Wednesday, October 22, 2014

  • 12 sitting governors at risk of losing in November
    The midterm elections will determine the power structure in Washington for the next two years. But in 36 states across the country, midterms could also mean a shift in state leadership, especially for 12 sitting governors. Judy Woodruff sits down with Political Editor Domenico Montanaro for a breakdown of November’s governor races.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
  • News Wrap: Security guards convicted of shooting Iraqis
    In our News Wrap Wednesday, four former security guards were convicted of shooting 30 Iraqi citizens in 2007. An American detained in North Korea for six months returned to the U.S. today. In Washington, the Secret Service has come under fire for diverting agents from White House patrol to assist in a neighborhood dispute in 2011.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
  • Rare shooting in Ottawa prompts questions about shooter
    The shooting in Ottawa has prompted questions about the suspected shooter, his motives and possible connections to past attacks or multiple shooters. Gwen Ifill speaks with Campbell Clark of The Globe and Mail, for a report from Canada’s capital.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
  • What we know about the shooting in Ottawa
    A rare mass shooting in Canada’s capital left one soldier and the suspected gunman dead along with three wounded. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 21, 2014
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, we talk to CDC director on the new safety guidelines for Ebola care. Also: the race for an open senate seat in Georgia, a new surgery enables a paralyzed man to walk again, how fashion designer Oscar de la Renta helped define American style, ‘zombie start-ups’ struggle to survive in Silicon Valley, the Royals’ rise to the World Series and a memoir on overcoming abuse.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
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  • Will the Royals cap their story with a fairytale ending?
    The Kansas City Royals’ meteoric rise from Midwestern underdog to American League champs has electrified its hometown. Tonight, before the faceoff with World Series veterans, the San Francisco Giants, Gwen Ifill speaks Mike Pesca of Slate and Hampton Stevens of The Atlantic about the state of play that allowed an unlikely team to rise through the ranks.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
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  • New York Times writer explores masculinity in memoir
    In his biweekly column, New York Times writer Charles M. Blow seeks clarity out of complicated news events. The same search for transparency is seen in his new memoir, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” which chronicles a childhood punctuated by sexual abuse and lifetime spent navigating masculinity and sexuality. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Blow about his new book and the growth of the American South.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
  • Oscar de la Renta leaves legacy at the runway, White House
    Designer Oscar de la Renta, who designed gowns for public women of all ages, died Monday at the age of 82. Known for elegant cuts and bright colors, de la Renta defined American style for more than a quarter of a century.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
    Designer Oscar de la Renta with former first lady Laura Bush. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen.
  • Two newcomers vie for Georgia’s open Senate seat
    In Georgia, the race for an open Senate seat is dividing voters between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn. Both seek to distance themselves from President Obama’s policies while gathering support from white and African-American voters who often diverge on party lines. Judy Woodruff reports the southern voter mindset from Atlanta.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
  • When to pull the plug on a dying startup company
    The startup scene has exploded on the tech market with good ideas and some not-so-good ideas. Special correspondent Steve Goldbloom examines the process that startups go through to become solid businesses and how unsuccessful business get canned.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
  • Paralyzed man walks after transplanted cells
    A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down after a 2010 stabbing can now walk after a pioneering transplant in Poland. Cells from the man’s nose were used to repair his spinal nerves in a surgery that gives thousands of palaytics new hope for movement. Alex Thompson of Independent Television News has the report.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
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  • New protocols for healthcare workers, airport screenings
    The Department of Homeland Security has directed travelers entering the U.S. from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to five airports for further screening before entering the country. The new travel protocol comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new safety plans for healthcare workers. Gwen Ifill speaks with Dr. Thomas Frieden of the CDC.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
    Barbara Smith, RN, Mount Sinai Health Sysytems and Bryan Christiansen MD,(monitor-R) CDC Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response demonstrate the proper technique for donning protective gear during an ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York on October 21, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary        Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images
  • News Wrap: IS claims it took U.S. air-dropped weapons
    Islamic State fighters in Syria have reportedly taken weapons air-dropped by the U.S. for Kurdish fighters in Kobani. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, a series of bombings left 30 people dead in Shiite districts. In Hong Kong, student leaders sat down with local government officials, but the student-led pro-democracy demonstrations have not come to an end.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
  • With dance, Florida's at risk students move towards college
    Dance: The Next Generation is a 10-year program through Sarasota Ballet that not only teaches ballet, but gives students the discipline and confidence to succeed in school -- along with a big opportunity waiting for those who complete the program successfully.For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
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Monday, October 20, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 20, 2014
    Monday on the NewsHour, while Nigeria is declared free of Ebola, we take a look at the life of an ambulance worker in Liberia. Also: bolstering the fight against Islamic State forces, voter ID confusion ahead of upcoming midterm elections, former GOP leader Bob Dole calls for a return to bipartisanship, what ‘Apple Pay’ means for mobile commerce and protests against a modern opera.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2014
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  • Opera depicting a modern tragedy sparks protest
    An opera slated to open at the Met in New York has stirred very strong feelings beyond the arts community. "The Death of Klinghoffer" is based on a real and recent tragedy: the hijacking of an Italian cruise ship and the murder of a disabled Jewish-American passenger in 1985. Jeffrey Brown examines the criticism that the production glorifies terrorism.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2014
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  • Why U.S. and allies can’t afford to let Kobani fall to IS
    Why did the U.S. decide to reinforce Syrian Kurds with lethal aid to fight the Islamic State takeover of the town of Kobani? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss reversals by the U.S. and Turkey in the strategy against the militant group.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2014
    Syrian Kurds Battle IS To Retain Control Of Kobani
  • Will Apple Pay phase out the wallet?
    From wristwatch to wallet, the cell phone is absorbing more and more forms of personal technology. How does Apple Pay, a new financial transaction service from Apple, affect consumers and how we pay for things? Hari Sreenivasan explores the launch and its impact with Arik Hesseldahl of Re/code.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2014
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  • Former GOP leader Bob Dole tells lawmakers to ‘get together’
    At 91 years old, former Sen. Bob Dole is still traversing his home state of Kansas to thank his supporters for five terms in the Senate. Judy Woodruff sits down with Dole to discuss how Washington has changed since he was in office, his activism for disabled Americans, President Obama’s foreign policy and what he expects from the upcoming election.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2014
  • Will voter ID confusion affect November turnout?
    In 18 states, recent court rulings have changed requirements in the weeks before Election Day. Special correspondent Kelley McHenry of UNC-TV reports on the confusion over the new regulations in North Carolina. Gwen Ifill sits down with Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today to discuss factors that could swing the vote.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2014
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  • U.S. airdrops military aid for Kurds fighting IS
    The U.S. stepped up efforts to save the border town of Kobani from the Islamic State with an airdrop of weapons, ammunition and supplies from the Kurdish authorities. In a change, Turkey said it would help Iraqi Kurdish fighters travel to join the fight, but it also stressed that more aid should go to rebel factions trying to oust Syria's president. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2014
  • Dozens cleared from Ebola quarantine in Texas
    Dozens of people who had initial contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas, were deemed safe to leave quarantine after weeks of monitoring. More than 100 others, including those who cared for him, are still being watched. Meanwhile, Nigeria was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2014
    The Texas Department of State Health Services has started monitoring 100 people who were potentially exposed to Ebola. Caption:DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where a patient has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus on September 30, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. The patient who had recently traveled to Dallas from Liberia marks the first case of this strain of Ebola that has been diagnosed outside of West Africa. (Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images)
  • News Wrap: Libyan pleads not guilty to Benghazi charges
    In our news wrap Monday, Ahmed Abu Khattala pleaded not guilty to U.S. charges related to the 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. Also, despite a cease-fire announced between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, fighting continued over the weekend. The military reported that at least 25 militants were killed.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Oct. 19, 2014
    On this edition for Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, a reporter who recently returned from Liberia discusses the latest on the Ebola scare, and in our signature segment, even though millions of people have become eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, some might not be getting the care they need.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2014
  • US must 'strike balance between caution and panic' on Ebola
    Helene Cooper of the New York Times, who recently returned from West Africa and is now in a self-imposed quarantine, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss her day-to-day life after spending time in Liberia and how Ebola has affected the country.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2014
  • Are mentally ill Americans getting adequate health care?
    Millions of Americans are now eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including 1.2 million people with mental illnesses. But this particularly vulnerable group may not actually be getting the heath care they need. NewsHour Weekend's Stephen Fee reports.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Oct. 18, 2014
    On this edition for Saturday, Oct. 18, President Obama appeals for calm in the face of the Ebola scare, an expert weighs in on plunging gas prices, and in our signature segment, trying to bring new jobs to coal-mining communities 50 years after LBJ launched the War on Poverty. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2014
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  • What's behind the sudden drop in US gas prices?
    According to AAA, the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the U.S. dropped from $3.52 in late July to $3.12 today. Isaac Arnsdorf, an energy and commodities reporter with Bloomberg News, joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain the factors contributing to the drop.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2014