Thursday, November 8, 2012

  • Pediatricians Add Reading to Essential Health Check-Up List
    National literacy program Reach Out and Read reaches kids in a place where they are almost guaranteed to visit: the doctor's office. Special correspondent John Merrow meets a new breed of pediatrician -- part doctor, part teacher -- who help parents share books with their children to improve and encourage cognitive development.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2012
  • Long Lines, Ongoing Vote Counts Among Election Day Problems
    After the confetti and commotion have cleared, what election troubles remain to be cleaned up? Ray Suarez talks to political writers Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald and Curt Anderson of The Associated Press talk about several hour-long lines at high volume poll stations and precincts that haven't yet finished their vote tallies.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2012
  • Will the GOP Learn to Adapt to a Changing Electorate?
    Election exit polls show that Republicans failed to earn votes from the growing demographics of minorities and young people. Jeffrey Brown talks to strategist Leslie Sanchez, FreedomWorks' Matt Kibbe and super PAC Y-G Action Fund's Brad Dayspring about how the GOP needs to change the way it explains its platform.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2012
  • With Election Over, Washington Shifts Focus to Fiscal Cliff
    Congress returns to Washington next week for a lame duck session to begin to tackle the threat of going over the "fiscal cliff." In the private sector, some business leaders are taking a more vocal stance on the debt crisis and have joined the Campaign to Fix the Debt. Judy Woodruff talks to Aetna CEO Mark T. Bertolini.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

  • Predicting Hurricane Sandy
    Louis Uccellini, director of the National Weather Service, talks about the challenges forecasting Hurricane Sandy, making weather modeling and communicating with the public.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
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  • Shields and Brooks on Shifting Demographics, 'Grand Bargain'
    Judy Woodruff talks to NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks for post-Election Day analysis about how changing demographics affected the election, plus how some politicians' ideological purity has obstructed necessary negotiations to fix the debt crisis, as well as the potential for a future 'grand bargain.'
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • Amid Major Issues, What Will the Next Four Years Bring?
    President Obama has a second term to address major issues, including immigration, the fiscal cliff and health care. But with Congress still divided, compromise and cooperation may remain elusive. Gwen Ifill talks to Third Way's John Cowan and The Wall Street Journal's Naftali Bendavid on the reality for the next four years.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • Party Balance in Congress Relatively Unchanged
    The election outcome mostly maintains political status quo in Washington, but certain races were significant. Jeffrey Brown talks to Linda Killian of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Rothenberg Political Report's Stu Rothenberg for what this tells us about what voters want from their elected leaders.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • How They Did It: Political Tactics That Helped Obama Win
    President Obama secured a second term by building a massive ground game to move voters, and by running negative ads early in the campaign. Judy Woodruff talks to the Washington Post's Philip Rucker, The Wall Street Journal's Carol Lee and Slate's Sasha Issenberg about which tactics worked or failed in the costly 2012 elections.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • News Wrap: Nor'easter Hits With Wind, Rain and Snow
    In other news Wednesday, Sandy victims and Northeast residents braced for another storm scheduled to hit the already battered East Coast, bringing powerful wind, heavy rain, and even snow. Hundreds of scheduled flights have been cancelled. Also Wall Street saw one of its worst days of the year.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • President Obama, Little Time to Celebrate, Goes Back to Work
    President Barack Obama returned to Washington after winning both the Electoral College and the popular vote in the 2012 election, but there was little time to savor the victory in the face of a potential fiscal crisis at the end of the year. Kwame Holman reports on the day after and Gwen Ifill Talks to Ray Suarez from Chicago.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • Christina and Hari Wrap Up Election Night, Answer Viewer Q's
    Christina Bellantoni and Hari Sreenivasan wrap up Election Night and the PBS NewsHour Election livestream, debriefing on the entire campaign and the election results, and answering viewer questions submitted from Twitter.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • President Obama Re-Elected for Second Term
    Barack Obama thanked supporters for re-electing him as President of the United States at a rally at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago. President Obama won the 2012 election against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by carrying key swing votes such as Ohio, Colorado and Virginia.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • Mitt Romney Concedes Presidential Race to Pres. Obama
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate, concedes the 2012 election to Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama to a rally of his supporters at the Boston Convention Center. Romney lost key swing states such as Ohio, Colorado, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wisconsin and Virginia.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

  • Tea Party Favorite Ted Cruz wins Texas Senate Seat
    Former Texas Solicitor General and Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz won the open U.S. Senate seat in Texas left vacated by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. This follows a surprise upset in the GOP primary when Cruz won the nomination over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • Kwame Holman talks to voters in Prince William County
    On Election Day, Kwame Holman talks with Latino voters in Virginia's Prince William County.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • Sen. Bill Nelson Defeats Rep. Connie Mack IV to Keep the Sen
    Sen. Bill Nelson holds off challenger Republican Rep. Connie Mack IV, who was elected as Florida's 14th District representative in 2004, to keep the senate in Florida. The robust political battle has seen a record amount of money spent in the state. Nelson had held a strong edge in all key swing demographics, including independent voters, moderates and the Tampa Bay area.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • Find Unemployment Data Using PBS NewsHour's Map Center
    Hari Sreenivasan explains how you can look through Bureau of Labor unemployment data using PBS NewsHour's map center.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • Talking to Voters in Arapahoe County, Colorado
    NewsHour spoke to voters outside their polling location in Arapahoe County, Colorado, about their choices, their reasons for voting, their disdain for political ads, and their thoughts on Election Day.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • Former Gov. Tommy Thompson Loses Wisconsin Senate Seat
    Former Gov. Tommy Thompson lost the Wisconsin senate seat to challenger Tammy Baldwin. Thompson was governor of the Badger State from 1987-2001 before leaving to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services in George W. Bush's first term in the White House. Baldwin's campaign outspent Thompson 3 to 1 in television ads.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • Track Election 2012 Results Using PBS NewsHour's Map Center
    You can track 2012 election results along with us using the PBS NewsHour's map center. Hari Sreenivasan shows off how you can use the tool from your computer, tablet, or smart phone.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • Claire McCaskill Holds On to her Senate Seat, Beating Akin
    Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, once predicted to dramatically lose her seat in the U.S. Senate to challenger Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., has held on to her seat in the senate. McCaskill spoke to supporters to celebrate and thank them for their support.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • Dem. Tammy Baldwin Becomes First Openly Gay Senator Elected
    Tammy Baldwin triumphed over former Gov. Tommy Thompson to become the first openly-gay member of the Senate, winning Wisconsin's seat. The seven term congresswoman from Madison County outspent Thompson 3 to 1 in television ads as she surged in the polls going into November. Thompson was governor of the Badger State from 1987-2001 .
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • Todd Akin Unable To Overcome Rape Comment; Fails to Win
    At one point considered a sure win for Republicans in Missouri, Todd Akin lost the senate race to his Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill. After making controversial comments about rape, Todd Akin lost the support of many within the Republican Party and failed to overcome the negative response to his comments. Akin concedes in this speech to supporters.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • Democrat Elizabeth Warren Wins Mass. Senate Race
    Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren defeated Sen. Scott Brown in the tight Massachusetts Senate race. Warren addressed supporters on Election Day after polls closed and victory became clear.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • Tim Kaine Wins Senate Seat in Virginia
    Former Democratic Senator Tim Kaine triumphed over former Republican Gov. George Allen, in one of the most high-profile and hotly-contested elections of this cycle. Kaine governed Virginia from 2006-2010, while Allen was a U.S. Senator before losing to the retiring Democrat Jim Webb by less than 10,000 votes in 2006. Kaine addressed his supporters in this victory speech.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • 'Underdog' Scott Brown Efforts Fail, Loses Mass. Senate Race
    [Editor's Note: Due to feed issues, we were unable to capture the first part of the Sen. Scott Brown's speech]Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., lost to Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren and in one of the most expensive races in the country -- $68 million total. Brown, who considered himself the "underdog" in the Senate race, addressed constituents and supporters in Boston.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

  • Marijuana, Marriage, Among Top Ballot Initiatives to Watch
    Judy Woodruff talks to Jennie Bowser of the National Conference of State Legislatures about the top state ballot measures to be decided in the 2012 election. Bowser says the polarized political atmosphere could be one reason why there are more initiatives at stake today than any other presidential election in the last 20 years.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2012