Tuesday, October 11, 2016

  • How a composer’s joke melodies became his unexpected legacy
    Composer Camille Saint-Saëns would have celebrated his 181st birthday on Sunday. During his lifetime, he was one of the world’s most famous composers. Today he is best known for his “Carnival of the Animals,” a legacy he would have found hard to swallow; Saint-Saëns wrote the pieces as a joke for a Mardi Gras party. Composer and musician Rob Kapilow joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2016
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  • How the demise of its flagship phone will hurt Samsung
    Samsung has announced that it’s halting production of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The news comes after reports of the replacement phones catching fire -- just like the original models -- and on the same day that the battle between Apple and Samsung was set to be heard before the Supreme Court. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Backchannel’s Jessi Hempel for more.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2016
    A model poses for photographs with a Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone during its launching ceremony in Seoul, South Korea. Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters
  • Trump attacks Republicans as Clinton campaigns with Gore
    The Republican party’s civil war raged on as Donald Trump took to his favorite social media platform. Trump tweeted a slew of critical comments about Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. In Pennsylvania, he doubled down on the threat to jail Hillary Clinton if he is elected. Meanwhile, Clinton was in Miami with Al Gore, a man who knows the importance of each Florida vote. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump arrives on stage at a campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, October 10, 2016. Picture taken October 10, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSRU1P
  • How will the U.S. respond to pre-election hacks?
    WikiLeaks has been releasing emails it claims come from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, detailing behind-the-scenes strategy. Meanwhile, the White House is blaming Russia for hacking Democratic party websites and attempting to influence the presidential election. What’s going on? Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Lisa Desjardins and chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2016
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  • What Trump and Clinton need to do in Ohio, Arizona
    Early voting begins in Ohio and Arizona on Wednesday, two states where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are running neck-in-neck. What is the political atmosphere in these contested states and how can each nominee pull ahead? John Yang speaks with Arizona Public Media’s Chris Conover and Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler for insight into those races.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2016
    People cheer for U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a rally at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSRORN
  • Greece sends stranded refugee children to school
    Greece launched a program Monday to provide education to the thousands of migrant children displaced in that nation. But the program is facing resistance from Greek parents concerned about cultural differences and infectious diseases. The pushback is just one example of the anti-migrant and nationalist sentiments that pervade the country. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2016
    Refugee children enter a primary school on the first day of lessons under the new refugee schooling program, in Athens, Greece, October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis - RTSRMBH
  • ITT Tech students fall victim to for-profit failures
    In September, for-profit technical institute ITT Tech declared bankruptcy and closed its 130 campuses, after the Department of Education said it could no longer admit students who relied on federal funds to attend. The DOE cited accreditation problems and concerns about misleading students. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Inside Higher ED’s Paul Fain about what is being done for former ITT students.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2016
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The Chantilly Campus of ITT Technical Institute sits closed and empty on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, in Chantilly, VA.  ITT Educational Services, one of the largest operators of for-profit technical schools, ended operations at all of its ITT Technical Institutes today, citing government action to curtail the company's access to millions of dollars in federal loans and grants, a critical source of revenue.  
(Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Monday, October 10, 2016

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg on becoming 'Notorious'
    For the latest NewsHour Bookshelf, Gwen Ifill sits down with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to discuss her new book, “In My Own Words" -- her first since she was appointed to the court. Ginsburg reflects on the origins of her reputation as “Notorious R.B.G,” how her late husband facilitated her career and how the confirmation process today differs from when she was nominated.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2016
    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrives to watch U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 20, 2015. Picture TAKEN January 20, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo - RTSHXMG
  • Ryan won’t campaign for Trump; Clinton widens lead in polls
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says he will no longer defend or campaign for Donald Trump. The announcement comes three days after The Washington Post released a 2005 video in which Trump uses vulgar language to describe his treatment of women. Meanwhile, a new NBC poll out Monday shows Hillary Clinton's lead growing, at 46 percent to Trump's 35 percent in a four-way race. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2016
    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas  - RTSOZN8
  • This university grows environmental entrepreneurs
    A former banana plantation in Costa Rica is now a school -- but the curriculum still involves growing fruit. Earth University, founded in 1992, trains students from developing nations in responsible, sustainable agriculture. Graduates then apply their knowledge in their own countries, hoping to improve both the economy and the environment. Special Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2016
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  • The ‘remarkable’ dynamic confronting the GOP
    Sunday night saw the second of the three presidential debates. It came in the aftermath of renewed controversy over Donald Trump’s treatment of women. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about the growing number of Republican leaders fleeing Trump’s side, Hillary Clinton's outreach beyond her party and where the GOP will go from here.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2016
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  • How the country’s oldest city weathered Hurricane Matthew
    To get a sense of the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, Hari Sreenivasan traveled to St. Augustine, Florida. The city, billed as the oldest in the country, was devastated by last week's storm. We tour one of its hardest-hit areas, where sewage litters the streets and residents were just allowed back on Saturday. As for the city as a whole, only half its residents were able to evacuate.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2016
    ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - OCTOBER 8: A man puts up caution tape as people walk by and take photos of the Casablanco Inn the day after Hurricane Matthew hit St. Augustine, FL on Saturday October 08, 2016. Hurricane Matthew plowed north along the Atlantic coast, flooding towns and destroying roads in its path. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
  • Is the Republican rupture irreconcilable?
    Numerous Republican leaders have rescinded their support for Donald Trump since the release of a 2005 tape in which he makes sexually aggressive comments about women. On Monday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced he would no longer defend or campaign with the nominee. John Yang speaks with former Trump campaign adviser Barry Bennett and former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) about the party's divide.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2016
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Sunday, October 9, 2016

  • Watch the full second presidential debate
    The second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump began by addressing the frenzy around Trump's sexually aggressive words in a 2005 video. When it was over, the candidates had responded to questions about Syria, taxes, health care, energy policy, serving as role models, and what they admire in each other.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the start of the presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on Oct. 9. Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
  • In Florida, cleanup begins after Hurricane Matthew
    Hurricane Matthew has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone after causing a trail of damage from Florida to North Carolina over the weekend, though it continues to flood the East Coast. At least 19 people in the U.S. have died as a result of the storm. The NewsHour Weekend’s Hari Sreenivasan visited residents of St. Augustine, Florida, to assess the damage.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2016
    Damage to a home is viewed in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in the Tanglewood subdivision in Port Orange, Florida, U.S. October 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack - RTSRH4J
  • Clinton, Trump prepare for debate amid Republican exodus
    As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare for tonight's second presidential debate, the number of Republicans who have withdrawn support for Trump continues to grow. The two candidates will meet in a town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis. PBS NewsHour’s John Yang joins William Brangham outside the debate hall for a preview.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shake hands at the end of their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. Picture taken September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSPO4Z
  • Why does Utah have so few female legislators?
    Nationally, about a quarter of all state legislators are women. But Utah’s numbers are some of the lowest in the country, with six female senators in its 29-member Senate and 10 female representatives in its 75-member house. The NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports on the reasons for that imbalance.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2016
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  • The challenges of a town hall debate
    On Sunday night in St. Louis, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet for their second of three televised 90-minute debates. This time, the debate will follow a town meeting format, with voters joining the moderator in asking questions. As NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield reports, that format has tripped up many candidates before.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2016
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Saturday, October 8, 2016

  • Hurricane Matthew brings damage along Atlantic coast
    Hurricane Matthew has weakened to a Category 1 storm but still remains a threat to the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas as it continues to crawl up the Eastern Seaboard. The storm has killed at least three people in North Carolina and left 800,000 people in Florida without power on Saturday. NewsHour Weekend’s Hari Sreenivasan joins William Brangham from Florida.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2016
    Rain batters homes as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S. October 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack/File Photo - RTSR9TR
  • Republicans denounce Trump after vulgar comments
    Republican officials are calling for presidential candidate Donald Trump to drop his bid for the presidency after an 11-year-old video that was released on Friday showed him making vulgar, sexual remarks about groping women. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stands on stage during a campaign town hall meeting in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters
  • How will Trump's comments about women affect the race?
    A video from 2005, released on Friday, shows Republican candidate Donald Trump making lewd comments about groping women, leading to calls from other Republicans to drop his bid for president. But Trump said on Saturday he will “never” quit the race. POLITICO columnist Roger Simon joins William Brangham to discuss the impact of Trump’s statements on the race.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign town hall event in Sandown, New Hampshire, U.S., October 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSR4I5
  • Haiti reeling after Hurricane Matthew destruction
    The island of Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, has borne the brunt of damage from Hurricane Matthew. Nearly 900 people have been killed by the storm, and thousands more have been displaced. Journalist Ingrid Arneson joins William Brangham via Skype from Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2016
    Clean up from Hurricane Matthew continues in Jeremie, Haiti, October 6, 2016. Picture taken October 6, 2016.  Logan Abassi, courtesy of UN/MINUSTAH/Handout via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. - RTSRAZF

Friday, October 7, 2016

  • Why Clinton may have a chance in dark-red Georgia
    This campaign year has witnessed many unexpected shifts in the electorate -- not to mention the candidates. But one of the most surprising changes may be the voters in Georgia. After supporting Republican presidential contenders for the past 24 years, the Peach State may be up for grabs due to its diversifying demographic. Judy Woodruff visited Georgia to report on the political climate there.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2016
    SkyView Atlanta, a 200-foot (61-meter) tall Ferris wheel with 42 gondolas, is seen on the South end of Centennial Park in downtown Atlanta, Georgia July 19, 2013. The Ferris wheel, which was previously located in Paris, Switzerland, and Pensacola, Florida, opened to the public in Atlanta on July 16.  This the view from the 11th floor of the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. Picture taken on July 19, 2013.   REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CITYSPACE SOCIETY) - RTX11UC4
  • Shields and Gerson on the Trump tape, Russian hacks and more
    With the only vice-presidential debate over and the second presidential one just ahead, it's the home stretch of the election -- and it’s full of surprises. Judy Woodruff talks to syndicated columnist Mark Shields and The Washington Post’s Michael Gerson about the 'enthusiasm gap,' whether the new video of Trump threatens his support among evangelicals, Russian hacking, Sunday's debate and more.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2016
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  • News Wrap: U.S. blames Russia for DNC, election hacking
    In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. formally accused the Russian government of hacking Democratic political websites and state voting systems in an effort to interfere with elections. Also, Russia moved to keep its troops in Syria. Lawmakers in Moscow ratified a treaty with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad that permits Russia to use a major base on the Syrian coast indefinitely.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2016
    A Russian flag flies over the Volgarive in the town of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, July 10, 2015. Russia will host the World Cup soccer tournament for FIFA in 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov  - RTX1JXFE
  • Failed FARC deal earns Colombian president Nobel Peace Prize
    On Friday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to negotiate a treaty with the guerrilla group FARC and put an end to the longest-running war in the Western Hemisphere. The honor was received five days after the Colombian people narrowly rejected Santos' deal in a referendum. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2016
    Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos smiles as he addresses the media next to his wife and first lady Maria Clemencia de Santos, after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, at Narino Palace in Bogota, Colombia, October 7, 2016. REUTERS/John Vizcaino - RTSR8SV
  • Video shows Trump making lewd remarks about women
    Donald Trump faced renewed criticism of his treatment of women on Friday when a video surfaced of him making lewd comments; Trump's campaign called the conversation “locker room banter.” Meanwhile, the candidate returned to criticizing immigration policy. Hillary Clinton took the day off before Sunday’s debate, but her campaign sent surrogates to battleground states. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, with his wife Melania, talks to reporters in the spin room after his first debate against Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S. September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSPKVM
  • In Fallujah, ISIS is gone -- but so is everything else
    An hour west of Baghdad, Fallujah used to be a thriving population center. Two years ago, it was overtaken by the Islamic State. The Iraqi army regained control of the city in June but now faces another hurdle: rebuilding. In over a decade of warfare, nearly all of Fallujah has been destroyed. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports in conjunction with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2016
    A view of a street in Falluja, Iraq, after government forces recaptured the city from Islamic State militants, June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad - RTX2J1KQ

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