On the PBS NewsHour Tonight

BY News Desk  October 11, 2012 at 1:17 PM EDT

On Thursday’s NewsHour:

  • The vice-presidential contenders meet for their only debate

  • Rising tensions between Turkey and Russia over Syria, as the Turks force a Russian plane to land

  • How Medicare’s playing in House races

  • And a Chinese writer wins the Nobel Prize for literature

Correspondent Margaret Warner has your preview:


While the above radio promo is recorded in the morning, it’s a tentative snapshot of what we’re covering on the show. With the ebb and flow of news headlines, chances are segments will be added, scrapped or moved to another night. Come back to this page for updates throughout the day.

Tune in to the regular broadcast at 6 p.m. ET online, and on-air. Then, watch NewsHour’s live coverage and post-debate analysis that will begin shortly before the vice-presidential debate tees off at 9 p.m. ET.