Friday, 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
    November 2, 2012

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
  • News Wrap: Damages From Sandy Estimated at $20 Billion
    In other news Tuesday, Hurricane Sandy ripped through the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the U.S., leaving behind $20 billion in damage so far. In addition, a forecasting firm has estimated $10 to 30 billion in lost business. Also, newly released Case-Shiller numbers show housing prices increased 2 percent in August.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2012
  • Extended Interview with Charles Kesler
    Ray Suarez sits down with Charles Kesler, author of the book "Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism" for an extended interview.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2012
  • Sandy Aftermath Affects Millions in New York and New Jersey
    The brunt of Hurricane Sandy's powerful winds, surf and rain hit the New Jersey coastline and the nation's most populous city. NewsHour examines the situation in New York and in the greater Northeast region, where schools and public transportation closed down, flights were canceled and an estimated 6.2 million people lost power.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

  • Photographer Puts New Spin on 'Street' Art Using Google Maps
    Photographer Doug Rickard sees artistic possibility in the images of people captured in the photographic drive-bys that make up Google Street View. He has travelled thousands of virtual miles, looking for potential photographs in Google's maps that have more than just utilitarian purpose. KQED's Scott Shafer reports.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • Author Bill Ivey Argues for Rediscovering Values
    Bill Ivey, former National Endowment for the Arts chair, says he sees a crisis in our culture where public discourse no longer includes argument over values or why we do what we do as Americans. Jeffrey Brown talks to Ivey about his call for a revived progressive vision, outlined in his new book, "Handmaking America."
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • Hurricane Sandy SpellingTrouble for Last Campaign Efforts
    With nine states declaring states of emergency in preparation for a superstorm, Hurricane Sandy has derailed political campaigning and some early voting this week. Judy Woodruff talks to Dan Balz of the Washington Post and USA Today's Susan Page about the likely effects on the race during the last week before Election Day.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • Hurricane Sandy Hits East Coast
    Over 50 million Americans brace for heavy flooding, blizzard conditions, wind gusts of up to 90 miles per hour and resulting power outages and evacuations, as Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast. NewsHour talks to National Hurricane Center's James Franklin and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • Political Checklist: Frontline Looks at Digital Campaigns
    NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni sits down with Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the Frontline piece he worked on that delves into the digital strategies that the presidential campaigns have turned to in the close election race of 2012.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • Extended Interview: Bill Ivey
    More of Jeffrey Brown's conversation with Bill Ivey, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and author of "Handmaking America: A Back-to-Basics Pathway to a Revitalized American Democracy."
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • Frontline: The Digital Factor in Election 2012
    Frontline examines digital technology and strategies in use by the campaigns in this year's close election in Part 1 of this story, featuring PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • How Much Do Digital Campaigns Know About You?
    Hari Sreenivasan travels to Ohio to see how the Obama and Romney campaigns are using digital strategies to gather information about voters. The digital outreach efforts are crucial to winning undecided voters.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • Watch President Obama's Press Conference on Hurricane Sandy
    President Obama held a press conference at 12:45 p.m. ET at the White House, addressing the oncoming impact of Hurricane Sandy, emphasizing preparedness for the storm, and praising cooperation of the federal, state, and local governments.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012