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Nov 19, 2009 6:00pm EST
delays. a congressional advisory panel has issued a strong warning about chinese spying. the u.s. china economic and security review commission made its report today. it said china is aggressively stealing american military and economic secrets. the chinese embassy dismissed the allegations as "baseless" and "irresponsible." >> lehrer: and still to come on the "newshour" tonight: the fort hood investigation and a musical ambassador. that follows our wrap-up of president obama's asia trip. "newshour" correspondent kwame holman begins. >> reporter: on his last day in asia, mr. obama stood side by side with south korean president lee myung-bak, but much of their focus was on north korea, and its nuclear weapons program. >> our message is clear: if north korea is prepared to take concrete and irreversible steps to fulfil its obligations and eliminate its nuclear weapons program, the united states will support economic assistance and help promote its full integration in the community of nations. that opportunity and respect will not come with threats. north korea must live up to its obligati
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Sep 15, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. that follows the trade tug-of- war between the u.s. and china. it's over tire imports. jeffrey brown has the story. >> brown: the president's appearance before big labor today came just days after a set of trade sanctions announced by his administration brought praise from unions, and reproach from free trade advocates. late friday, the u.s. said it would impose a 35% tariff on chinese-made tires. that followed a complaint by the steelworkers union, contending that chinese imports are flooding the market and have led to the loss of some 5,000 american jobs. yesterday the chinese government warned it might retaliate against american auto and poultry exports, and said it would bring its own complaint to the world trade organization. we explore this trade tiff and its potential consequences now with congressman sander levin of michigan, a democrat who chairs a key trade subcommittee. and daniel price, an attorney here in washington who served in the bush administration as deputy national security advisor for international economic affairs. congressman leaven, i'll start with you. fill i
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Jul 7, 2009 6:00pm EDT
minister putin. then, the other news of the day including the continuing ethnic violence in china. a john merrow update on the new orleans schools. the latest on rules for stem cell researchers. and a report on the public memorial for michael jackson in los angeles. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> oil, energy, the environment, where are the answers? this isn't a liberal or a conservative issue. it's a human issue. as an energy company, chevron has a great responsibility, so we've improved our own energy efficiency 27% since 1992. and now we ask you to join us in one of the most important efforts of our time: using less. will you join us? chevron, human energy. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pb
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Aug 31, 2009 6:00pm EDT
wall street today, a major sell-off in china dragged u.s. stocks down. the dow jones industrial average lost 48 points to close at 9496. the nasdaq fell more than 19 points to close at 2009. the price of crude oil fell nearly 4%. in new york trading, the cost of a barrel dropped below $70. and still to come on the and still to come on the newshour tonight: looking for work; finding a successor to ted kennedy; and covering the health care debate. that follows our look at what the upheaval in japan means here in the u.s. gwen ifill has the story. >> ifill: japan's voters, struggling under the weight of high unemployment, record deficits and a shrinking workforce, went to the polls in record numbers this weekend to upend a political system in place for half a century. the liberal democratic party, which has been in power for 53 >> it shows there will be a power shift in japan. >> the liberal democratic party which has been in power for 53 of >> ifill: the liberal democratic party, which has been in power for 53 of the last 54 years, was tossed out in favor of a new and untested gro
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Sep 24, 2009 6:00pm EDT
: chinese president hu jintao reaffirmed china's policy of no-first use of nuclear weapons. but he said the countries with the largest arsenals should take the lead. the resolution adopted today did not mention iran and north korea by name. even so, those two nations were central to the discussion. french president nicolas sarkozy said iran and north korea have made a mockery of international efforts to limit the number of nuclear nations. >> ( translated ): at this very moment, iran, since 2005 has flouted five security council resolutions. i support the extended hand of the americans, president obama. we must bring these dialogue proposals. but what has it brought the international community? nothing at all. just more enriched uranium, more centrifugal machines. and then we have north korea and here it's even better. north korea has been acting in defiance of all security council decisions since 1993. they pay no attention whatsoever to what the international community has to say. >> warner: sarkozy and british prime minister gordon brown both said the time is fast approaching wh
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Nov 25, 2009 6:00pm EST
announcement comes as the european union has called on the u.s. and china to lay out emission targets at the talks, contending that delays by the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases were hampering global efforts. but china's climate envoy said today the onus should be on developed countries, like the u.s. >> what developed countries should do is to take serious action on whether they have been true in words and resolute in deeds in order to solve this problem which was caused by them. >> reporter: the original hope was that the conference would result in a new treaty to replace the 1997 kyoto protocol, which the u.s. ultimately did not to sign. it now appears more likely the summit will produce only a framework for future action. still, the news of the president's decision was welcomed by many, including india's climate envoy-- shyan saran-- who was in washington this week for the state visit by indian prime minister manmohan singh. >> i think that this is an extremely positive announcement, because there is no doubt that without the active-- and i would say enthusiastic role by
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Jul 6, 2009 7:00pm EDT
, and ty took out their ger on the han. the hanre the dominant ethnic group in china, but rerded as colonialts by many uighurs who would like a separate ste. this han wan was kicked and stoned, the hpitals are full of injured, government says mor than 800 people re hurt, some bay, mostly beaten with sticks or stabbed by yout with knives. >> ( trslated ): it seemed like they were in groupsf more than ten. there was no chancto say anything. they just came up d attacked you. >> ( tranated ): they didn't really talk to you. when they saw a han peon coming along, ey started to attack. or when aus came along, they started to attack. >>reporter: the story starts ten ys ago, in a factory in southern china, fighting broke out between uighs and han after a han accused a uhur man of rape. the allegation is believ to be untrue, but sevel uighurs were lynched nonethess. theorrifying pictures shot by mobile phone we seen by uighu back home in urumqi. the students he what was initily a peaceful demonstrationemanding an inquiry. the chinese vernment is blaming exileed uighur separatist rce the iole
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Sep 24, 2009 7:00pm EDT
, china britain, france and germy are due to meet iranian negiators for talks about iran'nuclear programn october 1. as for what the future hold presi difficulties of ridding th world of nucleaweapons. >> words alone will n get job done. >> warner: hend many of the leers around the table left or the group of 20 economic summit in pittsbuh this afternoon. >>ehrer: judy woodruff talked with margaret athe u.n. earlierhis afternoon. >> woodruff: maaret, hello. this was a historic eting of the u.n.ecurity council. what else can you tell uabout the scene,bout what took ple? >> warner: well, it was ite a scene, jud. before the world aders actually arrive it was like a gigantic networking scruof diplomats and rmer diplomats, celebriti who have been involved in an-nuclear weapons work, ted rner, queen noor. and most eecially, four former cabinet secretaries and senators. nry kissinger, bill perry, s nunn a george shultz, who famously, twoand a half years ago, wrote a piece ithe "wall street journal" cald "towards a nucar weapons free world," anthey have actually met with president obama o
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Oct 1, 2009 7:00pm EDT
millionof doses of the sne flu vaccine. china celebrated its 60th anniversary of commust rule today. the regime marked the casion in beijing with a massive ow of patriotic fervor d military might. we he a report from nick payton walsh of independen television news. >> reporter: it was a pay for the party. an unprecedented dplay of militaryight, paralyzing ijing. meant to show the world,nd reover the chinese people, that 60 years of cmunism has built new superpower. and to show the upheaval sacrifice, and cnge has been wortit. esident hu jintao dresd to echo the pas in 1949 mao tsung stood here and declared china aeople's republic today's show a backdrofor hu to declarehina "towers majeically in the east". the people who have eir stiny in their own hands and are united, will orcome al difficules and obstacles and will continuouy make great histic achievements. intercontineal nuclear missil, and ranks of armed female militia, all clearl pleang the party secretary. this was authoririanism saying itorks. a day to ignore that china's economic miracle h both poor and ri. police and their
PBS
Sep 23, 2009 6:11pm EDT
china, again growing strong. professor yasheng huang. >> the plan was 25% of the g.d.p. spread over two years and now, of the chinese g.d.p., now we are talking about 30%, 35% of g.d.p. now, by the end of the summer. >> reporter: so $400 billion to $500 billion in not even a full year in china, that would be a multi-trillion dollar stimulus package in the united states this year. >> it's a massively larger as compared to the u.s. stimulus program. >> we just so-so. like this, as before. same as before. >> reporter: on the showroom floor, jane wang says the chinese government protected her reusable bag firm from the crash. in exchange for a tax break, the firm agreed to no layoffs. so the government lowers your taxes to make your product cheaper? >> yes, correct. the government support us to do export. >> reporter: exports. trade. one economic issue facing the g20. but a larger issue-- the biggest issue is financial regulation. and at the beauty show, there was a sense that the more regulation a nation had before the crisis, the better its economy fared. in india, said these packagin
PBS
Sep 25, 2009 6:00pm EDT
mention of new sanctions. and china said all such issues can be resolved through negotiation. >> lehrer: judy woodruff takes the story from there. >> woodruff: for more on all of this we turn to david albright, a former un nuclear weapons inspector. he's now president of the institute for science and international security. david albright, good to have you with us again. >> good to be here. >> woodruff: president obama had a news conference a few mines ago. he said and i'm quoting iran's actions raise grave doubts in terms of their presentation of their nuclear program was for peaceful purposes. so what exactly is known about this facility? >> well, not very much. i mean there's been some statements about it that it's a gas centrifuge plant, it enriches uranium, it's relatively small compared to what you would need for a plant to make well enriched uranium for nuclear power reactsers. but most importantly it has been built in secrecy. and iran has said many times publicly that it has revealed everything to the iea. everything is known and yet here you have a very important nuclear site
PBS
Aug 27, 2009 6:00pm EDT
economic sanctions on myanmar for more than a decade, but china is investing heavily there. the country has been so closed off to the west that after last year's devastating cyclone which killed more than 80,000, it took immense international pressure to get any foreign aid into the country. yet the burmese junta, which has been ruling for more than 50 years, did welcome democratic senator jim webb of virginia ten days ago. in quick succession, webb met with w t regime's reclusive leader and then with nobel peace prize winner and leading semi-ziing a vis kyi. kyi. aung san suu kyi. kyi was arrested once again and her house arrest extended. the government imposed its latest punishment on her after an american swam across a lagoon and entered her house. yetaw, a vietnam veteran suffering from epilepsy, had been sentenced to seven years hard labor but webb gained his release. this week, senator webb authored an op-ed in the "new york times" entitled "we can't afford to ignore myanmar." the senator's trip also took him to loose, thailand, cambodia and vietnam. i asked him why he thought the
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Nov 9, 2009 7:00pm EST
." authoritiein china have executed nine men for their involvement in ethnic riotng last ly. eighwere muslim uighurs. e uighurs went on a rampa last ly in far western china, when tensio with the dominant n chinese boiled over. all ld, more than 200 people were killed. in el saador, soldiers and villagers continuedigging through rock and debris for dozens ofeople missing in a mudslide. least 130 people were kille when three days of heavy rai trigger flooding and andslides. some 7,000 homes wereamaged or destrod. salvador's president decll and along the.s. gulf coast, coastal towns from louisia to florida braced for tropil storm ida. e system was downgraded from hurricane status today, nd could weaken further befe makingandfall tomorrow rning. t late-season storm was the rst one this year to pose a serious threat in the gulf. most of philadelphia's tranit svice was restored today, just time for morning rush hour. a six-dastrike ended early this morning after a deal w brokered beeen the city's trait system and union officials. subway, bus, and trolleyervice ha been shut down since last t
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Oct 13, 2009 7:00pm EDT
terests rather than the company's. china now has more billionres than any country except the s. an annual reportoday found 130 knn billionaires in china this yearup from 101 last year. the u.s. h 359 billionaires. on wall street tay, the dow jones industrial avera lost morehan 14 points to close at 9,871. the nasdaq rose a frtion of a point to close near 2,14 >> woodruf and still to come on the newshoutonight: kenya's drought d famine; and the potical stalemate in houras. that follows election 20-- at stake arthe governors' offices in new jersey anvirginia. ll democrats hold those jobs and are there natial implicions either way? gwen ifill takes a look. >> ill: in virginia, the race for governor features althe usual potical suspects-- a democrat, a republic, and at a deba last night, disputes over whicone can best handle the economy... >> we're in a tough onomy, the largest unemoyment in decades, t budget deficit, and this is the most important iue facing us. >> ifill: ... transportion... >> ... there's no quicker y to make jobs every part of virginiahan to fix transportaon... >> i
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Oct 14, 2009 6:00pm EDT
sanctions against iran and its nuclear program is premature. he spoke in beijing, china in a warning to other major powers. he said a compromise needs to be found on iran instead of imposing new sanctions. putin's statement came a day after u.s. secretary of state clinton raised the sanctions issue in moscow. while putin was in china, secretary clinton issued a challenge to the russian people. she addressed university students in moscow and called for opening the russian political system to dissent and diversity. clinton also appealed to policymakers in the kremlin to move beyond cold war thinking. we resolved our technical dimpts and now back to ray and frank ahrens. >> frank you and i were talk early ber what was behind the dow's return to 10,000 from earlier this year. what canny tall us? >> the market bottom really began march 9, and it's been the financials, the big banks, the goldman sachs, the j.p. morgan chase, which reported third-quarter earnings today that really gave the dow that last sort of bump up above 10,000 it needed today. >> suarez: so this is really about the financ
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Sep 23, 2009 7:00pm EDT
, you kno it's ill a work in progress. now, en he start h presidenc, it's fair to y neither china norrussia are very unuzed about any tougher measures ainst either north korea or in to rtrain their nuclear progm. by theummer, inartbecause north korea set up a lot of missiles and so on,ut still, after a lot of negotiation, the u.s. managed get a very tough curity council resolution imposing tgher diplomatic and economic sations on north orea. iran, howeer, which is topic number one for the present this week, on that i woulday the jury is still t. the president brin it up in every private meeting. i'm told withe chinese presint yesterday in their meeting, president oba was very emphatic, very urgent in sayi this is a central sue for american security. he didn't ask for something right then and thereut he was really trying to ipress that this is importt. now, just concluded was h meeting with president meeddef of russia,nd i have to say thawhat they came out and id had to have been encouraging to the u.s. the president said if ian doesn't respo to the negotiating offade, and medvedde
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Dec 2, 2009 7:00pm EST
. the reuters news agencreported day china, india, brazil and southfrica refused to cut greenhse gas emissions in half by 2050. and the austlian senate today feated a bill to implement a carbon tradg system. a global clima summit opens monday in copenhag, denmark. on wall street, a sli in oil and bk stocks kept the market check. the dow jos industrial average lost almost9 points to close at 10,452. the naaq rose nine points to close at 2,185. thu.s. supreme court will decide a battle er beachfront propertyights. the case argued today ce from the gulcoast of florida. six homeowners demande compension after their beachfront was wided to stop erosion. the new sand was designateds puic property. the mayor's race in atlan remaineofficially too close to call today, after tsday's run- off. forr georgia state senator kas reed led by 620 votes ove ty councilwoman mary norwood she's tryinto become the city's first white mar in more than 30 years. norwo said she'll ask for a recount. but reed cimed victory. >> everyay of work, every y of struggle, ever dire knocked on,very mile i walked, every
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Oct 12, 2009 6:00pm EDT
security goals. >> ifill: just last week, north korean leader kim jong il told china he might be ready to resume international talks. a court in western china has sentenced six men to death after the worst ethnic violence in decades. a seventh man got life in prison. the men were the first sentenced of the scores arrested last july. nearly 200 people were killed in the rioting between muslim uighurs and members of the han chinese majority. all those sentenced today were uighurs. two americans won the 2009 nobel prize in economics today, including the first woman ever to receive the honor. political scientist elinor ostrom of indiana university shared the award with economist oliver williamson at the university of california, berkeley. they studied rules that citizens use to influence economic systems. in indiana, ostrom said the prize shows women can excel in her field. >> i think we're entering a new... we've already entered a new era, and we recognize that women have the capabilities of doing great scientific work. yes, i appreciate that this is an honor to be the first woman. but i won
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Nov 26, 2009 7:00pm EST
he's held for 12 years. china has unveileits targets for reducing genhouse gases. the gornment set out a goal of reducing carbon issions up to 45%y 2020. that number will be measud against its gross domestic product, which shouldontinue to grow ovethe next decade. the governnt also confirmed preer wen jiabao will attend next month's climate summ in denmark. hacked e-mails on clime change drew fresh reaction from clite ientists today. thhead of a u.n. panel of climate experts stood b scientific evince that humans arto blame for global warming. he rejected cims of bias from limate change skeptics. they chargd that e-mails stolen from a british universitshowed scientists collud to suppress data thatight undermine their argunts. the catholic churchn ireland haseen accused of covering up systemac child abuse dating back decades. three-year investigation int how the church dealt with complais from hundreds of chdren found bishops hid the crimes protect the church's reputation. we have a report from su saville of "indendent television news." >> porter: the report coverin 30 years in theio
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Jul 31, 2009 6:00pm EDT
good list that daniel gave is the world economy. we're seeing growth in china, even japan and perhaps a little later in europe so not only do i think the u.s. economy can have a sustained economic recovery, albeit modest, i think it will slully spread around the globe as we go through the next year-to-year and a halfness. >> all right, stuart hoffman and daniel gross, thank you both very much. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> lehrer: in other news today the u.s. house rushed to inject more money into the "cash for clunkers" auto program. it pays large subsidies to americans who trade in old, gas guzzling models for new, more efficient versions. judy woodruff has our report. >> woodruff: the money that was supposed to last 12 weeks was almost gone after four days. last night, "cash for clunkers" nearly cashed out. the $1 billion program is officially known as "cars" for "car allowance rebate system". it promised a $3,500 or $4,500 government voucher to car buyers. >> you know i got $4,500 for this vehicle towards the purchase of a new f-150. >> woodruff: the crippled auto industry and do
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Aug 14, 2009 7:00pm EDT
in a fierce competition for influee andngagement with china, wi russia. i thought message she delivered, where are she goes, she bris cameras. she brings microphones--. >> lehrer: and she tks straigh >> she ds. >> the240 a 1 stea that an insult? how much a the carrots? >> lehrer: the cost foreign policy. >> as for clinton, thought her respon was completely propriate. the question was isulting, so-- i s fine with it. as for africa. one of th nice-- the good news stories about africa that there has ennstitutional change in cotry after country. now, we've had our pblems with south africa and oth cotrys-- sudan, obviously-- but thereas been institutional improvement on that continentn ny, many governments. and i think pa of the achievement ofhe bush administration (ly was the llennium... accounts a she's building onhat, i think, the obama emotion a as-- adminiration as well. >> lehrer: what shoulde said about caline kenned >> talk about presint pral siblings, and theye embarrassments and seek presidential pardons and unfl rig things. as far as presidential siblings go, ithink eune
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Sep 28, 2009 6:00pm EDT
, china, how does it affect your attitude toward iran? >> well, iran has a very limited ability to use its air force to attack targets a good distance away from the border. this is the only mechanism that they have in place where they can threaten targets as far as israel or the persian gulf. so in that sense, you must plan your military strategies to be able to counter that. in fact if you look at the missile defense programs that israel has and the change in the missile defense programs that the u.s. has announced two weeks ago, we see that we're trying to develop and implement capabilities that will be able to neutralize the iranian missile threat. >> woodruff: is it possible we're making too much of this, making too big a deal? >> of the missile tests themselves? yes, i think we're making much more fuss over what i would call just ordinary developments. >> i would agree with that. i always look at the institution of the ba czar. when you go into a carpet bazaar, you never show the merchant how much you like that carpet because if he knows he can extract a very high price for it. wh
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Jul 16, 2009 7:00pm EDT
china's economy: an update on its recovery wi a growth rate of nearly in the last quarter; and on our business sk, paul solman talks to economist mon johnson about chins investment in u.streasury bonds and other assets. and again, to our nor roll of amecan service personnel killed in the iraq and afghanistan conflicts. we add them as eir deaths are made official a photographs become available here, in silence, are n more. tht last photograph was captai kafele h. sims. when we reported his deh last month, we mistaken ran a photograph someone else. we regret e error. we'll see yoonline, and again here torrow evening with mark shields and david brks, among other i'm jim lehrer. thank yound good night. major funding forhe newshour witjim lehrer is provided by: chevron. intel. supporting math anscience educati for tomorrow's nnovators. the william and lora hewlett fondation, working to solve social and environmeal problems at ho and around the rld. and with the ongoinsupport of these institutions and foundations. and... this programas made possible by the corporaon for public oadcasting. a
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Oct 15, 2009 6:00pm EDT
information center with countries like china, japan, u.k. and we're now working at all levels in the government to do a lot more coordination. we've also signed ten treaties in the last couple of years which are information exchange treaties. so when we ask for information, that tax authority will give it to us and vice versa. >> brown: you moved this deadline once before but today is really it, right? >> yes, today is. >> couric: so those who didn't come in? ... those who didn't come in, we'll ramp up our efforts and the chances of people getting caught are much higher now than they were a year. a and a year from now they'll be higher. >> brown: your thought is this is just the beginning. as you said, makes taxpayers in the future you hope. >> yes. >> brown: doug shulman, i.r.s. commissioner. thanks very much. >> thank you. >> lehrer: next, the dangers of talking on a cell phone while driving. the reporter is angie crouch from the program "so-cal connected", produced by kcet los angeles. >> reporter: for most of his life, austin barker was an adventurer. >> i would travel to mexico
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Nov 17, 2009 6:00pm EST
climate change and the spread of nuclear weapons came today from the continuing u.s.-china summit in beijing. but differences persisted over economic policy and human rights. newshour correspondent kwame holman has our lead story report. >> holman: there were smiles all around, as president obama and chinese president hu jintao prepared to go into a meeting today that would last for two hours. the talks yielded no firm agreements. but the men who lead the world's largest economy, and the fastest-growing one highlighted a pledge to make determined efforts to work together. >> the major challenges of the 21st century, from climate change to nuclear proliferation to economic recovery, are challenges that touch both our nations, and challenges that neither of our nations can solve by acting alone. >> ( translated ): there are growing global challenges, and countries in today's world have become more and more interdependent. in this context, it is necessary to step up international cooperation. >> holman: mr. obama pointed to cooperation between washington and beijing on the nuclear front
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Jul 22, 2009 7:00pm EDT
dawn androm there, became visible eastward acrs china and japan. hundreds of millns of people turned out to wiess the event. many used special sety glasses to view it. others prayed or stayeindoors fearing a badmen. in so places, the eclipse lasted more than six and aalf minutes. >>ehrer: and still to come the "newour" tonight: tales of twitter and secrery clinton iasia. that follows the cond day of questionsor fed chairman bernanke. ray suez has the story. >> rerter: those tough qutions came today before the senate bankingommittee. top of the agenda f senators: the fed'suthority and its response to theinancial crisis. chairman chris dodd of connecticut. >> reporter: richardhelby of alabama,he committee's ranking republic said he disagreed witan administration proposal to give the d more regulatory power >> in the end, it washe failure, i bieve, of the fed to adequately supervise our largest fincial institutions that ruired the deployment of s monetary policy resources stave off finanal disaster. in light of e fed's record of failure as a bank regulor, it should come as nsurprise tha
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Sep 11, 2009 6:00pm EDT
on the idea of needing only a one shot vaccine for the h1n1 virus; a report from china about protesters being detained in mental hospitals; and the analysis of mark shields and david brooks. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what is that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. >> and by bnsf railway. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank
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Sep 22, 2009 7:00pm EDT
port. reporter: the presidents of the world's two rgest greenhou-gas emitting nations, china and the u.s., wereenter stage as the u.n. soht to jumpstart e stalled climate talks. president obama and china's jintaooined more than 100 world leads who met at the urging ou.n. secretary general ban ki-moon. he warned of theonsequences if netiators fail to reach a new global pact this decber in denmark. >> failure to reach broad agreement in copenhagen uld be morally inexcusae, ecomically short-sighted, and politically unwise. weannot go down this road. ( applause ) >> reporter: with e stage set, president obama dressed the gaering. he outlined the eps his administration's taken to regulate greenhouse gas emsions and boost investment in renewable ergy, and he noted the house had pass a climate changeill in june. >> the united states h done more to promote cleaenergy and reduce carn pollution in the last eht months than at any other time in our histor reporter: the president sti facean uphill push to get a climate chge bill through the senate before the conhagen summit, however, a he acknowl
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Sep 15, 2009 7:00pm EDT
woodruff rorts. thother news of the day: the brewing showdowbetween the u. and china over trade-- ffrey brown has that; rgaret warner on luctance within the president's own party to sen mortroops in afghanistan; a united nations report th finds evidence of war cres during last year's conflict gaza; and ray suarez with the srt of three-part series from tanzania. >> th african country is struggling to provide tratment for more than 40 milion people with only one- third the docrs it needs. i'll have report. >> ifill: all that night on the newshour. >> iill: all that tonight on the nshour. major funding r the newshour wi jim lehrer is provided by: >> what t world needs now is energy. t energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what that energy came from an energy company? everday, chevron invests $62 million in people, iideas-- seeking, teaching, buildin eling growth around the worl to move us all ead. this ithe power of human energy. chevron. from t americaneartland to aaron's best seing whole wheat while keeping 60 billion pounds
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Jul 7, 2009 7:00pm EDT
research; d the jackson fewell. that follows our look at e violee in northwestern china betweehan chinese and the uighurs, a group with etic turk roots. we begin with aeport from ian wiiams of independent television news in beijing. >> reporter: armed lice ooded urumqi today but could do little to prevent the simmering ethnic teions again bursti onto the street this time, angry ms of han chinese widing sticks, pipes and shovels. they headed towards musli uighur neigorhoods, chanting "defend the country." the ri police eventually blocked their way, later ring tear gas to sperse the crowd. eaier, scores of uighur women confronted anothegroup of police, protesting gainst mass arrests of men from their muim community. it began as chinese ofcials busd journalists and phographers to the city to see the aftermath of the weend riing the authorities say more than 1,400 alleged rters have be rounded up, the women claimed men had beestrip- search and ken away if they had cuts, bruises, or her signs of fiting. ur situation is too tragic," said this woman. "it will be better to shoot and kill us than
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Oct 1, 2009 6:00pm EDT
than 500 dead in indonesia. then come the other news of the day, including china's elaborate celebration of 60 years of communist rule. margaret warner takes up new allegations of fraud in the afghan elections. jeffrey brown looks at the high level talks with iran about its nuclear program. and ray suarez tells a story of some 4 million year old bones. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what is that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. >> this is the engine that connects abundant grain from the american heartland to haran's best selling wheat, while keeping 60 billion pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. >> and b
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Sep 11, 2009 7:00pm EDT
>> lehrer: a still to come on the wshour tonight: dissent in china; and shields a brooks. that flows the latest research on the swine flu vacci. margaret warnehas the story. >> warne since the swine flu outbak began last spring and spread tmore than 100 countries, there has be a race to createn effective vacce. in the u.s., h1n1 as it'called infected more than a mlion people, and caused aut 600 deaths. e flu threat diminished over the summer here. but it ner went away. annow it's returned for a new season. already, it's been detectedn all 50 states, and is wideread in the southeast, plus maryld, okhoma, arizona and alaska. early on, the u.s. ctracted to buy 19milliodoses. unknn at the time was: would it be effective, would it be ready in time and sufficient quanties? today, there was some od news on the vcine front. clinical trials showhat just one dose will be effectiveor most adults whneed it. dr. anthonfauci is head of the national institute of alley and infectus diseases, which has overseen the government trials. he joins us fromhe national instutes of health tonight. dr. fauci,
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Jul 8, 2009 6:00pm EDT
health care reform. then, the other news of the day: an update on the unrest and ethnic clashes in china; the latest on internet attacks that hit the white house, the stock market and elsewhere; a paul solman report on ex-convicts and ex-executives looking for work; and two takes on stimulating the economy. margaret warner on the economic summit in italy, and the debate on the need for a second stimulus package. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: ♪ >> oil, energy, the environment, where are the answers? this isn't a liberal or a conservative issue. it's a human issue. as an energy company, chevron has a great responsibility, so we've improved our own energy efficiency 27% since 1992. and now we ask you to join us in one of the most important efforts of our time: using less. will you join us? chevron, human energy. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporat
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Aug 12, 2009 6:00pm EDT
toll in taiwan stood at 63. the typhoon killed at least eight more people on mainland china. secretary of state clinton spent this day in nigeria, urging political reforms in the oil-rich country. it was the fifth stop on a seven nation african tour. clinton called for nigerian leaders to reduce corruption and promote democratic practices ahead of elections in 2011. in recent months, violence in nigeria's oil region has repeatedly disrupted output. the u.s. won a crucial international trade case against china today. it could give american music, books and movies much greater access to chinese markets. the world trade organization found beijing had illegally barred attempts to market those products directly to chinese customers. china could still appeal the ruling. the u.s. federal deficit now tops $1.25 trillion, with two months left in the fiscal year. the treasury department reported the figures today. the obama administration expects the deficit to exceed $1.8 trillion when the fiscal year is over. that's more than four times larger than last year's record. and still to c
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Jul 9, 2009 7:00pm EDT
, jeff, when you had t just the g8the industrial powers but 17 countries including china india, and brazil agreeneveral key respects. ty agreed thathe temperatu of the plat shouldot go uy more than 2 degrees over the preindustrial lels. and two,hese, all countries age to take meaningfulteps between now and theidterm, may 2020, 2025, they didn give a date, but to take meaningful at thes inthe midterm to mitigate their carbo emissons. now the eerging countrys did not agree as to as the euroans and americans had hoped they would, actually establish target force themselves, specific oes like 50% cut by 2050 or 80% cut by 250 but it i still a big step forward. beuse the attitude of all the emerge pog ar last year wasou big rich countries,you created this problem, it's your poblem to sve. we ed to gro. >>yes, and much of the past suggle in the climate change debate has been between the rgest industrianations and the emerging or devoping nations. you'r saying some pgress but still muchore to be donen. >> that's wh a major focus for president obama and for he europeans here waokay, if we've
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Oct 19, 2009 7:00pm EDT
leverage doeshe u.s. have at this stage of the game? >> at thetrategic level china and the united states share the same ojectives. they neea countryhat is able and security. . and secure, in orde to meet their economic objectives. we want a country that stab and secure for the sudanese peoe to be able to fulfill their dreams especially for t next geration. and so by working at the sttegic level and down, i thinwe can reach eas where china and the unitedtates can ben the same sheet of music. we alshave a gup ofnvoys that gets together resulting from the p we w call ourselves thee-6. 's envoys from the five nations that include cna and ssia, france, the u.k., the united states and the european union. gether we meet along with sometimes envo from the other natio. 's through this that we're able to get consensus, that we're le to iroduce measures into our govement, that we're able to ensure that bi-lateral relatio take place with the context of a multilateralandate. china has been very eful. ambassador from china has been exllent in terms of supporng what we're trying to doo bring an endto t
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Aug 12, 2009 7:25pm EDT
nations tformally condemn the conviction yesterdayere stalled by both russ and china, which said t case of aung san suu kyi was an inteal, burmese matter. >> lrer: for more we go to two myanmar wchers: priscilla clapp was chief of the.s. missi there from 1999 to 2002; tom manowski is washington advocacy directofor human righ watch. mi clapp, what do you makeof the 18-month house-arrest senten? did you expec more? or were you lieved? >> th. y. she did -- her seence was thr years at hard labor, and i expected three toive years -- >> lehrer: you expted they would put her inprison? >i expected that's what they would sentence her to. i was hopin that they woul't put her in prison, becaus i think would be very ngerous r her, so in a sense, i am relieved thatthey've let h go home, but that don't mean th i thinkhe conviction was correct. >> lehrer: at's your analysis of why they did not put her in prison, mr. malinowski why did they let her stay at me? >> actuall i think this is wh they planned do all along. the backdrop to tis is the military junta's plan to hold this so-called ection in
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Jul 10, 2009 7:00pm EDT
china, thdeath toll in ethnic rioti rose to 184. the state-run news agey annoced 137 of the victims belonged tohe han chinese mority. arly all of the rest were mulim uighurs. the trouble erupted last nday in northwtern china. nce then, thousands of troo he flooded the region to enforce order. eight more british soldrs have been killed in action in afghanistan. thannouncement today made 15 brith fatalities in ten days. and prie minister brown warned there will be more vionce and deaths afghanistan. he said, "this is aery hard summer. it's not over." >> lehre and still to come on the newshour tonit: the sotomayorearings; brooksnd marcus; anmissing stories. that followshe end of the economic summit in ily. jeffrey brown begins our coverage. >> porter: president obama wraed up a week of european trel with a final news coerence at the g-8 summit in l'aquila, italy. mr. obama said the g-8 lders are giving iran two nths to start talkingseriously about the country's nuclear progra >> we remaiseriously concerned abo the appalling events surrounding the presidenal election. an we're deeply tr
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Nov 27, 2009 7:00pm EST
theebels, the insurgents ainst the russians beten 1979 and 1989. and with china and iran and saudi arabiand a lotf her people. but and it's a lot easi to support the insurgents. and now we're on the oer side of being, we'll have if the president does send in 30,000 ameran troops which has en the most often hed and thisdditional number ofo troo, we'll now have amany troops o our sie as the russians ever d in afghanistan. and so i is a -- it's tricky and ver ve difcult task. >> if i could just add one moe trick that hs gto accompli, which is about signali. he's got to signal sohe tlb, the people in afghanistan, the peopl in kabul, the peoplen villages aroundhat we are really serious at we are going tosecure them. because they wi not help us rooting out the taliban and the village unless they arsure that we have the back. and that we are tru committed toinning and to th effort. at the sme time he has to signalo the american peopland many democrats who are very scrit call that we have off-ramps, a way to get out of here. he h to nalo karzai if heoesn't shape up and meet the benchrks we
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Jul 16, 2009 6:00pm EDT
eight years ago. on newshour.pbs.org, two online- only features tonight on china's economy: an update on its recovery with a growth rate of nearly 8% in the last quarter; and on our business desk, paul solman talks to economist simon johnson about china's investment in u.s. treasury bonds and other assets. and again, to our honor roll of american service personnel killed in the iraq and afghanistan conflicts. we add them as their deaths are made official and photographs become available. here, in silence, are ten more. that last photograph was captain kafele h. sims. when we reported his death last month, we mistakenly ran a photograph of someone else. we regret the error. we'll see you online, and again here tomorrow evening with mark shields and david brooks, among others. i'm jim lehrer. thank you and good night. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with
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Sep 18, 2009 6:00pm EDT
india will evertake china to be the world's most populous nation. the question is where will the food come from for 1.5 billion people. already half the kids under age 4 under the country are mall nourished. 70% of india's people are rural. they barely krap by off tiny plots of land. every year tens of millions of them are driven by poverty into overcrowded cities in search of work. that means fewer and fewer food producers and more mouths to feed. at the same time environmental degradation threatens the prosperous breadbasket region of punjab. this person thinks one solution to the food crisis is to make small subsistence farmers more productive. he goes to villages like this one in the impoverished northern state and gets everyone's attention by inviting them to the movies. >> these actually are very long commercials for products sold by his nonprofit enterprise. but they have all the movie stables, he says. >> bollywood style with known actors and a good story. you have romance, fights, songs, dances, everything. >> reporter: and at the end of the story in true bollywood style
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Aug 10, 2009 7:00pm EDT
people missing and feared dd. the stormoved on to mainland china, where nrly one million ople were evacuated. hundreds of americans began ining up in eight cities tod for swinflu vaccine trials. about 2,800 people wiltake part in the governnt-funded testig. it's pa of the process of getting a vaccine for widpread use thisall. ultimately, heal officials expect toave 160 million doses avlable. back in this country, wa street backed a bit today. the dow jones industrl average lost 32 points to closeelow 9338. the nasdaq fell 8 points to clo at 1992. and still to come on th wshour tonight, health care and senors; the discount culture; and transptation priories. that follows the summ in guadalajaramexico, where u.s.- mexican cooperatioand tension topped the agend jeffrey brn has that story. >> rder violence to trade wars to the swine flu pandem. the list of pressing issues in today's summit meeting between resident obama makinghis sect trip to mexico and mexican presidt felipe clderon and canadiaprime minister stephen sharpener. rned to escalatingescalating form border violenc the. >> t
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Aug 5, 2009 6:00pm EDT
from just off the coast of china all the way to a few hundred miles from the coast of california. >> reporter: using a mantotrol to skim the water, he and his crew found a ton of trash in an area called the norpacific giant that is off the main shipping and sailing routes. among the junk-- umbrella handles, cigarette lighters, ropes, thousands of toothbrushes. >> these are from hawaii, huh? >> they're from asia, probably. here's a brand i don't recognize. >> reporter: most of the trash moore found was plastic. he and others believe that plastic is washed downrivers into the pacific, then carried by currents past central america by guam and the philippines, on towards japan, picking up more deprix all the time. it then flows east into the gyre a garbage patch estimated by scientists to contain 3.5 million tons of junk. >> it's a very circtous group taking five years. >> reporter: once there, it gets stuck. >> you get the toilet bowl effect of dragging the debris from the rim and bringing it into the center. >> reporter: the problem with plastic is that it doesn't biodegrade. it ju
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Aug 25, 2009 6:00pm EDT
china and thailand. they contain only a fraction of the active ingredients, so they can be sold cheaply. sold without prescription, and mostly by people with no training. there are quality problems even in pharmacies, like this one we stopped by, in cambodia's second largest city. i s asked for malaria medications. so this is an acquired drug, it's on the shelf. a customer stopped by complaining of diarrhea, she's followed one antibiotic pill, there's no guarantee she'll return for the rest of what should be a three-pill regimen. >> she just came and took one pill. maybe they take one time, and then when they don't feel better they come back. >> reporter: the malaria parasite first became resist tab in the 70s, then another medicine. now there are at least nine resistance to the most effect currently on the market. >> we have to think what our next step will be. >> reporter: he co-authored one study, he's with the u.s. army, one of several international agencies working on a renewed effort to contain the problem here. it's sponsored largely by the bill and melinda gates foundati
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Aug 13, 2009 7:00pm EDT
-based econom even while sanctis keep amican companies out, businesses fm china, russia d the gulf states have been moving in. so, jeweler osm yousef is an enthusiastic supporterf president al-bhir. >> ( translated ): this situation has improved grtly. there's devopment everywhere. even in my home area, thers been great impvement. a new sugar plant has beenuilt where i live, and irrigatn projects have bn completed tht are helping with that project. >> narrar: while the people of sudan debate his mers, the country's president is now ofring his strongest hint yet that h time in power may be coming to an e. >> reporter: did you eve consider not standing forhe presidency aga? >> ( translated ): wthought at, after signing the peace agreement south sudan, that this s an achievement one could end eir political life with. four yrs ago, i urged the party telect a new president because weannot present to the sudanese people president who s been in power for 20 year because thsudanese people would be naturally bored political work isudan, as i see it, is not a comfortab task. it is tiri, exha
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