Monday, December 31, 2012

PBS NewsHour | Why Barney Frank Wanted to Go Slow on Same-Sex Marriage

In an exit interview with NewsHour economic correspondent Paul Solman, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., explains his initial position on same-sex marriage in 1996, saying that the enthusiasm of some gay rights advocates led them to be tactically and strategically unwise, which prompted Republicans to pass the Defense of Marriage Act.

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After Newtown | Washington Week Roundtable: After Newtown

Gwen Ifill sits down with Washington Week regulars to look at how Washington reacted to this crisis and others in the past. Peter Baker of the New York Times, Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair and Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics discuss what may be different this time, for this President and this Congress.

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Secret Life of Scientists | 10 Questions for Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik is an Emmy-nominated actress best known for her roles in the series "Blossom" and "The Big Bang Theory." So in her case, her science is actually her secret life. Mayim is the proud possessor of a doctorate in Neuroscience from UCLA and continues to develop curricula and teach young children about science.

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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: 1904 Diego Rivera "El Albañil" Oil Painting

Watch Colleene Fesko's appraisal of a 1904 Diego Rivera "El Albañil" oil painting, in Corpus Christi Hour 1.

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After Newtown | Hari Sreenivasan on Media and Social Media

NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan reports on the insights Newtown offers into the strengths and weaknesses of old media and new media alike.

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Look Ahead 2013

What will be the major religion news stories of the new year? Watch our discussion with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, Religion News Service editor Kevin Eckstrom and Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton.

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American Masters | Film: Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance

It's the life and times of The Joffrey Ballet -- the first quintessentially American dance company -- on American Masters.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

After Newtown | Preview: After Newtown, A Two-Part PBS Special

Part 1: Gwen Ifill anchors After Newtown, featuring contributions from PBS NewsHour, FRONTLINE, Washington Week, NOVA and Need to Know. The show addresses such issues as access to guns and the politics of gun laws; mental illness in young adults; the science of detecting violent impulses; and how communities react to unspeakable tragedy. Part 2: PBS continues its coverage with a live broadcast.

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After Newtown | Frontline: Kip Kinkel

From Columbine to Virginia Tech to Sandy Hook, school shootings seem to follow an eerily similar pattern. Kip Kinkel did not kill himself and was not killed by the police. Frontline brings us his confession. It is a rare record of what one school shooter claims was his motivation -- in his own words. This excerpt is disturbing and may not be appropriate for younger viewers.

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After Newtown | Preview: After Newtown

After Newtown, anchored by Gwen Ifill, addresses such issues as access to guns and the politics of gun laws; mental illness in young adults; the science of detecting violent impulses; and how communities react to unspeakable tragedy. The program features contributions from PBS NewsHour, FRONTLINE, Washington Week, Need to Know, and NOVA.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Need To Know | Hospital Readmissions

Need to Know investigates new penalties for hospital readmission for certain conditions.

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Washington Week | A Look Back at 2012

In our final show of 2012, we explore the year's significant stories including President Obama's re-election victory over Mitt Romney; Congress' tumultuous battles with the White House; and the administration's challenges abroad. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; John Harwood, CNBC & New York Times; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

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Need To Know | American Voices: Lynn Reichgott

Lynn Reichgott on coordinating care within communities, so those who choose to can "age in place."

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After Newtown | What Next: School Security and Teacher Training

Can schools be protected? Should they have armed guards? National experts discuss school security and teacher training in the wake of the Newtown tragedy.

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PBS NewsHour | Shields and Brooks on the 'Fiscal Cliff' Precipice

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk with Jeffrey Brown about last-minute attempts to wrangle a budget deal, what Republicans really want out of the negotiations and the political calculations for the president. Our political commentators also remember the late Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf.

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PBS NewsHour | Can 'Rocketship' Launch a Fleet of Successful Schools?

John Danner has built seven "Rocketship" charter schools, whose model has produced results at or above average in low-income neighborhood by using technology, community engagement, and teaching coaches. Special correspondent John Merrow profiles the California program, which aims to mass-produce quality schools.

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PBS NewsHour | Indian Women Share Sense of Powerlessness Over Rape

A brutal gang rape in New Delhi may help force a sea change in India, a thriving democracy that is also a very conservative society based on a diversity of old traditions. Ray Suarez talks to Miranda Kennedy, author of "Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India," about the taboos of coming forward as a rape victim.

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PBS NewsHour | Remembering General Norman Schwarzkopf

As the U.S. commander of forces during the Persian Gulf War, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf was dubbed "Stormin' Norman" for his no-nonsense style and swift victory. Margaret Warner talks to New York Times reporter and author Michael Gordon about Schwarzkopf, who died at the age of 78.

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PBS NewsHour | In India, a Fatal Gang Rape Sparks Violent Protests

Sexual assaults are common in India, but a brutal gang attack that killed a 23-year-old medical student has outraged the public over what is seen as a lack of basic protection and justice for women. Ray Suarez talks to Julie McCarthy from NPR about the spontaneous demonstrations and greater protest movement against such attacks.

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PBS NewsHour | President's Last-Ditch Effort to Avert the 'Fiscal Cliff'

Senior lawmakers met with President Obama, Vice President Biden and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the White House to attempts to bring forward a final budget plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. Jeffrey Brown reports.

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PBS NewsHour | President's Last-Ditch Effort to Avert the 'Fiscal Cliff'

Washington Week | Webcast Extra: Where do we stand on a fiscal cliff deal?

On the Webcast Extra: The panelists examine the status of the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations. What is Speaker John Boehner's current role in brokering a deal? Also, how will the cliff and the impending debt ceiling impact President Obama's second term priorities? Plus, will we be toasting over the fiscal cliff this New Year?

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Need To Know | 12/28/2012 - Frequent Fliers

Medical correspondent Dr. Emily Senay investigates readmission penalties, an element of the Affordable Care Act designed to reduce costs and lead to more coordinated healthcare once patients are released from the hospital. Later, anchor Ray Suarez interviews Dr. Michael Sparer of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.This week's "American Voices" features Lynn Reichgott, co-crea

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: U.S. Economy Dodges Blow, Shipping Strike Avoided

In other news Friday, U.S. dock workers avoided a major strike against shipping companies by extending their current contract, due to expire, for another month. Also, in Iraq, tens of thousands of Sunni demonstrators protested against the Shiite-led government and demanded equal treatment.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

PBS NewsHour | How Health Reform Could Change Your Coverage in 2013

NewsHour senior correspondent Ray Suarez and Jay Hancock of Kaiser Health News discuss the changes you can expect to see in the year ahead as officials prepare for everything from insurance exchanges to new taxes on some insurance plans.

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PBS NewsHour | Revisiting Interview with Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf

The NewsHour interviewed then Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of "Operation Desert Shield" in September 1990, only six weeks after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Watch this excerpt, pulled from the NewsHour archives, in which former NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault asked him whether a pre-emptive strike outside of the calculus of the U.S. Army stationed in Saudi Arabia.

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Need To Know | Interview: Dr. Michael Sparer

A conversation with Dr. Michael Sparer - Professor and Department Chair of Health Policy and Management at The Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

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After Newtown | What Next: Public Policy

An in-depth analysis on public policy and mental illness in young adults: what's being done and what's not.

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Flicks | Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway for "Les Miserables"

Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway talk with Patrick Stoner about how doing songs live enhanced character.

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After Newtown | What Next: Violence in the Media

Is there a consensus about violent media and violent behavior? How should parents respond to what their children see? An in-depth analysis on the culture of violence in the media.

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PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Shippers, Dockworkers Urged to Settle Dispute

In other news Thursday, a White House spokesperson spoke in favor of reconciliation between shippers and union dockworkers to avoid a strike that would cripple ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Also, a strong winter storm that plowed through the South and Midwest reached the Northeast, bringing the death toll to 16.

PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: Shippers, Dockworkers Urged to Settle Dispute
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PBS NewsHour | EPA Chief Steps Down, Obama's Environmental Policy Evaluated

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson announced she is stepping down after almost four years. Jeffrey Brown talks to Kenneth Green of the Fraser Institute and Michael Brune of the Sierra Club for debate on whether President Obama's environmental agenda and record have been successful or disappointing.

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PBS NewsHour | EPA Chief Steps Down, Obama's Environmental Policy Evaluated

PBS NewsHour | A Tea Party on U.S. Debt, Federal Budget Deal Negotiations

Where does the tea party movement stand on the fiscal decisions being hashed out today? Margaret Warner talks to Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks, a national organization behind tea party protests and rallies and past congressional campaigns.

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PBS NewsHour | Russia Aims to Bar U.S. Adoptions of Russian Children

Responding to U.S. sanctions on human rights violators from Russia, lawmakers at the Kremlin gave final approval of legislation to bar Americans from adopting Russian children. Ray Suarez talks to Lauren Koch of the National Council for Adoption and of Fiona Hill of Brookings Institution about the geopolitical games afoot.

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This Old House | Ask TOH | Fan, Water Softener

Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling. Then, Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard visits New Jersey to install a water softener.

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PBS NewsHour | Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tonight on the program, Congressional leaders talk more politics than fiscal deal as the deadline for a budget solution nears. Also: Russia moves to end adoptions by American parents, Jeffrey Brown reports from Greece about the social consequences of austerity measures, the tea party's Matt Kibbe discusses U.S. budget negotiations and an assessment of Obama's first term environmental policy.

PBS NewsHour | Thursday, December 27, 2012
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PBS NewsHour | Congressional Leaders Talk More Politics Than Fiscal Deal

Senate and House leaders Harry Reid, D-Nev., and John Boehner, R-Ohio, traded barbs over who's to blame for a lack of consensus for a budget deal. Margaret Warner talks to WNYC's Todd Zwillich about the looming deadline, only five days away, to avert automatic spending cuts and tax increases.

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PBS NewsHour | 100 Years, 100 Poems: the Centennial for Poetry Magazine

"Print the best poetry written today, in whatever style, genre or approach." Those were the ambitious words written 100 years ago by Harriet Monroe when she founded Poetry, now the oldest monthly journal devoted to verse. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the magazine's editor, poet Christian Wiman, about a new anniversary collection.

PBS NewsHour | 100 Years, 100 Poems: the Centennial for Poetry Magazine
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PBS NewsHour | Egypt Activists Make Accusations of Referendum Voting Fraud

The Muslim Brotherhood, the party of Egypt's President Morsi, reported the draft charter of the countrys constitution won approval by 64 percent. But opposition activists complained of voting fraud and irregularities. Gwen Ifill reports on the opposition's demands for a constitution to represent "all Egyptians."

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PBS NewsHour | Under Austerity, Greeks Feel Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis

By the end of 2013, economists estimate Greece's recession will reach levels worse than the Great Depression in the U.S. With huge budget cuts, Greeks have been left with a small safety net even as they struggle to access basic needs. Jeffrey Brown reports how austerity measures have torn apart the social fabric of Greece.

PBS NewsHour | Under Austerity, Greeks Feel Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

PBS NewsHour | News Wrap: In Iraq, Sunni Demonstrators Protest Government

In other news Wednesday, thousands of Sunni demonstrators in western Iraq staged a mass protest against the Shiite-dominated government. Also, Toyota Motor Company agreed to pay more than $1 billion and settle claims of sudden acceleration.

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PBS NewsHour | Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: Use Democratic Process

Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei told the NewsHour that Egypt's new constitution denied basic human values. On Wednesday, a member of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood party responded. Margaret Warner speaks to Waleed El Haddad about how the constitution outlines protection of rights and the country's economic crisis.

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PBS NewsHour | Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: Use Democratic Process

PBS NewsHour | Best of Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien

Over the past year, Miles O'Brien has jogged, drank and slept on the job. He's suited up, strapped in and goofed off. He swam with dolphins to study sleep, played ball with chimps, tracked radiation in Japan, and crawled through sewage under the streets of Detroit. Watch the video for some highlights of the year from our fearless science correspondent.

PBS NewsHour | Best of Science Correspondent Miles O
PBS NewsHour | Best of Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien

Austin City Limits | Jack White - Preview

White Stripes leader Jack White performs in support of his solo LP Blunderbuss. 1/5/2012

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PBS NewsHour | Post-Holiday Storm Unleashed Tornadoes, Blizzard

A massive winter storm that spawned tornadoes and record snow in some parts of the south and midwest caused the death of at least six people, fouled flight schedules and ruined road conditions. Gwen Ifill reports on the huge weather system now beating a destructive trail into the northeast.

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After Newtown | What Next: Talking with Kids

What we say and how we say it: talking to children and finding a path to healing after the Newtown shooting tragedy.

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PBS NewsHour | Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tonight on the program, we report on an extreme storm sweeping the country, bringing tornadoes and snow from Texas to Maine. Also: a California law tries to strengthen mental health enforcement, analysis of possible sequestration fallout, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood answers critics on the new constitution, an encore look at research chimps and Rep. Barney Frank reflects on his career in Congress.

PBS NewsHour | Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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Secret Life of Scientists | 10 Questions for Robert Lynch

Robert Lynch is currently completing his doctorate in Evolutionary Biology at Rutgers University. One of his main areas of study is the evolutionary utility of laughter, i.e. why laughter is so important to the human species. Robert doesn't just talk and write about laughter; he also creates it as a stand-up comedian in New York City comedy clubs.

Secret Life of Scientists | 10 Questions for Robert Lynch
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Tavis Smiley | Musician Gregg Allman

The singer-songwriter reflects on the life experiences that inspired his text 'My Cross to Bear' and the Allman Brothers' contribution to music.

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PBS NewsHour | Risk of Sequestration, Economic Uncertainty Haunts Investors

Returning to Washington after the holiday break, House Republicans called on the Senate to "act first" and avert the fiscal cliff. With prospects still murky for a deal before year's end, Gwen Ifill and guests discuss what government workers, Wall Street investors and taxpayers can expect if lawmakers miss the deadline.

PBS NewsHour | Risk of Sequestration, Economic Uncertainty Haunts Investors
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PBS NewsHour | Exit Interview: Barney Frank on Successes, Regrets, Future

Continuing our series of conversations with retiring lawmakers, economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. Known for his sharp intellect and blunt style, Frank reflects on his successes in financial reform, says he wishes he had come out earlier as a gay man and his plans to write two books.

PBS NewsHour | Exit Interview: Barney Frank on Successes, Regrets, Future
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