Community Ascertainment Report

 

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July, August, and September 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arts, Entertainment & Culture                                                 Pg.  3

 

 

News & Public Affairs                                                              Pg.  25

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

 

 

Education & History                                                                Pg.   89           

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Arts, Entertainment, & Culture:

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2009

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/01/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     American Masters

Program Title: Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes

Distributor:      WNET

Date:      7/01/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 90

Description:

Lake Wobegon is a sort of “America's collective hometown”, visited weekly for the past 40 years on a fictional radio program that creates authentic nostalgia. With his Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor became a national philosopher, in the mold of Will Rogers and Mark Twain, through his running commentary about the human condition and the social politic. For more than a year, our camera has followed this great raconteur -- and his motley crew of actors, musicians and technical staff -- as he criss-crosses the country, broadcasting, recording and revealing himself.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Previews

Program Title: The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/01/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

PBS Hawaii will air the new Ken Burns documentary series, THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA, in fall 2009. The 12-hour, six-part documentary series, directed by Burns and co-produced with his longtime colleague, Dayton Duncan, who also wrote the script, is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone.

http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/

 

 

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Globe Trekker Food Hour: Mexico

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/02/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Guest host Tyler Florence kicks off his culinary adventure in Mexico City, where he explores the vibrant markets and discovers the potent chilies of the region. He travels next to Oaxaca, the heartland of cactus and mescal, the sister drink of tequila. Later Tyler samples chocolate in Puebla and whips up mole, the national dish. He celebrates at a festival devoted to vanilla and ends his journey on the east coast, where Mexican and Caribbean flavors combine to influence the local cuisine.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions of Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Keali’i Reichel (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/6/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

Since his 1994 Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning debut album, “Kawaipunahele,” Keali‘i Reichel has established himself as one of Hawaii’s premier artists. His dedication to the perpetuation of Hawaiian language, song, chanting and hula has evolved into unique and personal performances that showcase the depth of Hawaiian culture for international audiences.

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Philadelphia, PA, Pt. 1 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:     WGBH

Date:      7/6/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has the distinction of being one of the stops in ROADSHOW’s first season, taped in 1996. Host Mark L. Walberg kicks off the show with a visit to a Philadelphia landmark — the Philadelphia Art Museum. The museum’s collection is so large and diverse it takes eight ROADSHOW experts to do it justice. At the Pennsylvania Convention Center, nearly 70 experts offer their opinions of the approximately 10,000 objects brought for appraisal, including a rare 18th-century Pennsylvania spice cupboard used to collect birds’ egg specimens; a very valuable mid-17th-century needlework piece bought at auction by a savvy collector for next to nothing; and an early 20th-century nicotine-stained oil painting, by noted Pennsylvania impressionist George Sotter, valued at $120,000 to $180,000.

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

 

 

 

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

Program Title: The Knockabouts: Slip on a Banana Peel (Encore)

Distributor:     WNET

Date:      7/6/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Physical comedy and slapstick have always found rich soil in America. From the mastery of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton to the computer-generated antics that helped transform Jim Carrey into a human cartoon, slapstick has evolved into a sophisticated art, stretching the boundaries of time and space. This episode explores the comic genius of teams like Laurel and Hardy, the Three Stooges, Martin and Lewis and the Marx Brothers, and the one and only Lucille Ball.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Nanette Napoleon (Encore)

Distributor:     PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/7/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

Leslie talks story with Hawaii’s leading expert on graveyards—Nanette Napoleon.  Nanette comes from a well-known, outdoorsy, athletic Hawaiian family, so it is ironic that her life’s passion became a subject many people consider morbid or depressing.  But Nanette finds cemeteries peaceful, fascinating places that transport us back into history.  Nanette reveals the event that first got her interested in graveyards and talks about the many research projects that she has done on the topic.

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

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

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: Life. Support. Music

Distributor:     PBS

Date:      7/7/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 90

Description:

In 2004, Jason Crigler’s life was taking off. He was one of New York’s hottest young guitarists, his new CD was due for release and his wife, Monica, was pregnant with their first child. Then, at a gig in Manhattan, Jason suffered a near-fatal brain hemorrhage. His doctors doubted he could ever emerge from his near-vegetative state. The astonishing journey that followed, documented by filmmaker and friend Eric Daniel Metzgar (P.O.V. “The Chances of the World Changing,” 2007), is a stirring family saga and a portrait of creative struggle in the face of overwhelming tragedy.

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

 

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2009

Distributor:     PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/8/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Special: Volcanoes, Ring of Fire

Distributor:     PBS

Date:      7/9/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

In this episode, the Trekkers explore the world’s most spectacular volcanoes, traveling from Pompeii, Stromboli and Santorini in Italy and Greece to Krakatoa and Mt. Fuji in Indonesia and Japan. Other explosive sites include Montserrat, Pacaya in Guatemala, Cotopaxi in Ecuador, La Palma in the Canary Islands, Mount St. Helens and Kilauea in the U.S. and Mont Pelée on Martinique.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanakaole & Kanani Kahaunaele (Encore)

Distributor:     PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/13/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

NA MELE presents two rising stars in Hawaiian Music: Kainani Kahaunaele and Lopaka Kanakaole. Hawaiian language instructor Kahaunaele’s powerful voice and original compositions have served as a focal point for her research into haku mele. Kanakaole, 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:     Antique Roadshow

Program Title: Philadelphia, PA, (Part 2 of 3) (Encore)

Distributor:     WGBH

Date:      7/13/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Host Mark L. Walberg visits the Philadelphia shop and museum of appraiser Fred Oster to view his impressive collection of instruments and learn more about the city's long history as a center for musical instrument makers. At the Pennsylvania Convention Center, experts orchestrate a symphony of appraisals, including a very valuable Alexander Calder maquette (scale model) for a large sculpture commissioned for the 1958 Brussels Worlds Fair; a stunning collection of Camera Work magazines, published in the early 20th century by renowned American photographer Alfred Stieglitz to promote the idea of photography as art; and a very rare handcrafted chair by master Arts and Crafts furniture maker Charles Rohlf, passed down from the owner's grandparents and estimated to be worth $80,000 to $120,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Make’em Laugh: The Funny Business of America

Program Title: The Groundbreakers: When I’m Bad, I’m Better (Encore)

Distributor:     WNET

Date:      7/13/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

In the ongoing war against hypocrisy, conservatism, political correctness, prejudice, prudery, censorship, sentimentality, liberalism, extremism and complacency, it was always the comedian who led the first wave of attack. Rather than using risqué jokes and four-letter words simply to get a rise out of an audience, the most audacious comedians — from pioneers like Mae West and Moms Mabley to 60s and 70s bad boys like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and George Carlin — invoked what the First Amendment to the American Constitution calls “freedom of speech” to bring the biggest and most dangerous laughs to the American public.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Solomon Enos

Distributor:     PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/14/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Hawaiian Renaissance man Solomon Enos.  The muralist, painter, book illustrator, comic strip creator, educator, and futuristic storyteller is also the groundskeeper for the forest preserve in the back of Kalihi Valley—the site of Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services.  Enos draws inspiration from the land and considers it a “sentient” that must nurtured the way one nurtures a family member.  Enos also talks about developing his Honolulu Advertiser comic strip Polyfantastica into a graphic novel.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2009

Distributor:     PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/15/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Wide Angle

Program Title: Birth of a Surgeon

Distributor:     WNET

Date:      7/15/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

In sub-Saharan Africa, where doctors are in short supply, a woman’s chances of dying in childbirth are a shocking 1 in 22. But in Mozambique, a midwife named Emilia Cumbane is doing something radical to stem the trend. She is part of an extraordinary grassroots initiative in which midwives, otherwise untrained in conventional medicine, are learning to perform advanced life-saving surgery. Among the first of its kind in the world, Cumbane’s program may offer a working alternative to the life-threatening lack of doctors in other developing countries. In this 2009 update, WIDE ANGLE host Aaron Brown travels to a rural hospital in Mozambique to meet with Cumbane to see how both she and the program are faring.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

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

Distributor:     PBS

Date:      7/16/2009 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:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Greece

Distributor:     PBS

Date:      7/16/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Host Christina Chang begins her Greek idylls in Athens, where she explores the picturesque streets near the Acropolis, spends her evening in the student district of Exaria and listens to “rembetik,” the Greek blues. She takes a detour to the Nea Momi monastery on the island of Chios, hikes through the Mani region, treks to Dragon Lake from the village of Mikro Papingo, witnesses a fire-walking festival in Seres, and visits the mountain-top monasteries of Meteora.

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Haunani Apoliana and Ku’uipo Kumakahi (Encore)

Distributor:     PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/20/2009 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: Philadelphia, PA (Part 3 of 3) (Encore)

Distributor:     WGBH

Date:      7/20/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Host Mark L. Walberg wraps up ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s visit to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a stop at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he’s joined by appraiser Alasdair Nichol. The oldest art school in the country, the Academy continues to be a hothouse for some of America’s most promising new artists. At the Pennsylvania Convention Center, experts unveil more masterworks, including a pair of paintings by noted Hudson River School artist John F. Kensett — bought at a yard sale for $35; a dazzling three-carat, Asscher-cut yellow diamond ring; and a trio of autographed baseballs featuring signatures from the 1944 St. Louis Cardinals, Ted Williams in his 1939 rookie season and an authenticated autograph from Babe Ruth himself in the late 1940s. Together, this triple play wins an auction estimate of $34,000 to $46,000.

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

 

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

Program Title: Wiseguys and Smart-Alecks: Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

                        (Encore)

Distributor:     WNET

Date:      7/20/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

America loves the wiseguy who defies convention by speaking the truth no matter the consequences. Whether in the form of the curmudgeonly W.C. Fields of the 1930s or today’s Larry David, who manages to perturb everyone within reach, the wiseguy (or gal) always gets the last — and funniest — word. Along with classic smart-alecks like Groucho Marx and con men like Phil Silvers, other legendary names in this episode’s “Wiseguy Hall of Fame” include Jack Benny, Paul Lynde, Joan Rivers, Redd Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Quinn Kelsey (Encore)

Distributor:     PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/21/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with international opera star and University of Hawaii Lab School graduate Quinn Kelsey.  Quinn had his Metropolitan Opera Company debut last year in Puccini’s La Boheme and has performed with the San Francisco Opera and the Chicago Light Opera Company.  He tells Leslie of his journey from Manoa (where he grew up) to the Met.

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

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

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  Will Weinstein

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/22/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Ma Ka Malu Ali’i: The Legacy of Hawaii’s Ali’i (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/23/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

The 19th century was a time of devastating change for the Hawaiian people. This documentary looks at the visionary efforts made by five members of the ali'i, Hawaiian royalty, to provide for the education of the children, health care, and comfort for the elderly. The charitable institutions they created have endured and are thriving and vital institutions today.

http://www.kmeb.org/presents_kmeb.htm

 

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Globe Trekker Special: Natural Wonders

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/23/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Join the Globe Trekkers as they explore some of the world’s Great Natural Wonders. Megan discovers erupting volcanoes in Hawaii and Java, Ian encounters the Arctic, Justine hikes the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia, Eils Nevitt treks deep into the Amazon rainforest, and Holly Morris travels with the nomadic Tuareg tribe in the Sahara Desert. Other destinations include Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Victoria Falls and spectacular national parks around the world, from New Zealand and Botswana to Kenya and Ecuador.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Songs

Program Title: Na Palapalai (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/27/2009 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: Fame and Fortune (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:      7/27/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

This ROADSHOW special edition spotlights celebrities, big-shots and headliners through objects connected to their lives. “Fame and Fortune” features a stellar lineup of appraisals that give new meaning to the term “face value.” Highlights include the first mask ever worn by Clayton Moore, in 1951, as television’s Lone Ranger; a collection of photos and memorabilia documenting Marilyn Monroe’s progression from 14-year-old Norma Jean Baker to screen siren; an eye-popping collection of memorabilia from the Ramones punk band, preserved by a friend of DeeDee Ramone; James Dean’s 1948 high school junior yearbook, signed with his name and nickname, “Rack”; signed souvenir photos of Wild West legends Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill; a reproduction plaster cast of the 1860 life mask of Abraham Lincoln, found in an attic; and a rare, mint-condition vintage set of Beatles nodder dolls, in their original box.

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

 

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

Program Title: Satire and Parody: Sock it to me? (Encore)

Distributor:      WNET

Date:      7/27/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Americans have always loved to make fun of the world around them using the slings and arrows of parody and satire. Whether it was Will Rogers, Johnny Carson, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert poking a finger in the eye of the government, or Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks and the “Saturday Night Live” gang lampooning the latest blockbuster, generations have reveled in the anarchic tradition of mocking American life, politics and preoccupations.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Loretta Ables Sayre, Pt.1

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/28/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

Since the age of three, California-born and Hawaii-raised Loretta Ables Sayre knew that all she wanted to be in life was a singer.   She made her Broadway musical debut 47 years later in the plum role of Bloody Mary in the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific and received a Tony Award nomination.  Everything in her life experience seemed to lead to the moment she was given that dream role.  Part One of a two-part interview covers Loretta Ables Sayre’s life before South Pacific.

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

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

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/28/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 90

Description:

Variety describes it as a film “mixing ferocity with tenderness, delicacy with tenacity” — exactly like the unusual school it explores. One of Britain’s leading documentary filmmakers takes a vérité look at Oxford’s Mulberry Bush School for emotionally disturbed children. Mulberry’s heroically forbearing staff greets extreme, sometimes violent, behavior with consolation and gentle restraint. Kim Longinotto’s unblinking camera discovers in this strategy an arduous process and nearly unhinged environment, but also the daily dramas of troubled kids trying to survive and the moments of hope they achieve with Mulberry’s determined team.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  Charlie Wade

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/29/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title:  Morocco (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/30/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Ian Wright travels to this country of stark desert, high mountain ranges and some of the most richly cultured cities in the world, beginning his journey in the port of Tangier. He hitchhikes to the walled city of Fez, the most complete medieval city in the Arab world, where he spends a day exploring the Medina and winding back alleys before heading for the hammam and a brisk Moroccan massage. On a motorbike, he follows the Route of 1000 Kasbahs, an ancient caravan trail that runs out to the desert. He encounters a sandstorm while on a two-day camel trek and later attempts a climb up Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  Melveen Leed (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      8/3/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

Singer Melveen Leed is joined by her hula dancer daughter Kaaikaula Naluai in our PBS Hawaii studios 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:      Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop

Program Title:  The Best of 50’s Pop (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      8/3/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 120

Description:

Phyllis McGuire, Pat Boone and Nick Clooney host this nostalgic trip back to the 1950s. The program’s mix of live performance and archival footage takes viewers back to the era’s pop music days with classic moments from Patti Page, Perry Como, Debbie Reynolds, the McGuire Sisters and more.

 

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Loretta Ables Sayre, Part 2

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      8/4/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

In part two of Leslie Wilcox’s interview with Loretta Ables Sayre, Loretta talks about how she met the love of her life—husband David Sayre, and the miraculous turn of events that resulted in her landing the part of Bloody Mary in the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”—a role for which she received a Tony Award nomination.

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

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

 

Series Title:      Yanni Voices

Program Title:  Live from the Forum in Acapulco (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      8/4/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 120

Description:

Yanni has discovered and developed four of the most exciting new voices in music today. In this special, filmed at the new Forum at Mundo Imperial in Acapulco, Mexico, he re-interprets his classic compositions with powerful lyrics and intoxicating vocal performances by Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Ender Thomas and Leslie Mills.

 

Series Title:      P.O.V.

Program Title:  Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      8/4/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 90

Description:

In this classic 1969 documentary, the Man in Black is captured at his peak, the first of many in a looming roller-coaster career. Fresh on the heels of his Folsom Prison album, Cash displays the dark intensity and raw talent that made him a country music star and cultural icon. Director Robert Elfstrom got closer than any other filmmaker to Cash, who is seen performing with his new bride, June Carter Cash; in a rare duet with Bob Dylan; and behind the scenes with friends, family and aspiring young musicians. This program paints an unforgettable portrait that endures beyond the singer’s 2003 death.

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

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, August 5, 2009

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      8/5/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Ric Edelman: Rescue Your Retirement

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, August 5, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      8/5/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 120

Description:

Financial adviser Ric Edelman discusses retirement planning and mistakes made by investors.

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  Raiatea Helm (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      8/10/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

Moloka‘i's 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.

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

 

Series Title:      Get Down Tonight

Program Title:  The Disco Explosion: My Music (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      8/10/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

MY MUSIC brings back the disco years with live performances from the legends of the lighted dance floor. K.C. of K.C. and the Sunshine Band hosts the program, which includes the hit-makers featured on the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever. K.C. and the Sunshine Band (“That’s the Way I Like It” and “Get Down Tonight”), the Trammps (“Disco Inferno”), Yvonne Elliman (“If I Can’t Have You”), Tavares (“More Than a Woman”) and more bring back the days of polyester suits, big hair, mirror balls and eight-track tapes.

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Amy Kalili (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      8/11/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

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

 

Series Title:      The Brain in Love

Program Title:  TUESDAY, August 11, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/11/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 120

Description:

Psychiatrist Daniel Amen discusses the role that loving relationships play in brain health, details the differences between male and female brains, and tells how to make love last.

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, August 12, 2009

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      8/12/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Wide Angle

Program Title:  Victory Is Your Duty

Distributor:       WNET

Date:      8/12/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Dominating the field of Olympic boxing for the past quarter-century, Cuba's gold medal-winning athletes have propelled their tiny nation onto the world stage and served as an unconventional tool of foreign and domestic policy. The legendary Havana Boxing Academy — where physical training and revolutionary indoctrination go hand in hand — opened its doors to a foreign film crew. As Fidel Castro's faltering health throws the future into question, this program reveals the academy as a microcosm of Cuban society, where grade-school boys are groomed to fight for the honor of the revolution.

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

 

Series Title:      Beautiful World

Program Title:  THURSDAY, August 13, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/13/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Jim Brickman’s spectacular new special, Beautiful World, brings together all the elements that have made him synonymous with success on public television: themes of friendship and healing, along with popular Jim Brickman songs that marry gorgeous piano music with crossover classical.  World-renowned guest stars include Latin star Jon Secada, Celtic Woman’s Orla Fallon, and American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle.

 

Series Title:      Globe Trekker

Program Title:  Spanish Islands

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/13/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Host Alex Riley explores the glorious Spanish islands. He begins on the millionaires’ playground that is Mallorca and hops over to Ibiza, where he goes clubbing and then winds down at a yoga resort. Alex next travels to Formentera, a sparsely populated island famous for mud baths and massive boats. He then visits the Canary Islands, starting with Gran Canaria where he revels at the festival of the Virgen del Rosario and explores the island’s ancient caves. On Tenerife, Alex hikes up the Tiede volcano, Spain’s highest peak, and later swims alongside a mother whale and her calves.

 

Series Title:      Celtic Thunder: Take Me Home

Program Title:  MONDAY, August 17, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/17/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 90

Description:

An April, 2009 concert by Irish singing group Celtic Thunder taped at Casino Rama in Ontario. Songs performed include "A Bird Without Wings," "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," "Castles in the Air," "Danny Boy," "Desperado," "Every Breath You Take," and "Happy Birthday Sweet 16."

 

Series Title:      Objects & Memory

Program Title:  MONDAY, August 17, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/17/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

OBJECTS AND MEMORY examines the response to items recovered or offered after 9/11 and other national tragedies. The film uses objects and accounts of people whose lives were affected, interviews with historians and poignant, powerful photographic images. Why do people value objects? What is it about a piece of paper, a chunk of metal or a small coin that provokes such powerful memories? Without the objects, the stories would lack vibrancy; without the stories, the objects would lack significance. Taken together, images of these objects, the memories they evoke and the accounts of their collection lead viewers on a path where the commonplace is transformed into the remarkable and the stuff of history is highly personalized. The program, set to the music of Philip Glass, is narrated by Frank Langella.

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:   Marlene Sai, Part 1

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      8/18/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

Only a few working female vocalists in Hawaii have achieved “diva” status.  Marlene Sai is one of them.  In the first part of a two-part series, Marlene Sai talks about being mentored by her uncle, Andy Cummings—legendary Hawaiian music pioneer and composer of the iconic song “Waikiki”.  Sai also talks about being discovered by Don Ho while she was still a junior in high school, and the golden age of Hawaiian music in Waikiki.

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

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

 

Series Title:      P.O.V.

Program Title:   P.O.V. Shorts Program

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/18/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

This collection of acclaimed documentary shorts by established and emerging filmmakers includes:

• “Utopia, Part 3: The World’s Largest Shopping Mall” – If you thought Minnesota’s Mall of America was the world’s biggest shopping center, think again. It’s the South China Mall, a Vegas-like spectacle built in 2005 that now sits almost entirely empty. In the current economic climate, could this be the shape of things to come?

• “Nutkin’s Last Stand” – Something is rotten in England. A plague of North American grey squirrels threatens the beloved native red squirrel. The English are up in arms and a band of patriots — including lords, priests, artists and farmers — has come together to fight back against the grey menace.

• “34x25x36” – Filmmaker Jesse Epstein’s latest installment in a trilogy about body image shows the inner workings of the Patina V Mannequin Factory outside Los Angeles and the musings of the people who decide what the perfect female body should look like.

• “City of Cranes” – Take a journey high up in the sky and look at the world through the eyes and words of crane operators. A must-see for anybody who has ever wondered what it is like to work hundreds of feet above the ground, surrounded only by a small metal cage.

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

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, August 19, 2009

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      8/19/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Great Performances

Program Title:  Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden

                         (Encore)

Distributor:      WNET

Date:      8/19/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 120

Description:

“Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden” (encore)

Pete Seeger, legendary folk artist and pioneer of protest music, turned 90 in May 2009. Joining him for a concert event at Madison Square Garden to celebrate this milestone birthday are Joan Baez, Ani DiFranco, Arlo Guthrie, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Richie Havens, Kris Kristofferson, Taj Mahal, Dave Matthews, Roger McGuinn, John Mellencamp, Peggy Seeger, Bruce Springsteen and many others who perform songs inspired by his music and activism.

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

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  George Kahumoku (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      8/24/2009 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:  Los Angeles, CA Part 2 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:      8/24/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Antiques Roadshow

Monday, August 24 at 8:00PM

Los Angeles, CA” (encore)

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Caroline Ashleigh corral a collection of vintage rhinestone-studded, western-style garb created by the late Nudie Cohen, westernwear outfitter to the stars. Back at the convention center, appraisers round up some outstanding finds, including a rare collection of barbershop shaving mugs, bought for “two bits” each in the 1930s; a valuable assortment of Anna Richards Brewster paintings purchased for a fraction of their value; and a collection of original Charles Schulz “Peanuts” comic strips and artwork, given to the owner as a gift by Schulz, estimated to be worth $150,000 to $200,000.

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

 

Series Title:      American Masters

Program Title:  The World of Nat King Cole (Encore)

Distributor:      WNET

Date:      8/24/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

This film focuses not just on Cole's celebrity, but on the Civil Rights movement and how the singer of such popular songs as "Mona Lisa," "Too Young" and "Pretend" broke through major racial barriers in the entertainment industry as the first black American to have his own national radio show and the first black American to have his own television show.

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

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Marlene Sai, Part 2

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      8/25/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

Singer/actress Marlene Sai talks to Leslie Wilcox about her early years as a recording artist, her unusual after-hours recording session in a bus barn, and her iconic portrayals of Queen Liliuokalani on stage on television.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday, August 26.

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

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, August 26, 2009

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      8/26/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      American Experience

Program Title:  The Kennedy’s

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:      8/26/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 120

Description:

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE presents The Kennedys, a dramatic portrait of America’s most famous political family and their repeated pursuit of the presidency.

 

Series Title:      Globe Trekker

Program Title:  Globe Trekker Special: Best American Water Treks 1

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      8/27/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Experience some of the wettest rides in America! Kayak along the rugged Na Pali Coast in Hawaii, paddle through Alaska’s Prince William Sound, canoe down the Rio Grande through the Big Bend of Texas, and discover the thrill of whitewater rapids on the Gauley River in West Virginia with the Globe Trekker crew as your hosts.

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      8/31/2009 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.”

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

 

Series Title:      Antiques Roadshow

Program Title:  Tucson, AZ (Part 1) (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:      8/31/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg gets a taste of Tucson, Arizona, history from the seat of an antique buggy, part of the impressive stable of horse-drawn conveyances housed at the Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum and proudly mobilized for the annual Tucson Rodeo Parade. At the Tucson Convention Center, it's a pageant of prized possessions, including two Picasso-designed vases bought in France; a court affidavit submitted by Jimmy Carter to the state of Maine on the eve of the 1976 election, appealing their decision to list him on the ballot as James Earl Carter; and an ornate saddle — purchased for the owner as a child and ridden just once when she competed for the title of Coolidge Cotton Days Rodeo Queen in Coolidge, Arizona — a cinch to bring $6,000 to $8,000.

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

 

Series Title:      Great Performances

Program Title:  Herbert von Karajan: Beauty as I See It

Distributor:      WNET

Date:      8/31/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 90

Description:

One of the 20th century’s most famous and influential figures in classical music, conductor Herbert von Karajan would have turned 100 in 2008. In his illustrious career, von Karajan led the legendary Berlin Philharmonic for 35 years, was closely associated with the Vienna Philharmonic and served as artistic director of the Vienna State Opera. But who was this admired yet intimidating and seemingly unapproachable individual? What lies behind the enigmatic face of a man who remains one of the most written-about members of his profession? He was the last dictator among conductors and the first successful large-scale classical music entrepreneur. In everything he did, he was ahead of his time. The film, produced on the occasion of the von Karajan centenary, chronicles the career of a true giant of classical music.

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

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Clyde Aikau, Part 1 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/1/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

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

 

Series Title:      P.O.V.

Program Title:  Ella Es el Matador (She is the Matador)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      9/1/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

For Spaniards –– and for the world –– nothing has expressed their country’s traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was the bullfighter’s masculinity to Spanish identity that a 1908 law barred women from the sport. “Ella Es el Matador” reveals the surprising history of the women who made such a law necessary and offers fascinating profiles of two female matadors currently in the arena: the acclaimed Mari Paz Vega and neophyte Eva Florencia. These women are gender pioneers by necessity. But what emerges as their truest motivation is their sheer passion — for bullfighting and the pursuit of a dream.

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

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, September 2, 2009

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/2/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      American Masters

Program Title:  Trumbo

Distributor:      WNET

Date:      9/2/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 90

Description:

With credits for Kitty Foyle and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo to his name — and the anti-war novel Johnny Got His Gun — the young Dalton Trumbo was one of Hollywood’s highest-paid writers. Refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947, he was part of the group known as the Hollywood Ten; convicted for contempt, he spent 11 months in federal prison and lost all rights to ply his craft. Writing 30 scripts under pseudonyms — he won an Oscar in 1956 for The Brave One as Robert Reich — he was not recognized again publicly until 1960, when Otto Preminger credited him on Exodus and Kirk Douglas did so on Spartacus — actions considered to mark the end of the blacklist. As late as 1993, Trumbo was awarded a posthumous Academy Award for Roman Holiday (1953). This program is adapted from his son Christopher’s 2003 play and based on the remarkable letters Trumbo wrote during the devastation wrought by the “Red Scare” in mid-20th century.

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

 

Series Title:      PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title:  Lahaina: Waves of Change (Encore)

Distributor:      KMEB

Date:      9/3/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

In 1999 Eddie Kamae visited the West Maui town of Lahaina, only to find that Pioneer Mill, the center of Lahaina's sugar industry, was closing down. Eddie knew that this signaled the end of Lahaina's plantation era-- a simpler, more innocent time that he remembered fondly from the childhood summers he spent in the area visiting his grandmother.

Thus began Eddie's eight-year journey though Lahaina's complex, tumultuous, and fascinating past. The result is a one-hour documentary of poetic beauty, rich history, and heartfelt emotion. Lahaina: Waves of Change takes us back to the beginnings of Lahaina's history as a sacred Hawaiian place, in a time when "high chiefs worked with heavenly beings."

http://www.kmeb.org/presents_kmeb.htm

 

Series Title:      Globe Trekker

Program Title:  Ice Trekking the Alps

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      9/3/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Host Zay Harding ski tours the legendary Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Taking in Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn along the way, he undertakes a tough weeklong journey, traversing three Western European countries: France, Italy and Switzerland. He tempts fate and frequent avalanches, masters the technique of off-piste skiing in powder-snow and learns how to negotiate his way out of a deep crevasse. Zay visits a local cemetery where thousands of intrepid climbers have lost their lives in pursuit to concur the Alps. Zay’s trek allows him to sample the delicious French specialty tartiflette, make an exquisite Swiss Rosti and enjoy other regional cuisine.

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  Jerry Santos and Friends (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/7/2009 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. Included are several of Sanos’ signature tunes, a new composition, traditional Hawaiian songs and a few surprises.

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

 

Series Title:      Antiques Roadshow

Program Title:  Tucson, AZ (Part 2) (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:      9/7/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

In Tucson, Arizona, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rosalie Sayyah are at the picturesque Arizona Inn for a conversation about traditional American Indian jewelry of the Southwest. ROADSHOW experts at the Tucson Convention Center continue their own tradition of discovering hidden treasure, including a vibrant 19th-century Navajo chief's blanket; a silver brooch made in the 1940s by then-struggling sculptor Jose DeRivero, whose works now grace the most noted museums and galleries; and a 1776 French harp, bought for a modest sum at an estate sale and identified as the work of Jean-Henri Naderman — harpmaker to aristocrats such as Marie Antoinette — that commands an estimated value of $60,000.

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

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Clyde Aikau, Part 2 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/8/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

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

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, September 9, 2009

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/9/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title:  Keola Beamer & Friends: Bridging Worlds Through Music (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/10/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

 

Series Title:      PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title:  Washington Place: Hawai’i’s First Home (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/10/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

This documentary focuses on Washington Place’s unique history as the long-time home of Queen Lili’uokalani, Hawai’i’s last reigning queen, and the residence of all of Hawai’is past territorial and elected governors until 2002. It describes the home’s recent transformation into a living museum that is both open to the public and continuously used by the acting governor on a day-to-day basis. The program seeks to portray the intimate nature of the home, and the symbolic role the home plays today as a reminder of the strength, sophistication, hospitality and, love of the Hawaiian people.¬

 

Series Title:      Globe Trekker

Program Title:  Globe Trekker Special: Galleons, Pirates & Treasure

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/10/2009 10:00 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, it was the pirates who 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:  Bob Brozman; Cyril Pahinui; Led Kaapana (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/14/2009 7:30 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 Brozman 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.

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

 

Series Title:      Antiques Roadshow

Program Title:  Tucson, AZ (Pt. 3) (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:      9/14/2009 8:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW wraps up its trip to Tucson, Arizona, as host Mark Walberg and appraiser Colleene Fesko tour the Tucson Museum of Art, rounding up works of art depicting horses. At the Tucson Convention Center, crowds brave the 104-degree heat to bring in some cool objects, including a rare collection of 1956 Olympics memorabilia saved by the owner's father, trainer for the gold medal-winning American basketball team that included Bill Russell; a striking collection of World War II American propaganda posters; and a trio of paintings by acclaimed 20th-century French "outsider" artist Gaston Chaissac, given an auction estimate of $50,000-$100,000.

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

 

Series Title:      Note by Note: The Making of Steinway

Program Title:  MONDAY, September 14, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/14/2009 10:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

The most thoroughly handcrafted instruments in the world, Steinway pianos are as unique and full of personality as the world-class musicians who play them. However, their makers are a dying breed: skilled cabinet-makers, gifted tuners, thorough handcrafters. NOTE BY NOTE follows the creation of a Steinway concert grand, #L1037, from forest floor to concert hall, in a process spanning 12 months, 12,000 parts, 450 craftsmen and countless hours of fine-tuned labor. It explores the relationship between musician and instrument, chronicles the manufacturing process and illustrates what makes each Steinway unique in this age of mass production. Viewers are treated to interviews and impromptu performances with a number of world-class artists — including Chinese phenom Lang Lang, Hélène Grimaud, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, contemporary singer Harry Connick Jr. and jazz greats Hank Jones, Marcus Roberts, Kenny Barron and Bill Charlap — as they shop for and test out pianos in the basement of the Steinway showroom in New York City.

http://www.pbs.org/notebynote/

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Ben Cayetano, Part 1

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/15/2009 7:30 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

In the first of a two-part Long Story Short, Ben Cayetano talks about growing up in Kalihi and a past only recently revealed in his self-titled memoir.  He talks openly about being raised by his stepfather and how he discovered, yet never discussed, the truth of his birth.  Looking back, Ben shares with Leslie how personal encounters with ethnic discrimination and other early experiences informed the important decisions of his life, and led eventually to a career driven by his desire to advocate for social justice.

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

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

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, September 16, 2009

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/16/2009 7:30 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:      Live From Lincoln Center

Program Title:  New York Philharmonic Opening Night Gala Concert

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/16/2009 8:00 PM

Length:                 120

Description:

Live from Avery Fisher Hall, this concert launches the New York Philharmonic’s 168th season and Alan Gilbert’s first as the orchestra’s music director. The program will open with an overture written especially for the occasion by composer-in-residence Magnus Lindberg and will feature Berlioz’ Symphony Fantastique and Messiaen’s Poèmes pour mi with renowned soprano Renée Fleming. Alec Baldwin hosts.

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

 

Series Title:      PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title:  From Wharf Rats to the Lords of the Docks: The Life & Times of Harry Bridges

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/17/2009 8:30 PM

Length:                 90

Description:

This film, by Academy Award winning director and cinematographer Haskell Wexler, is a truly unique event – Ian Ruskin performing his one-man to a packed house of 1000 longshore workers in San Pedro, California. The result, with appearances by Elliott Gould, Edward Asner and members of ILWU Local 13, and with music by Jackson Browne, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Tim Reynolds, Ciro Hurtado and others (including the world premiere of Woody Guthrie’s song about Harry, sung by his granddaughter Sarah Lee Guthrie) is an inspiring story. It is an intimate exploration of the life and times of this extraordinary man – “a hero or the devil incarnate, it all depends on your point of view” – full of the high drama and biting humor that ran through his life. And it is a springboard into understanding the parallel issues – globalization, global responsibilities, wars on terrorism, surveillance and privacy, and the widening gap between rich and poor that we face today.

 

Series Title:      Globe Trekker

Program Title:  California

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/17/2009 10:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Host Justine Shapiro’s adventure starts in Joshua Tree National Park and then heads to Palm Springs, the playground of Hollywood’s golden era and home to the big business of wind power. Her next stop is Los Angeles, where she gets a taste of city’s East Side and Santa Monica’s spectacular coastline. Justine heads up the coast to Hearst Castle and Big Sur, then detours inland to Gilroy for the town’s annual garlic festival. Other highlights include stops in Yosemite and at Mono Lake, the ghost town of Bodie, the giant redwoods of Humboldt County and the Reggae on the River Festival in Garberville.

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  Na Pali & Manuakepa (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/21/2009 7:30 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Antiques Roadshow

Program Title:  Spokane, WA, Part 1 (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:      9/21/2009 8:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

When ANTIQUES ROADSHOW arrives in Spokane, Washington, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser David McCarron head to the city's historic Riverfront Park where a century-old carousel drives a conversation about the ups and downs of collecting carousel animals. At the Spokane Convention Center, it's a wild ride for the ROADSHOW appraisers when collectors bring such diverse finds as a 1905 bird's-eye-view map of Spokane; a necklace that flunks a critical test; and a collection of items - a framed photo and letters dating back to 1862 - signed by President Lincoln, assigned a value of $75,000 to $100,000.

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

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Ben Cayetano, Part 2

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/22/2009 7:30 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

In the second of a two-part interview, Ben Cayetano explains how his desire to serve a greater public led to nearly thirty years in public office.  With his trademark candor, he reveals how his priority, which put the people before personal gain, was often at odds with how the game of politics is played.  He speaks frankly about his disdain for political quid pro quo, and how and why he believes it plays an even larger part of the landscape today. 

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

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

 

Series Title:      P.O.V.

Program Title:  Bronx Princess

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/22/2009 10:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Rocky Otoo, the Bronx-bred teenage daughter of Ghanaian parents, is no pushover. She’s a sassy high-achiever bound for college. With freedom in sight, Rocky rebels against her mother’s rules. When their relationship reaches a breaking point, Rocky flees to her father, a chief in Ghana. What follows is captured in “Bronx Princess,” a tumultuous coming-of-age story set in a homeland both familiar and strange. Her precocious — and very American — ideas of a successful, independent life conflict with her father’s traditional African values. Reconciling her dual legacies becomes an unexpected chapter in this unforgettable young woman’s education.

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

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, September 23, 2009

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/23/2009 6:30 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:      Wallace Stegner

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, September 23, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/23/2009 10:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

WALLACE STEGNER, a biographical film portrait of the acclaimed writer, conservationist and teacher, celebrates the 2009 centennial of his birth. Stegner, who became one of America’s most notable writers with books like the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angle of Repose and Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, mentored a generation’s great writers, including Ken Kesey, Edward Abbey and Larry McMurtry. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor also was a student. Stegner’s The Wilderness Letter became the conscience of the conservation movement. This one-hour documentary paints a portrait of the West that Stegner so loved and reveals insights into his life through interviews with his famous students, contemporaries and family. Peter Coyote narrates.

 

Series Title:      Globe Trekker

Program Title:  Mozambique

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/24/2009 10:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Host Ian Wright travels to one of the world's poorest nations, a country wiped off the tourist trail for 20 years by war but now on the rise again. He starts his journey in its capital Maputo, where he meets artists working to heal the wounds of war, views its colonial relics, lives it up in one of Africa's most luxurious hotels, and shops at a local market for a real taste of Africa. In Chimoio, Ian discovers how the central region of the country is dealing with the terrible landmine legacy of its civil war. From here, he crosses the mighty Zambezi River and continues his journey to Quelimane, where he stops at Africa's biggest coconut plantation before learning about how locals are dealing with the lethal spread of AIDS in Mocuba. Ian then travels to the first European settlement in East Africa, magical Mozambique Island, which was built as a replica of Lisbon in Portugal. Finally, he travels to the village of Mueba, infamous for a massacre of its people by the Portuguese in 1960.

 

Series Title:      Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title:  Keola Beamer, Nona Beamer, Moana Beamer

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/28/2009 7:30 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title:  Kawika Kahiapo (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:       9/29/2009 7:30 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

This program will be rebroadcast at 4pm on Sunday, October 4.

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

 

Series Title:      Leahey & Leahey

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, September 30, 2009

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:       9/30/2009 7:30 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

 

 

 

News & Public Affairs:

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/01/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

California Leads States Facing Deepening Budget Crises

Several states are struggling to find solutions for deep budget gaps as a new fiscal year begins. Jeffrey Brown examines the budget picture across the country.

REPORT

Other News: Markets See Modest Rise; Iran Opposition Leader Urges More Protests

In other news, markets rose on positive reports from the manufacturing and housing sectors. Also, in auto news Ford reported its best showing in months but Chrysler and GM each posted a greater than 30 percent loss.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Iraq's Security Forces Making New Progress, Odierno Says

Gen. Ray Odierno, head of multi-national forces in Iraq, gives his take on for the country's path to stability one day after the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraqi cities.

REPORT

Russia Navigates Fallout of Economic Crisis

With its fortunes tethered to volatile natural gas and oil prices, Russia has suffered record inflation and unemployment in the global financial crisis. In the second of her series of reports from Russia, Margaret Warner examines the country's economic picture.

ANALYSIS

FDA Panel Recommends Ban on Popular Painkillers

A doctor assesses a new FDA panel recommendation for a ban on such popular painkillers as Vicodin, Percocet and other drugs containing acetaminophen.

REPORT

Oscar-winning Actor Karl Malden Dies at 97

Actor Karl Malden, who won a best supporting actor Oscar for his role as Mitch in the 1951 film "A Streetcar Named Desire," died Wednesday at age 97.

 

Series Title:     Wide Angle

Program Title: Crossing Heaven’s Border

Distributor:      WNET

Date:      7/01/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

In the past decade, up to 100,000 refugees have crossed the waters of the Tumen River into northeast China to escape the repressive regime of North Korea, the world's last closed Communist state. In Crossing Heaven's Border, WIDE ANGLE tells the moving and dramatic stories of a few of them. In China, the refugees' fate is grim. They must live in hiding, working illegally and with no access to education or medical care. If caught by Chinese authorities, they are repatriated back to North Korea, where they face severe punishment: persecution, torture, and even death in labor camps. Only a lucky few reach their goal: asylum in South Korea. Crossing Heaven's Border reveals the plight of North Korean defectors from the point of view of intrepid South Korean journalists who risked their lives filming undercover for ten months to capture the refugees' haunting stories first-hand. Following the film, an Aaron Brown interview will examine the specter of a possible flood tens of thousands of refugees out of North Korea, and the mounting concerns about regime collapse that threaten the country's stability.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, July 2, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/02/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

June Unemployment Dims Prospects for Recovery

After employers shed more jobs than expected in the month of June, the unemployment rate hit a 26-year high last month. New York Times columnist David Leonhardt talks about what the latest job numbers mean for the overall economic picture.

REPORT

Other News: After Budget Failure, California Begins Issuing IOUs

In other news, California began issuing IOU notes after the governor failed to reach a deal on the state's budget, and Vice President Joe Biden visited troops in Iraq.

REPORT

U.S. Troops Pour into Southern Afghanistan in New Offensive

U.S. Marines marked the start of a new offensive in Afghanistan Thursday, as part of the Obama administration's efforts to stabilize the Afghan-Pakistan border region. James Mates of Independent Television News reports.

ANALYSIS

As U.S. Troops Mount Offensive in Afghanistan, New Strategy Is Tested

U.S. Marines marked the start of a new offensive in Afghanistan Thursday, as part of the Obama administration's efforts to stabilize the Afghan-Pakistan border region. A Washington Post reporter embedded in the Helmand province provides an update.

REPORT

Many Left Uncounted in Nation's Official Jobless Rate

Paul Solman examines how the number of jobless people who fall outside of official unemployment counts offer a different picture of the nation's economic recovery.

REPORT

New Honduran President Tries to Restore Order as Opposition Mounts

Supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya took to the streets of Tegucigalpa, as the new president began appointing Cabinet members and boosted efforts to maintain order.

ANALYSIS

In Honduras, Controversy Grows over Questions that Presidential Ouster is a Coup

In Honduras, the controversy grows over the question: was the presidential ouster a classic coup, or simply an attempt to uphold the Constitution? Experts debate over the issues.

REPORT

In Russia, Unhealthy Habits Make Funerals Outpace Births

In her latest report from Russia, Margaret Warner takes a look at the health and well-being of the Russian people, including the low life expectancy for adult males.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title:     Surviving in Hard Times

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/02/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Dan Boylan moderates a panel discussion with experts who advise people of how to survive the current economic crisis.  Guests include economist Byron Gangnes Uhero, DCCA Securities Commissioner Tung Chang, Altres CEO Barron Guss, and Dennis Oshiro from Hawaii HomeOwnership.  Also, contributing editor Howard Dicus reports on the latest economic news in Hawaii and the rest of the country.

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

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

 

Series Title:     E2

Program Title:     Transport: Food Miles

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/02/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

In the 21st-century global food economy, by the time it's been grown, processed and distributed, most food has traveled an average of 1,500 miles before reaching the plate. As renowned author Michael Pollan elaborates, the effects of this fossil fuel-driven system are detrimental to the environment, to health and to social well-being. Writer Michael Shuman argues that investing in local food systems lessens the geographic and psychological distance between who we are and what we eat.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:     FRIDAY, July 3, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/03/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW                                                                     

U.S. Expands Offensive in Southern Afghanistan

On the second day of a major U.S. offensive in Southern Afghanistan, journalist Nancy Youssef discusses how the Marine-led mission is proceeding.

REPORT

Other News: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Resigns

In other news, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced her resignation effective later this month, and officials in Pakistan reported that 17 people were killed in a U.S. drone aircraft attack targeting members of the Taliban.

CONVERSATION

Russian Foreign Minister Sees 'Improvement' in U.S.-Russian Relations

In the last of a series of reports from Russia, Margaret Warner talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about the future of U.S.-Russian relations, last year's Georgian war, and negotiating a nuclear arms treaty.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Term Brought Some Surprises

Legal analysts Linda Greenhouse and Thomas Goldstein examine the impact of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the 2008 term, including a narrow ruling on the landmark Voting Rights Act.

ANALYSIS

Palin Resignation, Minnesota Senate Election Resolution Top Week's News

Columnists Mark Shields and Michael Gerson mull Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's surprise resignation announcement and the Minnesota Supreme Court's ruling that Democrat Al Franken defeated Republican Norm Coleman for a U.S. Senate seat.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title:     FRIDAY, July 3, 2009

Distributor:      WETA

Date:      7/03/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     NOW on PBS

Program Title:     FRIDAY, July 3, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/03/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:     FRIDAY, July 3, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/03/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Foreign Exchange

Program Title:     FRIDAY, July 3, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/03/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:     FRIDAY, July 3, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/03/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:     MONDAY, July 6, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/06/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

U.S., Russia Unveil Plan for Nuclear Cuts at Summit

President Barack Obama met with Russian leaders Monday to push for progress on arms control and other issues. Margaret Warner reports from the opening day of the Moscow summit.

REPORT

Other News: Seven U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan

In other news, seven U.S. troops were killed in deadly attacks across Afghanistan, and 165 people have been killed during riots in China.

REPORT

Ousted President Attempts Return to Honduras Amid Continued Protests

Gwen Ifill reports on the ongoing political standoff in Honduras, where protests continued following the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya, who made an unsuccessful attempt to return Sunday.

ANALYSIS

Diplomats Search for Political Solution to Honduras Standoff

Amid continuing protests in support of deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, diplomats are attempting to negotiate a peaceful resolution with the country's new leader. A New York Times reporter gives an update on the situation.

ANALYSIS

Washington Post Under Fire Over Pay-for-access Plan

Washington Post publisher Katherine Weymouth apologized to readers for a controversy over the newspaper's plan for a series of corporate-sponsored policy dinners at Weymouth's home. Media experts mull the implications of the scandal.

ANALYSIS

McNamara's Life Marked by Complex Vietnam Legacy

Robert McNamara, one of the primary architects of the Vietnam War, died Monday at age 93. Jim Lehrer talks to Deborah Shapely, the author of a McNamara biography, and Errol Morris, the documentarian who made "Fog of War" about the former defense chief's legacy.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:     MONDAY, July 7, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/7/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Appeals for Stronger Partnership with Russia

Stressing "common interests," President Obama made the case Tuesday for a renewed spirit of cooperation between the United States and Russia. Margaret Warner speaks with Gwen Ifill from Moscow.

REPORT

Other News: Stocks Drop on Economic Recovery Doubts

In other news, stocks dipped to their lowest levels in more than two months on doubts about the strength of the economic recovery, and the president of Costa Rica agreed to mediate the political crisis in Honduras.

REPORT

China Struggles to Quell Ethnic Violence

The Chinese government imposed a curfew, and deployed paramilitary forces on Tuesday in response to ongoing ethnic violence between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese. ITN correspondent Ian Williams reports.

ANALYSIS

Tensions Remain High in China Following Deadly Riots

Protests continued in Western China Tuesday following deadly clashes on Sunday between the region's Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese. Analysts examine the roots of the unrest with Judy Woodruff.

REPORT

Struggling Schools Turn to Top Grads for Teaching Boost

In the latest installment in a series about education reform, John Merrow reports on how public school systems struggling to close the achievement gap are increasingly turning to the Teach for America program for help.

ANALYSIS

Obama Administration Plans to Expand Research Funding for Older Stem Cell Lines

An Obama administration plan released Monday would expand federal funding of stem cell research to older lines of stem cells previously ineligible for such financing. Jeffrey Brown reports.

REPORT

Fans Bid Final Farewell to 'King of Pop'

Michael Jackson fans around the world paid a final tribute to the "King of Pop" on Tuesday, as the fallen singer was laid to rest following a star-studded memorial service. Jeffrey Kaye reports from Los Angeles.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:     MONDAY, July 8, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/8/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Hospitals Vow Cost Cuts Amid Concerns on Reform's Price Tag

Three major hospital organizations joined the effort to cut medical costs and agreed to contribute $155 billion over the next 10 years to the cost of health care reform. Betty Ann Bowser reports.

REPORT

Other News: Chinese Troops Move to Halt Ethnic Violence

In other news, Chinese troops moved into the Xinjiang Province to stop the ethnic rioting that has left 156 dead since Sunday, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has appeared in public for the first time since last April.

ANALYSIS

Cyber Attacks on U.S. Government Put Digital Security in Spotlight

Recent attacks on government computers, private organizations and foreign governments have raised fresh questions about the nation's digital security. Analysts discuss the implications of the attacks and the vulnerability of the nation's digital systems.

REPORT

For Ex-Cons and Laid-off Execs Alike, Dim Job Hopes

In the next in his series on making sense of the financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on those in society -- such as executives or ex-convicts -- who are struggling to find employment.

REPORT

At G-8, Small Steps on Emissions, Economic Recovery

Leaders of the Group of Eight industrialized nations gathered in Italy on Wednesday to assess risks to the global economy and other key issues at their annual meeting. Margaret Warner reports from the summit.

ANALYSIS

Questions Surface on Impact of Stimulus Plan

Five months after President Obama signed the $787 billion stimulus package, some of the money has begun making its way to states. Experts measure the impact the funds have had on local communities.

 

Series Title:     Wide Angle

Program Title:     Heart of Jenin

Distributor:      WNET

Date:      7/8/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

When a 12-year-old Palestinian boy was killed in the West Bank city of Jenin by Israeli soldiers who mistook his toy gun for the real thing, something extraordinary happened that turned Ahmed Khatib’s tragic 2005 death into a gift of hope for six Israeli children whose lives were on the line: while overwhelmed with grief, Ahmed’s parents consented to donating their son’s organs.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:     THURSDAY, July 9, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/9/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

G-8 Leaders Take New Steps to Curb Global Warming

As the G-8 summit wrapped up, President Obama and other leaders discussed new goals to limit climate change and assessed the unrest in Iran. Margaret Warner reports from the scene.

REPORT

Other News: Bombings Kill Nearly 60 Iraqis

In other news, nearly 60 Iraqis were killed in a series of bombings, and some two million Pakistani refugees will be allowed to return home after fleeing from a Taliban offensive.

REPORT

After 10 Days of Peace, Tension Returns to the Streets of Tehran

Marking the 10 year anniversary of a violent crackdown against student demonstrators, Iranians returned to the streets of Tehran Thursday to protest a disputed presidential vote. Kwame Holman reports.

ANALYSIS

Still-simmering Political Tensions Resurface in Iran

Iranians returned to the streets of Tehran Thursday to protest a disputed presidential vote. Analysts assess the latest developments.

REPORT

'Cloud Computing' Could Transform Data Storage

Some businesses are beginning to embrace a technology called "cloud computing" -- storing data and programs on the Internet rather than on an individual company's computers. But critics worry about privacy issues. Spencer Michels reports.

UPDATE

As Troops Continue Afghan Offensive, Focus Turns to Civilian Outreach

U.S. Marines pushed further into the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan this week, as word came of a truck bombing in a village south of Kabul that killed at least two dozen people. A Washington Post reporter gives an update on the military efforts and the bombing.

REPORT

Writer, Poet Jim Harrison Is a Determined 'Outsider'

Most of Jim Harrison's 32 books have been set in the sparsely populated areas he knows well: Northern Michigan, the Sandhills of Nebraska, the Arizona-Mexico border and in the beautiful "Paradise Valley" near Livingston, Mt., where he now lives much of the year. Jeffrey Brown reports.

 

Series Title:      Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title:     Economic Literacy for the Old and New Generation

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/9/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Part two of this special Insights series on the economy will focus on economic education for young people and the elderly.  Young people have their economic futures ahead of them.  Knowledge and good habits developed early on is one way of avoiding economic disaster in the future.  The Hawaii Council of Economic Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to training teachers in economic literacy so that they, in turn, can pass it on to their students.  The most financially vulnerable sector of the population—the elderly—need to be educated on how to meet their needs on their fixed incomes, how to avoid scams, and how to keep up with the technology that can aid them in areas of personal finance.  Dan Boylan will moderate a panel of economics education experts recommended by the Hawaii Council of Economic Education to address economic literacy for both young and old.  Included will be features by Howard Dicus on specific areas of economic education for both generations.

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

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

 

Series Title:      PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title:  Independent Lens “Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula" (Encore)      

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/9/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

In 1975 master hula teacher Maiki Aiu Lake asked her student, legendary entertainer Robert Cazimero, to open a school for only male dancers. With six young high school students, Robert Cazimero founded Halau Na Kamalei, and it suddenly became “hot” for men to dance hula again. NA KAMALEI: THE MEN OF HULA tells a story of Hawaiian pride and examines male roles in Hawaiian culture, both past and present.

 

Series Title:      e2

Program Title:  Transport: Seoul: The Stream of Consciousness           

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/9/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

In 2003, the city of Seoul took a rare step “back in time,” demolishing a major downtown freeway to uncover and restore the ancient Cheonggyecheon stream that once flowed beneath it. An impressive feat of engineering, the project re-purposed more than 75 percent of the dismantled highway material for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the stream’s banks and commercial corridor. The Cheonggyecheon is now a vital part of the city’s commercial and tourism sectors, and has proven that environmental restoration can revive culture and community, as well.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 10, 2009       

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/10/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Post-Bankruptcy, GM CEO Pledges New Course

After the announcement that General Motors Corp. had completed its 40-day stay under bankruptcy protection, CEO Fritz Henderson speaks to Judy Woodruff about the company's goals for remaking the struggling auto maker.

REPORT

Other News: Markets Drop, Health Reform Meets Delays

In other news, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 36 points to close at 8146, and the push to overhaul the health care system ran into new delays in Congress.

REPORT

As G-8 Summit Wraps Up, Obama Heads to Ghana

Margaret Warner, who has been reporting on the scene of the G-8 summit, discusses the meeting's conclusion and President Obama's next stop in Ghana.

REPORT

Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings Gear Up

Senate confirmation hearings begin Monday for Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court. Kwame Holman reports.

ANALYSIS

Brooks, Marcus Mull Court Politics, Health Care Reform

Columnists Ruth Marcus and David Brooks discuss top political news, including next week's hearings on Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination, the pace of health care reform and President Obama's trip abroad.

ANALYSIS

Media Take Second Look at Coverage of Jackson's Death

Amid the extensive coverage of pop star Michael Jackson's death, media outlets are asking themselves what news stories may have been missed. Analysts and reporters take a look at the issue.

 

Series Title:      Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 10, 2009       

Distributor:      WETA

Date:      7/10/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      NOW on PBS

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 10, 2009       

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/10/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 10, 2009       

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/10/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 10, 2009       

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/10/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 10, 2009       

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/10/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, July 13, 2009   

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/13/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Sotomayor Pledges 'Fidelity to the Law' as Hearings Begin

The Senate Judiciary Committee launched hearings Monday on Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle offers insight.

REPORT

Other News: Markets Rise, Obama Resumes Push for Health Care Reform

In other news, the Dow Jones industrial average made significant gains after an analyst expressed optimism for the banking industry, and President Obama warned Congress not to delay or block passage of comprehensive health care reform.

ANALYSIS

Calls Intensify for Investigation Into Bush-era CIA Program

Democrats are demanding a fresh investigation into whether the Bush administration failed to brief Congress on the existence of a secret program to target, capture, or kill al-Qaida operatives. Gwen Ifill examines the story with two journalists.

REPORT

Global Recession Impacts Dairy Prices, Farmers

Amid the economic slowdown, the dairy industry is being hit with high costs and lower profits, forcing many farmers to make tough decisions. NewsHour special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye looks at how some California farmers are responding to depressed global demand.

ANALYSIS

Union Leaders Press President Obama for More Support

Nearly a dozen union leaders met with President Obama Monday in an effort to gain support for key legislation now before Congress. Ray Suarez talks with experts about the bills and their potential impact on workers and employers.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, July 14, 2009   

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/14/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Senators Press Sotomayor on Past Statements

In a second, tense day of Senate testimony, Judge Sonia Sotomayor defended her past remarks about race while seeking to elaborate on her judicial philosophy. Kwame Holman recaps the day's events.

ANALYSIS

Analysts Examine Second Day of Sotomayor Hearings

Judge Sonia Sotomayor faced questions on past rulings and statements during her second day of Supreme Court confirmation hearings Tuesday. Legal analysts examine her responses.

REPORT

Other News: Obama Predicts More Job Losses, Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan

In other news, President Barack Obama predicted job losses would likely continue to rise for the next few months, and six civilians working for NATO died in Afghanistan when their helicopter crashed.

UPDATE

House Democrats Unveil Plan to Overhaul Health Care

House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled their proposal to overhaul the nation's health care system. The plan includes a government-run insurance option, and would be paid for in part by a tax increase on the wealthy. NPR's Julie Rovner explains the move.

REPORT

Fallout Continues from California's Budget Woes

After failing to plug a $26 billion budget gap, California has begun sending out IOUs to cover its costs, but most banks are refusing to accept them. Spencer Michels reports on the ongoing financial crisis in the Golden State.

CONVERSATION

In Slumping Economy, a Shift in Shopping Habits

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

 

Series Title:      P.O.V.

Program Title:  The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/14/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 90

Description:

More than 120 countries have united to form the International Criminal Court (ICC) — the first permanent court created to prosecute the perpetrators, no matter how powerful, of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. “The Reckoning” follows dynamic ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and his team for three years across four continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord’s Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, shakes up the Colombian justice system and charges Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir with genocide in Darfur. “The Reckoning” is like a deft thriller: Will the prosecutor succeed? Will the world ensure that justice prevails?

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2009           

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/15/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Sotomayor Deflects Abortion Questions

Senators repeatedly pushed Judge Sonia Sotomayor to define her views on abortion Wednesday, but she resisted. Kwame Holman recaps the third day of confirmation hearings.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Lawmakers Push Sotomayor for Views on Critical Issues

Sonia Sotomayor faced new questioning from lawmakers Wednesday. Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Patrick Leahy and Sen. Charles Grassley give their take on the hearings.

REPORT

Other News: Markets Jump, Plane Crashes in Iran

In other news, large gains in the banking and tech sectors led markets higher, and a passenger plane crashed in Iran, killing all 168 people on board.

ANALYSIS

Lawmakers Grapple With Costs of Health Care Reform

As health care reform legislation moves forward, lawmakers are grappling with the thorny question of how to cover the costs of such an overhaul, including a possible new tax surcharge on the wealthy. Two analysts discuss the issue.

ANALYSIS

Death Toll Mounts as Coalition Forces Confront Taliban

As coalition forces attempt to wrest control of southern Afghanistan from Taliban insurgents, they are experiencing their highest casualties in eight years of war. Analysts discuss the rise in violence with Gwen Ifill.

REPORT

British Couple's Assisted Suicide Reignites Debate

Independent Television News reports on the decision by one of the world's most famous conductors and his wife to take their lives. Their deaths have reignited a debate in Europe over assisted suicide.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, July 16, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/16/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Broad Praise as Sotomayor Questioning Ends

As Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor wrapped up her final day of testimony, even some critics voiced praise for her judicial record.

ANALYSIS

Sotomayor Confirmation May Be Headed to Swift Vote

With Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's testimony complete, analysts Marcia Coyle and Tom Goldstein join Judy Woodruff to examine how the judge fared in the spotlight.

REPORT

Other News: Markets Advance, Auto Dealers Gain Congressional Support

In other news, Wall Street advanced on tech stocks, and House members introduced a proposal that would force GM and Chrylser to restore franchise agreements with auto dealers.

ANALYSIS

Paulson Defends Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Deal

Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson testified Thursday in the third and final House hearing looking into the government's role in the Bank of America purchase of Merrill Lynch. Jim Lehrer discusses the hearings with Binyamin Appelbaum of the Washington Post.

ANALYSIS

Publishing Industry Confronts Changing Reader Habits

As the recession pushes more readers into cash-strapped libraries, some are turning to electronic books to satisfy their literary appetites. Ray Suarez looks at this nascent industry with two publishers.

 

Series Title:      Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title:  Higher Education in Tough Economic Times

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/16/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Since the economic downturn, enrollment in the University of Hawaii system has risen sharply, but University budget cuts are looming.   How did this marked discrepancy between supply and demand come to be, and how will students, teachers, and administrators deal with it?  Dan Boylan moderates a panel of experts on the subject, and contributing editor Howard Dicus puts the problem in the context of the overall economy.

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

 

Series Title:      e2

Program Title:  Transport: Portland: A Sense of Place

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/16/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

Thanks to a progressive public transportation portfolio that includes train, streetcar, bus and aerial tram, Portland has become a global model of transit-oriented development (TOD). For more than 40 years, city planners have integrated transport decisions into urban growth and development efforts. The result: Portland is consistently ranked as one of the country’s most livable cities, boasting a healthy two percent population growth annually — and the second lowest per capita transportation spending of the 28 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 17, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/17/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Protesters Clash With Police In Continued Iranian Unrest

More than month after its election, anti-government protestors continue to show their defiance for the sitting government. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports.

ANALYSIS

Tensions Flare Anew in Iran Over Disputed Election

Major new protests erupted in Iran Friday in the wake of last month's disputed presidential election. Experts join Judy Woodruff to assess the ongoing tensions in Tehran.

REPORT

Other News: Troops Killed in Iraq, Summers Says Economic Catastrophe Avoided

In other news, three American soldiers were killed when their base was attacked, and reports showed that unemployment climbed to double digits in 15 states last month.

REPORT

Terrorists Detonate Bombs in Indonesian Hotels

Suicide bombers rocked two luxury hotels in Jakarta Friday morning just as guests were gathering for breakfast. Kwame Holman reports on the bombings that killed eight and injured more than 50.

REPORT

On 100th Anniversary, NAACP Looks to Future of Civil Rights

President Obama spoke Thursday at the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. Gwen Ifill traveled to New York to speak with the leader and two activists from the organization about its changing role.

ANALYSIS

Obama Calls for Action on Health Care Amid Cost Concerns

Saying "now we've got to get over the finish line," President Barack Obama renewed his call Friday to lawmakers to hammer out health care reform legislation. Betty Ann Bowser recaps the week's developments, including new concerns on the plan's costs.

ANALYSIS

Health Reform, Sotomayor Hearings Top Week's News

Mark Shields and David Brooks consider the news of the week, including the confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor, efforts at health care reform and the shape of the economy.

 

Series Title:      Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 17, 2009

Distributor:      WETA

Date:      7/17/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, 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:      NOW on PBS

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 17, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/17/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 17, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/17/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 17, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/17/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 17, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/17/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, July 20, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/20/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Obama Outlines Expectations for Health Reform Timeline, Economic Recovery

In an interview with Jim Lehrer, President Barack Obama said he could be flexible on the August deadline for a health care reform plan if most details are in place and discussed the state of the economy.

REPORT

Other News: Army to Add 22,000 Soldiers

In other news, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that the Army would add 22,000 more soldiers to its ranks, and in Mumbai, India, the only surviving gunman in last November's shooting attacks changed his plea to guilty.

REPORT

Moon Landing Anniversary Renews Debate on Spaceflight

As the country celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA and the Obama administration are weighing the debate over sending more astronauts into space, or to shift more toward the use of robots. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

Walter Cronkite, and the Way the News Media Is Now

It's been more than a quarter century since Walter Cronkite retired as anchor of the CBS Evening News, but his impact on journalism persists. Robert MacNeil and Todd Gitlin of Columbia University speak with Gwen Ifill about Cronkite's reporting legacy.

CONVERSATION

'Angela's Ashes' Author Frank McCourt Dies at 78

Frank McCourt, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Angela's Ashes," died Sunday at the age of 78. Roger Rosenblatt speaks with Margaret Warner about the author's influence on the literary world.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, July 21, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/21/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Political Divisions Intensify Over Costs of Health Reform

President Barack Obama pushed back Tuesday against stepped-up Republican efforts to question his health reform agenda. Four members of key congressional committees discuss the divisions on Capitol Hill.

REPORT

Other News: Bailout Funds Come Under New Scrutiny

In other news, lawmakers asked new questions on the spending of federal bailout dollars, and the Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed a vote on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor by one week.

ANALYSIS

Bernanke Details Stimulus Exit Plan to Congress

Despite recent improvements in the economy, the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates near zero, chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers Tuesday. Greg Ip of "The Economist" examines the chairman's testimony with Gwen Ifill, and discusses the central bank's plans to roll back crisis measures taken during the credit crunch.

REPORT

Senate Vote Against F-22 Funds a Win for Obama

In a key political victory for President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the Senate on Tuesday voted 58-40 to block $1.75 billion in financing for new F-22 fighter jets. Kwame Holman reports.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Focus on Social and Emotional Health Raises Test Scores

A new trend in public schools is helping students focus not just on math and science, but also on their feelings. John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on how social and emotional learning is improving test scores.

REPORT

Calif. Strikes Deal to Close $26 Billion Budget Gap

Lawmakers in California on Tuesday agreed on a plan to close a $26 billion budget gap, ending weeks of stalemate that left the state's chief accountant having to issue IOUs to creditors. Ray Suarez reports.

 

Series Title:      P.O.V.

Program Title:  The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/21/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 90

Description:

Filmed over 23 years, “The Betrayal” is the Academy Award-nominated directorial debut of renowned cinematographer Ellen Kuras in a unique collaboration with the film’s subject and co-director, Thavisouk Phrasavath. After the U.S. government waged a secret war in Laos during the Vietnam War, Thavi’s father and thousands of Laotians who fought alongside American forces were abandoned and left to face imprisonment or execution. Hoping to find safety, Thavi’s family made a harrowing escape to America, where they discovered a different kind of war. Weaving ancient prophesies with personal testimony and stunning imagery, “The Betrayal” is a story of survival and the resilient bonds of family.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/22/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

As Deadline Nears, Obama Steps Up Health Care Push

With the days ticking down until President Obama's target date for a deal on health care reform, the White House is pushing to convince the public and Congress that swift action is necessary.

REPORT

Other News: Senate Rejects Concealed Gun Measure

In other news, the Senate narrowly rejected a measure that would have allowed gun owners to more easily travel across state lines with a concealed firearm, and the prime minister of Iraq visited the White House.

ANALYSIS

Bernanke Signals Slow Recovery, Defends Fed's Powers

Fed chief Ben Bernanke told a Senate panel on Wednesday that economic recovery should begin soon, albeit slowly at first. A financial analyst and a lawmaker speak with Ray Suarez about the testimony.

REPORT

Twitter: Harmless Fad, or Web Revolution?

In three short years, Twitter has become one of the Web's most heavily trafficked sites. But is the micro-blog simply a fad, or a technological game-changer? Jeffrey Brown explores.

ANALYSIS

On Asia Tour, Clinton Issues Warnings to N. Korea, Iran

The United States does "not intend to reward North Korea" simply for returning to negotiations over its nuclear ambitions, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Wednesday on a trip to Asia. Regional experts analyze her visit with Margaret Warner.

 

Series Title:      Wide Angle

Program Title:  The Market Maker

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/22/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

WIDE ANGLE travels to East Africa to tell the dramatic story of an Ethiopian economist on a mission: Seeking a market-based solution to end hunger in her famine-plagued country, she creates Ethiopia’s first commodities exchange. What she didn’t count on was a world financial crisis getting in the way.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, July 23, 2009

Distributor:      PBS

Date:      7/23/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Senate Delays Health Reform as Cost Concerns Persist

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that the Senate will not vote on a health care reform bill before its August recess. In a town hall meeting meeting, President Obama said that the delay was "OK," as long as Congress is working to pass a bill by the fall.

REPORT

Other News: Dow Closes Over the 9,000 Mark

In other news, better-than-expected earnings from several companies, combined with strong housing figures pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 9,000 for the first time since January, and three mayors in New Jersey were arrested on corruption charges.

REPORT

In Washington, Iraqi PM Focuses on Security Steps

During a weeklong visit to the U.S., Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met with President Obama to discuss the road ahead for the country's security situation and other key policy issue. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

Professor's Arrest Puts Racial Profiling in the Spotlight

The arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates at his own home in Cambridge, Mass., made headlines again Thursday, after President Obama commented on the controversy during Wednesday's news conference. Ray Suarez talks to analysts about the larger issues at play.

REPORT

Theatre Program Gives New Meaning to 'Playtime'

Arts education is typically not a staple of some heartland communities, so for nearly 40 years the Missoula Children's Theatre has been giving disadvantaged children an opportunity to discover their inner thespian. Jeffrey Brown reports.

 

Series Title:      Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title:  DOE Budget Cuts

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/23/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

How will Hawaii’s public schools survive impending budget cuts?  Dan Boylan moderates a panel of guests representing the Department of Education, the Lingle Administration, and state lawmakers on the state education crisis.  Contributing editor Howard Dicus brings an economic context to the issue.

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

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

 

Series Title:      e2

Program Title:  Transport: Aviation: The Limited Sky

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/23/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

Even if regional transportation becomes more eco-efficient, people and goods will still need to travel the world. This episode looks at new technologies and policies that could offset the aviation industry’s substantial greenhouse gas emissions, such as Amyris Biotechnologies’ new synthetic jet fuels and Hybrid Air Vehicles’ second generation of dirigible airship. To reduce fuel emissions, industry leaders like Boeing are also advocating towing planes on runways and implementing smarter air traffic control systems.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 24, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/24/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Schools to Compete for Funding in Obama Reform Plan

The Obama administration is pushing education leaders to accept a series of reforms, including performance pay for teachers and a deeper embrace of charter schools. Education Secretary Arne Duncan discusses the proposals with Judy Woodruff.

REPORT

Other News: Obama Steps Back from Gates Comment

In other news, President Obama stepped back from comments he made concerning the arrest of prominent black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Democrats in the House of Representatives agreed on a plan for cutting Medicare growth.

ANALYSIS

Health Care Battle Takes to the Airwaves

As lawmakers and the president wrangle over the details of health care reform, interest groups across the political spectrum are taking to the airwaves in response to the numerous proposals coming out of Washington. Media expert Evan Tracey speaks with Ray Suarez about the ads.

ANALYSIS

Health Care Overhaul Tops Week's Agenda in Washington

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the top news of the week, including the fight over health care reform, the controversy surrounding the arrest of scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and the state of the economic crisis.

ANALYSIS

Arrests Expose Widespread Corruption in Garden State

A ten-year long investigation into sprawling corruption in New Jersey culminated Thursday after an informant's tips led to the arrests of 44 people, including three mayors and multiple rabbis. Dina Temple-Raston of National Public Radio examines the case with Margaret Warner.

REPORT

During School Recess, New Focus on Playing Nice

Recess can be a chaotic, even violent, period during the course of a normal school day. Spencer Michels reports on how one non-profit is showing educators the health, and classroom benefits of teaching students how to play nice.

 

Series Title:      Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 24, 2009

Distributor:       WETA

Date:      7/24/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week.  The program, 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:      Now on PBS

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 24, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/24/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

This Week: President Obama's proposed reforms of the financial-regulatory system are discussed with Zanny Minton Beddoes (The Economist).

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

 

Series Title:      Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 24, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/24/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 24, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/24/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 24, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/24/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:   MONDAY, July 27, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/27/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

CONVERSATION

At Forum, Bernanke Defends Fed's Aggressive Moves

At a forum in Kansas City, Mo., Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discussed the central bank's actions in handling the economic crisis, saying he did not want to be the Fed chief who "presided over the second Great Depression." Here is the full transcript of the forum, which was moderated by Jim Lehrer.

REPORT

With Trade Hub History, K.C. a Crossroads for Commerce

Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores Kansas City, Mo., home to one of 12 regional Federal Reserve banks and a crossroads for the U.S. economy.

REPORT

Bernanke Reflects on Fed's Aggressive Actions

In the first of a three-part discussion, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke warned that jobless rates may continue to rise and discussed his fears of another Great Depression.

REPORT

Other News: New Home Sales Surge 11% in June

In other news, new home sales leapt 11 percent in June, the largest monthly gain in nearly nine years, and the U.S. warned Iran it could face tough sanctions if it rejects talks on its nuclear program.

REPORT

Obama Calls for Deeper U.S.-China Economic Relationship

President Barack Obama stressed the importance of new strategic and economic dialogue between the United States and China. Margaret Warner reports on the beginning of the talks and what they mean for international relations between the two countries.

ANALYSIS

High Obesity Rates Stress U.S. Health Care Budgets

A new study finds that obesity rates grew 37 percent from 1998 to 2008 and account for 10 percent of the nation's health care spending. The author of the report speaks with Gwen Ifill about health concerns in the U.S.

REPORT

Revered Choreographer Merce Cunningham Dies

Regarded among the most innovative American artists of the 20th century, Merce Cunningham died Sunday in his New York home.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:   TUESDAY, July 28, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/28/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Amid Health Reform Debate, Prospects for Public Plan Explored

As House Democrats try to round up votes for a health reform plan and a bipartisan group works on a Senate compromise, two bloggers size up the prospects for a public health insurance plan.

REPORT

Other News: Sotomayor Nomination Heads to Full Senate

In other news, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-6 to recommend Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic justice, and consumer confidence fell for a second straight month.

REPORT

At Forum, Fed Chairman Calls for Patience on Stimulus

In part two of Jim Lehrer’s conversation with Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chief discusses the state of the Obama administration’s economic recovery efforts, and the central bank's efforts to help homeowners facing foreclosure.

REPORT

U.K. Public Doubt Increases as Casualties Mount in Afghanistan

According to published reports, 191 British soldiers have died in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001, surpassing the number killed in Iraq after the 2003 invasion and adding to Britain's concerns over the war.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Miliband Presses Political Strategy for Afghans, Insurgency

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband tells Gwen Ifill that the Afghan war requires more of a political solution to win, in addition to a military one.

ANALYSIS

Cell Phone Use Raises Risks While Driving, Studies Show

A series of new studies and reports shows that drivers making a phone call or text messaging are more of a danger than previously thought.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:   WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/29/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Despite Breakthrough in Congress, Wrangling Persists Over Health Reform

With Congress showing some progress Wednesday in the health care reform debate, journalists discuss the political hurdles that must be cleared to reach a final deal.

REPORT

Other News: Economy Stabilizing in Parts of U.S., Fed Says

In other news, the Federal Reserve indicated that the recession might be easing up but said the labor market remains soft, and Microsoft announced a long-awaited partnership with Yahoo.

UPDATE

In Iran, Fear Grows Over Treatment of Arrested Election Demonstrators

Margaret Warner updates the political situation in Iran, where concerns are growing about the treatment of demonstrators arrested after the disputed election.

REPORT

In Forum, Bernanke Says Fed Was Late Addressing Subprime Crisis

The third and final installment of a special forum with Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke, moderated by Jim Lehrer in Kansas City, Mo.

CONVERSATION

Costello Still Finds Wonder in Songwriting

Jeffrey Brown speaks with musician Elvis Costello about how his approach to recording albums has evolved over three decades.

 

Series Title:      Wide Angle

Program Title:  Contestant No.2

Distributor:       WNET

Date:      7/29/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

How far can one young woman push a conservative culture? Duah Fares is an Arab-Israeli teenager and member of the Druze minority, a religious sect living predominantly in Israel, Syria and Lebanon. She longs to be an international superstar like Angelina Jolie, but when she changes her name to Angelina and sets her sights on the Miss Israel pageant, her tight-knit religious community balks. Miss Israel requires a bathing suit competition; to appear that way in public would disgrace her family and even put her in danger from those who would rather see her dead than see the community dishonored. “Israel's Next Top Model” follows Fares and her family as they navigate the boundaries of traditional values as she tries to reach her dream.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, July 30, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/30/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Other News: Health Care Legislation Inches Forward

In other news, health care reform legislation advanced in the House, but stalled in the Senate, and a spending bill that removed funding for F-22 fighter jets was approved.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Pelosi: Democrats Not Sacrificing Too Much in Reform Effort

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Democrats are not giving up too much in the push to pass a bipartisan health reform plan.

UPDATE

In Iran, New Burst of Demonstrations Escalate Political Tensions

Hundreds of Iranian opposition supporters gathered Thursday to mourn slain demonstrator Neda Agha Soltan. Police reportedly used tear gas to break up the crowd. A Los Angeles Times reporter discusses the latest developments.

UPDATE

Riot Police Crack Down on Mourners in Iran

Opposition demonstrators were met with riot police and tear gas Thursday in Tehran. Lindsey Hilsum from Independent Television News reports.

REPORT

Fed Struggles with Perceptions of Transparency

As the debate over the Federal Reserve's transparency heats up in Congress, Paul Solman looks at the agency's attempts to balance public disclosure and the secrecy it uses to protect financial markets.

ANALYSIS

N.C. Arrests Raise Concerns about Homegrown Terrorism

After seven North Carolina men were arrested on accusations of planning a terrorist attack, law enforcement officials said they were concerned about other possible homegrown terrorists. Ray Suarez speaks with a terrorism expert and a civil rights advocate.

 

Series Title:      Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title:  Health Reform

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      7/30/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

With the Obama administration pushing for an overhaul of America’s healthcare system, what is at stake for Hawaii if some form of government-run healthcare becomes a reality?  Dan Boylan moderates a panel of experts with varying perspectives on the issue, and contributing editor Howard Dicus frames the issue within the context of Hawaii’s economic crisis.  The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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

 

Series Title:      e2

Program Title:  Super Use (Encore)

Distributor:      

Date:      7/30/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

The partners of 2012 Architecten in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, are making surplus superfluous, reusing everything from I-beams, wood floors, car tires, washing machines, stainless steel sinks and even windmill blades as building materials in their creations. 2012 Architekten’s work suggests not only a new kind of aesthetic and functionality in sustainable architecture, but also a new approach to design.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 31, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/31/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Recession Shows Signs of Easing Grip on U.S. Economy

New economic figures hinted that the U.S. recession could be slowing down. Jeffrey Brown gets analysis from a banker and a journalist.

REPORT

Other News: House to Add $2 Billion to Cash for Clunkers

The House rushed to inject $2 billion into the cash for clunkers program, and the Associated Press reported that thousands of decaying bridges are suffering under the stimulus package.

ANALYSIS

Congress Considers Plan to Influence Executive Pay

Congress might give the government some say in how much Wall Street executives are paid. A former SEC accountant and a law professor give their take on the plan.

ANALYSIS

July Was Deadliest Month for U.S. Forces in Afghanistan

Margaret Warner updates the U.S. war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan then speaks with a Washington Post reporter about the latest military strategy.

ANALYSIS

Iraq Victory-declaration Idea, GDP Report Top Week's News

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the top news of the week, including an idea to declare victory in Iraq and the latest economic figures.

 

Series Title:      Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 31, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/31/2009 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:      Now on PBS

Program Title:  Fighting on Prostitution

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/31/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

This Week: Living in the shadows of contemporary American society are hundreds of thousands of underage prostitutes — desperate, exploited kids robbed of their childhood and of hope. The Department of Justice estimates that each day at least 300,000 American children are at risk — on the streets, through escort services and increasingly on the internet. But while the underage sex trade is spreading, some leaders are taking strong measures to stand in its way. NOW ON PBS goes to Atlanta, where Mayor Shirley Franklin has created aggressive awareness and crackdown campaigns that target pay-for-sex customers, "Johns." NOW also meets with activists and crusaders working to help young people escape exploitation and get off the street. But getting out is an uphill battle with a very long road to recovery. Can we stop a child prostitution epidemic in our own country?

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

 

Series Title:      Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 31, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/31/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 31, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/31/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 31, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      7/31/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, August 3, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/3/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Trial of Protesters Proceeds as Ahmadinejad Endorsed in Iran

Political unrest continued in Iran Monday as the government pressed ahead with a mass trial of opposition supporters and President Ahmadinejad was endorsed by the supreme leader.

REPORT

Other News: New Prison for Gitmo Detainees Considered; Pilot's Remains Found

In other news, White House officials confirmed that the administration is weighing creating a prison inside the U.S. to both house and prosecute suspected terrorists, and a bombing carried out by the Taliban killed 11 people in western Afghanistan.

ANALYSIS

Lawmakers Weighing Tax on 'Cadillac' Health Plans

As Congress continues searching for ways to finance a health care overhaul, one option under review is taxing the costliest employer-provided health plans, otherwise known as "Cadillac" plans. After a recap on developments on the health care front, experts discuss the proposal with Judy Woodruff.

REPORT

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

NewsHour special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how a scarcity of water and high supply costs are hindering efforts to improve Nigeria's food supply.

REPORT

Children Not Getting Enough Vitamin D, Study Concludes

More than 60 percent of children have "insufficient" levels of Vitamin D, a study published by the journal Pediatrics concluded on Monday. Gwen Ifill reports.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, August 4, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/4/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Kim Jong Il Pardons Journalists During Bill Clinton Visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il pardoned two jailed American journalists after a surprise meeting with former President Bill Clinton. Experts examine the implications of the meeting.

REPORT

Other News: Iran Detains Three Americans; GOP Senators Line up Against Sotomayor

In other news, Iranian officials confirmed they have arrested three Americans for allegedly crossing the nation's border illegally, and the full Senate moved to debate the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

REPORT

Obama Meets With Democrats to Calm Spending Concerns

President Obama called Senate Democrats to the White House on Tuesday in an effort to ease the worries over a trio of spending measures being pushed by the administration. Gwen Ifill reports.

REPORT

Despite Federal Aid, Lenders Slow to Modify Home Loans

Fewer than 8 percent of eligible borrowers have successfully modified their mortgages under a $75 billion federal plan aimed at halting home foreclosures, according to a Treasury Department report. Jeffrey Kaye reports on the early struggles of the program.

UPDATE

Lacking Clear Solution, Obama Struggles to Close Gitmo

With less than six months until President Obama's deadline for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, the White House is struggling to decide on a bevy of options. Ari Shapiro of National Public Radio speaks with Judy Woodruff about the various options under review.

REPORT

In Cambodia, Proximity to Wildlife Sparks Influenza Fears

Fred De Sam Lazaro reports how Cambodians' proximity to wildlife is sparking new concerns about the spread of avian flu.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, August 5, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/5/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Journalists' Return Sparks Debate on N. Korea Relations

After being held in North Korea for four months, two journalists for Current TV returned to the U.S. accompanied by former President Bill Clinton. Margaret Warner reports on the homecoming, and what the episode means for U.S. relations with North Korea.

REPORT

Other News: In Kenya, Clinton Pushes for Accountability

In other news, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent the first day of her seven-nation African tour calling for improved accountability in Kenya, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn into office for a second term.

ANALYSIS

Obama Addresses Criticism on Stimulus Spending

Amid the continuing debate over the effectiveness of the federal stimulus funds, President Obama unveiled new grants that he said can help rebuild the economy. A ProPublica reporter discusses how some hard-hit areas are getting more money, but others are not.

REPORT

Senate Democrats Seek GOP Support for Sotomayor

As the Senate opens debate on confirming Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, Democrats are focusing on winning GOP support, and Republicans are concentrating on not upsetting Hispanic voters. Kwame Holman reports.

CONVERSATION

Grassley Outlines Obstacles Facing Health Care in Senate

Any overhaul of the nation's health care system will depend on draft legislation from the influential Senate Finance Committee. In an interview with Judy Woodruff, Sen. Charles Grassley, the top Republican on the committee, discusses the challenges facing reform.

REPORT

World's Oceans Face Problem of Plastic Pollution

Some researchers believe that more than 5 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean has become a soup of plastic confetti. Now, scientists are trying to quantify the problem and are studying how plastic affects fish, marine mammals and birds.

 

Series Title:      Wide Angle

Program Title:  Burning Season

Distributor:       WNET

Date:      8/5/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

As temperatures and sea levels rise, the world is scrambling to stop global warming — a threat the UN Secretary General has described as “the defining issue of our era.” But international consensus is slow to emerge, and debate over how to slow climate change continues. WIDE ANGLE travels to Indonesia, where rainforest areas equivalent to 300 soccer fields are cut down and burnt every hour to clear land for crops such as oil palms. New studies show that the devastation of Indonesia’s forests has helped to make it the world’s third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide — exceeded only by the U.S. and China. How to reduce these harmful greenhouse gas emissions? Dorjee Sun, a 29-year-old Australian green entrepreneur, thinks he has a solution: his idea involves selling the carbon credits represented by large forest areas in three Indonesian provinces to polluters in the West. “Burning Season” follows Sun on a whirlwind trip to boardrooms around the world — from Starbucks to eBay to Merrill Lynch — as he tries to convince skeptical financiers that his proposal is viable.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, August 6, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/6/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Sotomayor Confirmed as First Hispanic on Supreme Court

The U.S. Senate voted 68-31 Thursday to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, making her the first Hispanic and third woman to serve as a justice.

REPORT

Other News: 4 Marines Killed in Afghan Explosion

In other news, four U.S. Marines died in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan, and the Obama administration is considering a new plan to remove billions of dollars worth of troubled loans from the books of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

ANALYSIS

Somali Instability Poses Challenge for Anti-Terror Efforts

Secretary of State Clinton spent the second day of her African tour expressing support for the fragile transitional government in Somalia. Margaret Warner reports on the visit, and the risks posed by the Somali government's struggles to combat extremist groups linked to al-Qaida.

ANALYSIS

Dealers, Detroit Look for Boost With 'Clunkers' Extension

The government's popular "cash for clunkers" incentive program -- aimed at replacing gas guzzlers with more fuel-efficient vehicles -- nearly exhausted its $1 billion budget in just days. Analysts look at who benefits from the program and its effects on the troubled U.S. auto industry.

REPORT

Forensic Clues Aid Fight Against Ivory Trade

ITN correspondent Julian Rush reports on how the science of carbon dating is being used to combat the illegal global ivory trade.

 

 

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 7, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/7/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Job Losses Ease in July, but Economic Picture Still Mixed

The U.S. economy shed fewer jobs than expected in July, according to new Labor Department figures. Experts discuss what the data says about the job market and an economic recovery.

REPORT

Other News: Markets Jump on Positive Jobs Report

In other news, Wall Street rallied on a Labor Department report that showed the U.S. economy lost fewer jobs than expected in July, and President Obama signed a $2 billion extension of the "cash for clunkers" incentive program.

REPORT

Reports: CIA Drone Strike Kills Taliban Leader in Pakistan

Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of the Taliban movement in Pakistan, was reportedly killed this week by a CIA drone strike. ITN correspondent Alex Thomson reports.

ANALYSIS

Militant's Reported Death May Strike Blow to Taliban in Pakistan

The reported death of Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud may present a major setback for militants seeking to destabilize Pakistan. Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's ambassador to Washington, and journalist Steve Coll assess the development.

REPORT

Anger and Protests Rattle Town Halls on Health Care

Legislators across the nation opened their August recesses with town halls on health care reform. Rather than a warm welcome home, however, most were met with constituents angry with the range of legislative proposals under consideration in Washington. Betty Ann Bowser reports.

ANALYSIS

Health Reform Push, Clinton's N. Korea Trip Top Week's News

Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the news of the week, including tensions in the health care debate and former President Bill Clinton's trip to North Korea to obtain the release of two U.S. journalists.

 

Series Title:      Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 7, 2009

Distributor:       WETA

Date:      8/7/2009 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:      Now on PBS

Program Title:  Power Struggle

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/7/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

This Week: As America looks to dramatically increase its use of renewable energy, an inconvenient reality stands in the way: the need to upgrade the country's antiquated electricity grid. Part of that overhaul involves the construction of gigantic and expensive long-distance transmission lines to carry clean energy from remote sites to population centers.

NOW ON PBS travels to California, which has the most ambitious clean energy plan in the nation. But the state's efforts face stiff opposition from property owners and conservationists who prefer renewable energy from "local sources," such as photovoltaic rooftop solar panels. Complicating the matter are claims that the transmission lines are not actually carrying renewable energy at all, but represent a thinly-disguised strategy to stick to old energy practices.

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

 

Series Title:      Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 7, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/7/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 7, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/7/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:                

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

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 7, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/7/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, August 10, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/10/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Bombings in Iraq Stoke Fears of More Sectarian Violence

In Iraq, 48 people were killed and 250 others wounded today in the latest string of attacks against Shiites. ITN's Channel 4 news correspondent Jonathan Rugman reports.

REPORT

Other News: U.S. Commander Warns of Taliban Gains

In other news, a top U.S. military official warned that the Taliban has the upper hand in Afghanistan. Also, a typhoon tore through Taiwan over the weekend.

ANALYSIS

Drug War, H1N1 Virus Top Mexico Summit Agenda

From drug violence to H1N1 flu, President Obama, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper tackled a long list of issues at a summit Monday.

ANALYSIS

Medicare Misinformation Remains Issue in Reform Debate

As the health care reform debates continues, some seniors are concerned over potential changes to Medicare payments.

CONVERSATION

Bargain-hunting Adds Up to Unexpected Costs

In the new book "Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture," author Ellen Ruppel Shell explores modern consumers' love of cheap, mass-produced products, and the downsides -- on wages, the environment, and quality -- that a discount culture creates.

REPORT

Ala. Highway Exposes Challenges of Transit Planning

As part of an ongoing series of reports on the nation's infrastructure, special correspondent Rick Karr examines a dispute in Alabama over a nearly 50-year-old federal highway program.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, August 11, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/11/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Fires Back at Health Reform 'Misrepresentations'

Editorial writers and columnists assess President Obama's effort to rally support for health reform and his criticism of opponents for trying to "scare people."

REPORT

Other News: Three U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan

In other news, the U.S. military announced that three more American soldiers were killed since Saturday in Afghanistan, bringing the total number of American deaths there in the month of August to 18.

REPORT

Amid Clinton Visit, a Look at Persistent Troubles in Congo

A report looks at international peacekeeping efforts in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited this week.

ANALYSIS

Systemic Rape, Fighting Threaten Congo's Future

Secretary of State Clinton condemned sexual abuse by Congolese soldiers and rebels against civilians. A women's rights advocate describes the scope of the atrocities.

REPORT

Remembering the Life of Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a member of the famed Kennedy family, died Tuesday at 88. An advocate for people with disabilities discusses her legacy.

 

Series Title:      P.O.V

Program Title:  Made in L.A. (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/11/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 90

Description:

Los Angeles is the country's center for apparel manufacturing, but many of its factories bear an eerie resemblance to New York's early 20th-century sweatshops. "Made in L.A." follows the remarkable journey of three Latina immigrants working in L.A.'s garment factories and their struggle for self-empowerment as they wage a three-year battle to bring a major clothing retailer to the negotiating table.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, August 12, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/12/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Fed Decision Signals Optimism for Economy

The Fed decided Wednesday to keep short-term interest rates at a record low to help stabilize the economy. Jeffrey Brown speaks with a Washington Post reporter about the economic outlook.

REPORT

Other News: U.S. Marines Storm Taliban Stronghold

In other news, Marines launched an offensive in Afghanistan, storming a Taliban compound in Helmand province. Also, government troops in the Philippines attacked militants tied to al-Qaida.

REPORT

Mont. Clinic Aims to Deliver Top-quality Care for Less

The Billings Clinic sets out to provide top-quality health care at a low cost by integrating doctor visits, hospital care and surgery. Betty Ann Bowser reports.

CONVERSATION

Cleveland Clinic Chief: Lower Care Costs Must Be Focus in Reform Efforts

In the first in a series of health reform conversations, Judy Woodruff speaks with the head of the Cleveland Clinic about his ideas for health care reform.

ANALYSIS

Suu Kyi Expected to Appeal Confinement Extension

Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to extended home detention through next year's elections. Myanmar analysts mull her future.

CONVERSATION

Crisis Turned Federal Reserve Into Fourth Branch of Government, Author Says

"In Fed We Trust" author David Wessel discusses how the central bank reacted to the financial crisis and its changing role in setting U.S. and global financial policy.

REPORT

Medal of Freedom Recipients Honored at White House

President Barack Obama awarded 16 people with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday. Judy Woodruff offers a look at the ceremony.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, August 13, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/13/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

In Afghanistan, Fighting Escalates as Election Nears

Fierce fighting continues in Afghanistan in the final week leading up to the presidential election. Jeffrey Brown speaks with NPR's Renee Montagne.

REPORT

Other News: Pakistani Forces Pummel Taliban Bases; Taiwan Dispatches More Aid

In other news, Pakistani forces pummeled key Taliban bases near the Afghanistan border, and a double suicide bombing in Iraq killed at least 21 people.

DEBATE

Costs, Government's Role Split Advocates in Reform Debate

In a debate over health care reform, former House majority leader Dick Armey, and Richard Kirsch, national campaign manager of the liberal advocacy group Health Care for America Now, discuss topics such as the role of government, and the cost of any overhaul.

REPORT

Sudan's Bashir Addresses ICC Charges, Darfur's Woes

Sudanese President al-Bashir faces an international warrant in connection with war crimes in Darfur. In an interview, he reflects on the charges, the Darfur crisis and Sudan's relations with the West.

REPORT

Courtroom Sketch Artist Develops Journalistic Eye

After 27 years of witnessing significant legal proceedings, courtroom sketch artist William Hennessy said he now considers himself a journalist as well.

REPORT

Remembering Guitar Legend Les Paul

A look back at the life and career of Les Paul, whose electric guitar and multi-track recording changed how music is played and recorded. He died Thursday at 94.

 

Series Title:      Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title:  Foreclosures

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      8/13/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

While the recession is showing signs of slowing, a recent rash of foreclosures on homes in Hawaii indicates that for local homeowners the economy is far from recovery.  Dan Boylan moderates a panel of experts on what homeowners can do to avoid foreclosure and where those who are losing their homes can turn for help.  Contributing editor Howard Dicus sets the issue in the context of the local economy. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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

 

Series Title:      e2

Program Title:  Transport: Portland: A Sense of Place

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/13/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

Thanks to a progressive public transportation portfolio that includes train, streetcar, bus and aerial tram, Portland has become a global model of transit-oriented development (TOD). For more than 40 years, city planners have uniquely integrated transport decisions into urban growth and development efforts. The result: Portland is consistently ranked as one of the country’s most livable cities, boasting a healthy two percent population growth annually — and the second lowest per capita transportation spending of the 28 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 14, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/14/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

U.S. Consumers Still Worried About Economy

A new survey shows that despite positive economic forecasts, Americans are still concerned about scarce jobs and falling income.

REPORT

Obama Heads West With Pitch for Health Reform

Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser follows the reform debate to Grand Junction, Colo., where President Obama is rallying support for his plan.

REPORT

U.K. Officials Deflect Criticism of Country's Health System

In the United Kingdom, a debate has erupted over how the government-operated health care system is being portrayed recently in the United States.

REPORT

Budget Woes Expected to Ground Some Space Missions

U.S. budget constraints threaten to ground some of NASA's manned space missions. Judy Woodruff looks at the space program and its future prospects.

ANALYSIS

Public Views on Health Care Overhaul Top Week's News

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's news, including public views on President Obama's health reform plan and Secretary of State Clinton's Africa trip.

CONVERSATION

Inside View of Taliban Underscores Afghanistan's Complexity

As the conflict in Afghanistan heats up, how much is truly known about the Taliban and what are the prospects of negotiating with them? GlobalPost's Charles Sennott offers insight.

ANALYSIS

11-year-old Reporter Lands an Interview with Obama

After waiting a year for a response from the White House, 11-year-old Damon Weaver landed an interview with President Obama.

 

Series Title:      Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 14, 2009

Distributor:       WETA

Date:      8/14/2009 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:      Now on PBS

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 14, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/14/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 14, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/14/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 14, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/14/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 14, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/14/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, August 17, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/17/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

As Afghan Election Nears, a Race to Protect Voters

With Afghanistan's second presidential election just days away, U.S., NATO, and Afghan forces are racing to secure voting locations from Taliban militants who have vowed to target anyone participating in the Aug. 20 contest.

REPORT

Other News: More Troops Sought for Northern Iraq

In other news, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. Ray Odierno, is seeking to send more troops into northern Iraq, and Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia called for a "new approach" to sanctions against Myanmar.

REPORT

Voices of Health Care Reform Found Across the Nation

Amid the race for health care reform legislation on Capitol Hill, the American public has been voicing its views on the debate at locally-based town halls. PBS stations across the country have captured some of those voices and concerns. Judy Woodruff reports.

REPORT

White House Signals Shift Away from Public Plan

After weeks of criticism at town halls across the nation, the Obama administration signaled on Sunday it is open to dropping a public insurance option from any health care legislation. Despite likely backlash from liberals, the administration now appears focused on developing a co-op model to help control the cost of care.

ANALYSIS

Cooperatives Emerge as Focal Point of Health Debate

With the Obama administration signaling a new openness to dropping a public insurance option from any health care overhaul, the focus now turns toward the efficacy of the cooperative insurance model.

REPORT

Budget Gap Shuts Down City Services in Chicago

A $469-million budget gap forced a shutdown of non-essential city services, such as garbage collection, in Chicago on Monday. Ray Suarez talks to Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW about the move.

REPORT

California Grapples with Cuts to Safety Net Programs

Local governments across the Golden State are beginning to feel the impact of the $4 billion in budget cuts made by lawmakers in the state's general assembly earlier this year. Spencer Michels explores the impact on California cities and counties.

CONVERSATION

Junk Man: Poet and Professor Albert Goldbarth

Poet and toy collector Albert Goldbarth is a two-time winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as the Mark Twain Prize for Humor. In an interview with Jeffrey Brown, Goldbarth discusses his writing, and his latest book of poetry,"To Be Read in 500 Years."

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, August 18, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/18/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Bombing Heightens Security Woes Before Afghan Election

A suicide bombing in Kabul killed at least 10 people Tuesday, just two days before the Afghanistan's presidential vote. ITN presents a pair of reports on efforts to secure the vote.

REPORT

Other News: Wholesale Prices Take Surprise Dip in July

In other news, the Labor Department reported wholesale prices fell unexpectedly in July, and President Barack Obama met with Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak to discuss jumpstarting Mideast peace talks.

CONVERSATION

Aetna CEO: Public Insurance Option 'Wrong Way to Go'

Efforts to overhaul the health care system would be damaged by creating a public option to compete with private insurers, Ron Williams, chief executive of Aetna Inc., the nation's third-largest health insurer, tells Judy Woodruff.

REPORT

Higher Scores Test How Washington, D.C., Public Schools Define Success

Two years into a bold effort to reform the city's school system, Washington, D.C., has seen gains in reading and writing proficiency among students. But while scores are up, critics are asking whether reforms have actually made district schools better off.

ANALYSIS

Record-setting Cyber Theft Stirs Questions on Security

The Justice Department indicted three men on Monday for stealing more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers by hacking into the computer systems of five major companies. Cyber-securiity experts discuss the case with Ray Suarez.

CONVERSATION

'Losing the News' Examines Journalism's Shifting Future

Journalist and author Alex Jones speaks with Jeffrey Brown about the uncertain future of journalism, as well as his new book, "Losing the News."

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, August 19, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/19/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Iraqi Authorities Hunt for Clues After Baghdad Bombings

Insurgent attacks in the Iraqi capital killed at least 95 people Wednesday. A Christian Science Monitor journalist provides an update from Baghdad.

REPORT

Other News: Taliban Threat Looms on Eve of Afghan Vote

In other news, a wave of fresh attacks struck Afghanistan one day before the nation's second presidential election, and Saudi Arabia announced the arrests of 44 suspected Islamist militants.

ANALYSIS

Despite Infighting, Democrats May Proceed Alone on Health Reform

Looking to attract GOP votes, Democrats are waging a fierce debate over whether a public option must be part of health care reform. Scholar Norman Ornstein and The Hotline's Amy Walter predict a health reform bill will clear Congress despite Democrats' infighting.

ANALYSIS

California Budget Woes Squeeze Overcrowded Prisons

As California continues to struggle over budget gaps, Spencer Michels measures the likely effects of funding cuts on the state's overcrowded prisons.

ANALYSIS

IRS Deal Pierces Veil of Swiss Banking Secrecy

A New York Times reporter assesses the impact of Swiss banking giant UBS agreeing to give the U.S. Internal Revenue Service names of some account holders.

REPORT

Generation Next: Young Grads Turn to Service Amid Tight Job Market

At community resource centers across the country, young people like Brian Marroquin, a recent graduate of VCU, are deferring their careers to focus on community service. Judy Woodruff examines the trend as part of the Generation Next series.

REPORT

Remembering '60 Minutes' Creator Don Hewitt

A remembrance of Don Hewitt, creator of the television magazine "60 Minutes," who died Wednesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

 

Series Title:      Wide Angle

Program Title:  Eye of the Storm

Distributor:       WNET

Date:      8/19/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

On May 2, 2008, a Category 4 cyclone made landfall on Burma’s southern coast. Winds of 130 miles per hour raged all night, and storm surge drowned much of the Irrawaddy Delta in over 12 feet of water. Whole villages vanished, at least 130,000 people died, and two million were left homeless, making Cyclone Nargis the worst natural disaster in Burma’s history. Among the survivors were thousands of children orphaned or separated from their parents. “Eyes of the Storm” tells the struggles of several orphaned children left to fend for themselves and rebuild their shattered lives in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. Among others featured in the program is 10-year-old Ye Pyint, who is now surrogate father to his younger brother and sister; they live in a makeshift hut in what remains of their village. Min, a 16-year old who is the sole survivor from his family, is now trying to live as a monk in a Buddhist monastery, miles away from his devastated home. Through the eyes of the Burmese filmmaking team who shot undercover for more than10 months in defiance of the ruling junta’s media blackout, WIDE ANGLE provides a rare window into one of the world’s most secretive countries. The documentary also features American and British journalists who have reported from Burma and speak of its history and the hopes and fears for its future.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, August 20, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/20/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Afghans Defy Taliban, Cast Votes in Presidential Election

Millions of Afghans cast votes Thursday in the nation's second presidential election, despite threats of violence from Taliban militants. Nick Paton Walsh of ITN reports.

UPDATE

Historic Election Tests Security, Progress in Afghanistan

Despite Taliban threats and scattered attacks throughout the country, Afghans headed to the polls Thursday in an election being viewed as a gauge of U.S. progress there. ITN correspondent Alex Thomson speaks with Ray Suarez from Kabul.

REPORT

Other News: Death Toll Climbs from Baghdad Attacks

In other news, the death toll from Wednesday's bombings across Baghdad climbed to at least 101 people, and ten alleged leaders of Mexican frug cartels have been indicted in the U.S.

ANALYSIS

Tougher Credit Card Rules Offer New Consumer Guards

New rules for credit card companies took effect Thursday, the first in a series of measures designed to protect consumers from changes to the terms of their card agreements. Jeffrey Brown gets perspective from a consumer advocate and a banking industry representative.

REPORT

Ailing Lockerbie Bomber Sent Home to Libya

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was serving a life sentence for the 1988 bombing of Pan-Am flight 103, was released by the Scottish government Thursday due to his ailing health and allowed to return to his native Libya.

ANALYSIS

Popular 'Cash for Clunkers' Program to End Monday

The government will end its popular "cash for clunker" incentive program on Monday, two months early, because of dwindling funds. David Shepardson, Washington bureau chief for the "Detroit News," speaks with Jim Lehrer about the program.

CONVERSATION

Former Insurance Exec Speaks Out on Health Reform

Until last year, Wendell Potter worked for both Cigna and Humana health care for two decades. He's now a senior fellow on health care with the Center for Media and Democracy, a liberal research group. He speaks to Gwen Ifill as part of an ongoing series of conversations on health care reform.

REPORT

Wind Energy Fuels Job Hopes for Oklahoma Youth

In the final installment of her Generation Next series, which has aired on both the NewsHour and NPR, Judy Woodruff reports on how wind energy is generating new career prospects for young Americans in the Sooner State.

 

Series Title:      Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title:  Striving for Excellence

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      8/20/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

At a time when most of the headlines about public education in Hawaii are negative (what with budget cuts and struggling test score) Insights on PBS Hawaii invites the top Hawaii Department of Education Teachers and Principals for a discussion with moderator Dan Boylan on the state of public education in Hawaii and how success can still be attained in these tough economic times.  Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and frames public education in an economic context.

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

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

 

Series Title:      PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title:  John A. Burns: The Man and his Times

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/20/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

To mark the 50th anniversary of Hawaii Statehood, PBS Hawaii presents a one-hour documentary on the man often referred to as Hawaii’s architect of Statehood—the late Governor John A. Burns.   Interviews with former governors George Ariyoshi and Ben Cayetano; former Bishop Estate Trustee Matsy Takabuki; former Chief Justice William S. Richardson; the late Lieutenant Governor Tom Gill, and U.S. Senator Dan Inouye help tell the story of the man who was governor of Hawaii at a pivotal time in its history.  Burns was also a key player the so-called Hawaii Democratic Party revolution in the 1950s, during which political power was wrested away from the then dominant Republican Party and “Big Five” corporations.  A live in-studio interview between the film’s historian (and Insights on PBS Hawaii host) Dan Boylan and Burns’ youngest son—the Honorable James S. Burns, begins promptly at 8:30pm and leads into the documentary.

 

Series Title:      e2

Program Title:  The Village Architect (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/20/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Globe Trekker

Program Title:  Pakistan

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/20/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Neil Gibson begins his trip in Karachi, Pakistan’s most bustling metropolis. He takes a horse and cart to the Saddar Bazaar, the city’s main shopping area, and pays a visit to one of Karachi’s leprosy hospitals. Neil journeys by train to Multan, the ancient valley civilization of the Multan, where he has his fortune told by a bird, stuffs his turban with onions and rides by camelback to the spectacular Derawar Fort in the Cholistan desert. He visits the Khyber Pass, the exotic valley of Chitral (birthplace of polo) and stays with the Kalash people, believed to have descended from Alexander the Great. Neil then takes a three-day trek through the Hunza Valley, crossing two incredible glaciers and ending with a view from the magnificent Rush Peak.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 21, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/21/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Fed Chairman Upbeat on Prospects for Economy

Ben Bernanke offered a hopeful forecast for the U.S. economy Friday, saying "prospects for a return to growth in the near term appear good." Economists weigh in on the outlook.

REPORT

Other News: Afghans Wait for Election Results

In other news, President Hamid Karzai, and his main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, both claimed victory in Afghanistan's presidential election, and President Obama called the elaborate homecoming for the freed Lockerbie bomber in Libya "highly objectionable."

REPORT

Reviving the Economy Tests Convential Views on Inflation

With the economy showing hints of a recovery, the threat of inflation is testing policy makers at the Federal Reserve as they work to determine how quickly to unwind emergency moves taken during the height of the financial crisis. Paul Solman reports.

REPORT

Afghan War Takes Toll on Civilians

Independent Television News special correspondent Nima Elbagir reports from a hospital in Kandahar, in the south of Afghanistan, on the toll that war has taken on the nation's civilian population.

CONVERSATION

Poet Ricardo Pau-Llosa Reflects on Influences, Art

Ricardo Pau-Llosa, a prolific Miami-based poet and critic of Latin American art, remembers the colors, tastes and memories that shaped his youth and his writing, taking him back to his native Cuba.

 

Series Title:      Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 21, 2009

Distributor:       WETA

Date:      8/21/2009 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:      Now on PBS

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 21, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/21/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 21, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/21/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 21, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/21/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 21, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/21/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, August 24, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/24/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Amid New Interrogation Details, Detainee Unit Created

With the release of CIA documents about harsh interrogation methods, the Obama administration announced a new panel that will oversee the questioning of terrorism suspects.

REPPORT

Other News: Fallout Continues From Lockerbie Release

In other news, Scottish officials defend the country's decision to release the Lockerbie bomber, and two bombs in Iraq killed at least 11 people.

REPORT

Popular 'Cash for Clunkers' Program Winds Down

The government is ending its popular 'Cash for Clunkers' program two months early due to dwindling funds. Jeffrey Brown speaks with an automotive journalist about its impact on the auto industry and the economy.

ANALYSIS

Idaho Congressman Hears from Constituents on Reform

A Blue Dog Democrat congressman speaks with his Idaho constituents about the ongoing health care reform debate. Betty Ann Bowser reports.

ANALYSIS

Leaders Warn Afghan War 'Serious and Deteriorating'

With warnings that the situation in Afghanistan is "serious and deteriorating," military leaders say that more troops are needed to regain control.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, August 25, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/25/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

As Bernanke Tapped for a Second Term, U.S. Deficits Appear Likely to Soar

Judy Woodruff speaks with journalists about federal deficit projections and President Obama's nomination of Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke for a second term.

REPORT

Other News: Troop Deaths Spike in Afghanistan

In other news, 2009 became the deadliest year for international troops after four American soldiers died in Afghanistan Tuesday. Also, President Hamid Karzai has 41 percent of the Afghan vote with 10 percent of the ballots tallied.

UPDATE

U.S. Preparing for Resurgence of H1N1 Flu

Amid predictions of a new H1N1 swine flu outbreak, health officials warn that children going back to school are especially at risk. Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. Anne Schuchat, the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

REPORT

Cambodians Face Threat of Drug-resistant Malaria

Drug-resistant malaria is threatening villages in western Cambodia. NewsHour special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from the border region of Cambodia and Thailand.

ANALYSIS

Across the U.S., All Eyes on Health Reform, Economy

At the end of an especially eventful August recess, Jeffrey Brown speaks with reporters and analysts from around the nation about how the economy and health care debates are shaping up.

REPORT

NOVA scienceNOW: Mysteries of Memory

An excerpt of NOVA scienceNOW, which takes an in-depth look at the human brain as a neuro-anatomist dissects one into 3,000 pieces.

 

Series Title:      P.O.V.

Program Title:  This Way Up

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/25/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

This is a story about a wall — the separations it’s meant to enforce and the unintended ones to which it gives birth. The security wall being constructed by Israel on the West Bank has divided Palestinian families and communities. It has also isolated the Catholic-run Our Lady of Sorrows nursing home outside Jerusalem, leaving its feisty residents to face old age in the throes of one of the world’s most bitter conflicts. With beautiful imagery, moments of laughter and use of a quietly eccentric older guide, “This Way Up” examines the social, economic and religious barriers that arise from physical ones.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, August 26, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/26/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

CONVERSATION

Hatch Reflects on Friendship, Battles With Kennedy

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch speaks with Judy Woodruff about Sen. Kennedy's life, legacy, battle with brain cancer and their unlikely friendship.

REPORT

Reactions From Around U.S. to Sen. Kennedy's Death

Ray Suarez recaps reactions to Senator Kennedy's death from around the country.

REPORT

Other News: S.C. Lt. Gov. Calls for Sanford Resignation

In other news, the lieutenant governor of South Carolina asked Republican Gov. Mark Sanford to resign, and new economic data showed better-than-expected recoveries in the manufacturing and housing sectors.

REPORT

Looking Back at Highs, Lows of Kennedy's High-profile Life

Kwame Holman looks back at the life of the last surviving Kennedy brother and his role as a liberal stalwart.

ANALYSIS

Remembering Ted Kennedy's Faith, Friendships and Persona

A journalist, clergyman and congressman who were close to Sen. Ted Kennedy reflect on his personality, faith and friendships.

ANALYSIS

Kennedy Leaves Legacy as Champion for Health Care

Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks are joined by historian Ellen Fitzpatrick and health care advocate Ron Pollack to discuss Kennedy's political legacy.

REPORT

Kennedy's Cadence Ran in the Family

Judy Woodruff explores the legendary Kennedy cadence that made the family so famous and persuasive.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, August 27, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/27/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Kennedy Services Begin as Mourners Line Mass. Motorcade Route

Mourners lined up from Cape Cod to the JFK Library in Boston to commemorate the life of Sen. Edward Kennedy. Kwame Holman reports.

REPORT

Other News: Bomber Kills 19 Pakistani Border Guards

In other news, 19 border guards were killed Thursday when a security checkpoint in Pakistan was hit by a suicide bomber, and an American service member was killed in Afghanistan.

ANALYSIS

FDIC Losing Money as Many More Banks Face Collapse

The FDIC reported that its insurance fund shrank 20 percent in the second quarter. Jeffrey Brown speaks with a reporter and analyst about troubled banks.

REPORT

Separating Fact from Fiction in Health Reform Debate

With five different versions of a health care bill in Congress, Ray Suarez examines the effort to separate fact from fiction in the national debate over a reform plan.

CONVERSATION

U.S. Needs 'New Formula' for S.E. Asia, Sen. Webb Says Following Myanmar Visit

Virginia Democratic Sen. Jim Webb talks about his unusual mission to reclusive Myanmar to secure the release of an American prisoner, and the other stops on his Asia tour.

ANALYSIS

The Kennedy Family and American Political Lore

Judy Woodruff speaks with historians Richard Norton Smith and Michael Beschloss about the life and times of America's most famous political dynasty.

 

Series Title:      Insights on PBS Hawaii Presents State of Aloha

Program Title:  THURSDAY, August 27, 2009

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      8/27/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 120

Description:

This special two-hour-long Insights revolves around the provocative, often emotional new documentary on Hawaii Statehood—“State of Aloha”—produced by the University of Hawaii’s Academy for Creative Media.  The documentary presents pro-Statehood and anti-Statehood points of view and many perspectives that fall between these polar opposites. The program begins with an interview of the film’s producer Anne Misawa, followed by the one-hour-long documentary, and concludes with a live panel discussion about the film and Statehood, moderated by Dan Boylan.  Included on the panel are Honolulu Star Bulletin journalist Helen Altonn (who was working at the Bulletin at the time of Statehood); Hawaiian Sovereignty Activist Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell; former governor John Waihee; and  Jon Okamura, professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawaii. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

Encores of this presentation will air Friday, August 28 at10:30PM and Sunday, August 30 at 3PM.

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

 

Series Title:      e2

Program Title:  The Art & Science of Renzo Piano (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/27/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 28, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/28/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

UPDATE

August Deadliest Month for U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

As August becomes the deadliest month for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, post-election tension continues to increase. A Washington Post reporter provides an update from Kabul.

REPORT

News Wrap: 2 U.S. Soldiers Die in Iraq Roadside Bombing

In other news, two U.S. soldiers died Friday in Iraq from wounds sustained in a roadside bomb attack, and a new report from the U.N. shows that Iran has not suspended its nuclear weapons program.

REPORT

Mourners Prepare to Bid Kennedy a Final Farewell

Kwame Holman reports on the scene in Boston, where mourners braved long lines to bid a final farewell to Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.

REPORT

Kennedy's Immigration Legacy Shaped Makeup of U.S.

Ray Suarez examines the impacts of the 1965 Immigration Reform Act, one of Sen. Edward Kennedy's earliest and most-enduring pieces of legislation.

CONVERSATION

Health Systems Abroad Offer Lessons for U.S. Reform Plan

As part of the NewsHour's series of conversations about health care reform, Betty Ann Bowser talks to Washington Post correspondent T.R. Reid, author of a new book about health care systems around the world and what the U.S. can learn from them.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks Consider Kennedy Legacy, Health Reform Prospects

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's top news, including Sen. Edward Kennedy's legacy, the health reform debate and detainee interrogation.

 

Series Title:      Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 28, 2009

Distributor:       WETA

Date:      8/28/2009 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:      Now on PBS

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 28, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/28/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 28, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/28/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 28, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/28/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, August 28, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/28/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, August 31, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      8/31/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Wildfires Rage In California, Killing Two Firefighters

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency for four California counties Monday as raging wildfires burned across nearly 86,00 acres, threatening as many as 12,000 homes outside of Los Angeles. Two firefighters died after their vehicle slid down a cliff.

REPORT

Other News: General Warns of 'Serious' Challenges in Afghanistan

In other news, Gen. Stanley McChrystal warned "the situation in Afghanistan is serious, but success is achievable," as the military reported the deaths of two more American soldiers there.

REPORT

Japan Begins New Era as Voters Oust Ruling Party

Voters in Japan handed a landslide victory to the opposition party that has promised to reverse the nation's struggling economy and to redefine Tokyo's relationship with Washington. Japanese experts reflect on the developments.

ANALYSIS

After Election, Japan Braces for New Political Landscape

A day after a historic election in Japan that saw the nation's ruling party removed from power for just the second time in postwar history, the newly elected majority began planning for the creation of a new government. Regional experts discuss what the political sea change will mean for Japan, the U.S., and the whole of Asia.

REPORT

Few Glimmers of Hope for Unemployed Americans

With the long-term unemployment rate at its highest level since 1948, the nation's jobless are taking little solace in recent data suggesting the recession is winding down. In the latest installment of his Making Sen$e series, Paul Solman explores the sometimes grueling search for work in an battered economy.

DEBATE

Mass. Governor Sets Election Date for Kennedy Seat

Gov. Deval Patrick has set the date for a special election to finish out Edward M. Kennedy's term in the Senate. Two Massachusetts lawmakers debate the decision.

ANALYSIS

Health Care Coverage Tests Perceptions of the Media

The more heated the fight over health care reform becomes, the more many Americans grow skeptical of how the media is covering the fiercely partisan debate. Jeffrey Brown reports.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, September 1, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/1/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Calif. Wildfires Rage, but Firefighters Make Some Gains

Firefighters were able to contain more of a wildfire blazing through 190 square miles of Southern California on Tuesday, but a forecast calling for high winds threatened the progress. Ray Suarez reports.

REPORT

Other News: Stocks Slide on Bank Fears

In other news, stocks in the U.S. were hit by fears about additional bank failures, and Iran signaled it may be ready to restart talks over its disputed nuclear program.

ANALYSIS

Grim Military Report Stirs Questions on Afghan Strategy

A sober assessment by the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan calling conditions on the ground there "serious" have raised new questions about U.S. and NATO strategy against the Taliban. Experts speak with Gwen Ifill about the chances for victory in Afghanistan.

ANALYSIS

Contractors Under Scrutiny at U.S. Embassy in Kabul

A nonpartisan watchdog on Tuesday charged that language barriers, overwork, and lewd behavior by U.S. government contractors are undermining security at the American embassy in Kabul. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

Michigan Town Weighs Moving Gitmo Detainees Next Door

As the Obama administration contemplates how to close Guantanamo Bay prison, residents in the small town of Standish, Mich., are considering whether to support one plan under consideration at the White House that would bring suspected terrorists to a local prison.

CONVERSATION

Examining the Public Option in Health Care Reform

In the latest in a series of conversations with key players in the health care debate, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Jacob Hacker of Yale University, one of the key proponents of a public insurance option.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, September 2, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/2/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Firefighters Make New Headway on Massive California Blaze

Residents across several neighborhoods in Southern California returned home Wednesday as firefighters gained on a powerful wildfire. Jeffrey Kaye reports.

REPORT

Other News: Worker Productivity Soars Most in 6 Years

In other news, the Labor Department reported worker productivity jumped last spring by the most in six years, and an SEC investigation concluded that agency flaws enabled Bernie Madoff.

UPDATE

Afghan Election Tensions, New Violence Renew Security Concerns

A top Afghan intelligence official was killed Wednesday in a suicide attack outside of Kabul. The blast came amid new allegations of fraud in the country's presidential election. Gwen Ifill talks to New York Times reporter Dexter Filkins in Kabul.

UPDATE

Pfizer Settles Unlawful Marketing Case for $2.3 Billion

Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drugmaker, agreed to plead guilty under a $2.3 billion federal settlement over unlawful marketing of the anti-inflammatory drug Bextra. Ray Suarez reports on the record fine.

REPORT

Scientists See More Risk of Wildfires with Forest Changes

Scientists are already witnessing climate change increase the threat of wildfires, as warmer temperatures drive more beetles to the forest, where they in turn kill trees and make the woods more susceptible to catching ablaze. Heidi Cullen of Climate Central reports.

CONVERSATION

The Case Against the Public Insurance Option

In the latest in a series of conversations with key players in the health care debate, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Robert Laszewski, president of the consulting firm Health Policy and Strategy Associates and opponent of a public insurance option.

REPORT

Eye Hospital in India Restores Sight with Free Surgeries

Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from India on the Aravind system of eye hospitals and clinics that subsidizes sight-restoring surgery for impoverished patients and provides top-of-the-line care for patients who can pay.

 

Series Title:      Wide Angle

Program Title:  Time for School 3, Pt. 1

Distributor:       WNET

Date:      9/2/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

With 100 million children out of school worldwide, WIDE ANGLE's Time for School returns in 2009 with visits to classrooms in seven countries offering a glimpse into the lives of seven children struggling to achieve what nearly all American kids take for granted: a basic education. We started filming in 2002, as kids first entered school in Afghanistan, Benin, Brazil, India, Japan, Kenya and Romania, most of them despite great odds. In 2006, we filmed an update, and we have returned again in 2009 to watch as our young teenagers make the precarious transition to middle school, a time when pressures to drop out can be overwhelming.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, September 3, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/3/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

UPDATE

Gates Signals Openness to Adding Troops in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Robert Gates told reporters Thursday he would be open to sending more troops to Afghanistan, despite mounting questions on the war.

REPORT

Other News: Firefighters Gain on Calif. Blaze; Biden Defends Stimulus Program

In other news, firefighters have contained approximately 40 percent of a massive wildfire burning through Southern California, and Vice President Joe Biden defended the federal stimulus program, saying it has helped create or save as many as 750,000 jobs.

ANALYSIS

Madoff Report Highlights SEC Lapses in Detecting Fraud

A scathing report by an inspector general for the Securities and Exchange Commission has found the agency missed numerous chances to uncover Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme. A financial reporter and a law professor speak with Jeffrey Brown about the SEC's framework for detecting fraud.

ANALYSIS

Surgeon Gawande Seeks More 'Rational Care' in Medicine

In a continuing series of conversations with key players in the health care debate, Ray Suarez speaks with surgeon and writer Atul Gawande about spreading the concept of "rational care" in medicine.

ANALYSIS

Entrepreneurship? There's an App for That

While the recession has battered most industries, it has sparked innovation across a range of many others. Case in point: the cell phone application market. Simon Marks reports.

DEBATE

Clock Ticks as U.S. Mulls Solution to Honduran Stalemate

With less than three months until presidential elections in Honduras, the White House is running out of time to resolve a coup that resulted in the ouster of the nation's now deposed president, Manuel Zelaya. The dispute has also strained U.S.-Honduran ties.

 

Series Title:      Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title:  Healthcare Reform

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/3/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Healthcare reform was the topic on Insights a few weeks ago, but the controversy keeps heating up, so Dan Boylan will be moderating a panel of policy makers and their points of view on the healthcare bill currently being shaped in congress.  Included are Congressman Neil Abercrombie, Councilman Charles Djou, and AARP Hawaii State President Stuart Ho.  Contributing editor Howard Dicus brings us his weekly “Everybody’s Business” reports and sets the healthcare controversy in an economic context.

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

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

 

Series Title:      e2

Program Title:  Transport: Portland: A sense of Place (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/3/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

Thanks to a progressive public transportation portfolio that includes train, streetcar, bus and aerial tram, Portland has become a global model of transit-oriented development (TOD). For more than 40 years, city planners have integrated transport decisions into urban growth and development efforts. The result: Portland is consistently ranked as one of the country’s most livable cities, boasting a healthy two percent population growth annually — and the second lowest per capita transportation spending of the 28 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 4, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/4/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Jobless Rate Hits 26-Year High, but Hints of Recovery Remain

Unemployment jumped to 9.7 percent in August, but new data shows job cuts have slowed. Ray Suarez speaks with a financial expert about the labor market and economic recovery.

REPORT

Other News: L.A. Opens Investigation into Wildfire

In other news, Los Angeles county detectives opened an investigation into the wildfires that claimed the lives of two firefighters this week, and Israel plans to speed up the pace of settlement expansion in the West Bank.

REPORT

NATO to Probe Strike that Killed Dozens of Civilians

NATO plans to launch an investigation into an airstrike aimed at Taliban militants on Friday that inadvertently struck and killed scores of civilians. Meanwhile, in Britain, Prime Minister Gordon Brown sought to reassure skeptics about the rising number of British casualties in Afghanistan. ITN reports.

ANALYSIS

Concerns Intensify on Contractors in Afghanistan

Just as the American embassy in Kabul announced the firing of eight private security guards for misconduct, an investigation has begun to determine whether money received by some contractors was funneled to the Taliban. GlobalPost's Charles Sennott offers insight.

REPORT

Seattle Health Cooperative May Offer National Model

The success of the Seattle-based medical provider, Group Health, has put new attention on whether a cooperative health plan can work on a national level. Betty Ann Bowser reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Health Reform, Afghan Strategy

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the top news of the week, including the escalating violence in Afghanistan, and President Barack Obama's upcoming speech on health care to a joint session of Congress.

CONVERSATION

The Value of Work in 'Shop Class as Soulcraft'

Jeffrey Brown speaks with philosopher, author and motorcycle-repair shop owner Matthew B. Crawford about the fulfillment found in building and fixing things, which he details in the new book "Shop Class as Soulcraft."

 

Series Title:      Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 4, 2009

Distributor:       WETA

Date:      9/4/2009 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:      NOW on PBS

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 4, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/4/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 4, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/4/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 4, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/4/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 4, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/4/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, September 7, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/7/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Kicks Off Critical Week for Health Reform

President Barack Obama renewed his push for health care reform from Ohio where he addressed the AFL-CIO on Labor Day. Gwen Ifill reports.

REPORT

Other News: No Replacement Named for White House Environmental Adviser

In other news, the White House remained silent on who might replace an environmental adviser who resigned on Sunday, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai declared victory in last month's presidential election to a French newspaper.

ANALYSIS

Realities of the Recession and the Changing Workforce

Paul Solman looks at the faces and places that illustrate the realities of the recession and Jeffrey Brown talks to experts about its impact on jobs.

CONVERSATION

New Book Looks at Key Moments in Historic 2008 Election

Judy Woodruff speaks with authors Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson about their new book, "The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election," which examines Obama's historic election.

REPORT

Learning to Read and Bat at Summer Camp

As summer gives way to fall, education correspondent John Tulenko reports on a camp that promotes practicing both reading and batting.

ESSAY

Mary Jo Bang Examines Grief's Poetic Form, the Elegy

Mary Jo Bang is professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at Washington University. Her fifth book, "Elegy," which won of the National Book Critics Circle Award, examines the pain and grief following the death of her son. She shares two poems from the collection.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, September 8, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/8/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Ahead of Obama Speech, Health Reform Debate Renewed in Congress

New health care proposals were discussed Tuesday as Congress returned to Capitol Hill after its August recess. Betty Ann Bowser reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: 4 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq Bombing

In other news, four American soldiers were killed by roadside bombings in Iraq, making Tuesday the bloodiest day for U.S. troops there in more than two months. And four other Americans died in eastern Afghanistan.

REPORT

Obama Speaks to Students in High-profile Address

Ray Suarez gets reactions from teachers, parents and students to President Barack Obama's back-to-school address, which created controversy among some groups.

REPORT

In Colo., Arming Schools to Battle the Flu Virus

Amid renewed warnings of a potential H1N1 flu virus outbreak, one Colorado school district is taking new precautionary steps. Tom Bearden reports.

ANALYSIS

Election Concerns Threaten Future Stability in Afghanistan

Judy Woodruff reports on new allegations of fraud in last month's Afghan presidential election and talks to experts about implications for the future.

CONVERSATION

ICC Prosecutor Makes Case Against Sudan's President

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, discusses his view on war crimes charges levied against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

 

Series Title:      P.O.V.

Program Title:  The English Surgeon

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/8/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 90

Description:

What is it like to have power over life and death and yet to struggle with your own humanity? This is the story of acclaimed British neurosurgeon Henry Marsh, who has traveled to Ukraine for 15 years to treat patients who have been left to die; of his friend and medical colleague in Kyiv who carries on the fight despite official hostility and archaic surgical conditions; and of a young patient who hopes that Marsh can save his life. Tense, heartbreaking and humorous, “The English Surgeon” is a remarkable depiction of one doctor’s commitment to relieving suffering and of the emotional turmoil he undergoes in bringing hope to a desperate people.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, September 9, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/9/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Prepares for Crucial Health Reform Address

As public opinion dips on health reform, President Barack Obama prepared for a crucial prime-time speech to Congress on the divisive issue.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Axelrod Optimistic About Health Care Reform Push

Judy Woodruff speaks with White House senior adviser David Axelrod about what is at stake for President Obama ahead of Wednesday night's speech.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Mull Stakes for Obama Speech

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the lead up to President Obama's health reform speech and developments in Congress.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: Mexican Airliner Briefly Hijacked

In other news, a Mexican airliner with 112 passengers on board was hijacked Wednesday, and British troops rescued a New York Times reporter in Afghanistan.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Hears Campaign Finance Arguments

The Supreme Court convened Wednesday for a special hearing on campaign finance rules. Marcia Coyle reports.

REPORT

Beatlemania Returns with Re-mastered Catalogue

More than 20 years after Beatlemania took hold of music fans across the globe, a newly re-mastered Beatles catalogue and video game are being released.

ANALYSIS

Decades Later, Beatles Hits Continue to Draw New Fans

Jeffrey Brown speaks with NPR music critic Tim Riley about the Beatles' influence decades later.

ANALYSIS

Colleagues, Friends Honor Walter Cronkite

President Obama and former President Clinton were among attendees who gathered Wednesday at Lincoln Center in New York to honor Walter Cronkite.

 

Series Title:      Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, September 9, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/9/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

This special features brief documentaries about real-life families and the story of a Muppet family coping with the ups and downs of these uncertain economic times. Hosted by Al Roker, Deborah Roberts and Elmo and his friends, the special will offer help, hope and strategies for families and will encourage children to express their feelings and ideas as their families adjust to a new life.

 

Series Title:      Your Life, Your Money

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, September 9, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/9/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

With compelling real-life stories of young people finding their way through a variety of economic challenges, YOUR LIFE, YOUR MONEY delivers basic financial advice in a simple and comprehensible manner. Hosted by Donald Faison (“Scrubs,” “Clueless”) and featuring insights from hip-hop icon Russell Simmons and R&B/pop singer D.Woods (Danity Kane), this special provides relatable information on everything from banking and credit to investments, budgeting, insurance and self-employment. The program also features practical advice from personal finance experts.

 

Series Title:      Wide Angle

Program Title:  Time for School 3, Part 2

Distributor:       WNET

Date:      9/9/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

With 100 million children out of school worldwide, WIDE ANGLE's Time for School returns in 2009 with visits to classrooms in seven countries offering a glimpse into the lives of seven children struggling to achieve what nearly all American kids take for granted: a basic education. We started filming in 2002, as kids first entered school in Afghanistan, Benin, Brazil, India, Japan, Kenya and Romania, most of them despite great odds. In 2006, we filmed an update, and we have returned again in 2009 to watch as our young teenagers make the precarious transition to middle school, a time when pressures to drop out can be overwhelming.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, September 10, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/10/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Seizes on Momentum From Wednesday's Health Care Speech

Building on momentum from Wednesday's address to Congress, President Obama pressed ahead with health care agenda. Kwame Holman reports.

REPORT

Other News: White House Says Stimulus Has Saved 1 Million Jobs

In other news, White House economic advisers reported Thursday that stimulus efforts have already created or saved more than 1 million jobs. Also, the Labor Department reported that first time unemployment claims fell last week.

REPORT

Public Voices on Obama's Health Care Address

Spencer Michels gets reactions from the public to President Obama's health care speech.

DEBATE

Congress Reacts to President Obama's Speech

Judy Woodruff speaks with members of Congress about their responses to President Obama's address.

ANALYSIS

New York Times Journalist's Rescue Raises Some Military Questions

Independent Television News correspondent Andrew Thomas reports on the British rescue of New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell.

ANALYSIS

Perils of Reporting in War Zone Examined

Jeffrey Brown and guests discuss the dangers of reporting from a war zone following the rescue of a New York Times reporter.

ANALYSIS

Even in Tough Times, Innovation Flourishes

Despite the recession, one Boston-based company is creating new technology that could redefine the auto industry.

 

Series Title:      Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title:  State of the News Media: The Written Word

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/10/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

With sinking ad revenues and dwindling staff at the daily newspapers (along with the surge in e-journalism) what has become of the role of print journalists as society’s watchdogs?  Dan Boylan moderates a panel of key players in Hawaii’s print and e-journalism industry.  Contributing editor Howard Dicus puts things in an economic perspective with his Everybody’s Business reports.  The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter. (This is Part-One of a two part series on the media. The following week, Sept. 17th, will be on broadcast media.)

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

 

Series Title:      e2

Program Title:  Transport: Paris: Velo Liberte (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/10/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

Paris’ ambitious public-private “Vélib” bike initiative encourages residents to forgo cars for bikes and public transportation. In the process, the program has fostered a unique popular culture, complete with its own language, jokes and pick-up lines. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe has undoubtedly taken heart: Its success has inspired cities like São Paulo, Venice and London to begin adopting similar programs.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 11, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/11/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Public Views Shifting on War in Afghanistan

Jeffrey Brown speaks with editorial page editors about the public's view on the war in Afghanistan and increasing doubts over sending more troops.

REPORT

News Wrap: Training Exercise Prompts Security Concerns

In other news, a Coast Guard training exercise in Washington caused security concerns during the nearby 9/11 anniversary services, and the world's oldest person died at the age of 115.

ANALYSIS

One-shot Solution Explored for H1N1 Vaccine

Margaret Warner speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease about a new H1N1 flu vaccine.

REPORT

Chinese Dissidents Committed to Mental Hospitals

Special correspondent Shannon Van Sant reports on political dissidents being committed to mental hospitals in China.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks Reflect on Health Care Speech, Reform Push

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's news, including President Obama's health care speech and renewed reform push.

 

Series Title:      Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 11, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/11/2009 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:      Now on PBS

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 11, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/11/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 11, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/11/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 11, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/11/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 11, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/11/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, September 14, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/14/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Urges Wall Street to Embrace Stricter Oversight

On the one-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, President Obama visited Wall Street to urge financial firms to remember the lessons of the economic crisis and to press for regulatory reforms.

REPORT

Other News: U.S.-China Trade Dispute Escalates

In other news, China filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over a U.S. tariff on Chinese tires, and election officials in Afghanistan put off announcing when they would release official results from last month's presidential contest.

REPORT

A Look Back at the Collapse of Lehman Brothers

Lehman Brothers survived the Civil War, the Great Depression, two World Wars, and the attacks of 9/11, yet under the leadership of Richard Fuld the investment bank went from storied Wall Street firm to catalyst of last year's economic crisis. What went wrong? Paul Solman reports.

ANALYSIS

One Year After Financial Crisis, Reform Questions Loom

On the one year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Jeffrey Brown talks to economists and experts about what has been learned and the future of financial reform.

ANALYSIS

Health Care Reform Tests Promises of Bipartisan Politics

Despite campaign promises to change the tone of politics in Washington, President Barack Obama finds Congress and the nation still split over a range of critical issues. Gwen Ifill and guests discuss the roots of the division.

CONVERSATION

'Green Revolution' Founder Borlaug Dies at 95

A look back at the life of Norman Borlaug, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize who developed important agricultural strategies for countries around the world. Borlaug died over the weekend at the age of 95.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, September 15, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/15/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Touts Economic Policies in Health Care Push

President Obama traveled to Pennsylvania and Ohio on Tuesday to tout his administration's economic policies. Separately, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the recession is "likely over," but that a drop in the jobless rate is in all likelihood still months away.

REPORT

Other News: House Reprimands Rep. Wilson for 'You Lie'

In other news, the House of Representatives formally reprimanded Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., for his "You lie" outburst during President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress last week, and the White House unveiled new fuel economy standards for cars and trucks.

ANALYSIS

Trade Tensions Flare Between U.S., China as G-20 Nears

New U.S. tariffs on Chinese tire imports have created a feud between the two nations ahead of next week's meeting of the Group of 20 industrial and developing nations. Trade experts speak with Jeffrey Brown about how the dispute will affect future U.S.-China trade.

REPORT

Doubts Surface Among Democrats on Afghan War Strategy

During testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Afghan war is growing more complicated and may require more troops. Margaret Warner reports on doubts among some Democrats on the strategy for Afghanistan.

ANALYSIS

U.N. Finds Evidence of War Crimes in Gaza Fighting

A U.N. report has concluded that both the Israeli military and armed Palestinian groups committed actions amounting to war crimes during December's three-week war in Gaza. Gwen Ifill speaks with an author of the report and the Israeli ambassador to the U.S.

ANALYSIS

Tanzanian Doctor Shortage Spurs Training Innovation

In the first installment of a three-part series on health care challenges in the east African nation of Tanzania, Ray Suarez reports on how health officials there have had to come up with new training efforts in order to meet the nation's medical needs.

 

Series Title:      Retirement Revolution

Program Title:  The New Reality

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/15/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                 90

Description:

From light-hearted stories about self-defense and second careers to solid advice about money, health and Medicare, this program features experts who analyze the financial problems of retirement and demonstrate ways to richer, healthier retirement years. Paula Zahn hosts.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, September 16, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/16/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Baucus Health Plan Hits Opposition From Both Parties

Sen. Max Baucus unveiled his committee's health care plan on Wednesday. Republicans complained the plan would cut Medicare, while Democrats opposed the exclusion of a public option. Betty Ann Bowser reports.

REPORT

Other News: 3 American Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

In other news, NATO announced three American soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, and election officials there declared Hamid Karzai the outright winner of last month's presidential election.

ANALYSIS

Doubts Linger Over Targeting Al-Qaida Safe Havens

Growing unease has arisen in Washington over U.S. strategy aimed against eliminating so called "safe havens" for terror operatives in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia. Two experts provide insight.

ANALYSIS

Debate on Race Emerges as Obama's Policies Take Shape

The question of race has simmered on the back burner of the national debate over President Obama's policy agenda. Gwen Ifill talks to columnists and academics about the role of race in the current political climate.

ANALYSIS

Health Workers in Tanzania Battle 'Neglected Diseases'

Senior correspondent Ray Suarez reports from Tanzania on a community drug distribution system being used to prevent river blindness, one of the conditions considered a "neglected tropical disease" because of its low profile in comparison to HIV, TB or malaria.

CONVERSATION

Ahead of G-20, IMF Chief Seeks New Global Finance Rules

The global economy is slowly starting to rebound, but in order to prevent another crisis nation's must embrace stricter financial oversight, said Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the IMF, in an interview with the NewsHour's Paul Solman.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, September 17, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/17/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Shelves Bush-era Plan for Missile Defense Shield

The White House said Thursday that the U.S. will scrap a European missile shield proposed by the Bush administration to thwart the threat of an attack from Iran. Analysts weigh in on the decision.

ANALYSIS

Other News: Afghan Bombing Kills 6 Italian Soldiers

In other news, a bombing in Kabul killed at least six Italian soldiers and 10 Afghan civilians, while a government panel in Afghanistan determined a NATO airstrike killed 30 civilians earlier this month.

REPORT

For Young Americans, Health Insurance is Often Elusive

President Obama took his health reform call to young people Thursday with a speech at the University of Maryland. Kwame Holman reports on the challenges faced by the more than 10 million Americans between the ages of 19 and 26 without health insurance.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Boehner Says GOP Support Unlikely for Baucus Health Plan

In an interview with Jeffrey Brown, House Minority Leader John Boehner describes the prospects for GOP support of the president's health reform push and describes what he sees as a "modern-day political rebellion in America" over the expanding role of government.

ANALYSIS

In Tanzania, New Push To Combat Malaria

Between 60,000 and 80,000 Tanzanians die from malaria each year. In the last installment in his series of reports from Tanzania, Ray Suarez looks at a mult-million-dollar effort to slow the spread of the disease through the distribution of bed nets.

CONVERSATION

Ted Kennedy Jr. Reflects on His Father's Legacy

Judy Woodruff speaks with Ted Kennedy Jr. about his father's posthumously published memoir, "True Compass." The book offers new insights into Edward Kennedy's famous family and his political career, including the dark moments.

UPDATE

Folk Legend Mary Travers Dies at 72

A look back at the life of Mary Travers, of the legendary folk trio Peter, Paul, and Mary, who died Wednesday at age 72.

 

Series Title:      Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title:  The State of the News Media: Broadcasting

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/17/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

With the recent merger plans of KGMB, KHNL, and KFVE’s news operations, the decline in the number of independent voices is being bemoaned by some journalist organizations.  What is the future of broadcast news in Hawaii?  Will shrinking ad dollars jeopardize the quality of broadcast journalism and its ability to objectively inform the public?  Host Dan Boylan moderates a panel of experts from differing perspectives on local TV news, and contributing editor Howard Dicus places it all in an economic context. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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

 

Series Title:      Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title:  The State of the News Media: Broadcasting

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/17/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Election Tempers Reignite at Rallies Across Iran

Demonstrators clashed in the streets of Tehran Friday in renewed protest of the results of June's election. The protests came amid a day of anti-Israel rallies, which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used to once again deny the Holocaust. ITN reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Putin Applauds U.S. Reversal on Missile Shield

In other news, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin applauded President Obama's "brave decision" to cancel plans for a U.S. missile shield in Europe, and seven former CIA directors asked the White House to end a criminal probe of interrogation tactics during the Bush years.

ANALYSIS

One Year On, Hurdles Remain for Reforming Wall Street

One year after the fall of Lehman Brothers' brought the global economy to the brink of collapse, questions remain as to whether the government has been tough enough on Wall Street. Experts explain why.

REPORT

India's Population Boom Tests Green Revolution's Legacy

Fred De Sam Lazaro reports from India about new questions about the environmental impact of the nation's first major initiative to grow more food to meet the needs of a booming population.

ANALYSIS

Brooks and Marcus on Health Bill, Obama Media Push

Columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus sort through the week's top stories, including the state of the health reform push, President Obama's media strategy and U.S. plans to revamp missile defense in Europe.

CONVERSATION

No 'Plan B' for Copenhagen Climate Summit, U.N. Negotiator Says

Ahead of a U.N. conference on global warming this December in Copenhagen, the organization's top climate negotiator speaks with Margaret Warner about the outlook for a global pact to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Series Title:      Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 18, 2009

Distributor:       WETA

Date:      9/18/2009 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:      Now on PBS

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 18, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/18/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 18, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/18/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 18, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/18/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 18, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/18/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, September 21, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/21/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Additional U.S. Troops Sought to Avert Afghan Failure

The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan said in a confidential report that the U.S. military risks failure there if more troops are not deployed. Kwame Holman reports.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Clinton: No Troop Moves Until Afghan Election Resolved

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses U.S. top commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal's assessment of the war, the U.S. stance on the Karzai government and the U.N. General Assembly meeting.

REPORT

News Wrap: Deposed Leader Zelaya Returns to Honduras

In other news, Manuel Zelaya, the deposed president of Honduras, announced Monday he has returned to the country, and AIG repaid the federal government $60 billion.

ANALYSIS

Three Terrorism Suspects Jailed in Weekend Raid

Judy Woodruff speaks with journalists about the arrests of three terrorism suspects over the weekend related to an alleged plot to bomb American targets.

DEBATE

Tax Feud Emerges Over Health Insurance Mandates

A key feature within health care proposals emerging from Congress and the White House is a mandate for all Americans to purchase insurance. But is a mandate a tax? Two experts discuss the topic with Gwen Ifill.

CONVERSATION

Novelist Atwood Imagines Dark Future in New Book

Jeffrey Brown speaks with novelist Margaret Atwood about her latest novel "The Year of the Flood" at her Toronto home.

 

Series Title:      Independent Lens

Program Title:  Our Disappeared / Nuestros Desaparecidos

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/21/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 90

Description:

During the 1976-1983 military dictatorships in Argentina, thousands of citizens were kidnapped and never heard from again. Director Juan Mandelbaum returns to his native Argentina to discover what happened to friends and loved ones who were among the “desaparecidos.” His journey reveals the depths of terror that they experienced and the continued fight for justice. Terrence Howard hosts the series.

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, September 22, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/22/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

At U.N. Summit, China Pledges to Lead Effort to Curb Climate Change

As the U.N. kicked off a summit on climate change in New York, China promised to lead the way in combating global warming. Margaret Warner reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Zelaya's Return to Honduras Leads to Embassy Standoff

In other news, deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya remained holed up at the Brazilian embassy, and the Los Angeles Police Department cracked down on gangs in a massive sweep.

ANALYSIS

Senate Debate on Health Reform Hinges on Affordability

As the Senate Finance Committee opens debate on the so-called Baucus plan for health care reform, the issue of affordability remains a key sticking point. After a recap of Tuesday's hearing on the bill, Susan Dentzer of the journal Health Affairs takes a closer look at costs with Judy Woodruff.

REPORT

Better Storage Options Sought as Wind, Sun Power Catch on

Tom Bearden reports on new innovations that would allow for better storage of electricity generated by the wind and sun.

ANALYSIS

Amid Afghan Strategy Review, What Are the Options?

As the Obama administration reconsiders the U.S. options on the Afghan war, experts weigh in on the debate over sending more troops and containing the Taliban's influence.

ESSAY

Profile of 'Genius Award' Winner Heather McHugh

A profile of Seattle poet Heather McHugh, who was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship on Tuesday.

 

Series Title:      Killer Stress: A National Georgraphic Special

Program Title:  TUESDAY, September 22, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/22/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Stress: It’s always been there to save our lives. It’s what made us run from predators and enabled us to take down prey. But today, humans are turning on that same stress response to deal with 30-year mortgages, difficult bosses, teenagers and traffic jams. Some of us are wallowing in corrosive hormones; for the first time, scientists can reveal just how measurable and dangerous that exposure can be. Stanford University neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky and the National Geographic team search for answers to why stress seems to be killing us.

http://www.pbs.org/stress/

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, September 23, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/23/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Obama: Global Cooperation Needed on Key Challenges

President Obama urged leaders at the U.N. General Assembly to assume a bigger role in solving the world's toughest problems. Margaret Warner reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: General to Seek More Troops for Afghan War

In other news, General McChrystal will send a formal request to the White House asking for additional troops in Afghanistan, and a death was reported in Honduran clashes following deposed President Manuel Zelaya's return.

REPORT

Ahead of G-20, How Are World Economies Faring?

Ahead of the G-20 summit, Paul Solman asks small business owners at a New York health and beauty show how the economy is faring in their home countries.

ANALYSIS

How Much Should U.S. Intrude to Protect Citizens?

Gwen Ifill speaks with national security experts about how far the U.S. government should go in protecting citizens from threats here and abroad.

ANALYSIS

Top Banks Rethink Policies on Overdraft Fees

Leading banks move to change overdraft fees deemed harmful to consumers. Jeffrey Brown speaks with a banking expert about the overhaul.

REPORT

Struggling to Find Affordable Health Insurance

An excerpt from a PBS special on one family's struggle to obtain affordable health care.

 

Series Title:      Including Samuel

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, September 23, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/23/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, Habib's award-winning documentary film, INCLUDING SAMUEL, honestly chronicles the Habib family's efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film also features four other families with varied inclusion experiences, plus interviews with dozens of teachers, young people, parents and disability rights experts. Including Samuel is a highly personal, passionately photographed film that captures the cultural and systemic barriers to inclusion.

 

Series Title:      Going on 13

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, September 23, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/23/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

GOING ON 13 takes an unflinching look into the face of modern-day puberty through the eyes of four urban girls of color living in California's Bay Area. The film, shot over four years, enters the worlds of Ariana, Isha, Rosie and Esme as they negotiate the precious, precarious moments between girlhood and young womanhood. Cameras travel with the girls — an African-American, a Mexican-American, a mixed-race Latina and an immigrant from India — from their elementary school, where double-Dutch and hand-games rule, to the crowded and noisy halls of middle school, where they deal with the realities of a compromised sex-ed curriculum, Internet chat rooms and malicious gossip. Using a mix of intimate interviews, cinema vérité and stop-motion animation, GOING ON 13 chronicles the girls' coming of age: their blossoming desires and growing sense of responsibility, their hopes for the future, their difficulties learning to love themselves and their escalating tugs-of-war with their parents.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, September 24, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/24/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Security Council Calls for Nuclear Disarmament

The U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution Thursday promoting nuclear disarmament. Margaret Warner reports from New York.

REPORT

News Wrap: Afghan Man Indicted for U.S. Terror Plot

In other news, an Afghan immigrant was indicted Thursday in New York for allegedly plotting to detonate bombs in the U.S., and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick named Paul Kirk to fill the senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy.

ANALYSIS

World Faces Tough Choices on Iran's Nuclear Program

Rahm Emanuel tells PBS' Charlie Rose that Iran knows the choices it faces in the global community due to its nuclear ambitions. Also, analysts tell Jim Lehrer that Iran's 'tactical' decisions continue to frustrate the world.

REPORT

HIV Vaccine Shows Promise for First Time

An AIDS vaccine tested in Thailand has shown signs of stopping HIV infection for the first time. Tim Clarke of ITN reports on the clinical research.

CONVERSATION

Lula: 'Blue-Eyed' Bankers and Emerging Markets

Paul Solman interviews Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva at the G-20 about the role of developing nations in the global economy, the state of Latin American politics and controversial comments the Brazilian leader recently made about the role of "blue-eyed bankers" in the financial meltdown.

REPORT

Decoding the Hidden Secrets of Dan Brown's D.C.

Jeffrey Brown decodes the secrets of Washington D.C. highlighted in Dan Brown's latest novel "The Lost Symbol."

 

Series Title:      Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title:  Tourism: Hawaii’s Economic Engine  

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:      9/24/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

In this time of economic crisis, Hawaii visitors and potential visitors are much more frugal with their vacation spending, and the H1N1 flu pandemic has added another crimp in the flow of tourists to Hawaii.  What is the state of Hawaii’s economic engine and what are industry leaders doing to keep the engine running during these difficult times?  Dan Boylan moderates a panel that includes UH economics professor Sumner La Croix; cultural tourism expert Peter Apo; and a yet-to-be-announced representative from the Hawaii Tourism Authority.  Contributing editor Howard Dicus puts it all into an economic perspective with his Everybody’s Business reports. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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

 

Series Title:      PBS Special Report on Health Care Reform

Program Title:  THURSDAY, September 24, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/24/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 90

Description:

NOW ON PBS, NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT and TAVIS SMILEY collaborate on this examination of health care reform. As Congress weighs legislation to provide universal health care in the U.S., correspondents will provide analysis, discussion, insight and engagement. 

NOW ON PBS correspondents consider how reform may change the way we live and take a close look at how portability of health care coverage might change the job sphere. And how would life change for the "sandwich" generation -- boomers who may have their own health care coverage, but are also responsible for aging parents and for grown children?

NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT examines the costs and controversies of employer-provided health care and the new coverage requirements many companies are adopting as a means of controlling health care.

TAVIS SMILEY investigates the issue of childhood obesity. This reporting frames the debate between the current "sickness" model of care and the proposed "wellness" model, with new incentives for families, caregivers and the medical profession to keep people healthy. Is it possible to change the behavior of hundreds of millions of Americans to eat healthier food, exercise more, and live healthier lives?

http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/health-care-reform/index.html

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 25, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/25/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

ANALYSIS

World Leaders Warn Iran Over Uranium Enrichment

President Obama and the leaders of France and Britain accused Iran Friday of building a covert uranium-enrichment site. Former U.N. weapons inspector David Albright examines what's known about the Iranian facility.

REPORT

News Wrap: McChrystal Surprised by Taliban's Strength

In other news, five more Americans were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday, and a U.S. missile strike in Pakistan killed 12 militants.

REPORT

G-20 to Replace G-8 as Global Economic Forum

World leaders announced that the G-20 will replace the G-8 as the main forum for coordinating global economic policy. Jeffrey Brown and Paul Solman report.

ANALYSIS

Growing Economies More 'Empowered' at G-20

Jeffrey Brown speaks with economic experts Simon Johnson and Eswar Prasad about the next moves for the G-20 and its members a year after the global economic crisis began.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks Examine Obama's Moves on Iran, G-20

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sift through this week's headlines, including Iran's nuclear surprise, the G-20 summit and U.N. talks.

REPORT

Clinton Group Unites Private, Public Spheres on Big Issues

Amid the G-20 and U.N. summits, former President Bill Clinton's foundation brought together big names from both the private and public sectors to tackle major issues.

REPORT

Unearthed Gold Sheds Light on Anglo-Saxon History

Britain's largest collection of gold artifacts has been discovered and it dates back 1,300 years to the Anglo-Saxons. Nicholas Glass of ITN reports.

 

Series Title:      Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 25, 2009

Distributor:       WETA

Date:      9/25/2009 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:      Now on PBS

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 25, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/25/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 25, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/25/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:      Foreign Exchange

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 25, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/25/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The McLaughlin Group

Program Title:  FRIDAY, September 25, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/25/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                 30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  MONDAY, September 28, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/28/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Iran Continues with Missile Tests

Iran continued with missile tests for a second straight day Monday, firing mid-range missiles capable of hitting Israel, parts of Europe, and U.S. military bases in the Middle East. Lindsey Hilsum of ITN reports.

ANALYSIS

Iran Seeks Image of Defiance With New Missile Tests

Iran has test-fired its most advanced missiles, demonstrating its ability to strike targets as far away as Europe, and increasing tensions over its nuclear program. Analysts break down the details of the development.

REPORT

Other News: 30 Taliban Fighters Killed in Afghanistan

In other news, U.S. forces reported killing at least 30 Taliban fighters in Western Afghanistan, and in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel set to work building a new center-right coalition following her election win on Sunday.

ANALYSIS

Medicare Set for Big Cuts Under Overhaul Plans

Depending on which, if any, health care reform plan passes through Congress, Medicare faces cuts as high as $500 billion. But what would cuts entail? Gwen Ifill reports.

REPORT

Obama Looks to Aid Chicago's Olympic Bid at Finish Line

President Obama will travel to Copenhagen this week to lobby on behalf of his hometown of Chicago and its bid to land the 2016 summer games.

REPORT

Gates: Closing Guantanamo Proving 'Tough'

Defense Secretary Robert Gates hinted Sunday it may not be possible to close the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay by January, as President Obama has ordered. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

Despite Hurdles, White House Sticking to Gitmo Deadline

The White House is sticking to a plan to close the prison complex at Guantanamo Bay by Jan. 22, despite mounting opposition in Congress to relocating terror suspects inside the U.S. With less than four months until the administration's deadline arrives, experts examine the remaining options.

CONVERSATION

William Safire, Conservative Columnist, Dies at 79

Jeffrey Brown looks back at the life of William Safire, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and former speechwriter for President Nixon, who died Sunday at the age of 79.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  TUESDAY, September 29, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/29/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Bid to Revive Public Option Fails in Senate Committee

In the latest showdown over health care, the Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday to reject a proposal to add a public insurance option to a reform bill. Betty Ann Bowser reports.

REPORT

Other News: Ahmadinejad Lashes Out at U.N.

In other news, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon of "parroting" the baseless charges of Western nations, and flooding in the Philippines has left at least 280 people dead.

REPORT

NATO Chief Backs Obama's Approach in Afghanistan

NATO's secretary general told President Obama on Tuesday that the alliance will support the U.S. in Afghanistan for "as long as it takes."

DEBATE

Afghan Election Further Complicates Efforts to Shape Military Strategy

As the White House works to revamp U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., assess the call for more troops, the role of the Afghan election and a shift in U.S. public opinion on the war.

UPDATE

Terror Suspect Zazi Pleads Not Guilty in N.Y.

Najibullah Zazi, an Afghan immigrant arrested Sept. 20 in connection to a plot to bomb targets in New York City, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to terrorism conspiracy charges. Dina Temple-Raston of NPR details the case against Zazi.

REPORT

Politics, Engineering Intersect Over Bay Bridge

Political wrangling can often get in the way of critical infrastructure improvements Case in point: The rebuilding of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Spencer Michels reports.

ANALYSIS

First Year Lawmakers Face Daunting To-do List

In a discussion with Gwen Ifill, four freshmen lawmakers reflect on their experiences thus far dealing with a recession, overseas conflicts, and the health care debate.

 

Series Title:      The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, September 30, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:      9/30/2009 6:30:00 PM

Length:                 60

Description:

REPORT

Quakes Strike South Pacific Leaving Scores Dead

Giant waves caused by underground earthquakes in the South Pacific have killed hundreds and left many more missing in American Somoa and Indonesia.

UPDATE

Focus Pivots to Relief Following Deadly Tsunami, Earthquake

In the Samoan islands, relief efforts have begun after an earthquake triggered a tsunami. Meanwhile, Indonesia is struggling to recover from its own temblor. U.S. officials say the first flight carrying aid is en route to the region.

REPORT

News Wrap: Typhoon Rips Through Southeast Asia

In other news, the typhoon that caused massive flooding in the Philippines last weekend has advanced through Vietnam and Cambodia, and U.S. forces in Iraq will be able to withdraw faster than originally planned.

ANALYSIS

Senate Bill May Mark New Start for Climate Legislation

Senate Democrats introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent over 2005 levels. But with health care dominating the national debate, is Congress ready to tackle more big legislation? Jeffrey Brown talks to a reporter for more.

REPORT

One Man's Trash, Another Man's 'Earthship'

In the latest installment in his series on innovation during the recession, Tom Bearden examines how one architect is turning unlikely items into environmentally friendly homes he calls "earthships."

REPORT

Summit Aims to Put the Brakes on Texting While Driving

Text messaging while driving has been found to increase the odds of a crash by 23 times. Now, lawmakers and transportation experts are trying to find a way to stop the dangerous practice. Ray Suarez reports.

REPORT

U.S. Considers Reengaging with Myanmar

Following a bloody military coup in 1988, the nation of Myanmar has been largely isolated from the West. Now, for the first time in more than 20 years, signs are emerging that the U.S. may engage in new diplomatic talks with the country.

 

 

Education & History:

                       

 

Series Title:           PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title:  Nature: Kilauea: Mountain of Fire (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS Hawaii

Date:       7/02/2009 8:30:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

Kilauea, on Hawaii's Big Island, is the world's most active volcano. Its latest eruption began in 1983 and it hasn't stopped since. Since that time, it has created 544 acres of new land and consumed 200 homes. But as we watch nature's own fireworks display and witness the devastation wrought by flowing lava, we've also been able to observe a process that's central to life on these islands. The most spectacular moment of creation is when lava pours into the ocean creating new land; it is here that filmmaker Paul Atkins finds himself getting a shot few have ever filmed - the cataclysmic meeting of 2,000-degree lava and 75-degree ocean water - a sight to behold.

 

Series Title:           History Detectives

Program Title:   MONDAY, July 6, 2009

Distributor:       OPB

Date:       7/6/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre – HISTORY DETECTIVES stares down the barrel of a shotgun for clues that one of Al Capone’s men fired it in a Chicago gang massacre that shocked the nation. Host Elyse Luray tests the gun’s firepower, consults with ballistics experts and combs through physical evidence to see if she can place this gun at the scene of the crime.

Booth Letter – A contributor gave HISTORY DETECTIVES a letter indicating that, 30 years before John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln, Booth’s father threatened to kill another sitting president, Andrew Jackson. Signed “Junius Brutus Booth,” the letter to Jackson reads, “You damn’d old scoundrel … I will cut your throat whilst you are sleeping.”  Host Tukufu Zuberi travels to Nashville to consult historians at The Hermitage, the ancestral home of President Andrew Jackson, and to Washington, DC, to talk with a Booth biographer.

Cemetery Alarm – A Midland, Michigan, man who collects war munitions snapped up an item at an estate auction that looked like a Civil War-era weapon. On closer inspection, after consulting with other collectors, he decided he had a grave alarm: an explosive device meant to guard against grave robbers. Host Wes Cowan’s investigation winds through tales of body snatching and cadaver dissecting, unusual crimes, and the most unlikely suspects.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:           NOVA

Program Title:   Secrets of the Samurai Sword (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:       7/7/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

For more than a thousand years, the samurai sword has dominated the battlefields of Japan, instilled fear and terror into every enemy it faced and evoked a spiritual way of life that continues even today. With unparalleled access, NOVA travels deep into Japan’s ancient foundries, follows the craft of the traditional swordsmiths and attends samurai fighting school to reveal the art and science behind making what many call the perfect sword.

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

 

Series Title:           NOVA scienceNOW

Program Title:   TUESDAY, July 7, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       7/7/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

In this episode:  Astronomers on the brink of finding “another Earth” in our galaxy, using a new planet-hunting machine: the Kepler telescope; Rudy Tanzi, a pioneer in discovering genes for Alzheimer’s disease, and others who are on the hunt for the genetic key to autism; the use of computers to authenticate paintings; and a profile of spider scientist Maydianne Andrade.

 

Series Title:           Time Team America

Program Title:       Fort Raleigh, North Carolina

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       7/8/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

TIME TEAM AMERICA goes in search of our nation’s mysterious roots at Roanoke Island. In 1586 the English sent the first group of hardy, hopeful colonists to make a go of it in the New World. But when English ships returned with supplies just three years later, they found the settlement empty and colonists gone. The colonists had left behind only one clue: the word Croatoan carved in the gatepost of their fort. It took 20 years for the stunned English to establish another settlement in America. The fate of the Roanoke colonists remains one of the most chilling and maddening questions of American history. TIME TEAM AMERICA spends three days at Fort Raleigh in hot pursuit of archaeological evidence that will put the ghost of Roanoke to rest and establish where the first colony in America was actually located.

 

Series Title:           Ascent of Money

Program Title:       From Bullion to Bubbles

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       7/8/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

How did money evolve from a crude system of coins that were worth only the value of the metals they were made of to a complex global financial system of credit, treasury bonds, hedge funds and credit default swaps that have shaped the course of human history? Niall Ferguson begins his journey in Bolivia, where 500 years ago, mines built by Spanish conquistadores, using forced Incan labor, produced so much silver coinage that the currency lost its value. In Italy, however, the roots of the modern financial world, in which currency’s value is based on trust, began to take shape: A system of loans and credit between Jewish lenders and Christian merchants evolved in Venice, the Medici family developed the modern-day banking system and wars between city states created the bond market. In Amsterdam, the East India Company began to sell shares of stock to the public in the early 1600s, and in Paris, a Scottish fugitive named John Law saw in this new market an opportunity for an unscrupulous scheme — not unlike Bernie Madoff’s — that created the world’s first stock market bubble and, after its collapse, sparked a revolution.

 

 

 

 

 

Series Title:           History Detectives

Program Title:       MONDAY, July 13, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       7/13/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

Sideshow Babies – A Colorado woman has a silver baby cup engraved “Patricia – 1933. A Century of Progress Chicago.” She hopes this 1933 Chicago World’s Fair souvenir can unlock the mystery of her mother’s unusual start in life. Family lore holds that the Chicago Public Health Board took premature Patricia from her shoebox cradle at home and put her in an incubator at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. Why were babies exhibited at the fair? HISTORY DETECTIVES host Elyse Luray learns about the forgotten doctor who brought life-saving incubator technology to the United States at the turn of the 20th century.

 

Series Title:           NOVA

Program Title:       Secrets of the Parthenon (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:       7/14/2009 8:00:00 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 $89 million restoration program, scholars are finally probing the enigmas of its planning and construction.

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

 

Series Title:           NOVA ScienceNOW

Program Title:       TUESDAY, July 14, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       7/14/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

In this episode:  Two drugs that may help kids with muscular dystrophy or the frail elderly, who don’t have the option of hopping on a treadmill to build strength and endurance; renowned paleontologist George Poinar, who has announced his discovery of multiple clues to parasitic pandemics that could have been just as instrumental in wiping out the dinosaurs as the hypothesized asteroid impact; a profile of rocket scientist and astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz; and the beauty — and dangers — of the northern lights.

 

Series Title:           Time Team America

Program Title:       Topper, South Carolina

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       7/15/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

TIME TEAM AMERICA wades into the swamps of South Carolina to further our understanding of North America’s first human inhabitants. Debate continues in the scientific community about when people first came to the American continent. Did they follow big game across the continent 13,000 years ago or did they arrive much, much earlier? TIME TEAM AMERICA has just three days to search out evidence that could shed light on the controversy. What they find could rock the archaeological world. Along the way, they glimpse what life was like in North America 13,000 years ago, and what may have happened to the continent’s first inhabitants.

 

Series Title:           Ascent of Money

Program Title:       Bonds of War

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       7/15/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

Money and war have long had a close relationship. In early 19th-century London, the powerful Rothschild family helped the British government finance its war against Napoleon and, despite a nearly catastrophic miscalculation of the war’s duration that could have led to financial ruin, found an opportunity to create enormous wealth through the purchase of British bonds. Fifty years later, the relationship between war and money would again be felt in America’s Civil War, when the Confederacy attempted, with disastrous results, to finance itself by boosting the value of its cotton — its only tangible asset — by placing an embargo on exports to Britain. In Great Britain, the Duke of Buckingham became the first great landowner to see his wealth disappear as the value of his land plummeted, marking the beginning of the end of the British aristocracy. And in 1914, the assassination of another Duke —Ferdinand — would bring an end to the first wave of economic globalization within a matter of weeks.

 

Series Title:           History Detectives

Program Title:       MONDAY, July 20, 2009

Distributor:       OPB

Date:       7/20/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

Tokyo Rose Recording – A HISTORY DETECTIVES viewer has a recording he thinks holds evidence used in the World War II treason trial of Iva Tugori, aka Tokyo Rose. Toguri was an American citizen who hosted a Japanese propaganda radio show broadcast to U.S. troops serving in the Pacific. These broadcasts were at the center of what was then the costliest trial in U.S. history. The viewer has never been able to play his oversized record, but family lore says it reveals the role his uncle played in this infamous show trial.

Crazy Horse Photo – Twenty-five years ago, someone gave a leather purse to a Lakota businessman. Inside the purse he found a photograph and a note, dated 1904, written in the Lakota language. An elderly man from the Lakota community translated the note. In brief, it says, “This is a photograph of Crazy Horse.” Does the contributor have the Holy Grail of the Wild West: a photo of the Lakota warrior who defeated General Custer?

WWII DIARY (encore presentation) – A man in Lexington, North Carolina, has a poignant diary written by a World War II pilot. He inherited the diary 20 years ago from his father, who said it once belonged to a close friend whom he fought alongside in WWII, until the war took his friend’s life in 1944. Keeping the last thoughts of this fallen solider is now too great a burden for the contributor. Can HISTORY DETECTIVES return it to a living relative?

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:           NOVA

Program Title:       Kings of Camouflage (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:       7/21/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

Cuttlefish are some of the strangest animals on the planet. These shape-shifting creatures can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the opposite sex and even kill with lightning fast speed. More accomplished masters of disguise than any chameleon, they have a remarkable ability to change their skin color — even their shape — to blend into most any background. They have the largest brain-to-body ratio of all the invertebrates. But are they capable of learning and remembering complex tasks? With beautiful underwater footage and in-depth expert interviews, NOVA gets up close and personal with these bizarre and amazing animals.

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

 

Series Title:           NOVA scienceNOW

Program Title:       TUESDAY, July 21, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       7/21/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

In this episode: The science behind our sense of taste; a product that may fulfill the dream of creating an artificial tree that can absorb carbon dioxide directly from the air; shedding light on the evolutionary roots of human language through studies of walrus and sea lion vocal and intellectual abilities; and a profile of medical engineer Sangeeta Bhatia.

 

Series Title:           Time Team America

Program Title:       New Philadelphia,, Illinois

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       7/22/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

TIME TEAM AMERICA digs for the remains of the first American town founded by former slaves. In 1836 “Free Frank” McWorter purchased his freedom from a Kentucky plantation owner and headed north. When he reached Illinois, he planted roots, started a town, and sold enough property to purchase the rest of his family out of slavery. Now farmers’ fields cover this dramatic testament to victory over enslavement. The local landowners, descendants of the town’s residents, and the McWorter family want to uncover what remains of New Philadelphia to commemorate its place in history. TIME TEAM AMERICA joins in the search for the pre-Civil War schoolhouse where New Philadelphia’s African American children learned to read and write in freedom.

 

Series Title:           Ascent of Money

Program Title:       WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       7/22/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

The ability to calculate risk has led to the creation of enormous wealth or, when calculated incorrectly, catastrophic economic fallout. In New Orleans, Ferguson witnesses the destruction still on display from Hurricane Katrina because insurance companies were unable to cover claims to rebuild homes; the region has been deemed uninsurable ever since. The origin of the insurance industry brings Ferguson to Scotland, where, in 1744, two ministers devised calculations that would predict the risk of a person’s becoming sick or dying and established a fund that would support families in such instances, giving birth to the modern insurance industry. By the mid-20th century, in order to cope with natural and manmade disasters that had exhausted private insurance, Japan eliminated risk by creating a welfare state in which the government protected every citizen from any kind of casualty. The system remained viable for decades, but today is on the verge of collapse. In the mid 1970s, Chile followed the teachings of economist Milton Friedman to become the first of many nations to dismantle its welfare state and reassume risk to create growth. Another tool of wealth creation based on risk assessment — hedging on derivatives — emerged from Chicago beginning in 1874 and has led to the creation of great fortunes by financers such as George Soros and to the downfall of firms like AIG.

 

 

Series Title:           History Detectives

Program Title:       MONDAY, July 27, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       7/27/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

Amelia Earhart Plane – John Ott believes he may have a piece of Amelia Earhart’s airplane, the missing Lockheed L-10E Electra in which she made her ill-fated around-the-world attempt. Ott says his grandfather served as a flight mechanic on the airfield in Honolulu where Earhart had a mishap on her first attempt at the flight. She crashed during takeoff, destroying the landing gear and damaging the right wing. Ott says his grandfather took a piece of the plane that came off during the accident and sent it to his mother as a souvenir. Host Elyse Luray tests the shape and the metal of the fragment against another Lockheed Electra, and checks the story against historic records to see if Ott truly has a piece of Earhart’s plane.

Fillmore Pardon – A Portland, Oregon, man inherited what looked to be a U.S. presidential pardon signed by Millard Fillmore in 1851. In it, the president commutes the death sentence to life in prison for a solitary Native American named See-See-Sah-Mah, convicted of murdering a St. Louis trader along the Santa Fe Trail. Fillmore’s pardon saved See-See-Sah-Mah’s life, but why? Host Tukufu Zuberi travels to Kansas City and St. Louis to retrace the crime and trial.

Boxcar Home – When a Lakewood, Colorado, couple found a new home, they noticed odd supports in the basement ceiling. The husband loves the railroads, so he immediately recognized the supports as railroad car rods. Could their home have been made from a boxcar? Host Gwendolyn Wright’s search for answers takes viewers on an excursion from the scarcity of the Great Depression to the resourcefulness of World War II.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:           NOVA

Program Title:       AstroSpies (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:       7/28/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

While NASA astronauts were captivating the world with the Apollo lunar landings, the U.S. was engaged in a top-secret military manned space program. Now, investigative author Jim Bamford (acclaimed author of The Puzzle Palace) probes the untold story of the elite corps of clandestine astronauts who were never told the true purpose of their training program. Bamford travels to Russia to reveal the secrets of the Soviet response — the prototypes of the “Almaz” military space stations that, if deployed, might have led to a Cold War showdown in outer space.

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

 

Series Title:           NOVA ScienceNOW

Program Title:       TUESDAY, July 28, 2009

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:       7/28/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

This Week: A team of NASA scientists who will smash two SUV-sized rockets onto the lunar surface and unleash a debris cloud to study data that could provide the key to understanding how to build a permanent base on the moon; microbiologist Jack Griffith, who made a phenomenal discovery — the oldest known organic molecules on earth; research on an Australian songbird called the zebra finch, shedding light on the neuronal processes that lead from understanding sounds to producing them; and a profile of climate scientist Lonnie Thompson, aka Tropical Ice Core Man.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/

 

Series Title:           Time Team America

Program Title:       Range Creek, Utah

Distributor:       OPB

Date:       7/29/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

TIME TEAM AMERICA heads to the picturesque and remote canyons of southern Utah to examine what remains of the Fremont Indians who lived there 1,000 years ago. The Fremont stashed their food in clay granaries high on the cliffs of these canyons. They entered their underground homes through a hole in the ceiling, and they decorated rock walls with petroglyphs that remain a mystery to this day. Utah’s state archaeologist calls in TIME TEAM AMERICA to examine some of the most pristine and puzzling archaeology in the United States. The team probes the ground, scales the cliffs, and learns what life was like in these canyons a thousand years ago.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/timeteam/

 

Series Title:           Ascent of Money

Program Title:       WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       7/29/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

By the beginning of the 21st century, the systems of credit, insurance, bond trading and stock markets had transcended all national boundaries to create a truly global economic system, opening the door to unprecedented growth, but also worldwide instability in the event of one nation’s downturn. In an effort to establish more stability following the Great Depression, the U.S. government’s New Deal created a “property owning Democracy,” a system of federally backed savings and loans that allowed more people than ever before to buy homes by offering low interest rates and long-term mortgages. Rampant inflation in the 1970s, however, led the government to remove regulations on interest rates and opened the door to a massive scandal in the 1980s and one of the country’s worst economic crises. The vulnerabilities of America’s property-based economy would be felt again 20 years later, in the current economic crisis that has shaken the world. The crisis threatens “Chimerica,” the symbiotic relationship between China and America in which China’s vast savings from the manufacturing of cheap goods has been lent to America to fuel growth. But at what point will America’s battered economy lead China to cut off its line of credit? And how might America respond? The answer, Ferguson suggests, may be found in the history of the ascent of money.

 

Series Title:           History Detectives

Program Title:       MONDAY, August 3, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:       OPB

Date:       8/3/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

China Marine Jacket – A man in Santa Monica, California, received an embroidered jacket as a gift from his son. The contributor, a former Marine, is intrigued by the jacket’s stitched inscriptions, which read: “4th Marines,” “Shanghai,” “China,” “1937-1939” and “MWD.” He knows the 4th Marines were transferred from Shanghai to the Philippines in November 1941 amidst growing tensions with the Japanese. The unit was attacked by the Japanese on the same day as the Pearl Harbor bombings. Some of the men who fought in the Philippines never returned, having suffered Japanese imprisonment and the Bataan Death March. But to whom did this particular jacket belong, and what was his legacy as a Marine?

Airstream Caravan – A couple in Southern California owns a classic Airstream trailer that may lay claim to an illustrious past. The trailer’s fading numbers and logo indicate that it is an early member of the elite Wally Byam Caravan Club International. In the mid-20th century, members of this adventure club followed legendary leader and Airstream founder Wally Byam all over the world: Central America, Europe, Africa and the Yucatan Peninsula. Did this particular Airstream make the journey on the historic “Cape Town to Cairo Caravan” of 1959?

Lincoln Forgery – A woman in Portland, Oregon, owns a bound volume of 19th-century sheet music. The book contains several “Abraham Lincoln” signatures on random pages. At the end of one of the compositions, a handwritten notarized inscription claims the music is a gift from President Lincoln’s widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, to Lincoln’s former coachman, William P. Brown, in 1866. Could the sheet music really be from Lincoln’s personal library?

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:           Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone!

Program Title:       THURSDAY, August 6, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       8/6/2009 7:30:00 PM

Length:                  180

Description:

On the 10th anniversary of his first public television pledge special, Dr. Wayne Dyer presents a program based on his newest book, Excuses Begone! After identifying the 18 most commonly used, self-defeating excuses, Dr. Dyer teaches viewers a method they can immediately use to change damaging habits and move into new realms of possibility.

 

Series Title:           History Detectives

Program Title:       MONDAY, August 10, 2009

Distributor:       OPB

Date:       8/10/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

Hindenburg Artifact – A Hoboken, New Jersey, man has a palm-sized, army-green metal box that looks like an instrument panel. Beneath a shattered plastic covering is a sliding, numbered scale; knobs on each end move a lever across the scale. German writing indicates the country of origin. Might this instrument have been recovered from the crash site of the Hindenburg in Lakehurst, New Jersey? Host Elyse Luray travels to Atlanta and the New Jersey landing site of the ill-fated zeppelin to determine if the instrument panel is in fact from the horrifying crash.

John Adams Book – A woman in Littleton, New Hampshire, inherited her husband’s aunt’s belongings, which include a curious late-18th-century book titled Trials of Patriots. It contains what appears to be President John Adams’ signature in three places, and includes an inscription, “Charles Adams from His Father, 1794.” The book is a collection of trial transcripts chronicling the sedition trials of Irish and Scottish radicals. Host Gwendolyn Wright examines the Adams family’s correspondence and conflict as they balanced home life with public service.

Birthplace of Hip Hop – A hip hop enthusiast from New York City has always heard that 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx is the birthplace of hip-hop. The story goes that on August 11, 1973, DJ Kool Herc, a building resident, was entertaining at his sister’s back-to-school party and tried something new on the turntable: he extended an instrumental beat by scratching to let people dance longer and began rapping during the extended version. Host Tukufu Zuberi sets out to examine an inner-city environment that laid the foundation for a movement.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:           Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews

Program Title:       WEDNESDAY, August 12, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       8/12/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  120

Description:

David Frost's 1977 interview with former president Richard Nixon, who had resigned three years earlier. Nixon discusses the Watergate scandal that brought him down. This program also includes an introduction by Frost who gives his thoughts on the interview.

 

Series Title:           History Detectives

Program Title:       MONDAY, August 17, 2009

Distributor:       OPB

Date:       8/17/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

Mussolini Dagger – Many servicemen brought back souvenirs from World War II, but did the uncle of a Reno, Nevada, man score a dagger from Fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini? The dagger bears the symbols of Italian Fascism, and the initial “M” hangs from the belt clip. A family letter says the uncle had orders to pick up Mussolini, but when he arrived, Mussolini was already dead and hanging in the town square. The letter goes on to say that he went to Mussolini’s apartment, where he grabbed the dictator’s dagger. HISTORY DETECTIVES host Wes Cowan connects various records, pictures and expert opinions to come up with an answer.

Liberia Letter – A Lynchburg, South Carolina, woman has a scrapbook of handwritten letters sent to her great-great-grandmother, a freed slave who lived in South Carolina. She thinks her ancestor’s brother, Harvey McLeod, wrote the letters. What caught her attention were the repeated references to Liberia. In 1877, Harvey writes: “I hope you will change your mind and come to Liberia, Africa with us.” Was this family part of the post-slavery exodus to Liberia? As HISTORY DETECTIVES host Tukufu Zuberi tracks the path of the letters, the story pieces together a tale of slaves adapting to freedom.

N.E.A.R. Device – A Colorado ham radio enthusiast may have stumbled across some Cold War history. While sorting through a bucket of old power adapters, he came across a curious device, a hand-sized black box with the wording “National Emergency Alarm Repeater, Civilian Warning Device.” The contributor believes it may have had something to do with nuclear attack preparedness, but he lived through the cold war and has never heard of a Civilian Warning Device. HISTORY DETECTIVES Gwendolyn Wright sifts through the secrets to find out whether anyone mass-produced this device and what happened to this Civilian Warning program.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:           NOVA

Program Title:       Hunting the Hidden Dimension (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:       8/18/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

What do movie special effects, the stock market, heart attacks and the rings of Saturn have in common? They’re all connected by a revolutionary new branch of math called fractals, which changed the way we see the world and opened up a vast new territory to scientific analysis and understanding. NOVA tells the dramatic story of a group of pioneering mathematicians who developed fractals from a curiosity that few took seriously to an approach that is touching nearly every branch of understanding — including what happened after the Big Bang and the ultimate fate of our universe.

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

 

Series Title:           NOVA ScienceNOW

Program Title:       TUESDAY, August 18, 2009

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:       8/18/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

This week: The implications of the personal genetic profile, which will predict a person’s chances of contracting one of several serious diseases; a visit to a Texas algae farm, where researchers are creating tailor-made algae cells to coax the fuel they want out of these little organisms, which just may be our biofuel future; scientists on an unprecedented journey to Gakkel Ridge, deep beneath the Arctic Ocean, which may help scientists determine if Europa, one of Jupiter’s many moons, could host life; and a profile of roboticist Yoky Matsuoka.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/

 

Series Title:           History Detectives 

Program Title:       MONDAY, August 24, 2009

Distributor:       OPB

Date:       8/24/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

WPA Mural Studies – When a Bend, Oregon, woman inherited six large paintings created by her aunt, Thelma Johnson Streat, she believed she’d been given a special window into American history. She believes they were mural studies commissioned by the WPA in the 1930s or 1940s. Host Elyse Luray travels to Oregon, San Francisco and Chicago to find out whether any of these studies became murals and if any of Streat’s murals still exist.

George Washington Miniature – A Greenville, Ohio, man was sorting through documents stored above one of Manhattan’s first taverns when he stumbled across a miniature color painting of a man in profile labeled “G. Washington.” On the back of the portrait, he found the inscription, “Property of White Matlack. New York, 1790.” The historic tavern and museum sits just steps away from the old City Hall building on Wall Street where George Washington took his oath of office in 1789. HISTORY DETECTIVES host Wes Cowan sets out to discover whether the artist painted this portrait of Washington from life, and to uncover its surprising connection to the little-known abolitionist and patriot White Matlack.

Japanese Balloon Bomb – The granddaughter of a World War II veteran from Austin, Texas, has a wartime memento with a note claiming it’s a piece of Japanese balloon that floated across the Pacific Ocean in 1945. The alleged balloon scrap could be evidence of a unique weapon in modern warfare: the Japanese balloon bomb. More than 9,000 of these incendiary weapons were launched from Japan during the war via the jet stream with the intention of causing mass disruption and forest fires in the American West. The existence and purpose of the balloon bombs were kept secret from the American public for security reasons, until a tragic accident forced a change in policy. The balloon bombs caused the only fatalities on the U.S. mainland due to enemy action during World War II. HISTORY DETECTIVES host Tukufu Zuberi travels to Austin, Texas and to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, to learn whether this souvenir is a missing piece of a secret weapon.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:           NOVA

Program Title:       Monster of the Milky Way (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:       8/25/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

Astronomers are closing in on the proof they've sought for years that one of the most destructive objects in the universe - a supermassive black hole - is lurking right in the center of our own galaxy. Could it flare up and devour our entire galactic neighborhood? NOVA mounts a mind-bending investigation into one of the most bizarre corners of cosmological science: the truth about black holes. From supernova to event horizon, the dark secrets of supermassive black holes are revealed through stunning computer-generated imagery, including an extraordinary simulation of what it might look like to fall into the belly of such a beast.

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

 

Series Title:           NOVA ScienceNow

Program Title:       TUESDAY, August 25, 2009

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:       8/25/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

This week: The repair mission for the Hubble space telescope, as astronauts try to fix crucial equipment that was not designed to be repaired in orbit; studies on the brain of an epileptic to try to understand more about the link between brain structure and memory; using new data from cave stalagmites and the Mississippi riverbed to understand how and why earthquakes strike in the heartland; and a profile of neurosurgeon Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/

 

Series Title:           History Detectives

Program Title:       MONDAY, August 31, 2009

Distributor:       OPB

Date:       8/31/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

Stalag 17 Portrait – A Tempe, Arizona, woman has an intriguing memento of a sobering World War II experience: a portrait of her father sketched while he was held inside the German prisoner of war camp, Stalag 17B. On the back, her father has noted: “Done in May of 1944 by Gil Rhoden, using a #2 lead pencil. We were POWs in Stalag 17 at Krems, Austria. Gil agreed to do my portrait in exchange for two onions and a small potato.” What happened to the artist? Did he survive the camp? HISTORY DETECTIVES guest host Eduardo Pagán uncovers a stoic act of defiance and dignity behind the Stalag’s barbed wire.

Seadrome – A Rochester, New York, man inherited three photos of a Seadrome model from his grandfather. More than a decade before Charles Lindberg made his solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic, an American engineer proposed the Seadrome, a floating airport anchored to the ocean floor where trans-Atlantic passenger flights could refuel. HISTORY DETECTIVES host Tukufu Zuberi travels to New York, Delaware and Maryland to find out what happened to this fantastic engineering marvel and discover what role the contributor’s grandfather played in the Seadrome’s history.

Black Tom Shell – A woman in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, has an explosive artifact in her possession: a large, intact artillery shell, along with a note in her mother’s handwriting that reads “Black Tom Explosion of 1914.” The contributor’s mother’s record-keeping is off: It was not 1914, but July 30, 1916, when a German spy ring carried out a well-planned set of synchronized explosions on Black Tom Island in New York’s harbor, using the United States’ own cache of munitions produced to aid Britain and France in World War I. Two million pounds of exploding ammunition rocked the country as far away as Philadelphia and blew the windows out of nearly every high rise in lower Manhattan, injuring hundreds. HISTORY DETECTIVES host Gwendolyn Wright travels to Maryland and New Jersey to determine whether this shell was involved in one of the earliest foreign terrorist attacks on American soil.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:           NOVA

Program Title:       Is there life on Mars? (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:       9/1/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

More than four years after they landed on Mars, NASA’s twin robot explorers, Spirit and Opportunity, have lasted 16 times longer and driven 20 times farther than expected. Along the way, they’ve endured the worst Martian storm ever recorded and survived near-fatal software glitches, a broken wheel and hair-raising climbs and descents on steep slopes. And since May 25, 2008, they’ve had new company on the red planet: NASA’s Phoenix probe, which dramatically “tasted” water ice on the planet in July. NOVA “Is There Life on Mars?” showcases the latest scientific results from the rovers and Phoenix , which are poised to reveal provocative new clues in the tantalizing search for water and life on the Red Planet.

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

 

Series Title:           NOVA ScienceNow

Program Title:       TUESDAY, September 1, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       9/1/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

This week: Using new data from cave stalagmites and the Mississippi riverbed to understand how and why earthquakes strike in the heartland; the crucial role sleep plays in strengthening memories and facilitating learning; a profile of marine geologist Sang-Mook Lee; paleontologist Jonathan Bloch, who thinks that tiny bones embedded in limestone may be the evolutionary evidence of the creatures that evolved into primates.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/

 

Series Title:           PBS Previews

Program Title:       The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       9/2/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                  30

Description:

PBS Hawaii will air the new Ken Burns documentary series, THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA, beginning September 27th, 2009. The 12-hour, six-part documentary series, directed by Burns and co-produced with his longtime colleague, Dayton Duncan, who also wrote the script, is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone.

http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/

 

Series Title:           History Detectives

Program Title:       MONDAY, September 7, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       9/7/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

Civil War Bridge – Clearing some newly purchased property along the Broad River in Columbia, South Carolina, the owner discovered evidence of an old bridge abutment. He searched the river for clues and thinks he may have pinpointed the location where Confederates burned the bridge to thwart General Sherman’s attempt to cross into Columbia to continue his scorch-and-burn campaign. HISTORY DETECTIVES host Elyse Luray goes to Columbia to examine the evidence and see if this discovery will redraw the maps of the Civil War.

Scottsboro Boys Stamp – A contributor bought an inconspicuous black and white stamp at an outdoor market in Scottsboro, Alabama. “Save the Scottsboro Boys” is printed on the stamp above nine black faces behind prison bars and two arms prying the bars apart. One arm bears the tattoo “ILD.” On the bottom of the stamp is printed “one cent.” The Scottsboro Boys were falsely accused and convicted of raping two white girls in 1931 on a train near Scottsboro, Alabama. It took several appeals, two cases before the US Supreme Court and nearly two decades before all nine finally walked free. How is the stamp connected to this landmark civil rights case? HISTORY DETECTIVES host Gwendolyn Wright consults with a stamp expert to discover how a tiny penny stamp could make a difference in the young men’s defense effort.

Duke Ellington Plates – A New York man took a stroll through Harlem 20 years ago and stumbled across boxes of sheet music in a dumpster. Among the paper scores were metal sheets that look like printing plates for “Take the A Train,” written by Billy Strayhorn and performed by jazz great Duke Ellington. Scratches and ink smudges mar the plates, signs that someone might have run these through a printing press, but there’s no apparent copyright stamp. HISTORY DETECTIVES host Tukufu Zuberi sets out to find the story behind these plates and to determine the role they played in this jazz classic.

 

Series Title:           Wild Rivers: The Colorado

Program Title:       MONDAY, September 7, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       9/7/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

This program follows the Colorado River from its headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park through Utah's Westwater Canyon, the national parks of Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef and Zion, the rapids of Cataract Canyon and the Grand Canyon, and into Mexico's Gulf of California. The stunning cinematography is set to music by some of the world's greatest classical composers (Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak). Actor Joseph Campanella narrates.

 

Series Title:           NOVA

Program Title:       Mystery of the Megavolcano (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:       9/8/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

A remote lake in Southeast Asia conceals evidence of Earth's greatest volcanic cataclysm of the last 100,000 years. Miles beneath its placid surface lies a magma chamber that exploded so violently during the Ice Age that gases and ash may have encircled the globe and blotted out the sun for years on end. The Toba eruption may have helped kick the climate into an unprecedented freeze and perhaps even pushed ancestral human populations to the brink of extinction. In a classic science detective story, NOVA pieces together the clues about this great catastrophe and probes questions about human evolution and Earth's fragile ecosystems.

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

 

Series Title:           Yellowstone: Land to Life

Program Title:       TUESDAY, September 8, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       9/8/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  30

Description:

Filmmaker John Grabowska presents a lyrical interpretation of the sweeping geologic story of Yellowstone, the world’s first and most famous national park. Formation of glaciers, mountain ranges and the gigantic caldera of a supervolcano provide the saga of this special place. Filmed over two years through all seasons, the film delves deeply into the significance behind the scenery and illuminates the intimate bonds between the landscape and biology — how Yellowstone’s geology influences where life exists and how it evolves. A short concluding film, “Yellowstone’s Cascade Corner,” features the portion of Yellowstone extending across the southwestern border of Montana into Idaho.

 

Series Title:           PBS Previews

Program Title:       The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       9/8/2009 9:30:00 PM

Length:                  30

Description:

PBS Hawaii will air the new Ken Burns documentary series, THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA, beginning September 27th, 2009. The 12-hour, six-part documentary series, directed by Burns and co-produced with his longtime colleague, Dayton Duncan, who also wrote the script, is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone.

http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/

 

Series Title:           History Detectives

Program Title:       MONDAY, September 14, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:       OPB

Date:       9/14/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

Shipwreck Cannons – Beachcombers on the Oregon Coast spotted what looked like large, rusty rocks sticking out of the sand. The state of Oregon, which has recovered the encrusted objects, believes they house priceless artifacts: cannons from the 1846 shipwreck of the USS Shark. Host Gwendolyn Wright tracks the 162-year-old naval tale with the help of lead investigative archaeologists from the U.S. Navy and the state of Oregon.

Connecticut Farmhouse – A resident of rural East Haddam, Connecticut, owns an old house that he believes has a story to tell. Between 1891 and 1906, the farm changed hands six times, and the names of the residents appear to be mostly Eastern European. The late 1800s marked the beginning of a mass immigration of Eastern European Jews to the United States. Host Elyse Luray explores the efforts of Jewish-American relief societies to support the Jewish agricultural community as it struggled to take root in a new land.

Kahlil Gibran Painting – A contributor from Overland Park, Kansas, has an unsigned oil portrait of his grandfather, Najib Musa Diab, which he believes was painted by the Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet . His grandfather was a contemporary of Gibran, whose poetry was published by the Arabic-language newspaper that Diab founded in Brooklyn, New York. HISTORY DETECTIVES host Tukufu Zuberi’s investigation reveals the perplexing challenges Gibran and other Arab immigrants faced as they balanced their new American identities with loyalties to their native lands when World War I changed the Middle East map and policy. From this turmoil, Gibran found the unique blend of Eastern and Western philosophy that permeated his writing and art. Did this period in Gibran’s life also produce Diab’s portrait? HISTORY DETECTIVES heads to Savannah, Georgia, and New York City to find out.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:           NOVA

Program Title:       Arctic Dinosaurs (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:       9/15/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

How is it that dinosaurs managed to survive and even thrive in the gloom of the dark and frigid polar regions? This is one of today’s most intriguing, little-known enigmas in paleontology. In this unique field expedition, NOVA sets out for Alaska’s North Slope to defrost a jackpot of new fossil clues. With the help of stunning CGI, NOVA breathes life into the polar dinosaurs’ lives and environment in vivid detail. The team of researchers combines extreme engineering and perilous fossil hunting, including digging a tunnel into the permafrost in order to collect the dinosaur bones. With Alaska’s spectacular wilderness as a backdrop, “Arctic Dinosaurs” reveals a prehistoric lost world.

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

 

Series Title:           Blood Detectives

Program Title:       WEDNESDAY, September 16, 2009

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       9/16/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

BLOOD DETECTIVES is a one-hour documentary that details the secrets and mysteries of human blood and the highly specialized medical professionals who unravel these medical mysteries to save live.  The program takes a look at the lives of patients who are affected by some of the most common, and sometimes deadliest, blood disorders.

 

Series Title:           History Detectives

Program Title:       MONDAY, September 21, 2009 (Encore)

Distributor:       OPB

Date:       9/21/2009 9:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

“PsychoPhone” – A couple in Cincinnati acquired a peculiar phonograph at an antiques auction. The machine, labeled “PsychoPhone,” included four grooved wax cylinders. The contributors think Thomas Edison invented the PsychoPhone to record messages from the afterlife. Did Edison make a machine to unlock the secrets of the dead?

”War Dog Letter” – A World War II collector from Kansas City, Kansas, has a cryptic letter from a soldier to another military man. The soldier explains that military investigators have questioned him about a man named Prestre — specifically about his character and qualifications as a dog trainer. The contributor wants to know why the military was investigating Prestre and what the dogs were being trained to do.

“Pancho Villa Watch Fob” – Just before he died, a man gave his neighbors a most unusual gift: a watch fob commemorating Francisco “Pancho” Villa’s murderous raid on the border town of Columbus, New Mexico. The man says he was a boy when the raid occurred in 1916, and he and his parents survived by hiding under a train car. Did their friend indeed witness this infamous raid?

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:           NOVA

Program Title:       The Ghost in Your Genes (Encore)

Distributor:       WGBH

Date:       9/22/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  60

Description:

In a provocative report from the frontiers of biology, NOVA explores new findings that call into question the belief that all inherited traits are passed on by our genes. The fast-growing field of epigenetics investigates hidden influences that could affect not only our health today but that of our descendants far into the future. It now seems that our environment makes small chemical changes to our DNA without affecting the gene's overall makeup. To put it another way, epigenetics adds to our DNA another layer that acts as a control system of "switches." Experiential factors such as nutrition or stress may trigger these switches and turn genes on or off. These subtle changes can then be "remembered" and passed on from generation to generation, altering inherited traits. This means the lives of our grandparents — the air they breathed, the food they ate, even the things they saw — could have directly affected us, and that what we do could, in turn, affect our grandchildren. NOVA explores this fascinating new idea, interviewing top scientists in the field and following what could be a paradigm shift in the way we think about inheritance and genes.

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

 

Series Title:           The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

Program Title:       The Last Refuge (1890 – 1915)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       9/28/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  150

Description:

By the end of the 19th century, widespread industrialization has left many Americans worried about whether the country — once a vast wilderness — will have any pristine land left. At the same time, poachers in the parks are rampant, and visitors think nothing of littering or carving their names near iconic sites like Old Faithful. Congress has yet to establish clear judicial authority or appropriations for the protection of the parks. This sparks a conservation movement by organizations such as the Sierra Club, led by John Muir; the Audubon Society, led by George Bird Grinnell; and the Boone and Crockett Club, led by Theodore Roosevelt. The movement fails, however, to stop San Francisco from building the Hetch Hetchy dam at Yosemite, flooding Muir’s “mountain temple” and leaving him broken-hearted before he dies.

http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/

 

Series Title:           The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

Program Title:       The Empire of Grandeur (1915 – 1919)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       9/29/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  120

Description:

In the early 20th century, America has a dozen national parks, but they are a haphazard patchwork of special places under the supervision of different federal agencies. The conservation movement, after failing to stop the Hetch Hetchy dam, pushes the government to establish one unified agency to oversee all the parks, leading to the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916. Its first director, Stephen Mather, a wealthy businessman and passionate park advocate who fought vigorously to establish the NPS, launches an energetic campaign to expand the national park system and bring more visitors to the parks. Among his efforts is to protect the Grand Canyon from encroaching commercial interests and establish it as a national park, rather than a national monument.

http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/

 

Series Title:           The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

Program Title:       The Empire of Grandeur (1915 – 1919) (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       9/29/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                  120

Description:

In the early 20th century, America has a dozen national parks, but they are a haphazard patchwork of special places under the supervision of different federal agencies. The conservation movement, after failing to stop the Hetch Hetchy dam, pushes the government to establish one unified agency to oversee all the parks, leading to the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916. Its first director, Stephen Mather, a wealthy businessman and passionate park advocate who fought vigorously to establish the NPS, launches an energetic campaign to expand the national park system and bring more visitors to the parks. Among his efforts is to protect the Grand Canyon from encroaching commercial interests and establish it as a national park, rather than a national monument.

http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/

 

Series Title:           The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

Program Title:       Going Home (1920 – 1933)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       9/30/2009 8:00:00 PM

Length:                  120

Description:

While visiting the parks was once predominantly the domain of Americans wealthy enough to afford the high-priced train tours, the advent of the automobile allows more people than ever before to visit the parks. Stephen Mather embraces this opportunity and works to build more roads in the parks. Some park enthusiasts, such as Margaret and Edward Gehrke of Nebraska, begin “collecting” parks, making a point to visit as many as they can. In North Carolina, Horace Kephart, a reclusive writer, and George Masa, a Japanese immigrant, launch a campaign to protect the last strands of virgin forest in the Smoky Mountains by establishing it as a park. In Wyoming, John D. Rockefeller Jr. begins quietly buying up land in the Teton Mountain Range and valley in a secret plan to donate it to the government as a park.

http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/

 

Series Title:           The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

Program Title:       Going Home (1920 – 1933) (Encore)

Distributor:       PBS

Date:       9/30/2009 10:00:00 PM

Length:                  120

Description:

While visiting the parks was once predominantly the domain of Americans wealthy enough to afford the high-priced train tours, the advent of the automobile allows more people than ever before to visit the parks. Stephen Mather embraces this opportunity and works to build more roads in the parks. Some park enthusiasts, such as Margaret and Edward Gehrke of Nebraska, begin “collecting” parks, making a point to visit as many as they can. In North Carolina, Horace Kephart, a reclusive writer, and George Masa, a Japanese immigrant, launch a campaign to protect the last strands of virgin forest in the Smoky Mountains by establishing it as a park. In Wyoming, John D. Rockefeller Jr. begins quietly buying up land in the Teton Mountain Range and valley in a secret plan to donate it to the government as a park.

http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/