Sunday, October 2, 2016

  • Shifting Latino vote in Florida could influence election
    The battleground state of Florida is again considered an influential toss-up in this year's presidential election. One constituency there is getting a lot of attention from both candidates: Latino voters that have flooded into central Florida during the last decade, creating a potential swing area. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Ivette Feliciano reports.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2016
    FILE - This Oct. 29, 2012 file photo shows people standing in line to vote in the presidential election, in Miami. There’s always grousing about people who don’t bother to vote. But look at it another way: An estimated 133 million Americans will cast ballots in Tuesday’s election. That’s about 6 in 10 eligible adults. Some will persevere despite long lines, pressing personal burdens or the devastation left by Superstorm Sandy. Why do they do it? It’s not because any one voter will decide the contest between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Depending on which state they live in, the odds of casting a deciding vote for president are somewhere between 1 in a million and essentially zero. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
  • What do three pages of Trump tax returns show us?
    On Saturday night, The New York Times published an analysis of several pages of Donald Trump’s 1995 tax return, where he declared business losses so large he may have avoided paying federal taxes for years. Trump is the first major party presidential candidate in 40 years to refuse to release his tax returns. David Barstow, who co-authored the story, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally in Manheim, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSQD6A

Saturday, October 1, 2016

  • Is Ohio less important in this year's election?
    Ohio has long been known as a bellwether state when it comes to the race for the White House. No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio and no Democrat since John F. Kennedy has become president without a victory in the state. But this year the stakes may not be as high. Jonathan Martin of The New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally in Canton, Ohio, U.S., September 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSNSRV
  • Oxford study could point to new treatments for HIV
    This week, Oxford University researchers released a study that may impact treatments for HIV. The study looked at young children in South Africa with HIV and found that 10 percent of them never developed symptoms of AIDS. Philip Goulder, a professor of pediatrics at Oxford University who led the research team, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2016
    Children display ribbon cut-outs tied to balloons during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign to mark World AIDS Day in Kolkata December 1, 2014. The world has finally reached "the beginning of the end" of the AIDS pandemic that has infected and killed millions in the past 30 years, according to a leading campaign group fighting HIV. United Nations data show that in 2013, 35 million people were living with HIV, 2.1 million people were newly infected with the virus and some 1.5 million people died of AIDS. By far the greatest part of the HIV/AIDS burden is in sub-Saharan Africa. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) - RTR4G8WJ
  • Saving treasured art after Italy’s major earthquake
    In August, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook central Italy, killing almost 300 people, leaving thousands homeless, and causing an estimated $5 billion in property damage. Today, rescue efforts center on saving the area’s cultural artifacts. NewsHour Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2016
    A firefighter carries away a painting from San Lorenzo e Flaviano church following an earthquake in San Lorenzo, central Italy, August 26, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi - RTX2N7AS

Friday, September 30, 2016

  • Understanding the rise of the Islamic State
    As a young man, Lawrence Wright first visited the Middle East when he taught English in Cairo. He has spent much of his life since reporting on the region -- documenting culture by sharing the stories of individuals. His new book, “The Terror Years,” considers the evolution of extremism and the Islamic State since 9/11. Wright sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2016
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  • Trump alleges former Miss Universe starred in sex tape
    On Friday, Donald Trump’s campaigning began long before he reached President Gerald Ford's Michigan tomb, where he was slated to speak. He unleashed a slew of early morning tweets maligning Alicia Machado, a former Miss Universe he had previously mocked for her weight, and alleging she had starred in a sex tape. Hillary Clinton called his online commentary “unhinged.” Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lays a bouquet of flowers at the grave of former U.S. president Gerald Ford and his wife Betty Ford at the Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSQ9GC
  • Sex trafficking of African migrants is a ‘modern plague’
    African women seeking a better life in Europe face a long, perilous, often fatal journey across the Mediterranean. But when they do arrive, they confront yet another threatening prospect: conscription into sex slavery. Eighty percent of all Nigerian women who survive the trip to Italy end up coerced into prostitution by “Madams,” who are often former sex slaves themselves. Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2016
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  • Could hackers compromise November election results?
    Since the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, there has been growing concern about cyber-manipulation of election results this November. Voter registration databases in Illinois and Arizona were penetrated in June, and the FBI reported this week on attempts against several other states. Hari Sreenivasan talks to chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner for more on the threat.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2016
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  • FAFSA makes changes, hoping more students will utilize funds
    Federal financial aid for college is often underutilized due to the complexity of required paperwork; however, 90% of students who do complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) enroll in school. This year, the FAFSA is being streamlined in the hope of increasing participation. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Kim Cook, executive director of the National College Access Network.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2016
    Edgar Flores-Villalobos (CQ), 18, fills out a form for a scholarship as seniors at Garfield High School in Los Angeles fill out FASFA forms in the counseling center on January 13, 2012. Govenor Jerry Brown is proposing to raise the minimum GPA to qualify for Cal Grants, a key part of the financial aid package for most low-income students. Flores would like to attend Cal State LA and study criminal justice.  (Photo by Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s tweets & Clinton's language
    Since Monday night's debate, Donald Trump's taxes and tweets have drawn rapt attention. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the "bizarreness" of the week's campaign developments, Hillary Clinton’s struggle to win millennial voters back from third-party candidates and the congressional decision to override a presidential veto.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2016
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

  • Helping Afghan women grow financial independence
    In the 15 years since the U.S. went into Afghanistan, $1.5 billion has been spent to develop women’s rights in the country. But even with significant improvements, there remain many hardships, including domestic violence and the lack of educational opportunity. Special correspondent Jennifer Glasse visits a farming project that aims to provide women with the power to make their own decisions.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2016
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  • iO Tillett Wright on finding beauty in our differences
    It’s hard to look someone in the eye and deny their humanity, says iO Tillett Wright. Now Wright has spent the past six years photographing people who identify across the LGBT spectrum. Wright offers a Brief but Spectacular take on finding beauty in difference.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2016
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  • This DJ mixes local music to create a global sound
    Jace Clayton, aka DJ/rupture, spends his time traveling, absorbing music as well as creating it. To create his art, he mixes various melodies and rhythms from all over the world in order to create new, complex sounds. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Clayton about his new book, “Uproot,” in which he chronicles his travels and journey to amplify musical conversations.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2016
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  • Investigating Hoboken’s mystery rush hour train crash
    A rush hour commuter rail train smashed into a station in Hoboken on Thursday, killing one and injuring more than one hundred. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Brenda Flanagan of NJTV News about the factors that may have led to the accident and upcoming investigations into transit security and safety.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2016
    A derailed New Jersey Transit train is seen under a collapsed roof after it derailed and crashed into the station in Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S. September 29, 2016.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTSQ24N
  • News Wrap: After veto override, Congress considers bill fix
    In our news wrap Thursday, Republican congressional leaders opened the door for changes in a new law allowing the relatives of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. White House spokesman John Earnest said Congress may be having buyers remorse after overriding President Obama’s veto of the measure. Also, the U.S. is on the verge of ending its Syrian talks with Russia, due to to the assault on Aleppo.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2016
    U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) arrives at his news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S. September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTSQ1ZX
  • How the rise of early voting is changing campaign tactics
    November 8 is the big day, but voters are already starting to cast their ballots. When all is said and done, one third of votes will be cast early this election. Lisa Desjardins offers a look at what happened on the campaign trail and Judy Woodruff speaks with Sasha Issenberg of Bloomberg Politics about the ways early voting is changing how campaigns organize.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2016
    Ohio voters cast their votes at the polls for early voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Medina, Ohio, U.S. on October 26, 2012.  Photo by Aaron Josefczyk/REUTERS
  • Why seeing Trump’s tax returns really matters
    Having declined to release his tax returns, Donald Trump made an offhand remark at the first presidential debate that made people wonder if the real estate tycoon pays any tax at all. But that’s just one part of the equation. David Cay Johnston joins economics correspondent Paul Solman to make sense of Trump's taxes and why it matters.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in Bedford, New Hampshire, U.S. September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSQ3MV
  • How one city is working to repair community-police relations
    A new report from the Pew Research Center finds that only a third of African Americans think the police are doing an excellent job, compared to roughly three quarters of whites. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault sits down with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to talk about what he is doing to change the culture of policing in his city.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2016
    Newark's mayor Ras Baraka speaks to the media during a meeting with police chief and N.J. civil organizations outside of the federal building, in Newark, New Jersey, after the grand jury decision in Ferguson on Monday, November 25, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST) - RTR4FKNL

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

  • Maureen Dowd on how politics have gone crazy
    Why does the presidential political landscape look like it’s been ripped from the ‘90s? And will Donald Trump inspire more celebrities to run for the highest office? New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd sits down with Gwen Ifill to discuss her new book, "The Year of Voting Dangerously," and what she thinks of politics today.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2016
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  • Black, female entrepreneurs get creative for funding hurdles
    The fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. is African-American women. But minority-owned businesses often face greater challenges getting funding. The NewsHour’s April Brown profiles two women who have bucked the stereotypes and gotten resourceful to launch their ventures.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2016
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  • How and why we need to get the lead out of our lives
    Our love/hate relationship with lead is as old as history itself. The origin of "plumbing" comes from the Latin word for lead. But only in the 1970s did we realize the consequences of even low doses of the hazardous metal, and by then it was in our pipes, our paint and our fuel. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien examines the lasting health consequences.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2016
    QUALITY REPEAT A sign is seen next to a water dispenser at North Western high school in Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, in Michigan May 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2CVJ1
  • Clinton works to win over young voters
    Hillary Clinton sought to monopolize on her momentum from Monday’s debate at a rally in New Hampshire, where Sen. Bernie Sanders joined her to appeal to younger voters and talk about student debt. Meanwhile, Donald Trump rallied his supporters by stepping up his criticisms of Clinton. Gwen Ifill reports on how the race is shifting.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders take the stage for a campaign event about college affordability at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, United States September 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTSPXFC
  • Debating the bill permitting lawsuits against governments
    In a rare show of unity, 97 senators voted to override President Obama’s veto of a bill permitting families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged support of the hijackers. The president has warned that it could strain relations or spur retaliation. Judy Woodruff gets two perspectives from Jack Quinn, a lawyer representing 9/11 families, and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2016
    Protesters and family members of 9/11 victims hold placards in front of the White House regarding President Barack Obama's threatened veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2016.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTSOMWL
  • Remembering Shimon Peres, founding father of Israel
    Israel’s Shimon Peres had a political career that extended for nearly five decades. A protege of Israel's very first prime minister, he went from top defense jobs to prime minister, taking a conciliatory approach toward Palestinians that lead to the Oslo Accords and a Nobel Peace Prize. Peres died at 93 years old. William Brangham gets an assessment from Thomas Friedman of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2016
    Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres signs the peace accord between Israel and the PLO Sept. 13, 1993, while (left to right) Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, U.S. presidential aide John Podesta, U.S. President Bill Clinton and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat look on. Photo by Gary Hershorn/Reuters

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

  • How do we help struggling, rural, white communities?
    In “Hillbilly Elegy,” J.D. Vance explores life in some of the most geographically secluded parts of the country and the mountain of problems communities there are facing, from economic issues to drug addiction. The subject is a personal one for Vance, who was raised by his grandparents in Appalachia. Judy Woodruff sits down with him to discuss his experience and how these issues came to be.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2016
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  • How caring for a dying husband made life better
    The best seven months of Tracy Grant’s life were the months she spent caring for her husband with terminal cancer. Suddenly, she says, there were no “bad days.” Petty work mishaps didn’t seem nearly as bad when all she could do was look forward to the little things, like spontaneous laughter or the night sky. Those final months made up the best gift he gave her, Grant says.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2016
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  • Clinton, Trump regroup after most-watched debate ever
    The day after their first debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton returned to the campaign trail to continue the fight. Clinton recounted moments of the debate during a stop in North Carolina, while Trump called in to Fox News to discuss his microphone volume and to criticize moderator Lester Holt. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks to reporters on her campaign plane in White Plains, New York, United States September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSPORX

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