post report finds fraud, embezzlement at non-profits

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    10/27/13

    A startling report in today's Washington Post shows more than 1,000 of the nation's nonprofit organizations have each acknowledged losses of a quarter million dollars or more because of theft, investment fraud, embezzlement or other unauthorized use of funds. Joe Stephens, an investigative reporter for the Post and the co-author of the piece joins NewsHour from Washington D.C.moreless
  • What are the chances for immigration reform in 2013?

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    10/27/13

    Just how significant is the announcement out of California that a Republican congressman will co-sponsor legislation providing a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented people living in the country? Alan Gomez, who reports on immigration issues for USA Today, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more.moreless
  • The SEC, general solicitation and the pickle man

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    10/27/13

    For the first time in decades, private companies and business owners will be allowed to take out public advertisements to attract potential investors. But not everything about this new provision is as simple as it sounds. We spoke with Rick Field, founder of pickle company Rick's Picks about what the new rules about general solicitation mean to him and how he's using them to grow his business.moreless
  • Full program | Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

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    10/26/13

    On this edition, a look at the latest efforts to curb piracy around the world. In our signature segment, enlisting college students in the war against computer hackers. And, women in Saudi Arabia fight for the right to drive.moreless
  • What does piracy off Nigeria mean for global business?

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    10/26/13

    Hari Sreenivasan speaks with maritime risk consultant Michael Frodl about the recent capture of two Americans off of the coast of Nigeria by armed pirates, and what economic and political implications a rescue could entail.moreless
  • Saudi women take to the road

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    10/26/13

    Women in Saudi Arabia stood up to authorities Saturday by breaking a ban on driving. The rule stems from conservative religious customs and isn't written in law -- but that hasn't stopped police from arresting women who get behind the wheel.moreless
  • College students

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    10/26/13

    It's no secret that cybercriminals are stealing personal information and credit card numbers by hacking into corporate and government computers. One school in Pittsburgh is training the next generation of cybersecurity experts to fight off the bad guys -- by teaching them to think the same way.moreless
  • GMO seeds grow into big fight on Kauai

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    10/26/13

    NewsHour Weekend reports from Hawaii, where a battle has erupted in Kauai between residents concerned about public health and large companies developing genetically modified seeds.
  • A history of pineapple, sugar and seeds in Hawaii

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    10/26/13

    Hawaii's climate is ideal for agriculture: allowing for multiple crop yields each year. Here's a brief overview of Hawaiian industrial agricultural history from the cane fields of the 19th century to today's international seed business.moreless
  • Raising start-up cash in the 21st century

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    10/26/13

    Karla Murthy reports on new potential uses of 'crowdfunding' - raising a large pool of money from many small contributions online. Thanks to the bipartisan JOBS Act entrepreneurs will soon be able to use this method to raise investment capital. Supporters think the provision could be a key to spurring more entrepreneurship, economic growth, and job creation. But is it a good idea for investors?moreless
  • the 'System' behind the sport

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    10/25/13

    The new book, "The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football," offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the costly -- and often unprofitable -- practices behind the sport, including extreme salaries for coaches and treating players like commodities. Jeffrey Brown talks to author Armen Keteyian.moreless
  • Friday, October 25, 2013

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    10/25/13

    On our program tonight, the leaders of France and Germany want talks with the U.S. to address the wide reach of NSA spying. We examine the extent of the fallout from Edward Snowden's leaks about American intelligence gathering. Also: changes for prescription painkillers, people who prepare for doomsday, the political analysis of Shields and Brooks and a book conversation about college football.moreless
  • Shields, Brooks on glitchy website, spying on friends

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    10/25/13

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's top political news, including who's to blame for the launch of the glitchy health care website, how U.S. spying allegations may have damaged trust between the U.S. and its allies and soul-searching for the GOP.moreless
  • Merkel, Hollande call for 'no spying' agreement with U.S.

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    10/25/13

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called for a "no spying" agreement with the U.S. after reports that the NSA monitored and collected phone data from their countries. A State Department spokeswoman said the Obama administration is ready to discuss the issue. Kwame Holman reports.moreless
  • Survivors of Sandy ditch N.Y. to prepare for doomsday

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    10/25/13

    Some Hurricane Sandy survivors have begun to study up on "doomsday prepping" in case another environmental disaster hits. City slickers by day, survivalists in the NYC Preppers Network head up to the Catskill Mountains on the weekends, armed with just the basics to practice living off the land. Paul Solman reports.moreless
  • FDA plan to limit painkillers may impact those who need them

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    10/25/13

    While millions of people use prescription painkillers for relief, their abuse has reached epidemic levels in some places. To combat rising addiction rates, the FDA has a new plan to limit the distribution of pain meds, specifically containing hydrocodone. Hari Sreenivasan gets more from Barry Meier of The New York Times.moreless
  • How U.S. spying revelations affect diplomacy

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    10/25/13

    Revelations that the NSA has collected phone and email data from our European allies has created a "serious and awkward diplomatic problem" for the U.S. Former CIA official Philip Mudd and P.J. Crowley, former assistant secretary of state, join Ray Suarez to discuss the diplomatic ramifications.moreless
  • Fallout from NSA leaks threaten trust at home and abroad

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    10/25/13

    The controversy unleashed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began in June when The Guardian newspaper first reported on leaks about U.S. monitoring of phone calls. Since then, information about the NSA's surveillance have threatened trust at home and relationships with U.S. allies abroad. Ray Suarez recaps the revelations.moreless
  • HealthCare.gov official says glitches end by Nov.

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    10/25/13

    In our news wrap Friday, the spokesman for the insurance exchange website HealthCare.gov announced most of the tech troubles will be cleared up by the end of November. Also, demolition began at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults last December.moreless
  • How much are top-tier programs willing to spend on college football players?

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    10/25/13

    Armen Keteyian, author of "The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football Boosters," talks about corruption in NCAA football with the NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown. In the book, Keteyian sought to find out what the "going rate" was for an elite recruit, meaning "how much a top-tier program would be willing to pay, under the table, to get a five-star recruit to come to their university." In the case of Ricky Seals-Jones, now a wide receiver for Texas A&M, Keteyian learned through interviews that the "going rate" looked something like $300,000, the use of a luxury box, eight season tickets, $1,000 a month for the athlete and $500 a month for the family.moreless
  • Shields, Brooks on Acela eavesdropping and the World Series

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    10/25/13

    When the stars line up and columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks, and Hari Sreenivasan can all be on the same space-time continuum, we join up for the Doubleheader.This week they begin with the eavesdropping incident heard around the Twittersphere. We move on to Stephen Colbert's suggestion that Shields and Brooks mud wrestle, plus the gentlemen's picks for the World Series.moreless
  • Billy Collins reads "A Dog on His Master"

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    10/25/13

    Billy Collins reads "A Dog on His Master" from his new collection, " Aimless Love."
  • EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Discusses Climate Change

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    10/24/13

    Judy Woodruff spoke with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy about Congress, the President and the agency's difficulties regulating activities that affect climate change.
  • Thursday, October 24, 2013

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    10/24/13

    On our program tonight, contractors who developed the online insurance exchanges testify their warnings went unheeded before the launch. Also: Germany's Angela Merkel confronts the U.S. about spying, EPA chief Gina McCarthy on U.S. energy policy, the importance of parents being involved in school, a GOP strategist discusses the future of his party and extreme protests against Chinese development.moreless
  • HealthCare.gov contractors warned of glitches before launch

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    10/24/13

    The contractors behind the development of HealthCare.gov testified before a House committee that they warned officials the insurance exchange site was not properly tested before it went live. Meanwhile the White House announced that insurance seekers will now have until March 31 to sign up for coverage. Hari Sreenivasan reports.moreless
  • Parents study how to improve college prospects for kids

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    10/24/13

    While their elementary school-aged kids are being taught the basics of reading and math, some parents are learning how to prioritize their prospects for higher education. The NewsHour's April Brown reports on the "Parent College" program that is working to improve graduation rates for underprivileged students in Los Angeles.moreless
  • U.S. spying on friends is 'not acceptable'

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    10/24/13

    At a European Union summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel characterized the reported American monitoring of her cellphone as a "severe breach of trust." Jeffrey Brown gets background from Margaret Warner and Luke Baker of Reuters about how European leaders are responding to U.S. spying allegations.moreless
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