Saturday, October 8, 2016

  • How will Trump's comments about women affect the race?
    A video from 2005, released on Friday, shows Republican candidate Donald Trump making lewd comments about groping women, leading to calls from other Republicans to drop his bid for president. But Trump said on Saturday he will “never” quit the race. POLITICO columnist Roger Simon joins William Brangham to discuss the impact of Trump’s statements on the race.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign town hall event in Sandown, New Hampshire, U.S., October 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSR4I5
  • Haiti reeling after Hurricane Matthew destruction
    The island of Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, has borne the brunt of damage from Hurricane Matthew. Nearly 900 people have been killed by the storm, and thousands more have been displaced. Journalist Ingrid Arneson joins William Brangham via Skype from Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2016
    Clean up from Hurricane Matthew continues in Jeremie, Haiti, October 6, 2016. Picture taken October 6, 2016.  Logan Abassi, courtesy of UN/MINUSTAH/Handout via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. - RTSRAZF

Friday, October 7, 2016

  • Why Clinton may have a chance in dark-red Georgia
    This campaign year has witnessed many unexpected shifts in the electorate -- not to mention the candidates. But one of the most surprising changes may be the voters in Georgia. After supporting Republican presidential contenders for the past 24 years, the Peach State may be up for grabs due to its diversifying demographic. Judy Woodruff visited Georgia to report on the political climate there.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2016
    SkyView Atlanta, a 200-foot (61-meter) tall Ferris wheel with 42 gondolas, is seen on the South end of Centennial Park in downtown Atlanta, Georgia July 19, 2013. The Ferris wheel, which was previously located in Paris, Switzerland, and Pensacola, Florida, opened to the public in Atlanta on July 16.  This the view from the 11th floor of the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. Picture taken on July 19, 2013.   REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CITYSPACE SOCIETY) - RTX11UC4
  • Shields and Gerson on the Trump tape, Russian hacks and more
    With the only vice-presidential debate over and the second presidential one just ahead, it's the home stretch of the election -- and it’s full of surprises. Judy Woodruff talks to syndicated columnist Mark Shields and The Washington Post’s Michael Gerson about the 'enthusiasm gap,' whether the new video of Trump threatens his support among evangelicals, Russian hacking, Sunday's debate and more.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2016
  • News Wrap: U.S. blames Russia for DNC, election hacking
    In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. formally accused the Russian government of hacking Democratic political websites and state voting systems in an effort to interfere with elections. Also, Russia moved to keep its troops in Syria. Lawmakers in Moscow ratified a treaty with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad that permits Russia to use a major base on the Syrian coast indefinitely.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2016
    A Russian flag flies over the Volgarive in the town of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, July 10, 2015. Russia will host the World Cup soccer tournament for FIFA in 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov  - RTX1JXFE
  • Failed FARC deal earns Colombian president Nobel Peace Prize
    On Friday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to negotiate a treaty with the guerrilla group FARC and put an end to the longest-running war in the Western Hemisphere. The honor was received five days after the Colombian people narrowly rejected Santos' deal in a referendum. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2016
    Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos smiles as he addresses the media next to his wife and first lady Maria Clemencia de Santos, after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, at Narino Palace in Bogota, Colombia, October 7, 2016. REUTERS/John Vizcaino - RTSR8SV
  • Video shows Trump making lewd remarks about women
    Donald Trump faced renewed criticism of his treatment of women on Friday when a video surfaced of him making lewd comments; Trump's campaign called the conversation “locker room banter.” Meanwhile, the candidate returned to criticizing immigration policy. Hillary Clinton took the day off before Sunday’s debate, but her campaign sent surrogates to battleground states. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, with his wife Melania, talks to reporters in the spin room after his first debate against Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S. September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSPKVM
  • In Fallujah, ISIS is gone -- but so is everything else
    An hour west of Baghdad, Fallujah used to be a thriving population center. Two years ago, it was overtaken by the Islamic State. The Iraqi army regained control of the city in June but now faces another hurdle: rebuilding. In over a decade of warfare, nearly all of Fallujah has been destroyed. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports in conjunction with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2016
    A view of a street in Falluja, Iraq, after government forces recaptured the city from Islamic State militants, June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad - RTX2J1KQ

Thursday, October 6, 2016

  • Stephen King wants to reach out and grab you
    Novelist Stephen King is best known for his works of horror, but he says what scares him the most is not being able to write. Jeffrey Brown spoke with him at the National Book Festival about his latest novel, “End of Watch,” the last in a trilogy, and about writing itself -- how he lets the story go where it takes him, his writing routine and his dread of a blank slate.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2016
    Author Stephen King speaks at a news conference to introduce the new Amazon Kindle 2 electronic reader in New York, U.S. on February 9, 2009.  REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo - RTX2OTTU
  • In facing death, this doctor sees a way to live well
    Dr. BJ Miller does not work to heal patients, but to ensure quality of life amid advanced or serious illness. Sometimes people suggest his job is depressing, but Miller doesn’t see it that way. When people are dying it changes how they live, he says. Miller gives his Brief but Spectacular take on dying and living.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2016
    BJ Miller
  • Where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand on gun control
    There was a brief moment of consensus at the first presidential debate when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agreed that those on the no-fly list should not be able to purchase a gun. But overall, the candidates have incredibly different views on gun control. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2016
    Salesman Ryan Martinez clears the chamber of an AR-15 at the "Ready Gunner" gun store In Provo, Utah, U.S. in Provo, Utah, U.S., June 21, 2016. Massachusetts will ban the sale of "copycat" assault-style weapons similar to those increasingly used in mass shootings, state Attorney General Maura Healey, said July 20, 2016. REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo - RTSIXLF
  • How drug companies helped drive the opioid crisis
    The abuse of opioids has become a major public health concern; more than 28,000 people died by overdose in 2014. According to reporting by STAT News, drug companies downplayed the addictive effects of opioid drugs in the late 1990s, assuring doctors that they could be safely used for chronic pain and incentivised their use. Hari Sreenivasan talks to journalist David Armstrong.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2016
    A recent survey is shedding light on how patients who get perscription painkillers  — drugs such as OxyContin, methadone or Vicodin — sometimes share or mishandle them. Photo by Education Images/UIG via Getty Images
  • Kaine, Pence hit the road to campaign in Pennsylvania
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton laid low on Thursday in preparation for their upcoming debate on Sunday night. Both voiced concerns about Hurricane Matthew on Twitter and aired television ads about children and families in key swing states. Instead, their running mates are out on the trail: both Gov. Mike Pence and Sen. Tim Kaine in Pennsylvania. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2016
    Audience members cheer as U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. October 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTSQS2E
  • Why it pays to host a presidential debate
    Farmville, Virginia, has a population of just over 8,000. But that number swelled on Tuesday when the first and only vice presidential debate of 2016 was held at Longwood University. Hosting a nationally televised debate is a huge investment in time and resources, but it also garners sizable returns. Special correspondent Roben Farzad reports.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2016
    A man walks past a sign for the U.S. vice-presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia October 2, 2016. LREUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTSQFM8
  • What could the Paris climate accord accomplish?
    The international climate agreement is set to take effect next month, after the European Parliament ratified it earlier this week. Hillary Clinton supports the Paris accord but Donald Trump says if elected, he would withdraw from it. Judy Woodruff speaks with climatologist Gavin Schmidt for more on what will take effect under the treaty and what climate science says about global warming.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2016
    A view of the Blomstrand Glacier, June 16, 2016, in Ny-Alesund, Norway. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool/File Photo - RTX2L5RI

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

  • In Florida, controlling Zika is no simple matter
    Florida's battle against the outbreak of Zika is intensifying as the number of cases climbs. The state currently has 940 documented instances of the virus, with 230 in Miami-Dade County alone. Efforts to contain the spread of the disease focus on mosquito control and avoidance, but many details about Zika remain a mystery. For more on the outbreak, William Brangham reports from Miami.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2016
    Research scientist Dan Galperin holds vials marked "Zika" during his work on Purified Recombinant Zika Enveloped Protein at the research laboratory where they are working on developing a vaccine for the Zika virus based on production of recombinant variations of the E protein from the Zika virus at the Protein Sciences Inc. headquarters in Meriden, Connecticut, U.S., June 20, 2016. Picture taken June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSQMJG
  • News Wrap: Obama praises Paris climate agreement
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Obama praised the Paris climate agreement, set to take effect next month, as “the best possible shot to save the one planet that we’ve got.” Also, the United Nations Security Council agreed that Antonio Guterres of Portugal should be the next secretary-general.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the Paris Agreement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - RTSQXLR
  • Trump and Clinton campaigns react to the VP debate
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will meet for their second debate on Sunday, a matchup that could be every bit as combative as the vice presidential debate Tuesday night in Virginia. While Sen. Tim Kaine might have lost style points for his numerous interruptions, Gov. Mike Pence did not always directly defend statements made by his candidate. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2016
    Democratic U.S. vice presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine (L) and Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence debate during their vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, U.S., October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking    TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSQSN6
  • The amazing, complicated science of the Nobel winners
    A trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for creating some of the world’s tiniest machines. Their nanorobots use extremely controlled movements to perform tasks that the creators hope will one day be useful in the world of medicine. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss these mini machines and the other science and medicine Nobels awarded this week.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2016
    Pictures of the winners of the 2016 Nobel Chemistry Prize: Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa are displayed on a screen during a news conference by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden October 5, 2016. TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomery/via Reuters?ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN. NO COMMERCIAL SALES. - RTSQUAN
  • Will the Supreme Court keep a ‘low profile’ this term?
    As the late Justice Antonin Scalia's seat remains empty, the Supreme Court will begin a new term with only eight members. What challenges will arise from the reduced size of the nation's highest court? Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss that question, as well as a recent case on racial bias and the death penalty and other matters expected to be heard this term.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2016
    Visitors enter the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S. October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTSQX9M
  • The controversial force joining the fight against ISIS
    Militia groups, made up mostly of Shia fighters and often backed by Iran, have become instrumental in the charge to drive the Islamic State from Iraq. But their battlefield presence makes them a controversial force -- many militia members are accused of war crimes and have killed Americans. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2016
    Shi'ite fighters from Saraya al-Salam, who are loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, gather at site of a suicide attack at the entrance of the Shi'ite Mausoleum of Sayid Mohammed bin Ali al-Hadi in Balad, north of Baghdad, Iraq, July 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2KB5P

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

  • Watch the full 2016 vice presidential debate
    Mike Pence and Tim Kaine dug into the issues at the one and only 2016 vice presidential debate, held at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Watch PBS NewsHour’s full coverage, including analysis from Mark Sheilds, Michael Gerson and Amy Walter.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2016
    Democratic U.S. vice presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine (L) and Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence discuss an issue during their vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, U.S., October 4, 2016.     REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  - RTSQSBA
  • Vin Scully ends his 67-year career as voice of the Dodgers
    After 67 years in the broadcast booth as a sportscaster for the Dodgers, Vincent “Vin” Scully is retiring. On Sunday, he called his last game in Los Angeles, but he has been with the team since it was in Brooklyn. Jeffrey Brown spoke with the baseball legend in 2009 about why he prefers to be the sole commentator of a game and the thrill he gets from the crowd.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 02: Broadcaster Vin Scully acknowledges fans before the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on October 2, 2016 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
  • What Pence and Kaine need to do in their only VP face-off
    On Tuesday night, Sen. Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence will take the spotlight in their only face-off this election season. For analysis on what they need to accomplish and avoid, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff speak with syndicated columnist Mark Shields, The Washington Post’s Michael Gerson and Amy Walter of the The Cook Political Report.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2016
  • Educators upset over Oklahoma’s schools run for office
    Oklahoma ranks 45 out of 50 states in spending per student. It’s home to overcrowded classrooms and more than 100 districts that have approved four-day school weeks. Now, more than 40 teachers who are tired of not being heard are trying to change things themselves -- by running for office. Special correspondent Lisa Start of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2016
  • How the VP nominees are preparing to boost their campaigns
    Tonight, vice presidential nominees Sen. Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence will meet to debate at Longwood University in Virginia. Lisa Desjardins offers a look at debate preparations and Gwen Ifill talks to Matt Schlapp, chair of the American Conservative Union, while Judy Woodruff talks to Donna Brazile, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2016
    A man walks past banners  before the vice presidential debate between US Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence and his Democratic counterpart Tim Kaine at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, on October 4, 2016. 
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's running mates carried the race for the White House Tuesday, preparing to face off in their only debate of the campaign with the US elections  five weeks away. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Monday, October 3, 2016

  • What to expect in a Pence-Kaine debate showdown
    The vice presidential debate is just one day away. What’s at stake as the second-in-line candidates take the national stage? Also, how will recent revelations about Donald Trump’s taxes and comments on women affect the polls? And what do Hillary Clinton’s chances look like with younger voters? Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Judy Woodruff to discuss.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2016
    File photo of Tim Kaine by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • Clinton campaign pounces on Trump controversies
    Over the weekend, The New York Times reported that Donald Trump may have been able to legally avoid paying federal income taxes for 18 years. The candidate is also under fire for allegations about his treatment of women behind the scenes of “The Apprentice,” and the legal registration of his charitable organization. John Yang reports on how the Clinton campaign is responding.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the "Retired American Warriors" conference during a campaign stop in Herndon, Virginia, U.S., October 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSQKI5