Community Ascertainment Report

 

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October, November and December 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arts, Entertainment & Culture                                            Pg. 3           

 

 

News & Public Affairs                                                        Pg.  40        

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

 

 

Education & History                                                           Pg.   130     

Science/Technology/Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts, Entertainment, & Culture:

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/04/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

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

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Sam Cooke (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/05/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, October 6, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/06/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Michael Feinstein's American Songbook

Program Title: Putting on the Tailfins

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/06/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This three-part series chronicles Michael Feinstein’s lifelong mission to keep the Great American Songbook alive, as he preserves and passes along the lyrics and melodies of songwriters like George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Rodgers and Hart, all while performing more than 150 shows a year across the country.  The series follows the meticulous musician as he rummages though cluttered basements and dusty attics, sifts through piles in cluttered storage lockers, and unearths obscure items in flea markets. 

“Putting on the Tailfins” focuses on the 1950s and 1960s, when the Great American Songbook competed with new forms like rock ‘n’ roll, and rhythm & blues. As Feinstein crisscrosses the country performing with big bands, symphony orchestras and jazz combos, viewers learn how iconic singers like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney kept the Songbook alive by reinventing pop standards of the 1930s and 1940s.

 

Series Title:     Great Performances

Program Title: Macbeth

Distributor:      WNET

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

Length:            180

Description:

Director Rupert Goold adapts his gripping stage production of Macbeth - with Sir Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood reprising their Tony-nominated performances - into this edgy film adaptation, which relocates the bloody action to a nameless 20th-century netherworld.

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

Series Title:     Yanni Voices: Live from the Forum in Acapulco

Program Title: THURSDAY, October 7, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            120

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/11/2010 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/namele.php

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

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

Distributor:      WGBH

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

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Barbara Kawakami (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/12/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, October 13 at 11pm.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Damien (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/14/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

PBS Hawaii presents a special commemorative encore presentation of the Peabody award-winning television drama produced by Hawaii Public Television in 1977 and broadcast on PBS stations around the country in 1978. Damien was written by playwright Aldyth Morris and stars actor and Professor Terence Knapp in the title role. The teledrama is a monologue, delivered by Father Damien as a spirit watching his own funeral procession some fifty years after his death.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Globe Trekker Food Hour: Mexico (New!)

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Na Palapalai (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/18/2010 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:     Leonard Cohen Live in London

Program Title: MONDAY, October 18, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/18/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Influential singer/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen performs at London's 02 Arena during his 2008 UK tour. The program, recorded live on July 17, 2008, features definitive renditions of classic songs drawn from Cohen's 40-year repertoire.

 

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: The Parking Lot Movie (New!)

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

"The Parking Lot Movie" chronicles the rarefied world of one small parking lot in a college town, and the asphalt philosophers who work as attendants there scrutinizing cars and license plates, capitalism, anger, justice, drunkenness, spiritual awareness, class struggle, entitlement and the plight of the service sector worker.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, October 20, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/20/2010 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:    Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook

Program Title: A New Step Every Day (New!)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/20/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This three-part series chronicles Michael Feinstein’s lifelong mission to keep the Great American Songbook alive, as he preserves and passes along the lyrics and melodies of songwriters like George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Rodgers and Hart, all while performing more than 150 shows a year across the country.  The series follows the meticulous musician as he rummages though cluttered basements and dusty attics, sifts through piles in cluttered storage lockers and unearths obscure items in flea markets. 

Episode Three, “A New Step Every Day”, explores the fast and furious 1920s and 1930s, when jazz was hot, credit was loose and illegal booze flowed freely in underground speakeasies. Between performances, Feinstein illustrates the impact of talking pictures, the dawn of radio and the fledgling recording industry. Additionally, it introduces viewers to other collectors and musicians who keep the spirit of the Jazz Age alive today.

 

Series Title:     In Performance at the White House

Program Title: A Broadway Celebration

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/20/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This special features a series of performances by major Broadway artists and new talent, presenting selections from American musicals that reflect the spirit, energy and ambition of America. President and Mrs. Obama hosted the event on July 19, 2010. The program is emceed by Nathan Lane and includes Idina Menzel, Brian d’Arcy James, Audra McDonald, Chad Kimball, Marvin Hamlisch, Karen Olivo, Tonya Pinkins, Assata Alston and a youth ensemble from the Joy of Motion Dance Center.

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

 

Series Title:     In Performance at the White House

Program Title: A Broadway Celebration (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

This special features a series of performances by major Broadway artists and new talent, presenting selections from American musicals that reflect the spirit, energy and ambition of America. President and Mrs. Obama hosted the event on July 19, 2010. The program is emceed by Nathan Lane and includes Idina Menzel, Brian d’Arcy James, Audra McDonald, Chad Kimball, Marvin Hamlisch, Karen Olivo, Tonya Pinkins, Assata Alston and a youth ensemble from the Joy of Motion Dance Center.

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

 

Series Title:     Aretha Franklin Presents: Soul Rewind

Program Title: THURSDAY, October 21, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/21/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Melveen Leed (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/25/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Magic Moments: The Best of 50's Pop

Program Title: MONDAY, October 25, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/25/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Will Hedgecock: Live from the Saenger Theatre

Program Title: MONDAY, October 25, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            90

Will Hedgecock has established himself as one of a new generation of exceptional performers. The music featured in this concert ranges from timeless R&B and adult contemporary standards to classical, and yes, even some doo wop.  The concert features members of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, along with various vocalists from Nashville, TN, all handpicked by the legendary arranger Bergen White, who, for eleven years, was the music director for the CMA award show, and for five years was the music director of the Kennedy Center.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: W.S. Merwin (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/26/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Taped in 2008, Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox presents a special encore of a conversation with W.S. Merwin, the newly named US Poet Laureate. Prior to this crowning achievement, Merwin had received nearly every major award for poetry, including two Pulitzer prizes.  Since the late seventies, Haiku, Maui has been his home.  It is also where he found an affinity for native Hawaiian culture and where he crafted a mythical, Hawaiian narrative.  He talks to Leslie about how his love for words began as a child, when his mother would read to him.  He also reads from some of his poetry collections.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Art & Copy

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            90

Meet the real “Mad Men” (and women) in “Art & Copy,” a stylish glimpse at the people behind the curtain of modern consumer culture. You may thank (or curse) the creators in the film for such familiarly evocative slogans as “Just Do It,” “I ♥ NY,” “Where’s the Beef?” “Got Milk?” “Think Different,” and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, October 27, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/27/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

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: Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Pierre Boulez Conducts Mahler's 7th (New)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/27/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez leads the internationally renowned orchestra in Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 7.  One of Chicago's most popular conductors, Boulez is a composer, conductor, tireless advocate for new music and one of the most important musical and intellectual figures of our time. He served as CSO's principal guest conductor - only the third person to hold that title - from 1995 until 2006, when he was named Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Previews: Circus

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, October 27, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/27/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Producers Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre, the creators of Carrier, give viewers a preview of Circus, their new documentary on circus life, coming in November to PBS Hawaii.

 

Series Title:     William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, October 27, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

This documentary features exclusive interviews with artist William Kentridge discussing his family’s history and life under apartheid, and revealing the importance of improvisation, inquiry, and open-ended possibilities in his process. The film follows him on an international journey that documents him at work behind the scenes—from the intimacy of his Johannesburg studio, to galleries worldwide, to backstage at New York’s Metropolitan Opera as he develops, stages, and directs Shostakovich’s The Nose, based on the Gogol story.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Living Your Dying (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/28/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Rev. Dr. Mitsuo “Mits” Aoki, a pioneer of Hawaii’s hospice movement and founder of the University of Hawaii School of Religion, passed away on August 19th of this year.  Dr. Aoki was known for helping the terminally ill, and their families, accept death as an integral, profound part of life.  In honor of his memory, PBS Hawaii is airing this encore presentation of the 2003 documentary. A co-production between PBS Hawaii and Lotus Films, Inc., “Living Your Dying” highlights Mits’ own, transformative near-death experience; his therapeutic work with three terminally-ill cancer patients; the death of his wife Evelyn; and thoughts about his own mortality.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Utah & Colorado

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Host Holly Morris kicks off her trip in Denver, where she visits the U.S. Mint and enjoys the city’s many outdoor pursuits. Next she hikes the Mesa Trail, joins an archaeological research trip at Crow Canyon and delves into the history of the region’s ancestral Pueblans. Holly then travels to Utah, home to numerous ski resorts, the Great Salt Lake and a plethora of breathtaking national parks — including Arches, Zion and Bryce Canyon.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: George Kahumoku (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/01/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Politically  Collect (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               11/01/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW throws its hat into the ring on the eve of the mid-term elections with Special Edition “Politically Collect,” a celebration of America’s passion for collecting and electing. Highlights include: an extensive collection of campaign buttons; a court affidavit submitted by Jimmy Carter to the state of Maine on the eve of the 1976 election, appealing its decision to list him on the ballot as James Earl Carter; and signed photos of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, valued at $75,0000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Danny Kaleikini: Ambassador of Aloha (New)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/02/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

He is officially Hawaii’s Ambassador of Aloha, but life for Danny Kaleikini wasn’t always a glamorous world.  He has dealt with disappointment, grief, and rejection, but his heart and his spirit have always helped him through the difficult times.  Get to know Hawaii’s own Kaneala, when Leslie Wilcox sits down with Danny Kaleikini for this second part of their conversation on Long Story Short.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, November 3, at 11:00PM and on Sunday, November 6, at 4:00PM.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian (New)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/02/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining, insightful, and often humorous look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema and examining the ways that the myth of “the Injun” has influenced the world’s understanding—and misunderstanding—of Natives. Narrated by Diamond with infectious enthusiasm and good humor, “Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian” is a loving look at cinema through the eyes of the people who appeared in its very first flickering images and have survived to tell their stories their own way.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, November 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/03/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

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:     Circus

Program Title: First of May/One Ring Family (New)

Distributor:      OPB

Date:               11/03/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Welcome to Walden, New York, where the 150 performers and crew members of the legendary Big Apple Circus gather from around the world to put together the new show for their annual 350-performance tour. As sets are built, costumes designed and fitted, acts rehearsed and refined, meet the members of the Big Apple family: the veteran clown who plays the circus’ most enduring and beloved character, and the slightly neurotic novice whose clowning covers a painful past; the newly assembled trapeze troupe that can’t seem to catch a trick; the zany, tightly wound guest director who lives for the circus; and the kids of the rough-and-tumble ring crew, all of whom seem to be looking for a fresh start. But as a bomb threat proves, running away to the circus doesn’t always guarantee your troubles won’t find you.

Feel the tension mount as rivalries and romances blossom and the circus’ first dress rehearsal approaches. The show is nowhere near ready. Despite constant rehearsals, the Flying Neves trapeze members can’t pull themselves together, and there’s talk in the office about cutting the act. Meanwhile, Glen, the newbie clown, is having a hard time taking direction and he’s petrified he’ll soon be fired. The fate of the show — and of more than a few performers — hangs in the balance.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/circus/

 

Series Title:     Art Through Time: A Global View

Program Title: Dreams & Visions (New)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/04/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Art is about seeing. But it is not always about representing the world as it exists, and sometimes it can allow the viewer to see with more than the eye. From Aboriginal artists who paint the unseen forces of the universe to twentieth-century Surrealists who looked into the recesses of the unconscious mind for inspiration, throughout time people have found many ways to record ephemeral feelings, unknowable mysteries, personal fantasies, and inner visions. Leading experts discuss the ecstasy of St. Teresa as envisioned by Gianlorenzo Bernini; the Prophet’s night journey to Jerusalem as imagined by Islamic miniaturists; and Bosch’s nightmarish depiction of Hell in Garden of Earthly Delights.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: South Atlantic (New)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/04/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Join host Zay Harding on an epic adventure to the ends of the earth, from the southernmost tip of Argentina to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the South Shetland Islands, and on to Antarctica. He sails along the Antarctic Peninsula before returning all the way to Cape Horn in Chile. Following in the footsteps of explorers, adventurers, and conservationists from Scott to Shackleton, Zay ice climbs, kayaks, camps and even plunges into the ice cold Antarctic waters. Along the way, he meets today's pre-eminent scientists working in the field - like the British Antarctic Survey's Jonathan Shanklin, the man who in 1984 discovered the hole in the earth's ozone layer, and American biologist and global warming expert Jim McClintock. Zay will be marveling at a stunning array of wildlife including killer whales, king penguins and Weddell seals, albatrosses and giant petrels.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

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

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/08/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Mobile, AL, Part 2 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               11/08/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Don Cresswell visit the Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island to explore why collectors flock to bird prints by artists including James Audubon. Highlights include: a circa 1969 jersey worn by NFL football legend Gale Sayers when he played for the Chicago Bears; a side chair that may have graced the Lincoln White House; and a rare trio of books containing lithographs of American Indian chiefs whose portraits were painted when they came to Washington to negotiate treaties with the U.S. Department of War, valued at $70,000 to $90,000.

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

 

Series Title:     The Tenth Inning

Program Title: Part 1 of 2 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/08/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

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

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: John Clark (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/09/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

In this edition of Long Story Short, Leslie Wilcox talks story with a true Renaissance man. John Clark relates how learning to surf at a young age led him to become a waterman, lifeguard, fire fighter, historian, and writer. The author of a series of books on Hawaii’s beaches, John Clark took the innate curiosity that we all have and hunted down the source and mo‘olelo, or

stories, behind the names of Hawaii’s surf spots and shoreline landmarks. Find out how this descendent of a sea captain is doing his part to keep Hawaiian stories and characters alive.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at on Wednesday, November 10 at 11:00PM and on Sunday, September 5 at 4:00PM

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, November 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/10/2010 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:     Circus

Program Title: Change On!/Survival of the Fittest (New)

Distributor:      OPB

Date:               11/10/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Traveling by trailer caravan, the Big Apple Circus arrives in Virginia and pitches the tent for its first tour stop. On the eve of the first performance, a pivotal act is cut and there’s a mad scramble to rework the show. Making matters worse, a seasoned company regular is diagnosed with cancer and must relinquish his act. Lackluster ticket sales only ratchet up the pressure.

Then, the entire Big Apple Circus squeezes into a tiny lot at New York’s Lincoln Center, with tent, trailers, performers, crew and animals. It’s the holiday season and shows are packed, but snow and ice are collecting on the big top and the hoses that run water to the trailers are frozen solid. A beloved miniature pony dies suddenly from colic. Cast and crew are sick and exhausted, but the show goes on. Some members of the Big Apple family — a crewman, a trapeze artist, even the artistic director — contemplate leaving the circus world behind.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/circus/

 

Series Title:     America's Veterans: A Musical Tribute 2010

Program Title: THURSDAY, November 11, 2010 (New)

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

AMERICA'S VETERANS: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE 2010 is a star-studded salute to the U.S. Armed Forces. Host Blair Underwood introduces short vignettes that pay tribute to each branch of the military and honor the experiences of men and women in uniform. Recorded in May 2010 at the Music Center at Strathmore, in Bethesda, Md., this year's concert features musical performances by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter (and former Chicago frontman) Peter Cetera, country music band Lonestar and former American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle. In addition, the Air Force Band and orchestra, along with the Singing Sergeants, perform a mix of rousing patriotic songs and contemporary hits.

 

 Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Globe Trekker Special: Slavery (New)

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

Justine Shapiro, Megan McCormick, Ian Wright, and Zoe Palmer journey across four continents to discover more about the origins and consequences of slavery. The Trekkers first visit London and Lisbon, two port cities where many slave ship routes originated, and continue on to locations such as Cape Verde off the west coast of Africa. Other sites include plantations in Brazil, the Caribbean and the U.S. The episode also takes a look at how a strong Afro-Caribbean culture emerged from slavery’s horrors.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Jerry Santos and Friends (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/15/2010 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: Mobile, AL, Part 3 of 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               11/15/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer tour the Mobile Medical Museum with its intriguing medical instruments, quack devices and items devoted to medical history spanning three centuries. Highlights include: a highly desirable Confederate army belt buckle; an archive of letters and documents from Franklin Delano Roosevelt bought at an estate sale for $5; and a beautiful circa 1850 Virginia painted chest, estimated to be worth $60,000.

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

 

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

Program Title: MONDAY, November 15, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/15/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            150

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Kū Kahakalau (New)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/16/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Founder of one of the first public Hawaiian Charter Schools on Hawaii Island, educator Kū Kahakalau draws from ancient Hawaiian traditions to promote sustainability and hands-on learning at her school, Kanu O Ka ‘Aina. Leslie Wilcox talks with Kū about how growing up with two cultures, German and Hawaiian, has helped shape her approach to life and work. Kū also discusses the challenges of finding funding for the school and the criticism she has faced concerning curriculum.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast at on Wednesday, November 17 at 11:00PM and on Sunday, November 21 at 4:00PM

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Lost Sparrow (New)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/16/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Three decades ago, two Crow Indian brothers, Bobby and Tyler, ran away from home and no one knew why. Their sudden and mysterious deaths sent shockwaves through a tiny upstate New York community. Lost Sparrow is their adoptive brother’s journey to bring Bobby and Tyler home and confront a painful truth that shattered his family.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, November 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/17/2010 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:     Circus

Program Title: Born to Be Circus/Down the Road (New)

Distributor:      OPB

Date:               11/17/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

The founder of the Big Apple Circus and its newly installed artistic director embark on their annual trip to the renowned Monte Carlo circus festival — a kind of international circus family reunion — to scout fresh talent. Back in the U.S., the performers and the crew put on two shows a day and travel from Georgia to New Jersey, Massachusetts and New York.

Many members of the cast and crew won’t be going back to Big Apple next season — some are heading to Europe; others are still trying to figure out what’s next. Some of the younger performers who have grown up in the circus consider leaving circus life. The night before the final shows, the crew puts on a traditional spoof called “Midnight Clowns” for the performers. The laughter is infectious and the partings bittersweet. As the trailers pull out of the lot and the tent comes down for the last time, we join in the time-honored circus farewell: not “goodbye,” but “see you down the road.”

http://www.pbs.org/opb/circus/

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Filmmakers’ Forum: One Voice (New)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/18/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Host Donalyn Dela Cruz talks with the makers of One Voice, a ninety-minute documentary on the pageantry, drama and personal stories that weave through the annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest. Panelists include director Lisette Flanary, producer Heather Giugni, and Ruth Bolan, executive director of Pacific Islanders in Communications, which is the producing entity behind One Voice. (One Voice will have its television broadcast premiere Sunday, November 28th at 7pm on PBS Hawaii, and will air on PBS stations on the mainland sometime next year.)

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

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

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/18/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This documentary focuses on Washington Place’s unique history as the long-time home of Queen Lili’uokalani, 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:     Art Through Time: A Global View

Program Title: “History & Memory” (New)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/18/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This episode explores different strategies for creating visual histories, including Luba memory boards, Mexican lienzos, and the Bayeux tapestry. By examining illustrations from the epic Persian Shahnama, Native American ledger drawings, and Rubens’s Marie de Medici cycle, the program also offers perspectives on artistic formulations of collective and individual memory.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: The Balkans (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/18/2010 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 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 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: Na Pali & Manuakepa (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/22/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Simply the Best

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               11/22/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s special edition, “Simply the Best,” showcases objects deemed the finest examples of their kind ever seen on ROADSHOW. Highlights include: a superlative pair of circa 1795, Massachusetts-made Federal side chairs, valued at $30,000 to $50,000; a staggeringly rare 19th-century Rhode Island rifle and powder horn, valued at $100,000 to $120,000; and the “holy grail” of American women’s suffrage movement - posters, valued at $10,000 to $15,000.

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

 

Series Title:    American Masters

Program Title: Lennon NYC

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               11/22/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

This film tells the story of one of the most famous and influential artists of the 20th century and how he found redemption not in the public adoration he craved as a youth, but in the quiet and simple pleasures of fatherhood. It is also a New York immigrant’s tale. Lennon came to New York City in 1971 seeking what every other immigrant has sought: freedom — the freedom to be himself and not “Beatle John,” the freedom to live a normal life.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Rose Tseng (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/23/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, November 24 at 11:00PM and on Sunday, November 28, at 4:00PM.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, November 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/24/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

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

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

 

Series Title:     The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, November 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/24/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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Series Title:     Great Performances

Program Title: Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               11/24/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

From his early years under the tutelage of friend and mentor Oscar Hammerstein II and continuing through the groundbreaking productions of his later career, Stephen Sondheim has been a singular voice in the American musical theater, a true original in the pantheon of major American songwriters and composers. Beginning with his collaborations as lyricist on such fabled shows as West Side Story and Gypsy, to his breakthrough scores for Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park With George and Into the Woods, Sondheim led the way from Broadway’s golden age into the increasingly ambivalent times of America’s post-Vietnam, rock ‘n’ roll culture. Recorded on the occasion of Sondheim’s 80th birthday in March 2010, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents the New York Philharmonic’s gala all-star salute to a true Broadway legend. David Hyde Pierce hosts the celebration and longtime Sondheim music director Paul Gemignani conducts.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Artist 3

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/25/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

ARTIST 3 is the latest installment of PBS Hawaii’s award winning series. This time we look at four different approaches to passing on artistic traditions: Classical Okinawan Dance with Cheryl Nakasone; the Atelier with Snowden Hodges; Taiko Drumming with Kenny Endo; and Gallery Design with Tom Klobe.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Artist 2 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/25/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

ARTIST 2 takes us once again into the creative process from the artist’s point of view. This diverse program offers a look at the career of Tadashi Sato and includes a feature on his mosaic work Aquarius; the glass murals of Doug Young; the Pacific Rim Children’s Chorus Festival; and the reuniting of the 1980s new wave rock band Oriental Love Ring.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Filmmakers’ Forum: One Voice (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/25/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Host Donalyn Dela Cruz talks with the makers of One Voice, a ninety-minute documentary weaves its way through the pageantry, drama and personal stories of the annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest. Panelists include director Lisette Flanary, producer Heather Giugni, and Ruth Bolan, executive director of Pacific Islanders in Communications, which is the producing entity behind One Voice. (One Voice will have its television broadcast premiere Sunday, November 28th at 7pm on PBS Hawaii, and will air on PBS stations on the mainland sometime next year.)

 

Series Title:     Hawaiian Airlines Presents: Na Mele: Tony Conjugacion (Encore)

Program Title: THURSDAY, November 25, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/25/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Tony returns to his roots and pays tribute to his musical influences in a special edition of NA MELE.  The show includes classic songs and original compositions by Tony himself.  This spontaneous kanikapila is a historic occasion captured by the cameras in the PBS Hawaii studio.

 

Series Title:     Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize

Program Title: THURSDAY, November 25, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/25/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize salutes Tina Fey. Taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on November 9, the 90-minute special features a star-studded cast of Fey’s friends and colleagues including top entertainers Fred Armisen, Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Hudson, Jane Krakowski, Steve Martin, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler and Betty White. The evening pays tribute to the humor and accomplishments of the popular writer, producer, actress and comedienne.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Ho'okena

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/29/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Sinatra at Carnegie Hall

Program Title: MONDAY, November 29, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/29/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

In 1980, Frank Sinatra performed a two-week engagement at Carnegie Hall, which at the time set a record for the venue by selling out each show in just one day. The performances followed the release of that year’s Trilogy, Sinatra’s ambitious triple-album comeback that featured “New York, New York.” This concert was recorded on June 25, 1980.

 

Series Title:     Straight No Chaser – Live in New York: Holiday Edition

Program Title: MONDAY, November 29, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/29/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

The a cappella phenomenon Straight No Chaser, the ten men whose quirky version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” was a YouTube sensation, presents an entertaining evening for everyone. The special includes material from their EP Six Pack, holiday favorites from their album Christmas Cheers, including “The Christmas Can Can” and “Hey Santa!,” and, of course, the song that started it all: “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Amy Agbayani

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

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

Length:            30

Description:

In this edition of Long Story Short, Leslie Wilcox introduces us to Amy Agbayani, who oversees the University of Hawaii¹s diversity programs.  Dr. Agbayani came to Hawaii from her native Philippines to study at the East-West Center in the turbulent 1960s.  The antiwar protests of the era helped set the stage for Agbayani¹s lifetime fight for civil rights and social justice.  Agbayani first found her calling helping her fellow Filipino immigrants adjust to life in Hawaii through a program called Operation Manong, which she co-founded 40 years ago.  She soon broadened her efforts on behalf of other immigrants, women, and almost anyone needing a voice, becoming the first chair of the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission.  Over the years, Agbayani¹s office at UH has expanded into one of the most comprehensive university diversity programs in the nation.  She now oversees more than 20 programs to recruit and assist students who are diverse in terms of culture, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, December 1 at 11:00PM and on Sunday, December 5, at 4:00PM.

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

 

Series Title:     Great Performances

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

                        (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            120

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin

Program Title: TUESDAY, November 30, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/30/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This is the extraordinary and untold story of how the Beatles punctured the Iron Curtain. In August 1962, award-winning director Leslie Woodhead made a two-minute film, in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, with a raw and unrecorded group of unknown rockers — the Beatles. Twenty-five years later, while making a series of films in Russia, Woodhead learned just how powerful Beatlemania was in the Soviet Union. Even though the Beatles never performed there, their music and rebellious style had soaked into the lives of a generation of Russian kids. This film features personal stories from members of Russia’s Beatles generation, who talk about how the Fab Four changed their lives, gave them hope and helped to undermine the foundations of the Soviet system.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, December 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/01/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, December 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/01/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy

Program Title: THURSDAY, December 2, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/02/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Peggy Cappy demonstrates yoga exercises designed to address arthritis problems. One out of three adults suffers from the pain of arthritis. Yoga instructor Cappy, with 30 years of experience dealing with young and old alike, shows how the key to dealing with arthritis is exercise, specifically yoga, because it is both safe and effective.

 

Series Title:     Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration

Program Title: THURSDAY, December 2, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/02/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

In this holiday special, Celtic Woman delights viewers with stellar performances of popular classics such as “White Christmas,” “O Holy Night” and “Let It Snow.” Filmed in Dublin’s Helix Centre, where the Celtic Woman phenomenon began, the special includes original pieces arranged by musical director David Downes. “Green the Whole Year Round,” “Christmas Pipes” and the fiddle solo “In the Bleak Midwinter” add unique flavor to the show.

 

Series Title:     The Peter Yarrow Sing-Along Special

Program Title: THURSDAY, December 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/02/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

THE PETER YARROW SING-ALONG SPECIAL is a family celebration of America's favorite folk songs performed by some of America’s most beloved folk singers. Starring Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Keb Mo, Billy Jonas and Bethany & Rufus, this concert will inspire the whole family with joyous and tender sing-alongs by a theater full of kids, their parents and grandparents. Some of Peter, Paul & Mary's best-loved songs will be included, such as “Puff, The Magic Dragon.”

 

 Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

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

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/06/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Great Performances

Program Title: Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/06/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Everyone’s favorite “Hitman” David Foster joins Great Performances superstar Andrea Bocelli for a Christmas concert of holiday classics. Showcasing Bocelli’s unmistakable soaring vocals are lush new arrangements infused with the distinctive Foster touch. The inspiring concert performance, recorded at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, also features special musical guests Natalie Cole, Mary J. Blige, Reba McEntire, Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins, The Muppets and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Among the featured songs highlighted will be “White Christmas,” “Oh Holy Night,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Jingle Bells,” “Silent Night,” “The Christmas Song,” “What Child is This” and many more.

 

Series Title:     The Adirondacks

Program Title: MONDAY, December 6, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/06/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Sprawled across six million acres in upstate New York, Adirondack Park is by far the largest park in the 48 contiguous states. Yet it is the only one on the continent in which large human populations live and whose land is divided almost evenly between protected wilderness and privately owned tracts. This patchwork pattern of land ownership has created an utterly unique place that maintains, at its very heart, a delicate and dynamic relationship between progress and preservation. Through the varied perspectives of several passionate characters, this high-definition program explores the remarkable history, seasonal landscape and current state of the Adirondacks.

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Momi Cazimero

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/07/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

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

 

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

Program Title: TUESDAY, December 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/07/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, December 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/08/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes

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

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/08/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the world-famous Rockettes, has become America's number-one holiday show over its storied 77-year history. This multifaceted show includes dynamic Rockettes performances that showcase the dancers' signature precision dance style. Traditional fan favorites such as the "Living Nativity" scene and "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers," which have been in the show since its inception in 1933, remain a vital part of its core. Originally performed as a holiday "gift" between movie screenings, the Christmas Spectacular has long since become the main event, drawing millions of people annually to stage productions across the country.

 

Series Title:     Orla Fallon’s Celtic Christmas

Program Title: THURSDAY, December 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/09/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Orla Fallon’s Celtic Christmas, taped at the beautiful James K. Polk Theater in Nashville, TN, features holiday classics including “Joy To The World,” “I Saw Three Ships,” “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “The First Noel,” “Silent Night,” Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and many more. The special features guest appearances by Orla’s former

Celtic Woman band mate, Méav, 2008 American Idol runner-up, David Archuleta, and country singer Mark Wills. Méav’s appearance marks the first time she and Órla have performed together since their days in Celtic Woman. Orla also reunites with Anúna, the original choir from Riverdance with whom Orla sang prior to Celtic Woman.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: 45365

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/14/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

45365 is an exploration of the congruities of daily life in an American town. From the patrol car to the courtroom, the playground to the nursing home, it explores relationships and interactions with and between people and their community. The stories of a father and son, a young relationship, cops and criminals, officials and their electorate coalesce into a mosaic of faces, places, and events. 45365 is a portrait of a city and its people.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, December 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/15/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:    Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Natalie Cole and David McCullough 

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, December 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/15/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole and Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough join the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in a magnificent Christmas celebration featuring some of the season's most beloved songs. Natalie Cole joins the Choir to perform "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," and David McCullough reflects on "American Christmas Memories." The program also includes "For Unto Us a Child is Born" from the Messiah, "Christmas Carols in the Air," "Angels from the Realms of Glory" and more.

 

Series Title:    Paris The Luminous Years

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, December 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/15/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

In the early decades of the 20th century, a storm of modernism swept through the art worlds of the West, uprooting centuries of tradition in the visual arts, music, literature, dance, theater and beyond. The epicenter of this storm was Paris, France. PARIS THE LUMINOUS YEARS tells the story of Paris from a different point of view: not as the familiar, glamorous backdrop for the revolutions that exploded there, but as the active protagonist, catalyst and midwife to modernity. The film spotlights famous key figures in the art world’s first international avant-garde, including Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, Ernest Hemingway, Serge Diaghilev, Jean Cocteau, Gertrude Stein, Aaron Copland, Josephine Baker, Marcel Duchamp, Langston Hughes and many more, recounting their individual stories of why they came to Paris, whom they met, what they made there, and how being in Paris transformed them and their work.

 

Series Title:     L.A. Holiday Celebration 2010

Program Title: THURSDAY, December 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/16/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This program features highlights from the Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration that took place in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center on Christmas Eve 2009. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has sponsored an admission-free holiday-themed show as a gift to the people of the county every December 24 since 1960. Attendance has become a seasonal tradition for many Angelenos. The 1,000-1,500 performers participating in the show each year represent a wide variety of cultures and holiday traditions.

 

Series Title:     Art Through Time: A Global View

Program Title: Ceremony & Society

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/16/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This episode explores the role of masks, costumes, sculpture, and other objects used in rituals and spectacles around the world. Included are a Balinese Barong ritual, initiation rites performed by the Mende women of Sierra Leone, Caribbean carnival parades, and performances at the annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Syria

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/16/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Holly Morris kicks off her journey in Damascus, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where she explores the labyrinthine souk, lingers over the delectable cuisine and views exquisite ancient treasures. Next it’s on to Bosra, an important stop-over for Muslim pilgrims heading to Mecca; the Crusader castles nestled high in the Ansariye Mountains; and finally to Aleppo, crossroads of the ancient Silk Routes.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Jerry Byrd & Friends (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/20/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Naughty or Nice (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               12/20/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s special edition, “Naughty or Nice,” makes a list and checks it twice. Enlivening the year-end holiday season, this lineup of favorite appraisals from past seasons will satisfy everyone’s wish list. Highlights include: an 1863 Temperance lithograph illustrating the evils of imbibing spirits; a letter from Gerald Ford, written when he was House minority leader, to his kindergarten teacher in Michigan who called him “naughty little Gerry Ford;” and a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film Some Like It Hot that was so tight she had to be sewn into it, valued at $150,000 to $250,000.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: “Danny Kaleikini: The Early Years” (encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/21/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

He’s entertained English royalty, Presidents of the United States and countless local residents.   But this son of a City and County refuse worker and a cocktail waitress always goes back to his roots with everything he does and everyone he meets.  “Aloha ke kahi I ke kahi,” he always says.  “Love is everywhere, love is where you find it, love comes from the heart.”  Find out how Danny Kaleikini went from Papakolea to Kahala, when Leslie Wilcox talks story with Hawaii’s Ambassador of Aloha.

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

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: The Calling, Part 2

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/21/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

A behind-the-scenes look at young Americans — Christian, Jewish, Catholic, and Muslim — preparing to become the nation’s next generation of religious leaders, “The Calling” follows their transformation from idealistic students into ordained religious professionals. This four-hour two-part special event explores the forces that are drawing a new generation of young people to serve their communities and their faith.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, December 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/22/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The Buddha

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, December 22, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/22/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Christmas at Concordia – Journey to Bethlehem

Program Title: THURSDAY, December 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/23/2010 8:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Celebrate the holiday season with CHRISTMAS AT CONCORDIA - JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM. In this new special, nationally recognized composer and conductor René Clausen of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota re-imagines Christmas, taking viewers of all faiths and traditions on a musical journey. The college’s 83rd annual concert combines the pageantry of opera, the grandeur of choral orchestral masterworks, and the intimacy of delicate solos. Taped on multiple stages and featuring 450 musicians in both large and small ensembles, the program’s diverse selections include sacred seasonal favorites and original compositions by René Clausen.

http://www.pbs.org/christmas-at-concordia/

 

Series Title:     Art Through Time: A Global View

Program Title: Cosmology & Belief

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/23/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This episode shows how people from different cultures and eras have expressed their ideas about their place in the universe through art – including the Notre Dame Cathedral, creation myths carved into the canoe prows of Pacific Islanders, Yoruba representations of deities called orishas, and the paintings of contemporary Russian-born artist Vitaly Komar.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Germany 2

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/23/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host Megan McCormick begins her trip in Berlin and sees one of the last remaining sections of the Berlin Wall, where she checks out how the city’s expansive new building program and modern architecture are transforming the city. She later tours several World War II sites, including the location of the bunker where Hitler committed suicide. She then drives south along the “Romantic Road” through some of the prettiest and most historic towns in Bavaria, visits the fairytale-like Neuschwanstein Castle and finally heads to the old industrial heartland of the Ruhr Valley where she takes part in the exuberant Love Festival.

 

Series Title:     Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Natalie Cole and David McCullough

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/24/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole and Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough join the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in a magnificent Christmas celebration featuring some of the season's most beloved songs. Natalie Cole joins the Choir to perform "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," and David McCullough reflects on "American Christmas Memories." The program also includes "For Unto Us a Child is Born" from the Messiah, "Christmas Carols in the Air," "Angels from the Realms of Glory" and more.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Genoa Keawe & Family (encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/27/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Trash to Treasure (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               12/27/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

As the new year approaches, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s special edition “Trash to Treasure” sets an optimistic tone with more than 20 incredible tales of treasures rescued from rubbish heaps, roadsides, dumpsters and demolition sites. Highlights include: an autographed script of the Academy Award-winning 1935 John Ford movie The Informer, unearthed from a pile of discarded books, valued at $4,000 to $5,000; a rare circa 1885 Zuni pot, found by the side of a road in Tucson, valued at $15,000 to $25,000; and precious relics from Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall mansion, destined for demolition until salvaged by a quick-thinking carpenter, valued at $80,000 to $100,000.

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

 

Series Title:     American Masters

Program Title: Glenn Gould: Genius Within

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               12/27/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

There have been other documentaries about Glenn Gould, a profoundly enigmatic musical poet, but they were typically sidetracked by his eccentricities, focusing on the pills and gloves and scarves — missing the man, the magic and the message behind his music. AMERICAN MASTERS artfully pierces through the myths and misconceptions about this humming and hunched figure, whose fingers glided across the piano as no one else’s before or since. The film unravels the layers of an iconic, but intensely private, musician who had a revolutionary understanding of the Baroque masters — and a sentimental love for Barbara Streisand and Petula Clark. Gould followed his sensational 1955 New York City concert debut at the age of 22 by taking his talent to the Soviet Union and becoming an equally prodigious star there. But, after a decade-long thriving international career, he defied the critics and shocked and disappointed his fans by leaving the concert circuit completely. In 1964, he chose to focus exclusively on the recording arts, believing that this medium could create a transcendental relationship between artist and audience, overcoming the limitations of time and space.

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

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Patti Lyons

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/28/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:         30

Description:

Patti Lyons has been showered with awards this year – recognizing her nearly half-century of devotion to her work in child welfare. But this social worker’s tireless efforts to protect Hawaii’s abused and neglected children weren’t always appreciated.  Lyons spent years battling a state bureaucracy while working directly with countless families to prevent abuse.  Her persistence paid off and Lyons’ achievements include helping to establish state Child Protective Services, Hawaii Healthy Start and the Consuelo Foundation which serves children in Hawaii and the Philippines.

This program is available in High Definition and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, December 29, at 11:00PM and on Sunday, January 2, at 4:00PM.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/28/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

This film tells the true story of a bohemian St. Francis and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red-and-green parrots. Former street musician and San Francisco dharma bum Mark Bittner falls in with the flock as he searches for meaning in his life, unaware that the parrots will bring him everything he seeks.

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

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, December 29, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/29/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Tavis Smiley Reports

Program Title: Dudamel: Conducting a Life

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/29/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Tavis Smiley gives viewers an extraordinary look into the life and artistry of the LA Philharmonic’s charismatic conductor. At 29, Dudamel is not only the youngest conductor of any major orchestra in the world, but is also being hailed by critics as the most exciting. Dudamel is instrumental in inspiring the launch of the LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra iinitiative, which provides Los Angeles school children with music education. A student of an internationally acclaimed music program in his native Venezuela, Dudamel is committed to expanding music education in America. Tavis profiles some of the remarkable kids whose lives are being transformed by Dudamel’s commitment to free music education for all.

 

Series Title:     Great Performances

Program Title: Celebración! Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil with Juan Diego Flórez

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               12/29/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

This special spotlights the opening night concert of the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Music Director Gustavo Dudamel featuring renowned Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Artist 3 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            30

Description:

ARTIST 3 is the latest installment of PBS Hawaii’s award winning series. This time we look at four different approaches to passing on artistic traditions: Classical Okinawan Dance with Cheryl Nakasone; the Atelier with Snowden Hodges; Taiko Drumming with Kenny Endo; and Gallery Design with Tom Klobe.

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Artist (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/30/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Art Through Time: A Global View

Program Title: Death

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/30/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

This episode reveals how art including the Egyptian Book of the Dead, early American commemorative miniatures, fantasy coffins from Ghana, and luxurious embroideries by contemporary artist Angelo Filomeno help people come to terms with mortality, cope with loss and express spirituality.

 

Series Title:     Globe Trekker

Program Title: Paris City Guide 2

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/30/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Hosts Justine Shapiro and Adela Ucar Innerarity travel to the City of Light. Justine strolls through the Luxembourg Gardens, discovers eclectic artwork and uncovers culinary secrets at the Cordon Bleu. Adela wanders through the Musée d’Orsay, visits a boulangerie in the Marais and chats with British designer Vivienne Westwood at the couture shows. Adela’s trip is complete with a glimpse of the Mona Lisa, a ride up the Eiffel Tower and a visit to the Moulin Rouge.

 

Series Title:     Live from Lincoln Center

Program Title: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve with Lang Lang

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/31/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

This concert is a true mid-winter’s dream featuring Alan Gilbert conducting Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Lang Lang.  Also on the program is the magical second act of The Nutcracker.

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

 

Series Title:     Soundstage

Program Title: Tim McGraw (Encore)

Distributor:      WTTW

Date:               12/31/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In a record-shattering career, Tim McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, dominated the charts with 30 Number One singles and received three Grammys, among other countless awards. With a commanding stage presence, McGraw croons out his songs “If I Died Today," "Live Like You Were Dying,” "Good Girls" and "Still."

http://www.pbs.org/wttw/soundstage/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News & Public Affairs:

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/01/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Emanuel's White House Departure Paves Way for Lower-Profile Rouse Reign

President Obama ribbed outgoing White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in a sometimes-emotional ceremony. The departure lays the groundwork for a different managerial style for the administration under new Chief of Staff Pete Rouse. Political Editor David Chalian walks through the changes in the president's inner circle.

REPORT

News Wrap: Tropical Storm Nicole Floods East Coast Highways

In other news Friday, remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole moved up the East Coast, battering the Northeast and dumping more than 10 inches of rain in parts of Delaware County, Pa.

REPORT

Rutgers Student's Suicide Prompts Privacy, Cyber-Bullying Debates

Ray Suarez looks at the varied reactions to the suicide of a student at Rutgers University and the legal questions it raises.

ANALYSIS

Student's Death Sparks Questions on Privacy in the Digital Age

Ray Suarez gets two perspectives on the many questions raised by a Rutgers University student's suicide three days after his roommate and another person allegedly broadcast his sexual encounter with another man secretly on the Internet.

REPORT

Bosnia Prepares For Elections as Ethnic Divisions Remain

Special correspondent Kira Kay reports on this weekend's elections in Bosnia where ethnic tensions still run high.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Gerson on Emanuel's Exit, Boehner's Future

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson analyze the week's top news stories, including the change in leadership within the Obama administration and House Minority Leader John Boehner's political future.

REPORT

Hunting an 'Industrial-Strength' Computer Virus Around the Globe

Hari Sreenivasan has the latest on a powerful computer virus that could be targeting nuclear facilities in Iran.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/01/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/01/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/01/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: Honolulu City Council Races (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/01/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights on PBS Hawaii, Dan Boylan will host panels consisting of candidates from three Honolulu City Council districts.

The first part of the program will include candidates for District 2, which covers part of Mililani Mauka, Wahiawa, the entire North Shore, and the upper Windward side. The candidates are John White and Ernie Yorihiko Martin.

The second part of the program will include candidates for District 4, which covers Waikiki to Hawaii Kai. The candidates are Stanley Chang and Rich Turbin.

The third part will feature candidates for District 6, which covers Makiki and Downtown Honolulu to Kalihi Valley. The candidates are Tulsi Gabbard Tamayo and Sesnita Der-Ling Moepono.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, October 4, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/04/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Travelers in Europe Issued More Warnings After Suspected Terror Threats

The Obama administration warned Americans to be aware of their surroundings while traveling in Europe. The U.S. and several other countries issued travel alerts to tourists after reports surfaced last week of planned terror plots in Europe.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Ambassador: U.S. Taking Europe Terror Threats 'Very Seriously'

Jeffrey Brown speaks with Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, the State Department's coordinator for counter-terrorism, about the advisories issued to Americans traveling to Europe.

REPORT

News Wrap: October Off to Deadly Start for NATO Troops in Afghanistan

In other news Monday, the NATO casualty count is on the rise again in the war in Afghanistan, with at least 11 troops killed in the first few days of October.

REPORT

In Vitro Fertilization Pioneer, Robert Edwards, Awarded Nobel Prize

This year's first Nobel Prize was awarded to Robert Edwards for his work developing the in-vitro fertilization method that led to the birth of the world's first "test-tube baby."

REPORT

Increase in Homeless Pupils Poses Unique Challenge to Public Schools

Special correspondent Lee Hochberg reports from Seattle on the rising homelessness for school-age children and the challenges that faces public schools trying to accommodate them.

REPORT

Researcher 'Floored' by Discovery of Intentional Infections in Guatemala

Ray Suarez speaks with Wellesley College professor Susan Reverby about her discovery of how U.S. scientists did secret syphilis experiments on Guatemalans decades ago.

ANALYSIS

Kagan's Seating Marks Supreme Court Milestone, But Poses Recusal Hurdle

The first day of the new Supreme Court term was also the first day on the bench for new Justice Elena Kagan. Women now make up a third of the high court for the first time. Jeffrey Brown talks to three law experts -- Paul Butler, Paul Clement and Marcia Coyle -- about the high-profile cases on the docket for the coming months.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, October 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/05/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Shahzad 'Extremely Defiant' at Sentencing for Failed NYC Bombing

Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-American man who confessed to trying to set off a bomb in New York City's Times Square, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for the plot. Jim Lehrer talks to WNYC reporter Alisa Chang who was in the courtroom for the sentencing.

REPORT

News Wrap: 12 Arrested in France Amid Suspected Terror Plots

In other news Tuesday, amid possible terror plots in Europe, police in southern France arrested 12 suspects in raids aimed at Islamic militant groups.

REPORT

In Wisconsin, Feingold in Tough Senate Battle With 'Outsider' Businessman

With four weeks until Election Day, incumbent Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin is facing a tough midterm battle against GOP challenger Ron Johnson. Judy Woodruff reports.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Consumer Czar Warren Sees Transparency in Banking as Top Priority

Elizabeth Warren, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, talks to Jeffrey Brown about the goals of her new agency and how she plans to empower Americans to make better financial choices.

REPORT

In Middle East, Coalition Aims to Ease Tension Over Water Resources

As the Israelis and Palestinians grapple with direct negotiations for peace, there's another issue that is dividing them: water. Special Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from the Middle East.

ANALYSIS

Graphene: Nobel Winners' Thin, Mighty Material Holds Much Promise

Two Russian-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics for their work on graphene, a form of carbon just one atom thick, but 100 times stronger than steel. The NewsHour's new science correspondent, Miles O'Brien, has the details.

REPORT

Melinda Gates Urges Better Job Training as Community Colleges Innovate, Adapt

President Obama shone a spotlight on community colleges Tuesday as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it would donate $35 million to help improve graduation rates and job-training programs. Philanthropist Melinda Gates talks to Judy Woodruff about the effort.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: AstroSpies (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

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

Length:            60

Description:

While NASA astronauts were captivating the world with the Apollo lunar landings, the U.S. was engaged in a top-secret military manned space program. Now, investigative author Jim Bamford (acclaimed author of The Puzzle Palace) probes the untold story of the elite corps of clandestine astronauts who were never told of the true purpose of their training program. Bamford travels to Russia to reveal the secrets of the Soviet response: the prototypes of the Almaz military space stations that, if deployed, might have led to a Cold War showdown in outer space.

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

 

Series Title:     P.O.V.

Program Title: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/05/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

"The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" is a comprehensive look at the release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and the resultant political firestorm that may have sealed Americans' disenchantment with the war, and which certainly sealed the fate of the Nixon administration. The film is also an intensely intimate look into the conscience of a gifted and intelligent man who National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger told his staff was "the most dangerous man in America who must be stopped at all costs" upon his leaking of the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times and who wrestled personally and professionally with what he came to see as the contradictions between American ideals and American power in Southeast Asia.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, October 06, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/06/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Weighs First Amendment Limits in Military Funeral Protest Case

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a First Amendment case involving the controversial Westboro Baptist Church group protesting at a U.S. Marine's funeral. Kwame Holman reports.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Justices 'Felt the Emotion' of Military Funeral Protest Case

Supreme Court justices are considering a battle of First Amendment rights vs. individual privacy after members of a controversial church protested at the funeral of a U.S. Marine. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal describes Wednesday's hearing and considers the issues being weighed by the court.

REPORT

News Wrap: Taliban, Afghan Officials Reportedly in Talks to End War

In other news Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that Afghan officials are taking part in high-level talks with Taliban leaders to end the nine-year war. In Hungary, a criminal investigation was launched into its ongoing toxic sludge disaster.

REPORT

'Crucial' U.S.-Pakistan Relationship Tested by Airstrikes, Blockade

The increasing violence in the Afghan-Pakistani border region could put more pressure on the already strained relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan. Margaret Warner has more.

ANALYSIS

U.S.-Pakistani Ties: a History of Needing Each Other, Patching Things Up

With tension rising again between the U.S. and Pakistan, described as "two countries that need each other badly," Margaret Warner looks at the state of relations with Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.

ANALYSIS

'Robo-Signing' Paperwork Breakdown Leaves Many Houses in Foreclosure Limbo

Foreclosures in 23 states have been halted by major banks after allegations surfaced of illegal practices. Jeffrey Brown talks to the president of the Center for Responsible Lending and a Columbia economics professor for more.

REPORT

'Young Guns' Look to Chart a New Path for Conservatives

Republican Congressmen Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy talk to Ray Suarez about their book, "Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders," which they co-authored with their colleague Rep. Paul Ryan.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, October 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/07/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.S., Taliban Both Claim Momentum in Afghan War

After nine years of war in Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai convened a new peace council in hopes of reconciling with militants. Jeffrey Brown reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Suicide Bombers Strike Sufi Muslim Shrine in Pakistan

In other news Thursday, two suicide bombers killed at least eight people and wounded 65 others at a Sufi Muslim shrine in Karachi. In Southern China, floodwater forced 200,000 people from their homes in the worst flooding there in 50 years.

REPORT

Kentucky Senate Race Tests Tea Party Clout

Tea party favorite Rand Paul is battling Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway to be the state's next U.S. Senator. What does the race say about voter anger in the 2010 midterms? Gwen Ifill reports.

ANALYSIS

Obama Administration Defends Oil Spill Response After Critical Report

A presidential commission has offered some harsh words of criticism of the White House response to the BP oil spill. Ray Suarez talks to David Fahrenthold of the Washington Post for details.

REPORT

In Hungary, Toxic Red Sludge Reaches Danube River

The toxic red sludge from an aluminum plant in Hungary has reached the Danube River, raising concerns of more widespread environmental damage in Europe. Margaret Warner has more.

ANALYSIS

EU Spokesman: Hungary Has Requested Sludge Clean-up Help

Margaret Warner speaks with Joe Hennon, a European Commission spokesman, about the health and environmental risks of the toxic red sludge spreading in Hungary.

REPORT

Flooding, Taliban Create Uphill Battle to Educate Pakistani Girls

Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports from Pakistan's Swat Valley about how efforts to educate girls are being hampered by both floodwaters and Taliban insurgents.

CONVERSATION

Justice Breyer: 'Now, I'm Probably More in Dissent'

Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer talks to Jeffrey Brown about his new book, "Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View," the role and responsibilities of the high court, and the shift in dynamics that a new justice can bring.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/08/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

U.S. Recovering Jobs But Pace Has Slowed, Analyst Says

The Labor Department reported that there were 95,000 jobs lost last month and that September's numbers continue 14 straight months of unemployment being above 9.5 percent. Judy Woodruff reports on the latest numbers, then Ray Suarez talks to Lakshman Achuthan, managing director of the Economic Cycle Research Institute.

REPORT

News Wrap: Jobs Report Fuels New Rally on Wall Street

In other news Friday, the latest unemployment reading helped push Wall Street higher, with the Nasdaq and Dow Jones industrial average each up more than 1 percent for the week.

REPORT

China Lashes Out at Imprisoned Dissident Xiaobo Winning Nobel Peace Prize

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the imprisoned Liu Xiaobo for his human rights work in China, much to the country's dismay. Angus Walker of Independent Television News reports from Beijing on the local reaction.

ANALYSIS

Nobel-Winner Xiaobo 'Stuck to His Guns' on China's Political Reform

Two weeks after Beijing warned the committee not to do so, it awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo. Margaret Warner talks to Orville Schell, director of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, for more.

REPORT

Economic Pessimism Pervades Heated California's Governor Race

As much of the nation's focus has been on congressional races in the upcoming midterm elections, 37 states will elect governors as well. Correspondent Spencer Michels takes a look at the expensive race for California's top job amid the state's massive economic problems.

REPORT

Rescuers Pin Hopes on 'Plan B' to Free Trapped Chilean Miners

Chilean authorities have been hard at work on three plans for rescuing 33 miners who have been trapped underground since Aug. 5. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports on the mounting drama and excitement as the race to free the workers might be nearing an end.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Sept. Jobs Report: 'Another Blow' for Democrats

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political stories, including the latest jobs numbers, the resignation of National Security Adviser Jim Jones and special-interest influence in this election.

REPORT

Onetime Teacher, Student Find Success as Composer, Violinist

Hilary Hahn and Jennifer Higdon shared a love of 20th century music when Higdon was Hahn's professor at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Fifteen years later, this student-teacher relationship has transformed into a partnership at the top of its field.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 8, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               10/08/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 8, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               10/08/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/08/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     A Conversation with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/08/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This lively hour-long interview program provides an interesting look into the life and career of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.  A native of West Virginia, Gates returns to his birth state to share his story with CNN White House Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux. The program was taped in February 2010 in front of a live audience at The Culture Center of Charleston.

http://www.pbs.org/a-conversation-with-henry-louis-gates-jr/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, October 11, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/11/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Would a U.S. Foreclosure Ban Yield 'Catastrophic' Consequences?

The securities industry said Monday that a nationwide ban on home foreclosures would be "catastrophic" for the U.S. Jeffrey Brown asks the Ohio attorney general and a foreclosure expert for insight.

REPORT

News Wrap: Weak Forecasts for Economy, Karzai Confirms Contacts With Taliban

In other news Monday, dire forecasts emerged for future economic growth and Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirmed his government has been talking with Taliban leaders for "quite some time."

ANALYSIS

Outside Groups Spend Big on Campaign Ads

Third-party groups on both sides of the political aisle are spending big on advertising this fall - but not at the same rate. Judy Woodruff talks with Evan Tracey, founder of the Campaign Media Analysis Group, for details.

REPORT

Steel Tubing to Help Pull Chilean Miners to Surface

Freedom for 33 trapped Chilean miners is growing closer as rescuers finish installing steel tubing that will help bring the miners to the surface. Garent Vincent of Independent Television News reports.

ANALYSIS

Rescue of Chilean Miners Nears, but Risks Remain

As rescuers prepare to evacuate the trapped Chilean miners, risks remain to the safe return of the all the men. Ray Suarez talks to Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News, who is on the scene in Chile.

CONVERSATION

Religious Diversity and the Building Blocks of 'American Grace'

Paul Solman talks with author Robert Putnam about his new book "American Grace," which delves into the role of religion in the United States.

ANALYSIS

Economists Earn Nobel Prize for Asking How Job Market Works

Two Americans and a British-Cypriot won the Nobel Prize in Economics in recognition of their research into why markets often don't work as expected -- particularly the job market. Jeffrey Brown talks to Catherine Rampell of the New York Times for more.

 

Series Title:     God in America

Program Title: A New Adam/A New Eden (New!)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/11/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

“A New Adam”

The first hour explores the origins of America's unique religious landscape - how the New World challenged and changed the faiths the first European settlers brought with them. In New Mexico, the spiritual rituals of the Pueblo Indians collided with the Catholic faith of Franciscan missionaries, ending in a bloody revolt.  In New England, Puritan leader John Winthrop faced off against religious dissenters from within his own ranks. In the American colonies, a new message of spiritual rebirth swept through from evangelical preachers like George Whitfield, upending traditional religious authority and kindling a rebellious spirit that converged with the political upheaval of the American Revolution.

“A New Eden

The second hour considers the origins of America's experiment in religious liberty, examining how the unlikely alliance between evangelical Baptists and enlightenment figures such as Thomas Jefferson forged a new concept of religious freedom. In the competitive religious marketplace, unleashed by religious freedom, upstart denominations raced far ahead of traditional faiths and a new wave of religious revivals swept thousands of converts into the evangelical fold and inspired a new gospel of social reform. In a fierce political struggle, Catholic immigrants challenged Protestant domination of the public schools and protested the daily classroom practice of reading from the King James Bible. 

http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, October 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/12/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

News Wrap: Judge Orders Injunction for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ordered the military stop enforcing its ban on openly gay troops and issued a worldwide injunction against the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Weighs Whether Vaccine Makers Can Be Sued

Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal talks about Supreme Court arguments on whether drug companies that make vaccines can be sued.

REPORT

U.S. Effort to Aid Pakistan Flood Victims Confronts Challenges

As the need for food, water and shelter continue in flood-ravaged areas of Pakistan, American aid groups are running into difficulties in getting supplies to victims. Special Correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from Pakistan.

REPORT

Obama Administration Lifts Ban on Deep Water Oil Drilling

A temporary ban on deep water oil drilling has been lifted. The moratorium was put in place after the BP spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Judy Woodruff talks to reporter Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post for more.

ANALYSIS

Operation Underway to Rescue Chilean Miners

Washington Post reporter Jonathan Franklin provides an update from the scene of a rescue operation to free 33 trapped Chilean miners.

REPORT

Despite Religious Roots, Americans Struggle to Understand Others' Beliefs

As part of the PBS series "God in America," Ray Suarez looks at what Americans know and don't know about religion and each other.

CONVERSATION

Franzen Explores the Post-9/11 Family in 'Freedom'

Jeffrey Brown talks to best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen about new book '"Freedom."

 

Series Title:     God in America

Program Title: A Nation Reborn/A New Light (New!)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/12/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

“A Nation Reborn”

This hour explores how religion suffused the Civil War. As slavery split the nation in two, both the Northern abolitionists and Southern slaveholders turned to the Bible to support their causes. Former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass condemned Christianity for sanctioning slavery. In the White House, Abraham Lincoln struggled to make sense of the war’s carnage and the death of his young son. The president, who previously had put his faith in reason over revelation, embarked on a spiritual journey that transformed his ideas about God and the ultimate meaning of the war.

“A New Light”

During the 19th century, the forces of modernity challenged traditional faith and drove a wedge between liberal and conservative believers. Bohemian immigrant Isaac Mayer Wise embraced change and established Reform Judaism in America while his opponents adhered to Old World traditions. In New York, Presbyterian biblical scholar Charles Briggs sought to wed his evangelical faith with modern biblical scholarship, leading to his trial for heresy. In the 1925 Scopes evolution trial, Christian fundamentalist William Jennings Bryan faced off against freethinker Clarence Darrow in a battle between scientific and religious truth.

http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, October 13, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/13/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Chilean Miners Lifted to Freedom One-by-One

A group of trapped Chilean miners is being lifted to freedom on-by-one in a gripping rescue scene. Jonathan Miller gives a recap of the dramatic rescue from the site at the San Jose mine.

REPORT

News Wrap: NATO Forces in Afghanistan Take Heavy Casualities

NATO forces took heavy casualties after six troops were killed in three separate attacks, bringing the total of deaths to 34 for the month of October in Afghanistan.

ANALYSIS

After Judge's Injunction, What's Next for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'?

A federal judge has issued an injunction on the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in the military, but some say Congress -- and not the courts -- should decide its fate.

REPORT

Dramatic Scene Surrounds Chilean Miner Rescue

Jonathan Franklin of the Washington Post gives an update on efforts to free 33 trapped Chilean miners.

REPORT

California to Let Voters Decide on Marijuana Legalization

Judy Muller of KCET reports from California on the a ballot initiative in the state to legalize marijuana.

ANALYSIS

Can Death Row Inmates Get New DNA Tests?

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in case involving a Texas death-row inmate who wanted to gain access to additional crime scene evidence for DNA testing. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal explains.

CONVERSATION

Sandra Day O'Connor on Judicial Elections, Supreme Court's New Players

Judy Woodruff speaks to former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor about her efforts to improve literacy for students, judicial elections and the new makeup of the court.

 

Series Title:     Leahey & Leahey

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, October 13, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/13/2010 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:     Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook

Program Title: “Best Band in the Land” (New!)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/13/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This three-part series chronicles Michael Feinstein’s lifelong mission to keep the Great American Songbook alive, as he preserves and passes along the lyrics and melodies of songwriters like George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Rodgers and Hart, all while performing more than 150 shows a year across the country.  The series follows the meticulous musician as he rummages though cluttered basements and dusty attics, sifts through piles in cluttered storage lockers and unearths obscure items in flea markets. 

Episode Two, “Best Band in the Land”, examines how popular songs provided emotional solace and patriotic inspiration during World War II. While preparing an original patriotic song, Michael weaves in the history of 1940s big bands, USO shows, V-disks, war bond rallies and the powerful role popular music played in boosting morale.

 

Series Title:     God in America

Program Title: Soul of Nation/Of God and Caesar (New!)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/13/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

“Soul of a Nation”

This hour explores the post-World War II era, when rising evangelist Billy

Graham tried to inspire a religious revival that fused faith with patriotism in a Cold War battle with “Godless Communism.” As Americans flocked in record numbers to houses of worship, non-believers and religious minorities appealed to the US Supreme Court to test the constitutionality of religious expression in public schools. Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. emerged as a modern-day prophet, calling upon the nation to honor both biblical teachings and the founders’ democratic ideals of equal justice.

“Of God and Caesar”

The final hour brings the series into the present day, exploring the religious and political aspirations of conservative evangelicals’ moral crusade over divisive social issues like abortion and gay marriage. Their embrace of presidential politics would end in disappointment and questions about the mixing of religion and politics. Across America, the religious marketplace has expanded as new waves of immigrants from Asia, the Middle East and Latin America have made the United States the most religiously diverse nation on earth. In the 2008 presidential election, the re-emergence of a religious voice in the Democratic Party brought the country to a new plateau in its struggle to reconcile faith with politics. GOD IN AMERICA closes with reflections on the role of faith in the public life of the country, from the ongoing quest for religious liberty to the enduring idea of America as the “city on a hill” envisioned by the Puritans nearly 400 years ago.

http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, October 14, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/14/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Pinera Vows to Toughen Chilean Mining Safety

Celebrations took place across the world when the last Chilean miner emerged after being trapped for 69 days. ITN's Jonathan Miller recaps the euphoria captured in Chile and across the world.

REPORT

News Wrap: Taliban May Be Considering New Talks

According to the head of Afghanistan's new peace council, the Taliban is ready to take part in serious peace negotiations. But the council's chairman warned the process won't happen over night.

ANALYSIS

Chilean Rescue Effort Holds Lessons in Spirit, Ingenuity

Jeffrey Brown gets three views on the successful rescue of 33 trapped Chilean, what techniques were used to cause the rescue to run smoothly and what it means for Chile.

REPORT

Faulty Paperwork Prompts Deepening Foreclosure Problem

Foreclosures are mounting and attorneys general have launched an investigation into claims of faulty lender paperwork. Paul Solman reports.

REPORT

Indiana Looks to Get Out the Youth Vote

Special correspondent Betsy Stark reports from Indiana, a rust belt state, where there is a battle to get out the youth vote. This is the first report of a new series from Patchwork Nation project.

CONVERSATION

Walter Mondale's Reflections on Political Life

Former Vice President Walter Mondale talks to Judy Woodruff about his life in the political arena and his new autobiography "The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal Politics."

REPORT

'California Is a Place' Still Reeling From Recession

Filmmakers Drea Cooper and Zack Canepari looked at California foreclosures through a different lens by concentrating on the crisis in some off-beat places.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: Gubernatorial Candidates and 1st Congressional District                           

                        Candidates (Encore)

 

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/14/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

“Election 2010: Gubernatorial Candidates and 1st Congressional District Candidates” (New!)

This week, Insights on PBS Hawaii will be an uninterrupted 90 minute special. Host Dan Boylan will feature conversations with two panels in a civil discourse format. The first part of the program will include Gubernatorial candidates Neil Abercrombie and James “Duke” Aiona. The second part will include 1st Congressional District candidates Charles Djou and Colleen Hanabusa. The candidates will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/15/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Fed's Next Move: What Will Boost the Economy?

Fed chairman Ben Bernanke signaled Friday that his agency is prepared to make new moves to boost the economy. But what would help the most? Jeffrey Brown asks economists.

REPORT

News Wrap: Retail Sales Pick Up in September

Stocks were mixed on Wall Street on the retail news and signals from the Fed that it would do more to boost the economy.

REPORT

U.S. Pushes to End Military Stalemate With Taliban

Several new moves are afoot to speed the end of the war in Afghanistan. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

Will 'Target and Talk' Approach Work With the Taliban?

The Obama administration is ramping up an Afghan war strategy that combines attacks on the Taliban while assisting peace talks. Will it work? Margaret Warner gets two views.

REPORT

Rape Victims Make Voices Heard in Congo

Lindsay Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on the use of rape as a weapon of war in eastern Congo.

REPORT

Florida's Senate Race Leaves Democrats Divided

The stakes are high in Florida's three-way Senate race between Republican Marco Rubio, Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek and Republican-turned-Independent Gov. Charlie Crist. Gwen Ifill reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on the Tea Party's Message, Obama's 'Shovel Ready' Jab

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze this week's top news, including the Tea Party's message in the midterms and a New York Times profile of President Obama.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/15/2010 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:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/15/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/15/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: Gubernatorial Candidates and 1st Congressional District Candidates                       (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/15/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week, Insights on PBS Hawaii will be an uninterrupted 90 minute special. Host Dan Boylan will feature conversations with two panels in a civil discourse format. The first part of the program will include Gubernatorial candidates Neil Abercrombie and James “Duke” Aiona. The second part will include 1st Congressional District candidates Charles Djou and Colleen Hanabusa. The candidates will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, October 18, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/18/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

As Election Nears, GOP Heavyweights Tout Message of Change

With just 15 days until the midterm elections, candidates are pounding the campaign trail in hopes of getting voters to the polls on Nov. 2. Gwen Ifill talks to Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report, about the strategies being used to per sway voters.

REPORT

News Wrap: In France, Riots Exacerbate Fuel Shortage

Strikers in France defied a government order to stop blockading the country's oil refineries. Already 1,500 gas stations have nearly run out of fuel.

REPORT

Unemployment, Foreclosures Top Voter Concerns in Reid-Angle Showdown

Political watchers are keeping an eye on the close Senate race in the Sliver State between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle. Judy Woodruff reports from Nevada on the neck-and-neck race.

ANALYSIS

Popular Facebook Apps Lack Privacy Protection, Report Finds

New privacy breaches have been uncovered for users of the social network Facebook and many of its most popular applications. Geoffrey Fowler of the Wall Street Journal discusses some of his newspaper's findings with Jeffrey Brown.

REPORT

Pakistani Flood Victims Face Malnutrition, Disease as Winter Nears

Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports on Pakistani flood victims' continuing needs for food, medicine, agricultural help and other aid as winter nears.

REPORT

As Sudan Prepares for Secession Vote, Fears of Unrest Intensify

Margaret Warner talks to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about the ethnic tension in Sudan ahead of an important referendum on whether the oil-rich South should secede.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, October 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/19/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

French Protesters Continue Efforts to Halt Pension Reform

At least 1 million people again filled streets across France and disrupted traffic to protest a proposed retirement age hike. ITN's Jonathan Rugman reports from Paris about the ongoing -- and sometimes violent -- demonstrations.

ANALYSIS

In France, Labor Protests Turn 'More Radical'

French senators plan to move forward with a vote to raise the age of retirement from 60 to 62, despite growing protests over the measure. Jim Lehrer speaks with GlobalPost correspondent Mildrade Cherfils for more on the protests' escalating violence.

REPORT

News Wrap: Saudi Officials Issue Terror Warning Over al-Qaida Offshoot

In other news Tuesday, Saudi Arabia issued a new terror warning about what it calls an al-Qaida offshoot group in Yemen. Saudi officials would not disclose which countries they believe to be potential targets, but France says it was among those warned. This comes after a series of alerts in major European cities.

DEBATE

Study: Post-Menopausal Hormone Therapy Increases Cancer Risk

A new study found that post-menopausal women who use hormone-replacement therapy are at a greater risk of getting aggressive cancers than those who don't. Gwen Ifill gets perspectives on the findings from the lead author of the study, Dr. Rowan Chlebowski, and Dr. Julie Gralow of The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

REPORT

Boston Group Helps Homeowners 'Stand Up, Fight Back' Against Foreclosure

Paul Solman reports on a Boston non-profit group that is helping families and homeowners stay in their homes in the face of foreclosure. This is the second in an occasional series on the mortgage crisis.

REPORT

Insurgents Mount Deadly Attack on Chechen Parliament

Margaret Warner reports on the violence unleashed by Islamic militants in Russia's southern republic of Chechnya Tuesday. Six were dead and 17 injured in Grozny, the provincial capital, after gunmen and a suicide bomber stormed Parliament.

CONVERSATION

Former World Bank President Reflects on 'A Global Life'

Jeffrey Brown talks to James Wolfensohn about his memoir, "A Global Life," and his 10 years at the helm of the World Bank. Wolfensohn, who grew up in Australia, worked in London and on Wall Street, reflects on the increasing globalization and interconnectedness, both financially and culturally, that he witnessed in his career.

REPORT

Frontline's 'Death by Fire' Probes Legitimacy of Texas Man's Execution

A new Frontline documentary revisits the evidence presented in the case of a deadly Texas house fire. Cameron Todd Willingham was charged with murdering his three daughters and executed in 2004, but some say that the state executed an innocent man.

 

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: “Danny Kaleikini: The Early Years” (New!)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/19/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

He’s entertained English royalty, Presidents of the United States and countless local residents.   But this son of a City and County refuse worker and a cocktail waitress always goes back to his roots with everything he does and everyone he meets.  “Aloha ke kahi I ke kahi,” he always says.  “Love is everywhere, love is where you find it, love comes from the heart.”  Find out how Danny Kaleikini went from Papakolea to Kahala, when Leslie Wilcox talks story with Hawaii’s Ambassador of Aloha.

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

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

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Death by Fire (New!)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               10/19/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Did Texas execute an innocent man? Several controversial death penalty cases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, but it’s the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham — convicted for the arson deaths of his three young children — that’s now at the center of the national debate. With unique access to those closest to the case, FRONTLINE examines the Willingham conviction in light of new science that raises doubts about whether the fire at the center of the case was really arson at all. The film meticulously examines the evidence used to convict Willingham, provides an in-depth portrait of those most impacted by the case and explores the explosive implications of the execution of a possibly innocent man.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, October 20, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/20/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

HUD Secretary Donovan on Foreclosure Snags: 'This is Not a Systemic Problem'

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan discusses Obama administration efforts to combat major problems with foreclosures. Donovan says the government is reviewing concerns that some banks did not comply with FHA requirements before evicting homeowners.

REPORT

News Wrap: Sarkozy Seeks to Reopen Refineries as Protests Drain Gas Stations

In other news Wednesday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy made orders for riot police to clear blockades from the country's oil refineries while more gas stations ran dry due to protests. Union members also blocked access to several airports causing flight cancellations.

REPORT

Boston Firm Offers Homeowners a Second Chance After Foreclosure

For those who have lost a home they could have afforded at market rate, Boston Community Capital offers an avenue to regain ownership. BCC imposes strict regulations, but none of the 90 properties they have financed have defaulted so far. Paul Solman reports.

REPORT

UK Rolls Out Austerity Cuts 'Not Seen for Generations'

Gary Gibbon of Independent Television News reports on Britain's decision to dramatically cut the budget to tackle the country's mounting deficit.

ANALYSIS

UK Budget Cuts: Timing, Scale Debated, But Not Principle

In light of the UK's new austerity measures, Jeffrey Brown gets two perspectives about Britain's financial future with Ned Temko of The Observer and The Economist's Zanny Minton.

REPORT

Cartographic Clout: GOP, Democrats Vie for Redistricting Dominance

With new Census numbers being crunched, state legislatures are poised to redraw America's political maps for the next decade. Kwame Holman reports on the battle between Republicans and Democrats to win control of statehouses across the country as population shifts promise to shake up some congressional districts.

ANALYSIS

Top Taliban Leaders' Leverage Sought in Afghan Peace Talks

Within the past week, reports have surfaced of more peace talks taking place between the Afghan government and Taliban members. Margaret Warner talks to Dexter Filkins of The New York Times about the negotiations and how NATO is making the talks possible.

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, October 21, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/21/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Reinstated, For Now; Repeal Effort Back in Limbo

The military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gays from serving openly in the ranks was reinstated Thursday -- at least for now. Margaret Warner talks to Time magazine's Mark Thompson about the legal battle over the policy, the Pentagon's ongoing review and what it means for gay servicemembers who recently re-enlisted.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S., Afghan Troops Claim Gains in Taliban Stronghold

In other news Thursday, a report in The New York Times says a U.S. and Afghan military offensive has made gains in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar by deploying a new mobile rocket and by disrupting insurgent supply lines.

ANALYSIS

Jobs, Economy Loom Large in Elections, But Candidates Shirk Specifics

How is the economy playing out as an election issue across the U.S. and what are candidates saying about it? Jeffrey Brown gets perspectives from Gene Grant of KNME in Albuquerque, N.M.; Cathy Lewis of WHRV in Hampton Roads, Va.; Julie Philipp of WXXI in Rochester, N.Y. and John Myers of KQED Public Radio in Sacramento, Calif.

ANALYSIS

Political Notebook: New Polls Show Republican Edge in Enthusiasm

Political Editor David Chalian speaks with Margaret Warner about a new set of polls showing Republicans leading among likely voters and the midterm campaigning focusing more on President Obama's job performance.

REPORT

Mississippi 'Food Deserts' Fuel Obesity Epidemic

As the government highlights the growing health risks of childhood obesity, Betty Ann Bowser reports from the Mississippi Delta on how so-called "food deserts" keep some communities from access to healthy food.

REPORT

What's Really in Herbal Supplements?

In one of America's fastest-growing but least-regulated industries, consumers face a dizzying array of herbal treatment options. But studies about the effectiveness of these products are inconclusive, and the ingredients listed in labels are sometimes misleading. Paul Solman reports.

CONVERSATION

Edwidge Danticat on the Luxury of Creating Art

Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat speaks with Jeffrey Brown about her earthquake-ravaged homeland, feeling guilty for having the time and security to create art and her new collection of essays, "Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work."

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: “Election 2010: State Legislative Races" (New!)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/21/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights on PBS Hawaii, Dan Boylan will host panels consisting of candidates from three State Legislative Races.

The first part of the program will include candidates for State Senate District 25, which covers Kailua, Lanikai, Waimanalo, and Hawaii Kai. The candidates are running to replace Fred Hemmings. They are Virginia Enos and Pohai Ryan.

The second part of the program will include candidates for House District 28, which covers Palama, Downtown, Chinatown, and Sheridan. The candidates are the incumbent, David Chang and Karl Rhoads.

The third part will feature candidates for House District 47, which covers Laie, Hauula, Punaluu, Kahana, Kaaawa, Waikane, Kahaluu, Ahuimanu, and Kaneohe. The candidates are the incumbent, Jessica Wooley and Richard Fale.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/22/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

U.S. Offers New $2 Billion Aid Package for Pakistan

Amid recent tensions between the two nations, the United States announced $2 billion in military and security aid to Pakistan Friday on the final day of strategic talks . The move was designed to smooth relations with the U.S.'s strategic partner in the fight against terrorism.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Holbrooke: Pakistan Must Be Part of Regional Solutions

U.S. special representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, discusses a proposed $2 billion aid package to Pakistan, the need to include the country in regional policies, and the U.S. stance on Afghan-led talks with the Taliban.

REPORT

News Wrap: WikiLeaks Releases 400,000 Iraq War Documents

In other news Friday, WikiLeaks released nearly 400,000 secret U.S. files on the Iraq war, counting more than 15,000 unreported civilian deaths. Also, Haiti is dealing with a deadly cholera outbreak. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Eric Lotz of Operation Blessing International about efforts to provide clean drinking water there.

ANALYSIS

Juan Williams Firing: What Speech Is OK as Journalism Evolves?

NPR's decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams this week over controversial comments he made on Fox News have raised big questions on media, ethics and opinion. Jeffrey Brown talks to a panel of experts for insight.

REPORT

In Ohio, Job Losses May Sway Election Choices

As campaigning enters the home stretch before Election Day, job losses and the economy remain dominant issues in races across the country -- especially in the former manufacturing powerhouse of northeastern Ohio. Special correspondent Betsy Stark reports on one of the state's House contests.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Campaign Cash, Juan Williams Firing, Early Voting Pitfalls

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks give their takes on the week's top news, including tight midterm races, the likelihood of Republicans making major gains in Congress and NPR's firing of analyst Juan Williams.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 22, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               10/22/2010 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:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 22, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               10/22/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/22/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: “Election 2010: State Legislative Races" (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/22/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights on PBS Hawaii, Dan Boylan will host panels consisting of candidates from three State Legislative Races.

The first part of the program will include candidates for State Senate District 25, which covers Kailua, Lanikai, Waimanalo, and Hawaii Kai. The candidates are running to replace Fred Hemmings. They are Virginia Enos and Pohai Ryan.

The second part of the program will include candidates for House District 28, which covers Palama, Downtown, Chinatown, and Sheridan. The candidates are the incumbent, David Chang and Karl Rhoads.

The third part will feature candidates for House District 47, which covers Laie, Hauula, Punaluu, Kahana, Kaaawa, Waikane, Kahaluu, Ahuimanu, and Kaneohe. The candidates are the incumbent, Jessica Wooley and Richard Fale.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, October 25, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/25/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

GOP Leads Among Independents, Poll Says

According to a new poll released by Politico and George Washington University, independent voters are more likely to vote for Republicans than Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections by at least 14 percentage points. NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian discusses the latest developments.

REPORT

News Wrap: Fed Addresses Foreclosure Frenzy, Bloody Weekend in Mexico

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Central Bank is getting involved in the recent foreclosure mess caused by faulty paperwork. In Mexico, 10 people were killed at a rehab center in Tijuana in another bloody episode of drug violence.

REPORT

Homeowners Express Frustration with Government Loan Modifications

Many struggling homeowners rely on loan modifications from government programs to keep afloat on their mortgages. Some say they are running into problems with these services. Paul Solman has more.

ANALYSIS

Big Banks Resume Foreclosure Paperwork

Major banks across the country continue to dig through internal documents to show that foreclosures have been properly handled following accusations of faulty paperwork. Binyamin Appelbaum of the New York Times gives more details on the investigation into flawed foreclosure proceedings.

CONVERSATION

Preview: Reporting on HIV in Mozambique

Ray Suarez gives a preview of his series of Global Health Unit reports from one of the poorest countries in the world, Mozambique, where the number of cases of HIV and AIDS has strained medical and financial resources.

REPORT

WikiLeaks Reveals Secret Documents on Iraq War

Tens of thousands of documents about the war in Iraq are now public record after being posted by the website known as WikiLeaks. Margaret Warner has the story.

ANALYSIS

Reaction to Newly Public Iraq War Documents

The media is combing through confidential documents on the Iraq War released by the website WikiLeaks, including accounts of abuse against Iraqi civilians and "hard evidence" that the United States turned a blind eye. Margaret Warner gets perspectives on the issue.

CONVERSATION

A Conversation with Director Judd Apatow

Jeffrey Brown talks to producer and director Judd Apatow about what's behind his string of successful movies and his new book, "I Found This Funny." Apatow has been the force behind hit films such as "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up."

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, October 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/26/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Iran Says Payments to Afghan Government for Reconstruction

Iran said Tuesday that it is helping Afghanistan financially, but said it is helping with reconstruction, not trying to buy influence over the Karzai administration. Jim Lehrer has more.

ANALYSIS

Bags of Cash: Are Iran, Karzai Playing All Sides?

Jim Lehrer gets perspectives on the Iranian payments to Afghanistan officials from former Afghan Interior Minister Ali Jalali and Steve Clemons of The New America Foundation and The Washington Note blog.

REPORT

News Wrap: Former Hussein Aide Aziz Sentenced to Hanging

In other news Tuesday, Iraq's High Tribunal convicted former Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to death by hanging. Aziz served as one of Saddam Hussein's most-prominent aides.

ANALYSIS

Federal Spending Front and Center in Pa., Wash. Senate Races

With only one week to go before the midterm elections, Republicans need to win 10 seats to gain the Senate majority. Gwen Ifill takes a look at the close Senate races in Pennsylvania and Washington.

REPORT

In Bosnia, Breast Cancer Fight Gives Women a Unifying Voice

In a country still very much identified with its civil war that ended 15 years ago, the leading cause of death among Bosnian women is breast cancer. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports on efforts to stop the deadly disease.

REPORT

Nova Documentary Examines Science Behind Chilean Miners' Rescue

In a documentary airing on most PBS stations, "Nova" captured the gripping story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for more than two months and explores the science used to rescue them.

CONVERSATION

Chilean Miners' Rescue Presented Massive Engineering, Drilling Hurdle

Three separate drilling plans were created to save the 33 Chilean miners trapped in the San Jose mine. Margaret Warner talks to one Americans who helped orchestrate the rescue.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: The Spill

Distributor:      WGBH

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

Length:            60

Description:

Long before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf, BP was widely viewed as a company that valued deal-making and savvy marketing over safety, a “serial environmental criminal” that left behind a long trail of problems — deadly accidents, disastrous spills, countless safety violations — which many now believe should have triggered action by federal regulators. Could the spill have been prevented? Through interviews with current and former employees and executives, government regulators and safety experts, FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith joins with the investigative non-profit ProPublica to examine the trail that led to the disaster in the Gulf. From BP’s vast oil fields in Alaska to its refineries in Texas and its trading rooms in New York and London, the film raises new questions about whether BP’s corporate culture will finally be forced to change.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, October 27, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/27/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Candidates Ramp Up Campaigns in Final Stretch

Six days before the midterm elections, candidates are making their arguments to voters in final debates and airing a slew of new campaign ads.

REPORT

Tsunami, Volcano Cause Devastation in Indonesia

In Indonesia, an earthquake triggered a massive tsunami on the island of Sumatra, followed by a volcanic eruption on Mount Merapi. Rescuers are struggling to reach those affected as the death toll continues to climb.

ANALYSIS

Colorado, Illinois Senate Races May Prove Critical

In Colorado and Illinois, Senate candidates are in a dead heat. Gwen Ifill talks with political watchers Floyd Ciruli and Carol Marin.

ANALYSIS

History Lessons: Midterms as Political Referendum

Jim Lehrer gets historical perspective on the 2010 midterms from Professor Beverly Gage of Yale University and Richard Norton Smith, a scholar-in-residence at George Mason University.

ANALYSIS

Pakistani Mothers, Babies Face Health Risks

Special correspondent Saima Mohsin reports from Pakistan, where pregnant women and infants who survived the floods often lack sufficient nutrition and access to health care.

REPORT

French Parliament Passes Retirement Reform

Despite heated street protests, France's parliament voted in favor of pension reform, including an increase in the retirement age from 60 to 62.

UPDATE

French Retirement Shift Stokes Strong Emotions

Mildrade Cherfils of GlobalPost gives details on what's to come after the French Parliament voted in favor of pension reform.

CONVERSATION

W.S. Merwin on Becoming the New Poet Laureate

Jeffrey Brown has a conversation with W.S. Merwin, who was appointed as the 17th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry by The Library of Congress.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, October 28, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/28/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Poll Numbers Show Voters Turning Away From Democrats

Recent poll numbers show that Democrats are in trouble, even among some voters that supported the president's agenda two years ago. But the Obama administration insists there is no indication that there will be a huge disappointment for the Democratic Party.

REPORT

Death Toll Climbs in Indonesia; Strikes Continue in France

In other news, rescuers found more bodies in the wreckage from Monday's tsunami in Indonesia. And in France, strikes over recently approved pension reforms disrupted air travel.

REPORT

Fiorina Returns to Campaign Trail in Bid to Unseat Boxer

After a brief stay in the hospital, Republican candidate Carly Fiorina is back in campaign mode in the close California Senate race against Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer. Judy Woodruff talked to both of them during a visit to the Golden State.

ANALYSIS

Foreclosures on the Rise in Big Cities

A new report shows that 133 out 206 American metropolitan areas had an increase in foreclosure activity this summer. Ray Suarez explores the spread of the foreclosure epidemic with Patchwork Nation director Dante Chinni and Rick Sharga of Realty Trac.

REPORT

Attacks Escalate in Mexico's Drug War

Three large-scale attacks in the past few days add to the death toll in Mexico's drug war. Margaret Warner has more.

ANALYSIS

Shootings Elicit Fear Across Mexico

Gunmen killed six men in Mexico City on Thursday, the latest incidents of violence in Mexico's drug war. Margaret Warner talks to Nicholas Casey, a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal in Mexico City.

CONVERSATION

Esperanza Spalding Takes on Dual Role in Jazz

Jeffrey Brown profiles Esperanza Spalding, the young jazz phenomenon who pulls double duty on stage by playing the bass and singing. The classically trained bassist has appeared at the White House and is currently on a world-wide tour.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: Board of Education

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/28/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the September 18 primary election, about 43% of ballots for the three Oahu at-large seats for the School Board were left blank, according to the State Office of Elections. This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan will moderate two panels with all six Oahu Board of Education candidates vying for the three seats available for a four-year term on the BOE, and find out how each one is qualified for the position. The candidates include Melanie Bailey, Kim Coco Iwamoto, Roger Takabayashi, Brian Yamane, Randall Yee, and Pamela Young.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/29/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama: Suspicious Packages Underscore U.S. Need to Remain Vigilant

President Obama confirmed Friday that packages containing explosives were shipped from Yemen to synagogues in Chicago as part of a "credible threat" to the U.S. Judy Woodruff talks to Greg Miller of The Washington Post for the latest.

REPORT

News Wrap: Suicide Bomber Kills 21 Iraqis; Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Climbs

In other news Friday, a suicide bomber in northeast Baghdad killed 21 people. In Western Indonesia, the death toll from this week's tsunami topped 400, with 300 still missing and thousands homeless.

REPORT

Hard Times, Disillusion Weigh Heavily on Mich. Congressional Race

Special Correspondent Betsy Stark examines how the sour economy is influencing voters and a close House race in Michigan.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks Foresee Republican House Takeover

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks give pre-election analysis and predictions in the closing days of campaigns across the country, saying it's likely that the GOP will regain control of the House of Representatives.

REPORT

Will Small Step for Robots Lead to Giant Leap for Robotkind?

How close are we to being replaced by robots? NewsHour Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on efforts to engineer robots that are eerily similar to humans and animals.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 29, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               10/29/2010 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:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/29/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, October 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               10/29/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: Board of Education (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               10/29/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In the September 18 primary election, about 43% of ballots for the three Oahu at-large seats for the School Board were left blank, according to the State Office of Elections. This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan will moderate two panels with all six Oahu Board of Education candidates vying for the three seats available for a four-year term on the BOE, and find out how each one is qualified for the position. The candidates include Melanie Bailey, Kim Coco Iwamoto, Roger Takabayashi, Brian Yamane, Randall Yee, and Pamela Young.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, November 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/01/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Mail Bomb Explodes in Greece, Two Suspects Arrested

A package exploded at a mail delivery service in Athens, Greece, burning one employee. Police arrested two suspects after finding more bombs on the men near the facility. One of the packages was addressed to French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Ray Suarez reports.

REPORT

Midterms May Usher in New Era for GOP, Changes to Obama's Policy

Kwame Holman reports on the last day of campaigning before voters go to the polls on Tuesday. Polls show a bleak outlook for Democrats, with Republicans poised to take back the House and gain seats in the Senate.

REPORT

58 Killed During Roman Catholic Mass in Iraq

Funerals were held today for hostages killed at a Roman Catholic Church in Baghdad last night. Militants raided the church and killed at least 58 people and wounded 78 others. Pope Benedict XVI condemned the murder of unarmed worshippers.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Kaine: Obama May 'Adjust and Correct' Policies After Midterms

On the eve of Election Day, Gwen Ifill talks about the stakes for the midterm vote with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Barbour: GOP Will Need to Earn Public's Trust Post-Election

Judy Woodruff talks to Haley Barbour, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, about what this election means for Republicans and how a new Congress would work with the White House.

REPORT

Candidates Spend a Record-Breaking $3 Billion on Ads

Politicians campaigning to get their message across the airwaves spent almost $3 billion this year. Ray Suarez looks at this election's top campaign ads with Evan Tracey of the Campaign Media Analysis Group.

ANALYSIS

Election Eve: Looking Ahead to a New Political Map

NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian and Susan Page of USA Today discuss a likely Republican victory in tomorrow's election and what it means for the party's "brand."

ANALYSIS

Are There Sufficient Security Measures In Place For Cargo Planes?

Jim Lehrer talks to terrorism expert Richard Clarke and Air Security Analyst Rafi Ron about the security measures in place for cargo planes and if they are sufficient in light of recent terror attempts.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, November 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/02/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Voters Hit the Polls for Midterm Election

Many voters cast their final decision on candidates at the polls nationwide. After tireless campaign pitches, ads, speeches and rallies Election Day is here. Kwame Holman reports on voter turnout.

REPORT

Scores of Iraqis Killed in Bombing Blitz

At least 13 car bombs and roadside blasts exploded in Shiite neighborhoods across Baghdad, killing 76 people.

ANALYSIS

Watching for Signs of a GOP Wave on Election Night

For tips on key races to watch, Gwen Ifill talks to NewsHour's Political Editor David Chalian and analyst Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report.

ANALYSIS

House Poll Numbers Lean in Republican Favor

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New Times columnist David Brooks will join us through out the night for analysis of election results.

REPORT

How Does Outside Money Flow Into Campaigns?

Paul Solman tracks the outside money pouring into some campaigns and examines how big of an influence they have. This is all part of his regular reporting on 'Making Sense of Financial News'.

ANALYSIS

GOP, Democratic Strategists on Potential Changes to the Political Map

What happens after the polling numbers are in and the seats in Congress are determined? Leslie Sanchez and Karen Finney -- strategists from both parties -- join Judy Woodruff to discuss what's at stake for Democrats and Republicans.

ANALYSIS

Court Evaluates Violent Video Game Case

The Supreme Court heard arguments on whether California can ban the sale of violent video games to minors. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal explains the details.

ANALYSIS

Economy Woven Into Election Night Outcome

Political Editor David Chalian and analyst Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report preview what's to come on election Night and key races to keep an eye on.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Campaign Spending Debate

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New Times columnist David Brooks discuss the debate this election season over campaign spending and the role of outside money.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Obama's Deal (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               11/02/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Barack Obama promised change. Then, he took on one of Washington’s toughest issues: health care. During his first year in office, he found himself making one deal after another with Capitol Hill’s powerful insiders — lobbyists and influential members of Congress. He angered his political base, watched his popularity sink and nearly failed to pass the bill. In “Obama’s Deal,” FRONTLINE follows the story of the president’s historic victory and offers the first in-depth look at how the Obama administration operates. Veteran FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (“Bush’s War,” “Dreams of Obama,” “Inside the Meltdown”) provides a sobering view inside Obama’s deals and reveals the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups and the role of money in policy making.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, November 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/03/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Republicans Score Biggest House Takeover in 70 Years

A day after Republican victories across the country took back House control, pledges came from the GOP to cut spending and shrink government. Meanwhile, Democrats pledged cooperation and took stock of their losses. Gwen Ifill and David Chalian wrap up the wins and losses.

ANALYSIS

Boehner: Smaller Government is What America Wants

Republican wins have shaken up control of Congress and Rep. John Boehner is poised to become the next House speaker in January. But it's no time for Republicans to celebrate with so many challenges ahead, Boehner said at a Wednesday news conference.

REPORT

Obama on Midterm Shellacking: 'It Feels Bad'

President Obama said he was humbled by the Republican gains in the House and talked of bipartisanship in his post-election news conference Wednesday at the White House.

REPORT

News Wrap: California Just Says No to Legalizing Marijuana

In other news Wednesday, a proposition to legalize recreational use of marijuana in California failed with 54 percent voting against it.

ANALYSIS

Fed Announces $600 Billion Economic Stimulus

In an effort to boost the slow economic recovery, the Federal Reserve announced a bold move to buy $600 billion more in government bonds by the middle of next year. Jeffrey Brown talks to David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal and Chrystia Freeland of Reuters for the details.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Trouncing of Democratic Moderates

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks speak with Judy Woodruff about moderate Democrats' widespread losses on Tuesday, and how President Obama will have to change his administration's political strategies with the House headed for GOP control.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, November 4, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/04/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Invites Republican Leaders to White House

President Obama invited leaders of both parties for a meeting at the White House later in the month "to talk substantively" about how to work together. Judy Woodruff has more on the bargaining to come.

ANALYSIS

Alaska Still Counting Votes in Senate Race

The votes for Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski, a write-in candidate, and Tea Party favorite Joe Miller are still being counted in Alaska. Judy Woodruff talks to Michael Carey, host of KSKA's "Anchorage Edition," about the undecided Senate contest.

REPORT

News Wrap: Qantas Plane Shoots Flames During Flight, Lands Safely

In other news Thursday, Australian airline Qantas grounded its fleet of Airbus A-380s after one of them blew an engine mid-flight. The plane, which was carrying 459 passengers, made an emergency landing safely in Singapore.

ANALYSIS

What Does a Republican House Mean for Health Care Reform?

Many Republicans campaigned on a platform that included a plan to "repeal and replace" the health reform law. What happens now that they've regained control of the House? Jeffrey Brown gets three views on what's ahead in Washington.

ANALYSIS

Historic Perspective on Republican Shift

Presidential historian Michael Beschloss, Richard Norton Smith of George Mason University and Beverly Gage of Yale University examine the results of Tuesday's midterm election in the context of races past.

REPORT

Evacuations in Haiti as Tropical Storm Approaches

Tropical Storm Tomas is heading toward Haiti, where more than a million people are still homeless after a deadly earthquake earlier this year. Kyle Morris of Independent Television News has more.

ANALYSIS

Haiti's Cholera Outbreak Could Worsen After Tropical Storm

Ray Suarez talks to a NPR's Jason Beaubien in Port-au-Prince about concerns that rainwater could further the spread of cholera in Haiti.

CONVERSATION

Betancourt Describes Captivity in Colombian Jungle

Margaret Warner talks to Ingrid Betancourt about her new memoir, "Even Silence Has an End," and her years as a hostage in the Colombian jungle.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: A Summing Up (New)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/04/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, a panel of political analysts and representatives from both the Democratic and Republican parties will join host Dan Boylan to sum up the 2010 political season.  The panelists will look back on the results of the general election and discuss what they mean for the future of Hawaii. The guests are Richard Borreca, Honolulu Star-Bulletin Political Columnist; Dante Carpenter, Chair of the Hawaii Democratic Party; Neal Milner, UH Political Science Professor; and Dylan Nonaka, Executive Director of the Hawaii Republican Party.

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

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

 

Series Title:     PBS Hawaii Presents

Program Title: Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/04/2010 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 on 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:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 5, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               11/05/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 5, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               11/05/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/05/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Election 2010: A Summing Up (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/05/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, a panel of political analysts and representatives from both the Democratic and Republican parties will join host Dan Boylan to sum up the 2010 political season.  The panelists will look back on the results of the general election and discuss what they mean for the future of Hawaii. The guests are Richard Borreca, Honolulu Star-Bulletin Political Columnist; Dante Carpenter, Chair of the Hawaii Democratic Party; Neal Milner, UH Political Science Professor; and Dylan Nonaka, Executive Director of the Hawaii Republican Party.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 5, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/06/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Krugman: Jobs Report Shows Labor Market 'Going Sideways'

Private-sector job growth in October surprised analysts, but U.S. unemployment held steady at 9.6 percent. "This is not progress," economist Paul Krugman told Judy Woodruff, while Douglas Holtz-Eakin said job growth has hit an "unacceptable anemic pace."

REPORT

News Wrap: Pelosi Seeks Democratic Minority Leader Mantle

In other news Friday, outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced she wants to be Democratic minority leader in the new Congress. In Pakistan, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside of a mosque.

ANALYSIS

Job Creation Focal Point of Obama's Asia Trip

President Obama began a 10-day trip to Asia Friday. Margaret Warner gives a preview of his itinerary and goals for this trip with two officials from past administrations, Douglas Paal and Wendy Sherman.

REPORT

Tensions Flare in India, Pakistan Over Kashmir Valley

New violence has erupted in Kashmir, where a crackdown on protests against Indian rule has intensified in recent months. It is the latest in decades of unrest in this territory, where power is divided between India and Pakistan but there is popular desire for independence. John Sparks of ITN reports on the deadly tensions.

ANALYSIS

Research Shows CT Scans Can Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

A National Cancer Institute trial found that screening by 3-dimensional X-ray tests known as "spiral CT scans" reduced lung cancer deaths by 20 percent over five years. But the test has its drawbacks, including increased exposure to radiation and false positives. Ray Suarez talks to NCI's Harold Varmus about the research.

ANALYSIS

Brooks: Obama's Reelection Hopes Face Danger in Midwest

Columnist Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze this week's top news with Jim Lehrer, including whether outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's decision to run for minority leader makes her a political liability for the Democrats, what John Boehner's agenda will be and where President Obama's re-election hope stand.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, November 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/08/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Backs India's Bid for U.N. Security Council Seat

President Obama announced support for India to join the United Nations Security Council but possible opposition from other countries could slow or block the bid. Judy Woodruff has more.

ANALYSIS

India's Growing Global Influence Raises Stakes for U.S. Diplomacy

President Obama's endorsement of India's demand for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council reflects the country's growing global weight. Ray Suarez gets two views on the president's trip and U.S.-Indian relations from Deepa Ollapally of George Washington University and Charles Kupchan of the Council on Foreign Relations.

REPORT

News Wrap: 3 NATO Troops Killed, More Trainers Sought in Afghanistan

A bomb blast killed a NATO soldier in Eastern Afghanistan and two more died Sunday after attacks in the same area. Meanwhile, the head of NATO's training mission called for 900 more trainers to assist in transitioning security to Afghan forces.

REPORT

At Oil Spill Commission Hearing, 'Rough Day' for BP, Halliburton, Transocean

The lead investigator of the national oil spill commission said there's no evidence of BP trading dollars for safety, but a long list of errors by the companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon rig's operation were aired at a new round of hearings starting Monday. Joel Achenbach of the Washington Post has more.

REPORT

Israel Resumption of Building Settlements Could Derail Peace Talks

Israel's Interior Ministry announced plans to build 1,300 apartments in East Jerusalem. The news came during a visit to the U.S. by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and in the midst of the Obama administration's efforts to revive Israel-Palestinian peace talks. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Encounter New Stumbling Blocks

Could Israel's decision to resume building new settlements derail peace talks with the Palestinians? Margaret Warner looks at the state of the negotiations with Robert Danin of the Council on Foreign Relations and Shibley Telhami of the Brookings Institution.

ANALYSIS

Tea Party Sen.-Elect Lee Vows to Vote Against Debt Limit Increase

Judy Woodruff talks to Sen.-elect Mike Lee of Utah about how Republican congressional leaders will implement ideas from candidates who ran on a Tea Party platform of smaller government and reduced spending.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, November 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/09/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Back in Indonesia, Obama Looks to Strengthen U.S. Ties With Muslim World

President Obama returned to Indonesia, where he spent a portion of his childhood, encouraging the U.S. to build stronger ties with the most populous Muslim nation in the world without focusing solely on security. Margret Warner has more.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S. Open to Delay Iraq Troop Drawdown, Gates Says

In other news Tuesday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested the U.S. would be open to delaying the troop withdrawal from Iraq past the 2011 deadline, but only if Iraqis take that initiative.

REPORT

Bush Releases Memoir: 'He Knows the Historians Are Coming'

In his new memoir "Decision Points," former President George W. Bush explains some of the tough decisions he made while in office, including how he dealt with 9/11, the lack of weapons of mass destruction and Hurricane Katrina. Historians Michael Beschloss and Julian Zelizer give perspective on presidential memoirs.

REPORT

In Pakistan, Volunteer Doctors Try to Fill Health Care Void After Floods

Special correspondent Saima Mohsin traveled with a team from the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders as it worked to treat Pakistan's flood victims, many of whom have had little access to health care months after the waters first rose.

ANALYSIS

What Does New Republican Control Mean in Statehouses Across U.S.?

Gwen Ifill speaks with reporters from Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and Maine about the state-level power shift that also went the GOP's way in the midterm elections.

REPORT

Obama's Indonesia Visit Stirs Memories for Boyhood Acquaintances

President Obama made good on an earlier promise to return to Indonesia, revisiting the country where he spent several years as a child. GlobalPost visited his old neighborhood and spoke with some of his grade-school classmates and acquaintances about the boy they remember as "Barry."

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: The Confessions

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               11/09/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

Why would four innocent men confess to a brutal crime they didn’t commit? FRONTLINE investigates the conviction of four Navy sailors for the rape and murder of a Norfolk, Virginia, woman in 1997. In interviews with the sailors, FRONTLINE learns of some of the high-pressure police interrogation techniques, including the threat of the death penalty, sleep deprivation and intimidation, which led each of the "Norfolk Four" to confess, despite a lack of evidence linking them to the crime. All four sailors are now out of prison — one served his sentence and the other three were granted conditional pardons last summer — but the men were not exonerated as felons or sex offenders. The case raises disturbing questions about the actions of the police and prosecutors, who relied on the sailors’ often contradictory confessions for their convictions, and disregarded DNA evidence that pointed to a lone assailant who would later confess to the crime himself while serving prison time for another rape.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  WEDNESDAY, November 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/10/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Next Steps Unclear for Commission's Drastic Debt-Reduction Plan

A bipartisan deficit commission appointed by President Obama issued a draft proposal of drastic spending cuts Wednesday, ranging from changes in Social Security to tax policy. Lori Montgomery of the Washington Post gives details on what the panel leaders are calling "painful" cuts and how the ideas have been received.

REPORT

News Wrap: Boehner Standing Firm on Extending Bush Tax Cuts

In other news Wednesday, taxes were a central focus of a Republican meeting to discuss their transition to power in the House. The presumed next Speaker of the House John Boehner stood firm on extending tax cuts across the board, including ones for the wealthy.

REPORT

Fed's $600B Move a 'Chief Irritant' Facing Obama as G-20 Begins

President Obama faces international criticism over disputed currency policy as the G-20 Summit kicks off in Seoul. World leaders question whether the U.S. Federal Reserve is making sound economic decisions for the global economy. Judy Woodruff has details.

ANALYSIS

Obama to Face Concerns Over Dollar Deflation, Fed Move at G-20

As President Obama meets global leaders in South Korea to tackle currency and trade disputes, he will face concerns over U.S. actions that could drive down the value of the dollar and hurt the price of exports. Judy Woodruff speaks with Zanny Minton Beddoes of The Economist and Eswar Prasad of Cornell University.

REPORT

Haiti Struggles to Rebuild From Earthquake, But Progress Is Slow

Jon Snow of Independent Television News revisits some places he went after Haiti's deadly earthquake earlier this year to see how the recovery effort is going.

ANALYSIS

Should Journalists Be Allowed to Make Campaign Contributions?

The brief suspension of MSNBC's Keith Olbermann reignited an ethical debate over whether journalists, commentators and news organizations should be allowed to make contributions to political candidates. Jeffrey Brown gets two perspectives on the matter.

ANALYSIS

Outgoing NYC Schools Chief Joel Klein's Tenure Drew Praise, Criticism

Many were surprised to hear New York City schools chief Joel Klein was stepping down to rejoin the private sector after eight years heading up the nation's largest public school system and being part of a U.S. school reform debate. Gwen Ifill talks to Sarah Garland of the Hechinger Report for more on what his departure means.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  THURSDAY, November 11, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Iraqis Strike Deal on New Government Coalition

After an eight-month stalemate, Iraqi leaders have reached an agreement that keeps Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in power but distributes other key posts. Despite ongoing tensions between Maliki and his primary rival, Iyad Allawi, many hope this will stave off violence.

REPORT

U.S., South Korea Fall Short on Trade Deal

Negotiators were unable to cement a free trade deal between the two countries, but President Obama and South Korean president Lee Myung-bak expressed hope that an agreement would be reached soon. President Obama marked Veterans Day with troops at Yongsan Army base in Seoul.

ANALYSIS

Iraq's New Government: How Will It Tackle Old Challenges?

Margaret Warner talks to Meghan O'Sullivan of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Feisal Istrabadi of Indiana University about the new Iraqi government and its long to-do list.

REPORT

U.S., China Go Head-to-Head Over Currency Values

President Obama met with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Seoul to discuss ongoing concerns over China devaluing its currency, thereby giving its products a competitive advantage in the market. Paul Solman looks into the dispute.

DEBATE

Deficit Plan Revives Debate on Spending Priorities

Jeffrey Brown gets three perspectives on the bipartisan fiscal commission's recommendations to cut spending and change tax policy to combat the federal deficit.

CONVERSATION

Delaware's Chris Coons: 'All Options on the Table' for Deficit Cuts

As part of the NewsHour's series of conversations with newly-elected lawmakers, Judy Woodruff talks to Delaware's Senator-elect, Democrat Chris Coons.

REPORT

Ongoing Scrutiny Over Missteps at Arlington Cemetery

On Veterans Day, Ray Suarez reports on the ongoing investigation into the mishandling of remains at the nation's most well-known cemetery.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title:  FRIDAY, November 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/12/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

At G-20, Loose Goals Set for Trade Imbalances; U.S. Prods China on Currency

World leaders at the G-20 summit in South Korea set broad guidelines for the global economy but left out details on how key issues will be resolved. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Sewell Chan of the New York Times, who covered the Seoul summit.

REPORT

News Wrap: Wall Street Ends Week Down on China Interest Rate Concerns

In other news Friday, Wall Street fell for the week on worries that China may raise interest rates to curb inflation, which could slow Chinese growth and hurt the global economic recovery.

ANALYSIS

G-20 Leaders Leave With Few Specifics on Trade, Currency

The Group of 20 summit in South Korea concluded with some broad goals but many lingering questions over currency disagreements and trade imbalances. Judy Woodruff gets more on what happened -- and what didn't happen -- with Eswar Prasad of Cornell University and Zanny Minton Beddoes of The Economist.

REPORT

Political, Legal Wrangling Continues Over 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

The Supreme Court is the latest to leave a legal mark on the wrangling over the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Margaret Warner reports.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Tax Cuts, Debt, Lame-Duck Congress, Bush Book

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks sort through the top political stories, including the debate over extending tax cuts, prospects for the lame-duck Congress, criticism of debt commission ideas and former President Bush's new book.

REPORT

Reported Russian Spy Defection, Hunt Stirs Up Cold War Memories

Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that a top-ranking official in its spy service known only as Colonel Shcherbakov outed spies earlier this year to the U.S. He and his family reportedly have left Russia for the U.S. with a Russian hit squad in pursuit. Ray Suarez talks to Washington Post reporter Jeff Stein for more.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title:  FRIDAY, November 12, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               11/12/2010 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:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 12, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               11/12/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 12, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/12/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Great Conversations

Program Title: Tom Brokaw and Rick Atkinson (New)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/12/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Tom Brokaw, former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, discusses his book Boom! Voices of the Sixties. It examines the tumultuous decade of the 1960s to discover how famous people, ordinary citizens, and the national mindset were all affected by that time of unforgettable change. He is interviewed by Rick Atkinson, Washington Post reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner for his book An Army at Dawn.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, November 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/15/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Karzai Criticism of U.S. Mission Renews Afghan-American Tensions

Afghan President Hamid Karzai told the Washington Post this weekend that the U.S. should scale back its mission, including night raids, in Afghanistan. The comments are the latest source of tension between Karzai's government and the Obama administration. Gwen Ifill has details.

REPORT

News Wrap: Irish Officials Confirm Debt Talks, Say Bailout Not Needed

In other news, Ireland's debt soared after it rescued five banks from huge real estate losses, but officials there insist the country doesn't need a bailout. Meanwhile, European Union officials reported the Greek government has much more debt than first feared.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Kerry: U.S. Shouldn't Blow Karzai's Criticism Out of Proportion

Margaret Warner talks to Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about the most pressing issues in U.S. foreign policy, including Afghan President Hamid Karzai's most recent criticism of the U.S. mission in his country.

REPORT

Four Years After Health Reform, an Update on Care in Massachusetts

Betty Ann Bowser begins a new series on health reform's effects with a report from Massachusetts, where a major health care reform law passed four years ago and served as a model for the federal law.

ANALYSIS

Lame-Duck Congress Reconvenes as Rangel Leaves Own Trial

On Monday, Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel walked out of his own ethics trial, the 111th Congress reconvened and newly elected members attended orientation. Kwame Holman has an overview then Ray Suarez gets more on what to expect from the lame-duck session with Richard Norton Smith and Norm Ornstein.

CONVERSATION

Cleopatra Continues to Capture Imaginations, 2,000 Years Later

The Egyptian ruler Cleopatra died more than 2,000 years ago, but still has a powerful presence today. Jeffrey Brown has a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff about her new book, "Cleopatra: a Life."

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, November 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/16/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Banks, Congress Grapple Over Scope of Foreclosure Problem

Judy Woodruff gets the latest on the nationwide probe into flawed mortgage documents that could lead to billions of dollars in bank losses and further cripple the housing market.

REPORT

News Wrap: Markets on Edge Over Ireland's Growing Debt Crisis

In other news Tuesday, European Union finance ministers met to discuss a possible bailout for Ireland, whose banks have more than $60 billion in real estate debt. In Haiti, the death toll from cholera passed 1,000 as two died in riots ignited by a claim that peacekeepers from Nepal brought cholera into the country.

REPORT

TSA Chief: Disagreement Over Security, Privacy Balance Understandable

John Pistole, head of the Transportation Safety Administration, speaks with Margaret Warner about how concerns over air travel security threats -- unexploded bombs aboard recent cargo flights and last year's bombing attempt on Christmas -- are being addressed while some travelers complain about more-invasive security measures.

REPORT

In Uganda, Former Child Soldiers Struggle to Overcome Horrors of War

A rehabilitation center in Gulu, Uganda, provides a haven for former child soldiers who were abducted into Joseph Kony's "Lord's Resistance Army" during 20 years of civil war. More than 30,000 children are estimated to have been kidnapped and forced to fight. Tom Bearden profiles a group trying to heal the wounds of war.

ANALYSIS

With New Session of Congress Underway, Veteran Rangel Found Guilty

As the 111th Congress reconvened on Capitol Hill, Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., was found guilty of ethics violations while GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell reversed his stance on earmarks. Gwen Ifill has more details.

REPORT

Giunta on Medal of Honor: 'I Can't Wear This for Myself'

Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta became the first living recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration since the Vietnam War on Tuesday when President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor.Giunta put himself in the line of fire for two fellow soldiers during a 2007 firefight in Afghanistan. He spoke with Ray Suarez.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Law & Disorder (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               11/16/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Behind the enduring images of heroic rescues undertaken by the New Orleans Police Department in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, there is another story of law enforcement in crisis, even out of control. “Law & Disorder,” a year-long, ongoing collaboration among FRONTLINE, ProPublica, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune, investigates charges that NOPD officers inappropriately used lethal force against New Orleans citizens and then tried to cover up their actions. Drawing from reports published in a real-time online investigation, FRONTLINE takes a fresh look at how the NOPD performed when the rules of civilized society collapsed.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, November 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/17/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Frustration Boils Over in Haiti as Riots Disrupt Efforts to Contain Cholera

The number of cholera deaths in Haiti climbed to 1,100 as riots broke out in two northern cities. Gwen Ifill speaks with Miami Herald Caribbean correspondent Jacqueline Charles in Port-au-Prince, who says that the unrest is hampering efforts to contain the spread of the epidemic.

REPORT

News Wrap: Pelosi, Boehner Re-Elected to Lead Parties in House

In other news Wednesday, outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi won enough votes from her Democratic colleagues to keep the party's top spot in the next Congress when the GOP takes over control. As expected, GOP Minority Leader John Boehner won backing from his party to be the next speaker of the House.

REPORT

New START Treaty a Top Priority For Democrats in Lame-Duck Session

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged the Senate to vote on the U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty called New START in the lame-duck session. But the Obama administration is getting push-back from some senators who say a vote now would be a "rush to judgment."

ANALYSIS

Can New START Treaty Survive Partisan Divide in Congress?

Margaret Warner looks into the U.S. political battle over whether to ratify a new nuclear arms control treaty with Russia. She talks to two experts in such negotiations: Richard Burt, chief U.S. negotiator during the START talks in 1991, and James Woolsey, director of the CIA under the Clinton administration.

REPORT

In Maine, Service Time Swapped to Help Stretch Dollars in Recession

Special correspondent David Brancaccio traveled across America to find people who are creating new jobs and opportunities in their communities to stay afloat during the recession for a PBS documentary called "Fixing the Future." In this excerpt, he reports how some Mainers have started sharing services to save money.

ANALYSIS

Budget Watchdogs Warn of Worsening Deficit, Explore Strategies to Cut

Following on the heels of the bipartisan deficit commission chairmen's recommendation of drastic cuts, former Republican Sen. Pete Domenici and former White House Budget Director Alice Rivlin presented a new take on how to reduce the deficit and warned of a "death spiral" if the debt was not corrected with austerity measures.

CONVERSATION

Photojournalist, Filmmaker Hetherington Documents Terror, Boredom of War

Jeffrey Brown speaks with British photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington about his work in Afghanistan, which led to the prize-winning documentary with Sebastian Junger, "Restrepo," and a new book of photographs called "Infidel."

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, November 18, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/18/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:   

REPORT

GM Turns Corner With IPO, but Can It Maintain Momentum?

General Motors made a strong return to the stock market Thursday, marking a major turnaround after declaring bankruptcy and receiving a $50 billion bailout. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Michael Robinet of research group IHS Automotive and Micheline Maynard of Changing Gears, a public radio project focused on the Midwest's future.

REPORT

News Wrap: Rangel Faces House Vote on Censure Recommendation

In other news Thursday, the House ethics committee recommended that Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., be censured -- the harshest punishment the House can give short of expelling a member -- and pay any unpaid taxes for financial and fundraising misconduct. The House will likely consider a censure motion after Thanksgiving.

ANALYSIS

Ghailani Verdict Rekindles Debate Over Civilian Trials for Terror Suspects

The Ahmed Ghailani verdict on Wednesday reignited debate on whether civilian courts should handle terror suspect cases instead of military tribunals. Ray Suarez leads a debate between former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Eugene Fidell, president of the National Institute of Military Justice.

REPORT

In California, Facing Down a Family Physician Shortage

In the latest in a series on health reform, Betty Ann Bowser reports from California on what's being done to inspire medical students to address a shortage of primary care doctors.

CONVERSATION

Ratings Agencies Among Top 'Devils' of Meltdown, Authors Contend

Paul Solman speaks with Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, authors of "All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis" about the villains of the financial crisis. It's part of his ongoing series, Making Sen$e of Financial News.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Murkowski on Recount Possibility: 'Alaskans Have Spoken'

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski claimed victory Wednesday, becoming the first write-in candidate to win a Senate race in more than 50 years. Her opponent, Joe Miller, is considering legal action or a recount. Judy Woodruff speaks with the senator about the dramatic campaign, the next steps and what Alaska's voters want.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii "Season of Giving"

Program Title: THURSDAY, November 18, 2010

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/18/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week Dan Boylan hosts Hawaii human services leaders talking about holiday giving needs after another tough budget year. He will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/19/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:   

REPORT

NATO Summit Kicks Off With Emphasis on Missile Defense

The NATO summit opened Friday with plans to focus on Afghanistan. But it was instead missiles that topped the first day's agenda. Judy Woodruff gives an overview.

ANALYSIS

President Obama Seeks Russian Support on Missile Plan

At the NATO Summit in Portugal, President Obama looked to bolster support for a missile defense plan and Afghan war timetable. Margaret Warner provides a report from Lisbon.

REPORT

News Wrap: Pilots Excused From TSA Patdowns, Body Scans

In other news Friday, airline pilots will be able to bypass full-body scans and pat-downs that are being implemented at airports across the country. In New Zealand, 29 miners are trapped after an explosion at a coal mine in a remote part of the country.

ANALYSIS

Bernanke Looks to Turn Tables on Critics of Fed's $600 Billion Move

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, defending the Fed's $600 billion stimulus and calling on China and other fast-growing economies not to gain an unfair market advantage by devaluing their currencies. Jeffrey Brown talks to Greg Ip of The Economist.

REPORT

Two Years After Mumbai Attacks, New Details About Perpetrators Emerge

As the second anniversary of the bloody, three-day siege in Mumbai, India, nears, Ray Suarez gets an update from journalist Sebastian Rotella of ProPublica on new information that has emerged about the perpetrators.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on Realities of Spending Cuts, Obama's Need for a 'Win'

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week's top headlines including the realities of dealing with the federal deficit and earmarks, debate over passing the New START treaty and how Obama shouldn't come back empty-handed from the NATO Summit.

REPORT

Oakland Election System Allows Mayoral Runner-Up to Make a Surprise Win

Jean Quan may have come in second place in the Oakland mayoral race, but she ended up taking out first-place finisher Don Perata thanks to an election system called ranked-choice voting. Spencer Michels has the story.

CONVERSATION

National Book Award-Winning Poet Hayes Reads From 'Lighthead'

Terrance Hayes, a poet and professor at Carnegie Mellon University, won the National Book Award earlier this week. Here, he reads a poem from his award-winning volume called "Lighthead."

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 19, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               11/19/2010 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:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 19, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               11/19/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 19, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/19/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii "Season of Giving"

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 19, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               11/19/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week Dan Boylan hosts Hawaii human services leaders talking about holiday giving needs after another tough budget year. He will field viewer questions and comments sent in via phone, e-mail, Twitter, and live blogging.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, November 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/22/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

DEBATE

TSA Screening Scrutiny Builds: Privacy, Security Balance Debated

As holiday travel begins this week, controversial full-body scans and security pat-downs will be used in airports across the country. Margaret Warner leads a debate on the balance between privacy and security with Kate Hanni of FlyersRights.org and Clark Kent Ervin former Department Of Homeland Security inspector general.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S. Downplays North Korean Nuclear Facility Reports

In other news Monday, U.S. officials downplayed reports that North Korea has a sophisticated uranium-enrichment facility.

REPORT

After Bailout, Irish Confront 'Loss of Sovereignty' to EU

The Irish government accepted a bailout from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund worth 80-90 billion euros. Faisal Islam of Independent Television News has a report from Dublin.

ANALYSIS

After Bailout for Irish, Questions Linger Over Portugal, Spain

After a report from the business editor of The Irish Independent, Maeve Dineen, Jeffrey Brown gets two views on the potential political impact of Ireland's bailout with economist Jacob Kirkegaard and George Washington University professor Scheherazade Rehman.

REPORT

In Mozambique, Signs of Growth Seen Amid Rampant Poverty

New international investment and steady growth have made Mozambique a promising African economy, but little of that change has trickled down to the citizens, many of whom still struggle to afford staple foods.In the first of three reports, Ray Suarez explores how the growing economy has left many of the poorest people behind.

CONVERSATION

Rep. Schakowsky: Social Security Not Part of Deficit Problem

As part of a series of conversations about the country's deficit problems, Judy Woodruff speaks with Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois about the details of her plan to cut the deficit.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, November 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/23/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Deadly North, South Korea Artillery Exchange Raises Escalation Fears

North Korea's shelling of Yeonpyeong island killed two South Korean marines and led to an exchange of fire between the two countries. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News has more.

ANALYSIS

Will North Korea's Pattern of Provocation, Concession Continue After Shellings?

North Korea's shelling of Yeonpyeong island killed two South Korean marines and led to an exchange of fire between the two countries. Jim Lehrer gets more on the tense standoff from Victor Cha, former director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council, and professor Sung-Yoon Lee of Tufts University.

REPORT

News Wrap: Taliban Impostor Exposed in Afghan Peace Talks

In other news Tuesday, peace talks in Afghanistan were dealt a major setback after reports surfaced that a man representing the Taliban was an impostor.

ANALYSIS

Banks, Regulators Battle Over Scope of New Financial Reform Law

Judy Woodruff looks at how banks and regulators are grappling over how to enact the new financial reform law. Deborah Solomon of The Wall Street Journal has more details on how the new regulations are taking shape.

REPORT

High Costs of HIV Medication Cause 'Terrible Dilemma' in Mozambique

In Mozambique, where 1 in 8 adults is living with HIV, the number of patients on antiretroviral drugs has expanded thanks to international AIDS funding, but a debate is emerging over whether foreign donors can continue to fund an ever-expanding pool of patients. Ray Suarez continues his series from the southern African nation.

CONVERSATION

Outgoing NYC Schools Chief Klein: School Reform Momentum Will Continue

Jeffrey Brown speaks with Joel Klein, outgoing chancellor of New York City Schools, about his sometimes-controversial eight-year tenure and what will become of the national school reform movement with several high-profile departures.

REPORT

Frontline Examines Difficulty, Importance of End-of-Life Decisions

The latest Frontline -- airing Tuesday on many PBS stations -- confronts the complicated end-of-life decisions that patients, families and doctors must face. This excerpt shows the tough decision-making surrounding one patient's grim prognosis at the Mount Sinai Medical Center intensive care unit in New York City.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Facing Death

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               11/23/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love, or your own? When the moment comes and you’re confronted with the prospect of "pulling the plug," do you know how you’ll respond? Unfounded rumors of federal "death panels" grabbed headlines last summer, but the real decisions of how we die — the questions that most of us prefer to put off — are being made quietly behind closed doors, increasingly on the floors of America’s intensive care units. In this film, FRONTLINE gains access to the ICU of one of New York’s biggest hospitals to examine the complicated reality of today’s modern, medicalized death. Here, we find doctors and nurses struggling to guide families through the maze of end-of-life choices they now confront: whether to pull feeding and breathing tubes, when to perform expensive surgeries and therapies or to call for hospice. The film also offers an unusually intimate portrait of patients facing the prospect of dying in ways that they might never have wanted or imagined.

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

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Deep Down

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/23/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Beverly May and Terry Ratliff grew up on opposite sides of a mountain ridge in eastern Kentucky, where coal is king. When a mountaintop-removal coal mine encroaches on their community, the two find themselves on opposite sides of a debate that divides their community and the world — who controls, consumes, and benefits from the planet's dwindling supply of natural resources? In a small town in dire economic straits and high unemployment, the coal company’s offer to buy land and provide jobs can be hard to resist. What can a community do when it must choose between its present and its future?

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, November 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/24/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Few Delays for Thanksgiving Fliers Despite 'Opt-Out' TSA Protest

Air travel was easier than many anticipated Wednesday at major U.S. airports on the busiest travel day of the year. Few fliers opted for a pat-down screening instead of a full-body scan -- a relief for many after critics called for an "Opt-Out Day" to protest strict and more invasive new security measures. Tom Bearden reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Texas Jury Convicts Ex-House Majority Leader Delay

In other news Wednesday, a Texas jury convicted former House Majority Leader Tom Delay on money-laundering charges. He now faces 5 years to life in prison.

ANALYSIS

Louisiana Official: Oil Spill Claims Process 'Cumbersome, Complicated'

The window for short-term compensation claims to BP's $20 billion oil spill disaster fund closed on Tuesday. Jeffrey Brown speaks with John Young, president of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, about how Gulf Coast residents and businesses are coping with how the claims process is being handled by fund administrator Ken Feinberg.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Gulf Oil Spill Fund Chief Feinberg Defends Record on Claims Payments

Jeffrey Brown speaks with Kenneth Feinberg, the independent overseer of BP's $20 billion oil disaster compensation fund, about how the claims process is proceeding and what he makes of criticism from Gulf Coast residents and business owners.

REPORT

Mozambique Looks to Battle Illnesses to Boost Kids' IQs, Economy

In the final report of his series on health issues in Mozambique, Ray Suarez reports on the country's high levels of childhood mortality and the connections between kids' illnesses and intelligence levels.

REPORT

Death Toll Rises in North Korea Attack; U.S. to Join South Korean Exercises

Tensions between North and South Korea remain high after an artillery barrage on Tuesday killed four South Koreans, including two marines and two civilians. In response, President Obama called for U.S. troops to stage military exercises with South Korea.

ANALYSIS

U.S. Explores Delicate Options in Korean Response

Tensions between the Koreas remain high after Tuesday's artillery barrage killed four South Koreans. Jim Lehrer examines the U.S. role and options with Christopher Hill, who helped lead the U.S. delegation that negotiated with North Koreans in recent years, and Leon Sigal, who has written extensively about U.S.-Korean relations.

REPORT

Space Shuttle Program Winds Down as Era of Privatized Spacecraft Dawns

As NASA's space shuttle program comes to an end after decades of service, private companies are looking to fill the void. Judy Woodruff looks at the future of space exploration with science correspondent Miles O'Brien.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, November 25, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/25/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Thanksgiving Celebrations Worldwide

As tradition goes, Americans celebrated Thanksgiving with a big meal, football and parades. U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan took a brief pause to recognize the holiday and some were lucky enough to return home to see their families. Ray Suarez covers the celebrations dotted around the world.

REPORT

South Korea's Defense Minister Resigns After Attack

Defense Minister, Kim Tae-young, stepped down after a North Korean artillery attack killed two South Korean marines and two civilians. John Irvine of Independent Television News has more.

ANALYSIS

The Rise and Fall of Tom DeLay

On Wednesday a Texas jury found former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) guilty of laundering corporate money into political donations. Texas reporter Laylan Copelin discusses DeLay's fall from leading the U.S. House to being convicted of money laundering.

REPORT

Winners and Losers in Home Mortgage Modification

Paul Solman follows up with questions and viewer reaction surrounding mortgage modifications as part of his reporting on Making Sense or Financial News.

REPORT

New Antiretroviral Could Reduce Risk of HIV Infection

Ray Suarez looks at the latest advances in combating AIDS. New research suggests taking an antiretroviral while healthy could greatly reduce the risk of contracting HIV.

REPORT

Making AIDS Drugs Affordable Here and Abroad

Spencer Michels profiles the company that makes the HIV medicine, and the strides to make it affordable to those in the U.S. and poorer countries.

CONVERSATION

America's Cornucopia of Recipes

Food columnist and cookbook author Molly O'Neill has spent the past decade traveling cross-country in search of America's recipes. Jeffrey Brown talks to O'Neill about the result of her travels: a cookbook.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/26/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

As Holiday Shopping Kicks Off, Middle Class Appears 'Marginally Better'

Major retailers like Best Buy and Toys "R" Us are seeing longer lines this year and hoping it translates into higher sales for the holiday shopping season. But Yahoo! Finance economics editor Daniel Gross says it takes more than good sales on Black Friday to lift the economy.

REPORT

News Wrap: North Korean Artillery Exercises Raise Concerns in South

In other news Friday, more artillery rounds rang out again inside North Korea, but none reached the South. The North warned that the United States and South Korea are pushing the region to the "brink of war" if plans continue for joint military exercises over the weekend.

ANALYSIS

China's Internet 'Hijacking' Creates Worries for Security Experts

An 18-minute diversion of Internet traffic through China has raised security concerns around the world -- especially for governments and people in critical infrastructure -- and raises new concerns for online shoppers just ahead of Cyber Monday.

REPORT

Cholera Numbers Grow as Haitians Prepare for Presidential Vote

Amid ongoing reconstruction after the deadly earthquake earlier this year and an ongoing cholera epidemic, Haitians head to the polls to vote on a new leader. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports from Port-au-Prince on the country's presidential election this weekend and the likelihood of a run-off.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Brooks on North Korean Threats, Palin's Plans and DeLay Conviction

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks dissect the week's top news in politics.

CONVERSATION

Around the Globe, Many Still Hungry Despite Recent Advances

This year's World Food Prize winner, David Beckmann, talks to Ray Suarez about feeding the hungry in the United States and abroad.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 26, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               11/26/2010 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:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 26, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               11/26/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/26/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Fixing the Future: Now on PBS

Program Title: FRIDAY, November 26, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/26/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Host David Brancaccio visits communities across America that are using innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity. After the economic meltdown of 2008, the nation stands in urgent need of economic growth that’s not based on risky financial bets placed by Wall Street. Brancaccio travels from Maine to Washington State, from Texas to Ohio in search of new solutions. He talks to working Americans who are re-engineering the future, built on American values of commonwealth, shared prosperity, fairness, wellness, sustainability and creativity.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, November 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/29/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Third Massive WikiLeaks Disclosure Creates Ripple Worldwide

The publication of secret State Department cables by the WikiLeaks website sparked strong reaction from U.S. and foreign governments as candid insights and intelligence were made public. Gwen Ifill reports.

ANALYSIS

How Will New WikiLeaks Revelations Affect Diplomatic Candor?

Judy Woodruff speaks to former national security advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Stephen Hadley about the impact of the release of confidential diplomatic documents by WikiLeaks.

REPORT

News Wrap: Afghan Policeman Kills 6 American Troops

In other news Monday, an Afghan policeman turned his gun on American troops, killing six of them during a NATO training exercise in eastern Afghanistan, before he was killed.

REPORT

Vote Fraud, Disenfranchisement Allegations Mar Haitian Election

Twelve candidates in Haiti's presidential election have called for the results of Sunday's vote to be discarded amid allegations of voting irregularities. Ray Suarez reports.

ANALYSIS

Prospect of Political Chaos Adds to Haiti's Troubles

Following Sunday's vote in Haiti, 12 of the 18 candidates trying to succeed President Rene Preval called for the results to be discarded after reports of fraud, but electoral officials disputed that there were widespread problems. Jason Beaubien of NPR reports from Port-au-Prince on the frustrations of Haitian voters.

ANALYSIS

Oregon Bomb Plot Suspect's Defense Challenges FBI Over 'Grooming'

Margret Warner examines the case of 19-year-old Somali-American Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who is charged with trying to detonate a bomb at a Christmas tree lighting in Portland, Ore. The arrested of the naturalized American has renewed concerns over homegrown terror plots within the U.S.

REPORT

As Wind Power Expands, So Do Threats to Bat Population

Ed Jahn of Oregon Public Broadcasting looks at the deadly effect wind power turbines can have on migratory bats in the Pacific Northwest.

ANALYSIS

In Colorado, Ice Age 'Fossils Were Pouring Out of the Ground'

In Colorado, scientists made a very big and plentiful find of bones dating back to the Ice Age. Tom Bearden reports on what kind of fossils were unearthed and what the new findings can tell us.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, November 30, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

DADT Review Chairmen: Repeal Poses 'Low Risk to Force'

The Pentagon's long-awaited review of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy banning gays from serving openly in the armed forces revealed that 70 percent of military personnel surveyed said that changing the law would have little or no impact on readiness. Jim Lehrer talks with study chairmen, Jeh Johnson and Gen. Carter Ham.

REPORT

News Wrap: New WikiLeaks Document Reveals U.S. Critique of Karzai

In other news Tuesday, WikiLeaks released a memo in which a U.S. diplomat criticizes Afghan President Hamid Karzai for allegedly freeing dangerous detainees because of ties to powerful people.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Axelrod: White House Digs in on Tax Cuts for Rich, But 'Strides Made' With GOP

President Obama and Republican leaders met Tuesday in an effort to foster bipartisanship after the midterm elections handed the GOP control of the House. Judy Woodruff discusses the meeting with presidential senior adviser David Axelrod, who said the White House believes the U.S. can't afford to extend tax cuts for the wealthy.

ANALYSIS

Graduation Report 'Encouraging,' But Many Schools Risk 'Dropout Factory' Status

New nationwide statistics show a rise in high school graduation rates, but there is still significant disparity between school districts in different parts of the country. Margaret Warner talks to the report's co-author, John Bridgeland, about what the findings mean.

REPORT

Women Veterans Face Unique Obstacles, Needs

Women make up about 14 percent of the U.S. military and now serve in more combat situations than in past wars. As part of our NewsHour Connect series, Scott Shafer of KQED in San Francisco met with female veterans about the particular challenges women face after their military service and what support is available.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Examines Overcrowding in California Prisons

California's prisons house 144,000 inmates -- a significantly higher number than the facilities are designed to hold. In 2009, a judge ordered that the number be reduced to 111,000, still 30,000 more than intended. Gwen Ifill gets details from Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, December 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/01/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Lame-Duck Congress: Legislative Logjam or Bipartisan Turnaround?

Capitol Hill lawmakers spent Wednesday behind various closed doors, working on the fate of key issues in the lame-duck session such as tax cuts, jobless benefits and the New START treaty. Gwen Ifill gets insight about what can be accomplished before Congress adjourns from Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo.

REPORT

News Wrap: Offshore Drilling Plan Reversed by Obama Adminstration

In other news Wednesday, the Interior Department said it is reversing the plan laid out last March to drill for oil off the East Coast and in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The Obama administration unveiled the plan before the BP oil spill. The new plan means no new drilling proposals off of the East Coast for at least seven years.

ANALYSIS

Simpson and Bowles: Era of 'Deficit Denials' Is Over

Fiscal commission co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles have revised and trimmed a deficit proposal in an effort to win bipartisan support. But will it move beyond the proposal stage? The chairmen talk to Judy Woodruff about the controversial cost-cutting proposals, from defense to Social Security.

REPORT

In Colorado, Authorities Battle Mexican Drug Cartels' Business Plans

In four years, Mexico's escalating drug violence has claimed almost 30,000 lives and focused attention on border states like California and Arizona. But as correspondent Tom Bearden reports from Colorado Springs, the conflict is having a far-reaching effect.

ANALYSIS

U.S. Demand Hampering Efforts to Combat Drug Cartels in Mexico

Margaret Warner speaks with Nicholas Casey of The Wall Street Journal about how American demand for illegal drugs is stifling efforts by the Mexican government to combat cartels and end the bloody drug war.

ANALYSIS

Chicago High School Prepares Students for Real-World Manufacturing Jobs

With unemployment holding steady above 9 percent, the jobs market looks bleak. But there is one industry that has added jobs: manufacturing. Ash-har Quraishi of Chicago News Cooperative reports on one public school that's retooling to help its graduates take advantage of these jobs.

REPORT

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, December 2, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/02/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Democratic-Backed Tax Cuts Bill Faces Senate Blockade After Clearing House

House Democrats passed a continuation of tax cuts aimed at the middle class, but that largely symbolic vote appears headed for certain blockage in the Senate as Republicans push for extended cuts in all income groups. Judy Woodruff looks at how the tax cut battle is playing out in the lame-duck Congress.

REPORT

News Wrap: Iran Announces Arrests in Nuclear Scientist's Murder

In other news Thursday, Iran said it has detained several people in connection with the car-bomb attacks on two of its nuclear scientists, one of whom died. Also, NATO announced the death of three more troops in Afghanistan during the first days of December.

ANALYSIS

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Timing of Repeal Push Among Sticking Points

Defense Secretary Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen told the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday that the ban on gays serving openly in the military should be reversed. Jim Lehrer talks to independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, who supports a repeal, and Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, who opposes it.

REPORT

Science, Mysticism Meld in Predicting Mount Merapi's Deadly Eruptions

Since October, more than 300 people have been killed by volatile volcano Mount Merapi's eruptions. Miles O'Brien reports from the village of Yogyakarta on the science and superstition surrounding the most-active volcano in Indonesia.

ANALYSIS

Fed Disclosure Sheds Light on Scope, Risk of $3 Trillion Safety Net

The Federal Reserve has released documents detailing $3.3 trillion worth of emergency efforts to prop up failing banks, Wall Street firms and large companies during the height of the financial crisis. Jeffrey Brown breaks down the new disclosures with Neil Irwin of The Washington Post.

REPORT

Minnesota Photographer Soth Finds Beauty in the Unexpected

Photographer Alec Soth is preparing to showcase his work in Minneapolis' Walker Art Center, including exhibits entitled "33 Movie Theaters and a Funeral Home" and "Broken Manual." Twin Cities Public Television profiled him, and it's part of our NewsHour Connect series highlighting public media reporting from around the nation.

REPORT

Rare House Censure Ends 2-Year Ordeal for Rangel

The House of Representatives took the rare step Thursday of censuring one of its own members, ending a two-year ordeal for long-serving Rep. Charles Rangel. Judy Woodruff has more on the ethics violation rebuke for the 20-term New York Democrat.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/03/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Surprises Troops in Afghanistan; Weather Scrubs Karzai Visit

President Obama talked up military progress against the Taliban Friday during a surprise visit with troops in Afghanistan. Amid strains in the relationship between their two governments, he phoned Afghan leader Hamid Karzai after weather canceled a face-to-face meeting. Judy Woodruff has the story.

REPORT

New Jobs Report Disappoints as Challenges Mount for Long-Term Unemployed

November's job numbers showed unemployment rising to 9.8 percent -- a disappointing surprise for analysts. Employers added only 39,000 jobs, compared to 172,000 in October. Jeffrey Brown discusses what's ahead for the economy and unemployed people with Lisa Lynch of Brandeis University and Paul Taylor of the Pew Research Center.

REPORT

News Wrap: Wall Street Not Intimidated by Job Numbers, Big Trade Deal Struck

In other news Friday, the Dow Jones industrial average shook off disappointing jobs numbers and gained more than 19 points. The NASDAQ rose 12 points, with both indices closing the week up more than 2 percent. Also, an announcement came that the U.S. and South Korea have made the largest trade deal in more than a decade.

REPORT

Dog-Walkers to Dominatrices: Many College Grads Face 'Malemployment'

Conventional wisdom held that a college degree was a gateway to a better -- and better-paying -- career and lifestyle. But are those student loans worth it? Paul Solman looks at how a group of recent college graduates is faring in the dismal job market and how many are forced into "malemployment" jobs to make ends meet.

REPORT

Deficit Plan Dealt Setback, But Austerity Ideas to Live On

The president's deficit commission voted 11-7 Friday on a combination of spending cuts and tax increases recommended by its co-chairmen, falling short of the 14 votes needed to send the plan to Congress. Co-chair Alan Simpson still showed optimism, saying that some aspects will be picked up and implemented in future proposals.

ANALYSIS

Brooks, Marcus Tackle Tax Reform, Deficits, and Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus sort through the week's top political headlines, including the November job numbers, the future of "don't ask, don't tell" and President Obama's surprise trip to Afghanistan.

REPORT

Washington Inmates Help Protect Endangered Frog, Prison Budget

As part of our NewsHour Connect series showcasing public media reporting from around the nation, Jule Gilfillan reports for Oregon Public Broadcasting on a program that has inmates working on environmental projects to conserve water and help protect endangered spotted frogs.

REPORT

Military Commanders Show Split Over Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal

The commanders of the U.S. armed forces sat side by side at a hearing on Capitol Hill Friday but they were split over repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding openly gay service members. Jim Lehrer reports.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 3, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               12/03/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 3, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               12/03/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 3, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/03/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Miller Center Forums

Program Title: Perspectives on Contemporary Korea

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/03/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

“Perspectives on Contemporary Korea” is presented by Ronald G. Dimberg, director of graduate studies at the University of Virginia's Corcoran department of history. His fields of interest focus on Korea and traditional China. He is the author of "The Sage and Society: The Life and Thought of Ho Hsin-yin" (University Press of Hawaii, 1975).

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, December 6, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/06/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Democrat vs. Democrat: Liberal Divisions Emerge Over Tax Cuts

As lawmakers search for possible bipartisan agreement on Bush-era tax cuts, some Democrats are asking if the price of compromise is too high. For more on what is turning into a bitter divide among liberals, Gwen Ifill speaks with Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake.com and Jim Kessler of Third Way, a centrist Democratic think tank.

REPORT

News Wrap: Suicide Bombings Kill 50 in Pakistan; WikiLeaks Bank Account Closed

In other news Monday, two suicide bombers attacked a meeting of anti-Taliban officials and tribesmen in northwest Pakistan, killing 50 and wounding more than 100. This was the third attack this year on a tribal militia meeting.

REPORT

Same-Sex Marriage Case Plays Out on Live TV in Federal Court

Lawyers on both sides of the ongoing legal battle over California's same-sex marriage ban made their cases in a rare televised hearing Monday in federal court in San Francisco. Jeffrey Brown walks through arguments on both sides and what's to come.

REPORT

Nuclear Talks Resume as Iran Makes 'Yellowcake' Announcement

International talks on Iran's nuclear program resumed Monday shortly after Tehran claimed it had mastered the uranium-mining process to become "self sufficient" in creating nuclear fuel. Margaret Warner has an update.

ANALYSIS

Iranian Nuclear Program: Will U.S. Concede Anything in Talks?

Iran struck a defiant note as talks began anew with the U.S. and five other countries over its nuclear ambitions. Margaret Warner talks with former State Department official Suzanne Maloney of the Brookings Institution about Iran's nuclear program and the state of diplomatic efforts.

CONVERSATION

Jimmy Carter Calls Congressional Republicans 'Completely Irresponsible'

Former President Jimmy Carter speaks with Ray Suarez about his new book "White House Diary," written from the daily journal that he kept as president.

REPORT

Choirs Capture Sound, Spirit of Gospel in 'How Sweet the Sound' Contest

Jeffrey Brown chronicles the competition in the "How Sweet the Sound" contest to find the best church choir in America.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, December 7, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/07/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Krugman: Obama's Tax-Cut Defense 'Enormously Self-Indulgent'

President Obama held a news conference Tuesday in which he defended his decision to compromise with Republicans on tax-cut extensions for all, in order to extend unemployment benefits. To discuss the economic and political impact of the plan, economist Paul Krugman and Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal join Jeffrey Brown.

REPORT

News Wrap: Elizabeth Edwards Dies After Cancer, Personal Struggles

In other news Tuesday, Elizabeth Edwards died at her home in Chapel Hill, N.C., after a long battle against breast cancer. Edwards was an attorney, author and was married to former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards but had been seeking a divorce.

REPORT

WikiLeaks' Assange Surrenders, But Denies Any Wrongdoing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange turned himself into Scotland Yard Tuesday, but his lawyers vowed to continue fighting extradition to Sweden, where he faces sexual-assault charges. Kwame Holman has more on the arrest and the threat of prosecution of the U.S. government.

ANALYSIS

Legal Tangle Tightens Around WikiLeaks, Julian Assange

The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is just one of the many problems he and his secrets-exposing website now face as the U.S. explores possible prosecution on espionage charges. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeffrey Smith, former CIA general counsel, and Abbe Lowell, who has defended clients on espionage charges.

REPORT

Ireland's Woes: Onetime Celtic Tiger Now 'Nation of Beggars'

Ireland's finance minister announced severe budget cuts Tuesday as its economy reels from a real estate boom and bust that have left the country with massive debt. Emma Alberici reports from Dublin for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

REPORT

In Cuba, Biotech Eyed for Potential Economic Boost

Ray Suarez, who is reporting for the NewsHour's Global Health Unit in Cuba, speaks with Jeffrey Brown about the country's changing economy, its booming medical research industry and health care system. Suarez returns to Havana for the first time since the Cold War to see how it has changed.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Secretary Duncan: Schools Must Become Centers of Communities

The results from a new global survey show U.S. students are falling behind much of the world in reading, math and science. Gwen Ifill speaks with Education Secretary Arne Duncan about the results and the the state of American schools.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: Dirt! The Movie

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/07/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Narrated by award-winning actress, author, and social activist Jamie Lee Curtis, “DIRT! The Movie” delves into the fascinating history of this lowly substance, explaining how four billion years of evolution have created the dirt that recycles our water, gives us food, provides us shelter and can be used as a source of medicine, beauty and culture. But people have become greedy and careless, endangering this vital living resource with destructive methods of agriculture, mining practices and urban development. This abusive behavior has yielded catastrophic results: mass starvation, drought, floods and global warming. But as the film shows, times are changing — brown is the new green. Filmmakers Bill Benensen and Gene Rosow traveled to more than 20 locations around the world, visiting renowned global visionaries who are discovering new ways of thinking as they come together to repair this natural resource with practical, viable solutions.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, December 8, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/08/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Obama Steps Up Pressure on Tax Cuts Deal, Citing Economy's Needs

After President Obama's announcement of a compromise with Republicans on tax cuts and extended unemployment benefits, some Democrats are threatening to filibuster the deal. Jim Lehrer discusses the latest round of volleys on Capitol Hill with Political Editor David Chalian.

REPORT

News Wrap: House Democrats Push $1.2 Trillion Government-Funding Plan

In other news Wednesday, House Democrats moved to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year to the tune of $1.2 trillion. The measure would freeze the budgets of most Cabinet departments.

ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Reviews Controversial Arizona Law on Illegal Workers

The Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of a controversial Arizona immigration law that penalizes employers who hire illegal workers. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal walks through Wednesday's arguments and the legal issues at play.

ANALYSIS

DREAM Act's Merits, Drawbacks and Future Debated

Congress is set to vote on the DREAM Act, which would give undocumented immigrants who enter the U.S. before the age of 16 a path to legal standing via college or military service. Judy Woodruff leads a debate between Angela Kelley of the Center for American Progress and Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies.

REPORT

WikiLeaks Finds Itself Target of, Inspiration for Cyber Attacks

WikiLeaks has become the target of hackers who oppose its latest release of secret government documents, but some supporters are waging cyber attacks against individuals and companies -- including MasterCard, PayPal and a Swiss bank -- that have severed ties with the controversial site. Spencer Michels has more.

CONVERSATION

Composer Stephen Sondheim's Life, Times and Rhymes

Jeffrey Brown talks to Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim about his life, career and the art of writing music, lyrics and rhymes that stand the test of time.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, December 9, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/09/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Pelosi, House Democrats Balk at Tax Cuts Deal, Seek Changes

House Democrats dug in against President Obama's tax-cut compromise with the GOP, taking a non-binding vote Thursday not to bring the bill before the full House without some significant changes. If no bill is passed, taxes will go up in January when Bush-era tax cuts expire. Jim Lehrer reports.

REPORT

News Wrap: Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Fails in Senate

In other news Tuesday, an attempt to repeal the military's don't ask, don't tell policy fell three votes shy of advancing in the Senate, but proponents have vowed another attempt in the coming weeks.

ANALYSIS

Outgoing Sens. Bayh, Bennett: Political Extremes Are Out of Touch

As the lame-duck Congress faces impasse on several important legislative issues, Jim Lehrer talks to outgoing Sens. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., and Bob Bennett, R-Utah, about the necessity and perils of compromise -- the often-touted, sometimes-practiced concept in Washington.

REPORT

Haitian Officials Agree to Review Disputed Election Results

A day after supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly, angry that the singer would be left out of a run-off election next month, torched the headquarters of Haiti's ruling party, election officials announced they would review the results of the disputed November presidential election. Margaret Warner has more.

ANALYSIS

In Haiti, Political Uproar But Hope for Election Compromise

Margaret Warner speaks with Joel Dreyfuss, managing editor of TheRoot.com and a native of Haiti, for more on the political disputes there.

REPORT

Dance Helps Parkinson's Patients Harness Therapeutic Power of Movement

Special correspondent Dave Iverson looks a unique program that uses dance as therapy for people with Parkinson's disease.

ANALYSIS

Surgeon General: Smoking Even Once Poses Health Risks

Surgeon General Regina Benjamin speaks with Judy Woodruff about a new study on how even just one puff of one cigarette causes immediate harm to a person's lungs and lead to bigger health problems down the road.

CONVERSATION

David Pogue: Cycle of New Consumer Technology Is 'Off the Tracks'

New York Times technology columnist David Pogue talks to Jeffrey Brown about this holiday season's most sought-after gadgets and how consumers can get the most out of their purchasing power.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Conserving Hawaii’s Grazing Lands

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/09/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, a panel of experts will discuss the economic and environmental importance of Hawaii’s grazing lands. They will address issues related to proper land management, the preservation of healthy ecosystems, and the impact of the cultural and economic sustainability in relation to these open spaces. Joining host Dan Boylan are Gretchen Daily, Director of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University and Chair of the Natural Capital Project; Greg Friel, Livestock Manager at Haleakala Ranch; Loretta Metz, State Rangeland Management Specialist at Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); and Ka‘eo Duarte, Head of Hawaii Island agricultural operations at Kamehameha School.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/10/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Jailed in China, Dissident Liu Xiaobo Honored With Empty Chair at Nobel Ceremony

Jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, serving an 11-year sentence for writing a pro-democracy manifesto, was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia Friday despite vocal opposition from China. Jeffrey Brown has more.

REPORT

News Wrap: Tensions Run High in Haiti Amid Election Recount

In other news Friday, police were out in force in Haiti as officials checked vote tallies from the disputed presidential election. The U.S. has issued a travel warning to Americans and flights to and from Port-au-Prince were halted as well.

ANALYSIS

China's Economy Has Evolved, but Has Its Government?

On a day that put China's human rights record back in the spotlight, Judy Woodruff speaks with Susan Shirk of the University of California's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and Gordon Chang, an author and columnist for Forbes.com, about China's boycott of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and its foreign policy.

REPORT

Violent Tuition Protest Encounter Roils Royals

The vote to triple university tuition in Britain triggered protests that turned violent and encountered a Rolls Royce carrying Prince Charles. ITN correspondent Simon Israel has more.

ANALYSIS

In U.K., More Demonstrations Appear Likely After Tuition Tripling

Protests intensified in London after legislation passed to triple university tuition fees. Margaret Warner gets the latest on the protests, what's behind them and what's next with Ned Temko from The Observer.

REPORT

Obama's Tax-Cut Deal With GOP Appears to Gain Momentum

Jim Lehrer recaps the latest developments in the battle in Washington over whether to extend Bush-era tax cuts -- and for whom.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Tax-Cut Deal, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's top political stories with Jim Lehrer, including President Obama's tax-cut deal with the GOP and the likelihood of the Senate approving the New START treaty and a repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

REPORT

Anthology Traces Rap's Lyrical Journey, Poetic Roots

Is rap music a form of lyric poetry? A new anthology, published by Yale University Press, makes the case. Jeffrey Brown reports.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 10, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               12/10/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 10, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

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

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 10, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/10/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Conserving Hawaii’s Grazing Lands (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/10/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, a panel of experts will discuss the economic and environmental importance of Hawaii’s grazing lands. They will address issues related to proper land management, the preservation of healthy ecosystems, and the impact of the cultural and economic sustainability in relation to these open spaces. Joining host Dan Boylan are Gretchen Daily, Director of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University and Chair of the Natural Capital Project; Greg Friel, Livestock Manager at Haleakala Ranch; Loretta Metz, State Rangeland Management Specialist at Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); and Ka‘eo Duarte, Head of Hawaii Island agricultural operations at Kamehameha School.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, December 13, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/13/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Health Reform Law: Will It Survive New Judicial Scrutiny?

In the latest in a spate of challenges to the sweeping health care reform law, a Virginia judge said certain provisions, including an individual insurance coverage requirement, were unconstitutional. Betty Ann Bowser reports then Gwen Ifill speaks with Neera Tanden of the Center For American Progress and attorney David Rivkin.

REPORT

News Wrap: Winter Weather Wallops Midwest, Killing at Least 14

In other news Tuesday, heavy snow blanketed the upper Midwest, claiming at least 14 lives, snarling air travel and tearing a hole in the roof of the Metrodome, home to the Minnesota Vikings. Also, Swedish police say a suicide bomber intended to inflict more casualties, but his explosives went off prematurely.

ANALYSIS

Gawker Hacking Exposes Some Web Users' Bad Password Habits

Gawker Media, one of the web's largest publishers, was hacked over the weekend and information for about 1.3 million users was made public. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan about the cyber attack and what it means for personal security online.

ANALYSIS

Is the Web Becoming Less Secure?

In the wake of the Gawker Media hacking over the weekend, Jeffrey Brown gets a wider perspective about the vulnerability of online information and the danger of further cyberattacks from James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Larry Clinton of the Internet Security Alliance.

ANALYSIS

Two Years Later, Madoff Scheme Fallout Continues

Saturday marked the deadline for victims of Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme to file a lawsuit with the court's bankruptcy trustee. Ray Suarez discusses the latest developments with New York Times reporter Diana Henriques, who has covered the story from the beginning and is working on a book about it.

REPORT

Tax Cuts Bill Could Clear Congress by Week's End

Most senators voted Monday to end debate on President Obama's tax cut deal with Republicans and hold a full vote. Jeffrey Brown tracks the latest developments and looks ahead to the challenges the bill faces in the House.

ANALYSIS

New 'No Labels' Centrist Group Seeks Culture Change in Politics

In light of the polarization in Washington, a new group has formed to try to foster cooperation in Congress and tone down partisan rhetoric on both sides. Judy Woodruff speaks with No Labels founders Mark McKinnon, a GOP strategist and former adviser to George W. Bush, and Kiki McLean, a former senior adviser to Hillary Clinton.

 

Series Title:     Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song

Program Title: Hawaii Jazz All-Stars (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/13/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Antiques Roadshow

Program Title: Roadshow Remembers (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               12/13/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Antiques Roadshow Remembers lifts the lid on 10 years of treasures with this special edition designed to test the memory of hardcore fans and kindle the curiosity of newcomers. Do you recall the little 18th-century silver creamer from New York, worth a small fortune, or the matched pair of 19th-century America's Cup race paintings by a certain famous marine artist? Take a trip down memory lane filled with unbelievable objects, unforgettable stories and unimaginable price.

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

 

Series Title:     Cirque Du Soleil – Flowers in the Desert

Program Title: MONDAY, December 13, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/13/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

Since 1993, Cirque du Soleil has produced seven original, permanent shows in Las Vegas, creating a garden of delights that has transformed entertainment in this desert oasis. CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – FLOWERS IN THE DESERT presents mesmerizing performances recorded at six of the seven Cirque shows in Las Vegas. These shows — Mystère, O, Kà, Love, Criss Angel Believe and Viva Elvis — have never before been broadcast on television or presented on DVD in the USA.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, December 14, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/14/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

'Statesman' Holbrooke Remembered as Major Afghan Challenges Loom

Leaders from around the world expressed appreciation for Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, a longtime diplomat who served as President Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan. His death on Monday at age 69 comes as a new report on the state of the Afghan war is expected this week. Margaret Warner examines his legacy.

REPORT

News Wrap: WikiLeaks Founder Granted Bail; Fire in Bangladesh Kills 27

In other news Tuesday, a judge in Britain granted bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange despite protests from Swedish authorities who want to question him in connection with alleged sex crimes there. Also in Bangladesh, a fire tore through a clothing factory, killing at least 27 and injuring over 100.

ANALYSIS

Holbrooke's Life Reveals Complexities of Diplomacy in a Changing World

A day after the death of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Jim Lehrer examines his lifetime of diplomacy, his legacy and the void he leaves in the State Department and American efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan with former Ambassador John Negroponte and Susan Glasser, editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine.

ANALYSIS

Report: Teen Drug Use Up, Binge Drinking Down

A new report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows teenage drug use is up, especially among eighth-graders. Gwen Ifill speaks with U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske about the report's findings.

REPORT

Ohio School District Uses Unique Peer Evaluations to Grade Teachers

Special correspondent for education John Merrow reports how public schools in Toledo, Ohio, are implementing a unique peer-evaluation program for educators that looks to nurture teachers, but make it easier to remove ineffective ones.

CONVERSATION

Civil Rights Leader Andrew Young Shares Life Lessons With New Generation

Andrew Young, a top aide to Martin Luther King, Jr., and his godson/co-author Kabir Sehgal speak with Judy Woodruff about passing on life lessons and words of advice for a new generation, plus their new book "Walk in My Shoes."

 

Series Title:     Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Program Title: Maile Meyer

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/14/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

Growing up in Kailua, Maile Meyer was surrounded by a family that embraced anyone who walked through their door.  Now, as the owner of Native Books, Maile has taken that tradition of gathering and applied it to building a Hawaiian community of artists and storytellers.  Meet Maile Meyer, as she sits down with Leslie Wilcox on Long Story Short.

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

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

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Close to Home (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               12/14/2010 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:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, December 15, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/15/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

BP Faces Lawsuit to Recover Billions in Damages From Gulf Spill

The Justice Department filed a major lawsuit against BP and eight other companies involved in the Gulf oil spill disaster. Ray Suarez has more.

REPORT

Lame-Duck Senate Will Consider START Treaty

In the day's other top headlines, the Senate decided to consider the START nuclear treaty and at least 28 people were killed after a boat loaded with 70 refugees capsized off an Australian island.

REPORT

Obama Appeals to CEOs to Jumpstart Hiring

President Obama invited top business executives to a White House meeting to elicit ideas for job growth and increase hiring. Gwen Ifill gets insight into the meeting with two of the executives in attendance.

ANALYSIS

Could Estate Tax Jeopardize Wider Tax Cut Deal?

After an update on the Senate's 81-19 vote to pass the president's tax cut compromise, Judy Woodruff speaks with two House members about how one aspect of the deal -- the estate tax provision- is raising debate.

ANALYSIS

Intel Agencies Offer Gloomy View of Afghan War

Elisabeth Bumiller of the New York Times talks with Margaret Warner about an upcoming review of the war in Afghanistan, and what intelligence reports reveal about the region.

REPORT

Trey McIntyre Project Finds Dance Partner in Boise

Jeffrey Brown profiles how a leading dance company and a small western city are learning to move together through an unexpected partnership.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, December 16, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/16/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Gen. Keane: Pakistani Government, Military 'Willingly Support' Taliban

President Obama said gains against al-Qaida in Afghanistan are "considerable" but "fragile and reversible" as part of a new war strategy review. Jim Lehrer gets views from Andrew Wilder of the U.S. Institute of Peace and retired Gen. Jack Keane who says Pakistan's government and military aid and abet Taliban sanctuaries.

REPORT

News Wrap: House Vote on Tax-Cut Bill Hits Democratic Roadblock

In other news Thursday, a House of Representatives vote on the tax-cut deal that President Obama cut with Republicans ran into a roadblock.

REPORT

Senate Takes Up START Debate as Clock Ticks for Lame-Duck Session

After months of haggling, the Senate is now considering one of President Obama's top foreign policy priorities for the lame-duck Congress -- the New START treaty that he signed with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to limit both countries' nuclear arsenals, replacing an expired 1991 agreement.

ANALYSIS

Amendments, Holidays Pose Hurdles for START Treaty in Senate

The Senate formally opened debate Thursday over whether to ratify the New START nuclear arms treaty with Russia. Judy Woodruff gets an update on what's at stake and the behind-the-scenes maneuvering from political editor David Chalian.

ANALYSIS

Larry King's Farewell From CNN Reflects Changing Cable News Climate

Jeffrey Brown speaks with The New Yorker's Ken Auletta and Eric Deggans, TV critic for the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, about how cable news has changed as one of its biggest stars, Larry King, hands over his long-held time slot to Piers Morgan.

REPORT

High-Kicking Pitching Legend 'Bullet Bob' Feller Remembered

Ray Suarez speaks with Cleveland Plain Dealer sports columnist Bill Livingston for more on the life of Baseball Hall of Famer "Bullet Bob" Feller, a legendary pitcher whose pro career, which began at age 17, was interrupted by World World II service. He died Wednesday at age 92.

 

Border Patrol Death Rekindles Immigration Debate

Hari Sreenivasan talks to Chris Conover of Arizona Public Media and Michel Marizco of KJZZ about the recent death of border patrol agent Brian Terry.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Governor Neil Abercrombie

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/16/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Neil Abercrombie was sworn in as the seventh governor of Hawaii on December 6th. This week on Insights, Dan Boylan will have a one-on-one, hour-long conversation with the newly appointed governor. They will discuss everything from public education to the economy and jobs, and the challenges ahead for Hawaii.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/17/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Signs Tax-Cut Compromise, Declares it 'Good Deal' for Americans

President Obama on Friday extended Bush-era tax cuts for two years by signing into law a compromise with Republican leaders. He acknowledged that there are some elements of the legislation he dislikes, but called it a "good deal" for the American people.

REPORT

News Wrap: $7 Billion Recouped for Madoff Victims

In other news Friday, the widow of a wealthy investor who was a friend of Bernard Madoff is returning $7.2 billion to victims of Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme from money her husband received from him over three decades.

REPORT

Pakistan's Insurgent Havens Strain Ties With U.S.

Though a longtime U.S. ally, Pakistan is accused of harboring extremists within its borders. Margaret Warner has more on how the U.S. has tried to prod Pakistan into eliminating havens for insurgents.

REPORT

In Dominican Republic, Haitians Grapple With 'Stateless' Limbo

Special correspondents Stephanie Hanes and Steve Sapienza report on the legal struggles of Haitians in the Dominican Republic, some of whom have lived there all their lives. This is the first in a series of reports in partnership with USA Today and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

ANALYSIS

Pakistan's Extremist Havens: What Options Does U.S. Have?

Though a longtime U.S. ally, Pakistan has been accused of harboring extremists within its borders, complicating U.S.-led efforts in neighboring Afghanistan. Margaret Warner discusses the complex alliance with Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and Christine Fair of Georgetown University.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Summers: Tax-Cut Extension Averted Economic 'Catastrophe'

President Obama's outgoing economic adviser, Larry Summers, speaks with Jeffrey Brown about the economics behind the new tax-cut extension and the state of the Obama administration's economic policy.

ANALYSIS

Shields, Brooks on Tax-Cut Compromise, Holbrooke, Earmark Wrangling

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week's top political news, including whether the tax-cut compromise might be a sign of cooperation to come in Washington plus they reflect on the diplomatic life of Richard Holbrooke and the battle in Congress over earmarks.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 17, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               12/17/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 17, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               12/17/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 17, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/17/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: Governor Neil Abercrombie (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/17/2010 9:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Neil Abercrombie was sworn in as the seventh governor of Hawaii on December 6th. This week on Insights, Dan Boylan will have a one-on-one, hour-long conversation with the newly appointed governor. They will discuss everything from public education to the economy and jobs, and the challenges ahead for Hawaii.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, December 20, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/20/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Lame-Duck Congress Readies for 'Slog' on START Nuclear Treaty

In a flurry of debate and negotiation Monday, the Senate moved toward action on the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia. Gwen Ifill discusses the next steps with Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, and Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

REPORT

News Wrap: Iraq May Be Closer to Forming New Government

In other news Monday, a new Iraqi government might soon be a reality as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki submitted a list of potential Cabinet members to Parliament, some nine months after national elections. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's Parliament is preparing to convene in January four months after elections.

ANALYSIS

How Will 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Be Implemented, Tailored?

Judy Woodruff speaks with Bernard Rostker of the RAND Corporation and Tammy Schultz of the Marine Corps War College about how the repeal of the long-standing "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gay servicemembers from serving openly will be implemented and how it might affect troops on the ground.

REPORT

Cubans Grapple With Challenges, Promises of Economic Change

Ray Suarez and the NewsHour Global Health Unit kick off a three-part series from Cuba with a report from Havana on how the country's economy is adapting to the gradual economic reforms of President Raul Castro -- while maintaining a tradition of socialism.

ANALYSIS

Health Reform Law's Legal, Political Obstacles Continue to Mount

Jeffrey Brown discusses the political and legal challenges of mandating Americans to pay for health coverage with White House health reform director Nancy-Ann DeParle and Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who filed a lawsuit against the federal mandate, which was later ruled unconstitutional by a judge there.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, December 20, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/20/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Lame-Duck Congress Readies for 'Slog' on START Nuclear Treaty

In a flurry of debate and negotiation Monday, the Senate moved toward action on the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia. Gwen Ifill discusses the next steps with Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, and Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

REPORT

News Wrap: Iraq May Be Closer to Forming New Government

In other news Monday, a new Iraqi government might soon be a reality as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki submitted a list of potential Cabinet members to Parliament, some nine months after national elections. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's Parliament is preparing to convene in January four months after elections.

ANALYSIS

How Will 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Be Implemented, Tailored?

Judy Woodruff speaks with Bernard Rostker of the RAND Corporation and Tammy Schultz of the Marine Corps War College about how the repeal of the long-standing "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gay servicemembers from serving openly will be implemented and how it might affect troops on the ground.

REPORT

Cubans Grapple With Challenges, Promises of Economic Change

Ray Suarez and the NewsHour Global Health Unit kick off a three-part series from Cuba with a report from Havana on how the country's economy is adapting to the gradual economic reforms of President Raul Castro -- while maintaining a tradition of socialism.

ANALYSIS

Health Reform Law's Legal, Political Obstacles Continue to Mount

Jeffrey Brown discusses the political and legal challenges of mandating Americans to pay for health coverage with White House health reform director Nancy-Ann DeParle and Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who filed a lawsuit against the federal mandate, which was later ruled unconstitutional by a judge there.

 

Series Title:     Independent Lens

Program Title: The Calling, Part 1

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/20/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            120

Description:

A behind-the-scenes look at young Americans — Christian, Jewish, Catholic, and Muslim — preparing to become the nation’s next generation of religious leaders, “The Calling” follows their transformation from idealistic students into ordained religious professionals. This four-hour two-part special event explores the forces that are drawing a new generation of young people to serve their communities and their faith.

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, December 21, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/21/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Shift in Support for Nuke Treaty Marks Policy Win for Obama

President Obama moved a step closer to a major foreign policy victory Tuesday as the Senate cleared the way for ratifying the START nuclear treaty with Russia. Gwen Ifill gets the details from Naftali Bendavid of The Wall Street Journal.

REPORT

News Wrap: Food Safety Bill Heads to Obama to Sign

In other news Tuesday, the House and Senate moved toward funding government operations through March. Also, a new food safety bill is headed to President Obama's desk for his signature.

REPORT

Winter Weather Continues to Foil Travel Plans in Europe

For the fourth straight day, hundreds of thousands of air travelers were stuck around the world due to snow storms in Europe. Carl Dinnen of Independent Television News reports from London's Heathrow Airport.

ANALYSIS

Census: U.S. West's Population Overtakes Midwest's

New Census numbers out Tuesday show that the U.S. population has grown to 308.7 million, but the rate of growth has slowed in the past decade. Census Director Robert Groves goes over the numbers with Judy Woodruff.

ANALYSIS

New Census Data to Shape Future Elections

New Census figures reveal a growing U.S. population and changes to congressional districts around the country. Judy Woodruff discusses the new numbers' role in redistricting the electoral map with David Chalian and Stuart Rothenberg.

REPORT

Cuba's Emphasis on Preventive Medicine

Ray Suarez continues his series from Havana with a report on the Cuban health care system's emphasis on preventive medicine.

ANALYSIS

FCC Rolls Out New Rules for Regulating Internet Traffic

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved new rules, known as net neutrality, for regulating how information and traffic flow on the Internet. Jeffrey Brown talks to Washington Post reporter Cecilia Kang for more.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, December 22, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/22/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Obama Marks 'Season of Progress,' But New Political Landscape Looms

Assessing accomplishments in Congress' lame-duck session, President Obama said Wednesday the nation is not "doomed to endless gridlock." Gwen Ifill speaks with USA Today's Susan Page and Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center about what the lame-duck Congress has accomplished and what comes next.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S. Government Funding Secured Through March

In other news Wednesday, the federal government's operations are now funded at least through March 4 after President Obama signed a temporary spending bill that freezes most agency budgets at current levels.

REPORT

For 9/11 Responders, Some Peace of Mind as Congress Clears Aid Bill

A last-minute compromise led to Senate passage of a bill that will provide up to $4.2 billion for monitoring and treating illnesses for 9/11 responders who worked at Ground Zero. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Glen Klein, a former New York City police officer who was among the first to respond to the attacks.

ANALYSIS

Food Safety Bill Focuses on Prevention, Creates Recall Power

A new food safety bill was among the last-minute actions in Congress this week. Jeffrey Brown gets details on what's in the bill and how it could impact farmers, food processors and regulators.

REPORT

Debt-Free Doctors Part of Cuba's Foreign Policy Strategy

Ray Suarez wraps up his series on Cuba with a look at a "medical diplomacy" program that offers medical school education to low-income students from around the world.

REPORT

Denver's Elaborate Plan to End Homelessness Sees Big Successes

Correspondent Tom Bearden looks at an ambitious plan to end homelessness in Colorado's capital. Denver's Road Home was launched in 2005 with the lofty goal of ending homelessness in 10 years, and its executive director says the program is on track to meet that goal.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, December 23, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/23/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Embassy Parcel Bombs in Rome Ratchet up Security Concerns

Parcel bombs at the Chilean and Swiss embassies in Rome injured two people and raised security fears at the height of holiday travel. Margaret Warner has more.

ANALYSIS

Amid Heightened Security Fears, U.S. Faces a 'Battle of Ideas'

Parcel bombs went off at two embassies in Rome Thursday, heightening fears of terrorism attacks during the holiday season. Margaret Warner talks to former CIA official John McLaughlin and counter-terrorism expert Richard Clarke for more.

REPORT

News Wrap: Greece OKs Budget, Adds More Austerity Measures

In other news Thursday, the governing socialists in Greece passed a new budget that reduces health and defense spending while raising consumer taxes. The steep taxes and deep cuts have sparked widespread protests in Athens and elsewhere.

REPORT

Turmoil Grips Ivory Coast Over Disputed Election

Judy Woodruff reports on political turmoil in the Ivory Coast, which has left more than 170 people dead after a bitter presidential election.

REPORT

In NYC, Small Schools Touted to Make a Big Difference in Education Reform

An effort to create smaller schools in New York City has spurred some success stories -- and controversy -- among educators. John Tulenko reports.

REPORT

Frustration, Resignation Apparent in Seoul Over Tensions With North Korea

New tensions are rattling the Korean peninsula over South Korean military drills. Justin McCurry of GlobalPost samples public opinion in Seoul for some insight.

CONVERSATION

Gary Trudeau Reflects on 40 Years of Drawing 'Doonesbury'

It's been 40 years since Garry Trudeau first drew the popular comic strip "Doonesbury." The Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist speaks with Jeffrey Brown about a new book chronicling his decades of work.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: 2010 in Review

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

Date:               12/23/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

This week on Insights, host Dan Boylan and a diverse panel of guests will look back and reflect on Hawaii’s economy, status of education, changes in government, and many other important events of the year. The panel includes Sam Slom, Senate Minority Leader and President/Executive Director of Smart Business Hawaii; Kelvin Taketa, President and CEO of Hawaii Community Foundation; Denby Fawcett, KITV4 News Reporter; and Roy Takumi, State Representative and former Education Committee Chair.

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

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/24/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Retailers Upbeat on Holiday Sales Surge

Jeffrey Brown talks to Dana Telsey, a retail-industry watcher, about the trends this year in holiday sales.

REPORT

News Wrap: Christmas Celebrations Around the World

Christmas celebrations started around the world today.

REPORT

Koreans Remain on Edge Over Military Tensions

Margaret Warner has an update on tensions on the Korean peninsula after several incidents between North and South Korea in recent days.

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW

Richardson: Korean Tensions Open Door for Military Miscalculations

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson recently returned from a private visit to North Korea. Margaret Warner speaks with him about the trip and tensions on the Korean peninsula.

REPORT

Violence Against Iraqi Christians Escalates

Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on the rise of anti-Christian violence in Iraq.

REPORT

The Business of Forest Smuggling

KCTS in Seattle, Washington looks into the illegal side of the holiday industry of forest greenery. Lesley McClurg has more on how forest smuggling has short term effects on businesses and long term effects on the environment.

ANALYSIS

Shields and Gerson on Obama's Gains, New Political Realities

Columnists Mark Shields and Michael Gerson talk to Jeffrey Brown about the week in politics.

REPORT

Hallelujah!: How Handel Orchestrated a Classic Financial Portfolio

When 18th century composer George Frideric Handel wrote his timeless "Messiah" oratorio, he not only penned a classic holiday composition, he also established a foundation for a new business approach to opera. Paul Solman reports.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 24, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               12/24/2010 7:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     Need to Know

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 24, 2010

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               12/24/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     The McLaughlin Group

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 24, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/24/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: MONDAY, December 27, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/27/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Blizzard Batters East Coast, Creating Travel Havoc

Thousands of U.S. travelers found their holiday weekends unexpectedly extended due to a massive winter storm that roared up the East Coast, dumping more than a foot of snow in some places in the Northeast and canceling thousands of flights. Jeffrey Brown has the latest on efforts to get stranded passengers to their destinations.

REPORT

News Wrap: U.S. Drones Reportedly Kill 18 Suspected Militants in Pakistan

In other news Monday, Pakistani intelligence officials said U.S. drone aircraft struck in the North Waziristan region near the Afghan border, reportedly killing 18 suspected militants. Also, the first attack by a female suicide bomber in Pakistan hit a U.N food distribution site, forcing officials there to suspend operations.

REPORT

In Wisconsin, Political Battle Brewing Over Shaping Health Reform Law

Health Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports from Wisconsin, where a Republican sweep in the midterm elections is adding a layer of complexity to the implementation of the federal health care reform law. New resistance is cropping up in the Badger State over whether to expand Medicaid coverage to more people.

ANALYSIS

States Have Much Discretion to Speed, Slow Health Reform's Effects

While many aspects of the federal health reform law don't take full effect until 2014, states can choose whether to speed up or slow down some of the sweeping changes to the U.S. health care system. Margaret Warner gets some national perspective on health reform implementation and what's to come from NPR's Julie Rovner.

REPORT

Oil Tycoon Khodorkovsky's Conviction Draws Global Rebuke for Russia

The latest conviction of imprisoned oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky -- this time on embezzling charges -- has garnered international attention and renewed concerns over political repression and the rule of law in Russia. Jeffrey Brown reports on the latest chapter in the legal saga for the wealthy Kremlin critic.

ANALYSIS

Khodorkovsky Conviction Renews 'Selective Justice' Concerns in Russia

After the latest conviction of oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Jeffrey Brown examines political dissent, the rule of law and the legal system in Russia with Anna Vassilieva of the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Dimitri Simes of the Nixon Center, both of whom are natives of Russia but are now U.S. citizens.

REPORT

Winners and Losers of Florida's Foreclosure Crisis

Paul Solman reports from Florida on people who have lost their homes to foreclosures and the buyers who are snapping up those properties.

ANALYSIS

Should the Government Control Who Tracks You Online?

The Federal Trade Commission earlier this month proposed the creation of a so-called do-not-track option for Web users. Ray Suarez speaks with FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz and Mike Zaneis, general counsel of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, about the state of Internet privacy practices, concerns and proposed regulation.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: TUESDAY, December 28, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/28/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

After Northeast Blizzard, Airports Back in Business But Backlogged

The snow has stopped falling but thousands of weary travelers are still stranded at airports on the East Coast, hoping for a coveted seat on the limited flights that have resumed. For those that couldn't find a seat, the prolonged stay in terminals continues.

ANALYSIS

Even With Warnings, Blizzard's Domino Effect Creates Air Travel Mess

The paralyzed air travel system in the Northeast slowly came to life Tuesday after a monster snowstorm stranded thousands. Gwen Ifill speaks with USA Today aviation reporter Ben Mutzabaugh about why it will take days to unravel the transportation mess.

REPORT

News Wrap: Storm Strands Thousands of Russians at Moscow Airports

In other news Tuesday, frustrated travelers in Russia protested about airport conditions after being stuck since an ice storm knocked out power Sunday. Reportedly, some people charged ticket counters and beat up airline workers.

REPORT

Iraqi Prime Minister: U.S Troop Withdrawal in 2011 'Is Sealed'

The number of U.S. troops in Iraq has been steadily shrinking and by December 2011, they are scheduled to be gone entirely. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki reiterated his views on the Status of Forces Agreement, but that timeline has been in question amid struggles to implement a governing coalition and develop security forces.

REPORT

Homeowners Express Frustration with Government Loan Modifications

Many struggling homeowners rely on loan modifications from government programs to keep afloat on their mortgages. Some say they are running into problems with these services. Paul Solman has more.

ANALYSIS

What Will U.S. Role in Iraq Be After 2011?

As Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says U.S. troops must leave by this time next year, what else is next for Iraq's new government? Margaret Warner speaks with Michael Gordon, military correspondent for The New York Times, and Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group.

REPORT

California Forges Ahead Implementing Health Reform Changes

Spencer Michels looks at how the nation's most populous state is moving ahead on the new federal health care law.

CONVERSATION

Outgoing Rep. Perriello: 'We Walk Away With Our Heads Held High'

Judy Woodruff begins a series of interviews with lawmakers facing involuntary retirement after losing in the November midterms. Up first, Virginia Tom Perriello, a one-term Democratic congressman, on how the next Congress should break through partisan gridlock.

 

Series Title:     Frontline

Program Title: Flying Cheap (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               12/28/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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, December 29, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/29/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Contrasting Blizzard Responses of N.J., NYC Examined

New York, the nation's biggest city, is still grappling with a weekend blizzard that shut down its main airports and dumped an estimated two feet of snow on streets, creating a maze of stranded vehicles and raising ire among some residents about the speed of the city's response. Ray Suarez speaks with Bob Hennelly of WNYC Radio.

REPORT

News Wrap: Florida Cold Snap Damages $115 Million in Crops

In other news Wednesday, a cold wave that hit crops has cost Florida growers an estimated $115 million, with record cold temperatures damaging fruits, vegetables and citrus foliage.

REPORT

Ivory Coast Remains in Political Limbo as Civil War Fears Linger

Despite calls from the U.N. and West African leaders to accept election results and step down, Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has refused to surrender power and retains control of the nation's military forces. Nearly 200 people have been killed in post-election clashes. Gwen Ifill takes a closer look at the situation.

REPORT

Boston Firm Offers Homeowners a Second Chance After Foreclosure

For those who have lost a home they could have afforded at market rate, Boston Community Capital offers an avenue to regain ownership. Paul Solman reports.

ANALYSIS

Ivory Coast Stalemate: Military, Diplomatic Solutions Considered

Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo is holding fast to power, despite international appeals to end an election stalemate. As the nation teeters on a political precipice, Gwen Ifill gets insight on the situation from Christopher Fomunyoh, senior associate for Central and West Africa at the National Democratic Institute.

CONVERSATION

Outgoing S.D. Rep. Herseth Sandlin: Centrists in Both Parties Struggling

In the second installment in a series of "exit interviews," Judy Woodruff speaks with South Dakota Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin about being a moderate Democrat and the Republican midterm wave that ended her time in office.

REPORT

In India's Crowded Capital, Crisis Looms Over Limited Water

In the first report of a year-long partnership with National Geographic magazine examining population issues, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from New Delhi, where rapid and unplanned population growth is exacerbating a shortage of water.

CONVERSATION

Patti Smith Reflects on Power of Words, Rock 'N' Roll

Rock legend Patti Smith speaks with Jeffrey Brown about her book "Just Kids," a look at her friendship with the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the 1960s and '70s before their careers became part of America's pop culture palette.

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: THURSDAY, December 30, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            60

Description:

ANALYSIS

Wall Street Enjoys 'Rip-Roaring' 2 Years, But Main Street's Woes Remain

The slow process of economic recovery is far from over for the U.S., but there were glimmers of good news in 2010's closing days as jobless benefit claims hit their lowest level in 30 months and the stock market gained ground. Jeffrey Brown gets details on where the economy stands from Bloomberg Businessweek 's Roben Farzad.

REPORT

News Wrap: NYC Plows Ahead in Snow Cleanup

In other news Thursday, snow plows kept going in New York City, four days after last weekend's blizzard. Officials said snow crews have plowed every street at least once but some blocks were still impassable because of abandoned cars.

REPORT

Sudan Vote Could Cleave Africa's Largest Country in 2

In the first of two reports, special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye examines the mood in Sudan leading up to a referendum that could split the war-torn country in two. He reports from the southern city of Juba, which is poised to become the capital if, as many expect, residents of the oil-rich South vote to split from the North.

ANALYSIS

Charities Look to Social Media to Turn Friends Into Funders

Americans are expected to have given roughly $300 billion in charitable donations in 2010 with individuals making up $220 billion of that. For a closer look at the role of social media in philanthropy and its limitations, Ray Suarez speaks with Allison Fine, co-author of "The Networked Nonprofit."

REPORT

Paul Newman's Philanthropic Efforts Posthumously Hit $300 Million Milestone

WNPR reporter John Dankosky narrates a Connecticut Public Television report on how legendary actor Paul Newman's charitable food company is still thriving after his 2008 death. The Newman's Own Foundation evolved into one of the most-recognizable celebrity-run charities and recently surpassed $300 million in donations.

CONVERSATION

Exit Interview: Minnesota Rep. James Oberstar on Electoral 'Waves'

In the final installment in a series of interviews with Democrats voted out of office, Judy Woodruff talks to veteran Minnesota lawmaker James Oberstar about lessons from serving in Congress for nearly four decades.

REPORT

Whose Version of History Is Taught? Arizona Law Bans Ethnic Studies Classes

An Arizona law is going into effect Friday aimed at shutting down ethnic studies classes in Tucson's public schools, but is binding on all public schools in the state. Lucky Severson reports on the new law in a story that aired on the PBS program, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.

REPORT

Remembering the Times and Tunes of Jazz 'Ambassador' Billy Taylor

Fans are mourning the passing of longtime jazz pianist, educator and advocate Billy Taylor, who died Tuesday of heart failure. Taylor earned his Ph.D in music education and spread his passion for jazz, lecturing and writing for students and radio and television audiences. Jeffrey Brown looks back on his life.

 

Series Title:     Insights on PBS Hawaii

Program Title: 2010 in Review (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS Hawaii

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

Length:            60

Description:

Host Dan Boylan and a diverse panel of guests look back and reflect on Hawaii’s economy, status of education, changes in government, and many other important events of the year. The panel includes Sam Slom, Senate Minority Leader and President/Executive Director of Smart Business Hawaii; Kelvin Taketa, President and CEO of Hawaii Community Foundation; Denby Fawcett, KITV4 News Reporter; and Roy Takumi, State Representative and former Education Committee Chair

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

 

Series Title:     The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 31, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/31/2010 6:30:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

REPORT

Ringing in the New Year, Rain or Shine

In New York, crews worked to remove snow from last weekend's blizzard in time for the Times Square ball drop. Jeffrey Brown has more on New Year's celebrations - and weather hazards - around the world.

REPORT

Two NATO Troops Killed in Afghanistan

Friday, two more NATO troops were killed in Afghanistan, bringing the total of foreign troops killed there this year to 711. American deaths this year now total 498.

REPORT

Environmental Questions Persist in Post-Spill Gulf

Ray Suarez revisits one of the biggest stories of the year - the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Months after the well was sealed, questions remain about exactly how much damage the massive spill has done to the Gulf Coast.

ANALYSIS

Challenging Cleanup Ahead for Gulf Coast

Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, talks to Ray Suarez about the administration's efforts to address the environmental damage in the Gulf of Mexico.

REPORT

Scientists Study Gulf Fish for Signs of Oil Damage

NewsHour Correspondent Tom Bearden talks to researchers who are assessing the long-term damage to the Gulf. In Alabama, scientists are examining whether damage done to fish larvae is linked to the oil spill.

REPORT

Winners and Losers in Home Mortgage Modification

Paul Solman follows up with questions and viewer reaction surrounding mortgage modifications as part of his reporting on Making Sense or Financial News.

ANALYSIS

Gerson and Dionne Define the Year in Politics

Washington Post columnists E.J. Dionne and Michael Gerson look back on what happened in politics in 2010 and look ahead to the dynamics in play for the new Congress.

REPORT

Monastery Works to Preserve Ancient Christian Texts

Fred de Sam Lazaro tells the story of one Minnesota monastery's mission to preserve sacred religious texts from deterioration.

CONVERSATION

Profile of Boise, Idaho-based Poet Karena Youtz

Poet Karena Youtz shares her most recent collection of verses,"The Shape is Space," in the latest in a NewsHour series profiling poets around the world.

 

Series Title:     Washington Week

Program Title: FRIDAY, December 31, 2010

Distributor:      WETA

Date:               12/31/2010 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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Series Title:     American Masters

Program Title: A Letter to Elia

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               10/04/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Elia Kazan’s name was brought front and center to the world again during the buzz surrounding the March 1999 Academy Awards. He was to receive an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, an honor that divided Hollywood. Then 89 years old, Kazan was primarily remembered for his impressive directorial body of work in the 1950s — On the Waterfront, East of Eden, A Streetcar Named Desire, Gentleman’s Agreement, A Face in the Crowd — but remained controversial. To many, he was singularly and permanently emblematic of the sin of “naming names” before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. To others, his extraordinary work deserved recognition. One of his strongest supporters — a man who stood with Kazan in front of that divided Hollywood audience in 1999 — was filmmaker Martin Scorsese, the director of this documentary, a personal and poignant meditation on art and the creative impulse. The film is composed of minimal elements: Scorsese on camera and off; snippets of Kazan interviews; readings from his writings; photos, posters and a wealth of film clips; and music. There is biography and autobiography — Kazan’s life, his sense of himself as an immigrant, as an outsider — and Scorsese’s early experiences seeing Kazan’s films for the first time — and being forever influenced.

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

 

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Secrets of the Parthenon (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

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

Length:            60

Description:

Erected by the ancient Greeks as a temple to Athena, the Parthenon has served as a church, a fortress, an ammunition dump and the model for countless banks, courthouses and museums across the world. It has been shot at, exploded, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its magnificent sculptures and subjected to restorations that have been termed “catastrophic.” Despite so much abuse and renown as an icon of Western civilization, the question of how the Parthenon was built has been largely ignored until recently. Now, thanks to the Greek government’s $10 billion restoration program, scholars are finally probing the enigmas of its planning and construction. With unprecedented access, NOVA presents the inside story of the official restoration, which reaches far beyond the challenges and controversies of conserving one of the world’s best-known buildings.

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Building the Great Cathedrals (New!)

Distributor:      WGBH

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

Length:            60

Description:

Carved from a hundred million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spider web of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Consuming the labor of entire towns, sometimes taking a hundred years to build, these architectural marvels were crafted with just hand tools and stone. Many now teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse. To save them, an international team of engineers, architects, art historians and computer scientists searches the naves, bays and bell-towers for clues to how the dream of these heavenly temples on earth came true. NOVA’s teams perform hands-on experiments to investigate and reveal the architectural secrets that the cathedral builders used to erect their soaring, glass-filled walls. On this dazzling journey inside the jewels of Gothic architecture, the filmmakers of the award-winning NOVA documentary “Secrets of the Parthenon” reveal the hidden formulas, drawn from the pages of the Bible itself, which drove medieval builders ever upward.

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Emergency Mine Rescue

Distributor:      WGBH

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

Length:            60

Description:

Trapped under nearly a half-mile of solid rock in a collapsed mine in Chile's remote Atacama desert, 33 miners fought for survival, battling 95 degree heat, near-total darkness, and - most dangerous of all - the risk of losing all hope of rescue. NOVA chronicles the miners' 69-day ordeal and the heroic work of a global team of engineers who struggled tirelessly around the clock in a desperate bid to bring the trapped miners safely to the surface. With special access to the site of the San Jose mine and interviews with the mining engineers and the miners' steadfast families, the program reveals the stories of the three rescue teams, racing against time - and each other - to punch through the layers of rock and reach the miners' chamber. A story of survival against the odds and faith in the face of despair, "Emergency Mine Rescue" gives viewers an unprecedented look at this triumph of technology and of the human spirit.

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

 

Series Title:     American Experience

Program Title: We Shall Remain: Trail of Tears (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               11/01/2010 9:00:00 PM

Length:            90

Description:

The Cherokee call it Nu-No-Du-Na-Tlo-Hi-Lu, “The Trail Where They Cried.” On May 26, 1838, federal troops forced thousands of Cherokee from their homes in the Southeastern United States, driving them toward Indian Territory in Eastern Oklahoma. More than 4,000 died of disease and starvation along the way. For years the Cherokee had resisted removal from their land in every way they knew, and Cherokee leaders established a republic with a European-style legislature and legal system. Many Cherokee became Christian and adopted westernized education for their children. Their visionary principal chief, John Ross, would even take the Cherokee case to the Supreme Court, where he won a crucial recognition of tribal sovereignty that still resonates.

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

 

Series Title:     Before There Were Parks: Yellowstone and Glacier Through Native Eyes

Program Title: MONDAY, November 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               11/01/2010 10:30:00 PM

Length:            30

Description:

For more than 12,000 years, the intermountain West's native peoples have called the lands known as Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks "home." This program explores modern indigenous perspectives on these great wilderness areas and explores both the cultural divide that separates modern times from the not-so-distant past and recent efforts by the National Park Service and native peoples to bring these disparate visions into greater harmony.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Trapped in an Elevator (New)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               11/02/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

How do elevators work? Are they safe? Why are so many people afraid of them? Across North America, elevators move 325 million passengers every day, and, most of the time, people don’t give them a second thought. In “Trapped in an Elevator”, NOVA reveals the secret life of these ubiquitous machines and investigates personal stories of those who have been caught inside when they fail. NOVA cameras ride the world’s fastest elevator to the top of the Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, and test whether the Burj’s elevator system is ready for the task of moving people to unprecedented heights. On the other side of the world, NOVA follows one of the thousands of elevator maintenance crews in Manhattan that keep New Yorkers moving up and down every day.

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

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: The Silver Pharaoh (New)

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               11/03/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

The royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I is one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Egyptian treasures - even more remarkable than that of Tutankhamen. So why hasn’t the world heard about it? What mysteries does it contain? And what does it reveal about ancient Egypt? The tomb was discovered filled with lavish jewels and treasure almost by accident in 1939 by the French archaeologist Pierre Montet while he was excavating in northern Egypt. The royal burial chamber came as a complete surprise – no Egyptologist had anticipated a tomb of such grandeur in this area. Unfortunately, the tomb was found on the eve of World War II in Europe and attracted little attention. One of the most startling discoveries inside the tomb was the sarcophagus in which the body was held: It was made of silver with exquisite detail and craftsmanship. No other silver sarcophagus has ever been found and it is now recognized by many Egyptologists as one of the most exquisite artifacts of ancient Egypt ever to be found. The elaborate tribute within the tomb suggested it was the burial site of someone very important but as archaeologists, using the hieroglyphs inside the tomb, pieced together the identity of the pharaoh, they were left to wonder who Psusennes I was and why he received such grand treatment. The investigation reveals political intrigue, a lost city and a leader who united a country in turmoil and became “The Silver Pharaoh”.

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Dogs Decoded (New)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               11/09/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Dogs have been domesticated for longer than any other animal on the planet, and humans have developed a unique relationship with these furry friends. We treat our pets like a part of the family, and we feel that they can understand us in a way other animals cannot. Now, new research is revealing what dog lovers have suspected all along: Dogs have an uncanny ability to read and respond to human emotions. What is surprising, however, is new research showing that humans, in turn, respond to dogs with the same hormone responsible for bonding mothers to their babies. How did this incredible relationship between humans and dogs come to be? And how can dogs, so closely related to fearsome wild wolves, behave so differently?

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

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Slave Ship Mutiny (New)

Distributor:      WNET

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

Length:            60

Description:

When the Meermin set sail from Madagascar for South Africa on a hot summer’s day in 1766, the Dutch crew had no idea they were about to make history. The ship was filled to capacity with human cargo, slaves bound for hard labor building the Dutch West India Company’s colony at Cape Town. But the Meermin with its crew and cargo would never make it to Cape Town. Instead, in a dramatic altercation, the slaves mutinied and managed to overpower the Dutch crew, ordering the ship be sailed back to Madagascar and freedom. But the crew of experienced sailors deceived the slaves and turned the boat around each evening to make for Cape Town. And so the circumstances for a dramatic climax – and shipwreck – were laid when the ship and its desperate passengers finally spied land. 

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

 

Series Title:     Medal of Honor

Program Title: THURSDAY, November 11, 2010 (Encore)

Distributor:      PBS

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

Length:            90

Description:

The story of the Medal of Honor - the highest U.S. award for valor in combat - is told through personal accounts of bravery and daring. The medal, dating from Civil War through the war in Iraq today, is presented to individuals for service "above and beyond the call of duty." Most have been awarded posthumously, yet in this film 13 living recipients tell their inconceivable stories. This documentary about finding courage and succeeding against overwhelming odds transports audiences to the battlegrounds of Little Round Top, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Secrets of Stonehenge (New)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               11/16/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Dated to the late Stone Age, Stonehenge may be the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory. Every year, a million visitors are drawn to England to gaze upon the famous circle of stones, but the monument’s meaning has continued to elude us. Now investigations inside and around Stonehenge have kicked off a dramatic new era of discovery and debate over who built Stonehenge and for what purpose. How did prehistoric people quarry, transport, sculpt and erect these giant stones? Granted exclusive access to the dig site at Bluestonehenge, a prehistoric stone circle monument recently discovered about a mile from Stonehenge, NOVA cameras join a new generation of researchers finding important clues to this enduring mystery.

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

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Lost Ships of Rome (New)

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               11/17/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

In 2009, a team of marine archeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the remote Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were found in pristine condition, each one fully laden with exotic goods. Remarkably, much of the cargo remained exactly as the ancient Roman crews had loaded it, suggesting that these ships had not capsized but had gone to the bottom of the sea intact and upright. What happened to these ancient ships? What were they carrying and why had they traveled to this remote, rocky island in the first place?

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Quest for Solomon's Mines (New)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               11/23/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Countless treasure-seekers have set off in search of King Solomon's mines, trekking through burning deserts and scaling the forbidding mountains of Africa and the Levant, inspired by the Bible's account of splendid temples and palaces adorned in glittering gold and copper. Yet to date, the evidence that has claimed to support the existence of Solomon and other early kings in the Bible has been highly controversial. In fact, so little physical evidence of the kings who ruled Israel and Edom has been found that many contend that they are no more real than King Arthur. In the summer of 2010, NOVA and National Geographic embarked on two cutting-edge field investigations that illuminate the legend of Solomon and reveal the source of the great wealth that powered the first mighty biblical kingdoms. These groundbreaking expeditions expose important new clues buried in the pockmarked desert of Jordan, including ancient remnants of an industrial-scale copper mine and a 3,000-year-old message with the words "slave," "king," and "judge."

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

 

Series Title:     Niagara Falls

Program Title: WEDNESDAY, December 1, 2010

Distributor:      PBS

Date:               12/01/2010 10:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

NIAGARA FALLS is more than the celebration of a natural wonder: it's a study of human achievement and human folly on an epic scale. It is a tale of exploitation and preservation and the changing nature of love in America - of the way Man has related to Nature over centuries. Shot in high definition, the camera takes us to the very edge of the falls via helicopter and boat.

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Hunting the Hidden Dimension (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               12/14/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

What do movie special effects, the stock market, heart attacks and the rings of Saturn have in common? They're all connected by a revolutionary new branch of math called fractals, which has changed the way we see the world and opened up a vast new territory to scientific analysis and understanding. NOVA tells the dramatic story of a group of pioneering mathematicians who developed fractals from a curiosity that few took seriously to an approach that is touching nearly every branch of understanding — including what happened after the Big Bang and the ultimate fate of our universe.

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Arctic Dinosaurs (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               12/21/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

How is it that dinosaurs managed to survive and even thrive in the gloom of the dark and frigid polar regions? This is one of today's most intriguing, little-known enigmas in paleontology. Now, a unique field expedition, covered exclusively by NOVA, will set out for Alaska's North Slope to defrost a jackpot of new fossil clues. With the help of stunning CGI, NOVA will breathe life into the polar dinosaurs' lives and environment in vivid detail. The team of researchers will combine extreme engineering and perilous fossil hunting, including digging a tunnel into the permafrost in order to collect the dinosaur bones.

common? They're all connected by a revolutionary new branch of math called fractals, which has changed the way we see the world and opened up a vast new territory to scientific analysis and understanding. NOVA tells the dramatic story of a group of pioneering mathematicians who developed fractals from a curiosity that few took seriously to an approach that is touching nearly every branch of understanding — including what happened after the Big Bang and the ultimate fate of our universe.

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

 

Series Title:     Secrets of the Dead

Program Title: Battle for the Bible (Encore)

Distributor:      WNET

Date:               12/22/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

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

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

 

Series Title:     NOVA

Program Title: Secrets Beneath the Ice (Encore)

Distributor:      WGBH

Date:               12/28/2010 8:00:00 PM

Length:            60

Description:

Can Antarctica’s climate past offer clues to what may happen to our warming planet? To gather crucial evidence, NOVA follows an ambitious Antarctic investigation — a state-of-the-art drilling probe known as ANDRILL. Drilling deep beneath the Antarctic ice, down through the sea and three-fourths of a mile into the seafloor, ANDRILL recovers rock cores that reveal intimate details of climate and fauna from a time in the distant past when the Earth was just a few degrees warmer than it is today. As researchers grapple with the harshest conditions on the planet, they discover astonishing new clues — not only about Antarctica’s past, but also Earth’s future.

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