Community Ascertainment Report

 

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July, August & September 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arts, Entertainment & Culture                                            Pg.     3

 

 

News & Public Affairs                                                        Pg.   46 

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

 

 

Education & History                                                           Pg. 130

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Arts, Entertainment, & Culture:

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Civil Unions

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/01/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On June 21, Governor Lingle placed the House Bill 444 on her potential veto list, giving her until July 6 to make her final decision. This week on Insights, a panel representing both sides of the civil unions issue will discuss the possible economic impact, employment benefits, property rights, and concerns of the bill that promotes same-sex marriage. Joining host Dan Boylan are Tambry Young, Equality Hawaii member; Steven Levinson, retired Associate Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court; Sandra Young, Family Law Attorney and Board Member of Hawaii Family Forum; and James Hochberg, Attorney.

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

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Keepers of the Flame: The Cultural Legacy of Three Hawaiian Women (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/01/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

KEEPERS OF THE FLAME chronicles the lives of three Hawaiian women who helped to revive the flame of traditional Hawaiian culture: Historian and author Mary Kawena Pukui, dancer and chanter 'Iolani Luahine, and kumu hula and teacher Edith Kanaka'ole.

 

Series Title:     Everyday Edisons

Program Title: Wrinkle, Wrinkle, Little Star

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/01/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In this fun-filled episode, we will meet two outrageous characters who came to the casting call with incredible energy, a polished pitch and a dryer ball designed to take wrinkles out of clothes. Will Howe and Ric Payne own a popular nightspot in Indianapolis and share a longtime friendship and the love of inventing. Will their dryer ball invention live up to our development team’s high expectations or will our inventors have to drive their motorcycles back to Indianapolis?

http://www.pbs.org/everydayedisons/

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: South Africa 2

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/01/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Hosts Justine Shapiro and Sami Sabiti travel to South Africa to see how much the rainbow nation has changed since the end of apartheid. They start their journey in Cape Town exploring its beaches and gay district before heading to Robben Island — where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned — and experiencing a healing sangoma ceremony. Sami heads north to Thohoyandou where he meets the Venda people, renowned as the country's most skillful artists. He helps them paint huts and make drums while Justine goes on safari in Kruger National Park — home to the largest variety of animals in Africa. They reconvene in Johannesburg and meet Winnie Mombasso, who runs a kitchen for AIDS orphans, and they visit the Apartheid Museum, a lasting monument to the new South Africa. Sami and Justine conclude their journey in the Soweto Township, home to the only street in the world on which two Nobel Prize winners lived.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Civil Unions (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/02/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On June 21, Governor Lingle placed the House Bill 444 on her potential veto list, giving her until July 6 to make her final decision. This week on Insights, a panel representing both sides of the civil unions issue will discuss the possible economic impact, employment benefits, property rights, and concerns of the bill that promotes same-sex marriage. Joining host Dan Boylan are Tambry Young, Equality Hawaii member; Steven Levinson, retired Associate Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court; Sandra Young, Family Law Attorney and Board Member of Hawaii Family Forum; and James Hochberg, Attorney.

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

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

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: The Royal Hawaiian Band (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/05/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, the Royal Hawaiian Band has provided audiences the world over with a continual connection to Hawaii’s royal heritage. During this vintage concert, set on the grounds of historic Iolani Palace, Bandmaster Aaron Mahi pays tribute to one of his predecessors, Henry Berger, Royal Hawaiian Bandmaster from 1871 to 1915 and sometimes called the “Father of Hawaiian music.”

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Salt Lake City, UT, Part 1 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               7/05/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Salt Lake City, Utah, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark Walberg takes the plunge down Olympic Park's bobsled run to get in the zone for a look at Olympics collectibles with appraiser Philip Weiss. At the Salt Palace Convention Center, ROADSHOW experts favorably judge such outstanding finds as a 1920s to 1930s-era folk art quilt depicting scenes from Mormon history; a valuable Utah landscape painting by 20th-century Swedish-American artist Birger Sandzen; and a mid-19th-century archive of materials documenting the career of Philip Margetts, considered the first prominent Mormon actor, brought in by his great-granddaughter and valued at $100,000 to $150,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short

Program Title: Monty Richards

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/06/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Monty Richards, fifth-generation family member of a ranching dynasty and former president/general manager of Kahua Ranch on Hawaii Island.  Known for his pioneering efforts in high intensity rapid rotational grazing techniques and diversified operations like hydroponic farming, Richards is also recognized as a lifetime community volunteer.

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

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

 

Series Title:     Carrier

Program Title: All Hands (Encore)

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               7/06/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On a bright May morning, more than 5,000 sailors and Marines bid farewell to their loved ones before the mammoth USS Nimitz pulls out of Coronado, California, and sets a course for Hawaii and beyond. Among the men and women who live and work on board are an airman who describes the ship as a small town; a pilot who considers the ship a powerful instrument of diplomacy; a sailor who questions “why we’re fighting to defend someone else’s freedom when we barely have our own”; a cook who dishes out 15,000 meals a day; and an airman who has just learned that his girlfriend is pregnant.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey and Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/06/2010 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:     David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special (Encore)

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/07/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This special, hosted by David Suchet, Masterpiece’s own Hercule Poirot, takes us across the Europe of today and reaches into bygone eras. With glamour, insight, charm, beautiful photography and fascinating stories, Suchet leads us on an epic journey on an iconic train through a series of romantic cities and stunning scenery.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Artist2 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/08/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

A follow up to the first ARTIST show, ARTIST2 takes us once again into the creative process from the artist’s point of view. This diverse program offers a look at the career of Tadashi Sato and includes a feature on his mosaic work Aquarius; the glass murals of Doug Young; the Pacific Rim Children’s Chorus Festival; and the reuniting of the 1980s new wave rock band Oriental Love Ring.

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/artist2.htm

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Artist (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/08/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

ARTIST is the story of five prominent Hawaii artists. Though divergent in approach, these individuals share the unquenchable thirst to create something that never existed before. They are Hawaii’s own and represent a thriving local arts community. Featured artists include Sally French, Leland Miyano, Maika’i Tubbs, Bobby Ingano and Marie Takazawa.

 

Series Title:     Everyday Edisons

Program Title: So Many Shoes, So Little Storage

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/08/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Holly Tucker, who has trekked the globe as a travel agent, is one of this season’s most effervescent inventors. She brings her enthusiasm and winning smile to the casting call and wows our judges with her Shoe Skirt, a unique concept in “out of the way and out of the box” shoe storage. After our industrial design team reviews her idea and expands on the concept, it’s off to test the product for Direct Response Television (DRTV). Will the Shoe Skirt twirl with audiences? Only time will tell.

http://www.pbs.org/everydayedisons/

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Belgium & Luxembourg

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/08/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Katy Haswell begins her trip in Belgium at the stunning Antwerp home of painter Peter Paul Rubens before giving in to her sweet tooth at one of the ubiquitous chocolate shops. She’s lured into Antwerp’s diamond district, tries her hand at lace-making in Bruges, goes shrimp-fishing on horseback in Oostduinkirke and tours the World War I battlefields near Ypres. Katy then journeys to Brussels and discovers Art Nouveau, sea snail street food, and the European Union headquarters before visiting the beautiful caves of the Ardennes. Her last stop is Luxembourg where she learns about the Battle of the Bulge and enjoys one of the country’s many festivals.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/12/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Salt Lake City, UT, Part 2 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               7/12/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Salt Lake City, Utah, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg is joined by ROADSHOW appraisers Leigh and Leslie Keno for a tour of what may be the largest antique furniture store in America: Euro Treasure Warehouse, with some 40,000 pieces the owner had shipped from Europe. At the Salt Palace Convention Center, ROADSHOW appraisers discover treasures with local roots, including a writing desk made by the owner's great-grandfather, Robert Nell, one of the original Mormon pioneers; a mid-19th-century shotgun passed down from the owner's great-great-grandfather, an employee of the Overland Mail Company stagecoach service; and an extremely rare 1851 first edition copy of The Pearl of Great Price - the third volume of Mormon scripture - inherited from the owner's grandfather and valued at $45,000 to $55,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Leona Rocha Wilson (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/13/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Maui-raised entrepreneur Leona Rocha Wilson, a one-time national spokesperson for the home sewing industry and inventor of the “fashion ruler”, a tool still in use today. Leona is also a passionate advocate for education. Leona uses her Maui-based cable show, Go School, No Come Like Me, to inspire people through stories of lives transformed by education. Leona’s colorful life, which includes a stint in the military and writing a book, is a shining example of how to constantly reinvent oneself.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Sunday, July 18th at 4pm.

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

 

Series Title:     Carrier

Program Title: Controlled Chaos (Encore)

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               7/13/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The men and women of the USS Nimitz live beneath the runway of a major airport. They sleep on the roof of a nuclear power plant. It’s a perilous environment. Their only bulwark against danger and chaos is to bond with their units on board the ship. The “Shooters,” who launch the jets, have a “Circle of Trust”; the Ordies (ordnance personnel) pride themselves on being a “mafia”; the F-18 squadrons — the Black Aces, the Hoboes and the Marine Red Devils — are tight fraternities.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/14/2010 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:     Breakfast Special

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/14/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Learn new ways to start the day! BREAKFAST SPECIAL is a celebration of going out for a morning meal in America. Rick Sebak visits interesting and unusual breakfast spots, from a Cuban cafe in downtown St. Augustine to a mid-western eatery in a shopping center outside Columbus, Ohio. He lets viewers sample pancakes in rural New York State, try "congee" in San Francisco, and see what's cooking at the Tin Shed in Portland, Oregon. There's more to breakfast than a bowl of cold cereal.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Lahaina: Waves of Change (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/15/2010 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."

 

Series Title:     Everyday Edisons

Program Title: I've Got Friends in Tight Places (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/15/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

When Stephen Marquardt presented his Advanced Tool System at the casting call, the judges didn’t quite know what to make of it. It was an expertly engineered series of tools similar to what everyone has in their own toolboxes, but with a variety of extensions and additions to help get around seemingly impossible angles. The judges brought it back to the development team at Everyday Edisons, who took on the challenge of making this Rube Goldberg-type tool kit into something that could be a perfect fit for consumers.

http://www.pbs.org/everydayedisons/

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Iran (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/15/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Ian Wright explores Tehran, the busy capital city, and visits the last resting-place of Ayatollah Khomeini, considered Iran’s holiest site of worship. After taking part in the “House of Strength,” an ancient Iranian sport, Ian checks out the local nightlife and treats himself to a dish of sheep’s brains. He goes skiing in Dizin and then travels to Bandare-E Torkaman on the Caspian coast, where he goes sturgeon fishing and visits a caviar processing plant. Ian wrestles a descendant of Genghis Khan before journeying to Esfahan, site of a magnificent blue-domed mosque. He flies to Shiraz to see the Islamic festival of Ashura, spends a day with the Qashqai Nomads and then visits Persepolis, a city built at the height of the Persian Empire.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/19/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This episode of Na Mele is a special encore of an event recorded in 2002 and featuring some of Hawai'i Music Institute's teaching staff, including Melveen Leed, Byron Yasui, Brother Noland and Ku'uipo Kumukahi. Viewers are treated to a variety of ‘ukulele sounds - from traditional and classical to the contemporary.

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Salt Lake City, UT, Part 3 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               7/19/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

At Salt Lake City's Utah Museum of Natural History, appraiser Gary Piattoni introduces ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark Walberg to the world of the rock hound and the market in minerals. At the Salt Palace Convention Center, ROADSHOW appraisers hit a mother lode of precious objects, including a set of clubs once owned by Utah golf legend George "Gix" Von Elm, who won the U.S. Open Amateur in 1926; a set of beautiful 18th-century Chinese white jade carvings; and a pair of rare documents: a Mormon advertisement on textile and a copy of Brigham Young's Invasion Proclamation - both issued in 1857, during hostilities between the Mormons in Utah and the U.S. government - valued at $10,000 to $15,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Sam Cooke

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/20/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

A member of one of Hawaii's most prominent kama'aina families, Sam Cooke shares his passion for the restoration of Hawaii's cultural and historical treasures.  Sam is a descendant of early missionaries who established a business empire with Castle and Cooke. Together with his wife Mary, Sam established the Manoa Heritage Center to promote the stewardship of an ancient heiau located near their historic home in Manoa Valley.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday, July 21 and at 4pm on Sunday, July 25.

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

 

Series Title:     Carrier

Program Title: Super Secrets (Encore)

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               7/20/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The ship’s location and itinerary are classified. Details of how the nuclear reactor works are top secret. Many aspects of life on a nuclear aircraft carrier are hush-hush. Dating and sex aboard ship are strictly forbidden, but according to one sailor, with 5,000 people on board, relationships are “inevitable,” resulting in a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that applies to relationships as well as sexual orientation.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/21/2010 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: Merle Haggard: Learning to Live With Myself

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               7/21/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This revealing documentary follows music legend Merle Haggard for two years, on tour and at home on his ranch. Known for his distinctive voice, finger-picking and interpretations, the former prison inmate recently survived major lung surgery; he’s now in top physical shape and hitting new artistic and commercial highs. The program includes interviews with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Ray Price, Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams, and Allison Krauss.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Voyagers: The First Hawaiians (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/22/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

In the 5th Century, explorers discovered the most isolated islands in the world. Without a compass or sextant, and guided only by their knowledge of the sea and a premonition of land, a band of voyagers set sail from the South Pacific in hand-carved, double hulled canoes in search of Hawaii. Based on the book Voyage – The Discovery of Hawaii by Herb Kawainui Kane.

 

Series Title:     Everyday Edisons

Program Title: Drawing a Car-clusion

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/22/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jonathan Frank is a kid at heart and an engineer by trade. His young son was the inspiration for his G-Car invention. In this case, G stands for gradient or the edge of printed lines, that Jonathan’s battery-powered race cars will follow, allowing kids of all ages to design and print their own tracks instead of having to use typical plastic tracks. Children can print their own track designs and have their G-Cars follow whatever routes they can image. Jonathan wants his route to be straight to the top of the toy market, but will his car be able to travel the distance? Get your map out… it’s going to be a wild ride!

http://www.pbs.org/everydayedisons/

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Armenia & Georgia

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/22/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Ian Wright begins his trip in Yerevan, Armenia’s capital. He visits the rock-hewn Gerhard Church, Lake Sevan, and the Armenian Genocide Memorial in the shadow of Mount Ararat. In Georgia, he explores the capital Tbilisi and the seaside resort Batumi before heading out into the Caucasus Mountains. In the village of Ushguli, he experiences the roots of Georgian song and dance and then visits the carved city of Vardzia before embarking on a two-day trek up Mount Kazbek, the highest peak in the Eastern Caucasus.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: George Winston Plays Slack Key (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/26/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Las Vegas, NV Part 1 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               7/26/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

At a Las Vegas, Nevada magic theater, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowery reveal that the artistry — and value — of vintage magic posters is no illusion. Appraisers at the Las Vegas Convention Center don’t need sleight-of-hand techniques to pull amazing discoveries out of the crowd, including drawings by the legendary folk musician Woody Guthrie, given to the owner’s journalist father after an interview with Guthrie; an heirloom early-19th-century tavern clock made by Aaron Willard of the renowned Boston clock manufacturing family; and a fabulous five-carat, Asscher-cut diamond ring, inherited from the owner’s grandfather, owner of a jewelry store/pawn shop in a Colorado mining town. The tearful owner realizes she’s hit pay dirt when the ring is valued at $165,000 to $175,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Kealoha (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/27/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Honolulu born and raised slam poet Kealoha. He has represented Hawaii four times at the National Poetry Slam and is the founder of local events like First Thursdays – the largest registered slam poetry competition in the world with an average attendance of 600+. In 2009, Kealoha was featured on HBO’s Brave New Voices series. Poetry, however, has not always been his life’s passion. Kealoha was a nuclear engineering major at M.I.T. and after graduating shifted gears to a career in management consulting. Then, in 2000, Kealoha stumbled upon a poetry slam in San Francisco. This cathartic experience inspired him to devote his life to the creation and performing of poetry.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, July 28 at 11pm and on Sunday, August 1 at 4pm.

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

 

Series Title:     Carrier

Program Title: Squared Away (Encore)

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               7/27/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Mentoring and camaraderie are what hold the ship together. But life on deployment is stressful for everyone aboard, and there can be considerable friction between enlisted personnel and their superiors. Port calls allow sailors to blow off steam, but they don’t relieve all the pressure. In Guam, a young sailor coming to terms with his upbringing can’t play by the rules and is forced out of the Navy. From Guam, the carrier Nimitz sails through the Straits of Malacca, past Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, the last liberty call before the long haul to the Persian Gulf.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey and Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/28/2010 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:     Paul McCartney in Performance at the White House: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/28/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

President and Mrs. Obama hosted a concert on June 2, 2010, in honor of musician Sir Paul McCartney’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The event in the White House East Room included performances by McCartney himself and Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Jonas Brothers, Herbie Hancock, Emmylou Harris, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dave Grohl, Faith Hill, Lang Lang and Jack White. President Obama presented the Gershwin Prize to McCartney during the event. The music special, part of the IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE series, features the concert event, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.

http://www.pbs.org/inperformanceatthewhitehouse/

 

Series Title:     Paul McCartney in Performance at the White House: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/28/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

President and Mrs. Obama hosted a concert on June 2, 2010, in honor of musician Sir Paul McCartney’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The event in the White House East Room included performances by McCartney himself and Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Jonas Brothers, Herbie Hancock, Emmylou Harris, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dave Grohl, Faith Hill, Lang Lang and Jack White. President Obama presented the Gershwin Prize to McCartney during the event. The music special, part of the IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE series, features the concert event, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.

http://www.pbs.org/inperformanceatthewhitehouse/

 

Series Title:     The Buddha

Program Title: THURSDAY, July 29, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/29/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            150

Description:

Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man, the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth. He said only that he was a human being who, in a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. This documentary by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of his life, a journey especially relevant in our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion.

http://www.pbs.org/thebuddha/

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/29/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Megan McCormick hangs ten at Surfers’ Paradise on the Gold Coast and Noosa in Queensland. She catches the ferry to Fraser Island, the world’s largest sandbar and home to a wide assortment of wildlife. Megan then heads to Airlie Beach and boards a yacht for a two-day tour of the Whitsunday Islands, known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Next she goes diving in Blue Pearl Bay, where she also gets tips for surviving a run-in with crocodiles. Megan also explores the wreckage of a cargo ship in the Magnetic Islands, learns all about coral in Cairns, meets a pearl diver on Thursday Island, hunts for wild boar on Cape York Peninsula, and finally experiences the beauty of Lizard Island and Cod Hole at the very tip of the Australian continent.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: 'Ale'a (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/02/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Great Performances

Program Title: Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias (Encore)

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               8/02/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

This extraordinary documentary tells the story of Luciano Pavarotti's remarkable career through the eyes of some of his colleagues and the arias that made him famous. With the use of extensive archival performance footage, interviews and film from the BBC, this documentary is an in-depth appreciation of the most popular opera singer of modern times.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/episodes/pavarotti-a-life-in-seven-arias/introduction/39/

 

Series Title:     Shifting Sands: Bedouin Women at the Crossroads

Program Title: MONDAY, August 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/02/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Dr. Ruth Westheimer explores shifting gender roles and the challenges of modernization facing Israel's Bedouin people in SHIFTING SANDS: BEDOUIN WOMEN AT THE CROSSROADS. The Bedouin, an Arab ethnic group with a strong sense of tradition, culture and lifestyle, retain their ancient nomadic ways despite the ever-encroaching modern world. But change is coming to the desert. Bedouin women, traditionally a group with little control over their destinies in the male-dominated society, have begun to look beyond the constraints of their culture to seek greater equality. Dr. Ruth follows the personal stories of some of these courageous women — a doctor, a lawyer, a businesswoman and the head of a weaving collective — to illustrate how their tumultuous journeys led to social and individual transformation.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: James Scott, Part 1 of 2 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/03/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Join Leslie Wilcox for part one of a two-part discussion with James Scott, the Waimanalo-born Native Hawaiian who has been president of Punahou School since 1994.  Scott is the first Punahou graduate to serve as its president.  While Punahou has often been stereotyped as the school for Hawaii’s privileged class, Scott came from modest beginnings with parents who scraped and sacrificed so that he could attend.  He also augmented his tuition by working in the school cafeteria.  Scott talks with Leslie about his memories of Punahou as a student, his vision of the school as its president, his management style, and his thoughts on the changing face of education.

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

 

Series Title:     Aretha Franklin Presents: Soul Rewind

Program Title: TUESDAY, August 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/03/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

This comprehensive collection of rare performances by legendary R&B performers of the classic 1960s-70s soul era offers an abundance of long-lost archival material that has been recovered from film vaults in the U.S. and Europe. The Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, presents this treasure trove of precious and vital footage.  Highlights include "Respect" by Aretha Franklin, "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King, "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge, "Dancing In The Street" by Martha & The Vandellas, "You Really Got A Hold On Me" by The Miracles, "Knock On Wood" by Eddie Floyd, and many others from rare performances seen only overseas – until now.

 

Series Title:     For the Generatioins: Native Story and Performance

Program Title: TUESDAY, August 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/03/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This program examines the efforts of contemporary Native American performers to recast themselves in the 21st Century. Told through original performance footage and the artists’ own words, the one-hour documentary explores health and fitness issues that plague young Natives Americans on and off the reservations.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, August 4, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/04/2010 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:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, August 4, 2010        

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/04/2010 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:     Lower Your Taxes! Now and Forever with Ed Slott

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, August 4, 2010        

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/04/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Certified Public Accountant Ed Slott covers all new material including pressing viewer retirement questions: 10 steps to pay less taxes, how not to run out of money in retirement, ROTH IRA conversion traps,  a rundown of key retirement terms, how to pick retirement professionals, and much more. The program was taped before a live audience in his humorous yet informative style filled with poignant anecdotes. Ed manages to make the difficult subjects such as estate planning, family conversations about money, and retirement planning understandable and fun.

 

Series Title:     Anti-cancer with Dr. David Servan-Schreiber

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, August 4, 2010        

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/05/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Based on the NY Times best-selling book Anticancer: A New Way of Life, Dr. David Servan-Schreiber addresses the simple steps you can take to give your body a fighting chance. The way to do this is with prevention, and integrative oncology: supplementing medical treatments with a healthy lifestyle. Learn about which foods fight cancer; which are cancer-promoting and contain contaminants that should be avoided; how exercises strengthen the body's defenses; and how social and mental well-being can actually improve your health; and much more.

 

Series Title:     Visions of Italy

Program Title: Northern Style

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/05/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Shot in High Definition, this program offers the ultimate vacation postcard of Italy - the sights and scenes immortalized in literature, movies, and art for centuries - seen as never before. Stunning aerial footage and evocative Italian music from Luciano Pavarotti to Connie Francis showcase unprecedented views of Siena, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Lake Como, the Alps, and more.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Kawai Cockett & Darlene Ahuna (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/09/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Na Mele Treasures III

Program Title: MONDAY, August 9, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/09/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

By popular demand, PBS Hawaii brings you an encore presentation of a NA MELE TREASURES III.  Robert Cazimero accompanies living treasures of Hawaiian music on the piano as they sing and tell the stories behind classic songs from the Hawaiian music canon. Recorded live at the PBS Hawaii studios, the program features beloved songbirds Emma Veary and Nina Kealiiwahamana, the legendary Mahi Beamer, and a special surprise guest. Robert Cazimero shares his incomparable vocal talents throughout the evening, and the entire ensemble is backed up by the Kawika Trask Trio. PBS Hawaii CEO Leslie Wilcox, music historian Harry B. Soria, Jr., and beloved entertainer Mihana Souza host this unforgettable, "chicken skin" evening of great Hawaiian music.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: James Scott, Part 2 of 2 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/10/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Join Leslie Wilcox for the second part of a two-part discussion with Dr. James Scott, the Waimanalo-born Native Hawaiian who has been president of Punahou School since 1994.  In this episode, Dr. Scott talks about the balance he tries to maintain for Punahou between traditions from the past and innovations for the future.  He characterizes that balance as the art of “holding the tension.”  He credits lessons he learned as a pitcher on the Punahou baseball team, in part, for his ability to strike this delicate balance.  He also talks about his wife Maureen, raising two children in their on-campus home, and the challenges of separating work and home-life when one’s home and workplace are really one and the same.  Dr. Scott also talks about a Punahou initiative that helps public school students get ready for college and speculates on his future as the school’s president.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Sunday, August 15 at 4pm.

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

 

Series Title:     Carole King & James Taylor: Live at the Troubadour

Program Title: TUESDAY, August 10, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/10/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This concert special stars Carole King and James Taylor, filmed at their 2007 performances celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles' famed Troubadour nightclub. At that club some 40 years ago, Taylor urged King to emerge as an artist from behind her piano, a seminal moment in the history of these pop singer-songwriter icons. King and Taylor perform 12 songs, including stunning performances of the pair’s most beloved hits such as King’s “So Far Away,” “It’s Too Late,” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” as well as Taylor’s “Carolina in My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James,” and “Fire and Rain,” to name just a few.

 

Series Title:     Clay Aiken – Tried & True: Live!

Program Title: TUESDAY, August 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/10/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Chart-topping American Idol vocalist Clay Aiken brings his clarion voice and personal interpretations to new arrangements of iconic songs, including “Mack the Knife,” “It’s Impossible,” “Moon River,” “Misty,” “Unchained Melody” and a duet with Broadway star Linda Eder on Roy Orbison’s classic lament “Crying.” Fellow American Idol star Ruben Studdard guest stars.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, August 11, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/11/2010 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:     John Denver: A Song's Best Friend

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, August 11, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/11/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

A touching look at John Denver and his legacy, focusing on his most famous songs, with background and insight from those closest to him. The program features interviews with his ex-wife Annie, producer and arranger Milt Okun, manager Hal Thau, conductor and composer Lee Holdridge, and band members Pete Huttlinger and John Somers.

 

Series Title:     Through a Dog's Eyes

Program Title: THURSDAY, August 12, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/12/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Each year, hundreds of people find hope through a handful of organizations across the country that train assistance dogs for people with disabilities. THROUGH A DOG'S EYES follows the journey of recipients as they go through the heartwarming and sometimes difficult process of receiving and becoming acclimated to a dog. Jennifer Arnold, founder of one of the nation’s largest service dog organizations, Canine Assistants, details her unique teaching methods, giving viewers an intimate look at the canine-recipient matching process. The program offers inspiring, hopeful stories that show how dogs can affect everyone’s life and how with a little patience and a lot of love, an “ordinary” dog can show how extraordinary he or she can become.

 

Series Title:     Visions of Israel

Program Title: THURSDAY, August 12, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/12/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

A video pilgrimage to Israel — home to approximately 7.2 million and the Holy Land of Christianity, Islam and Judaism — showcases the country in all its diverse glory. Set to regional music and informative narration by violinist Itzhak Perlman, the stunning aerial and ground footage highlights the religious landmarks of the Old City of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Viewers will see the Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem and the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret); journey to the ancient Jewish fortress at Masada and to the lowest point on land — the Dead Sea; and visit secular delights, including Tel Aviv, the resort city of Eilat on the Red Sea, and the marvelous beaches of the Mediterranean Coast.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/16/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

These two Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners present their unique blend of musical artistry. In both solos and duets, Amy and Willie display wide-ranging versatility that showcases their diverse musical backgrounds.

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Milwaukee, WI, Part 1 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               8/16/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW kicks off its visit to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the city's traditional German Fest, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stuart Whitehurst soak up the atmosphere and talk about collectible German beer steins. At the Midwest Airlines Center, collectors are thirsty for information about such treasures as a 1952 Fender Esquire guitar, prized by country and western musicians; a late 19th-century child's sled in the shape of a swan, considered a rare piece of American folk sculpture; and a cliffhanger: an 18th-century desk and bookcase passed down to the owner from his great-grandfather, a former governor of Connecticut, that could be worth as much as $250,000 - or $20,000 if the two pieces are determined to be "married."

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

 

Series Title:     Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture

Program Title: MONDAY, August 16, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/16/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This feature documentary traces the life and work of American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) from his birth in Dublin, Ireland, to his work in New York City and Paris to his death in Cornish, New Hampshire. Trained in Paris and Rome, Saint-Gaudens is considered America's premier sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries. During a career that spanned three decades, Saint-Gaudens created nearly 150 works of art, including a number of major public monuments to heroes of the Civil War. The story of his personal life is woven around in-depth studies of five of his major works of art, including the contemplative Standing Lincoln in Lincoln Park, Chicago; the moving Shaw Memorial on Boston Common; the powerful Sherman Monument in Central Park; the serene Diana in the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the stirring Adams Memorial in Washington, DC.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Barbara Kawakami

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/17/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Barbara Kawakami who, just three months old in 1921, arrived in Hawaii with her family and a ship full of Japanese “Picture Brides”.  These young women were about to enter into arranged marriages to plantation laborers.  Barbara has devoted the last thirty years collecting the clothing and preserving the almost-lost accounts of first generation immigrants, many of them picture brides.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, August 18 at 11pm and on Sunday, August 22 at 4pm.

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

 

Series Title:     Carrier

Program Title: Rites of Passage (Encore)

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               8/17/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The last day in the Gulf is the last chance to drop bombs before the carrier Nimitz heads home. The jets take off, laden with ordnance, and return hours later, still carrying the same bombs. As the Nimitz crosses the equator, the entire ship takes part in the Crossing the Line Ceremony, an ancient maritime ritual. In the middle of flight operations, a storm arises in the South Indian Ocean. The deck pitches violently, turning the already dangerous task of landing on the carrier into a nail-biting, heart-pounding drama.

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

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: Salt

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/17/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In his search for "somewhere I could point my camera into pure space," award-winning photographer Murray Fredericks began making annual solo camping trips to remote Lake Eyre and its salt flats in South Australia. These trips have yielded remarkable photos of a boundless, desolate yet beautiful environment where sky, water and land merge. Made in collaboration with documentary filmmaker Michael Angus, the film is an extension of Fredericks' work at Lake Eyre, interweaving his photos and video diary with time-lapse sequences to offer viewers the disorienting yet liberating experience of being thrown into an infinite dimension of mind and spirit.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, August 18, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/18/2010 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:     Live from the Lincoln Center

Program Title: South Pacific

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/18/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            180

Description:

Lincoln Center Theater presents the Tony Award-winning production of “South Pacific,” Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical classic, from the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples ― U.S. Navy nurse Nellie Forbush (Kelli O’Hara) and French plantation owner Emile de Becque (Paulo Szot), and Navy Airman Joe Cable and a young native girl, Liat ― and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of World War II and their own prejudices. The score includes such classic songs as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “Bali Ha’i,” “There Is Nothin’ Like a Dame,” “A Wonderful Guy” and “This Nearly Was Mine.” Lincoln Center Theater’s revival, directed by Bartlett Sher, won seven Tonys. Hawaii’s own Loretta Ables Sayre stars as Bloody Mary.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/19/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Slack key guitar master and Na Hoku Hanohano 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:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/19/2010 9:00:00 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:     Everyday Edisons

Program Title: Know When to Fold ‘Em Pan

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/19/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Inventor Phil Avery had a storage problem in his kitchen. Seeing how Phil loves to bake, he came up with a unique idea – a variety of folding baking pans and a great case in which to store them. So preheat the oven because in this episode, the foldable baking pan may become the hottest new thing in the highly competitive kitchen accessories industry.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Globe Trekker Food Hour: Lebanon

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/19/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The rich soil and varied history of Lebanon have resulted in a world-class cuisine. Host Merrilees Parker travels to the capital of Beirut and then into the countryside of Lebanon to learn more about its people, their culture and their cuisine.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Cyril Pahinui & Peter Moon, Jr.

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/23/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This special NA MELE presentation is the first in a series of master-apprentice themed programs in which younger, up-and-coming musicians are mentored by older, more established artists. The pairing of Cyril Pahinui and Peter Moon, Jr. has a special significance, as both are the sons of Hawaiian music icons: slack key guitar legend Gabby “Pops” Pahinui and Peter Moon, Sr.—a seminal figure in the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970s.

Cyril and Peter Moon, Jr.’s master-apprentice process is rooted in the “old style” approach to teaching: watch, listen, and learn. That was how Cyril learned from his father, and this technique seems to bear fruit with Peter Moon, Jr. as the two of them, along with special guest Jeff Ahoy on steel guitar, raise the roof in a jam session at the PBS Hawaii studio.

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Milwaukee, WI, Part 2 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               8/23/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry peruse the world's largest collection of posters by French lithographer Jules Cheret, best known for his colorful advertisements for the Moulin Rouge. At the Midwest Airlines Center, appraisers get a kick out of the objects arrayed for their evaluation, including a charming 1772 needlework sampler crafted by the youngster who would become renowned clockmaker Aaron Willard's wife; a lovely circa 1890 Japanese bronze sculpture of a peasant woman and baby; and a ruby and diamond bracelet, purchased by the owner's great-grandmother - a German countess - from Austria's Empress Eugenie in the 1890s, with an auction estimate of $30,000 to $35,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio

Program Title: MONDAY, August 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/23/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In 1993, the late architect and MacArthur "genius" Samuel Mockbee started the Rural Studio, a design/build program in which students create striking architecture for impoverished communities in rural Alabama. Guided by frank, passionate, never-before-seen interviews with Mockbee, the film shows how students use their creativity, ingenuity and compassion to craft a home for their charismatic, indigent client, Jimmie Lee Matthews, known as "Music Man" for his passion for soul music. The Rural Studio provides students with an experience that inspires them to consider how they can use their skills to better their communities. Interviews with Mockbee's peers and scenes with those he's influenced infuse the film with a larger discussion of architecture's role in issues of poverty, class, race, education, citizenship and social change.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Hokulani Holt (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/24/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Maui-based kumu hula and Hawaiian cultural/language specialist Hōkūlani Holt talks story with Leslie Wilcox about growing up on Oahu and Maui, being hānai’d (adopted) by her grandparents, and growing up in a well-known hula family.  Hokulani also talks about juggling her demanding yet fulfilling life as a kumu hula, Director of Cultural Programs at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, and her active roles in a long list of community organizations.  Through it all she draws strength from her Hawaiian heritage and a family history of strong, independent women.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, August 25 at 11pm and on Sunday, August 28 at 4pm.

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

 

Series Title:     Carrier

Program Title: True Believers (Encore)

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               8/24/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This episode explores the many expressions of faith onboard the USS Nimitz: faith in self, faith in one's shipmates, faith in the mission of the ship and the president's call to arms. The major religious groups on board are Catholic and Protestant, but there also is a coven of Wiccans, as well as a Pentecostal group whose newest member is challenged by the duality of his beliefs and the temptations of liberty as the ship drops anchor in Perth, Australia.

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

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: The Edge of Dreaming

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/24/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Scottish filmmaker Amy Hardie has built a career making science documentaries that reflect her rational temperament. When one night she dreamed her horse was dying, only to wake and find the horse dead, she dismissed the incident as coincidental. Then she dreamed she would die at age 48 — the next year. When Hardie does get ill, just as the dream predicted, her search takes her to neuroscience and finally a shaman. “The Edge of Dreaming” is an evocative, intimate chronicle of that year and a fascinating investigation into the human subconscious.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, August 25, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/25/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leahey & Leahey

Wednesday, August 25 at 7:30PM

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: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/25/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The renowned Vienna Philharmonic continues its summertime tradition with an open-air concert held in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Guest conductor Franz Welser-Möst, currently music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a selection of audience favorites.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Happy Birthday Tutu Ruth (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/26/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This documentary is a poetic account of Ruth Kaholoa'a’s struggle to survive while remaining firmly rooted in the practices of her Hawaiian culture even as the modern world closes in.  At times wrenching and wondrous, this is one woman’s journey which leads to the heart of the Hawaiian experience.  A taro farmer on the Big Island of Hawaii who reared 13 children almost singlehandedly when her husband fell ill, Ruth is a testament to the remarkable resilience of the human spirit.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: The Punalu'u Experience (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/26/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Everyday Edisons

Program Title: Night, Night, Nightbeams

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/26/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

A parent of three, Stan Black, wanted to make bedtime something his children looked forward to as they drifted off to sleep. His solution is not simply a nightlight, but an image projection system that sends their favorite comic book heroes, television characters and cartoons directly to their bedroom wall via an expertly crafted photographic slide. Will his invention light up the rooms of children around the country or go dark before we hit the switch?

http://www.pbs.org/everydayedisons/

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Caribbean Islands: St. Lucia, Martinique & Montserrat

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/26/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Zoe Palmer visits the spectacularly beautiful islands of St Lucia, Martinique and Montserrat. Surrounded by stunning rainforests, mountains, and volcanoes with a hybrid of English, African and French heritage, these islands deserve their reputation as one of the top vacation spots in the world.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Maunalua (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/30/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Maunalua, with Bobby Moderow, Jr. on rhythm and slack-key guitar, Kahi Kaonohi on bass guitar and vocals, and Bruce Spencer on ukulele and vocals, blend their talents to evoke memories of old Hawaii.

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Milwaukee, WI, Part 3 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               8/30/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW wraps up its visit to the Cream City - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - nicknamed for the locally manufactured, off-white bricks that mark the city's mid-19th-century architecture. At the Midwest Airlines Center, ROADSHOW experts pave the way for some unique discoveries, including a valuable Persian rug the owner used to cover furniture in the rain; a stained glass figurine originally commissioned for the owner of horse racing legend Dan Patch; and two milestone game baseballs autographed by Milwaukee Braves legend Warren Spahn - one from Spahn's 327th winning game, which made him the winning-est left-handed pitcher of all time, and the other from Spahn's 300th winning game, the gold standard for pitchers. Auction value for the pair could hit $11,000 to $14,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: John Clark

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/31/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In this edition of Long Story Short, Leslie Wilcox talks story with a true Renaissance man. John Clark relates how learning to surf at a young age led him to become a waterman, lifeguard, fire fighter, historian, and writer. The author of a series of books on Hawaii’s beaches, John Clark took the innate curiosity that we all have and hunted down the source and mo‘olelo, or stories, behind the names of Hawaii’s surf spots and shoreline landmarks. Find out how this descendent of a sea captain is doing his part to keep Hawaiian stories and characters alive.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday, September 1 and at 4pm on Sunday, September 5.

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

 

Series Title:     CARRIER

Program Title: Get Home-itis (Encore)

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               8/31/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A six-month absence places a heavy burden on relationships aboard the USS Nimitz. The Navy holds seminars to counsel sailors on what to expect when they return home - and how to make the transition smooth. The "Tiger Cruise" ritual allows sailors to invite their family members aboard for the last leg of the deployment as the ship makes it way back to its home port.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, September 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/01/2010 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: Renée Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky: A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/01/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Reigning American soprano Renée Fleming travels to Russia for a special visit to St. Petersburg with her friend and frequent co-star, Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. St.Petersburg, a city born in the remarkable mind and imagination of the young Czar Peter the Great, is also called “Venice of the North.” The singers explore and perform in some of the most spectacular locations in this city of palaces, all of them on the water: the Winter Palace, or the Hermitage, built with one entire facade facing the Neva River; the Yusupov Palace (scene of Rasputin’s murder); and the Peterhof with its fantastic fountains on the Gulf of Finland. In each location, they sing arias and duets by Verdi and Tchaikovsky, as well as the Russian songs of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.

 

Series Title:     The Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: A Surprise            

                         in Texas

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, September 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/01/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This documentary is a behind-the-scenes experience of the most prestigious piano contest in the world. Twenty-nine of the world’s best young pianists hailing from fourteen countries converged in Fort Worth for a once-in-a-lifetime chance at the coveted gold medal in the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Time and Tide (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/02/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Expatriates return to the tiny island nation of Tuvalu to find a place vastly different from the one they remember. As the locals and ex-pats struggle to cope with the dramatic effects of globalization on Tuvaluan culture, an even greater threat looms. Driven by global warming, a steadily rising sea level is stealing their precious land. TIME AND TIDE is a poetic and absorbing documentary about a land, its people and irreversible tragedy.

 

Series Title:     Everyday Edisons

Program Title: Don't Cry Over Spilled...

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/02/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Fill in the blank – milk, coffee, juice or even antifreeze.  Dick Ho has invented what he calls “Non-Spill Technology for Spouts and Lids” because we all spill things as we try to pour. His spout will help anyone pouring liquids from bottles, jugs or large containers avoid the splashing, while his ingenious coffee lid keeps the beverage temperature constant and the coffee in the cup. Born in China and raised in Taiwan, this retired aerospace engineer spends most of his free time inventing products and has many patents to his credit.

http://www.pbs.org/everydayedisons/

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Midwest U.S.A.

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/02/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Justine Shapiro travels to Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin, known as “America’s Cereal Bowl.” Here she finds a beautiful land of lakes and mountains, lumberjacks and Native American tribes; strange, experimental aircraft and Harley Davidsons; Mark Twain and the world’s first McDonald’s. And that’s all before she visits Chicago and Detroit with their fascinating history of gangsters, automobiles and music.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Raiatea Helm (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/06/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Honolulu, HI, Part 1 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               9/06/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW says "Aloha!" to its 11th season with a voyage to Honolulu, Hawaii. Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nancy Druckman of Sotheby's explore the longstanding tradition of Hawaiian quilting by visiting the stunning collection at the Queen Emma Summer Palace and sitting in on a quilting class at the Iolani Palace. At the Hawaii Convention Center, appraisers stitch together a vivid portrait of the past when they discover such treasures as an ancient Hawaiian poi bowl; an Atomic Ray water pistol, purchased by the owner at a Hawaiian swap meet for $20; and an 1886 painting of Hawaiian Princess Kaiulani sitting beneath her famous banyan tree in Waikiki.

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

 

Series Title:     Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City

Program Title: MONDAY, September 6, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/06/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Few dreamers have had more impact on the American city than Daniel Hudson Burnham. He built some of the first skyscrapers in the world; directed construction of the World’s Columbian Exposition that helped inspire the City Beautiful Movement in towns across America; and created urban plans for San Francisco, Washington, DC, Chicago, Cleveland and Manila and Baguio City in the Philippines all before the modern profession of urban planning existed. This is the first film to explore Burnham’s fascinating career and complex legacy as public debate continues today about how and for whom cities are planned.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Kelvin Taketa (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/07/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Kelvin Taketa talks story with Leslie Wilcox about growing up in Aina Haina in the 1960s; his journey from law school to the Nature Conservancy; and to his current life as President & CEO of the Hawaii Community Foundation.  Kelvin also talks about the mentors that inspired him along the way and the life-changing epiphany he had when he realized his role in society is to be the link between subcultures that don’t normally interact with one another.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, September 8, at 11:00PM and on Sunday, September 12, at 4:00PM.

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

 

Series Title:     Carrier

Program Title: Full Circle (Encore)

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               9/07/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

As the USS Nimitz returns to her home port of San Diego, sailors and Marines reflect on the deployment and take stock of what they've achieved.

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

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: Off and Running

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/07/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

This is the story of Brooklyn teenager Avery, a track star with a bright future. She is the adopted African-American child of white Jewish lesbians. Her older brother is black and Puerto Rican, and her younger brother is Korean. Though it may look atypical, Avery’s household is like most American homes — until Avery writes to her birth mother. The response throws her into crisis. She struggles over her “true” identity, the circumstances of her adoption and her estrangement from black culture. When it seems as if her life is unraveling, Avery decides to pick up the pieces and make sense of her identity.

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

 

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, September 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/08/2010 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:     Through a Dog's Eyes

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, September 8, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/08/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Each year, hundreds of people find hope through a handful of organizations across the country that train service dogs for people with disabilities. THROUGH A DOG’S EYES follows the journey of recipients as they go through the heartwarming and sometimes difficult process of receiving and becoming acclimated to a service dog. Jennifer Arnold, founder of one of the nation’s largest service dog organizations, Canine Assistants, details her unique teaching methods, giving viewers an intimate look at the canine-recipient matching process. The program offers inspiring, hopeful stories that show how dogs can affect everyone’s lives and how with a little patience and a lot of love, “ordinary” dogs can show how extraordinary they can become.

http://www.pbs.org/dogs-eyes/

 

Series Title:     Latin Music USA

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, September 8, 2010

Distributor:      Bridges/The Salsa Revolution (Encore)

Date:               9/08/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

“Bridges” traces the rise of Latin jazz and the explosion of the mambo and the cha-cha as they swept the U.S. from East to West and looks at how Latin music infiltrated rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll through the 1960s.

“The Salsa Revolution” explores how Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in New York reinvented the son cubano and the plena from Puerto Rico by adding elements from soul and jazz to create salsa — which became a defining rhythm for Latinos the world over.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaii (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/09/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawaii’s population, the Pidgin language — part English, part Hawaiian, with influences from other languages — captures the essence of multi-ethnic Hawaii. PIDGIN: THE VOICE OF HAWAII profiles this working-class language from its rise as plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride. The film draws on a variety of sources, including archival, academic and other expert commentary, man-on-the-street interviews and performance to shed light on this colorful language.

To learn more about the program, visit:

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

 

Series Title:     Everyday Edisons

Program Title: How Slowly Doth the Turtle Moveth

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/09/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

When it comes to timing the race between the turtle and the hare, we know the turtle is slow, steady and ultimately wins the race. That’s just what inventor Richard Kosoff hopes will happen with his adorable Dimmy the Turtle combination timer and night-light. Putting his restless children to bed was often wrought with tears and protests, so Richard created an illuminating antidote to their reaction to his: “lights out, kids.” Everyday Edisons liked Dimmy so much we introduced it to one of the largest entertainment companies in the world. Will Richard’s turtle win the race or will it need more wattage back in the invention factory?

http://www.pbs.org/everydayedisons/

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Malawi & Zambia

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/09/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Holly Morris retraces two epic journeys by legendary explorer Dr. David Livingstone to his most celebrated discoveries: Lake Malawi and the Victoria Falls. She encounters stunning wildlife and the ancient baobab tree along the Shire River in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park, dives into Lake Malawi and meets a witch doctor on remote Likoma Island. Holly then heads north to Zambia, where she explores the bustling capital city of Lusaka and strolls through its vibrant market and visits the Wanga Manga Environmental Park and Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage, a safe haven for rescued chimpanzees. She tours the Livingstone Museum and concludes her trek at Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Makaha Sons (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/13/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Honolulu, HI Part 2 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               9/13/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the second hour of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW from Honolulu, Hawaii, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser David Bonsey explore one of Hawaii's most enduring legacies — its music. Mark and David visit the Kamaka ukulele factory where these lovingly handcrafted instruments have been made since 1916. At the Hawai'i Convention Center, ROADSHOW appraisers hit all the right notes with a show-stopping ensemble of rare objects, including an archive of correspondence signed by Queen Victoria, her son Albert, King Kamehameha and Princess Kaiulani; an 18-karat gold Victorian cuff bracelet, acquired by the owner's mother when she traveled the world on an expedition for world peace; and a very rare painting of Hilo Harbor by lawyer, legislator and amateur painter Joseph Nawahi, the first Hawaiian-born artist to paint in a Western style.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Momi Cazimero

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/14/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Momi Cazimero, one of Hawaii’s renowned graphic designers and a pioneering business leader and community advocate. Leaving an abusive home at age 11, her competitive spirit propelled her to success in the corporate world and into volunteer public service.  Momi has been a volunteer member of the State Judicial Selection Commission, the University Community Partnership, and Vice-Chair of the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents. Her life is living proof that you can turn great adversity into great success.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, September 15, at 11:00PM and on Sunday, September 19, at 4:00PM.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, September 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/15/2010 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:     Latin Music USA

Program Title: The Chicano Wave/Divas and Superstars (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBG

Date:               9/15/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Mexican Americans in California, Texas and throughout the Southwest created their own distinct musical voices during the second half of the 20th century. “The Chicano Wave” shows how their music played an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and ultimately propelled them from the barrio to the national stage.

“Divas and Superstars” focuses on the Latin pop explosion at the turn of the 21st century and the success of artists like Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan and Shakira in the English-language market. As studios concentrate on star-driven pop, Latino youth have gravitated toward urban fusions like Spanish rap and reggaetón, as well as rock en Español.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

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

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/16/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Maui-based Producer/Director Tom Vendetti’s BHUTAN - TAKING THE MIDDLE PATH TO HAPPINESS examines Bhutan's policy of "Gross National Happiness," which emphasizes environmental and cultural preservation, economic development through hydroelectric power, and transparent and honest governance. The Himalayan kingdom's commitment to these four pillars, particularly its approaches to "good governance" and sustainable energy practices, set it apart from most of the world.

 

Series Title:     Everyday Edisons

Program Title: Twenty Four in Three

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/16/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:         30

Description:

Herb Hart may be pushing 90, but he is still very active and loves tinkering in his garage. His set of three wrenches with an ingenious design replaces twenty-four wrenches we may have in our toolbox. Herb caught the attention of one of the world’s largest home improvement stores, but will his invention fit what they’re looking for or is it back to tinkering in the garage for this gregarious great-grandfather?

http://www.pbs.org/everydayedisons/

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/16/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Merrilees Parker takes a culinary tour around Scandinavia, a region infused with Viking history and heritage. She begins her travels at a Viking festival, learns how to smoke herring in a Swedish village, assists with the smorgasbord at the Midsummer Festival, prepares food with Lars Backman — the inspiration for the Swedish Chef on “The Muppet Show” — and cooks with the Sami people at the Arctic Circle.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Kealii Reichel (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/20/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

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: Honolulu, HI, Part 3 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               9/20/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Before ANTIQUES ROADSHOW can pack up its trunk and wave aloha to Honolulu, Hawaii, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Anthony Slayter-Ralph pay a visit to Shangri La, home of the late heiress Doris Duke and one of Hawaii's most architecturally significant homes. At the Hawai'i Convention Center, guests hope for fame and fortune, too, with a wide assortment of objects to be appraised, including a first edition copy of Jack London's Call of the Wild; a 1915 Hawaiian flag quilt, bearing the coat of arms of King Kamehameha; and a violin and bow purchased for the owner's aunt in 1921 and kept in storage for the last 40 years.

 

 

Series Title:     American Masters

Program Title: Cachao: Uno Mas

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/20/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

AMERICAN MASTERS takes a fascinating look at the Grammy-winning bassist Israel “Cachao” Lopez, who died in March 2008 in Coral Gables, Florida. The film is produced and narrated by friend and ardent fan, actor Andy Garcia, who helped reinvigorate Cachao’s career in the 1990s. A maestro of legendary status on the world stage, Cachao is considered one of the greatest Afro-Cuban musicians of all time. Together with his brother Orestes, he revolutionized the heart of Cuban music — beginning in the late 1930s, literally inventing the mambo. Their spontaneous improvisations and innovations established the basis for, and the influence of, contemporary Latin jazz and salsa, rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues. The core of this film is a sold-out 2005 concert at Bimbo’s 365 Club, a famous San Francisco nightclub. Woven throughout the film, which is shot with nine cameras and bathed in warm lighting with pitch-perfect sound recording and mixing, is Cachao reminiscing over lunch with Garcia and the saxophonist Ray Santos about his remarkable musical journey. Other voices, including Cachao’s daughter Elena, and fellow musicians such as Gloria and Emilio Estefan, shed light on the Cuba from which he came and his eight-decade contribution to music.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Monty Richards (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/21/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Monty Richards, third generation family member of a ranching dynasty and former president/general manager of Kahua Ranch on Hawaii Island.  Known for his pioneering efforts in high intensity rapid rotational grazing techniques and diversified operations like hydroponic farming, Richards is also recognized as a lifetime community volunteer.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, September 22, at 11:00PM and on Sunday, September 26, at 4:00PM.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, September 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/22/2010 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:     Live from Lincoln Center

Program Title: New York Philharmonic Opening Night Concert 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/22/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

The New York Philharmonic’s opening night gala features music director Alan Gilbert conducting the U.S. premiere of Jazz Symphony, Wynton Marsalis’ new work for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Philharmonic.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Filmmakers' Forum (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/23/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Donalyn DelaCruz hosts this installment of Filmmakers’ Forum, a show that brings together independent Hawaii filmmakers to present their short films and discuss their creative processes. Leah Kihara shares her post-apocalyptic play Kava Kultcha, in which a Polynesian resistance group defies the tyrannical Global Enforcement Agency by practicing their tradition of kava drinking. Lurline MacGregor presents He Hawai`i Mau (I Am Hawaiian Forever), the filmmaker’s life journey towards awareness of her Hawaiian identity, shown through old family movies and photos. Robert Pennybacker screens his The Red Hibiscus – a film noir, set in Chinatown, about the search for Hawaii’s pre-Statehood innocence. Stuart Yamane shows Roots in Water, a documentary about the Sumida Watercress Farm in front of Pearlridge Shopping Center, and the double life of its co-owner/farmer – David Sumida, a.k.a. Beano Shots the punk rock guitarist.

Filmmakers’ Forum is produced by PBS Hawaii in collaboration with Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), one of five minority consortia funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. PIC funded Kava Kultcha, He Hawai`i Mau, and The Red Hibiscus. Roots in Water was funded by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), another minority consortia supported by the CPB.

 

 

Series Title:     Everyday Edisons

Program Title: Over the Cliff (Hanger), Part 1 of 2

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/23/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In the final two episodes, the Everyday Edisons team reveals the winners and losers of this season’s competition. Take a look at all of the featured inventions one last time as we revisit all the steps of their development, from concept to commercialization… showing you how you, too, can become an “Everyday Edison.”

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Honduras and El Salvador

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/23/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Brianna Barnes explores Honduras and El Salvador, two of Central America’s most rewarding destinations. In Honduras, she swims with dolphins, spends the day at a banana plantation, visits the Mayan ruins of Copan and learns how to roll cigars in Santa Rosa de Copan. Next she heads to El Salvador, where she climbs the Izalco volcano, treks through waterfalls in El Imposible National Park, enjoys a rodeo fiesta in San Luis del Carmen and ascends the still-active Santa Ana volcano.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele

Program Title: Jake Shimabukuro’s Musical Journey (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/27/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Follow ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro through a musical journey as he recounts his childhood influences, jams with peers and mentors, spreads the positive influence of music to school children, teaches up-and-coming ukulele artists, and relishes his unending search for knowledge.

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Unique Antiques (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               9/27/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ROADSHOW's "Unique Antiques" showcases some of the most outlandish, kitschy and downright morbidly fascinating antiques and collectibles of the series' last decade. Warning: These objects have been appraised by trained professionals; don't try this at home! Highlights include a Weller pottery humidor in the shape of a skull; a chair once belonging to Chang Boker, the owner's great-grandfather and half of the 19th-century's world famous conjoined twins, Chang and Eng; and a collection of tin cans salvaged from a 19th-century dump and valued at $10,000 to $14,000. 

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Rose Tseng

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/28/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In this edition of Long Story Short, Leslie Wilcox talks story with Rose Tseng, who recently stepped down as Chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Tseng oversaw the transformation of UH-Hilo into a world-class university, leading the way during a 12-year era of growth, innovation and expansion. Tseng’s life story starts in China during World War II.  Coming to the US as a college student — speaking little English — she distinguished herself as a student, teacher and ultimately the first Asian-American woman to lead a four-year university.  Since arriving in Hilo in 1998, Tseng has dedicated herself to improving educational opportunities, solving community issues and promoting international cooperation and understanding.  In addition to being a scholar, scientist and educator, Tseng is known for her talent in bringing together people, resources and communities to set goals and achieve a common vision.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Sunday, October 3, at 4:00PM.

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

 

Series Title:     The Tenth Inning (Part 1 of 2)

Program Title: TUESDAY, September 28, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/28/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In 1994, major league baseball faces its worst crisis in 70 years when a bitter and prolonged strike forces the cancellation of the World Series, infuriating fans dismayed by the athletes and teams they once worshipped. The national pastime has to rebuild. And rebuild it does, with new stadiums, an infusion of new players from Latin America and the shattering of historic records previously considered unbreakable. Cal Ripken Jr. sets an amazing record of consecutive games played, helping rekindle the country's love of the game. Barry Bonds, son of the great right fielder Bobby Bonds, signs the most lucrative contract to date in baseball history and thrills San Francisco fans. Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Greg Maddux pitch the Atlanta Braves to the pinnacle. The Yankees, led by manager Joe Torre, return to glory after two decades of disappointment. Bulked up sluggers Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa captivate the nation as they chase Roger Maris' single season home run record. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, more and more players are making life-altering decisions about how far they are willing to go to succeed.

http://www.pbs.org/baseball-the-tenth-inning/

 

Series Title:     The Tenth Inning (Part 1 of 2)

Program Title: TUESDAY, September 28, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/28/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In 1994, major league baseball faces its worst crisis in 70 years when a bitter and prolonged strike forces the cancellation of the World Series, infuriating fans dismayed by the athletes and teams they once worshipped. The national pastime has to rebuild. And rebuild it does, with new stadiums, an infusion of new players from Latin America and the shattering of historic records previously considered unbreakable. Cal Ripken Jr. sets an amazing record of consecutive games played, helping rekindle the country's love of the game. Barry Bonds, son of the great right fielder Bobby Bonds, signs the most lucrative contract to date in baseball history and thrills San Francisco fans. Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Greg Maddux pitch the Atlanta Braves to the pinnacle. The Yankees, led by manager Joe Torre, return to glory after two decades of disappointment. Bulked up sluggers Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa captivate the nation as they chase Roger Maris' single season home run record. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, more and more players are making life-altering decisions about how far they are willing to go to succeed.

http://www.pbs.org/baseball-the-tenth-inning/

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WENDESDAY, September 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/29/2010 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:     The Tenth Inning (Part 2 of 2)

Program Title: WENDESDAY, September 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/29/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            150

Description:

In the first decade of the 21st century, major league baseball is booming. In an age of home runs and power, Pedro Martinez and a handful of other superb pitchers still manage to dominate. The astonishingly talented right fielder Ichiro Suzuki becomes MLB's first Japanese position player and a hero back home. As America reels from the horror of the 9/11 attacks, baseball provides solace, and in an incredible World Series, gives the country something to cheer about. As the rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox reaches the boiling point, long-suffering Boston fans rejoice in their first World Series victory in 86 years, while Giants and Cubs fans endure devastating losses. Barry Bonds demolishes Mark McGwire's home-run record and sets his sights on Henry Aaron's revered all time mark. The game is more popular than ever, but revelations about steroids cast a shadow on many of the era's greatest stars and their historic accomplishments.

http://www.pbs.org/baseball-the-tenth-inning/

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Jimmy Borges After Dark (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/30/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Everyday Edisons

Program Title: Over the Cliff (Hanger), Part 2 of 2

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/30/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In the final episode, the Everyday Edisons team reveals the winners and losers of this season’s competition. Take a look at all of the featured inventions one last time as we revisit all the steps of their development, from concept to commercialization… showing you how you, too, can become an “Everyday Edison.”

http://www.pbs.org/everydayedisons/

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: “Central America

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/30/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Neil Gibson visits the Costa Rican capital of San José, where he gets caught up in election fever, samples traditional cuisine and visits volunteers trying to combat poverty in the city. He cruises to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and encounters tarantulas, deadly snakes and rare birds before arriving at Volcan Arenal, where he relaxes in the hot springs. He crosses the border into Nicaragua and stops at El Castillo, site of the only castle in Central America. Neil plays baseball on the island of Mancarron, rolls cigars in Granada and explores Managua, site of the devastating earthquake. He ends his trip at the Volcan Masaya, known by the Indians as the "land of the gods" and by the Spanish as "the mouth of hell."

 

 

News & Public Affairs:

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, July 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/01/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Aftermath From Hurricane Alex Continues to Hamper Oil Cleanup Efforts

After-effects from Hurricane Alex again kept oil cleanup crews in port, as one estimate indicated the gusher is now the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico. Jeffrey Brown has an update on cleanup efforts.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Dudley: BP Intends to Meet Commitments in Gulf 'for Many Years'

As oil cleanup continues in the Gulf, Ray Suarez has excerpts from his interview in Houston with BP executive Bob Dudley, who answered viewer questions about the company's cleanup efforts and claims response.

REPORT

News Wrap: Suicide Bombings Kill at Least 35 in Pakistan

In other news Wednesday, suicide bombers killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 175 in Lahore, Pakistan. Also, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.

ANALYSIS

Obama Renews Calls for GOP Support on Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama called on Congress to move forward with immigration reform legislation, in part as a response to Arizona's new immigration law. Judy Woodruff talks with two reporters about the likelihood of reform.

REPORT

Despite BP Spill, Brazil Pushes Forward With Oil Drilling Boom

In a report from Brazil, Margaret Warner examines how the country is pursuing deepwater oil drilling even as the Gulf of Mexico spill raises new environmental concerns about the risks involved.

REPORT

As Greek Protests Continue, Prime Minister Says Economic Shift Is 'Daunting'

As part of his ongoing series of reports making sense of financial news, Paul Solman talks with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou about the country's debt crisis and its impacts on the global economic recovery.

CONVERSATION

Author W.S. Merwin Named U.S. Poet Laureate

The Library of Congress has named prominent American poet W.S. Merwin as the country's new poet laureate. Jeffrey Brown spoke with Merwin about his life and work in 2008.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, July 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/02/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Jobs Report Shows Recovery May be Losing Steam

June's jobs report showed a mixed picture of the economic recovery with unemployment falling to its lowest level in nearly a year, but with weak hiring in the private sector.

DEBATE

As Recovery Uncertainty Remains, Extending Jobless Benefits Debated

As Democrats and Republicans in the Senate remain gridlocked on extending federal unemployment benefits, Jeffrey Brown gets two points of view from William Beach of the Heritage Foundation and Christine Owens of the National Employment Law Project.

REPORT

News Wrap: Steele Comments on Afghan War Draw Fire From Both Parties

In other news Friday, comments about the Afghan war by GOP Chairman Michael Steele drew rebuke from both Republicans and Democrats. Also, Gen. David Petraeus landed in Kabul to take over command of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

REPORT

Alabama's Oiled Beach Towns Brace for Big Tourist Season Losses

As the remnants of Hurricane Alex dissipated over Mexico, a bigger influx of crude from the churning waves washed onto Gulf shores. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports from Alabama, where beaches and nearby businesses now sit nearly empty.

REPORT

In Mexico, Violence Accelerates Ahead of Elections

Last week's slaying of gubernatorial candidate Rodolfo Torres was the latest reminder of the ongoing drug-fueled violence in Mexico in the run-up to state and local elections. Ray Suarez has an update about efforts to halt the killings

ANALYSIS

Drug Killings, Violence Cast Shadow Over Mexican Elections

As drug gang violence continues to grip Mexico, Ray Suarez talks with a Los Angeles Times reporter about what has fueling the violence and how it will impact the upcoming state and local elections.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Kagan's Confirmation Chances, Jobs Numbers, Byrd's Impact

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the conclusion of Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, the latest jobless report and the impact Sen. Robert C. Byrd had on the Senate.

REPORT

Back Home in West Virginia, Byrd Honored by Washington Colleagues

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton were among the attendees at a memorial service in Charleston, W.Va., for Sen. Robert C. Byrd', the longest-serving member of Congress ever, who died Monday at age 92.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 2, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               7/02/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need To Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 2, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               7/02/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/02/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, July 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/05/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Heavy Surf, High Winds Affect Cleanup as Weather Continues to Strike Gulf

Many ships, including the testing of a new "super skimmer ship", were prevented from cleaning the shorelines as rough conditions persisted this weekend in the Gulf of Mexico. Ray Suarez talks to Greg McCormack, director of the Petroleum Extension Service at the University of Texas, about continuing efforts in the Gulf cleanup.

REPORT

News Wrap: Afghanistan Claims a Dozen International Troop Lives in July

In other news Monday, 3 U.S. troops and a British Soldier were killed by roadside bombs in Afghanistan, making a dozen international troops fatalities in the first five days of July.

REPORT

Biden Visits Baghdad Over Holiday Weekend As Political Deadlock Continues

Vice President Joe Biden spent this Independence Day weekend in Baghdad meeting with Iraqi leaders, urging for the formation of a new government as a post-election stalemate continues after almost four months.

ANALYSIS

Political Vacuum in Iraq Raises Fears of Further Sectarian Fighting

After last March's inconclusive election in Iraq, Vice President Biden continued to affirm that a new government can be attained peacefully. Judy Woodruff talks to Jane Arraf of the Christian Science Monitor, who is currently in Baghdad.

ANALYSIS

High Court Ends Term with Decisions on Handguns, Student Organization Funding

The Supreme Court handed down opinions concerning handgun possession in the home, student organization funding, patent law, and the separation-of-powers principle as it wrapped up its term this week.

ANALYSIS

San Francisco Ramps Up Care for City's Uninsured

While the U.S. has struggled with an imperfect health care system, San Francisco has launched its own initiative to extend coverage to the more than 60,000 adult residents in the city without insurance. Spencer Michels reports.

REPORT

Bridging the Technical Divide in Johannesburg

As the World Cup enters the semi-finals in South Africa, the country's poorer sections are left in the shadows of the soccer stadiums. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how one man has been attempting to bridge the digital divide in one of Johannesburg's poorest neighborhoods.

CONVERSATION

Reflections on the 4th of July

As the United States celebrated Independence Day this past Sunday, poet Gregory Djanikian of the University of Pennsylvania shares some 4th of July reflections.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, July 6, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/06/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

As Economy Jitters Persist, Geithner 'Confident We're Going to Continue to Grow'

Concerns about the economic recovery lingered on Wall Street as the service industry grew at a slower rate than expected last month. Jim Lehrer talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about the state of the U.S. economy, a tough housing market and preparations for a final vote on financial reform.

REPORT

News Wrap: Justice Department Files Suit Over Arizona Immigration Law

In other news Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's new immigration law, and a blistering heat wave gripped much of the country, with temperatures topping 100 degrees in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

REPORT

Obama Reaffirms 'Unbreakable' U.S., Israeli Bond During Netanyahu Visit

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at the White House Tuesday in an attempt to mend their strained relationship over Jewish settlement expansion earlier this year and to discuss furthering face-to-face talks with Palestinian leaders.

ANALYSIS

Amid U.S.-Israel Meeting, Examining Paths Forward for Peace Process

Following talks in Washington between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Gwen Ifill speaks with policy experts Robert Danin and Robert Malley about the state of U.S.-Israel relations and the prospects for peace negotiations in the Middle East.

REPORT

High-Risk Patients, States Prepare for New Insurance Rules

Starting this summer, high-risk patients with preexisting conditions will be able to apply for temporary insurance as part of the health care reform law passed in March. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the new program and why some states are opting out.

ANALYSIS

U.S. Battles to Train Local Forces in Afghanistan

U.S. troops are continuing their efforts to build up local security forces in Afghanistan, but so far with mixed results. Margaret Warner talks with GlobalPost reporter Jean MacKenzie, who recently returned from Kabul.

CONVERSATION

For Chuck Close, an Evolving Journey Through the Faces of Others

Chuck Close is one of the most-recognized artists of our era, best known for his large-scale portraits of friends, fellow artists and often himself. A new biography, "Chuck Close: Life" was recently published. Jeffrey Brown speaks to its author, Christopher Finch, and the subject, Chuck Close.

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: Promised Land

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/06/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Though apartheid ended in South Africa in 1994, economic injustices between blacks and whites remain unresolved. As revealed in this incisive documentary, the most potentially explosive issue is land redistribution. The film follows two black communities as they struggle to reclaim land from white owners, some of whom have lived there for generations. Amid rising tensions and wavering government policies, the land issue remains South Africa’s “ticking time bomb,” with far-reaching consequences for all sides. “Promised Land” captures multiple perspectives of citizens struggling to create just solutions.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/07/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Scorching Heat Wave Waylays East Coast States

Scorching heat and humidity gripped the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, pushing electricity use toward record levels and disrupting train travel. Gwen Ifill reports on how people are coping with the temperatures topping 100 degrees.

REPORT

News Wrap: Bombing Targets Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq

In other news Wednesday, cleanup workers struggled to clean oily waste from Lake Pontchartrain, north of New Orleans and militants targeting Shiite pilgrims in Iraq killed 38 people in attacks across Baghdad.

REPORT

Republican Party Faces Ideological Rifts Ahead of Election Season

Judy Woodruff reports on the philosophical war inside the Republican Party, where some energized voters are calling for limited government, big spending cuts and fewer "Washington insiders."

ANALYSIS

Tea Party Ideology Driving a Wedge in Republican Party Politics

For more on the political fractures in the Republican Party, Jim Lehrer speaks with Political Editor David Chalian, the newest addition to PBS NewsHour's team.

REPORT

France Deliberates Financial Reforms in Face of European Debt Crisis

As part of his ongoing series of reports on making sense of economic news, Paul Solman speaks with French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde about the European debt crisis, as France examines new calls for austerity and reforming its retirement system.

REPORT

In Somalia, Political Instability Sustains Humanitarian Crisis

As the nearly two-decade-old political turmoil continues in the troubled East African nation of Somalia, Jeffrey Brown has a rare look into the failed state's clashing militias and humanitarian crises with New York Times reporter Jeffrey Gettleman.

REPORT

Mark Twain's Autobiography Set for Unveiling, a Century After His Death

Mark Twain's autobiography is set to be published for the first time, 100 years after the famous author and humorist's death. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the effort to edit and publish his century-old manuscript.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, July 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/08/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

U.S., Russia Spy Swap Harkens to Cold War Era

The U.S. and Russia put the legal machinery in motion Thursday to exchange accused and convicted spies. Judy Woodruff talks to Newsweek reporter Mark Hosenball and former CIA Counsel General Jeffrey Smith for insight on the story.

REPORT

News Wrap: Cuban Government Promises to Release Political Prisoners

In other news Thursday, Cuba's government promised to release 52 dissidents over the few months. Also, three men believed to have ties to al-Qaida have been arrested in Norwayand Germany.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Rahm Emanuel: Obama 'Fully Informed' on Spy Swap Plan

In a newsmaker interview, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel talks to Jim Lehrer about the U.S.-Russia spy swap plan and the legal battle over immigration.

REPORT

Scientists Turn to Microscopic Bacteria for Help With Spreading Oil

As the large amounts of oil continue to foul the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have begun using microbes to help clean affected marshlands. Tom Bearden reports.

ANALYSIS

Military-Media Relationship Examined After McChrystal's Ouster

After a Rolling Stone profile led to the firing of Gen. Stanley McChrystal , the Pentagon is changing the rules on its relationship with the news media.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Reforming Wall Street

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/08/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

H.R.4173, The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, has been debated and negotiated for well over a year and a half. The bill would create new federal agencies, strengthen consumer protection, and end bailouts. The outcome of the bill is pending, with the final vote being postponed to mid-July due to the need for three more Republican votes and the recent passing of Senator Robert Byrd. This week’s panel will discuss the bill’s provisions and potential impact on Hawaii’s financial industry. Joining host Dan Boylan are Sumner La Croix, Professor of Economics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa; Gary Fujitani, Executive Vice President of the Hawaii Bankers Association (HBA); Dominic Griffin III, State of Hawaii Commissioner of the Division of Financial Institutions; and Matt Pippin, Deputy Legislative Director for US Senator Daniel Akaka.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/09/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.S., Russia Complete Spy Swap on Vienna Tarmac

The United States and Russia completed the largest exchange of spies since the Cold War on Friday at the Vienna international airport. Judy Woodruff reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Bombings Kill Dozens in Pakistan

In other news Friday, suicide bombers targeted an office building in Pakistan, killing 62 people and wounding more than 110 others.

ANALYSIS

State Leaders Brace for Bleak Budget Forecasts

Margaret Warner talks with Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell about the fiscal woes continuing to drag on state budgets.

REPORT

As World Cup Ends, Jobs Remain Elusive in South Africa

Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one social entrepreneur's effort to help some unemployed find work in South Africa amid a massive jobless problem.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Assess Spy Swap, Midterm Political Maneuvering

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the top political stories, including the handling of the U.S.-Russia spy swap and the role of issues like the economy and immigration in the midterm elections.

ANALYSIS

Amid Media Hype and Cleveland Hopes, LeBron James Moves to Miami

NBA star LeBron James announced Thursday that he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat. Judy Woodruff reports on the media frenzy surrounding his decision and examines the reactions of fans in both Cleveland and Miami with two sports analysts.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 9, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               7/09/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 9, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               7/09/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/09/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Reforming Wall Street (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/09/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

H.R.4173, The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, has been debated and negotiated for well over a year and a half. The bill would create new federal agencies, strengthen consumer protection, and end bailouts. The outcome of the bill is pending, with the final vote being postponed to mid-July due to the need for three more Republican votes and the recent passing of Senator Robert Byrd. This week’s panel will discuss the bill’s provisions and potential impact on Hawaii’s financial industry. Joining host Dan Boylan are Sumner La Croix, Professor of Economics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa; Gary Fujitani, Executive Vice President of the Hawaii Bankers Association (HBA); Dominic Griffin III, State of Hawaii Commissioner of the Division of Financial Institutions; and Matt Pippin, Deputy Legislative Director for US Senator Daniel Akaka.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, July 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/12/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

BP Works to Install New Cap on Broken Oil Well

The Obama administration is pushing for a revised offshore drilling moratorium as a new containment cap is installed on a leaking oil well in the Gulf.

REPORT

News Wrap: Warrant Issued for President of Sudan

In other news Monday, the International Criminal Court at The Hague issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Swiss authorities freed movie director Roman Polanski from electronic monitoring after rejecting extradition requests by the U.S.

REPORT

Bombs Kill 74 During World Cup Viewing in Uganda

Bombs killed at least 74 people Sunday during a viewing of the World Cup final match in Uganda. Gwen Ifill reports.

ANALYSIS

Somali Group Claims Responsibility for Suicide Blasts in Uganda

For more on the Somali terror group that claimed responsibility for the Uganda bombing, Gwen Ifill talks to an expert on the region.

ANALYSIS

Six Months After Quake, Haiti Still Rebuilding

Ray Suarez reports on the still-recovering Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, where some one million people still remain homeless.

UPDATE

Politics and Aid Intermingle in Haiti's Recovery

Margaret Warner talks with Ray Suarez, who has returned to Haiti six months after a devastating earthquake.

ANALYSIS

Rules Change for Vets' PTSD Benefits

New government rules will make it easier for military veterans to claim disability benefits for those diagnosed with PTSD. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports.

CONVERSATION

George Shultz Reflects on the Reagan White House

Jim Lehrer talks with former Secretary of State Shultz about a new documentary examining the Reagan White House.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, July 13, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/13/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Sees Poll Numbers Fall as Economic Woes Drag On

President Obama faces falling poll numbers with many Americans claiming they have lost faith in the president's ability to handle the economic crisis.

REPORT

News Wrap: BP Begins Testing New Oil Cap

In other news Tuesday, BP began testing a new containment cap and the Obama administration unveiled a new strategy to combat the spread of HIV and AIDS in the U.S.

ANALYSIS

Around the Country, Economic Starts and Stops

Gwen Ifill talks to PBS correspondents from New York, Virginia and California about the state of local economies.

REPORT

Fighting Poverty in Kenya by Selling Water Pumps to Poor Farmers

Spencer Michels reports on the story of how a California man sees the chance to increase access to clean water in Kenya through the use of foot-pumps.

REPORT

Cuba Back in Spotlight With Release of Prisoners

Cuba is back in the news spotlight after the release of political prisoners and a TV appearance by Fidel Castro.

ANALYSIS

Analysts Ask: What's Next for Cuba?

Margaret Warner discusses Cuba's political and economic future with two analysts.

REPORT

Preval Assesses Haiti's Quake Recovery

Ray Suarez talks with Haitian President Rene Preval about the recovery the country still faces, six months after a devastating earthquake.

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: Good Fortune

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/13/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This is a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit. In Kenya’s rural countryside, Jackson’s farm is being flooded by an American investor who hopes to alleviate poverty by creating a multimillion-dollar rice farm. Across the country in Nairobi, Silva’s home and business in Africa’s largest shantytown are being demolished as part of a U.N. slum-upgrading project. The gripping stories of two Kenyans battling to save their homes from large-scale development present a unique opportunity to see foreign aid through eyes of the people it is intended to help.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2010           

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/14/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

In Afghanistan, Coalition on Track for Another Deadly Record

Eight U.S. and three British soldiers were killed in action in Afghanistan in 24 hours, bringing the NATO casualty list for July to 45. Jim Lehrer reports.

ANALYSIS

Coalition Deaths in Afghanistan Renew Debate Over Rules of Engagement

For two perspectives on the latest deadly month for Coalition forces in Afghanistan, Jim Lehrer talks to Maj. Benjamin Tupper, who was an embedded trainer with the Afghan National Army, and Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap, who was the Air Force's No. 2 lawyer until his recent retirement.

REPORT

News Wrap: Federal Reserve Lowers Economic Growth Forecast

In other news Wednesday, the Federal Reserve said that its latest estimate for economic growth will not be as high as it predicted in April.

ANALYSIS

Diabetes Drug Avandia Draws Debate Over Risks, Medical Benefits

Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the safety concerns surrounding the diabetes drug Avandia after U.S. health advisers recommended it stay on the market with increased warnings to consumers despite associated heart risks.

REPORT

In Haiti, Amputees Face Different Kind of Healing

As part of his latest series of reports from Haiti, Ray Suarez details the road ahead for citizens who lost limbs after the country's devastating earthquake in January.

ANALYSIS

New Orleans Police Officers Face Charges in Post-Katrina Deaths

Margaret Warner speaks with a ProPublica reporter about the charges facing six New Orleans police officers in connection with killing unarmed citizens and covering up their deaths in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, July 15, 2010  

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/15/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Oil Gusher Halted At Least for Now: 'Something Went Right'

For the first time since April, the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico stopped -- at least temporarily -- Thursday after BP sealed a containment cap during the start of pressure tests on the device. Joel Achenbach of the Washington Post talks to Jim Lehrer about the latest efforts to cap the oil leak.

REPORT

News Wrap: Goldman Sachs Agrees to Settle Civil Fraud Charges

In other news Thursday, Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $550 million to settle civil fraud charges brought by the SEC.

REPORT

Gulf Wildlife Protection, Rehabilitation Efforts Face Ongoing Challenges

As news broke that the oil leak had been halted at least for now, work continued to help rescue the diverse wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico. Tom Bearden reports from the Louisiana coast.

ANALYSIS

Financial Reform Clears Senate After More Than Year of Wrangling

After countless battles and revisions, the financial reform bill passed the Senate Thursday on near-party line votes, with the help of a few Republicans who broke ranks.

REPORT

In Haiti, Mental Health Still a Concern for Many Quake Survivors

In the last of his week-long series of reports from Haiti, Ray Suarez examines the mental health problems survivors are having following January's devastating earthquake.

REPORT

Iranian Scientist Claiming U.S. Abduction Returns Home to Hero's Welcome

After months saying the United States held him against his will, scientist Shahram Amiri returned home to Iran. Jim Lehrer reports.

ANALYSIS

Iranian Scientist's Homecoming Ends Long, Mysterious Saga

With nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri back in Iran, Jim Lehrer talks to Greg Miller of the Washington Post and former CIA case officer Arthur Keller for more insight into what this development means for the two countries.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Teen Suicide  

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/15/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Hawaii has one of the highest rates of teen suicide in the country, a statistic which also includes teenagers who have planned or attempted suicide. Last year, Hawaii high school students attempted suicide at nearly double the national average. This week’s panel will consist of both mental health experts and young people. They’ll discuss what’s causing our teens such distress, the warning signs, and what can be done to prevent suicide. In addition to the teen guests, joining host Dan Boylan will be Antonia Alvarez, MSW, Director of Youth Suicide Prevention at Mental Health America of Hawaii; Barry Carlton, MD, Dept. of Psychiatry of the UH Medical School and Medical Director at Queen’s Adolescent Inpatient Unit; and Scott Shimabukuro, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division, State Dept. of Health.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/16/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Containment Cap Holds Steady as Work on Relief Wells Continues

With the new oil well containment cap in place for the past 24 hours and no new signs of oil leaking into the Gulf, President Obama called the news hopeful but reaffirmed the need for a permanent solution. Tom Bearden reports from Louisiana.

REPORT

News Wrap: Stocks Tumble on Consumer Sentiment, Earnings Numbers

In other news Friday, U.S. stocks fell after a reading of consumer sentiment fell sharply and investors were disappointed by earnings reported by Bank of America and Citigroup. Also, federal officials announced the largest-ever crackdown on Medicare fraud.

ANALYSIS

Was Record Settlement Against Goldman Sachs a Good Deal for Company?

Accused by the Securities Exchange Commission of civil fraud, Wall Street behemoth Goldman Sachs agreed this week to a record $550 million settlement, but did not admit to or deny the SEC's allegations. Jeffrey Brown speaks with experts about whether the settlement was a victory for the company or for regulators.

REPORT

Potential Risks of Buying Companies on Borrowed Money Examined

As part of his ongoing series of reports on making sense of economic news, Paul Solman looks at what happens when private equity firms use borrowed money to buy companies.

REPORT

Election-Year Infighting Arises Between White House, Congressional Democrats

Comments by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs about congressional Democrats' stakes in the midterm elections exposed some intraparty rifts this week. Kwame Holman reports on the Democratic tension as the fall elections draw closer.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Troubles Facing Democrats Ahead of Election

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the challenges facing congressional Democrats this election year -- from infighting to the prospects of unemployment remaining high.

REPORT

New Early Alzheimer's Test Raises Hopes for Improved Treatment

Margaret Warner reports on how a new test designed to detect signs of Alzheimer's disease can change the scope of treatments sooner for patients.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 16, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               7/16/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 16, 2010         

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               7/16/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/16/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Teen Suicide (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/16/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Hawaii has one of the highest rates of teen suicide in the country, a statistic which also includes teenagers who have planned or attempted suicide. Last year, Hawaii high school students attempted suicide at nearly double the national average. This week’s panel will consist of both mental health experts and young people. They’ll discuss what’s causing our teens such distress, the warning signs, and what can be done to prevent suicide. In addition to the teen guests, joining host Dan Boylan will be Antonia Alvarez, MSW, Director of Youth Suicide Prevention at Mental Health America of Hawaii; Barry Carlton, MD, Dept. of Psychiatry of the UH Medical School and Medical Director at Queen’s Adolescent Inpatient Unit; and Scott Shimabukuro, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division, State Dept. of Health.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, July 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/19/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

BP, Government Bump Heads Over Next Steps for Oil Cap

BP was granted an additional 24 hours to keep the Gulf of Mexico oil well containment cap sealed, but something appears to be seeping from the seafloor about two miles away. Judy Woodruff reports.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Browner on Tensions With BP: 'They Work at Our Direction'

Four days after a new containment cap halted the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP and the government are clashing over how to proceed as seepage has been spotted in the vicinity of the well. Judy Woodruff talks to Carol Browner, President Obama's assistant for energy and climate change, for more on the story.

REPORT

News Wrap: Bombings Kill 2 Troops in Afghanistan

In other news Monday, roadside bombings in Afghanistan raised the U.S. death toll for June to 42. Meanwhile, security was tightened in Kabul on the eve of an international aid donors summit.

REPORT

Jobless Benefits Face Another Vote: Weighing Benefits vs. Deficit

After two failed attempts, an extension of unemployment benefits is up for yet another vote Tuesday in the Senate. Jeffery Brown speaks with Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian for more.

CONVERSATION

What Will Financial Reform Mean for the Poorest?

With President Obama set to sign financial reform legislation, much of the attention has been on the biggest U.S. banks lately. But what about lending practices that affect the poorest Americans? Hari Sreenivsan discusses the "poverty industry" with "Broke, USA" author Gary Rivlin.

REPORT

Will Greek Austerity Plans Buckle Under Pressure?

As part of his ongoing reporting on Making Sense for financial news, Paul Solman examines -- with some country and western flair -- how Greece's debt woes began and what's being done to contain the problems from spreading throughout Europe and the world.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, July 20, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/20/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Karzai Calls on Afghans to Take Charge of Own Security by 2014

Afghan President Hamid Karzai challenged his nation to take charge of its own security by 2014 and asked representatives at a Kabul conference for more support from the global community.

ANALYSIS

Can Afghanistan Meet Karzai Goal of Handling Own Security by 2014?

Afghan President Hamid Karzai requested more global support at Tuesday's conference in Kabul on security and development. Jim Lehrer gets two views from veteran State Department official James Dobbins and an Afghan-American, Nazif Shahrani, who is a professor at Indiana University.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: Gulf Oil Cap Holding Tight on 3-Month Mark of Rig Blast

As Tuesday marked the three-month anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blast, the cap on the oil well appeared to be holding tight.

ANALYSIS

Intel Chief Nominee Clapper Faces Tough Questioning by Lawmakers

Gen. James Clapper, the nominee to become the nation's fourth director of national intelligence, faced a grilling by lawmakers Tuesday. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Philip Zelikow, executive director of the 9/11 Commission, and former White House counter-terrorism official Richard Clarke for more.

REPORT

In Greece, New Austerity Measures Rile Many

The economic crisis in Greece is bringing a new wave of anger among its citizens over austerity measures to control its debt. Paul Solman looks at how Greek citizens are coping with the debt crisis and speaks with Prime Minister George Papandreou.

REPORT

Study Reveals Potential Breakthrough for Reducing HIV Among Women

A two-year study unveiled in Vienna found that HIV infections in females were cut by 39 percent by using a new vaginal gel. Margaret Warner speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for more.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/21/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Republicans Stand Clear of Financial Reform Law

President Obama signed what he called the strongest consumer financial protection law on Wednesday. But the Republican Party was absent from the signing ceremony, and some GOP members are saying the law will be bad for small businesses.

REPORT

News Wrap: Bernanke Promises to Bolster Recovery If Needed

In other news Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke voiced concern about slow economic growth, saying the Fed would take action if needed to help the U.S. economic recovery along.

REPORT

Examining the Underground Greek Economy Amid Escalating Debt

Many Greek citizens have reacted in anger over governmental attempts to impose austerity measures as the country battles its economic troubles. As part of his series on making sense of economic issues, Paul Solman looks at Greece's debt and the connection with its large underground economy.

REPORT

White House Apologizes After 'Hasty' Firing of USDA Employee

The firing of a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee for alleged racist remarks ended with an apology from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and a job offer from her former boss, Tom Vilsack. Shirley Sherrod says she accepts the apology but that she will take some time before deciding on her future.

REPORT

Local, Federal Officials at Odds Over Oil Protection for Louisiana Bay

BP may have to stop testing the containment cap on the Gulf of Mexico oil well due to a storm warning this weekend. Meanwhile, local authorities and federal scientists disagree on how to stop the oil from coming ashore. Tom Bearden reports.

REPORT

U.S. Presses Ahead With New Sanctions Against North Korea

Ahead of planned joint military maneuvers, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visited South Korea Wednesday to talk about security measures and concerns over the North's nuclear program.

 

Series Title:     Tavis Smiley Reports

Program Title: New Orleans: Been in the Storm Too Long

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/21/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

For the third installment of TAVIS SMILEY REPORTS, host Tavis Smiley and Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme travel to New Orleans, five years after Hurricane Katrina. Through the lens of the rich culture, Smiley examines the efforts of the city’s most resilient residents as they rebuild their schools, churches and homes against enormous odds.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, July 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/22/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

For U.S. Markets, 'One Step Forward, One Step Back'

Wall Street had a strong showing on Thursday, but the positive news was tempered by other economic readings showing declining home sales and rising claims for unemployment benefits. Jim Lehrer speaks with Greg Ip of The Economist for more.

REPORT

News Wrap: Rangel Faces Ethics Charges

In other news Thursday, Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York will face multiple ethics charges before a House ethics panel, stemming from financial, tax and real estate dealings.

ANALYSIS

Tropical Storm Bonnie Threatens to Disrupt Efforts to Halt, Clean Up Oil

The threat of a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico is presenting another challenge to BP's efforts to kill the leaking oil well and clean up the oil that has already leaked. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Gulf state senators, Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Bill Nelson of Florida, over the offshore drilling moratorium debate.

ANALYSIS

Along Gulf Coast, Effects of Chemicals in Oil Dispersant Questioned

Some are questioning whether the dispersants being used to break apart the oil that has leaked into the Gulf are harmful to wildlife and plants. Spencer Michels reports from Buras, Louisana.

REPORT

Dispute Over Controversial Arizona Immigration Law Heads to Court

The State of Arizona faced off against the U.S. Justice Department in court Thursday over the controversial immigration law set to go into effect next week. Ray Suarez discusses the legal dispute with two law professors, one a critic of the law, and another who helped write it.

REPORT

Spain's Housing Market Slide Adds to Europe's Economic Troubles

The housing market is on a downward slide in Spain and this could mean more problems for Europe's vulnerable economy. Paul Solman continues his series examining the continent's troubled economies.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Obesity

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/22/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Although Hawaii is ranked the fifth least obese state in the country for adults, the rate of adolescent obesity in Hawaii is increasing. Over 15% of Hawaii’s public high school students are obese. This week’s panel will address the risks and potential prevention of obesity, as well as statewide efforts to keep the people of Hawaii healthy. Guests include May Okihiro, MD, MS, Pediatrician, Wai’anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center; Lola Irvin, Healthy Hawaii Initiative, State Dept. of Health; and Alice Toguchi-Matsuo, R.D., M.P.H an expert in dietary counseling for weight management, chronic disease prevention and health promotion.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/23/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Fear of Oil Damage Heightens as Storm 'Bonnie' Approaches the Gulf

Although Tropical Depression Bonnie isn't expected to do much harm on land, many along the Gulf Coast worry that high winds could intensify damage that has already been done by the oil leak. Spencer Michel reports from Louisiana.

REPORT

News Wrap: China Dealing With Large Oil Spill

In other news today, crews in northeastern China used shovels, buckets and even their bare hands to clean up oil after a pipeline exploded in the Yellow Sea last week.

ANALYSIS

Pay Czar Accuses 17 Big Banks of Giving Executives Hefty Bonuses

The Treasury Department's pay czar Ken Feinberg on Friday accused 17 Wall Street banks of overpaying executives during the financial crisis after receiving bailout money, but said the banks hadn't violated any laws. Jeffrey Brown discusses the matter with the Wall Street Journal's Deborah Solomon.

REPORT

For Democrats, Concern About Momentum as Midterms Approach

With just over three months to go before the midterm elections, some Democrats are worried that a lack of enthusiasm among their supporters could cost them control of the House, the Senate or both. Judy Woodruff reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks: Will Voters Think Democrats Have Gone Too Liberal?

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks speak with Jim Lehrer about how voters will view the Democratic Party headed into this fall's midterm elections and what impact the ethics charges against Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York could have.

REPORT

In Spain, Crushing Unemployment Piles Onto Economic Worries

Paul Solman wraps up his weeklong reporting on Europe's economic woes with a final report concentrating on the massive unemployment problem in Spain.

REPORT

'Globish' Author Explains How English Has Taken Root Worldwide

"Globish" Author Robert McCrum explains to Ray Suarez why the English language went global and how it has become the first worldwide language.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 23, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               7/23/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 23, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               7/23/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/23/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Obesity (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               7/23/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Although Hawaii is ranked the fifth least obese state in the country for adults, the rate of adolescent obesity in Hawaii is increasing. Over 15% of Hawaii’s public high school students are obese. This week’s panel will address the risks and potential prevention of obesity, as well as statewide efforts to keep the people of Hawaii healthy. Guests include May Okihiro, MD, MS, Pediatrician, Wai’anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center; Lola Irvin, Healthy Hawaii Initiative, State Dept. of Health; and Alice Toguchi-Matsuo, R.D., M.P.H an expert in dietary counseling for weight management, chronic disease prevention and health promotion.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, July 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/26/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

WikiLeaks Revelations Raise Questions Over Pakistan's Role in Afghan War

Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks released thousands of U.S. military documents related to the Afghan war on Sunday, creating a major stir among government officials and raising questions about Pakistani involvement in the war.

ANALYSIS

WikiLeaks Documents: What War Info Can Be Verified?

In the wake of the WikiLeaks whistle-blower website releasing thousands of documents detailing Afghan war operations, Jeffrey Brown discusses the military significance with Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation, and documentary filmmaker Philip Smucker, who have both written about the war.

REPORT

News Wrap: BP CEO Hayward Expected to Take Russia Job

As oil cleanup crews head back to work after a disruption from Tropical Depression Bonnie, embattled BP CEO Tony Hayward is expected to head out to take a job with BP's joint venture in Russia.

REPORT

After Years-Long Wait, Cambodians See First Genocide Sentencing

In the late 1970s, thousands of Cambodians were slaughtered in what became known as "The Killing Fields." On Monday, a U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal handed down its first sentence related to that genocide, but the verdict against the former chief jailer didn't please some survivors. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.

ANALYSIS

The Purpose and People of WikiLeaks

Daily Beast contributor Philip Shenon, a former New York Times investigative reporter, speaks with Judy Woodruff about who and what is behind the online whistle-blower website WikiLeaks.

REPORT

New Orleans Superintendent Leaving Legacy of Charter School Expansion

As the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, the superintendent brought in to revive New Orleans' troubled public schools is bidding farewell after turning many of the schools into charters. Before his departure, Paul Vallas speaks with John Merrow about where things stand with the city's school reform efforts.

ANALYSIS

20 Years After ADA, Accessibility Remains 'An Evolutionary Process'

Twenty years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted, the effects can be seen across the country in curb cuts, lifts on buses and so on. Judy Woodruff speaks with Andrew Imparato of the American Association of People with Disabilities and Amelia Wallrich, a student who says she continues to face discrimination.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, July 27, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/27/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

WikiLeaks Files' 'Potential Threat' Continues to Rattle Washington

Fallout from the WikiLeaks publication of Afghan war documents continued to reverberate in Washington Tuesday with the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff calling it a "potential threat" to American lives. It was also center stage in debate in Congress over the war supplemental bill. Kwame Holman reports.

DEBATE

Wartime Security Breach of Afghan War Files Concerns Senators

Jim Lehrer speaks with Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Republican Kit Bond of Missouri about national security concerns about WikiLeaks publishing sensitive information about the Afghan war and potentially helping enemies.

REPORT

News Wrap: $9 Billion for Iraq Rebuilding Missing

In other news Tuesday, an inspector general's report shows that the U.S. Defense Department can't find $9 billion of Iraqi oil money earmarked for rebuilding. Also, the campaign financial bill stalled in the Senate.

ANALYSIS

BP Finalizes Leadership Shakeup, Replacing Hayward With Dudley

BP confirmed that Bob Dudley will take over as CEO of the embattled oil giant in October and announced a $17 billion loss in earnings, saying it paid out at least $32 billion for compensation and cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

ANALYSIS

Risk Analyst: Oil Liability Tough to Tally, But BP Will Likely Survive

Soon-to-be CEO of BP, Bob Dudley, is set to take over for Tony Hayward on Oct. 1. Gwen Ifill speaks with Holly Pattenden of Business Monitor International in London about the leadership switch, the company's liability in the oil disaster and prospects for survival.

REPORT

Feinberg: Indirect Oil Claims Will Be Tougher to Resolve

Kenneth Feinberg, who was chosen to administer the $20 billion fund established by BP to settle near-term oil disaster claims, faces both skepticism from Gulf Coast residents and a daunting task in deciding which direct and indirect claims to approve. Tom Bearden reports from Alabama.

ANALYSIS

WikiLeaks Documents Go Public: Where Should Journalists Draw the Line?

Some have questioned whether WikiLeaks and major news organizations publishing the secret documents compromised the safety of American lives. Judy Woodruff gets perspective from two journalists on what is considered when publishing sensitive information.

ANALYSIS

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Levine Reflects on Factory Life in Detroit

Jeffrey Brown profiles Philip Levine, a former auto worker who became a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: Presumed Guilty

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/27/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Imagine being picked up off the street, told you have committed a murder you know nothing about and then finding yourself sentenced to 20 years in jail. In December 2005, this happened to Antonio Zúñiga in Mexico City and, like thousands of other innocent people, he was wrongfully imprisoned. The award-winning “Presumed Guilty” is the story of two young lawyers and their struggle to free Zúñiga. With no background in film, Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete set about recording the injustices they were witnessing, enlisting acclaimed director Geoffrey Smith (P.O.V. “The English Surgeon,” 2009) to tell this dramatic story.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/28/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Arizona Immigration Law Set to Take Effect Minus Key Provisions

A federal judge struck down several key provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration law hours before it was set to go into effect. Reporting from Phoenix, Ray Suarez explains what parts will and won't go into effect Thursday and says people on both sides of the issue there have established "little common ground."

ANALYSIS

Immigration Law Experts Debate Next Legal Steps for Arizona

A Federal judge blocked several key provisions in Arizona's Immigration Law that goes into effect Thursday. Gwen Ifil gets both sides on today's ruling.

REPORT

News Wrap: Afghan Passenger Bus Bombing Kills at Least 25

In other news Wednesday, a roadside bomb killed at least 25 passengers and wounded 20 others when it hit a bus in southern Afghanistan. Also, due to furloughs, California state workers will be forced to take an extra three unpaid days off every month until the Legislature adopts a budget.

REPORT

Pakistan's Worst Air Disaster Shifts Attention From WikiLeaks Tension

A deadly plane crash in Pakistan killed 152 passengers including two Americans. Kwame Holman has more on the disaster and questions that has been raised about the country's role in the Afghan war.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Ambassador: Pakistan Has No Interest in Allowing Terrorists to Succeed

Ambassador Husain Haqqani speaks with Judy Woodruff about the deadly plane crash in Pakistan and responds to new allegations that the country's intelligence service might have helped the Taliban. His nation has "no interest to allow terrorists to succeed," he said.

ANALYSIS

Speculation Surrounds Pakistan Over Content of Leaked Documents

Afghan war documents published earlier this week by whistle-blower site WikiLeaks have raised questions about Pakistan's role in the war. Judy Woodruff gets two perspectives.

ANALYSIS

100 Days Into Oil Disaster, What's in the Gulf Waters?

The oil has stopped gushing from the BP's damaged Gulf of Mexico well -- at least for now -- but the damages are apparent along the beaches and marshlands. However, little oil can be seen on the water. Jim Lehrer speaks with a professor about dispersants and water quality in the Gulf.

REPORT

One Man Takes on -- And Funds -- Mission to Clean Up Gulf

A man who made his money in the construction crane business is now leading and funding a small operation to clean up the Gulf Coast and assist with other disasters around the world. Spencer Michel reports from Buras, Louisiana.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, July 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/29/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Pending Rangel Plea Deal Could Weigh Heavily in Midterm Elections

Lawyers for Congressman Charles Rangel and the House ethics committee are working on a possible settlement of 13 alleged ethics violations facing the New York Democrat, including charges of tax evasion and inappropriate use of financial donations. Kwame Holman and Political Editor David Chalian outline the latest developments.

REPORT

News Wrap: Karzai Says U.S., NATO Must Strike Taliban Havens

In other news Thursday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that the United States and NATO are not attacking Taliban sanctuaries and alluded to sources of terror funding and training taking place in neighboring Pakistan.

ANALYSIS

Did Stimulus Funding Help or Hurt U.S. Economy in the Long Run?

A new study by economists Mark Zandi and Alan Blinder showed the U.S. government's nearly $800 billion economic stimulus and the Wall Street bailout likely steered the American economy away from another depression. Jeffrey Brown moderates a debate between Zandi and Stanford University economist John Taylor.

REPORT

Arizona Gov. Appeals Judge's Ruling on Immigration Law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer made good on her promise to appeal a federal judge's decision to strike down parts of the immigration law she signed. Ray Suarez reports from Phoenix with the latest reactions.

REPORT

Juarez Struggles at Epicenter of Drug Violence

A violent drug war continues to deepen in Mexico. Ioan Grillo of GlobalPost reports from one of the epicenters: Juarez.

REPORT

Journalists Among Targets in Mexico Drug War

The drug war in Mexico continues to escalate and its targets are ever-expanding. Judy Woodruff talks to Angela Kocherga, the Mexico Bureau Chief of Belo Television for more on Mexico's drug troubles.

ANALYSIS

Doctor Stresses Intuition of Touch, Not Technology

Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one doctor's mission to promote a hands-on approach to healing and diagnosis. He speaks with doctor and author Abraham Verghese.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 30, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/30/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

For Troops, IEDs Mean 'Every Step Could Be Your Last'

As the deadliest month for U.S. troops of the Afghan war draws to a close, IEDs remain a major cause of coalition deaths. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

For Insurgents, IEDS a 'Smart,' But Indiscriminate, Weapon

The deaths of six more U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan made for another record month of troop deaths and brought new attention on the dangers of roadside bombs known as IEDs. Ray Suarez speaks with Marine Staff Sgt. Todd Bowers of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and retired Army Col. Peter Mansoor.

REPORT

News Wrap: BP Plans to Cut Back Gulf Cleanup Efforts

In other news Friday, with no more oil spewing out of the well, BP says the cleanup efforts will decrease along the Gulf. Also a major flood killed 430 people in Pakistan.

ANALYSIS

Will U.S. Auto Industry Manage to Survive Recession?

On a day that President Obama touted his administration's efforts to save the U.S. auto industry, Judy Woodruff assesses the state of the industry with Micheline Maynard, senior editor of Changing Gears, a new public media project focusing on the future of the industrial Midwest, and economist Martin Bailey.

ANALYSIS

Brooks and Marcus on Fallout From Immigration, Rangel, WikiLeaks

Columnists David Brooks of The New York Times and Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post speak with Jim Lehrer about the week's biggest news including part of Arizona's immigration law being struck down, ethics charges facing Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., and the implications of WikiLeaks publishing military secrets online.

REPORT

Sting Puts New Classical Edge on Original Rock Hits

Jeffrey Brown speaks with rock legend Sting, who just added a 45-piece orchestra to his act. The rock star says it's his job to keep his older hits alive with a renewed enthusiasm.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 30, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               7/30/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 30, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/30/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, July 30, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/30/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The  Miller Center National Debates

Program Title: Is the Internet Good for Democracy?

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/30/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Four participants debate whether the Internet fulfills the ideals of a direct democracy or whether it generates, in the words of Google CEO Eric Schmitt, a “cesspool of erroneous information.” The debaters are Andrew Keen, author of The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet is Killing our Culture; Farhad Manjoo, journalist for Slate and author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society; Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia; and Micah L. Sifry, editor of Personal Democracy Forum.  Paul Solman, business and economics correspondent for PBS NewsHour, moderates the debate and discussion.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, August 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/02/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

With U.S. Mission Ending, Iraq Struggles to Assemble Comprehensive Government

President Obama announced Monday that the U.S. combat mission in Iraq will end at the end of August. The troop drawdown comes as Iraq's government remains deadlocked on leadership issues and the civilian death toll reaches an all time high for the month of July. Gwen Ifill has more.

ANALYSIS

Deadlines and Dependency: What's Ahead for Iraq After U.S. Troop Pullout?

After seven and half years of combat and thousands of U.S. troops killed, the American combat mission in Iraq is set to wind down by late August. Gwen Ifill gets two views on the road ahead for Iraq and the U.S. mission there from former Clinton and Bush administration officials.

REPORT

News Wrap: Six Children Killed in Afghan Car Bombing

In other news Monday, a car bomb went of in a market area and killed six children in Afghanistan. Also, the Netherlands became the first NATO country to pull troops out of the Afghan war.

REPORT

As BP Looks to Start Static Kill, a Firsthand Look at Discoverer Enterprise Ship

In the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, crews are confident that they are close to finally killing the oil well that's been gushing for months. Tom Bearden reports from a ship that has played a key role in the effort to contain the oil.

REPORT

Sebelius: Health Reform Misinformation Persists; Medicare Solvency Now Stronger

With more measures from the health care reform law set to take effect, more states are filing legal challenges as well. Judy Woodruff talks to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for more on the latest health care reform developments and what consumers may see next.

ANALYSIS

New England Fisheries Build New Business Model

Commercial fishing, one of northern New England's iconic industries, is threatened. There are fewer boats on the water, more regulations and declining markets. How are the men and women who catch fish reacting to the challenges? New Hampshire Public TV reports.

REPORT

Pakistan's Floods Leave Millions Displaced

Widespread floods have driven more than 2 million Pakistanis from their homes while more than 1,000 have been killed. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News has the latest on the continued devastation.

CONVERSATION

Jean-Michel Cousteau Dives Into Tales of Famous Father's Legacy

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the famous oceanographer, has written a new book, "My Father, the Captain: My Life With Jacques Cousteau," about his father's legacy and his relationship with him as a friend, confidante and employee. Jeffrey Brown has more.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, August 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/03/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

BP Could Be Fined Billions for Largest Oil Accident in History

A federal task force of scientists released a new estimate that more than 200 million gallons of oil have spewed into the Gulf since late April -- the largest accidental oil spill in history. It could also mean BP could be fined billions if cited for gross negligence or willful misconduct.

ANALYSIS

BP Starts 'Static Kill': Beginning of the End for Gulf Oil Well?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hit a stumbling block in an effort to pass a bill that would have lifted an oil spill liability cap. Judy Woodruff speaks with Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach about the latest on efforts to permanently seal the Gulf oil well.

REPORT

News Wrap: 11 Dead in Shootings in Connecticut, Indianapolis

In other news Tuesday, a gunman killed eight people and then himself at a beer distribution center in Manchester, Conn., and another gunman killed two at a party in Indianapolis.

ANALYSIS

New Drug Law Narrows Crack, Powder Cocaine Sentencing Gap

President Obama signed a new law Tuesday that closes a decades-old gap in federal sentencing that led to much stiffer penalties for crack cocaine cases than ones involving powder cocaine. Gwen Ifill speaks with two experts about the implications.

REPORT

Some Kids Left Behind After Parents' Deportation

Research shows today there are an estimated 5.5 million children with parents who are in the country illegally. If those parents are deported, some of those young people are left to fend for themselves. KPBS education reporter Ana Tintocalis tells us about the kids who are left behind.

REPORT

Humanitarian Crisis Mounts in Pakistan After 'Monsoon of Generation'

Tens of thousands of Pakistanis are in need of food and shelter after flooding that has killed some 1,500 people so far. Kylie Morris of Independent Television News reports.

ANALYSIS

Intelligence Oversight: Is Congress the Problem?

Margaret Warner speaks with former Sen. Slade Gorton and former CIA Director John McLaughlin about oversight of the nation's massive intelligence community.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, August 4, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/04/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

California Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned, But Appeal Likely

A federal judge struck down California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages Wednesday, but proponents have promised an appeal. Spencer Michels reports from San Francisco on the ruling's possible implications for the rest of the country and the prospects for the case making its way to the Supreme Court.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: Senate Democrats Advance $26B Medicaid, Education Package

In other news Wednesday, Senate Democrats broke a Republican filibuster to advance a $26 billion measure that would provide states with funding for Medicaid and education. Also, another incumbent member of Congress lost a re-election bid.

REPORT

Report Says Oil Mostly Gone, But Some Along Gulf Remain Skeptical

BP reports the static kill on the Gulf oil well is a success so far, but some Gulf Coast residents are questioning a new government report that states around three-quarters of the spilled oil is already gone. Gwen Ifill reports on the latest developments in the Gulf.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Browner: Static Kill 'Good News' for Gulf, But Relief Wells Still Needed

Political leaders welcomed BP's report of success in the static kill operations on the Gulf oil well, while some Gulf residents remained apprehensive about a report saying that roughly three-quarters of the leaked oil was gone. Judy Woodruff speaks with the president's chief assistant on energy and climate change, Carol Browner.

REPORT

In Rural Pakistan, Flood Victims Feeling Abandoned by Government

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. has already started to send aid to victims of the Pakistan floods, which have been deemed the worst there in 80 years. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports on the frustrations in a remote Pakistani village.

REPORT

Heroin-Related Crimes Surge in Wisconsin

As part of NewsHour Connect, which showcases the best of public broadcasting from around the country, Frederica Freyberg of Wisconsin Public Television reports on the surge of heroin-related crimes there.

ANALYSIS

New Orleans Getting Stronger, but Katrina's Problems Linger 5 Years Later

A new report from the Brookings Institution shows New Orleans' population and economy are rebounding five years after Hurricane Katrina, plus the city now has better schools, better access to health care and a stronger criminal justice system. Gwen Ifill speaks with Mayor Mitch Landrieu and scholar Amy Liu about findings.

 

Series Title:     Telling the Truth: The Best in Broadcast Journalism

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, August 4, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/04/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Go behind the scenes with the year’s best reporters in TELLING THE TRUTH: THE BEST IN BROADCAST JOURNALISM. Get the inside story on award-winning reporting in interviews with the 2010 winners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards in broadcast journalism. Learn how reporters and producers uncover injustice, outsmart a blizzard of spin and, in some cases, put their lives on the line to bring the most important stories to light. TELLING THE TRUTH brings viewers insight into issues and events that shape the news and impact the world.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, August 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/05/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Kagan Confirmed: 'Reliable Liberal Vote' or 'New-School Moderate'?

The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court Wednesday by a vote of 63 to 37. Kagan will be the third female judge on the Supreme Court joining Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor. Ray Suarez examines the future of the High Court with law professors Paul Butler and Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz.

REPORT

News Wrap: Supermodel Campbell Testifies in Taylor War Crimes Trial

In other news Thursday, Senate Democrats passed a $26 billion aid package for state and local governments, supermodel Naomi Campbell testified at the war crimes trial of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor, and several U.S. citizens were charged for supporting a terrorist group in Somalia.

REPORT

Appeal Filed After Judge Overturned Calif. Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Federal District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned California's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday but did not vacate the law. This creates a stumbling block for gay couples who wish to get married. Ray Suarez reports on the fallout from the ruling and the pending appeal.

ANALYSIS

After Calif. Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, What's Ahead Legally for Both Sides?

People on both sides of the same-sex marriage in California debate vowed appeals of the judge's ruling, regardless of the outcome, and one has now been filed. Ray Suarez talks to Jennifer Pizer of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund and Robert George, founder of the American Principles Project, about the legal steps ahead.

REPPORT

Examining Chemo Drugs' Potential Threats to Health Care Workers

As a part of NewsHour Connect, which showcases some of the best public broadcasting reporting from around the country, Enrique Cerna of KCTS in Seattle reports on the dangers that chemotherapy drugs could pose to healthcare workers who handle them.

REPORT

Gulf Residents Wonder How Long BP, Government Will Stick Around for Cleanup

The government reports that most of the leaked oil is gone from Gulf waters and shorelines, but there is now growing concern and questions on how long cleanup crews will be around. Tom Bearden reports from Venice, Louisiana.

UPDATE

More Rain Forecast for Flood-Ravaged Pakistan

The numbers of those affected by the floods in Pakistan have climbed to more than 4 million. The forecast is calling for more monsoon rains for the next three days. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports from Punjab Province in the eastern part of the country.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: The News Media

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/05/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

With Hawaii down to one daily newspaper and three television news operations consolidating into one, Hawaii’s media landscape is drastically different from what it was just a year ago.  What are the pros and cons of the current trend of media consolidation and the rise of “citizen journalism” on the web?   Dan Boylan moderates a panel of experts in the field, including Hawaii News Now News Director and former Honolulu Advertiser Editor Mark Platte; Hawaii Civil Beat/Peer News Editor John Temple; University of Hawaii Journalism Professor Gerald Kato; and Hawaii Public Radio News Director Kayla Rosenfeld. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, August 6, 2010       

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/06/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

'Disappointing' Jobs Report Shows Uphill Climb for Unemployed Americans

The latest job numbers show the economy is struggling to get back on track. In July, the government cut 131,000 temporary Census jobs and only about 71,000 jobs were gained in the private sector. Ray Suarez sits down with economist Lisa Lynch and New York Times writer David Leonhardt to assess the latest numbers.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: Wall Street Up for the Week Despite Bleak Jobs Report

Amid the grim job numbers from the Labor Department Friday, Wall Street managed to come out of the week ahead. The Dow is up nearly 2 percent and the NASDAQ rose 1.5 percent. Also, BP is waiting for cement to harden on its plugged Gulf oil well.

REPORT

Long-Term Joblessness Takes Emotional, Spiritual Toll on '99ers'

July's jobs reading came as bad news for job seekers and the U.S. economy. The Labor Department reports that 6.6 million people have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer. Paul Solman talks to people who have been out of work for 99 weeks or longer as part of his ongoing series on making sense of financial news.

REPORT

Charlotte Looks to Remake Banking Economy

As a part of NewsHour Connect, which showcases some of the best public broadcasting reporting from around the country, Rob Holliday of UNC-TV brings some good news on the jobs front in North Carolina.

ANALYSIS

Marcus and Gerson on Jobless Numbers, Prop 8, Divisive Kagan Vote

Washington Post columnists Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson -- sitting in for David Brooks and Mark Shields -- discuss the mostly partisan Elena Kagan's confirmation vote, the U.S. job outlook and the same-sex marriage ruling in California.

REPORT

Chefs Cook Up Ideas for Healthy School Lunches

A pair of chefs has stepped out of their kitchens and into school cafeterias to lend their services in hopes of crafting healthier menus for school lunches. Betty Ann Bowser reports.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               8/06/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               8/06/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/06/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: The News Media (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/06/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

With Hawaii down to one daily newspaper and three television news operations consolidating into one, Hawaii’s media landscape is drastically different from what it was just a year ago.  What are the pros and cons of the current trend of media consolidation and the rise of “citizen journalism” on the web?   Dan Boylan moderates a panel of experts in the field, including Hawaii News Now News Director and former Honolulu Advertiser Editor Mark Platte; Hawaii Civil Beat/Peer News Editor John Temple; University of Hawaii Journalism Professor Gerald Kato; and Hawaii Public Radio News Director Kayla Rosenfeld. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, August 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/09/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Aid Group Says It's Staying Put in Afghanistan Despite Deadly Ambush

International Assistance Mission, a Christian charity with deep roots in Afghanistan, says it has no plans to leave the war-torn country, even after several of its workers and Afghan guides were killed in a Taliban ambush. Gwen Ifill has the latest on the killings and the international response.

ANALYSIS

Dangers Limiting Aid Groups' Ability to Work Outside Kabul

After a group of 10 aid workers and their guides were killed in Afghanistan, Jeffrey Brown gets the latest on the slayings and the dangerous work of nonprofits in the country from Barmak Pazhwak of the U.S. Institute of Peace and New York Times reporter Rod Nordland.

REPORT

News Wrap: Smoggy Moscow's Daily Death Toll Doubles

In other news, heavy smog from wildfires and other related causes have doubled Moscow's daily death toll bringing it up to 700. In Pakistan, more than 13 million people have now been affected by the monsoon flooding as the water continues to move south.

REPORT

Colorado Primaries Could Prove Political Indicator

Four states -- Connecticut, Georgia, Minnesota and Colorado -- head to the polls for primaries on Tuesday. But the outcome in several Colorado races is being watched as a possible indication of what's to come for this fall's midterm elections.

ANALYSIS

Colorado Contests: Dan Balz Handicaps Competitive Primaries

As voters cast ballots in Colorado's primary, politics-watchers will be keeping an eye out for signs of what might be to come in November's midterm elections. Gwen Ifill speaks with Dan Balz, national political reporter for The Washington Post, about what's at stake and what to watch for in the races.

REPORT

Rwandans Wait to See if Election Will Bring Healing or Division

A heavy voter turnout in Rwanda was reported Monday at the second presidential election after the 1994 genocide. Special correspondent Kira Kay of the Bureau for International Reporting has more.

REPORT

What Happened to Democrats' Energy, Climate Change Legislation Plans?

With the Senate at home for the summer, a clean-energy and climate-change bill appears to be all but dead. For a closer look at what pulled the plug on the legislation, Margaret Warner is joined by environmental writers Darren Samuelsohn of Politico and Eric Pooley of Bloomberg Businessweek magazine.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, August 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/10/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Democrats: $26 Billion Bill Spared Thousands of Teacher, Service Jobs

The House of Representatives passed a $26 billion jobs bill in a rare August session. Democrats say it will save 300,000 jobs, but Republicans object to the way that it will be funded -- partially by raising taxes on U.S. companies who have businesses overseas. Gwen Ifill has more.

REPORT

News Wrap: Economic Growth 'More Modest' Than Previous Projection

In other news Tuesday, the Federal Reserve projected U.S. economic growth will be "more modest" than its June estimate.

ANALYSIS

Secretary Gates' Goal: Save $100 Billion From Military Cuts Over 5 Years

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that the Pentagon will cut thousands of jobs, reduce some of its dependence on private contractors and close a major military command base in Norfolk, Va. Margaret Warner is joined by defense experts Winslow Wheeler and Thomas Donnelly.

REPORT

Governments Battle to Stay Ahead of Threats on Internet, 'The Great Leveler'

In the first in a series of reports about cybersecurity, correspondent Spencer Michels reports from Las Vegas on governmental and citizen-led efforts to stop online crime that could threaten critical infrastructure.

ANALYSIS

Embattled Rangel Tells Colleagues 'Don't Leave Me Swinging in the Wind'

Political Editor David Chalian analyzes embattled New York Democrat Charles Rangel's unusual and emotional self-defense Tuesday on the House floor.

DEBATE

Should Mosque, Islamic Center Be Built Near Ground Zero?

Jeffrey Brown speaks with four people who have been closely following the debate over whether to build a 13-story Islamic community center and mosque near the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York. The builders say they want to promote positive interaction. But families of some victims don't consider it a peace offering.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, August 11, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/11/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Wall Street Suffers Bad Day Over Fears of Stalling Recovery

Major indexes on Wall Street gave back more than two percent of their value Wednesday over concerns about the strength of the U.S. economy. Gwen Ifill discusses the plunge and the Federal Reserve's acknowledgment that the recovery has slowed with The Washington Post's Neil Irwin and Nightly Business Report's Tom Hudson.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: Jurors Signal Deadlock on Some Charges in Blagojevich Trial

Members of a Chicago jury told a judge they are deadlocked on some decisions in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Also in Iraq, eight soldiers were killed after insurgents lured them into a trap by using children.

ANALYSIS

What Clues Did Colo., Conn., Ga. Voters Reveal?

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet's win came as good news to the Obama administration, but the senator would not say if he'd have the president campaign for him. Political Editor David Chalian speaks with Jim Lehrer about Tuesday's primary results and what they could mean for both parties.

REPORT

What Happens to Debris From Gulf Oil Cleanup?

Piles of plastic bags containing tar balls from Gulf Coast shorelines are packed up each day and millions of gallons oily water have been skimmed. But where is the debris from the Gulf oil disaster being taken? Tom Bearden reports.

REPORT

U.N. Humanitarian Official on Global Effort to Aid Flood Victims in Pakistan

The United Nations announced a goal to raise $460 million for Pakistani flood victims. More than 300,000 homes have been destroyed and 14 million people have been affected by the three-week-old disaster. Gwen Ifill speaks with John Holmes, U.N. under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator.

REPORT

Hayden: Hackers Force Internet Users to Learn Self-Defense

Correspondent Spencer Michels continues his series on cybersecurity with a conversation with former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden who says the openness of the Internet's design puts hackers at an advantage over people who want to defend their data.

REPORT

Olives and Omens: Did Greek Cuisine Portend Economic Problems?

In Greece, where a popular toast is drinking "to health and cash flow," one food writer sees parallels in between the country's crushing economic problems and its departure from its simple, humble culinary roots. Paul Solman reports.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, August 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/12/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

With General Motors Back in Black, Interim CEO Steps Aside

As General Motors announced a $1.3 billion quarterly profit Thursday, CEO Edward Whitacre announced he will step down on Sept. 1. Jim Lehrer talks to David Shepardson from The Detroit News and George Magliano of IHS Automotive about the company's turnaround.

REPORT

News Wrap: Blagojevich Jury 'Not Close' to Decision

In other news Thursday, the wait continues for the legal fate of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The jurors said they are not close to decisions on all charges. Also, a federal judge delayed resuming gay marriage ceremonies in California at least until next Wednesday.

ANALYSIS

Public Media Reporters Offer Read on Housing Market Across U.S.

Foreclosures have gone up 9 percent since June, according to RealtyTrac Inc. But Marketplace's Jeff Horwich says despite the bleak numbers there are signs that foreclosure rates could ease up soon. Public media reporters assess the state of the housing market across the country.

REPORT

Online Crime a Cat-and-Mouse Game for Hackers, Security Companies

Spencer Michels wraps up his cybersecurity series with a look at online crimes and the technology being used to stop them.

ANALYSIS

Gitmo Tribunal Trial of Khadr Offers 'Test of the System Itself'

The trial of a Canadian citizen captured in Afghanistan and accused of war crimes began Thursday, the first under new rules imposed by the Obama administration. For perspective, Margaret Warner speaks with Michelle Shephard of the Toronto Star who has been covering the case for years and is at Guantanamo Naval Base.

REPORT

Chinese Capital: Good or Bad Influence in Greece?

As part of his ongoing reports on Making Sense of financial news, business and economics correspondent Paul Solman examines the pros and cons of a massive infusion of Chinese capital into Greece.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election Issues

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/12/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week, Insights previews the election season with a panel of expert journalists and political observers. From the hot races to important issues, Insights addresses what’s at stake for Hawaii’s future in the political arena. Joining host Dan Boylan are Richard Borreca, Honolulu Star-Advertiser political reporter; Jerry Burris, former Honolulu Advertiser political columnist; Neal Milner, University of Hawaii Political Science Professor; and Gina Mangieri, KHON2 political reporter. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging. http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, August 13, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/13/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Signs $600 Million Bill to Boost U.S. Border Security

In the heat of the immigration reform debate, President Obama signed a $600 million bill to increase security personnel and equipment along the border. Jeffrey Brown explains the details.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Napolitano: Immigration Issues Don't Merit Constitutional Changes

A new $600 million bill will put more personnel and security measures along the U.S.-Mexico border. Jeffrey Brown talks to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about how this bill will affect security efforts already in place.

REPORT

News Wrap: Aid for Pakistani Flood Victims Falls Short, Relief Groups Warn

In other news Friday, relief groups warned they haven't received enough aid to assist 14 million flood victims in Pakistan. Also, heavy rains in Russia cleared skies of toxic smog from wildfires, some of which continue to burn.

REPORT

Russia Set to Provide Fuel for Iranian Nuclear Power Plant

Russia plans to move uranium fuel to a nuclear power plant in Iran. Margaret Warner has the details.

ANALYSIS

Nuclear Fuel Deal Gives Iran Chance to Prove Peaceful Intent

Russia plans to transfer uranium fuel to an Iranian nuclear plant. Margaret Warner gets perspectives from Ray Takeyh, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and journalist Robin Wright.

REPORT

Gulf Fishermen Debate Whether to Risk Selling Seafood Again

No oil has leaked from the broken Gulf well since July, and the federal government is reopening some waters for fishing. But some fishermen are split over whether to start trawling the waters again when there may be a risk of seafood being contaminated with oil and dispersants. Tom Bearden reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Gerson on Voters' Economic Fears, GOP's 'Party of No' Payoff

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, sitting in for David Brooks, analyze the week's top news stories, including voters' ongoing economic concerns headed into the midterm elections and the White House taking on "the professional left."

CONVERSATION

Lyndon Johnson's Complex, Outsized Presidency Examined in New Book

Veteran journalist Charles Peters, founder of Washington Monthly, talks with Judy Woodruff about his new book on the presidency of Lyndon Johnson.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, August 13, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               8/13/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, August 13, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               8/13/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, August 13, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/13/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election Issues (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/13/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week, Insights previews the election season with a panel of expert journalists and political observers. From the hot races to important issues, Insights addresses what’s at stake for Hawaii’s future in the political arena. Joining host Dan Boylan are Richard Borreca, Honolulu Star-Advertiser political reporter; Jerry Burris, former Honolulu Advertiser political columnist; Neal Milner, University of Hawaii Political Science Professor; and Gina Mangieri, KHON2 political reporter. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging. http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, August 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/16/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Flood Victims in Pakistan Protest for Aid

Pakistani flood victims protested along a main highway in the southern part of the country for more aid as disease began to spread among refugees in makeshift camps. Special correspondent Saima Moshin reports from Pakistan.

ANALYSIS

In Pakistan, Aid Groups Struggle to Help Flood Victims

Disease is beginning to spread around refugee camps in flooded Pakistan as rain continues to pour. Jeffrey Brown talks to Michael Young of the International Rescue Committee on the risk of waterborne illness and what measures are being taken to help flood victims.

REPORT

News Wrap: 130 Survive Airliner Crash in Caribbean; 1 Dead

In other news Monday, a Colombian airliner, carrying 131 passengers, crashed and broke into three parts on a resort island Monday but only one person was killed. In Iraq, former premier Iyad Allawi and his alliance called off talks to form a new government with Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki's Shiite bloc.

ANALYSIS

Mosque Near Ground Zero: Local Issue or Matter of National Debate?

President Obama's remarks supporting the building a controversial mosque near Ground Zero in New York drew rebuke from Republicans. Gwen Ifill speaks with New York gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio and Teaneck, N.J., Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin on the different points of views.

REPORT

Karzai Calls for Private Security Contractors to Leave Afghanistan

Afghan leader Hamid Karzai has proposed ordering all private security companies out of Afghanistan within four month, saying the jobs should go to Afghan government forces instead.

ANALYSIS

Karzai's Call to Expel Contractors Poses Big Logistical Hurdles

According to a spokesman, Afghan President Hamid Karzai wants all private security contractors out of Afghanistan within a matter of months. Judy Woodruff discusses the politics, economics and logistics with analysts Matthew Rosenberg and Doug Brooks.

REPORT

Author Disconnects From Communication Devices to Reconnect With Life

In this day and age, much communication is done by e-mail, text messages, Twitter and other forms of digital communication. William Powers, author of "Hamlet's Blackberry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age," explains how disconnecting from our screens may help us reconnect with our lives.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, August 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/17/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Blagojevich Guilty on 1 Count, Judge Sets Hearing for Retrial

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was found guilty Tuesday on one charge of lying to federal agents, but prosecutors have pledged a speedy retrial on 23 other counts. Political Editor David Chalian discusses the verdict and pending retrial with Jim Lehrer.

REPORT

News Wrap: 3 U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan

Three more U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan, bringing the month's death toll to 15. In Pakistan, desperation for aid grew as relief trucks were mobbed by flood victims.

REPORT

2 Bombings in Iraq Kill, Injure Scores as Security Concerns Persist

Baghdad suffered one of its worst attacks in months Tuesday as a man blew himself up in a crowd of 1,000 army recruits. Reporting from Baghdad, Margaret Warner speaks with Gwen Ifill.

REPORT

Obama Hits Road as Campaigner-in-Chief for Democrats

With midterm elections less than three months away, President Obama is joining the campaign trail for some Democrats. Although many polls show his approval ratings have fallen, his schedule is packed with appearances to help campaigns. Judy Woodruff reports.

ANALYSIS

Are Fundamental Changes for Mortgage Giants Fannie, Freddie Ahead?

The Obama administration is calling for some fundamental changes at mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Jim Lehrer discusses the possible changes with William Poole, former Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis president, and John Taylor of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.

REPORT

'Strategic Defaulters' Skip Mortgage Payments as Home Values Tumble

As part of his continuing series of reports making sense of economic news, Paul Solman tells the story of some homeowners who have stopped paying their mortgages even though they can still afford them.

CONVERSATION

Rosanne Cash Lists Influences, Including Famous Father's, in New Memoir

Singer Rosanne Cash, daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, speaks with Jeffrey Brown about her book "Composed" and performs a song.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, August 18, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/18/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Pakistan 'Can't Cope Alone' With Massive Flooding

The Pakistan government is faced with overwhelming troubles due to the widespread floods, including disease, starvation and death. Some question whether it is able of dealing with this crisis. Gwen Ifill speaks with special correspondent Saima Mohsin in Karachi about what measures the government is taking.

ANALYSIS

For Pakistani Flood Victims, Is Worst Yet to Come?

As the need for aid in Pakistan worsens, new questions are being raised on whether the government can handle a crisis of this magnitude. Gwen Ifill talks to Shuja Nawaz, director of the Southeast Asia Center at the Atlantic Council, and Moeed Yusuf, the director of the Pakistan program at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

REPORT

News Wrap: Mudslides Strike China, India

In other news Wednesday, heavy rain created a mudslide down into a Chinese mountain village where 67 people were reported missing and 25 hurt. In Northern India, another mudslide killed at least 18 children when it hit a school building.

REPORT

Blagojevich Trial Puts Dynamics of a Jury Back in View

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on one of 24 charges Tuesday, but the jury was just one vote shy of convicting him on some of the more serious charges. Jim Lehrer talks to law professor Valerie Hans, co-author of the book, "American Juries: The Verdict," about the dynamics of a jury's deliberations.

ANALYSIS

Alzheimer's Treatment Research Dealt Setback

An effort to develop a treatment for Alzheimer's disease was halted after data showed that a new drug was doing more harm than good, leading to more memory loss and putting people at a higher risk for skin cancer. Judy Woodruff discusses the findings with Dr. Paul Aisen of the University of California, San Diego.

REPORT

In Ethiopia, a Daily Struggle for Clean Water

In the first in a series of collaborative reports about water problems around the world, Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the shortage of potable water in Ethiopia and how the effort required to maintain existing watering points affects millions of people every day.

DEBATE

Debate Lingers Around Proposed Mosque Near Ground Zero

The debate over whether a mosque should be built near Ground Zero continues to stir passions. President Obama said he had "no regrets" for weighing in on the controversy Wednesday. Jeffrey Brown gets perspectives from columnists Eugene Robinson and Ross Douthat.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, August 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/19/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.N., U.S. Officials Highlight Enormity of Pakistan Flooding

The situation for Pakistan flood victims grew more desperate Thursday as people waited hours in line for food and water. Since the flooding began nearly three weeks ago, more than 1,500 people have died and millions have been displaced. Jim Lehrer has more.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Holbrooke: Donations Offer Leverage Over Pakistan Floods; Need Still Enormous

U.N. and U.S. officials declared the Pakistan flooding to be worse than the 2004 Asian tsunami, the 2005 Pakistan earthquake and the Haiti earthquake combined. U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke speaks with Jim Lehrer about the humanitarian efforts and possible role of global warming.

REPORT

News Wrap: Weekly Jobless Claims Highest Since November

In other news Thursday, the Labor Department announced jobless claims rose to 500,000 last week. On Wall Street, there were disappointing numbers as well.

REPORT

U.S. Mission in Iraq Turns Corner With Combat Brigade's 'Highly Symbolic Exit'

With the last of the U.S. combat brigades out of Iraq, Judy Woodruff discusses the symbolic moment and what's ahead for the American mission with Margaret Warner, who's reporting from Baghdad.

ANALYSIS

Oil Plume Study Raises New Questions on Spill

Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution released the first conclusive evidence of an underwater oil plume in the Gulf of Mexico. Jeffrey Brown talks to one of the study's authors, Chris Reddy, and David Farenthold of The Washington Post.

REPORT

In Australia, Economy Faring Well But Central to Upcoming Elections

In Australia, the economy is booming but it still remains the central focus of this weekend's election. Special correspondent Stuart Cohen reports on the country's elections for a Parliament that will choose the prime minister.

REPORT

Author Says Modern Life is Good Despite Recession

Author Matt Ridley says life is getting better and better despite the recession. Paul Solman reports on Ridley's optimism as part of his ongoing reporting on Making Sense of financial news.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: Special Election for Honolulu Mayor (Non-Partisan)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/19/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Last month, Mufi Hanneman stepped down as Honolulu mayor in order to run for governor. All eight candidates in the running to replace him will be in the studio this week. They will discuss everything from budget cuts to rail issues, but most importantly the upcoming non-partisan special election on September 18th determining who will finish the two years remaining in Hanneman’s term. Joining host Dan Boylan are mayoral candidates Kirk Caldwell, Peter Carlisle, Calvin Griffin, Philmund Lee, Khistina De Jean, John Andrew McLeod, Panos Prevedouros, and Rod Tam. The candidates will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, August 20, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/20/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Middle East Peace Negotiations Set to Resume

Direct peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians are set to resume next month in Washington after nearly two years. Jeffrey Brown has more.

ANALYSIS

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks: What Will Help, Hinder?

The first peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians in nearly two years are set to resume in Washington next month. Jeffrey Brown talks with analysts David Makovsky and Ghaith Al-Omari about what could come out of -- or derail -- the upcoming meetings.

REPORT

News Wrap: 3 Coalition Troops Killed in Afghanistan

In other news Friday, three more coalition troops were killed in Afghanistan bringing the monthly death toll for international troops up to 31. In Iraq, an al-Qaida group has claimed responsibility for a Tuesday bombing that killed 61 people.

REPORT

Cholera Death Raises Fears in Flood-Ravaged Pakistan

Shortages of food and water are still prominent in flooded areas of Pakistan, however more aid arrived from neighboring countries. An aid plane landed in Punjab from China, and Pakistan accepted $5 million aid offer India.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Pakistani Official: The World Should Stand by an Ally in Its Hour of Need

Judy Woodruff interviews Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi about what his country needs to help it recover from the massive floods. Qureshi addresses possible donor reluctance by saying most Pakistanis oppose militant groups, and they need relief in the form of food, shelter, medicine and agricultural tools.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Gerson on Obama's Campaign Role, Mosque Debate

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, sitting in for David Brooks, analyze the week's top news stories, including President Obama's shifting political fortunes and the debate over a mosque near Ground Zero.

ANALYSIS

Roger Clemens Latest Sports Star to Face Steroid Charges

Seven-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Rodger Clemens has been indicted on six counts for allegedly lying to Congress about steroid use. David Epstein of Sports Illustrated gives some perspective on the charges Clemens is facing and the issue of steroid use in sports.

REPORT

Civil War Prison Camp Uncovered in Rural Georgia

This week archaeologists unveiled the discovery of a Confederate prison camp in a rural part of Georgia. This story is part of a project called NewsHour Connect, where the best of public broadcasting from around the country is showcased. Rickey Bevington of Georgia Public Broadcasting has the story.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, August 20, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               8/20/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, August 20, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               8/20/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, August 20, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/20/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: Special Election for Honolulu Mayor (Non-Partisan) (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/20/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Last month, Mufi Hanneman stepped down as Honolulu mayor in order to run for governor. All eight candidates in the running to replace him will be in the studio this week. They will discuss everything from budget cuts to rail issues, but most importantly the upcoming non-partisan special election on September 18th determining who will finish the two years remaining in Hanneman’s term. Joining host Dan Boylan are mayoral candidates Kirk Caldwell, Peter Carlisle, Calvin Griffin, Philmund Lee, Khistina De Jean, John Andrew McLeod, Panos Prevedouros, and Rod Tam. The candidates will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, August 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/23/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Inedible Eggs: How Future Foodborne Illness Could Be Avoided

After a salmonella outbreak led to more than half a billion eggs being recalled, the head of the Food and Drug Administration said new measures must be taken to ensure food safety laws are enforced to prevent future problems. Jeffrey Brown speaks with food safety expert Caroline Smith DeWaal and journalist Elizabeth Weise.

REPORT

News Wrap: Roadside Bombs Kill 5 NATO Soldiers in Afghanistan

In other news Monday, attacks across Afghanistan killed five NATO soldiers, two of whom were Americans. In attacks on Sunday, four U.S. soldiers were killed.

REPORT

In Pakistan, Years of Future Hardship in Water's Wake

Floodwaters are moving south in Pakistan but trouble is possibly brewing in the unstable north as well. Special correspondent Saima Mohsin reports on the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

REPORT

Pakistani Aid Effort Hurt by Scale, Terrain, Instability

As millions of Pakistanis struggle to meet their basic needs due to widespread flooding, aid groups are running into significant challenges trying to help them. Judy Woodruff talks to Daniel Wordsworth, CEO of the American Refugee Committee, about the myriad challenges aid groups face as they work to help Pakistanis.

REPORT

Arizona, Florida Primaries: The Effects of Immigration, Economy

Primary contests in four states are set for Tuesday: Arizona, Florida, Vermont and Alaska. Hot-button issues such as immigration will be a focal point, as will spending. Gwen Ifill speaks with Susan MacManus of the University of South Florida and Bruce Merrill from Arizona State University for a preview.

ANALYSIS

In Chile, 17 Days Underground Just the Beginning for 33 Miners

In Chile, rescue crews learned that 33 miners are still alive after 17 days stuck underground, but it could take months to free them. The country's president has appealed to other nations to help speed the recovery effort.

REPORT

Chilean Miners' Underground Ordeal Could Last 'Til Christmas

In Chile, 33 miners trapped for 17 days were found to be alive, but they face months more underground before they can be rescued. Matt Craze of Bloomberg News updates the rescue efforts.

REPORT

Photographer: New Orleans' Deep Roots Bolstered Katrina Recovery

Photographer Mario Tama of Getty Images shares some images he has captured of New Orleans and its residents in the five years since he first documented Hurricane Katrina's profound effects on the city.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, August 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/24/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Dismal Home Sales Report Renews Economic Recovery Concerns

The National Association of Realtors reported Tuesday that July's home sales fell a worse-than-expected 27.2 percent -- the largest recorded monthly drop dating back to 1968. Jim Lehrer speaks with Susan Wachter of the University of Pennsylvania about the dismal numbers, which sent Wall Street tumbling.

REPORT

News Wrap: Boehner Calls for Change in Economic Strategy

House Minority Leader John Boehner called for President Obama to fire his top economic advisers, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council chief Larry Summers. Meanwhile, voters went to the polls in five states that held primary or run-off contests.

REPORT

Judge's Stem Cell Research Stoppage Debated

A federal judge issued a ruling to halt human embryonic stem cell research and "preserve the status quo" from before President Obama expanded research guidelines. Judy Woodruff gets perspectives from Dr. Evan Snyder of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and David Prentice of the Family Research Council.

REPORT

How Is Islam Viewed in America Today?

With several new polls illustrating a divide over American attitudes toward Islam, PBS stations sampled opinions across the U.S.

ANALYSIS

Islam Struggles for Understanding, Place in U.S. Religious Mosaic

The debate on whether to build a mosque near Ground Zero has become a touchy subject for many and raised questions over U.S. views on Islam. Gwen Ifill gets three perspectives from the Rev. Welton Gaddy of The Interfaith Alliance, professor Abdullahi An-na'im, and Cynthia Mahmood of the University of Notre Dame.

REPORT

Indianapolis Art Museum Looks Outdoors for a Dose of Whimsy

The Indianapolis Museum of Art has turned its attention to a park filled with exhibits -- big and small -- in an attempt to lure more visitors both inside and outside. Jeffrey Brown has more.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, August 25, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/25/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Wave of Violence in Iraq Kills More Than 50

More than 50 Iraqis died Wednesday in more than two dozen separate attacks across Iraq. Margaret Warner has more.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Odierno: Iraqis Will Be Able to Handle Security

Margaret Warner talks to Army Gen. Raymond Odierno about the state of security in Iraq as the U.S. scales back combat operations.

REPORT

U.S. Pledges More Aid to Pakistan for Flood Crisis

In the day's other news, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Rajiv Shah, visited Pakistan and made a pledge for additional U.S. aid.

ANALYSIS

Ariz., Fla., Alaska Primaries Pose Test for 'Insiders'

Arizona, Alaska and Florida are among the states to have the latest round of pre-midterm primaries. Political Editor David Chalian assesses the winners, losers and surprises of the night.

ANALYSIS

Discovery of Bodies in Mexico Linked to Drug War

Government authorities discovered the bodies of 72 people -- believed to be migrants from Central and South America -- dumped less than 100 miles from the U.S. border. Gwen Ifill gets more on the story.

REPORT

Mexican Media Face Perils Reporting on Drug War

Ioan Grillo of GlobalPost reports on the dangers journalists face in Mexico reporting on the country's violent drug war.

REPORT

'Revolutionary' Ultra Light Car Aims for an X Prize

Could a new ultra light car that promises to get 100 miles per gallon change the way we drive? Judy Woodruff reports on a group of mechanics and engineers who want to change modern day cars and win the $5 million X Prize.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Law & Disorder

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               8/25/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Behind the enduring images of heroic rescues undertaken by the New Orleans Police Department in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, there is another story of law enforcement in crisis, even out of control. “Law & Disorder,” a year-long, ongoing collaboration among FRONTLINE, ProPublica, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune, investigates charges that NOPD officers inappropriately used lethal force against New Orleans citizens and then tried to cover up their actions. Airing days before the fifth anniversary of one of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history and drawing from reports published in a real-time online investigation, FRONTLINE takes a fresh look at how the NOPD performed when the rules of civilized society collapsed.

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

 

Series Title:     Speaking in Tongues

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, August 25, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/25/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In a time where thirty-one states have passed English Only initiatives, one urban school district is exploring the provocative notion that speaking a foreign language can be a national asset. We follow four diverse students and their families as they encounter the challenges and delights of becoming fluent in two languages. As we witness their journey, we see how speaking more than one language changes them, their families, their communities, and could maybe even change the world.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, August 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/26/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Possible Targeting of Aid Workers Complicates Pakistan Flood Relief

As flooding continues to worsen in southern Pakistan, U.S. officials said that insurgents may be targeting flood relief workers there. Meanwhile, the United Nations made a plea for more aid for victims. Jim Lehrer has more.

REPORT

Waterborne Disease Threat Overwhelming Medical Workers in Pakistan

Medical personnel in Pakistan are working to control the spread of flood-related waterborne disease, but they face a monumental task as the humanitarian crisis worsens. Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Insurgents Kill 8 Police in Afghanistan

In other news Thursday, militants attacked police officers at a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan killing eight of them. In Iraq, gunmen killed six pro-government Sunni militiamen in an ambush.

REPORT

Half-Mile of Rock Between Chilean Miners, Lives on Surface

The 33 trapped Chilean miners have been stuck underground for 21 days and they may not get out until Christmas. Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports.

ANALYSIS

Anxiety, Cave-In Concerns Among Mental Hurdles for Chilean Miners

The good news that 33 trapped Chilean miners were still alive was soon tempered by the possibility that they may not be rescued until Christmas. Judy Woodruff speaks with University of Southern California professor Lawrence Palinkas about the psychological hurdles ahead for the miners.

REPORT

How Is Gulf Coast Mentally Coping With Devastation of Two Disasters?

Physical damage from Hurricane Katrina is still evident in New Orleans while the psychological devastation is sometimes harder to detect. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser examines the mental impact of two disasters, Katrina and then the Gulf oil disaster, in the Greater New Orleans area.

ANALYSIS

Can New Orleans' Revamped Levee System Withstand Next Storm?

The state of the levee system in New Orleans continues to be a major concern, especially during hurricane season. Jeffrey Brown gets two views on the city's revamped coastal protection system.

REPORT

Author: Successful Negotiation Hinges on Tone, Language, Word Choice

Robert Mnookin, author of "Bargaining with the Devil," speaks with economics correspondent Paul Solman about the rewards and challenges of negotiations.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: Democratic Candidates for Lt. Governor

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/26/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights on PBS Hawaii, all seven of the Democratic candidates running for the Lieutenant Governor position will be joining host Dan Boylan. The discussion will cover major issues from around the state, and explore what role the Lt. Governor performs. Plus, we’ll find out why each candidate is running for the office. The candidates are Lyla B. Berg, Robert Bunda, Steve Hirakami, Gary L. Hooser, Jon Riki Karamatsu, Norman Sakamoto, and Brian Schatz. They will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lerher

Program Title: FRIDAY, August 27, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/27/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Has Fed Done All It Can to Prop Up U.S. Economy?

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday that the central bank is prepared to take new action to help the sagging economy if needed. Jeffrey Brown talks to economists Paul Krugman and Douglas Holtz-Eakin about whether the Fed is doing enough to lift the economy.

REPORT

News Wrap: Homemade Bombs Kill 3 U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

In other news Friday, an American prisoner who was imprisoned for trespassing in North Korea arrived back in the United States. Also, three American troops were killed by homemade bombs in Afghanistan.

REPORT

Specter of Famine Looms in Pakistan's Floodwaters

The immediate need for food and water is crucial for Pakistan's flood victims to survive, but spending more time in unsafe conditions threatens to create long-lasting health issues, homelessness and even famine. Jeffrey Kaye reports from northern Pakistan on the public health nightmare facing flood survivors.

ANALYSIS

In Iraq, Insurgents See Opportunity in U.S. Drawdown

In the wake of deadly coordinated bombings across Iraq earlier this week, Margaret Warner reports on the ongoing threat of violence as the U.S. winds down its combat mission and previews her upcoming series on the next steps for Iraq and its people.

REPORT

Back Home in New Orleans, Survivors Reflect on Hurricane Katrina

Betty Ann Bowser returns to New Orleans to see how three families are coping five years after Hurricane Katrina.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on White House's Economic Predictions, Beck Rally

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the week's top news including economic slowdown concerns, the Federal Reserve's role in propping up the U.S. economy, how John McCain staved off primary opposition and what to expect from weekend rallies in Washington hosted by Glenn Beck of Fox News and the Rev. Al Sharpton.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, August 27, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               8/27/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, August 27, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               8/27/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, August 27, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/27/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: Democratic Candidates for Lt. Governor (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               8/27/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights on PBS Hawaii, all seven of the Democratic candidates running for the Lieutenant Governor position will be joining host Dan Boylan. The discussion will cover major issues from around the state, and explore what role the Lt. Governor performs. Plus, we’ll find out why each candidate is running for the office. The candidates are Lyla B. Berg, Robert Bunda, Steve Hirakami, Gary L. Hooser, Jon Riki Karamatsu, Norman Sakamoto, and Brian Schatz. They will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, August 30, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/30/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

In Afghanistan, 14 U.S. Troops Killed in 3 Days

In just three days, U.S. forces suffered 14 casualties in a series of attacks by Taliban insurgents across Afghanistan. Ray Suarez has more.

REPORT

Karzai's Commitment Examined Amid Fresh Tensions With U.S.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai sharply criticized coalition strategy over the weekend, saying it "has been ineffective apart from causing civilian casualties." The criticism came after new reports surfaced of corruption inside his government and spikes in coalition deaths across Afghanistan. Ray Suarez gets two views.

REPORT

News Wrap: Obama Calls for Small Business Assistance

In other news Monday, President Obama called for new action to help the sluggish economy and urged new assistance for small businesses. In Pakistan, thousands of refugees began to head home as flood waters receded in some areas.

REPORT

In Iraq, Uncertainty Marks Transition as U.S. Forces Halt Combat Role

As the U.S. prepares to officially end combat operations in Iraq on Tuesday, Margaret Warner begins a series of reports on the ongoing efforts to train Iraqi police to take over the day-to-day security operations and how that's affecting lives of Iraqis.

ANALYSIS

Charting Glenn Beck, Tea Party Influences on U.S. Electorate

Throngs of Americans answered Glenn Beck's call to attend a weekend rally entitled "Restoring Honor" on the National Mall. Judy Woodruff and analysts gauge his popularity among voters and examine what effect he and the tea party could have on the midterm elections.

REPORT

Emmys Highlight Changing Landscape of Television Business

Jeffrey Brown gets two perspectives on how the Emmy Awards, television's most prestigious honor, have been signaling a major shift in programming by the major networks and smaller cable channels.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, August 31, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/31/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

President Marks End of Active Fighting in Iraq

President Obama's campaign for the White House was largely focused on winding down U.S. involvement in Iraq. On Tuesday, he announced the combat role is over for American troops, yet the mission there is far from over. Kwame Holman reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Preview Obama's Iraq Speech

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on the stakes for President Obama's on ending U.S. troop drawdown in Iraq.

REPORT

News Wrap: Petraeus Acknowledges Slow Progress in Afghanistan

In other news Tuesday, five more U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan bringing the U.S. death toll to 55 for the month. Meanwhile, the top commander there acknowledged the slow pace of progress in that war.

REPORT

Uncertainty, Security Concerns Grow Among Iraqis Amid U.S. Drawdown

Margaret Warner continues her series of reports from Iraq with a look at how Iraqi citizens feel about their safety, security and future amid the U.S. troop drawdown.

ANALYSIS

Alleged Drug Kingpin 'Barbie' Arrested in Mexico

Mexican officials brought down one of the biggest alleged drug traffickers in Mexico's drug war. Edgar Valdez-Villareal, also known as 'The Barbie,' was arrested in Mexico City.

ANALYSIS

'Barbie' Arrest Could Yield Drug War Intel for Mexican Officials

About 30,000 people have been killed since 2006 in Mexico's violent drug wars. On Monday, one of the country's biggest drug traffickers was arrested in Mexico City. NPR's Jason Beaubien has more.

REPORT

In Washington, D.C., Public School Teachers Put to New Test

Teachers in the District of Columbia are being reevaluated. Special correspondent John Merrow looks at a new test for teachers in the Washington, D.C. school district as part of his ongoing reporting on education.

REPORT

New Orleans' Jazz Scene Still Hurt, Inspired by Katrina

Jeffrey Brown has an update on musician Michael White who continues his efforts to keep New Orleans' musical tradition strong, five years after Hurricane Katrina.

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: Wo Ai Ni (I Love You Mommy)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/31/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

What is it like to be torn from your Chinese foster family, put on a plane with strangers and wake up in a new country, family and culture? Stephanie Wang-Breal's "Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy" is the story of Fang Sui Yong, an eight-year-old orphan, and the Sadowskys, the Long Island Jewish family that travels to China to adopt her. Sui Yong is one of 70,000 Chinese children now being raised in the United States. Through her eyes, the viewers witness her struggle with a new identity as she transforms from a timid child into someone that no one - neither her new family nor she - could have imagined.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, September 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/01/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Gates: History Will Judge Worthiness of Iraq War

On the first official day of a post-combat mission for the U.S. in Iraq, 50,000 American soldiers remain and no government has formed. The U.S. drawdown has many wondering -- Americans and Iraqis alike -- whether the war improved conditions there and was it worth the many lives lost. Kwame Holman has more.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Biden: After U.S. Combat Exit, Iraqi Government Ready to Take Shape

Margaret Warner talks to Vice President Joe Biden about the U.S. troop drawdown in Iraq and what's next for Iraqis and their government.

REPORT

News Wrap: Bombings in Pakistan Kill at Least 25

In other news Wednesday, bombs killed at least 25 people and injured scores more in a religious procession in Lahore, Pakistan.

ANALYSIS

Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Look for Common Ground in Direct Talks

Israeli and Palestinian peace talks went on as planned in Washington even as a violent attack erupted in the Middle East. Members of the Hamas militant group shot and killed four Isralei settlers in an attempt to disrupt the peace meetings. Gwen Ifill has more.

ANALYSIS

Jumpstarting Mideast Peace Talks: Will It Work?

Gwen Ifill talks to the former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Adviser Steven Hadley about the issues at stake in a new round of direct peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

REPORT

FDA's Safety Role in Question After Egg Recall

A massive egg recall over fears of a salmonella outbreak raises new questions on whether the Food and Drug Administration can handle its regulatory role. Betty Ann Bowser has more.

ANALYSIS

FEMA Chief: Katrina Lessons Aid Hurricane Earl Planning

As government officials prepare for the possible landfall of Hurricane Earl along the East Coast, Jim Lehrer speaks with Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate about the storm.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, September 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/02/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

East Coast Residents Move Inland as Hurricane Earl Approaches

As Hurricane Earl approached the East Coast, residents and tourists were warned to take precautions. In some areas, residents boarded their homes and businesses before they evacuated. Jim Lehrer has more.

ANALYSIS

Hurricane Center Official: Earl a 'Considerable Threat' to East Coast

Jim Lehrer speaks with the deputy director of the National Hurricane Center for the latest developments on Hurricane Earl as coastal communities take precautions for a possible landfall.

REPORT

News Wrap: Another Gulf Oil Rig Fire Extinguished; Workers Rescued

Thirteen workers survived a Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion 100 miles south of Vermilion Bay in Louisiana. In Pakistan, thousands of Shiite Muslims mourned the loss of 35 people who were killed in a triple-bombing in Lahore.

REPORT

Clinton Lauds Mideast Leaders as Peace Talks Begin Anew

Middle East peace negotiations started again Thursday for the first time in two years at the State Department in Washington. But Israelis and Palestinians face many hurdles in the coming weeks and months of talks. Judy Woodruff has more.

ANALYSIS

Early Signs of Progress in Middle East Peace Talks?

Judy Woodruff speaks with Daniel Levy, director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation, and Hisham Melhem, Washington bureau chief of Al-Arabiya, about what progress was made Thursday at the start of renewed Middle East peace talks.

REPORT

Iraq's Stalled Government: Which Blocs Will Form Core?

Margaret Warner reports from Baghdad on the growing frustration among Iraqis -- and allies -- that a government has yet to be formed five months after parliamentary elections.

REPORT

Effect of Court Decisions on Guns Remains Murky in California

Correspondent Spencer Michels examines how U.S. Supreme Court rulings limiting local gun-control laws are playing out in California.

REPORT

Tap Icon Maurice Hines Takes Second Turn in Duke Ellington Tribute

Thirty years after his original turn in the Duke Ellington tribute "Sophisticated Ladies," tap dance icon Maurice Hines returns the show as dancer, choreographer and mentor in the revival at Lincoln Theater. Jeffrey Brown talks to Hines about sharing his work with the next generation.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: Special Election for Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney (Non-Partisan) &                       Special Election for Senate Dist. 22 Democratic Candidates

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/02/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week, Insights on PBS Hawaii will feature two Special Election races to be held in conjunction with the primary election on September 18.

In the first half, Dan Boylan will host a discussion with all three candidates in the non-partisan race for Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney. The person elected will fill the remainder of the term left by the resignation of Peter Carlisle. The candidates are Darwin Ching, Keith Kaneshiro, and Franklin Pacarro, Jr.

The second half of the program will include the Democratic candidates running for State Senate District 22, which covers Mililani Mauka, Wahiawa, Haleiwa, Mokuleia, and the North Shore. In July, Robert Bunda resigned from this seat to run for Lt. Governor. The candidates include Donovan Dela Cruz, Gerald T. Hagino, Mike Lyons, and Michael Y. Magaoay.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/03/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Jobs Report for August Gives Mixed Reading for U.S. Economy

The August jobs report released Friday showed that the private sector added 67,000 jobs but jobless numbers still remain grim with the U.S. unemployment rate rising slightly to 9.6 percent. All the while, President Obama urges the public to be patient and insists his policies are working -- just slower than hoped.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S. Markets React Positively to Jobs Numbers

In other news Friday, U.S. markets rose ahead of the holiday weekend on news of the latest unemployment reading.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Romer: Stimulus Was Effective; Economy Could Have Used More Help

The outgoing head of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer, speaks with Judy Woodruff on her last day at the White House about the administration's efforts to revive the economy, why she said the stimulus was a good idea and why the government could have done more earlier in the economic crisis.

REPORT

Stress, Burnout Taking Toll on Many Still in U.S. Workforce

As part of his ongoing series of reports on Making Sense of financial news, Paul Solman's reports how economic woes aren't just hard on the unemployed. As the recession drags on, many of those who are employed say they're overworked and underpaid.

REPORT

In Iraq, Electricity Remains Daily Struggle for Families, Businesses

Power outages are an ongoing frustration for Iraqis. Margaret Warner wraps up her reporting trip to Iraq with a look at how people have learned to deal with a lack of reliable electrical service.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Prospects for Jobs, Mideast Peace, Bipartisanship

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks speak with Jim Lehrer about the week's biggest news stories including the latest unemployment report, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's primary loss, how the political climate will affect the next Senate and the start of new Middle East Peace talks.

REPORT

Pride Prevalent, but Wounded, at Louisiana Shrimp and Oil Festival

Even after the BP oil spill all but canceled this year's shrimp harvest in the Gulf of Mexico, the 75th Annual Shrimp and Petroleum Festival in Morgan City, Louisiana, is proceeding full-steam ahead.Pride Prevalent, But Wounded at Louisiana Shrimp and Oil Festival

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 3, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               9/03/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/03/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/03/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: Special Election for Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney (Non-Partisan) &                       Special Election for Senate Dist. 22 Democratic Candidates (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/03/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week, Insights on PBS Hawaii will feature two Special Election races to be held in conjunction with the primary election on September 18.

In the first half, Dan Boylan will host a discussion with all three candidates in the non-partisan race for Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney. The person elected will fill the remainder of the term left by the resignation of Peter Carlisle. The candidates are Darwin Ching, Keith Kaneshiro, and Franklin Pacarro, Jr.

The second half of the program will include the Democratic candidates running for State Senate District 22, which covers Mililani Mauka, Wahiawa, Haleiwa, Mokuleia, and the North Shore. In July, Robert Bunda resigned from this seat to run for Lt. Governor. The candidates include Donovan Dela Cruz, Gerald T. Hagino, Mike Lyons, and Michael Y. Magaoay.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, September 6, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/06/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Touts Infrastructure Plan for Economy

President Obama spent Labor Day in the Midwest and introduced a new $50 billion infrastructure proposal that he says will create new jobs. Jeffrey Brown has more.

REPORT

IAEA Expresses Alarm at Iranian Defiance

In other news Monday, the U.N. nuclear agency voiced new concern at Iran's continued defiance over its nuclear program.

REPORT

Mott's Strike Illustrates Labor Union Dilemma

Amid an ailing economy, labor unions find themselves struggling to compromise with employers on wages and benefits. Paul Solman reports.

ANALYSIS

In Midterm Elections, Economy Is Still Job One

Judy Woodruff speaks with local public broadcast correspondents from California, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania about voter mood and the midterm elections.

REPORT

Young Pakistan Flood Victims Face Health Concerns

Special correspondent Saima Mohsin reports in Pakistan on the potential health and safety concerns for the youngest victims of the country's flooding crisis.

REPORT

Has Aid for Pakistan Flood Crisis Been Enough?

Pakistan is struggling to assess the aftermath of its recent flood crisis, and may need more international aid. Jeffery Brown talks to philanthropy and humanitarian experts about whether the aid delivered so far has been enough.

REPORT

Iraqis Who Fled War Often Face Long Exile

Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Jordan on the day-to-day difficulties of Iraqi refugees. Some refugees have fled from their homeland to avoid the conflict in Iraq and will probably never return home.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, September 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/07/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama to Unveil Business Tax Cut Plan

In President Obama's latest attempt to boost the economy, he plans to propose allowing businesses to write off new capital investments through 2011. However, new polls paint a grim picture for him and congressional Democrats. Political editor David Chalian examines the poll numbers and how the tax cuts could impact the midterms.

REPORT

News Wrap: Gunman Dressed as Iraqi Soldier Kills U.S. Troops

In other news Tuesday, a gunman dressed as an Iraqi soldier killed two U.S. soldiers and wounded nine others in the first American military deaths since combat operations ended there last week. In Pakistan, a suicide car bomb killed at least 20 people when it detonated at a police compound.

REPORT

3 Options Explored to Rescue Chilean Miners, But No End in Sight for Saga

It's been a month since a mine collapse in Northern Chile trapped 33 men. As efforts continue to keep them healthy and happy, a rescue date still isn't set. Jeffrey Brown talks to Tom Bearden about the options being used in the rescue efforts and how the miners and their loved ones are holding up.

ANALYSIS

Church's Quran-Burning Pledge Rankles U.S. Diplomatic, Military Officials

Pastor Terry Jones and his 50-member congregation in Florida plan to burn copies of the Quran to mark the ninth anniversary of 9/11. Gen. David Petraeus warned that could put American military lives in danger and empower extremists. Others said it could strengthen a view in Afghanistan of growing Islamophobia in the West.

REPORT

Craigslist Drops Adult Services Ads: What's the Real Impact?

The world's largest classified ads website, Craigslist.org, shut down its profitable adult services section after accusations that it was being used for prostitution and human trafficking. Judy Woodruff gets two views on the larger legal impact.

REPORT

Alvin Ailey Troupe Celebrates Longtime Choreographer's Last Dance

After more than 20 years at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, director Judith Jamison is preparing to step down. In a profile by Jeffrey Brown, Jamison discusses how a mantra of "pray, prepare, and proceed" had guided her both on and off the dance floor.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, September 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/08/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Pitches $300B in Business Tax Incentives to Boost Economy

President Obama on Wednesday proposed a $300 billion tax cut plan aimed at businesses to help the U.S. economy recover and create new jobs. Kwame Holman reports on the details of the tax incentives and the president's proposed path to new jobs.

REPORT

News Wrap: Fla. Pastor Sticking to Quran-Burning Plans

In other news Wednesday, Pastor Terry Jones says he will continue with plans to burn Qurans on the anniversary on 9/11 despite opposition from around the world. In Afghanistan, hundreds flocked to the Kabul Bank to withdraw savings after two directors were forced to step down after allegations of corruption surfaced.

ANALYSIS

Geithner: Bush Economic Policies Made Recession Worse

In an interview with Jim Lehrer, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said that President Obama deserves credit for stopping an economic "free fall," exacerbated by the fiscal policies of the Bush administration.

REPORT

GOP Congressman: Restrained Spending Buoys U.S. Economy

Gwen Ifill gets a Republican view on President Obama's latest economic proposals from Illinois congressman Peter Roskam.

REPORT

Chilean Miners 'In Good Spirits' But Rebelling Against Some Care

Much has been done to keep the Chilean miners in good spirits but what about the families of these miners? Tom Bearden reports from Chile on how they are holding up.

ANALYSIS

BP Admits Errors in Gulf Oil Disaster But Spreads Blame

BP issued a new internal report blaming the largest offshore oil spill in history on a series of human and mechanical failures. Judy Woodruff talks to Steven Mufson of the Washington Post about the report.

REPORT

Megacities Reflect Growing Urbanization, But Poverty Still Rampant

The World Bank says Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is the fastest growing city in the world with a population of 15 million. But as more of the world's impoverished flee to megacities for economic opportunities, the perils of urbanization are being exposed.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, September 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/09/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Florida Pastor Suspends Quran-Burning Plans on 9/11 Anniversary

Florida Pastor Terry Jones announced plans Thursday to cancel his church's much-derided plans to burn Qurans on the 9/11 anniversary should a planned Islamic community center be moved further away from Ground Zero in New York. But the center's developer and imam said a deal has not been struck.

ANALYSIS

Would Cancellation of Quran-Burning Event Prevent Further Fallout?

The Florida pastor who caused a global uproar over plans to burn Qurans on the 9/11 anniversary suspended those plans and is seeking a deal to move a planned Islamic center in New York. Ray Suarez gets two takes on Thursday's developments with counter-terrorism experts Mohammed Hafez and Brian Fishman.

REPORT

News Wrap: Suicide Bomb Kills 17 at Russian Market

In other news Thursday, a bomb packed with metal bars and bolts tore through an entrance to a busy market in Russia killing at least 17. In Iran, American hiker Sarah Shourd is scheduled to be set free on Saturday after being arrested along the Iraqi border 13 months ago.

ANALYSIS

Who Would Benefit From Extending Bush-Era Tax Cuts?

Whether the tax cuts enacted under the latest Bush presidency should be extended past the Dec. 31 expiration date is slated to be a key policy issue debated as elections approach. Jeffrey Brown gets two views about extending the cuts and whether it would mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans.

REPORT

Corruption Allegations Test Afghan Banking System

Allegations of corruption in the Afghan banking system are causing fury and concern among citizens who fear their money isn't safe. Margaret Warner talks to Washington Post correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran for more.

REPORT

Some Veterans With Brain Trauma Still Await Purple Hearts

In a collaborative report, we examine why some veterans with traumatic brain injuries are having trouble getting awarded the Purple Heart.

CONVERSATION

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey Pens 'Tea Party Manifesto'

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey speaks with Judy Woodruff about his new book "Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto." This is the first in a two-part series of book conversations with thinkers on both sides of the political spectrum.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: State Representative Districts 31, 33, and 49

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/09/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights on PBS Hawaii, Dan Boylan will host candidates from three Hawaii House of Representative Districts.

The first part of the program will include Democrats running for State Representative, District 31, which covers Moanalua Valley, Moanalua, and Salt Lake. This election is an open seat with four Democratic candidates running in the primary. They include Linda Ichiyama, Sharon Lum Ho, Rocky Rockwell, and Ryan Toyomura.

The second part of the program will include the Democratic candidates for State Representative, District 33, which covers Halawa and Aiea. They are incumbent Blake Oshiro and Honolulu Councilmember Gary Okino, whose Council term has expired.

The third part will feature the Republican Candidates for State Representative, District 49, which covers Maunawili and Kaneohe. They are Joseph Aiona and Daniel Siangco.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/10/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Says Economic Recovery 'Not There Yet'

In his first formal news conference since May, President Obama fielded questions on the economy, midterm elections and recent religious tensions. Kwame Holman reports.

REPORT

Meeting Between Florida Pastor, NYC Imam Still Unclear

There were more developments on the Quran burning story Friday. Meanwhile in Afghanistan, thousands of protesters took to the streets against the possible Quran burning.

ANALYSIS

9 Years After 9/11, Has Religious Tolerance Changed in America?

Jeffrey Brown moderates a conversation among four religious leaders and experts on the tolerance -- or intolerance -- of different religions and cultures in America, nine years after the Sept. 11 attacks.

REPORT

Fort Hood Program Seeks Better Care for Vets

A new program at Fort Hood is designed to provide better treatment for wounded soldiers who have returned home from Afghanistan and Iraq. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Examine 'Islamaphobia,' Obama's Midterm Tax Cut Debate

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze this week's top political stories, including recent anti-Muslim rhetoric in the U.S. and the debate over extending Bush-era tax cuts.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 10, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               9/10/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 10, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               9/10/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/10/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: State Representative Districts 31, 33, and 49 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/10/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights on PBS Hawaii, Dan Boylan will host candidates from three Hawaii House of Representative Districts.

The first part of the program will include Democrats running for State Representative, District 31, which covers Moanalua Valley, Moanalua, and Salt Lake. This election is an open seat with four Democratic candidates running in the primary. They include Linda Ichiyama, Sharon Lum Ho, Rocky Rockwell, and Ryan Toyomura.

The second part of the program will include the Democratic candidates for State Representative, District 33, which covers Halawa and Aiea. They are incumbent Blake Oshiro and Honolulu Councilmember Gary Okino, whose Council term has expired.

The third part will feature the Republican Candidates for State Representative, District 49, which covers Maunawili and Kaneohe. They are Joseph Aiona and Daniel Siangco.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, September 13, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/13/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Chances for Tax Cut Compromise Appear to Dwindle

For a few hours Sunday, it appeared there might be compromise on whether to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for everyone except Americans making over $250,000. But House Minority Leader John Boehner later insisted that cuts should remain across the board. Gwen Ifill talks to Naftali Bendavid of the Wall Street Journal for more.

REPORT

News Wrap: Wall Street Rally Rolls on as New Banking Rules Take Effect

In other news, the Dow Jones industrial average and the NASDAQ both closed higher Monday. In Venezuela, a plane carrying 51 people crashed and killed at least 14.

REPORT

New Global Banking Rules in the Works, 2 Years After Lehman's Downfall

Two years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, central bankers from 27 countries agreed to new rules that include substantially raising the amount of capital that banks must hold in reserve in hopes of preventing another global financial crisis.

REPORT

Government Allowing Lehman Collapse Still Mysterious 2 Years Later

The 2008 downfall of financial giant Lehman Brothers prompted global efforts to avoid another international financial crisis. Two financial reporters, John Cassidy and Andrew Ross Sorkin, talk about what we've learned in the two years since Lehman's collapse and what's been done to avoid a similar instance.

REPORT

Chilean Miners Struggle With Hazards, Loose Regulation

Tom Bearden reports on the hazardous conditions in Chile's mining industry and how the ongoing saga of 33 trapped miners is drawing more calls for tighter regulations underground.

REPORT

Victims, Rapists Speak Out on Rape as Weapon of War in Congo

Independent Television News reports on the ongoing use of violent rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

ANALYSIS

In Congo, Attitudes About Rape as a Weapon Remain Tough to Change

Gwen Ifill talks with two experts familiar with the sexual violence that has occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the past decade.

REPORT

At Maine Camp, Veterans Take Time to Heal, Reconnect With Families

Ray Suarez reports on a special camp in Maine dedicated to help veterans and their families to heal from the emotional wounds of terror and war.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, September 14, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/14/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

American Released From Iranian Prison, 2 More Still Jailed

Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers who were arrested and accused of spying by Iran, was released from prison on $500,000 bail after being held for 410 days. The fate of the two others remains in limbo.

ANALYSIS

Iran Frees One Jailed American: Will Other 2 Face Trial?

Iran has freed one of three Americans held in the country for more than a year on accusations of spying. Jeffrey Brown talks to two analysts on the region for insight into Tehran's decision.

REPORT

News Wrap: Tea Party Influence Tested in Latest Primaries

In other news Tuesday, seven states and Washington, D.C., held primaries. High-profile races included Delaware congressman Mike Castle battling Christine O'Donnell for a Senate seat, and Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty facing a difficult re-election bid.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Blair: Prospects for Mideast Peace Talks Hinge on Current Leaders

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair talks to Margaret Warner about the resumption of Mideast peace talks in Egypt Tuesday, saying that if current leaders cannot succeed, an agreement may not be possible.

REPORT

In Middle East, Peace Sought on Smaller Scale Through Business Ties

A New York-based entrepreneur has found a way to work with Palestinians and Israelis for both peace and profit. Special correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro reports.

REPORT

Ahead of Elections, Lawsuits Revive Debate on Health Reform

A judge in Florida listened to arguments filed by 20 attorneys general who are challenging the validity of a new health reform law. Gwen Ifill talks to reporters for more.

CONVERSATION

Texas Poet Twists Newsprint Into Verse

Austin Kleon is a Texas-based poet, writer, cartoonist and designer. He's found a playful way of making poetry from discarded newspapers, as demonstrated in his new book "Newspaper Blackout." Jeffrey Brown reports as part of the NewsHour's poetry series.

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: First Person Plural (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/14/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Deann Borshay Liem embarks on a heartfelt journey in her acclaimed 2000 film "First Person Plural," a poignant essay on family, loss and the reconciling of two identities. In 1966, Liem was adopted by an American family and sent from Korea to her new home in California. There, her memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated, until recurring dreams led her to investigate her own past. When she discovers that her Korean mother is very much alive, she bravely works to unite her biological and adoptive families.

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

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/14/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Cha Jung Hee was told to keep her true identity secret from her new American family. Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. But the eight-year-old girl knew she was not. So began a 40-year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the United States in 1966. But why had her identity been switched? And who was the real Cha Jung Hee? Acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem returns to her native Korea to search for answers, to find her “double,” the mysterious girl whose place she took in America.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, September 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/15/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Delaware Among Primaries With a Surprising Finish

Outsiders and Tea Party-backed candidates posted victories in key primaries around the country on Tuesday. Political editor David Chalian reviews the winners and losers.

REPORT

Greenspan Speaks Out Against Bush Era Tax Cuts

A voice from the past weighed in on the ongoing debate of the Bush Era Tax Cuts. Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, said the country cannot afford to keep the tax cuts at a time of such high deficit.

ANALYSIS

Anti-Establishment Sentiment, Economy Ring Loudly in Latest Primary Battles

Political strategists take a closer look at what new primary results could mean for the Republican and Democratic parties as Election Day approaches.

CONVERSATION

Drug War Casts a Shadow on Mexican Bicentennial

Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan talks with Ray Suarez about Mexico's bicentennial celebrations amid the backdrop of ongoing drug war violence and economic woes.

REPORT

Baja's Tourism Suffers Amid Mexico Drug War

A drop in tourism and manufacturing has left the Mexican state Baja, California, with a struggling economy. Jose Luis Sierra of New America Media reports on how the drug war and recession have played a role.

REPORT

Militant Groups Aid Pakistan Flood Victims

The U.S. is said to be the leading donor in the Pakistan floods for humanitarian aid. But militant groups are also stepping up their efforts. Suzanna Koster of GlobalPost reports from a town in Punjab.

REPORT

Civil Rights Photographer May Have Led Double Life as FBI Informant

Ernest Withers, a famed Civil Rights photographer during the 50's and 60's, may have been pulling double duty for the FBI as a paid informant. Margaret Warner talks to veteran journalist Earl Caldwell for more.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, September 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/16/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Record Poverty Level: 'Long Slog Ahead' for Poor Americans?

The Census Bureau released a report showing that one in seven Americans lived in poverty last year, and more than 50 million are not insured. Ray Suarez discusses the record poverty numbers and the recession's effects on the poor with economists Isabel Sawhill and Harry Holzer.

REPORT

News Wrap: Pope Begins U.K. Visit Amid Uproar Over Abuse Scandal

In other news Thursday, the Pope began a visit to Britain with his strongest admission about how the Catholic Church failed to deal decisively with sexual abuse by priests.

ANALYSIS

Fidel Castro Reveals Doubts in Cuba's Troubled Economic System

A healthier Fidel Casto recently granted an audience with an American journalist and Latin America scholar, revealing his concerns with Cuba's economic system.

ANALYSIS

In Cuba, Hints of Dramatic Change Emerge from Fidel Castro

Margaret Warner speaks with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic magazine and Latin America analyst Julia Sweig, who met with Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro in Havana and discussed the shortcomings of the island nation's economic system.

REPORT

In New Orleans, Clinic Caring for Underinsured Once Again

Betty Ann Bowser reports from the Crescent City on one doctor's success in establishing clinics for the underinsured after Hurricane Katrina wiped out the city's main charity hospital.

CONVERSATION

Arianna Huffington Zeroes in on Declining Middle Class in New Book

Gwen Ifill speaks with liberal commentator, online media magnate and author Arianna Huffington about her new book, which concentrates on the declining U.S. middle class.

REPORT

Musical Legend Herbie Hancock Fuses Jazz, Global Rhythms

Jeffrey Brown catches up with music legend Herbie Hancock, who celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this year and is touring in support of his latest album "The Imagine Project."

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: State Senate District 25 & State Representative District 18

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/16/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights on PBS Hawaii, Dan Boylan will host candidates from State Senate and State Representative districts.

The first part of the program will include Democrats running for State Senate, District 25, which covers Lanikai and Waimanalo. They are Andrew Jamila, Jr., Chuck Prentiss, and Pohai Ryan.

The second part of the program will include the Republican candidates for State Senate, District 25. They are Virginia Enos and Joe Pandolfe.

The third part will feature the Democratic candidates for State Representative, District 18, which covers Kahala, Aina Haina, and Kuliouou. They are Mark Hashem, T.J. Lane, and Albert Lee.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/17/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Warren Spells Out Mission for New Consumer Watchdog Agency

President Obama named Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren to head a new consumer financial protection agency, but the nomination does not require Senate confirmation -- a move that irked some. Judy Woodruff speaks with banking consultant Bert Ely and UCLA law professor Lynn Stout on what is expected for banks and consumers.

REPORT

News Wrap: United, Continental Closer to Creating World's Biggest Airline

In other news Friday, Wall Street ended the week in positive territory, and shareholders of United and Continental airlines voted to merge as part of a $3 billion stock swap deal that could be finalized within two weeks.

ANALYSIS

Afghan Voters Prepare for Parliamentary Elections

Amid the ongoing war there, Afghanistan's citizens are preparing for parliamentary elections. Ray Suarez looks at the preparations.

ANALYSIS

Reporter Shares Firsthand Look at Taliban Ambush

James Foley, a reporter with GlobalPost, found himself in the line of fire when he accompanied an American infantry unit that was ambushed by insurgents.

ANALYSIS

Israeli Settlements Key Issue in Latest Mideast Peace Talks

The second round of the latest Middle East peace talks took place this week in Egypt and Jerusalem between Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas with Israeli settlements remaining a big diplomatic hurdle. Jeffrey Brown gets an update from Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post.

REPORT

Conservatives Weigh Social, Economic Concerns as Midterms Approach

Kwame Holman reports from the Values Voter Summit on how social conservatives are trying to shape the Republican message for the fall campaign.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Role of Values Voters, New Watchdog Agency

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week's top news including what role "values voters" are playing in this year's midterm elections and what effect Elizabeth Warren's new consumer protection agency will have on banks and consumers.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 17, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               9/17/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 17, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               9/17/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: State Senate District 25 & State Representative District 18 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/17/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights on PBS Hawaii, Dan Boylan will host candidates from State Senate and State Representative districts.

The first part of the program will include Democrats running for State Senate, District 25, which covers Lanikai and Waimanalo. They are Andrew Jamila, Jr., Chuck Prentiss, and Pohai Ryan.

The second part of the program will include the Republican candidates for State Senate, District 25. They are Virginia Enos and Joe Pandolfe.

The third part will feature the Democratic candidates for State Representative, District 18, which covers Kahala, Aina Haina, and Kuliouou. They are Mark Hashem, T.J. Lane, and Albert Lee.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, September 20, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/20/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Counting Begins in Afghan Vote Amid Attacks, Fraud Claims

Some citizens risked their lives to vote in Afghanistan's weekend elections. The vote counting is expected to be slow and numerous reports of fraud at the polls will be investigated. Gwen Ifill reports.

ANALYSIS

Violence, Turnout, Fraud Remain Top Concerns in Afghan Election Efforts

Gwen Ifill speaks with election observer Scott Worden about the latest vote in Afghanistan and concerns about violence, fraud and low turnout.

REPORT

News Wrap: Recession Officially Over, But U.S. Economy Still Struggling

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the U.S. recession ended in June 2009 and was the longest downturn since World War II. But President Obama and others made sure to acknowledge Americans' ongoing economic struggles.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Adm. Allen on Oil Cleanup: 'We're Negotiating How Clean Is Clean'

Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen speaks with Jeffrey Brown about the permanent sealing of BP's blown-out oil well, what has been learned to prevent or contain future disasters, and what must be done to clean up the Gulf of Mexico and the fragile coastal wetlands.

ANALYSIS

How Safe Would Genetically Modified Salmon Be to Eat?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is in the process of deciding whether to allow genetically modified salmon to be sold to American consumers and how to label them if they are sold. Margaret Warner gets two perspectives.

REPORT

With 2012 Plans in Limbo, Palin Steps Into Kingmaker Role

Judy Woodruff looks at the political power of Sarah Palin, her political endorsements and her use of social media with reporters Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times and Libby Casey of the Alaska Public Radio Network.

REPORT

Mexico's Drug War Putting Reporters, Journalism in the Crosshairs

A young photographer for Juarez's El Diario newspaper was gunned down as he walked to lunch, prompting his newspaper to ask of Mexico's drug cartels on the front page what they expect of journalists. Ray Suarez speaks with Angela Kocherga of Belo Television about the latest killing and the effects on drug war media coverage.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, September 21, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/21/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Effort Dealt Setback in Senate

The Senate could not reach 60 votes to start debate on a defense spending bill Tuesday, effectively blocking an attached repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell." Jim Lehrer talks to Political Editor David Chalian and Time Magazine's Mark Thompson for more on the potential implications as November's midterms draw near.

REPORT

News Wrap: 10 NATO Troops Killed; Summers to Step Down

In other news Tuesday, another 10 NATO troops were killed in Afghanistan. Also, Larry Summers announced plans to step down as chair of the National Economic Council.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

LaHood Pushes Federal Law to Quell 'Epidemic' of Distracted Driving

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is leading efforts to reverse the "epidemic" of U.S. deaths and injuries caused by distractions while driving, including texting and phone use. He wants a federal law enacted to penalize multitasking drivers and hopes auto companies will minimize the number of distractions offered to drivers.

REPORT

Tying Students' Test Scores to Pay: Burden or Opportunity for Teachers?

Tennessee is experimenting with giving a bonus to teachers whose students perform well. This comes as the Obama administration presses similar education reform efforts in other states. John Tulenko of Learning Matters Television reports.

ANALYSIS

Campaign Cash: How Are Political Donations Being Spent This Year?

A new report shows that official Democratic organizations have raised more than Republicans so far this year. But those figures don't reflect money coming from undisclosed and outside sources. Gwen Ifill gets two views on how fundraising could change the political landscape this year.

REPORT

Examining the Effects of Economic Sanctions on Iran

How are Iranians being affected by economic sanctions put on the country by other nations, including the U.S.? Margret Warner reports on how the sanctions are taking hold.

REPORT

Vietnam War Airman Posthumously Awarded Medal of Honor

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger's service and sacrifice were honored Tuesday with the Medal of Honor -- decades after he was fatally wounded in a secret Vietnam War mission. The airman's sons received his posthumous honor from President Obama at the White House.

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: The Oath

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/21/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Filmed in Yemen and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, “The Oath” interweaves the stories of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo facing war crimes charges. The documentary unfolds in a narrative structure filled with plot reversals and betrayals, leading ultimately to Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo and the U.S. Supreme Court. Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, September 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/22/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Health Reform at Six Months: What Changes Are Taking Effect?

Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser looks at the impact of the health reform bill President Obama signed into law six months ago, what changes are set to take effect this week and how some Americans are already using the law's provisions to improve their health care.

REPORT

News Wrap: $40 Billion Pledged for Global Poverty Fight

In other news Wednesday, more than 140 presidents, prime ministers and kings have been meeting at the United Nations to launch a $40 billion global strategy to help end poverty. Also, up to 5 million containers of infant formula will be recalled by Abbott Laboratories due to contamination.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Clinton Gives Advice on Democratic Path to Victory

Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Judy Woodruff Wednesday about what President Obama and Democrats must do to sell their message to voters this fall, what the Clinton Global Initiative plans to do to promote job growth in the U.S. and how Haiti's quake-recovery efforts are going.

REPORT

Oil Disaster Draws New Attention to Louisiana's Coastal Erosion

Even though the blown-out BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has been permanently sealed, Louisiana is continuing its battle against another environmental challenge: coastal erosion. Tom Bearden reports.

CONVERSATION

Former Bush Adviser Hubbard Weighs in on Tax Cut Debate

In the first of several conversations on whether Bush-era should be extended, Gwen Ifill speaks with Columbia University's business school Dean Glenn Hubbard, who helped craft the cuts when he served as an economic adviser to President George W. Bush.

CONVERSATION

Author Shteyngart Envisions Love Amid Ruins of a Collapsed America

Author Gary Shteyngart takes a satirical approach to the economic meltdown in America, combined with a love story in a world of tech-crazy savages in his new novel "Super Sad True Love Story." Jeffrey Brown sits down with the author.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, September 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/23/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

GOP's Pledge to America Spells Out Goals for House Control

Republican leaders unveiled their 2010 campaign platform Thursday, promising that if they win control of the House of Representatives to repeal the 6-month-old health reform law and undo other policies enacted by Democrats. Kwame Holman reports.

DEBATE

Democrats Fire Back at GOP Pledge to Repeal Health Reform

Judy Woodruff gets two perspectives on Republicans' "Pledge to America" plans to repeal health care and cut government spending from House members Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat, and Tom Price, a Georgia Republican.

REPORT

News Wrap: Small Business Bill Ready for Obama Signature

In other news Thursday, the House approved a long-delayed bill designed to help small businesses get lending from community banks. Republicans opposed the loan fund, calling it another bailout.

REPORT

At U.N., Obama Presses Israel to Extend Settlement Moratorium

President Obama used his appearance at the United Nations General Assembly to urge other world leaders to support the latest Middle East peace negotiations. Ray Suarez reports.

REPORT

U.N. Summit to Shift Focus to Conflict in Sudan

Margaret Warner, reporting from New York, speaks with Ray Suarez about President Obama encouraging the international community to support Middle East peace talks and the special summit being convened to discuss Sudan's looming referendum on whether the South will secede.

REPORT

For Scientists, Collaborative Efforts Could Speed Medical Advances

Special correspondent Dave Iverson reports on a new push to get scientists to work together to find medical cures sooner.

CONVERSATION

Author Examines Generations-Long Black 'Defection from the Jim Crow South'

In her new book "The Warmth of Other Suns," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and professor Isabel Wilkerson digs into the "The Great Migration" that took place from 1915 to 1970, when 6 million African-Americans left the South to go north and west in search of a better life. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the author.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: Board of Education Amendment

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/23/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan and a panel of education experts will discuss the Hawaii Board of Education Amendment, or HB2376, which will appear on the November 2 ballot. The measure calls for the amendment of the Hawaii State Constitution to allow the governor to nominate and appoint members to the Board of Education with the Senate’s consent. The guests are Garrett Toguchi, State Board of Education Chair; Joan Lewis, Hawaii State Teachers Association; Barry Taniguchi, Hawaii's Children First President and KTA Super Stores CEO; and Dyanna Okazaki, public school parent and Parent-Teacher-Student Association Board Member. The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/24/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Pelosi Says Tax Cut Vote Could Happen by Nov. 2

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday a vote to extend tax cuts could happen before the November elections, despite moves to delay in the Senate.

REPORT

Wall Street Closes Out the Week on a Strong Note

The Dow Jones gained more than 197 points and the Nasdaq rose 54 points at close Friday. Stock numbers shot up after news that factory orders and business spending went up in August.

CONVERSATION

Greenspan Says Bush-Era Tax Cuts Should Lapse, Warns on Budget Deficit

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan talks to Jeffrey Brown as part of a series of conversations on the debate over tax cuts.

REPORT

Britain's Clegg on Afghan War Strategy, Budget Austerity

Britain is in the process of unveiling tough budget cuts to trim the country's deficit. Margaret Warner talks to British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg about the economic crunch and his country's take on the Afghan war.

REPORT

Many Pakistan Flood Victims Still in Need of Aid

Flood levels are still rising in some parts of Pakistan and many remain in need of aid. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports from a village in the southern part of Pakistan.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Gerson Examine Tax Debate, Obama's Staff Shake-ups

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss this week's political stories, including the debate over tax cuts, a new GOP governing pledge and staff departures in the Obama administration.

REPORT

Facebook's Zuckerberg Lands in the Spotlight Amid Movie Flak, School Donation

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is set to donate $100 million to the Newark, N.J., school system as a new movie comes out documenting the rise of the social networking site. Ray Suarez has more.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 24, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               9/24/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/24/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, September 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/24/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: Board of Education Amendment (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/24/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan and a panel of education experts will discuss the Hawaii Board of Education Amendment, or HB2376, which will appear on the November 2 ballot. The measure calls for the amendment of the Hawaii State Constitution to allow the governor to nominate and appoint members to the Board of Education with the Senate’s consent. The guests are Garrett Toguchi, State Board of Education Chair; Joan Lewis, Hawaii State Teachers Association; Barry Taniguchi, Hawaii's Children First President and KTA Super Stores CEO; and Dyanna Okazaki, public school parent and Parent-Teacher-Student Association Board Member. The panel will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, September 27, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/27/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Settlement Moratorium's Expiration Stirs Uncertainty in Mideast Peace Talks

The Israeli government's decision not to extend the moratorium on settlement construction in the West Bank could possibly drive Palestinians away from the peace talks. Gwen Ifill reports.

ANALYSIS

Settlement Moratorium Expires: Will Mideast Peace Talks Last?

After Israel opted to allow its settlement-construction moratorium to expire, Gwen Ifill gets two perspectives on what's next for the renewed Middle East peace talks from Ghaith al-Omari, a former adviser to President Abbas, and David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

REPORT

News Wrap: NATO, Afghan Troops Step Up Pressure on Taliban

In other news Monday, NATO and Afghan soldiers ramped up offensive efforts against Taliban fighters in Southern Afghanistan to reclaim an insurgent stronghold.

ANALYSIS

Proposal Could Expand Government's Web Wiretapping Efforts

Potential new regulations could make it easier for federal officials to wiretap online communications, raising privacy concerns. Ray Suarez gets two views on the idea.

CONVERSATION

Clinton Adviser Tyson: Drop Tax Cuts for Wealthy to Spur Spending

Next in our continuing series of discussions on whether to extend Bush-era tax cuts to all or some Americans, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Laura Tyson, who served as President Clinton's chief economic adviser.

REPORT

French Expulsion of Gypsies Leads to Tension in Europe

The French government's decision to deport Roma immigrants back to Romania and Bulgaria has rankled some of France's European neighbors. Ben Barnier of Global Post reports on the controversial decision.

REPORT

Southwest Eyes Bigger Market Share With AirTran Merger

Southwest Airlines announced plans Monday to merge with rival AirTran. Margaret Warner and USA Today's Ben Mutzabaugh discuss what the merger could means for air passengers, airline employees and fares to the cities that will be added to Southwest's network.

ESSAY

Poet Benjamin Saenz Considers Uncertainty Along Mexico's Violent Border

Latino poet Benjamin Saenz shares his writing from his home near the U.S., Mexico border, a region where violent drug wars have raged in recent years. His latest collection is called "The Book of What Remains."

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, September 28, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/28/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

To Rent or to Buy? Housing Market Leaves No Easy Answers

Housing prices showed signs of stabilizing in July, but worries remain in many parts of country about the pros and cons of homeownership. Jeffrey Brown gets two views on homeownership versus renting from Jack Hough of SmartMoney magazine and Karl Case, who helped develop the Case-Shiller Home Price Index.

REPORT

News Wrap: Consumers, CEOs Hold Gloomier Economic Outlook

A business research group reported that U.S. consumers and business executives have a pessimistic outlook for the future, noting consumer confidence was the lowest since February.

ANALYSIS

Recession Ushers in Widest Income Inequality Gap on Record

The U.S. now has the greatest disparity between the rich and the poor within Western industrialized countries, new Census data show. Timothy Noah of Slate magazine and Howard University professor Roderick Harrison looks at the growing income gap in America.

ANALYSIS

What Americans Do and Don't Know About Religion

How much do Americans really know about religion? A new Pew survey has some surprising answers. Judy Woodruff has details.

REPORT

Program Aims to Increase Number of Minority College Graduates

Special correspondent John Tulenko examines some of the challenges minorities face in college and a program that concentrates on helping them complete a degree.

REPORT

Kim Jong-Il's Youngest Son Climbs North Korea's Ranks

The youngest son of the ailing North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was promoted to a four-star general and also named vice chairman of the Central Military Commission. John Sparks of Independent Television News has more.

ANALYSIS

In North Korea, Is Power Struggle or Smooth Transition Ahead?

The youngest son of the ailing North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was promoted to a four-star general Tuesday in the latest sign that he's the apparent heir to the leadership post. Margaret Warner gets insights on what comes next from Katy Oh of the Institute for Defense Analyses and Barbara Demick of the Los Angeles Times.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, September 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/29/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Tells Democrats to 'Buck Up' for Midterm Elections

President Obama finished out a three-day, four-state campaign trip in hopes of revving up Democratic supporters for the midterm elections.

REPORT

News Wrap: Democrats Eke Out Tax Cut Proxy Vote Win

In other news Wednesday, the U.S. House staged a proxy fight on whether the Bush-era tax cuts should be extended and the Democrats won by a single vote. In the end, the House moved to adjourn without acting on the tax cut issue.

ANALYSIS

Democrats Look to Reinvigorate Youth Vote for Midterms

Young voters only made up 12 percent of the 2006 midterm electorate but voted overwhelmingly for Democrats. Judy Woodruff gets three views on the battle for the youth vote and the potential impact in the upcoming elections.

REPORT

Europe on Alert After Suspected Terror Plot Uncovered

Governments around the world have responded to the news of a suspected terror threat in Europe. Angus Walker of Independent Television News has more.

ANALYSIS

European Governments Keep Mum on Details of Suspected Terror Plot

New terror threats and reports of a possible plot to attack Europe have governments around the world responding. Ray Suarez talks to Siobhan Gorman of the Wall Street Journal about the latest on a suspected Mumbai-style terror plot in Europe.

ANALYSIS

Release of Fisherman Reflects China's Rising Economic, Military Power

Over the weekend, China flexed its economic and military power when Japan gave into demands by releasing a trawler captain. Margaret Warner examines China's growing assertiveness in the region.

CONVERSATION

Former Labor Secretary Reich: Bush-Era Tax Cuts 'Hurt Quite a Lot'

In the last of the series of conversations about whether to extend Bush-era tax cuts for any, all or some Americans, Robert Reich, who served as secretary of labor in the Clinton administration, explains why he believes they should not be extended.

REPORT

For Many Pakistanis, Flood Relief Still Not Arriving Quickly Enough

It's been two months since widespread flooding left parts of Pakistan submerged in water, killing more than 1,500, but humanitarian aid is still hard to come by for some. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports from the northwest region of Pakistan.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, September 30, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/30/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

AIG Looks to Repay Government, But Will Taxpayers Break Even?

Insurance giant AIG and the U.S. Treasury unveiled a plan to speed up the repayment of more than $100 billion in federal bailout money. Ray Suarez talks to economic writers Roben Farzad of Bloomberg Businessweek and Louise Story of The New York Times about what this means for taxpayers, the economy and the company.

REPORT

News Wrap: Emanuel Plans to Leave White House for Chicago Mayoral Bid

In other news Thursday, it was widely reported that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will step down to run for mayor of Chicago. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs would not confirm the move but praised his contributions.

REPORT

Congressional Leaders Take Parting Shots Before Departing for Campaign Trail

As members of Congress adjourned late Wednesday for seven weeks to campaign for midterm elections, Republicans and some Democrats were at odds on whether to vote for a tax-cut extension. Kwame Holman looks at the last-minute scramble on Capitol Hill.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Pelosi: Democrats Expect to Keep House Majority, 'Battle-Tested' for Campaign

In an interview with Judy Woodruff, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi predicts Democrats will retain a majority in the House despite a hostile political environment and weighs in on the battle over extending Bush-era tax cuts.

REPORT

Rural Transit Options Sought in Miss. Despite 'Welfare on Wheels' Criticism

One Mississippi community is using stimulus money to bring mass transit to rural areas around the clock. Special correspondent Miles O'Brien of has our "Blueprint America" series report.

REPORT

Johnson & Johnson Executives Face Congress Over Series of Recalls

Johnson & Johnson executives were summoned to testify on Capitol Hill in the wake of a string of recalls that have left the company -- and the FDA -- under fire. Betty Ann Bowser updates the story.

REPORT

Writers in Danger Offered Safe Haven to Practice Craft in Pittsburgh

In Pittsburgh, a special program offers foreign writers whose lives are endangered to get a new start and write freely.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: Honolulu City Council Races

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               9/30/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights on PBS Hawaii, Dan Boylan will host panels consisting of candidates from three Honolulu City Council districts.

The first part of the program will include candidates for District 2, which covers part of Mililani Mauka, Wahiawa, the entire North Shore, and the upper Windward side. The candidates are John White and Ernie Yorihiko Martin.

The second part of the program will include candidates for District 4, which covers Waikiki to Hawaii Kai. The candidates are Stanley Chang and Rich Turbin.

The third part will feature candidates for District 6, which covers Makiki and Downtown Honolulu to Kalihi Valley. The candidates are Tulsi Gabbard Tamayo and Sesnita Der-Ling Moepono.

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

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

 

 

Education & History:

                       

Series Title:     Bloody Thursday

Program Title: MONDAY, July 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/05/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Bloody Thursday tells the story of longshoremen fighting for their rights in the midst of the great depression. Faced with unsafe labor conditions and unfair treatment, they decide to form a Union for protection. During this period many mainstream newspaper publishers, fearful of unionization efforts at their own businesses, launched attacks against the dockworkers and drove public sympathy against them with accusations of communism. Politicians and police openly used their resources to side with the shipping companies against the striking dockworkers. On July 5, 1934 police killed two longshoremen at a massive dockworker strike in San Francisco, a tragedy known as Bloody Thursday. The tragic events of Bloody Thursday turned public opinion against the shipping companies and led the citizens of San Francisco to go on a general strike in support of the dockworkers. This in turn led to the formation of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, now known worldwide as the ILWU.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Missing in MiG Alley (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               7/06/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In 1950, Russian and American fighters clashed over Korea in the fastest dogfights ever seen. This was the world’s first jet war, pitting the two most advanced planes of their day, the American F-86 Sabre and the Soviet MiG-15, in furious air battles that pushed their pilots’ skills to the limit. The epicenter of the air campaign was MiG Alley, a strip of airspace along the Korean-Chinese border. Flying higher and faster than ever before, American and British pilots had little idea of the hidden dangers that awaited them if they were shot down. Thirty-one Sabre pilots are believed to have survived crash landings, and the evidence suggests that a few of the pilots were captured and secretly imprisoned in Russia. In “MiG Alley,” NOVA follows the poignant and sometimes harrowing efforts of family members to trace what happened to pilots who went missing more than a half-century ago. The program combines forensic detective work with an in-depth look at why the Sabre and the MiG acquired their reputations as legendary fighting machines. With the help of dramatic reconstructions, rare archival footage and interviews with veteran aces, NOVA puts viewers in the cockpit to experience the lethal split-second duels in the skies over MiG Alley.

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

 

Series Title:     Baseball

Program Title: The National Pastime (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/07/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            150

Description:

The sixth “inning” of Ken Burns’s landmark 1994 film BASEBALL leads off with the baseball season of 1941, one of the most exciting of all time. Joe DiMaggio hits in 56 straight games, the longest hitting streak in history. Ted Williams becomes the last man to hit .400. The Brooklyn Dodgers win their first pennant in 20 years. Then the war intervenes and baseball’s best players become soldiers. On their return, the game — and the entire country — are changed forever: Branch Rickey integrates baseball on April 15, 1947, when Jackie Robinson takes the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Baseball finally becomes what it had always claimed to be: America’s national pastime. This episode airs as part of the lead-up to the September 2010 premiere of Burns’ and co-director Lynn Novick’s THE TENTH INNING, a new two-part, four-hour documentary series that takes BASEBALL from the 1990s up to the present and explores the sport’s new Golden Age — an era of unprecedented home-run totals, popularity and prosperity — as well as some of baseball’s darkest hours — the steroid era.

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/baseball/

 

Series Title:     History Detectives

Program Title: Andrew Jackson’s Mouth/Barton Letter/Spybook

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/12/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Can the HISTORY DETECTIVES reunite the mouth and head of a vandalized sculpture of President Andrew Jackson that had been dismembered for more than 150 years? Host Elyse Luray discovers that vandals chopped the bust of Jackson off the frigate USS Constitution in the segment “Andrew Jackson’s Mouth.” Then, in “Barton Letter,” Eduardo Pagán traces a letter from Clara Barton to Burnt Cabins, Pennsylvania. Why did the Red Cross founder write this letter about a Civil War soldier? Finally, in the segment “Spybook,” Gwen Wright traces a notebook’s history back to anarchist Emma Goldman. Did the notebook once belong to a World War I spy?

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:     Turmoil and Triumph: The George Shultz Years

Program Title: A Call to Service

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/12/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The first episode of this three-part series introduces George Shultz through the details of his early life: his service as a U.S. Marine, his academic career as a free-market economist at MIT and as dean of the business school at the University of Chicago, and his early cabinet posts as Secretary of Labor and Secretary of the Treasury under President Nixon. As he’s sworn in as Secretary of State under President Reagan, the war in Lebanon presents a dangerous diplomatic challenge. A second crisis boils over when it’s discovered that the CIA is secretly aiding Nicaraguan Contra rebels. Through it all, Shultz clings to one goal: to bring Ronald Reagan and the Soviet leaders together for the first time.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: The Deadliest Plane Crash (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               7/13/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NOVA presents a gripping investigation of what went wrong when two Boeing 747 airliners collided in thick fog on the runway at a tiny airport in the Canary Islands, killing 583 passengers and crew — the worst loss of life in any air disaster. With heart-breaking survivor interviews, re-enactments and a detective story approach, NOVA pieces together the clues that led to a fatal take-off decision by the highly experienced captain of the KLM 747, who couldn't see the Pan Am 747 still parked on the runway, lost in the fog ahead of him. The disaster led to fundamental improvements in air safety, but experts worry that a repeat of the Tenerife disaster could still happen.

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

 

Series Title:     Baseball

Program Title: The Capital of Baseball (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/14/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            150

Description:

In the seventh “inning” of Ken Burns’s landmark 1994 film BASEBALL, rare newsreel film and interviews celebrate the glorious heyday of New York City baseball with some of its most memorable moments: the “shot heard round the world,” Bobby Thomson’s home run off Ralph Branca in 1951; Willie Mays’ incredible catch in the 1954 World Series; and Don Larsen’s perfect game. The highlight of the episode is 1955, when the Brooklyn Dodgers, sparked by Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, finally win their first World Series, only to be moved by their owner to a new city 3,000 miles away: Los Angeles. This episode airs as part of the lead-up to the September 2010 premiere of Burns and co-director Lynn Novick’s THE TENTH INNING, a new two-part, four-hour documentary series that takes BASEBALL from the 1990s up to the present and explores the sport’s new Golden Age — an era of unprecedented home-run totals, popularity and prosperity — as well as some of baseball’s darkest hours — the steroid era.

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/baseball/

 

Series Title:     History Detectives

Program Title: Cromwell Dixon/Bartlett Sketchbook/Duke Ellington Plates

Distributor:      OPB

Date:               7/19/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

HISTORY DETECTIVES host Elyse Luray pilots an airplane to relive the memory of one of America’s first, and youngest, barnstormers. Pilot Cromwell Dixon lost his life at 19 when his airplane crashed. Next, details in a book known as Bartlett’s Sketchbook suggest that the scenes illustrate the first ever US-Mexican border survey. Host Eduardo Pagán wonders whether the sketchbook made that journey, and if it belonged to Bartlett. Finally, metal plates found in a dumpster find may be a jazz history treasure. Tukufu Zuberi sets out to find whether these plates printed the first copy of the Ellington hit "Take the A Train."

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:     Turmoil and Triumph: The George Shultz Years

Program Title: To Start the World Again

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/19/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Philippines dissident Nimoy Aquino is assassinated and the island nation is thrown into turmoil. The administration continues to be concerned with the Nicaraguan Contras and with the release of hostages in Iran. As President Reagan is sworn in for his second term, Secretary of State George Shultz works to set up a summit meeting with the new Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. While Reagan and Shultz are in Geneva, the situation in the Philippines erupts when Aquino’s widow, Corazon, is elected president but Ferdinand Marcos declares himself the winner. Ignoring White House staff objections, Shultz persuades Reagan to abandon Marcos and recognize Aquino.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: B-29 Frozen in Time (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               7/20/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NOVA follows an adventure to try to retrieve an almost intact B-29 from the Arctic Circle. The airplane crash-landed nearly 50 years earlier during a secret mission for the U.S. The pilots survived the crash and were rescued, but the B-29 was left in the harsh and unforgiving climate 250 miles north of Thule, Greenland. Battling unpredictable weather, an unforgiving landscape, limited equipment, illness and fatigue, pilot Darryl Greenamyer and his team rush to complete their mission before the harsh winter sets in.

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

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: El General

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/20/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Past and present collide as award-winning filmmaker Natalia Almada brings to life audio recordings she inherited from her grandmother, the daughter of Plutarco Elias Calles. Calles, a revolutionary general who was Mexico’s president from 1924-28, was known in his time as El Jefe Maximo (Foremost Chief). A dictator who continued to rule through puppet presidents until his exile in 1936, he is remembered today as El Quema-Curas (Priest Burner). The film moves between a daughter’s memories of her father as she grapples with history’s portrayal of him and the weight of his legacy on Mexico today. This year marks the centennial of the Mexican Revolution.

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

 

Series Title:     History Detectives

Program Title: Korean War Letter/Diana/Lookout Mt. Painting

Distributor:      OPB

Date:               7/26/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Rhonda Bradley never met her father. He’s still listed Missing in Action from the Korean War. In a letter dated 1953, her father mentioned a man he said saved his life. Eduardo Pagán researches the “Korean War Letter” to find the man Rhonda believes is a hero. Then Tukufu Zuberi searches for the author of Diana: A Strange Biography. Could “Diana” be groundbreaking literature as the first widely published and true lesbian autobiography? Then, Wes Cowan digs into the mystery of the “Lookout Mt. Painting,” depicting a Civil War battle. How did the artist of this painting end up in prison at the Rock Island Arsenal?

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:     Turmoil and Triumph: The George Shultz Years

Program Title: Swords into Plowshares

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               7/26/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Secretary of State George Shultz was in the midst of preparations for the summit meeting between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland, when news broke that the United States was indeed trading arms with the Nicaraguan Contras to secure the release of the Iran hostages. The Reykjavik summit led to the most significant nuclear arms reduction pact of the Cold War and was the pinnacle of Shultz’ career in government service. In January 1989, Shultz left the State Department. He returned to the world of ideas as a Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and continues to travel the world as a passionate advocate for nuclear disarmament.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Who Killed the Red Baron? (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               7/27/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On April 21, 1918, Germany's most feared fighter ace, Manfred von Richthofen, known as the "Red Baron," took off on patrol over the Somme Valley with his notorious red-painted "Flying Circus." What happened next has divided historians and air buffs for decades. NOVA's exciting new investigation of the Red Baron's death presents newly discovered documents that overturn the conventional theory of von Richthofen's demise. In accounting for the Baron's singular success, NOVA explores the origins of the first fighter planes and the evolution of aerial tactics. The show features thrilling re-enactments of hair-raising duels between the fragile fighters of World War I.

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

 

Series Title:     History Detectives

Program Title: St. Valentine's Day Massacre; George Washington Miniature; Stalag 17 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/09/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Two generations of prominent Chicago families say this 12-gauge shotgun played a role in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Can HISTORY DETECTIVES confirm their story? Then, combing through documents in one of Manhattan’s first taverns, a man finds a miniature painting of George Washington’s profile. Why is this find much more than a piece of art? Finally, 65 years ago a fellow prisoner sketched George Silva’s portrait from inside a World War II German prisoner camp. George wants to find out what happened to the artist. His search leads to a moving meeting. These three encore segments first aired as part of three different episodes in HISTORY DETECTIVES' seventh season in 2009.

 

Series Title:     The Brain in Love

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, August 11, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/11/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In THE BRAIN IN LOVE, Dr. Daniel Amen discusses how the health of your relationships is directly tied to the health of your brain.

 

Series Title:     History Detectives

Program Title: Hot Town Poster/Face Jug/Lost City of Gold

Distributor:      OPB

Date:               8/16/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The images and words on a poster suggest a battle is brewing: a clenched fist, police being called "pigs." Who made this poster and why? Then, did the artist who created a jug with a face mean to scare someone with the grimace? Finally, what does the inscription on a rock in Phoenix tell us about when Spain first arrived in America? Find out on the latest edition of History Detectives.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Lizard Kings (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               8/17/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Though they may look like dragons and inspire stories of man-eating, fire-spitting monsters with long claws, razor-sharp teeth and muscular, whip-like tails, these creatures are actually monitor lizards, the largest lizards to walk the planet. With their acute intelligence - including the ability to plan - these lizards are a very different kind of reptile, blurring the line between reptiles and mammals. And even though these bizarre reptiles haven't changed all that much since the dinosaur era, they are a successful species, versatile at adapting to all kinds of settings. "Lizard Kings" looks at what makes these tongued reptiles so similar to mammals and what has allowed them to become such unique survivors.

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

 

Series Title:     History Detectives

Program Title: Jackie Robinson All-Stars/Modoc Basket/Special Agent Five

Distributor:      OPB

Date:               8/23/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Tukufu Zuberi tallies the facts on a 1940s Jackie Robinson All-Stars scorecard. Black and white athletes played this game before Robinson became the first black major league baseball player. What role did this game play in the integration of major league baseball? Then, we see the name ‘Toby’ worked into the weave of a Modoc basket. Could that be that of Toby Riddle, the woman congress honored as a heroine of the Indian Wars of the American West? And, finally, did J. Edgar Hoover endorse a crime radio drama with a script portraying actual events?

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: The Four-Winged Dinosaur (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               8/24/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Imagine a moment from the age of dinosaurs frozen in time: primitive birds, bees, insects, early mammals, the first known flowering plants and of course, dinosaurs, all exquisitely preserved in fine-grained fossils from China’s Liaoning Province. Volcanic eruptions killed and buried victims quickly in this dinosaur Pompeii, capturing soft, fragile features not normally preserved in fossils — notably the feathers on animals that had never been known to have them before. Now, with state-of-the-art animation to bring this lost world to life, NOVA investigates the mysterious feathered dinosaurs that are challenging old ideas about the origin of bird flight.

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

 

Series Title:     History Detectives

Program Title: WB Cartoons/Galvez Papers/Mussolini Dagger

Distributor:      OPB

Date:               8/30/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Tukufu Zuberi doesn’t recognize many of the characters in a box of cartoon drawings and animation cels, but together they tell an unexpected story about the early days of animation and the people behind the art. Then, Elyse Luray unravels a love story when she explores why a regional governor cared enough about a slave to sign her emancipation papers. And, in an encore segment, did an elaborate dagger once belong to Benito Mussolini? Wes Cowan retraces the last steps of the Fascist Italian dictator to find the answer.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:     Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami

Program Title: MONDAY, August 30, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               8/30/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Becoming Human: First Steps (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               8/31/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NOVA presents a comprehensive three-part special investigating explosive new discoveries that are transforming the picture of how we became human. The first program, “First Steps,” explores fresh clues about our earliest ancestors in Africa, including the stunningly complete fossil nicknamed “Lucy’s Child.” These three-million-year-old bones from Ethiopia reveal humanity’s oldest and most telltale trait — upright walking, rather than a big brain.

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

 

Series Title:     History Detectives

Program Title: Chicago Clock/Universal Friends Document/War Dog Letter

Distributor:      OPB

Date:               9/06/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A Michigan woman wonders if her family clock kept time for the entire Midwest during the 19th century. The search takes host Elyse Luray back to the industrial age when the country first began regulating time. Next is an examination of a document that seems to be connected to an early controversial religion which was the first religion founded by an American-born woman.  Detective Gwen Wright wants to know why her name is missing from this critical record known as the “Incorporation of the Universal Friends Church.” And in an encore segment, detective Tukufu Zuberi heads to Cat Island, near Gulfport, Mississippi, to find out what went wrong with a WWII dog-training program there.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Becoming Human: Birth of Humanity (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               9/07/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NOVA presents a comprehensive three-part special investigating explosive new discoveries that are transforming the picture of how we became human. 

The second program, “Birth of Humanity,” tackles the mysteries of how our ancestors managed to survive in a savannah teeming with vicious predators, and when and why we first left our African cradle to colonize every corner of the earth.

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

 

Series Title:     History Detectives

Program Title: MONDAY, September 13, 2010

Distributor:      OPB

Date:               9/13/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A collector thinks he may have a clip of the first talking picture. Gwen Wright tracks down the origin of the "Lauste Film Clip." Wes Cowan explores Gold Rush territory in search of the facts behind "Baker's Gold" - sketches of gold nuggets. Then, a Cape Cod beachcomber stumbles across a rope of twisted cables. Did he find a section of the first "Transatlantic Cable"? Tukufu Zuberi is on the case.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:     Lafayette: The Lost Hero

Program Title: MONDAY, September 13, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/13/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This documentary chronicles the life and legend of Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette. At one time the most famous man in the world, Lafayette was a controversial figure from both the American and French Revolutions. The film examines why this wealthy young French aristocrat left the comforts of the French court to help the fledgling American nation in its fight for independence, and how the concept of liberty steered so many of his life choices. Lafayette’s quest to bring democracy to America and France is shared, in part, in letters and memoirs from Lafayette himself, his wife, Adrienne de Noailles, and his close friend, George Washington. In this documentary, Sabine Renault-Sabloniere, a Lafayette descendant, searches for details of her ancestor’s life.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Becoming Human: Last Human Standing (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               9/14/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NOVA presents a comprehensive three-part special investigating explosive new discoveries that are transforming the picture of how we became human. 

In the third and final program, NOVA probes a wave of dramatic new evidence based partly on cutting-edge DNA analysis that reveals new insights into how we became today’s creative and “behaviorally modern” humans and what really happened to the enigmatic Neanderthals who faded into extinction.

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

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Aztec Massacre (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/15/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Until recently, historians believed that Spanish conquistadors arriving in Aztec territory in the 15th century were welcomed as returning light-skinned gods by the Aztecs, who put up little resistance to their conquest. However, at an archaeological site outside of Mexico City, more than 400 bodies have been discovered, many of which showed signs of having been mutilated and even eaten. More than 40 of the bodies appear to be European, indicating that the Aztecs not only resisted the invaders, but sacrificed them to their gods as well, pulling their still-beating hearts from their chests and stringing their heads on wooden skull racks for public display. In exploring the archeology of the site, the forensics of the bones and beautiful but grotesque codices that document the events, this program paints a new picture of the violent relations between the Aztecs and the conquistadors and rewrites much of what we thought we knew about the Aztec civilization.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: What Darwin Never Knew (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/21/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

On the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, NOVA reveals answers to the riddles that Darwin couldn't explain. Stunning breakthroughs in a new science - nicknamed "evo devo" - are linking the enigma of origins to another of nature's great mysteries: the development of an embryo. To explore this exciting new idea, NOVA takes viewers on a journey from the Galapagos Islands to the Arctic, from the Cambrian explosion of animal forms half a billion years ago to the research labs of today. Here, scientists are finally beginning to crack nature's biggest secrets at the genetic level. And the results are confirming Darwin's insights, while exposing clues to life's breathtaking diversity in ways he could scarcely have imagined.

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Irish Escape (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/22/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

It has been called the most outrageous escape story in the history of the high seas. In 1876, after eight years of incarceration at Fremantle Prison in Western Australia, six Irish political prisoners escaped to America on board the American whaler Catalpa. Under the pretext of a whaling voyage, the Catalpa and its unassuming captain, George Smith Anthony, had sailed from New Bedford to liberate the prisoners. SECRETS OF THE DEAD tracks down descendents of Anthony and the prisoners and explores the swashbuckling details of the dramatic rescue through re-enactments of key events, including a fierce confrontation between the Catalpa and the HMS Georgette, the British steamer that pursued the whaler once the escapees were on board.

 

Series Title:     When Worlds Collide

Program Title: MONDAY, September 27, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               9/27/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This documentary presents a vivid exploration of the first century after the “Old World” encountered the “New World.”  It illuminates the origins of today’s Latino culture through the largely untold story of the Americas after Columbus. The journey begins on the streets of Los Angeles in 2010 and travels first to Spain and then to Latin America, where contact first occurred between Spanish conquistadors and native peoples. By the time the Spanish arrived, this indigenous civilization had developed a highly sophisticated society, including advanced architectural, agricultural and textile practices that in many ways surpassed those of the invaders. This epic odyssey traces the impact that these and many other “New World” innovations have made on the “Old World” during an era almost always described as “the conquest.” In reality, the most important consequence of the era was the radical societal change that both worlds experienced, resulting in an entirely new “mestizo,” or mixed culture, an important part of the heritage of more than 30 million Latinos in the U.S. today.