Friday, August 31, 2012

  • DOJ Ends Investigation on Alleged Use of Torture by CIA
    After a three-year investigation, the Department of Justice has decided not prosecute the CIA for the deaths of two alleged terrorists abroad in the years after 9/11, due to a lack of admissable evidence. Margaret Warner talks to the Los Angeles Times' Ken Dilanian about the case and CIA interrogation practices.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2012
  • Surveying the Aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaac
    Louisiana Public Broadcasting reports on the "heart-wrenching" effects of Tropical Storm Isaac. Charlie Whinham reports in Baton Rouge, La., from a field hospital where hundreds of evacuees with special needs are being treated. Shauna Sanford goes to LaPlace where flood damage was worse after Isaac than Hurricane Katrina.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2012
  • News Wrap: Bernanke Stops Short of Announcing Stimulus Plan
    In other news Friday, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke warned again today that economic recovery is slow, but did not announce any plans for a new stimulus package. Also, Syrian rebels launched another major operation in the north of Syria, centering coordinated attacks in Aleppo.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2012
  • Romney-Ryan Ticket Try to Build on Momentum from RNC
    Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan headed back onto the campaign trail after the Republican National Convention came to a close. Romney continued to woo voters who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and Ryan stayed on the attack, aggressively pointing out what he sees as the failed efforts of President Obama. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2012
  • Tagg Romney Talks About Expectations for Dad's Big Speech
    Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff interviewed Mitt Romney's eldest son, Tagg Romney, 42, about his dad's campaign. They asked about expectations for the speech and the Republican nominee's charitable nature.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2012
  • Sen. Marco Rubio: 'Hope and Change' now 'Divide and Conquer'
    Senator Marco Rubio of Florida spoke at the Republican National Convention Thursday night, addressing goals for the nation and introducing presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2012
  • Romney Family Friend Pam Finalyson Gives Emotional Speech
    Pam Finlayson, friend of Mitt Romney and his family, spoke to the Republican National Convention crowd Thursday night, sharing how she met and came to know Mitt Romney, and how he became involved in her and her family's life.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2012
  • Why Does the Foreign Media Care About the RNC?
    As Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney accepted his party's nod to challenge President Obama, members of the foreign media came in droves to cover the RNC. The NewsHour spoke with three members of the international media to get their views on why all eyes were on Tampa this week.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2012
  • Former Gov. Haley Barbour Stops By NewsHour Skybox
    Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour stopped by the NewsHour skybox to talk with Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Mark Shields, and David Brooks about the speeches and talking points of the Republican National Convention thus far.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2012
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell: 'Good Politics Is Multiplication'
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped by the NewsHour skybox to talk his view on the weeks Republican National Convention speeches and events. He also talks the Tea Party base, and working in the Senate.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2012
  • Sen. Dick Durbin Gives Democratic Perspective of RNC
    Illinois senator Dick Durbin stops by the NewsHour skybox to give a democratic perspective of the events of the Republican National Convention this week.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

  • Clint Eastwood Speaks at Republican National Convention
    Actor, producer and director Clint Eastwood was revealed as the Republican National Convention's "Mystery Speaker" Thursday night, talking to the crowd about the need for change and supporting presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • Romney Accepts Presidential Nomination, Addresses RNC
    Presidential nominee Mitt Romney pledged to create jobs, unite the country and not raise taxes on the middle class. He criticized President Obama for leaving the country worse off than when he was elected four years ago. Romney also said he will repeal Obamacare, balance the budget, and forge new trade agreements.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • Watch RNC Video Bio on Mitt Romney, His Family, and Life
    A video detailing how Mitt Romney came to be who he is through love and family, with stories recounting his marriage to wife Ann, raising their five children, and inspiration from his father George.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • Map Center: What If the Battleground States Go Red?
    Hari Sreenivasan and Christina Bellantoni explore different election night scenarios, including what the electoral map might look at if swing states go red.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • Putting the 2012 GOP Convention Into Historical Perspective
    Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff discuss previous conventions and presidential elections with Mark Shields, David Brooks, and presidential historians Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith, including what Richard Nixon said about likeability, John F. Kennedy's religion and George H.W. Bush's successful convention speech.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • Voter Opinion on Romney's Likeability, Credibility, Faith
    Jeffrey Brown and Pew Research Center's Andy Kohut talk on the Republican Convention floor about Mitt Romney's necessary challenge to make himself more likable, empathetic and credible -- since he lags behind President Obama in those measures -- as well as how voters view his religion affect his poll numbers.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • A Style Guide to the Kind of President Mitt Romney Might Be
    When it comes to governance, U.S. presidents' styles have ranged from gruff to charming, comedic to academic. Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill try to dissect Mitt Romney's potential presidential governance style with the help of former Utah governor Michael Leavitt and Tom Stemberg, co-founder of the office supply chain Staples.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • Romney's Record: Businessman, Olympic Savior, Mass. Governor
    As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney's signature accomplishment is the one issue his campaign is trying to downplay this year: the passage of universal healthcare reform. In doing so, Romney worked across party lines. So, is Romney's healthcare record a predictor for how he would govern in Washington? Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • Romney's Record: Businessman, Olympics, Mass. Governor
    As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney's signature accomplishment is the one issue his campaign is trying to downplay this year: the passage of universal healthcare reform. In order to do so, Romney worked across party lines. Is Romney's healthcare record a predictor for how he would govern in Washington? Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • News Wrap: As Storm Isaac Pours Down, Evacuations Begin
    In other news Thursday, Tropical Storm Isaac brought down heavy rain and has threatened the safety of Mississippi residents living near the Lake Tangipahoa Dam, 100 miles north of New Orleans. Fears that the dam will fail and break under stress have led to widespread evacuations.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • On Day 2 of RNC, Rice and Ryan Speeches Were Standouts
    Jeffrey Brown recaps speeches by former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, standouts from day three of the Republican convention. Syndicated columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh in on Mitt Romney's need to show off his authenticity and Paul Ryan's factual errors.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • Michael Gerson on the Art of Speechwriting
    Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson talks to NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan about the art of speechwriting. A former presidential speechwriter, Gerson scrutinizes some keynote addresses from the Republican National Convention.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • Santorum: Romney 'Must Open Up a Window as to Who He Is'
    Former Pennsylvania senator and presidential contender Rick Santorum told the NewsHour he found presidential contender Mitt Romney "to be pretty normal" and he should reveal more about who he is to voters.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • On the Floor at the RNC: Delegates Respond to Ryan's Speech
    Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan addressed the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, and pledges to take on tough issues, take responsibility and stick to their "founding principles." The NewsHour spoke with several delegates to get their reaction.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • Republican National Convention: August 30, 2012 (Part 1)
    The PBS NewsHour brings you live coverage of the final night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Thursday's program includes speeches from Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Clint Eastwood plus Gov. Mitt Romney's nomination acceptance speech. Also: Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk with Mark Shields, David Brooks, and special guests, including Haley Barbour, Dick Durbin and Mitch McConnell.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • Republican National Convention: August 30, 2012 (Part 2)
    The PBS NewsHour brings you live coverage of the final night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Thursday's program includes speeches from Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Clint Eastwood plus Gov. Mitt Romney's nomination acceptance speech. Also: Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk with Mark Shields, David Brooks, and special guests, including Haley Barbour, Dick Durbin and Mitch McConnell.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012
  • Republican National Convention: August 29, 2012 (Part 2)
    The PBS NewsHour comes to you live from night two of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Wednesday night's coverage includes speeches from Mike Huckabee, Condoleezza Rice, Susana Martinez, and Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan. Also: analysis from Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff as well as Mark Shields, David Brooks, and special guests, including Former Sen. Rick Santorum.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2012

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