On the PBS NewsHour Tonight

BY News Desk  October 16, 2012 at 1:24 PM EDT

On Tuesday’s NewsHour:

  • The presidential candidates meet for a town hall debate — their second head to head contest

  • Two new drugs linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak

  • The foreign policy debate this election year

  • And, Cuba announces it will lift travel restrictions on its citizens


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 presidential debate tees off at 9 p.m. ET.