Friday, October 26, 2012

  • Shields and Brooks on Sununu and the Giants
    In our sport of politics section we addressed the recent controversial comments by John Sununu, a surrogate for the Romney campaign. In our politics of sports section we talked about the San Francisco Giants, who as of this writing, are heading into game three of the World Series with a 2-0 lead.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • New Erdrich Novel Deals With Crime and Jurisdiction
    Novelist Louise Erdrich examines what happens when crimes are committed on Native American reservations, a decidedly non-fictional problem, through the eyes of her fictional protagonist, a 13-year-old boy named Joe. Jeff Brown talks to Erdrich about her novel "The Round House," set on the N.D. reservation of the Ojibwe tribe.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on Debates, Microtargeting Voters, Romney
    Judy Woodruff talks with NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks for the top political news of the week, including the effect of the four debates on the presidential election as a whole, microtargeting of key voter blocs in campaigns, and the foreign policy of the "new and improved" Mitt Romney.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • Economy Booms in Northeast Ohio, Who Reaps the Benefit?
    A resurgence in steel, energy and auto manufacturing has brought over 50,000 jobs back to northeast Ohio. With the economy as the primary issue likely to determine the election, Public Radio International's Todd Zwillich examines whether Mitt Romney or President Obama will gain an advantage from the recent economic boom in Ohio.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • With Windows 8, Microsoft Makes Big Shift Towards Tablets
    Microsoft has revealed its biggest makeover so far to the operating system found on nine out of every 10 computers in the world. Ray Suarez talks to Forrester Research's Charles Golvin about how Microsoft's decision to focus on tablet-style computers will impact consumers and the greater tech industry.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • The Politics Behind the Latest Government Economic Report
    The latest round of economic reports show consumer confidence at its highest level since 2007. Consumer spending and home sales are up, as well defense spending. Jeffrey Brown talks to investment advisor Hugh Johnson about the new data -- good and bad -- including exports decline, job growth rates, and the effect on campaigns.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • 'Insider Trading' Used to Retool Failing Schools
    Broadmoor Middle School in Baton Rouge, La. is starting to see improvements in student attendance, behavior and class performance. It's an unlikely success story for a school where 95 percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • Kwame Holman with author of Electoral Dysfunction
    Kwame Holman talks with Victoria Bassetti, author of Electoral Dysfunction, about the peculiarities in America's voting system.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • Science Nation - RoboBees: Design Poses Intriguing Engineeri
    It started with a TV show, "Silence of the Bees," about honeybee populations in steep decline. At Harvard University, electrical engineers Rob Wood and Gu-Yeon Wei, and computer scientist Radhika Nagpal saw a challenge. And, so began the creation of the "RoboBee," a miniature flying robot, inspired by the biology of a bee and the insect's hive behavior.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Digital Technology Helps Researchers Hear Earliest Recording
    The recording is just 78 seconds long, featuring a cornet solo and a man reciting nursery rhymes. Dated back to 1878, experts say it may be the oldest playable recording of an American voice. Ray Suarez talks to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Carl Haber who helped uncover the significance of this tiny piece of tin foil.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2012
  • Syrian Civil War Threatens Destruction of Ancient Aleppo
    Until recently, Aleppo, Syria was a vibrant destination, attracting tourists to its famous souk, an eight-mile marketplace, and to the Citadel, one of the oldest castles in the world. But as violence has increased, the city's ancient and cultural landmarks are the next casualties of the Syrian Civil War. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2012
  • Why Isn't the Euro Debt Crisis A Prominent Campaign Topic?
    As Europe's economy falters, U.S. exports have declined and the fear of a Eurozone breakup has cast a shadow over Wall Street. Judy Woodruff talks to Zanny Minton Beddoes of The Economist and James Surowiecki of The New Yorker about how Romney and Obama should address Europe's debt crisis in their campaigns.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2012
  • News Wrap: Hurricane Sandy Beats Through Cuba, to Florida
    In other news Thursday, Hurricane Sandy hit Cuba and the eastern Bahamas, bringing heavy rains and winds topping out at 105 miles per hour. Four deaths have been attributed to the storm so far. Tropical storm conditions are likely to hit southeast Florida, while the Northeast may get hit with a wintery superstorm.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2012
  • Battleground Strategy: Funds Used for Ads to Undecideds
    Ohio voters greeted visits from Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, who also made stops in Florida and Virginia. Jeffrey Brown reports on the neck-and-neck polls and the money race -- both to earn and to spend. Margaret Warner talks to NPR's Mara Liason about the money the candidates are spending on ads and in swing states.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2012
  • 'Red Ink': Understanding Why the U.S. Has So Much Debt
    With a federal budget of $3.6 trillion, a deficit of $1 trillion and a total debt of $16 trillion, it can be difficult to fully comprehend where all this money comes from and what the U.S. government spends it on. Paul Solman talks to The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel about his new book "Red Ink," a primer to the budget.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Shifting Sands for Saudi Arabia's Future
    An oasis of calm during the Arab Spring, the sands are shifting in Saudi Arabia. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Karen Elliot House says this Middle Eastern country is fragile, especially as demographics change. Judy Woodruff talks to House about her new book, "On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines and Future."
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2012
  • Rooting Out Waste in Health Care by Taking Cue From Toyota
    When the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle was losing money for the first time in its history, CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan turned to an unlikely place for help: giant automaker Toyota. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the hospital's success in lowering costs and improving health outcomes.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2012
  • Alternative Presidential Candidates Face Off in Debate
    Four alternative candidates to Mitt Romney and President Obama -- Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Virgil Goode and Rocky Anderson -- met in Chicago for a third party debate to discuss everything from halting the war on drugs to reducing military spending to curbing the influence of money in politics. Kwame Holman reports.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2012
  • Foreclosure Crisis Missing From the Campaign Conversation
    Sales of new homes are up this fall, but a third of U.S. homeowners are underwater with their mortgages, and swing states have some of the highest foreclosure rates. Jeffrey Brown talks to The Opportunity Agenda's James Carr and Cato Institute's Mark Calabria for why housing hasn't been discussed in the presidential campaigns.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2012
  • Some Senate Candidates Race Toward Photo-Finish Elections
    The outcome in extremely tight senate races in states like Connecticut, Arizona, Indiana and North Dakota could determine who controls the Senate and the president's agenda come January. Gwen Ifill talks to Roll Call's Shira Toeplitz and The Rothenberg Political Report's Nathan Gonzales for more on just what's on the line.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2012
  • A Western Woman on Saudi Arabia
    NewsHour's Judy Woodruff recently spoke with Pulitzer Prize winner Karen Elliott House about what it's like to be a woman in a society like Saudi Arabia. House spent years living in The Kingdom while researching her new book, "On Saudi Arabia: Its people, past, religion, fault lines -- and future."
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2012
  • Obama and Romney Barnstorm Swing States in Last 13 Days
    The days on the campaign trail have gotten busier. President Obama traveled to Iowa, Colorado, California and Nevada in a single day, while his challenger Mitt Romney visiting Nevada and Iowa to make his case to the last undecided voters. Jeffrey Brown reports on the stepped-up pace in the last 13 days till the election.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

  • Third Party Ora.tv livestream embed
    Third party candidates Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), Jill Stein (Green Party), Virgil Goode (Constitution Party), and Rocky Anderson (Justice Party) will participate in a session moderated by former CNN host Larry King. The session is hosted by the nonpartisan Free and Equal Elections Foundation.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2012
  • Climate of Doubt Interview with John Hockenberry
    Hari Sreenivasan talks to John Hockenberry about Frontline film "Climate of Doubt," which examines how the political climate around global warming has changed in the last four years.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2012
  • Collage of Sound: Philip Glass Classic Gets Revival
    On the occasion of a new world tour revival of his breakthrough, abstract 1976 opera "Einstein on the Beach," composer Philip Glass talks to Jeffrey Brown about his love of classical music, his own genre-bending work and finding success in the music world.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2012
  • Sequestration Squabble Has Economic Resonance in Virginia
    In the latest installment in our Battleground Dispatches series, Cathy Lewis of WHRO in Hampton Roads, Va., looks at how concern over sequestration is playing out as a local voting issue. Gwen Ifill talks to Roll Call's Steve Dennis and Josh Rogin of Foreign Policy about how congress is working on facing its budget negotiations.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2012
  • From 'Apology Tour' to Bayonets: Fact-Checking the Debate
    Margaret Warner fact-checks different debate highlights, including Mitt Romney's characterization of President Obama's early overseas trips, what the candidates said about their opponent's and their own defense spending proposals, and the ideal scope and size of the Navy.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2012
  • After Final Debate, Candidates Start Swing State Sprint
    The candidates made an eager return to the campaign trail the day after their final presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla. Gwen Ifill recaps debate highlights and looks at new ads. Judy Woodruff gets post-debate analysis from Nicholas Burns, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, and Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2012

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