Community Ascertainment Report

 

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January, February & March 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arts, Entertainment & Culture                                            Pg. 3          

 

 

News & Public Affairs                                                        Pg. 39

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

 

 

Education & History                                                           Pg. 124       

Science/Technology/Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts, Entertainment, & Culture:

 

Series Title:     Great Performances

Program Title: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2010

Distributor:      WNET

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

Length:            90

Description:

Continuing its longstanding holiday tradition, GREAT PERFORMANCES returns to the stately splendor of Vienna's Musikverein for its 26th-annual New Year's Day celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic.  Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns as host to welcome the New Year with public television audiences, with Georges Prêtre leading the Vienna Philharmonic in a festive selection of Strauss Family favorites.

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

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Ale'a (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

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

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Raleigh, NC Pt. 1

Distributor:      WGBH

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

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s 2010 season kicks off from Raleigh, North Carolina, amid a forest of giant “comic weathervanes,” where appraiser Ken Farmer talks about smaller examples of vintage whirligigs. Highlights include a 1920 Arts & Crafts desk and lamp — both of which light up; a rare circa 1960 Gibson Double 12 Electric Guitar; and a set of four Chinese Quianlong Period (1736-1795) carved jade objects whose auction estimate of $710,000 to $1,070,000 makes it the highest-value appraisal in ROADSHOW history.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Series Title:     This Emotional Life

Program Title: Family, Friends & Lovers

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            120

Description:

Psychologist Daniel Gilbert ("Stumbling on Happiness") hosts this three-part look at the emotional side of life, beginning with the role that relationships play in emotional health.

The first episode looks at the importance of relationships and why they are central to our emotional well-being. What are the cognitive and neurological processes underpinning our everyday interactions, and can they help us to understand why some relationships flourish and others fail? We meet a young boy adopted from a Russian orphanage, whose story illustrates how a lack of attachment in infancy fundamentally shapes his ability to build relationships for years to come. We meet the young parents of newborn twins; a couple in therapy for a troubled marriage; a teenager who was bullied with tragic consequences; two women grappling with the stress of workplace conflicts; and other characters - all to better understand the importance of social connections and relationships.

http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Makia Malo (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/5/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Makia Malo is an award-winning, native Hawaiian storyteller who has traveled the world, sharing his stories about Hawaii and especially Kalaupapa, where he lived until recently.  Makia talks about being diagnosed with Hansen’s disease and sent to Kalauapapa where he joined three other siblings.  He also recalls some of his experiences there and how, after leaving Molokai and earning a degree in Hawaiian Studies, he met his wife Anne.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday 1/6/10 and at 3pm on Sunday 1/10/10.

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

 

Series Title:     This Emotional Life

Program Title: Facing Our Fears

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/5/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

The second episode looks at emotions that are commonly regarded as obstacles to happiness - anger, fear, anxiety and despair. Why do we have these emotions and how can we best manage them? Everyone wants to be happy, but nature has a different plan. Our brains are designed for survival, and the negative emotions they create are vital to that mission. But those negative emotions can spiral out of control with debilitating effects. Viewers meet a woman whose inability to control her temper is jeopardizing her relationships, a college student whose fear of flying is limiting her life and a teenager who is struggling to overcome clinical depression on the eve of attending college. Viewers also meet veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and follow their journeys to find effective treatment. Across the episode, science reveals that we are two minds - a rational brain that's relatively new and an emotional brain that's older than time. Sometimes emotion overwhelms reason, sometimes reason outwits emotion; it is the endless struggle that makes our lives so painful, so joyous and so interesting.

http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 6, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

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

Length:            120

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:     This Emotional Life

Program Title: Rethinking Happiness

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/6/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

The last episode explores happiness. It is critical to well-being, yet it remains such an elusive goal for many. What is it, why is it important and how can we attain more of it? Viewers meet individuals facing major turning points in their lives - a job loss, a cancer diagnosis, the death of a child, an accident - as well as those facing more common struggles. Viewers discover the latest research that says we often incorrectly predict what will bring greater happiness, leading us to look for it in the wrong places. As the study of behavior turns more toward positive emotions, the episode explores the latest research on the activities and qualities that foster them, such as meditation, compassion, forgiveness and altruism. The series features remarkable stories of resilient individuals whom scientists are studying to learn more about us all, including a man who overcame an abusive childhood to become a renowned surgeon and a Vietnam veteran who survived torture, solitary confinement and seven years as a POW, and yet emerged emotionally unscathed. Understanding why some people have the ability to bounce back after disaster strikes, while others do not, sheds light on how all of us can lead happier, more fulfilling lives. The film ends by coming full circle to the understanding that the quality of our relationships - with friends, family and larger community - ultimately defines our happiness.

http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Kiho'alu (Loosen the Key): Keola Beamer (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/7/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Kiho'alu (Loosen the Key): Keola Beamer is an entertaining and intimate performance documentary about master slack key guitarist Keola Beamer. It showcases his musical artistry and explores the rich history of this cultural art form that holds a special place in traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music.

Directed by Maui filmmaker Kenneth M. Burgmaier, it includes appearances by Willie Nelson, George Winston, Ozzie Kotani, and Led Ka'apana, among others.

 

Series Title:     Rick Steves' Europe

Program Title: Athens and Side Trips (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/7/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We’ll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens: the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We’ll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side-trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/7/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands – host Justine Shapiro visits Banos, a spa town that lies on the edge of the Andean foothills and the Amazon jungle, where she bathes in thermal baths heated by the nearby volcanoes and goes biking and hiking in the Pastaza Valley. She climbs the snow-capped Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano on earth and journeys to Ottovalo, Ecuador's most famous market. Here, the local Ottovalo Indians invite Justine to sample a great delicacy of Andean cuisine that dates back to pre-Inca time - guinea pig.

 

 

 

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/11/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Raleigh, NC, Part 2

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/11/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visits the North Carolina Museum of History with appraiser J. Michael Flanigan to look at the work of Thomas Day, a free man of color who became the most famous North Carolina furniture maker of the 19th century. Highlights include a circa 1800 eastern North Carolina bottle case on stand; an 1812 needlework sampler; and a 1985 Andrew Wyeth watercolor, whose owner benefited from a tug-of-war between art dealers, valued at $450,000.

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

 

Series Title:     American Masters

Program Title: Sam Cooke: Crossing Over

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               1/11/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Before Otis Redding, before Motown, before Aretha Franklin became the Queen of Soul, Sam Cooke put the spirit of the black church into popular music, creating a new American sound. He had a silky voice and good looks; he was charming and brazen. Doors opened for him, bringing his unique gospel — “Good News,” “Wonderful World,” “You Send Me,” “Change Is Gonna Come” and more. Danny Glover narrates this documentary, illuminated with rich performance and archival footage and told in original interviews with Lou Rawls, James Brown, Sam Moore, Bobby Womack, Smokey Robinson, and Herb Alpert, among many others from both sides of the crossover music world, then and now.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Series Title:     American Masters

Program Title: Marvin Gaye: What's Going On (Encore)

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               1/11/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

His standing among the most enduring 20th-century American musical artists is without question, yet his story is rarely told beyond the tragic circumstances of his death. Enormously talented and equally complicated, Gaye created an intimate style — full of honesty, integrity, vulnerability — and, essentially, gave the world his autobiography in lyrics and melody. “The Wonderful One,” “The Trouble Man,” “The Prince of Soul” — he was the Motown star who challenged and changed the face of black music, embodying its evolution from roots in gospel, jazz and rhythm and blues to sophisticated pop and sexually, politically charged soul. Extensive performance footage and insight from Mary Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Mos Def, among many others, capture the tone and texture of a career that still leaves an indelible mark on the musical landscape.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: From Kalaupapa: Nortbert Palea (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/12/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hansen’s disease patient Norbert Palea of Kalaupapa was only five years old when he was sent there, without even being officially diagnosed with the disease.  In spite of that sentence and its hardships, he endured, with no regret.  He tells Leslie, “Even if they sent us here... look around.  They gave us the most beautiful home in the world.” This is the first in a series of Long Story Short shows shot on location at Kalaupapa on Moloka’i.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday 1/13/10 and at 3pm on Sunday 1/17/10.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Young @ Heart/George and Rosemary

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/12/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

The surprising, delightful, entertaining and inspiring members of the Young@Heart Chorus, a New England senior citizens chorus, has charmed audiences worldwide with their renditions of songs by everyone from the Clash to Coldplay. As Stephen Walker’s critically acclaimed documentary begins, the retirees, led by their demanding musical director, are rehearsing their new show, struggling with Sonic Youth’s dissonant rock anthem “Schizophrenia” and giving new meaning to James Brown’s “I Feel Good.” What ultimately emerges is a funny and unexpectedly moving testament to friendship, creative inspiration and expectations defied.

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

 

Series Title:    Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 13, 2010                 

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/13/2010 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: Passing Strange

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               1/13/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

This is the exuberant, frequently hilarious and ultimately moving story of a young African-American man on a journey of escape, exploration and self-discovery. Recorded for television by Spike Lee, “Passing Strange” is the semi-autobiographical story of a young man who leaves behind his middle-class, church-ruled upbringing in mid-70s Los Angeles to travel to Europe in search of his artistic and personal identity.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Filmmaker's Forum (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/14/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

 

 

Series Title:     Rick Steves' Europe

Program Title: Greece's Pelponnese (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/14/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Island getaways are fun, but the real heart of Greece is found in the Peloponnese Peninsula. After enjoying the charming old port town of Nafplio, we’ll time-trip through the ruins of Olympia, take center stage at the remarkably preserved theater at Epidauros, and explore the ancient capital of Mycenae. Then we’ll wander off the beaten path along the rustic, rough-and-tumble Mani Peninsula, relax in the idyllic beach town of Kardymli, and marvel at the fortress town of Monemvasia.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Micronesia

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/14/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Maunalua (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/18/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Raleigh, NC, Pt. 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/18/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visits North Carolina’s Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville, once the site of a U.S. arsenal seized by the Confederacy, to look at some of the weapons made in North Carolina during the Civil War. Highlights include an archive of items related to Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1966 visit to St. Mark’s AME Zion Church in Durham; a circa 1800 heirloom Virginia-made table, purported to have ties to Thomas Jefferson; and a pair of circa 1725 chairs, made by New England furniture maker John Gaines, whose value — much diminished because the pieces are refinished — is estimated to be $30,000 to $50,000

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: From Kalaupapa: "Boogie" Kahilihiwa (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/19/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Hansen’s disease patient Clarence “Boogie” Kahilihiwa decided to move to Kalaupapa after patients were no longer forced to live there.  Today, there are fewer than twenty Hansen’s disease patients living in Kalaupapa, but he remembers when there were more than five hundred patients on the peninsula.  He talks to Leslie about living there and his effort to establish a monument listing the names of all who were sent to Kalaupapa. This is the second in a series of Long Story Short shows shot on location at Kalaupapa on Moloka’i.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday 1/20/10 and at 3pm on Sunday 1/24/10.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 20, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/20/2010 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 at the Met

Program Title: The Audition

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/20/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke, “The Audition” looks at the intense pressures young opera singers face as they struggle to succeed in one of the most difficult professions in the performing arts. The feature-length documentary takes viewers behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, where each year thousands of hopefuls compete for a cash prize, the chance to sing on the Met stage and the opportunity to launch a major operatic career. The film covers the dramatic week leading up to the finals of the 2007 auditions, focusing on three tenor contestants: Michael Fabiano, a fiery 22-year-old grappling with his inner demons; Alek Shrader, a 25-year-old who attempts to sing nine high Cs in the fiendishly difficult aria that made Pavarotti a star; and Ryan Smith, who at age 30 and with little formal training, is pursuing his dream of an operatic career. “The Audition” is both a suspenseful competition narrative and a revealing backstage look at what it takes to make it as an opera singer.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Voyagers: The First Hawaiians

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/21/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Rick Steves' Europe

Program Title: Copenhagen (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/21/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Denmark’s capital is the most fun-loving in Scandinavia. As we get to know Copenhagen, we’ll discover reminders of its Viking history and see reflections today of its proudly independent ways. We’ll stroll down Europe’s first great pedestrian boulevard, ogle crown jewels in the palace treasury, and take a bike ride through an inspirational hippie squatter community, finishing at Copenhagen’s full-time carnival, Tivoli Gardens.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: South Korea (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/21/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Ian Wright starts his trip in the modern capital of Seoul. From there he will head to the Kyongju province, home of the ancient Shilla dynasty that ruled Korea for over 1,000 years. He sees the famous Pulguska temple, one of the great sites in Asia. He continues south to the volcanic island of Cheju, a favorite spot for honeymooners and home to the famous sea-diving women who free-dive for abalone and sea urchins. While there Ian climbs the extinct volcano and explores the world’s longest lava tube. He takes in the Korean War site of Inchon, has a quick visit to the eerie DMZ and ends his journey trekking and paragliding in Songsan National Park.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Makaha Sons (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/25/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Atlantic City, NJ, Part 1

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/25/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW touches down in Atlantic City, then detours to the Wheaton Arts Center in Millville, New Jersey, where appraiser Arlie Sulka looks at some beautiful old American paperweights and host Mark L. Walberg tries his hand at glass blowing. Highlights include a Walt Whitman memoir inscribed by the author to a group of firefighters; a late 19th-century bronze and marble statue by the acclaimed French sculptor Albert Ernest Carrier Belleuse; and an oil painting by acclaimed 19th-century Canadian artist Cornelius Krieghoff, noted for portraying narrative-like scenes, valued at $200,000 to $350,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Sound Tracks: Music without Borders

Program Title: MONDAY, January 25, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/25/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Marco Werman and the SOUND TRACKS reporting team travel deep into the heart of international music. They trace the legend of Afrobeat creator and superstar Fela Kuti; examine the raging popularity of Vladimir Putin’s sexy propaganda song; find out if music can help the creators of Borat make amends with the insulted people of Kazakhstan; and capture the mood of a cozy Portuguese bar with diva Mariza. With stirring performances and soulful interviews, SOUND TRACKS: MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS journeys across the globe on waves of incredible sound. It’s a dazzling ride pulsating with humanity, culture and unforgettable stories.

http://www.pbs.org/soundtracks/

 

Series Title:     From Kalaupapa - Long Story Short

Program Title: Meli Watanuki (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/26/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Like many Hansen’s disease patients at Kalaupapa, Meli Watanuki experienced loss from a very early age.  Diagnosed with Hansen’s disease at eighteen, she was abandoned by her husband who took their young son with him.  Years later, their bond could not be reconnected.  Yet she explains how she found happiness and a new love by choosing to live in Kalaupapa.  She and fellow Hansen’s disease patient “Boogie” Kahilihiwa voice their contrasting views on whether or not children should be allowed into Kalaupapa. This is the third in a series of Long Story Short shows shot on location at Kalaupapa on Moloka’i.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday 1/27/10 and at 3pm on Sunday 1/31/10.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/26/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This film takes an in-depth look at machismo in rap music and hip-hop culture - where creative genius, poetic beauty and mad beats collide with misogyny, violence and homophobia.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 27, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/27/2010 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: Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/28/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In 1965, Patsy Mink became the first Asian American woman and woman of color in the United States Congress. Seven years later, she ran for the U.S. presidency and co-authored Title IX, the landmark legislation that opened up higher education and athletics to America’s women. PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY looks at Mink’s remarkable, though often lonely and tumultuous political journey, as she fought for the most disenfranchised and forgotten in society.

 

Series Title:     Rick Steves' Europe

Program Title: Denmark Beyond Copenhagen (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/28/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Using Copenhagen as a springboard, we’ll visit the very best of Denmark. Aarhus welcomes us with its ruddy affluence, charming open-air museum, and eerily well-preserved, ancient bog man. Roskilde impresses visitors with its royal burial church and the best Viking ship museum anywhere. And the delightfully quaint Isle of Aerø comes with half-timbered cottages, ships in bottles, and cobbled alleyways that remind us of the world of Hans Christian Andersen.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Greece (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/28/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Keali'i Reichel (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/1/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Atlantic City, NJ, Part 2

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/1/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Atlantic City, New Jersey, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and appraiser Andy Ourant dip into a discussion of the market for swimsuit-clad, early 20th-century bisque figurines, known as bathing beauties. Highlights include a collection of Enrico Caruso memorabilia brought by his grandson; a dress by noted Italian designer Fortuny, purported to have been worn by American modern dance legend Isadora Duncan; and a pair of heirloom boxwood and ivory figurines estimated to be worth $50,000 to $75,000, but if confirmed to be 18th-century originals by sculptor Simon Troger, could be worth $400,000

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Corbett Kalama

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/2/2010 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 Bishop Estate 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 3pm on Sunday 2/7/10.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/3/2010 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: Black Grace: From Cannon's Creek to Jacob's Pillow (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

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

Length:            60

Description:

Black Grace, a dance troupe of Maori and Pacific Islander men, rises from a small town in New Zealand to the pinnacle of the international modern dance world.

Series Title:     Rick Steves Europe

Program Title: Istanbul (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/4/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we’ll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. We’ll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and munch our way through the famously fragrant Spice Market. We’ll follow the fall of the ancient capital of Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city’s ancient wall, and wander among the treasures of the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. To escape the city bustle, we’ll cruise the churning waters of the Bosphorus, make friends over backgammon, and try a traditional Turkish bath.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Morocco (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kamaka’ole & Kainani Kahaunaele (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/8/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Atlantic City, NJ, Part 3

Distributor:      WGBH

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

Length:            60

Description:

Where better for ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and appraiser Kevin Zavian to dive into the subject of pearls than at Dock’s Oyster House in Atlantic City, New Jersey? Highlights include a fanciful circa 1900 folk art sculpture; a 1934 New York Yankees team-signed baseball; and an early 20th-century landscape painting by George Bellows, one of America’s greatest artists, passed down in the Bellows family and valued at $150,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: DeSoto Brown

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/1/2010 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 11pm on Wednesday 2/10/10 and at 3pm on Sunday 2/14/10.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: P-Star Rising

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/9/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

At age nine, Priscilla, a precocious little girl, tells her single-father, Jesse, “I am going to become a rapper and fulfill your dreams of succeeding in the music business.” Moved by Priscilla’s, or P-Star’s, passion and impressed with her talent and charisma, he begins to teach her all he knows about rapping. Suddenly, this father-daughter duo goes from a one-bedroom shelter in Harlem to a four-bedroom apartment, from food stamps to shopping sprees, from rapping on street corners to sold-out night clubs. But in the efforts to make her dad proud, Priscilla struggles to remain a child and finds herself trapped in a world of people twice her size and four times her age and doesn’t know whom to trust. The ride has just begun.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/10/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

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:     Faces of America

Program Title: Our American Stories

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/10/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of this series. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 11 renowned Americans. Looking beyond the black experience to the wider immigrant experience, Professor Gates unravels the American tapestry, following the threads of his guests' lives back to their earliest origins around the globe. Along the way, the many stories he uncovers -- of displacement and homecoming, of material success and dispossession, of assimilation and discrimination -- illuminate the American experience.

Episode one explores the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with her new immigrants in the 20th century. World war tore apart families and sundered the fabric of many lives, but America beckoned and millions came. America was an ambivalent host, however. At its best, it was a place of refuge and salvation, as it was for film director Mike Nichols whose entire family escaped Nazi Germany. At its worst, it was a country that would imprison two generations of Japanese Americans, including the forebears of Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi. Viewers will discover the buoyant American optimism that shaped chance — as in a single encounter that changed cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s life forever — to pave the road to success.

 

Series Title:     In Performance at the White House

Program Title: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/11/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

President and Mrs. Obama host a concert in the White House East Room in honor of Black History Month. The music special will include Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Seal, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Yolanda Adams, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon and the Howard University Choir perform. Morgan Freeman and Queen Latifah host.

 

Series Title:     Rick Steves' Europe

Program Title: Iran, Yesterday and Today (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/11/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

As he’s done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that’s rich with history…and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shiraz, Persepolis, and a small village, we’ll get a rare present-day look at of some of civilization’s most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran’s 21st-century culture. From architecture and art to faith and everyday living, “Iran, Yesterday and Today” offers a rare, candid, and humanizing look at a great if perplexing nation.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Spanish Islands (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/11/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Alex Riley explores the glorious Spanish Islands, visiting the Balearics off the coast of Spain and the Canary Islands near Africa. He begins on the millionaires’ playground that is Mallorca and hops over to Ibiza and next travels to Formentera, a sparsely populated island famous for mud baths and massive boats. He then visits the Canary Islands, starting with Gran Canaria where he revels at the festival of the Virgen del Rosario and explores the island’s ancient caves. On Tenerife, Alex hikes up the Tiede volcano, Spain’s highest peak, and later swims alongside a mother whale and her calves. He tries kite surfing in Fuerteventura and later tests his corralling skills at a goat rodeo.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/15/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Madison, WI, Part 1

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/15/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s visit to Madison, Wisconsin, includes a detour with appraiser Wes Cowan to the Wisconsin Dells to discuss the late 19th-century stereoscopic photography of H.H. Bennett that made the Dells famous. Highlights include an heirloom Art Deco charm bracelet with a possible connection to John D. Rockefeller; an heirloom 1938 Martin D-18 guitar, highly coveted by folk and bluegrass musicians; and an angry 1976 letter from Frank Sinatra to Chicago Daily News columnist Mike Royko, auctioned off for charity by Royko and now worth $15,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Ben Cayetano, Part 1 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/16/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday, February 17 and 4pm on Sunday, February 21.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Mine/Home

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/16/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This is the poignant and powerful story of animals left behind during Katrina and of the struggles of hurricane victims to reunite with their beloved pets. A meditation on the essential bond between humans and animals, “Mine” is an equally compelling story of race and class — and the power of compassion — in contemporary America. The documentary short “Home” mixes imagery from the filmmaker's childhood home before and after Katrina.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/17/2010 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:     Faces of America

Program Title: Becoming American

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/17/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of this series. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 11 renowned Americans. Looking beyond the black experience to the wider immigrant experience, Professor Gates unravels the American tapestry, following the threads of his guests' lives back to their earliest origins around the globe. Along the way, the many stories he uncovers -- of displacement and homecoming, of material success and dispossession, of assimilation and discrimination -- illuminate the American experience.

Episode two explores the many journeys to becoming American that defined the “Century of Immigration” (1820s-1924) and transformed the United States from a sleepy agrarian country into a booming industrial power. Stephen Colbert’s Irish great-great-grandfather escaped poverty and religious oppression in Limerick and never looked back, whereas Mario Batali’s great-grandfather, who left the place where his family had lived for centuries, struggled to survive in the quartz mines of Montana. Queen Noor’s Syrian great-grandfather quickly found his footing in New York’s first Arab-American community, while Kristi Yamaguchi’s grandfather faced exclusionary laws and racially defined barriers to citizenship for decades. The obstacles, short cuts, tragedies and successes encountered or created by the guests’ ancestors from around the world reveal the complexity of our shared history and identity as Americans.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Jack Hall: His Life and Times (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/18/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Produced by the Center for Labor Education and Research (CLEAR), University of Hawaii-West Oahu, this documentary covers Jack Hall's remarkable voyage from ordinary seaman to Vice-President at the ILWU International, and follows the ILWU while retracing some of the most critical events in island labor history.

Compelling interviews include those with Hall's family, friends, politicians, members of the early years of labor organizing in Hawaii, and labor historians. The documentary was shot entirely in Hawaii and San Francisco; in addition, exclusive archival film/photographs depict early labor events including strikes, marches and speeches that convey a visceral sense of the times.

 

Series Title:     Rick Steves' Europe

Program Title: Iran's Historic Capitols (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/18/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Iran's rich history goes back millennia, to the days when Persepolis was home to "the king of kings." In this episode, Rick Steves explores three historic capitals of Iran: Persepolis, with its splendid monuments; Shiraz, with the tombs of Iran's most beloved poets; and Esfahan, with its extraordinary mosques and endearing people.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Pakistan (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/18/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

 

 

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Na Palapalai (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/22/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Madison, Part 2

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/22/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Madison, Wisconsin, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW investigates the shocking heist of artifacts from the archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Highlights include photos of the owner’s family taken by noted American photographer Edward Weston in the late 1930s or early 1940s; a table crafted for the owner’s parents circa 1956 by mid-century-modern master furniture maker George Nakashima; and an ornate silver, enamel and turquoise-studded exhibition piece crafted by Tiffany for the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Ben Cayetano, Part 2 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/23/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at 11pm on Wednesday, February 24 and at 4pm on Sunday, February 28.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/24/2010 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:     Faces of America

Program Title: Making America

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/24/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of this series. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 11 renowned Americans. Looking beyond the black experience to the wider immigrant experience, Professor Gates unravels the American tapestry, following the threads of his guests' lives back to their earliest origins around the globe. Along the way, the many stories he uncovers -- of displacement and homecoming, of material success and dispossession, of assimilation and discrimination -- illuminate the American experience.

Episode three tells the story of the peopling of the New World, how land came to define the settling and identity of America and how the guests’ ancestors were part of this history. Viewers learn of Meryl Streep’s eighth great-grandfather who fought in Metacom’s War; records of a land dispute in Spain that forced Eva Longoria's ancestors to leave for the New World in 1603; and Yo-Yo Ma’s Chinese genealogy, which gives insights into the identity that Ma has longed for his whole life

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

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

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/25/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

To learn more about the program, visit:

http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/images/Learning%20Da%20Kine.pdf

 

 

Series Title:     Rick Steves' Europe

Program Title: Little Europe: Five Micro Countries (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/25/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Don’t blink as we blitz through Europe’s tiniest countries: Vatican City, the world's smallest country, comes with the planet's biggest church. The fairytale princedom of Monaco lures visitors with its fancy casino and glamorous views. Italy’s last independent hill town of San Marino still looks formidable, as does the castle-guarded principality of Liechtenstein. And tiny Andorra entertains shoppers and hikers alike, surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Pyrenees.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: California (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/25/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Melveen Leed (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/1/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Singer Melveen Leed is joined by her hula dancer daughter Kaaikaula Naluai in our PBS Hawaii studios in Manoa. Best known for contemporary Hawaiian, jazz, and country, Molokai girl Melveen also has deep roots in traditional Hawaiian song.

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Madison, WI, Part 3

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               3/1/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In Madison, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visits a one-of-a-kind Wisconsin wonder with appraiser Noel Barrett: The House on the Rock, built on and around a chimney rock and filled to the rafters by its eccentric owner with antiques and collectibles. Highlights include an intricately carved turn-of-the-century Japanese bamboo sculpture; the happy marriage of Edwardian natural pearl earrings elongated with Art Deco pendants; and a massive oil painting by noted 19th-century California painter Thomas Hill, purchased at a church rummage sale for $25 and valued at $60,000 to $80,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Layla Dedrick

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/2/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Layla Dedrick, Pacific Business News’ 2009 Young Business Leader of the Year.  Layla is C.E.O. of Bella Pietra, a natural stone company, and she runs her business on values that are part of her Hawaiian heritage: Kuleana (responsibility), Malama (caring for), and Kupono (doing the right thing in the right place).  She talks with Leslie about her journey from her childhood in Waianae, to attending Kamehameha Schools, to teaching special needs children, to running a highly successful business with her husband.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, March 3 at 11pm, and on Sunday, March 7 at 4pm.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: The Eyes of Me

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/2/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This is an up-close look at four teens who have lost their sight. The film follows their struggles to fit in, prepare for college and live independently. It’s an extraordinary peek into the world of blind teenagers where crossing an intersection, cooking a meal or navigating unfamiliar areas can be a challenge that sighted viewers never consider.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/3/2010 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:     Faces of America

Program Title: Know Thyself

Distributor:      WNET

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

Length:            60

Description:

What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of this series. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 11 renowned Americans. Looking beyond the black experience to the wider immigrant experience, Professor Gates unravels the American tapestry, following the threads of his guests' lives back to their earliest origins around the globe. Along the way, the many stories he uncovers -- of displacement and homecoming, of material success and dispossession, of assimilation and discrimination -- illuminate the American experience.

Episode four takes up the ancestor search where the historical record leaves off and links the guests’ distinctive family histories to the broader history of “the family of man.” Combining the documented stories of some of the guests’ last known ancestors with DNA evidence, the series travels backward through time to reveal both distant relatives and surprising shared ancestral connections. Elizabeth Alexander learns that she is a direct descendent of Charlemagne and that her paternal roots are not only European, but Jewish. Meryl Streep and Mike Nichols discover that they are distant cousins, as do Yo-Yo Ma and Eva Longoria. Interwoven with these stories and others is the journey of the host, Henry Louis Gates, as he, his father and brother undertake a historic project to have their entire genomes mapped, thereby learning everything they possibly can about their own family. This episode offers a compelling and thought-provoking meditation on the importance of ancestry, the meaning of family and the role of both in creating identity.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/4/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/4/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Rick Steves' Europe

Program Title: Athens and Side Trips (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/4/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We’ll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens: the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We’ll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side-trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: East Africa: Tanzania & Zanzibar (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS 

Date:               3/4/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On the historic island of Zanzibar, host Ian Wright learns about slave trading and the work of anti-slavery campaigners like Dr. David Livingstone. In Tanzania, he explores the wildlife sanctuaries of the Selous Game Reserve and the Gome Stream Chimpanzee colony run by famed anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall. Ian takes a hot-air balloon ride over Tanzania's most famous game park, the Serengeti, populated by over 1.5 million wild animals, and finally ends his journey with a weeklong climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest elevation.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: George Kahumoku (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/8/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The Priests in Concert at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Program Title: MONDAY, March 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS 

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

Length:            90

Description:

The Priests, three clergymen who became a worldwide singing phenomenon, perform a special concert at the historic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool, England, before an audience of more than 2,000 people. Their inspirational classics include “Amazing Grace,” “Danny Boy,” “Bring Him Home,” “The Rose” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

 

Series Title:     Michael Bolton Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Program Title: MONDAY, March 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/8/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

He’s sold more than 53 million records and sung with everyone from Luciano Pavarotti and B.B. King to Lady Gaga and Kanye West. Now Michael Bolton takes viewers on a spectacular grand tour of his music at London’s Royal Albert Hall. He performs “Murder My Heart”, “How Can We Be Lovers” and “Soul Provider,” and the emotionally charged “Georgia on my Mind,” among other Bolton hits.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Puakea Nogelmeier (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/9/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

A year out of high school, Marvin Nogelmeier arrived in Hawaii on his way to Japan and stayed on a whim.  Whether by happenstance or destiny, over thirty years later he has become Puakea Nogelmeier, Hoku-award winning songwriter, Kumu Hula, and Associate Professor of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawaii.  He tells Leslie about some of the choices he made, how they led to a career advocating and promoting the Hawaiian language, and how he got his name.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday March 10 at 11pm and on Sunday March 14 at 4pm.

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

 

 

Series Title:     Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Special

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/9/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Filmed in October 2009 at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, this concert is a celebration of Rounder Records’ 40 years in the music industry and features Grammy® winning Rounder artists Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bela Fleck and Irma Thomas along with musical host Minnie Driver and special guests Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas and jazz/R&B pianist Henry Butler. The special also includes select performances from Steve Martin’s show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, from Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s 2008 CMT “Crossroads” special and from Madeleine Peyroux’s 2009 concert in Los Angeles.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/10/2010 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:     Rick Steves’ Mediterranean Mosaic

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 11, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/11/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In his latest pledge event, travel expert Rick Steves shares his extensive knowledge of European history and culture as he winds his way through southern Greece, Turkey and Croatia. On the Peloponnesian Peninsula, Rick time-trips through the ruins of Olympia, explores the ancient Greek capital of Mycenae and marvels at the fortress town of Monemvasia. In Act Two, Rick loses his way in Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, wanders among the treasures of the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, and cruises the churning waters of the Bosphorus. In Croatia, Rick sails the island-studded Dalmatian Coast, visits the thriving capital city of Zagreb and concludes his travels on the Istrian Peninsula's enchanting port town of Rovinj.

 

 

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/15/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The Best of Daniel O’Donnell on Film

Program Title: MONDAY, March 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/15/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This musical retrospective showcases two decades of singer Daniel O’Donnell’s career highlights, including many videos never before televised. The special captures the artistic growth and succession of musical genres that the Irish sensation has mastered.

 

Series Title:     Benise: The Spanish Guitar

Program Title: MONDAY, March 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/15/2010 11:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Dubbed “The Latin Riverdance,” this show, spearheaded by flamenco guitarist Benise, combines soaring music, sumptuous production values and an epic tale that transports the audience to exotic places with video, new songs and an ever-changing set.  Armed with his instrument and a world-class band of musicians, Benise pushes the boundaries of traditional flamenco and Spanish guitar. The program features guest performances by “American Idol” finalist Kimberly Locke, vocalist Giorgia Fumanti, and the Los Angeles Gospel Choir.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Puakea Nogelmeier on the Hawaiian Language

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/16/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In part two of her interview with the Hawaiian language scholar, Leslie Wilcox talks with Puakea Nogelmeier about this thirty years of work perpetuating an appreciation of the richness and intricacies of the Hawaiian language and culture.  They also discuss the herculean task of translating into English the 500 “Epic Tale of Hi’iakaopoliopele”, and Puakea’s collaboration with others to translate into English many 19th and 20th century Hawaiian newspaper articles and put them online.   Puakea also explains the true meaning of the word kaona (it’s not what most people think), and what it’s like to be the voice of The Bus.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, March 17 at 11pm, and on Sunday, March 21 at 4pm.

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

 

Series Title:     The T.A.M.I. Show – Rock’n’Roll’s First Concert Film

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 16, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/16/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Filmed just eight months after the Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show," THE T.A.M.I. SHOW, short for Teen Age Music International, introduced rock 'n' soul youth culture to America in the first concert movie of the rock era. One of the rarest and most sought-after performance films from its time, the 1964 concert event featured future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Supremes and many other American and British Invasion hit-makers in their prime.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/17/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

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:     When Irish Eyes Are Smiling: An Irish Parade of Stars

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/17/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This nostalgic journey back to the 1950s and 1960s presents long-unseen footage of beloved performers singing some of the greatest songs from and inspired by Ireland. Hosted by Patty Duke and written by Malachy McCourt, the program features performances by the late Frank Patterson, the ultimate Irish tenor and a star around the world.

Series Title:     Celtic Thunder – It’s Entertainment!

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/17/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Celtic Thunder, a group of five Celtic male vocalists, undertakes a musical review that spans six decades and will delight audiences, whether through the nostalgia of classics such as “Standing on the Corner” or the band’s unique take on contemporary numbers such as U2’s “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”

 

Series Title:     Ed Slott's Stay Rich for Life

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 18, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/18/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            90

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:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Portugal & the Azores (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/18/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Host Megan McCormick begins her journey in the beautiful Douro Valley. She heads north to Peneda Geres National Park and then south to the pilgrim city of Fatima. Megan witnesses a unique style of bullfighting in Santarem, visits the Church of Bones in Lisbon, uncovers Portugal’s Moorish past in Algarve and whale-watches in the Azores.

 

Series Title:     Magic Na Mele Moments

Program Title: PBS Hawaii

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/22/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

PBS Hawaii celebrates standout moments from the Na Mele: Traditions In Hawaiian Song series—moments that capture the beauty and essence of what Hawaiian music is all about.  Featured are knock-out performances by Ledward Kaapana and Mike Kaawa from the Waimea ‘Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar special; classic hula by Kanoe Miller and Debbie Nakanelua at the timeless setting of Halekulani’s House Without A Key; singer and kumu hula Tony Conjugacion accompanying some of the grand ladies of hula; and Robert Cazimero playing piano and singing with the likes of Emma Veary, Nina Keali’iwahamana, and Marlene Sai.   These “chicken skin” moments are sure to warm the hearts of Hawaiian music aficionados and newcomers alike.

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

 

Series Title:     Pat Boone: Love Letters in the Sands of Time

Program Title: MONDAY, March 22, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/22/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

During the 1950s, one performer challenged Elvis Presley in chart-topping hits — Pat Boone. Instantly recognizable for his silky, smooth singing voice, charming good looks and iconic white bucks, Boone had 38 top 40 hits, starred in movies, became a best-selling author and, from 1957 to 1961, hosted “The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom,” a weekly network television musical variety show. Boone stars in his first PBS special, featuring memorable performances from that hit series. Performers include Mel Torme, the Mills Brothers, Frankie Avalon, Johnny Mathis, Connie Francis, Count Basie and Nat “King” Cole.

 

Series Title:    Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: The Maunakea-Forths (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/23/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Kukui and Gary Maunakea-Forth created MA’O Organic Farms with the belief that developing self-sufficiency would not only stimulate economic development, but provide opportunities for Waianae youth through reinforcing the value of aloha ‘aina.  They talk to Leslie about how it all began, their successes, and how farming can help heal a community by reconnecting it to its culture.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Sunday, March 28 at 4pm.

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

 

Series Title:    Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/24/2010 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: Dance In America: NY Export: Opus Jazz

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               3/24/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A “ballet in sneakers”, choreographed by the legendary Jerome Robbins in 1958, NY Export: Opus Jazz was a breakout success in its day, complete with a world tour and a broadcast on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Set to an evocative jazz score by Robert Prince with original abstract urban sets designed by Ben Shahn, the five movements blend ballet, jazz and ballroom with Latin, African and American rhythms to create a style that remains expressive, sensual and contemporary. Yet Opus Jazz has been infrequently performed by ballet companies since its debut, and never adapted for film. Co-conceived and produced by New York City Ballet principal dancers Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi, this new film production takes the overlooked Robbins’ masterpiece off the stage and places it into the landscapes that inspired it, filmed on locations all over the five boroughs of New York City.

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

 

Series Title:    Great Performances at the Met

Program Title: Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/24/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            180

Description:

Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (Lincoln Center Theater’s South Pacific) directs this new production, returning after the triumph of his Met Barber of Seville. Jacques Offenbach’s fictionalized take on the life and loves of the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffmann is a fascinating psychological journey. Met music director James Levine conducts Joseph Calleja in the tour-de-force title role. Anna Netrebko is the tragic Antonia and Alan Held sings the demonic four villains.

 

Series Title:    Roadtrip Nation

Program Title: Season 6, Episode 1

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/25/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Three young Americans fly to New Zealand to embark on a four-week roadtrip on the other side of the world. Meeting up in Los Angeles, Ray, Fawna, and Allison fly to Auckland. Upon arrival, they paint their RV home and experience the challenge of driving on the other side of the road. Soon, they head out for their first interview with adventurer and mountain climber Peter Hillary. They then meet up with fashion designer Trelise Cooper and hip-hop and graffiti artist DLT.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: The Balkans (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/25/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Jerry Santos and Friends (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/29/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Jerry Santos, a leader in Hawaiian music since the “Hawaiian Renaissance” of the 1970’s, performs solo and in a trio with his long time bassist Wally Suenaga and ukulele whiz Bryan Tolentino. Included are several of Santos’ signature tunes, traditional Hawaiian songs and a few surprises.

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Denver, CO Part 1

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/29/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Kathleen Bailey at Denver’s Kirkland Art Museum to view its collection of wild-looking Art Deco glassware known as Ruba Rombic. Program highlights include a poster of the famous Wright Flyer airplane, made by the owner’s great-grandfather, marking the Wright Brothers’ triumphant return to Dayton, Ohio, in 1909; a first edition copy of William Faulkner’s Sartoris, inscribed to the owner’s father, one of Faulkner’s cousins; and an heirloom collection of jewelry that includes a fabulous diamond ring, crafted by “Jeweler to the Stars” Paul Flato, and valued at $215,000 to $270,000.

 

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Leona Rocha Wilson

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

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

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/31/2010 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: I.M. Pei: Building China Modern

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/31/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Noted architect I.M. Pei, who left his native China in the 1930s, was invited to design a modern museum to house the antiquities of Suzhou, where he grew up. This film follows his seven-and-a-half-year personal and architectural journey from west to east, a literal coming home — a realization of Pei’s lifelong dream, but also his biggest challenge and a work that he defines as “my biography.” The program includes commentary from local residents, design specialists, Suzhou officials and a stellar array of architects, designers and scholars commenting on Pei’s life and work.

 

 

Series Title:     The Street Stops Here

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/31/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This documentary tells the story of the nation's best high school basketball coach, Bob Hurley, Sr.  In his 36 years at St. Anthony's, he's won 23 state titles, three national championships with 957 career wins.  The film reveals the coach's life-long struggle to inspire and motivate those around him to keep the doors open at a poor, inner-city Catholic High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.  This is also the story about the teenage athletes fighting their way out of the poverty and desolation that surrounds them armed with little more than a basketball and the hard wisdom of a fierce, demanding coach.

 

 

News & Public Affairs:

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Pakistan Blast Sharpens Concerns on Taliban

Following a week in which militant attacks killed seven CIA operatives in Afghanistan and at least 75 people at a volleyball match in Pakistan, Ray Suarez speaks with a pair of experts about rising instability in the region.

REPORT

News Wrap: Zero U.S. Combat Deaths in Iraq in December

In other news, December was the first month in the nearly seven-year long Iraq war without a U.S. combat death, and the U.K. launched a review of airport security in the wake of the failed plane bombing over Detroit on Christmas Day.

ANALYSIS

Economy May Hold Hopeful Signals for New Year

In terms of the economy, it's good riddance to 2009. As for 2010, Ray Suarez speaks with a panel of experts about reasons for hopes and fears in the new year.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Examine Security Debate, Politics in 2010

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the stories of the week, including the political fallout from the failed attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day and the prospects for politics in 2010.

REPORT

Eye Hospital in India Restores Sight with Free Surgeries

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

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/1/2010 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, January 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/1/2010 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:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, January 4, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.S. Expands Terror Watch List as Airline Security Tightens

The fallout from the failed attempt to attack an airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day continued Monday as the U.S. tightened security for international travelers, and the White House weighed its response to the terror fight in Yemen.

REPORT

News Wrap: 5 Americans Held in Pakistan Deny al-Qaida Ties

In other news, five U.S. men detained in Pakistan for their alleged terrorist ties have denied charges against them, and Iraq's prime minister said he would seek punishment for five American security contractors accused of killing 14 civilians in Baghdad in 2007.

ANALYSIS

Years After Attack on USS Cole, Focus Back on Yemen

More than nine years since a suicide attack off the coast of Yemen killed 17 Americans on the U.S.S. Cole, the failed plot to blow up an airliner bound for Detroit has put the focus back on the Arab world's poorest nation. Gwen Ifill reports.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

In Afghanistan, Cabinet Fight Clouds Reform Efforts

Afghanistan's parliament delivered a stinging rebuke to President Hamid Karzai on Saturday after rejecting 17 or his 24 cabinet nominees. Margaret Warner speaks with Afghanistan's ambassador to the U.S., Said Jawad, about what the vote means for his country's already cloudy political future.

REPORT

Alvin Ailey Troupe Celebrates Longtime Choreographer's Last Dance

After more than 20 years at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, director Judith Jamison is preparing to step down. In a profile by Jeffrey Brown, Jamison discusses how a mantra of "pray, prepare, and proceed" had guided her both on and off the dance floor.

ANALYSIS

After Banner Decade, Peering in on the Future of Technology

After looking back at technological advancements during the last decade, Ray Suarez talks to an expert panel about how technology may shape our lives in the next ten years.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, January 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/5/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama: U.S. 'Failed to Connect the Dots' in Bomb Plot

President Obama said Tuesday the U.S. had sufficient information to disrupt the Christmas Day plot to blow up a U.S. airliner, but "failed to connect the dots." Ray Suarez interviews Chief of Staff for the National Security Council Denis McDonough about intelligence miscues.

ANALYSIS

Obama: Intelligence Failures Allowed Attempted Plane Attack

President Obama told U.S. security chiefs Tuesday that an attempted airliner bomb attack was the result of a "screw up" by intelligence agencies and that he won't tolerate it. Jim Lehrer gets reaction on the president's remarks and U.S. efforts to fight terrorism from experts.

REPORTS

News Wrap: U.S. Reopens Embassy in Yemen

In other news Tuesday, the U.S. reopened its embassy in Yemen after security concerns forced a two-day closure, and "rising threats and attacks" pushed the United Nations World Food Program to suspend aid to approximately 1 million people in southern Somalia.

REPORT

Attack on CIA in Afghanistan Blamed on Double Agent

The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA officers in Afghanistan last week is reported to have been a Jordanian double agent who American officials recruited to help provide intelligence on al-Qaida leaders. Gwen Ifill speaks with two experts about who the attacker was, and how he was able to carry out the devastating attack.

REPORT

Hidden Lens: Inside National Geographic's Photo Vault

Jeffrey Brown visits National Geographic's vault of more than 11.5 million images spanning more than a century of photography and illustration.

ANALYSIS

Will 2010 Bring a New Recession?

Stocks are making gains, but new jobs remain elusive. Judy Woodruff asks a panel of experts whether 2010 will be a year of economic recovery, or merely the start of a double-dip recession.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 6, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Senate Retirements Hint at Shifting Political Landscape

Two veteran Democratic senators will not be coming back after this year. Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut announced his decision Wednesday, hours after Byron Dorgan of North Dakota did the same. Gwen Ifill talks to reporters for context on the bigger political fallout.

REPORT

News Wrap: Grand Jury Indicts Amdulmutallab for Airline Plot

In other news, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was charged in his failed plot to blow up Flight 253 on Christmas, and U.S. drone attacks struck twice Wednesday in an al-Qaida stronghold in Pakistan, according to reports.

ANALYSIS

Obama Faces Test Amid National Security Crisis

It's been 13 days since the attempted attack on a U.S. airliner bound for Detroit thrust Barack Obama into the first national security crisis of his presidency. Jim Lehrer asks a panel of experts to gauge how the president is managing the situation.

REPORT

Across Yemen, Sympathy for al-Qaida Pervades

Jonathon Rugman of Independent Television News reports from the capital of Yemen on the appeal of al-Qaida there.

ANALYSIS

Yemen's Instability Muddles Plan to Close Guantanamo

President Obama has made closing Guantanamo Bay a top priority. Yet as Margaret Warner reports, that effort has been complicated by the failed plot by an al-Qaida group in Yemen to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas.

ANALYSIS

From Broadway to the Beltway, Rocco Landesman Fights for the Arts

Rocco Landesman is known as the producer who brought hits such as "Angels in America," "Big River," and "The Producers" to Broadway. But as the new chair of the National Endowment of the Arts, Landesman has given up the bright lights of the Great White Way for the halls of Washington's bureaucracy.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Orders Intelligence Revamp; Says 'Buck Stops with Me'

President Obama on Thursday outlined the intelligence missteps that failed to prevent an attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day, saying that while the incident was a systemic failure, "ultimately the buck stops with me."

ANALYSIS

Obama Details Intelligence Lapses Around Botched Attack

President Obama took responsibility for the systemic failures that allowed a terror suspect to board a plane with an explosive, saying in a statement "the buck stops with me." Jim Lehrer talks to counter-terrorism experts and lawmakers for reaction.

REPORT

News Wrap: Airline Incident in Miami Ends in Arrest

In other news, another airline security incident occurred in Miami last night when an unruly passenger was arrested, and leaders in Europe remain divided over whether to use full body scanners at airports.

ANALYSIS

Foul Play: New Questions Arise on Violence Among Athletes

A day after star basketball player Gilbert Arenas was suspended by the NBA for bringing hand guns into a team locker room, Jeffrey Brown examines violence and professional athletics.

REPORT

With H1N1 Vaccine Now Abundant, Flu Fears Ease

With the H1N1 vaccine no longer in short supply, the crowds that once lined clinics nationwide are now gone. But has the rush to get vaccinated slowed too soon? Ray Suarez reports.

CONVERSATION

Examining the 'Life and Constitution' of Antonin Scalia

Gwen Ifill speaks with author Joan Biskupic about her new biography, "American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia."

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Swine and Seasonal Flu

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

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

Length:            60

Description:

The H1N1 virus was the health story of 2009.  Now that the swine flu vaccine has arrived in Hawaii, is the pandemic under control?  And during the holiday flu season, how are we handling the double threat of H1N1 and the seasonal flu?  Have Hawaii health officials done everything they could?  Dan Boylan moderates a panel of experts on the subject, including Hawaii State Department of Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino; State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park; and Dr. Matthew Bankowski of Diagnostic Laboratory Services.  Contributing editor Howard Dicus places the issue in an economic perspective and files his weekly Everybody’s Business report. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/8/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Jobless Rate Holds Steady, Dashing Hopes for Speedy Recovery

The U.S. economy shed 85,000 jobs in December, keeping the unemployment rate at 10 percent and dampening the outlook for a quick economic recovery.

REPORT

News Wrap: Stocks Muted on Weak Job Numbers

In other news, stocks rose slightly Friday despite news that the economy shed 85,000 jobs in December, and the FBI arrested two men suspected of planning terror attacks in New York.

UPDATE

Nigerian Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Airline Plot

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian man accused of attempting to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas, entered a plea of not guilty during an arraignment in Federal court Friday. Ray Suarez discusses the arraignment with Paul Egan of the Detroit News.

ANALYSIS

Airline Plot Exposes Issues With Intelligence Analysis

The November attack on Fort Hood and the failed plot to blow up a passenger jet on Christmas have renewed questions on how U.S. intelligence is analyzed and tracked. Judy Woodruff talks to a panel for more.

REPORT

Job Growth Stalls as Economic Outlook Remains Murky

The unemployment rate held steady at 10 percent in December, according to new figures released Friday. As part of his continuing series of reports on making sense of the economy, Paul Solman travels to Atlanta to gauge the hiring outlook in a down economy.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Weigh Obama's 'Measured' Security Review

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top stories of the past week, including President Obama's review of U.S. intelligence systems, and the retirements of two prominent Senate Democrats.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 8, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               1/8/2010 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, January 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/8/2010 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, January 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/8/2010 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, January 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/8/2010 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: Swine and Seasonal Flu

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/8/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The H1N1 virus was the health story of 2009.  Now that the swine flu vaccine has arrived in Hawaii, is the pandemic under control?  And during the holiday flu season, how are we handling the double threat of H1N1 and the seasonal flu?  Have Hawaii health officials done everything they could?  Dan Boylan moderates a panel of experts on the subject, including Hawaii State Department of Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino; State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park; and Dr. Matthew Bankowski of Diagnostic Laboratory Services.  Contributing editor Howard Dicus places the issue in an economic perspective and files his weekly Everybody’s Business report. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, January 11, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/11/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Same-Sex Marriage Battle Heads to Federal Court in Calif.

California's ban on same-sex marriage went on trial Monday in federal court. The landmark case is being likened to a modern version of Brown v. Board of Education, in which the issue of civil rights became a legal matter.

REPORT

News Wrap: Harry Reid Defends Record on Race

In other news, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized for making controversial remarks regarding President Obama's race in 2008, and three U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan following a firefight with militants in the south.

ANALYSIS

Democrats Wrangle Over Taxing 'Cadillac' Insurance Plans

Gwen Ifill speaks with economists about the ongoing debate over taxing so-called "Cadillac" health care insurance plans.

ANALYSIS

Is It a Right to Confront Your Accuser in Court?

The Supreme Court is revisiting a clause about confrontation in the courtroom. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Review explains what is behind the debate.

ANALYSIS

Once Again, NBC to Reshuffle Nightime Lineup

NBC plans to reshuffle its late night programming by pushing Jay Leno's show back to 11:30 p.m. Jeffrey Brown explores how the move will affect viewers and networks.

REPORT

Despite Years of Crushing Poverty, Hope Grows in Haiti

In the next installment of a series on fragile states, special correspondent Kira Kay reports on Haiti's struggle to overcome years of political turmoil and severe poverty.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, January 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/12/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

7.0 Earthquake, Aftershocks Rip Through Haiti

A 7.0 earthquake tore through the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti on Tuesday. The quake, which struck just 14 miles from the capital of Port-au-Prince, is the largest recorded in the area. An earthquake expert from the U.S. Geological Survey and a worker for an aid group in Haiti who felt the quake offer their insight.

ANALYSIS

Obama Administration Eyes Tax Hikes for Bailout Banks

Word trickled down that the federal government will impose tax hikes on major financial institutions. Judy Woodruff speaks with experts about what this could mean for the economy.

REPORT

News Wrap: Major Earthquake Strikes Haiti

In other news, a major earthquake and aftershocks struck Haiti, and a bombing in Iran killed a nuclear physics professor who had been a supporter of the political opposition.

REPORT

States Grapple with Tight Budgets, Growing Deficits

As legislators return to work after the holidays, a troubling picture is emerging in almost every state in the nation. Budget woes and big deficits will mean tough decisions for lawmakers. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

Detroit Carmakers Look to Expand Reach Across Globe

Gwen Ifill looks at how Detroit's "Big Three" carmakers plan to expand into markets such as China.

CONVERSATION

Poet Philip Levine Recalls Life at the Factory

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

ANALYSIS

Former 'Home Run King' Admits Steroid Use, Reignites Scandal in Pro Sports

Mark McGwire admitted Monday to using steroids when he broke Major League Baseball's home run record in 1998. Kwame Holman updates the story on drug use among athletes.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 13, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/13/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Haiti Stunned by Scope of Earthquake Destruction

One day after a devastating 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, the impoverished nation struggled to rescue the injured and aid the displaced. Judy Woodruff recaps the aftermath and ongoing rescue efforts.

REPORT

In Haiti, Scenes of Despair and Devastation

Hari Sreenivasan speaks with journalist Ansel Herz who has lived in Haiti for the past four months and was on the scene of the disaster in Port-au-Prince.

REPORT

Medical Aid Unable to Reach Many Earthquake Victims

Gwen Ifill speaks with two guests about the logistical challenges of getting medical care and other aid to quake victims in Haiti.

REPORT

U.N.: Humanitarian Response Will be Swift

Jim Lehrer speaks with United Nations Undersecretary-General John Holmes, who is in charge of humanitarian affairs, about the U.N. plan to help Haiti recover from the earthquake.

REPORT

U.S. Pledges 'Full Support' to Earthquake Victims in Haiti

Margaret Warner explores how international groups are mobilizing emergency help for Haiti, and then Jim Lehrer speaks with Dr. Rajiv Shah of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S. Death Toll in Afghan War Up to 14 in Jan.

In other news, four American troops were killed in Afghanistan Wednesday, raising the U.S. death toll to 14 for the month; and, the Supreme Court weighed whether to give anti-trust protection to the National Football League.

REPORT

Congress Presses Bankers for Answers About Meltdown

Bankers from the nation's top financial institutions faced tough questions Wednesday from Congress, which has been investigating what led to the financial collapse and what role banks played. Kwame Holman reports.

ANALYSIS

Google's Threats to Leave China Renew Censorship Concerns

Internet giant Google said Wednesday that censorship efforts contributed to the company's threat to pull its business out of China. Jeffrey Brown talks to journalists for more.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 14, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/14/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Desperation Mounts in Haiti as Aid Begins to Arrive

On the second day after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, planes began to arrive with aid while Haitians continued to search through the rubble of buildings for survivors.

ANALYSIS

Haitians Start Burials, But Basic Needs Still Lacking

Judy Woodruff gets on-the-ground reports from Tony Winton, a broadcast reporter for the Associated Press, and Bob Poff, divisional director of disaster services for the Salvation Army.

ANALYSIS

Quake Victims Struggle to Find Clean Water

Hari Sreenivasan gets a report from Matthew Marek, head of programs for the Red Cross in Haiti, about the problems aid organizations are having providing relief to the earthquake victims.

REPORT

Haiti's Cruel Twist of Fate

Just as Haiti was beginning to turn the economic corner, disaster struck. Judy Woodruff examines how the timing of the earthquake is especially catastrophic considering the country's slow recovery from its rocky past.

REPORT

Clinton: U.S. Committed to Haiti's Recovery

Jim Lehrer speaks with former President Bill Clinton about the U.S. response to the Haitian earthquake, and its pledge to provide $100 million in aid.

REPORT

Global Humanitarian Response Critical to Haiti

The death toll in Haiti is on the rise, with some 50,000 people feared dead and three million more injured or homeless. Judy Woodruff talks to Helene Gayle of Care USA about the humanitarian effort underway.

REPORT

In U.S., Haitian Expats Relying on Each Other for Support

Ray Suarez takes a look at Haitians living in the United States and how they are coping with the devastating earthquake, which has made contacting loved ones on the island nearly impossible.

REPORT

News Wrap: Deal Reached on Taxing 'Cadillac' Plans

In other news, President Obama and union leaders reached an agreement on taxing high-cost health care plans, and a suicide bomber killed 20 people in Afghanistan.

ANALYSIS

Big Banks Brace for Major Tax Hike

President Obama announced Thursday plans to tax the nation's biggest banks to recoup TARP costs. But not everyone thinks this is such a great idea.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Legislative Preview

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/14/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The 2010 Hawaii State Legislature is about to convene its session with the daunting task of balancing the state budget.  Dan Boylan moderates a preview of the upcoming session with Senator Russell Kokubun; House Finance Committee Chairman Rep. Marcus Oshiro; University of Hawaii at Manoa Assoc. Professor of Economics Carl Bonham, and Rep. Gene Ward, Minority member of the House Finance Committee.  Howard Dicus files his weekly Everybody’s Business report on the state of Hawaii’s economy, and places the upcoming legislative session in an economic context. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/15/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Staggering Death Toll Continues to Climb in Haiti

The scene in Port-au-Prince worsened with casualty estimates climbing and survivors begging for relief. Independent Television News reports on the staggering human toll of the earthquake.

REPORT

Many Americans Among Dead, Missing in Haiti Quake

Up to 50,000 Americans live in Haiti, and six are now confirmed dead with many more missing. Bill Neely of ITN has more on how U.S. citizens have been affected.

REPORT

U.S., World Assembling Help for Haiti

Kwame Holman reports on how the United States is responding to help Haiti, and then Jeffrey Brown talks to a Los Angeles Times reporter about international efforts on the ground.

REPORT

Brazil Spearheading U.N. Peacekeeping Efforts in Haiti

U.N. Undersecretary-General Alain Le Roy discusses the 9,000-person U.N. force in Haiti, which is being led by Brazilian soldiers.

REPORT

Ambassador: 'We're Going to Have Some Order in Haiti'

Haiti's ambassador to the U.S., Raymond Joseph, discusses how the Haitian government is responding to the crisis even though many of its workers are quake victims as well.

REPORT

News Wrap: Fort Hood Report Could Lead to Discipline

In other news, an independent report blamed several military officers for failing to prevent the Fort Hood massacre in November, and the man accused of planning to bomb Bali in 2002 may be tried in Washington D.C.

REPORT

In Mass. Senate Race, GOP Candidate Surging in Democratic Stronghold

Massachusetts' special election to fill the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's seat is heating up as a Republican candidate is polling well in a bastion for Democratic politics. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Examine Mass. Senate Race, U.S. Quake Aid

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the week's news, including the tight Senate race in Massachusetts and the American response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

REPORT

In Haiti, the Sights and Sounds of a Sudden Disaster

A look at some of the sights and sounds of the massive earthquake that pummeled Haiti Tuesday and victims' desperate efforts to survive.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 15, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               1/15/2010 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, January 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/15/2010 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, January 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/15/2010 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, January 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/15/2010 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: Legislative Preview (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/15/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The 2010 Hawaii State Legislature is about to convene its session with the daunting task of balancing the state budget.  Dan Boylan moderates a preview of the upcoming session with Senator Russell Kokubun; House Finance Committee Chairman Rep. Marcus Oshiro; University of Hawaii at Manoa Assoc. Professor of Economics Carl Bonham, and Rep. Gene Ward, Minority member of the House Finance Committee.  Howard Dicus files his weekly Everybody’s Business report on the state of Hawaii’s economy, and places the upcoming legislative session in an economic context. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, January 18, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/18/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Six Days Without Sunlight: Woman Survives in Bank's Rubble

The arrival of fresh aid was a welcome sight in Haiti on Monday, but aid workers struggled to get food, water, and medical supplies to survivors of last week's earthquake. Bill Neely of Independent Television News reports on one woman's unlikely survival story.

REPORT

Aid Groups Look to Break up Bottlenecks After Haiti Quake

While 7,000 U.S. forces were scheduled to be in Haiti by the end of Monday, the U.N. is seeking to send additional peacekeepers to help break bottlenecks choking the aid effort. Jon Snow of ITN reports.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Relief Effort Improves in Haiti While Security Concerns Linger

In an interview with Jeffrey Brown, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten discusses the pace of the relief effort in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, security concerns in the capital, and complaints about U.S. management at the Port-au-Prince airport.

REPORT

Texting for Charity: Cell Phone Users Sending Relief for Haiti

In just five days, the Red Cross has raised more than $21 million for the relief effort in Haiti through text messages. As Tom Bearden reports, cellphones have emerged as the new big player in charitable giving.

REPORT

News Wrap: Americans Jailed in Pakistan Claim Torture

In other news, five American Muslims jailed in Pakistan on terrorism charges said in court Monday they have been tortured, and the president of Ukraine has been eliminated from the country's presidential election.

REPORT

Kabul Briefly Paralyzed by Bold Militant Assault

The Afghan capital was paralyzed for hours Monday as militants laid siege to Kabul, detonating explosives, hurling grenades and engaging security forces in a fierce gun fight.

ANALYSIS

Democrats on Edge as Massachusetts Voters Go to Polls

President Obama traveled to Massachusetts on Sunday to stump for Democratic candidate Martha Coakley in the increasingly tight race to fill the Senate seat of the late Edward M. Kennedy.

CONVERSATION

From 'Dark Days' to 'Bright Nights,' Reexamining the Civil Rights Era

In observance of Martin Luther King Day, Ray Suarez speaks with historian Peniel Joseph about his new book "Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama."

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, January 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/19/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Security Challenges Plague Aid Effort's Growth in Haiti

More much-needed aid arrived in Haiti on Tuesday, but aid organizations reported security has increasingly become a serious obstacle to distribution. ITN's Jon Snow reports.

REPORT

As Haiti Waits on Aid, Survivors Wonder Who's in Charge

At one hospital just across from the Port-au-Prince airport, medical workers can see aid entering Haiti but still do not have access to it. Jonathan Rugman of ITN examines how confusion over who is leading the relief effort is slowing the distribution of aid.

ANALYSIS

Lessons Emerge from Quake Relief Effort in Haiti

One week after the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti, Gwen Ifill speaks with Jon Andrus of the Pan American Health Organization about which aspects of the international response have worked and which have failed.

ANALYSIS

U.S Military Plays High-Profile Role in Haiti Relief Effort

Some 800 U.S. Marines arrived in Haiti on Tuesday, in addition to members of the Army's 82nd Airborne division. As the U.S. troop presence builds there, Jim Lehrer speaks with a pair of experts about the military's mission in the relief effort.

REPORT

News Wrap: Mass. Votes to Fill Senate Seat Long Held by Kennedys

In other news, the vacant Senate seat in Massachusetts was up for grabs on Tuesday, and in Afghanistan, two U.S. troops were killed by a roadside bomb in the south.

REPORT

Race for Education Funding Poses a Test for States

Billions of dollars are about to come available in new federal education spending, pitting states against one another for a piece of the pie. John Merrow reports.

ANALYSIS

One Year In, a Closer Look at the Obama Presidency

As the one year anniversary of President Barack Obama's Inauguration arrives, Jeffrey Brown speaks with a panel of experts about how the president has performed so far in the Oval Office and the challenges that remain ahead.

ANALYSIS

Viewing Obama from his Ancestral Kenya

One year into the Obama presidency, Tristan McConnell of the international news Web site Global Post looks at mixed feelings toward Barack Obama in Kenya, where his father was born.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: A Death in Tehran

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/19/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

At the height of the protests following Iran’s controversial presidential election this summer, a young woman named Neda Soltani was shot and killed on the streets of Tehran. Her death — filmed on a cameraphone, then uploaded to the Web — quickly became an international outrage, and Soltani became the face of a powerful movement that threatened the hard-line government’s hold on power. With the help of a unique network of correspondents in and out of the country, FRONTLINE investigates the life and death of the woman whose image remains a potent symbol for those who want to keep the reform movement alive.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Copyright Criminals

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/19/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Computers, software and even cell phones have radically altered our relationship to mass culture and technology, providing consumers with the tools to become producers, or “remixers,” of their own media. But long before everyday people began posting their video mash-ups on the Web, hip-hop musicians perfected the art of audio montage through a technique they called sampling. This documentary examines the creative and commercial value of music sampling, including the ongoing debates about artistic expression, copyright law and (of course) money.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 20, 2010     

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/20/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Brown's Senate Victory Endangers Democrats' Agenda

Democrats are scrambling after Republican Scott Brown upset the Democratic attorney general for the remainder of Ted Kennedy's Senate term. For more on the implications in Washington and the Bay State, Gwen Ifill is joined by the Hotline's Amy Walter, Ceci Connolly of the Washington Post and the chair of the Massachusetts GOP.

REPORT

News Wrap: Intel Chief Accepts Blame for Flight 253 Bomb Attempt

In other news, the nation's intelligence chief admitted to making mistakes that led to the attempted bombing of a flight on Christmas Day, and a suspect in Tuesday's mass Virginia shootings turned himself in Wednesday.

REPORT

Aftershock Rattles Haiti One Week After Quake

A powerful 6.0 aftershock rippled through Haiti as victims continue to be rescued and aid workers struggle to aid survivors of last week's earthquake.

REPORT

Aftershock Renews Fears For Haiti Quake Survivors

Jon Snow of Independent Television News looks at the ongoing relief efforts in Port-au-Prince and the suffering endured by thousands of victims fighting to survive.

UPDATE

'Comfort' Hospital Ship Arrives to Bolster Haiti Response

Relief efforts were ramped up today in Haiti with the arrival of the U.S. Navy hospital ship "Comfort," which is equipped with 550 medical staff. Margaret Warner speaks with NPR reporter Jason Beaubien for the latest on the relief efforts in the Port-au-Prince area.

ANALYSIS

New York Times Looks to Charge Online Readers, Again

The New York Times has decided to charge online readers a fee for accessing the newspaper's Web site, starting in 2011. Jeffrey Brown considers whether readers will actually pay for the service.

REPORT

After Christmas Bomb Plot, New Airport Screening Techniques Examined

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before Senators today that airport screening techniques are vital to protecting the U.S. from terrorist threats. Ray Suarez reports on some of the latest technology that you might see in U.S. airports.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 21, 2010         

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/21/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Supreme Court OKs Corporate Campaign Contributions

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed 20 years of restrictions on corporate campaign contributions. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal explains the controversial ruling and how it will likely affect future political campaigns.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Ruling Could Reshape Political Landscape

Reactions to the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of corporate campaign contributions varied from disappointment on the Democrats' side to excitement from some Republicans. Jim Lehrer talks to analysts about how the ruling will change campaign finance.

REPORT

News Wrap: Senate's Reform Bill Won't Pass House, Warns Pelosi

In other news, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that the Senate health care bill is unlikely to succeed in the House unless significantly altered, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Internet companies to resist censorship worldwide.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Geithner: Banks with 'Privilege' of Borrowing from U.S. Must Limit Risk

President Obama moved to impose new restrictions on banks aimed to discourage the kind of risky behavior that led to the financial collapse. Judy Woodruff speaks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about the president's proposals.

REPORT

Are Bank Restrictions Enough to Prevent Another Recession?

Judy Woodruff speaks with Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., about the proposed restrictions on the nation's financial institutions and how this will affect consumers and the economy.

REPORT

Hunger, Disease Threaten Aid Efforts in Haiti

Aid workers' ranks are swiftly growing in Haiti, where 12,000 U.S. forces are now stationed off the country's coast and on the ground. But the scene in Port-au-Prince continues to deteriorate as people fight off hunger and disease.

REPORT

In Port-au-Prince, Scenes of Death Still Pervasive

Margaret Warner talks to Martin Smith of Frontline about Haiti's economic forecast after last week's massive earthquake.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: The Future of Education: Multi-media

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/21/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On this week’s Insights, the panel discusses the growing importance of multimedia technology in schools for the 21st century. Managing Editor Susan Yim of the upcoming Hiki No Student News Network, Program Director for Searider Productions Candy Suiso, Waianae High School student Heidi Neidhardt, and Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School teacher Kevin Matsunaga all join in about how education is incorporating the new multimedia learning tools. 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. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/22/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

In Search of Shelter, Haitians Flee Port-au-Prince

Haitian officials reported that some 200,000 people have fled Port-au-Prince as the government considers building new tent cities outside the capital. Margaret Warner speaks with Jay Newton Small of TIME magazine.

REPORT

Haiti Quake Victims Seek Help on Border

Ray Suarez reports from a hospital organized by the Pan American Health Organization in the Dominican Republic, where many Haitians are seeking refuge after last week's earthquake leveled Port-au-Prince.

REPORT

News Wrap: Biden Visits Iraq to Quash Election Dispute

In other news, Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Baghdad Friday hoping to ease tensions before the March elections, and Britain raised its terror threat level to "severe."

ANALYSIS

Economic Woes Raise Questions on Bernanke

David Wessel of the Wall Street Journal explains how the Massachusetts election affected Fed Chief Ben Bernanke's chances at a second term.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Political Shakeup for Democrats

Columnist Mark Shields, David Brooks break down the news of the week, including the outcome of the Massachusetts special election and Obama's tough sell on health care reform.

REPORT

U.S., China Spar Over Internet Freedom

Beijing warned that Secretary of State Clinton's blunt remarks on Internet censorship could strain the U.S.-China relationship.

ANALYSIS

Internet Restrictions Highlight Political, Cultural Divides

On the heels of a U.S.-China dispute on Internet freedom, Jeffrey Brown speaks with democracy and media experts about the debate over how countries monitor -- and sometimes restrict -- access to the Internet.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, January 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/22/2010 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, January 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/22/2010 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, January 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/22/2010 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, January 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/22/2010 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: The Future of Education: Multi-media (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/22/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On this week’s Insights, the panel discusses the growing importance of multimedia technology in schools for the 21st century. Managing Editor Susan Yim of the upcoming Hiki No Student News Network, Program Director for Searider Productions Candy Suiso, Waianae High School student Heidi Neidhardt, and Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School teacher Kevin Matsunaga all join in about how education is incorporating the new multimedia learning tools. 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. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, January 25, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/25/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Looks to 'Reestablish' Economic Security

President Obama is expected to pay particular attention to the needs of middle-class voters in Wednesday's State of the Union.

REPORT

News Wrap: 90 Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Crash

In other news, 90 people were killed when an Ethiopian airliner crashed just off the coast of Beirut, and Baghdad was hit with a series of bombings.

REPORT

Two Weeks Later, Many Haitians Still Waiting for Aid

Kwame Holman updates the situation in Haiti, where aid workers continue to struggle to reach quake survivors in urgent need.

REPORT

Delivery of Aid Remains the U.N.'s Toughest Job in Haiti

Ray Suarez talks to the United Nations' deputy special envoy to Haiti about the obstacles facing aid workers in Port-au-Prince, where thousands require urgent care.

ANALYSIS

Experts Ask: How Strong Is Al-Qaida?

The first in a series about the evolving nature of al-Qaida, Margaret Warner speaks with a former CIA staffer about the terror group's influence.

REPORT

Carp Invade, Threaten Great Lakes' Ecosystem

Tom Bearden looks at how some Midwestern states are battling the threat of carp overpopulation, which is damaging the Great Lakes' fragile ecosystem.

REPORT

'Sound Tracks' Explores Music and Journalism

An excerpt from the PBS program "Sound Tracks," which explores the bridging of journalism and music around the world.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, January 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/26/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Could a 3-Year Spending Freeze Help the U.S. Deficit?

President Obama prepared to announce a proposal to freeze all non-defense spending over the next three years. Judy Woodruff speaks with the top Democrat and Republican from the Senate Budget Committee for more.

REPORT

News Wrap: Iraq Crime Lab Rocked by Suicide Bomber

In other news, a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured 80 others at a police crime lab in Baghdad, and a separate suicide attack at an American base in Afghanistan wounded 14 people.

ANALYSIS

Democrats on Defensive for Former Obama, Biden Senate Seats

Gwen Ifill speaks with experts about the Senate races in Delaware and Illinois, where Democrats are losing ground and Republicans are gaining in the polls.

REPORT

Home Price Experts Give Take on Markets in Atlanta, Beyond

As part of his ongoing series, Making Sense of the economy, Paul Solman takes a real estate tour in Atlanta, Ga., with two experts on home sale prices.

REPORT

Rebuilding Health Care System Major Hurdle for Haiti

Ray Suarez reports on how Haitian and international medical teams are wrestling over whether to discharge earthquake victims who have been treated, but don't have homes where they could continue their recovery.

ANALYSIS

Report: 'F' for Obama Administration's Biological Attack Readiness

Margaret Warner speaks with former Senators Bob Graham and Jim Talent about a new report that grades the U.S. ability to respond to a terrorist attack utilizing weapons of mass destruction.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: The Card Game (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/26/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

As credit card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington and a potential perfect storm of economic bad news, FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy.  In a joint project with the New York Times-a follow-up to the Secret History of the Credit Card-Bergman and the Times talk to industry insiders, lobbyists, politicians, and consumer advocates as they square off over new regulation and the possible creation of a consumer finance protection agency.  How are the credit, debit, and pre-paid card industries repositioning themselves to maintain high profits under the new rules?  The stakes couldn't be higher as many fear the consumer loan industry could be at the center of the next crisis.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, January 27, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/27/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

State of the Union Comes at Crucial Moment for Obama Presidency

With his poll numbers dipping, President Obama will look to use his first State of the Union address to reset the debate over his top priorities. Gwen Ifill speaks with White House adviser David Axelrod about the speech.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks: Obama Must Aim for 'Consistency'

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks speak with Jim Lehrer about the mood of the nation ahead of President Obama's first State of the Union.

REPORT

News Wrap: Davos Meeting Focuses on Big Banks

In other news, reigning in big banks led the agenda at the annual economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, while in London world leaders met to map out a strategy for fighting extremism in Yemen.

UPDATE

Toyota Halts Sales Amid Renewed Safety Fears

In an unprecedented move caused by faulty gas pedals, Toyota has halted the sale and production of eight of its top-selling models. Judy Woodruff reports.

REPORT

Geithner Defends AIG Bailout at Fiery Hearing

Under fire from lawmakers Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defended the bailout of insurance giant AIG as "in the best interests of the American people."

ANALYSIS

Unmasking Interest Rates, Honky-Tonk Style

In the latest installment in his series of reports making sense of financial news, Paul Solman explains how interest rates are set, with a little help from economic country musician Merle Hazard.

UPDATE

Two Weeks On, Most Haitians Still Lack Basics

Two weeks into the recovery effort in Haiti, thousands of survivors are still struggling to simply exist. Ray Suarez speaks with Margaret Warner from Haiti about the uneven relief effort.

UPDATE

State of the Union - Part One

Watch part one of President Barack Obama's 2010 State of the Union address.

 

Series Title:     Tavis Smiley Reports

Program Title: One on One with Hillary Clinton

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/27/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In this program, Tavis Smiley travels and talks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her first year as America's chief diplomat, with exclusive access to a State Department diplomatic mission to the Middle East.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/29/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

As Obama Resets Message, Success May Hinge on Economy

In his first State of the Union, President Obama said he plans to focus his second year in office on jobs, and renewed his call for more civility in Washington. Judy Woodruff leads a panel of experts about what the speech means for the president's long-term agenda.

REPORT

News Wrap: Bernanke Wins Second Term at Fed

In other news, the Senate approved Ben Bernanke for a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Senate Democrats also voted to boost the federal debt ceiling by nearly $2 trillion.

REPORT

Fifteen Days Below Rubble: Final Quake Survivor in Haiti?

Robert Moore of Independent Television News reports on the dramatic rescue of a teenage girl in Haiti more than two weeks after the quake.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Haiti's Preval Striving for Normalcy Amid Chaos

Since the collapse of the National Palace in the Jan. 12 earthquake, the Haitian leadership has been without a home. In an interview with Ray Suarez, the nation's president, Rene Preval, talks about his efforts to return a sense of normalcy to Haiti.

REPORT

Toyota's Safety Record Dented as Recall Widens

Toyota expanded its recall to China and Europe on Thursday, but said it was nearing a fix to the gas pedal problem that pushed the automaker to halt sales and production on several popular models.

CONVERSATION

J.D. Salinger, American Literary Icon, Dies at 91

J.D. Salinger, the enigmatic American author best known for his classic novel "Catcher in the Rye" died Wednesday at the age of 91. Jim Lehrer talks to experts about the author's influence on American literature.

ANALYSIS

State of the Union: Part Two

Watch part two of President Barack Obama's 2010 State of the Union address.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: State of the State

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/28/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On this week’s Insights, government officials respond to Governor Linda Lingle’s State of the State Address on January 25, 2010. The panel will include State Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, House Speaker Calvin Say, Senior Policy Advisor Linda Smith, and Minority Leader Lynn Finnegan. 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. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/29/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama, GOP Confront Political Differences in Rare Debate

President Barack Obama and Congressional Republicans sparred over a range of policy issues Friday in a lively -- and rare -- no-holds-barred debate session. After a report on the exchange, Judy Woodruff talks to Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, about the legislative road ahead.

REPORT

News Wrap: Economy's Growth Surprises, But Jobs Still Lag

In other news, the U.S. economy grew by 5.7 percent in the fourth quarter, more than expected, and Toyota outlined steps it is taking to help end an unprecedented recall.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on the Search for Bipartisanship

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks assess the top stories of the past week, including President Obama's appearance at a House GOP retreat and why Republicans may have little incentive to reach across the aisle.

UPDATE

Officials Consider New Site for 9/11 Trial

Security fears and cost concerns have pushed the Obama administration to reconsider its plan to try the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks in federal court steps from Ground Zero.

REPORT

With Businesses Destroyed, Haiti's Capital a 'Cashless City'

The realities of the Port-au-Prince economy have become brutally simple. With most businesses now gone, banks still closed, and thousands jobless, the city is virtually cashless. Ray Suarez reports from Haiti.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: THURSDAY, January 29, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               1/29/2010 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: THURSDAY, January 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/29/2010 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: THURSDAY, January 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/29/2010 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: THURSDAY, January 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/29/2010 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: State of the State (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               1/29/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On this week’s Insights, government officials respond to Governor Linda Lingle’s State of the State Address on January 25, 2010. The panel will include State Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, House Speaker Calvin Say, Senior Policy Advisor Linda Smith, and Minority Leader Lynn Finnegan. 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. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, February 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/1/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Budget Fuels Debate Over Path to Slash Deficit

President Obama proposed a $3.8 trillion budget Monday, a plan that would boost spending for education and increase taxes on the wealthy. But the budget deficit would grow to more than 10 percent of GDP before seeking deficit trims. Gwen Ifill talks to analysts about the tensions between spending and deficit reduction.

REPORT

News Wrap: Suicide Blast Kills at Least 54 in Iraq

In other news Monday, a suicide bombing in Baghdad killed at least 54 Iraqis, and the Justice Department moved forward on an investigation involving the Blackwater security firm.

REPORT

Toyota Details Fix for Faulty Pedals

Toyota announced Monday it has found a solution to the gas pedal problem that forced the automaker to recall millions of vehicles and stop selling eight popular models in the U.S.

REPORT

Detention of Americans in Haiti Renews Adoption Concerns

Ten American missionaries have been detained in Haiti for allegedly trying to take 33 children across the border into the Dominican Republican without the proper documents.

UPDATE

With Parents Missing, Haiti's Child Survivors in Limbo

Jeffrey Brown talks to Mandalit del Barco of National Public Radio in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for an update on the state of earthquake recovery, from food distribution to disputes over orphaned children.

REPORT

In the Weeds: Regulations Lag as Medical Marijuana Grows

Medical marijuana is booming in Colorado. In Denver alone, there are more dispensaries legally selling the drug than there are Starbucks. But as medical marijuana use expands, regulation has struggled to keep pace.

CONVERSATION

In Hunt for al-Qaida, 'Lone Wolves' a Rising Threat

The leadership of al-Qaida is, by and large, on the run, says counter-terror expert Marc Sageman. Unfortunately, he tells Margaret Warner, more "lone wolves," such as the accused Christmas Day airplane bomber, have emerged as the new face of the terror threat.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, February 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Top Defense Officials Seek an End to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates told a Senate panel Tuesday they would review how to end the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.

REPORT

News Wrap: Christmas Day Plot Suspect Reportedly Cooperating with FBI

In other news Tuesday, the Nigerian man accused in the Christmas Day airliner attack is said to be cooperating with the FBI, and White House budget director Peter Orszag defended the administration's $3.8 trillion budget proposal on Capitol Hill.

ANALYSIS

Budget Cuts Launch Debate on NASA's Future

Rather than send a man back to the moon, President Obama's proposed budget calls for a far less expensive plan of encouraging private companies to build spacecrafts for NASA to rent. But veterans of the space agency's golden years fear the decision puts NASA on a path to mediocrity.

REPORT

Haiti's Quake Leaves Behind a Generation of Child Amputees

In the wake of last month's horrifying earthquake, Port-au-Prince's hospitals are packed full of children with missing limbs. Emma Murphy of Independent Television News reports.

REPORT

In Haiti's Aftermath, Interest in Adoption Spikes

Since last month's earthquake, there has been an exodus of young children from Haiti to new homes in the U.S. Tom Bearden reports.

CONVERSATION

Are Big Banks Good for the Economy?

The Obama administration is trying to rein in big banks, but Robert Kelly, chief executive officer of Bank of New York, says that's a big mistake.

REPORT

Digital Nation: Exploring Technology's Impact on Society

In an excerpt from the PBS program "Frontline," Rachel Dreztin examines how our brains are being shaped by technology, how companies are spicing up conference calls with avatars and how advances in weaponry have reshaped war.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Digital Nation

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/2/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Over a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn and connect in ways that we're only beginning to understand. FRONTLINE producer Rachel Dretzin (“Growing Up Online”) teams up with one of the leading thinkers of the digital age, Douglas Rushkoff (“The Persuaders,” “Merchants of Cool”), to continue her exploration of life on the virtual frontier. The film is the product of a unique collaboration with visitors to the "Digital Nation" Web site, who for the past year have been able to react to the work in progress and post their own stories online. Dretzin and her team report from the front lines of digital culture — from love affairs blossoming in virtual worlds, to the thoroughly wired classrooms of the future, to military bases where the Air Force is fighting a new form of digital warfare. Along the way, they begin to map the critical ways that technology is transforming us, and what we may be learning about ourselves in the process.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/3/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Debate Reignites on Legal Rights of Terror Suspects

The suspect in the attempted Christmas Day bombing incident is speaking to authorities again, but some lawmakers are worried the administration's handling of the case poses a risk to national security. Jim Lehrer speaks with experts about how the U.S. should prosecute terror suspects.

REPORT

News Wrap: Another Bombing Kills 23 in Iraq

In other news Wednesday, a motorcycle bomb tore through a crowd of pilgrims in Iraq, killing at least 23 people. In Afghanistan, U.S., NATO and Afghan forces are gearing up for their largest joint offensive yet.

REPORT

Deaths in Pakistan Unmask Once Quiet U.S. Role

Three U.S. soldiers were killed in Pakistan on Wednesday when a bomb hit the convoy they were riding in. The deaths raised new questions about U.S. involvement in the country.

REPORT

Haiti Scrambles to Find Shelter for Quake Survivors

Haiti's heavy spring rains are getting closer, but as Ray Suarez reports, millions of earthquake survivors are still living in Port-au-Prince under rigged up tarps and bedsheets.

ANALYSIS

Obama Jobs Push Focusing on Small Business

President Obama is looking to cut the nation's unemployment rate by offering more aid for small business, but a plan to borrow from TARP has some lawmakers balking.

REPORT

Away from Battle, Soldiers Find Relief in 'Theater of War'

At military bases around the nation, performances of Greek drama are linking ancient and modern warriors in an understanding of war's pain and mental agony. Jeffrey Brown reports.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 4, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

As Senate Dynamic Shifts, a Test for Both Parties

Senate Democrats are looking to newly-seated Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., to reach across the aisle now that their 60-vote majority is gone. Brown's upset election has cast a new light on legislative tactics like the filibuster, and what they mean for the agenda on Capitol Hill.

REPORT

News Wrap: Stocks Plunge Ahead of January Jobs Report

In other news Thursday, stocks fell across the board on fears over the January unemployment report out Friday, and Senate Democrats announced plans to pass a jobs bill as early as next week.

REPORT

Toyota Faces Federal Probe Over Prius Brakes

The bad news continues for Toyota, as brake problems surface in the company's popular Prius model this week. The Transportation Department is considering an investigation, after receiving 124 complaints about the possible brake-power issues.

REPORT

Haiti Looks to Rebuild Shattered Government

Haiti's leaders are turning toward rebuilding its shattered government as earthquake recovery continues. Ray Suarez reports.

REPORT

Stand-up Economist Finds the Light Side of a 'Dismal Science'

Economics isn't exactly a side-splitting discipline, but at a recent economics convention in Atlanta, self-proclaimed "stand-up economist" Yoram Bauman showed it's possible to infuse the sober science with monetary mirth.

 

Series Title:     Insights of PBS Hawaii

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 4, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/4/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A diverse panel including State Attorney General Mark Bennett, The Honorable Walter Heen - OHA Trustee, and Jonathan Osorio, Ph.D - Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at UH gathers to discuss the Akaka Bill. Panel members represent opinions from those who are for the bill, against the bill, and still in between. Join in for this discussion about where the bill stands, proposed amendments, and predictions for the future of the bill. 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.  The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/5/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Jobless Rate Drops, but Fuller Recovery Still Appears Distant

The economy shed 20,000 jobs in January, but there were new hopes of economic growth as the nation's unemployment rate ticked down to 9.7 percent. Jim Lehrer speaks with a pair of experts about the latest numbers, as well as prospects in the labor market.

REPORT

News Wrap: Toyota President Apologizes for Recall

In other news Friday, Toyota's president Akio Toyoda apologized for the brake problems that triggered a worldwide recall, and at least 40 people are dead in Iraq from two bomb blasts targeting Shi-ite pilgrims.

REPORT

Health Care Spending Continued Climb in 2009

Health care spending grew to 17 percent of the U.S. economy last year. Betty Ann Bowser examines the impact of the figures amid questions on the future of a legislative reform push.

CONVERSATION

Reagan Budget Chief Offers a 'Gunslinger' Defense of Obama's Bank Reforms

With President Obama pushing a bipartisan deal on reforming banking regulations, Paul Solman talks with David Stockman, former Reagan budget chief and Wall Street "gunslinger," about the proposal to tax banks on their size and amount of risk.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Assess Power Shift in Congress

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top stories of the past week, including a new power dynamic in the Senate, and efforts to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

REPORT

Understanding Haiti's Disaster Through a Poet's Eyes

Michele Voltaire Marcelin, an artist, poet, spoken word performer and teacher, was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Since the earthquake struck that country last month, she has been struggling to make sense of the destruction.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 5, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               2/5/2010 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, February 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/5/2010 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, February 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/5/2010 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, February 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/5/2010 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 of PBS Hawaii

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 5, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/5/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A diverse panel including State Attorney General Mark Bennett, The Honorable Walter Heen - OHA Trustee, and Jonathan Osorio, Ph.D - Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at UH gathers to discuss the Akaka Bill. Panel members represent opinions from those who are for the bill, against the bill, and still in between. Join in for this discussion about where the bill stands, proposed amendments, and predictions for the future of the bill. 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.  The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/8/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Looks to Bipartisan Summit to Revive Health Reform

From left to right, the national political scene was buzzing on Monday. Developments included President Obama's latest appeal for bipartisanship and Sarah Palin's latest turn on the national stage. Gwen Ifill talks to the Hotline's Amy Walter for insight.

REPORT

News Wrap: Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania Dies at 77

In other news Monday, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., died at the age of 77, and the nation's capital and much of the Mid-Atlantic remained snowbound in the wake of a weekend blizzard.

ANALYSIS

Aid Groups in Haiti Launch Massive Vaccination Effort

With conditions on the ground ripe for a disease outbreak, aid groups in Haiti have launched a campaign to vaccinate more than 100,000 people against measles, diphtheria and tetanus. Emma Murphy of ITN reports.

ANALYSIS

In Haiti, Recovery Hinges on Fixing Government

Nearly a month after the earthquake in Haiti, the government in Port-au-Prince remains tattered. Ray Suarez takes a closer look at the state of Haiti's government and what it means for rebuilding efforts.

REPORT

'Checklist Manifesto' Author Pairs Simplicity With Lifesaving

Could the straightforward checklists used by airline pilots also help save lives in the operating room? Dr. Atul Gawande's book, "The Checklist Manifesto," examines how lists can reduce risk in the medical field and beyond.

REPORT

Saints Stun Colts for First Super Bowl Win

The New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl, offering hope for a city still recovering from Hurricane Katrina.

ANALYSIS

Hope, Healing for New Orleans After Super Bowl

New Orleans is riding high on the momentum of Sunday's Super Bowl upset by the hometown Saints over the Indianapolis Colts. And for a city still rebuilding from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the championship signifies the spirit of survival in the Big Easy.

REPORT

Blueprint America: Motor City Faces Transportation Crossroads

Once a hub of innovation, Detroit's now stands as the symbol of an industry's struggle for progress. As much of the world looks to faster, cleaner and more modern transportation, the Blueprint America series on infrastructure examines the future of the Motor City and transportation in America.

 

Series Title:     Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City

Program Title: MONDAY, February 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/8/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City

Monday, February 8 at 10:00PM

The latest installment in the BLUEPRINT AMERICA initiative takes viewers on a cinematic journey in search of America’s transportation future. With Detroit, Michigan, as home base, the film hop-scotches across the globe in an effort to look at what’s possible.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, February 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/9/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

First Lady Kicks Off Campaign Against Childhood Obesity

Michelle Obama launched a new program Tuesday aimed at eliminating childhood obesity within one generation. The "Let's Move" initiative, which seeks to reshape childhood eating and exercise habits, marks her first major public policy effort as first lady.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Michelle Obama: Team Effort Needed to Halt Childhood Obesity

In an interview with Jim Lehrer, first lady Michelle Obama said it's critically important for the future of the country to bring childhood obesity under control and encourage more physical fitness.

REPORT

News Wrap: Obama Challenges GOP to Cooperate

In other news Tuesday, President Obama issued another challenge to Republicans in Congress to cooperate on a host of issues, and also warned Iran over its nuclear program.

UPDATE

Toyota Recalls More Cars as Safety Woes Continue

Toyota will recall 437,000 Prius and other hybrid vehicle models, bringing its worldwide recall total to 8.5 million vehicles for brake and accelerator problems.

REPORT

California Braces as NUMMI Auto Plant Nears Closing

This spring, Toyota expects to slam the brakes on one of its California-based assembly plants. About 5,000 workers are preparing for unemployment at the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. plant, as well as hundreds more in the auto pipeline across the state. Spencer Michels reports.

REPORT

Debt Lands Greece in 'New Age of Austerity'

With mounting debt putting Greece dangerously close to a sovereign default, the country is under increasing pressure from European Union nations to reign in spending. John Sparks of ITN reports.

ANALYSIS

Greek Deficit Sends Financial Tremors Through EU

The financial markets remain unstable as disagreement persists within the European Union about how to deal with swelling debt levels in Greece, Portugal and Spain. Jeffrey Brown talks to an economist for insight.

REPORT

Flying Cheap: Sky Safety Lags as Airline Outsourcing Booms

Since 2002, the last six fatal commercial airline accidents in the U.S. have all involved the small regional airlines that major carriers are increasingly leaning on to keep down fares. In an excerpt from the PBS program "Frontline," Miles O'Brien investigates the safety issues associated with such outsourcing.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Flying Cheap

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/9/2010 9:00:00 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:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/10/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

From Virginia to Connecticut, a New Blast of Winter Weather

Government offices in Washington remained closed for a third straight day on Wednesday as the second major snowstorm in less than a week pounded the East Coast. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

Officials Scramble as Snow Cripples Much of Northeast

Government officials up and down much of the East Coast on Wednesday rushed to respond to a biting snowstorm that left thousands without power and strained already tight state and local budgets. Gwen Ifill speaks with state leaders and other officials about the response to the massive storm.

REPORT

News Wrap: Airbag Issues Prompt Honda Recall

In other news Wednesday, faulty airbags pushed carmaker Honda to add 437,000 vehicles to its 15-month-old global recall, and Ben Bernanke outlined plans to unwind the Federal Reserve's crisis policies.

ANALYSIS

Should the U.S. Be Talking to the Taliban?

Even as the U.S. ramps up its military campaign in Afghanistan, American and Afghan officials are pursuing political solutions to reconcile with the Taliban and end eight years of violence. Though Taliban leaders say they aren't open to negotiation, Afghan and U.N. officials have forged ahead with private talks.

ANALYSIS

Psychiatrists Propose Revisions to Diagnosis Manual

Health experts are taking a fresh look at how some mental illnesses are diagnosed. Planned revisions to the field of psychiatry's primary manual would be the first in a decade.

REPORT

Musician Ruben Blades Blends Activism with Afro-Cuban Rhythm

Panamanian salsa musician and actor Ruben Blades has been known to blend social issues like poverty and corruption into his music, but he also mixes art and advocacy in his work as a lawyer and public official. Jeffrey Brown reports.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 11, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/11/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Iran Marks Revolution Anniversary With Nuclear Announcement

On the 31st anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared his nation had the capacity to produce weapons-grade nuclear fuel. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

Tensions Arise Anew Around Iran's Nuclear, Political Goals

As government backers and opposition protesters rallied in Iran Thursday to mark the 31st anniversary of the country's Islamic Revolution, tensions continued to rise between Tehran and Washington over Iran's nuclear ambitions.

REPORT

News Wrap: Bill Clinton Treated for Chest Pains

In other news Thursday, former president Bill Clinton underwent surgery for chest pains, and European leaders promised "determined and coordinated action" to support Greece as it battles a debt crisis.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

White House Touts New Signs of Job Growth

The White House Thursday released its annual report on the economy, predicting an average of 95,000 jobs will be created each month this year. A top White House economic adviser discusses the findings.

REPORT

Unraveling the Profit Puzzle at Goldman Sachs

As part of his continuing series of reports making sense of business and the economy, Paul Solman examines the inner workings of investment powerhouse Goldman Sachs and how it makes money.

UPDATE

East Coast Slowly Digs Out From Record Snowfall

As much of the East Coast continues to shovel out from this week's record-breaking snowfall, air travel and other businesses assessed the damage to their bottom lines. After a report from Ray Suarez, Jim Lehrer talks to an aviation reporter for more.

REPORT

White House Celebrates Civil Rights Movement Through Music

The civil rights era produced some of the most memorable songs in American music history. In an excerpt from the PBS program "In Performance at the White House," President and Mrs. Obama toast Black History Month with a celebration of the era's music.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Religion and Politics

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/11/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

With more religious groups voicing their opinions in the political arena due to issues such as civil unions and same sex marriages, this weeks panel discusses how to the deal with the diversity of religious perspectives in politics. Guests include Father Mark Alexander, Vicar General and Diocesan Theologian of the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu; John Hoag, Director of Public Affairs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Rev. John Heidel, United Church of Christ Minister and President of Interfaith Alliance Hawaii; and Rabbi Peter Schaktman of Temple Emanu-El.  The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter. 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, February 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/12/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Public Anger on the Rise as Focus Turns to Midterm Races

President Barack Obama's approval rating has steadied near 49 percent after dropping for much of this year, according to new voter polls released Friday. Both parties are working to address public frustration over partisan gridlock in Congress as the fall's midterm elections draw closer.

REPORT

News Wrap: Bill Clinton Home After Heart Procedure

In other news Friday, former President Bill Clinton returned home after an overnight hospitalization following a heart procedure and much of the Deep South was paralyzed as a rare winter storm deposited several inches of snow.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Partisanship and Politics in Washington

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the past week, including the state of partisan politics in Washington, the issues driving voter anger, and what President Obama's slipping approval rating means for his legislative agenda.

ANALYSIS

Is Taxpayer Money Behind Profits at Goldman Sachs?

Paul Solman continues his series of reports examining investment powerhouse Goldman Sachs and how it makes money.

UPDATE

Winter Olympics' Opening Day Marred by Luger's Death

The 21st Olympic Winter Games kick off Friday in Vancouver with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron and the parade of nations, but hours before the opening ceremonies, Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed during a training run. Jeffrey Brown speaks with USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan in Vancouver.

REPORT

Snowboarder Overcomes the Odds to Return to Olympic Games

Chris Klug is back in pursuit of Olympic gold in Vancouver after receiving a life-saving liver transplant and winning the battle for qualification that kept him out of the 2006 games. The 37-year-old snowboarder took home the bronze in the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 12, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               2/12/2010 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, February 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/12/2010 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, February 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/12/2010 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, February 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/12/2010 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: Religion and Politics (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/12/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

With more religious groups voicing their opinions in the political arena due to issues such as civil unions and same sex marriages, this weeks panel discusses how to the deal with the diversity of religious perspectives in politics. Guests include Father Mark Alexander, Vicar General and Diocesan Theologian of the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu; John Hoag, Director of Public Affairs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Rev. John Heidel, United Church of Christ Minister and President of Interfaith Alliance Hawaii; and Rabbi Peter Schaktman of Temple Emanu-El.  The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter. 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, February 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/15/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

UPDATE

Marines Forge Ahead as Taliban Offensive Narrows

For a third day, American and British forces continued their push on the Taliban stronghold of Marjah in southern Afghanistan. Ray Suarez speaks to Rod Nordland of The New York Times who has been covering the story from Kabul.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: Clinton Warns of Iran's Mounting Military Power

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton charged that Iran is headed toward becoming a military dictatorship because of the growing power of the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard. Also, at least 18 people were killed in a commuter rail crash in Belgium.

ANALYSIS

Biden and Cheney Clash Over Terror Trial Policy

Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Dick Cheney sparred in separate Sunday talk show appearances over whether terror suspects should be tried in civilian courts or treated as "enemy combatants" under military authority. Gwen Ifill talks to experts for insight.

REPORT

Health Reform Advocates Target Insurance Rate Hikes

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield announced they will delay premium hikes for consumers in California's individual insurance market, but reform advocates hope the backlash over the proposed 39 percent rate hike will push Congress to take action? Betty Ann Bowser reports.

ANALYSIS

Death and Injuries Raise Safety Concerns at Winter Games

Friday's fatal luge crash before the opening of the Vancouver Winter Olympics highlighted the dangers of high speeds and slick surfaces in winter sports. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Olympic historian and author David Wallechinsky from Vancouver about the safety risks athletes face.

REPORT

DUI Checkpoints Meet Rising Skepticism

California has ramped up the use of sobriety checkpoints to target intoxication and crack down on unlicensed drivers. But its policy of seizing vehicles is under fire both for targeting undocumented immigrants and for generating an estimated $40 million in revenues.

REPORT

Poet Lucille Clifton Dies After Cancer Battle

Former Maryland poet laureate and National Book Award winner Lucille Clifton died Saturday at age 73 after a long battle with cancer.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, February 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/16/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Fighting Eases as Forces Advance in Marjah Offensive

Top Taliban military commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has been seized by American and Pakistani forces, as the coalition offensive presses onward in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

Taliban Commander Captured as Coalition Forces Make New Gains

The campaign to crush Taliban fighters in the southern Afghanistan city of Marjah moved swiftly in its fourth day with the capture of resistance leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Pakistan. Judy Woodruff speaks with Afghanistan political experts Seth Jones, Thomas Johnson and Steve Coll.

REPORT

News Wrap: Iran Threatens Reprisal for Nuclear Sanctions

In other news Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned that Tehran would swiftly counter any new sanctions placed against it and Russia joined the U.S. and France to urge Iran to stop enriching uranium.

ANALYSIS

Public Anger Continues to Hammer Congressional Incumbents

As voter polls continue to show a rising tide of resentment for congressional incumbents, Indiana's Evan Bayh became the latest official to announce he will not seek re-election. Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg Political Report and The Hotline's Amy Walter assess the political mood this campaign season.

REPORT

In Cairo's Trash City, School Teaches Reading, Recycling

For generations, the Zabaleen people have hauled away Cairo's refuse and lived on the fringes of society. But thanks to an enterprising recycling school, the poor and mostly illiterate inhabitants of "Trash City" are receiving education and job training for the first time. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Egypt.

ANALYSIS

Greece Faces Debt Deadlines as Financial Markets Watch the EU

Greece has one month to take urgent measures to rein in its debt problems and less time to share information about its currency swaps, EU finance ministers said Tuesday. Jeffrey Brown talks to finance experts Scheherazad Rehman and Simon Johnson.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: The Warning (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/16/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the devastating aftermath of the economic meltdown, FRONTLINE sifts the ashes for clues about why it happened and examines critical moments when it might have gone much differently. Looking back into the 1990s, producer/director Michael Kirk (“Inside the Meltdown,” “Breaking the Bank”) discovers early warnings of the crash, reveals an intense battle among high-ranking members of the Clinton administration and uncovers a concerted effort not to regulate the emerging, highly complex and lucrative derivatives markets, which would become the ticking time-bomb within the American economy.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/17/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

One Year Later, Stimulus Appears to Yield Mixed Results

President Barack Obama touted the one-year-old stimulus legislation for continuing to create jobs, even as many Americans question the potency of the recovery. Jeffrey Brown speaks with John Cochrane of the University of Chicago and Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute.

REPORT

News Wrap: Toyota Considering Corolla Recall

In other news Wednesday, Toyota is considering a recall of its best-selling Corolla model after complaints of steering problems. Also, NATO troops in Afghanistan continued their offensive against the Taliban resistance in the southern town of Marjah.

ANALYSIS

Reactor Plan Renews Debate on Nuclear Energy

President Obama this week announced $8.3 billion in federal loan guarantees to help build two new nuclear reactors in Georgia, but environmental groups pushed back against the form of alternative energy they called "inherently dangerous." Gwen Ifill talks to both nuclear and environmental advocates.

REPORT

Secretary Clinton Urges Hard Stance on Iran's Nuclear Goals

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton advised continuing to pressure Iran on its nuclear ambitions after her return from the Middle East Wednesday. Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, accused Clinton of lying and condemned the "bullying" of Western nations over its plans to enrich uranium.

REPORT

Israel Mum Amid Accusations in Dubai Assassination

Tensions mount over the death of a Hamas official last month in Dubai. Israel remains tight-lipped over accusations that its intelligence service Mossad was involved in Mahmoud al-Mabhouh's assassination. Julian Manyon of ITN reports.

ANALYSIS

Allegations Mount in Death of Hamas Official

The mysterious death of a Hamas military official in Dubai has raised suspicions that the murder was an Israeli operation. Margaret Warner talks to a reporter for more.

REPORT

Former Regulator Talks Fraud and the Big Bank Getaway

Paul Solman sits down with former bank regulator and author Bill Black as part of his continuing series of reports examining bank reform and the future of Wall Street.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 18, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/18/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama's Deficit Panel Chiefs: 'Staggering' Task Ahead

President Obama has tasked a new commission to target ways to reduce the national debt, projected to hit $1.6 trillion this year. Opponents are concerned the panel could weigh in favor of tax hikes. Judy Woodruff reports interviews the commission co-chairs, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson.

REPORT

News Wrap: Texas Plane Crash Being Investigated

In other news, a small plane that crashed into a building in Austin, Texas, is being investigated as a possible suicide attack. Also, NATO forces continued their fight against the Taliban resistance in southern Afghanistan with growing concern over sniper fire and in Pakistan, at least 29 people were killed in a mosque bombing.

ANALYSIS

Dalai Lama Visit Fuels Friction Between China, U.S.

Chinese officials openly criticized President Obama's decision to meet with exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Thursday. Beijing warned that U.S. recognition of Tibet as an independent state would further strain Sino-U.S. relations. Jeffrey Brown speaks to two experts about recent tension between the nations.

REPORT

Tough, Low-Cost Wheelchairs Needed in Haiti

Spencer Michels reports on efforts in San Francisco to design and build heavy-duty, low-cost wheelchairs for use in the rough terrain of Haiti and around the third world.

UPDATE

U.N. Under-Secretary General Updates Needs in Haiti

Nearly 600,000 people are still without shelter as the rains begin to fall in Port-au-Prince. Ray Suarez speaks to Under-Secretary General John Holmes of the United Nations about Haiti's long journey of rebuilding ahead and the state of the relief effort.

CONVERSATION

Should Obama Pull the TARP from Under Banks?

As part of his continuing series of reports examining bank reform and the future of Wall Street, Paul Solman sits down with bank consultant and former FDIC chair William Isaac for a critical look at the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Rail: The Road Ahead

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/18/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week’s topic on Insights is the proposed $5.3 billion rail transit project. Dan Boylan moderates a panel that will address where the City stands, concerns of funding even with the recent announcement from the Federal Transit Authority dedicating $55 million to the project, and the debate over architectural design and environmental issues. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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, February 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/19/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Marines Surge Strikes Taliban Snipers in Helmand Province

Elite marine recon teams were dropped behind Taliban lines as the major NATO offensive in Southern Afghanistan ends its first week. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

In Afghanistan, Forces Face Tough Task of Extracting Taliban From Marjah

Several NATO deaths have been reported as the fight in the Taliban in stronghold of Marjah wraps up its first week. Judy Woodruff gets an update on progress in the region from a marine reserves staff sergeant who served in Afghanistan and a military journalist.

REPORT

News Wrap: No Misconduct by Bush Lawyers, Justice Dept. Says

In other news Friday, the Justice Department found no misconduct by Bush administration lawyers who authorized harsh interrogations. Also, home foreclosures fell in the final quarter of 2009, signaling a possible rebound in the housing market.

REPORT

Troops Wage Battle for Influence on the Ground in Marjah

Vaughan Smith of The Frontline Club shares a dramatic look at life on the front lines for the British Grenadier Guard in Helmand province of southern Afghanistan, where coalition troops are trying to wrestle control back from the Taliban.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Dwindling Civility in Congress

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the past week, including Sen. Evan Bayh's decision not to seek re-election and the role of the CPAC summit in selecting the GOP's national candidates.

UPDATE

Brennan Assesses Tiger Woods' Apology, U.S. Olympic Domination So Far

Tiger Woods made a public apology for marital infidelity in Florida on Friday. Also, U.S. athletes lead the overall medal count going into the second week of the Winter Olympics with big wins for Evan Lysacek and Lindsey Vonn this week. Jeffrey Brown speaks with USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan in Vancouver.

UPDATE

Brennan Assesses Tiger Woods' Apology, U.S. Olympic Domination So Far

Tiger Woods made a public apology for marital infidelity in Florida on Friday. Also, U.S. athletes lead the overall medal count going into the second week of the Winter Olympics with big wins for Evan Lysacek and Lindsey Vonn this week. Jeffrey Brown speaks with USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan in Vancouver.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 19, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               2/19/2010 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, February 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/19/2010 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, February 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/19/2010 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, February 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/19/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

The McLaughlin Group

Friday, February 19 at 9:30PM

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: Rail: The Road Ahead (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/19/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week’s topic on Insights is the proposed $5.3 billion rail transit project. Dan Boylan moderates a panel that will address where the City stands, concerns of funding even with the recent announcement from the Federal Transit Authority dedicating $55 million to the project, and the debate over architectural design and environmental issues. The panel will also field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, and Twitter.

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, February 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/22/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

DEBATE

Obama Pitches Insurance Rate Agency in Run-up to Summit

Days before a bipartisan health care summit convenes, the White House unveiled a revised health care proposal Monday featuring a new insurance rate agency. Judy Woodruff sits down with Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., to discuss the possible outcome of the summit and of the reforms.

REPORT

News Wrap: Suspect Pleads Guilty in NYC Terror Plot

In other news Monday, a former Denver airport shuttle driver plead guilty to plotting bomb attacks in New York City, and outbreaks of violence in Baghdad killed 22 people as Iraqis prepare to go to the polls in two weeks.

REPORT

Afghan Officials Condemn Deadly NATO Airstrike

Anger over civilian deaths is increasing among Afghan authorities after an airstrike Sunday killed more than 20 more Afghan civilians -- the third incident in a month in which civilians were killed during coalition efforts to combat the Taliban. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

In Afghanistan, Civilian Casualties Draw Sharp Criticism

As civilian deaths mount in the fight against the Taliban, Afghan officials say they need better communication with NATO troops. Margaret Warner talks to a Wall Street Journal reporter about tensions after an airstrike killed civilians Sunday.

ANALYSIS

Toyota Faces U.S. Criminal Probe Over Recalls

A federal grand jury has opened an investigation over whether Toyota tried to cover up the acceleration problems that sparked its massive vehicle recall. The beleaguered automaker also faces congressional hearings later this week. Gwen Ifill talks to a Detroit News reporter for more.

REPORT

Math Wiz Adds Web Tools to Take Education to New Limits

From a bedroom in the San Francisco Bay area, Salman Khan is using the Web to teach math and science to millions. Spencer Michels reports on how the non-profit Kahn Academy is providing educational materials through its free YouTube video library.

UPDATE

Credit Card Customers Now Subject to New Protections, Rules

New credit card regulations went into effect on Monday, intended to protect consumers from unfair billing practices. Jeffrey Brown discusses the impact of the changes with Adam Levin of Credit.com and finance columnist Gail MarksJarvis.

REPORT

Former Nixon, Reagan Adviser Al Haig Dead at 85

Gen. Alexander Haig, who served as Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan and as an aide in the Nixon administration, died Saturday at age 85. Robert MacNeil sat down with Haig in 1987 during his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, February 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/23/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Toyota's Troubles Accelerate with Congressional, Criminal Probes

Toyota executive James Lentz apologized to a House subcommittee Tuesday over the motor company's slow response to safety concerns. Jim Lehrer talks with Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, and Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., about the first of three congressional probes on Toyota's recall issues.

REPORT

News Wrap: NATO Troops Make Headway in Marjah

In other news Tuesday, Gen. Stanley McChrystal made a televised apology to the Afghan people for an airstrike that killed civilians. Also, Turkish prosecutors questioned top military officers over an alleged plot to overthrow the government in 2003.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Weighs Free Speech Against Security Concerns

The Supreme Court is considering whether the Patriot Act violates Americans' rights to free speech. Gwen Ifill talks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal for more on what issues the justices are considering.

ANALYSIS

White House Push to End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Spurs Debate in Military

Judy Woodruff takes a look at gay rights in America, as Army officials air concerns about the president's plan to move ahead with a repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Experts on gay rights issues examine the shifting politics of sexual orientation in the armed forces and beyond.

CONVERSATION

'Making Toast' Author Mixes Grief, Family Over Breakfast

Jeffrey Brown talks to author Roger Rosenblatt about coping and caring for grandchildren after the death of his daughter. Rosenblatt's new memoir on grief and family is called "Making Toast."

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Behind Taliban Lines

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/23/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

As the new U.S. strategy focuses on the southern and eastern parts of Afghanistan, this film opens up a window onto a potential new front in the north, and sheds an important light on who's fighting the U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and why. Also in this episode: a report from Pakistan on the country's troubled public school system which is among the worst in the world, despite years of U.S. aid.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Behind the Rainbow

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/23/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Over two tumultuous decades, South Africa has finally arrived on its own bumpy road to democracy. With the 2009 presidential election looming as a historical turning point, “Behind the Rainbow” is a previously untold account of the country’s political problems, struggles and realities.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 24, 2010   

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/24/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

LaHood on Toyota: 'I Think That They Were Safety Deaf'

Toyota President Akio Toyoda faced tough questions Wednesday from a key House committee about his company's response to safety issues with its vehicles. Gwen Ifill talks to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood about the government's role in ensuring vehicle safety.

REPORT

News Wrap: Bernanke Says Interest Rates Should Stay Low

In other news, Wall Street posted gains Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers that interest rates should remain low. Also, demonstrators clashed with police in Athens after another strike by workers aimed at government plans to freeze wages to solve the budget crisis.

ANALYSIS

Jobs Bill Passes Senate with Boost from Republicans

Democrats say the $35 million jobs bill that passed the Senate Wednesday could create a quarter of a million jobs. The legislation would temporarily suspend payroll taxes for businesses that hire unemployed workers. Margaret Warner talks to a Washington Post business reporter about what this means for job creation.

REPORT

Millennials Study Captures Snapshot of Young America

Judy Woodruff takes a look at how the millennial generation -- people born after 1980 -- fits into the current political and economic spectrum. The Pew Center's Paul Taylor and Amanda Lenhart discuss their new report.

CONVERSATION

Joseph Pulitzer: Biography Tracks Rise of Media Empire

Jeffrey Brown talks to biographer James McGrath Morris about his new biography on Joseph Pulitzer, the media baron who helped shape the news business.

REPORT

Over the Olympics, Art Lights Vancouver's Nights

Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is shining another kind of spotlight on Olympic Vancouver. Internet participants can help program 10 different 10,000-watt searchlights as part of the installation called ""Vectorial Elevation."

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, February 25, 2010       

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/25/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

At Long-Awaited Summit, Parties Clash Over Health Reform

President Barack Obama convened a televised summit on health care reform legislation Thursday. Judy Woodward reports.

ANALYSIS

After Obama's Summit, Any Minds or Votes Changed?

President Barack Obama clashed with Republicans over the merits of health care reform legislation during a televised summit Thursday. Judy Woodruff talks to health and policy reporters about whether the summit will move health legislation forward.

REPORT

News Wrap: Afghan Troops Capture Taliban Stronghold

In other news Thursday, Afghan troops officially declared control over the Taliban in the southern Afghanistan city of Marjah, and a U.S. missile strike killed a Taliban commander in Pakistan.

UPDATE

Toyota Chief's Emotional Apology Resonates in Japan

Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, gave a tearful apology to U.S. dealers after testifying in Congress over the recall of his company's vehicles. In Japan, Toyoda's decision to appear at the hearing drew positive feedback from many, including the prime minister. Jim Lehrer hears more from reporter Ayako Doi.

REPORT

Turkish Military Leaders Released in Coup Probe

Turkey's Islamic leaders met with the chiefs of its secular armed forces Thursday to address Monday's arrest of more than 50 senior military officers on allegations that they planned to overthrow the government. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

Bernanke Responds to Greek Debt Crisis

Greece's financial woes are causing problems on its own shores, as public workers protested government cuts Wendesday. But the debt crisis is making waves abroad as well. Jeffrey Brown talks to Roben Farzhad with Bloomberg Business Week for more.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Disaster Relief           

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/25/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The catastrophic earthquake in Haiti has heightened public awareness about disaster preparedness.  Is our community ready to prepare for and respond to natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and other forces of nature? This week’s panel will discuss how we can be prepared. They include Ed Teixeira, Vice-Director of State Civil Defense; Karl Kim, Executive Director of the University of Hawaii's Natural Disaster Preparedness Training Center; Maria Lutz, Disaster Services Director of the Hawaii State Chapter American Red Cross; and Ray Tanabe, Warning Coordination Meteorologist of the Honolulu Forecast Office NOAA. 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: THURSDAY, February 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/26/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Violence Rocks Kabul in Wake of NATO Offensive

Suicide bomber attacks in Kabul targeted foreigners, killing at least 16 people a day after troops raised the Afghan flag over the former Taliban city of Marjah. Margaret Warner talks to a reporter in Afghanistan.

REPORT

Army Sees Marjah Offensive as a Model for Afghan Military Strategy

After Friday's deadly suicide bombing in Kabul, Judy Woodruff spoke with Army Brig. Gen. Ben Hodges in Kandahar about coalition strategies in the region.

REPORT

News Wrap: Fresh Powder Pounds U.S. Northeast

In other news Friday, another major snowstorm pounded the Northeastern U.S. with high winds knocking out power across the region. News of positive growth in the U.S. economy last quarter was tempered by continued lags in consumer spending and plummets in existing home sales.

REPORT

Could Budget Reconciliation Buoy Health Reform?

As Democrats prepare to move ahead with health reform, Kwame Holman offers a primer on how they may use Senate rules to advance the legislation without Republican support.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks Consider Reconciliation's Future

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the past week, including President Obama's health reform summit and how the political parties are weighing potential gains and drawbacks from Democrats using budget reconciliation to pass reform.

CONVERSATION

Considering Unemployment's Lingering Social, Emotional Consequences

Jeffrey Brown talks to journalist Don Peck about the personal unemployment experience and about the long-term social consequences of joblessness as unemployment remains near 10 percent and economic indicators point to a slow recovery.

ANALYSIS

U.S. Leads Medal Count in Waning Days of Olympics

As the Winter Olympics in Vancouver wind down this weekend, USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan takes a look back at the highs and lows of the games.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, February 26, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               2/26/2010 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, February 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/26/2010 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, February 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/26/2010 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, February 25, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/26/2010 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: Disaster Relief (Encore)        

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               2/26/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The catastrophic earthquake in Haiti has heightened public awareness about disaster preparedness.  Is our community ready to prepare for and respond to natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and other forces of nature? This week’s panel will discuss how we can be prepared. They include Ed Teixeira, Vice-Director of State Civil Defense; Karl Kim, Executive Director of the University of Hawaii's Natural Disaster Preparedness Training Center; Maria Lutz, Disaster Services Director of the Hawaii State Chapter American Red Cross; and Ray Tanabe, Warning Coordination Meteorologist of the Honolulu Forecast Office NOAA. 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, March 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/1/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Chile Reels from Quake Aftershocks as Troops Crack Down on Looting

More than 700 people are dead after one of the most powerful earthquakes in more than a century hit Chile on Saturday. Since then, troops and police have cracked down on curfew violations in an effort to stop violence and looting. Gwen Ifill speaks with GlobalPost's Pascale Bonnefoy in Santiago for more.

ANALYSIS

Building Codes, Preparation Re-examined After Chile's Quake

As aftershocks continue to strike Chile after Saturday's, Judy Woodruff talks to a crisis expert and a quake researcher about how the damage from this powerful quake differs from a less severe one that killed hundreds of thousands in Haiti.

REPORT

News Wrap: Troop, Civilian Casualties Mount in Afghanistan

In other news Monday, six NATO troops were killed after car bomb explosions across Afghanistan. Also, former Serb leader Radovan Karadzic blamed an Islamic plot for bloodshed in Bosnia when he took the stand in his war crimes trial at the Hague.

ANALYSIS

Prudential Nabs AIG's Asia Unit for $35 Billion

After a liquidity crisis in 2008, insurance giant AIG is preparing for a $35 billion deal to sell its Asia unit to Britain's Prudential. Jeffrey Brown talks to Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times about AIG's attempts to repay its government bailout.

REPORT

Colorado Budget Shortfalls Slash Services for Homeless

Tom Bearden reports on the escalating problems with providing services for Colorado's homeless population as the state faces a $2 billion budget shortfall.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Appeals: Enron Chief's Heard, Gitmo Uighurs' Dismissed

Margaret Warner talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling's appeal to the Supreme Court and the dismissal of a challenge brought by Chinese detainees at Guantanamo.

CONVERSATION

Vancouver Games End on High Note for Canada: a Hockey Gold

Canada celebrated the close of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver with its most-prized victory: a gold medal in men's hockey, thanks to Sidney Crosby's overtime goal to defeat the U.S. Gwen Ifill speaks with Canadian journalist Ian Hanomansing about the significance of the games for the host country.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/2/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Weighs Scope of Right to Bear Arms

The Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of Chicago's ban on handguns. Jim Lehrer speaks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about how the court's ruling could affect gun rights, especially on the state and local level.

REPORT

News Wrap: Obama Examines GOP's Health Reform Plans

In other news Tuesday, President Obama indicated he is looking at four Republican health care reform proposals before unveiling his plan tomorrow. Also, the Department of Transportation considers new brake regulations stemming from the Toyota recall.

REPORT

Chile's Death Toll Along Coast Continues to Climb

The death toll in coastal Chile rose to nearly 800 in the wake of Saturday's massive earthquake and aftershocks. Margaret Warner reports on relief efforts by countries in the region and beyond.

ANALYSIS

Bunning Plays Hardball Over Jobless Benefits Bill

Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning managed to single-handledly delay an extension of jobless benefits, ever as some of his Republican colleagues spoke out in opposition. Gwen Ifill talks to a Louisville Courier-Journal reporter for insight on the story.

REPORT

NATO Forces End Major Combat Operations in Marjah

As combat winds down in the former Taliban stronghold of Marjah in southern Afghanistan, British and American troops are still eyeing Taliban threats. ITN's Alex Thomson reports on a unit of Britain's Grenadier Guards.

REPORT

Afghan Officials Look to Build Stability in Helmand Province

Afghan officials are focused on bringing stable governance and public infrastructure services to the former Taliban stronghold of Marjah, after raising the Afghan flag over the city last week. Alex Thomson reports for ITN.

ANALYSIS

U.S. Postal Service May Nix Saturday Mail to Cut Costs

U.S. Postal Service rate hikes and service cuts, including Saturday delivery, are in the works due, in part, to competition from online services and private carriers. Jeffrey Brown asks a Washington Post reporter and a Stanford University economics professor whether the cuts will help.

REPORT

Is the U.S. the Latest World Power in Decline?

As part of his continuing series of reports examining the country's economic future, Paul Solman sits down with Yale historian Paul Kennedy to discuss the rise and fall of the U.S. and other great economic powers.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: The Suicide Tourist

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               3/2/2010 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, March 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

GOP Prepares for Senate Rule Battle on Health Reform

President Obama said Wednesday he wants a final up or down vote on health care reform, and Democratic leaders say they are ready to push the measure through without bipartisan support if necessary. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

Obama Directs Congress to Finish Health Care Reform

As President Obama pushed for Congress to complete health care reform legislation in the next few weeks, Jim Lehrer talks to Washington Post reporter Ceci Connolly and political analyst Norm Ornstein about the tactics Democrats might use to try to pass their reform plans without Republican support.

REPORT

News Wrap: Iraq Bombings Kill 32, Days Ahead of Vote

In other news Wednesday, three suicide bombings in Iraq killed at least 32 people, just four days before national elections, and President Obama signed a stop-gap extension of jobless benefits after a budget impasse in the Senate.

REPORT

New York Politics Riled by Ethical Scandals

As New York Rep. Charles Rangel and Gov. David Paterson face ethical inquiries, Gwen Ifill sits down with political scientist Douglas Muzzio to discuss what's ahead for the Empire State.

REPORT

Incumbent Texas Gov. Perry Rides High in GOP Primary

In Texas, Gov. Rick Perry edged out Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to win the state's three-way Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday. Gwen Ifill talks to a political expert from the University of Texas at Austin about the general election ahead.

REPORT

Veterans Suspected of Crimes Swap Guilty Pleas for Rehabilitation

Tom Bearden reports on special courts that give veterans probation and treatment, especially for post-traumatic stress disorder, instead of prison sentences if they plead guilty to a crime.

UPDATE

Chile's President Calls for Calm After Quake as Military Mobilizes

President Michelle Bachelet appealed to citizens of her country to remain calm, as the relief effort continues along Chile's coast after Saturday's massive earthquake. Margaret Warner reports.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 4, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/4/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Iraq Violence Targets Early Voters as Sunday Election Draws Near

Iraq began early voting for its parliamentary elections amid blasts at polling locations that killed at least 17 people and injured more than 30 people. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

Iraqi Elections Proceed Despite Threats of Violence

With more killings in the run-up to Sunday's Iraqi elections, Jim Lehrer gets two perspectives on governance in Iraq from Feisal Istrabadi, former deputy ambassador to the United Nations, and Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.N. Mission Chief Urges Taliban Talks

In other news Thursday, the head of the U.N. mission in Afghanistan conceded that peace with the Taliban is "unachievable" without a change in strategy, and a German court convicted four Islamic extremists for plotting to attack Americans.

REPORT

Drastic School Reforms Spark Debate on Fixing Education

One Rhode Island school district took the drastic step of ousting teachers after they refused to implement mandated reforms to boost poor performance. Judy Woodruff takes a look at the reinvigorated clash between education reform plans and teachers unions.

REPORT

U.S. Refocuses Policy Approach in Latin America

With Brazil's global status on the rise, the United States is re-evaluating its approach to Latin American policy. Margaret Warner reports on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's trip to several South American nations.

ANALYSIS

'Hurt Locker' Takes Flack from Iraq Vets Amid Critical Praise

The Academy Award-nominated film "The Hurt Locker" has been lauded for its portrayal of the war in Iraq, but some veterans say it paints an unfair picture of life on the ground for troops. Jeffrey Brown talks to a film critic and a veterans advocate.

REPORT

In Egypt, Religious Tensions Erupt in Violence

Tensions are on the rise in Egypt between Muslim and Coptic Christian factions and these religious divisions have begun to escalate to violence. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Cairo.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 4, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/4/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Iraq Violence Targets Early Voters as Sunday Election Draws Near

Iraq began early voting for its parliamentary elections amid blasts at polling locations that killed at least 17 people and injured more than 30 people. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

Iraqi Elections Proceed Despite Threats of Violence

With more killings in the run-up to Sunday's Iraqi elections, Jim Lehrer gets two perspectives on governance in Iraq from Feisal Istrabadi, former deputy ambassador to the United Nations, and Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.N. Mission Chief Urges Taliban Talks

In other news Thursday, the head of the U.N. mission in Afghanistan conceded that peace with the Taliban is "unachievable" without a change in strategy, and a German court convicted four Islamic extremists for plotting to attack Americans.

REPORT

Drastic School Reforms Spark Debate on Fixing Education

One Rhode Island school district took the drastic step of ousting teachers after they refused to implement mandated reforms to boost poor performance. Judy Woodruff takes a look at the reinvigorated clash between education reform plans and teachers unions.

REPORT

U.S. Refocuses Policy Approach in Latin America

With Brazil's global status on the rise, the United States is re-evaluating its approach to Latin American policy. Margaret Warner reports on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's trip to several South American nations.

ANALYSIS

'Hurt Locker' Takes Flack from Iraq Vets Amid Critical Praise

The Academy Award-nominated film "The Hurt Locker" has been lauded for its portrayal of the war in Iraq, but some veterans say it paints an unfair picture of life on the ground for troops. Jeffrey Brown talks to a film critic and a veterans advocate.

REPORT

In Egypt, Religious Tensions Erupt in Violence

Tensions are on the rise in Egypt between Muslim and Coptic Christian factions and these religious divisions have begun to escalate to violence. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Cairo.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: The Future of Education: Schools of the 21st Century

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/4/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Changes in the 21st Century have revolutionized education and the way students learn. This week, Dan Boylan is joined by those who are planning, funding, and teaching in Hawaii to better prepare students for the future. The panel includes Tony Wagner of Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of The Global Achievement Gap; Piikea Miller, Senior Program Officer of the Hawaii Community Foundation; Raleigh Werberger, Mid-Pacific Institute Teacher; and Mary Girard, Dean of Faculty of Sacred Hearts Academy. 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, March 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, but Minorities Still Worse Off

The nation's unemployment rate held steady at 9.7 percent in February, but jobless rates for blacks and Latinos remain high. Judy Woodruff talks to two financial and policy experts about the disparity.

REPORT

News Wrap: Jobless Claims Boost Confidence on Wall Street

In other news Friday, positive unemployment numbers from Labor Department helped Wall Street rally, and General Motors announced it will reinstate 600 dealerships it had planned to close.

REPORT

Abortion Issue Rattles House Democrats Amid Reform Talks

The Democratic Party faced a tough week in Congress over party divisions over abortion language in health care reform legislation and ethical inquiries in the Empire State. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Gerson on a Rocky Week for Democrats

Columnists Mark Shields and Michael Gerson sort through the top political stories of the past week, including the pressure on Democrats to pass health care and how well Obama's cabinet members are helping moving his political agenda.

REPORT

Droughts Feed Hunger Crisis and Violence in Sudan

Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the humanitarian crisis in the African nation of Sudan, where drought and food shortages are contributing to violence, political instability and death.

REPORT

With 'Avatar' in Oscar Contention, What's the Future for 3-D Films?

Movies like this year's 3-D blockbuster "Avatar" feature high-tech effects. Are these new techniques the next phase in film production or just gimmicks? Jeffrey Brown reports on the future of film.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 5, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               3/5/2010 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, March 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/5/2010 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, March 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/5/2010 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, March 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/5/2010 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: The Future of Education: Schools of the 21st Century (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/5/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Changes in the 21st Century have revolutionized education and the way students learn. This week, Dan Boylan is joined by those who are planning, funding, and teaching in Hawaii to better prepare students for the future. The panel includes Tony Wagner of Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of The Global Achievement Gap; Piikea Miller, Senior Program Officer of the Hawaii Community Foundation; Raleigh Werberger, Mid-Pacific Institute Teacher; and Mary Girard, Dean of Faculty of Sacred Hearts Academy. 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, March 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/8/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Iraqis Vote in Pivotal Election, Undaunted by Deadly Attacks

Turnout in Iraq's parliamentary election topped 60 percent, despite a wave of attacks targeting the polls that killed at least 38 people. Gwen Ifill reports.

ANALYSIS

Iraq Elections Hint at Progress Despite Attacks

Iraqis went to the polls this week to cast votes in the country's parliamentary election. With the results forthcoming, Gwen Ifill talks to a reporter in Baghdad about the larger-than-expected turnout, the security situation and how the next government might take shape.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S. Troops Ready to Take Kandahar From Taliban

In other news Monday, U.S. troops are preparing to wrest control of Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city, from Taliban control with a gradual buildup. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Robert Gates met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in an unannounced visit to the country.

ANALYSIS

Obama Targets Insurers in Health Reform Push

During a Monday appearance in Philadelphia, President Barack Obama took on insurance companies and struck back at Republicans in a bid to propel his health reform proposal forward. Ray Suarez talks to two health policy experts.

REPORT

Slighted Car Dealers Take Fight to Colorado Legislature

Car dealers are struggling to stay open, even though manufacturers GM and Chrysler have rescinded plans to close hundreds of dealerships across the U.S. Tom Bearden reports on how dealers in Colorado are fighting for survival at the state level.

REPORT

Greece Seeks Washington's Support to Curtail Market Speculation

Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou visited Washington and several other nations this week to ask for support cracking down on speculative trading to help Athens employ reforms to help its budget crisis.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Greek Budget Crisis Could Stagnate U.S. Recovery

As Greece seeks support of its plan to bring its finances back from the brink of collapse, there are fears the weakening euro could impact the U.S. in its own economic recovery. Judy Woodruff talks to Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou during his visit to Washington.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/9/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Biden Condemns Planned Israeli Expansion in East Jerusalem

Vice President Joe Biden is in the Middle East, meeting with Israeli officials about resuming peace talks after more than a year or deadlock in the region. He pledged commitment to Israel's security, but condemned plans to expand settlements eastward. Margaret Warner reports on the U.S. attempts to broker peace.

REPORT

News Wrap: 'Decisive Phase' Ahead in Afghan War, Gates Says

In other news Tuesday, two NATO soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan as Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited troops on the front lines. President Obama also met with visiting Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou about his country's budget crisis

NEWSMAKE INTERVIEW

Gen. Odierno: 'People of Iraq Have Embraced Democracy'

As Iraq counts the ballots from Sunday's parliamentary election, Jim Lehrer talks to Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, about how a new government may impact the security situation and the drawdown of U.S. troops.

ANALYSIS

U.N. Calls for Justice after Nigerian Sectarian Massacre

The United Nations and human rights groups are calling for swift punishment in Nigeria after a bloody clash between Muslims and Christians that left as many as 500 people dead on Sunday, as the country's unstable government tries to contain the violence.

ANALYSIS

Nigeria's Government Struggles to Restore Order after Massacre

The Nigerian military is asking for patience as it tries to contain the escalating violence that left as many as 500 people dead Sunday. Gwen Ifill talks to American University's Patrick Ukata and the president of The Fund for Peace, Pauline Baker, about the political and sectarian violence in Nigeria.

REPORT

UConn Women Tally Record-Breaking Streak of 71 Wins

The University of Connecticut made women's basketball history on Monday, clinching its 71st consecutive win in a game against Notre Dame. Judy Woodruff talks to Christine Brennan of ABC Sports and USA Today about the win and upcoming championship tournament.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/10/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.S. May Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan Ahead of Schedule

Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested the security handover in Afghanistan could happen before July 2011. Gates, on a trip to the region, traded barbs with Iran's president who also visited Kabul this week. Judy Woodruff reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Biden Declares Palestinian Statehood a U.S. Priority

In other news Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden met with Palestinian leaders in the West Bank as the international community pressures Israel to stop expanding settlements in east Jerusalem. Also, there are reports that much of the U.N.'s food aid to Somalia is not reaching the people it is intended to feed.

ANALYSIS

'Jihad Jane' Suspect Suggests Changing Face of Terrorism

American Colleen LaRose, the self-proclaimed "Jihad Jane," faces terror charges for trying to murder a Swedish artist for his depiction of the prophet Muhammad. Gwen Ifill talks to a reporter about the threat of domestic terrorism.

ANALYSIS

White House Pushes Insurers to Cooperate on Reforms

The Obama administration is continuing to pressure the health insurance industry for cooperation as it tries to pass health care reform. Jim Lehrer gets two views on the health reform debate from the insurance industry and a leading reform advocate.

REPORT

Obama Pledges Continued Aid to Earthquake-Stricken Haiti

President Barack Obama committed continued relief aid to Haiti in a meeting Wednesday with Haitian President Rene Preval, even as the U.S. begins to withdraw troops. Ray Suarez reports on the challenges facing Haiti's government.

REPORT

Criticism of Climate Change Science Heats Up

The United Nations has ordered an independent review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change amid a growing backlash over mistakes found in its Nobel Prize-winning report on the science behind global warming. Jeffrey Brown reports.

REPORT

Military's First Flying Women Honored for WWII Service

Former Women Air Force Service Pilots, or WASPs, were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for their service during World War II. Kwame Holman reports from Wednesday's ceremony.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 11, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/11/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Democrats Inch Health Care Reform Negotiations Forward

House and Senate Democrats moved a step closer to final agreement on health care legislation with hours of closed-door negations Thursday. Jim Lehrer talks to NPR reporter Julie Rovner about the price tag and the hurdles facing the bill.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S. Home Foreclosure Rate May Be Slowing

In other news Thursday, home foreclosures rose by 6 percent in February, the smallest amount in four years. Also, partial election results show the Iraqi prime minister running neck-and-neck with a challenger.

ANALYSIS

White House, High Court Dustup Over State of the Union Continues

The White House struck back at comments made by Chief Justice John Roberts, who criticized the president for using his State of the Union pulpit to voice disapproval of the high court's ruling on campaign finance. Judy Woodruff gets two views on the strains in the relationship and the impact it could have going forward.

REPORT

Kansas City Plans Massive School Closures as Budget Fix

Facing a $50 million deficit, the Kansas City, Mo., school board voted this week to close 29 of the city's 61 public schools. Ray Suarez talks to Superintendent John Covington about the board's decision.

CONVERSATION

JFK Condolence Letters Reveal How a Nation Grieved

For the first time, some of the condolence letters sent to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy after President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963 have been published. Gwen Ifill talks to historian Ellen Fitzpatrick about the letters and her book.

 

Series Title:     The New Affluence: Money Help is on the Way

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 11, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/11/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This program, hosted by Jonathan Pond, takes an entirely new approach to financial planning in the current economic climate. It redefines what it means to be financially comfortable - and what is required to have a brighter financial future. Past conventional wisdom is debunked and new ways to get back on a positive financial footing are described so that you can achieve affluence on your own terms - not on the terms of the big financial institutions.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/12/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Boost in Retail Sales Hints at Economic Recovery

Retail sales increased in February, despite major snowstorms in the eastern United States and consistently high unemployment. Judy Woodruff talks to an economist about whether recovery could soon follow.

REPORT

News Wrap: 9/11 Rescue Workers Offered Settlement

In other news Friday, thousands of emergency personnel who suffered health problems because of their work following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are considering a settlement offer, and the president has delayed his Asia trip to urge lawmakers to finalize health reform legislation.

REPORT

Middle East Tensions Rise over Planned Settlements

Israel sealed off the West Bank over fears that its plans to authorize more housing settlements would ignite violence, just as Vice President Joe Biden returned home from a visit meant to kick-start peace talks. Ray Suarez reports.

CONVERSATION

Evaluating and Preventing a Massive Financial Crisis

As part of his continuing series of reports making sense of business and the economy, Paul Solman talks to MIT finance professor Andrew Lo about why he's asking Congress to keep investigating the financial crisis.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks: Presidency 'At Risk' in Outcome of Health Reform Effort

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the past week, including the rift between the White House and the Supreme Court over President Obama's State of the Union and the ongoing negotiations to pass health care.

ANALYSIS

From Film to Sports, a Winning Week for Women

With UConn's women's basketball team breaking a major record and Kathryn Bigelow's Oscars, it has been a winning week for women. Judy Woodruff reports on another remarkable woman who is gaining ground on the football field.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 12, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               3/12/2010 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, March 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/12/2010 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, March 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/12/2010 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, March 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/12/2010 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:     The Miller Center National Debates

Program Title: Do We Need More College Graduates?

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/12/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This debate focuses on education and the economy. Four participants will argue the resolution “To remain a world class economic power, the U.S. needs more college graduates in the workforce.” Paul Solman, business correspondent for PBS NewsHour, moderates the discussion.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, March 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/15/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Deaths of Americans Raise New Concerns Over Mexico's Drug War

U.S. and Mexican authorities are investigating the possible drug cartel violence that left two Americans and a Mexican with ties to the U.S. consulate in Juarez dead over the weekend. Gwen Ifill talks to a journalist about the escalating violence across the border.

REPORT

News Wrap: Incumbent al-Maliki Leading Iraq Vote

In other news Monday, Iraq continues to count votes from its parliamentary election, and one person was killed by a blast targeting the primary U.S. military base in Afghanistan.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Dodd: Banking Reforms Would Rein In Financial Risk

Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, has unveiled a plan to regulate banks and large firms and limit the amount of risk they can assume after the financial crisis. In a newsmaker interview, Judy Woodruff talks to Dodd about his sweeping plans for reform and why he says he's standing alone.

REPORT

Twisting Arms and Counting Votes: Obama, Democrats Gear Up for Final Reform Push

President Barack Obama made the case for health care reform Monday in Ohio, putting muscle behind congressional leadership as they look to secure votes to pass the reform bill. Kwame Holman reports.

ANALYSIS

FCC Plan Urges Faster, Wider Broadband Internet Access Across U.S.

The Federal Communications Commission is presenting a new national broadband plan to Congress, aimed at encouraging companies to expand high-speed and wireless Internet access. Jeffery Brown talks to Julius Genachowski, chairman of the FCC.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/16/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Tensions Build Around New Israeli Settlements

U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell canceled his trip to Jerusalem as a dispute between Israelis and Palestinians over Israel's authorization of new homes on East Jerusalem has intensified. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

U.S.-Israeli Dispute Raises Questions on Fate of Mideast Talks

Recent rifts in U.S.-Israeli relations have raised new questions on the Mideast peace process and the state of diplomacy in the region. Jeffrey Brown gets two views on the deepening tensions.

REPORT

News Wrap: Fed Keeps Interest Rate Low

In other news Tuesday, the Federal Reserve kept interest rates low and gave an optimistic view of the economy and Honda launched a recall on several vehicle models because of brake problems.

ANALYSIS

Political Scramble Intensifies on Health Reform Bill

House Democrats continued the hunt for the 216 votes needed to pass the health care reform bill. Gwen Ifill talks to a health care reporter about how lawmakers may maneuver to push the legislation over the finish line.

REPORT

Payday Lenders Face Increasing Scrutiny

Starting off a two-part look at plans to overhaul the nation's financial industries, Ray Suarez reports on the call for more regulation of payday lenders. These businesses have been criticized for preying on the poor by offering short-term, high-interest loans.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

GOP: Financial Reform Bill Needs Closer Look

The Senate Banking Committee is considering a new plan for regulating large banks and financial firms and the amount of risk they assume. Judy Woodruff talks to the committee's top Republican, Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, about why Republicans want more time to consider the proposal.

 

Series Title:     The Misunderstood Epidemic: Depression

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/16/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

THE MISUNDERSTOOD EPIDEMIC: DEPRESSION explores the difficulties faced by those coping with varying levels of depression. Twelve Americans from all walks of life explain, in their own words, the realities of living with depression: the symptoms, thoughts of suicide, the stress it puts on families and relationships, the loss of ability to work, the stigma associated with it, and the pros and cons of different treatment methods. Their compelling first-person accounts, along with engaging interviews with their family members and friends, reveal how this bio-chemical imbalance cuts across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic lines.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/17/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Democrats Pressure Holdouts as Health Reform Vote Looms

At least one formerly opposed Democrat, Ohio's Rep. Dennis Kucinich, has said he will vote in favor of the health care reform bill when it comes up for a vote, possibly this week. Judy Woodruff talks to a New York Times reporter about whether others will follow suit.

REPORT

News Wrap: Jobs Bill Clears Senate With 11 GOP Votes

In other news Wednesday, a jobs bill passed the Senate with some bipartisan support and a new economic report indicates that wholesale prices plunged in February because a big drop in energy prices offset higher food costs.

REPORT

Abuse Accusations Besiege Catholic Church

Catholics in Ireland and Germany are seeking apologies and explanations as allegations of child abuse have besieged the Vatican's inner-circle. Gwen Ifill reports.

ANALYSIS

Pope to Address Church Sex Abuse Scandal

Pope Benedict XVI is speaking out about the child abuse scandals that have riled Catholics in Ireland and Germany. Gwen Ifill talks to John Allen, a journalist with National Catholic Reporter.

REPORT

Obama Administration Looks to Overhaul No Child Left Behind

The Obama administration rolls out its plan to revamp the No Child Left Behind Act this week, aiming to give schools more flexibility in how they evaluate students. Jeffrey Brown talks to two education policy experts.

REPORT

Is a College Education Essential for Americans?

A series of debates sponsored by the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs address whether America needs more college graduates to remain competitive on a global level, or whether the emerging job markets favor people without degrees. Paul Solman moderates.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 18, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/18/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Democrats, GOP Prep for Possible Weekend Vote on Health Reform

House Democrats are preparing for a vote on health care legislation, after the Congressional Budget Office reported the bill will cost $940 billion but would cut more than expected from the deficit. Jeffrey Brown talks to two health and policy experts about the cost of the legislation.

REPORT

News Wrap: American Pleads Guilty in Mumbai Attacks

In other news Thursday, a Chicago man pleaded guilty to helping plan the 2008 terror attacks in India, and the Pennsylvania woman known as 'Jihad Jane' was arraigned for allegedly plotting to kill a Swedish cartoonist.

ANALYSIS

Al-Qaida 'On the Run,' CIA Chief Panetta Says

Improved relations with Pakistan have helped the CIA dismantle al-Qaida's core organization, leaving the terrorist group in disarray, according to CIA Director Leon Panetta. Jim Lehrer gets two views on the vulnerability of the terror group.

REPORT

In Ethiopia, a Daily Struggle for Clean Water

In the first in a series of collaborative reports about water problems around the world, Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the shortage of potable water in Ethiopia and how the effort required to maintain existing watering points affects millions of people every day.

REPORT

Duncan Wants NCAA to Stress Academics with Athletics

As basketball fans hail the arrival of the March Madness tournament season, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said he wants the NCAA to exclude teams from post-season play unless 40 percent of their players finish degrees. Judy Woodruff reports.

ANALYSIS

March Madness Fervor Hides Low Graduation Rates

As the annual college basketball tournament known as March Madness begins, there is a proposal to block men's college basketball teams that don't graduate at least 40 percent of their players. Judy Woodruff talks to a sports journalism professor for more on athletics and academics.

 

Series Title:    Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 18, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/18/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

With widespread restlessness over furloughs, Insights turns its focus to Hawaii’s public school system. The current and three previous governors are working to overhaul the existing education system with a new reform plan. Host Dan Boylan will moderate a panel who will 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, March 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/19/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Democrats Strike Optimistic Tone Ahead of House Vote on Reform

House Democrats are taking final headcounts on health care reform in the run-up to a possible Sunday vote, as President Barack Obama rallied public support at a Virginia university on Friday. Kwame Holman reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Tackle Nervousness over Pending Health Reform Vote

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the past week, including the nervousness behind Democrats' cautious optimism before the potential weekend health care reform vote in the House.

REPORT

News Wrap: N.Y. Judge Rejects Ground Zero Settlement

In other news Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appealed to Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks after high tensions over new Jewish settlements planned for East Jerusalem and the Northeastern U.S. planes states braced for major flooding along the Red River.

REPORT

From Yemen, Rising Concerns About Al-Qaida

As growing al-Qaida activity in Yemen gives rise to increasing U.S. security concerns, Ray Suarez talks to correspondent Margaret Warner about her ongoing reporting trip to the Arabian Peninsula.

REPORT

Tiny Technology Holds Big Economic Potential

In the latest in a series of reports making sense of the economy, economics correspondent Paul Solman examines the small scale of nanosciences and the big impact they could have on the economy.

ANALYSIS

College Loan Overhaul Looms in Health Reform Package

A new measure allowing college students to bypass banks and receive college aid directly from the government could pass alongside the health reform bill. Jeffrey Brown talks to Jason DeLisle of the New America Foundation and Renee Mang of Sallie Mae.

 

Series Title:    Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 19, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               3/19/2010 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, March 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/19/2010 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, March 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/19/2010 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, March 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/19/2010 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: THURSDAY, March 18, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/18/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

With widespread restlessness over furloughs, Insights turns its focus to Hawaii’s public school system. The current and three previous governors are working to overhaul the existing education system with a new reform plan. Host Dan Boylan will moderate a panel who will 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, March 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/22/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Poised to Sign Health Reform Bill

The House's Sunday night vote on health care sets the stage for the Senate and President Barack Obama to complete the passage of the historic reforms. Jeffrey Brown talks to Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, about what the legislation will mean for the American public.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Axelrod: Health Care Reform Now a Reality

In a newsmaker interview, Judy Woodruff talks to senior White House adviser David Axelrod about the long political push to pass health care reform, the role of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and what public opinion polls say about the overhaul.

REPORT

News Wrap: Google Pulls China Search Engine

In other news Monday, Google announced it has moved its search engine from China to Hong Kong to circumvent censorship laws on the mainland and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that new settlements in East Jerusalem would undermine the peace process in Middle East, in a speech to a pro-Israel lobbying group.

UPDATE

Bush, Clinton Visit Haiti to Attract Aid for Recovery

Former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are visiting Haiti as part of their efforts to lead U.S. fundraising to help rebuild the earthquake ravaged country. Gwen Ifill talks to a reporter in Haiti about those rebuilding efforts, two months after the disaster.

REPORT

Yemen's Struggles With al-Qaida Reveal a Country of Contradictions

In the first part of a series of reports from Yemen, Margaret Warner explores the country's complex security concerns and why the nation has become an effective home base for the newest threats from al-Qaida.

ANALYSIS

Immigration Activists Seek Action From Obama

Proponents of changes to current immigration laws want the president to act on his campaign promises of reform. Ray Suarez gets two points of view on possible fixes for current laws affecting undocumented residents.

 

Series Title:    The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/23/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Republicans Take Aim at Health Reform Reconciliation Bill

President Barack Obama signed the landmark health care reform bill into law today, as the Senate began debate on its companion measure. Jim Lehrer talks to Arizona Republican Jon Kyl about efforts to stall the final stage of health care's passage and challenges to its constitutionality.

ANALYSIS

Health Reform: What Changes for the Uninsured?

As part of continuing coverage on the impact of health care legislation, Ray Suarez talks to Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of the journal Health Affairs, about how the new regulations and penalties will impact coverage for people without insurance.

REPORT

News Wrap: Clinton Visits Mexico to Address Drug Violence

In other news Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led a U.S. delegation to Mexico for talks on the escalating drug violence that killed two Americans in recent weeks and accusations of sexual abuse by Catholic leaders in the U.S. decreased last year.

REPORT

Google's China Exit Elicits Mixed Reactions

Google announced Monday that it will move its search portal from the Chinese mainland to Hong Kong because of dissatisfaction with censorship and Internet security. Gwen Ifill reports.

ANALYSIS

Google-China Dispute Puts Internet Freedoms Back in the Spotlight

Chinese officials were quick to condemn Google's decision to move its search engine from mainland of China because of censorship and deterioration of the relationship following hacking in January. Gwen Ifill gets two points of view on the deteriorating relationship following hacking in January.

REPORT

Calif. GOP Hopefuls Look to Challenge Boxer

California Republicans are already gearing up for the 2010 Senate primary, as three candidates look toward an opportunity to unseat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in the fall. Spencer Michels reports on their pursuit of the party nomination.

REPORT

AIPAC Conference Highlights U.S.-Israel Tensions

Members of an influential pro-Israel lobbying group gathered in Washington this week, as the Israeli prime minister had private meetings with President Obama. Jeffrey Brown reports on the strained relationship between the U.S. and Israel over plans to build more settlements in East Jerusalem.

 

Series Title:    Frontline

Program Title: Close to Home (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               3/23/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Producer Ofra Bikel chronicles how the middle class is faring in this recession through the stories of the people whom she’s come to know at the hair salon she’s frequented for the past 20 years. The film reveals the struggles of a small business owner to stay afloat, her sister’s risk of imminent foreclosure on her Florida home and the various clients whose lives intersect at this New York City salon — from well-to-do bankers to struggling actors, each with a story to tell about how they’re getting by in these turbulent times.

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

 

Series Title:    Independent Lens

Program Title: Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/23/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In 1999, filmmaker Monika Navarro’s uncles were deported from the United States to Mexico, forced to leave the only country they knew and, as servicemen, had pledged to protect. Set against the backdrop of increased attention to the U.S.-Mexican border, “Lost Souls” explores national identity, the lives of immigrants and what happens after deportees are sent to a homeland they no longer consider home.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/24/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Senate Republicans Push Back on Health Care Fixes

Republicans proposed a long list of amendments during Senate debate on a package of changes to the new health care bill, as Democrats attempt to finish the legislation. Ray Suarez reports.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Newsmaker: Speaker Pelosi on Finishing Health Care's Uphill Climb

After Sunday's historic vote on health care reforms in the House, Jim Lehrer talks to Speaker Nancy Pelosi about finding enough votes to pass President Obama's signature domestic issue.

ANALYSIS

Health Reform: What Are the Changes to Medicare?

Gwen Ifill talks to NPR reporter Julie Rovner about how changes to Medicare, including new taxes and adjustments in prescription drug coverage, under health care reform may impact Americans over the age of 65.

REPORT

News Wrap: Euro Tumbles in Response to Debt Crisis

In other news Wednesday, diplomats in the European Union worked on policies to quash the spreading debt crisis and Pope Benedict accepted the resignation of an Irish bishop embroiled in the child sex abuse scandal.

REPORT

Yemen Lacks Counterterrorism Resources to Halt Jihadists

As part of a series of reports from Yemen, Margaret Warner reports on the country's anti-terrorism units on the Arabian Peninsula and the impact of military aid from the U.S. to the impoverished country in the fight against al-Qaida.

UPDATE

Pay Czar Imposes New Caps on Executive Salaries

The Obama administration's pay czar Kenneth Feinberg has announced more cuts to executive pay for several large companies still receiving government funds. Judy Woodruff spoke with him about those salary decisions.

CONVERSATION

Michael Lewis Tackles the Mortgage Crisis in 'The Big Short'

Jeffrey Brown takes a look inside the doomsday machine of the subprime lending crisis with author Michael Lewis in a conversation about his new book, "The Big Short."

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, March 25, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/25/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

A Flurry of Final Activity on Health Reform

Democrats and Republicans denounced threats and vandalism aimed at lawmakers who voted for the new health care law, as the changes from the reconciliation process were sent the bill back to the House for a final vote. Ray Suarez reports.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Rahm Emanuel on Health Care and the Obama Agenda

With Congress poised to finish its changes to the new health care law, Jim Lehrer talks to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel about the public reaction and what's next on the president's agenda.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Rep. Mike Pence Details GOP View on Health Reform

Jeffrey Brown talks to Indiana Republican Rep. Mike Pence about the GOP view of health care reform as the reconciliation changes move back to the House for a final vote.

REPORT

Newswrap: Pentagon Eases Rules for Gays in the Military

In other news Thursday, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced a relaxation of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays serving in the military and a new taped message reportedly of Osama bin Laden surfaced on Al-Jazeera.

REPORT

Foreclosures: Who's Being Helped, Who's Losing Out?

The Obama administration is tweaking the current foreclosure policy to help people stay in their homes. Judy Woodruff reports on who may be helped.

REPORT

U.S.-Yemeni Ties Expand in Fight Against Al-Qaida

In a series of reports from Yemen, Margaret Warner talks to the country's president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, about security threats, government corruption and relations with the U.S.

UPDATE

U.S. Linked to Airstrike on Terror Target in Yemen

Jeffrey Brown talks to Margaret Warner about her reporting trip to Yemen and security concerns from off-shoots of al-Qaida taking root in the country

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Homelessness

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               3/25/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Hawaii’s homeless population is on the rise, and becoming more apparent everywhere around the islands. Without offering any easy solutions, this week’s panel will discuss how the problem of homelessness can be addressed. Guests include Russ Saito, State homeless solutions coordinator and Director of the Department of Accounting and General Services; Connie Mitchell, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Services (IHS); Carol Ignacio, Executive Director of the Offices for Social Ministry, Catholic Diocese of Honolulu; and Donavic Totoa, a high school student who lives with her family at a shelter for the homeless.  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:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/25/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The Mariana Islands include the U.S. Territory of Guam and the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). For generations, these islands’ indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian people have been second-class Americans – fighting and dying under the stars and stripes, with no voting representation in Congress, and no vote for their commander-in-chief. Today the US military is planning a massive buildup of these small, strategic islands, with no input from the people of the Marianas. Yet the Chamorros and Carolinians remain steadfastly patriotic – more loyal, in fact, than many mainland communities.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/26/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.S., Russia Negotiate Sweeping Nuclear Arms Treaty

The United States and Russia have agreed to the most comprehensive arms treaty in twenty years, after the previous treaty expired in December. Judy Woodruff reports on the plans to slash nuclear arsenals.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: White House Unveils Mortgage Plan

In other news Friday, the White House unveiled its new initiatives to help homeowners at risk for foreclosure and Congress sent the final installment of the health care bill to President Obama, with a few adjustments.

REPORT

Iraq's Former Prime Minister Edges al-Maliki in Vote

Iraq's electoral commission named former prime minister and secular candidate Ayad Allawi the winner of the parliamentary elections. The announcement coincided with violence that killed forty people.

ANALYSIS

Allawi Claims Majority of Seats in Iraqi Elections

Nearly three weeks after the vote, Jeffrey Brown talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and the International Crisis Group's Joost Hiltermann about the final tallies in Iraq's parliamentary elections.

REPORT

Yemen's Drug Crop Diverts Precious Resources

Margaret Warner wraps her reporting series on the complex security picture in Yemen with a look at the drug qat, the cash crop that is depleting the country's water supply.

REPORT

Abuse Allegations Intensify in Catholic Church

Allegations that Pope Benedict and other church leaders covered up sexual abuse cases, including those at a school for the deaf in Wisconsin, continue to rock the Catholic Church. Judy Woodruff reports.

REPORT

Vatican Deflects Charges of Covering for Child Abusers

Judy Woodruff talks to David Gibson, religion writer for Politics Daily, as charges of misconduct mount in Catholic dioceses around the world.

REPORT

Teachers Lose Funding Over Quibbles with Obama Education Policy

John Merrow explores why some teachers' unions are walking away from a share of some $4.35 billion in federal funds through the Obama administration's new Race to the Top grant competition.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Tackle the Aftermath of Health Reform

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the passage of health care reform and how it may shape the political landscape looking toward the midterm elections.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, March 26, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               3/26/2010 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, March 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/26/2010 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, March 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/26/2010 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, March 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/25/2010 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:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/25/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The Mariana Islands include the U.S. Territory of Guam and the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). For generations, these islands’ indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian people have been second-class Americans – fighting and dying under the stars and stripes, with no voting representation in Congress, and no vote for their commander-in-chief. Today the US military is planning a massive buildup of these small, strategic islands, with no input from the people of the Marianas. Yet the Chamorros and Carolinians remain steadfastly patriotic – more loyal, in fact, than many mainland communities.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, March 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/29/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Twin Suicide Bombings Strike Moscow's Subway

A pair of suicide bomb attacks on Moscow's subway system left at least 38 people dead during Monday morning's commute. Jeffrey Brown reports.

ANALYSIS

Moscow Vows to Root Out Terrorists After Attacks

Russian authorities vowed to strike back at rebels from the North Caucasus region that they blame for two suicide bomb attacks that struck Moscow's subway system, killing dozens of rush hour passengers. Jeffrey Brown talks to William Mauldin, deputy Moscow bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal for more.

ANALYSIS

Subway Bombings Highlight Unrest in Russia's Troubled South

No terror group has taken credit for attacks on Moscow's subway system, but Russian authorities blame rebel groups in the volatile Caucasus region. Jeffrey Brown talks to Miriam Lanskoy, senior program officer for Central Asia and the Caucasus at the National Endowment for Democracy.

ANALYSIS

News Wrap: Obama Addresses Afghanistan Corruption

In other news Monday, President Obama returned from a surprise trip to Afghanistan where he met with President Hamid Karzai in Kabul to discuss anti-corruption efforts and Iraq's prime minister continued to push for a recount after he trailed in the recent elections.

REPORT

Mich. Militia Group Charged with Plotting Police Attacks

Nine people with ties to a Christian militia group have been charged in an alleged plot to murder police officers and target their funerals following FBI raids in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Margaret Warner talks to a reporter in Detroit about the charges.

REPORT

Wired White House Looks to Harness New Media

As part of a look at how both political parties are connecting with constituents on the Web, Ray Suarez reports on how Democrats are harnessing new media following President Obama's successful presidential campaign on the Web.

ANALYSIS

Obama Fills Key Posts with Recess Appointments

The Obama administration is moving to fill 15 vacant administrative posts that have been long-delayed by the Senate through the use of recess appointments. Judy Woodruff gets two views on White House attempts to name appointees without Senate approval.

REPORT

Haitian Entrepreneurs Build Micro-Economies in Tent City

Nearly three months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, small businesses are springing up within the tent communities housing displaced people. Adam Davidson of NPR'S "Planet Money" reports on the entrepreneurs who are kick-starting the local economy.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 30, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

New Law Changes Student Loan Landscape

President Obama enacted a sweeping remake of the student lending market by signing the final piece of the health care overhaul into law. Jeffrey Brown talks to a higher education reporter about how the new law will impact college students and their universities.

REPORT

News Wrap: Moscow Mourns After Train Attacks

In other news Tuesday, Moscow observed a day of mourning for 39 people killed in two suicide bombings in the Russian capital's subway system and police arrested the ninth suspect in a Christian militia group accused of plotting attacks on police.

ANALYSIS

Health Care May Grant Obama Legacy as 'Reformer'

In the wake of the passage of health care reform, Jim Lehrer talks to historians Ellen Fitzpatrick and Richard Norton Smith and columnists Michael Gerson and Clarence Page about what the victory means for the Obama presidency.

REPORT

Peru Nurtures Growth Amid Economic Uncertainty

In the first part of a series on Peru, Ray Suarez reports on a growing and business friendly environment in a country rebounding from economic instability and deep debt just twenty years ago.

REPORT

Afghanistan Pushed to Confront Corruption

President Obama addressed political corruption in Afghanistan during a surprise visit to Kabul this week. Judy Woodruff reports on U.S. pressures to officials to enforce fair governance.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: The Quake

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/30/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

On January 12, 2010, Haiti was leveled by one of the most devastating earthquakes in recorded history. Those responsible for handling the catastrophe, including the Haitian state and the United Nations, were crippled by the magnitude of the disaster and struggled to respond. In the confused aftermath, survivors were left without food, water or shelter. FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith and team arrived in Port-au-Prince within days and in this powerful report bear witness to the disaster and the ill-coordinated relief efforts in the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Drawing on interviews with key officials and humanitarian experts from Port-au-Prince to New York, "The Quake" asks, can the world do better? And how?

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Whatever It Takes

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/30/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This film chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the first year of the Bronx Center for Science & Mathematics, an innovative public high school in New York City’s South Bronx. This deeply emotional, character-driven documentary focuses on the school’s dynamic rookie principal and a spunky ninth-grade girl with big dreams but even bigger obstacles. The personal stories of the school’s students and staff call to mind larger themes of school reform and the need for educators, parents and policy makers to prioritize the transformation of the public school system so that all children can receive a quality education. Grittily realistic, yet ultimately triumphant, “Whatever It Takes” paints a compelling picture of cutting-edge ideas and dedicated individuals, united in their vision to restore hope to a broken community.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/31/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Proposes Lifting Coastal U.S. Drilling Bans

President Obama announced plans to lift the ban on offshore oil and gas exploration along the Atlantic and Alaskan coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico. Kwame Holman reports on the reaction to the president's proposal in Washington.

ANALYSIS

Obama Eyes Energy Development in Drilling Plan; Opponents Point to Alternatives

Jeffrey Brown gets two views on how President Obama's new plan for coastal oil and gas drilling could affect U.S. energy policy and the environment from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Maryland Sen. Benjamin Cardin.

REPORT

News Wrap: New England Hit Hard by Flooding

In other news Wednesday, flooding in the Northeast forced hundreds to evacuate their homes after the second major rainstorm in a month and an investigation has largely cleared British scientists accused of fabricating climate change data.

REPORT

Haiti Donors Urge Transparency in Relief Spending

Haiti is asking the international community for $3.8 billion in aid to rebuild its torn infrastructure. Judy Woodruff reports on the international donor conference in New York and the U.S.'s pledge of $1.1 billion over the next two years.

ANALYSIS

Rice: Nations Reaffirm Cooperation Pledge for Haiti

With hundreds of thousands of Haitians still displaced by the earthquake, the nation is urgently seeking aid from the international community. Judy Woodruff talks to United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice about the donors conference aimed at underwriting much of the rebuilding.

REPORT

Peru Eyes Innovations in Rural Maternity Health

As part of his continuing series on Peru, Ray Suarez reports on how government strategies to reduce deaths from childbirth among indigenous women who live far from health services could also help women in other Latin American countries.

REPORT

Census Pushes Americans' Participation as Deadline Looms

As the deadline for the 2010 census nears, Jim Lehrer talks to U.S. Census director Robert Groves about the challenges of counting the U.S. population and the trends the new data might show.

 

Series Title:     Tavis Smiley Reports

Program Title: MLK: A Call to Conscience

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/31/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The second of Tavis Smiley’s special reports delves into one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatest speeches, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” which Dr. King delivered on April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church in New York City. The speech, delivered exactly one year before the date of his assassination, is considered pivotal but often under-appreciated. King challenged the morality of the Vietnam conflict and urged a national discussion about the role of America in the world. Smiley examines the context of Dr. King’s words on liberty, responsibility and freedom against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights and an increasingly unpopular war, and examines the implications of his words today, particularly in light of President Obama’s decision to increase U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

 

Education & History:

                   

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/5/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NOVA dives beneath the waters of Pearl Harbor to trace provocative new clues to one of the most tragic events of World War II — the sinking of the USS Arizona . More than 1,000 crew members perished in the greatest single loss of life in United States naval history. For decades, it has been thought that a bomb dropped by a Japanese aircraft sank the Arizona. But the discovery of a group of Japanese midget subs in and around Pearl Harbor has raised questions about the battleship’s final hours.

In this program, NOVA’s team of expert investigators journeys to the seafloor to explore the wreckage of the most mysterious of these subs. Did this mini-sub and its two-person crew make it into Pearl Harbor and fire torpedoes at the Arizona? NOVA pursues this puzzle with unprecedented access to the remains of the Arizona and other unique evidence, including aerial photos taken by Japanese aircraft and moving testimonials from U.S. and Japanese veterans. “Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor” is a gripping investigation of the possibility that these tiny but lethal mini-subs may have played a crucial and previously unsuspected part in the tragic events of that “Day of Infamy.”

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

 

Series Title:     The Human Spark

Program Title: Becoming Us

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/6/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the caves of the Dordogne region of France, host Alan Alda witnesses the spectacular paintings and carvings that date back some 30,000 years, artwork that archeologists once thought to be the first record of people with minds like ours. When this art was created, Europe had already been peopled for hundreds of thousands of years by Neanderthals. Alda discovers, from visits to sites where Neanderthals once lived, that they were tenacious and resourceful, but they produced no art and employed a stone tool technology that changed little over millennia. The people who painted the caves, our ancestors, were strikingly different, possessed of the “human spark,” capable not only of art but of innovative technology and symbolic communication.  Where and when did the human spark first ignite? In these caves, as archeologists have long believed? Or at a much earlier time — and on another continent?

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Building Pharaoh’s Ship

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/12/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

A magnificent trading vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious, treasure-laden land called Punt. Is this journey, intricately depicted on the wall of one of Egypt’s most impressive temples, mere myth — or was it real? NOVA travels to the legendary temple, built some 3,500 years ago for the celebrated female pharaoh Hatshepsut, in search of answers to this tantalizing archeological mystery. Did Punt exist and, if so, where was it? Did the ancient Egyptians, who built elaborate barges to sail down the Nile, also have the expertise to embark on a long sea voyage? NOVA follows a team of archeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the mighty vessel shown on the mysterious carving, and then launch it into the Red Sea on a unique voyage of discovery.

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

 

Series Title:     The Human Spark

Program Title: So Human, So Chimp

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/13/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Host Alan Alda joins researchers studying our fellow simians — mainly chimpanzees, our closest living relatives — to discover both what we share with them and what new skills humans evolved since we went our separate ways. By watching — and participating in — experiments comparing chimps with children, he learns that human uniqueness lies in our ability to reason about things we can’t observe, especially the content of others’ minds, and to employ this skill in the collaborative enterprise of civilization.

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Influenza 1918 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/18/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the spring and summer of 1918, a new flu outbreak, dubbed Spanish Influenza, moved with soldiers from the European battlefields of World War I to the homefront. By September, the flu began to exact a toll on the civilian population; in the month of October alone, 195,000 Americans died of the disease. In total, more than 500,000 Americans succumbed to the flu that year, more than all the combat casualties in all the wars of the 20th century. Globally, the death toll has been estimated at anywhere between 20 and 40 million people.

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

 

Series Title:     Benjamin Latrobe: America's First Architect

Program Title: MONDAY, January 18, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/18/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Noted architecture critic Paul Goldberger hosts this documentary biography of Benjamin Latrobe, the creator of the first uniquely “American” architecture. Latrobe’s tumultuous life was a series of creative triumphs, personal tragedies and constant re-invention. The film features computer-generated animation, interviews with architects and historians and location shooting as Goldberger explores Latrobe’s life, from his early years in England to his immigration to the young republic and his work on such iconic buildings as the U.S. Capitol, the White House and the Baltimore Basilica.

http://www.pbs.org/benjaminlatrobe/

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Riddles of the Sphinx

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/19/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

For 45 centuries, the Great Sphinx has cast its enigmatic gaze over Egypt’s Giza plateau. The biggest and oldest statue in a land of colossal ancient monuments, its scale is staggering: the mighty head towers as tall as the White House, while its body is nearly the length of a football field. This strange half-human, half-lion image has inspired countless fantastic theories about its origins. How was it built, and who or what does it represent? Surprisingly, the scribes of the period when it was built — during Egypt’s Old Kingdom — passed over it in silence. Adding to the mystery, archeologists found that its creators abruptly discarded their tools and abandoned the structure when it was nearly complete. Searching for clues, NOVA’s expert team of archeologists carries out eye-opening experiments that reveal the techniques and incredible labor invested in the carving of this gigantic sculpture.

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Series Title:     The Human Spark

Program Title: Brain Matters

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/20/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the third program, viewers literally peer into host Alan Alda’s head with a variety of high-tech imaging techniques, looking for his human spark. The unique circuitry that provides us with our most prized ability, language, is closely tied to another unique human skill, our ability to make and use complex tools. In his own brain, Alda finds the site of his ability to figure out what others are thinking. And in perhaps the biggest surprise, he discovers that the essential human spark, our ability to build alternative worlds in our heads — to imagine — lies in a brain region closely related to that used when thinking about others’ minds — and that fires most fiercely when we are doing nothing at all.

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Wyatt Earp

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/25/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

He has been portrayed in countless movies and television shows by some of Hollywood’s greatest actors, including Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart and, more recently, Kevin Costner, but these popular fictions belie the complexities and flaws of a man whose life is a lens on politics, justice and economic opportunity on the American frontier. As a young man, Wyatt Earp was a caricature of the Western lawman, spending his days drinking in saloons, gambling, visiting brothels and gaining notoriety as the legendary gunman in the shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Shortly after his death in 1929, distressed Americans down on their luck transformed Wyatt Earp into a folk hero: a central figure in the American narrative of how the west was won, a man who took control of his own destiny.

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               1/26/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Every year, 100 million Monarch butterflies set off on an incredible journey across North America. These beautiful creatures fly 2,000 miles to reach their remote destination: a tiny area high in the mountains of Mexico. Yet scientists are still puzzling over how the butterflies achieve this tremendous feat of endurance — and how, year after year, the Monarchs navigate with such hair’s-breadth precision. NOVA flies along with the Monarchs, visiting the spectacular locations they call home and meeting the dangers they encounter along the way. As this program reveals, the Monarch is a scientific marvel locked in an inspiring struggle for survival.

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Series Title:     The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Program Title: The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890) (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               1/27/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:         120

Description:

In 1851, word spreads across the country of a beautiful area of California’s Yosemite Valley, attracting visitors who wish to exploit the land’s scenery for commercial gain and those who wish to keep it pristine. Among the latter is a Scottish-born wanderer named John Muir, for whom protecting the land becomes a spiritual calling. In 1864, Congress passes an act that protects Yosemite from commercial development for “public use, resort and recreation” — the first time in world history that any government has put forth this idea — and hands control of the land to California. Meanwhile, a “wonderland” in the northwest corner of the Wyoming territory attracts visitors to its bizarre landscape of geysers, mud pots and sulfur pits. In 1872, Congress passes an act to protect this land as well. Since it is located in a territory, rather than a state, it becomes America’s first national park: Yellowstone.

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

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: The Donner Party (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/1/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:         90

Description:

Of all the 19th-century pioneer stories, none exerts so powerful a hold on the American imagination as the tale of the Donner Party in the high Sierra Nevadas in the winter of 1846. That June, along with thousands of others, George and Jacob Donner and James Frazier Reed led their families west out of Springfield, Illinois, and headed for the "Promised Land" in California, two thousand miles away. Theirs was a prosperous caravan that would swell to more than 87 men, women and children.  They packed huge wagons (one was two stories high), took food, hired servants and even sewed money between the covers of a quilt. When family leaders made the fateful decision to take an untried short cut to beat the coming winter, only half of them would come out alive. What began as a trek to the Western paradise became a terrifying tale of misery, death, madness and cannibalism. But there was also extraordinary bravery, as survivors made their way to California, after enduring the worst winter ever recorded in the high Sierras. Through family journals, newspaper accounts and interviews with historians and descendants of the party, the film recreates the Donner Party's now legendary journey.

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Ghosts of Machu Picchu

Distributor:      WGBH

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

Length:         60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Secrets of Shangri-La

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, February 3, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/3/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:         60

Description:

In the legendary Kingdom of Mustang, a remote corner of the Himalaya previously off-limits to outsiders, a team of explorers and scientists climbs for the first time into human-carved caves thousands of years old. They find priceless 14th-century wall paintings, ancient human remains and a centuries-old hidden library of sacred texts that may reveal some secrets about Shangri-la.

 

Series Title:     The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Program Title: The Last Refuge (1890-1915)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/3/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:         90

Description:

By the end of the 19th century, widespread industrialization has left many Americans worried about whether the country — once a vast wilderness — will have any pristine land left. At the same time, poachers in the parks are rampant, and visitors think nothing of littering or carving their names near iconic sites like Old Faithful. Congress has yet to establish clear judicial authority or appropriations for the protection of the parks. This sparks a conservation movement by organizations such as the Sierra Club, led by John Muir; the Audubon Society, led by George Bird Grinnell; and the Boone and Crockett Club, led by Theodore Roosevelt. The movement fails, however, to stop San Francisco from building the Hetch Hetchy dam at Yosemite, flooding Muir’s “mountain temple” and leaving him broken-hearted before he dies.

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

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: The Bombing of Germany

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/8/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:         60

Description:

On September 1, 1939 — the first day of World War II in Europe — President Franklin D. Roosevelt appealed to the warring nations to “under no circumstances undertake the bombardment from the air of civilian populations.” Just six years later, British and American Allied forces had carried out a bombing campaign of unprecedented might over Germany’s cities, claiming the lives of nearly half a million civilians. This film examines the defining moments of the offensive that led the U.S. across a moral divide. Weaving interviews with WWII pilots and historians with stunning archival footage of the bombing and its aftermath, the program is a haunting reminder of the dilemma imposed by war’s civilian casualties, a topic that continues to resonate as America enters the eighth year of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Extreme Cave Diving

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/9/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:         60

Description:

This program follows the charismatic Dr. Kenny Broad as he dives into blue holes — underwater caves that formed during the last ice age when sea level was nearly 400 feet below what it is today. They are Earth’s least explored and perhaps most dangerous frontiers. With an interdisciplinary team of climatologists, paleontologists and anthropologists, Broad investigates the hidden history of Earth’s climate as revealed by finds in this spectacularly beautiful “alternate universe.”

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

 

Series Title:     The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Program Title: The Empire State of Grandeur (1915 - 1919) (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/10/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:         120

Description:

In the early 20th century, America has a dozen national parks, but they are a haphazard patchwork of special places under the supervision of different federal agencies. The conservation movement, after failing to stop the Hetch Hetchy dam, pushes the government to establish one unified agency to oversee all the parks, leading to the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916. Its first director, Stephen Mather, a wealthy businessman and passionate park advocate who fought vigorously to establish the NPS, launches an energetic campaign to expand the national park system and bring more visitors to the parks. Among his efforts is to protect the Grand Canyon from encroaching commercial interests and establish it as a national park, rather than a national monument.

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

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: The Kennedys (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/15/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:         180

Description:

On August 25, 2008, just two months after undergoing surgery for a malignant brain tumor, "The Lion of the Senate" and the Kennedy family's lone male survivor - Edward M. Kennedy - surprised attendees with an unscheduled speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. "As I look ahead, I am strengthened by family and friendship. So many of you have been with me in the happiest days and the hardest days. Together we have known success and seen setbacks, victory and defeat," Kennedy said. The Kennedy story is unlike any other: a saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy. From patriarch Joseph Kennedy's rise on Wall Street and frustrations in politics, John Kennedy's march to the White House, Robert Kennedy's near-certain presidential victory, preempted only by his tragic death, through Edward Kennedy's withdrawal from the 1980 presidential race following the scandal of Chappaquiddick, the family legacy continues to influence politics. Edward Kennedy died in August 2009 at the age of 77.

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Extreme Ice (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/16/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:         60

Description:

As the world warms, the threat from rising sea levels poses an alarming potential for disaster. Some models now project a one-meter sea level rise over the next century, which could displace millions of people, from Florida to Bangladesh, and require trillions of dollars’ investment in coastal infrastructure. But these models don’t reflect recent findings that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica are melting at an ever faster rate. What explains this alarming acceleration, and just how can we figure out what’s happening inside a gigantic wall of ice?

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

 

Series Title:     The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Program Title: Going Home (1920 - 1933) (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/17/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:         120

Description:

While visiting the parks was once predominantly the domain of Americans wealthy enough to afford the high-priced train tours, the advent of the automobile allows more people than ever before to visit the parks. Mather embraces this opportunity and works to build more roads in the parks. Some park enthusiasts, such as Margaret and Edward Gehrke of Nebraska, begin “collecting” parks, making a point to visit as many as they can. In North Carolina, Horace Kephart, a reclusive writer, and George Masa, a Japanese immigrant, launch a campaign to protect the last strands of virgin forest in the Smoky Mountains by establishing it as a park. In Wyoming, John D. Rockefeller Jr. begins quietly buying up land in the Teton Mountain Range and valley in a secret plan to donate it to the government as a park.

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

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Amelia Earhart (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/22/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic and the first to cross the North American continent alone. Her exploits as an aviator, her beauty and intelligence, her independence and charm made her a national heroine. Seemingly invincible, Earhart tirelessly traveled and lectured, a champion of aviation and equal opportunity for women. But her cheering public didn't know the cost of her courage. The record-breaking flights, the aerial exhibitions and races, the interviews to support her favorite causes, the endless speeches and promotional commitments, together with household responsibilities, health problems and financial worries, combined to push Earhart to the point of exhaustion. In 1937, she set out to accomplish yet another first: to circle the earth along the equator on an east-west flight. Friends warned that her preparations were hurried, even careless. When her plane disappeared without a trace, the “First Lady of the Air” was instantly transformed into an American legend.

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Series Title:     American Masters

Program Title: Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun (encore)

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               2/22/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Writer, cultural anthropologist, chronicler of folk roots and ethnic traditions, daughter of a former slave, Hurston was one of the most celebrated — and most controversial — figures of the Harlem Renaissance, the creatively expansive era in the 1920s when “the Negro was in vogue.” She attained unique success in all areas, but her words and her conclusions were often mired in contention — she was called everything from flamboyant to outrageous, unpredictable to bodacious. She collaborated with Langston Hughes, was criticized by Richard Wright and ultimately died a pauper’s death in total obscurity. Now considered a lioness of African-American literature, she was resurrected by Alice Walker; such works as Dust Tracks on a Road and Their Eyes Were Watching God are essential reading today.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/zora-neale-hurston/introduction/93/

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Megabeasts' Sudden Death

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               2/23/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In May 2008, a scientific team made worldwide headlines by announcing evidence of a previously unsuspected impact from space that had devastated prehistoric North America at the end of the last Ice Age. According to this controversial new claim, the extinction of more than 34 types of large prehistoric animals (or “megafauna”) was caused not by climate change or the arrival of the first human hunters, but by the massive breakup of a comet over the Great Lakes region. NOVA explores this provocative new theory about what killed off America’s mammoths and may have come close to extinguishing early human populations as well.

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

 

Series Title:     The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Program Title: Great Nature (1933 - 1945) (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               2/24/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

To battle unemployment in the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the Civilian Conservation Corps, which spawns a “golden age” for the parks through major renovation projects. In a groundbreaking study, a young NPS biologist named George Melendez Wright discovers widespread abuses of animal habitats and pushes the service to reform its wildlife policies. Congress narrowly passes a bill to protect the Everglades in Florida as a national park — the first time a park has been created solely to preserve an ecosystem, as opposed to scenic beauty. As America becomes entrenched in World War II, Roosevelt is pressured to open the parks to mining, grazing and lumbering. The president also is subjected to a storm of criticism for expanding the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming by accepting a gift of land secretly purchased by John D. Rockefeller Jr.

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

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: Dolley Madison

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               3/1/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Style icon, extravagant hostess, humanitarian, doting mother, trusted political advisor and diplomat. These are the roles we now expect of a First Lady, roles created by President James Madison’s wife, Dolley. Born in relative obscurity before the American Revolution, Dolley’s beauty attracted attention, but it was her political acumen that set her apart in a time when women held no overt political power. As the “first First Lady,” she used her unelected position to legitimize the nation’s new capital, to create a political and social style for the new country and to give Americans a sense of their own national identity. As her successors have done ever since, Dolley Madison adopted social causes of her own, including advocating for children left orphaned by the War of 1812.

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: The Pluto Files

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               3/2/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Since its discovery in 1930, Pluto has held a warm place in the public imagination. So, when the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium stopped calling Pluto a planet, director Neil deGrasse Tyson found himself at the center of a firestorm — a firestorm led by angry Pluto-loving elementary school students. But what is it about this cold, distant rock that captures so many hearts? NOVA joins Tyson on a quest to find out. From the scientists trying to classify Pluto to die-hard “Pluto-philes,” Tyson meets a fascinating cast of characters with just one thing in common: strong opinions about Pluto. Based on Tyson’s book The Pluto Files, this is a light-hearted look at the solar system’s best-loved non-planet.

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

 

Series Title:     The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Program Title: The Morning of Creation (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            120

Description:

Following World War II, the parks are overwhelmed as visitation reaches 62 million people a year. A new billion-dollar campaign — Mission 66 — is created to build facilities and infrastructure that can accommodate the flood of visitors. A biologist named Adolph Murie introduces the revolutionary notion that predatory animals, which are still hunted, deserve the same protection as other wildlife. In Florida, Lancelot Jones, the grandson of a slave, refuses to sell to developers his family’s property on a string of unspoiled islands in Biscayne Bay and instead sells it to the federal government to be protected as a national monument. In the late 1970s, President Jimmy Carter creates an uproar in Alaska when he sets aside 56 million acres of land for preservation — the largest expansion of protected land in history. In 1995, wolves are re-established in Yellowstone, making the world’s first national park a little more like what it once was.

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

 

Series Title:     Science Trek

Program Title: TUESDAY, March 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/9/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This out-of-this-world program explores the intersection of science fiction and science fact. Combining clips from Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation with interviews with some of the leading scientists and researchers from around the country, the program is an entertaining guide to the astonishing scientific advances being made in laboratories and universities around the country. PBS and Star Trek icon LeVar Burton hosts.

 

Series Title:     Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/10/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

After performing more than 55,000 brain imaging studies, it is clear to Dr.Amen that if you want a better body, the first place to start is by having a better brain. This program offers you a revolutionary new way to get and keep the body you have always wanted and reveals two of the major secrets why most diets don’t work.

 

Series Title:     At Close Range with National Geographic

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/10/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

National Geographic magazine photographer Joel Sartore shoots in some of the most exotic locales on earth, but often in wretched conditions for weeks on end. On the job, he's been chased by bears, wolves, alligators and musk oxen. Capturing the beauty of Sandhill cranes in Nebraska or the tropical Amazon jungle, Sartore pursues the perfect image - photographs form the narrative for every National Geographic article. This documentary shows Sartore in consultation with National Geographic photo editors in Washington, DC, as thousands of individual frames are whittled down to the 10 or 20 that will accompany a typical magazine story. Sartore thinks the majority of Americans want to know that the wild and natural world still exists. National Geographic brings that idea home.

 

Series Title:     American Masters

Program Title: John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature (Encore)

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               3/22/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In a dramatic, contradictory story, the man who is synonymous with the American wilderness and conservation movement emerges as the man who probably killed more birds than anyone else in history. Energetic, gifted and vain, Audubon was self-taught and self-made, the illegitimate son of a French sea captain and Haitian servant girl. From the Caribbean and the French countryside, he eventually settled in the American south at age 19 and, after failed business efforts and bankruptcy, pursued his true passion — finding, shooting and drawing birds — ultimately realizing his dream of publishing The Birds of America, the monumental collection of 435 life-size prints, now each fetching more than $100,000 at auction. The National Audubon Society has more than a half-million members today and his legacy remains relevant.

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Cracking the Maya Code (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               3/23/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This is a definitive look back at how a handful of pioneers deciphered the intricate system of hieroglyphs developed by the Maya. With glorious footage of Mayan temples and art, the documentary is a fascinating account of this once magnificent ancient civilization’s ingenious method of communication.

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

 

Series Title:    American Experience

Program Title: Victory in the Pacific (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/29/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

“Take no prisoners. Fight to the bitter end.” Those were everyday words to combat troops on both sides at the end of World War II in the Pacific. And they led to an unprecedented orgy of slaughter. This provocative, thorough examination of the final months of the war looks at the escalation of bloodletting from both Japanese and American vantage points. As the film shows, most of Emperor Hirohito's inner circle was determined to continue the war even after losses in the Philippines in February 1945 cut off Japan's supply lines. And though he was warned that the country, brought to its knees by the conflict, might erupt in a Communist revolution, Hirohito believed that one last decisive battle could reverse Japan's fortunes. The Americans, for their part, were startled by the intensity and determination of the Japanese defenders in the South Pacific. From the U.S. capture of the Mariana Islands through the firebombing of Tokyo and the dropping of the atomic bomb, this program chronicles the dreadful and unprecedented loss of life, and the decisions made by leaders on both sides that finally ended the war.

 

Series Title:    NOVA

Program Title: Rat Attack (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               3/30/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Every 48 years, the inhabitants of the remote Indian state of Mizoram suffer a horrendous ordeal known locally as mautam. An indigenous species of bamboo, blanketing 30 percent of Mizoram’s 8,100 square miles, blooms once every half-century, spurring an explosion in the rat population that feeds off the bamboo’s fruit. The rats run amok, destroying crops and precipitating a crippling famine throughout Mizoram. NOVA follows this gripping tale of nature’s capacity to engender human suffering and investigates the botanical mystery of why the bamboo flowers with clockwork precision every half-century.