Tuesday, September 13, 2016

  • Ann Patchett on how independent bookstores build community
    If you shop at the East Nashville Farmers’ Market you can buy fruits and vegetables; but you can also meet a famous author with a stop by the traveling bookmobile. Ann Patchett is a co-owner of the Parnassus Books, founded at a time when bookstores were disappearing. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Patchett about her latest novel, “Commonwealth,” a story that she says hits close to home.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 8: Author Ann Patchett sits for a portrait at The Wales Hotel in New York, New York on November 8th, 2013. Patchett is currently on tour promoting her new book This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, which is a collection of non-fiction essays including her story championing the comeback of the small, independent, book store. (Photo by Jesse Dittmar for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Monday, September 12, 2016

  • How much health data should candidates disclose?
    How much should voters know about the presidential candidates’ health? On Sunday, Hillary Clinton left a 9/11 memorial ceremony in lower Manhattan after a stumble. It was later revealed that the Democratic nominee had been diagnosed with pneumonia a few days before. Judy Woodruff speaks with University of Michigan’s Dr. Howard Markel about Clinton’s pneumonia and what voters have a right to know.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2016
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  • Clinton campaign pledges more health information
    Questions about Hillary Clinton’s health dominated headlines on Sunday after she left a 9/11 memorial ceremony in Manhattan. After it was confirmed that she was suffering from pneumonia, her campaign promised more information on her health. Meanwhile, Clinton’s comment that Donald Trump supporters are a “basket of deplorables” is providing fodder for her opponent's ads. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton climbs into her van outside her daughter Chelsea's home in New York, New York, United States September 11, 2016, after Clinton left ceremonies commemorating the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks feeling "overheated."  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTSN8Q0
  • Questioning the candidates’ transparency on health, charity
    Amid questions about her health, Hillary Clinton has caused a stir with comments about Donald Trump supporters. Gwen Ifill talks to Susan Page of USA Today and Tamara Keith of NPR about Clinton’s privacy about her pneumonia diagnosis and a Washington Post investigation into Trump’s charitable contributions.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2016
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  • In Colorado, some Republicans rethink their loyalty
    In most elections, Colorado has been a key battleground state. But this season, Hillary Clinton is polling far ahead of Donald Trump. Gwen Ifill speaks with voters in one of the state’s most conservative counties, home to five military installations and where Mitt Romney was a slam dunk in 2012. Now, some conservatives are turning to third-party candidates and even to the Democratic opposition.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2016
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  • Investigation reveals South Sudan leaders looted billions
    Founded in 2011, South Sudan is the world’s newest country; but for much of its statehood, it has been engulfed in civil war. The violence has killed tens of thousands and displaced more than two million people. A report released on Monday by rights group The Sentry accuses South Sudanese political leaders of making a fortune off the conflict. The NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia reports.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2016
    South Sudanese women and children queue to receive emergency food at the United Nations protection of civilians (POC) site 3 hosting about 30,000 people displaced during the recent fighting in Juba, South Sudan July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian - RTSJJBH
  • The Texas college where students grow into workers
    At Paul Quinn College, where once there was a football field, now there’s an organic farm. It’s not just a symbol of renewal for this once-struggling historically black college in Dallas; it’s where students work to pay tuition. As part of our Rethinking College series, Hari Sreenivasan explores how students learn to understand the expectations of a career while gaining a liberal arts education.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2016
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  • Rebuilding a palace, restoring Afghanistan’s independence
    Nearly 100 years ago, Darulaman Palace rose as a symbol of modern, progressive, independent Afghanistan. The building has since deteriorated, and Afghanistan itself, shaken by war, is struggling to be self-sufficient. But the palace is being rebuilt, using all Afghan resources -- a symbol that the country is trying to stand on its own once again. Special correspondent Jennifer Glasse reports.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2016
    Afghan men walk past the ruins of Darulaman Palace in Kabul November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) - RTR3A7DW

Sunday, September 11, 2016

  • After 9/11, Americans 'summoned strength,' Obama says
    Fifteen years ago, the U.S. faced the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor. In New York, family members read the names of the victims at a ceremony marking the anniversary, while Obama spoke at the Pentagon. Watch some of the highlights of the 15th anniversary.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama places a wreath during a ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., September 11, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTSN88Y
  • Looking beyond the polls in this year’s election
    Most national polls show Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton maintaining a lead over Republican Donald Trump. But with 57 days left, and a number of factors influencing the election, what comes next? NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Alison Stewart to discuss where the race stands.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2016
    Supporters of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential Donald Trump cheer outside a campaign event in Williamson, West Virginia, United States, May 2, 2016.     REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTX2CIFI
  • 15 years after 9/11, illnesses compound for first responders
    Tens of thousands of people who worked at ground zero are still coping with the long-term health effects from the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. 15 years after the attack, doctors and researchers continue to study the connection between the toxins at the site and physical ailments, along with complications from mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorder. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2016
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Saturday, September 10, 2016

  • These vivid NYC murals spotlight climate-threatened birds
    According to the National Audubon Society, climate change poses a serious threat to a large number of North America’s birds. But a street art project in New York City aims to call attention to their plight by creating large-scale murals of the birds. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2016
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  • U.S. and Russia create joint plan to defeat ISIS
    The U.S. and Russia have embarked on a new plan to end Syria’s civil war that calls for a ceasefire in the country that will take effect Monday. If the truce lasts for a week, the U.S. and Russia will join forces to attack terrorist organizations including the Islamic State. David Sanger, a New York Times national security correspondent who just returned from Geneva, joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2016
    A woman walks past a damaged building after an airstrike in the rebel held Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh - RTX2OU3C
  • Should 9/11 trials be held at Guantanamo Bay?
    The five men blamed for planning the attacks of September 11 have yet to be tried in a military commission. Nearly 15 years after that day, they remain detained at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Now, some critics are asking if federal trials based in the U.S. are more effective in prosecuting alleged terrorists. NewsHour Weekend's Phil Hirschkorn reports.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2016
    A U.S. Army guard stands in a corridor of cells in Camp Five, a facility at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba September 4, 2007. This photo has been reviewed by the U.S. Military. The names and nationalities of detainees cannot be revealed and facial identification is not permitted by the U.S. Military.    REUTERS/Joe Skipper     (UNITED STATES) - RTR1TFUK

Friday, September 9, 2016

  • Visiting the 9/11 memorials with those most closely affected
    There are three national memorials that honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks. For some, they provide a mechanism of healing, for others, a chance to remember, and still for others, a way to understand the historical significance of that day’s catastrophic events. The NewsHour asked the victims’ families what the memorials mean to them.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2016
    New York Police Department Joint Terrorism Task Force Detective Patrick Lantry, who was at the scene of the World Trade Center on 9-11, visits the Flight 93 National Memorial, which officially opened yesterday in Shanksville, Pennsylvania September 11, 2015. The $50m visitor center designed by Paul Murdoch commemorates the 40 passengers and crew who died near Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, when one of the four planes overtaken by al Qaeda terrorists crashed into a Pennsylvania field.  A 9-11 memorial ceremony will take place this morning. REUTERS/Mark Makela - RTSN9G
  • North Dakota pipeline protesters vow to fight on
    There’s been a months-long standoff over the construction of a $3.8 billion pipeline extension designed to run near tribal land in North Dakota. On Friday, a federal judge denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request to stop the project. But minutes later, three federal agencies asked the company to voluntarily put the project on hold. Lisa Desjardins speaks with William Brangham for more.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2016
    A protester demonstrates against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. September 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Cullen - RTX2OVHV
  • Shields and Brooks on high stakes for debate moderators
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the presidential candidates’ performances on NBC’s “Commander-in-Chief Forum,” as well as that of the forum moderator, plus possible explanations for a tightening in the presidential polls and more.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2016
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  • North Korean nuclear test reverberates on campaign trail
    News that North Korea had conducted its fifth nuclear test compelled both presidential candidates to respond on the campaign trail. Hillary Clinton condemned the action after meeting with national security advisers. Donald Trump tried to tie the North Korean test to the policies of his opponent in an address at the Value Voters summit in Washington. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks to the podium to talk to reporters after holding a "National Security Working Session" with national security advisors in New York, New York, United States September 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTX2OWBZ
  • News Wrap: House approves bill on 9/11 lawsuits
    In our news wrap Friday, two days before the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. House gave final approval for 9/11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia, although the White House has made suggestions of a veto. Also, there are new warnings from U.S. federal agencies about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phone. There have been multiple incidents in which the batteries exploded, sparking fires.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2016
    A single white rose is left at the edge of the South Pool of the 911 Memorial atop the area of the memorial for New York City Police (NYPD) officers killed in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, following the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas, Texas, in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX2KD3P
  • Helping Afghan forces stand on their own, 15 years on
    U.S. and coalition forces have been in Afghanistan for 15 years since the 9/11 attacks. Though their numbers have drastically decreased as the U.S. has trained Afghan security forces, it is not easy to build an army in the middle of a war. Special correspondent Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul on the challenges facing Afghan forces as they try to beat back a resurgent Taliban.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2016
    An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier keeps watch at a checkpost in Logar province, Afghanistan February 16, 2016. NATO advisers want Afghan soldiers to spend less time manning checkpoints and more taking the fight to Taliban militants, a key tactical shift the coalition hopes will enable local forces to quell a rising insurgency. Picture taken February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX283UI

Thursday, September 8, 2016

  • How one company is trying to surf the tides of foreign trade
    Trade has become a major theme of this year’s presidential race -- how it affects jobs, wages and manufacturing in the United States. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at one California-based surfboard company, WaveSkis, that has been bruised by its Chinese competition, and how the effects of foreign trade have impacted politics.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
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  • How would the candidates navigate ties with Russia?
    What kind of relations should the U.S. have with Russia and President Vladimir Putin? It’s a question that could affect the future of the Syrian conflict and European security, and the two candidates have strikingly different takes. Judy Woodruff speaks with former Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon, an advisor to the Clinton campaign, and Trump campaign advisor Boris Epshteyn.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the Interior Ministry Board meeting in Moscow, Russia, March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Chirikov/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSAIF0
  • A Scottish poet who proudly proclaims ‘this is my country’
    Jackie Kay is Scotland's first black national poet. Adopted as a child, much of her poetry and prose speaks to her own experience of not feeling entirely welcome in her own country. “I wrote the poems that I wanted to read and I wrote about the experiences that I wanted to find,” she says. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
    EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 17:  Scottish poet and writer Jackie Kay attends a photocall at Edinburgh International Book Festival at Charlotte Square Gardens on August 17, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  (Photo by Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images)
  • Trump’s ‘rollercoaster’ of a career marked by self-interest
    Donald Trump has tried to sell himself as a successful businessman who can boost American prosperity. But specifics about his dealings and debt may tell a different story. William Brangham learns more from Marc Fisher of The Washington Post and Tim O'Brien of Bloomberg to get a glimpse into Donald Trump as an entrepreneur.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
    The Trump International Hotel and Tower is seen in Chicago, Illinois, United States, January 14, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTX22G2L
  • Two horses who led funerals at Arlington given new homes
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, every morning at the Arlington Cemetery, horses and their human riders perform a choreographed funeral procession in honor of the nation’s fallen veterans. These horses usually serve for 10 years, but two recently had a need for a new home.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
    The horse-drawn caisson for the burial service of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Bowden is saluted as it approaches Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60 in Virginia September 27, 2013. Bowden, 28, was killed during active duty in Afghanistan August 31 and is from Villa Rica, Georgia.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron   (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY) - RTX142DG
  • Clinton rebukes Trump for Putin comments
    Hillary Clinton condemned Donald Trump’s comments on foreign policy a day after Wednesday night’s “Commander-in-Chief” forum hosted by NBC News. During the forum, Clinton was repeatedly asked about her classified emails and Trump got a question on his views regarding Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a news conference on the airport tarmac in front of her campaign plane in White Plains, New York, United States September 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTX2OO7D
  • What Donald Trump’s tax returns could reveal
    Donald Trump stands alone as a presidential candidate who refuses to release his tax returns. The GOP nominee says he is waiting until the Internal Revenue Service finishes its audit, a process that could last as long as seven years. Hillary Clinton and her supporters say he must be hiding something. Lisa Desjardins offers some context behind the headlines.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Party of New York Presidential Convention in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX2OKVA
  • The art of making pictures speak to children
    Christian Robinson says he had a hard time reading as a child, and so he didn’t have a great relationship with books. But he could always find solace in drawing. Today, he has turned his childhood hobby into a career as an illustrator, using images to speak and “reflect the diverse world that we live in.” Christian Robinson offers his Brief But Spectacular take on illustration as communication.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
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