Thursday, October 13, 2016

  • Why the Trump allegations are consuming campaign coverage
    Donald Trump says a new story by The New York Times about two women claiming the Republican presidential candidate sexually assaulted them is a lie. Judy Woodruff gets reaction to the latest developments in the presidential campaign from Carolyn Ryan of The New York Times, David Maraniss of The Washington Post and presidential historian Jon Meacham.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump looks out at the audience at a campaign rally in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., October 13, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSS5BL
  • Nobel honors Bob Dylan, bard for a changing world
    By any measure, Bob Dylan is one of the most important and influential popular songwriters of his era. Now he's also a Nobel laureate in literature, a choice that came as a surprise. Jeffrey Brown talks to singer/songwriter James Taylor and others about the way Dylan’s writing helped so many navigate a changing world.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2016
    U.S. musician Bob Dylan performs during on day 2 of The Hop Festival in Paddock Wood, Kent, June 30, 2012. REUTERS/Ki Price/File Photo - RTSS2AY
  • Malnutrition plague war-torn areas of Nigeria
    There's a larger and more far-reaching menace than Boko Haram in parts of Nigeria: Aid groups are warning of a coming famine. John Yang talks to Kevin Sieff of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2016
    Boys drink packs of evaporated milk at the camp for internally displaced people in Abuja, Nigeria October 3, 2016. PIcture taken October 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde - RTSQP0Z

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

  • How moss revealed an undetected threat in Portland
    Portland, Oregon, prides itself on being very focused on the environment. So many people were shocked to discover that certain neighborhoods contain high levels of toxic metals. Scientists made the discovery when ordinary moss samples taken from all over town revealed the unexpected contamination. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on how it led to some significant changes in the city.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2016
  • Trump tape starts national conversation about sexual assault
    A 2005 tape of Donald Trump speaking lewdly about women and describing sexual assault has gone far beyond politics, sparking a national discussion and an avalanche of reactions on social media after Kelly Oxford encouraged people to share their stories. John Yang leads a discussion with Oxford, Anita Hill of Brandeis University and Mike Wise of The Undefeated.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2016
  • Trump campaigns in Florida, fighting to keep GOP support
    Donald Trump kept his focus on Florida, a state he badly needs in order to become president. Meanwhile, running mate Mike Pence urged conservative Christians in Virginia to stand by the ticket despite recent high-profile Republican defections. Hillary Clinton campaigned in Colorado, another battleground state, trying to build on her lead in most national polls. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds up signs at the end of a campaign rally in Lakeland, Florida, U.S., October 12, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Segar     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSRZSQ
  • How the Trump campaign is trying to regain ground
    Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway says the race to Election Day will bring greater investment in advertising, building ground game and strategizing where the candidates will spend their energy campaigning. Conway joins Judy Woodruff to discuss her candidates’ recent struggles and slip in the polls after a tape emerged showing him talking about grabbing and kissing women.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2016
    Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump, speaks to members of the media in the spin room after the second U.S. presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton combined salacious charges about past sexual scandals with sober discussion of substantive topics during their second presidential debate Sunday night following a weekend of unprecedented crisis in the Republican nominee's campaign. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Is Clinton making gains in voter enthusiasm?
    Democratic strategist Guy Cecil says, unlike Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has several possible electoral paths to the White House. Cecil joins Judy Woodruff to discuss new polls showing stronger numbers for Clinton, plus whether issues like allegations against Bill Clinton or her emails as secretary of state make her vulnerable.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at the Colorado State Fair Grounds in Pueblo, Colorado, U.S. October 12, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSRZXC
  • Libertarian ticket hopes to steal voters away from Trump
    Does the Gary Johnson campaign see a realistic path to the White House in the few weeks left before Election Day? Judy Woodruff sits down with former Gov. William Weld, the Libertarian vice presidential nominee and Johnson’s running mate, to discuss their longshot chances, why he’s focusing on deriding Donald Trump, Gary Johnson’s “Aleppo moment” and the schism in the Republican party.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2016
    U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson answers questions after making a foreign policy speech at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., October 7, 2016.    REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTSR9VQ

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

  • Our student debt anxiety explained in one video
    College affordability has become a major issue in the election because it’s a major issue in our lives -- Americans currently hold $1.3 trillion in student debt, and it’s on a staggering rise. Frontline and Marketplace collaborated on this video with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal on the state of student loans.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2016
    Parade participants protesting against high student loan burdens are preparing to take part in the annual July 4th parade at Ashland, Oregon, U.S. on July 4, 2015.  REUTERS/Randall Mikkelsen - RTX2K11Y
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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
  • 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

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
  • 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