Thursday, 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
  • Watch Post-Debate Analysis of Second Presidential Debate
    Senior Correspondents Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill join Mark Shields and David Brooks for a post-debate analysis of the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former governor Mitt Romney. Jeffrey Brown gets further analysis from Politicial Editor Christina Bellantoni and historian Michael Beschloss, followed by Politico's Jonathan Martin and NPR's Ari Shapiro at Hofstra.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • Hari and Christina Answer Your Post-Debate Questions
    Hari Sreenivsasan sat down with NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni after Tuesday night's second presidential debate to answer viewer questions submitted through Twitter and Facebook about the candidates, their performances, and the debate itself.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2012
  • What Cuba's Travel Move Means for Its Citizens
    Ray Suarez talks to María de Los Angeles Torres of the University of Illinois at Chicago about the different ideological factions in Cuba and the different debates about the possible economic, cultural and security effects, as well as analysis of the promises by Raoul Castro to reform his country.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2012
  • Cuba Loosens Restrictions on Travel Abroad for Its Citizens
    Ray Suarez reports on Cuba's move to make foreign travel easier for its citizens. Starting in January, most Cubans will only need a passport and a visa from their destination country, though limitations will remain on professionals like doctors. While Cubans celebrated, officials in Washington regarded the news cautiously.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2012
  • What Happens to a Dream 'Betrayed?'
    Economic correspondent Paul Solman talks to the authors of "The Betrayal of the American Dream," Donald Barlett and James Steele, who say the drive for free trade has exported so many jobs to China, Brazil and India that American workers may become irrelevant to their own economy, just as other countries gain a middle class.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2012
  • Experts Urge Candidates to Debate Foreign Policy Seriously
    Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor, and Walter Russell Mead of Bard College say that the U.S.'s position in the Middle East is unravelling, from the Syrian war to the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace effort. They discuss with Jeffrey Brown the need for a substantive presidential debate on foreign policy.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2012
  • More Drugs May Have Been Tainted, Linked to Meningitis Cases
    More sick patients raise concerns of the spreading effect of a New England compounding company's tainted medicine, which has caused meningitis in several people. Judy Woodruff talks to USA Today's Dan Vergano about the public health effort to warn doctors, as well as the regulatory authority of the FDA.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2012
  • Shields and Gerson Trade Pre-Game Predictions for Debate
    Judy Woodruff reports on the candidates' campaign stops and preparations for the town hall debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Then Gwen Ifill talks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson about their debate anticipations for both candidates.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2012
  • Political Checklist: What to Expect from the Second Debate
    NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni sits down with senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff to preview tonight's second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former governor Mitt Romney at Hofstra University. Also: what to catch on the PBS NewsHour livestream throughout the debate.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

  • Former Sen. Arlen Specter, 82, 'Fiercely Independent'
    Arlen Specter served in the U.S. Senate for nearly 30 years, during which time he served as a Democrat and Republican. As a moderate, he frequently ignored party lines and spoke his mind on issues from judicial appointments to health care reform and stimulus spending. Kwame Holman remembers Specter who passed away from cancer.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2012
  • Austrian Daredevil Lands on His Feet After Supersonic Jump
    Felix Baumgartner jumped from 24 miles above the earth to break a 52-year-old record for the highest successful free fall jump. Hari Sreenivasan talks to science correspondent Miles O'Brien who explains what scientists can learn from this jump, especially about the survival of the human being in the face of extreme risks.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2012
  • Rebels Work with Jihadists to Expedite Assad Ouster
    Weapons crossing the Turkish border into Syria are are primarily aiding Islamist fighters, a condition that has made the U.S. wary of giving military support to rebels. Ray Suarez talks to former CIA analysts Philip Mudd and Paul Pillar on whether the U.S. should aid extremist rebels to accelerate the demise of Assad.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2012
  • Dems Look to Hold Senate Majority, GOP Looks for Key States
    Republicans and Democrats are looking to muster the votes in key elections to take the Senate majority. Judy Woodruff talks to USA Today's Susan Page and The Rothenberg Political Report's Stu Rothenberg about campaigns in states like Missouri, Massachusetts and Virginia, and whether the majority is still in play.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2012
  • In Blue Bay State, Senate Candidates Stress Bipartisanship
    Democrats outnumber Republicans 3-1 in Massachusetts, but rhetoric coming from both sides of the contentious senate race emphasizes moderation and independence -- from Washington and from Wall Street. Gwen Ifill reports on the high profile and increasingly nasty contest between Sen. Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Walker.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2012
  • Super PACs Wage Political Ad Wars with TV Spots
    Judy Woodruff reports on the candidates' preparation for what many expect to be a high stakes presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y., while Ray Suarez and NPR's Peter Overby examine how September campaign ad spending has been boosted by hundreds of thousands of television commercials funded by Super PACs.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2012

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