Featured Producer: MACNEIL LEHRER PRODUCTIONS


New to Our Collection! Harnessing Boys’ Strengths and Passions to Improve Academic Achievement (7/7/14) 11 min.

Increasingly, boys appear to be falling behind girls academically. Test statistics, grades and college degrees are part of the story, but experts are also concerned about the messages young men get about masculinity. Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Thompson, author of Raising Cain; Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys; Ever Forward Club founder Ashanti Branch; and Christina Hoff Sommers, author of...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2014

New to Our Collection! How the Civil Rights Act Pioneered Anti-discrimination Laws in America (4/10/14) 16 min.

President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law 50 years ago. Gwen Ifill examines its legacy and unfinished business with President Johnson’s daughter, Lynda Johnson Robb; Shirley Franklin, the former mayor of Atlanta; Ranjana Natarajan of the University of Texas School of Law; and former House Republican aide Robert Kimball.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2014

New to Our Collection! Should Kids’ Happiness Be the Goal of Parenting? (5/5/14) 12 min.

In an era when parents are working outside the home, many struggle to figure out their proper role in their children’s lives. Competition among families and the concept of making sure kids are always happy may also be adding to the stresses of modern parenthood. Judy Woodruff talks to Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun;The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, about the evolving pressure to rai...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2014

New to Our Collection! What Does It Mean to Be a Girl? How Parents Can Help Daughters Decide for Themselves (5/6/14) 11 min.

In the last few decades, a multi-billion dollar industry has evolved around princess stories and toys. In contrast to this pink and purple “girlie” world are alternatives emphasizing more diverse interests and portraying different kinds of heroines. Gwen Ifill talks to author Peggy Orenstein and Angelica Perez of the Ella Institute about the influence of modern marketers and media on girls.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2014

New to Our Collection! Why Generic Drugs Don’t Necessarily Mean Lower Prices (12/23/13) 11 min.

NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports on the surprising disparity in pricing for generic drugs. Generics, generally thought to be less expensive, can actually vary widely in price from pharmacy to pharmacy, causing some to skip medications altogether.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2013

New to Our Collection! Weighing Benefits and Pitfalls of Increased Oil and Gas Production in the U.S. (8/10/12) 12 min.

In 2010, the United States imported two-thirds of its oil. Now, imports are less than half of United Statesoil needs. Jeffrey Brown talks to National Resources Defense Council's Kate Sinding and the Manhattan Institute's Robert Bryce about increased domestic energy production and whether economic benefits outweigh environmental concerns.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2012

New to Our Collection! From Ball and Chain to Cap and Gown: Getting a B.A. Behind Bars (7/26/11) 11 min.

What college is tougher to get into than Harvard, Princeton or Yale? Bard College, not the campus in Annandale, New York, but the one behind bars in five Empire State prisons. The privately funded Bard Prison Initiative is putting convicts through a rigorous Bachelor of Arts program that would challenge even the smartest Ivy Leaguers.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2011

New to Our Collection! How Do Tax Cuts and Hikes Fit into Obama's American Jobs Act? (9/13/11) 11 min.

President Obama continues to make a case for his American Jobs Act, but GOP leaders remain skeptical. Judy Woodruff discusses the tax aspect of the president's plan to spur job creation with two former top economic advisers: Austan Goolsbee and Martin Feldstein.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2011

New to Our Collection! How to Succeed in Business by Really, Really Trying (7/27/11) 12 min.

Is the aptitude for legal business distributed among convicted criminals as it is in the general population? One seasoned executive thinks so, and believes that by hiring the cream of the ex-con crop, his company will have a leg up on the competition. Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sense series.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2011

New to Our Collection! Paul Krugman: Second Great Depression Unlikely, But a "Lesser Depression" Is (8/8/11) 13 min.

Stocks plummeted on Wall Street and around the world as President Obama tried to reassure investors that the United States economy is still worthy of a AAA rating. Judy Woodruff discusses the historic market drop with Princeton University's Paul Krugman, Harvard University's Ken Rogoff and Terry Belton of JPMorgan Chase.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2011