Community Ascertainment Report

 

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April, May & June 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arts, Entertainment & Culture                                            Pg.     3

 

 

News & Public Affairs                                                        Pg.    37

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

 

 

Education & History                                                           Pg.  122

Science/Technology/Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts, Entertainment, & Culture:

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/1/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Roadtrip Nation

Program Title: Season 6, Episode 2

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/1/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

The team visits a Maori museum and chef Kate Fay before interviewing dub and hip-hop musician Tiki Taane. Driving on to Coromandel, the team interviews Barry Brickell, potter and railway engineer, and horse trainer Tina Fagan. Finally, they head to Gisborne, where they spend time with Geoff and Nicola Wright, organic winemakers.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Western Canada (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/1/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Zay Harding visits western Canada, a vast landmass that is home to a mere 9 million people. He starts in Saskatchewan, where he canoes through the Prince Albert National Park, takes a train across the Great Plains to Saskatoon, then flies to Edmonton in Alberta. Here he checks out the province’s biggest tourist attraction: the West Edmonton Mall, which is the size of New York’s Central Park! Instead of shopping, Zay goes bungee jumping, swims and walks with the penguins. He hitches a ride to Calgary for the world’s greatest outdoor event: the Calgary Stampede, and then heads to Lake Louise, known as the “Jewel of the Rockies,” where he takes place in a grizzly bear study in Jasper National Park.

 

 

 

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/5/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Denver, CO, Part 2

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/5/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Denver, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Peter Shemonsky visit the unclaimed property office of the Colorado State Treasurer and discover some orphaned gems. Program highlights include: a Dodger’s game-used jersey, worn by pitching ace Don Drysdale in 1966; an heirloom 17th-century Massachusetts armchair; and an heirloom 1817 schoolgirl needlework family portrait, valued at $50,000 to $70,000.

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

 

Series Title:     The Mormons

Program Title: Part 1 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/5/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of America's fastest-growing religions and, relative to its size, one of the richest. Church membership is 12 million people worldwide, a credit to late LDS President Gordon Hinckley, who died on January 27, 2008. This four-hour documentary brings together FRONTLINE and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in a co-production that provides a searching portrait of this fascinating but often misunderstood religion.

http://www.pbs.org/mormons/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Mary Bitterman (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/6/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This week Leslie Wilcox visits with Mary Bitterman, who was the Executive Director of PBS Hawaii (then referred to as KHET) from 1974 to 1979. The youngest Executive Director of a PBS station at the time, she headed KHET at the time of the groundbreaking production of Aldyth Morris’ “Damien”, which won the George Foster Peabody Award and was aired on PBS stations nationwide.  She went on to become the President and CEO of KQED, the PBS television station in San Francisco. Mary is now the President of the Bernard Osher Foundation, which provides scholarship funding to selected colleges and universities.  She is also Chair, Board of Directors, PBS Foundation.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The Mormons

Program Title: Part 2 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/6/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of America's fastest-growing religions and, relative to its size, one of the richest. Church membership is 12 million people worldwide, a credit to late LDS President Gordon Hinckley, who died on January 27, 2008. This four-hour documentary brings together FRONTLINE and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in a co-production that provides a searching portrait of this fascinating but often misunderstood religion.

http://www.pbs.org/mormons/

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/7/2010 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 Buddah

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/7/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

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 the Buddha’s life, a journey especially relevant in our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Filmmakers’ Forum

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/8/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Donalyn Dela Cruz hosts a new 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:     Roadtrip Nation

Program Title: Episode #603

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               4/8/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

The team is at the halfway point of their roadtrip in New Zealand. In Rotorua, they meet with Doug Tamaki, local personality John “Bertie” Cocking, and political blogger David Farrar. After a ferry ride to the South Island, the team meets with mountaineer Mark Ingalls. They head to Christchurch where they talk with Robin Judkins, an artist, author, and creator of adventure racing events.

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

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Holy Lands: Jerusalem and the West Bank

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/7/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Join Globe Trekker for a fascinating exploration of the region’s religious, historical and political identity. Host Zay Harding takes in the ancient city of Jerusalem, ventures into the Palestinian West Bank and explores one of the world’s natural wonders, the Dead Sea.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Na Pali & Manuakepa (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/12/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Denver, CO Part 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/12/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Suzanne Perrault visit a unique memorial to renowned potter Artus Van Briggle: a building on the Colorado College campus decorated inside and out with Van Briggle tiles. Program highlights include two circa 1958 prototype chairs designed by the guest’s father when he worked for noted modernist George Nelson; a turn-of-the-century salesman’s sample canoe; and a 1941 Martin guitar, played live on the radio by the guest’s great-uncle, “Cowboy Slim,” and valued at $65,000 to $75,000.

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

 

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Nanette Napoleon (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/13/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday, April 14 and at 4pm on Sunday, April 18.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/14/2010 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:     Roadtrip Nation

Program Title: Episode #604

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               4/15/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Beginning the final week of their roadtrip, the team interviews Vicki Buck, former mayor of Christchurch and founder of a sustainable energy company. Heading to Queenstown, the team interviews Louisa “Choppy” Patterson, helicopter pilot. The team's final interview has them speaking with bungee legend Henry Van Asch after which the team decides to take a huge risk and take their own jumps. Heading back to Auckland to fly back to the United States, the team leaves New Zealand with a new perspective and a new outlook on their futures.

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

 

 

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Senegal and Cape Verde

Distributor:      PBS 

Date:               4/15/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Zoe Palmer begins her journey in Senegal’s capital city, Dakar, where she checks out the city’s colorful markets and pulsating nightclubs before a trip to historic Goree Island, a center of the slave trade in West Africa. Zoe travels next to the Muslim holy city of Touba, en route to the Niokola-Koba National Park then heads to the village of Oubadji, where she is privileged to see a rarely witnessed traditional tribal ceremony. She ends her trip on the Cape Verde islands, known for their spectacularly beautiful volcanic landscapes.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii 

Date:               4/19/2010 7:30:00 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:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Phoenix, AZ, Part 1

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/19/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stuart Whitehurst visit Phoenix’ Hall of Flame Museum, home to the largest collection of fire-fighting materials in North America. Program highlights include a circa 1905 advertising display for waterproof baby pants; a 1797 Chippendale marriage chest; and a collection of original Charles Schulz “Peanuts” artwork, valued at $350,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: W.S. Merwin (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/20/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In his more than fifty year career, William S. Merwin has received nearly every major award for poetry, including two Pulitzer prizes.  He has traveled widely and lived in Europe, but since the late seventies Haiku, Maui has been his home.  It is also where he found an affinity for native Hawaiian culture and where he crafted a mythical, Hawaiian narrative.  He talks to Leslie about how his love for words began as a child, when his mother would read to him.  He also reads from some of his poetry collections.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/21/2010 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:     Through a Dog's Eyes

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/21/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Each year, hundreds of people find hope through a handful of organizations across the country that train 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.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Biography Hawaii: Koji Ariyoshi (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/22/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

 

Koji Ariyoshi lived a remarkable life at the center of events that transformed Hawaii, America, China and the world. Born on a Kona coffee plantation in 1914, he worked as a stevedore in Honolulu while attending the University of Hawaii. He was employed at the San Francisco docks when World War II broke out, and soon found himself at Manzanar internment camp for American Citizens and aliens of Japanese ancestry. When he enlisted into the U.S. Army, his language skills led to an assignment which ultimately carried him to Yenan, China, where he observed Communist re-education camps for Japanese POW’s and worked closely with several of China’s future leaders, including Mao Zedung. After returning to Hawaii, Ariyoshi became involved in union activities, and soon was editing the Honolulu Record, the voice of labor during the turbulent conflicts between unions and Hawaii’s ruling elites. In August 1951, Koji Ariyoshi was one of the activists arrested and charged with being a Communist - a small group that had became known as the Hawaii Seven. Eventually acquitted, he later became a founder and champion for the University of Hawaii’s Ethnic Studies and Oral History programs, and for state historic preservation. This documentary contains interviews with family and friends, commentary by cultural historians, and stunning footage for wartime China.

 

Series Title:     Roadtrip Nation

Program Title: Episode #605

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               4/22/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Three young Australian women head to the United States for a road trip across the country. After arriving in Los Angeles, Mariana, Camilla, and Su-Yin learn to drive an RV and acclimate to life on the road. The team heads to San Diego for their first interview with members of the band Switchfoot. The team then drives to Orange County where they meet activists and philanthropists Augie and Lynn Nieto.

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

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Madrid City Guide

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/22/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Adela Ucar Innerarity visits exciting Madrid, taking in the artwork at the Prado, “El Rastro,” the city’s famous flea market, Spanish Civil War landmarks and samples the fabulous cuisine. She also takes excursions to nearby El Escorial, the Roman aqueducts of Segovia and the charming hillside town of Toledo.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Ho'okena (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/26/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

An encore presentation of a performance in the PBS Hawaii studios by Ho’okena: Manu Boyd, Ama Aarona, Glen H.K. Smith and Horace K. Dudoit III. Nani Dudoit provides hula.

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Phoenix, AZ, Part 2

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/26/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg visits PhoenixDesert Botanical Garden with appraiser Don Creswell for a discussion of antique botanical artwork. Program highlights include a 1982 bronze maquette by renowned sculptor Henry Moore; an heirloom amethyst jewelry collection; and an early abstract painting by noted modern artist Chuck Close, received by the guest’s father as repayment of an $8 loan, valued at $100,000 to $150,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Kealoha

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/27/2010 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 at 4pm on Sunday, May 2.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 28, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/28/2010 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:     Great Performances

Program Title: Hamlet

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               4/28/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            210

Description:

Shakespeare’s immortal “To be, or not to be” takes on a whole new meaning (and medium) as classical stage and screen actors Sir Patrick Stewart, in his Laurence Olivier Award-winning turn as Claudius, and David Tennant, as the titular Dane, reprise their roles in this television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2008 stage production of Hamlet. Gregory Doran directs, recreating his stage direction in the film shot at St. Joseph’s College in Mill Hill, London.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Made in Taiwan (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/29/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Pacific Islanders in Communications presents three short films that take you on a voyage of discovery. MADE IN TAIWAN (2006) explores the journey of two Pacific Islanders who, through the use of DNA testing, are able to follow their ancestors’ route through the Pacific back to Taiwan, their point of origin. The

second film, HE HAWAI‘I MAU (2005) offers a glimpse of a Hawaiian woman’s realization of who she is despite her mixed heritage. Finally, KEAO (2008) follows a young woman’s journey of self-actualization through the use of ancient cultural practices.

 

Series Title:     Roadtrip Nation

Program Title: Epidose #606

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               4/29/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

The team heads from Los Angeles to San Francisco to interview Thomas Nazario, law professor and children's rights activist. They then go to Golden Gate Park to talk with David Miles, Jr., the "godfather of skating." Driving east into Utah, they visit the Great Salt Lake and talk with David and Sandy Jensen, theater owners. The team pushes on to New Mexico and meets up with Christina Heyniger, an adventure tourism consultant.

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

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Las Vegas City Guide

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/29/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            210

Description:

Host Ian Wright kicks off his visit with a look at the fantastical hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas “strip.” He tours wedding chapels, enjoys the kitsch of Liberace, attends a beauty pageant with a twist, participates in a “hair-raising” tribute to Elvis and gets up close and personal with a performing Bengali tiger. Leaving the city, Ian travels to the Nevada Test Site, where atomic bombs were tested, and hikes into the Grand Canyon.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Mahi Beamer; Nina Keali’iwahamana; Robert Cazimero (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/3/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Three magical talents, Mahi Beamer, Nina Keali’iwahamana and Robert Cazimero, blend their voices together to create an intimacy that only comes with the blending of family and good friends in this encore presentation of Na Mele from the PBS Hawaii studios.

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Phoenix, AZ Part 3 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/3/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Phoenix, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Natalie Linn visit the Heard Museum to discuss American Indian basketry. Valuable find: A violin made by the Gagliano family in Naples in the early 1800s and a violin bow made in France in the shop of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume — the pair estimated to be worth between $72,000 and $94,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Candy Suiso (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/4/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 4pm on Sunday, May 9.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/5/2010 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: Perlman, Ax and Ma @ the Penthouse

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            90

Description:

Violinist Itzhak Perlman, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and pianist Emanuel Ax perform at the intimate Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. Alan Alda hosts.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Biography Hawaii: Princess Ruth Keelikolani (English language version)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/6/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

A formidable presence in 19th-century Hawaii, Princess Ruth Keelikolani refused to speak English, practice Christianity, or leave the Hawaiian Islands. Though her life was darkened by the deaths of her children and her beloved first husband, she was a popular and strong force who resisted the kingdom’s drift toward annexation.

In keeping with Princess Ruth’s own devotion to Hawaiian language and culture, this documentary is presented in two versions—English and Hawaiian.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: “Biography Hawaii: Princess Ruth Keelikolani” (Hawaiian language version) (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/6/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

A formidable presence in 19th-century Hawaii, Princess Ruth Keelikolani refused to speak English, practice Christianity, or leave the Hawaiian Islands. Though her life was darkened by the deaths of her children and her beloved first husband, she was a popular and strong force who resisted the kingdom’s drift toward annexation.

In keeping with Princess Ruth’s own devotion to Hawaiian language and culture, this documentary is presented in two versions—English and Hawaiian.

 

Series Title:     Roadtrip Nation

Program Title: Episode #607

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               5/6/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In Santa Fe, the team interviews Celine Cousteau, filmmaker and granddaughter of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau. They then drive into West Texas and visit with Doug Baum, owner of Texas Camel Corps. Driving east to Austin, they interview Terry Lickona, producer of the television program Austin City Limits and finish up their tour of Texas in Houston where they talk with blogger and author Gwendolyn Zepeda.

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

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Indonesia: Java and Sumatra

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/6/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Megan McCormick explores two of the 11,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. Starting in Jakarta, she learns about shadow puppets, Java's most famous art form, and visits the old Dutch trading schooners. From there she climbs the famous Krakatoa volcano and goes diving in the waters nearby. After visiting Boroubudur Temple, Megan travels to Sumatra, learning the ancient art of batik from the people who invented it. She visits the island of Nias, home to ancient Stone-Age culture and some of the best surfing in the world. She ends her trip in the orangutan preserve of Gunung Lenser Park.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Richard Hoopii; Led Kaapana; Bobby Ingano; Chris Kamaka; Ululani Hoopii (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/10/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

 An encore presentation of an homage to the unique Hawaiian tradition of male falsetto singing, recorded at the PBS Hawaii studios.

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: San Jose, CA, Part 1 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/10/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In San Jose, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rafael Eledge visit Winchester Mystery House, a bizarre Victorian mansion built by Winchester Rifle heiress Sarah Winchester. Valuable find: A Tlingit bowl and ladle — inherited from the guest’s great-great-grandfather, who procured them on an 1877 trip to Alaska — valued at $250,000 to $300,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Gail Awakuni (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/11/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

When Gail Awakuni took over as principal at James Campbell High School in Ewa Beach in 2000, she took on a challenge.  The school, known for gang and discipline problems, posted some of the lowest test scores and highest drop-out rates in the state – fewer than half its students were graduating and only 10% were advancing to college.  Now, 99% of Campbell H.S.’s seniors can proudly say they’ve earned their diplomas and over 70% are going to colleges and universities across the nation.

Join Leslie Wilcox as she shares stories of high expectations and high achievement with 2004 National High School Principal of the Year Gail Awakuni.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday, May 12 and at 4pm on Sunday, May 16.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey and Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/12/2010 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: WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               5/12/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

The creative chemistry of four brilliant artists — drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and singer Jim Morrison — made the Doors one of America’s most iconic and influential, theatrical and mysterious, thrilling and sometimes frightening rock bands. This, the first feature documentary to tell their story, uses only original footage — much of it previously unseen — shot between the group’s formation in 1965 and Morrison’s death in 1971. Johnny Depp narrates.

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

 

Series Title:     Roadtrip Nation

Program Title:             Episode #608

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               5/13/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

The team heads north to Chicago and interviews Chef Homaru Cantu and goes to a White Sox baseball game – a first for this team of Australians. They then drive to Cleveland and interview Terry Stewart, President of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Next they drive east to New York City to visit with tattoo artist Eli Quinters and pianist and tae kwon do champion Elaine Kwon.

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

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Pacific Islands: Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/13/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Fiji, host Ian Wright is welcomed with a local tribe’s kava drinking ceremony. Later, he goes diving on the Astrolabe Reef, known as one of the finest dive destinations in the world. Visiting the Solomon Islands, he dives down to the Tao Maron, the most intact of the many World War II shipwrecks that now litter the seas around the islands.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Hawaii Jazz All-Stars (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/17/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: San Jose, CA, Pt. 2 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/17/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In San Jose, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Bruce Shackelford meet up at the historic Fallon House to examine works by prolific Western painter Astley David Middleton Cooper. Valuable find: A painting entitled The Wet Nurse, by the German genre painter Carl Herpfer, valued at $80,000.

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

 

Series Title:     The Marines

Program Title: MONDAY, May 17, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/17/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This documentary examines the unique warrior culture of the United States Marine Corps. The corps' "Warrior Ethos" is ingrained into Marines from their earliest training. The program focuses on this training and considers what it takes to become and to be a Marine. The program also examines the strong bonds between Marines and their devotion to the corps, and explores some of the key moments in Marine Corps history.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: James Scott, Pt. 1of 2

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/18/2010 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:    Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/19/2010 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:    PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/20/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

 

Series Title:    Roadtrip Nation

Program Title: Episode #609

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               5/20/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Still in New York City, the team interviews Roger Thomas, a capella musical director and musician. Arriving in Boston, the team visits inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil before driving on to Portland, Maine, their last stop. In Maine, they interview sailor Bruce Schwab, who is the first American to complete the round-the-world Vendée Globe Race. Wrapping up their roadtrip, the team reflects on six weeks of eye-opening and life-changing experiences and prepares to head back to Australia to define their own roads in life.

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

 

Series Title:    Globe Trekker

Program Title: Nepal

Distributor:      PBS 

Date:               5/20/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Ian Wright’s first stop is the bustling modern-day capital city Kathmandu. He visits Pashupatinath Temple, the most sacred Hindu temple in Nepal, and meets the young princess goddess. Ian next travels to Royal Badia National Park, where he searches for Bengal tigers. His next stop is the Lukla in the eastern Himalayas, where he treks along a section of the Everest Highway and visits the Buddhist monasteries of Pangboche and Tengpoche. Ian concludes his trip in Pumla, an extremely remote region of Nepal. There he attends a most unusual and festive wedding involving five grooms and one bride.

 

Series Title:    Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Jerry Byrd & Friends (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/24/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: San Jose, CA Pt 3 of 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/24/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry visit Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and its huge collection of political posters and discuss the origins of Uncle Sam. Valuable find: A collection of three Great Basin baskets made in Nevada and given a conservative auction estimate of $60,000 to $75,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: James Scott, Pt. 2

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/25/2010 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, in part, lessons he learned as a pitcher on the Punahou baseball team 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 in 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.

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

 

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/26/2010 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:     Everyday Edisons

Program Title: I Just Know I'm An Everyday Edison!

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/27/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Thousands of people from around the world pitched their ideas to our panel of judges at five casting calls held around the United States. In Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Providence and San Jose, lines of anxious inventors wrapped around convention centers hoping for their chance to become an ‘Everyday Edison.’ Our cameras caught all the excitement and drama from each Everyday Edisons casting call held across the country, giving viewers a backstage pass to nervous inventors just before they made their pitch. And when the casting dust settled, our viewers will meet five of the nine inventors for this season of Everyday Edisons, hear what inspired them and learn just why our judges were impressed.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Mongolia

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/27/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Ian Wright travels through the varied landscapes of Mongolia. His first stop is the modern-day capital of Ulaan Bataar where he visits the Gandan Monastery, one of a few to survive the Stalinist purges of the 1930s. Ian heads to Karakorum, once the magnificent center of Genghis Khan’s empire but now in ruins. He samples mutton, the national dish, and enjoys a throat-singing performance. He journeys across the plains where he encounters nomads who live in a traditional ger and joins them on horseback to hunt marmots. Ian’s next destination is the Gobi Desert, the least populated area of the country, where he spies the rare two-humped Mongolian camel and explores the Valley of the Dinosaurs. He arrives back in Ulaan Bataar to celebrate the Naadam Festival, a huge contest of the “Three Manly Sports” — archery, wrestling and horseracing.

 

Series Title:     Hawaiian Airlines Presents Na Mele

Program Title: Jake Shimabukuro’s Musical Journey

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/31/2010 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:     Antique Roadshow

Program Title: Orlando, FL  (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/31/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

As ANTIQUES ROADSHOW arrives in Orlando, Florida, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Arlie Sulka venture to neighboring Winter Park and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, home to a breathtaking collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. At the Orange County Convention Center, ROADSHOW experts uncover a new cache of treasures, including a rare photo signed by the entire cast of the hit TV series “Bonanza”; a beautiful sterling silver Tiffany vase; and a stunning collection of scarce and delicate etchings and dry points by James McNeill Whistler, with a combined value of $130,000 to $190,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: DeSoto Brown (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/1/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

DeSoto Brown is a lifetime collector and Hawaiian historian who has the perfect job for someone with a passion for preserving the past:  he is the Collections Manager at the Bishop Museum Archives.  Descended from famous 19th century Hawaiian historian and writer John Papa I’i, DeSoto surrounds himself with personal and political possessions from Hawaiian Ali’i, as well as stacks of other materials representing Hawaii’s cultural and natural history.   DeSoto tells Leslie about starting to collect pieces of the past at the tender age of seven and how his passion has grown ever since.  Lines are blurred between DeSoto’s professional and personal life, because collecting the past is what he loves the most—on and off the job.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 4pm on Sunday 6/6/10.

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

 

Series Title:     Diane Warren: Love Songs

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:     6/1/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

For the past three decades, Diane Warren has put the romance in the soundtrack of our lives. She has been nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Grammys. Two of her songs (“How Do I Live” and “Un-Break My Heart”) are listed in Billboard’s Top 100 of all time. DIANE WARREN: LOVE SONGS features Grammy-winning and Platinum-selling guest artists Gloria Estefan, Eric Benét, LeAnn Rimes and others performing some of Warren’s biggest hits. There are also special appearances by other superstars such as Celine Dion. DIANE WARREN: LOVE SONGS is also the world premiere of Warren’s new musical project Due Voci (Two Voices), featuring international singing sensations Kelly Levesque and Tyler Hamilton. For this project, Warren collaborated with Grammy Award-winning record producer Humberto Gatica on a reinterpretation of some of her most popular songs.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Goodbye Solo

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/1/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

An old man gets into a cab and asks for a one-way ride to his death. The driver agrees — unless he can talk him out of it. American director Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop, Man Push Cart) mixes up a fable with flavors of Africa, Mexico and the new American South in this award-winning drama that looks at the depth of the human spirit and the power of free will.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey and Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/2/2010 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:     Ed Slott's Stay Rich for Life

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/2/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Renowned tax advisor and personal finance author Ed Slott, CPA, offers Baby Boomers – and anyone who wants to retire on their own terms despite America’s monumental fiscal crisis – a step–by–step solution to create, manage and keep family wealth. Building on his first public television special, Stay Rich Forever & Ever, Slott explains how to grow and protect your money in turbulent times. ED SLOTT’S STAY RICH FOR LIFE features all new information and Slott’s inviting blend of in-depth, real–world research, humor, and detailed facts from the tax code to make financial planning accessible.

 

Series Title:     Playing for Change: Peace Through Music

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/2/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

PLAYING FOR CHANGE is a multimedia effort to unite musicians and vocalists from diverse parts of the globe while seeking to immerse audiences in a movement to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music. Using mobile audio/video units, technicians traveled the world, recording local musicians outdoors in towns and cities worldwide. In addition, musicians from all over the world are now brought together to perform benefit concerts that build music and art schools in communities in need.

 

Series Title:     Brain Fitness Frontiers

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 3, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/3/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This program illustrates how ordinary people are using their brain plasticity to create lasting and astonishing changes. Neuroscience research is proving that neuroplasticity holds the key to previously unimaginable and amazing transformations. The third program of the BRAIN FITNESS trilogy takes viewers into the labs of the scientists and the lives of those who have been assisted and changed through cognitive training. Peter Coyote hosts.

 

Series Title:     Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 3, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/3/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Celtic Woman vocalists Lisa Kelly, Chloe Agnew, Lynn Hilary and Alex Sharpe, with violinist Mairead Nesbitt, perform at Ireland’s historic Powerscourt House and Gardens in Enniskerry, County Wicklow. The musical repertoire ranges from spirited Celtic fiddle and bodhran pieces to lush arrangements of Irish classics, contemporary covers and original compositions. In addition to the six-piece band, the Aontas Choir, a film orchestra, the Discovery Gospel Choir, the Extreme Rhythm Drummers and a bagpipe ensemble join Celtic Woman for this event.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: “Art of Solo Ukulele” (encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

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

Length:            30

Description:

A special Na Mele encore featuring Byron Yasui, Jake Shimabukuro, Benny Chong, Gordon Mark, and Blane Kanno.

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

 

Series Title:     Ed Sullivan’s Rock and Roll Classics: The 60s

Program Title: MONDAY, June 7, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/7/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

From the late 1940s ’til the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” This installment in the MY MUSIC series presents classic song performances from 1963-1968. From the Beatles’ American television debut to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas and more, the special focuses exclusively on full-length music performances — no plate spinners or dancing elephants — that evoke the spirit of that decade’s youth movement.

 

Series Title:     Straight No Chaser: Live in New York

Program Title: MONDAY, June 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/7/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

The a cappella phenomenon Straight No Chaser, whose quirky version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” was a YouTube sensation, provides a captivating and entertaining evening for all. The 10 male vocalists marry impeccable harmony with just the right amount of humor. This special presents a mix of classic hits from the 1950s and 1960s, the Motown era, and contemporary pop hits, all with the SNC twist.

 

 

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Hōkūlani Holt

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/8/2010 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.

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

 

Series Title:     Dr. Wayne Dyer: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Mind

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 8, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            240

Description:

Dr. Wayne Dyer's newest special is based on his one-year immersion and study of the Tao Te Ching, attributed to the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, and most likely written in the sixth century BC. Dr. Dyer offers a presentation that speaks to life in the 21st century. His interpretation of the verses continues the tradition of the Tao as a handbook that has helped millions of people find peace while living through turbulent times. Dr. Dyer encourages viewers to see these verses and ideas as insights into life and nature.

 

Series Title:     Leahey and Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/9/2010 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:     Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/9/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR BODY, award winning psychiatrist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen gives you 10 very simple steps that will help you live longer, look younger, be thinner, and decrease your risk for Alzheimer's disease, depression, heart disease, cancer and diabetes. In this program, Dr. Amen gives viewers 10 steps to have a better brain and a better body. CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR BODY is the highly anticipated program that will inspire audiences to explore the many ways they, their family and friends, can boost their brains to improve their health.

 

Series Title:     Roy Orbison: In Dreams

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/9/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This program presents the inspiring life and times — and music — of first-generation Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Roy Orbison. The documentary film outlines the story of one of pop’s most enigmatic pioneers.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Voice of Public School Principals

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/10/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Four public school principals will join host Dan Boylan for this week’s Insights. They will discuss the current challenges, possible reforms, and potential solutions for the future of the public education system in Hawaii. The panel includes Bruce Naguwa, Principal of Wahiawa Community School; Catherine Payne, Principal of Farrington High School; Gail Awakuni, Principal of Campbell High School; and Wilfred Murakami, Principal of Kealakehe High School.  The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context.  http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     4Troops: Live from the Intrepid

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            90

Description:

4TROOPS is a new pop vocal group made up of United States combat veterans who served on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their new concert special, filmed aboard the USS Intrepid, features the group performing standards like “Amazing Grace,” pop hits like “You Raise Me Up”, and new gems including 4TROOPS’ own “For Freedom.” Former Cpt. Meredith Melcher, Former Sgt. Daniel Jens, Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Ron Henry and Former Sgt. David Clemo make up 4TROOPS. While overseas, music played a crucial and very personal role in all of their lives. They would sing at everything from large military events to more intimate settings, where they would jam in their bunks after a long day in the field and try to recall a slice of home. They also used their voices at somber occasions like memorial services, where they would sing to remember those that had been lost. 4TROOPS now come together for a singular purpose: to sing on behalf of all troops, to honor their sacrifices and to create awareness for their needs.

 

Series Title:     Visions of France: The Riviera

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            90

Description:

VISIONS OF FRANCE: The Riviera showcases the sun-splashed Mediterranean wonderland known as the Côte d’Azur. A helicopter-mounted camera offers unprecedented access to this playground of the rich and famous, from the sparkling cobalt waters of fashionable beach resorts to rugged Alpine retreats. Following along scenic and precarious roads that curve sharply along the coast, VISIONS OF FRANCE: The Riviera pairs dramatic aerial views of Monaco, Cannes, Nice, St. Tropez and more with informative narration, set to regional music.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 11, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               6/11/2010 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, June 11, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               6/10/2010 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, June 11, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/10/2010 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: Voice of Public School Principals (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/11/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Four public school principals will join host Dan Boylan for this week’s Insights. They will discuss the current challenges, possible reforms, and potential solutions for the future of the public education system in Hawaii. The panel includes Bruce Naguwa, Principal of Wahiawa Community School; Catherine Payne, Principal of Farrington High School; Gail Awakuni, Principal of Campbell High School; and Wilfred Murakami, Principal of Kealakehe High School.  The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context.  http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     Na Mele Treasures III

Program Title: MONDAY, June 14, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

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

Length:            120

Description:

Due to popular demand, PBS Hawaii brings you a brand new installment of a perennial favorite with 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. Coming to you live from the PBS Hawaii studios, the program features beloved songbirds Emma Veary and Nina Kealiiwahama, the legendary Mahi Beamer, and special surprise guests. Robert Cazimero will also share his incomparable vocal talents throughout the evening, and the entire ensemble will be backed up by the Kawika Trask Trio. PBS Hawaii CEO Leslie Wilcox and music historian Harry B. Soria, Jr. will host this unforgettable, "chicken skin" evening of great Hawaiian music.

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

 

Series Title:    The Canadian Tenors: Live in Toronto

Program Title: MONDAY, June 14, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/14/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

The Canadian Tenors — Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira and Fraser Walters — showcase their eclectic blend of classical and contemporary pop. The gifted young men, who performed at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, appeared on Dr. Phil and Oprah, and climbed to #1 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Chart, are joined by special guests David Foster and Sara McLaughlin. The program was taped at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, Canada.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Corbett Kalama (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

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

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Corbett Kalama, Executive Vice President and Region Manager at the Oahu office of First Hawaiian Bank and Kamehameha Schools Trustee.  Corbett comes from humble beginnings—he grew up in a 900-square-foot house in Kailua with a family of 13—but his road to success was not the typical dog-eat-dog climb up the corporate ladder.  It was, instead, formed by his family’s Hawaiian values of family, education, and community.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday 6/16/10 and at 3pm on Sunday 6/20/10.

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

 

Series Title:     The New Recruits

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/15/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The New Recruits is a documentary about a battalion of jet-setting business students armed with a radical plan to end global poverty: charge poor people for goods and services. It takes an unflinching look at social entrepreneurship, a movement touted as the new alternative to charity–its ideals, practitioners, and realities. The result is a hilarious, evocative, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride along a road paved with good intentions.

 

Series Title:     Leahey and Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/16/2010 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: La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opera de Paris

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/16/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            180

Description:

Master documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman turns his unblinking eye on one of the world’s leading ballet companies, the Paris Opera Ballet. Cinematographer John Davey’s camera roams the company’s home at the vast Palais Garnier opera house from top to bottom, gliding down chandelier-laden corridors to the theater’s labyrinthine underground chambers, pausing to observe from the sidelines of light-drenched rehearsal studios, then slipping past the plush scarlet seats of the opulent theater to record a dazzling selection of final performances. “La Danse” devotes the bulk of its time to watching rigorously trained young dancers in rehearsals and performances for seven ballets: Genus by Wayne McGregor, Paquita by Pierre Lacotte, The Nutcracker by Rudolf Nureyev, Medea by Angelin Preljocaj, The House of Bernarda Alba by Mats Ek, Romeo and Juliet by Sasha Waltz and Orpheus and Eurydyce by Pina Bausch. In addition, the film records the behind-the-scenes activity involved in administering the company, along with the collaborative work of choreographers, ballet masters, dancers, musicians, and costume, set and lighting designers.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/episodes/la-danse-le-ballet-de-lopera-de-paris/preview-the-film/988/

 

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

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/17/2010 9:00:00 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:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Genoa Keawe & Family (encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

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

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Providence, RI, Part 2 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               6/21/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Things are really heating up at the Rhode Island Convention Center, where appraisers discover such tempting treats as a set of dollhouse furniture made in the 1920s by Providence manufacturer Tynie Toys and decorated by students at the Rhode Island School of Design; original production puppets from the 1964 animated film Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer ; and a rare 1908 first edition copy of Anne of Green Gables , bought at a flea market for about $5 and since stored in an attic, valued at $12,000 to $18,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Kelvin Taketa

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/22/2010 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 at 11pm on Wednesday, June 23 and at 4pm on Sunday, June 27.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey and Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/23/2010 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:     America’s Orchestra: Celebrating the 125 Years of the Boston Pops

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/23/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A star-studded celebration of the Boston Pops — past, present, and future — this special anniversary tribute features some of the greatest moments from the Boston Pops’ 125-year history, telling the orchestra’s story — its transformation from summertime entertainment for Bostonians to the national icon and beloved institution of today. Showcasing the extraordinary variety of artists and programming of the leadership eras of Arthur Fiedler (1930-79), John Williams (1980-1993) and Keith Lockhart (1995 to present), the program features interviews with and/or performances by Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, James Taylor, Vanessa Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis and Roberta Flack. Rare footage of favorite artists past and present, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Johnny Cash, Benny Goodman, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., John Raitt, k.d. lang, the Carpenters and Patti LaBelle, as well as Broadway stars Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane and Jerry Herman, are also featured. Craig Ferguson hosts.

 

Series Title:     Harp Dreams

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/23/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

HARP DREAMS documents the 2007 USA International Harp Competition, which is held every three years in Bloomington, Indiana. Arguably the most prestigious competition for harp it is generally considered the most important of all music competitions. Roughly 30 players from around the world compete for first prize, which will almost certainly catapult the winner into a career as a first-class musician. The winner of the 2007 competition, for example, is now principal harpist with the Bolshoi Ballet. Each performer must learn and master 13 separate compositions, including an entire concerto for orchestra and harp. The repertoire is “virtually impossible to play,” according to renowned harpist Susann McDonald; “It takes two years of daily practice to even be able to play, much less master these works.” In the end, only three players will play every piece; at each stage of the four-stage competition, half the competitors are cut. Footage was captured in Moscow, Zurich, Paris and the USA. Blythe Danner narrates.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Living Your Dying (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/24/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Mitsuo Aoki is a semi-retired theologian, minister, college professor and founder of the University of Hawaii's Department of Religion. For over four decades the Rev. Dr. Aoki has shown others how to experience death not merely as an end, but as a vital, inseparable part of life. His approach is one of 'conscious dying' that leads to fuller living. He helped found the hospice movement in Hawaii and has influenced profoundly the lives of thousands of clients and their families, as well as his many students. This film explores his personal journey and the stories of four courageous individuals who faced the challenge of "living their dying.”

 

Series Title:     Everyday Edisons

Program Title: How Do I Get to be Chosen?

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/24/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Continuing the casting calls in cities from Atlanta to San Jose, viewers share the happiness and disappointments of aspiring “Everyday Edisons”, culminating with selection of the four finalists and their inventions. We get to know them, learn about their hopes, dreams, inspirations and what the judges thought made their ideas right for selection.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Hong Kong & Taiwan

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/24/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Hong Kong, host Megan McCormick practices early-morning tai chi with the locals, eats fantastic seafood on Repulse Bay, visits the songbird market, and meets a giant panda named An. She then travels to Taiwan, beginning her journey in the capital of Taipei and exploring the island’s amazing temples and remote aboriginal villages.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

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

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Providence, RI, Part 3 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               6/28/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW continues its stop in Providence, Rhode Island, where host Mark Walberg visits the Providence Jewelry Museum in nearby Cranston and discovers that Providence once was the costume jewelry capital of the world. Appraiser Joyce Jonas offers a primer of the vintage "fabulous fake" jewelry market, including such famous brands as Chanel, Dior and Schiaparelli — all made in Providence. Appraisers at the Rhode Island Convention Center sift through baubles, bangles, beads and bric-a-brac to discover such gems as a much-sought-after collection of 20th-century Remington ammunition-themed calendars; a remarkable set of prints by Rembrandt and Albrecht Durer, purchased by the owner's father for a song; and a 1923 bronze automobile hood ornament, crafted by Harriet Frishmuth, renowned American artist and student of Auguste Rodin, valued at $20,000 to $30,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: William S. Richardson (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

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

Length:            30

Description:

PBS Hawaii is proud to present this special commemorative encore of a December 2008 conversation with the late Chief Justice William S. Richardson.  In conversation with Leslie Wilcox, he recalls his childhood growing up in a house his dad built along a dirt lane in Kaimuki.  When the family moved there from Palama, they had so few possessions they simply took what they had on a streetcar.  Those were simpler times for the man who would go on to be Lt. Governor (under John A. Burns), Chief Justice of the Hawaii State Supreme Court and Bishop Estate Trustee. 

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday, June 30 and at 4pm on Sunday, July 4.

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

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: The Beaches of Agnes

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/29/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In this delightful memoir, pioneering French filmmaker Agnès Varda ("Vagabond," "Cleo From 5 to 7") employs all the magic of cinema to juxtapose the real and the imagined, the past and the present, pain and joy. For the 81-year-old artist, memories live through her films. In The Beaches of Agnès, she uses film clips, old photos and gorgeous reenactments to revisit her Belgian youth, association with the French New Wave, marriage to director Jacques Demy ("The Umbrellas of Cherbourg") and the making of her movies. You don't need to know anything about Varda to enjoy this enchanting glimpse into the treasure chest of her memories.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey and Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/30/2010 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

 

News & Public Affairs:

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, April 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/1/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

White House Turns Focus to National Security

The Obama Administration turned to its attention to foreign affairs this week. The president traveled to Afghanistan to address corruption reform with President Hamid Karzai and hosted French President Nicolas Sarkozy, as both countries pressure Iran over its nuclear program. Margaret Warner reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: New England Floodwaters Recede

In other news Thursday, floodwater began to recede in New England's hard-hit communities, leaving enormous damage in its wake. Also, new federal rules for gas mileage and auto emissions became final.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Jones: Local Corruption Affects Afghans' Mindset, Trust in Government

Jim Lehrer speaks with National Security Advisor Gen. Jim Jones about the difficulty of rooting out government corruption in Afghanistan, how the administration is dealing with pirates and about his own job security.

ANALYSIS

Health Care Reform Challenges Continue from Many States

With 14 state governments suing over health care reform, Judy Woodruff gets opposing views about the constitutionality of the new federal law.

REPORT

In Peru, 'Elite' AIDS Patients Boost Vaccine Research Efforts

In the final report in his series about health issues in Peru, Ray Suarez reports on the country's war on AIDS through research on rare patients whose bodies can effectively suppress the virus.

CONVERSATION

A Violent Moment in American Labor History, Captured in Verse

Colorado poet David Mason shares a look at a dramatic moment in American labor history through his poem about a 1913 mine strike that ended in violence.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: A Conversation with the Governor

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/1/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Richard Borreca, filling in for Dan Boylan this week, will have a one-on-one conversation with Governor Linda Lingle. They will have a broad discussion of issues, from the State Legislature to what the future holds, as the end of her term approaches,. As always, viewers can send in questions and comments via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/2/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Jobs Report Hints Economy Could Be Inching Toward Recovery

A new economic report showed March had the largest increase in new jobs in three years, but the unemployment rate held steady. Judy Woodruff talks to two economists about what those numbers could mean for the U.S. economy and American workers.

REPORT

News Wrap: Vatican Distances Itself from Minister's Remarks

In other news, Pope Benedict's personal minister sparked outrage on Good Friday by comparing criticism of the pope over church abuse scandals to "collective violence" against Jews. Also, Afghan President Hamid Karzai tried to smooth relations with the U.S. after reports he again blamed election fraud on Western interference.

REPORT

Florida Struggles to Keep Up With Demands on Unemployment System

In the latest in a series of reports making sense of the economy, Paul Solman examines troubles for both those receiving and those paying for jobless benefits in Florida, where jobless rates are the sixth highest in the country.

REPORT

Can Genes Be Patented? Ruling Reignites Debate

A federal court this week invalidated patents filed by biotech companies on the human genome, igniting debate on exactly who owns genetic research. Jeffrey Brown gets two points of view on the legal implications of the case.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Political Cost of Unemployment

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the political impact of sustained high unemployment and Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/2/2010 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:     Now on PBS

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/2/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/2/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/2/2010 9:30:00 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: A Conversation with the Governor (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/2/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Richard Borreca, filling in for Dan Boylan this week, will have a one-on-one conversation with Governor Linda Lingle. They will have a broad discussion of issues, from the State Legislature to what the future holds, as the end of her term approaches,. As always, viewers can send in questions and comments via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, April 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/5/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Taliban Claim Responsibility in Deadly Attack

The Taliban claimed credit for an attack on the U.S. consulate in Pakistan that killed at least four Pakistanis following a suicide bombing that left dozens dead at a nearby rally. Gwen Ifill reports.

ANALYSIS

Reporter: 'Anti-U.S. Sentiment' Present in Pakistan

A spate of bombings by the Taliban rocked northwest Pakistan, including a deadly assault on the U.S. consulate in Peshawar. Gwen Ifill talks to a reporter about the outbreak of violence and views of American involvement in the region.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S. Expresses Concerns Over Karzai's Taliban Remarks

In other news Monday, the Obama administration voiced continuing concerns over relations with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, and gunman in Iraq killed a Shiite family of six on the heels of a violent weekend in Baghdad.

REPORT

Pope: Church Weathers 'Times of Difficulty' Over Abuse Scandal

With growing controversy over Pope Benedict's role in punishing priests accused of misconduct, Margaret Warner reports on the reaction of Catholics in the U.S. to the sex abuse scandal.

ANALYSIS

Amid Scandal, Examining the Vatican's Response

Vatican officials have condemned criticism of Pope Benedict in connection with the sexual abuse scandal roiling the Church. Margaret Warner talks to two church experts in the U.S.

ANALYSIS

Consumers Weigh Apple's iPad Buzz, Future of Tablet Computing

Apple's new iPad tablet hit stores over the weekend, selling some 300,000 devices on its first day. Jeffrey Brown gets two points of view about the iPad and what it could mean for the future of mobile computing devices.

REPORT

Silicon Valley Slump Shows Shift of U.S. Technology

Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on how the economic downturn has hit Silicon Valley and what it means for the future of U.S. technological innovation.

CONVERSATION

Documentary Examines 'Righteous' Arab Actions During Holocaust

Robert Satloff, director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, talks to Jeffrey Brown about "Among the Righteous," his eight-year project to document the stories of Arabs helping Jews during the Holocaust and the forthcoming PBS documentary based on his work.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, April 6, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/6/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Hope Dims for Missing West Virginia Miners After Large Blast

The search for four missing miners was halted because of dangerous conditions underground Tuesday, following a massive explosion that claimed 25 lives in West Virginia. Gwen Ifill reports on the rescue effort in the deadliest U.S. mining disaster in 26 years.

ANALYSIS

Mining Safety Reexamined After Another Deadly Disaster in W.Va.

Following the deadly mine explosion in southern West Virginia, Jim Lehrer talks to two reporters about the ongoing recovery efforts, the dangers of mining coal and the state of safety standards in the industry.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: Afghan Troops Launch New Offensive

In other news Tuesday, a new military offensive by troops in Afghanistan has killed 27 Taliban insurgents, but NATO and Afghan officials are investigating a NATO airstrike that killed four civilians.

ANALYSIS

White House Pledges Cuts to Nuclear Stockpile

The Obama administration has rolled out a new roadmap for limiting American nuclear arsenals and promoting the goal of a nuclear-free world. Jeffrey Brown gets two points of view on arms control from nuclear experts.

REPORT

Should Consumers Move Their Money From Megabanks to Smaller Banks?

In the latest in a series of reports making sense of the economy, Paul Solman explores the differences for consumers between small community banks and the "too-big-to-fail" financial giants.

UPDATE

Iraq's Uptick in Violence Renews Stability Concerns

Gwen Ifill gets an update from a New York Times reporter about what the deadly wave of bombings in Baghdad could mean for stability in Iraq.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/7/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

West Virginia Families Clinging to 'Sliver of Hope'

Crews continued to drill holes to vent explosive gasses out of a mine in West Virginia where four miners are still missing. Jim Lehrer gets an update from NPR reporter Frank Langfitt on the scene about the search efforts and questions about the mine's safety record.

REPORT

News Wrap: Obama Administration May Cancel Karzai Visit

In other news Wednesday, the White House said it may rescind an invitation to the Afghan president due to strained relations and questions over his commitment to fighting terrorism. Also, the Thai government declared a state of emergency after protesters broke into Parliament, forcing lawmakers to flee by helicopter.

REPORT

Deadly Clashes Erupt in Kyrgyzstan, Site of Key U.S. Base

Police opened fire on large groups of political protesters in Kyrgyzstan, which houses a key American air base that supports troops in Afghanistan. Gwen Ifill reports on the political unrest.

ANALYSIS

New Orleans Schools See Progress Despite Troubles

In his ongoing look at efforts to turn around ailing schools in New Orleans and Washington, D.C. John Merrow reports on the use of alternative school programs in Louisiana and progress on negotiations between a teachers union and public schools in the nation's capital.

UPDATE

Future of Net Neutrality Debated After Ruling

A federal court has ruled in favor of Internet provider Comcast in a victory that raises questions about the Federal Communications Commission's power to regulate the Web. Jeffrey Brown gets two points of view on what it could mean for consumers.

REPORT

Health Workers Push to Eradicate Guinea Worm Parasite in Sudan

Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Sudan about a painful and debilitating parasite called the guinea worm and efforts by health workers and the Carter Center to eradicate it.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Unmistaken Child

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/7/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

When Lama Konchog, considered the greatest Tibetan mediator of the 20th century, died in 2001, his disciple Tenzin Zopa was unexpectedly appointed to lead the search for the reincarnation of his late master. The ensuing quest transformed Tenzin from a modest servant into a passionate spiritual leader, only to become a disciple again once the child was found.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, April 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/8/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Formalizes Arms Treaty with Russia

Presidents Obama and Medvedev formalized a historic nuclear arms pact to slash nuclear arsenals, possibly ushering in a new era of relations between the U.S. and Cold War enemy Russia. Jim Lehrer has more on the sweeping arms deal.

DEBATE

senators Debate Road to Ratification of Arms Deal

With the Senate poised to act on the renewed nuclear arms treaty between the U.S. and Russia, Jim Lehrer talks to two key senators, Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California and Arizona Republican Jon Kyl.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: Search Stalls for Missing W.Va. Miners

In other news Thursday, explosive gasses again forced emergency crews to abandon rescue efforts in a West Virginia coal mine where 25 men died on Monday. Also, military officials said two U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq.

REPORT

Kyrgyzstan President Disputes Interim Government's Claim to Rule

An interim government in Kyrgyzstan said it will rule for six months following a bloody uprising on Wednesday. Judy Woodruff talks to journalist Dalton Bennett in Bishkek about the attempts to oust the president.

ANALYSIS

Ex-Citigroup Chiefs Express Regret for Role in Financial Crisis

Former Citigroup executives apologized before members of Congress for their company's involvement in the global financial crisis. Jeffrey Brown talks to the chairmen of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission about their ongoing inquiry.

REPORT

Health Reform a Big Campaign Plank for Congressional Challengers

In the first of two reports on the implications of the new health reform law for members of Congress this election season, Spencer Michels reports from California on how Republican challengers are making reform a key issue ahead of November.

REPORT

Media Frenzy Follows Tiger Woods' Return to Golf

Tiger Woods teed off in round one of the Masters Tournament, following his absence because from play following revelations of marital infidelity. Jim Lehrer reports on the game and the reaction of fans in Augusta, Ga.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Special Election for Congress, First District Seat

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/8/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Last month, Neil Abercrombie officially stepped down as Hawaii's 1st Congressional District Representative. Three candidates are in the running to replace him and finish out his term until the end of this year. This week all three front runners for the Special Election will join Richard Borreca, including Attorney Ed Case, City Councilmember Charles Djou, and State Senate President Colleen Hanabusa.

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, April 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/9/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Vows to Move Quickly to Fill Court Vacancy

As Justice John Paul Stevens prepares for retirement, Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal and constitutional scholars Kathleen Sullivan and John McGinnis about the possible candidates to replace him and the Senate confirmation battle that will likely ensue.

REPORT

News Wrap: Obama Requests Report on W.Va. Mine Explosion

In other news Friday, rescuers again struggled in their search to find four missing miners who were trapped by an explosion in a West Virginia coal mine on Monday. Also, thousands mourned those killed in this week's political violence in Kyrgyzstan.

ANALYSIS

Investigating Fannie Mae and the Housing Bubble

Former executives of mortgage giant Fannie Mae testified about their role in the collapse of the housing market and the ensuing economic crisis before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Jeffrey Brown talks to two housing experts for more.

REPORT

Virginia Voters Examine Health Reform

In the second of two reports on the implications of the new health care law, Betty Ann Bowser reports from Virginia as Rep. Tom Perriello meets with constituents.

ANALYSIS

Brooks, Marcus on Legacy of John Paul Stevens

Columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus sort through the top political stories of the week, including the retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and the announcement by Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan that he will not seek re-election.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 9, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               4/9/2010 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:     Now on PBS

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/9/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/9/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/9/2010 9:30:00 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: Special Election for Congress, First District Seat (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/9/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Last month, Neil Abercrombie officially stepped down as Hawaii's 1st Congressional District Representative. Three candidates are in the running to replace him and finish out his term until the end of this year. This week all three front runners for the Special Election will join Richard Borreca, including Attorney Ed Case, City Councilmember Charles Djou, and State Senate President Colleen Hanabusa.

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, April 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/12/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Pushes For Cuts to Nuclear Arsenals During Global Summit

President Obama hosted dozens of world leaders in Washington for an unprecedented summit on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons. Jeffrey Brown reports on the summit and efforts to slash nuclear arsenals.

ANALYSIS

Albright, Scowcroft Outline Nuclear Summit Goals

For perspective on the president's nuclear summit and the movement to cut weapons stockpiles around the world, Jim Lehrer speaks to summit organizers, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: U.S. Troops Open Fire on Bus, Killing Afghan Civilians

In other news Monday, U.S. troops in Afghanistan opened fire on a passenger bus, sparking anti-American protests outside Kandahar and soldiers clashed with militants in Pakistan, in a region being targeted for Taliban activity.

REPORT

Poland Mourns Leaders Killed in Plane Crash

Ray Suarez reports on the national tragedy unfolding in Poland after its president and other government officials were killed in a plane crash over the weekend.

ANALYSIS

Poland Rebuilds Government After Crash

In the wake of the plane crash that killed Poland's president and 95 others over the weekend, Ray Suarez talks to Andrew Nagorski, author and vice president of the East-West Institute, an international affairs think tank.

REPORT

Spotlight City: Winners and Losers of Florida's Foreclosure Crisis

Paul Solman kicks off the Spotlight series about how the economic crisis has affected attitudes toward government, with a report from Florida on people who have lost their homes to foreclosures and the buyers who are snapping up those properties.

ANALYSIS

Tampa Faces Troubled Economic Recovery

As part of the Spotlight City series in Tampa on how the economic crisis has affected attitudes toward government, Gwen Ifill talks to four Floridians about the unstable housing market, high unemployment rates, the soaring cost of living and the lack of access to education.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, April 13, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/13/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.S., China May Partner on Nuke Sanctions for Iran

President Obama called for new safeguards against nuclear terrorism and states that are non-compliant on nuclear issues at the second day of the security summit in Washington. Jeffrey Brown reports.

REPORT

Summit Wraps With Pact to Secure Stockpiles

For more on the second day of the president's nuclear summit and the movement to cut weapons stockpiles around the world, Jim Lehrer speaks to Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: Kyrgyz President Pressured to Resign by Opposition Leaders

In other news Tuesday, the ousted president of Kyrgyzstan addressed calls for his resignation after a bloody coup and Polish citizens remained in mourning as the body of their first lady returned to Warsaw following a weekend plane crash.

REPORT

Health Reform Law Remains a Hot Topic in Florida

As part the Spotlight City series from Tampa, Betty Ann Bowser reports on the public reaction to the new health care reform law and why it's still being debated in Florida.

ANALYSIS

Floridians Consider Health Reform's Merits

Our Spotlight City coverage in Tampa looks at how the government's expanded role in health care will affect the lives and livelihoods of four Floridians.

ANALYSIS

Bank Chiefs Take Heat on Capitol Hill Over Foreclosure Crisis

With more than three million homeowners facing foreclosure this year, banking executives testified before a House committee about why relief isn't reaching individuals in need. Ray Suarez reports.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Obama's Deal

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/13/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Healthcare reform was the first big policy deal taken on by the Obama administration. Many say the president has bet the mid-term elections, possibly his presidency, on the outcome. In a new investigation, FRONTLINE goes behind closed doors at the White House, in Congress and the boardrooms of the giant healthcare lobby to examine the political battles and costly compromises that defined Barack Obama’s endeavor. From early positive efforts, through the bitter battles with the Tea Party, the elation of apparent success at Christmas, to the crushing failure in the Massachusetts’ Senatorial election, FRONTLINE follows the story and reveals the first in-depth look at how the Obama administration operates. In “Obama’s Deal,” FRONTLINE veteran producer Michael Kirk (“Bush’s War,” “Dreams of Obama,” “Inside the Meltdown,” “The Warning”) provides a sobering exposé of the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups and the role of money in policy making.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/14/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Presses for Financial Overhaul as Senate Fight Looms

President Obama made a case for overhauling the nation's financial system today, in an attempt to win action in the Senate. Jeffrey Brown talks to financial experts for more on a reform bill's prospects.

REPORT

News Wrap: Fed Warns Congress to Rein in National Debt

In other news Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress and the President to begin reining in the deficit and a series of powerful earthquakes killed at least 400 people in western China.

ANALYSIS

Holder Defends Terror Trials, Guantanamo Plans

Attorney General Eric Holder faced heated questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee over his decisions on trying terror suspects and the closure of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay.

REPORT

Tracking Tax Dollar Spending in Florida

In our continuing Spotlight City series about how people view the government, Judy Woodruff reports from Tampa on tracking Florida's federal tax dollars and the debate about how they are spent.

UPDATE

Investigators Probe Mine Disaster in West Virginia

More than a week after an explosion killed 29 coal miners in West Virginia, officials continue to investigate the cause of the disaster and the emergency response. Gwen Ifill talks to reporter Ed O'Keefe of the Washington Post for the latest on the mine safety debate.

REPORT

Investors Help Bring Sanitation to Kenya's Poor

Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Kenya, where private capital is being used to help install toilets and sanitation facilities in the country's poorest areas.

 

Series Title:     When Families Grieve

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/14/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This program features several families coping with the death of a parent. This special, starring Katie Couric and the Sesame Street Muppets, performs a valuable service to families everywhere - in both the military and the public at large - by creating awareness of the courageous struggles of parents and children, and sharing the strategies that have helped them to move forward while keeping the memories alive.

 

Series Title:     Worse Than War

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/14/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

"Worse Than War," based on Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's book of the same title, is the first documentary to step back and focus on the general phenomenon of genocide - offering insights about its dimensions, its patterns and causes, and its tragic role in politics and human affairs. Goldhagen travels, listens to witnesses, and confronts perpetrators in nine countries around the world, taking viewers on an unprecedented journey of insight and analysis.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, April 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/15/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Icelandic Volcano Eruption Strands Air Passengers Across Europe

A giant cloud of ash from a glacial volcano in Iceland grounded hundreds of flights across northern Europe. Kylie Morris of Independent Television News provides an update on when air traffic might resume.

REPORT

News Wrap: Attacks Kill 11 in Southern Afghanistan

In other news on Thursday, a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan killed seven foreign workers in the southern city of Kandahar and rescue workers in China continued the search for survivors of Wednesday's powerful earthquakes.

ANALYSIS

Tax Day Protests Highlight Discord Over Government Spending

Tea Party activists across the country used Thursday's income tax filing deadline as a platform to voice disputes over the growth of government, while the Obama administration stressed the importance of tax-funded programs. Jim Lehrer reports.

REPORT

Town Hall Spotlights Voter Frustrations in Tampa

As part of a series spotlighting public opinion of government, Judy Woodruff moderates a town hall meeting on the economy, politics and more in Tampa.

ANALYSIS

What Drives Motivation in the Modern Workplace?

As part of his ongoing coverage making sense of financial news, business and economics corespondent Paul Solman reports on what drives people's behavior in the modern workplace.

REPORT

UK Candidates Look to Sway Voters with Premier TV Debate

As Britain's three candidates for prime minister wage heated campaigns ahead of the May election, Simon Marks reports from London on the politics behind the country's very first American-style public debate.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Tax Day and Tax Bills at the Legislature

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/15/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

With only a few weeks left in the legislative session, on Tax Day Insights will focus on tax bills in the legislature. As lawmakers struggle to balance the state budget, the panel will discuss how tax policy is being approached. Joining Dan Boylan are Rep. Marcus Oshiro, House Finance Committee Chair; Sen. Donna Mercado Kim, Senate Ways & Means Committee Chair; Jeffrey Au, Managing Director, PacifiCap Management, Inc.; and Lowell Kalapa, Executive Director, Tax Foundation of Hawaii.

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

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/16/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Goldman Sachs Could Face Sanctions, Fines After SEC Fraud Charge

The SEC charged powerful investment bank Goldman Sachs with defrauding investors in the runup to the subprime mortgage crisis. Jim Lehrer talks to a Washington Post reporter about the charges.

REPORT

News Wrap: Bank Regulators Defend Oversight of Failed WaMu

In other news Friday, federal bank regulators came under fire in the Senate for their role in the Washington Mutual bank failure, and President Obama renewed his calls to rein in the derivatives market in the financial system.

REPORT

Icelandic Volcano Eruption Continues to Disrupt European Airspace

An ash plume from an erupting glacial volcano in Iceland continues to cause problems for airports worldwide. Ray Suarez reports from London on the dangers the volcanic ash poses for air travel.

ANALYSIS

'Krakatoa' Author on Iceland Volcano's Parallels With Eruptions Past

For historical perspective on the Icelandic volcano eruption, Jeffrey Brown talks to Simon Winchester, author of "Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883," about the massive 19th century eruption's impact on health, the economy and even art and literature.

ANALYSIS

Florida's GOP Primary Heats Up with Anger over Government Spending

Judy Woodruff wraps up a week of reporting from Tampa on public views of government with a look at the rise of the political right in Florida and an unexpectedly competitive race for a U.S. Senate seat.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Changing Political Landscapes in Florida, U.S.

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the competitive GOP Senate primary in Florida, whether anyone will run as a moderate this year and the outcome of the Washington nuclear summit.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 16, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               4/16/2010 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:     Now on PBS

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/16/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/16/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/16/2010 9:30:00 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: Tax Day and Tax Bills at the Legislature (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/16/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

With only a few weeks left in the legislative session, on Tax Day Insights will focus on tax bills in the legislature. As lawmakers struggle to balance the state budget, the panel will discuss how tax policy is being approached. Joining Dan Boylan are Rep. Marcus Oshiro, House Finance Committee Chair; Sen. Donna Mercado Kim, Senate Ways & Means Committee Chair; Jeffrey Au, Managing Director, PacifiCap Management, Inc.; and Lowell Kalapa, Executive Director, Tax Foundation of Hawaii.

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

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, April 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/19/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

In Europe, Costs Mount From Quiet Skies as Volcano Eruption Continues

Officials announced limited air traffic may resume on Tuesday, five days after volcanic ash grounded much of the air traffic in and out of Northern Europe. Ray Suarez reports from London.

REPORT

News Wrap: Rescue Efforts Continue After Deadly Chinese Quake

In other news Monday, search crews continued to rescue survivors after an earthquake in western China that killed nearly 2,000 people, and bombings targeting police in Pakistan killed 23 people.

ANALYSIS

High Court Considers Free Speech on College Campuses, Workplace Privacy Limits

Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about two major cases before the Supreme Court. The first is a clash over free-speech rights of religious groups on college campuses and the second deals with text messages and workplace privacy.

REPORT

Pope Marks 5th Anniversary Amid Criticism from American Catholics

Pope Benedict celebrated his fifth anniversary as head of the Catholic Church under continuing scrutiny over the Church's handling of sexual abuse allegations. Tom Bearden reports from Denver on the reaction of American Catholics to the scandals plaguing the Vatican.

ANALYSIS

Fraud Charges Feed Financial Reform Debate

With the SEC filing a civil charge against Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs, accusing it of defrauding investors, Jeffrey Brown speaks with University of Maryland law professor Michael Greenberger and attorney John Singer about the fallout for the firm and the effect on the financial reform debate in Washington.

ANALYSIS

Discontent with Government Grows as Candidates Prepare for Primaries

Anger toward government is on the rise, as candidates across the country kick their primary campaigns into gear. Margaret Warner talks to Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center, about a new poll showing dwindling satisfaction with U.S. leadership.

REPORT

Oklahoma City Survivors Mark Bombing's 15th Anniversary

Survivors and family members gathered in Oklahoma City to mark the 15th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which killed 168 people. Kwame Holman reports on the anniversary ceremony.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, April 20, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/20/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

European Skies Slowly Reopen to Air Traffic as Volcanic Ash Risk Abates

Some stranded travelers in Europe got relief as air traffic resumed over the United Kingdom for the first time in nearly a week. Ray Suarez reports from London on the ongoing aftermath of the volcano's eruption.

UPDATE

European Airports Start to Tackle Travel Backlog

As air traffic resumes in Europe, Gwen Ifill talks to Ray Suarez about the hundreds of thousands of passengers still stranded and struggling to get to their destinations.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: FDA May Require Food Companies to Cut Sodium

In other news Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration may consider new regulations to cut sodium content in food products to help stem the growing health consequences. Also, a military group told Congress that school lunches are to blame for the obesity epidemic that is hurting eligibility for the armed services.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Overturns Law Banning Videos Depicting Animal Cruelty

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a federal law banning videos of animal cruelty, saying it violates the right to free speech. Margaret Warner talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal for more on what the ruling means.

REPORT

Lawmakers Dissect Lehman Brothers Collapse, Weigh New Financial Rules

Former Lehman Brothers executives and financial regulators faced tough questions in a House hearing over the firm's bankruptcy at the start of the financial meltdown. Kwame Holman reports on the congressional hearings over the collapsed investment firm.

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.

ANALYSIS

New Community College Standards Could Hike Graduation Rates

Community colleges are playing an increasing role in the country's higher educational system, but a high percentage of their students never finish their coursework. Jeffrey Brown talks to experts about a new national accountability standard aimed at bolstering graduation rates.

REPORT

Civil Rights Luminary Dorothy Height Dies at 98

Gwen Ifill remembers civil rights activist Dr. Dorothy Height, who was a leader in both the African-American and women's rights movements. She died Tuesday at age 98.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/20/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Afghanistan today, in the midst of war and endemic poverty, an ancient tradition — banned when the Taliban were in power — has re-emerged across the country. It’s called Bacha Bazi, translated literally as “boy play.” Hundreds of boys, some as young as 11, street orphans or boys bought from poor families by former warlords and powerful businessmen, are dressed in women’s clothes, taught to sing and dance for the entertainment of male audiences and then sold to the highest bidder or traded among the men for sex. With remarkable access inside a Bacha Bazi ring operating in northern Afghanistan, Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi investigates this practice, still illegal under Afghan law, talking with the boys, their families and their masters, exposing the sexual abuse and even murders of the boys, and documenting how Afghan authorities responsible for stopping these crimes are sometimes themselves complicit in the practice.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/21/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Financial Reform Gets Bipartisan Boost in Derivatives Rule Vote

Lawmakers moved closer to passing sweeping reform of the financial system as a Senate panel approved new regulations for the complex derivatives market with the backing of GOP Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa. Jeffrey Brown talks to experts about derivatives rules and the overall reform effort.

REPORT

News Wrap: At Least 11 Missing After Oil Explosion

In other news Wednesday, at least 11 people were missing after an oil rig explosion off of Louisiana's Gulf Coast. Also, Pope Benedict promised the Catholic Church would take action in the sex abuse scandal after he met with victims in Malta last week.

REPORT

As Airspace Reopens, European Authorities Scrutinize Ash Response

European Union authorities conceded they may have been overly cautious in shutting down airspace because of volcanic ash, a decision that has led to billions of dollars in losses. Ray Suarez reports from London on the ongoing travel chaos caused by the eruption.

ANALYSIS

Obama Begins to Scrutinize Potential Supreme Court Nominees

As President Barack Obama reaches out to potential replacements for Justice John Paul Stevens on the bench, Gwen Ifill gets three points of view from legal experts on the politics behind the president's second nomination to the Supreme Court and the confirmation battle that is likely to ensue.

ANALYSIS

Pentagon's F-35 Fighter Under Fire in Congress

The Defense Department is waging a battle over the increasing price of its new stealth aircraft program. Kwame Holman reports on why the Joint Strike Fighter program, which was supposed to save the military money, is taking fire in Washington.

ANALYSIS

Hope Seen for U.S. Automakers as GM Repays Part of Bailout

As General Motors begins paying back its loan from the U.S. government, Margaret Warner talks to a reporter with the Detroit News about the auto giant's prospects for recovery after last year's government bailout.

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: Food, Inc.

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/21/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. A handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers, and our own environment now control our nation’s food supply. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults. Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, April 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/22/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Asks Wall Street for Reform Support as Senate Battle Looms

President Obama admonished Wall Street for fighting financial reforms as the Senate prepares to consider new regulations for the country's financial system. Judy Woodruff reports on reactions in the financial community.

REPORT

News Wrap: Regular Air Traffic Resumes in Europe

In other news Thursday, airlines resumed regular flight levels after severe delays caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland and an offshore oil platform sank into the Gulf of Mexico following a fire, raising fears of an oil spill.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Summers: Bank Reforms Would Halt 'Too Big to Fail' Mentality

As the Senate prepares to consider new financial regulations, Jeffrey Brown talks to White House financial adviser Larry Summers about whether reform efforts could prevent another financial meltdown.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

BNY Mellon's Kelly: Financial Reforms Could Stifle Economic Recovery

As Democrats and Republicans in the Senate prepare to tackle a sweeping bank overhaul, Judy Woodruff talks to Bank of New York Mellon CEO Robert Kelly about how the bill could reshape the country's financial system and his concerns that it would push business to countries whose banks wouldn't have to follow the same rules.

REPORT

U.K. Prime Minister Candidates Square Off over Foreign Policy

Three top candidates for prime minister in Britain's tightly contested parliamentary election shared the stage to discuss foreign policy in the second of three televised political debates. Simon Marks reports from London on the political footing for the three parties ahead of the May election.

REPORT

Americans' Arrests in Pakistan a 'Wake-Up Call' for Virginia Muslims

Margaret Warner has the story of five Americans awaiting trial in Pakistan on terrorism charges. The Muslim men from Virginia, arrested in January, have denied involvement with al-Qaida.

REPORT

Ethiopia's Abundant Farming Investments Leave Many Still Hungry

In Ethiopia, farms backed by foreign investors are growing with abundance, while native farmers subsist on food aid. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports about the unlikely abundance in a land known for famine.

REPORT

NBA's Shaq Sizes Up Art World, With Works Large and Small

The NBA's larger-than-life Shaquille O'Neal is making his mark on the art world with a new exhibit of art both large and small. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the "Size Does Matter" exhibit that the basketball star helped curate.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: One-on-One with UH President M.R.C. Greenwood

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/22/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, Dan Boylan talks with University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood. She is the 14th UH president and first female to hold this position. They will discuss a wide range of topics, from financial concerns due to upcoming budget cuts and tuition increases, to academics and unions on all ten campuses.

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

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context.

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

 

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/23/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Calls for Immigration Reform as Arizona Enacts Controversial Measure

Arizona's governor signed a new law cracking down on illegal immigration, but President Obama voiced concerns that the measure could violate civil rights. Jeffrey Brown talks to Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva and Mike Hethmon of the Immigration Law Reform Institute about potential changes in U.S. immigration policy.

REPORT

News Wrap: Debt-Saddled Greece Asks European Union, IMF for Bailout

In other news on Friday, Greece officially asked the European Union and the International Monetary Fund for a bailout from its debt crisis, and a new wave of bombings targeting Shiite worshipers in Iraq killed 60 people.

REPORT

In Haiti, a 'Degree of Vibrancy' Seen Amongst Quake Relief Efforts

As the rainy season approaches, relief workers in Haiti continue to move displaced people from tent cities into more substantial housing. Judy Woodruff talks to KQED reporter Dave Iverson about the continuing relief efforts, 100 days after the disaster.

REPORT

Vatican Abuse Scandal Intensifies as Another Bishop Resigns

As part of a weeklong series from the Vatican, Margaret Warner reports on the church's growing sex abuse scandal, following the latest resignations from bishops in the Irish and Belgian churches.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Immigration, Financial Reform Efforts

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political news stories of the week, including the contentious new immigration law in Arizona and movement in Congress on the financial reform bill.

REPORT

Pulitzer-Winner Fiore Puts Modern Mark on Political Cartooning

Correspondent Spencer Michels has the story of political cartoonist Mark Fiore, the first Internet animator to win the Pulitzer Prize for political cartooning, and the occasional controversy sparked by his stinging political wit.

 

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 23, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               4/23/2010 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:     Now on PBS

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/23/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/23/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/23/2010 9:30:00 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: One-on-One with UH President M.R.C. Greenwood (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/23/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, Dan Boylan talks with University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood. She is the 14th UH president and first female to hold this position. They will discuss a wide range of topics, from financial concerns due to upcoming budget cuts and tuition increases, to academics and unions on all ten campuses.

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

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, April 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/26/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Crews Race to Contain Spreading Oil Spill

Robotic submarines and hundreds of workers are struggling to contain an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, stemming from last week's rig fire off the Louisiana coast. Judy Woodruff talks to David Kennedy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration about the spill's environmental effects and cleanup effort.

REPORT

News Wrap: Tornadoes and Storms Ravage Southeast, Killing 10

In other news Monday, major cleanups were underway across the South after tornadoes ripped through the region, killing 10 people. Also, the company that owns a West Virginia coal mine where 29 miners died in an explosion defended itself from accusations of safety violations.

UPDATE

Goldman Sachs E-Mails May Fuel Senate Hearing

Newly released e-mails from Goldman Sachs executives reveal new information about what the company may have known as the housing market fell. Ray Suarez talks to a New York Times reporter about the e-mails and Tuesday's Senate hearings.

ANALYSIS

Could Financial Reform Make Bailouts, 'Too Big to Fail' Less Likely?

Financial reform legislation ran into a roadblock in the Senate Monday afternoon as Republicans blocked the start of debate on a plan backed by many Democrats. Gwen Ifill gets four points of view on the overhaul's road ahead in Congress and whether the effort could halt future global banking crises and bailouts.

ANALYSIS

Classic Poems Turn Lyrical on Natalie Merchant's New Album

Singer and songwriter Natalie Merchant sets poetry to music in her newest studio album, looking at childhood through the works of poets such as E.E. Cummings, Robert Graves and even Mother Goose. Jeffrey Brown reports on the unusual melding of art forms on her new album, "Leave Your Sleep."

DEBATE

Debating the Ethics of Rationing End-of-Life Care

NewsHour analyst Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, moderated a Miller Center of Public Affairs debate on the ethics of rationing end-of-life health care after the issue gained prominence in the health care reform discussions. Here's an excerpt:

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, April 27, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/27/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Senators Vilify Goldman Sachs, But Executives Deny Wrongdoing

Executives of Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs defended their conduct before and during the financial crisis, as senators on both sides of the aisle accused the investment firm of wreaking havoc on the economy. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

Goldman Sachs Denies Misleading Investors in Senate Committee Hearing

Goldman Sachs executives testified before a Senate committee about whether it used a large hedge fund to bet against the complex financial instruments it was marketing to investors. Jeffrey Brown gets two views on the hearings from financial writers Roger Lowenstein and Gregory Zuckerman.

REPORT

News Wrap: Democrats Blocked Again on Financial Reform Bill

In other news Tuesday, Senate Democrats failed in their second attempt to end a Republican filibuster and bring financial reform legislation to the floor. Also, an oil leak off the coast of Louisiana continued to spread as the Coast Guard worked to contain the spill.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Exclusive | Cardinal Levada: 'We Should Hold Ourselves to a Higher Standard'

As part of a series of reports from the Vatican, Cardinal William Levada, the head of the office that handles sex abuse claims, speaks to Margaret Warner in his first television interview about the scandal rocking the Catholic Church.

REPORT

Vietnamese-American Entrepreneurs Seek Opportunity in Homeland

Thirty-five years after the United States military pulled out of Vietnam, some Vietnamese-American entrepreneurs are returning to their homeland. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the growing business opportunities in the Vietnamese economy.

ANALYSIS

Global Markets Rankle Over Greece's Deepening Debt Crisis

Downgrades of Greece's debt rating to junk status sent markets tumbling in Europe and the U.S. Gwen Ifill talks to financial expert Eswar Prasad about the far-reaching effects of the European nation's economic crisis.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: The Vaccine War

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/27/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Public health scientists and clinicians tout vaccines as one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. But for many ordinary Americans vaccines have become controversial. Young parents are concerned at the sheer number of shots — some 26 inoculations for 14 different diseases by age six — and follow alternative vaccination schedules advocated by gurus like Dr. Robert Sears. Other parents go further. In communities like Ashland, Oregon, up to one-third of parents are choosing not to vaccinate their kids at all. And some advocacy groups, like Generation Rescue, argue that vaccines are no longer a public health miracle but a scourge; they view vaccines as responsible for alarming rises in certain disorders, including ADHD and autism. This is the vaccine war: On one side sits scientific medicine and the public health establishment; on the other a populist coalition of parents, celebrities, politicians and activists. It’s a war that increasingly takes place on the Internet with both sides using the latest social media tools, including Facebook and Twitter, to win the hearts and minds of the public.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Garbage Dreams

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/27/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Filmed over four years, “Garbage Dreams” follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the world’s largest garbage village, a ghetto located on the outskirts of Cairo. It is a world unto itself, an impenetrable labyrinth of narrow roadways camouflaged by trash, home to 60,000 “zaballeen,” Arabic for “garbage people.” When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will affect his future and the survival of his community.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, April 28, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/28/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Gulf Oil Burn Begins as Leak Creeps Toward Louisiana Coast

Crews in the Gulf of Mexico began to burn parts of an oil slick from last week's rig explosion that is now threatening the coastline. Judy Woodruff talks to two experts about the challenges of stopping the leak and getting rid of the oil spill.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: European Markets Reel as Spain's Debt Rating Slides

In other news Wednesday, the European debt crisis escalated as Standard and Poor's credit rating agency downgraded Spain's debt, and the Federal Reserve said it will leave interest rates unchanged for the time being.

ANALYSIS

Off-Shore Wind Farm Gets Green Light in Massachusetts

The Obama administration has approved plans to build the nation's first offshore wind farm near the coast of Massachusetts' Cape Cod. Gwen Ifill reports about the alternative energy deal, nine years in the making.

REPORT

Manufacturer Goes Small in Era of 'Too Big to Fail'

As part of his ongoing series of reports making sense of the economy, Paul Solman revisits a Missouri manufacturer that has proven small enough to succeed in the era of "too big to fail."

ANALYSIS

High Court Hears Privacy Case, Allows Cross to Stand in Mojave

The Supreme Court ruled to allow a cross to remain on government land and heard arguments on privacy rights for people who sign political petitions. Ray Suarez talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal for more on both cases and on retiring Justice John Paul Stevens' final day hearing arguments.

CONVERSATION

Looking Back at the Vietnam War with Author, Veteran Tim O'Brien

Thirty five years after the conclusion of the Vietnam War, Tim O'Brien's collection of stories about an American platoon, "The Things They Carried," is being reissued as it celebrates its own 20th anniversary. Jeffrey Brown talks to the author about the experiences that led him to write the book.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, April 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/29/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

UPDATE

Louisiana Declares State of Emergency as Oil Spill Nears Shore

Crews in the Gulf of Mexico continued attempts to contain a massive oil slick, now faster than previously believed. Jeffrey Brown talks to correspondent Tom Bearden in Louisiana about efforts to protect the shore from contamination.

ANALYSIS

Costs Climb as BP Struggles to Contain Oil Spill

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is threatening sensitive coastline and commercial fisheries, following last week's explosion at an offshore oil rig. Jeffrey Brown talks to a BP spokeswoman about the implications of the spill for the company and for offshore drilling.

ANALYSIS

Coast Guard: Oil Cleanup is 'Team Effort'

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency Thursday as the oil slick came within miles of sensitive coastline. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Coast Guard Rear Adm. Sally Brice O'Hara about efforts to contain the leak and who's running the cleanup efforts.

REPORT

News Wrap: Financial Reform Inches Forward with Senate Cooperation

In other news Thursday, debate began on a financial reform bill in the Senate after Republicans allowed the measure to move forward, and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced he will leave the Republican Party to run for the Senate as an independent.

REPORT

Democrats Push Immigration Reform as Ariz. Law Draws More Ire

Senate Democrats rolled out the framework of a plan to reform U.S. immigration policy late Thursday as Arizona's new law faces challenges in the courts. Judy Woodruff gets two points of view on whether legislation on the controversial issue could happen before the midterm elections.

REPORT

Scandals Place Catholic Church Between Ancient Traditions, Modern Faith Crisis

As part of a weeklong series of reports from the Vatican, Margaret Warner reports on the impact of the child sex abuse scandals on the faithful in Rome and on Pope Benedict XVI and his advisers.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Elections & Corporate Donations

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/29/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description

Last year the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission resulted in lifting a ban that prohibited corporations and unions from using their general treasury funds to advocate for the election or defeat of a candidate for federal office. This week’s panel will discuss the implications of this landmark decision.  The discussion will also focus on efforts during this legislative session to reform current state campaign spending laws. Joining host Dan Boylan are Nikki Love, Executive Director of Common Cause Hawaii; Grant Tanimoto, of the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission; and Avi Soifer, Dean of the UH William S. Richardson School of Law.

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

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly "Everybody's Business" report on the state of Hawaii's economy and places the show's topic in an economic context.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 30, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/30/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Gulf States Brace as Oil Slick Reaches Fragile Coastal Wetlands

High winds and waves pushed oil from the massive slick in the Gulf of Mexico ashore in Louisiana, threatening sensitive coastal wildlife and commercial fisheries. Tom Bearden reports from Louisiana on efforts to mitigate the environmental damage.

REPORT

Coast Guard Chief: Mother Nature Complicating Gulf Cleanup

As cleanup efforts intensified in the Gulf, the White House suspended its plans to authorize new offshore drilling. Jeffrey Brown talks to Admiral Thad Allen, the head of the Coast Guard, about where efforts stand to stop more oil from leaking into the Gulf of Mexico.

REPORT

Disaster Imminent for Sensitive Gulf Coast Ecosystems, Industries

As high winds and waves push oil towards the shores of several states, Jeffrey Brown talks to Robert Twilley, professor of oceanography and coastal science at Louisiana State University about efforts to mitigate the environmental damage.

REPORT

News Wrap: Goldman Sachs Faces Criminal Probe

In other news Friday, the federal government began a criminal probe into financial firm Goldman Sachs, following the civil charges launched by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The government also reported that consumer spending helped lift the economy last quarter, but the boost failed to lower unemployment.

REPORT

In Arkansas, Incumbent Lincoln 'Catching It From All Sides'

Incumbent Blanche Lincoln is campaigning to hold on to her seat in the U.S. Senate in a heated Democratic primary race in Arkansas. Spencer Michels reports on how the state's agriculture industry and discontent with Washington may factor into the race.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Assess Oil Spill's Political Fallout, Primary Races

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the White House's decision to suspend plans for offshore drilling expansion in the wake of the Gulf disaster and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's announcement he will break from the GOP to run for Senate as an independent.

CONVERSATION

Book Examines Vietnam War from Viet Cong's Point of View

On the 35th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, Ray Suarez talks to retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. James Zumwalt about his new book on the Vietnam War, as seen through the eyes of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong veterans.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 30, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               4/30/2010 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:     Now on PBS

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 30, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/30/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This will be the final episode of PBS’ Emmy-winning weekly news magazine NOW.

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

 

Series Title:     Bill Moyers Journal

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 30, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/30/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This final episode of Bill Moyers Journal is expanded to 90 minutes.

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, April 30, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/30/2010 9:30:00 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: Elections & Corporate Donations (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/30/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description

Last year the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission resulted in lifting a ban that prohibited corporations and unions from using their general treasury funds to advocate for the election or defeat of a candidate for federal office. This week’s panel will discuss the implications of this landmark decision.  The discussion will also focus on efforts during this legislative session to reform current state campaign spending laws. Joining host Dan Boylan are Nikki Love, Executive Director of Common Cause Hawaii; Grant Tanimoto, of the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission; and Avi Soifer, Dean of the UH William S. Richardson School of Law.

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

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly "Everybody's Business" report on the state of Hawaii's economy and places the show's topic in an economic context.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, May 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/3/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

BP Says It Will Pay for Gulf Coast Oil Spill Cleanup

Energy company BP said it will pay to clean up the oil spill still spreading in the Gulf of Mexico, caused when an oil rig it leased exploded two weeks ago. Judy Woodruff gets the latest on the crisis from correspondent Tom Bearden in Louisiana.

ANALYSIS

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Puts Political Future of Offshore Drilling in Question

As crews continue attempts to cap a leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, Judy Woodruff gets two points of view on the future for offshore drilling in the U.S. from Kert Davies of Greenpeace and Sara Banaszak of the American Petroleum Institute.

REPORT

News Wrap: 22 Dead, Thousands Displaced by Flooding in Southeast U.S.

In other news Monday, the death toll reached 22 after severe flooding from weekend storms in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. Also, a boil-water advisory continues for nearly 2 million people around Boston after a water main break.

REPORT

Holder: Law Enforcement Has 'Good Leads' in Failed NYC Bombing Plot

Law enforcement officials in New York have identified a "person of interest" and continue to search for other potential leads into Saturday's attempted bombing in Times Square. Jeffrey Brown talks to WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly for more on the foiled bombing plot.

REPORT

Iran Draws Western Criticism at Opening of U.N. Nuclear Talks

As the United Nations began its conference on nuclear weapons, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad drew ire with accusations that the U.S. is leading the charge to intimidate non-nuclear states. Margaret Warner reports on the growing tensions between Iran and Western nations.

ANALYSIS

United, Continental Airline Merger Could Be Complete by Year's End

After weeks of negotiation, United Airlines announced it will buy Continental in a deal totaling more than $3 billion. Judy Woodruff talks to travel writer Rudy Maxa about the proposed merger to form the world's largest airline.

CONVERSATION

Poland Begins Delicate Political Rebuilding After Deadly Plane Crash

After the devastating air crash that killed Poland's president and many other top officials, Ray Suarez talks to the country's foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski, about receiving the tragic news, the country's political future and emerging international relations challenges.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, May 4, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/4/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Times Square Bomb Plot 'Aimed at Murdering Americans,' Holder Says

A Pakistani-American man faces terrorism and weapons of mass destruction charges over the failed bomb plot in New York City's Times Square over the weekend. Jeffrey Brown talks to a reporter for more on the charges and the security implications for the city.

ANALYSIS

New York City Bombing Plot Highlights Domestic Terrorism Concerns

Attorney General Eric Holder said the weekend attempt to detonate a car bomb in Times Square was aimed at murdering innocent Americans. Jeffrey Brown talks to a counterterrorism expert about the security implications in the U.S. and abroad.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: Death Toll Rises from Floods in Southeastern U.S.

In other news Tuesday, record flooding over the weekend is now blamed for 29 deaths in the Southeastern U.S. Also, authorities prepared to close air space over Scotland and Northern Ireland again because of the Icelandic volcano.

REPORT

Calm Seas, Winds Permit Some Progress in Gulf Oil Leak Cleanup

Crews made some headway in dispersing millions of gallons of leaked oil as seas and winds calmed in the Gulf of Mexico. Tom Bearden reports from Louisiana on the challenges still ahead for containing and cleaning up the spill, then Judy Woodruff gets two views on why the spill is so tough to contain and mitigate.

REPORT

Republicans Hope to Maintain Social Media Edge into Midterm Elections

As part of a look at how both political parties are connecting with constituents on the Web, Ray Suarez reports on how Republicans and their allies are looking to harness new media in advance of this year's elections.

REPORT

EU, IMF Prepare Rescue Package for Greece

The European Union and the International Monetary Fund have made progress in securing a rescue package to keep Greece from defaulting on its debt, as citizens protested the stark austerity measures the government is considering. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

Bailout for Greece Raises Stability Concerns Across Europe, U.S.

Angry protesters again took to the streets in Athens over the cuts and tax hikes the Greek government is planning amidst a financial bailout from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. Margaret Warner talks to an economist about the potential fallout for the U.S. economy from the escalating debt crisis.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: College, Inc.

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/4/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The business of higher education is booming. It’s a $400 billion industry fueled by taxpayer money. But what are students getting out of the deal? Critics say a worthless degree and a mountain of debt. Investors insist they’re innovators, widening access to education. FRONTLINE follows the money to uncover how Wall Street and a new breed of for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Sunshine

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/4/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In 1975 rural Texas, a local mayor’s daughter grapples with an unplanned pregnancy — finally deciding to have her baby in secret before giving her away in a hidden adoption. Twenty-three years later, the adopted child also has an unplanned baby out of wedlock. “Sunshine” tells the intimate story of this second-generation single mother and her own struggle with the idea of family, 30 years on.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/5/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Airline Security Scrutinized Again After Arrest of NYC Terror Suspect

U.S. officials are calling for tighter checks of no-fly lists following the arrest of a man accused trying to detonate a bomb in New York City. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

In Pakistan, Shahzad's Claim of Training in Waziristan Investigated

Following the arrest of a man accused of trying to detonate a bomb in New York City's Times Square, Jeffrey Brown explores Faisal Shahzad's ties to Pakistan and the the U.S. security implications with Declan Walsh, a correspondent for The Guardian, in Karachi, and Denis McDonough, chief of staff of the National Security Council.

REPORT

News Wrap: Volcanic Ash from Iceland Grounds More European Flights

In other news Wednesday, a cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland grounded flights in Scotland and Northern Ireland for a second day, and the U.S. Senate has dropped a $50 billion fund intended for liquidating banks from financial reform amendments over GOP objections it would lead to more bailouts.

REPORT

Gulf Cleanup Continues as BP Attempts to Cap Largest Oil Leak

Tom Bearden continues his reports from the Gulf Coast with an update on BP's attempt to cap the biggest leak at the wellhead. Judy Woodruff talks to him about progress to contain further spread of oil contamination.

ANALYSIS

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Adds 'Insult to Injuries' for Ocean's Health

Cleanup and wildlife rescue operations are underway on the shore as the massive oil leak spreads toward sensitive coastal wetlands along the Gulf Coast. Judy Woodruff speaks with Sylvia Earle, National Geographic's explorer-in-residence, about the disaster's effects on the fragile marine ecosystem.

REPORT

'Birthplace of Democracy in Chaos' as Greek Riots Leave 3 Dead

Riots erupted in Athens in response to Greece's plans to adopt harsh cuts and taxes to fix its debt crisis. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News gives an update on the unrest and a bank fire that killed three people.

ANALYSIS

In Greece, People 'Quite Incredulous' After Protests Turn Deadly

Protests in Athens turned violent over Greece's plans to adopt austerity measures to help keep the country from defaulting on its debt. Margaret Warner talks to reporter John Psaropoulos in Greece about the reactions on the ground to the riots and the financial rescue plans.

REPORT

In Britain, Coalition Government Eyed Ahead of Parliamentary Elections

British voters are preparing to weigh in at the polls in the country's general election on Thursday. Simon Marks previews the heated election as three political parties vie for a majority in Parliament.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, May 6, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/6/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.S. Markets Plunge Amid Greece Fears, Possible Tech Glitch

Stocks plunged then rallied slightly as concerns grew that Greece's ongoing debt crisis would impact the global financial recovery. Also, a possible technical glitch was being investigated by market officials. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

After Scare in U.S. Markets, Possible Combination of Causes Investigated

As police in Greece used teargas to control new protests late Thursday, U.S. markets went into a wild ride for a few hours. Judy Woodruff examines the possible links and other potential causes for the market unrest with a reporter on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and a reporter at the scene of the protests in Athens.

ANALYSIS

Krugman: 'Eurozone Has Big, Big Problems' as Greek Debt Crisis Comes to a Head

As Greece struggles to repair its debt crisis, Jeffrey Brown gets two points of view from economists Paul Krugman and Robert Barbera about how the financial and social unrest could impact the European Union and its economy.

REPORT

News Wrap: Senate Democrats Reject GOP Financial Reform Amendment

In other news Thursday, Senate Democrats rejected a key Republican amendment to the financial reform bill aimed at the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Also, Nigeria's acting head of government officially became president of Africa's most populous nation following the death of his predecessor.

REPORT

Holder: NYC Bombing Suspect Still Cooperating

Attorney General Eric Holder said the suspect in last weekend's failed Times Square bombing is continuing to cooperate with authorities investigating the plot and possible ties to extremists in Pakistan. Kwame Holman reports.

REPORT

Britons Await Vote Tally Results Following Heated National Campaigns

Voters in the United Kingdom headed to the polls Thursday to vote in a historically tight election, where control of Parliament was up for grabs. Simon Marks reports on the high turnouts and increased public interest marking this trip to the polls.

ANALYSIS

Hung Parliament, Political Brinkmanship Anticipated After U.K. Election

The votes are being counted in Britain's heated national elections, as three parties attempted to claim a majority in Parliament. Margaret Warner gets the latest after the close of the polls from reporter Ned Temko in London.

REPORT

In Gulf of Mexico, Oil Containment Device Poised to Help Slow Leak

NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden gives an update from Louisiana, as BP engineers prepare to lower a massive containment dome over into the Gulf of Mexico in hopes of capturing much of the massive oil leak.

REPORT

Musical Tribute to Corporate Enron Scandal Collapses on Broadway

A Broadway musical about the fall of the disgraced Enron Corporation is closing after just 15 performances, following a hugely successful London run. Jeffrey Brown reports on the tepid reaction to the play from U.S. critics and audiences.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: 2010 Legislative Wrap-up

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/6/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

April 29th marks the end of the state’s legislative session. This week’s panel will highlight the events of the session: which bills passed and which didn’t, how the budget was balanced, what’s next in dealing with the budget situation, and the upcoming elections. Joining host Dan Boylan are Calvin Say, Speaker of the House; Lynn Finnegan, House Minority Leader; Linda Smith, Governor Lingle’s Senior Policy Advisor; Sen. Russell Kokubun, Senate Vice President; and Richard Borreca, Political Analyst of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

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

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context. http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/7/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Positive April Job Growth Tempered by Market Uncertainty in Europe

Employers added 290,000 jobs last month, marking the biggest hiring increase in four years. Jeffrey Brown talks to two financial experts about the pace of the economic recovery and gets an update from Susie Gharib of PBS's Nightly Business Report about the brief but deep stock market plunge on Thursday afternoon.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: Oil Containment Dome Lowered into Place over Well Leak

In other news Friday, BP lowered a massive containment dome into the Gulf of Mexico to try to cap the oil well that has now been leaking for 17 days and police closed part of Times Square in New York City because of a suspicious package, following last weekend's failed bomb plot.

REPORT

Governing Mandate Remains Up for Grabs After U.K. Elections

Britain's conservative party won more seats than the ruling Labor party in this week's elections, but it lacks a clear majority to establish the government. Simon Marks reports on the country's first hung parliament in 36 years, as three political parties begin to negotiate a ruling coalition.

ANALYSIS

Political Horsetrading Ahead, Following Conservative Win in U.K. Elections

Conservative Party leader David Cameron is looking to build a governing coalition with a third political party, after failing to gain a majority of seats in the British election. Margaret Warner gets three perspectives on the negotiations that lie ahead for the British Parliament.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Assess Economy's Signals, NYC Bomb Plot Suspect

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the national security concernes raised by the foiled New York City bombing and the ongoing oil cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 7, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               5/7/2010 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, May 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/7/2010 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, May 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/7/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

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: 2010 Legislative Wrap-up (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/7/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

April 29th marks the end of the state’s legislative session. This week’s panel will highlight the events of the session: which bills passed and which didn’t, how the budget was balanced, what’s next in dealing with the budget situation, and the upcoming elections. Joining host Dan Boylan are Calvin Say, Speaker of the House; Lynn Finnegan, House Minority Leader; Linda Smith, Governor Lingle’s Senior Policy Advisor; Sen. Russell Kokubun, Senate Vice President; and Richard Borreca, Political Analyst of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

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

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context. http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, May 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/10/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama's Second Pick to Court Renews Debate on Judicial Qualifications

President Obama nominated Solicitor General and former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan to fill Justice John Paul Stevens' seat on the Supreme Court. Gwen Ifill gets four points of view from constitutional and Supreme Court experts on the announcement and Kagan's qualifications for the bench.

REPORT

News Wrap: Bombings Mark Deadly Day in Iraq

In other news Monday, at least 99 people were killed in a series of violent attacks across Iraq, with hundreds more wounded. Also, Gordon Brown agreed to step aside as Britain's prime minister in a bid to keep his party in power.

CONVERSATION

Exclusive: Deepwater Horizon Worker Details Survival, Pending Legal Battle

In an exclusive interview with the PBS NewsHour and NPR, oil rig worker Christopher Choy tells his harrowing story of survival aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the legal tangles he has run into since the blast.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

IMF Deputy Outlines European Bailout Package, What's Ahead for Spain, Portugal

Gwen Ifill talks to John Lipsky, first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, about the $1 trillion aid package to steady Greece and insulate other eurozone countries from a spreading debt crisis.

REPORT

Remembering Groundbreaking Jazz Icon, Actress Lena Horne

Legendary jazz singer and actress Lena Horne, who broke racial barriers in the entertainment industry, died Sunday in New York at age 92. Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at her career.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, May 11, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/11/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Prime Minister Gordon Brown Cedes Office to Conservative David Cameron

Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain's Labor Party resigned his position as the two opposition parties reached an agreement to form a government, following last week's inconclusive national election.

ANALYSIS

U.K. Opposition Parties Prepare to Form Government Under Conservative Leader

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced his resignation as Conservative and Liberal Democrats neared an agreement on forming a new coalition government. Jeffrey Brown talks to reporter Ned Temko about the new administration.

REPORT

News Wrap: Tornadoes, Severe Storms Slam Kansas and Oklahoma

In other news Tuesday, severe storms hit Oklahoma and Kansas overnight, killing at least five people and injuring nearly 60 and Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as part of his four-day trip to Washington.

ANALYSIS

Oil Executives Under Fire in Congressional Gulf Leak Probe

Oil company executives traded blame for last month's explosion at an offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico at hearings in Washington and Louisiana. Gwen Ifill talks to a Wall Street Journal reporter for more on the investigation into the environmental disaster.

REPORT

Catholic Ireland Struggles with Response to Child Sex Abuse Scandals

Special correspondent Saul Gonzalez reports from Ireland, where the Catholic Church continues to reel from the allegations and resignations surrounding the child sex abuse scandal.

ANALYSIS

Elena Kagan Faces Political Challenges for Supreme Court Seat

Jim Lehrer talks to two Supreme Court watchers, Karen Tumlty from The Washington Post and Tom Goldstein, founder of SCOTUSblog.com, about the political landscape for the confirmation of nominee Elena Kagan.

 

Series Title:     Frontline/World

Program Title: Troubled Water

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/11/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

FRONTLINE/World investigates one of its own stories, “The Play Pump,” which promised to use a merry-go-round and the power of children to help meet the dire need for fresh water in southern Africa. After FRONTLINE/World first aired the story in 2005, major donors in the United States—and the U.S. government itself—launched a multimillion-dollar campaign to install the device in thousands of African schools and villages. Now, correspondent Amy Costello investigates what happened to those communities, as the promise of the Play Pump fell short and the device’s biggest American boosters began to back away from a technology they had once championed. Also in this hour:  A journey to the Amazon and the remote rainforests of Brazil, where several major American companies are on the hunt for ways to capture an increasingly valuable commodity—carbon—as the Obama administration considers new legislation that would force them to pay for their pollution.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: The Horse Boy

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/11/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

“The Horse Boy” explores one family’s unforgettable journey as they travel halfway across the world in search of a miracle to heal their autistic son. The film blends footage from the family’s adventure through the Mongolian countryside with scenes from their life at home in Texas. Bolstered by testimony from autism experts, including Dr. Temple Grandin, this compelling film exquisitely captures an astonishing physical and spiritual journey.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/12/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama, Karzai Renew Pledge to Continue Fight Against Al-Qaida in Afghanistan

President Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, following months of tension over accusations of government corruption. Gwen Ifill talks to former Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Alexander Thier of the U.S. Institute of Peace about the state of U.S.-Afghan relations.

REPORT

News Wrap: Dutch Child Sole Survivor of Libyan Plane Crash

In other new Wednesday, a Libyan plane crash on landing in Tripoli, killing 103 people on board but sparing a 10-year-old Dutch boy and seven children and two adults were hacked to death at a school in China by the owner of the property.

REPORT

Investigators: Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Failed Key Tests Ahead of Explosion

Tom Bearden continues his reporting from the Gulf of Mexico with an update on hearings into the massive oil spill, as investigators testified that the Deepwater Horizons oil well failed a key pressure test just hours before the explosion.

REPORT

World's 'Better City' Wonders on Display at Shanghai Expo

As China kicks off its five-month World Expo festivities in Shanghai, Jeffrey Brown talks to Ray Suarez about what is on displayed in the international pavilions at the largest, most expensive World's Fair in history.

REPORT

Mississippi Wages Fried Food Fight Against Childhood Obesity

As First Lady Michelle Obama implements a national plan to end the U.S.'s childhood obesity epidemic, Betty Ann Bowser looks at the battle being waged in Mississippi against the fried foods that have become traditional staples in the state.

REPORT

Astronauts Criticize NASA Moon Program Cuts Before Congress

Astronaut Neil Armstrong and made a rare public appearance to testify before Congress about the future space exploration. Kwame Holman reports on the divisions about the future of space exploration and plans to scrap NASA's Constellation program.

CONVERSATION

Author Wes Moore's Book Explores His Own Alternate Reality

Judy Woodruff talks to Baltimore native Wes Moore about his new book, 'The Other Wes Moore' which explores the stories of two inner-city young men who share the same name, but lead very different lives.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, May 13, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/13/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

UPDATE

Tracking Money Trail, Feds Arrest 3 More in Times Square Bomb Plot Probe

Federal agents arrested three Pakistani men in Boston in connection with the failed attack in Times Square. Judy Woodruff talks to reporter Devlin Barrett of The Wall Street Journal about the assistance that may have provided to accused bomber Faisal Shahzad.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: BP Unveils New Approach in Attempt to Siphon Leaking Oil

In other news Thursday, BP announced it will attempt to use a smaller pipe to siphon leaking oil to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, and a new report shows that the number of American households facing foreclosure is down 2 percent from a year ago, signaling signs of possible economic recovery.

REPORT

Karzai, McChrystal Renew Commitment to Fighting Insurgency in Afghanistan

As part of a visit to Washington to reaffirm a commitment to fight insurgency in his country and heal an at times strained relationship, Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of the U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Jeffrey Brown reports on the meeting.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Exclusive: McChrystal Says Despite Progress in Afghanistan, 'Nobody is Winning'

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, discusses his meetings with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the state of U.S.-Afghan relations and the ongoing effort to secure Kandahar in the South.

REPORT

Thai Anti-Government Protesters Dealt a Blow as Dissident General Is Shot

Tensions flared between Thai anti-government protesters and security forces, as a general backing the protest movement was shot in the head. New York Times reporter Thomas Fuller, who had been interviewing the general, describes how the bullet narrowly missed him, and Judy Woodruff reports on the anger in Bangkok's streets.

ANALYSIS

In Thailand, Tensions Renewed with Shooting of Anti-Government Leader

Troops in Thailand moved to seal off an encampment of anti-government protests, as the shooting of a renegade general allied with demonstrators accelerated the violence in Bangkok. Judy Woodruff talks to GlobalPost reporter Patrick Winn about the unrest.

REPORT

Haiti's Non-Governmental Organizations Fill in for Shattered Government

In the first of two reports from Haiti, Dave Iverson of KQED in San Francisco describes Haiti's struggle to rebuild after the earthquake and the crucial role of non-government organizations in the relief effort.

REPORT

Do Obama's Financial Reforms Measure Up Against Past Attempts?

In his ongoing series of reports making sense of the financial system, Paul Solman talks to author and MIT economics professor Simon Johnson about how President Obama's attempts to regulate financial firms compare to reform campaigns of past presidents.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: The Healthcare Reform Act

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/13/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

With the recent passing of the Healthcare Reform Bill in March, what does this mean for Hawaii? This week’s panel will take a deeper look into how the bill affects everyone in the islands and the changes being made in the health insurance market. Joining host Dan Boylan are Jeffrey P. Schmidt, State Insurance Commissioner; Fred Fortin, Sr. Vice President at HMSA; Virginia Pressler, Executive V.P. and Chief Strategic Officer of Hawaii Pacific Health; and Beth Giesting, CEO of the Hawaii Primary Care Association.

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

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context. http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Obama's Deal (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/13/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Healthcare reform was the first big policy deal taken on by the Obama administration. Many say the president has bet the mid-term elections, possibly his presidency, on the outcome. In a new investigation, FRONTLINE goes behind closed doors at the White House, in Congress and the boardrooms of the giant healthcare lobby to examine the political battles and costly compromises that defined Barack Obama’s endeavor. From early positive efforts, through the bitter battles with the Tea Party, the elation of apparent success at Christmas, to the crushing failure in the Massachusetts’ Senatorial election, FRONTLINE follows the story and reveals the first in-depth look at how the Obama administration operates. In “Obama’s Deal,” FRONTLINE veteran producer Michael Kirk (“Bush’s War,” “Dreams of Obama,” “Inside the Meltdown,” “The Warning”) provides a sobering exposé of the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups and the role of money in policy making.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, May 14, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/14/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Wants Reform on 'Cozy Relationship' Between Oil Companies, Regulators

President Obama called for an overhaul of how the government handles oil drilling approval, as estimates of the gulf oil leak's magnitude continue to climb. Jeffrey Brown talks to U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen about the ongoing crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.

REPORT

News Wrap: Thai Troops Crack Down on Anti-Government Protests

In other news Friday, violence escalated in the streets of Bangkok as Thai troops fired on anti-government protesters, killing at least eight people and hundreds of people protested in Afghanistan against a NATO strike they believe killed Afghan civilians.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

U.K. Foreign Secretary Reaffirms 'Unbreakable Alliance' with the U.S.

Foreign Secretary William Hague met with Obama administration officials, following speculation that the U.K.'s new governing coalition will be more independent of U.S. policy. Margaret Warner talks to Hague about the newly formed government under Prime Minister David Cameron.

REPORT

Party Politics Heat Up Democratic Primary in Pa.

Judy Woodruff reports from Pennsylvania about the Democratic primary, where former Republican Sen. Arlen Specter is in a fight for survival as a long-shot candidate gains ground on the incumbent senator.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Assess Midterm Politics, Kagan's High Court Path

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the tough Senate race in Pennsylvania and the president's nomination of Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 14, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               5/14/2010 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, May 14, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               5/14/2010 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, May 14, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/14/2010 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 Healthcare Reform Act (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/14/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

With the recent passing of the Healthcare Reform Bill in March, what does this mean for Hawaii? This week’s panel will take a deeper look into how the bill affects everyone in the islands and the changes being made in the health insurance market. Joining host Dan Boylan are Jeffrey P. Schmidt, State Insurance Commissioner; Fred Fortin, Sr. Vice President at HMSA; Virginia Pressler, Executive V.P. and Chief Strategic Officer of Hawaii Pacific Health; and Beth Giesting, CEO of the Hawaii Primary Care Association.

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

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context. http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, May 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/17/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

BP Makes Headway in Capturing Leaking Oil

BP officials said the company is using a new siphoning strategy and capturing more than 1,000 barrels of the oil that would have otherwise leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, but scientists are voicing new worries about the leak's environmental implications. Gwen Ifill reports.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

NOAA's Lubchenco: Understanding Oil Leak's Consequences in 'Early Stages'

Researchers working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have reported finding gigantic sub-surface plumes of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Gwen Ifill talks to Jane Lubchenco, head of the NOAA, about the the growing environmental concerns from the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

REPORT

News Wrap: General Motors Back in the Black Following Bankruptcy

In other news Monday, General Motors posted its first quarterly profit in nearly three years, thanks to strong sales of new models and expense cuts from its bankruptcy. And in Thailand, resistance leaders and security forces remain in a standoff after five days of violent clashes.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Places Limits on Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders

The Supreme Court has struck down laws in multiple states that allow juveniles to be sentenced to life terms with no chance of parole for crimes that do not involve murder. Ray Suarez talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about that and other rulings issued Monday.

ANALYSIS

Kentucky Voters Prepare for Heated Senate Primaries on the Left and Right

Voters on both sides of the aisle are preparing to cast ballots in Kentucky's two Senate primary contests. Jim Lehrer talks to reporter Joseph Gerth of the Louisville Courier-Journal for a look ahead at Tuesday's election.

ANALYSIS

U.S. Eyes Sanctions as Iran, Turkey Forge Nuclear Fuel Swap

Iran plans to ship more than 2,600 pounds of low-enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for uranium fuel rods to use in a research reactor, as part of a fuel swap deal brokered by Brazil and Turkey. Judy Woodruff talks to two nonproliferation experts about the agreement and where it leaves the possibility of sanctions.

REPORT

Poet Behbahani Writes for Peace Amid Iran's Political Turmoil

English translator Farzaneh Milani examines the writings of Simin Behbahani, one of Iran's most renowned and prolific female poets, amid the recent political turmoil that has affected her own life.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, May 18, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/18/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

U.S. Spearheads New Sanctions to Stifle Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

Russian and China have reached a deal with the U.S. and other world powers to impose new sanctions on Iran, a day after the country signed a deal with Turkey and Brazil to swap its nuclear fuel. Jeffrey Brown talks to a reporter for more on the draft agreement and the upcoming vote in the United Nations.

REPORT

News Wrap: Times Square Bombing Suspect Arraigned in NYC

In other news on Tuesday, the man accused of plotting a failed car bombing in Times Square appeared before a federal magistrate in Manhattan and a suicide bombing attack killed five Americans and one Canadian near Kabul.

REPORT

Fisheries Hit by Spreading Oil Contamination Closures in Gulf

Federal officials nearly doubled the no-fishing zone in the Gulf of Mexico, as administration officials faced sharp criticism from lawmakers. Ray Suarez reports on the ongoing fallout from the gulf oil spill.

ANALYSIS

Tar Balls Raise Concerns for Florida Coastline, Atlantic Ocean

Marine Scientists said sections of the giant Gulf oil spill are nearing the loop current, which could carry the contamination around the tip of Florida and deeper into the Atlantic Ocean. Ray Suarez talks to a Wall Street Journal reporter about the environmental and economic implications.

REPORT

Relief Organizations Help Haitians Fight Hunger

In the second of two reports about the role of relief organizations in rebuilding Haiti, Dave Iverson of KQED San Francisco explores two Haitian-led aid groups that are helping to feed the hungry after the devastating earthquake.

REPORT

Republicans Attack Blumenthal's Service Record

Republican Senatorial candidates have attacked Richard Blumenthal, the frontrunner on Connecticut's Democratic ticket, about statements they said inflate his service record in Vietnam. Judy Woodruff reports on Blumenthal's response.

REPORT

Conn. Candidate Blumenthal Under Fire Over Vietnam Service Record

Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut's leading Democratic candidate for the Senate, spoke out amid allegations that he lied about his military record in Vietnam. Judy Woodruff talks to a reporter with the Hartford Courant in Connecticut about the backlash from the Republican candidates he may face in November.

REPORT

Photojournalism Pioneer Captured the 20th Century With Lens

Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at the life and career of the late French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, the father of modern photojournalism. An exhibit of his photos is currently at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: The Wounded Platoon

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/18/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Since the Iraq War began, soldier arrests in the city of Colorado Springs have tripled. At least 36 servicemen based at the nearby Army post of Fort Carson have committed suicide. And 14 Fort Carson soldiers have been charged or convicted in at least 11 killings. Many of the most violent crimes involved men who had served in the same battalion in Iraq. Three of them came from a single platoon of infantrymen. FRONTLINE tells the dark tale of the men of Third Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion of the 506th Infantry and how the war followed them home. It is a story of heroism, grief, vicious combat, depression, drugs, alcohol and brutal murder; an investigation into the Army’s mental health services; and a powerful portrait of what multiple tours and post-traumatic stress are doing to a generation of young American soldiers.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/19/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Primary Voters Display Discontent with Incumbents, 'Establishment' Candidates

Tuesday's primary elections in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Arkansas ended with a veteran Senator out of the race, another forced into a runoff and a third facing a Tea Party outsider. Jim Lehrer reports on what these primaries mean for the general election in November.

ANALYSIS

Primary Elections Stir Political Waters for Midterms

Democrats and Republicans voiced anti-incumbent sentiments with their votes during Tuesday's primary elections. Jim Lehrer talks to two political writers about the loss by longtime Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter and the high stakes for several more veterans.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S. Contractor Killed in NATO Base Attack in Afghanistan

In other news Wednesday, Taliban militants attacked one of NATO's largest military bases in Afghanistan, killing a U.S. contractor and democrats in the Senate fell short in a bid to push financial reform to a final vote.

REPORT

Mayhem Escalates as Red Shirt Leaders Surrender in Thailand

Nick Paton Walsh of Independent Television News reports on the ongoing clash between authorities in Thailand and "red shirt" anti-government protesters that left six dead and Bangkok ablaze as some protesters to surrendered.

ANALYSIS

Thailand Negotiations Reach a Stalemate as Violence Escalates

The leaders of Thailand's anti-government protests have surrendered to authorities, sparking more violence in the streets of Bangkok. Judy Woodruff talks to Richard Doner, a professor of political science at Emory University, for more on the politics behind the "red shirt" movement.

REPORT

U.S. in Talks with Cuba Over Containing Oil Leak

The State Department engaged in rare talks with the Cuban government, amid fears that strong currents could carry the spreading oil slick eastward. Jeffrey Brown reports on the ongoing attempts to capture oil flowing from the sunken rig.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

BP Official: Leaking Gulf Oil Well to Be Shut 'Hopefully Within a Week'

In a newsmaker interview, Jeffrey Brown talks to BP Managing Director Robert Dudley about the gulf oil leak, as lawmakers point blame at the company, nearly a month after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico.

REPORT

Obama, Calderon Tackle Immigration, Drug Issues During Washington Visit

Mexican President Felipe Calderon met with President Obama to discuss concerns about Arizona's new immigration law and U.S. drug policy. Margaret Warner reports on Wednesday's visit in Washington.

REPORT

Paramedics in the Line of Fire in Mexico's Drug War

In the heart of the Mexican drug war in Juarez, emergency medical technicians face unique challenges as they respond to the bloodshed. Global Post reporter Ioan Grillo reports from Mexico.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, May 20, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/20/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.S. Stocks Tumble Over Weakening Euro, Jobless Claims

Stocks fell sharply in the U.S., amid concerns about the weakening Euro and the biggest rise in jobless claims in three months. Jeffrey Brown reports on the market volatility, two weeks after the unexplained "flash crash."

ANALYSIS

Regulators, Senate Considers Safety Net, Post-Stock Market Plunge

This month's stock market "flash crash" of 1,000 points was the subject of Senate hearings, as the federal regulators proposed new rules to prevent further instability. Jeffrey Brown talks to two financial experts for more on the markets.

REPORT

News Wrap: Director of National Intelligence Will Step Down

In other news Thursday, there are reports that Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair may resign his office and the Senate moved to clear the way for the final passage of the financial regulatory reform bill.

REPORT

Mexico's Calderon Decries Immigration Status Quo Before Congress

Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed a joint session of Congress during his visit to Washington, regarding the need for better immigration policies. Ray Suarez weighs the prospects for immigration reforms on the federal level.

REPORT

Mexican President's Visit Returns Immigration to the Spotlight

Ray Suarez gets two different views on the immigration issue and the prospects for reform from Luis Fraga, director of the Diversity Research Institute at the University of Washington and Jan Ting, former assistant commissioner at the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

REPORT

In Detroit Schools, State Takeover Leads to Leadership Dispute

Correspondent John Merrow reports on the progress of Detroit's public school system, following last year's tumultuous takeover by the state of Michigan, following allegations of corruption, a $316 million hole in its budget and tumbling enrollment.

REPORT

South Korean Investigators Blame North Korea for Ship Attack

North Korean officials have flatly denied accusations that they sank a South Korean naval ship two months ago. Judy Woodruff reports on the rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

ANALYSIS

Korean Ship Sinking Controversy Could Derail Nuclear Progress

For more on the rising tensions over the naval explosion that killed 46 South Korean sailors near the disputed maritime border with the North, Judy Woodruff talks to two experts on Asian politics about the rising hostilities on the Korean Peninsula.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Poverty

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/20/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

With the troubled economy, recession, and high cost of living in Hawaii what is happening to the poverty rate? Host Dan Boylan and this week’s panel will discuss what poverty means in Hawaii, what’s being done to get people out and help them stay out of poverty, and what programs are helping with the problem. Guests include Jerry Rauckhorst, President and CEO of Catholic Charities Hawaii; Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland, Chair of the Committee on Human Services; Teresa Bill, UH Bridge to Hope; and Patrick Hurney, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity-West Hawaii. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context.   http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 21, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/21/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Financial Reform Overhaul on Fast Track to Passage

A sweeping reform of the nation's financial regulatory system passed a key vote before the Senate late Thursday, fast-tracking a final vote on the overhauls. Judy Woodruff reports on the process to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the legislation.

REPORT

News Wrap: Oil Leak Will Continue Through Tuesday, BP Says

In other news Friday, more oil coated the Louisiana coastline as BP reported a sharp decline in its oil capture rate, and a car bomb killed 23 people and wounded more than 50 in a Shiite town north of Baghdad.

REPORT

Parisian Officials Appeal to Thieves for Return of Stolen Paintings

The Paris Museum of Modern Art remained closed, following the theft of five paintings, valued at more than $110 million. Jeffrey Brown has the latest on the daring art heist.

ANALYSIS

Art Theft Expert: '90% Chance' Stolen Paintings Will Surface

After the theft of five valuable paintings from a Paris museum, Jeffrey Brown talks to art security and recovery consultant Robert Wittman about the black market for stolen art and security measures that could help protect valuable artifacts.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Karzai Opponent Abdullah Looks to Bolster Afghan Opposition Movement

Margaret Warner interviews Afghan opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah about President Karzai's leadership and the ongoing war in Afghanistan, more than six months after Abdullah dropped out of the runoff election against the current president.

REPORT

Tensions Over Air Base Could Shift U.S. Military Role in Japan

During a visit to Asia, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stressed the alliance between Japan and the U.S., despite an ongoing feud over an airbase in Okinawa. GlobalPost reporter Sonia Narang reports from Japan on the recent protests over the marine base.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Rand Paul Comments, Dangers of Centrism

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including what Tuesday's telling primaries mean for the general election and the road ahead for financial reform.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 21, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               5/21/2010 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, May 21, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               5/21/2010 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, May 21, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/21/2010 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: Poverty (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/20/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

With the troubled economy, recession, and high cost of living in Hawaii what is happening to the poverty rate? Host Dan Boylan and this week’s panel will discuss what poverty means in Hawaii, what’s being done to get people out and help them stay out of poverty, and what programs are helping with the problem. Guests include Jerry Rauckhorst, President and CEO of Catholic Charities Hawaii; Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland, Chair of the Committee on Human Services; Teresa Bill, UH Bridge to Hope; and Patrick Hurney, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity-West Hawaii. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context.   http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, May 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/24/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Feds Pressure BP to Intensify Efforts to Stem Gulf Coast Oil Leak

Obama administration officials and senators reiterated Monday that they will hold BP responsible for cleaning up the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, as heavy oil continues to seep into fragile marshland along the coast. Correspondent Tom Bearden gives an update from Louisiana on the damage.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Coast Guard's Allen Outlines Roles of BP, Government in Gulf Oil Cleanup

As the Gulf oil leak continues, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Admiral Thad Allen, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, for the latest on the spreading contamination and what the government and BP are doing to contain and halt the leak.

REPORT

News Wrap: Afghanistan Tops Iraq in Total U.S. Troop Presence

In other news Monday, the U.S. military announced that its forces serving in Afghanistan are now larger than those serving in Iraq. Also, a state of emergency was declared in parts of Jamaica following gun battles with a drug gang over the weekend.

REORT

South Korea Halts Trade with North Over Ship-Sinking Incident

South Korea announced plans to suspend trade with communist North Korea over the sinking of a warship in disputed waters two months ago. Judy Woodruff reports on the mounting tensions on the Korean peninsula.

ANALYSIS

Asia Experts Debate Road Ahead for U.S. Over Korean Strife

The U.S. announced plans to conduct naval exercises off the Korean peninsula in response to the sinking of a South Korean vessel two months ago. Judy Woodruff gets two views from experts on Asian affairs about the investigation into the sinking of the Cheonan.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Rules Against NFL in Merchandise Antitrust Case

The Supreme Court has ruled that a sportswear company may proceed with its lawsuit against the National Football League. Ray Suarez talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal for more on what the case will mean for competition in the world of sports merchandise.

CONVERSATION

Allende Examines the Caribbean's Chaotic History Through New Novel

Jeffrey Brown speaks with best-selling author Isabelle Allende about colonialism and slavery in the 19th century Caribbean, and the links between New Orleans and Haiti.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, May 25, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/25/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Heavier Oil Flow Threatens Louisiana's Sensitive Barrier Islands

Oil from the Gulf of Mexico leak turned darker on Tuesday, suggesting that heavier, more-polluting oil is spewing out. Tom Bearden reports from Louisiana, where the oil has begun to damage delicate barrier island ecosystems.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

BP Official Outlines Best, Worst Case Scenarios for Stopping Oil

As BP faces increasing pressure from lawmakers over the ongoing Gulf Coast oil spill, Judy Woodruff talks to Managing Director Robert Dudley about the company's next moves to cap the leak and clean up the contamination.

REPORT

News Wrap: North Korea Cuts Ties as Naval Dispute Deepens

In other news Tuesday, North Korea announced it will sever all ties with South Korea, less than a week after an investigation blamed the communist North for sinking a warship. Also, new reports indicated that General Petraeus signed a secret order last fall, allowing covert operations in the Middle East.

REPORT

U.S., China Talks Wind Down Without Major Breakthrough

A U.S. delegation wrapped up negotiations in China, aimed at resolving longstanding economic and foreign policy issues. Ray Suarez reports on the progress of talks between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Chinese officials.

ANALYSIS

China Experts Assess Next Steps for U.S. Policy Toward Beijing

As the U.S. looks to relieve tensions with China in a series of high-level talks, Ray Suarez gets two points of view on the economic and foreign policy relationships between the two countries.

REPORT

In Cambodia, Verdict Nears in Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial

Thirty years after the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror, those accused of perpetrating genocide in Cambodia are facing justice for the first time. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the forthcoming verdict from the war crimes tribunal.

CONVERSATION

'Moving Millions' Author Probes Capitalism, Immigration Connection

Jeffrey Brown talks with author Jeffrey Kaye about his new book on immigration and about how the pursuit of cheap labor to power the world's economy perpetuates global migration.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Flying Cheap (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/25/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

One year after the deadliest domestic airline accident in seven years, FRONTLINE investigates the crash of Continental 3407 in Buffalo, NY, and discovers a dramatically changed airline industry, where regional carriers now account for half of the nation’s daily departures. The rise of the regionals and arrival of low-cost carriers have been a huge boon to consumers, and the industry insists that the skies remain safe. But many insiders are worried that now, 30 years after airline deregulation, the aviation system is being stretched beyond its capacity to deliver service that is both cheap and safe.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: A Village Called Versailles

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/25/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Tucked away on the eastern edge of New Orleans, a community of Vietnamese refugees has thrived for 30 years in a neighborhood they call Versailles. This film recounts the residents’ successful fight against the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill after Hurricane Katrina struck and transformed their neighborhood.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/26/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

BP Moves Ahead with Tricky 'Top Kill' Procedure to Stop Oil Leak

BP crews launched a long-awaited operation to stop spewing oil at the source by pumping heavy drilling fluids into the massive leak. . Jim Lehrer talks to Greg McCormack, director of the Petroleum Extension Service at the University of Texas, for more on the procedure and the chances for success.

REPORT

Crews Scramble to Protect Louisiana Wildlife from Oil Leakage

As BP engineers continue attempts to stem the Gulf oil leak, Tom Bearden reports on the implications for the wildlife along Louisiana's fragile coast and the attempts to protect the ecosystem from heavier oil.

REPORT

News Wrap: State Department Weighs in on Korean Naval Dispute

In other news Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a global response to the sinking of a South Korean warship, blamed on North Korea, and the space shuttle Atlantis has returned to earth following its final space mission.

ANALYSIS

Assessing the Obama Administration's New Border Security Strategy

The Obama administration has announced plans to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to perform support roles, such as surveillance and intelligence analysis. Judy Woodruff gets two points of view on the new security strategy for the border.

REPORT

Jamaica's Civilian Death Toll Mounts in Hunt for Wanted Drug Kingpin

Margaret Warner has an update on the violence gripping Jamaica's capital where more than 40 people have died, after security forces stormed the slums in search of a reputed drug lord.

REPORT

Facebook Changes Privacy Policy After Pushback from Users

Facebook changed its privacy controls after users protested that their information was being made public. Jeffrey Brown looks at the growing pressure to safeguard user information online.

ESSAY

Gulf Coast Photographer Captures Oil Spill's Effect on Wildlife

Since the oil leak in the Gulf erupted more than a month ago, Associated Press photographer Gerald Herbert has as been documenting the people and places at the center of the disaster.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: The Impact of School Furloughs

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/27/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

There were 17 furlough days scheduled this past public school year with 17 slated for next year. The Legislature passed a measure to use money from the "rainy day fund" to eliminate next year's 17 furlough days, but Governor Lingle must approve the release of the funds. This week’s Insights will focus on the challenges faced by those in our community directly impacted by the furloughs. Joining host Dan Boylan are Jo McGarry, parent of a first grader and a founding member of Hawaii Education Matters; Mark Aoki, a senior at Roosevelt High School; and Carla Margenau, 2nd Grade Teacher at Kainalu Elementary.

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

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context.

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

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, May 28, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               5/28/2010 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, May 28, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               5/28/2010 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, May 28, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/28/2010 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 Impact of School Furloughs (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/28/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

There were 17 furlough days scheduled this past public school year with 17 slated for next year. The Legislature passed a measure to use money from the "rainy day fund" to eliminate next year's 17 furlough days, but Governor Lingle must approve the release of the funds. This week’s Insights will focus on the challenges faced by those in our community directly impacted by the furloughs. Joining host Dan Boylan are Jo McGarry, parent of a first grader and a founding member of Hawaii Education Matters; Mark Aoki, a senior at Roosevelt High School; and Carla Margenau, 2nd Grade Teacher at Kainalu Elementary.

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

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, May 31, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/31/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Under Fire for Gaza Raid, Israel Blames Flotilla Organizers for Provocation

A deadly predawn Israeli raid on ships off Gaza has sparked international outrage, following the deaths of international activists who say they were trying to transport humanitarian supplies. Julian Manyon of Independent Television News gives an update on the raid.

ANALYSIS

Free Gaza Calls for 'Open, Independent' Investigation Into Deadly Flotilla Raid

The United Nations Security Council convened for an emergency session, following the Israeli raid on a flotilla attempting to break its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Adam Shapiro, a board member of the Free Gaza movement who helped organize the trip.

ANALYSIS

Israeli Ambassador: Soldiers Had 'No Choice But to Defend Themselves'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a planned trip to the White House as Israel faced international condemnation in the wake of the Gaza flotilla raid. Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, for Israel's perspective on the deadly incident at sea.

REPORT

News Wrap: Americans Observe Memorial Day

In other news Monday, President Obama paid his Memorial Day respects at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery outside Chicago, and American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan paused to remember fallen colleagues.

REPORT

BP Readies New Strategy for Stopping Oil Leak

Following the failure of the 'top kill' procedure, BP prepared to attempt to slice off a piece of the leaking pipe to cap the blown-out oil well in the Gulf. Margaret Warner gives an update on the ongoing environmental crisis.

ANALYSIS

Oil Leak Drama Draws Public Outrage, Outpouring of Ideas

As the Gulf oil leak persists, more than 80 percent of Americans report they are closely following the unfolding crisis. Margaret Warner talks to science educator Bill Nye, energy expert Amy Jaffe and technology forecaster Paul Saffo for more on the public reaction.

REPORT

China Faces Growing Health Crisis from Prevalent Tobacco Use

In the first of three global health reports from China, Ray Suarez examines the work of anti-tobacco advocates in China, where the government -- which is a huge producer of tobacco products -- has done little to quash the deadly smoking epidemic.

CONVERSATION

Looking Back at the Vietnam War with Author, Veteran Tim O'Brien

Thirty five years after the conclusion of the Vietnam War, Tim O'Brien's collection of stories about an American platoon, "The Things They Carried," is being reissued as it celebrates its own 20th anniversary. Jeffrey Brown talks to the author about the experiences that led him to write the book.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/1/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Israel's Raid on Gaza Flotilla Roils Uneasy Alliance With Turkey

The weekend raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla where at least four Turkish nationals were killed has sparked angry protests in Turkey, one of Israel's only primarily Muslim allies. Gwen Ifill reports on the international reaction.

REPORT

News Wrap: Al-Qaida's Third in Command Reported Dead

In other news Tuesday, al-Qaida has acknowledged that its No. 3 leader has been killed in the North Waziristan region along the Afghan-Pakistani border and Iraq's supreme court officially ratified the country's election results from last March.

REPORT

Along Gulf Coast, BP's Latest Oil Spill Efforts Do Little to Calm Anger

Spencer Michels reports from the Gulf Coast with the latest on BP's efforts to cap the gushing oil well, amid growing anger from local residents and business owners over the problems wrought by the spill.

ANALYSIS

BP Faces Big Losses as Gulf Oil Disaster Worsens

BP's stock value sunk Tuesday, following the failure of the "top kill" procedure to halt the oil leak over the weekend. Jim Lehrer talks to an energy consultant and management expert about BP's financial prospects as the crisis drags on.

REPORT

For China's Growing Middle Class, Expanding Waistlines Pose Problem

In the second in his series of reports from China on global health issues, Ray Suarez reports on the dramatic increase in obesity as the country's growing class of educated and well-paid consumers adopt some Western-style shopping and eating habits.

ANALYSIS

Cable Giant CNN Turns 30 Amid Challenges From Changing Media Landscape

As innovator CNN marks 30 years on the air, Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the development of cable news and the future of the media with a reporter who covers television and a former CNN manager.

DEBATE

Does the Internet Help or Hurt Democracy?

Does the pervading presence of the Web make people better citizens or does it propagate misinformation and threaten democracy? Paul Solman has a look at the unfolding debate as staged by the University of Virginia's Miller Center for Public Affairs.

 

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/2/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

BP Setbacks Mount as Cut and Cap Attempt Stalls in Gulf

BP's latest attempt to contain the Gulf oil leak stalled Wednesday when a saw became stuck in a pipe on the damaged well. Gwen Ifill talks Jane Lubchenco, the head of NOAA, about what the setbacks mean for stopping the flow.

REPORT

Louisiana's Oyster Industry Crippled by Oil Spill

As part of continuing coverage of the oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, Spencer Michels reports on how one Louisiana parish is coping with the oil spill and the growing threat to its oyster industry.

REPORT

News Wrap: 12 Dead, 25 Wounded in England Shooting Rampage

In other news Wednesday, a taxi driver in northwest England went on a shooting spree that killed 12 people. Also, Taliban militants carried out a suicide attack during President Hamid Karzai's address at a peace jirga in Afghanistan.

REPORT

Israel Deports Gaza Flotilla Activists, Defends Raid

Israel has deported many of the 700 people detained after troops boarded vessels trying to run a blockade near Gaza. Judy Woodruff reports on the contradictory of accounts of the deadly weekend raid.

ANALYSIS

As Flotilla Inquiry Calls Grow Louder, Legality of Gaza Blockade Examined

Israeli authorities are defending the raids of vessels bound for Gaza, as the international community presses for an independent investigation of the flotilla deaths. Judy Woodruff examines the legality of Israel's attack in international waters with two law experts.

REPORT

China Tries to Put Best Foot Forward With Shanghai World Expo

As part of his series from China, Ray Suarez reports on the ongoing 2010 Shanghai Expo, where the large and decadent Chinese pavilion captures the country in transition.

CONVERSATION

Married Authors Explore Politics, Philosophy Behind Happiness

Jeffrey Brown talks to authors and spouses Derek and Sissela Bok, married to each other for 55 years, about their new books exploring the politics and the philosophy of happiness.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/3/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

BP's 'Cut and Cap' Attempt Moves Forward

BP made new progress on the Gulf oil spill Thursday as undersea robots managed to cut the main pipe on a damaged wellhead, which may allow engineers to cap the gusher. Judy Woodruff reports on what lies ahead for crews attempting to stop the oil well.

ANALYSIS

How Far Could the Gulf Oil Slick Spread?

As BP attempts to place a containment dome over the leaking oil well, Judy Woodruff talks to two engineering experts about the latest effort to cap the Gulf oil well and concerns over the spread of the larger oil slick.

REPORT

News Wrap: Turkey Honors Activists Killed in Gaza

In other news Thursday, there were services in Turkey for those killed in the Israeli sea raid off Gaza and delegates at a peace conference in Kabul agreed on the need to reach out to the Taliban to further the peace process.

REPORT

States Grapple With Funding Education Amid Budget Shortfalls

Classroom cuts are looming, as the school year winds down for many states facing budget shortfalls. Jeffrey Brown reports on the potential layoffs and the new contract ratified by teachers unions in Washington D.C.

REPORT

Mississippi 'Food Deserts' Fuel Obesity Epidemic

As the government highlights the growing health risks of childhood obesity, Betty Ann Bowser reports from the Mississippi Delta on how so-called "food deserts" keep some communities from access to healthy food.

ANALYSIS

As China Prospers, New Health Concerns Emerge

Ray Suarez wraps up his reporting trip to China on global health issues with a discussion about the health challenges facing the country's growing middle class.

REPORT

Vaccination, Education Key to Stemming Asian Hepatitis Outbreaks

Spencer Michels reports on the campaigns to fight hepatitis B among Asian populations worldwide. The potentially fatal liver disease is100 times more likely to afflict Asians than non-Asians.

REPORT

Paul McCartney's White House Serenade

President Barack Obama presented former Beatle Paul McCartney with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, on behalf of the Library of Congress. Jim Lehrer has a look at McCartney's serenade to the president and first lady at the White House.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 4, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/4/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

U.S. Stocks Tumble as Weak Jobs Report Reflects Census Hires

Stocks fell over a weak jobs report for May, which attributed the growth of employment to temporary U.S. Census jobs. For more on the jobs report and the market reaction, Jeffrey Brown talks to two market watchers.

REPORT

News Wrap: Israel Vows to Block Another Aid Ship Bound for Gaza

In other news Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to stop another aid ship bound for Israel's maritime blockade on Gaza. Also, the three-day peace conference in Afghanistan came to a close with a resolution urging the government to negotiate with the Taliban.

REPORT

Obama Surveys Gulf Oil Damage Again as BP Secures Well Cap

President Obama returned to the Gulf Coast to survey the environmental damage, as BP said it is making headway in capping the gushing oil well at the bottom of the ocean. Ray Suarez reports on the president's visit and the new containment cap that's reportedly capturing some of the escaping oil.

ANALYSIS

Success of BP's Oil Well Cap Remains Uncertain

After BP installed a cap on the head of the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well, Ray Suarez talks to Greg McCormack of the Petroleum Extension Service at the University of Texas about whether this week's "cut and cap" attempt will stop the leak.

REPORT

Drilling Moratorium Could Imperil Louisiana's Expansive Oil Industry

In our continuing coverage of the Gulf oil leak, Spencer Michels reports on how the spill may impact Louisiana's lucrative drilling industry as lawmakers impose a moratorium on offshore drilling and vow to ramp up regulation on the industry.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks: Should Obama Be Comforter-in-Chief in Oil Crisis?

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including President Obama's emotional engagement -- or lack thereof -- with people affected by the Gulf oil leak, and the U.S. relationship with Israel following the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.

REPORT

Financial Crisis Does Little to Dim Graduates' Wall Street Aspirations

As part of his continuing coverage making sense of the economy, Paul Solman talks to Harvard economist Ben Friedman about the college graduates who continue to flock to Wall Street, three years into the financial crisis.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 4, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               6/4/2010 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, June 4, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               6/4/2010 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, June 4, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/4/2010 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: Does the U.S. Need to Ration End-of-Life Care?

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/4/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Rising budget deficits have become a principal concern of the American people in recent months, and are already a cause célèbre for politicians in both parties ahead of this year’s midterm elections. Yet the current round of health care negotiations has largely sidestepped one of the most costly elements in health spending: end-of-life patient care.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, June 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Gulf Faces Long Road to Restoration From Oil Spill

Federal officials said the amount of oil escaping into the Gulf of Mexico is beginning to slow, but the cleanup and restoration will likely span years. Gwen Ifill talks to two environmental experts about efforts to mitigate the damage.

REPORT

News Wrap: Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion Kills at Least 3 in Texas

In other news Monday, at least 10 people are missing after an explosion at an underground natural gas pipeline in north-central Texas, and residents of three Midwestern states are cleaning up after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes struck the region over the weekend.

REPORT

Two N.J. Men Arrested in Connection With Somalia Jihad Plot

Two New Jersey men were arrested over the weekend at John F. Kennedy Airport over possible connections to a terrorist group operating in Somalia. Jeffrey Brown reports on the arrest and the ongoing terror probes in New York.

ANALYSIS

Risk of Homegrown Terrorism Plots Examined

Two New Jersey men are the latest American citizens arrested for alleged involvement with international terrorism groups. Jeffrey Brown examines the ongoing concern over homegrown terror risks with two terrorism experts.

ANALYSIS

Cancer Drug Treatment Reserach Highlights Oncology Conference

Researchers reported new progress in the treatment of breast, skin, lung and ovarian cancers at a weekend meeting of top cancer experts in Chicago. Ray Suarez talks to American Society of Clinical Oncology President George Sledge for an update on the new medical advances.

REPORT

Microfinancing Gives Housing Hope to Residents of Kenya's Slums

Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Kenya on new efforts to help poor residents of Nairobi's crowded, unsanitary slums find adequate housing through entrepreneurship and microfinancing.

ANALYSIS

Incumbents Face Fight for Life in Tuesday's Key Primary Races

Voters across the country prepare to cast ballots in the biggest day of primary elections, as 10 states host contests on Tuesday. Judy Woodruff talks with Amy Walter of Hotline and Dan Balz of The Washington Post for a preview of the races to watch.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Environmental Lawyers Weigh BP's Liability in Leak

Fifty days into the Gulf oil spill, officials still don't have a firm answer on how much oil is escaping from the damaged well or how long it could continue. Jim Lehrer talks to two environmental law professors about the legal ramifications of the spill for BP.

REPORT

News Wrap: Iran Defends Nuclear Fuel Swap as U.N. Prepares for Sanctions Vote

In other news Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged the international community to support its nuclear fuel swap deal as the U.N. prepares to vote on a new round of sanctions, and voters in more than 10 states headed to the polls to vote in primary and runoff elections.

ANALYSIS

Obama Touts Health Care Reform Progress as Election Looms

President Obama kicked off efforts to reinvigorate public support for health care reform, ahead of more changes taking effect and the midterm elections. Judy Woodruff gets an update on the how the law is being enacted from Susan Dentzer, editor of Health Affairs.

REPORT

As World Cup Begins, Social Turmoil in Cape Town

As Cape Town, South Africa, prepares to host eight World Cup soccer matches, Jonathon Miller of Independent Television News reports on the drugs, poverty and gangs that lie in the shadows of the city's soccer stadium.

UPDATE

NATO Bloodshed in Afghanistan Spikes Ahead of Planned Surge

Violence raged in Afghanistan this week, just ahead of the launch of a major NATO offensive in the country's Taliban-held south. Ray Suarez talks to GlobalPost reporter Jean MacKenzie in Kabul for the latest.

CONVERSATION

Explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau Probes Depths of Oil Spill's Impact

As the environmental impacts of the BP oil leak unfold in the Gulf of Mexico, Jeffrey Brown talks to ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau about conservation and his team's dives into the spill.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/9/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

BP Increases Estimate of Oil Captured From Leaking Well

BP said it has pumped another 630,000 gallons of oil from the damaged well, as the U.S. government prepares to release new estimates of the amount of oil flowing into the in the Gulf of Mexico. Jim Lehrer reports on the ongoing efforts to cap and capture the oil.

DEBATE

Lawmakers: Effects of Oil Spill Could Linger for Years Along Gulf Coast

Obama administration officials were grilled during five separate congressional hearings over the consequences of the oil spill and the ongoing cleanup efforts. Jim Lehrer gets two points of view, from Florida's Sen. Bill Nelson and Wyoming's Sen. John Barrasso.

REPORT

News Wrap: More Bloodshed Seen in Afghanistan

In other news Wednesday, dozens more people died in new attacks across southern Afghanistan, including four NATO troops shot down in a helicopter in Helmand province. In neighboring Pakistan, seven people were killed as militants attacked a NATO convoy outside Islamabad.

ANALYSIS

Female Candidates Dominate Latest Round of Primary Elections

Following Tuesday's series of 12 primaries and run-off elections, Judy Woodruff wraps up the wins and losses across the country with Dan Balz of The Washington Post and Amy Walter of The Hotline.

REPORT

Iran's Ahmadinejad Discounts New U.N. Sanctions as 'Valueless'

Iran discounted Wednesday's vote by the United Nations Security Council to impose new sanctions targeting the country's nuclear program and its powerful Revolutionary Guard.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Ambassador Rice: Iran Sanctions Have 'Real Teeth and Real Bite'

In a newsmaker interview, Ray Suarez speaks with Ambassador Susan Rice about the United Nations' latest move to curb Iran's nuclear program, even as the country says it will carry on with uranium enrichment.

CONVERSATION

Garden Roots of Emily Dickinson's Poetry

Paul Solman reports on a new show in New York that attempts to recreate the green spaces that inspired the writings of famously-reclusive poet Emily Dickinson.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Heavy Oil Breaches Alabama, Florida Coastlines

Heavy oil fouled more coastline near the Alabama-Florida border, as lawmakers stepped up pressure on BP to expedite its response to claims filed against the company for leak-related damages.

ANALYSIS

Amid Oil Leak, Business Leaders Urge Energy Sector Investment, Research

President Obama met Thursday with families of workers killed in the Gulf rig explosion, but he also met with business leaders to discuss energy issues facing the U.S. Judy Woodruff speaks with two of those executives, venture capitalist John Doerr and Chad Holliday, chairman of the board of directors of Bank of America.

REPORT

News Wrap: Army Admits Mismanagement at Arlington Cemetery

In other news Thursday, a report indicated that some of the nation's military dead may have been misidentified or misplaced at Arlington National Cemetery, and an American servicemember was killed in Afghanistan, marking the 20th U.S. death there this month.

REPORT

Soccer's World Cup Fever Highlights South Africa's Pride, Problems

Ahead of Friday's World Cup kick-off in South Africa, Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Johannesburg about what hosting the matches for the first time mean for national unity in the post-apartheid country.

CONVERSATION

South Africa Looks For Economic Boost From Hosting World Cup

As Johannesburg prepares for the first match of the World Cup, Ray Suarez talks to Fred de Sam Lazaro about how hosting the world's biggest sporting event is playing out in South Africa.

CONVERSATION

Author Junger Portrays Soldiers' Reliance on Each Other in 'War'

Jeffrey Brown talks with author and journalist Sebastian Junger about his latest book, "War," which tells the stories of an isolated platoon of soldiers on the front lines in Afghanistan.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 11, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

BP Oil Leak Rate Estimate Doubled

New estimates suggest BP's ruptured well may have spewed twice as much oil into the Gulf of Mexico before it was capped than previously thought, raising new questions about cleanup and restoration efforts. Judy Woodruff has an update on the scope of the disaster.

ANALYSIS

Oil Leak's Impact on U.S.-British Relations, Economics Examined

Lawmakers continue to hold U.K.-based BP's feet to the fire over the ongoing oil leak, sparking some tensions between the U.S. and Britain. Judy Woodruff gets two points of view about the company's future, the billions of dollars at stake and the political divide.

REPORT

News Wrap: Floods Kill at Least 16 in Arkansas

In other news Friday, flash floods in southwestern Arkansas killed at least 16 people today as a pair of rivers rose more than 8 feet and fresh ethnic bloodshed erupted in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 45 people.

REPORT

U.S., Turkey Face Growing Foreign Policy Divide

Kwame Holman reports on the growing divide between the U.S. and longtime ally Turkey, as the country seeks to establish foreign policy independence through its recent fuel swap negotiations with Iran.

ANALYSIS

World Cup Kick-off: Writers Spotlight Matches, Teams to Watch

As soccer's biggest tournament gets underway in South Africa, Ray Suarez gets the rundown of day one at the World Cup -- and a look at the coming month of matches -- from sports writers Christine Brennan and David Hirshey.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Obama's Shifting Oil Leak Rhetoric, Responsibility

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the White House's response to the oil spill and special-interest spending this election season.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, June 14, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

BP Unveils New Strategy to Capture More of Gulf Oil Spill

BP has unveiled a new plan to capture more oil from its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico as President Obama starts a two-day visit to the region. Ray Suarez has the on the latest developments on the environmental disaster.

REPORT

White House Legal Authority Over Oil Claims Assessed as Spill Continues

As the Obama administration pressures BP to start an independently monitored escrow fund to expedite oil leak damage claims for people and businesses in the Gulf region, Ray Suarez talks to two attorneys about the White House's legal authority to enforce damage payments.

ANALYSIS

Obama Faces 'A Defining Moment' in Oval Office Oil Leak Speech

As President Barack Obama began a two-day trip to survey oil leak damage along the Gulf Coast, Judy Woodruff gets several points of view about the president's authority and public reaction related to the environmental disaster.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: At Least 138 Dead in Kyrgyz Riots

In other news Monday, the central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan remained in turmoil after days of ethnic riots killed an estimated 138 people, and the Israeli cabinet approved an inquiry into the deadly raid on an aid flotilla bound for Gaza.

REPORT

Pentagon: Afghanistan Could Hold $1 Trillion in Valuable Minerals

A U.S. geologic survey has uncovered at least $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan. Margaret Warner talks to a reporter on what the valuable natural resources could mean for the Afghan economy and the ongoing war with the Taliban.

REPORT

Rare Earth Minerals' Scarcity Worrisome for Growing Tech Sector

Correspondent Kira Kay reports on a Canadian hunt for "rare earth" minerals, elements mined almost exclusively in China, that are key to emerging green technologies, cell phones, engines and other high-tech devices despite their short supply.

REPORT

Fishburne Brings 'Raconteur' Justice Marshall's Legacy to Life on Stage

As the Senate prepares to vet another Supreme Court nominee, Jeffrey Brown reports on a one-man show, starring actor Laurence Fishburne, about the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Oil Executives Face Congressional Criticism Over Spill Readiness

BP and other oil executives defended offshore drilling during hearings Tuesday in the House, as criticism of the response to the disaster continues to mount. Ray Suarez has an update on the hearings and the downgrading of BP's credit rating.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Obama Promises 'Unprecedented Response' to Gulf Spill Victims

President Barack Obama vowed to do whatever is necessary to clean up the Gulf as he returned to Washington to address the nation, following his visit to survey damage from the blown-out oil well. Judy Woodruff gets a preview of his remarks from White House Energy Adviser Carol Browner.

REPORT

News Wrap: Ethnic Bloodshed Continues to Rock Kyrgyzstan

In other news Tuesday, the death toll mounted in Kyrgyzstan as ethnic rioting aimed at minority Uzbeks continued, and British Prime Minister David Cameron apologized for the 1972 "Bloody Sunday" massacre of 13 civil rights demonstrators in Northern Ireland.

ANALYSIS

Gulf States Face Long Road to Environmental, Economic Recovery

As criticism of BP and the Obama administration's handling of the Gulf spill continues, Gwen Ifill talks to two local officials about the president's visit and what it will take for the region to bounce back from the environmental and economic devastation.

REPORT

Afghan War Hearing in Senate Postponed After Petraeus Collapse

Gen. David Petraeus, head of the U.S. Central Command, appeared to faint while facing tough questions from a Senate panel about the progress of the war in Afghanistan. Margaret Warner reports on growing concerns about the latest violence and the tensions with President Hamid Karzai's government.

ANALYSIS

Afghan Violence Ignites New Concerns About U.S. Military Strategy

For more on the fresh violence in Afghanistan, Margaret Warner talks to Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post, Lt. Col. John Nagl, president of the Center for New American Security, and Col. Andrew Bacevich of Boston University.

CONVERSATION

Economists Examine Potential for Longer Recession

As part of his ongoing series of reports making sense of economic news, Paul Solman checks back in with two economists who remain pessimistic about the chances of an economic recovery to discuss recent market volatility and the possibility of a double dip recession.

DEBATE

Do Higher Costs Lead to Better College Educations?

Does the mounting cost of college mean students are getting a better education? Ray Suarez moderates a debate sponsored by the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs about whether the costly higher education system is broken.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Obama's Deal (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               6/15/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Healthcare reform was the first big policy deal taken on by the Obama administration. Many say the president has bet the mid-term elections, possibly his presidency, on the outcome. In a new investigation, FRONTLINE goes behind closed doors at the White House, in Congress and the boardrooms of the giant healthcare lobby to examine the political battles and costly compromises that defined Barack Obama’s endeavor. From early positive efforts, through the bitter battles with the Tea Party, the elation of apparent success at Christmas, to the crushing failure in the Massachusetts’ Senatorial election, FRONTLINE follows the story and reveals the first in-depth look at how the Obama administration operates. In “Obama’s Deal,” FRONTLINE veteran producer Michael Kirk (“Bush’s War,” “Dreams of Obama,” “Inside the Meltdown,” “The Warning”) provides a sobering exposé of the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups and the role of money in policy making.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

BP Agrees to Start $20 Billion Fund for Gulf Disaster Victims

BP has agreed to set aside at least $20 billion to pay damages caused by the Gulf oil spill, following tough talk from the Obama administration about quickly responding to victims' claims. Judy Woodruff has an update on the latest from the company's board.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

BP Official on 'A Good Meeting of the Minds' at the White House

BP officials have said they will set aside a fund to pay damages to victims of the Gulf oil spill, following a meeting with President Obama. Judy Woodruff talks to BP Managing Director Bob Dudley about those payouts and the company's decision to suspend dividend payments to stockholders.

REPORT

News Wrap: 2 Americans Killed in Ongoing Violence in Afghanistan

In other news Wednesday, the monthly U.S. death toll reached 30 Wednesday in Afghanistan when two Americans died in a roadside bombing. Also, the military in Kyrgyzstan tried to regain control of the southern city of Osh after days of ethnic killing.

ANALYSIS

Obama's Spill Response Examined Following Oval Office Address

The President acknowledged discontent over his administration's handling of the Gulf oil leak in his Oval Office address to the nation on Tuesday. Gwen Ifill talks to analysts about whether that speech could help bolster confidence in the response to the disaster.

REPORT

Baja Wind Energy Project Could Help Fill California's Sails

As President Barack Obama stresses the need for independence from fossil fuels, filmmaker Emma Cott examines one alternative energy project that is looking to harness wind power from Mexico to help meet California's energy demands.

REPORT

Mexico's War With Drug Cartels Claims More Lives

Mexican President Felipe Calderon appealed to the Mexican people for help as yet another round of drug gang violence erupted in Mexico this week. Ray Suarez has an update on the volatile situation along the border.

ANALYSIS

U.S. Cash Fans the Flame of Mexico's Drug Violence

For more on the deadly war that rages along the U.S.-Mexico border and the United States' role in fueling the drug trade, Ray Suarez talks with Allert Brown-Gort of Notre Dame University and Andrew Selee of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/17/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

BP CEO's Testimony Draws Upbraiding by Many on House Energy Panel

BP CEO Tony Hayward faced criticism Thursday from both parties at a U.S. House hearing over his company's Gulf disaster response and business practices. Jim Lehrer recaps the developments on Capitol Hill as oil continues to leak into the Gulf of Mexico.

REPORT

News Wrap: Coal Mine Explosion Killls At Least 16 in Colombia

In other news Thursday, rescue workers searched for dozens of workers underground after an explosion rocked the San Fernando Mine in Amaga, Colombia, killing 16. Also, European Union leaders adopted new sanctions against Iran and its nuclear program.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Hands Down Rulings on Labor, Privacy, Property Cases

As the end of its term approaches, the Supreme Court handed down rulings on cases involving workplace privacy, property rights and a labor board. Ray Suarez talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal for more on what effect these rulings will have.

REPORT

Refugee Crisis in Kyrgyzstan Emerges as Ethnic Violence Continues

According to the United Nations, more than 400,000 refugees have fled their homes in Kyrgyzstan a week after ethnic violence began in the Central Asian country. Margaret Warner reports on the fragile situation.

ANALYSIS

Humanitarian Disaster Looms in Kyrgyzstan as Uzbek Borders Close

Violence in Kyrgyzstan continues as Uzbekistan closed its borders, leaving refugees on the run. Margaret Warner talks to guests about the political and humanitarian ramifications of the continuing ethnic bloodshed.

REPORT

Former Factory Town in Iowa Eyes Green Future, Improved Livability

As part of our Blueprint America series of reports on American infrastructure needs, special correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on the city of Dubuque, Iowa, and the steps they've taken toward a green future.

ANALYSIS

Spending Cuts Across Europe Draw Backlash

In the face of fears over growing debt, several European countries have announced major spending cuts amid widespread opposition from the public. Jeffrey Brown speaks with an economist and a reporter about Europe's debt crisis and its financial future.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 18, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/18/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Oil Containment Effort Improves; BP's Hayward to Hand Over Some Duties

BP said it was making progress drilling relief wells as cleanup of the oil in the Gulf of Mexico showed signs of improving. Jeffrey Brown recaps the latest developments in the Gulf oil disaster.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Feinberg: BP 'Trying to Do the Right Thing' But Claims Need Expedited

Kenneth Feinberg, who was named by President Obama to independently manage the $20 billion Gulf disaster compensation fund, tells Jeffrey Brown that "time is the enemy" for people who need their claims processed. He also said his independence cannot be challenged and that's it's too early to tell whether the fund is big enough.

REPORT

News Wrap: Minnesota Communities Begin Cleanup After Deadly Tornadoes

In other news Friday, several communities in Minnesota began to clean up after several tornadoes ripped through the state Thursday, killing three and injuring dozens. Also, hopes dimmed that missing miners in Colombia might be found alive after a deadly explosion on Wednesday.

REPORT

Violence 'Abating' in Kyrgyzstan as Interim Leader Visits Stricken City

The violence-stricken city of Osh received its first visit from Interim President Rosa Otunbayeva since the beginning of last week's crisis, who said the death toll is now believed to be more than 2,000.

ANALYSIS

U.N. Estimates 1 Million in Kyrgyzstan May Need Humanitarian Aid

United Nations officials said more than 1 million people may need humanitarian aid in wake of the ongoing crisis in Kyrgyzstan. Judy Woodruff talks to Clifford Levy of the New York Times, who has been reporting from the region.

ANALYSIS

Tensions Flare Between U.S., China After Push for Revalued Currency

The Obama administration has placed pressure on China to revalue its currency, creating economic tensions between the two countries. Ray Suarez sits down with C. Fred Bergsten, director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, about this latest turn of events.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Barton's Apology, Obama's Pressure on BP

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the political uproar over Rep. Joe Barton's apology to BP and whether President Obama strongarmed the company into creating a $20 billion escrow fund for victims of the Gulf disaster.

ANALYSIS

Oil Leak Renews Debate Over Green Energy's Future

In his address to the nation Tuesday night, President Obama urged Americans that "the time to embrace a clean energy future is now." Jeffrey Brown sits down with guests Daniel Weiss of the Center for American Progress and Kenneth Green of the American Enterprise Institute to discuss what can and should be done.

 

 

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 18, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               6/18/2010 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, June 18, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               6/18/2010 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, June 18, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/18/2010 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: Are Colleges Worth the Cost?

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/18/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Ray Suarez of the PBS Newshour moderates a discussion on the business model of higher education. Since the mid-1980s, the costs of higher education in America have steadily shifted from the taxpayer to the student and family. As state funding has dwindled, colleges and universities have sought to fill these gaps through a variety of avenues, including philanthropy and research support, but the area of highest growth has been tuition.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, June 21, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

NYC Bomb Plot Suspect Pleads Guilty With a Warning to U.S.

Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in the failed Times Square bombing plot, pleaded guilty to terrorism and weapons charges on Monday afternoon. Ailsa Chang of WNYC Radio describes the scene in the courtroom then Steve Coll of the New American Foundation speaks with Judy Woodruff about Shahzad's "puzzling case."

REPORT

News Wrap: NATO Troops Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

In other news Monday, an American soldier and three Australian commandos died in Afghanistan when their military helicopter crashed. Also, an explosion at a coal mine in central China has killed at least 47 workers.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Upholds Ban on 'Material Support' for Terror Groups

The Supreme Court issued a decision Monday that a federal law barring aid to terrorist groups does not violate free speech. Jeffrey Brown talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about the court's 6-3 ruling to uphold the ban, over the objections of human rights groups.

REPORT

Reports Suggest BP Cut Corners on Safety, Design of Gulf Rig

As the Gulf oil disaster continues, new reports alleged that BP cut corners on safety measures and understated the oil leakage rate. Gwen Ifill reports.

ANALYSIS

Reporters Explore Possible Causes for Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Oil Leak

New reports suggest that BP cut corners on safety in the design of the blown-out oil well in the Gulf. Gwen Ifill talks to two reporters about what investigations are revealing about the oil giant's actions before the rig exploded and the oil leak began.

REPORT

Amid Hopes of Economic Recovery, Small Businesses Battle Credit Crunch

In his ongoing series of reports making sense of economic news, Paul Solman examines the struggles of companies to gain enough credit to stay afloat as lending remains tight.

ANALYSIS

Feuding Soccer Team Roiling French Fans' Hopes for World Cup

French leaders and fans condemned their national soccer team, following players' refusal to practice on Sunday after a teammate's dismissal. Jeffrey Brown talks to Roger Bennett of ESPN.com for an update on the controversy from the World Cup in South Africa.

REPORT        

World Cup Fans Abuzz Over Noisy Vuvuzela Horns

The distinctive buzz of traditional South African vuvuzela stadium horns has sparked controversy at the matches and fascination on the Internet. A reporter with Independent Television News examines the noisy controversy from the World Cup.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

McChrystal's Future in Limbo Over Criticism

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, made a swift apology to Obama administration officials for critical remarks that were published in a Rolling Stone article. Jim Lehrer gets three points of view on the fallout from the general's quotes.

REPORT

News Wrap: Obama Warns Insurers Against Profiteering Over Reform

In other news Tuesday, President Barack Obama told health insurance companies not to use the health care overhaul as an opportunity to raise rates, and the administration unveiled a new plan to combat homelessness.

REPORT

Geithner Defends Cost of TARP, Credits Program for Stabilizing Economy

Treasury Department Secretary Timothy Geithner defended the effectiveness of the $700 billion financial rescue program known as TARP, as it prepares to wind down this fall. Judy Woodruff reports on Tuesday's hearings on the financial rescue package.

ANALYSIS

TARP Watchdog: Foreclosure Program 'Too Small, Too Slow'

Judy Woodruff talks with Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel about the effectiveness of the TARP bank bailout and a program aimed at helping homeowners steer clear of foreclosures.

ANALYSIS

Offshore Oil Drilling Moratorium's Aims, Effectiveness Debated

The Obama administration vowed to appeal a federal judge's ruling, blocking the president's efforts to impose a six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling. Gwen Ifill gets two points of view on the environmental and economic consequences of halting oil exploration in the Gulf.

REPORT

With Location-Tracking Technology, Cell Users Paying Price of Privacy

Correspondent Spencer Michels reports how cell phones with GPS technology that track and share user location are raising concerns about privacy as they revolutionize the way people communicate.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: The Suicide Tourist (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               6/22/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Do we have the right to end our lives if life itself becomes unbearable, or when we enter the late stages of painful, terminal illness? The questions, debated for centuries, have only grown more pressing in recent years as medical technology has allowed us to live longer lives, and several U.S. states have legalized physician-assisted suicide. With unique access to Dignitas, the Swiss non-profit that has helped more than a thousand people die since 1998, Academy Award-winning filmmaker John Zaritsky offers a revealing look at a couple facing the most difficult decision of their lives — and lets us see for ourselves as one Chicago native makes the trip to Switzerland for what will become the last day of his life.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama: McChrystal Departure is 'Right Thing' for Afghanistan Mission

The U.S. mission in Afghanistan will be in new hands following the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal over disparaging remarks about the Obama administration. Gwen Ifill recaps the day's developments, including the president's remarks about accepting the resignation.

ANALYSIS

Afghanistan Policy, Goals Reexamined Upon McChrystal Departure

President Barack Obama is replacing the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, following his disparaging remarks about administration officials. Gwen Ifill gets three points of view about the decision and its consequences for the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

ANALYSIS

Political Fallout of McChrystal Ouster Examined

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the top U.S. commander in the Afghan war, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, will be replaced by Gen. David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command. Ray Suarez speaks with analysts about what the decision could mean politically for the president.

REPORT

News Wrap: Oil Containment Cap Removal a Setback for Gulf Effort

In other news Wednesday, BP ran into new troubles in the Gulf when an accident at the damaged wellhead forced crews to remove the cap collecting the oil. Also, the Federal Reserve said it will hold interest rates at record lows due to ongoing concerns about European debt.

REPORT

Uncertainty Over Health Effects of Oil Cleanup Worry Some Along Gulf

As the oil cleanup along the Gulf Coast continues, Betty Ann Bowser reports on the health worries related to the ongoing oil disaster that are arising for some coastal residents and cleanup workers.

REPORT

Primary Voters in South Carolina Take Aim at 'Establishment' Candidates

Four states held primaries and runoffs on Tuesday, with outcomes that could foreshadow an anti-incumbent backlash by voters in November's general election. Judy Woodruff has an update on those contests.

ANALYSIS

Do South Carolina Primaries Foreshadow Shifting Political Priorities?

Nikki Haley was one of two conservative minority Republicans to post primary wins in South Carolina, thanks to strong backing from tea party voters. Judy Woodruff talks to two political watchers about what those wins mean for the general election.

REPORT

Nashville Looks to Stage Comeback After Floods

Six weeks after record floods devastated Nashville, the city is making a comeback. Jeffrey Brown examines the rebuilding efforts of its citizens and its vibrant music industry.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/24/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.S., Afghan Officials Say War Strategy on Track After Leadership Shakeup

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the U.S. mission and strategy in Afghanistan will not change, following the ouster of Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Judy Woodruff reports on the reactions to the appointment of Gen. David Petraeus to command NATO forces in Afghanistan.

ANALYSIS

After Iraq Tenure, Examining What Petraeus Brings to Afghan Effort

Pending confirmation by the Senate, Gen. David Petraeus will take the helm of U.S. forces and counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff gets three views on how Petraeus will lead the war effort.

REPORT

News Wrap: Gulf Oil Cap Working Again After Submarine Collision

In other news Thursday, the cap on the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was again operational, following a strike by a remote-controlled submarine on Wednesday. Also, President Barack Obama welcomed Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to Washington, though no major agreements were announced.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Limits Scope of White-Collar Fraud

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday to limit the definition of a federal fraud law. Jeffrey Brown talks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about what the ruling could mean for several well-known cases of white-collar crime.

ANALYSIS

In Tennis's Longest Match, Victory Served in the 11th Hour

Judy Woodruff speaks with Peter Bodo of Tennis Magazine for some perspective on the historically long Wimbledon showdown between American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut.

REPORT

Economic, Hoops Hopes for Many in Cleveland Pinned on Star LeBron Staying Put

As part of his ongoing coverage making sense of economic news, Paul Solman explores the massive economic impact an upcoming decision by NBA superstar LeBron James will have on Cleveland.

CONVERSATION

A Decade on, Human Genome Research Yet to Directly Affect Many Patients

Ten years after the cracking of the human genetic code, Jeffrey Brown talks to a scientist about advancements and setbacks in using the research to pinpoint the causes of illnesses and craft individualized therapies.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Neighbor Island Mayors

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/24/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week, three neighbor island mayors will be visiting Insights to discuss the challenges in their counties and how they are coping in the tough economic times. Joining host Dan Boylan are Charmaine Tavares, Mayor of Maui County; William Kenoi, Mayor of Hawaii County; and Bernard Carvalho, Mayor of Kauai County.  The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 25, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/25/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Early Morning Compromises in Congress Advance Wall Street Reforms

Early Friday, the House and Senate reached an agreement on a set of Wall Street reforms after a marathon session. Jeffrey Brown talks to Nomi Prins, former managing director at Goldman Sachs, and Douglas Elliot, former investment banker for JPMorgan, on what the measures would and wouldn't change on Wall Street.

ANALYSIS

Future for Many Jobless in Question as GOP Blocks Unemployment Extension

On Thursday, Republicans blocked a jobs bill that included an extension of unemployment benefits. Judy Woodruff talks to The Washington Post's Lori Montgomery about why Senate Republicans blocked the bill and what it means for the millions of unemployed.

REPORT

News Wrap: June Deadliest Month for NATO Troops in Afghanistan

In other news Friday, three more American troops were killed in Afghanistan, bringing the U.S. death toll for June to 48. Also, oil continues to wash onto beaches in Florida and Mississippi as Thad Allen warned that a potential storm could halt oil collection in the Gulf.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Obama's Response to McChrystal, Wall Street Overhaul

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including Gen. Stanley McChrystal's ouster, financial reform clearing a major hurdle in Congress and the rejected extension of unemployment benefits for many Americans.

REPORT

After Hurricanes, Gulf Residents Face New Mental Health Risks Over Oil Leak

The oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is taking another toll: the mental health of residents, even as the region is still coping with the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Gustav. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser details the problems as seen in the region's sizable Vietnamese community.

REPORT

In Brazil, Hope Grows for More Success in World Cup, Global Markets

As Brazil hopes for yet another World Cup victory, the country is undergoing a major economic shift -- one that includes bold plans for very deep offshore drilling. Speaking with Jeffrey Brown from Rio de Janeiro, Margaret Warner previews her upcoming reports.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, June 25, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               6/25/2010 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, June 25, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               6/25/2010 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, June 25, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/25/2010 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: Neighbor Island Mayors (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               6/25/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week, three neighbor island mayors will be visiting Insights to discuss the challenges in their counties and how they are coping in the tough economic times. Joining host Dan Boylan are Charmaine Tavares, Mayor of Maui County; William Kenoi, Mayor of Hawaii County; and Bernard Carvalho, Mayor of Kauai County.  The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

Contributing editor Howard Dicus files his weekly “Everybody’s Business” report on the state of Hawaii’s economy and places the show’s topic in an economic context.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, June 28, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Supreme Court Strikes Down Chicago's 30-Year-Old Handgun Ban

The Supreme Court struck down a Chicago law banning handguns, ruling that Americans have the right to keep and bear arms regardless of where they live. Jeffrey Brown talks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, who was in the courtroom for the landmark ruling.

ANALYSIS

After Supreme Court Ruling, Cities Face Restructuring of Gun Laws

The Supreme Court has ruled to limit the ability of states and cities to restrict gun-ownership rights. Gwen Ifill gets two different points of view on what the decision means for law enforcement and for other existing gun regulations.

REPORT

News Wrap: Financial Reform Hits Trouble in Senate, Oil Stains Miss. Beaches

In other news Monday, heavy oil reached mainland beaches in Mississippi for the first time as tropical storm waves limited the amount of oil that could be siphoned. Also, people in Kyrgyzstan voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to create Central Asia's first parliamentary democracy.

REPORT

Partisan Divisions Mark Opening of Kagan Nomination Hearings

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan faced her first day of confirmation hearings the Senate, with praise and criticism falling generally along party lines. Judy Woodruff talks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about what lies ahead in the confirmation process.

ANALYSIS

Justice Department: Russian Intelligence Officers Served as Illegal Agents

The Justice Department announced the arrest of 10 Russian intelligence officers for allegedly carrying out long-term, deep cover assignments as illegal agents in the United States. Jeffrey Brown talks with two experts for more.

REPORT

Constitutional Scholar, Senate Elder Statesman Robert Byrd Remembered

Gwen Ifill reports on the life and legacy of West Virginia's Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member in the history of Congress. Byrd died Monday at the age of 92.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, June 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Senators Press Kagan on Military Recruiter Access, Abortion Rights

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan faced questioning from some Senate Judiciary Committee members on her role in barring military recruiters from meeting with Harvard students. Kwame Holman recaps the second day of confirmation hearings.

ANALYSIS

Coyle: Kagan's Confidence, Humor on Display in Senate Hearings

Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal speaks with Judy Woodruff about the second day of Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings, saying that the Supreme Court nominee is showing her confidence and comfort by injecting increasingly more humor into her responses to senators' questioning.

REPORT

News Wrap: Stocks Plunge Over Consumer Confidence Concerns

In other news Tuesday, Wall Street dropped following a wave of new worries about consumer spending and overseas sell-offs. Also, President Barack Obama voiced confidence about the fate of the financial regulatory reform bill even without the vote of late Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd.

REPORT

Petraeus: Afghan Forces Not Ready to Take the Lead on Security

Gen. David Petraeus, the newly appointed U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testified that the U.S. faces a long-term commitment to the war in Afghanistan. Gwen Ifill reports on the general's endorsement by the Senate Armed Services Committee.

REPORT

Russian Officials Condemn U.S. Accusations of Spying as 'Ungrounded'

Russian officials have condemned the arrests of alleged intelligence agents, accused of living undercover in the U.S. Jeffrey Brown has an update on the latest in the investigation and reactions from leaders of both nations.

ANALYSIS

What Effect Will Spy Charges Have on 'Reset' of U.S.-Russia Relations?

Accusations of Russian spying in the U.S. are igniting diplomatic tensions between Moscow and Washington, a week after President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met. Jeffrey Brown talks with two experts about what the arrests mean for relations between the two countries.

CONVERSATION

Afghan Troop Training Challenges Examined by Documentary Filmmaker

As the U.S. considers its ongoing strategy in Afghanistan amidst leadership changes, Ray Suarez talks with documentary filmmaker Carol Dysinger about her exploration of the strengths of Afghan troops and the U.S. soldiers helping to train them.

 

Series Title:     Frontline/World

Program Title: Troubled Water

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               6/29/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

FRONTLINE/World investigates one of its own stories, “The Play Pump,” which promised to use a merry-go-round and the power of children to help meet the dire need for fresh water in southern Africa. After FRONTLINE/WORLD first aired the story in 2005, major donors in the United States — and the U.S. government itself — launched a multimillion-dollar campaign to install the device in thousands of African schools and villages. Now, correspondent Amy Costello investigates what happened to those communities, as the promise of the Play Pump fell short and the device’s biggest American boosters began to back away from a technology they had once championed.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Hurricane Alex Hinders Oil Cleanup Efforts in Gulf

High waves and gusting winds from Hurricane Alex hampered cleanup efforts in the Gulf, forcing oil-skimming ships back to shore. Jeffrey Brown reports on the difficulties storm season may pose for the Gulf Coast.

ANALYSIS

Hurricane Alex Signals Storm Season Could Disrupt Oil Cleanup

As Hurricane Alex stalls oil capture efforts along the Gulf Coast, Jeffrey Brown talks with a hurricane forecaster and an oil spill response expert about the ongoing oil capture efforts and the difficulties that the hurricane season may bring.

REPORT

News Wrap: House Passes Financial Reform; Senate Vote Pending

In other news Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a compromise on a federal regulatory reform bill after a $19 billion fee on large banks and hedge funds was dropped from the legislation. Also, a former top executive at AIG defended his actions that led to the companies near collapse in 2008.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Holbrooke: No 'Dysfunctional Relationship' Exists for U.S. Leaders in Afghan War

Gwen Ifill talks with Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special representative for Afghan and Pakistan, about the firing of Gen. Stanley McChrystal and the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan going forward.

REPORT

Kagan Faces Few Nomination Roadblocks in Third Day of Senate Questioning

Elena Kagan's confirmation hearing appeared to be winding down, as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy predicted she would be confirmed to the Supreme Court. Kwame Holman reports on the third day of hearings.

ANALYSIS

Coyle: Kagan Sidesteps Hot-Button Questions on Ideology, Social Issues

Following Elena Kagan's third day of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judy Woodruff gets an analysis from Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about where her nomination stands.

REPORT

Scientists Probe the Ocean Depths to Gauge Gulf Oil Spill Damage

Correspondent Tom Bearden reports from Florida on scientists who are going deep underwater with sensor technology to explore the damage caused by BP's gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.

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."

 

Education & History:

                       

                        Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: The Polio Crusade (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/12/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The eradication of polio ranks high on the list of American achievements. Thanks to the dedication of Jonas Salk and his team of advocates, what was once a terrifying public health crisis is now a relic and a testament to the power of science. This entry in the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE series looks back at the 1950s--when the disease was ravaging young lives--and chronicles Salk’s quest to create a vaccine. The program features intimate interviews with survivors as well as a scientist who aided Salk in his research.

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

 

Series Title:  Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust in Arab Lands    

Program Title: MONDAY, April 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/12/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Did any Arabs save Jews during the Holocaust? Seeking a response to the plague of Holocaust denial in the Arab world, Robert Satloff, head of a respected Washington policy center, set off in the wake of 9/11 on what would become an eight-year journey to find an Arab hero whose story would change the way Arabs view Jews, themselves and their own history. Along the way, Satloff found not only the Arab heroes whom he sought, but a vast, lost history of what happened to the half-million Jews of the Arab lands of North Africa under Nazi, Vichy, and Fascist rule. Robert MacNeil narrates.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/among-the-righteous/

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Hunting the Edge of Space: The Ever Expanding Universe

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/13/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

From the discovery that the Milky Way is just one galaxy among billions to the stunning revelation that these galaxies are speeding away from each other faster every second, this episode investigates the universe’s distant past — and its future. Now, modern telescopes have added a mysterious new twist to the plot: The vast majority of the stuff of the universe is invisible, tied up in dark matter and dark energy. But what are these mysterious dark forces? A new generation of telescopes is embarking on a ‘mission impossible’ to see the unseeable and answer this greatest unsolved mystery of the cosmos.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Blessed Is the Match

Distributor:      PBS   

Date:               4/13/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Narrated by Joan Allen, this is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Senesh joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. It was the only military rescue mission for Jews during the Holocaust. Senesh parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured and ultimately executed by the Nazis. Her mother, Catherine, witnessed the entire ordeal — first as a prisoner with Hannah and later as her advocate, braving the bombed-out streets of Budapest in a desperate attempt to save her daughter.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Biography Hawaii: Harriet Bouslog (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               4/15/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

One of a handful of women lawyers practicing in Hawaii in the 1940’s and 50’s, Harriet Bouslog became a champion for the working class. With her partner Myer Symonds, she represented the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), fighting for the fair labor laws and wages for the people of Hawaii. She was instrumental in ending the death penalty in the territory and her efforts and public comments during the Hawaii Seven trial of alleged Communists led her to her disbarment and her subsequent reinstatement after a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court. Brilliant, vivacious, and controversial, Harriet Bouslog was one of Hawaii’s great defenders of human rights and dignity. This inspiring documentary combines interviews with family and friends, commentary by legal historians and photographs and film that recorded the life and times of this extraordinary woman.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Earth Days

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/19/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Director Robert Stone (“Oswald’s Ghost,“ “Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst”) traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s to its moment of triumph in 1970 with the original Earth Day and to its status as a major political force in America.

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: The Big Energy Gamble (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/20/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is betting on green. He wants to roll California’s greenhouse gas emissions back to their 1990 levels, and he’s promising Californians that their lifestyles — and their pocketbooks— won’t feel the pinch. But is Schwarzenegger gambling with his state’s economy? With help from eco-celebrities like Ed Begley, Jr. and Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” NOVA examines California’s aggressive pursuit of a sustainable energy future. From San Francisco’s Luscious Garage, where mechanics create custom plug-in hybrids for customers like Google, to the Tehachapi Valley, where thousands of wind turbines are spinning out electricity, NOVA visits the places where green energy is already becoming a reality. Yet some critics fear that, as the nation struggles through an economic meltdown, the state’s new policies are inviting dire consequences. Will California be a role model for the rest of the country or a cautionary tale?

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: DIRT! The Movie

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               4/20/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Narrated by award-winning actress, author, and social activist Jamie Lee Curtis, “DIRT! The Movie” delves into the fascinating history of this lowly substance, explaining how four billion years of evolution have created the dirt that recycles our water, gives us food, provides us shelter and can be used as a source of medicine, beauty and culture. But people have become greedy and careless, endangering this vital living resource with destructive methods of agriculture, mining practices and urban development. This abusive behavior has yielded catastrophic results: mass starvation, drought, floods and global warming. But as the film shows, times are changing — brown is the new green. Filmmakers Bill Benensen and Gene Rosow traveled to more than 20 locations around the world, visiting renowned global visionaries who are discovering new ways of thinking as they come together to repair this natural resource with practical, viable solutions.

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

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: My Lai

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/26/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

What drove a company of American soldiers — ordinary young men deployed to liberate a small foreign nation from an oppressive neighbor — to murder more than 300 unarmed Vietnamese civilians? Were they “just following orders,” as some later declared? Or, as others argued, did they break under the pressure of a misguided military strategy that measured victory by body count? Today, as the United States once again finds itself questioning the morality of actions taken in the name of war, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Barak Goodman focuses his lens on the 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up and the heroic efforts of the soldiers who broke rank to halt the atrocities. “My Lai” draws upon eyewitness accounts of Vietnamese survivors and men of the Charlie Company 11th Infantry Brigade and recently discovered audio recordings from the Peers Inquiry to recount one of the darkest chapters of the Vietnam War.

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Mind Over Money

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               4/27/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, NOVA presents “Mind Over Money” — an entertaining and penetrating exploration of why mainstream economists failed to predict the crash of 2008 and why we so often make irrational financial decisions. It’s a show that reveals surprising, hidden money drives in us all and explores controversial new arguments about the world of finance. Before the current crash, most Wall Street analysts believed that markets are “efficient” — that investors are reasonable and always operate in their own self-interest. Most of the time, these assumptions of classical economics work well enough. But in extreme situations, people panic and conventional theories collapse. In the face of the recent crash, can a new science that aims to incorporate human psychology into finance — behavioral economics — do better? “Mind Over Money” re-creates some of the new field’s most compelling experiments. Viewers will see how the brains and bodies of Wall Street traders respond as they buy and sell stocks. They’ll watch as an ingenious experiment reveals how too many spending choices and the way they’re framed can overwhelm consumers’ ability to make rational decisions. Through these entertaining real-life experiments, NOVA shows how mood, decision-making and economic activity are all tightly interwoven.

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

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Roads to Memphis

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/3/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

“We were never concerned with who killed Martin Luther King, but what killed Martin Luther King,” says former King aide Andrew Young in this film, which tells the wildly disparate yet fatefully entwined stories of an assassin, James Earl Ray, and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Set against the backdrop of the seething and turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, the program relies on eyewitness testimony from King’s inner circle and the officials involved in Ray’s capture and prosecution following an intense two-month international manhunt.

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Mt. St. Helens: Back from the Dead

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/4/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, every living thing in the blast zone was buried beneath 300 feet of avalanche debris, covered with steaming mud and, finally, topped with a superheated layer of frothy rock from deep within the earth. It seemed as though Mount St. Helens might remain a wasteland forever. Then, to everyone’s surprise, life began to bloom again. Over the course of 30 years, biologist Charlie Crisafulli has been documenting the dramatic return of plant and animal life to the barren landscape. But he has also tracked a new threat: The mountain, like the wildlife, is coming back to life. Soon after the 1980 eruption, new lava was bubbling up to the surface, and in 2004, a flurry of explosions blasted steam and ash thousands of feet into the air over Mount St. Helens. What force is driving this baffling pattern? Using GPS, magnetic mapping and more, geologists are tracking the movement of magma deep within the volcano and revealing a hidden lattice of faults that lies beneath the volatile landscape. NOVA presents a pioneering look at the interplay between biology and geology that may help scientists predict future volcanic eruptions.

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

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Japanese Supersub

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               5/5/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the spring of 1946, ten months after the end of World War II, an explosion rocks the Pacific off the coast of Hawaii. America has just destroyed one of Japan’s most advanced weapons systems — the I-401 aircraft carrier submarine. But this was no belated attack against the defeated Japanese. Bound by an agreement to share any discoveries with the Soviets, but feeling the pressure of the looming cold war, it was a calculated decision to keep the technology out of Soviet hands. The Japanese had built their sub to take the war to U.S. shores. Merging the stealth and tactical advantages of sea and sky, the revolutionary submarine carried three specially designed Seiran attack bombers, which could be launched from the deck of the sub within seven minutes of its reaching the surface. With missions to attack U.S. cities and blow up the Panama Canal, the aircraft carrier submarine had the potential to change the course of the war in the Pacific. But fortunately for America, its secret weapon — the atom bomb — was put into action first. “Japanese SuperSub” investigates Japan’s efforts to take submarine technology where it had never gone before, and reveals how close the Japanese came to using the sub for an attack on the U.S.

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

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/10/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

For two centuries, American whale oil lit the world — powering the start of the industrial revolution and laying the groundwork for a truly global economy. From its stunning rise as an economic force in the 18th century to its precipitous decline in the decades following the Civil War, the whaling industry mapped millions of miles of uncharted ocean, opened new seaways and markets, employed the world’s most multi-cultural workforce and shrank the globe by bringing once remote reaches of the Earth into contact as never before — all the while capturing the American imagination. As Americans now see fortunes rise and fall on the global energy and consumer markets, the rapid commoditization of whales and the sharp decline of the whaling industry serve as a stark reminder of the volatility of the global marketplace.

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Hunt for the Supertwister (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/11/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A powerful tornado is a terrifying phenomenon that continues to defy decades of scientific efforts to predict it. During one of the worst tornado seasons on record, a NOVA camera team chased across the Midwest, capturing hair-raising footage of highly destructive twisters in action. But this is much more than just another “extreme weather” show, focusing on the efforts of two scientists at the University of Oklahoma to develop radically different approaches to forecasting twisters: one relies on “virtual tornados” created inside supercomputers, while the other involves hunting down real-life storms to collect data firsthand. With jaw-dropping 3-D graphics generated by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, “Hunt for the Supertwister” features spectacular footage of these terrifying twisters and gives viewers a front-row seat to the risky and thrilling art of storm chasing.

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

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Churchill's Deadly Decision

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               5/12/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the summer of 1940, Winston Churchill faced a terrible dilemma. France had just surrendered, and only the English Channel stood between the Nazis and Britain. Germany was poised to seize the entire French fleet, one of the biggest in the world. With these ships, Hitler’s threat to invade Britain could have become a reality. Churchill had to make a choice. He could either trust the promises of the new French government that they would never hand over their ships to Hitler or he could make sure that the ships never joined the German navy by destroying them himself. “Churchill’s Deadly Decision” reveals the darkest side of Britain’s Finest Hour. Some call his decision a turning point in the war; others call it a terrible betrayal and a war crime. This is the story of what Churchill did next — and why — and how 1,300 French sailors died in what the French still call “our Pearl Harbor.” In the words of French survivors, some of whom still regard Churchill as a war criminal, and one of the British sailors who opened fire on his former allies, this is the forgotten story of Churchill’s deadliest decision: to sink the French Fleet.

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

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: The Hurricane of ‘38 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

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

Length:            60

Description:

In September of 1938, a great storm rose up on the African coast and began to cross the Atlantic. The National Weather Bureau predicted it would blow itself out at Cape Hatteras, just as such storms usually did. But there was nothing typical about this storm. Without sophisticated forecasting tools, the East Coast was taken by surprise as the storm suddenly headed north. Within 24 hours of the Weather Bureau’s benign forecast, the so-called “Florida cyclone” ripped into the New England coast with a fury that set off seismographs in Alaska. Expecting only heavy rains, people found themselves, virtually without warning, in the midst of the most devastating storm ever recorded in North America. Traveling at 60 m.p.h., with peak gust winds surging up to three times that speed, the storm killed some 600 people, destroyed 8,000 homes and wrecked 6,000 boats. This program follows the lives of fishermen, Shinnecock Indians and vacationers who were caught up in this incredible natural disaster.

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Storm That Drowned a City (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/18/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NOVA presents a minute-by-minute eyewitness account of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, exploring why the flood defenses and disaster relief planning failed to match Katrina's fury. What made this storm so deadly? How accurately did scientists predict its impact? And why are powerful hurricanes like Katrina likely to strike more often? The program investigates the immense challenges posed by rebuilding New Orleans, and why — despite all the knowledge of the peril faced by its citizens — the city was so tragically unprepared when the long-feared disaster finally struck.

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

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Deadliest Battle

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               5/19/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 was the largest troop offensive in military history. And the Battle of Stalingrad is arguably the deadliest single battle the world has ever seen. The eventual Russian victory has long been lauded as a shining example of Stalin’s military genius. He is said to have baited the much more powerful and technologically advanced German army with a carefully executed withdrawal, and then caught the Nazis unprepared in vicious city-block-by-city-block fighting that decimated the German forces. By the time the battle was over, more than one million lives had been lost and the course of the war permanently altered. But 70 years after the battle was fought, newly uncovered documents, survivor accounts and stunning archival footage are revealing a different picture. “Deadliest Battle” uncovers evidence that describes a forced retreat by the Russians, not a tactical one, in addition to much fiercer fighting in the countryside than previously thought. The battle not only changed the course of World War II, but established the Soviet Union as a superpower to be reckoned with in the long Cold War that lay ahead. More than a half-century later, the full impact of this horrific battle is revealed.

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

 

Series Title:     Ground War

Program Title: Warrior Weapons

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/19/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This series explores the key technological advances that have defined ground warfare through the ages. From the gladius to the AK-47, from the chariot to the tank, from the trebuchet to the howitzer, and from the battle ramp to the star fort, "Ground War" follows the punch and counterpunch of battle tactics and new technologies. With classic examples like the stirrup, and lesser known innovations like the gunner's quadrant, the series reveals how even the smallest innovations can have a wide-ranging effect on the way wars are fought. Individual episodes explore the development of the soldier and his weapons; movement in the combat zone; the evolution of artillery; and battlefield engineering.

 

Series Title:     Ground War

Program Title: Battlefield Mobility

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/19/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This series explores the key technological advances that have defined ground warfare through the ages. From the gladius to the AK-47, from the chariot to the tank, from the trebuchet to the howitzer, and from the battle ramp to the star fort, "Ground War" follows the punch and counterpunch of battle tactics and new technologies. With classic examples like the stirrup and lesser known innovations like the gunner's quadrant, the series reveals how even the smallest innovations can have a wide-ranging effect on the way wars are fought. Individual episodes explore the development of the soldier and his weapons; movement in the combat zone; the evolution of artillery; and battlefield engineering.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Riding the Rails (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/24/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

During the Depression-era in the 1930s, tens of thousands of teenagers hopped freight trains in search of a better life elsewhere. What they discovered was a mixture of adventure, camaraderie, hardship and loneliness. They saw a country in turmoil and found experiences that affected them for the rest of their lives — their ultimate freedom traded for despair, joblessness and even death. Through first-hand accounts, this program recalls the stories of teen drifters crisscrossing America during tough times.

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

 

Series Title:     A Place Out of Time: The Bordentown School

Program Title: MONDAY, May 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/24/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

For a 70-year period, when America cared little about the education of African-Americans and discrimination was law and custom, the Bordentown School was an educational utopia. An incubator for black pride and intellect, the school taught values, discipline and life skills to generations of black children. This is Bordentown’s story, as told by alumni and historians, with archival footage. It is also the story of black education in America across three centuries — presenting a nuanced, rarely seen portrait of a separate black space — and a preface to the growing national discussion about historically black institutions and their role in nurturing identity and accomplishment. What was lost and what was gained in the march toward equality? Ruby Dee narrates.

http://www.pbs.org/aplaceoutoftime/

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Mystery of the Megavolcano (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/25/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A remote lake in Southeast Asia conceals evidence of Earth's greatest volcanic cataclysm of the last 100,000 years. Miles beneath its placid surface lies a magma chamber that exploded so violently during the Ice Age that gases and ash may have encircled the globe and blotted out the sun for years on end. The Toba eruption may have helped kick the climate into an unprecedented freeze and perhaps even pushed ancestral human populations to the brink of extinction. In a classic science detective story, NOVA pieces together the clues about this great catastrophe and probes questions about human evolution and Earth's fragile ecosystems.

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

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Airmen and the Headhunters (Encore)

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               5/26/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This documentary investigates the extraordinary survival story of a crew of airmen shot down over the jungles of Japanese-occupied Borneo during World War II. The film recounts the rescue of a U.S. bomber crew by Dayak tribesmen, known for taking the heads of their enemies. The Dayaks fed and protected the airmen before leading them to the base of the maverick British special ops officer, Major Tom Harrisson, who was fighting a guerrilla war against the Japanese with a band of Australian commandoes. The program features an exclusive interview with the sole surviving member of the U.S. crew, as well as interviews with a number of the Dayak tribespeople and Japanese and Australian veterans.

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

 

Series Title:     Ground War

Program Title: Firepower

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/26/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This series explores the key technological advances that have defined ground warfare through the ages. From the gladius to the AK-47, from the chariot to the tank, from the trebuchet to the howitzer, and from the battle ramp to the star fort, "Ground War" follows the punch and counterpunch of battle tactics and new technologies. With classic examples like the stirrup, and lesser known innovations like the gunner's quadrant, the series reveals how even the smallest innovations can have a wide-ranging effect on the way wars are fought. Individual episodes explore the development of the soldier and his weapons; movement in the combat zone; the evolution of artillery; and battlefield engineering.

 

Series Title:     Ground War

Program Title: Command and Control

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/26/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This series explores the key technological advances that have defined ground warfare through the ages. From the gladius to the AK-47, from the chariot to the tank, from the trebuchet to the howitzer, and from the battle ramp to the star fort, "Ground War" follows the punch and counterpunch of battle tactics and new technologies. With classic examples like the stirrup, and lesser known innovations like the gunner's quadrant, the series reveals how even the smallest innovations can have a wide-ranging effect on the way wars are fought. Individual episodes explore the development of the soldier and his weapons; movement in the combat zone; the evolution of artillery; and battlefield engineering.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Most Honorable Son

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               5/27/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

After the Pearl Harbor attack, Nebraska farmer Ben Kuroki volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps. He would become the first Japanese-American war hero, surviving 58 missions as an aerial gunner over Europe, North Africa and Japan. Between tours of duty he found himself at the center of controversy — a lone spokesman against the racism faced by the thousands of Japanese Americans who were sent to internment camps. Through interviews and rare, never-before-seen film, MOST HONORABLE SON recounts one man's remarkable journey through World War II, providing context to two seemingly disparate histories — the U.S. air war and the Japanese-American experience.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Civilian Conservation Corps (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               5/31/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In March 1933, within weeks of his inauguration, President Franklin Roosevelt sent legislation to Congress aimed at providing relief for the one out of every four American workers who were unemployed. He proposed a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to provide jobs in natural resource conservation. Over the next decade, the CCC put more than three million young men to work in the nation’s forests and parks, planting trees, building flood barriers, fighting fires and maintaining roads and trails. Corps workers lived in camps under quasi-military discipline and received a wage of $30 per month, $25 of which they were required to send home to their families. This program interweaves rich archival imagery with the personal accounts of CCC veterans to tell the story of one of the boldest and most popular New Deal experiments, positioning it as a pivotal moment in the emergence of modern environmentalism and federal unemployment relief.

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

 

Series Title:     Hallowed Grounds

Program Title: MONDAY, May 31, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               5/31/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

HALLOWED GROUNDS provides a rare visit to America’s extraordinary overseas military cemeteries. There are 22 World War I and World War II American military cemeteries in England, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Italy, Tunisia and the Philippines. The program weaves historical elements with contemporary scenes of the cemeteries and powerful stories about the men and women who are buried in them. It contains interviews with formal and informal historians and witnesses to the wars and the creation of the cemeteries.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Alien from Earth (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               6/15/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NOVA presents exclusive coverage of excavations that were undertaken in the summer of 2007 at the site of Ling Bua on the island of Flores, Indonesia. These are the first investigations of the cave site since the sensational discovery of tiny and bizarre human fossil bones at the site in 2004. NOVA investigates the furious scientific debate currently raging on what “Hobbit” bones represent. Are they fossils of a previously unknown primitive branch of the human family? Or are they remains of a dwarf race of modern humans suffering from a strange pathological condition?

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

 

Series Title:     Tackling Diabetes with Dr. Neal Barnard

Program Title: THURSDAY, June 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/17/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Move beyond simply managing diabetes to TACKLING DIABETES WITH DR. NEAL BARNARD. Nutrition researcher Neal Barnard, MD, reveals groundbreaking research and scientifically proven methods for turning back the clock on diabetes. Today, the disease affects more than 24 million children and adults in the U.S. Through Dr. Barnard’s low-fat vegan diet, diabetics and non-diabetics alike will experience weight loss, blood glucose control and reduced heart disease risk and, in many cases, may not need medication.

 

Series Title:     History Detectives

Program Title: Space Exploration

Distributor:      OPB

Date:               6/21/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The HISTORY DETECTIVES season premiere launches into space for an exhilarating hour exploring the excitement, promise and ingenuity that fueled America’s foray into space exploration. First, detective Tukufu Zuberi tracks a scrap of metallic Mylar that could be one of America’s early satellites — balloons — in the segment “Satelloon.”  Then, in the “Space Boot” segment, Elyse Luray tries on a jury-rigged ski boot with a magnetic metal brick bolted to the bottom that may be one of the first prototypes for a NASA space boot. Finally, in the segment “Moon Museum,” Gwendolyn Wright investigates the audacious notion that Andy Warhol’s art may be on the moon.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:     Unforgettable: The Korean War

Program Title: MONDAY, June 21, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/21/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

UNFORGETTABLE: THE KOREAN WAR recalls the “un-won” war that never ended. In this film, Korean War veterans recount their memories of America in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when young men from all over the country were being shipped off to defend South Korea against the advancing Red Army in the north. No one even wanted to call it a war: it was “the Korean conflict” or a “police action.” Finally, it was called the Forgotten War. No matter the name, the Korean War killed tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers and affected many more lives at home.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Kings of Camouflage (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               6/22/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Cuttlefish are some of the strangest animals on the planet. These shape-shifting creatures can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the opposite sex and even kill with lightning fast speed. More accomplished masters of disguise than any chameleon, they have a remarkable ability to change their skin color — even their shape — to blend into most any background. They have the largest brain-to-body ratio of all the invertebrates. But are they capable of learning and remembering complex tasks? With beautiful underwater footage and in-depth expert interviews, NOVA gets up close and personal with these bizarre and amazing animals.

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

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/22/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This documentary examines the life of radical attorney William Kunstler from a surprising angle. Kunstler’s two daughters from his second marriage grew up lionizing a man already famous for his historic civil rights and anti-war cases. Then, in their teens, they began to be disillusioned by a stubborn man who continued representing some of the most reviled defendants in America — this time, accused rapists and terrorists. In this intimate biography, Emily and Sarah Kunstler seek to recover the real story of what made their late father one of the most beloved, and hated, lawyers in America.

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

 

Series Title:    History Detectives

Program Title: Iwo Jima Map/Copperhead Cane/Theremin

Distributor:      OPB

Date:               6/28/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

First, detective Eduardo Pagán investigates the history of a hand-drawn map taken from the body of a Japanese soldier during the World War II battle of Iwo Jima in the segment “Iwo Jima Map.” Then, in “Copperhead Cane,” Wes Cowan follows the story of a cane topped with a coiled snake with ties to the anti-Abraham Lincoln group the “Peace Democrats.” Finally, in the segment “Theremin,” Elyse Luray traces the origins of the Theremin — one of the first electronic musical instruments — and finds out if a New Mexico man owns one of the fewer than a dozen Theremins in the U.S. built by inventor Leon Theremin himself.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Series Title:     The Wall: A World Divided

Program Title: MONDAY, June 28, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/28/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

THE WALL: A WORLD DIVIDED looks deep inside the revolution that swept across Europe two decades ago — with the November 1989 opening of the Berlin Wall — to understand how this remarkable event helped end the Cold War. The film explores the lives of ordinary people caught up in Cold War politics: a young father forced to tunnel beneath the wall to reunite his family; a teenager whose love of pop culture got him in deep trouble with the state; a student activist helping make a peaceful revolution while facing down tanks; and a young man broken by the ruthless interrogation methods of the secret police. The film also goes behind the scenes with political leaders — George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, James Baker and Condoleezza Rice — to reveal the tense moments surrounding the wildly unexpected series of events that resulted in a new Europe in less than a year.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: The Spy Factory (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               6/29/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Based on the best-seller by journalist James Bamford, “the Spy Factory” exposes the hidden world of high-tech, 21st-century eavesdropping carried out by the National Security Agency (NSA). Today, the NSA is the world’s largest intelligence agency, three times the size of the CIA and far more secret. Its mission is to eavesdrop on the world — from cell phones in Europe to pay phones in Afghanistan to email messages from Pakistan to Baghdad. But since 9/11, it also has turned its giant ear inward, listening in without warrant on thousands of American citizens, many of whom are on the government’s secret watch list, now more than half-a-million names long.

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

 

Series Title:     Great Old Amusement Parks

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

Long before the days of giant theme parks, the United States had many amusement parks where families gathered for a cool escape on a hot summer day. This program celebrates these pre-Disney parks, visiting Playland in Rye, New York; Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana; and California's Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where vacationers can still reach for the brass ring on the merry-go-round. The special also checks out some old wooden roller coasters and other classic rides.

 

Series Title:    Baseball

Program Title: Shadow Ball (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               6/30/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

The fifth “inning” of Ken Burns’s landmark 1994 film BASEBALL looks at baseball’s desperate attempts to survive the Great Depression and Babe Ruth’s fading career, while a new generation of stars, including Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, is on the rise. It also presents the parallel world of the Negro Leagues, which thrived in the shadow of the Major Leagues. The inning culminates with the greatest showdown in the history of the Negro Leagues: Satchel Paige against Josh Gibson in the Negro League World Series. 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/