Wednesday, 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
  • How Will Controversial Voter I.D. Laws Affect Poll Turnout?
    Lawyers gear up to monitor polling stations on Election Day to ensure voter fraud is limited and voter rights are protected. Jeffrey Brown talks to The Associated Press' Curt Anderson and Brennan Center for Justice's Michael Waldman on what to expect, especially in light of legal battles on early voting and new voter I.D. laws.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2012
  • On Eve of Election, Making Campaign Assessments, Predictions
    Gwen Ifill talks to Pew Research Center's Andy Kohut, the Rothenberg Political Report's Stu Rothenberg and USA Today's Susan Page about the momentum leading into Election Day, plus historical trends that tend to signal which candidate will win a presidential election.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2012
  • Volunteers Hit the Pavement to Sway Undecided Voters in Ohio
    In an election season colored by the intense negative tone of political ads, infantries of Obama and Romney campaign supporters hope to act as a positive force, making sure that everyone who has not yet voted early or by absentee ballot gets out to the polls on Election Day. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2012
  • Hundreds of Thousands in N.J. and N.Y. Lack Power Still
    In New York and New Jersey, access to basic supplies remain limited and hundreds of thousands of people went without power or heat as temperatures dropped into the 30s. Kwame Holman reports. Then, special correspondent Rick Karr examines how the Red Hook neighborhood in Brooklyn is coping with damage from superstorm Sandy.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2012
  • News Wrap: Palestinian Refugees Fight Over Syria's War
    In other news Monday, Palestinian supporters and opponents of the Assad regime turned on each other in violent conflict south of Damascus. Syria's half million Palestinians have struggled to stay on the sideline of the conflict since it began 19 months ago.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2012
  • A Day Before Election, Candidates Make Final Push
    The candidates and their running mates made final stops in key battleground states to claim the last undecided voters. Ray Suarez reports on the Obama campaign's focus on getting supporters to the polls. Then Margaret Warner reports on the Romney campaign, which is counting on supporters' enthusiasm for an election win.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2012
  • Romney Campaign Enlists Help of Orca Project to Get Vote Out
    For months now, the Romney campaign has been putting together a high-tech voter monitoring operation to use on Election Day that will identify which of their committed supporters have voted --- and then corral those who haven't. They call it the Orca Project, named for the powerful killer whale.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2012
  • A Visit With the Aleppo Gravedigger
    Freelance video journalist Toby Muse travelled to Aleppo, Syria to meet with and talk to the men responsible for burying the city's dead. According to estimates, more than 3,700 people have been killed in Aleppo since the Syrian conflict began. One gravedigger, Khaled, told Muse that he sometimes gets the bodies of five or six family members.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2012
  • Never Aired Ford 1976 Campaign Ad
    Late in his 1976 campaign against Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford's media team produced a 5-minute commercial that shows Ford (who had survived two assassination attempts) giving a speech during which a cherry bomb goes off. The President presumes it is an assassin firing, and flinches. Later in the ad, we see Ford parading through Dallas in a motorcade similar to John Kennedy's fatal caravan of 1963.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2012
  • Geography and Immigration Inspire Calexico's Road Songs
    For more on this story, go to http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2012

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