Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  • New thriller breaks into the Federal Reserve
    Matthew Quirk’s “The Directive,” a sequel to his bestselling novel “The 500,” imagines a heist to steal billions from a trading desk at the Federal Reserve. Jeffrey Brown talks to Quirk about how he researched the high-stakes break-in.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2014
  • How the Postal Service is helping monitor snail mail
    An internal audit of the U.S. Postal Service found that it approved nearly 50,000 requests from law enforcement to monitor personal mail. Gwen Ifill sits down with Ron Nixon of The New York Times, who has been investigating this story for more than a year.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2014
    A U.S. postal worker loads up his truck with mail for delivery from the postal station in Carlsbad, California on Feb. 6, 2013. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters
  • How third-party candidates could disrupt midterm elections
    Democrats and Republicans are eyeing at least 10 races where independent and third-party candidates could help swing the outcome on Election Day. Judy Woodruff talks to Jonathan Martin of The New York Times about which contests to watch and what it says about the state of two-party politics.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2014
  • N.C. considers clashing messages in high-stakes Senate race
    In politically divided North Carolina, Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan is defending her seat against challenger Thom Tillis, the Republican speaker of the N.C. House. Gwen Ifill reports on the finger-pointing, the hostile TV ads, the new voter ID laws and other factors that could play a role in determining this very tight race.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2014
    North Carolina Politics
  • This Halloween, are the cocoa markets spooked by Ebola?
    The devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa has also had an economic toll for the region, which is home to most of the world's cocoa production. In the U.S., chocolate prices are rising. But is it because there has been a real change in the cocoa market, or is unfounded fear driving up the increase? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2014
    Photo by Flickr user Dave Dugdale/www.learningdslrvideo.com.
  • News Wrap: Obama warns policies could hamper Ebola fight
    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Obama urged states not to institute quarantine rules that might undermine efforts to help stop the spread of Ebola. Meanwhile, another Dallas nurse was declared free of the disease. Also, thousands of Canadian mourners offered their respects at the funeral of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a soldier killed in an attack by a gunman in Ottawa.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2014
  • Full interview: Gwen Ifill with Senate candidate Thom Tillis
    He might have been right. So far, 90,000 television commercials about North Carolina’s Senate race have hit the airwaves, and as one of the closest U.S. Senate races in the country, many more are on the way. PBS Newshour co-anchor Gwen Ifill talked to candidate Thom Tillis last weekend about the issues at stake in North Carolina.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2014
  • Full interview: Gwen Ifill with NC Sen. Kay Hagan
    Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan sat down with PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill to talk about why North Carolina’s election has generated so much interest, attention and money. The price tag of this hotly contested U.S. Senate race has become the highest so far in political history.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2014
  • Obama on Ebola: 'America is not defined by fear'
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the best way to protect Americans is "stop the outbreak at its source," adding that the Americans deployed to the Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa has helped the international fight against the Ebola virus. "They are starting to see some progress in Liberia," the president said.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2014
    President Obama delivers a statement from the South Lawn on Oct. 28, 2014.

Monday, October 27, 2014

  • What Ukraine’s election means for conflict in the east
    Ukraine’s parliamentary election, which favored pro-Europe parties, did not include millions of people in the country’s eastern region or from annexed Crimea. Judy Woodruff talks to David Herzenhorn of The New York Times about the potential for a political resolution to the violent conflict and how Russia will respond.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
    Ukrainian Voters Head To The Polls For The General Election
  • Protecting the African lion from trophy hunters
    The African lion population is shrinking due to habitat loss, lack of prey and violent contact with humans, including trophy hunting. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing that these animals be protected as an endangered species. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Jeff Flocken of the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
  • Understanding the U.S. guidelines on Ebola quarantine
    New guidelines from the CDC recommend voluntary at-home isolation for health care workers returning from West Africa who are in a so-called high-risk category. Are those guidelines are strict enough? Judy Woodruff talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases about how health officials determine the right course of action.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
    Doctor Quarantined At NYC's Bellevue Hospital After Testing Positive For Ebola
  • Empowering kids with disabilities to find exercise they love
    Physical education is required in most American high schools, but for teenagers with physical and developmental disabilities, there can be greater restrictions on how they can get active. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports on how schools in Florida’s Miami-Dade County are adapting activities like kayaking, sailing and golfing for more children.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
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  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 27, 2014
    Monday on the NewsHour, Ebola creates a crisis for West African children whose parents have died. Also: Midterm elections one week away, Ukrainians vote for pro-Europe political parties, a call to protect African lions, adapting physical education for students with disabilities and a fresh start for struggling blues musicians in America.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
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    October 27, 2014
  • What to watch for in the last week before midterm elections
    Out of 36 states with Senate races, there are 10 where the leading candidates are separated by just a few points. Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss which races are still in play and what’s driving voters in this election.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
  • Children orphaned by Ebola face long-term consequences
    In West Africa, it’s estimated that at least 4,000 children have been orphaned by the deadly Ebola virus. Sometimes the children are abandoned or shunned, due to fear of the disease. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Sarah Crowe of UNICEF about the ways aid agencies are dealing with the crisis.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
  • Easing the blues for down-and-out artists
    For every American musician who makes it big, there are many, many more who eke out a living to be able to afford new guitar strings. The Music Maker Foundation, based in North Carolina, helps struggling blues artists meet their basic needs, record their music and book tours. Jeffrey Brown reports on their efforts to preserve American culture and keep the music coming.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
  • Number of children orphaned by Ebola grows
    The growing death toll of the Ebola epidemic has left countless children facing a future without their mom or dad. Dan Rivers of Independent Television News visits three siblings in Sierra Leone who are being cared for by their aunt after losing their parents.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
  • Election turns war-torn Ukraine toward Europe
    The big winners of Ukraine’s parliamentary elections were the two main, pro-Western parties, led respectively by the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko, and its prime minister. But there was no voting in Russian-annexed Crimea, and little voting in eastern provinces where pro-Russian separatists hold sway. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
  • New guidelines for health workers returning from West Africa
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revised their states’ policies for quarantining health care workers returning from West Africa. That comes after a nurse in Newark threatened a lawsuit for being confined for three days without symptoms. Meanwhile, the CDC offered its own recommendations for medical workers who have direct contact with Ebola. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
  • News Wrap: U.S., British forces leave Afghan military base
    In our news wrap Monday, American and British troops were airlifted from a major military base in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, closing the facility after 13 years of use. Also, a suicide bombing in central Iraq killed at least 24 people, a day after government troops and Shiite militias recaptured a key town from the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
  • Ironing Board Sam sings ‘Over the Rainbow’
    Blues musician Sammie Moore -- commonly known as Ironing Board Sam -- sings his rendition of "Over the Rainbow." Moore has received assistance from the Music Maker Relief Foundation, a North Carolina non-profit that helps musicians meet basic needs while getting their musical lives back on track.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
    Ironing Board Sam sings "Over the Rainbow"

Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • What threat do 'lone wolf' terrorists pose?
    Last Monday in Quebec, a man purposely crashed his car into two soldiers, killing one of them. On Thursday in Queens, New York, a man who had posted comments sympathetic to jihadists used a hatchet to attack four rookie police officers. What's behind these so-called "lone wolf" attacks and what threat do they pose?
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2014
  • Nigerian schoolgirls remain in captivity
    For 10 days now there have been reports from Africa that those hundreds of school girls abducted by Boko Haram extremists last Spring would be released. But the girls remain in captivity. And, another 30 adolescents were reportedly abducted in Nigeria on Sunday. For the latest, Tim Cocks of Reuters joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Lagos, Nigeria.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2014
  • Viewers respond to risk of soccer concussions in kids
    Viewers respond to a report examining whether soccer is safe, given the thousands of concussions that occur every year after kids use their heads to make contact with the ball. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Dissecting the dangers of contracting Ebola
    Amid assurances from public health officials the last several weeks about the Ebola scare in the US, Dr. Stephen Morse of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University joins Hari Sreenivasan in the studio to discuss in detail when the virus is actually dangerous.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2014
    Soldiers from the U.S. Army 615th Engineer Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion put on one of three pairs of protective gloves during the final session of personal protective equipment training at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs
  • A parent's dilemma: Is soccer safe for kids?
    Youth soccer has become one of the leading causes of concussions for kids in America, sending an estimated 10,000 kids to the E.R. every year. NewsHour Weekend correspondent William Brangham, whose three kids all play soccer, weighs the risks and the benefits of the sport.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

  • Tony Bennett goes Gaga on ‘Cheek to Cheek’
    Legendary singer Tony Bennett found an unlikely collaborator in shape-shifting pop superstar Lady Gaga. The two have united for a jazzy album of popular American standards called “Cheek to Cheek.” Jeffrey Brown sits down with Bennett to discuss their hit album and keeping jazz alive.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2014