Wednesday, September 7, 2016

  • New poll numbers show a tightening presidential race
    Nationally, the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is getting closer; an average of polls show Clinton's post-convention bounce is over. Lisa Desjardins examines both candidates' polling strengths and Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center and The Washington Post’s Dan Balz join Judy Woodruff for a breakdown of the electorate and how the candidates can drive home their messages.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign Voter Registration Rally at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, United States September 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTX2OEG6

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

  • Millions of unexploded U.S. bombs still kill, maim in Laos
    The United States dropped 290 million bombs on Laos between 1964 and 1973. On Tuesday, President Obama became the first U.S. president to visit the country, promising to provide the Laotian people to remove the unexploded bombs that remain. Special correspondent Mike Cerre offers a glimpse of life in Laos today and the mission to end the deadly legacy of the Vietnam War.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers an address at the Lao National Cultural Hall, on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit, in Vientiane, Laos September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2OAFR
  • Fox News ends Ailes era with sexual harassment settlement
    Fox News will pay a $20 million settlement to former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson over her allegations of sexual harassment by former CEO Roger Ailes. Fox also issued a rare apology to Carlson. Judy Woodruff learns more from Stephen Battaglio of the Los Angeles Times.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19:  (L-R) Fox & Friends hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade during "FOX & Friends" All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios on July 19, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
  • Inside the high-tech hunt for terrorists
    Take a look at the room 9/11 built: The operations center at the National Counterterrorism Center aggregates data in hopes that analysts will be able to predict the next terrorist attack. With the advent of “social media intelligence,” answers are everywhere, but the challenge is piecing them together. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2016
  • Counting the benefits of teaching math to 3-year-olds
    In Boston public schools, 3, 4 and 5-year-olds are getting their first introduction to math. Before they walk through the kindergarten door, the “Building Blocks” curriculum is designed to encourage very young children to think and talk about math concepts throughout the days, by providing lessons through innovative games. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2016
  • Tim Kaine makes the case for Clinton on national security
    Tim Kaine visited Wilmington, North Carolina, on Tuesday, to deliver an address on national security. The Democratic vice presidential nominee joins Gwen Ifill to to draw a sharp contrast between his running mate Hillary Clinton and her opposition, and to discuss Clinton’s lifelong passions, Russian hacking and what he perceives as Trump’s sexism about “presidential” qualities.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2016
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) campaigns at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., July 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTSKH96

Monday, September 5, 2016

  • An author’s aspirations in the time of Obama and Trayvon
    In "Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching,” Mychal Denzel Smith discusses what it’s like growing up as a young black man in an era that saw the election of the first black president in America, as well as the killing of Trayvon Martin. Smith sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss his new book.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016
  • Can unions adapt to today's economic challenges?
    Union membership has been on the decline in the U.S. for decades, and is currently half of what it was in the 1980s. How are unions adapting in an era of stagnant wages and a growing “sharing economy”? Hari Sreenivasan talks with Harley Shaiken of the University of California, Berkeley and Mary Kay Henry, president of SEIU.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016
    Former Ford Motor Plant Workers Retrain In Metalworking
  • A clothing company that’s keeping jobs in America
    Voormi transforms locally sourced Rocky Mountain sheep wool into high-end outdoor clothing. But the Colorado startup is also hoping to help transform rural communities into small manufacturing hubs, where economic development is needed the most. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016
  • Does an endorsement from organized labor still sway voters?
    What role do labor unions play in presidential politics this election? John Yang speaks with Susan Page of USA Today and Stu Rothenberg of The Rothenberg-Gonzales Political Report about Donald Trump’s efforts to court African-Americans, a generational challenge for Hillary Clinton, what to expect as Congress returns from summer recess and more.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016
  • What Israelis and Palestinians really think
    Corey Gil-Shuster covers the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a new way. He asks the world what it wants to know from and about Israelis and Palestinians, goes to the streets of Israel and the West Bank to get the answers and posts the unedited responses on YouTube. NewsHour contributor Justin Kenny recently followed along with Gil-Shuster to produce this report.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016
    Corey Gil-Shuster covers the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a new way. He asks the world what it wants to know from and about Israelis and Palestinians, goes to the streets of Israel and the West Bank to get the answers and posts the unedited responses on YouTube. NewsHour contributor Justin Kenny recently followed along with Gil-Shuster to produce this report.
  • News Wrap: U.S.-Russia deal on Syria cease-fire fails
    News Wrap: U.S.-Russia deal on Syria cease-fire fails Blurb: In our news wrap Monday, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin failed to reach a deal on a cease-fire in Syria, amid an onslaught of Islamic State attacks. Also, the Taliban carried out twin attacks near the defense ministry in Kabul, killing 24 people.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016
    A fighter from the Jaish al-Islam (Islam Army) runs to avoid sniper fire, in the village of Tal al-Siwan area of the rebel-held stronghold of Douma, on the outskirts of Damascus, on September 5, 2016. / AFP / Sameer Al-Doumy        (Photo credit should read SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Successes and shortfalls from this year’s G20 summit
    It was President Obama’s final official visit to China: a G20 summit with other world leaders in Hangzhou. When it was over, they had made some commitments on climate change, but on issues like China’s steel production or Syria, there was little to show from the weekend. William Brangham talks to The Washington Post’s David Ignatius and Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016
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  • Candidates stress jobs and economy on Labor Day
    Labor Day is a holiday for most Americans, but it’s the start of crunch time for the presidential nominees. Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and their surrogates were on the campaign trail to push issues of labor, trade and the economy. Hillary Clinton made an unusual effort to speak with reporters, while Trump confirmed he would participate in all of the debates. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016
    IN FLIGHT - SEPTEMBER 05:  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks to reporters on her campaign plane enroute to Iowa on September 5, 2016. Hillary Clinton is kicking off a Labor Day campaign swing to Ohio and Iowa on a new campaign plane.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sunday, September 4, 2016

  • Mother Teresa declared a saint in Vatican ceremony
    Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Saturday. St. Teresa, who died in 1997, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her lifetime of work caring for the poor in the Indian city of Calcutta. Wall Street Journal reporter Francis Rocca joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2016
    A tapestry depicting Mother Teresa of Calcutta is seen in the facade of Saint Peter's Basilica during a mass, celebrated by Pope Francis, for her canonisation in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini - RTX2O1QX
  • What caused Mexico’s drug war?
    Mexico's government has been waging a war against the country's drug cartels, whose territorial fights have left tens of thousands dead. "Kingdom of Shadows," a POV documentary that comes out this month, looks at the root causes of the violence and the effects of the drug war. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Ivette Feliciano spoke with director Bernardo Ruiz.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2016
    Still from "Kingdom of Shadows." Photo courtesy of Participant Media
  • Why urban beekeeping is a rising trend in major cities
    Bees are critical to agricultural production, but beekeeping is actually increasing in cities like Los Angeles and New York City, where restrictions on the practice were recently lifted. In Philadelphia, where there are thousands of abandoned lots to forage, both hobbyists and commercial beekeepers are introducing hives to their backyards, roofs and gardens. Hari Sreenivasan has the story.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2016
    Urban beekeeping is on the rise in major cities. Photo by Laura Fong/PBS NewsHour Weekend
  • Commercial airlines begin flights to Cuba
    This week, for the first time in 55 years, a commercial passenger jet flew from the U.S. to Cuba, and eight airlines are approved to run flights between the two countries. The breakthrough is part of President Barack Obama’s effort to normalize relations with Cuba. Carla Robbins, an adjunct senior fellow with the Council of Foreign Relations, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2016
    Ground crew hold U.S. and Cuban flags near a recently landed JetBlue aeroplane, the first commercial scheduled flight between the United States and Cuba in more than 50 years, at the Abel Santamaria International Airport in Santa Clara, Cuba, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2NQB5

Saturday, September 3, 2016

  • Turkey moves tanks into Syria in fight against ISIS
    Turkey deployed tanks inside Syria on Saturday to target positions held by Islamic State militants. The new operation marks an attempt to secure Turkey's border and push back against Kurdish militias. Turkey's deputy prime minister, Numan Kurtulmus, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2016
    Turkish army tanks and military personal are stationed in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo - RTX2NUZK
  • Could California’s drought make residents sick?
    As California's five-year drought continues, the community of East Porterville has become an epicenter for the state's water shortage. Of the 1,800 homes located in the town, nearly 500 have lost wells that provided water for bathing and washing food. Officials worry the predicament will take a toll on the health of the community’s 7,000 residents. NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2016
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Friday, September 2, 2016

  • Aboard a boat that ferries scientists to Alaskan wildlife
    Every summer, the federal research vessel Tiglax travels along the chain of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, ferrying scientists to remote locations to study wildlife. The Aleutian archipelago is 1600 miles in length and constitutes an ecosystem of stunning diversity. Tiglax’s captain talks about life aboard the boat, the animals he’s seen, the passion of his passengers and why he’s ‘hopeful.’
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on immigration and if Clinton can lay low
    This week, Donald Trump took a surprise trip to Mexico before his landmark immigration speech. But are his views too radical for the electorate? Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is hitting a fundraising stride, though her email scandal remains in the headlines. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks for analysis of the week in politics.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
  • Fame offers athletes like Kaepernick a platform for dissent
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines this week when he refused to stand for the national anthem, in protest against injustice he perceives in the U.S. What is the significance of Kaepernick’s actions, and how do they fit within the legacy of athletes taking a political stance? Hari Sreenivasan discusses with William Rhoden, former sports columnist for The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) walks into the tunnel after the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Photo by Orlando Ramirez/USA Today Sports via Reuters
  • News Wrap: Lower August job creation keeps unemployment flat
    In our news wrap Friday, August job growth was lower than expected, with 151,000 new positions created. As a result, the nation's unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent for the third consecutive month. Also, the government of Uzbekistan confirmed that its president, Islam Karimov, died of a stroke. Karimov was known for brutal repression of dissent during more than 25 years in power.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
    FILE PHOTO --  A man rubs his eyes as he waits in a line of jobseekers, to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York April 12, 2012.    REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo - RTX2NWJ6
  • A rebuilt Joplin thrives, but emotional damage lingers
    The tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011 was one of the most destructive in U.S. history. Five years later, the city seems to be thriving -- possibly even better off than it was before. One key to its success? Getting residents to stay, says Jane Cage, chair of the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team. But the emotional trauma from that day still lingers. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
    Volunteers cut wood floor planks for a house under construction in Joplin, Missouri May 16, 2012. May 22 marks the one year anniversary of a deadly EF-5 tornado that ripped through the town, killing 161 people. The tornado damaged or destroyed about 7,500 homes and 500 other buildings, but the city is now well into a recovery mode that has spurred some segments of the local economy. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) - RTR326HP
  • Why Hermine is the first hurricane to hit the U.S. in years
    Early Friday morning, Hurricane Hermine hit Florida’s Big Bend region on the Gulf Coast, causing major damage and a state of emergency for more than 50 counties. Climate Central’s Sean Sublette joins William Brangham to consider what Hermine tells us about weather patterns, why it’s the first hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. in over a decade and what we might expect from future storms.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
    A huge pine tree is shown after falling through a home from the wind and rain damage of Hurricane Hermine in Tallahassee, Florida September 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Phil Sears REUTERS/Phil Sears - RTX2NW00
  • We now know what Clinton told the FBI -- but should we?
    On Friday, the FBI released two key documents from its investigation into the private email server Hillary Clinton used as secretary of state. One file contains the FBI’s notes from its interviews with Clinton; the other summarizes the agency’s findings. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with NPR’s Carrie Johnson about what new information these materials reveal and why their publication is controversial.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. The congressional committee is investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, when Clinton was the secretary of state. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Thursday, September 1, 2016

  • Interpreting Donald Trump’s tough immigration proposals
    Talk of a Mexican border wall and fighting illegal immigration were big applause lines for Donald Trump in his Wednesday night speech in Arizona. Lisa Desjardins recaps his remarks and Gwen Ifill gets perspectives from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Marielena Hincapié of the National Immigration Law Center and Karthick Ramakrishnan of the University of California, Riverside.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses the National Convention of the American Legion in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston - RTX2NS34