Sunday, September 18, 2016

  • Dutch police use eagles to hunt illegal drones
    Police in the Netherlands are taking a unique approach toward finding illegal, and potentially unsafe, drones. They are the first in the world using eagles to hunt and catch them. The NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker has more.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2016
    Dutch police are using eagles to hunt drones. Photo by Christopher Booker

Saturday, September 17, 2016

  • Russia claims U.S. airstrikes killed Syrian troops
    U.S. military officials said Saturday they halted coalition airstrikes meant for ISIS fighters in Syria after Russia claimed the attacks instead killed more than 62 Syrian troops. The announcement came just days after a ceasefire took effect. Liz Sly of the Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan from Beirut via Skype to discuss.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2016
    A bird flies near a torn Syrian national flag in the city of Qamishli, Syria April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2B1F4
  • How one step team is helping students graduate
    The documentary "Gentlemen of Vision,” from PBS member station KETC in St. Louis, follows a group of young men who are part of a step program. Its goal: to decrease the dropout rate and encourage students to graduate high school. In this excerpt, we meet a few of the young men who have committed to the discipline of practice and competition.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2016
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  • Can a Silicon Valley start-up transform education?
    A for-profit school system called AltSchool now operates in San Francisco and New York, with plans to license its program to public schools across the country. AltSchool's co-founder, a former Google executive, believes methods used in the tech industry, like collecting data from users, can transform education. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Joanne Jennings reports from San Francisco.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2016
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Friday, September 16, 2016

  • Trump ends one Obama ‘birther’ rumor by starting another
    After years of stoking the so-called “birther” controversy, Donald Trump finally acknowledged that President Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen. But then Trump falsely accused Hillary Clinton of starting the rumors about Obama’s birthplace. Clinton and members of the Congressional Black Caucus attacked Trump for disrespecting the president. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reacts as reporters yell questions to him after he stated that he believes President Barack Obama was born in the U.S. at a campaign event at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters
  • Can Trump gain with Ohio Democrats on economic issues?
    Trumbull is one of Ohio’s most reliably Democratic counties. But Republican nominee Donald Trump has paid special attention to the region and voters have listened to his message about the economy. John Yang speaks with some voters who see the New York millionaire as someone who can improve prospects for working class Americans.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Canton, Ohio, U.S., September 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSNSQX
  • What it’s like to be a black cop in 2016: ‘I see both sides’
    Damon Gilbert is a black police officer in one of the most violent cities in the country. He describes his experience on the force in Oakland, California, as well as how he’s dealt with the police as a private citizen. Gilbert offers his Brief but Spectacular take on what it means to be a cop in 2016.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2016
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  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s ‘birther’ lie
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Donald Trump’s admittance -- after five years of sowing doubt -- that President Obama is a natural-born citizen, plus Hillary Clinton’s characterization of some Trump supporters as “deplorables” and the tightening national polls.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2016
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  • Why high-tech boot camps are appealing to students, lenders
    To get a job with a good salary, having a college degree is increasingly vital. But degrees are also more and more expensive, and don’t guarantee job placement. Skills-based boot camps may provide one solution, by teaching valuable skills in a short period of time. And support for computer coding camps is flourishing, both from private investors and the government. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2016
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  • Tribes across North America converge at Standing Rock
    Protestors of the North Dakota pipeline celebrated after the Department of Justice temporarily halted the project in federal jurisdictions last Friday. But while some equipment sits idle, construction in other areas continues. William Brangham visits the Standing Rock Reservation, where more than 100 Native American tribes have gathered, to recap a week of protests.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2016
    Protesters demonstrate against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, in Los Angeles, California, September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSNMMZ

Thursday, September 15, 2016

  • Giving students a leg up with job skills a resume won’t show
    When applying to a job out of college, having a top-notch resume isn’t enough anymore. College graduates from top schools apply alongside dozens of similarly qualified candidates. In light of new hiring trends, a program at Georgetown University aims to make their students the best candidates possible, by teaching them skills that will give them a leg up on the job hunt. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
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  • Clinton: Time away helped her ‘reconnect’ to run
    Hillary Clinton is back on the campaign trail after a bout of pneumonia. On Wednesday, she released a letter from her doctor that said she is “fit to serve” as president. On Thursday, Donald Trump released his medical records from his longtime doctor, saying that he is healthy. Meanwhile, a new poll from CBS and The New York Times suggests that the race continues to tighten. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States September 15, 2016, as she resumed her campaign schedule after a bout with pneumonia..  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTSNY3Y
  • News Wrap: UN criticizes humanitarian aid delays to Syria
    In our news wrap Thursday, the U.N. blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for delays in getting humanitarian aid into his country despite the cease-fire. The U.N. wants to deliver convoys into Aleppo, but says Syria is not providing permits. Also, a self-described hit man in the Philippines says that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered killings by death squads when he was mayor of Davao.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
    A boy carries a toy gun while riding a pick-up truck with other boys during a demonstration calling for aid to reach Aleppo near Castello road in Aleppo, Syria, September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail  - RTSNR2I
  • Trouble for Trump in a reliably Republican Ohio county?
    In Ohio, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appear to be in a dead heat. For Trump, the stakes are high: No Republican has ever won without it. John Yang travels to the most Republican county in the state, a prosperous suburb of Columbus, only to find that it may be up for grabs.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally in Canton, Ohio, U.S., September 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSNSRV
  • Are we due for a local manufacturing renaissance?
    Big companies today aren't creating nearly as many middle-class jobs. Instead they're hiring out much of the work to contractors around the world. But what if we could reverse engineer our technology to bring about a new era of local manufacturing in the U.S.? Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks with Jerry Davis, author of the new book “The Vanishing American Corporation.”
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
    Mike Guillen works on the assembly line at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Arlington, Texas June 9, 2015. General Motors Co is raising the stakes on its bet that sales of fuel-thirsty sport utility vehicles will keep driving its global profits as Chinese and other markets sag. GM said on July 14, 2015 that it plans to spend $1.4 billion to modernize the factory in Arlington, Texas, that builds the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon sport utility vehicles. It's the largest single investment in a $5.4 billion, three-year plant upgrade program announced earlier this year. Picture taken June 9, 2015. To match Insight GM-SUVS/ REUTERS/Mike Stone	 - RTX1L9A9
  • Where seven chimps are living out their post-lab days
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, we visit the rural pastures of Cle Elum, in Washington state, where seven former lab chimpanzees are honorary citizens. Known throughout the world as the “Cle Elum 7,” these chimps have been given a second chance to live out their lives in the wild. We visit these chimps in their new home.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
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  • U.S. can’t do much for Americans forced into marriage abroad
    Jada was 12 years old and living in New Jersey when her father sent her to Saudi Arabia to be married. With the U.S. government unable to intervene, her astonished family at home took up the challenge of bringing her back. Jada is not alone in her experience, and not everyone has the same happy outcome. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon reports.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

  • Trump tours Flint water crisis; Clinton releases health info
    Donald Trump made his first visit to Flint, Michigan, since the city had discovered lead in its water. But when he began criticizing his opponent, the minister of a local church interrupted to tell him to cut out the politics. The Republican nominee also taped an interview about his health with Dr. Oz. Meanwhile, aides to Hillary Clinton released a medical record update. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to a small group at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Flint, Michigan. Mike Segar/Reuters
  • Inside the candidates’ plans for paid leave and child care
    When it comes to paid family leave, the United States lags behind every other developed country in the world. Hillary Clinton has stressed childhood issues for decades and has proposed 12 weeks of paid leave and universal preschool. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is the first GOP nominee ever to propose paid family leave and child care help. Lisa Desjardins compares their plans.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
    A woman kisses her son while standing in the audience as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Aston, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 13, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSNMI3
  • What each candidate must do to win the Electoral College
    While polls show the presidential race is tightening, in the end it comes down to this: The candidate who wins at least 270 electoral votes will prevail. Gwen Ifill examines different paths to the White House with Republican strategist John Brabender and former Deputy White House Press Secretary Bill Burton.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
    MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 30:  A voter shows off his, 'I Voted!', sticker after voting in the Florida primary on August 30, 2016 in Miami, Florida.  There are Senate seats as well as congressional races that voters are weighing in on along with other issues including a Miami-Dade Mayoral race.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
  • Uncovering the problem of forced marriage in the U.S.
    She was never verbally or physically threatened or restrained. But at age 19, Nina Van Harn felt like she couldn’t say no when she was expected to marry a man chosen by her family. And she is not alone in her experience. In a two-year period, it’s estimated that there were 3,000 such forced marriage cases in the United States. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon reports.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
    Nina Van Harn had to leave her family to escape what she considered was a forced marriage.
  • How Uber is helping steer the future of self-driving cars
    Uber released its first fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh on Wednesday. For now, they are also equipped with a human technician. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Alex Davies of Wired Magazine -- a journalist who took a ride in one of the new cars -- about his experience, why Uber chose Pittsburgh and the future of self-driving cars.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
    A fleet of Uber's Ford Fusion self driving cars are shown during a demonstration of self-driving automotive technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. September 13, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk - RTSNO63
  • 300 years old and this lighthouse is still a keeper
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, we visit the nation’s first lighthouse, which opened off Boston’s coast 300 years ago. Today, the lighthouse keeper is Sally Snowman, the first woman in a long list of caretakers. She describes the “living museum” she inhabits and oversees.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
    BOSTON - SEPTEMBER 9: Lighthouse keeper Sally Snowman, employed by the USCG, traditionally waves to tourists as they arrive on Little Brewster Island for a tour, Sept. 9, 2016. The island's lighthouse, Boston Light, turns 300 years old next week and is ready for its celebration.   (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
  • Inmates get a ‘second chance’ at federal grants for college
    In a pilot project announced this summer, the Department of Education will partner with dozens of colleges to provide higher education to prisoners who can't afford to pay; eligible inmates will be able to apply for federal grants under the experimental trial. Hari Sreenivasan explores what both advocates and critics are saying.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
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  • Turning down the volume on noise pollution for marine life
    Many see the beach as a quiet place for relaxation. But for the animals living under the water’s surface, motorized vehicles and other human-made technology can make life unbearably noisy. The problem is that many species rely on sound as communication and the noise levels are drowning them out. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on one company aiming to solve the problem.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
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  • Who is Donald Trump?
    From reality TV to the top of the GOP, Donald Trump has been in the spotlight for decades. What do we know about his past that gives hints to where he wants to lead the country in the future?
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
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  • Who is Hillary Clinton?
    From conservative Goldwater girl, to the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton’s life has been filled with public service and intense public scrutiny. What do we know about her past that will shape how she might lead the country in the future?
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to reporters after holding a "National Security Working Session" with national security advisers in New York, in September. Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

  • When following the storm produces awe-inspiring results
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, we look at the work of Arizona photographer Mike Olbinski. He goes where the storm goes -- to photograph timelapse videos. Olbinski’s videos have been used in commercials, documentaries and even feature films.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2016
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