Wednesday, October 26, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 26, 2016
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, a look at the state of the presidential race through polling and shifts in campaign spending. Also: The secret computer codes designed to sway your political opinions, a reprieve for soldiers hit with an unexpected bill, where economic worries meet white nationalism and the first American author to win the Man Booker prize.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016
    A voter heads to the booth to fill out his ballot at a polling site in Stillwater, Oklahoma, March 1, 2016.   REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo - RTX2PXY5
    October 26, 2016
  • Why white nationalists hear a political ally in Donald Trump
    White nationalist groups are nothing new to America. But in recent years, their numbers have grown, drawing whites who feel marginalized in the America of today. The NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia visits a white separatist community in Indiana to understand why they’re supporting Donald Trump this election.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016
  • Efforts to claw back recruitment bonuses generates outrage
    Amid a mounting outcry, Defense Secretary Ash Carter halted Pentagon efforts to recollect money given to thousands of California National Guard members. Soldiers were asked to repay bonuses of $15,000 or more, which had been doled out improperly by recruiters during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Cloud of the Los Angeles Times and Sgt. 1st Class Robert Richmond.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016
    Carter is seeking to boost Pentagon spending to Photo of Pentagon by Wikimedia user David B. Gleason
  • Cracking the stealth political influence of bots
    Among the millions of real people tweeting about the presidential race, there are also a lot accounts operated by fake people, or “bots.” Politicians and regular users alike use these accounts to increase their follower bases and push messages. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how computer scientists can analyze Twitter handles to determine whether or not they are bots.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016
  • Days to go, Clinton and Democrats are winning the money race
    In the last days of the presidential race, what’s the state of the money race? Matea Gold of The Washington Post joins Judy Woodruff to discuss how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have raised money and how they’re spending it.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016
  • What pollsters are predicting for Election Day
    Most national and battleground-state polls show Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump. Do the “late-deciders” hold the power to swing the numbers? Democratic pollster Peter Hart and Republican pollster Whit Ayres join Judy Woodruff to break down those polls, what they are telling us today and what they predict for Election Day.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a campaign rally in Lake Worth, Florida, U.S. October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2QKWU
  • News Wrap: Pakistani city shuts down to mourn massacre
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the city of Quetta virtually was closed down as residents mourned the death of 61 victims of Tuesday’s massacre at a police academy. Both an Islamic State affiliate and a Taliban splinter group have claimed responsibility for the attack. Also, the Taliban is denying it kidnapped and killed 26 civilians in Afghanistan, who were abducted in a remote province on Tuesday.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016
    Hiji Behram Khan, father of Dilawar, a police cadet who was killed in Monday's attack on the Police Training College, holds pictures of his son outside his home on the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan, October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro - RTX2QKB8
  • Candidates use Trump's new hotel as election metaphor
    Donald Trump took time off from the campaign trail to open his new hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, using the moment to stress what he could accomplish as president. Meanwhile, on her 69th birthday, Hillary Clinton campaigned in the battleground state of Florida, suggesting there’s a dark side to Trump’s business dealings. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016
    (L-R) Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump attend an official ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Trump International Hotel in Washington U.S., October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTX2QKOZ

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 25, 2016
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, a look at how Obamacare’s rising premiums could play into the election. Also: What people in other countries think of the American presidential race, first-generation college students take on major obstacles, one of the most contentious words in the English language and a water fight between Iowa’s farmers and city dwellers.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
    The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as "Obamacare", outside the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. on October 4, 2013. Photo by Jonathan Bachman/REUTERS
    October 25, 2016
  • How Obamacare premium hikes affect politics and your wallet
    The new enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act is about to begin and there are some changes in both price -- double-digit percentage increases for premiums on average -- and choice. Judy Woodruff learns more from Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News and Reid Wilson of The Hill, and gets the perspectives of people around the country who are weighing their options.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
    Arminda Murillo, 54, reads a leaflet on Obamacare at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, California, U.S. March 27, 2014.     REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo - RTX2PMAL
  • News Wrap: Clapper doubts North Korea denuclearization
    In our news wrap Tuesday, National Intelligence Director James Clapper voiced doubt that North Korea will ever give up its nuclear weapons. The State Department quickly disputed that notion and insisted the U.S. policy is both unchanged and realistic. Also, militants in Pakistan stormed a police academy overnight, killing at least 61 and wounding more than 120.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
    James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, U.S., October 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX2QEQ0
  • Prices rising, Trump rallies for Obamacare repeal
    Campaigning in Florida, Donald Trump bashed the Affordable Care Act, seizing on newly announced insurance premium spikes. Sunshine State polls show a close race; Trump sees it as a must-win and believes he's winning big. Meanwhile, though the Justice Department will be monitoring polling places around the nation, its oversight will be curtailed by a 2013 Supreme Court decision. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump rallies with supporters at the Million Air Orlando airplane hangar in Sanford, Florida, U.S. October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2QFHM
  • What the world is thinking about the U.S. election
    Who is chosen as the next president of the United States isn’t just a matter of national importance, but will make a big difference to the rest of the world. This year, the international community is watching with a combination of fascination and trepidation. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant gets a sampling of global views on the election.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
    Invited students attend an event to watch the televised U.S. presidential debate between Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan October 20, 2016.  REUTERS/Issei Kato  - RTX2PMTH
  • How the n-word became the 'atomic bomb of racial slurs'
    Its effect can be explosive and painful: Harvard University professor Randall Kennedy has traced the history of the n-word to understand the evolution of the infamous racial slur. Kennedy joins special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault to discuss this history, including reappropriations of the word and the complexities and damages of its usage today.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
  • Who will pay for water cleanup divides urban, rural Iowa
    Iowa is home to some of the richest farmland in the country, but the Des Moines Water Works says that has come with an environmental price. The city water authority has filed a lawsuit against three rural counties claiming that nitrate from fertilizer is contaminating their urban water supply. Special correspondent David Biello reports for Detroit Public Television.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
  • Helping college students who must worry about basic needs
    The biggest challenge for these college students may not be exams or papers, but finding the means to survive. While the University of California system has worked to bring in more first-generation and “non-traditional” students, helping them stay, succeed and meet basic needs like getting enough food requires greater investment. Jeffrey Brown reports from Berkeley, California.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

  • How language and politics are inextricably linked
    The way we talk about politics seems to sound different this election season. Mark Thompson, author of “Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics?”, joins Jeffrey Brown to look at the causes and effects of the current political discourse, especially that of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and the media.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
  • Arizona group tries to get out the Latino vote
    Arizona, a traditionally red state, could be in play this election for the first time in decades. Hoping to boost voter turnout, a group called One Arizona focused on helping eligible Latinos register to vote, signing up 150,000 voters this election alone. Angélica Casas and Jennifer Cain of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism report from Phoenix.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
  • What’s next for Dakota Access protests?
    Over the weekend, more than 120 protesters who oppose the Dakota Access oil pipeline were arrested, part of a months-long campaign by more than a hundred different Native American tribes. William Brangham joins Judy Woodruff for an update on where the project stands and an explanation of the resistance.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
    Dakota Access Pipeline protesters square off against police near the Standing Rock Reservation and the pipeline route outside the little town of Saint Anthony, North Dakota, U.S., October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester/File Photo - RTSRZWU
  • Long-suffering fans savor Chicago-Cleveland matchup
    It’s a victory the Chicago Cubs haven’t had in 71 years: a ticket to the World Series. If they win, it will be the first time since 1908. But their opponents are also hoping for an end to a long drought: The Cubs are playing the Cleveland Indians, who haven’t won the championship since 1948. John Yang speaks with Al Pawlowski of Fox SportsTime Ohio and Rick Telander of Chicago Sun-Times for more.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
    Oct 22, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44), third baseman Kris Bryant (17), shortstop Addison Russell (27), and second baseman Javier Baez (9) celebrate defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in game six of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. Cubs win 5-0 to advance to the World Series. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports - RTX2Q1I5
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 24, 2016
    Monday on the NewsHour, with Donald Trump behind in the polls, Hillary Clinton expands her focus to Senate races. Also: The push to register Latino voters, rising tensions in the protest over the North Dakota oil pipeline, a Syrian activist “let down” by the U.S., a book that traces the changing political landscape, a possible end to the Cubs’ curse and preserving Dorothy’s ruby slippers.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves as she arrives to a campaign event accompanied by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) at Alumni Hall Courtyard, Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire U.S., October 24, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2Q99X
    October 24, 2016
  • For this Syrian activist, hope, like his hometown, is gone
    In 2012, activist Saleh Hawa, who lead demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, had confidence in the Syrian opposition's prospects. Four years later, none of his hopes and all of his fears have been realized. He believed the U.S. would help put Assad out of power; now he says his country has lost faith in the world. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
  • How Clinton and Trump are strategizing with two weeks to go
    With 15 days until Election Day, most polls show Hillary Clinton with a growing lead over Donald Trump, who is suggesting that the polls are rigged. Meanwhile, Clinton has shifted her campaign on focus on Senate races. Judy Woodruff speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about the election countdown, and how sexism has played a part in the election.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
  • Trump focused on Florida, Clinton fights for other Democrats
    With two weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump is focused on one state: Florida. The GOP nominee maintains that his prospects for the Sunshine State are bright, despite polls showing he is falling behind. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is pushing to win more Democratic control of Congress. On Monday she campaigned in New Hampshire for Senate candidate Gov. Maggie Hassan. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Naples, Florida, U.S. October 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2Q4TE
  • News Wrap: AT&T confident in Time Warner deal approval
    In our news wrap Monday, AT&T said it is confident its deal to buy Time Warner will pass muster with Congress and federal regulators. The telecom giant announced plans on Saturday to take over the parent company of HBO, CNN and Warner Brothers Studio. Also, officials in France began clearing the makeshift migrant camp known as “the Jungle” in Calais.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
    Ticker and trading information for media conglomerate Time Warner Inc. is displayed at the post where it is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., October 21, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX2PWCV
  • Who’s footing the bill to restore the ruby slippers
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Judy Garland’s iconic ruby slippers from “The Wizard of OZ” are one of the most popular attractions at the National Museum of American History. But since their debut on the yellow brick road, the glittering, sequined shoes have faded and degraded while on display. In order to restore them, the museum launched a crowdfunding campaign.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05:  "The Wizard of Oz" Ruby Red Slippers worn by Judy Garland in 1939 are displayed at a viewing at the Plaza Athenee on December 5, 2011 in New York City.  "The Wizard of Oz" Ruby Red slippers are a women's size 5 and appraised at $3 million dollars.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Oct. 23, 2016
    On this episode for Sunday, Oct. 23, assessing a merger between telecom giant AT&T and Time Warner. Later, senate Republicans are enduring a balancing act to keep control of the House in the weeks leading up to Election Day. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., October 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2Q4AO
    October 23, 2016
  • Humanitarian concerns grow in Mosul
    Iraqi government troops and Peshmerga fighters launched a new offensive on towns and villages around Mosul, the country’s second largest city that is also controlled by the Islamic State. The U.N. warns that the offensive could displace as many as a million people. Katharina Ritz with the International Red Cross in Baghdad joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype to discuss.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2016
    Displaced people who are fleeing from clashes arrive in Qayyarah, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani  - RTX2PJ9C
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