Community Ascertainment Report

 

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April, May and June 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arts, Entertainment & Culture                                            Pg. 3           

 

 

News & Public Affairs                                                        Pg.  37        

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

 

 

Education & History                                                           Pg.  130      

Science/Technology/Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts, Entertainment, & Culture:

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole & Kainani Kahaunaele (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/04/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

NA MELE presents two stars of contemporary Hawaiian Music: Kainani Kahaunaele and Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka’ole. Hawaiian language instructor Kahaunaele’s powerful voice and original compositions have served as a focal point for her research into haku mele. Kanaka’ole, the heir to a family musical legacy, combines traditional Hawaiian instruments and songs into energy-filled productions that expand the definition of Hawaiian music.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: “Tom Moffatt: The Making of a Showman” New

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/05/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Once a showman, always a showman, right?  Maybe not.  As a kid growing up in Detroit, Michigan, Tom Moffatt wanted nothing to do with the big city, instead preferring the simple life on a farm.  See how Hawaii’s hardest-working man in show biz went from raising livestock to spinning platters, as he sits down with Leslie Wilcox on Long Story Short.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., April 6 at 11:00 pm and on Sun., April 9, at 4:00 pm.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/06/2011 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:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Haunani Apoliana and Ku'uipo Kumukahi (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/11/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Multiple Hoku Award-winners Haunani Apoliona and Ku’uipo Kumukahi present classic Hawaiian songs in both solo and duet performances.

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Billings, MT Part 1 of 3 New

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/11/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Christopher Mitchell meet at Little Big Horn National Monument to discuss the weapons used in the infamous battle between American Indian warriors and Lt. Col. George Custer’s Seventh Cavalry Regiment. Highlights include a 19th-century Chinese jade brush washer; a 1752 English silver coursing trophy; and a long-lost 19th-century Arthur Brown watercolor scene of Yellowstone National Park, valued at $75,000 to $125,000.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/12/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Thomas Kaulukukui Jr.’s dedication to public service was inspired by the examples set by his parents, aunts and uncles who were teachers, counselors and coaches in the community. His father, Thomas Sr., was an educator, United States Marshall and an Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee.  He was also a standout college athlete and the University of Hawaii’s first All-American football player.  As an athletic coach he left an indelible mark on hundreds of young men and was a prime motivating force behind his own son’s positive approach toward tackling the challenges that life had to offer.  The values imparted helped shape Thomas Jr.’s character and served him well in the jungles of Vietnam, in the classroom, on the football field, in the role of Circuit Court Judge and now as the managing trustee of the Queen Liliuokalani Trust which assists orphaned and destitute children of Hawaiian ancestry.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., April 13, at 11:00PM and on Sunday, April 17, at 4:00PM.

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

 

Series Title:     The President's Photographer

Program Title: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/12/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Pete Souza is never far behind President Obama. In fact, sometimes he’s ahead of him. As the president’s chief White House photographer, Souza is the president’s shadow. Now, National Geographic and PBS follow Souza inside the Obama White House – aboard Air Force One, backstage at the State of the Union and into the heart of the West Wing. It’s a behind the scenes look at the everyday grit of the American presidency and a chance to see what it’s like to cover the most powerful man in the world, for history.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Jean-Michel Basquiat:  The Radiant Child (New)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/12/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Jean-Michel Basquiat more than 20 years ago, this film chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist. In the crime-ridden New York City of the 1970s, he covers the city with the graffiti tag 'SAMO.' In 1981 he puts paint on canvas for the first time, and by 1983 he is an artist with "rock star status." He achieves critical and commercial success, though he is constantly confronted by racism from his peers. Basquiat became addicted to heroin and died of an overdose in 1988 at the age of 27. Today his canvases sell for more than a million dollars.

With the intimacy only a close friend could have, Davis details the mysteries that surround this charismatic young man, an artist of enormous talent whose fortunes mirrored the roller-coaster quality of the scene he seemed to embody.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/13/2011 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:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: The Battle for the Bible (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/13/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Some of the most famous words ever written are found in the most widely read book in history: the Bible. This film travels back in time to one of the most turbulent periods in history - the Reformation - to tell the extraordinary story of a group of men who set out on what they believed to be a divinely inspired mission: to bring the Scriptures to people in their own language for the first time. It is the story of kings and popes, spies and secret missions, faith and flames. Using dramatic reconstruction and contemporary records, the program re-creates 300 years of religious turmoil and human drama - and reveals a historical thriller of faith, obsession, courage, narrow escapes, intrigue and betrayal.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Biography Hawaii: Maiki Aiu Lake (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/14/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Maiki Aiu Lake was one of the most widely recognized kumu hula of the 20th century. She was passionately devoted to learning about Hawaiian culture at a time when such interests were often discouraged. Maiki helped preserve and pass on crucial components of Hawaiian knowledge and tradition through difficult times. In her school she trained many of the most respected kumu hula who teach and practice today. This documentary combines interviews with her students, family and friends together with photographs and moving images of one of the major contributors of the 1970’s cultural reawakening that has come to be called the Hawaiian Renaissance.

 

Series Title:     Artist Toolbox

Program Title: John Legend

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/14/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In ARTIST TOOLBOX, leading American actors, singers, musicians, designers, painters, dancers, architects and authors discuss their challenges and passions, and the satisfaction they derive from practicing their art. Writer-director John Jacobsen, a faculty member at TheFilmSchool in Seattle, coaxes engaging insights and candor from his talented subjects. Surprising moments from these intimate, frank and humorous discussions reveal the raw beauty behind the creative process.

In this episode, we meet six-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist John Legend. While he self-deprecatingly refers to his surname as “presumptuous,” Legend’s innate musical talent for fusing his early gospel influences with hip-hop, jazz and even classical music, has found him working with top names such as Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, Talib Kweli, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Eve, Common, the Black Eyed Peas and Kanye West. Adept at weaving together myriad sounds and genres, Legend has created a signature sound of his own. Meet this charming, caring, and disarming man in his Manhattan home where he plays his baby grand in this one-on-one talk.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Antarctica

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/14/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Zay Harding begins his epic adventure in Antarctica sea-kayaking in Paradise Harbor. He next visits historic Port Lockrov where he observes the work of Ukrainian biologists. Then, after unsuccessfully attempting to climb the treacherous Mount Scott, he meets with U.S. scientists at Palmer Station and learns about the effects of global warming. Finally he crosses the perilous Drake Passage on his way back to the South American mainland.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: “Na Palapalai” (encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/18/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

 Hoku Award-winning high energy trio Na Palapalai brings their falsetto style of Hawaiian music to the PBS Hawaii Studios in Manoa in this special encore presentation.

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Billings, MT Part 2 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/18/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of a Montana ranch, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Sollo explore the works of Thomas Molesworth, a significant figure in the popularization of rustic, Western-style furnishings. Highlights include a 19th-century Japanese suit of armor; an 1874 oil painting by noted Swiss artist Luigi Rossi; and a unique housewarming gift — a circa 1825 Parisian gilt bronze plateau (serving tray) valued at $50,000 to $70,000.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Tom Moffatt: A Life in Entertainment

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/19/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In the 60s, radio was the only way fans of rock and roll could hear the hits.  At the center of this musical revolution was KPOI radio.  And KPOI’s most popular disc jockey was Tom Moffatt.  See how Uncle Tom journeyed from being Hawaii’s favorite DJ to becoming Hawaii’s most prolific entertainment promoter on Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., April 20, at 11:00PM and on Sunday, April 24, at 4:00PM.

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

 

Series Title:     Black in Latin America

Program Title: Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/19/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA is a new four-part series on the influence of African lineage on Latin America. It  is the 11th and latest documentary film from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., presenter and writer of the acclaimed PBS series AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES (2006), Oprah’s ROOTS (2007), AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 2 (2008), LOOKING FOR LINCOLN (2009) and FACES OF AMERICA (2010).

In BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA, Professor Gates discovers, behind a shared legacy of colonialism and slavery, vivid stories and people marked by African roots. He introduces viewers to the faces and voices of the descendants of Africans in six Latin-American countries who created these worlds. He shows the similarities and differences between these cultures and how the New World manifestations are rooted in, but distinct from, their African antecedents.

In the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed in a society whose people reflect centuries of inter-marriage, and how the country's troubled history with Haiti informs notions about racial classification. Then in Haiti, Professor Gates tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the slaves’ hard fought liberation from Napoleon Bonaparte's French Empire became a double-edged sword.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Waste Land

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/19/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of catadores — or garbage pickers. The catadores are the ultimate marginalized population: unemployed in any traditional sense of the word, they resort to picking valuable recyclable materials from the garbage thrown away by those in Brazil more fortunate than themselves. But they display remarkably good spirits and camaraderie in their lives, forming friendships and, in the case of the elderly Valter, defining the crucial and meaningful role they play in remediating the results of the modern culture of overconsumption and careless disposal. Under the leadership of the young, charismatic picker Tião, they have even created a co-operative to pool their labor and resources to maximize their income.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/20/2011 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:     Artist Toolbox

Program Title: Isabel and Ruben Toledo

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/21/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In ARTIST TOOLBOX, leading American actors, singers, musicians, designers, painters, dancers, architects and authors discuss their challenges and passions, and the satisfaction they derive from practicing their art. Writer-director John Jacobsen, a faculty member at TheFilmSchool in Seattle, coaxes engaging insights and candor from his talented subjects. Surprising moments from these intimate, frank and humorous discussions reveal the raw beauty behind the creative process.

Fashion designer Isabel Toledo who, in addition to other achievements, designed the gown First Lady Michelle Obama wore at her husband’s inauguration. On a stroll through Isabel’s atelier, we take a peek at the eclectic New York studio of her husband Ruben Toledo as he creates. How do you define art “Feeling!” says Ruben. “Spirit!” says Isabel. Two of the peak designers working today, Isabel and Ruben Toledo represent a quarter century of being in love and building their potent design brand, and they agree on at least one thing: “Art is discovery.” Isabel has long been considered one of fashion’s true innovators and Ruben’s work encompasses everything from designing for the world’s leading stores to providing illustrations for The New Yorker and Vogue. They talk about craft, process, teamwork and their inspiring life as a married couple in the arts. Says Ruben, “…we’re all born with that secret key that gives you the power to unlock your ideas.”

  

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Barcelona City Guide

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/21/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

When you think of Barcelona, you think of the architect Gaudí, and host Megan McCormick visits some of his most famous creations, including El Park Güell, Casa Batlló and the spectacular basilica, Sagrada Familia, still under construction more than 120 years after the first brick was laid. Megan also takes in the works of artists Picasso and Miró, enjoys the colorful atmosphere of Las Ramblas, shops at the Barrí Gotic and takes a day trip to Cadaques—the home of Salvador Dalí.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Melveen Leed (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/25/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Legendary singer Melveen Leed is joined by her hula dancer daughter Kaaikaula Naluai for this performance at the PBS Hawaii studio in Manoa. Best known for contemporary Hawaiian, jazz, and country, Molokai girl Melveen also has deep roots in traditional Hawaiian song.

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Billings, MT, Part 3 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/25/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Bruce Shackleford at Billing's Yellowstone Art Museum to look at its impressive collection of paintings by Joseph Henry Sharp — famous for his realistic depictions of American Indians. Highlights include a beautifully preserved 1843 artillery sword and belt; a circa 1925 sequined flapper dress and gold lamé coat; and a circa 1925 heirloom collection of ruby, diamond and jade rings, valued at $60,000.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. On Leadership (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/26/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Thomas Kaulukukui Jr.'s career of public service was inspired by the examples set by his family who were teachers and coaches in the community. The values they imparted helped shape Thomas Jr.'s character and served him well in the jungles of Vietnam, in the classroom, the football field and in the role of Circuit Court Judge. He is now the managing trustee of the Queen Liliuokalani Trust which assists orphaned and destitute children of Hawaiian ancestry. After serving in a variety of leadership capacities, Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. is now on a mission to help foster discipline and scholarship and to instill the core values of Hawaiian culture required by future leaders in the Native Hawaiian community.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., April 27, at 11:00PM and on Sunday, May 1, at 4:00PM.

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

 

Series Title:     Black in Latin America

Program Title: Cuba: The Next Revolution

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/26/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA is a new four-part series on the influence of African lineage on Latin America. It is the 11th and latest documentary film from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., presenter and writer of the acclaimed PBS series AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES (2006), Oprah's ROOTS (2007), AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 2 (2008), LOOKING FOR LINCOLN (2009) and FACES OF AMERICA (2010).

In BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA, Professor Gates discovers, behind a shared legacy of colonialism and slavery, vivid stories and people marked by African roots. He introduces viewers to the faces and voices of African descendants in six Latin-American countries; the similarities and differences between cultures; and how the New World manifestations are rooted in, but distinct from, their African antecedents.

In Cuba, Professor Gates finds out how the culture, religion, politics and music of this island are inextricably linked to the huge amount of slave labor imported to produce its enormously profitable 19th century sugar industry. He also examines race and racism since Fidel Castro's Communist revolution in 1959.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Marwencol

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/26/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

In 2008, Mark Hogancamp was attacked outside of a bar by five men who nearly beat him to death. Mark suffered brain damage and physical injuries so severe even his own mother didn't recognize him. After nine days in a coma and 40 days in the hospital, Mark was discharged with little memory of his previous life. Unable to afford therapy, Mark decided to create his own. In his backyard, he built Marwencol, a 1/6th scale World War II-era town that he populated with dolls representing his friends, family, and even his attackers. He used the small dolls and props to redevelop his hand-eye coordination, while he dealt with the psychic wounds from his attack through the town's many battles and dramas. After a few years, Mark started documenting his miniature dramas with his camera. Through Mark's lens, these were no longer dolls – they were living, breathing characters in an epic story full of violence, jealousy, longing and revenge.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April, 27, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/27/2011 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:     Saving the Bay

Program Title: Part 2 of 4: Harbor of Harbors

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/27/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Narrated by Robert Redford, SAVING THE BAY is a documentary miniseries exploring the history of the San Francisco Bay.

The second hour follows San Francisco's "rapid monstrous maturity" into a major metropolis following the California Gold Rush. Establishing the infrastructure to support the instant city meant radical change for San Francisco Bay. By the century's end, San Francisco Bay was the center of a broad economic empire on the Pacific.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Great Grandfather's Drum

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/28/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This film by Victoria and Cal Lewin celebrates Japanese-American culture and history on Maui, told by descendents of plantation workers and by elders who lived this history. Experience the Maui Taiko drum ensemble's powerful performances and travel with them to rural Japan in search of their ancestral roots.

 

Series Title:     Artist Toolbox

Program Title: Zang Toi

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/28/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In ARTIST TOOLBOX, leading American actors, singers, musicians, designers, painters, dancers, architects and authors discuss their challenges and passions, and the satisfaction they derive from practicing their art. Writer-director John Jacobsen, a faculty member at TheFilmSchool in Seattle, coaxes engaging insights and candor from his talented subjects. Surprising moments from these intimate, frank and humorous discussions reveal the raw beauty behind the creative process.

Fashion Designer Zang Toi was raised in a small grocery store in Malaysia. With just a modest collection of bright sarongs, strong suits and regal dresses—and an irresistible charm—young Toi opened his own atelier in New York and made a name for himself among fashion's elite. Since these ambitious beginnings, he has become the favorite designer of style arbiters such as Madonna, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, Ivana Trump and Sharon Stone. Toi, who was presented with the Knighthood by the Sultan of Malaysia in 1997, won a bet with Lance Armstrong which culminated in him designing one of his signature mini-kilts for Armstrong to wear on his bike:the perfect illustration of the inspiring blend of determination and sense of humor behind one of the most sought-after fashion designers in the world.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Nigeria

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/28/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Adela Ucar kicks off her visit to Nigeria in the capital of Lagos, an electric city with a vital night life. Next she journeys to Yoruba Land in the southwest, thought to be the site of the Queen of Sheba's tomb. Adela later meets witch doctors in Oyo, travels to the historic walled cities in the north, hunts for bargains in the ancient Kurmi Market and encounters a rare mountain gorilla in the country's eastern highlands.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: George Kahumoku (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/02/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

One of Hawaii's most celebrated slack key guitar players, George Kahumoku, appears on NA MELE to play a selection of songs including: "36 Mile Marker," "Ho'okupa" and "Hi'ilawe."

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Biloxi, MS, Part 1 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/02/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Biloxi, Mississippi, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser David Rago for a look at the eccentric pottery of George Ohr, overlooked in his lifetime during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, but now the celebrated centerpiece of Biloxi's Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art. Highlights include a circa 1950 Walter Anderson linocut; an 1899 "Buffalo Bill" poster; and a 1928 Art Deco bronze sculpture of dancers from the Russian Ballet, created by Romanian artist Demeter Chiparus and valued at $100,000 to $150,000.

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Claire Hughes

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/03/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This week on Long Story Short, Leslie Wilcox talks with Claire Ku'uleilani Hughes, who has spent more than three decades raising public awareness of Hawaiian health needs. Dr. Hughes became the first Native Hawaiian registered dietitian in 1959 and became the chief of the nutrition branch for the State Department of Health. She was recently named one of 2011's Living Treasures of Hawaii by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii in recognition of her groundbreaking work in drawing attention to the benefits of returning to a more traditional Hawaiian diet and for her advocacy for health programs on behalf of the Hawaiian community.

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

 

Series Title:     Black in Latin America

Program Title: Brazil: A Racial Paradise?

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/03/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA is a new four-part series on the influence of African lineage on Latin America. It is the 11th and latest documentary film from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., presenter and writer of the acclaimed PBS series AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES (2006), Oprah's ROOTS (2007), AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 2 (2008), LOOKING FOR LINCOLN (2009) and FACES OF AMERICA (2010).

In BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA, Professor Gates discovers, behind a shared legacy of colonialism and slavery, vivid stories and people marked by African roots. He introduces viewers to the faces and voices of African descendants in six Latin-American countries; the similarities and differences between cultures; and how the New World manifestations are rooted in, but distinct from, their African antecedents.

In Brazil, Professor Gates delves behind the facade of carnaval to discover how this "rainbow nation" is waking up to its legacy as the world's largest slave economy.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/04/2011 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: Jimmy Borges After Dark (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/05/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Sit back and enjoy a wonderful evening of jazz with Jimmy Borges and his all-star crew: drummer Noel Okimoto, bassist Steve Jones, saxophonists Gabe Baltazar and Matt Catingub, pianist Betty Loo Taylor and singer Pauline Wilson.

 

Series Title:     Artist Toolbox

Program Title: Sam Gilliam

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/05/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In ARTIST TOOLBOX, leading American actors, singers, musicians, designers, painters, dancers, architects and authors discuss their challenges and passions, and the satisfaction they derive from practicing their art. Writer-director John Jacobsen, a faculty member at TheFilmSchool in Seattle, coaxes engaging insights and candor from his talented subjects. Surprising moments from these intimate, frank and humorous discussions reveal the raw beauty behind the creative process.

Sam Gilliam, known as one of America's leading abstract artists, discusses the importance of exploration and a curious mind and the need for investigation in art. He reveals how, in his early works on canvas, he began adding several layers of multiple media, single-handedly creating a signature art form. Now in his fifth decade as an artist, Gilliam talks about his enduring fascination for things such as "storm, sunsets and landscape."

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Pirates, Galleons and Treasure (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/05/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Megan McCormick sets out in the footsteps of famous mariners and renegades of the Caribbean to learn firsthand about 250 years of perilous treasure hunting and brutal competition among the Spanish, English, Dutch, French and Portuguese. These pirates were vying for gold, silver and other riches. Galleons were sunk, thousands were killed and, for centuries after the New World was discovered in 1492, the pirates ruled the waves. Megan explores the legend and lore to find out how far they went to lay their hands on these treasures, how hard it was to keep, and what still remains from that extraordinary era.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Raiatea Helm (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/09/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Raiatea Helm is joined by dad Zachary Helm, Jack Ofoia, Casey Olsen, Aaron Sala, and dancer Nani Dudoit for a performance in the PBS Hawaii studio. In between songs Raiatea talks about her influences, recordings and responsibilities as a Hawaiian artist.

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Biloxi, MS, Part 2 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/09/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

With NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center near Biloxi, Mississippi as a backdrop, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Noel Barrett to explore the world of vintage space toys. Highlights include a 1943 National League signed baseball; a circa 1770 sword used in the Revolutionary War; and a beautifully preserved 1811 silk-on-silk embroidery, made in Philadelphia and taken from an English print valued at $40,000 to $50,000.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Soundtrack for a Revolution

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/09/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Soundtrack For A Revolution tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music: the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. The music enabled African Americans to sing words they could not say, and it was crucial in helping protesters face down brutal aggression with dignity and non-violence. The infectious energy of the songs swept people up and empowered them to fight for their rights. Soundtrack for a Revolution is a vibrant blend of heart-wrenching interviews, dramatic images and thrilling contemporary performances by top artists including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean and The Roots.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Frank Haines (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/10/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Frank Haines, former president and chairman of Architects Hawaii. During a career that has spanned six decades he has developed his own theory of Hawaii architecture. Since 1948, Frank Haines has headed many prominent architectural projects including the Prince Kuhio Federal Building, Kaiser Moanalua Hospital, Kaiser's Honolulu Clinic, Bishop Square and the restoration of the Ali'iolani Hale. Now almost 90, Frank Haines conducts a two-and-a-half-hour walking tour of historic downtown Honolulu architecture every Saturday.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., May 11, at 11:00 pm and on Sun., May 15, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     Black in Latin America

Program Title: Mexico and Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/10/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA is a new four-part series on the influence of African lineage on Latin America. It is the 11th and latest documentary film from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., presenter and writer of the acclaimed PBS series AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES (2006), Oprah's ROOTS (2007), AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 2 (2008), LOOKING FOR LINCOLN (2009) and FACES OF AMERICA (2010).

In BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA, Professor Gates discovers, behind a shared legacy of colonialism and slavery, vivid stories and people marked by African roots. He introduces viewers to the faces and voices of African descendants in six Latin-American countries; the similarities and differences between cultures; and how the New World manifestations are rooted in, but distinct from, their African antecedents.

In Mexico and Peru, Professor Gates explores the almost unknown history of the significant numbers of black people brought to these countries as early as the 16th century, and the worlds of culture that their descendants have created in Vera Cruz on the Gulf of Mexico, the Costa Chica region on the Pacific and in and around Lima, Peru.

 

 Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/11/2011 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.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Bhutan: Taking the Middle Path to Happiness (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/12/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Maui-based 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, sets it apart from most of the world.

 

Series Title:     Artist Toolbox

Program Title: Massimo and Lella Vignelli

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/12/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In ARTIST TOOLBOX, leading American actors, singers, musicians, designers, painters, dancers, architects and authors discuss their challenges and passions, and the satisfaction they derive from practicing their art. Writer-director John Jacobsen, a faculty member at TheFilmSchool in Seattle, coaxes engaging insights and candor from his talented subjects. Surprising moments from these intimate, frank and humorous discussions reveal the raw beauty behind the creative process.

"Design must be intellectually elegant," poses Massimo Vignelli. "What is intellectually elegant? Well, it's the opposite of vulgar." As the man behind such simple and beautiful design from the Helvetica font to the New York Subway map, the design world is indebted to this pragmatic yet lyrical designer. In this episode, Italian-born designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli discuss the art of balance and problem-solving in their award-winning work in industrial and product design; graphic design; book, magazine and packaging design; and furniture and jewelry design. Lella has said, "If you do it right, it will last forever," simple logic that can be applied not only to the Vignellis' timeless and influential design but to their longtime marriage and professional partnership.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Central China

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/12/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Megan McCormick explores Shanghai, where she tries her hand at contortionism with the famous acrobats. She learns about the silk trade in Suzhou, travels by train through the Yellow Mountains, fishes the Yangtze River, visits the caves at Dazu and marvels at the Terracotta Army in X'ian.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Dennis and David Kamakahi; Martin Pahinui; George Kuo (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/16/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This unique jam session features George Kuo, Martin Pahinui, Dennis Kamakahi, and David Kamakahi. The musicians play solos, duets and ensemble numbers, including "Pu'u Anahalu" and "Hi'ilawe."

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Biloxi, MS, Part 3 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/16/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Biloxi, Mississippi, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Beth Szescila at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art to discuss how the beauty of the southern landscape and its creatures inspired the paintings and prints of this prolific, 20th-century Mississippi native. Highlights include a suit worn by Olivia de Haviland in the 1943 film Princess O'Rourke; a circa 1890 French industrial clock; and four 1827 watercolor portraits attributed to "The Guilford Limner," a mysterious North Carolina-based artist who never signed his work, valued conservatively at $60,000.

 

Series Title:    Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Catherine Payne

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/17/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In this edition of Long Story Short, Leslie Wilcox introduces us to Catherine Payne, who recently retired after a long career as one of Hawaii's most respected educators. After spending her childhood moving from place to place with her Navy pilot father, Payne spent her adult life working to create stability for Hawaii teenagers - including many who lacked adults on whom they could depend. During a career that spanned more than 35 years, she worked as a teacher, vice principal and principal, never taking on the easy jobs. Instead, she led some of the toughest schools on Oahu and nurtured students with not only academic, but language, socio-economic and behavioral challenges.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., May 18, at 11:00 pm and on Sun., May 22, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/17/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Beginning in the modern-day and working backward, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo explores the history of Japan's love affair with bugs. Using insects like an anthropologist's toolkit, the film uncovers Japanese philosophies that will shift viewers' perspectives on nature and beauty and present a counter to the exigencies of day-to-day life.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/18/2011 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.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Most Honorable Son (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/19/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

After the Pearl Harbor attack, Nebraska farmer Ben Kuroki volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps. He would become the first Japanese-American war hero, surviving 58 missions as an aerial gunner over Europe, North Africa and Japan. Between tours of duty he found himself at the center of controversy - a lone spokesman against the racism faced by the thousands of Japanese Americans who were sent to internment camps. Through interviews and rare film, Most Honorable Son recounts one man's remarkable journey through World War II, providing context to two seemingly disparate histories - the U.S. air war and the Japanese-American experience.

 

Series Title:     Artist Toolbox

Program Title: Hugh Newell Jacobsen

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/19/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In ARTIST TOOLBOX, leading American actors, singers, musicians, designers, painters, dancers, architects and authors discuss their challenges and passions, and the satisfaction they derive from practicing their art. Writer-director John Jacobsen, a faculty member at TheFilmSchool in Seattle, coaxes engaging insights and candor from his talented subjects. Surprising moments from these intimate, frank and humorous discussions reveal the raw beauty behind the creative process.

Described as one of the world's 50 top architects by Architectural Digest, Hugh Newell Jacobsen has designed more than 400 private houses, including residences for Meryl Streep, Paul Mellon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In this very special episode, walk with host John Jacobsen, son of the award-winning architect, and his father as they discuss a career in ground-breaking architecture half a century strong. Discover the foundation underlying Hugh Newell Jacobsen's mastery of the art of architecture and why he believes "God is in the details."

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Micronesia

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/19/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            120

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, Micronesia's capital island, where she hikes through lush vegetation to the Kepirohi waterfall. Megan also 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: Jerry Santos and Friends (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/23/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jerry Santos, a leader in Hawaiian music since the "Hawaiian Renaissance" of the 1970's, performs solo and in a trio with his long time bassist Wally Suenaga and ukulele whiz Bryan Tolentino in this vintage Na Mele performance. Included are several of Santos' signature tunes, traditional Hawaiian songs and a few surprises.

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Washington, DC, Part 1 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/23/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Washington, DC, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Michael Flanigan visit the Harry S. Truman Building, headquarters of the U.S. State Department. Its diplomatic reception rooms, including the Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room, are appointed with some of the best Americana of the 18th and 19th centuries. Highlights include a 1958 signed letter by Martin Luther King Jr.; a circa 1965 Andy Warhol lithograph; and a unique, turn-of-the-20th-century, hand-wrought Gorham silver tea set, valued at $90,000.

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Nola Nahulu (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/24/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

It's hard to think of a choir or chorus without thinking of Nola Nahulu - one of Hawaii's premier conductors and music teachers. Nola got hooked on music while taking piano and ballet as a child growing up in Makaha, and she parlayed that passion into a career that has spanned more than three decades. She has taught and conducted some of the islands' legendary and beloved choral groups - including the Kawaiaha`o Church Choir, the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus and the Honolulu Symphony Chorus. She has also taught music and choir at churches and schools - including Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaii. In this edition of Long Story Short, Nola Nahulu puts down her baton to talk story with Leslie Wilcox.

 

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., May 25 at 11:00 pm and on Sun., May 29, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     Craft in America

Program Title: Messages

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/24/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The latest episode of Craft in America, "Messages," explores the ways many craft artists go beyond skill to personal and political expression. The artists selected express many different interests and points of view and include Wisconsin glass artist Beth Lipman, New Mexico santero Charles Carrillo, Baltimore bead artist Joyce J. Scott and New Orleans metal artist Thomas Mann.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Welcome to Shelbyville

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/24/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Set in the heart of America's Bible Belt, "Welcome to Shelbyville" focuses on a small Southern town as it grapples with rapid demographic change and issues of immigrant integration. The film captures the complexity of the African American, Latino, white and Somali subjects as their lives intertwine against the backdrop of a crumbling economy and the election of a new president.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/25/2011 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.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Journey to Emalani

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/26/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The commemoration of Queen Emma's 1871 visit to the upland forest of West Kauai, as experienced by three hula halau, is the subject of "Journey to Emalani."

The program follows the halau and their kuma hula to Kokee for an annual festival of hula and chant, Eo e Emalani i Akaka`i (Emalani Festival): Tony Conjugacion's Halau Na Wainohia, Charlani Kalama's Halau Ha`a Hula O Kekau`ilani Na Pua Hala O Kailua; and Healani Youn's The Ladies of Ke'ala O Ka Lauae.

Hawaiian music icon Nina Keali`iwahamana narrates.

 

Series Title:     Artist Toolbox

Program Title: Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/26/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In ARTIST TOOLBOX, leading American actors, singers, musicians, designers, painters, dancers, architects and authors discuss their challenges and passions, and the satisfaction they derive from practicing their art. Writer-director John Jacobsen, a faculty member at TheFilmSchool in Seattle, coaxes engaging insights and candor from his talented subjects. Surprising moments from these intimate, frank and humorous discussions reveal the raw beauty behind the creative process.

In this episode, follow a quarter century of the discipline, romance and artistry of the American Ballet principals Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky. Perhaps ballet's greatest couple ever, the pair met as students at Kiev's School of Dance in 1984 on the eve of their superstardom and enjoyed individual acclaim leading up to their reunion onstage. Discover the graceful magnetism and life-long struggle of two artists who have embraced and mastered both individually and together the discipline and fluidity of their art.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Sri Lanka and Maldives

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/26/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Megan McCormick begins her visit in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, where she samples the exotic cuisine. She tries stilt fishing at Weligama, visits a Buddhist temple in Matara, explores a topaz mine near Ratnapura, tours an elephant orphanage in Pinjnewala and takes part in Esala Perahera, Sri Lanka's biggest festival. Her trip ends on Dhangethi, one of the spectacular Maldive Islands, where she encounters exotic tropical fish and lush foliage.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Bob Brozman, Cyril Pahinui, Led Kaapana (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/30/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In a glorious gathering of guitar greats, slack key stylists Led Kaapana and Cyril Pahinui combine with steel guitar master Bob Bronzman for an incredible, in-studio concert showcasing the magic of the jam session format, with the three musical maters performing in various combinations. A special feature is Brozman performing three solos, including a touching tribute to steel guitar pioneer Tau Moe.

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Washington, DC, Part 2 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/30/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

At the offices of the U.S. General Services Administration, host Mark L. Walberg interviews Inspector General Brian Miller about the New Deal's WPA program, the tens of thousands of artworks produced under its auspices and the current effort to find some of these lost treasures. Highlights include an 1813 Congressional sword; an early 20th-century Tiffany & Co. Sinclair mantel clock; and an early 20th-century Charles Schreyvogel sculpture depicting a soldier and his horse, valued at $60,000 to $90,000.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Tom Moffatt: The Making of a Showman (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/31/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Once a showman, always a showman, right? Maybe not. As a kid growing up in Detroit, Michigan, Tom Moffatt wanted nothing to do with the big city, instead preferring the simple life on a farm. See how Hawaii's hardest-working man in show biz went from raising livestock to spinning platters, as he sits down with Leslie Wilcox on Long Story Short.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Sun., June 5, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     Great Performances

Program Title: Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Concert

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/31/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Carnegie Hall commemorates its 120th anniversary on GREAT PERFORMANCES with an all-star gala concert featuring conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic. Special guests include pianist Emanuel Ax, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Gil Shaham and the four-time Tony Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald. They perform works by Ludwig von Beethoven, Duke Ellington, Antonin Dvorák and George Gershwin.

 

Series Title:     You Don't Know Jack Soo

Program Title: TUESDAY, May 31, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/31/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

YOU DON'T KNOW JACK SOO tells the fascinating story of pioneering American entertainer Jack Soo, an Oakland native who became the first Asian American to be cast in a leading role in a regular television series, Valentine's Day (1963), and later starred in the popular comedy show Barney Miller from 1975 to 1978.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/01/2011 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.

 

Series Title:     American Masters

Program Title: James Levine: America's Maestro

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/01/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

To celebrate his 40th anniversary at the Metropolitan Opera, Maestro James Levine's life and current work is the subject of a documentary film that captures the essence of his unparalleled musicianship and his singular teaching and performance style, while looking back at creative milestones since his Met debut in 1971 at the age of 28. Award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke follows Levine during coaching sessions, rehearsals and performances at the world's leading opera house. Included in the film are intimate scenes between the maestro and longtime collaborator Plácido Domingo as they rehearse Verdi's Simon Boccanegra; intense rehearsals with the MET Orchestra as they prepare for their first performance of Beethoven's 5th Symphony at Carnegie Hall; and Levine's poignant coaching sessions with aspiring young singers preparing to launch their careers.

 

Series Title:     Great Performances at the Met

Program Title: Nixon in China

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/01/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            360

Description:

Composer John Adams conducts the Met premiere of his most famous opera. Baritone James Maddalena stars in the title role. Acclaimed director and longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars makes his Met debut with this groundbreaking 1987 work (which was originally broadcast on GREAT PERFORMANCES from the Houston Grand Opera in 1988), an exploration of the human truths beyond the headlines surrounding President Nixon's historic 1972 visit to the People's Republic of China. "All of my operas have dealt on deep psychological levels with our American mythology," says Adams. "The meeting of Nixon and Mao is a mythological moment in world history, particularly American history."

 

Series Title:     Artist Toolbox

Program Title: Daniel Boulud

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/03/2012 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In ARTIST TOOLBOX, leading American actors, singers, musicians, designers, painters, dancers, architects and authors discuss their challenges and passions, and the satisfaction they derive from practicing their art. Writer-director John Jacobsen, a faculty member at TheFilmSchool in Seattle, coaxes engaging insights and candor from his talented subjects. Surprising moments from these intimate, frank and humorous discussions reveal the raw beauty behind the creative process.

Meet one of the best chefs in the world, the articulate and always charming Daniel Boulud. From his seven Michelin-starred Manhattan restaurants, his slew of other refined kitchens across the world, six published cookbooks, a catering company, the bi-monthly column he writes for Elle Décor, and his lines of caviar and wine, award-winning Chef Daniel Boulud could be accused of wearing more than just a chef's hat! Chef Boulud has been wowing the food world since the 1980s with his graceful style of simple, fresh and seasonal cuisine. Watch Boulud work his magic in the kitchen and dining room of his famed restaurant, Daniel, and discover his masterful and inspirational balance of the art of French cooking with a flair for running a major business empire.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Emma Veary at Halekulani

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/05/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Emma Veary, the Golden Voice of Hawaii, returns to the PBS Hawaii airwaves for the television premiere of Hawaiian Airlines Presents Na Mele: Emma Veary at Halekulani.

PBS Hawaii cameras recorded in April a one-time performance of the celebrated vocalist at Halekulani's House Without A Key, the elegant venue where Emma headlined forty years ago. The magical evening recaptured the golden age of Waikiki as Emma performed the original songlist of her 1970s show. According to jazz vocalist and PBS Hawaii Board Director Jimmy Borges, the 81-year-old's beautiful voice was as "sweet, pitch-perfect, and lovely as ever."

Accompanied by virtuoso pianist Randy Hongo, Emma performed some songs with daughter Robyn Kneubuhl, a composer, singer, dancer; and harpist Nyle Hallman. Emma's rendition of Robyn's "Pua Pakalana" brought second daughter K. Noelani Bennette onstage to join her sister in hula. Veteran entertainers Nina Keali'iwahamana, Beverly Noa and Tony Conjugacion honored Emma with tributes and onstage performances and Borges also sang a final musical tribute.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Tom Moffatt: A Life of Entertainment (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/07/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In the 60s, radio was the only way fans of rock and roll could hear the hits. At the center of this musical revolution was KPOI radio. And KPOI's most popular disc jockey was Tom Moffatt. See how Uncle Tom journeyed from Hawaii's favorite DJ to Hawaii's most prolific entertainment promoter on Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., June 7, at 11:00PM and on Sunday, June 12, at 4:00PM.

 

Series Title:     Great Performances

Program Title: Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/07/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

David Foster, who has collaborated with some of the greatest superstars in music, returns to GREAT PERFORMANCES with some of his favorite artists for a magnificent night of music. Recorded in October 2010 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, "Hitman Returns," the follow-up concert to the hugely popular 2008 "Hitman: David Foster & Friends," is an all-star celebration featuring even more chart-topping stars and music from the 15-time Grammy Award winner's extensive career catalog. Guests include Chaka Khan, Seal, Kenny Loggins, Michael Bolton, All-4-One and Jackie Evancho.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: The Desert of Forbidden Art

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/07/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This film tells the incredible but true story of how one man, Igor Savitsky, saved a treasure trove of art by "hiding" it in a museum in the desert in Uzbekistan. A tireless collector of paintings that the Soviet government wanted destroyed, Savitsky traveled thousands of miles scheming, plotting, pleading and doing whatever it took to get his hands on the art he so passionately wanted to preserve.

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Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/08/2011 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.

 

Series Title:     John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/08/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

JOHN SEBASTIAN PRESENTS: FOLK REWIND focuses on the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era. Presented by the lead singer of The Lovin' Spoonful ("Do You Believe In Magic"), FOLK REWIND features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in more than four decades, plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today. Featuring Pete Seeger and Judy Collins singing "Turn, Turn, Turn," Harry Belafonte's hit "Jamaica Farewell," Trini Lopez's rendition of "If I Had a Hammer," Rod McKuen's classic "Seasons in the Sun," Bobby Darin's heartfelt "Simple Song of Freedom" and many more.

 

Series Title:     Opry Memories

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 9, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/09/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

OPRY MEMORIES will take you back to the golden era of country music. Join host John Schneider from the Grand Ole Opry House as he brings you stars like Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Loretta Lynn performing their biggest hits in the prime of their careers.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Hawaiian Airlines Presents Na Mele: Emma Veary at Halekulani (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/13/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

PBS Hawaii brings you a special encore of Hawaiian Airlines Presents Na Mele: Emma Veary at Halekulani, hosted by Leslie Wilcox and Hawaiian music historian Harry B. Soria Jr. The broadcast includes special appearances by Emma Veary, daughter Robyn Kneubuhl and pianist Randy Hongo.

The program, recorded in April by PBS Hawaii in high definition, features Emma Veary at Halekulani's House Without A Key, the elegant venue where the celebrated vocalist headlined forty years ago. The magical evening recaptured the golden age of Waikiki as Emma performed the original songlist of her 1970s show. According to jazz vocalist and PBS Hawaii Board Director Jimmy Borges, the 81-year-old's beautiful voice was as "sweet, pitch-perfect, and lovely as ever."

As part of a pledge-of-support drive, PBS Hawaii will offer as thank-you gifts DVDs of Emma's concert, with the added bonus of a graceful hula from renowned hula dancer Beverly Noa and songs by Nina Keali'iwahamana, Jimmy Borges and Tony Conjugacion.

 

Series Title:     Beautiful World with Jim Brickman

Program Title: MONDAY, June 13, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/13/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This program is inspired by Jim's extensive travels and his memorable experiences of music bridging borders and cultural divides. The special is a lush and intimate show shot in High Definition at Casino Niagara, just minutes from the Peace Bridge between the US and Canada at Niagara Falls, which was partially the inspiration for the program.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Ty Sanga

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/14/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This week on Long Story Short, Leslie Wilcox talks with Ty Sanga, an up and coming filmmaker. After leaving a career in the visitor industry, Sanga struggled to find the right calling to share and convey Hawaii's unique culture. The University of Hawaii ethnic studies program introduced him to the power of film documentaries to communicate a personal vision. Sanga is a graduate of the UH Academy for Creative Media and received his MFA from Chapman University. His Hawaiian language film Stones was recently honored by the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2011. His graceful depiction of a Hawaiian legend illustrates his authentic voice and visual style.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., June 15 at 11:00 pm and on Sun., June 19, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     Moments to Remember: My Music

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 14, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/14/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

The popular My Music series returns with MOMENTS TO REMEMBER, highlighting the late 50s and early 60s pop era. Patti Page and Nick Clooney introduce performances and archival classics along with fellow emcees Peter Marshall, Wink Martindale and Mary Lou Metzger. Featuring Frankie Laine, Julius LaRosa, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Freshmen, Roger Williams, Lenny Welch, the Platters, the DeCastro Sisters and archival performances from Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como and Nat King Cole.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Two Spirits

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/14/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

When Fred Martinez told his mother that he felt as if he was both a boy and a girl, she explained that this was a special gift according to traditional Navajo culture. But where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at 16.

This film interweaves the tragic story of a mother's loss of her son with a revealing look at the largely unknown history of a time when the world wasn't simply divided into male and female, and people of integrated genders were held in honor by many Native American cultures. Powerful and moving, Lydia Nibley's film explores the life and death of Fred Martinez and the ancient Native American two-spirit tradition.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/15/2011 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.

 

Series Title:     Rock, Pop and Doo Wop

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 16, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/16/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Rock and pop legends Jon "Bowzer" Bauman of Sha Na Na and Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes bring back the best songs from the late 1950s and early 1960s rock, pop and doo wop era in this MY MUSIC concert event. This all-new special recorded in May 2010 includes new live performances and rare, never before available archival classics from the Dick Clark vaults.

 

Series Title:     The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 17, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/17/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This program tells the compelling personal story behind one of the most important First Amendment cases in U.S. Supreme Court history, the case that set the foundation for the separation of church and state in public schools. The film recounts what Vashti McCollum later described as "three years of headlines, headaches, and hatred," that eventually led to a decision that still resonates in the church-state conflicts of today, 60 years after the original decision in McCollum vs. Board of Education.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Na Pali and Manuakepa (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/20/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Two outstanding Kauai groups perform their special style of Hawaiian music in the PBS Hawaii studios. Na Pali and Manuakepa infuse their own special talents into traditional and original material. Songs include "Limahuli, "Hokulea Hula," "Moonlight Lady," "Lokelani Blossoms," "Hawaiian Love Chant" and more.

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Wichita, KS Part 2 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               6/20/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW glides into airplane industry hub Wichita, Kansas, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry take off for the Kansas Aviation Museum to look at glamorous vintage air travel posters. Highlights include a 1953 Gibson guitar; a circa 1750 German walnut desk and bookcase; and a 1949 payroll check made out to professional baseball rookie Mickey Mantle, valued at $30,000 to $50,000.

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Wichita, KS Part 3 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               6/20/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Wichita, Kansas, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Gary Piattoni shed some light on the Wichita-based Coleman Company and the appeal of its iconic recreational and military lanterns and stoves. Highlights include a circa 1875 Italian micro-mosaic pendant; a circa 1955 miniature Smith-Miller Coca-Cola truck; and a set of 1914 and 1915 Cracker Jack baseball cards, valued at $30,000 to $40,000.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Claire Hughes (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/21/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This week on Long Story Short, Leslie Wilcox talks with Claire Ku'uleilani Hughes, who has spent more than three decades raising public awareness of Hawaiian health needs. Dr. Hughes became the first Native Hawaiian registered dietitian in 1959 and became the chief of the nutrition branch for the State Department of Health. She was recently named one of 2011's Living Treasures of Hawaii by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii in recognition of her groundbreaking work in drawing attention to the benefits of returning to a more traditional Hawaiian diet and for her advocacy for health programs on behalf of the Hawaiian community.

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: Kings of Pastry

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/21/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

When Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker, award-winning filmmakers of The War Room, Startup.com and Don't Look Back, turn their sights on the competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France awards, the country's Nobel Prize for pastry, you're in for a treat with their latest film, Kings of Pastry. Sixteen chefs, including Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago's French Pastry School, whip up the most gorgeous, delectable, gravity-defying concoctions along with edge-of-your-seat drama as they deliver their spun-sugar desserts to the display table.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/22/2011 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.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Black Grace: From Cannon's Creek to Jacob's Pillow (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/23/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

When Black Grace, a dance troupe of Pacific Islander and Maori men, first burst onto the New Zealand stage in 1995, they were a revelation. Fusing traditional Pacific and contemporary dance forms with athleticism and grace, they electrified audiences. Led by Artistic Director Neil Ieremia, Black Grace evolved from a crew of Neil's "mates" into one of New Zealand's national treasures and conquered the world's dance festivals culminating with Jacob's Pillow in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

The film follows Black Grace's journey from Cannon's Creek, a small town outside of Wellington, New Zealand to the prestigious Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the oldest one of its kind in North America. Today, Black Grace is New Zealand's leading contemporary dance company. Melding Pacific and contemporary dance in an extraordinary and dynamic form, Black Grace has become internationally renowned for its artistry, creative excellence and innovation, as it has evolved into the world's leading exponent of Pacific-infused contemporary dance.

 

Series Title:     Artist Toolbox

Program Title: Ramsey Lewis

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/23/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In ARTIST TOOLBOX, leading American actors, singers, musicians, designers, painters, dancers, architects and authors discuss their challenges and passions, and the satisfaction they derive from practicing their art. Writer-director John Jacobsen, a faculty member at TheFilmSchool in Seattle, coaxes engaging insights and candor from his talented subjects. Surprising moments from these intimate, frank and humorous discussions reveal the raw beauty behind the creative process.

"Art is the mainline to creativity. Creativity is everywhere," says legendary jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, discussing his art and playing in his Chicago recording studio. Lewis has released 80 jazz albums in his 50-year career, making a huge impact on the music world with classics such as "The In Crowd," and "Wade in the Water." His most successful album is Sun Goddess, performed with Earth, Wind & Fire, and was his fourth among many to go gold. Having himself begun piano lessons at the early age of four, Lewis created the Ramsey Lewis Foundation in 2005 with the mission of bringing music to the lives of at-risk children. With his unique style of fusing his early gospel roots with funky riffs, Lewis is known as "the great performer." Find out why in this jazz lover's edition of THE ARTIST TOOLBOX.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Best American Hikes

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/23/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Go climb a mountain with the Globe Trekkers! The challenges awaiting them include the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, Mount Rainier in Washington and the Sangre de Cristo mountains in Colorado.

 

Series Title:     NA MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG

Program Title: Keola Beamer, Nona Beamer and Moana Beamer (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/27/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In this presentation of a very special in-studio concert, Keola Beamer plays alongside his mother, the late "Auntie Nona" Beamer, and his wife, Moana Beamer.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Washington, DC, Part 3 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               6/27/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

At the Smithsonian Art Museum's Lunder Conservation Lab in Washington, DC, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nancy Druckman carefully examine fragile miniature portraits from the 18th and 19th centuries normally kept in climate-controlled storage at the neighboring Luce Foundation Center. Other highlights include a 1964 Chrysler Turbine model and manual; a circa 1840 Temperance banner; and a circa 1925 oil painting by Jessie Willcox Smith, the Philadelphia artist famous for her depictions of children, valued at $75,000.

 

Series Title:     ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Program Title: Politically Collect (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               6/27/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This ANTIQUES ROADSHOW special is a celebration of America's passion for collecting and electing. Highlights include: an extensive collection of campaign buttons; a court affidavit submitted by Jimmy Carter to the state of Maine on the eve of the 1976 election, appealing its decision to list him on the ballot as James Earl Carter; and signed photos of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, valued at $75,000.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Catherine Payne (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/28/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In this edition of Long Story Short, Leslie Wilcox introduces us to Catherine Payne, who recently retired after a long career as one of Hawaii's most respected educators. After spending her childhood moving from place to place with her Navy pilot father, Payne spent her adult life working to create stability for Hawaii teenagers - including many who lacked adults on whom they could depend. During a career that spanned more than 35 years, she worked as a teacher, vice principal and principal, never taking on the easy jobs. Instead, she led some of the toughest schools on Oahu and nurtured students with not only academic, but language, socio-economic and behavioral challenges.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wed., June 29, at 11:00 pm and on Sun., July 3, at 4:00 pm.

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: My Perestroika

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/28/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This film is an intimate look at the last generation of Soviet children. Five classmates go from living sheltered childhoods to experiencing the hopes of Gorbachev's reforms and the confusion of the USSR's dissolution to searching for their places in today's Moscow. With candor and humor, the punk rocker, single mother, entrepreneur and married teachers paint a picture of the challenges, dreams and disappointments of those raised behind the Iron Curtain. Through first-person testimony, vérité footage and vintage home movies, this beautifully crafted documentary reveals a Russia rarely seen on film.

 

Series Title:     LEAHEY & LEAHEY

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/29/2011 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.

 

Series Title:     PBS HAWAII PRESENTS

Program Title: A Conversation with America's Poet Laureate: W.S. Merwin

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/30/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and longtime Maui resident W.S. Merwin is America's Poet Laureate. This honor has never been bestowed upon a Hawaii resident, let alone a writer who wants to be known as a Hawaii poet. Having a Poet Laureate who writes about and is inspired by the Hawaiian culture places us in the world literary spotlight as we have never been before. True to his conviction as a Hawaii poet, Mr. Merwin insisted on presenting himself to the world from Hawaii, with an interviewer from Hawaii. He placed no conditions on content in this special taping by PBS Hawaii. PBS Hawaii CEO and veteran journalist Leslie Wilcox spoke with Mr. Merwin at his lush, secluded home on Maui's northern coast, where he and his wife Paula cultivate one of the world's largest collections of endangered palm trees. Flowing through the hour-long program are readings from his work and his thoughts about poetry, literature, the power of words, Hawaiian myth and values, conservation, the future of mankind and much more. In the end, a never-before-seen portrait of the man and the artist emerges.

 

Series Title:     ARTIST TOOLBOX

Program Title: Jason Alexander

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/30/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In ARTIST TOOLBOX, leading American actors, singers, musicians, designers, painters, dancers, architects and authors discuss their challenges and passions, and the satisfaction they derive from practicing their art. Writer-director John Jacobsen, a faculty member at TheFilmSchool in Seattle, coaxes engaging insights and candor from his talented subjects. Surprising moments from these intimate, frank and humorous discussions reveal the raw beauty behind the creative process.

Funny-man Jason Alexander is perhaps best known as George Costanza from the ground-breaking sitcom Seinfeld. While having such a successful show often typecasts actors for the rest of their careers, Alexander talks about breaking the mold and forging a career based on craft, training and ambition. He has enjoyed an active career on the stage for the past twenty years, including his Tony Award-winning performance in Jerome Robbins' Broadway and the Los Angeles production of The Producers with Martin Short, He examines life after Seinfeld, the process of acting and building a character, and his work as the Artistic Director of the Reprise Theatre in Los Angeles where he has directed several musicals. Alexander, also a fine magician and an avid poker player, seems to have mastered the art of how to play his cards as he magically juggles a charmed career.

 

Series Title:     GLOBE TREKKER

Program Title: Arab Gulf States

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/30/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Megan McCormick discovers the stark war memorials in Kuwait and dives for pearls in the Arabian Gulf. She explores the world's first women-only supermarket in Dubai, treks in Oman's Hajar Mountains and unearths the ancient city of Ubar, dubbed the "Atlantis of the Sands."

 

News & Public Affairs:

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 1, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/01/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Unemployment Rate Drops in March, but Economic Recovery Remains Fragile

The U.S. unemployment rate for March dropped to a two-year low of 8.8 percent. Ray Suarez discusses the numbers with Joel Naroff of Naroff Economic Advisers and Catherine Mann of Brandeis University International Business School.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.N. Workers Among Dead as Afghan Koran-Burning Protest Turns Violent

In other news Friday, a protest in Afghanistan against a Koran burning turned violent and rival protesters filled the streets in Yemen.

REPORT

Gadhafi's Troops Shell Rebel Cities as Officials Pursue Diplomatic Resolutions

Government forces shelled opposition troops in several key rebel-held cities as talks of a ceasefire emerged from eastern Libya. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on the latest from Benghazi.

CONVERSATION

New York Times Journalists Recall 'Medieval' Captivity in Libya

Margaret Warner talks to New York Times journalists Anthony Shadid and Lynsey Addario about their recent captivity in Libya while they were covering heavy fighting in the country.

REPORT

Returning Vets Face a New Battle: The Job Market

As part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the challenges veterans face returning home and searching for work in a troubled job market.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Gerson on Jobless Rate Realities, Obama's Plan in Libya

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson weigh in on top political developments, including the latest jobless figures, President Obama's handing of the Libya conflict and the budget battle on Capitol Hill.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 1, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               4/01/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, 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:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 1, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/01/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 1, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/01/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     HIKI NO - The Nation's First Statewide Studen News Network

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 1, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/01/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In this encore presentation of HIKI NŌ’s premiere episode, hosted by Maui Waena Middle School on Maui, you’ll have a second chance to see how a family-run Maui market flourishes in the down economy; how an endangered bird jeopardized night football games on Kauai; how Konawaena High School girl’s basketball coach turns out championship teams year after year; and what students at Kamehameha Schools-Kapālama learn as they study the mistakes of the past. Other schools reporting in this encore newscast are Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai; Kalani High School, Kawananakoa Middle School, Sacred hearts Academy and Waipahu High School on Oahu; and Maui High School on Maui.

Encores of this episode will air:

Tues., March 29, 12:30 pm

Fri., April 1, 9:30 pm

Sat., April 2, 12:30 pm

Sun., April 3, 3:00 pm

http://www.pbshawaii.org/hikino/index.php

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Homelessness (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/01/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Homelessness in Hawaii has grown from a chronic problem to a crisis.  Evidence of homelessness can be found everywhere in our islands.  The sight of homeless individuals on Waikiki’s sidewalks and in parks is viewed by some as a threat to our already fragile visitor industry. What’s being done to tackle the problem here and throughout the state?  This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan will discuss the issue with a panel that includes: Marc Alexander, Governor Abercrombie’s Coordinator on Homelessness; Christy MacPherson, Program Manager for Family Promise of Hawaii; and Darlene Hein, Director of Community Services for the Waikiki Health Center. 

The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, April 4, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/04/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Airline Safety Checks: Reactive to Mishaps or Problem Prevention?

Southwest Airlines continued safety inspections Monday after a hole opened in a jet's fuselage last week. Judy Woodruff talks with aviation expert John Goglia for insight.

REPORT

News Wrap: Libyan Rebels Move on Brega as Reports Hint at Diplomatic Resolution

In other news Monday, Libyan rebels recaptured parts of Brega, the embattled oil town, as reports surfaced of a diplomatic plan for Moammar Gadhafi's sons to assume control of the country. At least 15 people were killed in Yemen when security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters.

ANALYSIS

Obama Looks to Grassroots Base, Battlegrounds With 2012 Bid

In a YouTube video posted Monday, President Obama announced his candidacy for the 2012 election and filed official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. Gwen Ifill discusses the announcement with political editor David Chalian.

REPORT

Chinese Artist, Activist Ai Weiwei Arrested

Ai Weiwei, one of China's most famous artists and human rights activists, was detained on Sunday at the Beijing airport. His arrest comes as Chinese officials try to prevent the spread of pro-democracy protests. Judy Woodruff has an excerpt from a Frontline documentary on Ai Weiwei.

REPORT

China's Tolerance for Dissent Tested Amid Arab World Uprisings

Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from Beijing on the Chinese government's tolerance for some anti-government protests and its crackdown on others.

ANALYSIS

In Switch, Accused 9/11 Plotters to Face Military Trials

Attorney General Eric Holder announced that several key terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay will face military trials at the Cuban base and not civilian trials in the U.S. Jeffrey Brown talks to ProPublica's Dafna Linzer about the Obama administration's change of course on Guantanamo trials.

REPORT

Colo. Program Allows Wounded Vets to Recover One Step at a Time

Tom Bearden reports on LifeQuest, a Colorado organization helping wounded Afghanistan and Iraq veterans heal from physical and mental war wounds.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, April 5, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/05/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Top Democrats, Republicans Continue Talks as Shutdown Deadline Nears

President Obama met with key congressional leaders Tuesday, but the meeting failed to break the budget stalemate. If they don't agree on a deal by Friday, the government will shut down. Jeffrey Brown reports.

CONVERSATION

Rep. Ryan on Proposed Cuts: 'Our Budget Literally Pays Off the Debt'

President Obama and Republican lawmakers failed to break their budget impasse Tuesday, hastening the threat of a government shutdown. Judy Woodruff talks to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, who unveiled a plan calling for deep cuts and dramatic changes in federal spending on social programs.

REPORT

News Wrap: Libyan Rebels Retreat From Brega Under Heavy Shelling

In other news Tuesday, Libyan rebels retreated toward Benghazi as Moammar Gadhafi's forces attacked with rocket and mortar fire. A rebel leader said NATO isn't doing enough to protect the opposition forces. Clashes between pro- and anti-government groups at least killed three people in Yemen.

REPORT

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo Under Increasing Pressure to Step Down

The embattled city of Abidjan was mostly quiet as French and United Nations officials ordered a ceasefire and began negotiations with Laurent Gbagbo to surrender presidential powers, which he's held to since elections declared rival Alassane Ouattara victorious. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

What's Next for Ivory Coast's Gbagbo, Government, People?

Diplomats worked to end the bloody conflict gripping the West African nation of Ivory Coast after months of political unrest. Ray Suarez discusses the situation with the National Endowment for Democracy's Dominique Dieudonne, who was in Ivory Coast for the elections, and Peter Pham of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center.

REPORT

Chicago Program Aims to Close Achievement Gap for Youngest Students

Education correspondent John Merrow reports on a Chicago program that targets high-risk, low-income young children before they begin falling behind in school.

ANALYSIS

Tunisian Fruit Seller's Death Helped Unleash Arab World Turmoil

Shortly after the story of a young fruit seller who set himself on fire after being harassed by police began circulating on the Internet, protests erupted in Tunisia and ousted the country's longtime president before spreading to Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere. Margaret Warner reports on the protests' wider impact.

ANALYSIS

'Huge Step up for Democracy' in Arab World Revolts: Who's Next?

How will the unrest sweeping the Middle East and North Africa impact the wider world? Margaret Warner discusses the political turmoil with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Jessica Mathews, Time Magazine's Romesh Ratnesar and former United Nations official Mark Malloch Brown.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/06/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

If Government Shuts Down, Where Would Blame Fall?

Both Democrats and Republicans insisted they wished to avoid a government shutdown, but the budget stalemate continued Wednesday after both sides failed to agree on a deal. Jim Lehrer discusses the negotiations with Naftali Bendavid, congressional correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.

REPORT

News Wrap: House Budget Committee Begins Debate on GOP Proposal

In other news Wednesday, the House Budget Committee began its markup of the GOP proposal to cut nearly $6 trillion in spending across 10 years. The plan would restructure Medicare and other federal health care programs. Also, opposition forces in Ivory Coast moved to oust Laurent Gbagbo, who has refused to cede power.

CONVERSATION

Van Hollen: Tea Party Wing Has Taken Over House Budget Talks

Gwen Ifill talks to Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, about the state of a budget stalemate for the rest of this fiscal year, the prospects for a government shutdown and what's at stake in negotiations for future budgets.

ANALYSIS

Estrogen Study Lead Researcher on Risks, Benefits of Hormone-Replacement Therapy

Once a popular treatment for menopause symptoms, hormone-replacement therapy had come under scrutiny for raising the risk of certain diseases, but a new study found a reduced risk of breast cancer and other benefits for some women. Jeffrey Brown discusses the latest findings with Dr. Andrea LaCroix, the study's lead author.

CONVERSATION

'Hunger' for Success a Driving Force in Belva Davis' Storied Journalism Career

Belva Davis, the first African-American woman television journalist on the West Coast, speaks with Judy Woodruff about her pioneering -- and sometimes difficult -- career in broadcast news and her new memoir. This story was done in partnership with KQED in San Francisco.

REPORT

Haiti's President-Elect Promises Reconciliation After Tumultuous Election

Haitian President-elect Michel Martelly, a pop singer known as Sweet Micky, vowed to unite Haiti after being declared the winner of a tense -- and sometimes violent -- election campaign. Martelly won 68 percent of the runoff vote to defeat Mirlande Manigat, a senator and former first lady. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

Will Haitians, International Community Rally Around President-Elect?

Haitian President-elect Michel Martelly faces immense challenges when he assumes control of the impoverished country still struggling to recover from the January 2010 earthquake. Ray Suarez talks with TransAfrica Forum's Nicole Lee and the U.S. Institute of Peace's Robert McGuire about the battles ahead for Martelly.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, April 7, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/07/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

As Shutdown Deadline Nears, Lawmakers 'Can't Agree What They Disagree On'

For the third time in three days, President Obama met with congressional leaders but failed to reach a budget agreement to avoid a government shutdown. Jim Lehrer talks to The Wall Street Journal's Naftali Bendavid and Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe about continuing budget brinksmanship that has Democrats and Republicans worried.

REPORT

News Wrap: Major Aftershock Rattles Northeast Japan

In other news Thursday, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Japan's already devastated northeast coast, touched off fears of another tsunami and disrupted gas, power and water service in the region. Also, Libyan rebels said that NATO mistakenly attacked their position outside Brega and killed at least two people.

REPORT

France Flexing Military Muscles in Libya, Former Colony Ivory Coast

From sending warplanes to protect civilians in Libya to dispatching helicopters for a beefed-up peacekeeping force in Ivory Coast, France has stepped up its role as a major military power in recent months. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

With Recent Military Action, France Reasserts Global Leadership Role

France has displayed increasing willingness to use its military to respond to conflicts from Libya to Ivory Coast. Margaret Warner discusses the new display of strength with The Sorbonne's Frederic Bozo and the Washington Post's Jim Hoagland.

REPORT

Iowa Writers' Workshop, Famous for Training Top Writers, Turns 75

Jeffrey Brown reports on the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the nation's oldest and most prestigious postgraduate writing program for elite writers and poets. The workshop celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.

ANALYSIS

NAACP Report Says Shift in Funding Toward Prisons 'Failing Us'

A new report from the NAACP shows states are devoting increasingly larger portions of their budgets to prisons, while education gets smaller and smaller portions. Judy Woodruff discusses the report with NAACP President Benjamin Jealous and Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Mayor Peter Carlisle (New)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/07/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On the next INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII, Dan Boylan will host Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle live in the PBS HAWAII studios.  The mayor must contend with a bleak financial outlook for the city, urge state leaders to keep away from the county’s share of the hotel room tax and collect the GET tax surcharge to keep rail on track.  What are the Mayor’s proposals for increasing user fees and investments in public works projects to spur on job growth? Will there be pay cuts and layoffs this year?  The mayor will answer questions and consider comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 8, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/08/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Budget Battle Lines Drawn Over Spending, Planned Parenthood as Shutdown Nears

Federal agencies prepared for a shutdown as negotiators struggled to reach a budget compromise. Jeffrey Brown discusses the latest on the budget talks with Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for WNYC radio.

REPORT

News Wrap: Massive Anti-Government Demonstrations Arise Across Yemen

In other news Friday, hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered across Yemen demanding the ouster of President Ali Abduallah Saleh. At least one person was killed. In Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara said his forces would blockade the compound where Lauren Gbagbo, who refuses to cede power after losing elections, is hiding.

REPORT

Syrian Government Forces Open Fire on Protesters

Syrian government forces opened fire on protesters as demonstrations erupted across the country. Human-rights activists reported 32 protesters were killed, and Syrian state television said 19 police officers were shot by gunmen. Judy Woodruff reports.

ANALYSIS

As Protests Grow, Will Syrians See Reforms or More Bloodshed?

Protesters seeking political reforms gathered across Syria, but government forces opened fire on demonstrators with tear gas, rubber bullets and live rounds. Judy Woodruff discusses the unrest with the New America Foundation's Flynt Leverett and Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

REPORT

North Carolina School Engages Tech Generation With Digital Learning Tools

John Tulenko of Learning Matters, which produces education stories for the NewsHour, reports on a North Carolina school district switching from textbooks to all-digital learning materials.

ANALYSIS

Brooks, Marcus on 'Absurdity' of Shutdown Debates, Paul Ryan's Budget Plan

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus discuss the battles over the short- and long-term government budgets, including deadlocked negotiations over funding for this fiscal year and GOP Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal for fiscal year 2012.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 8, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               4/08/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, 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:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 8, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/08/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, April

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/08/201 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     HIKI NO - The Nation's First Statewide Studen News Network

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 8, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/08/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In this encore presentation of HIKI NŌ’s premiere episode, hosted by Maui Waena Middle School on Maui, you’ll have a second chance to see how a family-run Maui market flourishes in the down economy; how an endangered bird jeopardized night football games on Kauai; how Konawaena High School girl’s basketball coach turns out championship teams year after year; and what students at Kamehameha Schools-Kapālama learn as they study the mistakes of the past. Other schools reporting in this encore newscast are Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai; Kalani High School, Kawananakoa Middle School, Sacred hearts Academy and Waipahu High School on Oahu; and Maui High School on Maui.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Mayor Peter Carlisle (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/08/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On the next INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII, Dan Boylan will host Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle live in the PBS HAWAII studios.  The mayor must contend with a bleak financial outlook for the city, urge state leaders to keep away from the county’s share of the hotel room tax and collect the GET tax surcharge to keep rail on track.  What are the Mayor’s proposals for increasing user fees and investments in public works projects to spur on job growth? Will there be pay cuts and layoffs this year?  The mayor will answer questions and consider comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, April 11, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/11/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Government Stays Open, But Parties Ready for More Budget Brawling

After striking a deal to dodge a federal government shutdown late Friday, congressional leaders shifted their focus on Monday to raising the debt ceiling and lowering the deficit in next year's budget and beyond. Judy Woodruff reports on the two battles promising to dwarf the political intensity of their predecessor.

REPORT

News Wrap: Romney Officially Seeks 2012 GOP Bid; Gbagbo Captured

In other news Monday, Mitt Romney announced via YouTube that he's formally exploring another presidential run. In Ivory Coast, former President Laurent Gbagbo was captured in a bunker. His challenger won the November presidential election, but Gbagbo refused to cede power, prompting violent confrontation between rival factions.

REPORT

Aftershock Rattles Japan 1 Month After Earthquake, Tsunami Disaster

Japan continued recovery efforts one month after an earthquake and tsunami devastated its northeastern coast and killed at least 13,000 people, while 14,000 are still missing. Thousands more are living in shelters as the government struggles to contain the radiation threat from the Fukushima nuclear plant. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

One Month After Tsunami, What Are Japan's Biggest Needs?

A month after an earthquake and tsunami killed tens of thousands and touched off a nuclear crisis, Japan struggles to cope with the aftermath. Jeffrey Brown talks with the Stimson Center's Yuki Tatsumi, the American Red Cross's Nan Buzard and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's James Acton.

REPORT

Are California's Schools Ready for the Next Big Earthquake?

The earthquake in Japan is prompting concerns about the ability of U.S. buildings to withstand a similar disaster. Special correspondent Anna Werner reports on the seismic safety risks in many California schools. Her report was jointly produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED.

REPORT

Former Egyptian President Mubarak Summoned in Corruption Probe

Two months after former President Hosni Mubarak was forced from office, thousands of protesters defied orders and returned to Cairo's Tahrir Square demanding Mubarak and his family be prosecuted for corruption. Mubarak denied the corruption allegations but was summoned for questioning by a prosecutor. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

In Egypt, Revolution Still 'in Progress' as Protesters Return to Tahrir

Egypt's prime minister apologized and promised an investigation after troops stormed protesters in Tahrir Square, killing two and hurting dozens. Margaret Warner examines the latest unrest with Nabil Fahmy, former Egyptian ambassador to the U.S., and former National Security Council and State Department official Michelle Dunne.

REPORT

Detroit Orchestra Back for Encore After Labor, Budget Discord

After a sixth-month strike over pay cuts and balanced budgets, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra returned to the stage this weekend for two free concerts thanking fans for their support. Ray Suarez talks to Mark Stryker of the Detroit Free Press about how the symphony's return impacts the struggling city.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, April 12, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/12/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Washington, Islamabad Clash Over U.S. Covert Activity in Pakistan

Longtime anti-terrorism ally Pakistan demanded the U.S. limit covert activities inside the country. The escalating war of words comes after U.S. drone strikes killed 40 civilians and a CIA contractor who killed two Pakistanis was released. Gwen Ifill discusses the strained relations with the Atlantic Council's Shuja Nawaz.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S. Probes Deadly Friendly Fire Drone Attack in Afghanistan

In other news Tuesday, the U.S. is investigating a drone attack that reportedly killed a U.S. Marine and a Navy medic in Helmand province. Military officials said the troops were mistaken for militants. Meanwhile, Libyan rebels and Moammar Gadhafi's forces battled for control of two key towns.

ANALYSIS

Budget Deal Cuts Target EPA, Homeland Security, But Education Spared

New details of the $38.5 billion budget deal that avoided a government shutdown revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency and Homeland Security were among those impacted. Ray Suarez discusses the cuts with Naftali Bendavid, congressional correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.

REPORT

China Weighs Environmental Concerns Against Economic Growth

Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from Guangdong province in southern China on the clash between the populous nation's economic ambitions and worsening pollution problem.

ANALYSIS

Obama Administration Introduces Plan to Reduce Preventable Medical Errors

The Obama administration announced a new patient-safety program Tuesday on the heels of medical journal Health Affairs publishing a study showing that one in three people admitted to hospitals suffers a medical error or accident. Margaret Warner talks with Heath Affairs' Susan Dentzer about the study and the new plan.

ANALYSIS

Civil War's Causes: Historians Largely United on Slavery, But Public Divided

On the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War at South Carolina's Fort Sumter, Judy Woodruff has an excerpt from Ken Burns' "The Civil War" and discusses the conflict's causes and legacy with Harvard University's Drew Gilpin Faust, Howard University's Edna Medford and the University of South Carolina's Walter Edgar.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Football High (New)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/12/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

High school football has never had a higher profile, with nationally televised games, corporate sponsorships and minute-by-minute coverage on sports websites.  In northwest Arkansas, FRONTLINE examines one ambitious high school team working its way towards national renown.  With a superstar quarterback at the helm, tiny Shiloh Christian is striving to join the ranks of the country's best high school teams - teams whose workout schedules, practices and styles of play increasingly imitate the pros.  But as high school players grow bigger, faster and stronger, there are growing concerns about the health and safety of these young players - with rising rates of concussions, career-ending injuries, even death.  In Arkansas, FRONTLINE documents a tragic story of heat-stroke injuries that reveal how weak regulation has created a crucial lack of athletic trainers at most high schools.  It all raises a critical question: has the amped-up culture of high school football outrun necessary protections for the boys who play the game?

 

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/13/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Unveils Plan to Save $4 Trillion via Spending Cuts, Tax Reform

In a speech at George Washington University, President Obama called for cutting the U.S. deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years. His plan includes ending tax cuts for incomes above $250,000, reducing defense spending by $400 billion and exacting $480 billion in savings from Medicare and Medicaid. Kwame Holman reports.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Geithner on Potential Deficit Deal: 'We're Closer Than People Think'

President Obama spelled out his plan Wednesday for cutting the deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks with Jim Lehrer about the president's budget goals and the likelihood of getting cooperation from congressional Republicans.

REPORT

News Wrap: Federal Reserve Reports Economic Growth Across U.S.

In other news Wednesday, a Federal Reserve report said the U.S. economy improved in every part of the country. In Pakistan, intelligence officials reported U.S. drone aircraft killed six suspected Taliban fighters near the Afghan border. The attacks come two days after Pakistan's spy chief asked the CIA to limit drone attacks.

REPORT

How Would Raising Debt Ceiling Impact U.S. Bond Market?

As part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how raising the debt ceiling again would affect the U.S. bond market.

ANALYSIS

Unrest in Middle East, U.S. Demand Drive Gas Toward $4 Average

As gas prices creep above $4 per gallon in parts of the U.S., a new poll shows two-thirds of Americans say they will cut down on expenses to cope with rising fuel costs. Ray Suarez discusses the effects of higher petroleum prices with David Kirsch of PFC Energy.

REPORT

Libyan Rebels Battle Gadhafi's Forces in Misrata as NATO Debates Strategy

Rebels continued to stave off attacks from Moammar Gadhafi's forces outside Misrata, the only city in western Libya still in rebel hands. Meanwhile, NATO nations met in Qatar to settle disagreements over the course of action in Libya. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports from Libya on the latest.

ANALYSIS

NATO Dispute, Cease-Fire Negotiations Hint at Possible Stalemate in Libya

Intense fighting continues between rebels and Moammar Gadhafi's forces as NATO nations met in Qatar to debate their next steps in Libya. Gwen Ifill discusses the NATO rift with the Institute for Policy Studies' Emira Woods and the Brookings Institution's Shadi Hamid.

REPORT

In China, Factory Workers Allege Poisoning From iPhone Production

Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, where some factory workers say they've been poisoned by exposure to a toxic chemical while working at an Apple iPhone assembly plant.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, April 14, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/14/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Bipartisan Budget Deal Clears Congress; House Takes Up GOP's 2012 Plan

On Thursday, the House and Senate approved the bipartisan budget compromise to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year. The House then turned its attention to the budget for next year, specifically the Republican plan. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the latest developments.

REPORT

News Wrap: Search Underway for Bodies Near Japanese Nuclear Plant

In other news Thursday, Japanese police in protective suits hunted for the bodies of up to 1,000 earthquake and tsunami victims that might be near a disabled nuclear plant. Radiation levels have fallen enough to let teams get within six miles of the site. Meanwhile, more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week.

ANALYSIS

Krugman on Obama Deficit Plan: 'Not Perfect,' More Plausible Than GOP's

A week after Rep. Paul Ryan released the Republican 2012 budget blueprint, President Obama offered his plan for reducing the deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years. Jeffrey Brown discusses the competing visions with Princeton University's Paul Krugman and the American Action Forum's Douglas Holtz-Eakin.

ANALYSIS

'Brain Rattler' Schedule Among Big Problems for Air-Traffic Controllers

The Federal Aviation Administration's top air-traffic control official resigned Thursday following another report of a controller sleeping on the job, forcing a medical flight to land without tower guidance in Reno. Judy Woodruff discusses the safety concerns with Alan Levin, who covers aviation for USA Today.

REPORT

China Struggles With Health Care Reform Amid Growing Demand

Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from China on the country's efforts to improve health care for its population, the world's largest.

CONVERSATION

Pakistani Legislator Stands Up to Extremists Over Blasphemy Law

In Pakistan, calls to reform a blasphemy law have resulted in the assassination of two key moderate politicians. Margaret Warner talks to Pakistani Parliament member Sherry Rehman, who has challenged the law and become the focus of several protests and drawn ire from conservative imams.

REPORT

Lincoln Assassination Film 'The Conspirator' Raises Timely Justice Questions

Ray Suarez reports on a new film profiling Mary Surratt, the sole woman implicated in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and the questions raised about the use of military commission trials, both then and now. He is joined by screenwriter James Solomon and retired U.S. Army Col. Fred Borch.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Race to the Top (New)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/14/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the midst of furloughs and budget cuts, there was one piece of very good news for Hawaii public schools last year.  Our state entered the national Race to the Top competition and won $75 million to spur reform in our public education system.  Hawaii was one of just 12 awardees out of 46 states and territories that competed in the $4 billion federal program – a centerpiece of President Obama's education agenda.

This week on Insights, Dan Boylan will host a panel of educators and policy makers to see how our ambitious Race to the Top plans and goals are taking shape. Scheduled guests include: Terry George, Executive Vice President of the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation; Kathryn Matayoshi, Superintendent, State Department of Education; Randall Miura, Principal, Leihoku Elementary School (Waianae); and Tammi Chun, Governor Abercombie’s Education Policy Analyst.

The group will answer questions and consider comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 15, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/15/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama: 'Noose Is Tightening' on Gadhafi Despite Military Stalemate

As the NATO air campaign over Libya marked the end of its first month, President Obama said Friday the conflict has reached a military stalemate. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports on the latest from Libya, and Jeffrey Brown reports on other unrest simmering across the Arab world.

REPORT

News Wrap: Obama Says Afghanistan Troop Drawdown Not a 'Token Gesture'

In other news Friday, President Obama promised the troop drawdown in Afghanistan will be more than symbolic. The president discussed the pullout, which begins this summer, in an interview with The Associated Press. Also, the House approved next year's GOP budget plan, which calls for $5.8 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years.

ANALYSIS

U.S. Faces Difficult Balancing Act Amid Uprisings in Arab World

The U.S. response to Middle East unrest has varied from vocal support for demonstrations in Egypt to NATO attacks in Libya to near silence on protesters' marches in Bahrain. Judy Woodruff discusses the contrasting U.S. responses with Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress and Human Rights Watch's Maria McFarland.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on 'Flexible' U.S. Policy in Middle East, Deficit Plans

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including President Obama's declaration of a military stalemate in Libya and the looming battles in Washington over the debt ceiling and the 2012 budget.

REPORT

A Year After BP Oil Spill Began, No Easy Answers on Gulf Coast's Future

Nearly a year ago, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and triggered a massive oil spill before the leaking well was plugged. Tom Bearden returned to the Gulf to assess the environmental damage and found significant reports of erosion.

CONVERSATION

Autism Now: MacNeil, Lehrer Discuss 'National Emergency' Explored in Series

NewsHour founder and former anchor Robert MacNeil's six-part series on the puzzling prevalence of autism in the U.S. starts to air Monday on the PBS NewsHour. MacNeil speaks with Jim Lehrer about what's explored in the series and describes how autism has affected his family.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 15, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               4/15/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, 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:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 15, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/15/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart anchors.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 15, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/15/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description: 

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

 

Series Title:     HIKI NO - The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 15, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/15/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description: 

This sixth all-new episode of HIKI NŌ will be hosted by Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Public Charter School in West Kauai in their native Niihau dialect, with English subtitles. Stories from reporting schools will be in English. Students from Saint Francis School in Manoa on Oahu will share some tips for grandparents about using Facebook. Students from Kapolei High School in West Oahu will tell the story of a football player’s amazing comeback. Students from Kealakehe High School in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island will show how education is much more than reading, writing and arithmetic; and students from Punahou School in Makiki on Oahu will report on the dangers of cellphone use while driving.  Other schools reporting include Kaimuki Middle School (Kaimuki, Oahu), Hana High and Elementary School (East Maui), and Connections Public Charter School (East Hawaii Island).

Encores of this show will air:

Tues., April 12, 12:30 pm

Fri., April 15, 9:30 pm

Sat., April 16, 12:30 pm

Sun., April 17, 3:00 pm

http://www.pbshawaii.org/hikino/index.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, April 18, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/18/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Deadly Tornadoes Roar Through South, Midwest; Hundreds Left Homeless

After deadly tornadoes pummeled states across the South and Midwest over the weekend, emergency workers assessed the devastation and continued to search for victims on Monday. Gwen Ifill discusses the storm's aftermath with David Schrader of the American Red Cross.

REPORT

News Wrap: Afghan Gunman Kills at Least 2 Outside Defense Ministry

In other news Monday, a gunman in an Afghan army uniform killed at least two people inside the country's Defense Ministry in Kabul. The attack was the latest in a series that has left 16 dead since Friday. In Iraq, suicide bombers detonated two car bombs that killed at least nine people outside the heavily fortified Green Zone.

ANALYSIS

In Downgrading U.S. Rating, Standard & Poor's Fires 'Warning Shot'

Citing a "significant risk" of legislative stalemate until after the 2012 election, bond-rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded the long-term outlook on U.S. Treasury debt from stable to negative. Judy Woodruff discusses the rating's economic impact with the Financial Times' James Politi and Perna Associates' Nick Perna.

REPORT

Gadhafi's Forces, Rebels Battle for Control of Misrata

Forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi continued attacks on Misrata as Gadhafi's government reached a deal with the United Nations to provide humanitarian aid to the western part of the country. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports on the latest from Libya's capital, Tripoli.

ANALYSIS

Can U.S., NATO Avoid a Humanitarian Crisis in Libya?

The government of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi reached an agreement to provide humanitarian assistance to the western part of the country in order to prevent a growing crisis there. Margaret Warner discusses the looming disaster with The Wall Street Journal's Charles Levinson, who is in Misrata.

CONVERSATION

Jennifer Egan's 'A Visit From the Goon Squad' Awarded Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

The Pulitzer Prizes, an annual award for print journalism and the arts, were announced on Monday. The Los Angeles Times and the New York Times both received two awards each, and the award for fiction went to Jennifer Egan for her novel, "A Visit from the Goon Squad." Jeffrey Brown has an excerpt from his conversation with Egan.

REPORT

Autism Now: Robert MacNeil Shares Grandson Nick's Story

In the first of six reports in his Autism Now series, former NewsHour anchor Robert MacNeil takes viewers on a visit with his 6-year-old grandson, Nick, to see how autism affects the whole family. Nick experiences autism not just as a brain-development disorder, but also as physical ailments affecting his whole body.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, April 19, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/19/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Declining Polls, Negative Treasury Rating Cast Shadow Over Obama Budget Message

President Obama traveled to northern Virginia on Tuesday for the first of a weeklong series of town-hall meetings aimed at building support for his budget plan. The stop comes as two new polls revealed declining support for his presidency and a growing public anxiety about deficits and the economy. Judy Woodruff reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Syria Lifts Emergency Law as Forces Open Fire on Protesters

In other news Tuesday, the Syrian government ended 50 years of emergency rule, but security forces in Homs opened fire on protesters staging a sit-in. At least 17 people were reportedly killed. In Libya, government forces continued shelling Misrata as rebels appealed to NATO for more assistance.

ANALYSIS

Should Courts or EPA Regulate Greenhouse Gases?

The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday stemming from a 2004 lawsuit over whether the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Gwen Ifill speaks with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle about the case, the arguments and the justices' reactions.

ANALYSIS

Reporters Win Pulitzer for Exposing 'Corruption on Steroids' in Bell, Calif.

Los Angeles Times reporters Ruben Vives and Jeff Gottlieb were awarded the Pulitzer Prize Monday for uncovering a corruption scandal in Bell, Calif., that resulted in the arrest of eight former or current city officials. Margaret Warner discusses the investigation and the award with the two reporters.

REPORT

Autism Now: Exploring the 'Phenomenal' Increase in U.S. Prevalence

In the second report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil investigates why the number of children with autism is increasing in the U.S. He meets children at different points on the autism spectrum and gets several views on the increase in prevalence -- from better diagnosis to a variety of environmental factors.

REPORT

Spring Brings Escalating Violence in Afghanistan as U.S. Prepares for Drawdown

In Afghanistan, fighting between the Taliban and NATO forces has intensified, especially in the South. The increase in violence, which promises to intensify with the arrival of warmer weather, arrives as the U.S. prepares to withdraw troops beginning in July. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

Will Uptick in Violence Derail U.S. Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan?

As the U.S. prepares to reduce troop levels in Afghanistan, coalition forces are battling increased attacks by the Taliban. Ray Suarez talks with the Washington Post's Rajiv Chandrasekaran, who just returned from Afghanistan, about the rise in violence there.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: TUESDAY, April 19, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/19/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the latest newsmagazine edition of FRONTLINE, producer Tom Curran and reporter Mark Trahant examine a little-known chapter of the Catholic Church sex abuse story: decades of abuse of Native Americans by priests and church workers in Alaska. The isolation of the villages and the absolute authority of the church over the Native population created an atmosphere where molestation could go unchecked and unreported. Also in this hour, a re-airing of “Flying Cheaper,” a January 2011 investigation into the outsourcing of major airline repair work to lower-cost independent maintenance operations in the U.S. and abroad. Closing the hour, a news update on “Flying Cheaper” from correspondent Miles O’Brien, as well as a follow-up on the story of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who was taken into custody by government authorities days after FRONTLINE’s March 29 newsmagazine profile of him, as part of a larger crackdown on artists, bloggers and human-rights advocates.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/20/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Along Gulf Coast, Cautious Optimism for Future a Year After Oil Spill Began

Wednesday marked the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 people and began to dump millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Jim Lehrer reports on the day's vigils, and Tom Bearden reports on the clean-up progress and compensation efforts along the Gulf Coast.

REPORT

News Wrap: Syrian Students Demonstrate, Organize Friday Rallies

In other news Wednesday, students demonstrated against the Syrian government and planned massive rallies for Friday. President Bashar al-Assad ended the 50-year-old emergency law on Tuesday but warned against more protests. In Yemen, gunmen on motorcycles killed at least one protester in a Red Sea port city.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

LaHood: 2 Controllers Fired, but All Must Take 'Personal Responsibility'

Federal officials moved to dispel new air-travel safety concerns after a military plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama breached the safety zone of another plane landing ahead of it. Gwen Ifill talks to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood about the latest in a series of incidents involving air-traffic controllers.

REPORT

Fighting Continues in Misrata as 3 Countries Send Advisers to Assist Rebels

Forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi clashed with rebels in Misrata. The fighting killed at least five people, including "Restrepo" director Tim Hetherington, who was documenting front-line fighting. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports from Tripoli on the latest developments in Libya.

ANALYSIS

How Are Libyans Coping With Food, Medicine Shortages?

As rebels appealed for additional NATO assistance, France announced Wednesday it would step up airstrikes and send military advisers. The U.S. announced $25 million in nonlethal assistance for rebels. Judy Woodruff talks with U.N. Undersecretary-General Valerie Amos about the growing humanitarian crisis in Libya.

REPORT

Autism's Causes: How Close Are We to Solving the Puzzle?

The rise in the number of reported autism cases has caused a surge in research to find the causes. For the latest thinking, Robert MacNeil speaks with four leading researchers about the issue. It's part three of the Autism Now series of reports.

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Lost in the Amazon

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/20/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A modern day quest to find the truth behind one of exploration's greatest mysteries: What happened to famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett who went looking for a city of gold — the Lost City of "Z" — in the Amazon in 1925 and disappeared in the jungles of Brazil forever New archaeological digs, the science behind the discovery of "newly found" jungle cities and clues collected over the years reveal the fate of Fawcett. The program unravels the truth and shares surprising finds that are causing experts to re-think the image of this pristine uninhabited Amazon rainforest: a place that before Columbus may have had large populations living in sophisticated towns and cities.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Power Surge

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/20/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Can emerging technology defeat global warming With more than $30 billion earmarked for “green energy,” President Obama’s stimulus package marks the first serious step by a U.S. administration to tackle the threat of global warming. But as the pace of innovation slackens in the crumbling economy and the public worries more about jobs than the future of the planet, is it all a case of too little, too late NOVA focuses on the latest and greatest innovations that include everything from artificial trees to cleaner coal, nuclear energy and wildly ambitious — and risky — schemes to re-engineer the entire climate system. Can our technology, which helped create this problem, now solve it

 

Series Title:     SAVING THE BAY

Program Title: Part 1 of 4: Marvel of Nature

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/20/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Narrated by Robert Redford, SAVING THE BAY is a documentary miniseries exploring the history of the San Francisco Bay.

In the first episode, “Marvel of Nature,” photo-realistic animation illustrates the formation of the Bay following the last Ice Age. This hour introduces the first inhabitants of the Bay's shores, including Native Peoples, flora and fauna, and continues with European exploration and settlement, including Spanish, Russian and ultimately American influences that dramatically altered the region.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, April 21, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/21/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Gadhafi Forces Pummel Misrata as U.S. Deploys Armed Predator Drones

The Obama administration announced plans to use armed Predator drones to target Moammar Gadhafi's forces in Libya. Jim Lehrer reports on the U.S. move to step up assistance to the rebels as at least 600 people have been reported killed in the besieged city of Misrata.

ANALYSIS

In Libya, What More Can U.S., NATO Do to Turn Stalemate Into Victory?

A day after three countries unveiled plans to send military advisers to aid Libyan rebels, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the U.S. will deploy armed drones into the conflict. Jim Lehrer discusses the coalition's options with the International Council for Life Science's Terence Taylor and Harvard University's Nicholas Burns.

REPORT

News Wrap: Indonesian Police Defuse 5 Large Bombs Near Catholic Church

In other news Thursday, Indonesian terrorism suspects led police to five massive bombs buried under a gas pipeline near a church on the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta. The bombs, set to detonate during Good Friday morning services, were defused. In Japan, another earthquake rattled the devastated northeastern coast.

ANALYSIS

Obama vs. Ryan Plans: What Medicare Costs Are Saved, Shifted?

Controlling mounting Medicare costs has become a central flash point in the budget deficit battle. Judy Woodruff discusses the brewing Medicare debate with Gail Wilensky, a former Medicare oversight official in the first Bush administration, and Chris Jennings, a former senior health adviser to President Clinton.

REPORT

Autism Now: Demand for Educational Resources for Children Outstrips Supply

For public school systems, the demand for special educational and treatment resources for children with autism often outpaces what is available. In the fourth report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil looks at how two schools in the New York City area handle teaching children and teens with autism.

CONVERSATION

Technology Failures, Perils of Deepwater Drilling Among Gulf Oil Spill's Lessons

In his new book, "A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea," Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach chronicles the 2010 struggle to stop what would become the nation's worst off-shore oil spill. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Achenbach about the battle to plug the BP Macondo well, the lessons learned and the future of deepwater drilling.

REPORT

AP Photojournalist Documents 'Horror Show,' Aftermath of Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Associated Press photographer Gerald Herbert's work captured the environmental and personal toll of the Deepwater Horizen oil spill along the Gulf Coast. Herbert narrates a slideshow of his images from the spill's early days and the subsequent struggle to clean up the coast and rebuild the coastal economy.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Pension Tax

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/21/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A confluence of legislative, economic, budget and health care issues is threatening the future financial security of many retirees. On the next Insights, we'll discuss looming issues from the proposed pension tax to Medicare reimbursements to retirement benefits for public and private workers.  This isn’t just a topic for those in retirement; in fact, it’s baby boomers and future retirees who likely face the biggest threat to long-term financial security.  Join host Dan Boylan and a panel of experts to see how cost-cutting measures are shaping up at the legislature and how they might impact us down the road. Scheduled guests include: Dean Hirata, Deputy Director, State Department of Budget and Finance; Barbara Kim Stanton, Director, AARP Hawaii; Barbara Marumoto, State Representative, Minority Policy Leader; and Eldon Wegner, PhD, Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs, a community group advising Governor Abercrombie on seniors issues.

The group will answer questions and consider comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, April, 22, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/21/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Syrian Forces Fire Bullets, Tear Gas at Protesters

Demonstrators took to the streets in several Syrian cities on Friday demanding reforms and the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad. Government forces retaliated with bullets and tear gas. Local human rights activists said at least 75 people were killed. Judy Woodruff reports.

ANALYSIS

For Syrians, a Sense of Collective Identity Emerges Amid Battle for Reform

The U.S. called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop the use of violence after government forces attacked protesters with live ammunition. Judy Woodruff discusses protesters' demands and the government's crackdowns with the International Crisis Group's Robert Malley and democracy activist and blogger Ammar Abdulhamid.

REPORT

News Wrap: Libyan Rebels Retake Key Building From Gadhafi's Forces

In other news Friday, Libyan rebels took back a key building in Misrata after hours of urban battle with forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. The port city has seen power shift back and forth in recent weeks. In Pakistan, U.S. drone strikes targeted a militant stronghold near the Afghan border and killed at least 25 people.

ANALYSIS

Questions Linger Over 'Three Cups of Tea' Author Mortenson's Tales, Charity

"Three Cups of Tea'" author Greg Mortenson has denied allegations stemming from a "60 Minutes" report that parts of his best-selling book were fabricated and his organization has misused funds. Margaret Warner discusses the scandal with Outside Magazine's Alex Heard and the American Institute of Philanthropy's Daniel Borochoff.

REPORT

Autism Now: For Adults With Autism, Few Support Options Past Age 21

Although federal law mandates educational services for children with autism, there are virtually no support services provided once they become adults. In the fifth report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil profiles a young man in New Jersey -- and his family -- as they face an uncertain future for him.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Public's View of Libya Efforts, Debate on Entitlements

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news with Jim Lehrer, including Americans' opinions of the U.S. involvement in the Libya intervention and the brewing legislative battles over the deficit and the debt ceiling.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 22, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               4/22/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, 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:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 22, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/22/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 22, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/22/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ: The Nation’s First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 22, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/22/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This time, the national award-winning multi-media team at Kauai’s Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School anchors the newscast. Stories include Kamehameha Schools Kapālama High School’s look at what life is like for student boarders on campus; Maui Waena Intermediate’s report on the connection between a World War II landmark in Wailuku and world-famous pancakes; and from West Hawaii Island, Konawaena High School’s introduction to traditional Portuguese bread-making. Other school teams filing reports are Kawananakoa Middle School, Maui High School, Kalani High School and Waipahu High School.

www.pbshawaii.org/hikino

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Pension Tax (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/22/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A confluence of legislative, economic, budget and health care issues is threatening the future financial security of many retirees. On the next Insights, we'll discuss looming issues from the proposed pension tax to Medicare reimbursements to retirement benefits for public and private workers.  This isn’t just a topic for those in retirement; in fact, it’s baby boomers and future retirees who likely face the biggest threat to long-term financial security.  Join host Dan Boylan and a panel of experts to see how cost-cutting measures are shaping up at the legislature and how they might impact us down the road. Scheduled guests include: Dean Hirata, Deputy Director, State Department of Budget and Finance; Barbara Kim Stanton, Director, AARP Hawaii; Barbara Marumoto, State Representative, Minority Policy Leader; and Eldon Wegner, PhD, Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs, a community group advising Governor Abercrombie on seniors issues.

The group will answer questions and consider comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, April 25, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/25/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

'Extraordinary' Guantanamo Documents Shed New Light on Detainees

Hundreds of newly released classified documents revealed details on hundreds of men who have been held -- and are being held -- at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Jeffrey Brown discusses the leak, WikiLeaks' involvement and what was revealed in the files with The New York Times' Charlie Savage and NPR's Tom Gjelten.

REPORT

News Wrap: Syrian Soldiers, Troops Target Protests in Daraa

In other news Monday, Syrian soldiers and tanks stormed the southern city of Daraa, in an effort to crack down on anti-government protesters. Human rights activists reported at least 18 killed. Meanwhile, NATO airstrikes over Libya destroyed part of Moammar Gadhafi's Tripoli compound.

ANALYSIS

Protesters Pour Into Yemen's Streets Again Amid New Calls for Saleh to Leave

As thousands of Yemeni protesters crowded streets Monday calling for President Saleh to step down, at least two more protesters were killed -- bringing the death toll to at least 140 in two months. Meanwhile, Saleh signaled that he could leave power within a month if he and relatives are granted immunity from prosecution.

ANALYSIS

Upheaval, Uncertainty in Yemen as Saleh Weighs Exit

Two months of uprisings against the 33-year reign of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh have left at least 140 people dead. Margaret Warner discusses the political upheaval and what's next for Yemenis with Christopher Boucek of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Barbara Bodine, former U.S. ambassador to Yemen.

REPORT

At Stanford, Debate Brews Over Reviving ROTC Program on Campus

Decades after protests surrounding the Vietnam War, some private universities are taking another look at bringing back Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs, but the idea is rekindling some decades-old disputes over military presence on campuses. Spencer Michels reports on how the debate is playing out at Stanford.

ANALYSIS

Autism Now: How Should We Address Deepening 'National Health Emergency'?

Governments, educators, families and public health officials face mounting challenges in dealing with autism as the prevalence in the U.S. continues to grow. In the concluding segment in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil explores these issues and possible solutions in a roundtable with four autism researchers and advocates.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, April 26, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/26/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Deadly Storms Pummel Midwest, Spawning Floods, Tornadoes

Severe flooding, high winds and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, leaving at least 10 people dead in Arkansas after a spate of violent weather on Monday. Jeffery Brown has the latest on the rescue operations and emergency evacuations.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: Security Forces Recapture Some Afghan Inmates

In other news Tuesday, security forces in Southern Afghanistan recaptured at least 71 inmates who fled from Kandahar's main prison Sunday night. More than 480 prisoners escaped after Taliban militants tunneled into the jail. Also, Thai and Cambodian forces clashed over disputed territory containing the ruins of ancient temples.

REPORT

Syrian Protesters Defiant in Face of Escalating Security Crackdown

The Syrian government's crackdown on protesters intensified amid diplomatic discussions of possible action against the regime of President Bashir al-Assad. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the violence in Syria, and Jeffrey Brown talks to Razan Zaitouneh, a human rights lawyer and activist in Damascus.

REPORT

Libyans Brave Heavy Shelling for Food, Fuel

Misrata residents braved heavy shelling by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces to line up for scarce food and fuel, and British Defense Minister Liam Fox met with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates in Washington to discuss NATO action in Libya. Margret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

U.K. Defense Secretary Fox: Opposition Gaining Ground in Libya

British Defense Secretary Liam Fox said NATO allies have Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and his forces on the defensive, and that opposition forces had gained "momentum" in recent days. Margaret Warner discusses NATO operations in Libya with Fox, who was in Washington on Tuesday for meetings with Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Takes Up Case on Data Mining by Drug Companies

Are prescription-drug records confidential medical data, or can drug companies use them to market their products? The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on some states' laws aimed at curbing the marketing process known as "data mining." Ray Suarez reviews the arguments with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.

REPORT

Many Gulf Coast Residents Still Frustrated by Handling of BP Oil Spill

A year after the Deepwater Horizon explosion touched off a massive oil leak that polluted the Gulf Coast, many residents remain angry and frustrated at the slow response of BP and the U.S. government. Tom Bearden reports from the Gulf on residents' attitudes a year after the disaster began.

CONVERSATION

Autism Now: MacNeil Answers Viewer-Submitted Questions on Series

In response to Robert MacNeil's six-part Autism Now series, the NewsHour received scores of questions, compliments and concerns via our website, social media and voicemail. Hari Sreenivasan discusses some viewers' comments and questions with MacNeil.

REPORT

Poet CD Wright Weaves History, Reporting, Storytelling in Verse

Brown University professor CD Wright weaves oral histories, news reports and interviews into her poetry. Her latest volume, "One With Others," looks back at the civil rights era in her native Arkansas.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Post Mortem (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/26/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Every day, nearly 7,000 people die in America. When these deaths happen suddenly, or under suspicious circumstances, we assume there will be a thorough investigation, just like we see on CSI. But the reality is very different. In over 1,300 counties across America, elected coroners, many with no medical or scientific background, are in charge of death investigations. Nationwide there is a severe shortage of competent forensic pathologists to do autopsies. The rate of autopsies—the gold standard of death investigation—has plummeted over the decades. As a result, not only do murderers go free and innocent people go to jail, but the crisis in death investigation in America is also a threat to public health. FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman reports the results of a joint investigation with ProPublica, NPR, and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/27/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

With Birth Certificate Release, Obama Urges Shift in National Dialogue

In response to revived, high-profile skepticism about his U.S. citizenship, President Obama released his long-form birth certificate Wednesday -- again showing he was born in Hawaii -- and said he didn't have time for "silliness." Jim Lehrer and The Washington Post's Dan Balz discuss whether the "birther" issue is now settled.

REPORT

News Wrap: Afghan Military Pilot Kills 9 Americans at Kabul Airport

In other news Wednesday, an Afghan military pilot shot and killed eight U.S. troops and an American contractor after an argument at the Kabul airport. Also, Obama administration officials confirmed CIA Chief Leon Panetta will succeed Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Gen. David Petraeus will head the CIA.

ANALYSIS

Bernanke Spotlights Political, Economic Challenges in Historic News Conference

In hopes of further revamping the Fed's secretive image, Chairman Ben Bernanke held the first-ever regularly scheduled news conference in its 98-year history. Jeffrey Brown discusses his remarks with Columbia University's Joseph Stiglitz and Matthew Slaughter, who served on the Council of Economic Advisers under George W. Bush.

REPORT

Budget Battles Reignite Animosity Between Congress, D.C. Government

Kwame Holman reports on the historically tense relations between Congress and the District of Columbia's residents and local politicians. The two worlds collided recently when Congress and President Obama reached a budget agreement in part through provisions affecting abortion services and private-school voucher programs in D.C.

ANALYSIS

Sony PlayStation System Hacking Incident Highlights Web-Security Gaps

Sony officials announced Tuesday that hackers might have obtained personal information, including credit card numbers, from 77 million users of its PlayStation gaming system. Ray Suarez discusses the breach's impact on Sony, its users and the future of online security with former hacker and Wired.com editor Kevin Poulsen.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, April 28, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/28/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Birmingham Police Chief: Alabamians in Shock, Despair After Major Storm

The nation's worst outbreak of tornadoes in nearly 40 years devastated large parts of the South on Wednesday night. Nearly 300 people were killed in six states, and two major cities were hit in Alabama. Jeffery Brown gets an on-the-ground account of the destruction from A.C. Roper, police chief of Birmingham, Ala.

REPORT

News Wrap: Explosion at Popular Tourist Cafe in Morocco Kills at Least 15

In other news Thursday, an explosion at a popular tourist cafe in Morocco killed at least 15 people, including 10 foreigners. The government said it was a terrorist bombing. Also, former President Jimmy Carter, who just returned from Pyongyang, said North Korean President Kim Jong-Il is seeking direct talks with South Korea.

ANALYSIS

How Will Leadership Shuffle Affect National Security Policy?

President Obama officially announced leadership changes to his national security team. Jim Lehrer discusses the staff shuffle and its policy implications with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Jessica Tuchman Mathews, former CIA Acting Director John McLaughlin and former Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Jack Keane.

ANALYSIS

Giffords Travels to Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch as Recovery Progresses

Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' recovery from a gunshot wound marks a milestone as she travels to watch husband Mark Kelly command Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight. Despite regaining some abilities, she face many more challenges. Ray Suarez discusses her recovery with the National Rehabilitation Hospital's William Garmoe.

REPORT

In Nigerian Maternity Wards, Preventable Causes Claim Many Lives

In "The Edge of Joy," filmmaker Dawn Shapiro goes inside a busy maternity ward in Nigeria, where maternal deaths are among the world's highest. The documentary is the first in a series of independently produced films from around the world aired in a partnership between The Economist magazine and the NewsHour.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Tourism

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/28/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On the next INSIGHTS we'll look at the state of Hawaii's economic engine: tourism. How is the industry coping with the impact of the disaster in Japan? What new ideas and business models are being developed to rejuvenate tourism and sustain it for the future?

Joining moderator Dan Boylan are Sumner La Croix, Professor of Economics and Research Fellow with the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO); Mike McCartney, President & CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA); Ramsay Taum, Founder and President of the Life Enhancement Institute (LEI); and Keith Vieira, Senior Vice-President and Director of Operations for Hawaii and French Polynesia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

The group will answer questions and consider comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 29, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/29/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Ala., Miss.,Tornado Victims Struggle to Cope With Worst Storm Damage in Decades

President Obama traveled to Alabama to meet with tornado victims and tour the devastation left by the Wednesday storms. Ray Suarez discusses the latest conditions and the search-and-rescue efforts with Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox and the National Weather Service's Jack Hayes.

REPORT

News Wrap: At Least 62 Reported Killed in Syria Protests

In other developments Friday, thousands of people in Syria defied a government crackdown to stage protests across the country and a scheduled launch of the space shuttle Endeavour was delayed.

REPORT

Marriage of Prince William, Kate Middleton Brings Pomp and Pageantry

The new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton, exchanged vows at London's Westminster Abbey. The lavish wedding came at a time of austerity in Britain. Kirshan Guru-Murthy of Independent Television News reports on the ceremony and its impact in Britain.

ANALYSIS

What Does Royal Wedding Mean for Role of Monarchy in Britain?

Onlookers crowded London's streets and television viewers worldwide tuned into the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London Friday. Margaret Warner recaps the ceremony's significance with John Burns, London bureau chief for the New York Times.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Obama vs. Trump, Security Team Shuffles

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times Columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the release of the president's long-form birth certificate, budget battles in Congress and changes in the administration's national security team.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 29, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               4/29/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week. The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, 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:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 29, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/29/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week's online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart anchors.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 29, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/29/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ – The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 29. 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/29/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

On the eighth all-new episode of HIKI NŌ, hosted by Molokai High School on Molokai, students from Kalaheo High School in Windward Oahu chart the ups and downs in the school's attempt to build its very own football Field of Dreams; students from Waiakea High School on Hawaii Island tell the story of a family business that invented one of Hilo's iconic snack foods; students from Roosevelt High School on Oahu investigate the history of the most distinctive landmark on their campus; and students from Lahaina Intermediate on Maui give a lesson in a language unfamiliar to many adults – "Text Speak."

Other schools reporting in this episode include Waialua High and Intermediate on Oahu's North Shore, Waianae High School in Waianae on Oahu, and West Hawaii Explorations Academy in West Hawaii Island.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Tourism (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/29/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On the next INSIGHTS we'll look at the state of Hawaii's economic engine: tourism. How is the industry coping with the impact of the disaster in Japan? What new ideas and business models are being developed to rejuvenate tourism and sustain it for the future?

Joining moderator Dan Boylan are Sumner La Croix, Professor of Economics and Research Fellow with the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO); Mike McCartney, President & CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA); Ramsay Taum, Founder and President of the Life Enhancement Institute (LEI); and Keith Vieira, Senior Vice-President and Director of Operations for Hawaii and French Polynesia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

The group will answer questions and consider comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, May 2, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/02/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Bin Laden's Death a 'Tremendous Sigh of Relief' After Tense Abbottabad Raid

President Obama announced late Sunday that the most wanted man in the world, Osama bin Laden, was killed by U.S. forces. The al-Qaida leader and mastermind behind multiple terrorist attacks was shot in the head by American forces in a firefight at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Ray Suarez reports.

REPORT

Abbottabad Residents 'Shocked' Bin Laden Hid Nearby

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in a late-night raid over the weekend on his compound in the relatively affluent town of Abbottabad, just outside Pakistan's capital of Islamabad. Special correspondent Saima Mohsin reports on locals' amazement that the world's most wanted man was living in their midst.

REPORT

During Bin Laden Raid, 'The Minutes Passed Like Days'

The plan that led to the death of al-Qaida leader and Sept. 11 plotter Osama bin Laden was reportedly in the works for months. Margaret Warner reports from the White House with the details of the planning and execution of the raid on bin Laden's compound, and why the U.S. kept Pakistani officials in the dark until it was over.

ANALYSIS

What's Next for U.S. Military in Fight Against Al-Qaida?

What effects will Osama bin Laden's death have on al-Qaida? Gwen Ifill speaks with the New America Foundation's Steve Coll and the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism's Farhana Qazi about U.S. military and intelligence operations, and what the operation revealed about the U.S. relationship with its ally, Pakistan.

ANALYSIS

Albright: Bin Laden Death a 'Very Big Victory,' But Not 'Happily Ever After'

Jim Lehrer discusses the impact of Osama bin Laden's death on U.S. foreign policy and efforts to fight extremism with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Chuck Hagel.

REPORT

News Wrap: 12-Year-Old Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 4 Near Kabul

In other news Monday, a 12-year-old suicide bomber killed at least four people at a bazaar southeast of Kabul. The attack is the first in the Taliban's promised spring offensive in Afghanistan. In Libya, mourners demanded revenge for the death of Moammar Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Abrab, who was killed Saturday in an airstrike.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, May 3, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/03/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

White House Weighs Release of 'Gruesome' Bin Laden Photo

The Obama administration on Tuesday filled in new details about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said no decision has been made on whether posthumous photos of bin Laden will be released. Jeffrey Brown reports.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

CIA Chief Panetta: Obama Made 'Gutsy' Decision on Bin Laden Raid

In a newsmaker interview with Jim Lehrer on Tuesday, CIA Director Leon Panetta described the tension of waiting for the final outcome of the U.S. Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, plus the preparations for the assault and what uncertainties President Obama faced in deciding to OK the attack.

REPORT

In Pakistan, a Mix of Anger, Embarrassment Over Bin Laden Raid

The shooting of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces on Pakistani soil has further strained the already tense relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan. Margaret Warner reports on Pakistan's response and talks to special correspondent Saima Mohsin about reactions to the raid in Abbottabad, where bin Laden had been hiding.

ANALYSIS

Chambliss: Pakistan Must 'Get Serious,' Deliver Mullah Omar, Zawahiri

The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to congratulate U.S. troops and the intelligence community for the assault that killed Osama bin Laden, but the incident also put the future of U.S.-Pakistani relations in question. Gwen Ifill discusses the countries' strained ties with Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Mark Udall, D-Colo.

ANALYSIS

Gauging Americans' Range of Reactions to Bin Laden's Death

American reactions to the news of Osama bin Laden's death ranged from exuberance to quiet relief. Judy Woodruff discusses U.S. reactions with the Rev. Janet Vincent, who ministered to 9/11 rescuers and families; former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and Lauren French, editor-in-chief of George Washington University's student paper.

REPORT

Frontline: Searching for Militants Fighting in the Name of Bin Laden

In a Frontline excerpt, an Afghan journalist risks his life to search for militants who say they fight in the name of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. The episode airs Tuesday night on most PBS stations.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan on Track for July Start

In other news Tuesday, a White House spokesman said the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden won't affect the scheduled start of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in July. In Syria, human rights activists reported more than 1,000 people have been arrested in an escalating government crackdown on demonstrators.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: TUESDAY, May 3, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/03/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

FRONTLINE begins its latest newsmagazine edition with a new report from Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi. Last year, Quraishi made an extraordinary reporting trip for FRONTLINE that led to the award-winning film Behind Taliban Lines. This year, he once again journeys deep into enemy territory to meet a different band of militants and foreign fighters who say they are loyal to Osama bin Laden and are readying a new offensive against coalition forces. As the United States faces a major strategic review in Afghanistan, Quraishi's journey sheds light on a question of growing importance: Is Al Qaeda once again becoming a significant presence in Afghanistan? Also in this hour, correspondent Martin Smith talks about the future of Al Qaeda with terror expert Peter Bergen, the best-selling author of three books on Osama bin Laden. Then later in the hour, a follow-up to FRONTLINE's "College, Inc." story with an investigation into how for-profit schools are aggressively recruiting large numbers of new veterans with promises that many now question whether they can keep.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/04/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama's Bin Laden Photo Decision: Move on or More Proof?

Citing national security risks, President Obama said Wednesday that photos of Osama bin Laden's body will not be released. Ray Suarez discusses the president's decision and its effects with former White House counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke and former Deputy National Security Adviser Juan Zarate.

REPORT

News Wrap: Fatah, Hamas Sign Unity Accord to Netanyahu's Dismay

In other news Wednesday, rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas signed a unity accord after four years of divisions. Under the new agreement, a caretaker government will prepare for national elections next year. Also, European Union officials defended the $115 billion bailout given to Portugal.

ANALYSIS

How Does Bin Laden's Death Change U.S. Equation in Af-Pak Region?

Osama bin Laden's death has opened new debate over whether U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan should begin withdrawing before the original July start date. France's foreign minister said his country is considering just that. Jeffrey Brown discusses the war's future with former defense officials Celeste Ward and Seth Jones.

ANALYSIS

FEMA Chief Fugate on Challenges of Widespread Storm Recovery Needs

The Army Corps of Engineers is considering whether to blow up more levees along the Mississippi River after destroying a Missouri levee to save an Illinois town. Judy Woodruff talks with Federal Emergency Management Agency Chief Craig Fugate about the government's widespread effort to help victims of flooding and tornadoes.

REPORT

In Misrata Port, Ship Braves Shelling to Save Patients, Migrant Workers

In Libya, five people were killed amid shelling Wednesday as they waited for an aid ship to rescue migrant workers and trauma patients from a hospital in Misrata. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports on the harrowing mission in the port city, which has been the focus of intense fighting for two months.

REPORT

Oscar-Winning 'Inside Job' Director Attacks Economists' Ties to Financial Sector

As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman reports on the aftermath of the financial crisis and how the Academy Award-winning documentary, "Inside Job" is influencing some leading economic thinkers. The film raises concerns about conflicts of interest for economists in academics.

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: China's Terracotta Warriors

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/04/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The extraordinary story of China's 8,000 terracotta warriors begins two centuries before the birth of Christ. The first emperor of China was preparing an extravagant tomb for his journey into the afterlife — and decreed that he be protected forever by a monumental army. Since then no one has seen these ancient warriors in their original splendor, brightly painted and fully armed, ready to protect their Emperor for all eternity. Now this once mighty army will be returned to its former glory for the first time. Row upon row of life-size, lavishly painted warriors will rise from the dust of two millennia. But how was a terracotta army of this size made in less than two years using the technology of 2200 years ago? Led by archaeologist Agnes Hsu, SECRETS OF THE DEAD shows that the Chinese may have Henry Ford beat by more than 2,000 years with their own assembly line used to produce the 8,000-strong Ghost Army.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Ghosts of Machu Picchu (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/04/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Perched atop a mountain crest, mysteriously abandoned more than four centuries ago, Machu Picchu is the most famous archeological ruin in the Western hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca. In the years since Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, there have been countless theories about this "Lost City of the Incas," yet it remains an enigma. Why did the Incas build it on such an inaccessible site, clinging to the steep face of a mountain? Who lived among its stone buildings, farmed its emerald green terraces and drank from its sophisticated aqueduct system? NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven't been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burials of the people who built the sacred site.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, May 5, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/05/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

How Will History View Obama's Decision on Bin Laden?

President Obama traveled to New York City Thursday to place a wreath in honor of the victims of the 9/11 attacks and mark the killing of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. Jim Lehrer discusses the significance of President Obama's decision to carry out the raid with historians Beverly Gage and Michael Beschloss.

REPORT

News Wrap: Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 20 at Iraqi Police Station

In other news Thursday, 20 police officers were killed as a bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a barrier outside of a Baghdad police station. It was the second major bombing this week in Iraq. Also, the U.S. is trying to free up some of the $30 billion it has frozen in Libyan assets to help rebels fighting Gadhafi.

REPORT

Why Didn't Bin Laden Have More Protection at His Compound?

As questions swirl around whether Pakistan knew anything about Osama bin Laden's location or had anything to do with hiding him, its relations with the United States have become even shakier. Independent Television News' Bill Neely reports from Abbottabad, the town of bin Laden's hideout.

ANALYSIS

Amid Bin Laden Inquiries, How Can U.S., Pakistan Rebuild Relations?

After a U.S. raid killed Osama bin Laden, questions are being raised about what Pakistan knew about the al-Qaida leader's location. Judy Woodruff examines how his discovery will impact U.S.-Pakistani relations with Shuja Nawaz, who has written frequently on Pakistan's military, and former CIA station chief Robert Grenier.

ANALYSIS

After Shutdown Showdown, Lawmakers Appear 'Prepared to Work Together' on Budget

In Washington, Vice President Biden met with top lawmakers Thursday to begin a new round of high-level budget, deficit and spending negotiations. Jeffrey Brown discusses the looming debt deadline and the issues at play with The Washington Post's Lori Montgomery.

REPORT

In Calif. Town, Prison May Fix One Employment Problem, But Create Another

The small California farm town of Mendota is struggling to diversify its economy, which revolves around seasonal agricultural work that creates times of very high unemployment. University of California, Berkeley student Alissa Figueroa reports on one solution that could also create a big problem for farms and their workers.

REPORT

Philadelphia 'Health for Sale' Exhibit Retraces Medicinal History in Vintage Ads

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is featuring an exhibit of vintage medical posters that advertise cures for all kinds of ailments. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the advertisements-turned-art.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Hawaii's Energy Future

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/05/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, we'll track Hawaii's progress on the path to energy independence. Though we've been talking about alternative energy for decades, innovative projects by government, private and non-profit entities are currently underway. Join host Dan Boylan as he engages a group of experts in a conversation exploring how far we've come, where we're trying to go and what's taking so long in our quest for clean energy.

Guests include: Robbie Alm, Executive Vice President, Hawaiian Electric Company; Michael Hamnett, Co–Chair, Hawaii Energy Policy Forum and Executive Director of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii; Hermina Morita, Chair of the State Public Utilities Commission; and Estrella Seese, Acting Energy Program Administrator, State Energy Office.

Viewer questions and comments are welcome via phone, e-mail, Twitter and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 6, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/06/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

As Job Growth Continues, Focus Turns to Speed of U.S. Recovery

The April jobs report showed healthy gains Friday, but also a rise in the unemployment rate. U.S. markets rose sharply in early trading, but surrendered most of their gains later in the day. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look at the latest jobs numbers with New York Times' David Leonhardt, a recent winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

REPORT

News Wrap: Al-Qaida Confirms Bin Laden's Death, Warns of New Attacks

In other news Friday, al-Qaida issued its own confirmation of Osama bin Laden's death on a militant website and warned of new attacks in revenge. Militants also said his final audio message would be released. Also, a Pakistani intelligence official said one of bin Laden's wives lived in the Abbottabad compound for five years.

ANALYSIS

What Does Widening U.S. Income Gap Mean for Future of Economy, Americans?

The jobs report for April was released Friday as well as a new report that found top CEO pay is above where it was in 2007, before the recession. Jeffrey Brown discusses the widening income gap and increase in executive pay with AFL-CIO Office of Investment's Vinetta Anand and The Council on Competitiveness' Deborah Wince-Smith.

ANALYSIS

Killing Bin Laden: A 'Routine Mission' for War-Tested SEALs

President Obama praised troops Friday at Fort Campbell, Ky., after a big victory in the long war against al-Qaida. Ray Suarez discusses the special military units that brought down Osama bin Laden with retired Navy Cmdr. Ryan Zinke, a former SEAL Team Six member, and retired Army Col. Kalev Sepp, a former Special Forces officer.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Secretive SEALs, Obama's Bin Laden Raid, GOP Debate

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including President Obama's standing after the killing of Osama bin Laden, the military elite that carried out the mission and the first debate among 2012 GOP hopefuls.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 6, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               5/06/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week. The program, hosted by Gwen Ifill, 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:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 6, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/06/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week's online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart anchors.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 6, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/06/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ – The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 6, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/06/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

On the ninth all-new episode of HIKI NŌ, hosted by Halau Lokahi Public Charter School, students from Mid-Pacific Institute show how the nation's highest ranked kayaker under the age of 18 draws inspiration from the memory of his late mother; students from Moanalua High School collect stories about the 'unregistered' occupants on their campus; students from Wheeler Middle School show how children of deployed military personnel keep in touch with their parents over great distances; and students from Nanakuli Intermediate and High School talk about the impact of representing the U.S. at the world's largest performing arts festival - The Fringe in Scotland. Other schools reporting include Kapaa High School, Keaau High School, Kihei Charter School and Mililani Middle School.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Hawaii's Energy Future (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/06/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, we'll track Hawaii's progress on the path to energy independence. Though we've been talking about alternative energy for decades, innovative projects by government, private and non-profit entities are currently underway. Join host Dan Boylan as he engages a group of experts in a conversation exploring how far we've come, where we're trying to go and what's taking so long in our quest for clean energy.

Guests include: Robbie Alm, Executive Vice President, Hawaiian Electric Company; Michael Hamnett, Co–Chair, Hawaii Energy Policy Forum and Executive Director of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii; Hermina Morita, Chair of the State Public Utilities Commission; and Estrella Seese, Acting Energy Program Administrator, State Energy Office.

Viewer questions and comments are welcome via phone, e-mail, Twitter and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, May 9, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/09/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Mississippi River Flooding Hits Historic Levels, Tests Levee System

The Mississippi River approached its highest level ever Monday, forcing the city of Memphis to evacuate homes as they wait for the river to peak, which is expected as early as tonight. Jeffrey Brown gets the latest on the surging flood waters from Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and the Army Corps of Engineers' Steve Stockton.

REPORT

News Wrap: 23 Arrested Over Muslim, Coptic Christian Clash in Egypt

In other news Monday, security officials in Egypt arrested 23 people after weekend clashes between Muslims and Coptic Christians left more than a 12 people dead. In Libya, the United Nations reported a ship carrying some 600 migrants fleeing Libya has sunk.

REPORT

Accusations, Anger in Pakistan After Abbottabad Raid

There are growing tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Ray Suarez reports on the latest reactions to the raid.

ANALYSIS

U.S. and Pakistan: Will a Strategic Partnership Falter After Bin Laden Raid?

After bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces during a raid in Abbottabad, tensions are on the rise between the U.S. and Pakistan. Ray Suarez discusses the future of U.S.-Pakistan relations with former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Wendy Chamberlin and Lawrence Wright, author of a book that focuses on the origins of al-Qaida.

REPORT

'Last In, First Out' Among Teacher Layoff Policies Under Scrutiny

As the end of the school year approaches, thousands of teachers across the U.S. are facing the prospect of being laid off. NewsHour special correspondent John Tulenko reports on questions over layoff policies in Hartford, Conn.

REPORT

Protesters in Mexico Take to the Streets Over Drug Cartel Violence

Demonstrators took to the streets in Mexico this weekend to protest the violence brought on by drug cartels. Margret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

What's Next for Mexico's War on Drugs?

Demonstrators take to the streets to fight against violence caused by drug cartels in Mexico. Belo TV's Mexico Bureau Chief Angela Kocherga, based in El Paso, Texas, reports from the border region and though Mexico with the latest from Mexico's war on drugs.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, May 10, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/10/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Miss. River Crests in Memphis, Flood Worries Head Downstream

The "Mighty Mississippi" more than lived up to its nickname, swelling two and a half miles beyond its banks and inundating low-lying areas in and around Memphis, Tenn. Jeffrey Brown reports on the damage in Memphis and new flood worries for communities downstream.

REPORT

News Wrap: Heavy NATO Bombing Rocks Libyan Capital

In other news Tuesday, the heaviest bombing in weeks struck Libya's capital city. And in Syria, government troops backs by tanks moved into towns near the city of Daraa.

ANALYSIS

Obama Renews Call to Fix 'Broken' Immigration System

The president visited El Paso, Texas, Tuesday to launch a public campaign for immigration reform. Ray Suarez discuses the new push with Hernan Rozemberg and Michel Marizco, senior correspondents for "Fronteras: The Changing America Desk," a network of National Public Radio stations across the southwest focusing on border issues.

REPORT

Debt Debate Heats Up in Washington as Borrowing Limit Looms

With the federal government set to hit its legal limit on borrowing in less than a week, House Speaker John Boehner outlined new debt ceiling negotiation terms. Kwame Holman reports on the politics of the debate.

ANALYSIS

U.S. Steps Up Challenge to China on Human Rights

The Obama administration has stepped up criticism of China's human rights record in recent days. Judy Woodruff discusses the issue with Human Rights Watch's Phelim Kine and former President of the U.S.-China Business Council Robert Kapp.

REPORT

Nearly 8 Years After the 'Orange Revolution,' Ukraine Runs Into Reversals

Special correspondent Kira Kay explores lessons being learned about fulfilling the promises of the 2004 revolution in Ukraine. It's part of a partnership with the Bureau for International Reporting.

ANALYSIS

What's Behind Microsoft's Decision to Buy Skype?

Microsoft announced Tuesday it was purchasing the Internet telephone service Skype in a deal valued at $8.5 billion. Jeffrey Brown discusses the deal with The Washington Post's Technology Reporter Cecilia Kang.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Kill/Capture

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/10/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Since taking over the war effort in Afghanistan, Gen. Petraeus has raised the campaign against the Taliban to a new intensity, nearly doubling the number of air attacks and unleashing Special Forces to kill or capture thousands of militants. In Pakistan, the CIA has killed hundreds of militants with drone attacks. Now as President Obama promises a July deadline for reducing troops, is the strategy working? Through interviews with Gen. Petraeus, his senior commanders, and Taliban foot-soldiers, FRONTLINE carries out an in-depth investigation into the United States' unprecedented campaign of targeted killing.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Bhutto

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/10/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

A portrait of one of the most fascinating and complex figures of our time, Bhutto is the epic tale of the life and tragic death of Benazir Bhutto, who became the first woman leader of a Muslim country. Beloved by many of the people of her native Pakistan, she was reviled by the nation's military establishment and male-dominated ruling class. More than two years after her death from a suicide bomber, Bhutto remains a divisive figure, as political struggle continues today in Pakistan, arguably the world's most strategically important country and the Muslim world's sole nuclear power.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/11/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

All Eyes on Mississippi River Levees, Spillways as Flood Tensions Continue

Crews filled sandbags and shored up levees along the Mississippi River as enormous volumes of water surged south. Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at the levee and floodgate system with the Association of State Floodplain Managers' Larry Larson and Author John Barry.

REPORT

Galleon Fund Head Convicted of Fraud, Conspiracy

In other news Wednesday, a federal jury in New York has convicted Raj Rajaratnam, founder of The Galleon Group, in the largest insider trading case ever involving hedge funds.

REPORT

GOP 2012 Field Taking Shape With Gingrich Bid

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich launched his official bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination Wednesday. Can he re-introduce himself to the electorate? Jim Lehrer discuss the news with NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian.

REPORT

Ukraine Struggles to Curb HIV Epidemic Amid Drug Shortages, Political Hurdles

Ukraine has the highest HIV infection rate in Europe and now there are fears its epidemic could spread to neighboring countries. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports from Ukraine on the health issue.

REPORT

Syria's Crackdown on Protesters Escalates, 18 Killed

Crackdowns on Syrian protesters intensified Wednesday, when government shelling targeted residential areas, killing 18 people. Judy Woodruff has the latest updates from the Syrian uprising.

ANALYSIS

Syrian Regime's 'Fear Factor' May Be Giving Way to Wider Protests

As Syrian government tanks shell residential neighborhoods, Judy Woodruff discusses what is next for the Syrian uprising with The National Defense University's Murhaf Jouejati and The Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Andrew Tabler.

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, May 12, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/12/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama, Congress Work on Recipe to Reduce National Debt

President Obama met with top lawmakers again Thursday, to continue working on a deal to reduce the nation's deficit. Ray Suarez reports on the battle lines being drawn by both parties, from spending cuts to new taxes.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

McConnell Optimistic on Spending Deal That Will 'Astonish the American People'

In a newsmaker interview with Jim Lehrer on Thursday, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell discusses what's next for budget talks and other spending issues.

REPORT

Communities Watch, Wait as Miss. River Flood Threat Looms

In other news Thursday, people along the Mississippi spent another day bracing for high water volumes. The president added 14 more flooded counties to the Federal Disaster list. Also, the economic recovery struggled in April, first-time claims for unemployment benefits were down, but remained at relatively high levels.

ANALYSIS

Tax Breaks for Oil Companies: Good for Business or Unfair Advantage?

Lawmakers targeted the oil industry's tax breaks and profits in budget debates Thursday. Judy Woodruff discusses the debate over tax breaks for oil production and other rules with The Energy Program at Public Citizen's Tyson Slocum and The American Petroleum Institute's Brian Johnson.

REPORT

Pakistan Microlending Program Looks to Aid Women in Poverty

A Pakistani program that gives small loans to needy woman is making a difference for those in poverty. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the program that focuses on women. It's part of a partnership with the Undertold Stories Project at St. Mary's University in Minnesota.

CONVERSATION

'Wizard of Lies' Author Details Madoff's Fall Into Massive Financial Fraud

In the new book, "The Wizard of Lies," New York Times' Diana Henriques chronicles the massive Wall Street Ponzi scheme of the '90s led by Bernie Madoff. Jeffrey Brown talks to Henriques about her reporting.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Legislative Wrap Up

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/12/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, we'll examine the results of the just-concluded 2011 legislative session. This year the unenviable task put before state lawmakers was finding a way to close a budget deficit estimated at more than a billion dollars over the next 2 years. When the job calls for raising taxes and cutting spending on critical services, it's hard to make anyone happy. How did they do? We'll ask House and Senate leaders, a member of the Republican minority and our State Capitol analyst Richard Borreca to weigh in.

Joining host Dan Boylan will be: Rep. Calvin Say (D), Speaker of the State House of Representatives; Rep. Gil Riviere, Republican Caucus, State House of Representatives; and Richard Borreca, Honolulu Star-Advertiser Political Columnist.

Viewer questions and comments are welcome via phone, e-mail, Twitter and live blogging.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 13, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/13/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

From Syria to Yemen, Uprisings Continue to Rattle Arab World

Rebel uprisings continued to shake the Arab world on Friday as thousands of people took to the streets to demand that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down. Ray Suarez reports.

REPORT

Security Presence in Bahrain Squashes Embers of Uprising

Ray Suarez gets an update form Margaret Warner, who is reporting in the Bahraini capital, Manama.

REPORT

Army Corps of Engineers Navigates Miss. River Spillways

In other news Friday, some 25,000 people in Louisiana were on notice that their homes could be inundated if the Army Corps of Engineers opens the Morganza Spillway.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Napolitano: 'Heightened State of Alert' Continues After Bin Laden's Death

In a newsmaker interview with Judy Woodruff on Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano discusses what impact the death of Osama bin Laden will have on security in the U.S.

REPORT

Tracking Inflation: How Fast Are Prices Rising?

As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sense of financial news, Paul Solman reports on the growing rate of inflation and how Americans are dealing with the extra costs. According to the government's latest figures, prices made the biggest jump in any 12-month period since October 2008.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Gerson on Immigration Reform, Gingrich's 2012 Bid

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss top political news, including the realities of immigration reform and the shape of the 2012 GOP presidential field.

ESSAY

Robert MacNeil on Jim Lehrer's 'Stealth' Exit

Jim Lehrer announced Thursday that he is taking another step toward ending his 36 years of anchoring or co-anchoring out daily public television news broadcast. Long-time colleague and friend, Robert MacNeil offers this reflection.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 13, 2011

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               5/13/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 13, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/13/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week's online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart anchors.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 13, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/13/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 13, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/13/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

On the tenth all-new HIKI NŌ, hosted by Maui's Lahainaluna High School, students from Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island introduce us to the amazing chameleon colony on the slopes of Holualoa; students from Oahu's Aliamanu Middle School tell us the pros and cons of life on Ford Island in the middle of Pearl Harbor; students from Iao Intermediate School on Maui explain how professional baseball star Shane Victorino, an alumnus of their school, is a positive influence and an inspiration to their community; and students from Kea'au High School on Hawaii Island show how an open-air market in their town helps the local farmers.

Other schools reporting include Hilo High School and Kamehameha Schools – Hawaii Campus on Hawaii Island; Ka Waihona o ka Na'auao Public Charter School in Waianae, Oahu; and Waianae High School.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Legislative Wrap Up (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/13/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, we'll examine the results of the just-concluded 2011 legislative session. This year the unenviable task put before state lawmakers was finding a way to close a budget deficit estimated at more than a billion dollars over the next 2 years. When the job calls for raising taxes and cutting spending on critical services, it's hard to make anyone happy. How did they do? We'll ask House and Senate leaders, a member of the Republican minority and our State Capitol analyst Richard Borreca to weigh in.

Joining host Dan Boylan will be: Rep. Calvin Say (D), Speaker of the State House of Representatives; Rep. Gil Riviere, Republican Caucus, State House of Representatives; and Richard Borreca, Honolulu Star-Advertiser Political Columnist.

Viewer questions and comments are welcome via phone, e-mail, Twitter and live blogging.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, May 16, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/16/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Morganza Spillway Reduces Pressure on Cities' Levees; Towns Brace for Water

On Saturday, the Army Corps of Engineers opened the floodgates of the Morganza Spillway on the Mississippi River to reduce pressure on the levees that protect Baton Rouge and New Orleans. A number of smaller towns are now having to deal with the possibility of devastating flooding. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Space Shuttle Endeavour Blasts Off for Final Mission

In other news Monday, Space Shuttle Endeavour blasted into orbit, marking the penultimate takeoff for the shuttle program. The launch attracted a large crowd including Gabrielle Giffords, wife of the mission commander. Also, Wall Street never got off the ground amid concerns over European debt and unease about the U.S. economy.

REPORT

IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Denied $1 Million Bail Over Sexual Assault Charge

In New York, Judge Melissa Jackson denied IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's request of $1 million bail Monday, calling him a flight risk. Strauss-Kahn was arrested Saturday night after a 32-year-old chambermaid accused him of sexually assaulting her at a New York hotel where he was staying. Gwen Ifill reports.

ANALYSIS

Strauss-Kahn Arrest Drops 'Bomb' on French Politics; IMF Faces Leadership Vacuum

IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was denied bail Monday for sexual assault of a 32-year-old chambermaid in his New York hotel suite. Gwen Ifill discusses possible fallout from this incident with former IMF official Eswar Prasad and Princeton research scholar Sophie Meunier.

ANALYSIS

How Does the U.S. Debt Ceiling Work and Why Does it Matter?

The United States government hit the legal limit for the amount of money it can borrow Monday, but Treasury officials say they can take other measures to pay the bills. Ray Suarez discusses questions about how the debt ceiling works and the ongoing political debate with The New York Times' Binyamin Applebaum.

REPORT

'Freedom Riders' Film Revisits Those Who Risked Lives for Civil Rights

"Freedom Riders," a documentary that will air Monday on PBS' American Experience, revisits a group of young men and women who boarded commercial buses headed for the Deep South during the civil rights movement. Judy Woodruff discusses the risks and rewards with Rep. John Lewis and a young man who participated in a reenactment.

REPORT

'Life on Mars' Author Explores Humans' Relationship With Universe Through Poetry

"Life on Mars," Tracy K. Smith's third book, explores the cosmos through words. The Princeton creative writing professor and poet reflects on the relationship between our lives and the universe at her Brooklyn home.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, May 17, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/17/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Housing Market Still Plagued by Foreclosures, Mortgage Woes, Tumbling Prices

The U.S. housing market showed more signs of weakness Tuesday with the fall of new home construction by more than 10 percent and new building permits by 4 percent. Judy Woodruff discusses the fallout from the disappointing new housing report with Inside Mortgage Finance's Guy Cecala and The Washington Post's Dina ElBoghdady.

REPORT

News Wrap: Part of Mississippi River Closed, Reopen Date Uncertain

In other news Tuesday, the Coast Guard closed part of the Mississippi River and didn't say when it might reopen. Meanwhile, floodwater continued to creep across Louisiana's Cajun country after a key spillway was opened. Also, Pakistani troops exchanged shots with a NATO helicopter in an incident on the Afghan border.

ANALYSIS

As GOP Field Takes Shape, Gingrich on Defensive Over Medicare Remarks

The GOP's 2012 presidential nomination battle shifted once again Monday when former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who hasn't officially entered the race, announced he'd raised $10 million in one day. Political Editor David Chalian speaks with Gwen Ifill about the GOP field and Newt Gingrich's controversial Medicare comments.

ANALYSIS

Study: Early Treatment 'Extremely Impressive' in Preventing HIV Spread

Dramatic findings from a new clinical study show early HIV-AIDS treatment can help prevent the spread of the disease between sexual partners. Ray Suarez discusses what the findings suggest about using drugs for prevention of the disease with Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

REPORT

Uncertainty Reigns in Bahrain Amid Mix of Normalcy, State of Siege

After government crackdowns in Bahrain crushed the Arab spring uprising, divisions between Shia and Sunni Muslims have widened. Margaret Warner reports from Bahrain on the feelings of unease in the wealthy Persian Gulf nation.

CONVERSATION

Author James Gleick Traces Information's Evolution in New Book

Author James Gleick's new book, "The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood," chronicles the evolution of information. Jeffrey Brown and the science and technology author discuss how our era of information overload evolved from pre-digital times.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: The Meth Epidemic (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/17/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Methamphetamine started as a fad among West Coast motorcycle gangs in the 1970s and gradually spread across the United States over the next two decades. Despite calls to regulate its key ingredient, pseudoephedrine, which is found in over-the-counter cold remedies, people still manage to stockpile enough of the drug to fuel thousands of small meth labs nationwide. FRONTLINE investigates the ongoing meth problem in America, its devastating impact on individuals, families and communities and the state-by-state battles to make pseudoephedrine a prescription drug.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/18/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Mississippi River Floodwater Could Create Long-Term Toxic Impact

A 15-mile stretch of the swollen Mississippi River, closed Tuesday due to pressure on levees, has been reopened to barges moving one at a time. Tom Bearden reports on the short- and long-term environmental effects the floodwater could have on Lake Pontchartrain, oyster beds and more.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Syrian Leaders Over Humans Rights Abuses

In other news Wednesday, the U.S. imposed sanctions on President Bashar Assad and six other top Syrian officials for human rights abuses. The U.S. move came after Assad acknowledged police have made mistakes handling unrest there. In Pakistan, 100 militants attacked a key security checkpoint, killing at least 17 people.

REPORT

Shockwaves Continue Through Financial World Over Strauss-Kahn Arrest

Held on charges of sexual assault against a chambermaid at a New York City hotel, IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn remains in a cell alone in Riker's Island jail and has been put on suicide watch. Gwen Ifill reports on the latest developments since his arrest and reactions from around the world.

ANALYSIS

Prosecution, Defense Prepare for Another Strauss-Kahn Court Appearance

IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest has sent shockwaves throughout the financial and political worlds. Gwen Ifill discusses what to expect in the forthcoming legal proceedings -- and the political fallout in France and at the IMF -- with The Wall Street Journal's Tamer El-Ghobashy and The New York Times' Elaine Sciolino.

REPORT

Debate Over Rising Gas Prices Heats Up in Congress

Two bills focused on oil company tax breaks, deep-sea drilling and reducing rising gas prices have reignited energy policy debates on Capitol Hill. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the political fight over prices at the pump.

REPORT

The Great Stagnation: Why Hasn't Recent Technology Created More Jobs?

As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman reports on why more good jobs haven't been created in recent years. Can new technological innovations create widespread job growth as past generations have seen?

REPORT

Bahrain's Foreign Minister: We Haven't Been 'Acting as Complete Angels'

The Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain, which is home to the U.S. Fifth Fleet, is still under a state of emergency as the government has cracked down on protests. Margaret Warner interviews Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa about the political turmoil and what to expect when the emergency measures are lifted.

REPORT

Los Angeles Artist Finds Inspiration in Everyday Places, Things

Michael McMillen finds inspiration for his work in an intriguing collection of everyday places and things. Spencer Michels has a look back at the unusual 40-year career of this Los Angeles artist.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, May 19, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/19/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Strauss-Kahn Indicted on Sex Crime Charges, Headed for House Arrest

After resigning as head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was indicted Thursday on sex crime charges and appeared headed toward house arrest under the watch of armed guards after a New York judge granted him bail under certain restrictions. Strauss-Kahn maintains his innocence. Jim Lehrer reports.

ANALYSIS

After Strauss-Kahn Steps Down, IMF Leadership 'Jockeying Has Begun'

Former IMF head, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, resigned five days after being accused of attempted rape and sexual assault of a hotel maid. Jim Lehrer discusses what's next for the IMF and Strauss-Kahn with Bloomberg TV's Sara Eisen and The Economist's Zanny Minton Beddoes.

REPORT

News Wrap: Al-Qaida Releases Bin Laden Recording Praising Arab World Revolts

In other news Thursday, al-Qaida released a new audio recording of Osama bin Laden praising uprisings in the Arab world. In the message posted on militant websites, he urged Muslims everywhere to join the revolts. In Libya, government officials denied reports that leader Moammar Gadhafi's wife and daughter fled to Tunisia.

REPORT

Obama Endorses Key Palestinian Border Demand, Pledges Aid to Egypt, Tunisia

In a speech about U.S. policy in light of recent Arab world uprisings, President Obama pledged economic support Thursday to Egypt and Tunisia as they work toward democracy. He also endorsed the 1967 borders of Israel and the Palestinian territories. Judy Woodruff reports.

REPORT

Bahrainis 'Thrilled and Surprised' by Obama's Call for Dialogue

In a speech Thursday, President Obama pledged aid to Arab nations that are shifting toward democracy and renewed calls for an Israeli-Palestinian two-state settlement. Margaret Warner reports from Bahrain on reactions to the president's address, which called for dialogue between that nation's government and the opposition.

ANALYSIS

After Obama Speech, What's Next for Arab World, Israeli-Palestinian Relations?

In a speech Thursday, President Obama called for support of democratic reforms in the Arab world and steps toward peace in the Middle East. Jeffrey Brown discusses the president's address and U.S. policy with reporter Mona Eltahawy, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk and American University of Beirut's Rami Khouri.

ANALYSIS

Report on Deadly W.Va. Mine Blast Castigates Massey for Safety Lapses

In the worst U.S. mining disaster in four decades, 29 trapped miners were killed after an explosion deep inside the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia. Ray Suarez speaks with NPR's Howard Berkes about a new report on the disaster's causes that criticized the safety practices of mine owner Massey Energy.

REPORT

Mark Kelly Followed Wife Giffords' Latest Surgery From Space

NASA's space shuttle Endeavour launched Monday on a 16-day mission to the International Space Station. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien posed crowdsourced questions to the commander and crew early Thursday in a collaboration with Google and YouTube. Here is an excerpt.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Hawaii and Japan

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/19/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan this past March brought about a huge outpouring of sympathy and concern from our island community - a testament to Hawaii's historical, cultural and economic ties with Japan. The majority of Hawaii's Japanese-Americans are descended from the original wave of Kanyaku Imin, or contract laborers, from Japan. Japanese visitors in turn also contribute significantly towards main Hawaii's economic engine, the visitor industry, and many of Hawaii's cultural leaders teach and perform in Japan today.

Joining host Dan Boylan to illuminate our unique connection with Japan are: Yoshihiko Kamo, Consul General of Japan at Honolulu; Dr. Gay Satsuma, Associate Director of the University of Hawaii's Center for Japanese Studies; Ku'uipo Kumukahi, award-winning musician who teaches frequently in Japan; and Lara Yamada, KITV 4 news reporter/anchor who recently visited the heavily damaged areas of Japan to cover the stories of those Hawaii residents determined to help the people in need.

Viewer questions and comments are welcome via phone, e-mail, Twitter and live blogging.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 20, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/20/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Netanyahu, Obama Meet Amid Disagreement on Path to Middle East Peace

President Obama met Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a day after calling for Israel to agree to a key Palestinian demand to return to the 1967-era borders. Judy Woodruff reports on the leaders' meeting at the White House and the tensions on display.

ANALYSIS

Harman: Netanyahu Could 'Be the Peacemaker Israel Has Been Seeking'

President Obama met Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after delivering a U.S. policy speech calling for a return to pre-1967 borders. Judy Woodruff discusses what comes next in the peace process with former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and former California Democratic Rep. Jane Harman.

REPORT

News Wrap: Freed on Bail, Strauss-Kahn Now in Undisclosed 'Safe House'

In other news Friday, former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released from jail on $1 million bail. He was taken under armed guard to an undisclosed location awaiting trial on charges of sex crimes against a hotel maid. Also in Vicksburg, Miss., the Mississippi River crested lower than expected.

REPORT

In Bahraini Government Crackdowns, 'Nobody's Untouchable'

Mansoor al-Jamri, former editor of Alwasat, Bahrain's largest independent newspaper, faces charges that his paper intentionally published false news reports to destabilize the Persian Gulf kingdom. Margaret Warner reports on the case and discusses the government's crackdowns with al-Jamri.

REPORT

Gingrich Campaign Suffers Setbacks as GOP's 2012 Field Sees Topsy-Turvy Week

In a week that was supposed to be about bolstering his presidential campaign, Newt Gingrich outraged many Republicans when he dismissed Rep. Paul Ryan's proposal to reform Medicare in an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press." Ray Suarez reports on the stumble and other developments in the race for the GOP nomination.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Gingrich's Chances, Obama 'Spanking' Israel, Arab Leaders

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the developing GOP 2012 presidential field, President Obama's Middle East and Arab world policy address and call for Israel to return to 1967 border lines, plus the president's praise for the CIA.

REPORT

Former Poet Laureate Pinsky: Poetry 'Too Fundamental, Large' to Need Advocate

Much of former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky's writing has focused on American life. He takes a look back at his career with Jeffrey Brown.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 20, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/20/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 20, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/20/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week's online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart anchors.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 20, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/20/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ - The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 20, 2011

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/20/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

On the eleventh all-new episode of HIKI NŌ, hosted by Farrington High School on Oahu, join students at Hawaii Preparatory Academy as they assist National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists with turtle tagging; learn from Maryknoll School students how video and film shot by non-journalists have affected how we view the world ever since an amateur cameraman and bystander captured John F. Kennedy's assassination on film; and hear from Waianae Intermediate School students the story of a young man who drew inspiration from personal losses and channeled his energy into working the land at MA'O Farms. Other schools reporting include Waimea High School on Kauai, H.P. Baldwin High School and Lokelani Intermediate School on Maui, and Waipahu Intermediate School and Sacred Hearts Academy on Oahu.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Hawaii and Japan (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/20/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan this past March brought about a huge outpouring of sympathy and concern from our island community - a testament to Hawaii's historical, cultural and economic ties with Japan. The majority of Hawaii's Japanese-Americans are descended from the original wave of Kanyaku Imin, or contract laborers, from Japan. Japanese visitors in turn also contribute significantly towards main Hawaii's economic engine, the visitor industry, and many of Hawaii's cultural leaders teach and perform in Japan today.

Joining host Dan Boylan to illuminate our unique connection with Japan are: Yoshihiko Kamo, Consul General of Japan at Honolulu; Dr. Gay Satsuma, Associate Director of the University of Hawaii's Center for Japanese Studies; Ku'uipo Kumukahi, award-winning musician who teaches frequently in Japan; and Lara Yamada, KITV 4 news reporter/anchor who recently visited the heavily damaged areas of Japan to cover the stories of those Hawaii residents determined to help the people in need.

Viewer questions and comments are welcome via phone, e-mail, Twitter and live blogging.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, May 23, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/23/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

In Joplin, Mo., Tornado Destruction 'Looks Like an Artillery Barrage'

In Joplin, Mo., search and rescue efforts continue after a tornado tore through the heart of the city, claiming at least 116 lives. Gwen Ifill discusses the destruction with KRPS Public Radio's Tim Metcalf and learns more about this deadly tornado season from the National Weather Service's Greg Carbin.

ANALYSIS

New Wrap: 5 NATO Soldiers Killed by Explosions in Afghanistan

In other news Monday, five NATO soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, four in a roadside bombing in the east and one in an explosion in the south. Alliance officials gave no detail of the soldiers' nationalities. In Pakistan, the Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack on a military base that killed 10 people.

REPORT

Divided Supreme Court Orders California to Ease Prison Overcrowding

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that the living conditions in overcrowded California prisons threatened inmates' health and violated constitutional rights against cruel and unusual punishment. Ray Suarez discusses the outcome with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle, who was in the courtroom.

REPORT

From Campaign Trail to Capitol Hill, GOP Faces Questions on Medicare Plan

Republicans continue to face questions about the party's plan to overhaul Medicare after former House Speaker Newt Gingrich charged that it amounted to "right-wing social engineering" last week, but later changed his stance. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the GOP's efforts to get the plan back on track.

REPORT

Pakistani Program Offers Affordable Health Insurance to Help Urban Poor

One program in Pakistan is attempting to combat urban poverty, the root of many Pakistanis' problems, by providing affordable health insurance. Special correspondent Saima Mohsin reports from the nation's largest city, Karachi.

ANALYSIS

As Obama Kicks Off Trip, How Far-Reaching Is Europe's Economic Crisis?

President Obama kicked off his trip to Europe with an ecstatic welcome from a crowd in Dublin. The jubilant scene came amid troubled economic realities facing the Eurozone. Jeffrey Brown discusses Europe's continued financial struggles with the Financial Times' Gillian Tett and Harvard University's Kenneth Rogoff.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, May 24, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/24/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Search, Rescue Ongoing in Joplin's 'Concentrated' Area of Tornado Damage

As the toll from the weekend tornado in Joplin, Mo., increased to 122 dead and 750 missing Tuesday, search-and-recovery crews continued to race to find survivors of the disaster that wiped out much of the city. Gwen Ifill discusses the magnitude of the disaster and recovery with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate.

REPORT

News Wrap: Obamas Begin Rare U.K. State Visit; Mubarak Faces Trial

In other news Tuesday, President Obama and the first lady began a full state visit to the United Kingdom -- only the second ever accorded to a sitting American president. In Afghanistan, 10 people were killed and 28 were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province.

ANALYSIS

Chrysler Pays Back Billions in Bailout Loans: Is the Comeback Complete?

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne announced Tuesday that the company had repaid $7.9 billion in debt and interest to the U.S. and Canadian governments, less than two years after receiving a bailout. Jeffrey Brown discusses the comeback with Paul Eisenstein, publisher of thedetroitbureau.com and Changing Gears' Micheline Maynard.

REPORT

Netanyahu: Israel Would Surrender Some Settlements for Peace Deal

Addressing Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on Tuesday insisted Israel is ready to seek peace with the Palestinians, and for the first time acknowledged that Israel would give up some West Bank settlements for a deal, but said that he will not accept "indefensible" 1967 boundaries. Kwame Holman reports.

REPORT

NATO Forces Bombard Near Gadhafi's Tripoli Compound

Air strikes in Tripoli intensified Tuesday as NATO planes struck near Moammar Gadhafi's compound. Angus Walker of Independent Television News reports on the latest in Libya.

ANALYSIS

NPR Reporter: 'Ragtag' Libyan Rebels Seek New Weapons, Money

NPR foreign correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro recently spent several weeks on the ground in Libya, covering the conflict and learning more about the rebels' hopes and resourcefulness despite their limited military capability. She shares her experiences and perspective on the dangers of war coverage with Ray Suarez.

REPORT

Frontline's 'WikiSecrets' Explores Mysteries of Bradley Manning

On Tuesday's edition of Frontline, entitled "WikiSecrets," correspondent Martin Smith unravels the mysteries of Bradley Manning, the Army private who allegedly stole thousands of classified government documents and shared them with WikiLeaks. In this excerpt, Frontline reveals the hacker who blew the whistle on Manning.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: WikiSecrets

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/24/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

It's the biggest intelligence breach in U.S. history - the leaking of more than half-a-million classified documents on the WikiLeaks website in the spring of 2010. Behind it all stand two very different men: Julian Assange, the internet activist and hacker who published the documents, and an Army intelligence analyst named Bradley E. Manning, who's currently charged with handing them over. Private Manning allegedly leaked the secret cables and a controversial video in the hope of inciting "worldwide discussion, debates and reforms." Assange's stated mission has been to force the U.S. and other governments into maximum transparency through his whistleblowing website. Through in-depth interviews with Manning's father, Assange and others close to the case, veteran FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith tells the full story behind the leaks. He also reports on the U.S. government's struggle to protect national security information in a post 9/11 world.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/25/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

In Joplin, Uncertainty Abounds as Hunt for Missing Tornado Victims Continues

A new round of storms across the Midwest on Tuesday killed at least 14 people and leveled many homes in Oklahoma City, its suburbs and towns to the north and south. In Joplin, Mo., crews continue to look for survivors of the major tornado that struck there on Sunday. Kwame Holman reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Obama, Cameron Underscore Commitment to Libyan Mission

In other news Wednesday, President Obama met with British Prime Minister Cameron and both reinforced their commitment to the mission in Libya. The president touched again on the issue of Israeli-Palestinian relations, saying each side must consider long-term goals. In Yemen, government forces battled tribes for a third day.

ANALYSIS

Republicans Get Wake-Up Call From New York House Race Upset

Democrats hailed Kathy Hochul's upset victory Tuesday in a special U.S. House election in New York where Republicans hold a considerable voter-registration advantage. Political Editor David Chalian and Judy Woodruff discuss what role the Republican Medicare plan played and what clues the election might offer for 2012's races.

ANALYSIS

How Will Mubarak's Trial Shape Egypt's Transition?

After months of agitation by protesters, Egypt's former President Mubarak and two sons will stand trial on charges of murder, attempted murder and abuse of power. Margaret Warner discusses how the legal action could shape Egypt's transition with Arab Reform Bulletin's Michele Dunne and Georgetown University's Samer Shehata.

ANALYSIS

Journalist Foley Details 6 Weeks of Captivity in Libya: 'I Could Make it'

GlobalPost correspondent and producer James Foley was captured and imprisoned for six weeks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces while reporting in Libya. Foley discusses his experiences in captivity and his take on the Libyan uprising with Ray Suarez.

ANALYSIS

After 25 Years Atop Daytime TV, Oprah Takes Final Bow to Run Network

After 25 years, Oprah Winfrey signed off from her top-rated daytime television talk show for the final time Wednesday. Gwen Ifill discusses Oprah's lasting impact on television and American culture with Audrey Edwards, formerly of Essence Magazine, and The Los Angeles Times' Mary McNamara.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, May 26, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/26/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Law Punishing Employers of Illegal Workers

In a split decision Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled federal law does not preempt an Arizona measure that punishes employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. Jeffrey Brown discusses the measure, which could strip businesses of licenses if they're caught hiring illegal workers, with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.

REPORT

News Wrap: Violent Weather Eases in Midwest After More Powerful Storms

In other news Thursday, violent weather eased in the Midwest but only after another night of powerful storms did extensive damage in several states. In Afghanistan, seven American troops, a NATO soldier and two Afghan policemen were killed by a roadside bomb. The attack was the worst Taliban bombing against NATO since 2009.

REPORT

Fugitive War Crimes Suspect Ratko Mladic Arrested After 16 Years

Fugitive Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic, accused of the worst war crimes in Europe since WWII, was arrested in Serbia on Thursday. Independent Television News' Jonathan Rugman reports on the long-awaited arrest.

ANALYSIS

War Crimes Suspect Mladic 'Personified the Brutality' of Bosnian Conflict

Fugitive Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic, accused of the worst war crimes in Europe since WWII, was arrested in Serbia on Thursday. Margaret Warner discusses the significance of the arrest with U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen Rapp and Human Rights Watch's Emma Daly.

REPORT

Are Nurse Practitioners the Solution to Shortage of Primary-Care Doctors?

As more Americans become covered by health insurance, the need for primary care is on the rise, but there is a shortage of primary-care physicians. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports from Philadelphia on the growing role of nurse practitioners as primary caregivers.

ANALYSIS

Shooting Rampage Suspect Loughner Ruled Mentally Unfit to Stand Trial

A federal judge has ruled that Jared Loughner, accused in the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others, is mentally unfit to stand trial. Judy Woodruff discusses what the ruling means for Loughner, the victims and their families with Loyala Law School's Laurie Levenson.

REPORT

'Kimjongilia' Film Highlights Harrowing Stories of Escape From North Korea

In her documentary, "Kimjongilia," filmmaker N.C. Heikin tells tales of life in North Korea from the perspective of those who have managed to escape the country and its regime. This excerpt is part of a series of independently produced films from around the world aired in a partnership with The Economist magazine.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: APEC Plans

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/26/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights on PBS Hawaii, we'll be talking about all things APEC. The acronym has fast become a household word here, as Hawaii will be hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Meeting in November. President Barack Obama will attend, along with leaders of the 20 other economies that make up the APEC group. What will they discuss? What preparations are underway? What will it mean for Hawaii tourism, business and economy? What are the potential traffic and security concerns? We'll find out on Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 pm when Dan Boylan hosts Chrystn Eads, Deputy Managing Director, City & County of Honolulu; Tim Johns, Vice Chair of APEC 2011 Hawaii Host Committee (and President & CEO of the Bishop Museum); and Lt. Governor Brian Schatz.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 27, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/27/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

G-8 Pledges Aid to Promote Arab Democracy; Fighting Spreads in Yemen

Group of 8 leaders wrapped up their two-day summit in Deauville, France, on Friday by comparing the "Arab spring" to the fall of the Berlin Wall and promising up to $40 billion in aid to Tunisia and Egypt for their fight for democracy. Jeffrey Brown reports on the summit's conclusion and ongoing unrest around the Arab world.

REPORT

News Wrap: Secretary Clinton Presses Pakistan to Intensify Fight Against Terror

In other news Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pressed Pakistan to do more to fight terror and said U.S.-Pakistani relations have reached a turning point since the Abbottabad raid that killed Osama bin Laden. In Afghanistan, three more NATO troops were killed a day after eight American troops were killed in bombings.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Patriot Act, N.Y. Race Upset, Medicare Politics, Palin Tour

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the Patriot Act extension clearing Congress being signed by President Obama, the 2012 GOP presidential field and the Ryan Medicare plan's impact on a New York House race.

ANALYSIS

Study: 'Good' Cholesterol-Boosting Drug Fails to Reduce Heart Attacks, Strokes

A new study found that a popular drugs that boosts HDL, also known as "good" cholesterol, does little to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Margaret Warner discusses what the results mean for medicating patients with high cholesterol with the Cleveland Clinic's chief of cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Stephen Nissen.

ANALYSIS

Is a College Diploma Worth the Soaring Student Debt?

As a growing number of students suffer soaring college debt, many questions are being raised about the value of higher education amid meager job prospects in a struggling economy. Jeffrey Brown gets four views on whether today's diplomas are worth the cost.

REPORT

Catholic Church Looks to Lead Conversation on Combating HIV/AIDS

Amid its controversial stance over condom use, the Catholic Church is hosting a two-day conference on the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Reporting from Rome, Ray Suarez previews the conference.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 27, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/27/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 27, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/27/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week's online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart anchors.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 27, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/27/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ - The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 27, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/27/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In this twelfth all new HIKI NŌ episode, hosted by Kealakehe High School in West Hawaii island, Kahuku High School students from Oahu will take a look at Hawaii's answer to "Glee" - Vocal Motion - Kahuku High's own dynamic choral and dance program, led by an inspirational teacher. The program's comradery and teamwork help students cope with teenage challenges; Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Public Charter School students in West Kauai tell Kaiminaauao Keamoai-Strickland's story, an example of the "push and pull" felt by Niihau Hawaiians who grow up trying to adjust to the cultural values of living in two different worlds - the traditional Niihau lifestyle and the faster paced Kauai lifestyle; Kauai High school students tell the story of Ed and Cynthia Justice, a very romantic married couple, owners of the western-most bookstore in America, the Talk Story Bookstore in Hanapepe, Kauai; Hana K-12 School students on Maui explain how the tradition of akule net fishing brings the community in Hana together; Kapolei High School students on Oahu provide a profile of the youngest commercial radio station DJ in Hawaii, Kapolei alum Teddy "TC" Casison; Connections Public Charter School in East Hawaii Island take us to the oldest goat dairy on the Big Island; Kaimuki Middle School students on Oahu explain why kids often prefer texting over talking; and Saint Francis School students on Oahu look at the serious problem of Hawaii's homeless.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: APEC Plans (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/27/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights on PBS Hawaii, we'll be talking about all things APEC. The acronym has fast become a household word here, as Hawaii will be hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Meeting in November. President Barack Obama will attend, along with leaders of the 20 other economies that make up the APEC group. What will they discuss? What preparations are underway? What will it mean for Hawaii tourism, business and economy? What are the potential traffic and security concerns? We'll find out on Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 pm when Dan Boylan hosts Chrystn Eads, Deputy Managing Director, City & County of Honolulu; Tim Johns, Vice Chair of APEC 2011 Hawaii Host Committee (and President & CEO of the Bishop Museum); and Lt. Governor Brian Schatz.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, May 30, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/30/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Names 'Pragmatic' Gen. Dempsey to Head Joint Chiefs of Staff

President Obama chose Memorial Day to announce that Gen. Martin Dempsey will succeed Adm. Mike Mullen as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Jeffrey Brown discusses the president's announcement with former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Celeste Ward Gventer and Washington Post military correspondent Greg Jaffe.

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News Wrap: Yemeni Forces Try to Retake Militant-Held Town

Government forces in Yemen went on the offensive, trying to recapture a town seized by Islamic militants. At least 30 militants, civilians and soldiers have been killed in fighting there since Friday. In Syria, protesters have begun to fight back with guns and grenades after government troops attacked two towns Sunday.

ANALYSIS

Joplin Mayor: 'We Haven't Quite Started Rebuilding Yet'

Record snow melt and heavy rain bloated the Missouri River, jeopardizing parts of five states Sunday and residents of western Michigan reported tornado sightings. Meanwhile, residents of Joplin, Mo., are still digging out after a massive and deadly tornado. Gwen Ifill discusses the state of recovery efforts with Joplin Mayor.

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Meteorologist on Severe Weather: 'We Have Never Seen a Year Like This Before'

The deadly Joplin, Mo., tornado was preceded this spring by a series of severe weather that brought devastation and death across parts of the South and Midwest. Judy Woodruff explores the science behind this year's remarkably severe weather.

REPORT

Vatican Maintains Stance on Condoms at HIV/AIDS Summit

At a weekend HIV/AIDS conference at the Vatican, the Catholic Church stood firm on its stance against the use of condoms to protect against the transmission of HIV. Ray Suarez and the NewsHour's Global Health Unit report from Rome.

REPORT

Poet Honors American Service Personnel Killed in War

Wyatt Prunty's poem, "The Returning Dead," is a response to the NewsHour's Honor Roll of service personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The poem first aired in 2006.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, May 31, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/31/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Foreclosures, Unemployment, Confidence Continue to Drag Down Housing Market

A new report released Tuesday showed the state of the U.S. housing market has grown even more bleak as prices have dropped for more than two consecutive quarters. Gwen Ifill, RealtyTrac's Rick Sharga and Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics discuss which factors are responsible for the continuing strains on the market.

REPORT

News Wrap: NATO Deaths Hit 55 for May, Including at Least 31 Americans

In other news Tuesday, NATO said one of its troops was killed in eastern Afghanistan and the U.S. military announced three Americans died on Saturday. State-run TV in Syria reported that President Bashar al-Assad has issued a general amnesty for all political prisoners.

ANALYSIS

Reps. Clyburn, Roskam Debate Thinking Behind Debt-Ceiling Showdown

House Republicans late Tuesday were staging what would be a largely symbolic vote on a bill ostensibly aimed at raising the U.S. debt limit by an additional $2.4 trillion, but without any spending cuts. The measure is not expected to pass. Judy Woodruff leads a debate between Reps. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and James Clyburn, D-S.C.

ANALYSIS

Neurosurgeon: 'Your Cell Phone Is Not Necessarily a Safe Device'

A World Health Organization panel of 31 scientists raised some concerns Tuesday when they reported that cell phones are "possibly carcinogenic" and may be associated with "some risk" for brain cancer. But the group also called for further study. Jeffery Brown discusses concerns and precautions with neurosurgeon Keith Black.

REPORT

San Francisco Exhibit Reunites Gertrude Stein's Remarkable Art Collection

During her time in Paris, American writer Gertrude Stein and her family amassed an amazing assemblage of groundbreaking art, including works from Picasso, Matisse and other notable artists. Spencer Michels reports.

REPORT

In Yemen, Cease-Fire Between Troops, Tribal Militia Fails Amid New Violence

Heavy fighting resumed Tuesday in Yemen's capital of Sana'a after a cease-fire broke down between President Ali Abdullah Saleh's government troops and tribal militia. Margaret Warner reports on why Yemen's president remains in power amid growing violence and calls to step down.

ANALYSIS

Is President Saleh Losing His Control Over Yemen?

Heavy fighting resumed Tuesday in Yemen's capital after a cease-fire broke down between forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and tribal militants. Margaret Warner discusses the country's power structure and Saleh's staying power with former U.S. Ambassador Barbara Bodine and Princeton University's Bernard Haykel.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Garbage Dreams (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/31/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Filmed over four years, "Garbage Dreams" follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the world's largest garbage village, a ghetto located on the outskirts of Cairo. It is a world unto itself, an impenetrable labyrinth of narrow roadways camouflaged by trash, home to 60,000 "zaballeen," Arabic for "garbage people." When their community is faced with changes in their trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will affect his future and survival.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/01/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Amid 'Serious Negotiations' on Debt, Can Obama and GOP Find Common Ground?

President Obama met with congressional Republicans Wednesday to talk about a debt-reduction deal, but none was made. The meeting followed Tuesday night's largely symbolic House vote that rejected any stand-alone increase to the debt ceiling. Jim Lehrer discusses the prospects for a deal with Political Editor David Chalian.

REPORT

News Wrap: 41 Killed as Violence Spreads in Yemen's Capital

In other news Wednesday, intense fighting spread across more of Yemen's capital of Sana'a, killing at least 41 people as tribal militants exchanged fire with troops loyal to President Saleh. In Syria, government troops killed nearly 50 more protesters in the past day, even as the regime freed about 500 political prisoners.

ANALYSIS

Gauging the Impact, Motivations of Today's Hackers

Cyber attacks are having a big impact on governments, businesses, individuals and even PBS, the NewsHour and Frontline. Judy Woodruff examines the proliferation of criminal hacking and its fallout with ICANN security chief Jeff Moss, Alan Paller of The SANS Institute and cyber threat consultant Mischel Kwon.

REPORT

Scientists Strive for Way to Issue Earlier Tornado Warnings

This spring has been one of the deadliest tornado seasons ever, prompting questions about just how well scientists can anticipate and warn people of storms about to strike. Tom Bearden reports on researchers who are trying to improve warning systems in the hopes of saving more lives.

ANALYSIS

Palin's Bus Tour Draws Media Buzz, But 'So Far it's Not a Campaign'

For the past four days, much media attention has focused on 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's bus tour. Gwen Ifill talks to The Washington Post's Dan Balz about whether the former Alaska governor appears headed toward a run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

REPORT

Wynton Marsalis Pays Homage to Jazz's Past by Investing in Its Future

This year's Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition -- part-contest and part-celebration -- drew entries from 110 high school bands, but just 15 were selected as finalists. Jeffrey Brown sits down with the man behind the competition: jazz great Wynton Marsalis.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 2, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/02/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

U.S. Economic Recovery Stumbles, Reviving Debate on Way Forward

More signs of a stalling economic recovery emerged Thursday. Jeffrey Brown discusses what's working to spur growth in the fragile American economy -- and what isn't -- with Heather Boushey of the Center for American Progress and Stephen Moore, founder of the Club for Growth and economics writer for The Wall Street Journal.

REPORT

News Wrap: Massachusetts Tornadoes Kill at Least 3, Fling Cars Atop Homes

In other news Thursday, at least 18 central and western Massachusetts communities experienced a night of tornadoes that killed at least three people and injured 200. Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency. Also, an international group of political, financial and cultural figures declared the "war on drugs" a failure.

ANALYSIS

Mitt Romney Names Job Growth as Top Priority in 2012 Race

Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney formally entered the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination Thursday at a New Hampshire farm owned by two of his supporters. Judy Woodruff discusses the evolving 2012 political field with Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center and Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker.

REPORT

In Europe, Fingers Pointing Over Origin of Deadly, Costly New E. Coli Strain

A deadly new strain of E. coli is sickening hundreds throughout Europe and so far baffling researchers and health officials. Ray Suarez reports on the outbreak that has many Europeans concerned about the contents of their salads and soups.

ANALYSIS

Europe's Deadly E. Coli Outbreak a 'Wake-Up Call' Over Global Food Distribution

A new strain of E. coli is sickening hundreds throughout Europe and leaving health officials baffled. Ray Suarez discusses the outbreak's global impact with attorney Bill Marler, who has worked on foodborne illness cases, and Cornell University food science professor Robert Gravani.

REPORT

New York Times' Abramson on Role as First Female Top Editor, Challenges Ahead

Jill Abramson was named executive editor of the New York Times Thursday, becoming the first woman to hold the top editorial position at the newspaper of record. Abramson speaks with Jim Lehrer about the milestone and the future of the news organization.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Social Services Budget Crisis

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/02/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The 2011 Legislative session ended with a balanced budget, but is the safety net intact for those who depend on the state's social services agencies and the non-profit service sector? Advocates for programs that include assistance to needy families, mental health support, the elderly and the prevention of domestic violence contend that the severe budget cuts are shortsighted without enough thought given to the long-term consequences.

Joining host Dan Boylan will be a group of community advocates who will discuss and rate this year's legislative decisions and the impact on the well-being of our community. The guests are: Jan Dill, CEO of Partners in Development; David Derauf, MD, MPH, Executive Director of Kokua Kalihi Valley; Jerry Rauckhorst, CEO of Catholic Charities; and Alex Santiago, Executive Director of PHOCUSED (Protecting Hawaii's Ohana, Children, UnderServed, Elderly and Disabled).

Viewer questions and comments are welcome via phone, e-mail, Twitter and live blogging.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, June 3, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/03/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

'Utterly Disappointing' May Jobs Report: Why Aren't Businesses Hiring?

The U.S. unemployment report for May showed a sharp slowdown in hiring and a small increase in the unemployment rate. Judy Woodruff discusses the new jobs numbers and what they mean for the struggling American economic recovery with Lisa Lynch of Brandeis University and Joel Naroff of Naroff Economic Advisors.

REPORT

News Wrap: Edwards Indicted on Misuse of Campaign Funds, Pleaded Not Guilty

In other news Friday, a federal grand jury in North Carolina indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards on charges that he misused campaign donations to help hide his extramarital affair and out-of-wedlock baby. He pleaded not guilty. Also, Ratko Mladic was arraigned at a U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

REPORT

Syrian, Bahraini, Yemeni Governments Continue Efforts to Thwart Uprisings

Fighting intensified Friday around the Middle East as governments tried to overpower popular uprisings around the region. Jeffrey Brown reports on the continuing turmoil in the Arab world.

ANALYSIS

Uprisings, Questions Linger in Syria, Yemen, Bahrain

Fighting intensified Friday around the Middle East as governments tried to overpower uprisings around the region. Jeffrey Brown discusses what's next for the people and governments of Syria, Yemen and Bahrain with author and foreign policy analyst Robin Wright.

REPORT

'Sesame Street' Tells You How to Get to Sunnier Days Financially

As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of financial news, business correspondent Paul Solman reports on how "Sesame Street" friends Elmo, Grover and Cookie Monster are teaching children smart ways to save and spend money -- and how many adults could use a refresher on the basics of saving for the future.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on 'Discouraging' Jobs Report, Debt Debate, Romney vs. Palin

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the "discouraging" May jobs report, how unemployment could affect the debt-ceiling debate in Washington and how GOP candidate Mitt Romney might fare in races against Sarah Palin and President Obama.

REPORT

Jack Kevorkian, Doctor who Brought Assisted Suicide to National Spotlight, Dies

Dr. Jack Kevorkian died Friday at a Michigan hospital while being treated for pneumonia and kidney problems. He was 83. Ray Suarez reports on the man who brought the issue of doctor-assisted suicide into the national spotlight.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 2, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/02/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 2, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/02/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week's online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart anchors.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 2, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/02/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     HIKI NŌ - The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network

Program Title: FRIDAY,  June 2, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/02/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In this episode of HIKI NŌ: The Nation's First Statewide Student News Network, we take a look back at the inaugural season. Student hosts for this 13th edition are from Kalaheo High School, Kapolei High School and Punahou School.

Since its February 28 premiere, HIKI NŌ has given students from all corners of Hawaii a chance to share unique aspects of their communities with the rest of the state. More than fifty middle and high schools contributed over 100 stories, each one conceived, reported, written, shot and edited by students under the supervision of their teachers.

HIKI NŌ participants were expected to do up to five drafts of their stories before they were accepted for air by PBS Hawaii. Most rose to the occasion of meeting the "real world" deadline of an airdate. It was no surprise then that many stories were about teens taking responsibility.

A story thread woven through some reports showed different factions of a community coming together to solve a problem. Other stories focused on people who rebounded from devastating setbacks. Still more featured cultural food traditions. Knowing their grandparents' generation were likely viewers, some students responded with stories that tried to bridge the technology gap between teenagers and folks born in the first half of the previous century.

HIKI NŌ will be on summer break and will return with a brand new season in the fall. If you attend, work at, or know of a school that wants to join the Nation's First Statewide Student News Network, log onto pbshawaii.org and go to the HIKI NŌ page.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Social Services Budget Crisis (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/03/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The 2011 Legislative session ended with a balanced budget, but is the safety net intact for those who depend on the state's social services agencies and the non-profit service sector? Advocates for programs that include assistance to needy families, mental health support, the elderly and the prevention of domestic violence contend that the severe budget cuts are shortsighted without enough thought given to the long-term consequences.

Joining host Dan Boylan will be a group of community advocates who will discuss and rate this year's legislative decisions and the impact on the well-being of our community. The guests are: Jan Dill, CEO of Partners in Development; David Derauf, MD, MPH, Executive Director of Kokua Kalihi Valley; Jerry Rauckhorst, CEO of Catholic Charities; and Alex Santiago, Executive Director of PHOCUSED (Protecting Hawaii's Ohana, Children, UnderServed, Elderly and Disabled).

Viewer questions and comments are welcome via phone, e-mail, Twitter and live blogging.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, June 6, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/06/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Yemen Erupts in More Clashes as Saleh's Status Remains Unclear

More violence rattled Yemen Monday even amid celebrations of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's departure from the country for medical care. Gwen Ifill reports.

REPORT

Syria Reports 120 Security Troops Killed by Armed Groups

In other news Monday, the government of Syria reported that armed groups have killed 120 security troops in a northern town, but human rights groups have said soldiers have killed at least 42 civilians in the same town. In Iraq, U.S. troops suffered their worst loss in more than two years.

ANALYSIS

Weiner Admits to Sending Lewd Photos, Faces Call for Ethics Investigation

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D - N.Y., went before cameras Monday to admit to sending sexually explicit photos and messages to several different women. Jeffrey Brown discusses the scandal with NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian.

ANALYSIS

New Promise Shown in Treatments for Melanoma, Breast Cancer

Two studies have doctors energized about the prospects for treating people with advanced cases of deadly skin cancer and the prospects for a new breast cancer drug. Judy Woodruff discusses the latest developments with Dr. George Sledge of The American Society of Clinical Oncology.

REPORT

Grading Schools: How to Determine the 'Good' From the 'Bad'?

Students get graded by test scores, but how do we best determine if a school is "good" or "bad"? Education Correspondent John Merrow examines that question.

ANALYSIS

Apple Unveils New iCloud Music Service, but Privacy Issues May Lurk

Steve Jobs returned to the public stage Monday to announce Apple's iCloud, a new online music storage service. Ray Suarez discusses the announcement with The Washington Post's Technology Reporter Cecilia Kang.

REPORT

Remembering Diplomat Lawrence Eagleburger

Lawrence Eagleburger held crucial foreign policy posts under five different presidents and was anything but an ordinary diplomat. Margaret Warner remembers his life and career.

REPORT

Monastery Works to Preserve Ancient Christian Texts

Fred de Sam Lazaro tells the story of one Minnesota monastery's mission to preserve sacred religious texts from deterioration.

 

Series Title:     My Vietnam Your Iraq

Program Title: MONDAY, June 6, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/06/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The program profiles American veterans across eight families and two generations. In their own voices, Vietnam veterans share their wartime experiences and those of their children, who served in Desert Storm and the Iraq War. Together, they paint a poignant picture of what it means to serve your country: the challenges, fears, bitterness and pride.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 7, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/07/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

What More Could, Should Government Do for U.S. Economy?

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that 57 percent of those surveyed say an economic turnaround has not yet begun in the U.S. Gwen Ifill discusses what's next for the economy -- and the political implications -- with USA Today's Susan Page, Wells Fargo economist Mark Vitner and Tom Binnings of Summit Economics.

REPORT

News Wrap: Yemen's Saleh Burned Badly, Bleeding Inside Skull, U.S. Says

In other news Tuesday, U.S. officials said Yemen's president, hurt in an explosion at his compound, has burns over 40 percent of his body and is bleeding inside his skull. He is now in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment. In Syria, fears of an impending attack by the military sparked an exodus from a town near the Turkish border.

REPORT

Report: Puts Fukushima's Radiation Release at 1/6th of Chernobyl's

It's been three months since a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. A new official report says the amount of radiation released was more than double the earlier estimates. Judy Woodruff reports on the findings.

ANALYSIS

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: 'a Failure of Regulation, not Operation'

Three months after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power Plant in Japan, a new report puts the amount of radiation released at more than double earlier estimates. Judy Woodruff discusses the report's findings with James Acton of The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

REPORT

AIDS at 30: Who's at Greatest Risk of Infection Now?

In the spring of 1981, young gay men in New York and California were being sickened by rare forms of pneumonia and cancer, and the unknown disease fueled fears across society. What we now know as HIV/AIDS was once considered a death sentence. Ray Suarez reports on the state of the disease, plus the risks, treatment and research.

REPORT

To Combat Human Rights Abuses, California Company Looks to Computer Code

Spencer Michels reports on a California nonprofit using high-tech tools to document patterns of brutality and combat human rights abuses across the globe.

CONVERSATION

'The Tiger's Wife' Mixes Realism, Fantasy in Larger-Than-Life Tale From Balkans

In her first novel, Tea Obreht mixes realism and fantasy in a larger-than-life story about her native Balkans. Jeffrey Brown sits down with the author to discuss her debut book, "The Tiger's Wife."

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/08/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Report: U.S. Aid to Afghanistan Encouraging Dependency, Corruption

Senators from both parties wanted to know Wednesday what the U.S. has to show for $19 billion spent to stabilize Afghanistan over the last 10 years. Just as the U.S. troop pullout is slated to begin, a new report concluded that American aid is just encouraging Afghan dependency and corruption. Judy Woodruff reports.

ANALYSIS

Afghan Stability Still Elusive as U.S. Grapples With Exit Strategy

Is the long-running effort to stabilize Afghanistan doing more harm than good? A new Senate investigation reveals a grim outlook for U.S. nation-building efforts there. Judy Woodruff gets views from Sens. Robert Menendez, D- N.J., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.

REPORT

News Wrap: Thousands of Troops Advance on Libyan Rebels in Misrata

In other news Wednesday, the Libyan rebels' stronghold of Misrata came under fresh attack by President Moammar Gadhafi's forces, and U.S. drone planes struck in Northwest Pakistan for the fifth time this week.

REPORT

In Syria, Deadly Uprising Continues Amid Calls to Rein in Violence

Jonathan Rugman reports on the continued violence in Syria amid reports of heavy fighting in a northern province between opposition forces and those loyal to President Bashir Assad.

ANALYSIS

World Tests IPv6: Why 4.2 Billion Internet Addresses Just Weren't Enough

More than 400 organizations and Internet giants participated Wednesday in a trial run of a new addressing system, called Internet Protocol version 6, known as IPv6. Hari Sreenivasan reports on World IPv6 Day, and Leslie Daigle of the Internet Society explains how it will affect your life online.

REPORT

Germany's Merkel Faces Big Challenges Over Bailouts, Libya, E. Coli

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the U.S., her nation -- the richest in Europe -- is facing some daunting challenges. Ray Suarez reports.

REPORT

Search for Effective PTSD Treatments Shows Some Promise

As part of a new partnership with the NewsHour, Jay Shefsky of WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" reports on scientists' search for effective treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.

REPORT

Winds Keep Arizona Fire Growing Toward Record Size

The so-called Wallow wildfire, now the size of Phoenix, continued to spread Wednesday across Eastern Arizona, forcing several communities to evacuate as thousands of firefighters continue battling the blaze. Jeffrey Brown gets an update from Jim Cross, a reporter for KTAR Radio in Phoenix.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 9, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/09/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Ariz. Wildfire Spreads as Record-Breaking Heat Wave Grips Eastern U.S.

Tanker airplanes on Thursday swooped over the mountains of Eastern Arizona, dropping clouds of retardant in hopes of containing the so-called Wallow wildfire. Also, much of the Eastern U.S. suffered temperatures reaching well into the 90s. Ray Suarez discusses the extreme weather with AccuWeather's Evan Myers.

REPORT

New Wrap: After Top Staff Resign, Gingrich Pledges to Revive Campaign

In other news Thursday, Newt Gingrich's bid for the GOP 2012 nomination suffered a major blow when his campaign manager, senior staff and key aides in early primary states all resigned, but the candidate pledged to stay in the race. Also, Alabama's governor signed what may be the nation's toughest law on illegal immigration.

REPORT

Senators Split Over Military Budget Priorities at Panetta Confirmation Hearings

For Leon Panetta, the transition from the CIA to the Pentagon has come in the midst of the Afghan war, NATO's mission in Libya and a battle over impending defense budget cuts. At his confirmation hearing Thursday, senators split over how he would handle challenges including the military budget. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

What Defense Budget Reforms Could Panetta Accomplish?

With Leon Panetta facing confirmation hearings over his secretary of defense nomination, Jeffrey Brown discusses how Panetta could handle major challenges within the massive defense budget with Gordon Adams, who supervised nation security budgets under President Clinton, and Heritage Foundation research fellow Mackenzie Eaglen.

REPORT

Fearing Military Assault, Thousands Flee Northern Syrian Town

The streets of Jisr al-Shughour in northern Syria were deserted Thursday as its remaining residents braced for an assault by the country's military. Elite units, believed to be commanded by President Assad's brother, appeared ready to exact vengeance on the rebellious town. Judy Woodruff reports.

REPORT

'Up in Smoke' Film Examines Perils of Slash and Burn Agriculture

In "Up in Smoke," filmmaker Adam Wakeling follows ecologist Michael Hands as he introduces Honduran farmers to the inga tree, his solution to problems caused by slash and burn agricultural practices. The documentary is part of a series of independently produced films aired in a partnership between The Economist and the NewsHour.

REPORT

Go Fish? Not in Pacific Ocean Sanctuaries off California's Coast

Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the controversy over dozens of no-fishing zones off the California coast.

REPORT

Unusual Dispute Within OPEC Pushes Oil Prices Even Higher

What does the dissent within the ranks of the oil-producing nations in OPEC mean for oil prices in the U.S.? Margaret Warner discusses the turmoil at OPEC summit this week with Ed Crooks of The Financial Times.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 10, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/10/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

New Wave of Bloodshed Hits Syria as Refugee Exodus to Turkey Continues

A violent crackdown by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on a rebellious northwestern city has sent more than 4,000 people fleeing into Turkey over two days. Jeffrey Brown reports on the latest violence and the humanitarian crisis.

REPORT

News Wrap: Ariz. Firefighters Ramp Up Battle Against Wallow Fire

In other news Friday, firefighters in eastern Arizona hurried to make the most of improved conditions in their battle against the Wallow wildfire. Also, health officials announced that bean sprouts from a German organic farm were the source of the E. coli outbreak that has killed at least 31 people and sickened nearly 3,100.

ANALYSIS

After Gates' Blunt Warning, What's Next for NATO?

As NATO continued its bombing campaign in Libya Friday with the U.S. in a support role, outgoing Defense Secretary Gates issued a blunt rebuke to many of America's European allies. Margaret Warner discusses growing tensions inside NATO with former Assistant Secretary of State Richard Burt and retired Army Lt. Gen. David Barno.

REPORT

Iranian Women Prisoners Detail Torture: 'Death Was Like a Desire'

Thousands of Iranians took to the streets in 2009 as part of the Green Movement to protest a disputed presidential election. The government crackdown that followed included some women being imprisoned, tortured and raped. This report shares some of their stories. It is a co-production with The Center for Investigative Reporting.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Gates' Legacy, Gingrich Campaign 'Meltdown,' Weiner Fallout

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including what's ahead for the Pentagon and NATO as Defense Secretary Gates nears retirement, how Newt Gingrich will fare in 2012 after losing so many key campaign staffers and what lessons can be gleaned from the Rep. Anthony Weiner scandal.

REPORT

Dance Helps Parkinson's Patients Harness Therapeutic Power of Movement

Special correspondent Dave Iverson looks at a unique program that uses dance as therapy for people with Parkinson's disease.

ANALYSIS

Plea in NSA Leak Case Seen as Setback for Government, Prosecutors

A former National Security Agency official pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor unauthorized use of a government computer after being charged with 10 felony counts related to leaking classified information. Ray Suarez and Politico's Josh Gerstein discuss what the deal means for President Obama's efforts to crack down on leaks.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 10, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/10/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 10, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/10/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week's online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart anchors.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 10, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/10/2011 9:00:00 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 13, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/13/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Pledges to Grow Economy as New Faces Join GOP Debate in N.H.

President Obama pledged Monday at an energy-efficient lighting plant in North Carolina to make good on a promise to grow the economy. Meanwhile, Republican presidential hopefuls were preparing for a second debate. Judy Woodruff gets an update on the 2012 campaign from Political Editor David Chalian, reporting from New Hampshire.

REPORT

News Wrap: Expecting More Syrians, Turkey Builds Another Refugee Camp

In other news Monday, Syria's government continued a crackdown on the rebellious northern border town of Jisr al-Shughour using elite forces, helicopters and tanks. ITN's John Ray reports from Turkey where another refugee camp is under construction. Also in Turkey, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a third term in office.

ANALYSIS

Al-Qaida Suffers Another 'Major Blow' With Death of Key Leader in Somalia

Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, wanted in connection with the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, was killed last week in a firefight in Somalia. Ray Suarez discusses the future of al-Qaida and the significance of the death of one of its top operatives with Juan Carlos Zarate, a former deputy national security adviser.

ANALYSIS

NPR's Inskeep: Many Pakistanis Feel 'Deeply Insecure' Over Future

After Osama bin Laden's death, NPR's Steve Inskeep returned to Pakistan, a country he's been covering for nearly a decade. He found that many there are losing confidence in the future and wondering if the country can be truly independent when it gets billions in U.S. aid. Margaret Warner speaks with the Morning Edition co-host.

ANALYSIS

40 Years After Leak, Weighing the Impact of the Pentagon Papers

In 1971, parts of a secret Pentagon report began to surface in The New York Times calling the Vietnam War's validity into question. Forty years later, the Pentagon Papers were declassified and released in full Monday. Jeffrey Brown discusses the leak's significance with historian Michael Beschloss and journalist Sanford Ungar.

ANALYSIS

Stevens: 'I Was Never a Fan of Labels for Justices'

It's been nearly a year since Justice John Paul Stevens left the bench after the third-longest tenure on the Supreme Court. Stevens sat down with Gwen Ifill to discuss his career, his leadership of the Court's liberal wing, why he doesn't like such labels and how his tennis game is now that he's retired.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 14, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/14/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Syrian Refugee Exodus Continues as Tanks, Troops Push Into More Towns

Syrian refugees continued to stream across the border into Turkey Tuesday, fleeing the military's drive to crush anti-government demonstrations in northern towns and villages. Margaret Warner reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: In Letter to Obama, Boehner Questions U.S. Role in Libya Mission

In other news Tuesday, NATO bombers stepped up their air campaign over Tripoli. Also, House Speaker John Boehner questioned the U.S. role in the mission in a letter to President Obama, telling him that by Sunday the administration will be violating the 90-day limit of the War Powers Resolution.

ANALYSIS

In GOP's N.H. Debate, a 'Tough Night' for Pawlenty as Bachmann Builds Buzz

New Hampshire played host to its first 2012 Republican presidential debate Monday with the candidates spending most of the evening criticizing President Obama's performance in the White House. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian review the debate's highlights and lowlights.

ANALYSIS

New FDA Guidelines Help Consumers Spot Sunscreen Effectiveness

The FDA announced Tuesday a series of changes in what consumers will see on sunscreen labels beginning next summer. Judy Woodruff discusses the new rules with The Skin Cancer Foundation's Dr. Ali Hendi.

REPORT

Twitter Is Everywhere Now, but Can It Make Money?

From the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden to Rep. Anthony Weiner's scandal, Twitter has been in the news recently for helping break news. While the social media giant's popularity has soared among politicians, movie stars and people around the world, can the micro-blogging service make money? Spencer Michels reports.

REPORT

Obama Makes First Presidential Visit to Puerto Rico in 50 Years

President Obama's brief Tuesday visit to Puerto Rico's capital was the first official trip to the commonwealth by a sitting president since JFK. Ray Suarez reports on the president's visit and what it might mean for his 2012 campaign.

ANALYSIS

Puerto Rico Gov. Fortuno on Obama Visit, Ongoing Statehood Debate

In the wake of President Obama's brief visit to Puerto Rico Tuesday, Ray Suarez discusses the president's visit, the ongoing debate over statehood plus the state of the island's economy with Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno.

ANALYSIS

Broadway Holds Its Breath as 'Spider-Man' Musical Officially Debuts

One of the biggest financial bets in the history of theater, a musical about a comic book hero, was set to officially open Tuesday on Broadway after many high-profile problems in early production. Jeffrey Brown discusses "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" with The New York Times' Patrick Healy.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/15/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Refutes Challenges to War Powers Authority Over Libya

The White House on Wednesday defended the president's authority to pursue military action in Libya. The administration argued that the U.S. is not engaged in sustained fighting and has no troops on the ground, so there's no need for congressional approval and no violation of the War Powers Resolution. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

Libya, War Powers Start White House, Congress on Collision Course

The Obama administration said Wednesday that the U.S. is not engaged in sustained fighting in Libya and has no troops on the ground, so there's no need for congressional approval. Jeffrey Brown discusses the War Powers Resolution legal wrangling with American University's Jamin Raskin and The New York Times' Charlie Savage.

REPORT

News Wrap: Thousands of Greeks Protests New Austerity Measures

In other news Wednesday, Greece's government was engulfed by political rebellion in Parliament and new rioting broke out in the streets as more than 25,000 demonstrators marched against new austerity measures. Also, U.S.-Pakistani tensions grew after word that Pakistan had arrested five people who helped locate Osama bin Laden.

ANALYSIS

Divided Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Collective-Bargaining Restraints

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 to uphold a controversial law, backed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker, to deny some public workers their right to collective bargaining. Judy Woodruff discusses what's ahead in the ongoing legal and political battles with Wisconsin Public TV's Adam Schrager, who's been covering the story.

REPORT

'Fracking' for Natural Gas Continues to Raise Health Concerns

Energy companies are increasingly scouring the U.S. for natural gas deposits. As they do, one of the extraction methods they are using, known as fracking, is coming under sharp scrutiny for potential health consequences from the chemicals involved. Tom Bearden reports from Colorado.

REPORT

Sri Lankan Government Accused of Human Rights Abuses Near Civil War's End

It's been just two years since some resemblance of peace returned to the island nation of Sri Lanka, with its 25-year civil war drawing to a close. But now, Britain's Independent Television News charges that government forces herded thousands of Tamil civilians into a "no-fire zone" and opened fire on them. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

International Groups Examine Allegations of 'Summary Executions' in Sri Lanka

Ray Suarez discusses allegations that Sri Lankan forces killed thousands of civilians toward the end of the country's civil war with Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the U.S. Jaliya Wickramasuriya and Mark Schneider of The International Crisis Group.

REPORT

Skateboarding Becomes Catalyst for Change in War-Torn Afghanistan

Filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel's "Skateistan" follows a Kabul skate park's founders and the kids who come there to have fun and perhaps jumpstart some changes in their country. This excerpt is part of The Economist Film Project series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and the NewsHour.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 16, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/16/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Chance of Greek Bailout Default Worries Global Markets

Anxiety over the Greek debt crisis spooked markets in Europe and Asia again Thursday as investors worry about problems there spreading. Meanwhile, Greece's prime minister held an emergency Socialist Party meeting but delayed a Cabinet reshuffle until Friday. Daisy McAndrew of Independent Television News reports form London.

ANALYSIS

Greek Debt Crisis Adds New Gravity to U.S. Deficit Debate

Demonstrators took to the streets in Greece and their government braced for a shake-up as that country grapples with a debt crisis with global repercussions. Also, Vice President Biden held meetings to work on a debt-ceiling deal. Judy Woodruff discusses the economic threats posed by Greece and U.S. debt with two experts.

REPORT

News Wrap: Rep. Anthony Weiner Reverses Course, Resigns

In other news Thursday, at a senior center in Brooklyn, Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner said he would resign from Congress, marking the end of a three-week scandal over online relations with several women. Also, President Obama drew more fire from Congress for saying he does not need its approval for the U.S. role in Libya.

REPORT

Outgoing Secretary Gates on U.S.-Pakistan Ties: 'We Need Each Other'

With Robert Gates' days at the Pentagon numbered, Kwame Holman looks back at the retiring defense secretary's service during tumultuous times under Presidents Bush and Obama.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Rules 5-4 That Age Matters in Miranda Warnings

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that juveniles suspected of a crime are entitled to Miranda protections when questioned by police at school. Ray Suarez discusses the ruling's significance with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.

REPORT

Certain Antibiotics Spur Widening Reports of Severe Side Effects

A class of antibiotics called quinolones is raising concerns after some patients report becoming very ill after taking them. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports.

REPORT

Al-Qaida Officially Shifts Power to Ayman al-Zawahri

Osama bin Laden's death left many wondering who would lead al-Qaida. The answer came Thursday in a statement posed on an Islamist website saying that Ayman al-Zawahri will now have "general leadership of al-Qaida." Zawahri has been hiding for years and is on the FBI's most-wanted terrorist list. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

Al-Zawahiri Takes Lead of al-Qaida, Vowing 'Blood for Blood' for Bin Laden Death

Jeffrey Brown discusses al-Qaida's shift in leadership to Ayman al-Zawahri with The Boston Globe's Juliette Kayyem and Georgetown University's Daniel Byman.

REPORT

North Koreans Risk Lives to Escape Via Underground Railroad

As famine grips North Korea, some are choosing to make a difficult journey to Thailand through a modern-day underground railroad. John Sparks of Independent Television News reports.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 17, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/17/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Harry Reid Confident of 'Substantial' U.S. Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told Jim Lehrer Friday that he's confident that President Obama will soon announce a "substantial" withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. He also stood by the president's assertion that the War Powers Act does not apply to the mission in Libya and thus, does not need congressional approval.

REPORT

News Wrap: Greek PM Reshuffles Cabinet, Hoping to Pass New Austerity Measures

In other news Friday, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou shook up his government in a bid to defuse the country's debt crisis and get new austerity measures through Parliament. Also in Yemen, officials announced that President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is in Saudi Arabia getting medical treatment, plans to return within days.

REPORT

Saudi Women Take the Wheel to Protest Religious Ban on Driving

Some Saudi Arabian women coordinated through social media to get behind the wheel Friday in protest of a religious ban on them driving legally. Judy Woodruff reports on the women who risked arrest to fight for new rights.

ANALYSIS

Could Saudi Women's Driving Protest Usher in Social Reforms?

Videos posted on YouTube Friday showed several Saudi Arabian women driving in Riyadh and other cities -- a direct violation of a religious ban that prohibits women to drive a car or obtain a drivers license. Judy Woodruff discusses the protests' impact with blogger Hala Al-Dosari and Arab Reform Bulletin Editor Michele Dunne.

ANALYSIS

Boeing Battle: Was Dreamliner Move to S.C. Legal or Strike Retaliation?

A new $750 million Boeing factory in South Carolina is at the heart of a controversial National Labor Relations Board case. It was opened as a second location to build 787 Dreamliner jets after a series of union strikes in Washington state plants. Margaret Warner discusses the matter with The New York Times' Steven Greenhouse.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on War Powers Debate, Obama's Inner Circle, Bachmann

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on the week's top political news, including the debate over congressional approval for the U.S. mission in Libya, the state of deficit talks, the "insular" inner circle surrounding President Obama and Michele Bachmann's GOP debate performance.

CONVERSATION

'Unlikely Brothers' Chronicles Forging of a Unique Bond for 2 Men

Siblings don't always have to share a mother or a father to forge a lasting bond. Human rights activist John Prendergast and "little brother" Michael Mattocks speak with Gwen Ifill about the highs and lows of their unlikely "brotherhood" and their new book.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 17, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/17/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 17, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/17/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week's online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart anchors.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 17, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/17/2011 9:00:00 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 20, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/20/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Justices Rule on Wal-Mart Discrimination, Global Warming Lawsuits

In two major decisions Monday, the Supreme Court threw out the largest class-action lawsuit in history and rejected a global warming lawsuit against power compannies. Gwen Ifill discusses the rulings with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.

REPORT

News Wrap: White House Defends Obama's Authority on Libya

In other news Monday, White House officials defended the president's stance that the U.S. mission in Libya does not constitute hostilities, amid reports that the Department of Justice and the Pentagon disagreed.

CONVERSATION

Amid Push for Talks With Taliban, Where Do Rights of Afghan Women Fit In?

Three Afghan women, influential figures in politics, business and non-governmental organizations, were in Washington last week meeting with senior members of the Obama administration and Congress on the topic of negotiating peace with the Taliban. Margaret Warner gets their views on the situation in their country.

ANALYSIS

Ruling on Wal-Mart Gender Bias May Reshape Class-Action Claims

A landmark Supreme Court ruling Monday rejected a class-action gender bias lawsuit against retail giant Wal-Mart. Jeffrey Brown talks to two legal experts about the wider impact on class-action claims.

REPORT

N.Y. Teacher Takes Students on a Virtual Trip to Learn Realities of Refugee Life

A high school teacher in New York City decided to set aside the usual curriculum and take her students on a virtual five week journey to the Middle East to learn about the millions who have fled the war in Iraq and became refugees. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports.

ANALYSIS

Study: Food Allergies in Children Becoming More Common, Severe

A new study out Monday find that children's food allergies are now more common, and more severe. Gwen Ifill discusses the findings with Dr. Ruchi Gupta, the lead author of the study.

REPORT

Remembering the Life of 'E Street Band' Saxophonist Clarence Clemons

Saxophonist Clarence Clemons died on Saturday at the age of 69 from complications from a stroke. Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at the musician's career.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 21, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/21/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama to Unveil Timetable for U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

White House officials confirmed that President Obama will announce plans for the initial U.S. troop drawdown from Afghanistan in a primetime speech Wednesday night. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

Obama Preps Afghanistan Drawdown, but Debate Lingers on End Goals

President Obama will announce plans for the initial U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan Wednesday. Jeffrey Brown discusses what the president's options are with retired Army Lt. Col. John Nagl of the Center for a New American Security, author Phyllis Bennis and Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progess.

REPORT

News Wrap: Iraqi Suicide Bombing Kills at Least 22, Wounds 37

In other news Tuesday, a rare bombing in southern Iraq killed at least 22 people and wounded 37. Officials said at least one suicide car bomber struck as security forces were changing shifts. Also, Leon Panetta's nomination to be defense secretary won unanimous Senate confirmation.

ANALYSIS

Huntsman Joins GOP 2012 Field, Touting Varied Resume, Hobbies

Former two-time Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman ended months of speculation Tuesday by officially launching his campaign for president at New Jersey's Liberty State Park. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian discuss Huntsman's presidential prospects and the developing GOP presidential field.

ANALYSIS

Cigarette Warnings Get Graphic, but Will Smokers Be Deterred?

The biggest change to cigarette pack health warnings in 25 years came Tuesday when the FDA released nine graphic color images that will cover the entire top half of cigarette packs beginning next year. Margaret Warner discusses the new warnings with FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg.

REPORT

Cambodia Teaches New Generation About Khmer Rouge Atrocities

With a new set of genocide trials set to begin, a new generation of Cambodians is learning about the country's violent and deadly history. This report is produced by University of California, Berkeley's School of Journalism students Jake Schoneker and Mark Oltmanns.

ANALYSIS

JPMorgan to Pay $153 Million to Settle SEC Fraud Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday that JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay $153 million to settle charges of misleading investors in the housing market. Judy Woodruff discusses the settlement and back story with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 21, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/21/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

"The Madoff Affair" Encore 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. But 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.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/22/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Picks Pace of Drawdown From Afghanistan, America's Longest War

President Obama is widely expected to announce Wednesday evening that 5,000 U.S. troops will head home this summer from Afghanistan and another 5,000 will leave before the end of the year. Gwen Ifill and Margaret Warner preview what's expected in the president's speech and the plan for withdrawing from the nation's longest war.

ANALYSIS

How Will Drawdown Affect U.S. Mission in Afghanistan?

In a primetime address Wednesday, President Obama will unveil his plan for the size and pace of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff discusses the politics influencing the president's decisions with The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus and The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol.

REPORT

News Wrap: Italy Calls for Pause in Libya Fighting, Civilian Death Inquiry

In other news Wednesday, Italy's foreign minister called for a suspension of fighting in Libya to allow aid shipments and for civilian deaths from NATO airstrikes to be investigated. France and Britain rejected Italy's appeal. Also, a Bahraini court sentenced eight top Shiite activists and opposition leaders to life in prison.

ANALYSIS

Al Gore's Critique Sparks Debate Over Obama's Record on Global Warming

In a "Rolling Stone" article, former Vice President Al Gore criticized President Obama's record on climate change. Gwen Ifill discusses what Mr. Obama has and hasn't done with The Center for International Policy's Glenn Hurowitz, The Center for American Progress' Daniel Weiss and The American Enterprise Institute's Ken Green.

REPORT

Is Your Pension Safe? States Struggle With Pricey Challenges

As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports from Rhode Island on the struggles that states are facing over how to calculate investment returns for public pension funds to keep them fully funded.

REPORT

'My Perestroika' Reveals Personal History of Last Soviet Generation

In "My Perestroika," filmmaker Robin Hessman traces the last generation raised in the Soviet Union through the eyes of five Muscovties, from childhoods filled with propaganda to life in the new Russia. The documentary is part of a series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and The NewsHour.

UPDATE

Obama on Afghan War Drawdown: 'The Tide of War Is Receding'

In a primetime address Wednesday night, President Barack Obama announced that 33,000 U.S. troops -- the full amount of the surge he announced in 2009 at West Point -- will be leaving Afghanistan by the end of summer 2012. Here are the president's full remarks as prepared for delivery.

ANALYSIS

Obama Unveils Afghanistan Drawdown Plan: What Will Allies Think?

President Obama outlined his plan Wednesday to withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by summer 2012, saying "it is time to focus on nation building here at home." Judy Woodruff discusses the impact of the president's decision with The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus and The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, June 23, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/23/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Solicits Support for Afghanistan Drawdown Amid Varied Reactions

President Obama announced Wednesday that 10,000 U.S. troops are slated to leave Afghanistan by the end of this year and another 23,000 will pull out by the end of 2012. Kwame Holman reports on the range of responses to the president's withdrawal timetable from Washington to Kabul.

REPORT

News Wrap: Will Election Fraud Findings Lead to Afghan Constitutional Crisis?

In other news Thursday, Afghanistan faces a possible constitutional crisis after a special court ruled that 62 members of Parliament were elected by fraud. The tribunal threw out the results in a quarter of last year's parliamentary races. Also, four bombs exploded across Baghdad killing at least 40 and wounding more than 80.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Gates: I Was ' Strong Advocate' for Afghanistan Surge to End in Summer 2012

In an interview Thursday with Jim Lehrer, outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates discussed President Obama's new timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, how he would define success in that war and the chances of a negotiated settlement with the Taliban plus the U.S. role in Libya and his tenure at the Pentagon.

ANALYSIS

White House, GOP Budget Deficit Talks Hit a Wall: Now What?

Budget deficit negotiations between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP lawmakers broke down Thursday after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor pulled out over the question of raising taxes. Judy Woodruff discusses the breakdown and what's ahead with The Washington Post's Lori Montgomery and The Wall Street Journal's Damian Paletta.

ANALYSIS

The 'Long, Dark and Dirty' Story of Whitey Bulger's Career and Capture

James "Whitey" Bulger, the legendary Boston crime boss and one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted, was arrested Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. Margaret Warner speaks with with Boston University's Dick Lehr about the notorious fugitive's career, influence on Hollywood and how he hid from authorities for 16 years.

CONVERSATION

Rock Legend Paul Simon: 'I Wouldn't Change Anything, Even the Mistakes'

Musical legend Paul Simon recently went on tour with his latest album, "So Beautiful or So What," plus his classic hits. Jeffrey Brown caught up with the singer-songwriter to discuss his new album, the art of songwriting and his outlook on life and music just ahead of his 70th birthday.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: 30 Years of AIDS

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/23/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week, Insights on PBS Hawaii observes the 30th anniversary of the first diagnosed case of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Joining moderator Dan Boylan for a look at recent medical advancements are: Fred Cruz, Pharmacy Manager at CarePlus CVS pharmacy; Paul Groesbeck, Executive Director of the Life Foundation, Hawaii's oldest and largest AIDS organization; Jaimie Kahale, an HIV-positive mother of two; and Dr. Drew Kovach, Director of HIV Services, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii.

Viewer questions and comments are welcome via phone, e-mail, Twitter and live blogging.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 24, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/24/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

House Rebukes White House Over Libya Authorization

The House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly rejected formal authorization of the U.S. military involvement in Libya, but also voted down an attempt to cut off money for the operation. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

U.S. Role in Libya Rankles Congress, Revives Questions on War Authority

The House rendered a split decision on Libya Friday, rejecting an authorization of U.S. military involvement, but stopping short of ending funding for the mission. Jeffrey Brown discusses the fight between the White House and Congress with Norman Ornstein of The American Enterprise Institute and The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich.

REPORT

News Wrap: Syrian Troops Fire on Thousands of Protesters

In other news Friday, Syrian government troops opened fire on thousands of protesters; activists reported at least 15 killed. The shooting took place as crowds gathered after Friday prayers near Damascus and in several other cities. Also, Greece has moved a step closer to another financial bailout.

ANALYSIS

Flood Threat Creates 'Psychological Roller Coaster' in Minot, N.D.

The Souris River in Minot, N.D., hit a record high Friday and kept on rising. Margaret Warner and Minot City Council President Dean Frantsvog discuss what residents and the city are doing to quell the threat from flood waters.

REPORT

Cracks Emerge in Republican Opposition to Raising Taxes to Curb Deficit

Bipartisan budget deficit talks led by Vice President Joe Biden reached an impasse Thursday over Republican objections to raising taxes. Judy Woodruff reports on the debate within the Republican Party over how to curb the deficit.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on GOP Tax Divide, Obama's Troop Drawdown, Debt Ceiling Debate

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on the week's top political news, including the breakdown in bipartisan budget and deficit talks, the House's rebuke of President Obama over war powers and the Libya mission, and the president's new troop withdrawal timetable for the Afghan war.

CONVERSATION

Author Oscar Hijuelos Tackles His Toughest Subject: Himself

In "Thoughts Without Cigarettes: A Memoir," author Oscar Hijuelos paints a self-portrait of an artist as a "very uptight young man." Ray Suarez talks to the Pulitzer Prize winner about how early success changed his life.

REPORT

'Just One More Thing': Remembering Peter Falk, TV's 'Columbo'

Actor Peter Falk died Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was best known for playing the rumpled TV detective, Columbo, for 30 years. Jim Lehrer reports.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 24, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/24/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 24, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/24/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEED TO KNOW is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week's online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. The program will feature documentary-style reports, short features, studio-based interviews and more. NEED TO KNOW will cover five primary news beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; national security; and culture. Alison Stewart anchors.

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 24, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/24/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: 30 Years of AIDS (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/24/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week, Insights on PBS Hawaii observes the 30th anniversary of the first diagnosed case of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Joining moderator Dan Boylan for a look at recent medical advancements are: Fred Cruz, Pharmacy Manager at CarePlus CVS pharmacy; Paul Groesbeck, Executive Director of the Life Foundation, Hawaii's oldest and largest AIDS organization; Jaimie Kahale, an HIV-positive mother of two; and Dr. Drew Kovach, Director of HIV Services, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii.

Viewer questions and comments are welcome via phone, e-mail, Twitter and live blogging.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, June 27, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/27/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Citing Violence in Fairy Tales, Justices Strike Down Calif. Video Game Law

The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday to uphold an appeals court ruling to throw out California's ban on the sale and rental of violent video games to minors. In a separate decision, the court struck down a provision of Arizona's campaign finance system. Gwen Ifill discusses the rulings with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.

REPORT

News Wrap: Judge Blocks Parts of Georgia's Illegal Immigration Law

In other news Monday, a federal judge in Atlanta blocked parts of Georgia's crackdown on illegal immigration from taking effect. The judge issued a stay against enforcing penalties against harboring undocumented people. Also, 200 Syrian opposition figures and intellectuals met and called for a peaceful transition to democracy.

ANALYSIS

Blagojevich Joins Ranks of Illinois Gubernatorial Convicts

After 10 days of deliberations, a federal jury convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Monday of trying to sell President Obama's former Senate seat, and of trying to extort executives for campaign donations. Hari Sreenisvasan discusses the trial and pending sentencing with Phil Ponce of WTTW's "Chicago Tonight."

ANALYSIS

Bachmann Enters GOP Field With Jolt of Tea Party Energy

Michele Bachmann chose her birthplace, Waterloo, Iowa, to announce her formal bid for the GOP presidential nomination on Monday. Judy Woodruff discusses the launch of her campaign with Des Moines Register political columnist Kathie Obradovich.

REPORT

Ghana Looks to Give Citizens a Voice in Their Economic Future

The West African nation of Ghana has enjoyed two decades of a thriving democracy by combining reforms and the bounty of its land. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the country's efforts to give ordinary citizens a bigger say in their economic future.

ANALYSIS

After N.Y. Passes Same-Sex Marriage Law, What's Next for Proponents, Foes?

Thousands of marchers and spectators at New York City's annual LGBT Pride March this weekend hailed the state's brand-new same-sex marriage law. Jeffrey Brown discusses the state Legislature's vote with the National Organization for Marriage's Maggie Gallagher and Democratic New York Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 28, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/28/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Rioting, General Strike Leave Greece in Standstill Ahead of Austerity Vote

The streets of Athens, Greece, were filled with fighting Tuesday over prospects of more spending cuts and tax increases. The violence marred a general strike as the Parliament considers new austerity measures intended to fend off a national default. Independent Television News' Jonathan Rugman reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Taliban Claim Responsibility for Kabul Hotel Attack

In other news Tuesday, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a deadly bomb attack on Kabul's InterContinental Hotel. Also, Marine Lt. Gen. John Allen lent his support for President Obama's Afghanistan troop drawdown plan.

REPORT

IMF Selects Christine Lagarde as First Female Chief

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday chose French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn as director. Judy Woodruff reports on the IMF's first female leader.

ANALYSIS

Lagarde Takes Lead of IMF at Key Moment for Global Economy

France's Christine Lagarde was named the new head of the International Monetary Fund at a critical time for that organization and for the global economy. Judy Woodruff discusses what kind of challenges she faces with Cornell University's Esward Prasad and George Washington University's Scheherazade Rehman.

REPORT

Minds, Machines Merge to Offer New Hope for Overcoming Impairments

Scientists are creating a new generation of artificial body parts to help people with disabilities see, walk, swim, grip and run among other things. Miles O'Brien reports on the latest advances in prosthetics.

ANALYSIS

Roberts Court Wraps up Term, Leaving Significant Conservative Mark

The Supreme Court wrapped up its final cases Monday, completing a year of action in which its conservative majority left a significant legal mark. Gwen Ifill discusses the major decisions that came out of the Roberts court this term with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle and Tom Goldstein, founder of SCOTUSblog.com.

REPORT

Violence Erupts in Sudan as National Split Nears

In less than two weeks, Southern Sudan is due to become the world's newest nation, formally seceding from the North. The rival regions signed a peace agreement in 2005 to end a long civil war that killed 2 million people, but violence has erupted again. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

As Secession Nears, Will Sudan's North, South Manage to Cooperate?

South Sudan is set to become the world's newest nation, seceding from Sudan, but the regions have recently seen an increase in violence. Margaret Warner discusses the likelihood that the rival regions can reach a long-term peace settlement with Ambassador Princeton Lyman, the U.S. special envoy for Sudan.

 

Series Title:     FRONTLINE

Program Title: The Child Cases

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/28/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

When a child dies under suspicious circumstances, abuse is often suspected. That's what happened in the case of six-month-old Isis Vas, whose death was deemed "a clear-cut and classic" case of child abuse, sending a man named Ernie Lopez to prison for 60 years. But now a Texas judge has moved to overturn Lopez's conviction, and new questions are being asked about the quality of expert testimony in this and many other similar cases. In this joint investigation with ProPublica and NPR, FRONTLINE correspondent A.C. Thompson unearths more than 20 child death cases in which people were jailed on medical evidence - involving abuse, assault, and "shaken baby syndrome" - that was later found unreliable or flat-out wrong. Are death investigators being properly trained for child cases? Also in this newsmagazine hour: Correspondent Martin Smith continues to investigate for-profit colleges, this time focusing on their aggressive recruitment of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Then correspondent Atul Gawande reports on a doctor in Camden, New Jersey, who actually seeks out the community's sickest - and most expensive - patients. Dr. Jeffrey Brenner and his team are pioneering a practice called "hotspotting," in which medical care is focused on the hardest-to-treat to improve their health and dramatically reduce costs.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/29/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Debt Battle Growing More Urgent, but GOP, Democrats Not Budging Yet

At a White House news conference Wednesday, President Obama insisted that congressional leaders put everything on the table, including spending, benefits programs and tax increases, in order to reach a debt limit deal. Jeffrey Brown discusses ongoing negotiations with Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Robert Menendez, D-N.J.

REPORT

News Wrap: Greece Endorses New Austerity Measures Amid More Rioting

In other news Wednesday, lawmakers in Greece endorsed new austerity measures in the face of chaos in the streets of Athens. The package of $40 billion in spending cuts and tax hikes is designed to win a second bailout from the European Union. Also, Egyptian riot police clashed with demonstrators in Cairo for a second day.

ANALYSIS

Brazen Attack on Kabul Hotel Raises New Questions on Afghan Security

Tuesday night's spectacular Taliban attack on a landmark Kabul hotel popular with Westerners shook any semblance of calm in the Afghan capital. Washington Post reporter Pamela Constable joins Margaret Warner from Kabul for an update on the attack and the security situation as President Obama looks to draw down U.S. troop levels.

REPORT

Can DIY Movement Fix a Crisis in U.S. Science Education?

Miles O'Brien reports from a gathering in California on a growing movement that embraces the art of making cool things and a quirky do-it-yourself spirit. Supporters see "making" as one way to overcome a crisis in American science and math education.

CONVERSATION

Vietnam's 'Haunting' of Post-War Presidents Explored in New Book

"Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama," written by the father and daughter team of Marvin and Deborah Kalb, examines the war's lingering grip on several generations of civilian leaders and military strategists. Judy Woodruff and the authors discuss the shadow still cast by America's "lost war."

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 30, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/30/2011 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

European Unrest Spreads as Greece, Britain Push for Austerity

Greek lawmakers on Thursday passed a second cost-cutting bill aimed at averting default, while hundreds of thousands of British teachers and civil servants went on strike to rally against pension reforms. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

Governments Push for Austerity, but Can it Really Revive Growth?

Greek Parliament passed a bill to implement a new austerity plan Thursday, and Britain was in the throes of a national civil servant strike. Margaret Warner discusses whether austerity measures will likely help those countries with MIT's Simon Johnson and Mark Weisbort of the Center of Economic Policy and Research.

REPORT

News Wrap: June Deadliest Month for U.S. Troops in Iraq in 2 Years

In other news Thursday, June became the deadliest month for U.S. forces in Iraq in two years. Officials announced that three American soldiers were killed Wednesday near the Iran border, marking 15 casualties for the month. Also, the monthly death toll for NATO forces in Afghanistan reached 64 with most of them being American.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

White House Chief of Staff Daley: U.S. Default 'Will Not Happen'

White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley speaks with Jeffrey Brown about stalled debt talks and President Obama scolding Congress in his Wednesday news conference.

REPORT

Denver Hospital Sets the Bar for Patient Safety

As many as 96,000 people are estimated to die every year from an infection or a medical mistake after going into the hospital. And almost all of those deaths are preventable. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports from a Denver hospital that has the lowest mortality rate of any academic medical center in the country.

REPORT

Are Social Media Services the Next Tech Bubble?

The estimated value of tech companies such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is soaring, but could another tech bubble be building? Ray Suarez discusses the social media services that are at the center of this question with Fortune magazine's Jessi Hempel and Forrester Research's Josh Bernoff.

REPORT

Growing Dissent From Youth, Labor Unions Spark Rare Protests in China

Growing dissent among young people and labor union members has sparked rare protests in China. Independent Television News' John Sparks reports from the southeastern city of Xintang, which saw four days of protests in recent weeks.

 

Series Title:     INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII

Program Title: Lanai and Molokai

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/30/2011 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII, host Dan Boylan will engage residents and community leaders from Lanai and Molokai about the wind projects being proposed there which may affect the economic future of the islands. We've been hearing a lot about "Big Wind" lately, but much of the information has come from the state, wind developers and the electric utility. We'll hear what some of the locals think about how wind energy would or wouldn't fit into their island communities, economy and culture. They'll also talk about their hopes for the future and the direction they'd like to see their rural economies take.

The guests include: Alberta De Jetley, owner & publisher of Lanai Today, farmer and member of Lanai Planning Commission; Kanohowailuku Helm, founding member of I Aloha Molokai, a community group opposed to wind development on Molokai; Robin Kaye, member of Friends of Lanai, a community group opposed to wind development on Lanai; and Walter Ritte, a Molokai resident & activist.

Viewer questions and comments are welcome via phone, e-mail, Twitter and live blogging.

 

Education & History:

 

Series Title:     The Civil War

Program Title: Episode 2 "A Very Bloody Affair" & Episode 3 "Forever Free" (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/04/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            150

Description:

“A Very Bloody Affair — 1862”

1862 sees the birth of modern warfare and the transformation of Abraham Lincoln’s war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves. Political infighting threatens to swamp Lincoln’s administration, and Union General George McClellan wages an ill-fated campaign on the Virginia peninsula. The episode follows the battle of ironclad ships, camp life and the beginning of the end of slavery. Ulysses S. Grant’s exploits come to a bloody resolution at the Battle of Shiloh, and rumors swarm about Europe’s readiness to recognize the Confederacy.

“Forever Free — 1862”

Convinced by July 1862 that emancipation is now morally and militarily crucial to the future of the Union, Abraham Lincoln must wait for a victory to issue his proclamation. But there are no Union victories to be had, thanks to the brilliance of Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. With Lee’s September 1862 invasion of Maryland, the bloodiest day of the war takes place on the banks of Antietam Creek, followed shortly by the brightest — the emancipation of the slaves.

 

Series Title:     The Civil War

Program Title: Episode 4 "Simply Murder" & Episode 5 "The Universe of Battle" (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/05/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            150

Description:

“Simply Murder — 1863”

A nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg precedes two clashes in the spring of 1863: at Chancellorsville in May, where Robert E. Lee wins his most brilliant victory but loses Stonewall Jackson; and at Vicksburg, where Ulysses S. Grant is prevented from taking the city by siege. There is fierce northern opposition to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and increasing desperation on the Confederate home front. Lee decides to invade the North again to draw Grant’s forces away from Vicksburg.

“The Universe of Battle — 1863”

The Battle of Gettysburg is the turning point of the war. For three days, 150,000 fight to the death in the Pennsylvania countryside culminating in Pickett’s legendary charge. Vicksburg falls to Union forces, draft riots rage in New York, black troops join the fight for the first time and western battles transpire at Chickamauga and Chattanooga. At the dedication of a new Union cemetery at Gettysburg, Lincoln struggles to put into words what is happening to his people.

 

Series Title:     The Civil War

Program Title: Episode 6 "Valley of the Shadow of Death” & Episode 7 "Most Hallowed Ground" (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/06/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            150

Description:

“Valley of the Shadow of Death — 1864”

Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee are pitted against each other in an extraordinary series of battles from the wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia. With Grant and Lee finally deadlocked at Petersburg, we move to the ghastly hospitals in both the North and South, and follow Sherman’s Atlanta campaign through the mountains of northern Georgia. As the horrendous casualty lists increase, Abraham Lincoln’s chance for re-election begins to dim and with them, the possibility of Union victory.

“Most Hallowed Ground — 1864"

The presidential campaign of 1864 sets Abraham Lincoln against his old commanding general, George McClellan. The stakes are nothing less than the survival of the Union itself. Opinion in the North has turned strongly against Lincoln and the war, but 11th-hour Union victories at Mobile Bay, Atlanta and the Shenandoah Valley tilt the election to Lincoln, and the Confederacy’s last hope for independence dies. In an ironic twist, Robert E. Lee’s Arlington mansion is turned into a Union military hospital and the estate becomes Arlington National Cemetery — the Union’s most hallowed ground.

 

Series Title:     The Civil War

Program Title: Episode 8 "War Is All Hell" & Episode 9 "The Better Angels of Our Nature" (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/07/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            150

Description:

“War Is All Hell — 1865"

William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea brings war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy. Following Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration, Petersburg and Richmond finally fall to Ulysses S. Grant’s army. Robert E. Lee’s tattered Army of Northern Virginia flees westward towards Appomattox, where the surrender of Lee to Grant takes place. Meanwhile, John Wilkes Booth begins to dream of vengeance for the South. 

“The Better Angels of Our Nature — 1865"

On April 14, five days after Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, Abraham Lincoln is assassinated. Lincoln is buried, John Wilkes Booth is captured and the war finally comes to a close. The series ends by considering the consequences and meaning of a war that transformed the country from a collection of states to the nation it is today.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: The Great Famine (New)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/11/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

When a devastating famine descended on Soviet Russia in 1921, it was the worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. Half a world away, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by a new secretary of commerce, “the Great Humanitarian” Herbert Hoover. The nearly 300 American relief workers, “Hoover’s boys,” would be tested by a railroad system in disarray, a forbidding climate and — being among the first group of outsiders to break through Russia’s isolation following the Bolshevik Revolution — a ruthless government suspicious of their motives. By the summer of 1922, Americans were feeding nearly eleven million Soviet citizens a day in 19,000 kitchens. This riveting story of America’s engagement with a distant and desperate people is told within the larger context of the Russian Revolution and examines the roots of the U.S.-Soviet rivalry that would dominate the second half of the 20th century.

 

Series Title:     Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton

Program Title: MONDAY, April 11, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/11/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

REDISCOVERING ALEXANDER HAMILTON is hosted and written by prominent author and journalist Richard Brookhiser. The documentary focuses on Hamilton’s character in six chronological segments. The film is not meant to be the definitive biography of Alexander Hamilton, but rather a look at particular traits in his character, how they were shaped into being and how they played out within the new nation that was being created around him. To tell that story, the film combines traditional documentary techniques with Brookhiser’s exploration of Hamilton’s legacy and life in contemporary America. The film takes the viewer to the Caribbean Islands where Hamilton was born, to Yorktown and Wall Street where he fought and worked, to Harlem and Weehaken, New Jersey, where he lived and died.

 

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: The Bible's Buried Secrets (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/13/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In this landmark two-hour special, NOVA takes viewers on a fascinating scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago and continues today. The film presents the latest archeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament.

This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when and why? How did the worship of one God—the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity and Islam—emerge?

 

Series Title:     American Masters

Program Title: John Muir in the New World

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/18/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Nearly a century after his death, John Muir is remembered and revered as the father of the environmental movement and the founder of the Sierra Club. It was this Scottish American who believed that it was our responsibility as citizens to protect our natural surroundings. And, by example and by passion, he taught us how to care for our wilderness treasures. Through his tireless advocacy and his writings, he almost single-handedly preserved the Yosemite Valley of California and was the force behind the creation of the National Park Service. Filmed against the majestic landscapes through which Muir traveled, this documentary places our nation’s most important wilderness assets in a cultural and social context. Muir’s story is a timely reminder of America’s unique and threatened ecosystems.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Biography Hawaii: Harriet Bouslog (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/21/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

One of a handful of women lawyers practicing in Hawaii in the 1940’s and 50’s, Harriet Bouslog became a champion for the working class. With her partner Myer Symonds, she represented the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), fighting for fair labor laws and wages for the people of Hawaii. She was instrumental in ending the death penalty in the Territory of Hawaii and her efforts and public comments during the Hawaii Seven trial of alleged Communists led to her disbarment and subsequent reinstatement after a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court. Brilliant, vivacious, and controversial, Bouslog was one of Hawaii’s great defenders of human rights and dignity. This inspiring documentary combines interviews with family and friends, commentary by legal historians and photographs and film that recorded the life and times of this extraordinary woman.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Stonewall Uprising

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/25/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Veteran filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner explore the dramatic event that launched a worldwide rights movement. Told by those who took part, from drag queens and street hustlers to police detectives, journalists and a former mayor of New York, STONEWALL UPRISING revisits a time when homosexual acts were illegal throughout America, and homosexuality itself was seen as a form of mental illness. Hunted and often entrapped by undercover police in their hometowns, gays from around the U.S. began fleeing to New York in search of a sanctuary. Hounded there still by an aggressive police force, they found refuge in a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn. When police raided Stonewall on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced the arrival of the gay rights movement.

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Escape from Auschwitz (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/27/2012 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The truth about the Auschwitz death camp was one of the most closely guarded secrets of the Third Reich. Prisoners who tried to escape were executed in public as an example to other inmates, and very few ever made it out alive. "Escape From Auschwitz" tells the story of two young Slovak Jews, Rudolph Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, who managed to escape by hiding in a woodpile for three days, then fleeing across enemy territory, determined to tell the world about the atrocities being committed by the Nazis at the camp. Hoping to stop the deportations and put an end to the constant stream of victims transported to their deaths, Vrba and Wetzler wrote a detailed account of their experiences in the camp. The report was sent to Allies around the world, but to Vrba's horror, some took ages to reach the right hands and the most urgent copy was suppressed by the head of the Hungarian Jewish underground, who worried it would destroy a deal he himself was trying to make with Adolph Eichmann. Ultimately, the delays cost thousands of lives and caused a controversy that raged long after the Holocaust was over. Even so, Vrba's and Wetzler's heroic efforts saved many thousands from the gas chambers and crematoria of Auschwitz.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Mt. St. Helens: Back from the Dead (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/27/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, every living thing in the blast zone was buried beneath 300 feet of avalanche debris, covered with steaming mud and, finally, topped with a superheated layer of frothy rock from deep within the earth. It seemed as though Mount St. Helens might remain a wasteland forever. Then, to everyone's surprise, life began to bloom again. Over the course of 30 years, biologist Charlie Crisafulli has been documenting the dramatic return of plant and animal life to the barren landscape. But he has also tracked a new threat: The mountain, like the wildlife, is coming back to life. Soon after the 1980 eruption, new lava was bubbling up to the surface, and in 2004, a flurry of explosions blasted steam and ash thousands of feet into the air over Mount St. Helens. What force is driving this baffling pattern? Using GPS, magnetic mapping and more, geologists are tracking the movement of magma deep within the volcano and revealing a hidden lattice of faults that lies beneath the volatile landscape. NOVA presents a pioneering look at the interplay between biology and geology that may help scientists predict future volcanic eruptions.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Roads to Memphis (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/02/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

 "We were never concerned with who killed Martin Luther King, but what killed Martin Luther King," says former King aide Andrew Young in this film, which tells the wildly disparate yet fatefully entwined stories of an assassin, James Earl Ray, and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., against the backdrop of the seething and turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. Based on the book by Hampton Sides, the program relies on eyewitness testimony from King's inner circle and the officials involved in Ray's capture and prosecution following an intense two-month international manhunt.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: A Film Unfinished

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/03/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This haunting documentary examines a classic Nazi propaganda film used by historians for decades to provide insight into the realities of life in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942. The recent discovery of a second reel in an East German archive has thrown the veracity and intent of the Ghetto footage into question. As film and war historians examine the outtakes reel it becomes evident that Nazi propagandists had staged elaborate scenes to mislead the general public about what was really happening in Warsaw.

 

Series Title:     Saving the Bay

Program Title: Part 3 of 4: Miracle Workers

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/04/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Narrated by Robert Redford, SAVING THE BAY is a documentary miniseries exploring the history of the San Francisco Bay.

The third hour of the series begins with The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, which accelerated the dispersion of people and industry to the East Bay region. Advances in engineering gave rise to the first of California's massive water re-distribution projects, paralleling the era of great bridge building. World War II saw the Bay transformed into the greatest shipbuilding center the world had ever known.

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Sinking Atlantis (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/11/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Five thousand years ago, the Minoans, Europe's first great civilization, flourished on the island of Crete. They were the first Europeans to use writing, and their technologically advanced and rich artistic culture became the setting for famous Greek myths about Theseus, Icarus and the Minotaur. Yet in their heyday, the Minoans were wiped from the pages of history. The cause of their downfall has remained one of the foremost mysteries of the ancient world. "Sinking Atlantis" explores and discounts the usual theories about the disappearance of the Minoans, from a massive volcano that buried them in ash to Greek invaders who conquered and killed them. The film digs deeper into the soil and the history, following archeologist Sandy MacGillivray as he finds startling evidence of a massive tsunami that struck the island and destroyed all the major Minoan cities. Was this the origin of the myth of Altantis? Drawing from archaeological records, new revelations about Minoan language and religion and shocking new geological discoveries, MacGillivray connects fact with fiction and reveals the truth behind the reign and fall of the great Minoan civilization.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Secrets of Stonehenge (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/11/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Dated to the late Stone Age, Stonehenge may be the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory. Every year, a million visitors are drawn to England to gaze upon the famous circle of stones, but the monument's meaning has continued to elude us. Now investigations inside and around Stonehenge have kicked off a dramatic new era of discovery and debate over who built Stonehenge and for what purpose. How did prehistoric people quarry, transport, sculpt and erect these giant stones? Granted exclusive access to the dig site at Bluestonehenge, a prehistoric stone circle monument recently discovered about a mile from Stonehenge, NOVA cameras join a new generation of researchers finding important clues to this enduring mystery.

 

Series Title:     Saving the Bay

Program Title: Part 4 of 4: Bay in the Balance

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/11/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Narrated by Robert Redford, SAVING THE BAY is a documentary miniseries exploring the history of the San Francisco Bay.

In the final episode, the very survival of the Bay is threatened by the postwar boom. Viewers are introduced to the leaders of the Save The Bay campaign of the 1960s and the birth of the national mass environmental movement. As the Bay Area looks to the future, the issue becomes how best to balance the competing demands of a major urban center set amidst an environmentally significant landscape.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Freedom Riders

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/16/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In 1961, segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. Many states violently enforced the policy, while the federal government, under the Kennedy administration, remained indifferent, preoccupied with matters abroad. Until an integrated band of college students, who called themselves Freedom Riders, bought tickets on a Greyhound bus bound for the Deep South. Their actions brought the president and the entire American public face to face with the challenge of correcting civil rights inequities that plagued the nation.

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson's inspirational documentary is the first feature-length film about this courageous band of civil rights activists. Gaining access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, Nelson chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: The World's Biggest Bomb

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/17/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists engaged in a dangerous race to see who could build and detonate the world's largest bomb. The results exceeded all expectations. The United States led the way initially, but then left the field clear for the Soviet Union to break all records. Bomb-makers on both sides were flying blind as they pushed the technology far into unknown territory.

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: The Silver Pharaoh (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/18/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I is one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Egyptian treasures - even more remarkable than that of Tutankhamen. The tomb, filled with lavish jewels and treasure, was discovered almost by accident in 1939 by the French archaeologist Pierre Montet while he was excavating in northern Egypt. The royal burial chamber was found on the eve of World War II and attracted little attention despite its grandeur. The sarcophagus, made of silver with exquisite detail and craftsmanship, is now recognized by many Egyptologists as one of the most exquisite artifacts of ancient Egypt ever to be found. The investigation reveals political intrigue, a lost city and a leader who united a country in turmoil and became "The Silver Pharaoh," but archaeologists still wonder who Psusennes I was and why he received such grand treatment.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Riddles of the Sphinx (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/18/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

For 45 centuries, the Great Sphinx has cast its enigmatic gaze over Egypt's Giza plateau. The biggest and oldest statue in a land of colossal ancient monuments, its scale is staggering: the mighty head towers as tall as the White House, while its body is nearly the length of a football field. This strange half-human, half-lion image has inspired countless fantastic theories about its origins. How was it built, and who or what does it represent? Surprisingly, the scribes of the period when it was built - during Egypt's Old Kingdom - passed over it in silence. Adding to the mystery, archeologists found that its creators abruptly discarded their tools and abandoned the structure when it was nearly complete. Searching for clues, NOVA's expert team of archeologists carries out eye-opening experiments that reveal the techniques and incredible labor invested in the carving of this gigantic sculpture.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Building Pharaoh's Ship (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/18/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A magnificent trading vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious, treasure-laden land called Punt. Is this journey, intricately depicted on the wall of one of Egypt's most impressive temples, mere myth - or was it real? NOVA travels to the legendary temple, built some 3,500 years ago for the celebrated female pharaoh Hatshepsut, in search of answers to this tantalizing archeological mystery. Did Punt exist and, if so, where was it? Did the ancient Egyptians, who built elaborate barges to sail down the Nile, also have the expertise to embark on a long sea voyage? NOVA follows a team of archeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the mighty vessel shown on the mysterious carving, and then launch it into the Red Sea on a unique voyage of discovery.

History

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/23/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

J. Robert Oppenheimer's life and legacy are inextricably linked to America's most famous top-secret initiative: the Manhattan Project. But after World War II, this brilliant and intense scientist, widely considered one of the most important minds of the 20th century and who had been tasked with the development of the atomic bomb, fell from the innermost circles of American science. At the height of the Red Scare, the veil of suspicion fell over Oppenheimer. He was accused of having communist sympathies and was pressed to explain his relationships with known communists. This biography presents a complex and revealing portrait of one of America's most influential scientists. Interweaving interviews with family members, scholars and colleagues with dramatic re-creations, this film follows Oppenheimer's fascinating arc from the heady world of international physics to the top-secret Manhattan Project and finally to the dark days of the Red Scare and McCarthyism.

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Lost Ships of Rome (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/25/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In 2009, a team of marine archeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the remote Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were found in pristine condition, each one fully laden with exotic goods. Remarkably, much of the cargo remained exactly as the ancient Roman crews had loaded it, suggesting that these ships had not capsized but had gone to the bottom of the sea intact and upright. What happened to these ancient ships? What were they carrying and why had they traveled to this remote, rocky island in the first place?

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Secrets of the Parthenon (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/25/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Erected by the ancient Greeks as a temple to Athena, the Parthenon has served as a church, a fortress, an ammunition dump and the model for countless banks, courthouses and museums across the world. It has been shot at, exploded, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its magnificent sculptures and subjected to restorations that have been termed "catastrophic." Despite so much abuse and renown as an icon of Western civilization, the question of how the Parthenon was built has been largely ignored until recently. Now, thanks to the Greek government's $10 billion restoration program, scholars are finally probing the enigmas of its planning and construction. With unprecedented access, NOVA presents the inside story of the official restoration, which reaches far beyond the challenges and controversies of conserving one of the world's best-known buildings.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, December 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/09/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Lost Cave Temples

Wed., May 25, 10:00 pm Encore

In a remote corner of the Himalayas, in the forbidden Kingdom of Mustang, mysterious caves perched high on cliff faces and carved by humans thousands of years ago have lain just beyond reach until recently. In April of 2007, a team of climbers and scientists climbed inside the long-hidden chambers for the first time in modern history. This film documents the discoveries made and the perils along the way.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: War Letters (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/30/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This collection of personal correspondence brings to life the deepest, most human side of war, from the American Revolution to the Gulf War. Based on Andrew Carroll's bestseller, War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars, this film transcends the subject of war by exploring the love, passion, pain, horror and hope of the men and women who fought and those who waited at home.

 

Series Title:     Hallowed Grounds

Program Title: MONDAY, May 30, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/30/2011 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:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Biography Hawaii: Koji Ariyoshi (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/02/2011 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Koji Ariyoshi lived a remarkable life at the center of events that transformed Hawaii, America, China and the world. Born on a Kona coffee plantation in 1914, he worked as a stevedore in Honolulu while attending the University of Hawaii. He was employed on the San Francisco docks when World War II broke out, and soon found himself at Manzanar internment camp for American Citizens and aliens of Japanese ancestry. When he enlisted in the U.S. Army, his language skills led to an assignment which ultimately carried him to Yenan, China, where he observed Communist re-education camps for Japanese POWs and worked closely with several of China's future leaders, including Mao Zedung. After returning to Hawaii, Ariyoshi became involved in union activities, and soon was editing the Honolulu Record, the voice of labor during the turbulent conflicts between unions and Hawaii's ruling elites. In August 1951, Koji Ariyoshi was one of the activists arrested and charged with being a Communist - a small group that had became known as the Hawaii Seven. Eventually acquitted, he later became a founder and champion for the University of Hawaii's Ethnic Studies and Oral History programs, and for state historic preservation. This documentary contains interviews with family and friends, commentary by cultural historians, and stunning footage for wartime China.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Globe Trekker Special: World War II in Europe

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/02/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Our Trekkers visit many of the European sites that played a major role in World War II. From the forests of Compiegne in northern France to the island of Crete, where veterans and locals recount the first major airborne invasion by the Germans, this episode takes viewers on a haunting journey of discovery. Other locations include Nuremberg, Vienna, Dunkirk, the Italian town of Anzio, the Normandy beaches, Dresden, Berlin and Auschwitz.

 

Series Title:     Suze Orman's Money Class

Program Title: MONDAY, June 6, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/06/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Financial expert Suze Orman unveils her new advice to help viewers navigate today's unsettling economic waters. She will provide audiences powerful, timely and often surprising advice for moving forward on the most important financial fundamentals: saving and investing, building a career, planning for retirement and more.

 

Series Title:     Atlantic Crossing: A Robot's Daring Mission

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/08/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Visionary oceanographer Scott Glenn leads a team of passionate and daring scientists as they race to launch the first autonomous underwater robot across the Atlantic Ocean. Destined for Spain, the 8-foot bright yellow robot, nicknamed Scarlet, is launched off the coast of New Jersey. Throughout her journey, data collected by Scarlet is fed into oceanographic navigation and forecasting models. Engulfed by the powerful ocean, the robot faces extreme weather conditions, ship traffic and aggressive sea life that can terminate her mission. If Scarlet can successfully cross the vast Atlantic Ocean, her historic mission will inspire a future robotic oceanographic observation network critical for monitoring and predicting climate change.

 

Series Title:     3 Steps to Incredible Health! with Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 9, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/09/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This program directly addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America. Over 65% of Americans are overweight or obese - and that number is growing just like our waistlines. Dr. Fuhrman's revolutionary health plan is not about will power, but instead offers knowledge and a healthy, effective and scientifically proven plan for shedding weight quickly and reclaiming the vitality and good health we all deserve.

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/10/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

This film takes a comprehensive look at the release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and the resultant political firestorm that may have sealed Americans' disenchantment with the war, and which certainly sealed the fate of the Nixon administration. The film is also an intensely intimate look into the conscience of a gifted and intelligent man who National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger told his staff was "the most dangerous man in America who must be stopped at all costs" upon his leaking of the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times and who wrestled personally and professionally with what he came to see as the contradictions between American ideals and American power in Southeast Asia.

 

Series Title:     Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/15/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            360

Description:

Dr. Wayne Dyer presents a program based on his book Excuses Begone! Through identifying excuses that are self-defeating, Dr. Dyer teaches viewers that they can choose their way of thinking, change damaging habits and move into new realms of possibility.

 

Series Title:     Tackling Diabetes with Dr. Neal Barnard

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 16, 2011 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/16/2011 9:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Move beyond simply managing diabetes to TACKLING DIABETES WITH DR. NEAL BARNARD. Nutrition researcher Neal Barnard, MD, reveals groundbreaking research and scientifically proven methods for turning back the clock on diabetes.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided: Ambition (Part 1 of 6) (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/20/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Abraham Lincoln was a dirt farmer's son determined to make something of himself. Mary Todd, the daughter of Kentucky slave owners, had unparalleled political ambition. He came to be known as the "great emancipator." She came to be seen as a Confederate sympathizer. He would become more central to America's image of itself than any other chief executive. She would die unnoticed and totally forgotten. Together, they ascended to the pinnacle of power at the most difficult time in the nation's history. David Morse is the voice of Abraham Lincoln and Holly Hunter is the voice of Mary Todd Lincoln. David McCullough narrates.

Part 1, "Ambition," tells the story of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln's childhoods - his in a remote backwoods log cabin, hers in a wealthy Kentucky home - and describes their courtship. Mary sets her heart on the raw, socially awkward Lincoln, saying later, "He'll be President of the United States one day. If I had not thought so I never would have married him."

 

Series Title:     History Detectives

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 21, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/21/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

History Detectives' new season kicks off with its first ever Hawaii story. The island of Niihau is the backdrop for a fascinating tale often overshadowed by the enormity of the raid on Pearl Harbor. This investigation hinges on two mysterious engine parts. Our contributor got the parts from his father who served as an army mechanic in Hawaii during World War II. His father said the parts came from a Japanese fighter plane that crash-landed on Niihau during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The pilot survived, but held island residents hostage, setting the stage for a drama of terror and heroism. Detective Eduardo Pagán gains unprecedented access to the "Forbidden Island" to conduct this extraordinary investigation.

Also in this episode: Detective Elyse Luray tries to match metal shavings to a 19th century cannon. What role did these shavings play in the early hours of the Civil War? And an early 20th century saddle puts Detective Wes Cowan on the trail of yesteryear stuntman Yakima Cunutt. How did this rodeo champion change Hollywood movie-making?

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Blackbeard's Lost Ship (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/22/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Off the coast of North Carolina, a group of marine archaeologists 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, even 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? Three hundred years later, SECRETS OF THE DEAD reveals the true story.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Space Shuttle Disaster (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/22/2011 9:00:00 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? Was it an engineering flaw, a failure within NASA, a lack of financing or something else? Could this catastrophe have been avoided? Through interviews with astronauts and their families, and with members of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, this program gives viewers a new look at the Columbia tragedy and at NASA itself.

 

Series Title:     The Journey to Palomar

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/22/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This film is the story of American astronomer George Ellery Hale's dramatic public and private struggle to build the four largest telescopes in the world. It set the stage for astronomy and space exploration throughout the 20th century, revealing the greatest discoveries since Galileo and Copernicus. More than five years in the making, the documentary traces Hale's lifelong struggle to build these great instruments, culminating with the million-pound telescope on Palomar Mountain - the most famous telescope in the world. The combination of Hale's dramatic personal story set against the backdrop of American history and humankind's reach into the far corners of the universe creates a film with appeal to viewers of all ages.

 

Series Title:     AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Program Title: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided: We Are Elected (Part 2 of 6) (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/27/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Abraham Lincoln was a dirt farmer's son determined to make something of himself. Mary Todd, the daughter of Kentucky slave owners, had unparalleled political ambition. He came to be known as the "great emancipator." She came to be seen as a Confederate sympathizer. He would become more central to America's image of itself than any other chief executive. She would die unnoticed and totally forgotten. Together, they ascended to the pinnacle of power at the most difficult time in the nation's history.

Part 2 shows the Lincoln marriage to be both tempestuous and passionate: she has a temper; he suffers bouts of depression. But they share a powerful political ambition that sends Abraham to the House of Representatives and later, with the country splitting apart over slavery, sees him run for president. On election night, when the results finally come in, Abraham goes home and tells his wife, "Mary, Mary, we are elected!"

 

Series Title:     HISTORY DETECTIVES

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 28, 2011

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/28/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

What do the violent images on a World War II U.S. propaganda pamphlet mean? Detective Wes Cowan decodes the message and the strategy behind it. Then, Detective Gwen Wright traces a cherished family heirloom to the world of Tiffany stained glass. How did Tiffany open a window of opportunity for early 20th century women? A touching eulogy stitches together the lives of two Americans who fought in the Spanish Civil War. Almost a century later, Tukufu Zuberi unites a nephew and a son of those soldiers.

 

Series Title:     SECRETS OF THE DEAD

Program Title: Executed in Error (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/29/2011 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In 1910, Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen was hanged for poisoning and dismembering his wife, after he attempted to flee the country with his young lover. However, investigators have now found that the human remains discovered in Crippen's cellar were not those of his wife. Their further DNA work reveals new evidence about what really happened and exposes a historic miscarriage of justice.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: What are Dreams? (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/29/2011 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

What are dreams and why do we have them? Are they a window into a hidden realm within us? Science is only just beginning to understand. NOVA joins the leading dream researchers and witnesses the extraordinary experiments they use to investigate the world of sleep. From human narcoleptics to sleepwalking cats, from recurrent nightmares to those who can't dream, each sequence contains a vital clue to the question these scientists are pursuing: Why do we dream?

 

Series Title:     NOVA scienceNOW

Program Title: How Does the Brain Work? (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/29/2011 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This episode of NOVA scienceNOW delves into some pretty heady stuff, examining magic and the brain, artificial intelligence, magnetic mind control, and the work of neuroscientist and synesthesia researcher David Eagleman. Can we really believe our own eyes? Will machines one day think like us? Can magnetic wands effectively control brain functions and treat depression? Explore this and more with host Neil deGrasse Tyson.