Tuesday, August 28, 2012

  • WIll Americans Buy Romney Plan to Turn Around the Economy?
    Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill talk to Romney economic advisers Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia University's School of Business, and John Taylor, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, about debt, tax cuts and deregulation. Andy Kohut of Pew Research Group weighs in on how Americans perceive Republican economic policy.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2012
  • Map Center: What Swing States Say About Jobs and the Economy
    Hari Sreenivasan and Anna Sale of WNYC examine data from the PBS NewsHour Map Center on the number one priority of voters in swing states: jobs and the economy.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on Roll Call Nostalgia, Speech Previews
    Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill talk to syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks on the opening day of the Republican National Convention discuss their nostalgia for the convention roll call, plus what we might hear in speeches from Gov. Chris Christie and Ann Romney.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2012
  • Promoting a Candidate Who Doesn't Savor the Spotlight
    Gwen Ifill talks to Romney campaign spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom about how Mitt Romney plans to tell Americans about his life, faith and vision for the future as the Republican presidential candidate, plus convention floor 'theater' with Ron Paul supporters and Paul Ryan's role as a game changer.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2012
  • John Boehner on the GOP Platform and Romney's Speech
    Mitt Romney received 2,064 votes in the roll call, officially nominating Romney as the 2012 Republican presidential candidate. Judy Woodruff talks to House Speaker John Boehner about the relevancy of four-day national conventions in a digital age, the GOP platform and what to expect in Mitt Romney's acceptance speech.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2012
  • Ann Romney Gets Set to Take Center Stage at RNC
    Ann Romney is scheduled to address the Republican National Convention Tuesday night in Tampa Bay. The NewsHour was there on the convention floor as she prepped for her speech.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2012
  • News Wrap: Nearing Louisiana, Isaac Reaches Hurricane Status
    In other news Tuesday, President Obama urged gulf residents not to underestimate the danger of Hurricane Isaac as it reaches land with 80 mile per hour winds and bringing up to 20 inches of rainfall. Kwame Holman speaks to National Hurricane Center's Ed Rappaport on what's in store for the gulf region.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2012
  • Rain or Shine, the After-Hour Parties Go On in Tampa
    Despite a rain-soaked Monday that delayed and cancelled official events across the city of Tampa Bay, there were plenty of after-hour parties Monday at the Republican National Convention that went ahead seemingly without a hitch.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2012
  • Violence in Syria Aggravates Sectarian Tensions in Lebanon
    Residents in parts of the Lebanese city of Tripoli are worried about stepping outside for fear they will get caught up in fighting between pro- and anti-Syrian factions.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2012
  • Ron Paul Movement's Political Angel: John Ramsey
    NewsHour Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan speaks with John Ramsey, an Austin, Texas, millionaire who funds ads for local and state candidates sympathetic to Ron Paul. He's the founder of Liberty For All Super PAC.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

  • Neil Armstrong: Reluctant, Modest Hero Who Inspired Nation
    Though known for making a "giant leap for mankind," when Neil Armstrong stepped on the surface of the moon, he later said that he "didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small." Science correspondent Miles O'Brien remembers the life of one of the most inspiring astronauts in U.S. history.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Mitt Romney's Faith, Ann Romney's Speech
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk to Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill about day zero of the Republican National Convention, how Mitt Romney's Mormon faith may factor this election, and what David calls "the most important speech of the convention," the upcoming remarks by Ann Romney.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2012
  • Pew Polls Americans on What They Want from the Conventions
    Are political conventions just for policy wonks, journalists and politicos, or do they engage average Americans as well? That is the question at the heart of a recent poll. Jeffrey Brown talks to Pew Research Center's Andy Kohut from the convention floor about the results of that poll.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2012
  • As RNC Convenes, Daily Buzz Goes Beyond Convention Floor
    Political editor Christina Bellantoni talks with Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill about the buzz generated on the convention floor and behind the scenes as the Republican convention convenes but postpones major events for one day.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2012
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris, Gov. Bob McDonnell Talk GOP Agenda
    Gwen Ifill interviews official RNC host and Washington state Rep. Cathy McMorris about her message of "we can do better," targeting women voters. And Judy Woodruff talks to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, about the findings of a report by the Republican Platform Committee.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2012
  • GOP Convention Convenes but Shuffles Schedule Due to Storm
    Though it looks like Tampa, Fla., will miss the strongest parts of Tropical Storm Isaac, Republican leadership felt as though they had no choice but to delay the events of the Republican convention by one day. Despite the change, breakfasts, rallies, protests and more have continued. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2012
  • Isaac Moves Toward New Orleans Seven Years After Katrina
    Though storm warnings have been lifted for Tampa, Fla., the site for this week's Republican National Convention, four Gulf states, including Florida, have declared states of emergencies. With memories of Hurricane Katrina, those in Louisiana are not taking any chances as they brace for Isaac's arrival. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2012
  • Republicans Unified As Convention Countdown Begins
    The Republican Party is "totally unified" heading into the convention this week, said Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. The NewsHour's Jeff Brown quickly caught up with Preibus this morning, on what was supposed to be day one of the GOP's national convention.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2012
  • Political Checklist: What to Expect from First Day of RNC
    Political Editor Christina Bellantoni sits down with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff to discuss what is happening on the first day of the Republican National Convention with the expected recess and what is necessary to introduce prospective candidate Mitt Romney.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2012
  • Taking a Look at the Tea Party in Tampa
    Jeffrey Brown examines the Tea Party's presence at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, and talks to Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch about how the Tea Party's goals can align with the GOP.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2012
  • Liberty Supporters Rock on at Paul's Last Rally
    Supporters of Rep. Ron Paul had a busy few days, with several events that culminated in their hero taking the stage at the Sun Dome Sunday. Since the Texas Congressman will retire in January, it was possibly his last big speech. He declined an invitation to speak at the RNC. With the GOP set to nominate Mitt Romney, why were 10,000 people out in full force for what they call the Paul movement?
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2012
  • Hari Sreenivasan Previews PBS NewsHour RNC Coverage
    Hari Sreenivasan gives a preview of the PBS NewsHour's on-air and online coverage of the Republican National Convention from Tampa, Florida. The NewsHour will be covering all the days events through a livestream on our website, posting videos to our live blog, and bringing you nightly broadcast coverage of the day's biggest events.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2012
  • Liberty Supporters Rock on at Paul's Last Rally
    Supporters of Rep. Ron Paul had a busy few days, with several events that culminated in their hero taking the stage at the Sun Dome Sunday. Since the Texas Congressman will retire in January, it was possibly his last big speech. He declined an invitation to speak at the RNC. With the GOP set to nominate Mitt Romney, why were 10,000 people out in full force for what they call the Paul movement?
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2012
  • What is in the Official Media Bag at the RNC Convention?
    As the GOP convention kicks off in Tampa, NewsHour political director Christina Bellantoni lays what's being handed out to the media with production assistant Joshua Barajas.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2012
  • Convention Preparations Underway
    Jeff Brown reports from the convention floor about preparations underway in Tampa, Florida.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

  • Washington Week Town Hall | August 24, 2012
    Time and again, the state of Florida manages to be at the epicenter of the political conversation. Gwen Ifill and the Washington Week team traveled there this week to cover the Republican National Convention and host a special Town Hall from St. Petersburg, Fla.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks On Romney's Comedy Act, NewsHour Wonkiness
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weighed in this week on Mitt Romney's sense of humor and what to expect from Rep. Paul Ryan at the Republican National Convention. For our "politics of sport" section, we checked in on what the guys think about the Lance Armstrong scandal.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks Discuss RNC 'Bounce,' Romney's Reticence
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk to Judy Woodruff about tight election poll numbers and the convention "bounce," what effect Paul Ryan will have on the campaign versus the negative publicity around Todd Akin, plus Mitt Romney's comment about President Obama's birth certificate.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2012

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