Friday, October 19, 2012

  • Former Regulator Bair Recounts Stories of Financial Crisis
    Former FDIC chair Sheila Bair says there's plenty of blame to go around for the financial crisis, but the foremost culprit is greed. Judy Woodruff talks to Bair about her new book, "Bull By the Horns," which assesses what role different figures from Wall Street to the White House and the regulatory offices played in the crash.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2012
  • Campaigns Speak to Hispanics Through Spanish-Language Media
    With a tight presidential race, growing Hispanic populations in key swing states -- Colorado, Nevada, Florida and Virginia -- could provide the margin of victory. Ray Suarez reports on the campaigns' efforts, including spanish-language ads, appearances on Univision, and more, to capture Hispanic votes that are up for grabs.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2012
  • Sheila Bair Takes on Tim Geithner, Gets Tough on Wall Street
    Throughout the height of the financial crisis in 2008 and afterward, Sheila Bair was known for being an outspoken regulator willing to confront her peers head-on. Her new book "Bull by the Horns" is an insider account of that turbulent time.Here's more of Judy Woodruff's conversation with Bair about Geithner, the Dodd-Frank law and what each candidate should do if elected.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2012
  • Freezing Human Eggs for In Vitro No Longer Experimental
    Freezing eggs for infertility treatments is no longer considered 'experimental,' meaning that more insurance plans can cover the procedure. Margaret Warner talks to Shady Grove Fertility Center's Dr. Eric Widra and Center for Genetics and Society's Marcy Darnovsky for two differing views on the medical and ethical implications.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2012
  • Syrian Crisis Inflames Lebanon-Syria Tensions
    After a car bomb exploded in the heart of Beirut, some Lebanese were quick to point the finger at Syria and blame Assad for the deaths of eight. Jeffrey Brown talks to Financial Times' Abigail Fielding-Smith about how clashes on the Syrian-Lebanese border and the recent bombing have increased tensions between the two countries.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2012
  • A Secessionist Movement Grows on Kenya's Coast
    Kenya's Coast Province boasts of wealth of opportunity, but for locals in the picturesque city of Mombasa, it's hardly a paradise. According to Human Rights Watch, the vast majority of Coast Province's nearly 2.5 million residents support a secessionist organization known as the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC).
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2012
  • Get a Slice of New Hampshire's Political Mood at Red Arrow
    The NewsHour team spoke with a couple of patrons at the Red Arrow Diner about New Hampshire's political atmosphere amid this year's tight presidential race. The diner is a frequent campaign stop where photos of visiting candidates past and present adorn the walls of the 24-hour eatery.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2012
  • Political Checklist
    Christina Bellantoni chats with Ray Suarez about the effort to rally Hispanic voters to the polls on Nov. 6th.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2012
    October 19, 2012
  • Louise Erdrich Reads From Her Novel 'The Round House'
    Louise Erdrich reads from her novel, "The Round House," which was nominate for a National Book Award.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2012
  • Conversation: Louise Erdrich, Author of 'The Round House'
    A woman is attacked, a family is altered forever, the only child, a 13-year-old boy, seeks to solve the mystery surrounding the crime. The dramatic outline of the new novel, "The Round House," is further complicated by its setting on a reservation in North Dakota, where tribal law and ways clash with state and federal jurisdictions. "The Round House" has been nominated for National Book Award.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

  • New Collection Listens in on JFK's Secret White House Tapes
    A new book, "Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy," shares a treasure trove of the president's secretly-recorded phone calls, meetings and private reflections. Gwen Ifill talks to Ted Widmer, historian and librarian of Brown University, who edited and annotated the tape transcripts.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2012
  • Twitter and Mobile Devices Key to Viewer Debate Digestion
    A third of adult viewers under 40 who watched the second presidential debate were "double screening," meaning they both watched the debate and used an additional form of digital media. Ray Suarez talks to the Daily Download's Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz about the "binders full of women" meme and politicized search terms.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2012
  • Female Candidates Seek Rematches with Male Opponents in N.H.
    New Hampshire is poised to make history if three women running for national political office all win their bids. Anna Sale of WNYC Radio reports from the Granite State, where unemployment is relatively low and independence is highly valued, about how social issues are playing out in local elections and the presidential race.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2012
  • Could the U.S. Face 'Cyber Pearl Harbor'? Protecting Banks
    U.S. financial institutions continue to be targets in attacks that have Leon Panetta warning of a "cyber pearl harbor." Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and Neustar, Inc.'s Rodney Joffe talk with Margaret Warner about why banks are vulnerable to disruptions, theft and destructive threats.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2012
  • More Debt, Fewer Jobs: Candidates' Plan for College Costs
    Student debt is outpacing credit card debt. With unemployment high for young people, 10 percent of recent graduates have defaulted on loans. Judy Woodruff talks American Council on Education's Terry Hartle and Cato Institute's Neal McCluskey about what President Obama and Mitt Romney propose as solutions.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2012
  • McGovern, Goldwater on Divisive Politics and '88 Election
    On Oct. 13, 1988, only weeks before the presidential election of George H.W. Bush over Michael Dukakis, former Sens. George McGovern and Barry Goldwater dropped by the MacNeil/Lehrer Report to discuss the state of the race, the divisive politics of their parties and the legacy of conservatism and liberalism.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2012
  • Samantha Crain's 'Scissor Tales' at the Rock and Roll Hotel
    Samantha Crain performs 'Scissor Tales' at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington DC.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2012
  • Singer-Songwriter Samantha Crain on Her Album 'Kid Face'
    Art Beat talks to singer-songwriter Samantha Crain about her new album, 'Kid Face,' at a recent concert at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington DC.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

  • San Francisco's Uncertain Economic Hopes for America's Cup
    The 2013 America's Cup, an international sailing competition, will be held in San Francisco Bay next September. Hosting the race is all about economics, but with global financial decline, special correspondent Spencer Michels reports San Francisco may not reap the hoped for $1.4 billion in revenue or 9,000 promised jobs.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2012
  • In the Philippines, a Fight to End Human Trafficking
    The Philippines have become increasingly vulnerable to human traffickers, who lure women of all ages and circumstances into prostitution and other forms of forced labor. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how Cecilia Oebanda's Visayan Forum Foundation has worked with law enforcement to prevent more women from falling prey.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2012
  • Putting Candidates' China Assertions in Context
    During the presidential debate at Hofstra University, Mitt Romney called President Obama's trade policy weak and China 'a currency manipulator.' Kenneth Lieberthal of the Brookings Institution and Forbes.com's Gordon Chang talk with Jeffrey Brown about contrasting approaches to U.S.-China geopolitical issues and trade relations.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2012
  • Fact-Checking Debate Claims on Libya Attacks, Gas Prices
    Ray Suarez examines charges and counter-charges presented during the second presidential debate held at Hofstra University, including disagreements on approaches to addressing the consulte attack in Benghazi, whether gas prices can measure the success of energy policy, and which candidates' tax policies would balance the budget.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2012
  • News Wrap: FBI Arrests Suspect for New York Bombing Plot
    In other news Wednesday, the FBI arrested a 21-year-old Bangladeshi native as part of a sting operation after the man parked a van filled with what he believed was a 1,000-pound bomb near the Federal Reserve Building in New York. Federal agents assured the public the explosives in the van were inert.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2012
  • Romney and Obama Appeal to Female Voters in Swing States
    Mitt Romney flew to Virginia and President Obama to Iowa, but distance didn't stop attacks between the two the day after the second presidential debate. Gwen Ifill reports on the presidential candidates' campaign stops. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from the Washington Post's Karen Tumulty and The Associated Press' Julie Pace.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2012
  • NPR's Debbie Elliott with Florida Voters
    NPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott chats with voters in central Florida about the deluge of campaign ads hitting their airways.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2012
  • Agents for Change: Illac Diaz's Lightbulb Moment
    Filipino entrepreneur Illac Diaz founded Liter of Light in order to accomplish two things in his home country: provide light to those who need it and recycle trash. The organization teaches locals how to fashion affordable lighting from empty one liter plastic bottles. The "lamps" help families in need save on electricity costs. Diaz was profiled in NewsHour's Agents for Change series.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2012
  • Top Moments from the Second Presidential Debate - 10/16/12
    Some of the best moments from the second presidential debate between former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama from Hofstra University in Hempstead, Ny.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2012
  • Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Spar in Town Hall Ring
    With Mitt Romney and President Obama tied in the polls leading up to the 2nd presidential debate, the candidates were both on offense while answering questions from uncommitted voters from Long Island, N.Y. They addressed questions ranging from U.S. response to Libya and energy policy to immigration reform and women's rights.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2012

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