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Episode #8965

KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 28, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* The World Watches - The tightening of military control continued Friday in Myanmar, also known as Burma, as soldiers clubbed and dragged away activists. Ray Suarez discusses the international response to the Burmese government's crackdown on monks and pro-democracy demonstrators with guests including: Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat, Indonesia's Ambassador to the US; and, Mark Malloch Brown, a British foreign office minister responsible for Asia, Africa and the United Nations, who previously served as the UN's deputy secretary-general.
* Unplugged - Jeffrey Brown reports on the Burmese military's crackdown on internet and other communications. Then, Brown speaks with guests.
* Covering Kids - Congressional Democrats asked President Bush Friday not to veto a bill intended to expand a major children's health insurance program. Kwame Holman reports on the showdown between Congress and the President.
* Shields and Brooks - Judy Woodruff and analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks provide discussion and analysis of this week's news including: the State Children's Health Insurance Program, Iraq war funding, Iran, and the Democratic and Republican presidential debates.

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  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 29, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
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  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 29, 2007 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 28, 2007 -- 10:00 PM
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  • KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 28, 2007 -- 6:00 PM
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Episode #8964

KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

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  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 28, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
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  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 28, 2007 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 27, 2007 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2007 -- 6:00 PM
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Episode #8963

KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* A DEAL - A tentative deal was reached Wednesday in the General Motors strike. Gwen Ifill discusses the GM settlement with Micheline Maynard, Detroit bureau chief for The New York Times.
* CRACKDOWN - The military government in Myanmar cracked down Wednesday on a wave of protests, with security forces opening fire in the Southeast Asian nation. The NewsHour presents a report from Independent Television news about the crackdown against demonstrators. Then, Ray Suarez speaks with guests including: Aye Chan Naing, director of The Democratic Voice of Burma, a group of exiled journalists based in Oslo, Norway; and, Than Lwin Htun, who runs the Burma desk at the Voice of America and who was a student leader during the 1988 protests.
* CANDIDATE CLOSE-UP - The NewsHour presents another in an on-going series of conversations with Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. Judy Woodruff speaks with Congressman Duncan Hunter (R- Cali.), a ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee.
* AN AMERICAN POET - As part of The NewsHour's occasional series on poets and poetry, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Charles Simic, the new poet laureate of the United States.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 27, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
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  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 26, 2007 -- 10:00 PM
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Episode #8962

KQED Channel 9: Tue, Sep 25, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* PROVOCATIVE PRESIDENT - The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, defended his regime Tuesday before the UN General Assembly in New York. Judy Woodruff reports on the storm surrounding Ahmadinejad's visit to the U.S. Then, Woodruff speaks with guests including: Karim Sadjapour, an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, who is a dual Iranian and U.S. citizen; and, Gary Sick, adjunct professor of international affairs at Columbia University, who served on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan and attended Ahmadinejad's speech at Columbia University yesterday.
* IN THE STREETS - The NewsHour presents a report by Independent Television News on the growing confrontation over protests by Buddhist monks in Myanmar, the nation once known as Burma. Then, for more on the situation in Myanmar and where it is headed, Ray Suarez speaks with guests including: Bridget Welsh, a professor of Southeast Asia studies at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies; and, Michael Green, a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, who served as senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council from January 2004 to December 2005.
* GOING BACK - Thousands of people gathered in Little Rock, Arkansas Tuesday to mark the 50th anniversary of a major civil rights milestone. Gwen Ifill speaks with seven of the Little Rock Nine, fifty years after integrating Central High School, to discuss the history they made

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  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 26, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
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Episode #8961

KQED Channel 9: Mon, Sep 24, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* ON STRIKE - The United Auto Workers Union went on strike Monday against General Motors, marking the first national walkout against an American auto maker since 1976. Judy Woodruff reports on the strike. Then, for more on the strike and the ongoing negotiations, Woodruff speaks with guests.
* DEFENSE PRIORITIES - In the second segment of a three-part series on military equipment priorities, The NewsHour's Economics Correspondent Paul Solman reports on the M-16 rifle.
* CANDIDATE CLOSE-UP - The NewsHour presents another interview in an on-going series of conversations with Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. Ray Suarez speaks with Gov. Bill Richardson, Democrat from New Mexico.
* IN SILENCE - Jeffrey Brown remembers famous mime Marcel Marceau, who died over the weekend at his home in France.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 25, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
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Episode #8960

KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 21, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* Iraq Impasse - Kwame Holman reports on the partisan divide in the Senate over when to withdraw troops from Iraq.
* Defense Priorities - In the first story of a 3-part series on military equipment priorities, Paul Solman reports on body armor.
* Shields and Lowry - Jim Lehrer and analysts Mark Shields and Rich Lowry provide discussion and analysis of this week's news including: the Senate's debate on Iraq, President Bush's nomination of retired federal judge Michael Mukasey to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general, Hillary Clinton's health care plan, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
* The War - Jeffrey Brown speaks with Ken Burns about "The War", his new 7-part documentary series about World War II, which airs this weekend.

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  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 22, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
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  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 22, 2007 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 21, 2007 -- 11:04 PM
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Episode #8959

KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 20, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* DIRTY MONEY - Major Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was charged Thursday with federal campaign finance violations and business fraud. Margaret Warner reports on the new charges against Hsu. Then, for background on Hsu, Warner speaks with John Wildermuth, a reporter with The San Francisco Chronicle. Finally, for a look at other campaign money concerns, Warner speaks with guests including: Ken Gross, former enforcement chief at The Federal Election Commission, who is now an election lawyer in private practice in Washington, D.C.; and, Craig Holman, legislative lobbyist for Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group that monitors the bundling activity of the presidential campaigns on the Web site WhiteHouseForSale.org.
* JUSTICE IN JENA - Thousands marched through the streets of Jena, Louisiana Thursday in support of six black teenagers who are charged in the beating of a white classmate. Jeffrey Brown reports on the racial divide in the community sparked by recent events. Then, Brown speaks with Howard Witt, the Southwest correspondent for The Chicago Tribune, who has been covering the story since this spring. Finally, for some perspective on the larger issues raised by the case, Brown speaks with Theodore Shaw, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
* CANDIDATE CLOSE-UP - In the first of The NewsHour's series of interviews with Democratic and Republican presidential candidates, Ray Suarez speaks with Senator Sam Brownback (R- Kan.).

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  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 21, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
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Episode #8958

KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 19, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* WAR DEBATE - Senate Democrats attempted to gain more support Wednesday for an amendment that would regulate the combat tours of US troops in Iraq. Kwame Holman reports on the debate over troop deployments in the Senate.
* PUBLIC VOICES - Jeffrey Brown speaks with Andrew Kohut, president of The Pew Research Center, about recent pool numbers reflecting the views of the American public on topics such as Iraq, last week's testimony by General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker, and President Bush's address to the nation. Then, Brown speaks with 4 editorial page editors: Bruce Dold of the Chicago Tribune; John Diaz of The San Francisco Chronicle; Frances Coleman of The Mobile Register; and, J.R. Labbe of The Fort Worth Star Telegram.
* PAYING THE PRICE - Elizabeth Brackett reports on the environmental costs of expanding US oil refineries.
* THE AGE OF TURBULENCE - the conclusion of a conversation with Jim Lehrer and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. Greenspan's new book is entitled "The Age of Turbulence."

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  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 20, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
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Episode #8957

KQED Channel 9: Tue, Sep 18, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* RATE CUT - The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate Tuesday, the first reduction in the federal funds rate in four years. Ray Suarez reports on the Fed's decision to cut interest rates and the potential impact. Then, Suarez speaks with guests including: Bill Cheney, chief economist at John Hancock Financial Services; and, Philip Jefferson, a former Fed economist who is now a professor of economics at Swarthmore College.
* Insider Forum - The NewsHour's Economics Correspondent Paul Solman will be participating in a new insider forum at the Online NewsHour. He will be answering viewer questions about Tuesday's interest rate cut and how it will affect the economy and personal finances. Please click the link below to participate and submit your questions.
* HIRED GUNS - Judy Woodruff reports on security contractors in Iraq after one of them was implicated in this weekend's fatal shooting of Iraqi civilians. Then, Woodruff speaks with guests including: Jeremy Scahill, a writer for The Nation magazine and the radio program Democracy Now, as well as author of "Blackwater: the Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army"; and, Doug Brooks, founder and president of the International Peace Operations Association, a trade organization for military services companies.
* STANDING UP FOR KIDS - Special Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one man's work helping homeless kids.
*THE AGE OF TURBULENCE - The NewsHour presents the first half of a two-part conversation with former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. Jim Lehrer speaks with Greenspan about the housing bubble, tax cuts, and his new book "The Age of Turbulence."

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  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 19, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
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  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 19, 2007 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 18, 2007 -- 11:00 PM
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Episode #8956

KQED Channel 9: Mon, Sep 17, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* Attorney General Pick - President Bush announced Monday his selection for the next attorney general -- retired federal judge Michael Mukasey.
* Candidate on Health Care - Presidential contender Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., laid out her health care plan Monday. Guests analyze her background and stance on the issue.
*Federal Reserve - The Federal Reserve is expected to cut interest rates this week in response to a sluggish economy.
* Book Conversation - Andrew Keen talks about his book, "The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture."
* Preserving Land - Ammie Jenkins founded Sandhills Family Heritage Association to curb the loss of black family-owned land.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 18, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
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Episode #8955

KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 14, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* ON THE GROUND - Margaret Warner reports on the President's proposals on Iraq and the Iraqi reactions to his war plan. Then, Warner speaks with Alissa Rubin of The New York Times in Baghdad.
* FROM THE PENTAGON - Jim Lehrer speaks with Defense Secretary Robert Gates for a newsmaker interview at the Pentagon about progress in Iraq and President Bush's plans.
* ON THE TRAIL - Kwame Holman reports on reactions among some of the presidential candidates to Bush's statements on the war in Iraq.
* SHIELDS AND BROOKS - Judy Woodruff and analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks provide discussion and analysis of this week's news including: President Bush's address to the nation and testimony on Iraq by General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker.

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  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 15, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
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  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 15, 2007 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 14, 2007 -- 11:00 PM
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Episode #8954

KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 13, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

3pm: * What Next? - For a look at what's next after this week's report on Iraq by General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker, Judy Woodruff speaks with guests including: Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser under President Carter who is now a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington; and, Philip Zelikow, a former counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is now a professor of history at the University of Virginia.
* Of Presidents & Generals - Margaret Warner discusses the history of relationships between presidents and generals with guests including: Thomas Keaney, a retired air force colonel who is the executive director of the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies; and, Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of American History at the University of New Hampshire.
* Thinner Blue Line - Jeffrey Kaye reports on difficulties in police officer recruitment.
* Innovative Treatment - Ray Suarez reports on a new approach to treating spinal cord injuries, including an experimental treatment used on a professional football player this week. Then, for more on the treatment and its possibilities, Suarez speaks with Dr. Rob Parrish of the Methodist Neurological Institute in Houston. Parrish is a neurosurgeon who specializes in spinal cord injury.
* Saving Seeds - a report by ITN's Tom Clarke about a newly constructed vault in the Arctic containing seeds from every known plant in the world.
6pm and later: Updated with coverage of President Bush's address on Iraq and the Democrats' response.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 14, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
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Episode #8953

KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 12, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* THE GENERAL AND THE AMBASSADOR - Jim Lehrer speaks with General David Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Iraq, and US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker for a newsmaker interview about the reaction to their Iraq war report to Congress this week.
* FREED - Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari celebrated her return home to Washington this week, after spending 105 days in solitary confinement in Iran's Evin prison. Gwen Ifill speaks with Esfandiari, the director of the Middle East Program at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, about her four months in the Tehran prison.
* SAVING SEEDS - The NewsHour presents a report by Independent Television News Correspondent Tom Clarke about a newly constructed vault in the Arctic containing seeds from every known plant in the world.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 13, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 12, 2007 -- 11:00 PM
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Episode #8952

KQED Channel 9: Tue, Sep 11, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* WAR REPORT - General Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Iraq, and Ambassador Crocker continued their report on Iraq progress Tuesday, speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Judy Woodruff reports on day two of the hearings.
* Insider Forum - Michael Heidingsfield, a commissioner on the Independent Commission on Iraqi Security Forces with Marine General James Jones, will be participating in a new insider forum at the Online NewsHour. A former police chief who spent 14 months training Iraqi police, Heidingsfield will answer questions on the future of Iraqi security. Please click the link below to participate. Questions will be accepted until 6 p.m. this evening.
* VIEWS FROM THE SENATE - For reactions to Tuesday's testimony on Iraq, Jim Lehrer speaks with guests including: Senator Joseph Biden (D- Del.), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee; and Senator Richard Lugar (R- Ind.), the ranking Republican on the committee.
* DAY OF REMEMBRANCE - The nation marked six years since the 9-11 terrorist attacks Tuesday. Ray Suarez reports on ceremonies remembering the loss of nearly three thousand lives in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania.
* FOR PETE'S SAKE - Gwen Ifill reports on a family's effort to remember their son who died in the World Trade Center attack six years ago.

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  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 12, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
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Episode #8951

KQED Channel 9: Mon, Sep 10, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* WAR REPORT - General Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Iraq, and Ambassador Crocker made their long-awaited report to Congress Monday. Judy Woodruff reports on day one of the House hearing.
* VIEWS FROM THE HOUSE - For reactions to the war report, Jim Lehrer speaks with four House members who have been to Iraq and participated in Monday's hearing: Representative Lynn Woolsey (D- Calif.), a founding member of the Out of Iraq Caucus; Representative Joe Wilson (R- S.C.), co-chairman of the Victory in Iraq Caucus; Representative Donald Payne (D- N.J.), a member of the Out of Iraq Caucus; and, Mike Pence (R- Ind.), a member of the Victory in Iraq Caucus.
* Insider Forum - Michael Heidingsfield, a commissioner on the Independent Commission on Iraqi Security Forces with Marine General James Jones, will be participating in a new insider forum at the Online NewsHour. A former police chief who spent 14 months training Iraqi police, Heidingsfield will answer questions on the future of Iraqi security. Please click the link below to participate.
* RETURN REBUFFED - Nawaz Sharif, the exiled former Prime Minister of Pakistan, returned home Monday and was promptly deported to Saudi Arabia after being charged with corruption and money laundering. Ray Suarez reports on the brief return and swift deportation of Sharif. Then, Suarez speaks with Steve Coll, incoming president of The New America Foundation and staff writer for The New Yorker, who served in South Asia for The Washington Post in the 1990's.

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Episode #8950

KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 7, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* NEW TAPE - Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden issued a new video message Friday for the first time in three years. Judy Woodruff reports on the new bin Laden tape and speaks with guests.
* PAKISTANI PERCEPTION - In the last of her reports from Pakistan, filed before the bin Laden tape was released, Margaret Warner looks at Pakistani attitudes toward the United States. Then, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Warner for an update filed Thursday evening.
* RIPPLE EFFECTS - NewsHour Correspondent Jeffrey Kaye of KCET, Los Angeles reports from California on the impact of the subprime mortgage crisis beyond the housing market.
* SHIELDS AND BROOKS - Jim Lehrer and The NewsHour's analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks provide discussion and analysis of this week's news including: reports on progress in Iraq, testimony by General Petraeus on the war, former Senator Fred Thompson entering the campaign race; the Republican presidential candidate debate; and reports of a new videotape message from Osama bin Laden.

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  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 8, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
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Episode #8949

KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 6, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* READY OR NOT - A group of retired U.S. military and police leaders Thursday issued a strong critique of Iraqi security forces, calling for a change in the U.S. role in Iraq. Jim Lehrer discusses the Iraqi security forces with guests including: General James Jones, former Marine commandant and NATO commander, who is the chairman of the Iraqi Security Forces Assessment Commission; and, Charles Ramsey, a member of the commission and former Washington, D.C. police chief.
* POWER STRUGGLE - Jeffrey Brown speaks with Margaret Warner from Islamabad about the growing role of the judiciary in Pakistan's political struggles.
* ONE MORE - Judy Woodruff reports on the latest Republican presidential candidate debate and the late arrival of former Senator Fred Thompson to the race. Then, Woodruff speaks with Holly Bailey, who is covering the Thompson campaign for Newsweek.
* GOLDEN TENOR - Jeffrey Brown reports on the life and music of the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who passed away Thursday. Then, for more on Pavarotti's legacy, Brown speaks with Tim Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic for The Washington Post.

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Episode #8948

KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 5, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* FOILED PLOT - German officials announced Wednesday that they had disrupted a terror plot aimed at American facilities in Germany and charged three men with planning massive bomb attacks. For details on the break-up of the bomb plot, Gwen Ifill speaks with Craig Whitlock of The Washington Post in Berlin.
* CHIEF OF STAFF - Jim Lehrer speaks with White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten for a newsmaker interview about topics including the impact of a number of high level departures in the White House staff and the war in Iraq.
* CULTURE CLASHES - Margaret Warner reports from Pakistan about culture clashes in Pakistani society.
* ON THE ROAD...AGAIN - Jeffrey Brown reports on the 50th anniversary of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road. " Then, for some reflections on Kerouac and his popular book, Brown speaks with Audrey Sprenger, a sociologist and documentarian who develops artistic, cultural and educational programming at the Denver Public Library and was co-creator of the Kerouac events held in Denver last winter.
* GENERATION NEXT 2.0 - a preview of the next installment of Judy Woodruff's documentaries profiling young Americans.

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Episode #8947

KQED Channel 9: Tue, Sep 4, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* KEY BENCHMARKS - Congress returned from recess Tuesday, with the first in a series of hearings on the war in Iraq. Kwame Holman reports on the Congressional hearing and assessing the war's progress.
* BACK FROM IRAQ - For views on the current situation in Iraq, Judy Woodruff speaks with four members of Congress who have just returned from trips to the country: Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a founding member of the Out of Iraq Caucus, which calls for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq; Representative Brian Baird (D-WA), who initially opposed the war, but after his trip to Iraq now supports the surge and rejects setting a timetable for a US withdrawal; Representative Christopher Shays (R-CN), who has been on 18 trips to Iraq and favors a timetable for withdrawing most troops from Iraq by the end of 2008; and, Representative Charles Boustany (R-LA), who was among the Congressmen who visited the former insurgent stronghold city of Fallujah in Anbar province and who opposes a timetable for troop withdrawal.
* EXTREMIST THREAT -After a day of suicide bombings in Pakistan, Margaret Warner reports from Islamabad on the extremist threat in the country. Then, Jim Lehrer speaks with Warner for an update.
* ONE MAN'S DNA -Jeffrey Brown reports on new findings about our genetic complexity and speaks with geneticist Craig Venter, whose personal DNA has been decoded.
* GENERATION NEXT 2.0 - a preview of the next installment of Judy Woodruff's documentaries profiling young Americans.

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  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 5, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 5, 2007 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 5, 2007 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 4, 2007 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 4, 2007 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Tue, Sep 4, 2007 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 4, 2007 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 4, 2007 -- 4:00 PM

Episode #8946

KQED Channel 9: Mon, Sep 3, 2007 -- 3:00 PM

* IRAQ UPDATE - President Bush and his top advisors made a surprise visit to Iraq Monday. Judy Woodruff reports on Bush's unannounced trip. Then, Woodruff speaks with Michael Gordon, military correspondent for The New York Times, who has reported frequently from Anbar and other provinces. Finally, The NewsHour presents a report from Independent Television News about British troops withdrawing from their last base in the southern city of Basra.
* POLITICAL SCRAMBLE - Margaret Warner reports on the political situation in Pakistan. Then, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Warner for an update from Islamabad.
* MR. CHAIRMAN - Paul Solman speaks with Congressman Barney Frank (D- Mass.), the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, about important economic issues facing Congress in the months ahead.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 4, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 4, 2007 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 4, 2007 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 3, 2007 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 3, 2007 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Mon, Sep 3, 2007 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 3, 2007 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 3, 2007 -- 4:00 PM

Episode #8945

KQED World: Sat, Sep 1, 2007 -- 12:00 AM

* CREDIT CRUNCH - President Bush offered ways to help homeowners pay their mortgages Friday and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reassured the public that the Fed will do what is needed to prevent the recent mortgage and credit crunch from hurting the economy. Judy Woodruff reports on efforts to calm the markets. Then, Woodruff speaks with guests including: Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial in Chicago; and, Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Economy.com
* SHIELDS AND BROOKS - Jim Lehrer and analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks provide discussion and analysis of this week's news including: the mortgage crisis, the war in Iraq, the impending return of Congress, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' decision to resign, and the scandal surrounding Senator Larry Craig (R-ID).
* STRESS OF WAR - The NewsHour looks at combat stress suffered by soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. First, The NewsHour presents a report from photojournalists embedded with a US Army company in Baghdad. Then, in a conversation recorded last week, Margaret Warner discusses combat stress with two counselors who work with veterans.

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  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 1, 2007 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 1, 2007 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Sat, Sep 1, 2007 -- 1:30 AM
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