Wednesday, November 2, 2016

  • Why congressional races matter this year
    Regardless of who wins the presidential election on Nov. 8, the party that controls the balance of power in the U.S. House and Senate will play a crucial role in determining what gets done. Judy Woodruff speaks with Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2016
    A view of the U.S. Capitol Building's Dome, taken from the east side. Photo by Kevin Burkett/via Flickr

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

  • Do politicians get their money’s worth from consultants?
    Political consultants have obtained an exalted status in contemporary politics. But for their sky-high fees, and in an era when Donald Trump won his party’s nomination without the help of experienced campaigners, what do consultants really offer a candidate? As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff interviews journalist Molly Ball about what she found.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2016
  • Why insured Americans struggle to get mental health care
    It’s the first day of enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act. But when it comes to mental health, even those with insurance struggle to get affordable care. Special correspondent April Dembosky and Sheraz Sadiq of KQED meets a mom who faces misinformation, long waitlists for therapists and prohibitively expensive care for her son with autism and herself.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2016
  • Why red states depend on and distrust government the most
    Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild set out to explore what she saw as a paradox in American political life: red states depend the most on the federal government, but also distrust it the most. It’s the topic of her new book, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right,” for which she traveled to Louisiana to research the phenomenon. She sits down with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2016
  • What voters still don’t know about Trump and Clinton
    With a week until Election Day there are still unanswered questions about the candidates -- from Hillary Clinton’s emails to Donald Trump’s taxes. Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post and Susan Page of USA Today join Judy Woodruff to discuss what we know and what we are still trying to find out about both candidates and whether recent developments will have an impact on turnout.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2016
    Photos of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by Getty Images
  • California ballot revives debate on bilingual education
    On Nov. 8, California voters will vote on a proposition that would make it easier for school districts to expand bilingual education. Critics say English-only instruction is crucial to assimilation, while supporters argue that it would be an opportunity to embrace the state’s multiculturalism and linguistic richness. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2016
    Students exit a bus as they arrive at Venice High School in Los Angeles, California December 16, 2015. Classes resume today in Los Angeles, the second largest school district in the United States,  after they were closed on Tuesday after officials reported receiving an unspecified threat to the district and ordered a search of all schools in the city. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn - RTX1YZF0
  • Candidates storm swing states as headlines swirl
    A week before Election Day, the candidates stumped in battleground states: Donald Trump took his campaign to Pennsylvania, while Hillary Clinton appealed to Florida voters. Their last leg of campaigning comes amid a flurry of headlines about a Trump tax scheme and a possible FBI inquiry into the former Trump campaign chair. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump goes to a Wawa gas station after a campaign event in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 1, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2RDWW

Monday, October 31, 2016

  • The nightmare zombie movie that started with a dream
    Two years ago, two best friends with Down syndrome came up with an idea that would change their lives. With the dream of making a zombie movie, Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt raised nearly $70,000 in a Kickstarter campaign, and “Spring Break Massacre” was born. The NewsHour’s Mike Melia meets up with the creative duo to learn what they’re up to now.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2016
  • FBI probe of private email server dogs Clinton in final week
    In the final days of the campaign, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are talking about the same thing: the FBI probe into a new trove of emails possibly related to Clinton’s private server. In Michigan, Trump said the American people are the victims of a corrupt system, while in Ohio, Clinton criticized the FBI’s tactics, while continuing to state there is no case. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, U.S. October 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTX2R9B6
  • Debunking the myth of the vampire bat
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, vampire bats may be some of the spookiest species on earth. But the surprisingly social animals make sacrifices to save one another’s lives. We debunk some of the popular myths about these blood-thirsty animals.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2016
    A pair of white-winged vampire bats feed on the foot of a chicken. Photo courtesy: Bat Conservation International/J. Scott Altenbach
  • Debating Comey's unprecedented reveal about Clinton probe
    FBI Director James Comey revealed last week there are new emails possibly related to Hillary Clinton’s private server. Judy Woodruff learns more about the investigation from The New York Times’ Michael Schmidt and Politico’s Josh Gerstein and then discusses Comey’s actions with Peter Zeidenberg of Arent Fox and Daniel Richman of Columbia Law School.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2016
    FBI Director James Comey testifies at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Washington, U.S., September 27, 2016.          REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTSPOQM
  • Days to go, voters explain their White House hopes
    Across the next-to-last weekend before the election, Judy Woodruff hit the campaign trail to see the candidates up close and speak with their supporters. She traveled from a Hillary Clinton appearance in Daytona Beach, Florida, to a Donald Trump speech in Las Vegas to hear what voters have to say about their chosen candidate and the opponent they’re hoping to defeat.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2016
  • Can Colombia revive its FARC peace deal?
    Colombia was on the verge of ending one of the most violent civil wars in Latin America just slightly more than a month ago, when the deal was narrowly rejected by a voter referendum. President Juan Manuel Santos now faces the challenge of re-writing the deal to make it favorable to those who voted against it while still keeping it agreeable to FARC. Special correspondent Nadja Drost reports.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2016
    Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos acknowledges the applause while addressing people who worked for the peace accord to be approved in the recent referendum, after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, at Narino Palace in Bogota, Colombia, October 7, 2016. REUTERS/John Vizcaino   - RTSR9BJ
  • How the Clinton email probe seems to be motivating voters
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Yamiche Alcindor of the The New York Times join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the FBI investigation’s influence on voters how Donald Trump has made use of the news, subtle changes in Hillary Clinton’s campaign approach and how the election discourse has shifted.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

  • James Bond inspires Dia de los Muertos in Mexico City
    Last year’s James Bond movie, “Spectre,” opened with a Day of the Dead parade featuring floats, puppets, and skeletons. The sequence, filmed in Mexico City, became the inspiration for an annual parade, where ancient Aztec tradition intermingled with Halloween. Alison Stewart has more.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2016
  • Is FBI email probe this election’s ‘October surprise’?
    From the Kennedys getting Martin Luther King, Jr. out of jail to George W. Bush’s youthful drunk driving, the term “October surprise” means an event in the closing weeks of a presidential campaign that could affect the race. The FBI reviewing more emails related to Clinton might be this election’s October surprise. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks about the FBI inquiry into her emails during a campaign rally in Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S. October 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2R0GR
  • As election nears, candidates court millennials
    There are an estimated 83 million millennials in the U.S. -- and candidates want their vote. In the last presidential election, 45 percent of millennials turned out to vote, and the group tends to lean further left than other generations, according to the Pew Research Center. PBS NewsHour correspondent Christopher Booker reports from Florida on how the generation is connecting with the candidates.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2016
    File photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Saturday, October 29, 2016

  • Why the FBI is looking at new Clinton-related emails
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is calling on the FBI to reveal all it knows about a new batch of emails related to the investigation of a private email server she used as President Obama’s Secretary of State. For more on the probe, Politico’s investigative reporter Ken Vogel joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2016
    FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify before the Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on "Threats to the Homeland", on Capitol Hill in Washington November 14, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW) - RTX15DDZ
  • How are controversial voter ID laws affecting voters?
    This election, nine states are enforcing new laws requiring eligible voters to present government-issued photo IDs at the polls. And other factors, including voter purging in Ohio and possible voting machine malfunctions, could also influence voters. Wendy Weiser, of The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School, joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2016
    For USA-ELECTION/VOTING-NORTHCAROLINA [moving at 0600 EDT (1000 GMT) Friday, July 15, 2016]A pile of government pamphlets explaining North Carolina's controversial "Voter ID" law sits on table at a polling station as the law goes into effect for the state's presidential primary in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. on March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane/File Photo - RTSI0CT
  • South Carolina’s manufacturing revival lures new business
    Like other states, South Carolina has seen its traditional industries decimated by automation and globalization, as low-skilled factory jobs disappeared or migrated to low-cost labor countries. Now, the state is building a robust, high-skilled factory base, returning manufacturing jobs to the state. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Patricia Sabga reports.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2016
    A worker exits Boeing's massive 787 Dreamliner final assembly building in North Charleston, South Carolina December 19, 2013. Three days after Boeing received proposals from other states that want the company's lucrative new jet program, known as the 777X, the company obtained a $1-a-year lease for another large tract of state land near its factory in South Carolina that will nearly double the amount expected for a planned expansion. Unionized machinists in Washington state last month rejected a labor contract that would have guaranteed the plane be built there. Picture taken December 19, 2013.REUTERS/Randall Hill   (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT EMPLOYMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTX16PL7

Friday, October 28, 2016

  • Tim Gunn on why the fashion industry needs a makeover
    Fashion consultant and television personality Tim Gunn thinks it’s time clothing designers offered styles that work for everybody -- not only extremely thin models. After all, the average American woman is between sizes 16 and 18, or what the industry calls “plus size.” He admits the task of democratizing fashion will be a challenging one, as designs must be re-imagined and not merely resized.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14:  TV personality Tim Gunn attends The BUILD Series Presents Tim Gunn discussing the fifteenth season of "Project Runway" at AOL HQ on September 14, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
  • Shields and Brooks on the election's 'parity of sleaze'
    In the wake of a new FBI investigation into emails from Hillary Clinton's aides and more sexual assault accusations against Donald Trump, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss a campaign environment of "sleaze" and the election's outlook. But they also take a break from politics to consider the exciting Cubs-Indians World Series.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2016
  • FBI to investigate new material around Clinton email server
    When Hillary Clinton arrived in Iowa on Friday, she was greeted by news of further investigation into her emails. FBI Director James Comey told congressional chairmen in a letter that the bureau would be evaluating newly discovered emails that appear pertinent to Clinton’s private server. In New Hampshire, Donald Trump immediately pounced on the development. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton takes the stage at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTX2QWH3
  • Analyzing the FBI announcement on Clinton’s private server
    Director James Comey announced the FBI will review a new batch of emails apparently related to Hillary Clinton’s private server. The messages were discovered in an unrelated investigation concerning former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner’s alleged communication with a 15-year-old girl. To discuss the startling development, Judy Woodruff speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s Devlin Barrett.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2016
    FBI Director James Comey testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 28, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTSPUVE
  • How polls and campaigns are shaping up in critical states
    This campaign season, the electoral map has undergone major upheaval -- and the race could come down to just a handful of critical states. For insight into what's motivating voters in hotly contested Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and New Hampshire, Judy Woodruff is joined by Emily Ramshaw of The Texas Tribune, Andra Gillespie of Emory University and Paul Steinhauser of NH1.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears at a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2QW67
  • Who's behind the sexual-assault survivor ‘bill of rights?’
    Rape kits are essential evidence for prosecuting sexual assault. But in many parts of the country, they’re destroyed after six months. While assault victims can fight to preserve them longer, that information isn't necessarily shared. It's an issue Amanda Nguyen took to Capitol Hill, yielding the first time the phrase "sexual assault survivor" has appeared in federal law. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27:  Activist Amanda Nguyen attends MTV Total Registration Live at MTV Studios on September 27, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for MTV)
  • The ocean’s ‘Garden of Eden’ will contain marine reserve
    A seminal multinational agreement will set aside roughly 600,000 square miles of ocean to create the world’s largest marine reserve. Adjoining Antarctica, the area of the Ross Sea will be protected as of December 2017; fishing will be prohibited, though researchers will be allowed a limited number of samples. William Brangham speaks with Karen Sack, the managing director of Ocean Unite, for more.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

  • Candidates asked about post-election reconciliation
    With 12 days to go until the election, Donald Trump made a push in must-win Ohio. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton appeared in North Carolina with Michelle Obama for their first joint appearance this election season. Separately, both candidates were asked about how they would interact with their opponent after the election. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event in Springfield, Ohio, U.S., October 27 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2QRBF