Wednesday, October 7, 2015

  • Josh Groban indulges his inner theater geek with 'Stages'
    Multi-platinum artist Josh Groban is on tour for his latest album, “Stages,” which features covers of Broadway songs. He joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss how he picks his songs, the influence of early arts exposure in shaping his love of performance and what he sees for his future of music-making.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2015
  • News Wrap: Russia launches missile strikes in Syria
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Russia sharply escalated its military campaign in Syria by coordinating missile attacks with a ground offensive by Syrian forces. Also, the Associated Press reported that the FBI has foiled repeated attempts in Eastern Europe to smuggle radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, including the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2015
    SOCHI, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 06: Russian President Vladimir Putin awaits to greet Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon during their meeting at Bocharov Ruchey State Residence on October 6, 2015 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)
  • As drought-desperate California sinks, risk of flood rises
    California is sinking, and sinking fast. As desperate farmers have turned to drilling to keep their crops green, the removal of groundwater is making the land settle inches lower at a sharp pace. In the Central Valley, that geological drop is actually increasing the flood risk. Nathan Halverson of Reveal for the Center of Investigative Reporting reports in conjunction with KQED.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2015
  • House GOP faces a math problem in picking a new speaker
    Republicans are preparing for a closed-door vote on whom they would like to be the next Speaker of the House. How will the decision affect the direction of Congress? Hari Sreenivasan takes a look at the contenders with political director Lisa Desjardins.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2015
    UNITED STATES - October 7: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, October 7, 2015. As McCarthy is the current front runner for the upcoming vacancy for Speaker of the House, after John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced that he would resign at the end of October, conservatives are trying to stop him. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
  • PBS NewsHour full episode October 7, 2015
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she does not support the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Also: Bill and Melinda Gates discuss their efforts in education, how California’s drought is causing the state to sink and recording artist Josh Groban on singing Broadway hits.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2015
  • Bill and Melinda Gates on political debate over Common Core
    Bill and Melinda Gates, two of the world’s leading philanthropists, sit down with Gwen Ifill in Seattle to discuss their efforts to support education reform and the political battles over the Common Core standards.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2015
  • Full Interview: Hillary Clinton on trade pact doubts
    Hillary Clinton says she's "worried" about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and that she can't support it given what she knows at this point. The former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the major Asian trade pact, gun control, Vladimir Putin and her email.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2015
  • Hillary Clinton says she does not support TPP
    Just days after the U.S. and 11 nations released a monumental trade deal that still faces a fight in Congress, Hillary Clinton says she does not support the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2015
  • Clinton on emails: ‘I did it for convenience’
    In an interview with PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff Wednesday, Hillary Clinton reiterated that she has been cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation into the security of her emails while she was serving as Secretary of State.Speaking at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, the Democratic candidate for president said she chose to use her own personal server out of convenience.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

  • Why divisive Donald Trump still appeals to voters
    What's driving strong support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump? Political director Lisa Desjardins talks with Judy Woodruff about what’s kept anti-establishment Trump at the top of the field.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media during the National Federation of Republican Assemblies at Rocketown in Nashville, Tennessee August 29, 2015.  REUTERS/Harrison McClary  - RTX1Q7TE
  • Dalai Lama calls for universal teaching of compassion
    The Dalai Lama had long kept up a demanding schedule, crossing the globe for speaking engagements until doctors recently told him to slow down. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro sits down with the 80-year-old spiritual leader to discuss his hopes for spreading peace and winning autonomy for Tibet, as well as why he says he’s not sure there’s a need for a next Dalai Lama.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2015
  • Ann Romney on her battle with multiple sclerosis
    Ann Romney, wife of former governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, had what appeared to be the perfect life. In her new memoir, "In This Together: My Story," she writes about what it was like grappling her identity after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She talks with Judy Woodruff about health care, her treatments and the 2016 race for the White House.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2015
  • DOJ aims to release 6,000 nonviolent drug offenders
    The Justice Department announced a plan for the largest ever one-time release of federal prisoners. Jeffrey Brown speaks to Maurice Chammah of The Marshall Project about the decision to set free some 6,000 inmates, part of a broader push to provide relief to individuals hit with harsh sentences and to reduce overcrowded prisons.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2015
    Photo of prison guard with prisoner by Halfdark via Getty Images
  • Should the U.S. keep many troops in Afghanistan?
    With a surge by the Taliban and the Islamic State's entry into Afghanistan, does the future role of the U.S. military in that country need to evolve? Judy Woodruff talks to Scott Smith of the United States Institute of Peace and retired Lt. Gen. David Barno, former commander of Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, about keeping troops on the ground and the strike on Doctors Without Borders.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2015
  • Top U.S. commander recommends revising Afghan drawdown plan
    Gen. John Campbell acknowledged at a Senate Armed Services hearing that a strike against a target that turned out to be a Doctors Without Borders hospital was an American decision, made within the U.S. chain of command. Campbell also said he's proposed extending the U.S. presence in Afghanistan beyond the 2016 deadline laid out by the president. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2015
  • News Wrap: NATO chief blasts Russian violation of air space
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the head of NATO rejected Russia's claim that its planes twice accidentally strayed into Turkey while on bombing runs in Syria, calling the actions "unacceptable." Also, at a meeting of European officials in Brussels. Turkey warned that 3 million more refugees could flee the fighting in Syria.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2015
  • Why 'Over the Rainbow' takes us to a magical, musical place
    What makes the song "Over the Rainbow" an indelible classic? Jeffrey Brown talks to composer and musician Rob Kapilow, who helps explain why we love the story of a girl caught yearning for both home and adventure.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2015
  • Drenched South Carolina warns of more flooding to come
    The rain has stopped, but South Carolina's flood disaster is still gripping the state. Some towns are being inundated a second time, as runoff water from upstream heads for the coast. Gov. Nikki Haley warned that even as areas start drying out, some low-lying communities will face danger. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2015
  • PBS NewsHour full episode October 6, 2015
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, South Carolina assesses flood damage and warn of danger to come. Also: The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan comes under fire for a mistaken airstrike, the Justice Department plans early releases for 6,000 inmates, Ann Romney discusses her new memoir, the Dalai Lama on whether he will have a successor and an appreciation of “Over the Rainbow.”
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2015
    COLUMBIA, SC - OCTOBER 6:  Emergency personnel look out over sandbags at the breach in the Columbia Canal on October 6, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. The state of South Carolina experienced record rainfall amounts over the weekend and continues to face resulting flooding. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Monday, October 5, 2015

  • ‘Brave Man’s’ glass bridge offers vertigo-inducing views
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, China's first high-altitude glass-bottomed suspension bridge, spanning the length of three football fields, has opened.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2015
  • Why it's hard to find the missing among unidentified dead
    There are more than 10,000 bodies -- Jane and John Does -- waiting for identification in city morgues and cemeteries in the U.S. With no national law requiring agencies share information on missing people and unknown bodies, many families are left in the dark about their loved ones' fates. Michael Schiller of Reveal for the Center for Investigative Reporting has the story.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2015
  • Why the Supreme Court may swing right this session
    With the start of the Supreme Court’s new term, Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to talk about some of the issues to be tested, including affirmative action, voting rights and unions.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2015
    UNITED STATES - October 5: An Architect of the Capitol worker pours chemicals into a water fountain in front of the Supreme Court as it begins a new session in Washington, on Monday, October 5, 2015. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
  • What it takes to make a great political ad
    Political consultant Fred Davis has had no shortage of notable clients, from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Carly Fiorina to John McCain. Davis gives his Brief but Spectacular take on how to captivate and convince viewers with an advertisement they will always remember.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2015
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  • What Detroit’s golden years gave America
    Detroit once seemed a city that stood on the threshold of unlimited possibilities. Washington Post and Detroit native David Maraniss examines that creative and booming metropolis of 50 years ago in his new book, "Once in a Great City." Maraniss joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss that golden era and the signs of troubled times to come.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2015
  • Will Bernie Sanders’ gun rights record help Hillary Clinton?
    Hillary Clinton laid out a plan for greater gun control at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, days after a massacre at an Oregon community college. Gwen Ifill talks to Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report about how the politics of gun control are playing out in the race for the White House, plus Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s comments affect the race for Speaker of the House.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2015
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters at the Human Rights Campaign Breakfast in Washington, October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS2V3Q
  • In size and stakes, Trans-Pacific Partnership is a big deal
    The U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations have struck the largest trade deal in a generation. The wide-ranging Trans-Pacific Partnership sets new rules for labor and environmental standards and reduces and phases out thousands of tariffs on American producers, among other provisions. But there's substantial opposition to the accord. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2015
    Ships sit offshore in the Singapore Strait in this aerial photograph taken above Singapore, on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Singapore's economy contracted more than analysts predicted last quarter, underscoring the weakening outlook for Asian nations amid sluggish global growth. The local dollar weakened to its lowest level in more than a month. Photographer: Darren Soh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Doctors Without Borders rejects U.S. airstrike description
    The U.S. Commander of Coalition Forces in Afghanistan pledged that the truth will come out about an airstrike that killed 22 people at a Doctors Without Borders hospital. Initially the Pentagon said that U.S. troops called in the attack, but Gen. John Campbell now says it came from Afghan forces. Doctors Without Borders’ director has rejected the latest U.S. version. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2015
  • News Wrap: Coast Guard searches for sunken cargo ship survivors
    In our news wrap Monday, a cargo ship caught in the path of Hurricane Joaquin has sunk, along with 33 people on board. Also, a Russian fighter jet that crossed into Turkey over the weekend fared tensions over the air campaign in Syria.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2015
    U.S.C.G. Cpt. Mark Fedor, right, and Lt. Cmd. Gabe Somma brief the media on the search for survivors of the cargo ship El Faro that sank during Hurricane Joaquin at the Coast Guard Station at the Opa Locka Airport on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (Walter Michot/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images)
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