Community Ascertainment Report

 

For

 

April, May and June 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contents:

 

 

 

 

 

Arts, Entertainment & Culture                                            Pg.       3     

 

 

News & Public Affairs                                                        Pg.     34    

Business/Industry, Local & National Politics, Government, Legal Issues & Law Enforcement, Economy, War/Veterans/National Security

 

 

Education & History                                                           Pg.     117    

Science/Technology/Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts, Entertainment, & Culture:

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2009

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/01/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     Jerusalem: Center of the World

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/01/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Jerusalem is one of the most fascinating and complicated cities in the world. This program draws on religious texts, the science of archaeology and oral traditions passed on through millennia to try to determine why this small city has occupied the minds of so many for so long. Host Ray Suarez of THE NEWSHOUR leads viewers to the holiest sites of Judaism, Christianity and Islam — on the land, from the sky and underground.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Kiho’alu: That’s Slack Key Guitar

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/02/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Kiho'alu: That's Slack Key Guitar is a compelling look at Hawaiian slack key guitar through this intimate portrait of the late Raymond Kane, who holds a special place in the domain of traditional Hawaiian music.  Some of the musicians in the film with include the late Sonny Chillingworth, Ledward Ka'apana, the late Leonard Kwan, Haunani Apoliona, Diana Aki, and George Kahumoku, Jr.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Indian Ocean Islands

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/02/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Ian Wright travels to Mauritius, the Seychelles and Reunion, picture-perfect holiday destinations known as the playground of the wealthy. As Ian discovers, there’s so much more to these islands than fabulous beaches and crystal blue waters. In the Seychelles, Ian snorkels with whale sharks, meets a modern day Robinson Crusoe and takes part in a big game fishing competition. He tours Port Louis in Mauritius, where he’s invited to attend a Hindu wedding. Reunion Island delivers up an adrenaline thrill from start to finish as Ian catches the world paragliding championships and treks to the top of Piton de la Fournaise, the island’s active volcano.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Hawaii Jazz All-Stars (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/6/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Na Mele swings with an encore of a classic special jazz salute to Hawaiian music, featuring Sam Ahia on guitar and vocals, Rich Crandall on piano, Sango Muyiwa on percussion, Noel Okimoto on vibes, and Byron Yasui on upright bass.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Chattanooga, TN Part 2

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/6/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Chattanooga, Tennessee’s AT&T Field — home of the Chattanooga Lookouts baseball team — is the backdrop for ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s look at collecting minor league baseball memorabilia. Appraisal highlights: a 19th-century military over-the-shoulder saxophone; an heirloom Confederate soldier’s sword; and a collection of movie marketing memorabilia from the 1920s to the 1980s, valued at $10,000 to $15,000.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/index.html

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Gavan Daws (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/7/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie visits with Gavan Daws, the best-selling author of Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands, Land and Power in Hawaii, Holy Man: Father Damien of Moloka‘I, and has collaborated on the anthology Honolulu Stories: Two Centuries of Writing.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday and 4pm on Sunday.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: Mark Mugiishi

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/8/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     American Masters

Program Title: Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               4/8/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Filmmaker Scott Hicks documents an eventful, but apparently typical, year in the career and personal life of the distinguished composer as he interacts with family, friends and colleagues. Romping with his young children on the Nova Scotia coastline, making pizza and deconstructing philosophy in the farmhouse kitchen, creating new works in his cluttered Baltimore studio or collaborating with Chuck Close, Ravi Shankar and Woody Allen, this film follows Glass across three continents — from his annual ride on the Coney Island “Cyclone” in Brooklyn to the world premiere of his new opera in Germany and in performance with a didgeridoo virtuoso in Australia. It is an intimate, verité, portrait of artistic sensibility and pursuits.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/philip-glass/glass-a-portrait-of-philip-glass-in-twelve-parts/1125/

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Bhutan – Taking The Middle Path To Happiness

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/8/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Producer/Director Tom Vendetti’s BHUTAN - TAKING THE MIDDLE PATH TO HAPPINESS examines Bhutan's policy of "Gross National Happiness," which emphasizes environmental and cultural preservation, economic development through hydroelectric power, and transparent and honest governance. The Himalayan kingdom's commitment to these four pillars, particularly its approaches to "good governance" and sustainable energy practices, set it apart from most of the world. Prime Minister Lynpo Yeshey Zimba and Jigme Drukpa, the Director of the National Academy of Performing Arts, articulate the importance of each pillar. During the film, government officials and locals explain the meaning of "the middle path," a concept rooted in their Buddhism-influenced view of the world. Happiness and enlightenment, they believe, result from neither overindulging in the world’s pleasures nor rejecting the world’s goodness.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Southern Mexico

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/9/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Ian Wright starts his journey at the unique Day of the Dead festival in Pazcuaro. After reveling late into the night, he goes to the old colonial town of Guanajuato, where he spends time with some Mexican cowboys and enjoys delicious Mexican food. From there Ian goes to Acapulco, where he takes in the glitzy nightlife before watching the famous cliff divers. Continuing his search for the perfect beach, he heads to Puerto Escondido for the annual surfing festival. He then travels to the Mayan ruins of Palenque, before visiting the Zapatista stronghold of San Cristobal and ending his journey with an amazing trek through the Lancondon jungle.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Jerry Byrd & Friends (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/13/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Na Mele presents a special encore of the smooth sounds of the late master steel guitarist, Jerry Byrd. Byrd was joined for this nostalgic journey by four master musicians in their own right, Hiram Olsen K Jr. on guitar and vocals, Dennis Keohokalole on ukulele and vocals, Gary Aiko on upright bass and vocals, and Ned Ka’apana on guitar and vocals.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Chattanooga, TN Part 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/13/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A stroll across Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Walnut Street bridge — one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world — introduces ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s discussion of carved wooden folk-art walking canes. Appraisal highlights: an heirloom 18th-century Chippendale tall chest; a unique piece of presidential memorabilia: an “8-ball” presented to Harry Truman in 1948 by the Los Angeles Press Club; and a pristine Lionel train set, circa 1930, valued at $2,500 to $3,000.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/index.html

 

Series Title:     American Experience: We Shall Remain

Program Title: After the Mayflower

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/13/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

In March of 1621, in what is now southeastern Massachusetts, Massasoit, the leading sachem of the Wampanoag, sat down to negotiate with a ragged group of English colonists. Hungry, dirty and sick, the pale-skinned foreigners were struggling to stay alive; they were in desperate need of Native help. Massasoit faced problems of his own. His people had lately been decimated by unexplained sickness, leaving them vulnerable to the rival Narragansett to the west. The Wampanoag sachem calculated that a tactical alliance with the foreigners would provide a way to protect his people and hold his Native enemies at bay. He agreed to give the English the help they needed. A half-century later, as a brutal war flared between the English colonists and a confederation of New England Indians, the wisdom of Massasoit’s diplomatic gamble seemed less clear. Five decades of English immigration, mistreatment, lethal epidemics, and widespread environmental degradation had brought the Indians and their way of life to the brink of disaster. Led by Metacom, Massasoit’s son, the Wampanoag and their Native allies fought back against the English, nearly pushing them into the sea.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/weshallremain/

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Amy Kalili (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/14/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Meet a woman whose passion for the Hawaiian language led her into two divergent careers—one as Executive Director of the Hawaiian language immersion program 'Aha Pūnana Leo; the other as anchor/reporter on the first regularly scheduled Hawaiian language news segment to air on a commercial network affiliate (Ahai Olelo Ola on KGMB 9’s Sunrise show).  Follow Amy’s journey from Mobile, Alabama, to Hilo, to Honolulu’s Richardson School of Law, to Aha Punanaleo, to the local airwaves, in this intimate, one-on-one conversation with Leslie Wilcox.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday and 4pm on Sunday.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: Lee Cataluna

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/15/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     Great Performances at the Met

Program Title: Lucia di Lammermoor

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               4/15/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            150

Description:

Anna Netrebko portrays the fragile title heroine of Donizetti’s opera, presented as a Victorian ghost story in Mary Zimmerman’s hit production. Piotr Beczala sings Lucia’s lover, Edgardo, and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien is her tyrannical brother. Marco Armiliato conducts.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Na Mele: Makana / Raiatea Helm

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/15/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Two young Hawaiian stars are featured in back-to-back episodes of Na Mele. Slack-key kid Makana brings a full band and coffee-house atmosphere to the PBS Hawaii studios, playing songs drawn from his album Different Game. Raiatea follows with a presentation of songs from her albums Sweet & Lovely and Hawaiian Blossom, with musical support from her dad Zachary Helm and pianist Aaron Sala.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Venezuela

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/16/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Ian Wright paraglides into the Andean city of Meridas, rounds up cattle and searches for anaconda in Hato Pinero, takes part in a fire-dancing ceremony in Chivacoa and visits a beauty pageant school with the reigning Miss Venezuela in Caracas. He explores the archipelago of Los Roques, treks through the rainforest region of Gran Sabana, rides the rapids of Devil’s Canyon and scales Angel Falls, the world’s tallest waterfall.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Genoa Keawe & Family (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/20/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

The late Aunty Genoa Keawe, beloved in Hawaii for her "aloha spirit" as much as her legendary falsetto singing, is joined in this performance by her sons and grandchildren to kani kapila in the old-time, good-fun family way. Aunty Genoa plays with sons Eric K. Keawe on guitar and vocals, Arthur Keawe on ukulele and vocals, and Gary Keawe Aiko on upright bass and vocals. Granddaughter Pomaika'i Keawe performs on ukulele and vocals. Two other granddaughters, Kawahineu'iokalani and Sanoe Keawe, provide hula artistry.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Grand Rapids, MI Part 1

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/20/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW drives to the Gilmore Car Museum near Grand Rapids, Michigan, for a look at its collection of more than 1,500 hood ornaments or “mascots.” Appraisal highlights: a letter from Grand Rapids native son, Gerald Ford, written in 1967 to his former kindergarten teacher; a pair of earrings made from cufflinks given to the guest’s grandfather by Czar Nicholas of Russia; and an 1881 painting by noted Hudson River School artist Jasper Cropsey, valued at $300,000.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/index.html

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Senator Daniel Akaka (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/21/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

When Senator Daniel Akaka sat down to share stories with Leslie Wilcox, he started with his birth – and a story told by his older brother.  Brother Abe, who would become the Reverend Abraham Akaka, said his father named the baby “Daniel” because the boy would some day be in the lion’s den and that he would prevail, according to the story in the Bible.  “And in a sense, that was prophetic,” said the U.S. Senator, “because when you think of what I’m doing now as a Senator, in a sense, we are in the lion’s den.”  Join Leslie Wilcox for Long Story Short and a lesson in “Hawaiian style” communication that Dan Akaka says works for him in Washington, D.C.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday and 4pm on Sunday.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2009

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/22/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Father and son Jim and Kanoa Leahey talk story with Honolulu Advertiser columnist, playwright, and former news anchor Lee Cataluna.  Lee and the Leaheys discuss what it means to be local and how that has changed over the years; writing four columns a week for a daily newspaper; her plantation roots; and an intriguing, true-life incident with her great grandfather’s brother that she is researching for a future project.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: The Punalu’u Experience

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/23/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Filmmaker Danny Miller takes us on a journey to the Big Island’s Punalu`u Black Sand Beach. The film blends interviews with local residents whose families have lived there for centuries with beautiful cinematography of this natural oasis that is a nesting site for the honu (Hawaiian sea turtle).

 

Series Title:      Globe Trekker

Program Title:  Southwest Australia

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/23/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Estelle Bingham races in Goolwa’s boat festival, enjoys the food and wine festival in Adelaide, makes wine in the Barossa Valley, tries her hand at opal mining and mustering camels in Coober Pedy, cuddles koalas and wombats in Perth, abseils in the Karjini Gorges and encounters a whale shark in Exmouth.

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  Nina Kealiiwahamana & Bill Kaiwa (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/27/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

The magic of “Hawaii Calls” is revived when Nina Keali’iwahamana joins Bill Kaiwa for some traditional Hawaiian classics. Keali’iwahamana and Kaiwa are joined for this journey down memory lane by Martin Pahinui on vocals and bass, Steven Hall on vocals and guitar, and George Kuo on vocals and guitar.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:      Antiques Roadshow

Program Title:  Grand Rapids, MI Part 2

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/27/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW admires masterpieces of locally manufactured modernist furniture at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Appraisal highlights: a unique quilt made of fabric scraps signed by 200 celebrities and dignitaries, including Gerald Ford, Neil Armstrong and Lucille Ball; a turn-of-the-century cold-air return cover made by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company; and a collection of wooden fish decoys by renowned Michigan master carver Oscar Peterson, valued at $14,000.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/index.html

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Skippa Diaz (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/28/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with legendary Farrington High School coach Skippa Diaz.  Skippa talks about relocating to Wisconsin to help care for his in-laws; his philosophy on football and life; the importance of education; and much more.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday and 4pm on Sunday.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  Rich Miano

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/29/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:      PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title:  Filmmakers’ Forum

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/30/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Former television journalist and part-time actress Donalyn Dela Cruz hosts a round table discussion with four Hawaii filmmakers, each of whom will present a short film produced for and funded by Pacific Islanders in Communications.  The filmmakers include Dorothy Mane, whose short drama “A Legacy” examines domestic violence in the Samoan community; Vincent Lucero’s “Holomua”—a provocative drama about development versus Hawaiian land rights; Sharene and Daniel Boulos’ “Ipo Lei Manu”—a watercolor-style animated depiction of the song by Queen Kapiolani; Lopaka Kapanui’s “Dreams of a Pagan Tattooed Savage”—a surreal exploration of Hawaiian self-identity; and Leah Kihara’s “I scream, floats & Sunday”, a poetic film of self-realization.

 

Series Title:      Globe Trekker

Program Title:  Chinatown (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/30/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The Chinese migration of the 19th and 20th centuries has had quite a cultural impact around the world. The Globe Trekker hosts trace the steps of this diaspora from the motherland to its great population centers of San Francisco, London, New York, Mauritius and Penang in Malaysia. They discover the motivations and histories of the people who left China and the impact they’ve had on their new homes. We also witness some of their fantastic New Year celebrations in Chinatowns across the world.

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  Sean Na’auao & Friends (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/4/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Sean Na’auao is joined for this traditional session by good friends Joe Uahinui on guitar and vocals, Jack Ofoia on bass and vocals, Bobo Butries on percussion. Keola and Kapua Dalire, daughters of noted kumu hula Aloha Dalire and Na’auao’s sisters-in-law, provide hula artistry.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:      Antiques Roadshow

Program Title:  Grand Rapids, MI Part 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/4/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s stop in Grand Rapids includes a detour to the Holland Museum in Holland, Michigan — and a nod to Western Michigan’s Dutch roots — for a look at Delft tiles through the centuries. Appraisal highlights include a rare Stickley music cabinet designed by Harvey Ellis; a painting by French artist Edouard Cortes that’s authenticated in an enlightening way; and a pair of prop spears used in the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz , estimated to be worth $30,000.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/index.html

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Sister Joan of Arc Souza (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/5/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Sister Joan of Arc Souza is the principal of St. Francis School in Manoa.  Souza graduated from St. Francis when it was an all-girls school, but during tenure as principal she turned the school co-ed and has made numerous innovations, such as a band program; cinematography classes; a four-year American Sign Language Program; and a pre-school.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday and 4pm on Sunday.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  Stephen Tsai

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/6/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:      PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title:  Strange Land: My Mother’s War Bride Story

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/7/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

PBS Hawaii presents the television premier of local filmmaker Stephanie Castillo’s documentary exploring one war bride’s story.  It tells of her journey and adjustment, not only to a strange place, but to a man with whom she thought she had something in common. The film unfolds the poignant story of an immigrant bride who is ultimately transformed by her perseverance and by her acceptance that there will be no turning back.

 

Series Title:      Globe Trekker

Program Title:  The Balkans

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/7/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Zay Harding begins his travels in Kosovo, where he dances with a local Albanian band and visits Gazimestan, the site of a 500 year-old battle but which is currently patrolled by UN troops since the Serbian withdrawal. He moves on to Serbia where he participates in a moustache competition, backpacks by barge through Belgrade and enjoys the Guca Trumpet Festival with the Roma. Next it’s on to Bosnia Herzegovina where Zay explores the capital city of Sarajevo and the mountain villages of Lukomir and Mostar. His last stop is Montenegro and an exciting log-raft trip down the Tara River Canyon, the deepest in Europe.

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  Kawai Cockett & Darlene Ahuna (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/11/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

A special encore Na Mele featuring the traditional Hawaiian music of Darlene Ahuna and the late Kawai Cockett. In this performance. Cockett is backed by Sam Sepitmo and Charlie Wahiineho’okane. Joining Darlene Ahuna are her husband J.J. Ahuna and Led Ka’apana. Ha’aheo Cockett provides hula artistry.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:      Antiques Roadshow

Program Title:  Hartford, CT Part 1

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/11/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW arrives in Hartford, Connecticut, then ventures to Mystic Seaport for a glimpse of America’s maritime heritage expressed in the Seaport’s collection of rare paintings. Appraisal highlights include a 1963 poster for a Joan Baez/Bob Dylan concert at New Haven Arena, brought by the artist’s daughter; a pair of 18th-century silk shoes purportedly worn by one of George Washington’s dance partners; and a collection of 200-year-old Wedgwood pottery buttons found in an attic and valued at $1,500 to $2,000 for the set.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/index.html

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Clyde Aikau, Part 1

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/12/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks with Clyde Aikau, big wave surfing champion, former North Shore life guard and younger brother of the late Eddie Aikau (of “Eddie Would Go” fame).  Clyde talks about growing up in a Chinese graveyard in Pauoa valley, surfing giant North Shore waves while approaching age 60, and his 15 year old son Ha’a’s approach to the sport. This is part one of a special two part Long Story Short.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday and 4pm on Sunday.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  Don Robbs

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/13/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:      Globe Trekker

Program Title:  Utah & Colorado

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/14/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Holly Morris kicks off her trip in Denver, where she visits the U.S. Mint and enjoys the city’s many outdoor pursuits. Next she hikes the Mesa Trail, joins an archaeological research trip at Crow Canyon and delves into the history of the region’s ancestral Pueblans. Holly next travels to Utah, home to numerous ski resorts, the Great Salt Lake, and a plethora of breathtaking national parks — including Arches, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  Led Kaapana Dennis Kamakahi, Cyril Pahinui (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/18/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Na Mele presents a traditional Hawaiian jam session featuring slack key masters Cyril Pahinui, Dennis Kamakahi and Led Kaapana. The program includes sentimental classics, with each artist taking a turn on lead vocals and guitar.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:      Antique Roadshow

Program Title:  Hartford, CT, Part 2

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/18/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s visit to Hartford includes a stop at the American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol, Connecticut, to look at time pieces that reflect Connecticut’s rich history of clock manufacturing. Appraisal highlights include a custom-made table purchased 40 years ago from George Nakashima; a rare pre-WWI German toy wagon with its even more rare original box; and a highly prized bronze statue of a medieval Russian warrior, by Russian artist Eugene Lanceray, valued at $120,000 to $130,000.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/index.html

 

Series Title:      American Experience

Program Title:  The Kennedys

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:               5/18/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            180

Description:

On August 25, 2008, just two months after undergoing surgery for a malignant brain tumor, “The Lion of the Senate” and the Kennedy family’s lone male survivor — Edward M. Kennedy — surprised attendees with an unscheduled speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. “As I look ahead, I am strengthened by family and friendship. So many of you have been with me in the happiest days and the hardest days. Together we have known success and seen setbacks, victory and defeat,” Kennedy said. The Kennedy story is unlike any other: a saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy. From patriarch Joseph Kennedy’s rise on Wall Street and frustrations in politics, John F. Kennedy’s march to the White House, Robert Kennedy’s near-certain presidential victory, preempted only by his tragic death, through Ted Kennedy’s withdrawal from the 1980 presidential race, the family legacy continues to influence politics.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex /

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Clyde Aikau, Part 2

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/19/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In this second episode of a special two-part Long Story Short, Clyde Aikau speaks in-depth about the now-famous incident in which his older brother Eddie Aikau was lost at sea while trying to find help for the crew of the capsized Hokule’a in 1978.  Clyde offers a conciliatory message to the family of the late David Lyman, who was the captain of that ill-fated Hokule’a voyage, and speaks with pride about “living in the shadow” of his older brother Eddie.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday and 4pm on Sunday.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  Jeff Booth

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/20/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:      PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title:  Keola Beamer & Friends: Bridging Worlds Through Music

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                5/21/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Slack key guitar master and Na Hoku Hano Hano Award-Winning recording artist Keola Beamer collaborates with renowned Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai and American jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer in an inter-cultural exchange of musical ideas.  The philosophy behind the collaborations is that music is a universal language that bridges different cultures together in common understanding and a free exchange of ideas. World Premier.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/beamer.php

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Keola Beamer (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                5/21/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

On this special encore of Long Story Short, Leslie Wilcox sits down to share stories with Keola Beamer.  The popular and gifted writer, composer and Hawaiian slack key guitar master talks about the passing of his mother, Aunty Nona Beamer, and his own story of surviving prostate cancer.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:      Globe Trekker

Program Title:  Globe Shopper 2

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                5/21/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Globe Shopper 2 picks up where its shop-happy predecessor left off — in hot pursuit of the latest and rarest, the cheapest and most expensive gifts a budding traveler can possibly trawl home. The seasoned shoppers hunt down classic furniture in Hong Kong, the antique emporium of the world; revisit tribal handicrafts with the Makonde tribes of Mozambique; fawn over carpets stretching from the Middle East to the Ottoman empire that begat them more than 2,000 years ago; and slip into Victorian-inspired street fashions worn by the Japanese youth of today.

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  George Winston Plays Slack Key (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                5/25/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

"Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song" presents a rare solo slack-key concert with George Winston, best known the world over for his evocative piano music, musical interpretations of the ever-changing seasons of his childhood Montana home. But Hawai'i's ki ho'alu, slack-key guitar music, has been his passion for more than 25 years. In his "Na Mele" debut, Winston performs his "Montana-ized" versions of such slack-key classics as: "Sweet Lei Mamo," by Charles Hopkins, "None Hula," by Lena Machado, and Leonard Kwan's "Nahe Nahe."

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:      Antiques Roadshow

Program Title:  Hartford, CT Part 3

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:                5/25/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s visit to Hartford includes a stop at the American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol, Connecticut, to look at time pieces that reflect Connecticut’s rich history of clock manufacturing. Appraisal highlights include a custom-made table purchased 40 years ago from George Nakashima; a rare pre-WWI German toy wagon with its even more rare original box; and a highly prized bronze statue of a medieval Russian warrior, by Russian artist Eugene Lanceray, valued at $120,000 to $130,000.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/index.html

 

Series Title:      American Experience

Program Title:  Buffalo Bill (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:                5/25/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

William “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West — one that endures today. Born in an Iowa log cabin in 1846, he fought Indians, worked as a Pony Express rider and earned his nickname while hunting buffalo to feed the construction crews of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. After the Civil War, he scouted for the U.S. Army along America’s vast western frontier. In 1883, just as that frontier was disappearing, he transformed himself into a master showman, creating and starring in a world-famous traveling show that brought the “real” Wild West to life. Part circus, part history, “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” toured for three decades, playing to enthusiastic crowds across the United States and Europe. Though Cody made a fortune from the show’s success, he was nearly bankrupt when he died 1917. This program draws upon rich archival materials of the period to explore the man behind the legend, revealing the complexity of Buffalo Bill’s extraordinary life.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex /

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Pat Saiki, Part 1 (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                5/26/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Pat Saiki, Hilo-born public school teacher, wife and mother of five, became a U.S. Congresswoman and head of the nation's Small Business Administration. Not one to let racial discrimination, gender bias, government bureaucracy or social injustice get her down, Pat worked to put them down and was elected, as a Republican, to serve in the State House of Representatives from 1968-1974, the State Senate from 1974-1982, and the U.S. Congress from 1986-1990. Today, Pat continues to advocate for women, minorities and those less fortunate, taking a special interest in elder care.  In this encore presentation, Pat joins Leslie Wilcox for the first of a two-part conversation on Long Story Short.

This program will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday and 4pm on Sunday.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:      Independent Lens

Program Title:  Steal a Pencil for Me

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                5/26/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Jack, his wife Manja and his new love, Ina, find themselves in the same barracks in a concentration camp. When Jack’s wife objects to the relationship, in spite of their unhappy marriage, Jack and Ina resort to writing secret love letters, giving them the strength to survive.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  Dave Reardon

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                5/27/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:      Great Performances

Program Title:  In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams

Distributor:       WNET

Date:                5/27/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In a journey reminiscent of the unexpected zeitgeist success of Hair, A Chorus Line and Rent, the story behind the success of In the Heights is so organic to New York City that no one expected it to happen — until it did. Beginning at a small off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young creators, led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, produced an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story — a Latin and hip-hop-infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. And yet, many in the show’s audiences have nothing with which to compare it, as it represents the first musical that they’ve journeyed below 125th Street to see. Opening on Broadway in spring 2008, the musical went on to win five Tony Awards — including Best New Musical. This program follows the cast and creative team as they embark on the greatest adventure of their young careers.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/

 

Series Title:      American Masters

Program Title:  Hollywood Chinese

Distributor:       WNET

Date:                5/27/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

From the first Chinese-American film produced in 1916 to Ang Lee’s triumphant Brokeback Mountain nine decades later, “Hollywood Chinese” brings together a fascinating group of actors, writers, directors — and iconic film images — to examine how Chinese people have contributed to and been portrayed by an industry that was often ignorant about and dismissive of race. Moving far beyond the stereotypical and exotic images of Suzy Wong and Bruce Lee, such artists as Wayne Wang, Joan Chen, David Henry Hwang, Nancy Kwan and Amy Tan, among many others, share their experiences of being “the other.” Often humorous, sometimes maddening, but always inspiring, these storytellers and film clips from more than 90 films — some dating back to the 1890s — weave a rich tapestry and complex history.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/hollywood-chinese/introduction/1146/

Series Title:      PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title:  Heart Strings: The Story of the Kamaka ‘Ukulele (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                5/28/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For nearly 100 years, from their tiny shop in Honolulu, Kamaka and Sons have crafted the diminutive instrument that has become the gold standard for 'ukuleles worldwide. This program is a Hawaiian story about age-old values of hard work, fortitude, honesty and creativity from a distinctly Hawaiian point of view.  Rooted in such concepts as aloha (unconditional love), malama (to serve and care for) and pono (doing what's right), this film offers insight into this family of businessmen and artists and how they work together to preserve the family tradition of success and artistry.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/heartstrings.htm

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  Ukulele 2002: A Weekend with the Masters (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                5/28/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

A special encore concert featuring some of Hawai'i Music Institute's teaching staff, including Melveen Leed, Byron Yasui, Brother Noland and Ku'uipo Kumukahi, to name a few. Viewers will be treated to a variety of ‘ukulele sounds - from traditional and classical to the contemporary.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:      Globe Trekker

Program Title:  Micronesia

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                5/28/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Micronesia is a chain of more than 2,000 islands, and host Megan McCormick starts on Guam, site of a U.S. military base. Next it’s off to Pohnpei, the capital island, where she hikes through lush vegetation to the Kepirohi waterfall. Megan explores the archaeological ruins of Nan Madol, dives among sunken Japanese warships at Chuuk and kayaks on Jellyfish Lake in Palau. She ends her travels on Yap, where she observes a colony of hump-backed turtles and swims with the manta rays.

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  Ale’a (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/1/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Encore presentation of a performance from the PBS Hawaii studios by his multi-Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning group. Comprised of Kale Hannahs, Ryan Gonzalez and Chad Takatsugi, they combine sweet harmonies with tight instrumentals to produce enchanting traditional Hawaiian music reminiscent of years gone by.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:      Andre Rieu: Live in Vienna

Program Title:  MONDAY, June 1, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/1/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Choir perform on the square in front of the Hofburg Palace in the heart of Vienna. The concert includes compositions by famous Viennese composers Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán, W.A. Mozart, Robert Stolz and others. Joining the musicians are the Ballet of Vienna State Opera, the Vienna debutantes from the Elmayer Dance School, the Platinum Tenors and sopranos Carmen Monarcha, Carla Maffioletti, Mirusia Louwerse and Suzan Erens.

 

Series Title:      American Experience

Program Title:  Test Tube Babies (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:                6/1/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

She was described in the press as the "Baby of the Century." When Louise Brown, the world's first successful test tube baby, was born in Great Britain on July 25, 1978, the event was heralded as the beginning of a technological revolution in human reproduction. It was also the culmination of a decade-long effort, involving scientists on both sides of the Atlantic, to help a woman conceive through in vitro fertilization, or IVF. This is the story of two doctors - New York gynecologist Landrum Shettles and British physiologist Robert Edwards - whose work became the locus of debate over the limits of science and a precursor of the current debate over cloning and stem cell research.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex /

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Pat Saiki, Part 2 (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/2/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Pat Saiki, Hilo-born public school teacher, wife and mother of five, became a U.S. Congresswoman and head of the nation’s Small Business Administration.   

This week, in the second of a two-part conversation with Leslie Wilcox, Pat shares stories of her progress from Hilo to Honolulu to Washington, D.C.       

This program will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday and 4pm on Sunday.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:      Great Performances

Program Title:  Hit Man: David Foster & Friends (Encore)

Distributor:       WNET

Date:                6/2/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Legendary songwriter, producer and maestro to the stars David Foster has generated some of the world’s best known popular music, and collaborated with a veritable “Who’s Who” of superstars in a career that spans more than three decades. In celebration of his remarkable achievements — including 15 Grammy Awards and a host of other accolades — some of the biggest names in contemporary music gather for a one-night-only concert that brings down the house. From the stage of Las VegasMandalay Bay, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Boz Scaggs, Kenny G, Peter Cetera, Brian McKnight, Michael Johns, Blake Shelton, Cheryl Lynn, Charice and Katharine McPhee join in the celebration, along with a special performance by Celine Dion and long-distance best wishes from Barbra Streisand.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/

 

Series Title:      Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami

Program Title:  TUESDAY, June 2, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/2/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

MUHAMMAD ALI: MADE IN MIAMI explores the critical role that Miami played in the evolution of one of the most significant cultural figures of our time: Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay). The film chronicles Cassius Clay’s arrival in Miami in the fall of 1960 (fresh from earning a gold medal in the Rome Olympics), his life in Overtown - a neighborhood that was considered “Harlem South” and a vibrant center of black entertainment and commerce - and his affiliation with the famed Fifth Street Gym in Miami Beach. Over the course of the next few years - coinciding with the height of the national civil rights movement - Clay evolved both professionally and politically, piling up victories in the ring and adopting the black separatist teachings of the Nation of Islam. As MUHAMMAD ALI: MADE IN MIAMI makes clear, it was in this period that Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali.

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2009

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/3/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:      Peter Matthiessen: No Boundaries

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/3/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

PETER MATTHIESSEN: NO BOUNDARIES is an intimate documentary that captures the essence of the literary and spiritual force that is Peter Matthiessen. Novelist, travel writer, explorer, Zen monk — Matthiessen is all this and more. The program offers a dynamic interplay between a host of elements, including interviews with Matthiessen, excerpts from his writings and anecdotes from those who know him, have worked and traveled with him and those who have been inspired by his work.

 

Series Title:      Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop

Program Title:  THURSDAY, June 4, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/4/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            180

Description:

This program reunites original legends of rock’n’roll for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Hosted by pop music legends Frankie Valli, Jerry “The Iceman” Butler and Lloyd Price, the program also boasts a surprise appearance by Little Richard. Among the many performers is Fred Parris, who comes out of retirement after a decade to join the Five Satins in a performance of “In the Still of the Night,” the number-one oldies single of all time

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  Hawaiian Airlines Presents: Na Mele at Halekulani’s House Without a

 Key/The Best Na Mele treasures

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/8/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            150

Description:

This evening of traditional Hawaiian song and dance begins with the iconic Hawaii experience of solo hula dancers Kanoe Miller and Debbie Nakanelua-Richards performing to the classic “Kahauanu Lake Trio”-style harmonies of Pa’hana at the historic House Without A Key at the Halekulani in Waikiki.  Then, some of the most beloved Hawaiian singers of all time—including Emma Veary, Bill Ka’iwa, Boyce Rodrigues, Nina Keali’iwahamana, and Marlene Sai sit around the piano with Robert Cazimero and sing the classics.  The special event will be hosted in studio by Leslie Wilcox, Emma Veary, Debbie Nakanelua-Richards and Hawaiian music expert Harry B. Soria, Jr.

 

Series Title:      Window to the Sea

Program Title:  MONDAY, June 8, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/8/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

With an exhilarating blend of animal demonstrations, interactive displays and educational exhibits, aquariums offer a rare view of marine life to a curious public. Every day, scientists, veterinarians, trainers and educators dedicate their skills and resources to promote oceanic preservation and understanding. Using stunning high-definition video, this program reveals how four leading facilities provide fascinating gateways to the science, natural history and adventure of the undersea world.

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Kawika Kahiapo

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/9/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Na Hoku Hanohano-award-winning musician Kawika Kahiapo about fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a professional musician, his early experiences performing with Gabby “Pops” Pahinui and Pahinui family; the “it-was-meant-to-be” first encounter with the musicians who would become his group Kaukahi, and his dedication to giving back to the community.

This program will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday and 4pm on Sunday.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

 

Series Title:      My Music: Doo Wop Love Songs

Program Title:  TUESDAY, June 9, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/9/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

The 1950s and doo wop love songs go hand-in-hand, like two straws and a shake. And now America’s favorite malt shop memories are back with this doo wop collection for lovers only. Hosts Jerry “The Iceman” Butler and Cousin Brucie Morrow bring back the backseat ballads in this celebration of great vocal groups. Recorded at the Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the program features performances by the Tokens, Dubs, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Larry Chance and the Earls, and a reunion of the original Drifters.

 

Series Title:      Live from Lincoln Center

Program Title:  The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/9/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma brings the Silk Road Ensemble to Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park Bandshell for an outdoor celebration of music from the four corners of the earth. The Silk Road Ensemble is a collective of approximately 60 renowned musicians, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers from more than 20 countries. Each member’s career illustrates a unique response to what is one of the artistic challenges of the time: nourishing global connections while maintaining the integrity of art rooted in an authentic tradition.

http://www.pbs.org/livefromlincolncenter/

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2009

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/10/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:      American Masters

Program Title:  Neil Young: Don’t Be Denied

Distributor:       WNET

Date:                6/10/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Neil Young has granted rare and unprecedented access for this documentary in which he traces his musical journey in his own words. The film, made from three hours of interviews shot in New York and California, uses previously unseen performance footage from the singer’s own extensive archives. It also features cohorts Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Nils Lofgren and James Taylor. From Young’s early transcontinental American quest for recognition, through the first flush of success with Buffalo Springfield to the polar opposites of mega-stardom with Crosby, Stills and Nash and the soulful rock of Crazy Horse, his career has enjoyed many guises.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/

 

Series Title:      The Priests: Live at Armagh Cathedral

Program Title:  THURSDAY, June 11, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:               6/11/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

The Priests are three Roman Catholic clergymen from Northern Ireland: brothers Eugene and Martin O’Hagan and their close childhood friend David Delargy. They are trained vocalists brought together by their faith and passion for music.

Performing at Armagh, one of Ireland’s most prestigious cathedrals, The Priests are accompanied by a full orchestra and choir on some of the world’s best-loved songs, including “Ave Maria,” “Pie Jesu,” “O Holy Night,” “Gloria,” “Panis Angelicus,” “Irish Blessing” and “Be Still My Soul.” Joining the trio are legendary flutist Sir James Galway and Moya Brennan of Clannad.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title:  Globe Trekker Special: Planet of the Apes

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/11/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:             60

Description:

Our Trekkers visit the last strongholds of many rare and sometimes endangered species of primates. Justine Shapiro heads to Thailand in search of the White-Handed Gibbon. Holly Morris, Ian Wright, and Megan McCormick get up close and personal with the orangutan in Borneo and Sumatra, the chimpanzee in Tanzania and Zambia and the Mountain Gorilla in the remote mountains of Uganda. Ian glimpses the elusive Golden Bamboo Lemur on Madagascar, Eils Nevitt discovers the Black-Crowned Dwarf Marmoset — at six inches high, the world’s second-smallest monkey — in the Amazon jungle and Zay Harding encounters two enormous and extremely rare apes in Africa: the Drill in Cameroon and the Mandrill, known as the world’s largest monkey, in Gabon.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom and Willie K (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/15/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:             30

Description:

These two Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners present their unique blend of musical artistry. In both solos and duets, Amy and Willie display wide-ranging versatility that showcases their diverse musical backgrounds. http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:      Great Performances

Program Title:  Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood: Live from Madison Square Garden

Distributor:       WNET

Date:                6/15/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:             120

Description:

With a career spanning more than four decades and a host of accolades — including 18 Grammy Awards and a record total of three different inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — guitar legend Eric Clapton is known for his peerless mastery of the blues style and, of course, rocking out on his famed Stratocaster. To the delight of fans everywhere, Clapton and his longtime friend Steve Winwood have reunited for a once-in-a-lifetime concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden, their first concert together since their days in the supergroup Blind Faith. This reunion concert features a wide range of material from the Clapton catalogue, hits from Winwood’s time as front-man for the band Traffic and their collaborations from Blind Faith.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Candy Suiso (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/16/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:             30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Waianae High School alumna Candy Suiso, who returned to the school as a Spanish teacher and then helped to create the nationally acclaimed student media center—Searider Productions.  Candy talks about how the language of visual storytelling gave voice to a community in need.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory

 

Series Title:      Roy Orbison & Friends - Black and White Night

Program Title:  TUESDAY, June 16, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/16/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:             30

Description:

Filmed in black and white against the streamlined art deco stage of the since-demolished Cocoanut Grove in downtown Los Angeles, this triumphant performance for Roy Orbison is buoyed by a remarkable cast of “A-list” Orbison fans who signed on as his accompanists. Under the direction of T-Bone Burnett, the stage band includes Jackson Browne, Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J.D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Jennifer Warnes, along with the rhythm section from Elvis Presley’s fabled late 60s and early 70s touring band.

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2009

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/17/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:             30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:      Great Performances

Program Title:   Chess in Concert

Distributor:       WNET

Date:                6/17/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:             150

Description:

Before taking Broadway by storm with the jukebox hit Mamma Mia, ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus teamed with lyricist Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita) in 1986 to create an original musical, the cult favorite Chess. Set during the Cold War intrigue of international chess tournaments, the musical dramatizes the romantic checkmate between an American chess champion, his lover and a Russian opponent secretly planning to defect to the West. Idina Menzel (Wicked, Enchanted), Adam Pascal (Rent) and pop superstar Josh Groban headline a concert production from London’s Royal Albert Hall, performing a captivating score that includes the top-40 single “One Night in Bangkok,” as well as memorable songs such as “Anthem” and “I Know Him So Well.”

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/

 

Series Title:      Globe Trekker

Program Title:  South Korea

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/18/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:             60

Description:

Host Ian Wright starts his journey in the South Korean capital, Seoul. He takes in the delights of the Myeong-dong market and tries his hand at Tae Kwon-Do with the national team. After a night out in Seoul, Ian heads north to the North - South Korean Border to experience military power at its most dramatic at the DMZ. Ian's journey then takes him south to Jinbu, where he seeks solace and serenity with the Buddha at the Woljeongsa Temple. Next he visits the village of Hahoe and Busan, Korea's second largest city where he attends the Jagalchi fish market. From Busan he travels to Cheju Island, famous for the Haenyo (women divers).

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  Maunalua (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/22/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:             30

Description:

Maunalua, with Bobby Moderow, Jr. on rhythm and slack-key guitar, Kahi Kaonohi on bass guitar and vocals, and Bruce Spencer on ukulele and vocals, blend their talents to evoke memories of old Hawaii. The group won a Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Hawaiian Album of the Year in 2001.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:      Antiques Roadshow

Program Title:  Tampa, FL, Part 2 (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:                6/22/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:             60

Description:

Host Mark Walberg and appraiser Leila Dunbar check out the Tournament Players Club of Tampa Bay to address a range of golf collectibles. At the Tampa Convention Center, appraisers take a swing at some ace finds, including two outstanding pieces of Marblehead art pottery dating back to 1910; a collection of colorful pre-war German and Japanese character canes used as carnival prizes; and a set of Sioux artifacts - including a pair of breastplate decorations worn by the Sioux nation's most powerful chiefs in the 1870s; and an original copy of the first book ever printed in Wyoming, with an auction value of $100,000 to $150,000.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/index.html

 

Series Title:      Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America

Program Title:  Nerds, Jerks & Oddballs: Would Ya Hit a Guy with Glasses? (Encore)

Distributor:       WNET

Date:                6/22/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:             60

Description:

While America, a country of immigrants, has always championed the idea of inclusiveness, the outsider has been a source of constant amusement.  Perhaps best epitomized today by characters in such blockbuster Judd Apatow comedies as The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Superbad, this episode also looks back at the bespectacled wannabe (Harold Lloyd) and the vain coward (Bob Hope) as the outsiders of their day.  Along with pioneering women in comedy like Phyllis Diller and truly zany characters who seem to have arrived from another planet (Jonathan Winters, Andy Kaufman, and Robin Williams), the great social upheaval of the 60s and 70s introduced counter-culture favorites Cheech & Chong, as well as superstar nerds like Woody Allen and "jerks" like Steve Martin - who ultimately became so popular that the idea of the outsider had to be re-cast.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/makeemlaugh/

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Richard Parsons, Part 1

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/23/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:             30

Description:

Join Leslie Wilcox for a conversation with UH Manoa alumnus, former CEO of Time Warner and current Chairman of CitiGroup Richard Parsons.  In the first of two parts, Parsons reveals the secrets behind his unique ability to lead companies and their employees through crisis.  He also talks about being a brash, young African American from New York adjusting to college life in 1960s Honolulu.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:      P.O.V.

Program Title:  New Muslim Cool

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/23/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:             90

Description:

Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Pérez pulled himself out of drug dealing and street life 12 years ago and became a Muslim. Now he’s moved to Pittsburgh’s tough North Side to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family and take his message of faith to other young people through hard-hitting hip-hop music. But when the FBI raids his mosque, Hamza must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world — and himself. “New Muslim Cool” takes viewers on Hamza’s ride through streets, slums and jail cells — following his spiritual journey to some surprising places in an America that never stops changing.

http://www.pbs.org/pov/

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2009

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/24/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:             30

Description:

Hawaii's iconic father and son sports duo, Jim and Kanoa Leahey, tackle a wide range of topics each week. Coaches, players, politicians, and entertainers come through the screen door and feel at home at the Leahey kitchen table. Playful needling and laughter ensue, and by game's end, the show scores big with candid conversations and insights into Hawaii sports and life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php

 

Series Title:      New Cops

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/24/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:             60

Description:

NEW COPS is not some phony reality program. It’s the real deal - a unique, insider’s view of what it means to be a cop and who cops really are.

For eight months we followed the 50 members of Class 332, Platoon B, through the rigorous training that transforms ordinary citizen into professional police officers. Now, they have been on the job for five years, and our cameras return to see how they are doing on the job and what the job has done to them.

 

Series Title:      PBS Hawaii Presents: “Biography Hawaii: Joseph Nāwahī”

Program Title:  THURSDAY, June 25, 2009 (English Version)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/25/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:             60

Description:

PBS Hawaii will air the English language version of this one hour-documentary about Hawaiian patriot and Renaissance man Joseph Nāwahī , followed immediately by the Hawaiian language version of the same film.

Joseph Nāwahī  was a teacher, surveyor, lawyer, cabinet minister, newspaper editor, and artist in Hawaii who lived from 1842 to 1896.   Nāwahī founded the anti-annexation Hui Aloha ‘Aina political party and died a political prisoner deemed treasonous by the American controlled Republic of Hawaii.

 

Series Title:      PBS Hawaii Presents: “Biography Hawaii: Joseph Nāwahī”

Program Title:  THURSDAY, June 25, 2009 (Hawaiian Version)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/25/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:             60

Description:

PBS Hawaii will air the English language version of this one hour-documentary about Hawaiian patriot and Renaissance man Joseph Nāwahī , followed immediately by the Hawaiian language version of the same film.

Joseph Nāwahī  was a teacher, surveyor, lawyer, cabinet minister, newspaper editor, and artist in Hawaii who lived from 1842 to 1896.   Nāwahī founded the anti-annexation Hui Aloha ‘Aina political party and died a political prisoner deemed treasonous by the American controlled Republic of Hawaii.

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  Makaha Songs (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/29/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:             30

Description:

For over 30 years, the Makaha Sons - Louis “Moon” Kauakahi on 6-string guitar, Jerome “Boogie” Koko on 12-string guitar, and John Koko on upright bass - have blended their magical harmonies into unique performances of traditional Hawaiian music.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/namele.php

 

Series Title:      Antiques Roadshow

Program Title:  Tampa, FL, Part 3 (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:                6/29/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:             60

Description:

Antiques Roadshow

In the third and final hour from Tampa, Florida, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark Walberg steps right up to the Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota, Florida, where appraisers Noel Barrett and Nicholas Lowry amaze and astound with displays of circus toys and posters. Back at the Tampa Convention Center, appraisers juggle an array of treasures, including a 1750s classic black walnut Philadelphia dressing table; a 1900s Tabriz carpet woven in the classical style of the late 16th and early 17th centuries; and a second painting by acclaimed 19th-century marine artist James E. Buttersworth - an earlier work than the Buttersworth featured in the first hour from Tampa - that could draw $80,000 to $100,000 at auction.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/index.html

 

Series Title:      Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America

Program Title:  Breadwinners & Homemakers: Honey, I’m Home! (Encore)

Distributor:       WNET

Date:                6/29/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:             60

Description:

 The domestic comedy may be the most American of comic concepts.  The moment that Burns and Allen admitted to their radio audience that they were a married couple, a tradition of laughter on the home front began.  Groundbreaking television sitcoms like "The Goldbergs," "I Love Lucy," "The Honeymooners," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "All in the Family," "The Cosby Show," "Roseanne," "Seinfeld" and "The Simpsons" reflect the ongoing changes at home and in the workplace.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/makeemlaugh/

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Richard Parsons, Part 2

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:                6/30/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:             30

Description:

In the second of two parts, University of Hawaii alumnus, former CEO of Time Warner and current chairman of Citigroup Richard Parsons talks about the current economic crisis, the factors that led to it, and who should be held accountable.  Parsons also talks about his particular style of leadership and how it has served him throughout his life.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

 

Series Title:      P.O.V.

Program Title:  Beyond Hatred

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/30/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:             90

Description:

In September 2002, three skinheads were roaming a park in Rheims, France, looking to "do an Arab," when they settled for a gay man instead. Twenty-nine-year-old François Chenu fought back fiercely, but he was beaten unconscious and thrown into a river, where he drowned. The acclaimed French verite film Beyond Hatred is the story of the crime's aftermath; above all, of the Chenu family's brave and heartrending struggle to seek justice while trying to make sense of such pointless violence and unbearable loss. With remarkable dignity, they fight to transcend hatred and the inevitable desire for revenge.

http://www.pbs.org/pov/

 

 

News & Public Affairs:

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/01/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Works to Jumpstart G20 Agenda, Strengthen Ties

President Barack Obama met with Russian and Chinese leaders in London Wednesday as G20 leaders prepared to discuss the economic crisis. Margaret Warner reports from London.

REPORT

Other News: Auto Sales Plunge; Wall Street Bounces Back

Sales at Detroit's Big Three automakers dropped 45 percent from a year ago, and the markets rose slightly on good news in the housing and manufacturing markets.

UPDATE

Justice Seeks to Drop Case Against Former Sen. Stevens

The Justice Department announced Wednesday it would drop corruption charges against Ted Stevens, the 85-year old former Alaskan senator who was convicted for lying on financial disclosure forms. NPR's legal affairs reporter Nina Totenberg broke the news.

REPORT

In Search of Safety Net, Freelancers Form Union

A former labor lawyer has organized freelancers into a union that offers affordable health insurance and other benefits. Spencer Michels continues his reporting on people hard hit by the economic downturn.

ANALYSIS

Establishing Clear Goals May Prove Key to New Afghan-Pakistan Strategy

Gen. David Petraeus testified before a Senate panel Wednesday about the Obama administration's new strategy for the Afghan-Pakistan region. Sens. Carl Levin and Susan Collins give their perspectives.

 

Series Title:     Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/01/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This 30-minute primetime special, presented by Sesame Workshop and featuring Queen Latifah and John Mayer, tells the stories of service members returning home with injuries—both visible and invisible—and explores the heroic struggles their families face on the path to finding a "new normal." With help from Elmo, Rosita and their Sesame Street friends, "Coming Home" gives voice to the children as they play a central role in the family's adjustment process, and encourages them to be what they are: kids.

The program features coping strategies and powerful real stories to help these families and others find ways to be there for each other. Join us as we focus on the challenges faced by injured soldiers and their families, salute their extraordinary courage, offer the general public ways to support service members in the community, and provide a brief but powerful glimpse into the lives of these amazing families.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, April 2, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/2/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

G20 Leaders Pledge New Aid, Tighter Financial Controls

G20 leaders pledged aid to struggling countries and new controls on the financial system at the conclusion of their economic summit. Margaret Warner reports from London.

REPORT

Other News: Jobless Claims Rise; FDA May be Allowed to Regulate Tobacco Products

The Labor Department reported another increase in new jobless claim benefits, and the House voted to give the Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco products for the first time.

ANALYSIS

Change in Mark-to-Market Rules Could Have Big Impact on Banks' Balance Sheets

A key accounting standard was changed Thursday to allow banks more flexibility in mark-to-market rules, which help establish the value of assets. Analysts explain what impact this change in these rules could have for banks.

REPORT

Despite Adding Hours and Jobs, More Workers Unable to Sustain Themselves

In his latest coverage about people hit hard by the economic downturn, NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports from Antioch, Calif., about the growing numbers of people who, despite taking on more hours at work or second jobs, are unable to make a sustainable living.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Pelosi Details Partisan Wrangling Over Final Budget Blueprint

As Congress takes action on President Obama's budget plan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offers her perspective on lawmakers' spending priorities and how alternative budget proposals have fared in the debate.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Boehner Gives the GOP Take on Budget Plan, Government Spending

House Minority leader John Boehner offers the GOP view on President Obama's budget, and describes the House GOP's alternative proposal.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Civil Unions

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/2/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Dan Boylan moderates a panel representing opposing sides to one of the most contentious issues being debated in this year’s legislative session—civil unions.  Can religious beliefs and civil rights for same sex couples be sorted out and written into Hawaii law?  Viewer calls and e-mails are welcome in the one chance to express your views on statewide television.

 

Series Title:     e2

Program Title: Adaptive Reuse in the Netherlands City

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/2/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Dutch planners tap into their innate design sensibility and the industrial landscape to create a sustainable development in Amsterdam's abandoned dockyards, Borneo Sporenburg. Offering an alternative to the trappings of suburban sprawl, the development maximizes space while maintaining privacy, and uses the vast waterways as core landscape design elements.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 3, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/3/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Gunman Kills 13 in Attack on N.Y. Immigration Center

A gunman opened fire Friday at an immigration center in Binghamton, N.Y., killing 13 people and taking dozens of hostages before authorities found him dead. Judy Woodruff gives an update.

ANALYSIS

Jobless Rate Climbed to 8.5 Percent in March

The latest report from the Labor Department showed the unemployment rate climbed to 8.5 percent in March. Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, offers insight on the numbers.

REPORT

Obama Promotes Afghanistan Strategy to NATO Allies

President Obama met Friday with NATO allies in France to rally support for his new strategy in Afghanistan. Margaret Warner reports on the two-day summit of 26 leaders from NATO countries.

REPORT

Amid Downturn, Communities Sacrifice to Avoid Layoffs

Though the jobless rate continues to rise, workers across the country are making sacrifices to avoid more layoffs and "share the pain" of the economic slump. NewsHour business correspondent Paul Solman reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Economy's Moves, Obama's Trip

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh the news of the week, including what new unemployment numbers say about the economy, tough talk on the auto industry and President Obama's trip to Europe.

REPORT

Other News: Iowa Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriages

Iowa's Supreme Court ruled that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, and mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will pay more than $210 million in bonuses through next year as an incentive to get more than 7,600 employees to stay.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 3, 2009

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               4/3/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     NOW on PBS

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 3, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/3/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

PBS’ Emmy-winning weekly news magazine NOW engages viewers by probing the most important issues facing democracy. The series occupies a unique place in the American television landscape by pursuing the stories overlooked by other public affairs broadcasts and travels the nation to shed light on public policy issues that have real-world impact on working Americans.

http://www.pbs.org/now/

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 3, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/3/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers re-invents his original public television series with interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy and issues facing democracy in the 21st-century.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html

 

Series Title:     Foreign Exchange

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 3, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/3/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

FOREIGN EXCHANGE is a weekly, half-hour international affairs series that probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 3, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/3/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation. 

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, April 6, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/6/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

UPDATE

Rescue Efforts Underway in Italy After Major Earthquake

Italian officials and international aid groups continue to struggle to help the injured and recover the victims from Monday morning's earthquake that measured 6.3 on the Richter scale. Following an update from the field, a geological expert analyzes the event.

REPORT

Other News: Obama Reaches Out to Muslim World

In other news, President Obama spoke to the Turkish parliament, urging better cooperation between the west and the Muslim world and a string of six bombings in Baghdad killed at least 36 people.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Rice Calls for International Action on North Korea

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice said the Obama administration would seek a global response to the crisis prompted by this weekend's missile test by North Korea.

REPORT

Months After Mumbai Attacks, Security Concerns Weigh on India

Four months after a coordinated terrorist attack killed more than 170 in Mumbai, India is still plagued by outbreaks of violence despite some government efforts. NewsHour correspondent Simon Marks reports on the atmosphere ahead of the country's general election.

UPDATE

Gates Announces Sweeping Changes, Cuts in Defense Budget

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced large cuts in the Pentagon budget that would slash spending on missile defense and traditional war technologies and increase funding for new weapons systems designed to fight insurgencies. An analyst discusses the changes.

CONVERSATION

During March Madness, Echoes of Games Past

Sportswriter Seth Davis's new book "When March Went Mad" details the extraordinary 1979 NCAA championship game that featured the match-up between Michigan State University's Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Indiana State University's Larry Bird. Davis talks about how the legendary game changed basketball.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, April 7, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/7/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Urges Iraqis to Take Larger Role in Controlling Country

In an unannounced trip to Iraq Tuesday President Obama met with national leaders, urging the Iraqis to take a larger role in controlling the country and reiterating his pledge to have all military personnel out of the country by 2011. Kwame Holman reports.

REPORT

Other News: Judge Dismisses Charges Against Stevens

In other news, a federal judge dismissed former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption conviction and Vermont's state legislature voted to override the governor's veto of a bill allowing same-sex marriages.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Secretary of Defense Gates Defends New Budget Priorities

Defense Secretary Robert Gates sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the insurgency in Iraq, the need for assistance in Afghanistan and shifts in long-term spending priorities.

REPORT

In Famous Mumbai Slum, Redevelopment Plans Stir Controversy

Hundreds of thousands of Indian citizens are upset with the government's plans to level Mumbai's Dharavi Slum, the now-famous setting for the film "Slumdog Millionaire", to make way for commercial buildings and luxury housing. Simon Marks reports from Mumbai.

ANALYSIS

Americans' Attitude Toward Recession Shows Mix of Optimism, Despair

A new poll reveals that many Americans are more optimistic and confident about the general economy's recovery than they are about their own personal financial situations. The Hotline's Amy Walter assesses the new data.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Black Money

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/7/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

FRONTLINE investigative correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the shadowy world of international bribery. The story reveals how multinational companies create slush funds, set up front companies, and make secret payments, all to get billions in business. But these practices are facing a new international crackdown, led by prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice and allies abroad. At the center of this is a controversial, ongoing investigation into the British-based multinational BAE Systems and allegations about billion-dollar bribes.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Milking the Rhino

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/7/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Conservation across the globe is being turned around by a consensus that wildlife is doomed unless people living amongst it are given a say and a stake in preserving it. “Milking the Rhino” tells the story of rural Africans at the forefront of community-based conservation: a revolution that is turning poachers into preservationists and local people into the stewards of natural resources.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/8/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Ship's U.S. Crew Endures Pirate Encounter Off Somali Coast, Captain Held Hostage

Off the Somali coast, pirates hijacked a cargo ship and later held the captain hostage. Brian Jenkins, a specialist in hostage negotiations and adviser to the International Maritime Bureau, examines the situation.

REPORT

Other News: Death Toll Rises in Italian Earthquake

In other news, the death toll from Monday's earthquake in central Italy continued to rise and a bomb near a sacred Baghdad shrine killed at least seven people and wounded 20.

CONVERSATION

Lawmakers Eager for Cuba Policy Changes Meet with Fidel and Raul Castro

Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with Cuban President Raul Castro and former leader Fidel Castro this week to discuss proposed relaxations in travel and financial restrictions. Calif. Rep. Barbara Lee, just back from Havana, talks about the conversations.

DEBATE

Possible Cuba Policy Changes Spark Debate

The Obama administration is expected to ease travel and financial embargoes with Cuba in broad policy changes that have sparked debate between those in favor of starting a dialogue with Cuban leaders and those who advocate continuing the restrictions. Analysts probe the policy issues.

REPORT

High-tech India Contrasts With Rural Ways

India has benefited from supplying other countries with outsourcing services from computer help to legal document analysis, while in other parts of the country poor farmers are struggling to make a living. NewsHour special correspondent Simon Marks reports on the two Indias.

ANALYSIS

Iowa, Vermont Push Gay Marriage Rights Forward

Vermont's legislature and the top court of Iowa delivered legal victories in recent weeks to those seeking the right of same-sex couples to marry. And as battles in other state capitals continue, Americans are weighing the issue with other pressing concerns.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, April 9, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/9/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

UPDATE

FBI, Navy Join Negotiations for Pirates to Release Captain

After Wednesday's hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship, pirates continued to hold Capt. Richard Phillips hostage in a lifeboat adrift in the Indian Ocean. A Financial Times correspondent talks about the negotiations, including Navy and FBI involvement.

REPORT

Other News: Obama Touts Mortgage Plan; Kim Jong-il Makes Rare Public Appearance

In other news, President Obama urged homeowners to take advantage of new programs designed to help them refinance their mortgages at lower interest rates. Also, Kim Jong-il accepted a third term as North Korea's supreme military leader.

ANALYSIS

Obama Touts Military Digital Health Record Plan as Model

A new electronic medical records system for military personnel is meant to be a model for improving health care nationwide. Analysts discuss the program's cost and efficiency.

REPORT

India Seeks Co-existence in Troubled Region

The Indian government says it wants harmonious relations with neighboring countries but concerns about security are forcing it to build up its Navy fleet. NewsHour special correspondent Simon Marks reports on India's foreign policy challenges and military efforts.

ANALYSIS

'Brown Fat' Studies Provide New Medical Insights, Hope For Weight Loss

New studies reveal that "brown fat," a type of fat scientists previously thought disappeared after infancy, can burn large amounts of calories if activated by cold temperatures. An author of one study explains the discovery and its possible medical applications.

ESSAY

Around the World, Women Are on the Move

From working their way into positions as high-ranking government officials to becoming the first females in their families to attend school, Richard Rodriguez explores the many ways in which women are on the move all over the globe.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Mental Health

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/9/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Mental Health care in Hawaii is in dire straits due to the economic downturn and the impending state budget cuts.  How will mental health care institutions, social service organizations, and patients cope in the face of this crisis?  Dan Boylan moderates a panel of experts on the topic, and viewer questions and comments will be read on the air and responded to.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     e2

Program Title: Architecture 2030

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/9/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Buildings are responsible for almost half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Can a collaborative effort - government leaders, architects, regulatory agencies and building suppliers - avert a climate crisis through policy change and education? Architect-turned-activist Ed Mazria may have the answer. His Architecture 2030 organization is galvanizing commitment to a carbon-neutral building sector by the year 2030.

http://www.pbs.org/e2/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 10, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/10/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

UPDATE

Somali Pirates Thwart U.S. Captain's Escape Attempt

American ship Capt. Richard Phillips tried to swim away from his Somali captors Friday but was quickly recaptured, as another pirate ship and a U.S. warship headed to the scene about 200 miles off the coast of Somalia. A reporter discusses the developments.

REPORT

Other News: Five U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq

In other news, five U.S. soldiers died in a suicide bombing in Mosul, Iraq, and clashes between U.S. forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan left 27 insurgents dead.

ANALYSIS

Obama Optimistic, Yet Cautious on Economic Recovery Outlook

The president said Friday he saw "glimmers of hope" in increased lending to small businesses, but the economy was still under "under severe stress." Analysts discuss the signs of economic recovery and the road ahead.

REPORT

Questions Remain on Fate of Disputed Exec Bonus Pay

As frustration continues over extravagant pay to executives of companies receiving billions of dollars in taxpayer aid, Paul Solman travels to AIG headquarters and Washington to explore options for getting some of the money back.

ANALYSIS

Military Budget Changes, Same-sex Marriage Top Week's News

Columnist Mark Shields and editor Rich Lowry analyze the week's political news, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates' military budget priorities and two more states allowing same-sex couples to marry.

REPORT

Dayton Arts Community Faces Struggle to Stay Afloat

The arts scene in Dayton, Ohio, has been feeling a financial pinch as the troubles of the "Big Three" U.S. automakers and other economic woes ripple through its community. Jeffrey Brown reports on Dayton arts organizations' struggle to survive.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 10, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/10/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     NOW on PBS

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 10, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/10/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

PBS’ Emmy-winning weekly news magazine NOW engages viewers by probing the most important issues facing democracy. The series occupies a unique place in the American television landscape by pursuing the stories overlooked by other public affairs broadcasts and travels the nation to shed light on public policy issues that have real-world impact on working Americans.

http://www.pbs.org/now/

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 10, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/10/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers re-invents his original public television series with interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy and issues facing democracy in the 21st-century.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html

 

Series Title:     Foreign Exchange

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 10, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/10/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

FOREIGN EXCHANGE is a weekly, half-hour international affairs series that probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 10, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/10/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, April 13, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/13/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Combating Piracy Poses New Challenge for U.S. Ships

President Obama vowed Monday to halt the rise of piracy as details emerged about the rescue of a U.S. sea captain. Analysts weigh how to best protect U.S. ships from pirates.

REPORT

Other News: Troops Crack Down on Thai Protests

Thai soldiers intensified their efforts to tamp down anti-government protests in Bangkok Monday, and Pakistan's president signed a regulation imposing Islamic Law in part of the country.

UPDATE

Obama Eases Some Travel, Policy Restrictions on Cuba

Signaling a significant shift in U.S. foreign policy, President Obama announced plans Monday to lift some travel restrictions to Cuba for Cuban-Americans and to improve telecommunications with the island. A reporter details the decision.

REPORT

Health Workers Renew Fight Against Polio in Nigeria

Polio continues to be a major medical problem in Nigeria where suspicions about vaccines and other issues have revived the crippling disease. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Nigeria on efforts to curb the polio problem.

ANALYSIS

As Newspapers Cut Back, Online Reporters Step In

Hard hit by declining readers and revenues, newspapers across the country are making cuts or shutting down altogether. Experts examine how new online sources of local news and reporting are gaining popularity as newspapers cut back.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, April 14, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/14/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Voices Both Caution, Optimism on Economy

Retail sales in March showed the economy has not yet recovered on the same day President Obama delivered a speech cautioning Americans to be patient as the government tries to turn things around. Kwame Holman provides a report.

REPORT

Other News: Markets Fall, Somali Pirates Renew Attacks

In the day's other news, markets fell on news of poor retail sales in March, and Somali pirates attacked four more ships in the Gulf of Aden since the rescue of a U.S. sea captain Sunday.

ANALYSIS

N. Korea Vows to Boycott Nuclear Talks After U.N. Rebuke

A day after the U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's recent rocket launch, Pyongyang said it would pull out of six-party nuclear talks and restart a plutonium reactor. Analysts offer their take on what the rhetoric means.

ANALYSIS

After Infusion of Aid, Some Banks Return Bailout Funds

As the government invests billions to shore up the financial sector, some banks are returning rescue funds earlier than expected. A banking chief and a reporter explain the latest.

REPORT

Solar Energy Industry Maintains Footing Amid Recession

Amid the economic slump, there may be a silver lining for solar energy businesses that have withstood the recession so far. NewsHour special correspondent Spencer Michels reports.

REPORT

Pakistan Approves Use of Islamic Law in Swat Valley

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday signed a measure imposing Islamic law in the country's northwestern Swat Valley as part of a deal to end two years of fighting with pro-Taliban militants in the region.

ANALYSIS

Swat Valley Power Struggle Led to Islamic Law Decision

Analysts discuss the impact of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's move to impose Islamic law in the Swat Valley as part of a deal to end two years of fighting with pro-Taliban militants in the region.

 

Series Title:     Frontline/World

Program Title: Children of the Taliban

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/14/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

PBS’ premier international newsmagazine returns with more “stories from a small planet,” starting in Pakistan, where correspondent Sharmeen Obaid investigates the increasing power and influence of a new branch of the Taliban that is helping make the country one of the Obama administration’s top foreign policy concerns. Also in this hour, correspondent Doug Rushkoff travels to the edge of the digital frontier — South Korea — for a look at a country that’s embraced the wired world more thoroughly than any place on earth and is now potentially facing a new public health crisis: internet addiction.

http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/14/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

“Taking Root” follows Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai in her quest to reclaim her land and her culture through the disarmingly simple act of planting trees. This direct action has fostered community solidarity, environmental literacy and political resolve that helped to bring down Kenya’s 24-year dictatorship. http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/15/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Amid Tax Protests, IRS Chief Details Efforts to Aid the Cash-strapped

IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman discusses efforts to alleviate the tax burden on Americans facing financial distress this year and explains why it will be hard to reform the tax code.

REPORT

Other News: Markets Rise on New Signs of Growth

In the day's other news, the stock market rose on new signs of life in the recession-weary economy and Somali pirates unsuccessfully tried to attack another U.S. ship.

REPORT

Paul Solman Breaks Down The 'Paradox of Thrift'

During the economic downturn, the American savings rate is rising fast, with some unexpected consequences. Paul Solman examines how the economy might suffer when thrifty consumers decide to save their money instead of spending it.

ANALYSIS

New 'Border Czar' to Tackle Drug Violence, Beef Up Security

The administration's new 'border czar' Alan Bersin is charged with improving security and quelling drug violence along the Mexican border. Analysts assess his biggest challenges.

REPORT

In Nigeria, Scarce Water Supply and High Food Prices Leave Families Hungry

In the first of a series of reports about food security, Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how the efforts to improve Nigeria's food supply are hindered by scarcity of water and high supply costs.

REPORT

After Mass Demonstrations, Unrest in Thailand Continues

After days of mass demonstrations that have left two dead and more than 100 wounded, Thai police in Bangkok maintained an uneasy state of emergency.

ANALYSIS

After Days of Conflict in Thailand, Political Road Ahead Remains Unclear

Analysts discuss Thailand's political road ahead after the government revoked the passport of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, April 16, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/16/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Visits Mexico, Housing Market Stumbles

President Barack Obama traveled to Mexico for talks with President Felipe Calderon and newly-released government data showed that new home starts fell more than 10 percent in March.

REPORT

U.S.-Mexico Relations Take Center Stage as Presidents Obama, Calderon Meet

Margaret Warner reports on President Obama's meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and their discussions of cooperation on curbing drug violence.

ANALYSIS

Obama Pledges to Help Mexico Fight Flow of Drugs, Guns

During a visit to Mexico, President Barack Obama pledged renewed U.S. support to help curb the country's drug-related violence. Analysts mull the possible policy changes.

DEBATE

Gun Control Debate Revisited on Anniversary of Virginia Tech Shooting

On the second anniversary of the nation's deadliest mass shooting at Virginia Tech University and approaching the tenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre, analysts examine the ongoing public debate over gun control laws.

REPORT

BeadforLife Program Helps Lift Ugandans Out of Poverty

A program that helps Ugandans sell beads in America has brought hundreds of families out of extreme poverty through a woman-to-woman network focused on sales at house parties and a Web store. Spencer Michels reports on the program and the people it helps.

ANALYSIS

Foreclosures Rise in New Sign of Housing Market Trouble

New government numbers show that home foreclosures increased 24 percent in the first quarter of this year as compared to the first quarter of 2008 as a voluntary foreclosure moratorium ended on March 31. Analysts discuss the data and the president's program to help troubled homeowners.

REPORT

British Singing Hopeful Becomes Internet Sensation

Susan Boyle, a singing contestant on the U.K. reality show "Britain's Got Talent," became an unlikely Internet sensation this week. ITN's ITV news correspondent Phil Reay-Smith examines Boyle's appeal.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Funding Social Services

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/16/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Dan Boylan moderates a panel of experts on the increasing challenge of funding social service organizations--most either state-funded or dependent on charitable donations—during the current economic crisis.  Contributing editor Howard Dicus is back to lend his perspective on the economy.Viewer questions and comments will be read on the air and responded to.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     e2

Program Title: A Garden in Cairo

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/16/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Cairo, a city of 16 million, is one of the most densely populated in the world, with only one square foot of green space per person prior to 2005. His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, saw the need to relieve this congestion. The result is Al-Azhar Park: a 500-year-old dump-turned-"urban lung" that provides much-needed green space and a source of civic pride.

http://www.pbs.org/e2/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 17, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/17/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

EPA Finding Opens Door to New Emissions Regulations

An EPA report has labeled greenhouse gases as pollutants that threaten public health, paving the way for possible new emissions regulations. Analysts examine what the move means.

REPORT

Other News: NIH Issues Stem Cell Research Guidelines

The National Institutes of Health released new stem cell research guidelines Friday, and the U.S. ship captain taken hostage by Somali pirates returned to American soil.

ANALYSIS

Cuba Open to Diplomatic Talks With United States

In a significant policy shift, Cuban leader Raul Castro signaled that Havana is open to new diplomatic talks with the United States. Analysts examined the move as President Obama arrived in Trinidad and Tobago for the Summit of the Americas.

REPORT

Bolivia's Lithium Resources May Prove Hot Commodity

Bolivian leaders are debating whether the country's vast natural reserves of lithium -- a key ingredient powering electric cars -- should be nationalized in order to boost the nation's struggling economy. ITN's Channel 4 news correspondent Lindsey Hilsum reports.

UPDATE

Release of Interrogation Memos Draws Angry Reactions

The Obama administration decided Thursday to make public a series of long-secret Bush-era memos detailing the legal justification for harsh interrogation tactics used on terrorism suspects. NPR's Ari Shapiro updates the story.

ANALYSIS

CIA Interrogation Memos, U.S.-Cuba Relations Top Week's News

Columnists Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson discuss the week's news, including the release of memos detailing CIA interrogation methods and the possibility of the U.S. and Cuba holding new talks.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 17, 2009

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               4/17/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     NOW on PBS

Program Title: On Thin Ice

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/17/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This special hour-long edition of Now on PBS  takes an up close and personal look at climate change right now and examines how events high up in the mountains affect crucial life and death issues such as global food security, competition for water, and national security. These concerns—along with some proposed solutions—are vividly illustrated in this unprecedented one-hour special.

http://www.pbs.org/now/

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 17, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/17/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers re-invents his original public television series with interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy and issues facing democracy in the 21st-century.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html

 

Series Title:     Foreign Exchange

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 17, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/17/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

FOREIGN EXCHANGE is a weekly, half-hour international affairs series that probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, April 20, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/20/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Banking Industry's Uncertain Future Puts Investors on Edge

Stocks tumbled Monday on skepticism over financial sector earnings, despite a better-than-expected earnings report from Bank of America. A reporter updates the state of the banking sector.

REPORT

Other News: Oracle Buys Sun Microsystems

In other news, Oracle bought the troubled Sun Microsystems company for $7.4 billion and a suicide bomber killed 3 Iraqi civilians and injured 8 U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

ANALYSIS

Obama Defends Decision to Release Interrogation Memos

President Obama spoke at CIA headquarters Monday, defending his decision to release Bush-era memos on controversial interrogation tactics. Former CIA official Jeffrey Smith and Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights examine how the memos were handled.

ANALYSIS

Iran to Investigate Case of Jailed U.S. Journalist

Iran's judiciary ordered an investigation Monday into the case of U.S. journalist Roxana Saberi, who faces a prison sentence in Iran on espionage charges.

ANALYSIS

Next Steps Unclear for Jailed U.S. Journalist in Iran

Iran's judiciary ordered an investigation Monday into the case of U.S. journalist Roxana Saberi, who faces a prison sentence in Iran on espionage charges. Analysts and journalists, including NPR CEO Vivian Schiller, assess what may be next for Saberi.

ANALYSIS

Investigative Reporting Hard Hit by Media Cutbacks

Two media organizations won Pulitzer Prizes Monday for investigative reporting even as news organizations are being forced to cut back on such coverage. Two media analysts examine the future for investigative journalism.

CONVERSATION

Well-traveled Poet Finds Consistency in Words

Poet, playwright and editor Nathalie Handal has lived in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Arab world. She talks with Jeffery Brown about how she has ensconced her memory and transient experiences in poetry.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, April 21, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/21/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

TARP Report Warns of Taxpayer Risk in Bank Rescue Plan

The Special Inspector General for TARP said Tuesday that the Treasury Department should do more to safeguard taxpayer dollars in the banking rescue plan. Kwame Holman reports.

REPORT

Other News: Markets Rise on Geithner Remarks; Suspected Pirate Appears in Court

In other news, markets rose following Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's statement that the majority of banks are well-capitalized, a Somali teenager appeared in U.S. federal court on charges he helped hijack a U.S. ship, and President Obama left open the possibility of prosecutions for Bush-era officials.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Hears School Strip Search Case

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case about whether Arizona school officials were justified in strip-searching a 13 year-old girl for prescription drugs on another student's tip. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle explains the case and its implications for power limits on school officials.

REPORT

Freight Train Network Suffers Lack of Modernization

Chicago has been a freight rail hub for the past 150 years, but an outdated layout often makes it a bottleneck for the country's shipping network. Special correspondent Rick Karr reports in the latest installment of the Blueprint America series on infrastructure.

ANALYSIS

Obama Signs Bill Expanding National Civilian Service Corps

President Obama signed a $5.7 billion national service bill that will triple the size of the AmeriCorps program and renew the call for community involvement. Analysts mull the new measure.

CONVERSATION

Liberian President Details Her Path to Power

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf details her rise to power and her personal experiences with domestic abuse in her book "This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life." Johnson-Sirleaf talks about her life and her country with Margaret Warner.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Poisoned Waters

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/21/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

More than two decades after the Clean Water Act was supposed to make America’s waters clean enough for swimming and fishing again, two iconic waterways — the great coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay — are in perilous condition. With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development, scientists fear contamination to the food chain and drinking water for millions of people. A growing list of endangered species also is threatened in both estuaries. As a new president, Congress and the states set new agendas and spending priorities, FRONTLINE correspondent Hedrick Smith examines the rising hazards to human health and the eco-system and why it’s so hard to keep our waters clean.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/22/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Senate Report Reveals More Details on Interrogation Tactics

A newly-declassified Senate panel report shed new light on the approval of harsh interrogation tactics used on terrorism suspects at Iraq's Abu Ghraib and the Guantanamo military prison camp. Kwame Holman reports.

REPORT

Other News: IMF Warns on Health of Global Economy

In other news, the International Monetary Fund warned that the world economy will lose ground this year for the first time in nearly six decades, and the acting chief financial officer of mortgage giant Freddie Mac was found dead in an apparent suicide.

DEBATE

Release of Interrogation Memos May Spur Wider Inquiry

After the release of new details on the approval of harsh U.S. interrogation tactics, two lawmakers weigh in on whether any of the officials involved should be investigated.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case Alleging Reverse Discrimination

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case brought by a group of white firefighters in Connecticut who argue they were the victims of reverse discrimination. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal gives an update on the day in court.

REPORT

Potential Affirmative Action Policy Changes Focus of Miller Center Debate

Academics and analysts discussed whether affirmative action policies should continue to be based on race and ethnicity or changed to reflect a person's class and wealth. Ray Suarez moderated the debate at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.

REPORT

Young Engineers Envision Cities Of The Future

Correspondent Tom Bearden reports on a competition of young engineers designing eco-friendly urban centers of the future.

UPDATE

TARP Inspector Probes Bailout Fraud, Warns of Program's Pitfalls

Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general assigned to monitor the banking bailout, discusses his office's ongoing investigations into potential fraud in the TARP program and recent warnings on taxpayer risk.

UPDATE

In South Africa, Zuma Poised to Assume Presidency

As South Africans cast ballots Wednesday in a parliamentary election that will determine a new president, forecasts show the ruling party's Jacob Zuma is likely to win. NPR's Charlayne Hunter-Gault describes the challenges that will confront the nation's new leader, including rising unemployment and high crime rates.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, April 23, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/23/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

GM to Idle Plants as Auto Industry Faces Tough Choices

GM will close several plants for up to 10 weeks to help clear its inventory backlog. Analysts and local leaders mull the impact of the move and the industry's path forward.

REPORT

Other News: Jobless Claims Rise, Bombings Strike Iraq

In other news, the Labor Department reported more than 6 million Americans are now on jobless benefits and at least 78 people died in two separate suicide bombings in Iraq.

ANALYSIS

Obama Calls for Reform of Credit Card Practices

President Barack Obama put his support Thursday behind a credit card law that will regulate the sudden rate increases and late fees that cause financial trouble for millions of consumers. A financial reporter mulls the state of U.S. credit and debt.

REPORT

Military Expanding Role of Robots on the Battlefield

The military has increasingly utilized robot technology in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, where the machines search for IEDs and conduct aerial surveillance. Tom Bearden reports on robots on the battlefield.

REPORT

Taliban Advances in Pakistan

Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on the Taliban's recent infiltration of any area of Pakistan only 60 miles from the capital.

ANALYSIS

Concerns Mount Over Pakistan's Security Amid Taliban Advance

Taliban forces are reported to be advancing further into Pakistan, including an area some 60 miles from Islamabad. Pakistani envoy to the U.S. Husain Haqqani and former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan Wendy Chamberlin assess the latest developments.

ESSAY

Faces Behind the Unemployment Lines

Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming examines the sense of shame and anger that many who have lost their jobs feel as unemployment lines continue to grow.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Renewable Energy Revisited

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/23/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Dan Boylan hosts highlights from two shows originally aired in February, with panels of renewable energy industry leaders and the policy-makers that influence the development of renewable energy resources.  Also included are video portraits of individuals and organizations that are having a positive impact on the greening of Hawaii.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     e2

Program Title: The Village Architect

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/23/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Architect Brian MacKay-Lyons grew up on the shipyards of Nova Scotia and borrows from that lean, economical building tradition in his architecture. From the Barn Yard in his village to the Canadian Embassy in Bangladesh, this episode presents a lesson in local vernacular - why it works and how it might be the most sustainable form of architecture there is.

http://www.pbs.org/e2/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 24, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/24/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

String of Bombings in Iraq Underscores Fragile Situation

A string of suicide bombings in Iraq on Thursday and Friday killed more than 100 people and sparked concerns of new waves of violence across the country. A reporter in Baghdad updates the story.

REPORT

Other News: Taliban Leaves Key District in Pakistan

In other news, Taliban militants in a strategically significant district of Pakistan left after the military threatened to use force against them and fighting continued between government troops and rebels in Sri Lanka's civil war.

REPORT

IMF, World Bank Members Mull Third World Aid

International Monetary Fund and World Bank officials are meeting in Washington to discuss international efforts to combat poverty and aid development in the face of the global financial crisis. Members talk about their concerns and ideas.

REPORT

Corruption Case Exposes Scope of Bribery in Nigeria

Last year, Albert Jack Stanley, the former CEO of KBR, pleaded guilty to bribery for masterminding the payment of more than $180 million to Nigerian officials. PBS Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergmen reports on the damage done by large-scale bribery in that country.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks Mull Torture Memos, Obama's Leadership

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the Obama administration's decision to release Bush-era memos on interrogation tactics and the shape of the president's first 100 days in office.

CONVERSATION

In Slumping Economy, a Shift in Shopping Habits

Economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with author Paco Underhill about how consumer habits have changed during this recession.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 24, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/24/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     NOW on PBS

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 24, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/24/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

PBS’ Emmy-winning weekly news magazine NOW engages viewers by probing the most important issues facing democracy. The series occupies a unique place in the American television landscape by pursuing the stories overlooked by other public affairs broadcasts and travels the nation to shed light on public policy issues that have real-world impact on working Americans.

http://www.pbs.org/now/

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 24, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/24/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers re-invents his original public television series with interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy and issues facing democracy in the 21st-century.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html

 

Series Title:     Foreign Exchange

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 24, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/24/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

FOREIGN EXCHANGE is a weekly, half-hour international affairs series that probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 24, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/24/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, April 27, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/27/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.S., Mexico Move Quickly To Control Swine Flu Outbreak

As the swine flu death toll rose in Mexico on Monday and dozens more cases were reported in the United States, officials moved swiftly to contain the outbreak.

ANALYSIS

Amid Swine Flu Outbreak, Authorities Intensify Efforts

President Obama urged calm in the face of the widening swine flu outbreak, as dozens of cases of swine flu were reported in the United States. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano describes the government's response.

ANALYSIS

Authorities Probe Source of Flu Outbreak

President Obama urged calm in the face of the widening swine flu outbreak, as dozens of cases of swine flu were reported in the United States. Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control outlines the government's measures to treat the cases and investigate the cause of the outbreak.

REPORT

Other News: General Motors to Cut 21,000 Jobs

In other news, General Motors announced plans to cut another 21,000 jobs and Chrysler reached a deal with United Auto Workers that may help the automaker avoid bankruptcy.

REPORT

In St. Louis, Comparing Stimulus Funds to the New Deal

In the first in a series of reports from St. Louis on the Obama administration's first 100 days, Paul Solman tracks where federal stimulus money has been spent and compares today's projects with those funded by the New Deal during the Depression.

ANALYSIS

In St. Louis, Unemployment Hits All Sectors

As part of a series of reports from St. Louis on President Obama's first 100 days, Gwen Ifill examines the unemployment picture in St. Louis and talks to local residents about their thoughts on the economy.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, April 28, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/28/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Specter's Switch Further Tilts Senate Power Toward Democrats

Long-time GOP Sen. Arlen Specter said Tuesday he will switch parties and join the Democrats, bringing the party within one seat of a 60-vote filibuster-proof majority. Political reporters assess the news.

REPORT

Other News: Sebelius Confirmed as HHS Secretary

In other news, the Senate voted to confirm Kathleen Sebelius as the next secretary of Health and Human Services, and lawmakers reached a pact that would endorse President Obama's budget agenda.

REPORT

Swine Flu's Spread Prompts New Restrictions in Mexico

As the cases of swine flu in the U.S. and abroad continue to mount, Mexico's Ambassador to the U.S., Arturo Sarukhan, discusses efforts to contain the illness and defends how the Mexican government initially responded to the outbreak.

UPDATE

Chrysler Deadline Nears as GM Looks to Downsize

After General Motors announced plans to cut another 21,000 jobs and Chrysler reached a deal with United Auto Workers that may help the automaker avoid bankruptcy, a New York Times reporter provides an update on Detroit automakers' latest efforts to stay afloat.

REPORT

Economy Top Concern in St. Louis as Obama Hits 100 Days

As part of this week's series of reports from St. Louis, Gwen Ifill speaks with city residents about the shape of the economy and how President Barack Obama has fared during his first 100 days in office.

ANALYSIS

Court Rules FCC May Pursue Fines for On-air Profanity

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the government could threaten broadcasters with fines over the use of even a single profanity on live television, yet stopped short of ruling whether the policy violates the Constitution. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal recaps the day in court.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: The Released

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/28/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This year, hundreds of thousands of prisoners with serious mental illnesses will be released into communities across America, the largest exodus in the nation’s history. Typically, mentally ill offenders leave prison with a bus ticket, $75 and two weeks worth of medication. Within 18 months, nearly two-thirds are re-arrested. In this follow-up to the groundbreaking film "The New Asylums," FRONTLINE examines what happens to the mentally ill when they leave prison and why they return at such alarming rates. The intimate stories of the released — along with interviews with parole officers, social workers and psychiatrists — provide a rare look at the lives of the mentally ill as they struggle to stay out of prison and reintegrate into society.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/29/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

WHO Raises Alert Level as Swine Flu Continues to Spread

The World Health Organization raised the threat level of the swine flu Wednesday and a child died of the illness on U.S. soil. The CDC's Dr. Richard Besser provides an update on the government's response.

REPORT

Other News: House Passes $3.4 Trillion Budget Plan

In other news, the House adopted much of President Obama's budget Wednesday, and twin car bombings in Iraq killed at least 41 Iraqis.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Landmark Voting Law

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on a challenge by a Texas community to strike down an extension to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal recaps the day in court.

REPORT

On 100th Day In Office, Obama Fields Questions At Town Hall Meeting in St. Louis

President Obama fielded questions from a group in St. Louis at a town hall meeting Wednesday, which marked his 100th day in office.

REPORT

Mo. Leaders Gauge President Obama's First 100 Days

Gwen Ifill moderated a town hall meeting in advance of President Obama's trip to St. Louis, asking local leaders and residents to assess his first 100 days as president.

 

Series Title:     Cry for Help

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/29/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This primetime special features first-person stories from adolescents who are confronting depression, anxiety and mental illness. From depressed, suicidal teens to parents unaware of what may be troubling their own children to those on the front lines of prevention and care, CRY FOR HELP provides a rare and important look at mental illness among young adults.

 

Series Title:     The Miller Center National Debates

Program Title:  Curbing Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/29/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

World powers, including the U.N. Security Council, have so far failed to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The prospect of a nuclear Iran leaves the United States with two possible choices: focus on slowing the growth of Iran’s arsenal or wage targeted military strikes — either on its own or by Israel. To what lengths will governments go to prevent a nuclear Iran? Margaret Warner, senior correspondent for THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER, moderates the debate.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, April 30, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/30/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

CONVERSATION

St. Louis Program Helps Make College More Affordable for Low-Income Students

The College Summit program in St. Louis Missouri helps low income students turn their dreams of college into reality. In this interview, teacher Brian Kruger describes how the program transformed the school, his students and his own life.

ANALYSIS

After Filing For Bankruptcy, Chrysler Faces Tough Road Ahead

Chrysler filed for federal bankruptcy protection Thursday and announced a new partnership with Italian automaker Fiat as part of a larger restructuring plan. Auto analysts assess the company's move and what it means for its workers.

REPORT

Other News: House Advances Credit Card Regulations; U.K. Troops End Iraq Mission

In other news, the House voted overwhelmingly to rein in credit card companies, and the Senate defeated a measure to give homeowners relief in federal bankruptcy court. In Iraq, British troops handed command of Basra to U.S. forces.

ANALYSIS

Schools Shutter as Public Health Officials Work to Contain Flu Virus

More cases of swine flu were reported in the U.S. and abroad and officials took new steps to contain the spread of the illness. Health experts assess the latest news and explain what the public needs to know.

REPORT

In St. Louis, Efforts To Help Low Income Students Go A Long Way

The last of this week's coverage from St. Louis examines education in the region. Judy Woodruff looks at a group's efforts to make college a reality for low-income students in the midst of the economic downturn.

CONVERSATION

Poet Hicok Reflects on Economic Hardships in Mich.

Bob Hicok was born and raised in Michigan, worked in factories and once owned an automotive die design business there before becoming a professor at Virginia Tech. His poetry reflects on the economic hardships suffered in his home state.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: The Art of Survival

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/30/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

How are Hawaii’s artists and arts organizations faring in the economic downturn?  Some feel that the arts are an expendable luxury compared to the “essential” services needed for survival.   Others would argue that the inspiration and creativity the arts can bring are needed now more than ever.  Can artists and arts organizations channel their creativity into inventing new ways of fundraising and making due with less?  Host Dan Boylan moderates a panel of experts on the topic, including Hawaii Arts Alliance C.E.O. Marilyn Cristofori; kumu hula and Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office on Culture and the Arts Michael Pili Pang; Contemporary Museum Executive Director Georgianna Lagoria; and Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and Arts Commissioner Teri Freitas Gorman.  “Insights” contributing editor Howard Dicus will lend an economic perspective to the issue.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     e2

Program Title: Melbourne Reborn

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/30/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

By the mid-1970s, Melbourne was a dying city. People commuted in to work during the day, but downtown became a ghost town after 5 p.m. This episode explores how leadership and vision transformed the cityscape. Rob Adams, Melbourne's director of design and urban environment, gives a guided tour to show how the city first sought livability, then sustainability, and how the two are inextricably intertwined.

http://www.pbs.org/e2/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 1, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/1/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Souter to Exit Supreme Court, Launching Debate on Successor

Amid the news that Supreme Court Justice David Souter plans to retire this summer, the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle discusses Souter's career and possible replacement.

REPORT

Other News: Chrysler Bankruptcy Hearings Begin

On other news, the Chrysler company's bankruptcy hearings got underway in New York City, and two U.S. marines and one sailor were killed in Iraq on Thursday.

REPORT

New U.S. H1N1 Flu Cases Increase Slowly

New cases of the H1N1 Flu virus continue to spread slowly in the U.S., with the number of confirmed cases at 141 in 19 states on Friday. Margaret Warner reports on efforts to halt the virus's spread both in the U.S. and Mexico City, which was largely closed down for most of the week.

ANALYSIS

As H1N1 Flu Spreads, Researchers Rush to Analyze Strain

After a report from Betty Ann Bowser on the CDC's latest efforts to stop the spread of the H1N1 flu, Margaret Warner talks to health experts about what's being done to better understand how the virus works and why it has proven deadly in some cases.

REPORT

For Those With Low Incomes, Help Creating a Credit History

Spencer Michels reports on a program that helps low-income people with no credit gain access to loans and financial counseling.

ANALYSIS

Brewing Court Battle, Specter's Switch Top Week's News

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks mull the implications of Supreme Court Justice David Souter's retirement and Sen. Arlen Specter's decision to join the Democratic Party.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 1, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/1/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     NOW on PBS

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 1, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/1/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

PBS’ Emmy-winning weekly news magazine NOW engages viewers by probing the most important issues facing democracy. The series occupies a unique place in the American television landscape by pursuing the stories overlooked by other public affairs broadcasts and travels the nation to shed light on public policy issues that have real-world impact on working Americans.

http://www.pbs.org/now/

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 1, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/1/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers re-invents his original public television series with interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy and issues facing democracy in the 21st-century.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html

 

Series Title:     Foreign Exchange

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 1, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/1/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

FOREIGN EXCHANGE is a weekly, half-hour international affairs series that probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 1, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/1/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, May 4, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/4/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Despite Mounting Cases, Officials Say Swine Flu Is Waning

The number of cases of swine flu has grown to more than 1,000, spanning 20 countries, although there is some indication the spread of the virus is declining. Betty Ann Bowser provides an update on the situation.

REPORT

Mexico City Weighs Next Steps in Fight Against Flu Outbreak

Public health officials are expressing cautious optimism that the number of H1N1 flu cases may be leveling off. Ray Suarez reports from Mexico City on the center of the outbreak.

REPORT

Other News: Obama Outlines Plans to Crack Down On Tax Loopholes

In other news, President Barack Obama announced a crackdown on tax loopholes designed to save jobs, and Iraq signaled it will not extend the June 30 deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraqi cities.

ANALYSIS

As U.S. Automakers Struggle, Fiat Seizes Expansion Opportunities

With designs for global expansion, Italian automaker Fiat plans to acquire part of the restructured Chrysler company and is moving to take over GM's European unit. A Business Week reporter explains Fiat's plan.

ANALYSIS

In Replacing Souter, Obama May Turn to Court Outsider

With Justice David Souter set to retire in June after more than 18 years on the bench, President Barack Obama is being given his first chance to shape the nation's highest court. Analysts discuss what traits and experience President Obama will be looking for as he looks to nominate a successor.

REPORT

Alleged Ponzi Scheme Swindled Immigrants in Los Angeles

Amid growing complaints about Ponzi-type schemes in the wake of the Bernard Madoff scandal, a company in Los Angeles is alleged to have swindled investors out of millions. Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports.

CONVERSATION

Fifteen Years After The Genocide, Rwandans Struggle To Heal National Wounds

Author Philip Gourevitch discusses his piece in the New Yorker reflecting on the state of Rwanda 15 years after genocide ravaged the country.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, May 5, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/5/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Finance Fallacy: Saving vs. Investing

Understanding today's economy is hard enough without having to wrestle with popular misconceptions and misinformation. In a new series, Paul Solman and guests debunk the conventional wisdom to help make sense of our economic world.

REPORT

As First American Dies From Flu, Mexico's Economy Reels

As word emerged Tuesday that the first American has died of the H1N1 flu, the virus appeared to be waning in Mexico. After the latest U.S. news, Ray Suarez reports from Mexico City.

REPORT

Other News: Airstrikes Kill Civilians in Afghanistan

In other news, officials in Afghanistan said coalition air strikes killed at least 30 civilians on Monday, and police in Turkey arrested 11 people charged with carrying out a massacre at a wedding party.

ANALYSIS

Glimmers of Economic Hope Emerge, But Tough Road May Remain

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers Tuesday that the economy should pull out of a recession and start growing again later this year. Financial analysts assess where the economy stands and how new job numbers may impact the picture.

REPORT

Congress Debates Increasing Aid to Pakistan

As lawmakers debate boosting aid to Pakistan amid renewed fighting in the country's Swat Valley, President Barack Obama is preparing to meet with the region's leaders to discuss security concerns and counterinsurgency measures. Margaret Warner reports.

REPORT

Media Attention Hinders Rhee's Efforts to Reach Out to D.C. Teachers

In just under two years, School Chancellor Michelle Rhee's "take-no-prisoners" approach to school reform attracted much attention from the national press. John Merrow reports on whether her growing media prominence is hindering her pursuit of a revolutionary new teachers' contract.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Sex Slaves (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/5/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

An estimated half-million women are trafficked annually for the purpose of sexual slavery. The women are kidnapped — or lured by traffickers who prey on their dreams of employment abroad — then they are “exported” to Europe, the Middle East, the United States and elsewhere, where they are sold to pimps, drugged, terrorized, locked in brothels and raped repeatedly. In Eastern Europe since the fall of communism, sex trafficking has become the fastest growing form of organized crime, with Moldova and Ukraine widely seen as the centers of the global trade in women and girls. FRONTLINE presents a unique hidden-camera look at this world of sexual slavery, talking with traffickers and their victims, and exposing the government indifference that allows the abuses to continue virtually unchecked.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Wings of Defeat

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/5/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

When director Risa Morimoto learned that her beloved uncle trained as a Kamikaze pilot during his youth but carried that secret to his grave, she decided to retrace his footsteps and ask surviving pilots about their experiences. Through rare interviews with surviving Kamikaze pilots, “Wings of Defeat” explores a complex history of brutal training and ambivalent sacrifice.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/wingsofdefeat/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/6/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Afghan-Pakistan Talks Come Amid Renewed Taliban Threat

President Obama met Wednesday with the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, beginning talks on forging a plan to fight the Taliban. Pamela Constable of the Washington Post updates the story from Islamabad.

REPORT

H1N1 Flu Virus Death Toll Reaches 42 in Mexico

In the latest of a series of reports from Mexico City, Ray Suarez provides an update on how the H1N1 flu virus is affecting the city as the death toll climbed to 42.

REPORT

Other News: Iraqi Bombings Kill at Least 17; Maine OKs Same-sex Marriage

In other news, at least 17 civilians were killed in two separate bombings in Iraq, and the Justice Department is expected to recommend against prosecuting lawyers who authorized harsh interrogations.

ANALYSIS

White House Hones its Strategy in Two-Front War

On the day President Obama met with the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan at the White House to discuss military and diplomatic strategy in combating the Taliban, two analysts assesses the obstacles standing in the way of stability in the region.

REPORT

New Orleans Charter Schools Produce Mixed Results

Is a change in management enough to transform some of the worst schools in the country? New Orleans superintendent Paul Vallas seems to think so. But while charters are outperforming other schools in New Orleans, there's evidence they may be abusing their freedom.

CONVERSATION

Quinn Bradlee Talks About Life with Learning Disability

Quinn Bradlee, son of retired Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and columnist Sally Quinn, discusses life with Velo-Cardio-Facial syndrome, the topic of his memoir "A Different Life: Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures."

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, May 7, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/7/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Government 'Stress Tests' Find Big Banks Need $75 Billion

The U.S. Treasury released stress tests of 19 major banks, finding that they collectively need another $75 billion by November. A financial reporter explains the results.

REPORT

Other News: Pakistani Army, Taliban Fighting Intensifies

In other news, violent clashes between the Pakistani army and Taliban militants escalated in and around the Swat Valley as thousands of refugees fled the territory, and police in Afghanistan opened fire on a rally protesting recent U.S. air strikes that allegedly killed dozens of civilians.

ANALYSIS

'Stress Tests' Put Credibility of Banks, Regulators Back in Spotlight

On the day the government released better-than-expected stress test results for 19 major banks, a panel of economic analysts explain how the numbers were calculated and gauge the report's impact on the nation's financial health.

REPORT

Holder, GOP Spar Over Fate of Guantanamo Detainees

Attorney General Eric Holder sparred with congressional Republicans Thursday over the future of inmates currently being held at Guantanamo Bay. Special correspondent Simon Marks reports on the arguments and focuses on the fate of a group of Muslims from China, known as Uighurs.

REPORT

Mexico City on the Mend From H1N1 Outbreak

Ray Suarez updates the situation in Mexico City surrounding the H1N1 flu virus outbreak as some businesses and public institutions, including schools and libraries, begin to reopen.

REPORT

Small Number of GOP Moderates Gauge Next Moves

Kwame Holman reports on a small group of Congressional GOP moderates as they craft their message and next moves during a difficult time for their party.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: THURSDAY, May 7, 2009

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/7/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

During the economic downturn and the real estate crisis, affordable housing has become more difficult to come by.  Public housing has been a part of the traditional safety net between people who cannot afford to a home and homelessness.  But it too has been affected by recent budget cuts.  Dan Boylan moderates a panel of experts that includes: Executive Director of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority Chad Taniguchi; Executive Director of the Institute for Human Services Connie Mitchell; Mayor Wright Housing resident and President of Statewide Resident Council Theresa Cummings; and Hawaii Public Housing Authority board member Clarissa Osino.  Contributing Editor Howard Dicus frames the topic in an economic context.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     e2

Program Title: The Art & Science of Renzo Piano

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/7/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

World-class architect Renzo Piano draws on nature to create a structure that defines a natural history museum for the 21st century. Combining Piano's signature transparency design with a green roof evoking its surroundings, San Francisco's new California Academy of Sciences provides a model for sustainability, and sets a benchmark for how people use, operate and interact with public buildings.

http://www.pbs.org/e2/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 8, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/8/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.S. Unemployment Climbs to 8.9%

Kwame Holman reports on the latest unemployment numbers and how the White House plans to aid the jobless.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Geithner Weighs Pace of Job Losses, Defends Stress Tests

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defends the stringency of the banking stress tests and offers insight on the pace of U.S. job losses as unemployment reaches 8.9 percent.

REPORT

Other News: Wall Street Rallies on Jobs Report

In other news, the markets rallied on the new jobs report released by the Labor Department and wildfires drove more than 20,000 people from their homes near Santa Barbara, California.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Zardari Assesses War on Taliban, Appeals for Aid

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari describes his country's offensive against the Taliban and other militant threats, and calls for more aid in this new "war of the world."

REPORT

Thousands of Pakistanis Flee as Taliban Clashes Continue

Margaret Warner recaps the latest developments on clashes between Pakistani military forces and Taliban fighters.

REPORT

Black Unemployment in East St. Louis Highlights Disparities

Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the high unemployment numbers among blacks in East St. Louis, where painful memories of the Great Depression still persist.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Mull Economic Expectations, Afghan Policy

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks examine the outcome of the banking stress test results, U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan and remember the life of Jack Kemp.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 8, 2009

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               5/8/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     NOW on PBS

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 8, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/8/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

PBS’ Emmy-winning weekly news magazine NOW engages viewers by probing the most important issues facing democracy. The series occupies a unique place in the American television landscape by pursuing the stories overlooked by other public affairs broadcasts and travels the nation to shed light on public policy issues that have real-world impact on working Americans.

http://www.pbs.org/now/

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 8, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/8/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers re-invents his original public television series with interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy and issues facing democracy in the 21st-century.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html

 

Series Title:     Foreign Exchange

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 8, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/8/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

FOREIGN EXCHANGE is a weekly, half-hour international affairs series that probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 8, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/8/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, May 11, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/11/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Military Shake-up in Afghanistan Signals New Strategy Push

Defense Secretary Robert Gates tapped Army Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the new top commander in Afghanistan, replacing Gen. David McKiernan. Time magazine's Pentagon reporter Mark Thompson examines the move.

REPORT

Other News: U.S. Soldier Kills 5 Fellow Troops in Iraq

An American soldier in Iraq opened fire on his comrades, killing five and injuring three others, and volunteers in Sri Lanka dug mass graves after two days of deadly shelling in which up to 1,000 civilians were killed.

ANALYSIS

Health Industry's Pledge to Cut Costs Adds Urgency to Reform Bid

President Barack Obama said Monday the health industry's new pledge to cut costs will aid his legislative goal of a broader health care overhaul. Health reporters size up the cost cutting promise and the road ahead for health reform.

REPORT

Atlantis Embarks on Last Hubble Telescope Repair Mission

The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Monday on the fifth and final mission to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. The crew will add a new camera and make other changes. Spencer Michels reports.

REPORT

Pope Benedict XVI Arrives in Middle East for Five-Day Visit

Pope Benedict XVI launched the second leg of a closely-watched trip to the Middle East Monday with a visit to Israel's Holocaust memorial where he said victims of the genocide "lost their lives but they will never lose their names." Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

Benedict Visits Middle East in Closely-watched Pilgrimage

Pope Benedict XVI launched the second leg of a closely-watched trip to the Middle East Monday with a visit to Israel's Holocaust memorial where he said victims of the genocide "lost their lives but they will never lose their names." National Catholic reporter John Allen describes the papal voyage.

REPORT

Calif. Wildfires Battle Rages On with Some Unlikely Help

Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye, of KCET-TV Los Angeles, reports on the continuing efforts in Santa Barbara to bring a recent spate of wildfires under control and the lesser-known people who are helping fight that battle.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, May 12, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/12/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Recession Impacts Social Security, Medicare; U.S. Soldier Charged With Murder

In the day's top news headlines, new reports show the recession has cut into the Social Security and Medicare benefit programs, and a U.S. soldier accused of killing five comrades in Iraq was charged with murder.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Sebelius Assesses Prospects for Medicare's Money Problems, Health Care Reform

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius explains how the Obama administration is approaching its plans to reform the health care system and address Medicare's mounting funding woes.

ANALYSIS

New Army Leadership Faces Familiar Challenges in Afghanistan Efforts

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he needed new thinking and new approaches when he shuffled the top military leadership in Afghanistan on Monday. Analysts examine how new leadership could impact the war and the future of the Army.

REPORT

Mystery Surrounds Iran's Motives for Releasing Journalist

The day after the release of U.S. journalist Roxana Saberi, who was jailed for months, analysts examine what Tehran's motives might be in ending the dispute over her case.

REPORT

Frontline Examines Role of Key Players in Madoff Affair

An accountant and his partner helped Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff recruit clients beginning in the 1960s. The NewsHour airs an excerpt of Tuesday's Frontline, which explores the role of some of the key players in the fraud scheme.

REPORT

Architect Maya Lin Reflects on the Art of the Landscape

Architect Maya Lin is best known for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which she designed as a 21-year-old college student. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Lin about her recent work on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: The Madoff Affair

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/12/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the mid-1960s, Bernard Madoff tapped money from Jewish businessmen at exclusive country clubs with the promise of steady guaranteed returns on their investments. He then set his sights on Europe and Latin America, brokering deals with powerful hedge fund managers and feeder funds from Buenos Aires to Geneva. Billions of dollars were channeled to Madoff’s investment firm, and his feeders became fabulously wealthy. The competition wondered how the man could produce such steady returns in good times and bad. There were allegations that Madoff was “front-running” or operating a Ponzi scheme, which the SEC investigated several times over the last two decades. Madoff remained untouched until December 11, 2008, when he admitted it was all “one big lie.” FRONTLINE producers Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria unravel the story behind the world’s first truly global Ponzi scheme — a deception that lasted longer, reached wider and cut deeper than any other business scandal in history.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Crips and Bloods: Made in America

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/12/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

South Los Angeles is home to two of America’s most infamous African-American gangs: the Bloods and the Crips. Director Stacy Peralta interviews current and former gang members, family members and experts to examine the conditions that have led to the devastating gang violence.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/cripsandbloods/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/13/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

UPDATE

Obama Moves to Block Release of Detainee Abuse Photos

President Obama has decided to bar the release of photos showing U.S. personnel mistreating detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan amid concerns the backlash could jeopardize troops abroad. New York Times White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny explains the move.

REPORT

Other News: Treasury Calls for System to Track Financial Instruments

In other news, the Treasury Department called for a central electronic system to track risky financial instruments, including credit default swaps, and the Commerce Department reported retail sales fell for the second month in a row.

REPORT

Senators Examine Use of Torture on Detainees

Kwame Holman reports on a Senate hearing examining harsh interrogation methods used on some detainees.

REPORT

Amid New Questions on Interrogation Tactics, Holder Mulls Road Ahead

After a report on Wednesday's Senate hearings on CIA interrogation tactics, Gwen Ifill talks to Attorney General Eric Holder about his perspective on the debate over the use of torture on detainees and other political matters as part of a panel discussion.

ANALYSIS

Senators Expect Obama's Supreme Court Nominee 'Soon'

President Barack Obama met Wednesday with key senators to discuss the selection of a Supreme Court nominee to succeed retiring Justice David Souter. Ray Suarez speaks with representatives from three groups trying to influence his nomination.

REPORT

New 'New Deal' May Help Boost the Arts

In partnership with KQED in San Francisco, NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the prospect for a new "New Deal" for the arts amid the economic downturn.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, May 14, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/14/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Senate Moves Closer to Reining in Credit Card Companies

The Senate neared approval Thursday of a bill to rein in credit card companies, which could mean new rules will be in place by early next year. Ray Suarez reports.

REPORT

Other News: House Approves Additional War Funding

In other news, the House approved another $97 billion in war funding for Iraq and Afghanistan through September, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi again denied she knew about terror suspects being waterboarded amid mounting criticism.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Axelrod Defends Effort to Block Release of Detainee Photos

White House senior adviser David Axelrod discusses President Obama's move to block the release of detainee abuse photos, the search for a Supreme Court justice, and controversy over the president's planned speech at the University of Notre Dame.

ANALYSIS

Analysts Mull Treasury's Calls for Derivatives Regulation

The Obama administration has called for Congress to tighten regulation on risky trade derivatives, the kind of complicated financial instrument that brought down insurer AIG. Analysts examine what the move means for financial markets.

REPORT

Inspired by Soldier Son, Father Develops Military Robots

After the death of his son in the Iraq war, the father of a soldier formed a company that manufactures military robots. Tom Bearden reports.

ANALYSIS

Fighting Continues in Sri Lanka as Military, Tamil Rebels Face Off

In Sri Lanka, government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels engaged in a new round of deadly fighting in a civil war conflict that has left thousands dead or displaced. Ravi Nessman, the Associated Press bureau chief in Colombo, offers insight on the story.

REPORT

White House Event Celebrates the Spoken Word

The Obamas hosted a "Poetry Jam" Tuesday night at the White House. Rising stars in the arts world as well as established poets, writers, and musicians were invited. Following is an excerpt of the evening, with footage courtesy HBO.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Legislative Wrap Up

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/14/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

One of the most challenging sessions of the Hawaii State Legislature will have come to a close, and Dan Boylan will moderate a discussion between majority and minority leaders and a representative from the Lingle administration about what was finally decided.  Which bills passed, which failed, and the how the State budget faired will be analyzed by the panelists, along with Honolulu Star-Bulletin Capitol Reporter Richard Borreca.  Howard Dicus will report on the latest economic news and what impact the results of this session will have on our recovery.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     e2

Program Title: New Orleans: the Water Line

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/14/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the citizens of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward weren't about to watch their community disappear, even as government officials at all levels turned a blind eye to their plight. This story profiles community leaders fighting to sustainably rebuild the neighborhood, and the outsiders — including renowned architect Bob Berkebile, and organizations Global Green and Brad Pitt's Make It Right — who are working to make this possible.

http://www.pbs.org/e2/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 15, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/15/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Auto Dealership Closings Reverberate Across Economy

General Motors and Chrysler announced the closings of hundreds of dealerships in an effort to bring the companies back from the brink of bankruptcy. Analysts examine the impact of the moves.

REPORT

Other News: Markets Fall on Auto Dealership Closings

In other news, the markets fell on news of auto dealership closings, and consumer prices were unchanged in April.

REPORT

Obama to Revive Military Trials for Gitmo Detainees

President Obama plans to restart Bush administration-era tribunals for Guantanamo detainees, but offer the men new legal protections. NewsHour senior correspondent Ray Suarez reports.

CONVERSATION

China Remembers Victims on Anniversary of Deadly Quake

China marked the first anniversary of the fatal earthquake that ravaged the Sichuan province. NPR's Melissa Block was reporting in China when disaster struck and returned a year later to see how some families are faring.

REPORT

In India, School Principal Works to Changes Lives of the Poor

Sister Cyril Mooney, principal of the Loreto Day School in Kolkata, India, is working to provide poor children a place to learn by day and a safe haven at night. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Mull Torture Flap, Cheney's Reemergence

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the top news of the week, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's comments on torture tactics and former Vice President Dick Cheney's remarks on policy direction.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 15, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/15/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     NOW on PBS

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 15, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/15/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

PBS’ Emmy-winning weekly news magazine NOW engages viewers by probing the most important issues facing democracy. The series occupies a unique place in the American television landscape by pursuing the stories overlooked by other public affairs broadcasts and travels the nation to shed light on public policy issues that have real-world impact on working Americans.

http://www.pbs.org/now/

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 15, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/15/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers re-invents his original public television series with interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy and issues facing democracy in the 21st-century.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html

 

Series Title:     Foreign Exchange

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 15, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/15/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

FOREIGN EXCHANGE is a weekly, half-hour international affairs series that probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 15, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/15/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, May 18, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/18/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Netanyahu, Obama Meet on Mideast Peace, Iran Threat

President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday, discussing Israeli-Palestinian talks and Iran's nuclear ambitions. Margaret Warner reports.

REPORT

Other News: Wall Street Rebounds; Sri Lanka Declares Victory Over Tamil Tigers

In other news, Wall Street rebounded after a losing streak last week and the Sri Lankan government announced that it had defeated the rebel Tamil Tigers group after decades of conflict.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Turns Back Detainee Lawsuit Against Mueller, Ashcroft

In a 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court said Monday that FBI Director Robert Mueller and former Attorney General John Ashcroft can't face a lawsuit launched by a former terrorism detainee. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal recaps the ruling and other court moves.

ANALYSIS

Obama Calls for 'Common Ground' on Abortion Debate

In his commencement speech at Notre Dame University, President Obama urged those on both sides of the abortion debate to seek "common ground" in dialogue on the divisive topic. Analysts examine public opinion on the abortion issue.

REPORT

Curtain Closes on Amato Opera's Final Performance

After 61 seasons, New York City's Amato Opera is staging its last performance on May 31 as its 88-year-old director, Tony Amato, retires. Ray Suarez reports.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, May 19, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/19/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

CONVERSATION

New Emissions Rules Mark Strategy Turn for Auto Industry

White House Climate Policy Chief Carol Browner explains the administration's vehicle emissions standards plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

REPORT

Other News: Senate Advances Credit Card Reform Bill

In other news, the Senate passed a credit card reform bill that is meant to protect consumers from unfair practices. Senate Democrats also voted to cut $80 million from a war funding bill intended to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.

ANALYSIS

Analysts Mull White House's New Vehicle Emissions Standards

The Obama administration's new vehicle emissions standards would increase the fuel economy of automobiles to a minimum of 35.5 mpg by 2016. Analysts mull the plan's costs and benefits and assess the challenges ahead for the auto industry.

REPORT

Georgia's Reliance on Coal Questioned Amid Climate Concerns

Climate Central's Heidi Cullen reports on the coal industry's role in Georgia, a state that gets over 60 percent of its electricity from coal, as new emissions and climate policies are crafted in Washington.

REPORT

British Speaker of the House of Commons Resigns Over Expense Scandal

Michael Martin, the Speaker of the House of Commons, announced his resignation Tuesday following allegations that officials used public funding for personal expenses like housing renovations and mortgage payments. Special correspondent Simon Marks reports.

UPDATE

U.S. Offers Aid to Pakistan Amid Refugee Crisis

As many as two million Pakistanis have fled the fighting between the Taliban and the Pakistani army, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday pledged $110 million in humanitarian aid to the region. Washington Post reporter Pamela Constable updates the situation.

REPORT

California Voters Go to Polls on Budget Propositions

In California, voters are weighing in Tuesday on ballot measures related to the state's budget difficulties. Spencer Michels reports.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Inside the Meltdown (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/19/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

FRONTLINE investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. The film chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, the Lehman Brothers’ collapse, the propping up of insurance giant AIG and the $700 billion bailout. “Inside the Meltdown” examines what Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke didn’t see and couldn’t stop.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/20/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

After U.S.-Israel Talks, Iran Announces Test Launch of New Missile

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that Iran had successfully launched a new missile with a range of about 1,200 miles, giving it the capability to hit Israel, southeastern Europe and U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf. Margaret Warner reports on the developments.

REPORT

Other News: Baghdad Car Bombing Kills at Least 41 Iraqis

In other news, a car bombing in Baghdad killed at least 41 Iraqis, injuring 72 others. Also, Pakistan announced its capture of a major Taliban stronghold.

REPORT

Congress Debates Gitmo Prisoners, Credit Cards, Guns

Kwame Holman reports on the day's Capitol Hill debates, which included resistance to the president's plan to close Guantanamo Bay and passage of a credit card reform bill to protect consumers that included a measure legalizing guns in national parks.

ANALYSIS

Gitmo's Closing, Financial Regulation Top Hill's Agenda

Lawmakers have been pushing through a busy agenda in recent days, debating issues from the closing of the Guantanamo prison facility to the legalities of carrying loaded guns into national parks. Political analysts Stuart Rothenberg and Amy Walter offer insight.

ANALYSIS

Credit Card Industry Braces for Big Changes

Congress' credit card reform bill will prevent companies from arbitrarily raising interest rates, but it could also tighten available credit. A reporter explains the measure.

REPORT

Health Officials Race to Create H1N1 Flu Vaccine

At the World Health Organization's annual meeting this week, a main topic was the ongoing effort to develop a vaccine against the H1N1 swine flu virus. Betty Ann Bowser reports on efforts to create a new vaccine and concerns over having the time to properly produce it.

CONVERSATION

Behavioral Economist Examines Interplay of Money, Morality and Rationality

In the latest in economics correspondent Paul Solman's Making Sense series, behavioral economist Dan Ariely mulls decision-making mechanisms in finance and they ways in which many people rationalize their unethical actions.

DEBATE

Miller Center Debate Focuses on Energy Policy

Christine Todd Whitman, James Woolsey, John Podesta and Karen Harbert recently debated energy policy and focused on the pros and cons of nuclear energy at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.

 

Series Title:     Blueprint America

Program Title: Road to the Future

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/20/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Miles O’Brien, former aviation and science correspondent for CNN, hosts this documentary about innovative infrastructure projects being discussed and created in Portland, Oregon; Denver, Colorado; and New York City.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, May 21, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/21/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama, Cheney Each Defend National Defense Philosophies

President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney each defended their views on national defense policy Thursday, with Obama emphasizing the need to close Guantanamo and Cheney insisting that enhanced interrogation yielded valuable information. Kwame Holman reports.

REPORT

Other News: FBI, New York City Police Foil Terror Plot

In other news, the FBI and New York City police foiled a terrorist plot to attack Jewish synagogues and a military plane, and three U.S. soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing in Baghdad.

REPORT

Obama, Cheney Defend National Security Priorities

President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney's outlined their views on national defense policy Thursday in competing speeches. Here are some excerpts from both.

ANALYSIS

Obama, Cheney Speeches Reframe Debate on Security Policy

After dueling speeches from President Obama and former Vice President Cheney on security policy, columnists and analysts weigh the shape of the debate on detainees and other issues.

REPORT

For One Reporter, a Personal Journey Through the Mortgage Meltdown

In the latest report of his Making Sen$e series, Paul Solman talks to New York Times economics reporter Ed Andrews, who chronicles his personal tale of the mortgage crisis in "Busted: Life Inside the Great Mortgage Meltdown."

REPORT

Civilian Casualties Stir Dispute With Afghan Government

Ray Suarez reports on tensions over civilian casualties resulting from U.S. and NATO airstrikes in the war in Afghanistan.

ANALYSIS

U.S. Considers Ways to Prevent Civilian Deaths While Battling Afghan Insurgency

Ray Suarez and analysts discuss U.S. and NATO efforts to minimize collateral damage during airstrikes in Afghanistan.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Hawaiian Issues

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/21/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Several important bills involving Native Hawaiian issues were presented in this year’s session of the legislature.  Dan Boylan moderates a panel of experts representing both sides of the legislation. Contributing editor Howard Dicus brings us up to date on the current state of Hawaii’s economy. Call in or email your questions and comments live!

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     e2

Program Title: Super Use

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/21/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

The partners of 2012 Architecten in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, are making surplus superfluous, reusing everything from I-beams, wood floors, car tires, washing machines, stainless steel sinks and even windmill blades as building materials in their creations. 2012 Architecten’s work suggests not only a new kind of aesthetic and functionality in sustainable architecture, but also a new approach to design.

http://www.pbs.org/e2/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 22, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/22/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

As Deadline Nears, GM May be Headed for Bankruptcy

Kwame Holman provides an update on reports that General Motors is likely to file for bankruptcy and that Chrysler is looking to conclude its bankruptcy proceedings.

REPORT

Other News: Obama Signs Credit Card Reform Bill

In other news, President Obama signed a bill approving sweeping changes for the credit card industry aimed at helping cardholders.

ANALYSIS

Cap-and-Trade Bill Passes House Energy Panel

The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved Friday a cap-and-trade bill for greenhouse gas emissions. A reporter examines the bill's pros and cons and the state of the energy and climate policy debate.

UPDATE

Surge in Iraq Violence Underscores Fragile Situation

Four bombings over the last two days have killed at least 60 in Iraq, raising concerns as the June 30 deadline for all U.S. troops to be out of Iraqi cities approaches. New York Times reporter Campbell Robertson reports from Baghdad.

REPORT

Salmon Streams' Struggle Continues 40 Years After Clean Water Act

Special correspondent Hendrick Smith reports on pollution in the Pacific Northwest's salmon streams four decades after the passage of the Clean Water Act. Smith's report grew out of research from his recent Frontline project, "Poisoned Waters."

ANALYSIS    

Shields and Brooks Mull Security Debate, Supreme Court Fight

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the impact of President Obama and former Vice President Cheney's security policy speeches and the buildup to the president's announcement of a Supreme Court pick.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 22, 2009

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               5/22/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     NOW on PBS

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 22, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/22/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

PBS’ Emmy-winning weekly news magazine NOW engages viewers by probing the most important issues facing democracy. The series occupies a unique place in the American television landscape by pursuing the stories overlooked by other public affairs broadcasts and travels the nation to shed light on public policy issues that have real-world impact on working Americans.

http://www.pbs.org/now/

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 22, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/22/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers re-invents his original public television series with interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy and issues facing democracy in the 21st-century.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html

 

Series Title:     Foreign Exchange

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 22, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/22/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

FOREIGN EXCHANGE is a weekly, half-hour international affairs series that probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 22, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/22/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, May 25, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/25/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

News of North Korea's Nuclear Test Stuns World Leaders

Ray Suarez reports on world leaders' reaction to news that North Korea has detonated a nuclear device underground.

ANALYSIS

North Korea's Move Tests International Will on Nuclear Issues

Following North Korea's announcement that it has detonated a nuclear device underground, analysts examine how the regime's move has tested international will to confront nuclear proliferation.

REPORT

Other News: Ahmadinejad Challenges Obama to Debate; U.S. Marks Memorial Day

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad challenged President Obama to a debate if he is re-elected as Iran's president next month, and in Pakistan, the Taliban has called for refugees to return to the Swat Valley. At Arlington Cemetery, President Obama paid tribute to fallen troops.

ANALYSIS

Summer Travelers Witness Another Rise in Gas Prices

As crude oil costs climb higher, summer travelers are watching the price of gasoline increase. Analysts examine the factors pushing oil prices up.

REPORT

Therapeutic Riding Program Aims to Help Soldiers Heal

A program at Northern Virginia's Fort Myer helps injured soldiers with their recovery by having them ride horses usually used in the formal funeral processions in Arlington National Cemetery. Kwame Holman reports.

REPORT

Rifts in GOP May Hinder Efforts to Build Unity Among Party Faithful

Rifts within the Republican Party have activists worried that infighting may hurt efforts by the GOP to rebuild following the 2008 election. Political analysts mull the effects of recent clashes among party leaders.

CONVERSATION

Book Chronicles Arlington National Cemetery

The book, "Where Valor Rests," tells the stories surrounding Arlington National Cemetery through the work of professional photographers. Contributors to the book talk about their most meaningful moments.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, May 26, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/26/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Nominates Sotomayor to Be Court's First Hispanic Female Justice

Judy Woodruff recaps President Obama's announcement of his nomination of Federal Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Axelrod Sheds Light on Obama's Supreme Court Nominating Process

White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod describes the interview process that led President Obama to chose federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, and why the president is confident that she is the best person for the job.

ANALYSIS

Sotomayor Nomination Sparks Debate on Role of Justices

Following President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, a federal appeals court judge, to the Supreme Court, analysts debate her record and her confirmation road ahead.

REPORT

Other News: California Supreme Court Upholds Gay Marriage Ban

In other news, the California Supreme Court upheld the state's ban on gay marriage in a 6-1 decision, and U.S. consumer confidence soared to its highest level in May since last September.

REPORT

Community Health Care Centers Benefit From Stimulus

Two billion dollars in federal stimulus funds have been set aside for nearly 1,200 community health care centers around the country that treat mostly poor and uninsured patients. Betty Ann Bowser reports on how the influx of money has affected some of the centers.

 

Series Title:     Frontline/World

Program Title: Pakistan Under Seige

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/26/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

As a nervous world watches a new branch of the Taliban gain ground -- and the United States steps up its pressure on the Pakistani government to confront the militants' mounting threat -- FRONTLINE/WORLD reports from the front lines of what has become, perhaps, the most volatile conflict in the world. First, a timely rebroadcast of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's dangerous journey through a country under siege -- from Pakistan's lawless tribal areas, where the Army is battling the Taliban; to the Swat Valley, where the Taliban are fighting to keep control; to the major cities, which the Taliban now have in their sights. Also in this hour, correspondent David Montero investigates the mysterious death of a journalist -- and a personal friend -- killed while reporting from ground zero of the Army's campaign against the Taliban in the Swat Valley. The program also contains a new dispatch from Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on the coming battle for hearts and minds in Pakistan's largest city.

http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/pakistan802/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/27/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

News Wrap: GM Moves Closer to Bankruptcy

In the day's other news, General Motors moved one step closer to bankruptcy as bondholders rejected the company's offer to trade bond debt for G.M. stock, and Chrysler's lawyers asked a federal bankruptcy court to allow it to sell the bulk of its assets to Fiat.

ANALYSIS

GM Bankruptcy Would Mark Milestone in Industrial America

After the rejection of General Motors' offer to trade bond debt for company stock, analysts consider what a GM bankruptcy says about the company and the auto industry generally.

REPORT

Nature of Pakistani, North Korean Nuclear Threats Shift

As North Korea intensifies its rhetoric and nuclear tests and Pakistan confronts an increasingly extremist insurrection, two Independent Television News correspondents report on the shifting nature of the nuclear threats from those two countries.

ANALYSIS

Obama Administration Faces Instability in Key Nuclear Nations

Nuclear tests in North Korea, violence in Pakistan and a diplomatic stalemate with Iran has complicated nuclear diplomacy for the U.S. Former Carter official Zbigniew Brzezinski and Philip Zelikow, foreign adviser under President Bush, consider the new world.

UPDATE

New Details Emerge on Burris-Blagojevich Conversations

Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW-Chicago updates the story around allegations that Illinois Sen. Roland Burris was involved in a pay-to-play scheme with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to obtain his post.

REPORT

In Nigeria, Christianity and Islam Combine

Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the blending of Christianity and Islam in Lagos, Nigeria, as an avenue to rediscovering the West African tradition of interfaith tolerance.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/27/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

UPDATE

GM Bondholders Strike a Deal As Bankruptcy Deadline Looms

As a bankruptcy deadline looms for General Motors, major bondholders agreed to a deal that offers them a 25 percent stake in the company if they drop opposition to the company's reorganization plan. A reporter explains the negotiations.

REPORT

Other News: Economic Reports Yield Mixed Results

In other news, the Labor Department reported that jobless claims fell, and orders for high-cost factory goods and new home sales rose in April.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

UAW's Gettelfinger Gives Union Take on Auto Deals

As GM moves closer to a reorganization plan, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger gives the union's perspective on the recent plans to boost the struggling auto industry.

REPORT

Settlement Issue Looms Over Obama, Abbas Meeting

Margaret Warner reports on reactions to the meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and President Barack Obama Thursday.

ANALYSIS

Questions of Legitimacy Loom Over Abbas In Meeting with Obama

President Obama met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Thursday to discuss divisions among the Palestinian people and the ongoing controversy over Israeli settlements on the West Bank. Two Mideast analysts mull the outcome of the meeting.

REPORT

Chicago Transit Agency Gets An Upgrade Thanks to Stimulus Money

In Chicago, stimulus funds provide a transit agency with a much-needed upgrade. NewsHour correspondent Elizabeth Brackett reports.

REPORT

In Pakistan, Refugee Crisis Deepens Amid Continued Taliban Threats

The refugee crisis is deepening in Pakistan as Taliban fighters and Pakistani security forces continue to clash over the Taliban's demands that the army pull out of the Swat Valley. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports from a refugee camp in the city of Mardan.

ANALYSIS

After Nine Years, Time Warner to Split From AOL

In a long-expected move, Time Warner announced plans to spin off AOL into a publicly traded company, ending their nine-year run together. A Washington Post reporter explains the company's move.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: The Future of Agriculture

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/28/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Dan Boylan moderates a panel of experts on sustainable agriculture in Hawaii, including State Director of Agriculture Sandra Kunimoto, Gary Maunakea-Forth of Ma’o farms, and Adolph Helm from the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association.  Contributing editor Howard Dicus takes a look at local agriculture from the retailer’s point-of-view. Call in or email your questions and comments live!

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     e2

Program Title: Transport: London: The Price of Traffic

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/28/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Based on the economic principle of demand management, London’s congestion charge challenges the 20th century notion that cities should be designed around cars, and asks drivers to pay for access to public roads and parking spaces. Thanks to visionary municipal leaders like former Deputy Mayor Nicky Gavron, this plan is the core of a sweeping push to transform London into a transit-efficient and pedestrian-friendly megacity in time for the 2012 Olympic games.

http://www.pbs.org/e2/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 29, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/29/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Other News: GM Closes in on Restructuring Deadline

In other news, General Motors neared a deadline to submit a restructuring plan and markets rose at the close of the week on Wall Street.

ANALYSIS

Digital Threats Mark New Front in Nation's Security

President Obama unveiled plans Friday to shore up the safety of U.S. computer networks, including naming a new "cyber czar." Analysts examine the nature of digital vulnerabilities.

REPORT

States Experiment with Controversial Taxes to Pay for Highway Construction

Some states are experimenting with controversial new taxes to pay for highway construction. Special correspondent Lee Hochberg reports from Oregon, where officials are looking into charging drivers a tax based on the number of miles they drive in lieu of a highly-debated gas tax.

ANALYSIS

After Historic Nomination, Questions on Sotomayor's Record Emerge

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will bring some 17 years of judicial experience to her confirmation hearings. Legal scholars assess what her record says about her judicial philosophy and outlook.

ANALYSIS

Sotomayor's Supreme Court Bid, GM's Future Top Week's News

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the news of the week, including President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court and GM's likely bankruptcy.

UPDATE

As Leno Moves to 10 p.m., New Chapter in Late-night Begins

As NBC's Jay Leno prepares to pass "Tonight Show" hosting duties to Conan O'Brien and launch a new talk show, a newspaper television critic mulls the future landscape of late night television.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 29, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/29/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     NOW on PBS

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 29, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/29/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

PBS’ Emmy-winning weekly news magazine NOW engages viewers by probing the most important issues facing democracy. The series occupies a unique place in the American television landscape by pursuing the stories overlooked by other public affairs broadcasts and travels the nation to shed light on public policy issues that have real-world impact on working Americans.

http://www.pbs.org/now/

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 29, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/29/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers re-invents his original public television series with interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy and issues facing democracy in the 21st-century.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html

 

Series Title:     Foreign Exchange

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 29, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/29/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

FOREIGN EXCHANGE is a weekly, half-hour international affairs series that probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective.

 

Series Title:     The McLauglin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 29, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/29/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, June 1, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/1/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

After Bankruptcy Filing, Focus Turns to the 'New GM'

GM's bankruptcy will result in the federal government owning 60 percent of the newly restructured company. GM CFO Ray Young discusses the company's future.

REPORT

Other News: Markets Rise, 4 Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

In other news, markets rose despite General Motors' bankruptcy filing, and four U.S. soldiers were killed in 2 separate roadside bombings west of Kabul.

REPORT

Air France Jet Lost Over Atlantic With 228 Aboard

An Air France flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris is feared lost over the Atlantic Ocean after likely experiencing electrical failure in a strong storm. Carl Dinnen of Independent Television News updates the story.

ANALYSIS

Pilot Details Possible Troubles Faced by Air France Flight

Pilot Ben Berman discusses the possible problems that an Air France flight en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris feared lost over the Atlantic Ocean may have encountered in a strong storm.

REPORT

In Detroit, Mixed Emotions Over GM's Bankruptcy Move

Paul Solman reports from Detroit on how General Motors' bankruptcy filing may impact different company stakeholders -- from union members to bondholders to car dealers -- and explains why the company chose reorganization over liquidation.

ANALYSIS

Abortion Doctor's Murder Puts Debate Into Sharper Focus

The murder of prominent Kansas abortion doctor George Tiller has raised new questions on where things stand among groups on both sides of the abortion debate. Kevin Eckstrom, editor of Religion News Service, examines the impact of Tiller's death on the abortion issue.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, June 2, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/2/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Sotomayor Begins Meeting With Key Lawmakers

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor met with key lawmakers Tuesday to explain her record and make her case for confirmation. The Hotline's Amy Walter offers insight.

REPORT

Other News: Pilots Spot Air France Flight Wreckage

In other news, Brazilian pilots found evidence of flight wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean along an Air France's flight path that disappeared en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris Sunday, and an American soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Baghdad.

REPORT

GM Making New Plans Under Reorganization

One day after General Motors filed for bankruptcy, the company is poised to sell its Hummer brand and make other changes as it attempts to reorganize itself. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

Political Stakes High in GM Bankruptcy Plan

The political stakes are high for the Obama administration in guiding General Motors into bankruptcy -- and allowing the government to take a majority stake in the company. Analysts examine the political and economic implications of the decisions.

ANALYSIS

McChrystal Predicts Hard Road Ahead in Afghanistan

Army Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, tapped to take command of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, faced questions on his leadership plans at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Analysts take a look at his qualifications for the post.

REPORT

Stalagmites Provide Clues in Changing Rainfall Patterns

ITN's Channel 4 news correspondent Tom Clarke reports on what scientists are learning from stalagmites about the rainfall and changing weather patterns in a remote region of southwest Poland.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/3/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama, Saudi King Meet About Speech, Mideast Tensions

President Obama met with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Wednesday ahead of his speech in Egypt aimed at improving relations with the Muslim world. Ray Suarez reports.

REPORT

Other News: Fed Chairman Warns of Rising U.S. Deficits

In other news, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned of the detrimental effects of long-term soaring deficits, and the Brazilian military found more wreckage from an Air France jetliner that disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean Sunday.

DEBATE

Senators Weigh In on Sotomayor's Confirmation Prospects

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor met with more lawmakers Wednesday as controversy continued to simmer over some of her past remarks. Sens. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., and Ben Cardin, D-Md., weigh in on Sotomayor's nomination.

REPORT

Detroit Feels Ripple Effects From GM's Bankruptcy

Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to Detroit residents about the "collateral damage," or ripple effects, from General Motors' bankruptcy filing earlier in the week.

ANALYSIS

Analysts Weigh Economic Impact of GM Bankruptcy Filing

Analysts take a closer look at the deeper, long-term effects of General Motors' bankruptcy filing.

ANALYSIS

North Korea Signals Succession Plan as American Reporters Face Trial

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has signaled he plans to have his third son succeed him, while Pyongyang plans a trial for two U.S. reporters: Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who work for Current TV. Analysts examine the developments.

REPORT

Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled in Capitol Rotunda

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presided over a ceremony unveiling a statue of former President Ronald Reagan at the Capitol Rotunda, which 87-year-old former first lady Nancy Reagan attended.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, June 4, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/4/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Urges Cooperation With Muslim World

In a sweeping speech in Cairo, President Obama called for stronger U.S.-Muslim alliances, urging each to put suspicions aside and unite to combat violent extremism.

REPORT

Other News: 4 U.S. Soldiers Die in Afghanistan, Iraq

In other news, 4 U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, and a Brazilian navy helicopter recovered the first wreckage from an Air France flight that was lost over the Atlantic Ocean Sunday.

REPORT

Obama's Cairo Speech Elicits Varying Reactions From American Muslims

Many American Muslims watched Thursday's address by President Obama with keen interest, seeing it as both a major moment for U.S. policy as well as a call for Muslims to reflect on their beliefs and the governments of the Middle East.

ANALYSIS

Obama's Speech Could Mark Shift in U.S.-Muslim Relations

As reaction to President Obama's address in Cairo continues to filter in, analysts consider what the lasting effect Thursday's speech may have on U.S. policy and global attitudes.

REPORT

Police Crowd Tiananmen to Block Possible Anniversary Protests

Independent Television News correspondent John Ray reports from Beijing on the twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, where police maintained a heavy presence to tamp down on demonstrations.

ANALYSIS

Legacy of Tiananmen Crackdown Lingers Over China's Politics

Analysts reflect on the life of key Chinese leader Zhao Ziyang, who died in 2005 after being under house arrest for almost two decades and kept a secret journal chronicling the events around the Tiananmen Square protests.

REPORT

Poetry of Rumi Spans Across Centuries, Cultures

Afghan-born 13th century Sufi mystic poet Jalaluddin Rumi is the national poet of Afghanistan, as well as a much-loved poet in America. Jeffrey Brown reports on what's behind the popularity of Rumi's poems.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 5, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/5/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Unemployment Rate Hits 26-Year High, but Job Cuts Slow

Although the rate of U.S. job losses slowed in May, unemployment rose to 9.4 percent, the highest rate in 26 years. Economist Lisa Lynch explains the new job numbers.

REPORT

Other News: General Motors Strikes Tentative Saturn Deal

In other news, General Motors Struck a tentative deal to sell its Saturn brand, and Brazilian investigators said the debris they discovered in the Atlantic Ocean was not from Air France Flight 447.

ANALYSIS

Fraud Charges Filed Against Countrywide Mortgage Chief

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed civil fraud charges against Angelo Mozilo, head of the Countrywide Financial mortgage firm, for misleading investors about the company's lending practices. Analysts assess the case's impact.

REPORT

Full Extent of Nazi Prison Camp System Still Emerging

Scholars are still discovering the full scale of the Nazi prison camp system during WWII as President Obama visited remembrances and anniversary celebrations in Europe this week. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

Obama's Cairo Speech, Sotomayor Top Week's News

David Brooks and Ruth Marcus discuss the news of the week, including President Obama's speech on U.S.-Muslim ties, Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court bid and GM's bankruptcy plan.

REPORT

Tony-Award Winning Va. Theater Sprouted From Garage

Arlington, Va.'s Signature Theater won a 2009 Tony Award as one of the nation's best regional theaters. Jeffrey Brown explores the theater's history and humble beginnings.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 5, 2009

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               6/5/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     NOW on PBS

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 5, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/5/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

PBS’ Emmy-winning weekly news magazine NOW engages viewers by probing the most important issues facing democracy. The series occupies a unique place in the American television landscape by pursuing the stories overlooked by other public affairs broadcasts and travels the nation to shed light on public policy issues that have real-world impact on working Americans.

http://www.pbs.org/now/

 

Series Title:      Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 5, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/5/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers re-invents his original public television series with interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy and issues facing democracy in the 21st-century.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 5, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/5/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

FOREIGN EXCHANGE is a weekly, half-hour international affairs series that probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective.

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 5, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/5/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

The McLaughlin Group

Friday, June 5 at 10:00pm

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, June 8, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/8/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Sentencing of Journalists Adds to U.S.-N. Korea Tensions

A North Korean court convicted two U.S. reporters of entering the country illegally Monday and sentenced them to 12 years in a labor camp. A professor and the former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea discuss the situation.

REPORT

Other News: Obama Touts Stimulus, Ruling Party Wins in Lebanon

In other news, President Barack Obama predicted stimulus funds will help create or save 600,000 jobs this summer and Lebanese election results show the ruling, pro-Western bloc beat back a political challenge from Hezbollah.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Delays Pending Sale of Chrysler to Fiat

In a one-sentence order late Monday, the Supreme Court granted a request to delay the sale of bankrupt automaker Chrysler to a group led by Italian carmaker Fiat SpA. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal recaps the court's move on Chrysler and other key decisions.

REPORT

GM Woes Hit Close to Home for Young Graduates

In the first of a new set of reports for the Generation Next series, Judy Woodruff traveled to Detroit to profile recent graduates from a GM training program who are now facing the prospect of finding a new career.

ANALYSIS

Health Care Reform Debate Heats Up on Capitol Hill

After President Obama urges Congress to ready a health care reform bill, lawmakers are beginning to ask tough questions on how to overhaul the complex system. Reporters examine the balancing act developing between Congress and the White House.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, June 9, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/9/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Treasury Clears 10 Banks to Repay $68 Billion in Bailout Money

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner faced lawmakers' questions after the announcement that ten large banks have been cleared to begin paying back billions of dollars in federal rescue money. Jeffrey Brown talks to Washington Post reporter Binyamin Appelbaum about the details.

REPORT

Other News: Judge OKs Chrysler Dealer Closings

In other news, a bankruptcy judge approved the closing of 789 Chrysler dealership franchises, and on Wall Street, financial markets stayed relatively stable.

REPORT

Deciphering the Results of Banking 'Stress Tests'

NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman explains how stress tests played into the government's decision to let ten big banks pay the Treasury back for the money they received from the federal rescue.

ANALYSIS

Amid Rush to Repay Rescue Funds, Banks Face New Scrutiny

Big U.S. banks passed key government "stress tests" and are now working to repay federal rescue funds. Does that mean they're out of the woods and the government rescue plan worked? Financial experts offer insight.

REPORT

Cities Struggle With Access to Green Energy Sources

In cities across the country, officials are faced with the task of getting renewable energy from the outskirts of town to the urban centers where demand is greatest. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports from Los Angeles.

ANALYSIS

Guantanamo Detainee Transferred to New York Court

A Guantanamo detainee arrived in New York Tuesday and was arraigned in federal court on charges stemming from the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa. A New York Times reporter provides an update.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/10/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

After Chrysler Deal, Fiat to Face Tough U.S. Car Market

Chrysler finalized the sale of its assets to Italian automaker Fiat Wednesday after the Supreme Court cleared the way for the deal. Analysts examine the future for the newly merged company.

REPORT

Other News: Guard Killed at U.S. Holocaust Museum

In other news, an attacker shot and killed a security guard inside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and at least 28 people were killed in a car bombing in Iraq.

ANALYSIS

Administration Proposes New Steps to Regulate Executive Pay

The Obama administration outlined a plan for new executive compensation regulations Wednesday, putting the politically charged issue of executive pay back in the spotlight. Analysts examine how more oversight will affect the industry.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Global Leaders Move to Sanction N. Korea for Nuclear Tests

The world's big powers, including Russia and China, are considering sanctions after North Korea conducted nuclear tests. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice speaks with Margaret Warner.

REPORT

Presidential Election Becoming a Heated Contest in Iran

In Iran, the presidential election is turning into a contest with several contenders seeking to unseat the current leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on the political mood of Tehran in the lead-up to Friday's election.

REPORT

WHO Likely to Declare Swine Flu Pandemic

The World Health Organization is expected to declare H1N1 flu a pandemic as the number of cases continues to grow worldwide. Ray Suarez speaks to WHO Director Margaret Chan in Geneva.

UPDATE

American Couple Faces Charges of Spying for Cuba

A former U.S. State Department official and his wife are accused of spying for Cuba for nearly 30 years. A Washington Post reporter updates the story.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, June 11, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/11/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Takes Pitch for Health Care Reform to the Public

President Barack Obama hit the road Thursday to promote an overhaul of the nation's health care system as Congressional battle lines began to be drawn on reform legislation. Kwame Holman reports on the latest developments.

REPORT

Other News: WHO Declares H1N1 Flu a Pandemic

In other news, the World Health Organization declared the first global flu pandemic in 41 years, and four Chinese Muslims detained at Guantanamo Bay were released to Bermuda.

ANALYSIS

Senate Votes to Give Regulators New Powers Over Tobacco

A bill that would give the FDA regulatory authority over tobacco products and marketing moved closer to becoming law when the Senate approved the measure Thursday. Judy Woodruff gets two views on the legislation.

REPORT

Lawmakers Examine Bank Purchase of Merrill Lynch

Officials from the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve pressed Bank of America into purchasing Merrill Lynch last year, the bank's chief executive Ken Lewis told a House committee. Spencer Michels reports on the hearing.

REPORT

'Frontline' Investigates Bank of America Deal

An excerpt on Frontline's upcoming report on Bank of America and the government's new role in the banking system, told from the perspective of CEO Ken Lewis and the financial reporters who covered the story.

CONVERSATION

Tsvangirai Aims to Persuade U.S. to Take New Look at Zimbabwe

Margaret Warner talks with Zimbabwe's prime minister and opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, about the shifting political landscape in the country, and his Friday meeting with President Barack Obama.

REPORT

Architect Renzo Piano on the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago

Architect Renzo Piano speaks with Jeffrey Brown about his work building the new modern wing to the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

Series Title:      Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title:  Domestic Violence in Today’s Economy (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/11/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Domestic violence is, unfortunately, a social ill that never seems to be cured.  In this encore presentation, Dan Boylan hosts a discussion on the impact of budget cuts and the economic crisis on the social service organizations that help victims of domestic violence.  Will organizations like the Domestic Violence Action center have the means to deal with this dire social problem, and could the stress on families caused by the economic downturn lead to an increase in domestic violence? Guests include CEO of the Domestic Violence Action Center Nancy Kriedman, family court judge Michael Broderick, and others.  Howard Dicus lends his economic perspective with his “Everybody’s Business” features.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 12, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/12/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

CONVERSATION

Finance Fallacy: Stocks in the Long Run

Financial advice is often loaded with misconceptions and misinformation. In the latest edition of Finance Fallacy, Paul Solman and Boston University professor Zvi Bodie debunk the belief that investing in stocks is the safest, smartest route to financial security over the long run.

REPORT

High Voter Turnout in Close Iranian Presidential Election

Independent Television News reporter Lindsey Hilsum reports from Iran on the scene at the polls during Friday's presidential election.

UPDATE

Iran's Presidential Election Hotly Contested

Christian Science Monitor reporter Scott Peterson provides an update on Iran's presidential election.

REPORT

Other News: Mosque Bombings Kill at Least 9 in Pakistan

In other news, two bombings at Pakistani mosques killed at least nine people and the U.N. Security Council expanded sanctions against North Korea.

ANALYSIS

Iran's Future Unclear Following Presidential Election

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his main challenger, former Prime Minister Mir Hossein Mousavi, both claimed victory in Iran's election Friday. Analysts examine the impact of the heated contest.

ANALYSIS

After Delays, Digital Television Conversion is Complete

Analysts examine the road to digital television conversion and assess the successes and drawbacks involved in the change.

REPORT

Holocaust Museum Reopens Following Fatal Shooting

Kwame Holman reports on the National Holocaust Museum's reopening following Wednesday's fatal shooting of a security guard by white supremacist James W. von Brunn and provides an update on what authorities have learned about the shooter.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks Mull Health Reform, Palin's Role in GOP

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks assess the chances for health care reform to clear Congress this year, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's role in the GOP and the significance of the Virginia governor's race.

 

Series Title:      Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 12, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/12/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:      NOW on PBS

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 12, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/12/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

PBS’ Emmy-winning weekly news magazine NOW engages viewers by probing the most important issues facing democracy. The series occupies a unique place in the American television landscape by pursuing the stories overlooked by other public affairs broadcasts and travels the nation to shed light on public policy issues that have real-world impact on working Americans.

http://www.pbs.org/now/

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 12, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/12/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers re-invents his original public television series with interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy and issues facing democracy in the 21st-century.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 12, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/12/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

FOREIGN EXCHANGE is a weekly, half-hour international affairs series that probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective.

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 12, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/12/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, June 15, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/15/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Thousands Protest Election Results in Iran, Defying Ban

Thousands defied a government ban to turn out in Tehran's streets protesting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's declaration of victory following Friday's presidential election. ITN's Bill Neely reports from Tehran.

ANALYSIS

After Disputed Vote, Iran's Leaders Face Continued Protests

Analysts discuss Iran's disputed presidential election and how protests by supporters of reform-movement leader Mir Hossein Mousavi will shape the country's political future.

REPORT

Other News: North Koreans Protest New U.N. Sanctions

In other news, North Koreans turned out to protest tough new U.N. sanctions and U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal officially took command of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

REPORT

Doctors Consider Health Care Possibilites as White House Pushes Reform

As the health care reform debate heats up on Capitol Hill, health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser speaks with doctors about the pros and cons of a government-funded public plan and other possible changes to the current system.

REPORT

Business Students Rethink Wall Street Plans

After the economic slump scuttled their plans to enter the financial sector, business students at Duke University look at different alternatives, such as graduate school, or rethink their career paths altogether. Judy Woodruff talks to some recent graduates in the second part of her Generation Next series.

ANALYSIS

Netanyahu Backs Plans for Demilitarized Palestinian State

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a major policy speech Sunday that he would accept a Palestinian state as long as it recognized Israel and was demilitarized. Margaret Warner reports on reaction to the speech.

ANALYSIS

Analysts Discuss Netanyahu's Speech

Analysts discuss the significance of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's statements accepting a demilitarized Palestinian state.

CONVERSATION

Congo's Civil War is Rich Seam for Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright

Playwright Lynn Nottage talks to Jeffrey Brown about her Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "Ruined," set during Congo's civil war.

 

Series Title:      America at a Crossroads

Program Title:  The Mosque in Morgantown

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/15/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Working in Pakistan after September 11, 2001, former Wall Street Journal reporter Asra Nomani faced a double shock: a surprise pregnancy and abandonment by the Pakistani man she thought would be her husband, then the murder of her dear friend Daniel Pearl at the hands of Muslim extremists. Still reeling, and with a son to raise, she returned to her hometown in West Virginia to find that the mosque had been taken over by men she saw as extremists. This documentary chronicles what happens when she decides to fight back — angering even the mosque’s moderates. As the film unfolds, it tells a story of competing paths to social change, American identity and the nature of religion itself.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, June 16, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/16/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

In Iran, Government Supporters Turn Out as Election Protests Continue

Political pressure built in Iran today as pro-government supporters took to the streets and reform-movement backers continued their protests of last week's presidential election results. ITN's Channel 4 news correspondent Lindsey Hilsum reports.

UPDATE

Iran Plans Limited Recount, Media Faces Restrictions

At least 7 people were reported killed in Tehran during ongoing protests of last week's disputed presidential election as Iran's 12-person Guardian Council said it would begin a partial recount of votes. Los Angeles Times reporter Borzou Daragahi talks to Margaret Warner from Tehran.

REPORT

Other News: Presidential Campaign Begins in Afghanistan

In other news, Afghanistan kicked off its two month-long presidential election campaign, and a U.S. soldier was killed in a roadside bombing about 230 miles southeast of Baghdad.

ANALYSIS

Iran Remains on Edge as Election Recount Begins

Iran's Guardian Council agreed to a partial recount of votes from the disputed presidential election, leaving the future political direction of the country in new doubt.

REPORT

American Cross-border Gun Traffic Fuels Mexican Drug-related Violence

NewsHour special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports on the American gun trade that is fueling drug-related violence in Mexico and new efforts to stop it.

ANALYSIS

Obama, S. Korean President Criticize N. Korea's Actions

President Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak criticized North Korea's recent provocations Tuesday in the latest round of the ongoing diplomatic standoff. Analysts consider how international pressure and new sanctions may affect the region.

CONVERSATION

Dr. Kessler Delves Into the Mysteries of Food Cravings

Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser talks to author Dr. David Kessler about overeating and what is behind people's cravings, the subject of his new book, "The End of Overeating."

 

Series Title:      Frontline

Program Title:  Breaking the Bank

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               6/16/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The bets were huge and risky: billions of dollars on the housing market. The upside was undeniable: Superbanks reaped billions of dollars, dominated the landscape and gobbled up competitors. Then, the bottom dropped out — the massive losses on Wall Street nearly broke the banks. In the worst crisis in decades, brand-name banks are on the brink of failure. Now, as the federal government contemplates what could become a massive nationalization of the industry, FRONTLINE goes behind closed doors to tell the inside story of how things went so wrong so fast and to document efforts to stabilize the industry. Veteran FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (“Inside the Meltdown”) untangles the complicated financial and political web threatening one superbank, Bank of America, in particular.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

 

Series Title:      Independent Lens

Program Title:  Ask Not

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/16/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

As wars rage in the Middle East, the U.S. military is eager for more recruits –– unless they happen to be openly gay. “Ask Not” explores the tangled political battles that led to the infamous “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and reveals the personal stories of gay Americans who serve in combat under a veil of secrecy.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/17/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Regulatory Reform Plan Aimed at Protecting Larger Economy

President Barack Obama proposed a major overhaul of financial industry regulation Wednesday. White House adviser Christina Romer explains the administration's plans.

REPORT

Other News: Chrysler to Reopen 7 Plants

In other news, Chrysler said it will reopen seven auto plants, and the National Security Administration's domestic surveillance program may have been broader than first realized, according to The New York Times.

ANALYSIS

Obama's Regulatory Reform Plan Stirs Mixed Reaction

Gwen Ifill speaks with a banking expert and an economist about what the administration's plans for reforming financial oversight mean for businesses and consumers alike.

REPORT

In Iran, Political Protests Move Online

As pro-government forces in Iran try to quell protests over last week's disputed presidential election, supporters of reform candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi are taking their fight to social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, reports Lindsey Hilsum of ITN Channel 4.

ANALYSIS

Iranian Protesters Mobilize on Social Media Web Sites

Social media Web sites like Twitter and Facebook are playing an important role in political protests rippling through Iran. Margaret Warner speaks with experts about how such social networking sites are affecting Tehran's political scene.

REPORT

Jobless Find a Creative Voice in Southern California

In Southern California, a photographer has been documenting the stories of the jobless -- the irony being that he himself was laid off at the end of 2008. Spencer Michels reports on the stories behind the unemployed.

REPORT

As Lawmakers Craft Health Care Reform, Concerns Rise Over Costs

Concerns over the possible costs of health care reform are growing louder on Capitol Hill as lawmakers begin to hammer out legislation. Betty Ann Bowser recaps the latest developments on where the reform debate.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, June 18, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/18/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Protesters Swarm Tehran to Mourn Fallen Demonstrators

Thousands of opposition supporters gathered in the Iranian capital of Tehran to mourn the deaths of demonstrators killed after last week's disputed presidential election. ITN's Channel 4 news correspondent Lindsey Hilsum reports.

ANALYSIS

In Iran, Disputed Election Fuels Ongoing Political Unrest

With election protests continuing in Iran, the nation's 12-member Guardian Council has agreed to hear the grievances of Mir Hussein Mousavi and other candidates. Analysts discuss the unfolding developments.

REPORT

Other News: Senate Passes $106 Billion War Funding Bill

In other news, the U.S. Senate approved a $106 war funding bill, and a Pakistani intelligence official said a U.S. drone attack killed 13 people at a Taliban encampment.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Geithner Defends Plan for Regulatory Overhaul

In an interview with Jim Lehrer, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner details the administration's case for a sweeping overhaul of the financial regulation system and discusses the government's role in shaping an economic recovery.

REPORT

Freight Trains Face Burdensome Bottleneck in Midwest

In the Midwest, Chicago has been a freight rail hub for 150 years. But now, traffic on Chicago's rails is even slower than traffic on its roads. As part of the Blueprint America series of reports on infrastructure, Rick Karr examines the U.S. freight train choke point.

ANALYSIS

Justices Find Convicts Have No Right to DNA Testing

The Supreme Court said Thursday that convicts have no constitutional right to test DNA evidence in hopes of proving their innocence long after they were found guilty. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal discusses the impact of the decision.

 

Series Title:      Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title:  The Graying of Hawaii

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/18/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

This special two-hour-long episode of Insights on PBS Hawaii features a one-hour documentary on the enormous increase in the elderly population imminent in Hawaii and the challenges facing our local branches of government in dealing with the impending elder care crisis.  A live panel discussion, moderated by Dan Boylan and featuring representatives from the city and state who are responsible for issues concerning aging, will discuss the controversies brought out by the film. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and twitter.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:      e2

Program Title:  Transport: Paris: Velo Liberte

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/18/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Paris’ ambitious public-private Vélib’ bike initiative encourages residents to forgo cars for bikes and public transportation. In the process, the program has fostered a unique popular culture, complete with its own language, jokes and pick-up lines. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe has undoubtedly taken heart: Its success has inspired cities like Rome, San Francisco and London to begin adopting similar programs of their own.

http://www.pbs.org/e2/

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 19, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/19/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Iran's Ruling Cleric Calls For End to Protests

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Friday defended the "absolute victory" of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in last week's disputed presidential election, and warned opposition supporters against further rallies. ITN's Channel 4 news correspondent Lindsey Hilsum reports.

ANALYSIS

Political Unrest May Widen Rifts Among Iran's Clerics

Iran's supreme leader defended the results of last week's disputed election Friday, and warned opposition supporters against further rallies. Analysts offer insight on the role of Iran's clerics in the dispute.

REPORT

Other News: 2 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

In other news, two U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Friday after a bomb struck their convoy and billionaire Texas banker Allen Stanford was indicted on federal charges of fraud and obstruction.

REPORT

Health Care Debate May Hinge on Public Insurance Option

House Democrats unveiled a draft health care reform bill Friday that includes a "public option" -- a government-run health insurance plan that would compete with private insurers. Betty Ann Bowser examines the debate over the public insurance concept.

REPORT

NASA Launch Begins Effort to Return Man to the Moon

NASA launched two satellites to the moon last week, the first step toward its goal of returning a human to the lunar surface. At the start of this new effort, though, a debate has been ignited at the space agency over how best to do so. Tom Bearden reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Mull U.S. Response to Iran

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the Obama administration's response to political turmoil in Iran and new plans to overhaul the financial regulation system.

 

Series Title:      Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 19, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/19/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:      NOW on PBS

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 19, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/19/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

PBS’ Emmy-winning weekly news magazine NOW engages viewers by probing the most important issues facing democracy. The series occupies a unique place in the American television landscape by pursuing the stories overlooked by other public affairs broadcasts and travels the nation to shed light on public policy issues that have real-world impact on working Americans.

http://www.pbs.org/now/

 

Series Title:      Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 19, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/19/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers re-invents his original public television series with interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy and issues facing democracy in the 21st-century.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 19, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/19/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

FOREIGN EXCHANGE is a weekly, half-hour international affairs series that probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective.

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 19, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/19/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, June 22, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/22/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Police, Protesters Clash Anew in Iran

Despite warnings from Iran's Revolutionary Guard, as well as violence that left at least 10 people dead over the weekend, demonstrators in Tehran continued to rally against the results of this month's disputed presidential election. ITN correspondent Lindsey Hilsum reports.

REPORT

Protests Stir Mixed Emotions for Iranian-Americans

As demonstrators in Tehran continued to rally against the results of this month's disputed presidential election, Iranian-Americans reacted to the news. NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports.

REPORT

Other News: Violence in Iraq Kills 33

In other news, a series of attacks in and around Baghdad on Monday killed at least 33 people, and the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan is planning to announce new rules of engagement aimed at reducing the number of civilian casualities.

ANALYSIS

Justices Deliver Narrow Ruling on Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court delivered a tightly focused ruling Monday in a challenge to the landmark Voting Rights Act, exempting a small Texas governing authority from a key provision of the law but avoiding a larger constitutional issue. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal examines the decision.

REPORT

Generation Next: Young Grads Turn to Service Amid Tight Job Market

At community resource centers across the country, young people like Brian Marroquin, a recent graduate of VCU, are deferring their careers to focus on community service. Judy Woodruff examines the trend as part of the Generation Next series.

ANALYSIS

After Reporters' Escape From Taliban, Media Weigh Ethical Questions

New York Times reporter David Rohde and an Afghan journalist escaped a Taliban compound after being held since November, surprising many who had not been aware of the kidnapping. Times executive editor Bill Keller and Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute discuss the story.

CONVERSATION

Author Examines Drug Trade, Afghan Insurgency

Author and former ABC news producer Gretchen Peters talks about her book about the drug trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan and how it is fueling the insurgency.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, June 23, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/23/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Iran's Election Authority Finds No Major Fraud in Vote

After days of street protests over the June 12 presidential election, Iran's electoral authority announced Tuesday it found "no major irregularities" in the vote. ITN's Channel 4 news correspondent Jonathan Miller reports.

REPORT

President Obama Condemns 'Unjust Actions' in Iran

Hours after Iran's electoral authority announced it found "no major irregularities" in this month's disputed election, President Barack Obama said at a White House press conference that he "strongly" condemned the Iranian regime's use of force to quell protests.

DEBATE

Senators Weigh In on U.S. Response to Iranian Protests

The tone of President Obama's response to the disputed Iranian election has drawn fire from some on Capitol Hill. Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., assess the U.S. response to the protests.

REPORT

Other News: National Security Adviser Meets with Afghan Candidates

In other news, U.S. national security adviser James Jones met with candidates in Afghanistan's upcoming presidential election to press for a free and fair contest, and U.S. airstrikes in Pakistan reportedly killed nine people at a Taliban training camp.

REPORT

Investigators Search for Clues in Fatal D.C. Train Crash

Federal investigators on Tuesday worked to discover what caused two trains to collide yesterday in the nation's capital, killing nine people and injuring more than 75 others. Kwame Holman reports.

ANALYSIS

Public Views on Health Reform Shape Political Landscape

As Congress works to draft health care reform legislation, the Hotline's Amy Walter and NPR's Julie Rovner assess President Obama's latest remarks on a public insurance option, concerns over the cost of an overhaul and how the public is viewing the debate.

REPORT

Deciphering the Shape of Economic Recovery

When economists discuss economic recovery, it's often in terms of the alphabet. In the latest installment of his Making Sen$e series, Paul Solman explains what phrases such as "V-shaped recovery" or "U-shaped recession" say about the economic outlook.

UPDATE

Heated Standoff Grips New York State Politics

After weeks of political strife and power struggles between the New York State Senate's Republicans and Democrats, Gov. David Paterson Tuesday called an emergency session in an effort to end the stalemate that has left major legislation hanging in the balance. A reporter updates the story.

 

Series Title:      Frontline / World

Program Title:  Digital Dumping Ground

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/23/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

As the June 2009 digital television conversion makes tens of millions of analog TVs obsolete, and Americans continue to trash old computers and cell phones at alarming rates, FRONTLINE/WORLD presents a global investigation into the dirty secret of the digital age -- the dumping of hundreds of millions of pounds of electronic waste around the world each year. Tracking "e-waste" to the slums of Ghana and the far-off provinces in China, producer/correspondent Peter Klein and his team of graduate journalism students fan out around the world to document the growing impact of this toxic trash on those who desperately scavenge it for precious metals. They also explore the potential threats to privacy, as criminal gangs attempt to harvest data from America’s old computers and cell phones and exploit it. Also in this hour, a popular competition to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs in the Middle East, and a pioneering effort to make an affordable wheelchair for the developing world.

http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/ghana804/

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/24/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Iran Will Not 'Yield to Pressure,' Vows Khamenei

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, vowed on Wednesday that he would not "yield to pressure at any cost" over this month's disputed presidential election results. ITN's Channel 4 news correspondent Jonathan Miller reports.

UPDATE

Political Unrest Continues on Streets of Tehran

New York Times reporter Nazila Fathi speaks with Gwen Ifill about the latest developments on the political unrest in Iran.

ANALYSIS

Iran's Mousavi Thrust Into Spotlight as Opposition Leader

Iran reform candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife, Zahra Rahnavard, have emerged as the face of the country's political opposition. But who are they? Analysts offer insight.

REPORT

Other News: Bomb Blast Kills Dozens at Baghdad Market

In other news, a bombing at a Baghdad market killed at least 69 people, and the Federal Reserve said it will leave interest rates unchanged.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Sebelius: Health Reform Puts Focus on Lower Costs, Better Choices

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday urged lawmakers to approve the White House health care reform plan. She outlines the case for the overhaul with Judy Woodruff.

REPORT

On Afghan-Pakistan Border, a Daily Struggle to Survive

Independent Television News special correspondent Nima Elbagir reports on the struggles of daily life along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

ANALYSIS

Experts Assess President Obama's Strategy With Media

Jeffrey Brown talks with media analysts about the press corps' coverage of President Obama during his first few months in office.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, June 25, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/25/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Justices Rule School's Strip Search of Student Was Illegal

The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Thursday that officials at an Arizona school went too far when they strip searched an eighth-grader accused of distributing drugs. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal discusses the ruling with Jim Lehrer.

REPORT

Other News: Wall Street Rises Off Housing, Retail

In other news, markets rose on Wall Street after positive news from the homebuilding and retail sectors, and billionaire banker Allen Stanford pleaded not guilty to to bilking investors out of their investments.

ANALYSIS

'Cap-and-Trade' Emissions Bill Faces Test in Congress

As early as Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives may vote on landmark climate legislation that would establish a "cap-and-trade" system for carbon emissions. Judy Woodruff talks to analysts about the measure's pros and cons.

REPORT

California Lawmakers Struggle With $24B Budget Gap

Spencer Michels reports on California's struggles to address a $24 billion shortfall in the state budget, which lawmakers say puts the state in danger of running out of money.

ANALYSIS

Bernanke Faces New Questions Over Role of the Fed

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faced fresh questions from a House committee Thursday over the central bank's role facilitating Bank of America's purchase of Merrill Lynch. Experts discuss the acquisition, as well as the expanding power of the Federal Reserve, with Jeffrey Brown.

UPDATE

Michael Jackson, King of Pop, Dies at Age 50

Pop star Michael Jackson died Thursday evening after arriving at a Los Angeles hospital in a deep coma. Jim Lehrer talks to USA Today music critic Steve Jones about the singer's career.

 

Series Title:      Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title:  State Furloughs

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/25/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

One of Governor Lingle’s key solutions to the State budget deficit is to furlough state workers as much as three working days a month.  The decision has ignited a firestorm of controversy and has prompted opposition from labor unions and state employees and their families.  Dan Boylan moderates a panel of players from both sides of the pro or con furlough debate.  Contributing editor Howard Dicus puts the dilemma in an economic perspective.

The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and twitter.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 26, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/26/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

In Death, as in Life, Jackson Owns Spotlight

Fans across the globe mourned the death of pop icon Michael Jackson, who died at the age of 50 Thursday following an apparent heart attack. Jeffrey Brown reports on the worldwide response to the passing of the King of Pop.

REPORT

Other News: Iran Cleric Pushes Punishment for Protesters

In other news, a leading cleric in Iran told worshipers that opposition protesters should be punished "ruthlessly and savagely," and President Obama met in Washington with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

REPORT

Landmark Climate Change Bill Moves Through Congress

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday debated landmark climate change legislation that would establish a "cap-and-trade" system for carbon emissions. Kwame Holman reports.

REPORT

Single-payer Advocates Make Case in Health Reform

The projected cost of a health care overhaul has cast doubt over whether lawmakers will be able to reach agreement on a plan while advocates for a single-payer system have been making their case. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the latest developments in the health care debate.

ANALYSIS

Climate Bill, Sanford's Future Top Week's Political News

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks examine developments in the landmark climate change legislation before Congress, as well as the fallout from S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford's admission to an extramarital affair.

REPORT

In Hartford, Stimulus Funds for Schools Leveraged for State Budget Crunch

John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on how one school district in Connecticut is weathering the recession, and how the state is using stimulus funds to close budget deficits rather than increase education spending.

ANALYSIS

Jackson's Musical Legacy Rings Clear Amid Troubled Life Story

The unexpected death of pop music icon Michael Jackson touched off a worldwide wave of mourning and celebrations of his life Friday. Jeffrey Brown talks to a music writer and a disc jockey about the musical legacy Jackson leaves behind.

 

Series Title:      Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 26, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/26/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program is the longest-running public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/

 

Series Title:     NOW on PBS

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 26, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/26/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

PBS’ Emmy-winning weekly news magazine NOW engages viewers by probing the most important issues facing democracy. The series occupies a unique place in the American television landscape by pursuing the stories overlooked by other public affairs broadcasts and travels the nation to shed light on public policy issues that have real-world impact on working Americans.

http://www.pbs.org/now/

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 26, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/26/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers re-invents his original public television series with interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy and issues facing democracy in the 21st-century.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 26, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/26/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

FOREIGN EXCHANGE is a weekly, half-hour international affairs series that probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective.

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 26, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/26/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest political analysts in the nation.

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, June 29, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/29/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Justices Reverse Sotomayor Ruling in Discrimination Case

The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision Monday that white firefighters in Connecticut were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision supported by high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor when she was an appellate judge. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal discusses the case with Gwen Ifill.

REPORT

Other News: President of Honduras Ousted in Coup

In other news, the president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was ousted in the first coup in Central America since the end of the Cold War, and Iran's top electoral oversight committee reaffirmed the disputed results of the nation's disputed presidential election.

DEBATE

High Court's Bias Ruling May Reshape Employer Policies

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a group of white firefighters was unfairly denied promotions because of their race. Analysts examine the impact on future labor policy.

ANALYSIS

Madoff Sentenced to 150 Years in Prison for Ponzi Scheme

Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff was sentenced Monday to 150 years in prison after pleading guilty in March to defrauding investors out of as much as $60 billion. Ray Suarez talks to New York Times reporter Diana Henriques about the day in court.

REPORT

Wind Energy Fuels Job Hopes for Oklahoma Youth

In the final installment of her Generation Next series, which has aired on both the NewsHour and NPR, Judy Woodruff reports on how wind energy is generating new career prospects for young Americans in the Sooner State.

REPORT

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Military Policy Faces New Scrutiny

Following protests from gay rights activists, efforts to lobby Congress and the administration to repeal the military's policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" have picked up speed. Ray Suarez reports on the movement and its critics.

CONVERSATION

Margaret Warner Previews Reports From Russia

Ahead of President Obama's visit to Moscow next month, Margaret Warner previews her upcoming reports on changes in the political and economic landscape there.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, June 30, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/30/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Iraqis Celebrate as U.S. Forces Exit Cities

Iraq celebrated a public holiday Tuesday in commemoration of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country's cities. Judy Woodruff reports.

ANALYSIS

Security Fears Loom as U.S. Troops Drawback in Iraq

The exit of U.S. forces from cities in Iraq was celebrated on Tuesday, even as many in the nation worried about the ability of Iraqi police and military forces to provide adequate security. Jane Arraf of The Christian Science Monitor discusses the situation with Judy Woodruff.

REPORT

Other News: Markets Slip on Consumer Confidence Data

In other news, U.S. stocks fell after an unexpected decline in consumer confidence, and the F.D.A. may seek to ban certain common painkillers.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Upon U.S. Troop Pullback, Jones Assesses Iraq's Future

U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraqi cities prompted a national holiday, but continued violence leaves the country's stability in question. National Security Adviser retired Gen. Jim Jones discusses the path ahead in Iraq.

REPORT

Medvedev's First Year in Office Brings Surprises, Scrutiny

In the first report of a series from Russia, Margaret Warner takes a closer look at the country's political leadership, focusing on President Dmitry Medvedev's first year in office and the role of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the government.

ANALYSIS

After Long Court Battle, Franken Wins Minn. Senate Seat

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Democrat Al Franken narrowly defeated Republican Norm Coleman in last year's U.S. Senate race. Analysts discuss the case and the significance of Franken's win.

REPORT

3.6 Trillion and Counting: New Billboard Clocks Emissions

Eight stories above midtown Manhattan, a new billboard has begun counting how much, and how fast, greenhouse gases are entering the atmosphere. Climate Central reports.

 

 

Education & History:

                   

Series Title:     PBS Previews

Program Title: American Experience: We Shall Remain (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/01/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

An in-depth preview of the upcoming groundbreaking mini-series establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. Five 90-minute documentaries spanning 300 years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective. The series begins on Monday, April 13th at 9pm.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Annie Oakley (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/6/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This program tells the tale of the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, the young woman who thrilled audiences around the world with her daring shooting feats. While her act helped fuel turn-of-the-century nostalgia for the vanished, mythical world of the American West, the legend of Annie Oakley had little to do with the real Annie. Although famous as a western sharpshooter, Oakley lived her entire life east of the Mississippi. A champion in a man's sport, Oakley forever changed ideas about the abilities of women, yet she opposed female suffrage. Her fame and fortune came from her skill with guns, a concept that was counter to her Quaker upbringing.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/

 

Series Title:     House of Life: The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague

Program Title: MONDAY, April 6, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/6/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Prague’s Old Jewish Cemetery, a place of haunting beauty and mystery, has endured wars and pogroms, floods and fires, assimilation and an urban clearing project that destroyed most of the ancient Jewish Quarter it once served. Miraculously, it even survived the Nazi occupation and 40 years of communist neglect. HOUSE OF LIFE tells the story of the vibrant Prague Jewish community of the past and of today’s small Jewish community for whom the cemetery still serves as a spiritual center. The film features the curators, historians, rabbis, guides and conservationists who are all devoted to the preservation of this unforgettable place. Claire Bloom narrates.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Doctors Diaries, Part 1

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/7/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Over the past 21 years, NOVA has followed a group of seven doctors from their first day at Harvard Medical School in 1987. All young, bright and accomplished, none of them could have predicted what it would take, personally and professionally, to become a member of the medical tribe. NOVA’s cameras have been there through the difficult years of classes and clinical training, internship and residency, marriage and divorce — documenting the trials and tribulations as these individuals struggled to become doctors and to balance time at work and at home. Candid in-depth interviews have given viewers a real sense of what each person has to deal with day in and day out since he or she made the decision to practice medicine. In this special two-part program, NOVA returns one last time to get an update on the kind of doctors — and people — they have become.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

 

Series Title:     Jean-Michael Cousteau: Ocean Adventures

Program Title: Sea Ghosts

Distributor:      KQED

Date:               4/8/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

There are places on this planet where it’s a marvel that anything survives. In the cold Arctic waters of the far north, the sea is alive with sound. The canaries of the sea are singing. They're beluga whales, named from the Russian word for “white ones.” They’re an evolutionary surprise — a warm-blooded mammal in a numbingly cold sea. Resembling curious ghosts, these intelligent mammals use one of the most complex sonars of any animal. In this episode, Jean-Michel Cousteau travels with his team to the high Arctic to determine why some beluga groups are thriving and others are disappearing. There’s a clear connection between human activity and the beluga’s future. The beluga’s world is now ground zero for climate change; what threatens them is not confined to the Arctic — it’s global. What lies ahead for the beluga could become prophecy for many species everywhere, including our own.

http://www.pbs.org/kqed/oceanadventures/

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Doctors’ Diaries, Part 2

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/14/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Over the past 21 years, NOVA has followed a group of seven doctors from their first day at Harvard Medical School in 1987. All young, bright and accomplished, none of them could have predicted what it would take, personally and professionally, to become a member of the medical tribe. NOVA’s cameras have been there through the difficult years of classes and clinical training, internship and residency, marriage and divorce — documenting the trials and tribulations as these individuals struggled to become doctors and to balance time at work and at home. Candid in-depth interviews have given viewers a real sense of what each person has to deal with day in and day out since he or she made the decision to practice medicine. In this special two-part program, NOVA returns one last time to get an update on the kind of doctors — and people — they have become.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: We Shall Remain: Tecumseh’s Vision

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/20/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

In the spring of 1805, Tenskwatawa, a Shawnee, fell into a trance so deep that those around him believed he had died. When he finally stirred, the young prophet claimed to have met the Master of Life. He told those who crowded around to listen that the Indians were in dire straits because they had adopted white culture and rejected traditional spiritual ways. For several years Tenskwatawa’s spiritual revival movement drew thousands of adherents from tribes across the Midwest. His elder brother, Tecumseh, would harness the energies of that renewal to create an unprecedented military and political confederacy of often antagonistic tribes, all committed to stopping white westward expansion. The brothers came closer than anyone since to creating an Indian nation that would exist alongside and separate from the United States.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/weshallremain/

 

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Car of the Future (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/21/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

How will the car of the future be powered? Will it run on hydrogen, batteries, ethanol or some as-yet undiscovered technology? Find out as NOVA takes a look at the latest and greatest in the automotive industry. Tom and Ray Magliozzi of NPR’s “Car Talk” fame take viewers on a roller-coaster ride into the world of cars — examining new technologies and ideas about America’s most common form of transportation.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

 

Series Title:     Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures

Program Title: Call of the Killer Whales Part 1 & 2 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/22/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

The most complex marine species on the planet is the orca, the ruler of the ocean. Though they number fewer than 100,000 worldwide, orcas, also called killer whales, extend from the Arctic to the Antarctic, and learning more about them is a global endeavor. In this episode, Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team of explorers travel to both the northern and southern hemispheres as they seek out killer whales in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Blackbeard’s Lost Ship

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               4/22/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Off the coast of North Carolina, a group of marine archaeologists has discovered the remains of the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship. Their careful preservation and analysis of the remains — including cannons, guns, anchors, and gold — are helping to solve the biggest mystery about the infamous pirate’s reign: Was the ship’s sinking an accident or was the grounding a carefully laid plot by Blackbeard to double-cross his men and steal the treasure for himself?

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: We Shall Remain: Trail of Tears

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/27/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

The Cherokee call it Nu-No-Du-Na-Tlo-Hi-Lu, “The Trail Where They Cried.” On May 26, 1838, federal troops forced thousands of Cherokee from their homes in the Southeastern United States, driving them toward Indian Territory in Eastern Oklahoma. More than 4,000 died of disease and starvation along the way. For years the Cherokee had resisted removal from their land in every way they knew, and Cherokee leaders established a republic with a European-style legislature and legal system. Many Cherokee became Christian and adopted westernized education for their children. Their visionary principal chief, John Ross, would even take the Cherokee case to the Supreme Court, where he won a crucial recognition of tribal sovereignty that still resonates.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/weshallremain/

 

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Alien from Earth (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/28/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NOVA presents exclusive coverage of new excavations that were undertaken in the summer of 2007 at the site of Ling Bua on the island of Flores, Indonesia. These are the first investigations of the cave site since the sensational discovery of tiny and bizarre human fossil bones at the site in 2004. NOVA investigates the furious scientific debate currently raging on what “hobbit” bones represent. Are they fossils of a previously unknown primitive branch of the human family? Or are they remains of a dwarf race of modern humans suffering from a strange pathological condition?

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: At Home in Utopia

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/28/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Director Michal Goldman traces the history of the United Workers Cooperative Colony — one of four cooperative apartments built in the Bronx in the 1920s by Jewish garment workers. Through interviews with former tenants, “At Home in Utopia” follows the life of this cooperative across two generations into the 1950s and explores issues that both roused the residents to unified action and ripped them apart.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/

 

Series Title:     Legacy of War

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/29/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Sixty years after he covered the aftermath of World War II, Walter Cronkite returns to key European locations to recall his dispatches from London as the city launched its massive rebuilding initiative, from Nuremberg as war criminals were held accountable in gripping criminal trials and from Berlin as the city became the icon of post-war politics. This program details the successful launch and execution of the Marshall Plan — America’s expansive commitment to re-build Europe at the end of the war. Cronkite traces the complex and changing relationship between the United States and England and explores the dramatic shifts of the Cold War from the end of the war up to the present.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Geronimo

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/4/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

In February of 1909, the indomitable Chiricahua Apache warrior and war shaman Geronimo lay on his deathbed. He summoned his nephew to his side, whispering, “I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive.” It was an admission of regret from a man whose insistent pursuit of military resistance in the face of overwhelming odds confounded not only his Mexican and American enemies, but many of his fellow Apaches as well. Born around 1820, Geronimo grew into a leading warrior and healer. But after his tribe was relocated to an Arizona reservation in 1872, he became a focus of the fury of terrified white settlers and of the growing tensions that divided Apaches struggling to survive under almost unendurable pressures. To angry whites, Geronimo became the archfiend, perpetrator of unspeakable savage cruelties. To his supporters, he remained the embodiment of proud resistance, the upholder of the old Chiricahua ways. To other Apaches, especially those who had come to see the white man’s path as the only viable road, Geronimo was a stubborn troublemaker, unbalanced by his unquenchable thirst for vengeance, whose actions needlessly brought the enemy’s wrath down on his own people.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/weshallremain/

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Cracking the Maya Code (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/5/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This is a definitive look back at how a handful of pioneers deciphered the intricate system of hieroglyphs developed by the Maya. One of the greatest detective stories in all of archaeology, it has never been told in depth on television before. With glorious footage of Mayan temples and art, this documentary was many years in the making and culminates in the fascinating account of this once magnificent ancient civilization’s ingenious method of communication.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Dofight Over Guadalcanal (Encore)

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               5/6/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the summer of 1942, two ace fighter pilots - one American and one Japanese - faced off during a dramatic dogfight in the skies over Guadalcanal. Eventually the Japanese pilot shot down the American, who crash-landed behind enemy lines but managed to escape before being captured. Using both pilots' comprehensive (but sometimes contradictory) memoirs, and following a forensic expedition to the recently found American plane, this episode examines and re-creates every anxious second of the WWII showdown over the Pacific, revealing just how evenly matched the two men were and how they both survived, despite serious injuries.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/previous_seasons/case_dogfight/index.html

 

Series Title:     WW II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West

Program Title: Unlikely Friends

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/6/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In confidential meetings held throughout the duration of World War II, Joseph Stalin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill sparred and negotiated for the political and economic interests of their nations — making deals that sometimes had less to do with right or wrong than the expediency of their individual wartime goals. Rare wartime documents made briefly available only after the fall of the Soviet Union help reveal the real story. Historian and filmmaker Laurence Rees (AUSCHWITZ: INSIDE THE NAZI STATE) tells the unknown story of Stalin’s backroom dealings — first with the Nazis and then with Roosevelt and Churchill. Juxtaposing conventional documentary elements with dramatic re-creations, the series breaks through the myths of the Allied powers, illuminating the hidden motivations of “The Big Three” and creating a dynamic reappraisal of one of the seminal events in world history.

http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: We Shall Remain: Wounded Knee

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/11/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

On the night of February 27, 1973, 54 cars rolled, horns blaring, into a small hamlet on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Within hours, some 200 Oglala Lakota and American Indian Movement (AIM) activists had seized the few major buildings in town and police had cordoned off the area. The occupation of Wounded Knee had begun. Demanding redress for grievances — some going back more than 100 years — the protesters captured the world's attention for 71 gripping days.

With heavily armed federal troops tightening a cordon around meagerly supplied, cold, hungry Indians, the event invited media comparisons with the massacre of Indian men, women and children at Wounded Knee almost a century earlier. In telling the story of this iconic moment, the final episode of WE SHALL REMAIN examines the broad political and economic forces that led to the emergence of AIM in the late 1960s, as well as the immediate events — a murder and an apparent miscarriage of justice — that triggered the takeover. Though the federal government failed to make good on many of the promises that ended the siege, the event succeeded in bringing the desperate conditions of Indian reservation life to the nation's attention. Perhaps even more important, it proved that despite centuries of encroachment, warfare and neglect, Indians remained a vital force in the life of America.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/weshallremain/

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Space Shuttle Disaster (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/12/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas just 16 minutes before it was due to land. All seven astronauts aboard perished; the worldwide repercussions on the future of the space shuttle program were enormous. What caused the Columbia tragedy? An engineering flaw? A failure within NASA? A lack of financing? Could this catastrophe have been avoided? Through interviews with astronauts and their families, as well as with members of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, this program gives viewers a new look at the Columbia tragedy — and at NASA itself. From the creation of NASA through decades of technical and financial compromises, “Space Shuttle Disaster” gets to the heart of what went wrong — and how to make sure it never happens again.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

 

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Michelangelo Revealed

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/13/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Throughout his masterful career, Michelangelo glorified the church, etching Catholic ideals into the sculptures and artwork that defined religion for the masses. Now, 500 years after his death, art historian Antonio Forcellino has found evidence of Michelangelo’s involvement with a clandestine fellowship trying to reform the Catholic Church from within. The group’s radical ideas and accusations of corruption were considered heretical and punishable by death. Michelangelo’s involvement put him at dangerous odds with powerful officials who held his livelihood — and life — in their hands. “Michelangelo Revealed” paints a stunning new picture of brave religious expression, personal vendettas, careful cover-ups and a most gifted artist desperately trying to reconcile his loyalty to the church with his own personal belief about the road to salvation.

 

Series Title:     WW II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West

Program Title: Cracks in the Alliance

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/13/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

On August 12, 1942, Stalin finally came face-to-face in Moscow with Churchill. Despite the upbeat newsreels of the time, it was hardly a meeting of minds. As one of Churchill’s generals later remarked, “We were going into the lion’s den and we weren’t going to feed him.”

http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/14/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Ahead of the Majority is a one-hour documentary about the life and times of the late U.S. Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927-2002), the first woman of color in Congress and driving force behind Title IX, the landmark legislation that mandated gender equity in education.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/19/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Mark Oliver Everett, better known as E, is the lead singer of rock band the EELS. What most of his fans don’t know is that Mark’s father, Hugh Everett III, was one of America’s top quantum physicists. In 1957, Hugh Everett came up with a revolutionary theory that predicted the existence of parallel universes. The idea quickly seeped into popular culture, but only recently has it been accepted by mainstream physicists. The film follows the wry and charismatic Mark, who had been estranged from his father, as he travels across America to learn about the father he never knew. It is only by entering the paradoxical world of quantum mechanics that Mark can hope to understand why he was such a stranger to his own father.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Stranded: The Andes Plane Crash Survivors

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/19/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

When their plane crashed in the Andean Cordillera in October 1972, a group of young men beat the odds, surviving for 72 days in the mountains before their rescue. Thirty years later, the survivors tell their stories in this extraordinary testament to the human condition and the importance of solidarity in extreme conditions.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens

 

Series Title:     WW II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West

Program Title: Stranded: Dividing of the World

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/20/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

On the verge of an Allied victory in Europe, a new fight was just beginning over who would control parts of Europe. Using unique archive material only available since the fall of Communism, this episode reveals the unknown forces that were tearing the Alliance apart just as victory was in reach.

http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/

 

Series Title:     Hallowed Grounds

Program Title: MONDAY, May 25, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/25/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

HALLOWED GROUNDS provides a rare visit to America’s extraordinary overseas military cemeteries. There are 22 World War I and World War II American military cemeteries in England, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Italy, Tunisia and the Philippines. The program weaves historical elements with contemporary scenes of the cemeteries and powerful stories about the men and women who are buried in them. It contains interviews with formal and informal historians and witnesses to the wars and the creation of the cemeteries.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Ocean Animal Emergency (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/26/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The world’s oceans are in trouble. Warming seas and man-made pollutants are combining to unleash toxic algae blooms that are decimating whales, sea lions and other marine mammals. In a high-action film, NOVA explores this crisis through the exploits of Dr. Frances Gulland, a San Francisco veterinarian who runs the equivalent of a West Coast ER for marine mammals. On a typical day, listless sea lions flop on their sides, too exhausted to lift their heads. Others are agitated. Another chews obsessively on a flipper. They are all victims of a marine neurotoxin made by an organism that feeds on algae. Dr. Gulland is committed to saving these sick animals one at a time, but she is also desperately trying to figure out what’s killing them.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

 

Series Title:     Ed Slott’s Stay Rich for Life

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/3/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Ed Slott’s Stay Rich for Life: Growing & Protecting Your Money in Turbulent Times is a powerful call to action for American consumers concerning their retirement savings. Ed Slott defines the monumental fiscal problems facing Americans and provides a step-by-step solution to creating a plan of action. Ed Slott’s Stay Rich for Life builds on the phenomenal success of Stay Rich Forever & Ever with all new information but continues with the “Slott Formula” of using humor, personal stories and detailed facts from the tax code to make his points.

 

 

 

Series Title:     Suze Orman: Women & Money

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/10/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Suze Orman, the number one New York Times best-selling author, financial expert and two-time Emmy winner, returns to PBS to inspire women to take charge of their financial futures. In SUZE ORMAN: WOMEN & MONEY, she shares her surprising insights into the complicated relationship women have with their money. Orman also equips women with the financial knowledge and emotional awareness to overcome the blocks that have kept them from making more out of the money they have.

 

Series Title:     Reef Route 66

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 16, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/16/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

One night a year, the corals of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef explode into the largest mass breeding event on the planet. REEF ROUTE 66 is the investigative journey of a young environmental scientist (Matt Tomaszewski) and a slightly mad cameraman (Emmy Award-winning marine cinematographer David Hannan) as they set out to record this amazing phenomenon — one of the most spectacular in the undersea kingdom and the keystone in the cycle of life for the entire reef.

 

Series Title:     History Detectives

Program Title: MONDAY, June 22, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/22/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

“PsychoPhone” – A couple in Cincinnati acquired a peculiar phonograph at an antiques auction. The machine, labeled “PsychoPhone,” included four grooved wax cylinders. The contributors think Thomas Edison invented the PsychoPhone to record messages from the afterlife. Did Edison make a machine to unlock the secrets of the dead? ”War Dog Letter” – A World War II collector from Kansas City, Kansas, has a cryptic letter from a soldier to another military man. The soldier explains that military investigators have questioned him about a man named Prestre — specifically about his character and qualifications as a dog trainer. The contributor wants to know why the military was investigating Prestre and what the dogs were being trained to do. “Pancho Villa Watch Fob” – Just before he died, a man gave his neighbors a most unusual gift: a watch fob commemorating Francisco “Pancho” Villa’s murderous raid on the border town of Columbus, New Mexico. The man says he was a boy when the raid occurred in 1916, and he and his parents survived by hiding under a train car. Did their friend indeed witness this infamous raid?

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Ape Genius (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               6/23/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The great apes - which include chimps, orangutans, gorillas and bonobos - seem to have rich emotional lives similar to our own. But just how smart are these animals? A new generation of investigators is revealing the secret mental lives of great apes; our evolutionary next-of-kin are turning out to be far smarter than most experts ever imagined. But just as clever experiments are exposing the extraordinary abilities of great apes, new research is redefining the mental talents of our own species. Scientists are at last zeroing in on what separates us from our closest living relatives.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

 

Series Title:      The Music Instinct: Science and Song

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/24/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:             120

Description:

This documentary provides a groundbreaking exploration into how and why the human organism is moved by music. New work in neuroscience is giving us clues to the mysteries of how and why music penetrates the brain and the emotions. The program follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music’s deep mysteries. The program includes compelling performances by world-famous performers, in genres from rock to classical, such as Bobby McFerrin, Yo-Yo Ma, Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley, and Evelyn Glennie.

 

Series Title:      History Detectives

Program Title:  MONDAY, June 29, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/29/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:             60

Description:

Manhattan Project - A contributor is certain that his father worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. His father refused to talk about his war assignment, except to say that he sold his patent to the U.S. government for a single dollar. Along with the patent, the contributor has a letter from the Atomic Energy Commission stating that his father's patent had been declassified. Was this invention used to build the atomic bomb?

Galleon Shipwreck - A woman in Portland, Oregon, has a large chunk of what she believes is very old beeswax. This 23-pound block, dug up on the northern Oregon coast in the late 1930s, seems to have been deliberately carved with strange markings. For centuries, ships carried beeswax on trade routes from the Far East to the American Pacific Coast. Could this beeswax have been cargo on a legendary ship that foundered more then 300 years ago?

Creole Poems - A HISTORY DETECTIVES fan from Chicago recently unearthed a French manuscript rolled in a cardboard tube. What is this? And why has his family kept it for 160 years?

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:      NOVA

Program Title:  Musical Minds

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:                6/30/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:             60

Description:

NOVA investigates the extraordinary impact music can have on the human brain, through the remarkable case studies from neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks latest book Musicophilia. We travel around the globe to meet people like Tony Cicoria, who was struck by lightning and was suddenly inspired to become a pianist; and Matt Giordano, who uses drumming to alleviate his severe Tourettes. NOVA even peers deep into the brain of Dr. Sacks himself, in a rare glimpse of what makes minds musical.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

 

Series Title:      NOVA ScienceNow

Program Title:  TUESDAY, June 30, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:                6/30/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:             60

Description:

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts the fourth season of this fast-paced and provocative science magazine.

In this episode: Breakthroughs in the engineering of artificial diamonds; the science that went into solving the deadly post-9/11 anthrax attacks and the ingenious technique researchers developed to pinpoint the source; “AutoTune,” the controversial computer pitch-correction software that turns sour notes into sweet ones; and a profile of computer scientist Luis von Ahn.