• Iraqi forces wear protective masks after winds brought fumes from a nearby sulfur plant set alight by Islamic State militants, at south of Mosul in Qayyara, Iraq, October 22, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY     - RTX2PZ9A
    October 22

    On this edition for Saturday, Oct. 22, Iraqi forces advance on Mosul in a campaign to retake the country’s second largest city from ISIS, and with less than three weeks left until Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are making their closing arguments to voters. Also, learn how robots in South Korea may transform America’s future workforce. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Continue reading

  • Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton looks at Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump as he speaks during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner in New York, U.S. October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2PSJH
    October 21

    Friday on the NewsHour, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton return to the campaign trail after exchanging vicious jabs during a charity dinner. Also, Russia extends Aleppo’s “humanitarian pause,” how the electoral map is shifting, an NSA contractor is expected to be charged with espionage, the political analysis of Shields and Brooks, student debt in the U.S. and ‘Prairie Home’ gets a new companion. Continue reading

  • Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S. October 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2PXMR
    October 21

    In campaign rallies on Friday, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continued themes from Wednesday’s debate, such as Clinton’s paid speeches and Trump’s refusal to accept election results. The night before, the two clashed at a charity dinner. And a new Clinton ad features Khizr Khan, whose Muslim-American son died serving in the Army, asking Trump: “Would my son have a place in your America?” Continue reading

  • A woman carries a placard during a protest against evacuating civilians out of Aleppo, in the rebel held besieged al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail  - RTX2PR5X
    October 21

    In our news wrap Friday, Russia extended the “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo for a third day, after the United Nations said that planned evacuations of the rebel-held Syrian city had not actually begun. The UN blamed a lack of security guarantees from both warring sides for the delay. Also, in Iraq, Islamic State militants launched attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk, killing 13. Continue reading

  • Delegates point to an electoral map at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. July 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Charles Mostoller - RTSJYXU
    October 21

    With just over two weeks until Election Day, there are some surprising shifts occurring in the electoral map. Judy Woodruff speaks with correspondent Lisa Desjardins and Nathan Gonzales of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report about which voters are deserting Donald Trump, the latest poll numbers and the possibilities for down-ballot races changing the power balance in the House and Senate. Continue reading

  • A man is seen near cyber code and the U.S. National Security Agency logo in this photo illustration taken in Sarajevo March 11, 2015. NSA was sued on March 10, 2015, by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of its mass surveillance programs that they said violates Americans' privacy and makes individuals worldwide less likely to share sensitive information. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY POLITICS) - RTR4SUIG
    October 21

    The National Security Agency contractor accused of mishandling massive amounts of classified data has been deemed a flight risk. In August, Harold Martin was arrested at his home in Maryland, where the equivalent of half a billion pages of documents and electronic data was found, some allegedly taken from NSA headquarters. William Brangham speaks with Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times for more. Continue reading

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    October 21

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump’s “reckless” questioning of the election’s legitimacy, the country’s vast ideological divide, the caustic tone at Thursday night’s Al Smith charity dinner and the candidates’ rhetoric on the campaign trail. Continue reading

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    October 21

    Student debt has been a prominent topic during this year’s presidential campaign, with several candidates touting plans for tuition-free college. Indeed, more than 40 million Americans carry debt from student loans, totaling around $1.3 trillion nationally. While the median debt is about $27,000, people who owe less than $10,000 are the most likely to default. Marketplace’s Lizzie O’Leary reports. Continue reading

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    October 21

    “A Prairie Home Companion” has always been synonymous with one man: Garrison Keillor. Since his departure, the live variety radio program transitioned to a new host. But 35-year-old Chris Thile isn’t actually new — he’s been performing on the show since he was 15 and listening since early childhood. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the iconic program is changing — and how it’s remaining the same. Continue reading

  • Chris Thile is the new host of  "A Prairie Home Companion." Photo by American Public Media.
    October 21 BY  

    Chris Thile, the mandolin virtuoso who just became the host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” will compose a new song to begin every episode of the iconic radio variety program. Continue reading