Monday, November 5, 2012

  • A Visit With the Aleppo Gravedigger
    Freelance video journalist Toby Muse travelled to Aleppo, Syria to meet with and talk to the men responsible for burying the city's dead. According to estimates, more than 3,700 people have been killed in Aleppo since the Syrian conflict began. One gravedigger, Khaled, told Muse that he sometimes gets the bodies of five or six family members.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2012
  • Never Aired Ford 1976 Campaign Ad
    Late in his 1976 campaign against Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford's media team produced a 5-minute commercial that shows Ford (who had survived two assassination attempts) giving a speech during which a cherry bomb goes off. The President presumes it is an assassin firing, and flinches. Later in the ad, we see Ford parading through Dallas in a motorcade similar to John Kennedy's fatal caravan of 1963.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2012
  • Geography and Immigration Inspire Calexico's Road Songs
    For more on this story, go to http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

  • Shields and Brooks: Senate Races, Bobblehead Forecast
    Mark Shields and David Brooks met in the NewsHour newsroom for the final pre-election Doubleheader Friday. Talking with Politics Editor Christina Bellantoni, the guys talk about which Senate contest they will be watching Tuesday night. For our "politics of sport" section, they talked about the traditions of big sports games predicting presidential winners.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on How the 2012 Election Looks Like 2004
    Judy Woodruff talks to NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks for analysis on the top news of the week, including the slight uptick in unemployment, the political aftermath of superstorm Sandy and how the 2012 and 2004 presidential campaigns, both extremely close leading up to Election Day.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • Immigration Is Hot Topic in Iowa, Overlooked by Campaigns
    Hispanics may be only 5 percent of Iowa's population, but that number represents a boom of 110 percent in 10 years, driven in part by the meat industry jobs. While immigration was a big topic for the Republican caucuses, Iowa Public Television's Paul Year reports on why presidential candidates have been silent on the issue.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • Immigration Is Hot Topic in Iowa, Overlooked by Campaigns
    Hispanics may be only 5 percent of Iowa's population, but that number represents a boom of 110 percent in 10 years, driven in part by the meat industry jobs. While immigration was a big topic for the Republican caucuses, Iowa Public Television's Paul Year reports on why presidential candidates have been silent on the issue.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • As Casualties Rise, Syrian Children Attend Secret Schools
    According to estimates by activists, more than 28,000 civilians have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in 2011. As schools, bakeries and other community buildings are targeted, some Syrians seeking safety are moving centers of daily life to clandestine locations. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • Syrian Children Attend Class in Secret Schools
    According to estimates by activists, more than 28,000 civilians have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in 2011. As schools, bakeries and other community buildings are targeted, some Syrians seeking safety are moving centers of daily life to clandestine locations. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • Northeast Storm Victims Losing Patience, Lack of Basic Needs
    Extensive damage to infrastructure and buildings in the Northeast has limited access to critical supplies of gasoline, electricity and clean water up and down the Jersey Coastline and in New York City. Ray Suarez talks to New York Times' Patrick McGeehan about the state of New York's five boroughs, where patience wears thin.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • News Wrap: EPA; Korean Automakers Overstated Fuel Economy
    In other news Friday, Korean companies Kia and Hyundai could be expected to pay car owners hundreds of millions of dollars for falsely advertising the fuel economy of 13 car models. Owners of nearly 900,000 vehicles, all sold in the last three years, could receive compensation.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • Slow Growth Is Biggest Economic Challenge for New President
    U.S. employers across various sectors are hiring, signaling slow but steady growth. Still, the unemployment rate rose in October and many Americans continue to leave the labor force completely. Jeffrey Brown talks to two economists, John Taylor and Austan Goolsbee, about what economic challenges the next president will face.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • Meet Perry, Iowa
    We traveled to the town of Perry, Iowa to look at how demographic shifts are changing the political landscape.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

  • Pastor Endorses Mitt Romney, Protests IRS Law
    Bishop Harry Jackson is participating in his third Pulpit Freedom Sunday, a protest against an IRS law that forbids religious leaders from endorsing political candidates, by declaring support for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The movement began in 2008 and has grown to include 1400 American pastors. Opponents of the movement say these endorsements are divisive to the congregation.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2012
  • Campaigns Push Last-Minute Pleas on Twitter
    The campaigns are pushing their last get-out-the-vote drive on social media and via email. If you're online, you are probably being tracked by the Romney and Obama campaigns, who use browsing history to target voters. Margaret Warner gets the scoop from Daily Download's Howard Kurtz.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2012
  • Democrat Has Competitive Chance to Win Arizona Senate Seat
    Former U.S. Surgeon Gen. Richard Carmona hopes to achieve what no Arizona Democrat has done in more than 15 years: Win a Senate seat. Special correspondent Axel Gerdau reports on the race between Carmona and Republican challenger Rep. Jeff Flake to win the open seat, which is being vacated by retiring Sen. Jon Kyl.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2012
  • Outside Groups Outspending Campaigns in Senate Races
    For the 2012 elections, Democrats and Republicans are focused on taking control of the Senate by winning a majority of seats. Jeffrey Brown talks to NPR's Tamara Keith, who breaks down the money -- millions of dollars -- being poured into competitive Senate races by political parties and, significantly, by outside groups.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2012
  • Candidates, Spouses, Surrogates Reach Across Seven States
    National polls show Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama in a dead heat. For every last minute until Election Day, the candidates will be on the trail fighting for an edge in the states considered too close to call. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Politico's Jonathan Martin and Bloomberg's Margaret Talev.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2012
  • News Wrap: Cyclone Hits South India, 150,000 to Seek Shelter
    In other news Thursday, 150,000 people were moved to shelters when a cyclone slammed into the southeastern coast of India. The storm brought heavy rains and a storm surge, and is responsible for the deaths of at least six people in India and neighboring Sri Lanka.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2012
  • Sandy Devastation Leaves N.J. Reeling, Recovery Slow in N.Y.
    Up and down the New Jersey coast, towns begin what is expected to be a long process of recovery and rebuilding in the wake of devastating destruction from Hurricane Sandy. Jeffrey Brown and Ray Suarez report on challenges for affected communities. Plus, Hari Sreenivasan reports from Manhattan on the storm's impact on businesses.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

  • Supreme Court Hears Cases on Drug-Sniffing Dogs and Privacy
    The Supreme Court heard two cases on police use of drug-sniffing dogs for criminal searches. At the heart of the debate is if officers can search a car or house without a warrant if a dog detects alleged drugs. Judy Woodruff talks to The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle for a breakdown of the Supreme Court's recent session.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2012
  • Winning Wisconsin Will Come Down to Candidates' Ground Game
    Green Bay residents may love the Packers more than anything else, but politics comes at a close second. With a strong independent electorate, Wisconsin had the most counties in the U.S. vote for Bush in 2004 and then swing to Obama in 2008. Jeffrey Brown reports on the 2012 campaigns' attempts to woo these tough-minded voters.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2012
  • How Cities Should Prepare for Future Natural Disasters
    Extreme storms of recent history have made local governments take notice both of their preparedness and the likelihood that climate change is making such disastrous events more and more common. Joseph Romm of Center for American Progress and American Enterprise Institute's Kenneth Green share their perspectives with Ray Suarez.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2012
  • Northeast Copes With Devastating Damage After Sandy
    Though foul weather cleared in the Northeast, the death toll rose to at least 63, people faced property destruction and suspension of transportation and millions still had no power. Judy Woodruff reports on Sandy's aftermath and Gwen Ifill talks to Warren Levinson of The Associated Press for more on the situation in New York.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2012
  • Seeing the World in a Different Way Through Digital Maps
    NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels takes a look at the way digital maps have evolved online as multiple companies each try their own spin on letting users explore the world through computers, tablets, and even phones.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2012
  • New Digital Maps vs. Old Paper Maps
    Spencer Michels speaks with map collector David Rumsey in his map room about the differences and similarities between old paper maps and new digital maps.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

  • New Nevada Congressional District Race Unleashes Big Money
    There's big money, aggressive attacks, a famous family name, racial tensions and a potential, looming bankruptcy, all playing out in a House district that covers half the state of Nevada. Mitch Fox of Vegas PBS reports on the contest between Steven Horsford (D) and Danny Tarkanian (R) in Nevada's new 4th Congressional District.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2012
  • A Week Until Election Day, Campaigns Focus on Sandy Relief
    As Hurricane Sandy blew in, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney turned their focus to storm victims rather than swing voters. Gwen Ifill talks to Politico's Jonathan Allen about the delicate balance of remaining apolitical in the aftermath of a natural disaster while running the last leg of the race to the White House.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2012

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