Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • Tar Heel family illustrates why Trump appeals to the South
    Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has found some of his greatest success in the South this year. In Tuesday’s primaries, that trend doesn’t appear to be changing, as Trump currently leads North Carolina polls by double digits. We visit one Tar Heel family that spans three generations of conflicting political opinions -- but is going all in for Trump.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2016
    A supporter shows his tattoo before U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign rally at Winner Aviation in Youngstown, Ohio  March 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTSAFR5
  • What’s the outlook for heated primaries in FL, OH and IL?
    Presidential contenders are preparing for primaries in five key states Tuesday, including make-or-break contests in Florida and Ohio that could radically alter the complexion of the race. For more on the contests in those states, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff turn to John Yang in Ohio, Politico’s Matt Dixon in Florida and Amanda Vinicky of Illinois Public Radio and WUIS.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2016
    Ohio residents cast their votes on Super Tuesday in Medina, Ohio March 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk - RTSAI6P
  • Acclaimed ‘Hamilton’ visits the White House & Obama joins in
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the critically acclaimed musical “Hamilton,” has scored a presidential first. Miranda and the rest of the “Hamilton” cast met and performed for high school students at the White House Monday, but the highlight of the visit came when Miranda and President Barack Obama performed an impromptu freestyle rap on the steps of the Oval Office.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2016
    Cast members from the hit musical "Hamilton" listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before their performance at the White House in Washington March 14, 2016.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSAFJM
  • When veterans enroll, they’re not just students
    Today, a college degree is widely considered a prerequisite for career success -- but military veterans, often from low-income backgrounds, tend to lack the financial resources to pursue higher education. The nonprofit Posse Foundation aims to alter this dynamic, sending veterans to elite schools that otherwise would have been off-limits. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2016
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Monday, March 14, 2016

  • More campaign chaos in advance of FL and OH primaries
    After a weekend of tumult on the campaign trail, presidential hopefuls got down to business Monday in preparation for Tuesday’s primary battles--but the day began with unrest at yet another Donald Trump event. Meanwhile, Gov. John Kasich was supported by Mitt Romney in Ohio, Sen. Marco Rubio rallied his home state and Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized Hillary Clinton’s expensive speeches.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2016
    Protesters hold up signs as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall campaign event in Hickory, North Carolina. March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane  - RTX294NA
  • Will campaigns end after tomorrow’s round of primaries?
    Gwen Ifill sits down with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg & Gonzalez Political Report to discuss the latest in politics, including which campaigns’ futures hang in the balance tomorrow, where the delegate counts stand and the potential impact to Congressional races of a Trump ticket.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2016
  • What job growth? Voters still pessimistic about the economy
    This year’s election has been dominated by economic anxiety, though the nation’s unemployment rate is at its post-recession lowest and there have been six consecutive years of job growth. As a joint project of the NewsHour, American Public Media’s Marketplace and Frontline, Kai Ryssdal of Marketplace joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why many Americans feel the economy is rigged against them.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2016
    Photo by David McNew/Getty Images
  • Kasich urges Ohioans to reject Trump’s “toxic environment”
    Ohio is a vital state for GOP presidential hopefuls; no Republican has ever won the White House after being defeated in the Buckeye State’s primary. But on the eve of Tuesday’s contests, it’s taken on heightened importance as one of the few opportunities left to block frontrunner Donald Trump’s path to the nomination. John Yang reports from Ohio.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2016
    Ohio Governor and Republican U.S. presidential candidate John Kasich speaks at a rally in Strongsville, Ohio March 13, 2016.   REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk - RTX28Z1G

Sunday, March 13, 2016

  • Merkel suffers setback in German referendum
    Millions of voters in Germany went to the polls on Sunday in a referendum on Chancellor Angela Merkel's welcoming of more than a million refugees from the Middle East. Early exit polls show that the outcome may be a disappointing setback for Merkel. Deutsche Welle reporter Gabriel Borrud joins Alison Stewart to discuss the results of the vote.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2016
    Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party addresses a Baden-Wuerttemberg state election campaign rally in Haigerloch, south-western Germany March 12, 2016, ahead of Sunday's regional elections in three states where the refugee crisis is expected to dominate voters' decisions.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach  - RTX28THR
  • Candidates battle for votes in Ohio ahead of prized primary
    Presidential candidates campaigned heavily in Ohio this weekend ahead of Tuesday's primary elections. Nick Castele, a political reporter for the Cleveland PBS affiliate WVIZ, joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2016
    Norman Edwards stands alongside other supporters as they await the arrival of Ohio Governor and U.S. presidential candidate John Kasich at a rally in Strongsville, Ohio March 13, 2016.   REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk - RTX28YFS
  • Congress considers cracking down on 'soaring' airline fees
    Congress is considering regulating airline fees for reservation changes, checked luggage and leg room, under a bill introduced this week called the Forbidding Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous Fees Act. Bloomberg Media aviaiton and travel associate editor Justin Bachman joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2016
    Holiday travelers use self check-in kiosks at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, November 25, 2009. The number of air travelers over the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday will be down this year, which means shorter lines and fewer airport hassles, but full planes and new fees may keep passengers grumbling.    REUTERS/Tami Chappell (UNITED STATES TRANSPORT TRAVEL) - RTXR4NG

Saturday, March 12, 2016

  • Candidates set sights on Florida's big primary prize
    Tuesday's Florida primary elections will be the biggest prize for the presidential candidates. At stake for Democrats are 246 delegates, while all 99 delegates will go to the Republican winner, regardless of the margin of victory. South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter Anthony Man, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2016
    U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Largo, Florida, March 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX28U9L
  • Surprise medical are bills stacking up for many adults
    One in three American adults who have private health insurance coverage are hit with surprise medical bills they thought were covered by insurance, which can range from a few hundreds dollars to tens of thousands for an operation. Time Magazine's Haley Sweetland Edwards joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2016
    An entrance sign to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is seen in Dallas, Texas, October 4, 2014.  U.S. health officials have fielded inquiries about as many as 100 potential cases of Ebola since the first patient with the deadly virus was detected in the country, but no new infections have been identified, a senior health official said on Saturday. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH DISASTER) - RTR48XMB
  • Trump holds two rallies in Ohio Saturday
    Following a raucous evening that involved fist fights Friday before a Chicago rally for Donald Trump that was eventually cancelled, the leading Republican candidate spoke at two more rallies Saturday in Cleveland and Dayton, where he addressed the melee. NewsHour correspondent John Yang joins Hari Sreenivasan by phone from Trump's first rally in Ohio.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio March 12, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk - RTX28VKO
  • When babies are born withdrawing from opioids
    The number of American babies born going through withdrawal from prescription painkillers and heroin used by their mothers during pregnancy, a condition called Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, increased fivefold between 2000 and 2012. NewsHour's Alison Stewart explores the consequences of the painful condition on mothers and infants.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2016
  • Disparity in the life spans of the rich and poor is growing
    Research has long established that wealthy people tend to live longer than the poor, but despite advances in medicine, technology and education, the economic ladder has been widening dramatically. Dr. Lisa Berkman, the director of Harvard's Center for Population and Development Studies, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the implications of this gap.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

  • Surrounded by violence, Syrians seek solace in art
    As the fighting in Syria approaches a fifth year, leaving hundreds of thousands dead and displaced, the nation’s artists have sought ways to respond to the destruction of their homeland. Some try to tell the stories of their fellow Syrians, while others seek to document the conflict through films and artwork. But no matter the medium, they all share a desire for peace. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2016
  • GOP contenders choose substance over squabbling
    Republican candidates past and present were out on the stump today, as Dr. Ben Carson threw his support behind former rival Donald Trump. Carson’s endorsement followed an unusually civil GOP debate Thursday night. Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio doubled down on campaigning efforts in his home state of Florida while Hillary Clinton left the trail to attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (2nd from L) looks up as rival candidates Marco Rubio (L), Ted Cruz and John Kasich (R) bow their heads for a moment of silence for former first lady Nancy Reagan at the start of  the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CNN at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTSAA1J
  • News Wrap: Severe southern floods; crisis in South Sudan
    In our news wrap Friday, residents of the flood-stricken South faced overnight downpours that brought total rainfall to two feet in some places, uprooting trees and collapsing roads--with more rain expected this weekend. Also, the UN issued a warning that the civil war in South Sudan has left the central African nation with “one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world.”
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2016
    A car lies submerged in the Tall Timbers subdivision after flooding near Shreveport, Louisiana March 9, 2016, in a photo provided by the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office. Picture taken March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Deputy Josh Cagle/Bossier Sheriff's Office/Handout via Reuters   FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTSA71P
  • Shields and Brooks on the surprisingly tranquil GOP debate
    Hari Sreenivasan joins syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks to discuss the week in politics, including Nancy Reagan’s legacy, a surprisingly tranquil GOP debate, what’s at stake for trailing candidates in Ohio and Florida, the chances that a brokered RNC convention could stymie Trump and how Bernie Sanders is still hanging tough against Hillary Clinton.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2016
  • Nation says goodbye to iconic first lady in CA ceremony
    Former first lady Nancy Reagan was laid to rest at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley Friday morning, in a carefully choreographed ceremony attended by friends, family and first ladies past and present. Judy Woodruff reports on the day’s somber events, and syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks offer their takes on Reagan's legacy.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2016
    Family members surround the casket after attending the funeral services for former first lady, Nancy Reagan, at her late husband's presidential library in Simi Valley, California March 11, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTSAF5O
  • An exclusive look at the world’s largest nuclear cleanup
    Five years ago, an epic tsunami off the coast of Japan triggered a triple-reactor nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Ever since then, 7,000 workers have been laboring round-the-clock on a massive, and unprecedented, cleanup effort. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien takes an exclusive look at ground zero of the greatest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2016
    Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, take part in a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. local time (0546 GMT) at TEPCO's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2016, to mark the five-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands. Japan on Friday mourned the thousands who lost their lives in the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 that turned towns to matchwood and triggered the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. REUTERS/Yuya Shino - RTSAAKA

Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Are Ohio & Florida final frontiers for trailing candidates?
    Ohio and Florida have constituted critical battlegrounds in recent election cycles -- a trend that promises to continue even in a 2016 election that is breaking all kinds of rules. Hari Sreenivasan joins Michelle Everhart of the Columbus Dispatch and Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times for more on the unfolding contests in their states and which candidates seem to have the edge.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane arrive at a campaign rally in Kissimmee, Florida March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette  - RTSA9EX
  • The Atlantic examines Obama’s foreign policy legacy
    What is President Obama’s real foreign policy legacy? Through a series of interviews with the commander in chief, Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic set out to determine an answer -- one divorced from the partisan rhetoric that tends to dominate such discussions. As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff joins Goldberg to find out what he learned.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2016
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  • Eastern Europe’s migrant crisis is causing political turmoil
    As thousands of refugees huddle stranded on the borders of Greece, many eastern European nations are pushing for the continent to seal its borders, a stance that puts them at odds with their western compatriots and could potentially destabilize the European Union. In Poland, pro-migrant demonstrations are spreading against the right-wing government. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2016
    Migrants scuffle as they try to get products from a truck, at a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov - RTSA8JX
  • How does a singer-songwriter deal with self-doubt on stage?
    Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter has been performing music for nearly 20 years. But even today, he sometimes finds himself gripped by self-doubt -- both on and off stage. He copes by remembering the relationships he’s developed and the possibilities that lie ahead of him. Ritter shares his approach to building self-confidence in a new essay.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2016
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  • Cruz receives Lee endorsement; vehement criticism from Trump
    Sen. Ted Cruz landed his first senatorial endorsement Thursday, as Utah Sen. Mike Lee threw his support behind the trailing presidential contender. The move could potentially cut into frontrunner Donald Trump’s lead. Trump, meanwhile, blasted Cruz as “unelectable” and turned his sights on a familiar target in Islam, as Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders traded barbs in Wednesday’s debate.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2016
    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz said it is time for law enforcement to "patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized." Photo by Jason Miczek/Reuters
  • How long will the Fed have to "fiddle" with interest rates?
    Money manager turned country crooner Merle Hazard has made a name for himself singing about fiscal policy. His latest tune considers whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates -- and according to one of the world’s leading investment experts, it’s brilliant, especially since the nation’s economic future hinges on the central bank’s decision. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2016
    The United States Federal Reserve Building, Washington D.C., United States of America, North America Photo by Mark Chivers/Getty Images