Tuesday, October 9, 2012

  • News Wrap: Activist for Girls Education, 14, Shot by Taliban
    Girls' education activist Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head and the neck by an unknown gunman. After the attack, the Taliban claimed responsibility, saying that the 14-year-old's work promoting schooling for girls was "an obscenity."
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2012
  • Jerry Sandusky Receives 30 to 60 Years Behind Bars
    Three months after being convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse, former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky appeared in court to receive a sentence of 30 to 60 years in prison. Judy Woodruff talks with The Associated Press' Mark Scolforo for more on the reactions from Sandusky and his victims after the sentence was read.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

  • Gallup Poll to Show Romney-Obama Ties Among Likely Voters
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are virtually tied among likely voters, a new Gallup daily tracking poll will show, according to USA Today's Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2012
  • Salman Rushdie Writes Novelistically About His Own Life
    In his new memoir, Salman Rushdie recounts, in the third person, his upbringing as a secular muslim trying to understand his religion, as well as living under fatwa, a period when he says he discovered his own resilience. Jeffrey Brown talks to the author about recent clashes over free speech and Islamic ideology.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2012
  • Romney-Obama Race Tightens Up, Raising Stakes for VP Debate
    Margaret Warner talks to the Rothenberg Political Report's Stu Rothenberg, USA Today's Susan Page and Pew Research Center's Andy Kohut about the latest election polls coming out of the first presidential debate, and what that means for the stakes in this week's vice presidential debate.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2012
  • Stem Cell Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Medicine
    England's Sir John Gurdon and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka from Japan share the 2012 Nobel Prize in medicine for work on stem cells, revealing that mature cells can be reverted into primitive cells. Ray Suarez talks to Harvard Stem Cell Institute's Dr. David Scadden, who explains the implications and applications for stem cell medicine.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2012
  • Tainted Steroid Drugs Caused Deadly Meningitis Outbreak
    More than 100 cases of a rare form of meningitis have been traced to a tainted batch of steroid injections. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. John Jernigan of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more on the investigation, and to Boston University's Kevin Outterson on the difficulties for the FDA to prevent outbreaks.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2012
  • News Wrap: Security Factors in Libya Embassy Attack
    In other news Monday, the investigation of terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate continues, with media reports surfacing that the State Department rejected requests for more security personnel made by American officials in Libya. Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan will visit Libya to review the inquiry.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2012
  • Differences Between Obama's, Romney's Foreign Policy
    The president and Mitt Romney have traded barbs on foreign policy while remaining vague about specific proposals. Judy Woodruff talks to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy and Duke University's Peter Feaver on whether the U.S. should assert influence unilaterally or work with allies to promote priorities.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2012
  • Candidates Trade Attacks on Foreign Policy
    At a campaign event in Virginia, Mitt Romney criticized President Obama's handling of the Middle East, including the Syrian conflict, the withdrawal from Iraq and the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The president accused Romney of injecting politics into a tragedy and criticized Romney's remarks on Israel.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2012
  • Extended Interview: Salman Rushdie
    More of Jeffrey Brown's interview with Salman Rushdie, author of "Joseph Anton: A Memoir."
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2012
  • How to Build a Cooler City
    For more on this story go to http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/climate-change/As global temperatures rise, urban areas are facing challenges in keeping their infrastructure and their residents cool. Chicago is tackling that problem with a green design makeover. This report is part of our Coping with Climate Change series.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2012
    October 8, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

  • Shields and Brooks on Biden vs. Ryan, MLB Playoffs
    Hari Sreenivasan chats with Shields and Brooks about the match up between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan next week's vice presidential debate.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2012
  • China's Economic Slowdown Felt By Its Young Generation
    As China's GDP growth slows, its young generation feels its effects the most. Raised in a time of unprecedented prosperity, the youth population now faces record competition for skilled jobs and a housing market where ballooning prices makes it harder for them to buy homes.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2012
  • Gwen Ifill with Claire McCaskill
    Gwen Ifill with McCaskill
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2012
  • Gwen Ifill with Akin
    Akin
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2012
    October 5, 2012
  • Hugo Chavez Faces Serious Challenger in Venezuelan Elections
    For 14 years, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez maintained power battling military coups, presidential term limit amendments, even cancer. But for the upcoming elections, a typically fractured opposition is united behind challenger Henrique Capriles Radonski, threatening Chavez's stronghold over the presidency. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on Close Races, Obama Debate Performance
    Judy Woodruff talks with NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks on the top political news of the week, including the tight Missouri senate race, as well as other close contests; the latest, more optimistic jobs report; and what factors may have contributed to President Obama's performance at the first debate.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2012
  • Mo. Senate Seat: Akin and McCaskill Fight for the Middle
    Democrats expected incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., to lose her seat come November. But after her challenger Republican Todd Akin made controversial remarks about rape and abortion, McCaskill has gained a narrow lead. Gwen Ifill reports on the key race, which may dictate which party controls the Senate.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2012
  • News Wrap: California Gas Prices Spike Cause Rush to Pumps
    In other news Friday, after gasoline prices rose as much as 20 cents in California, long lines formed all over the state as people tried to fill up their cars before prices rose again. Also, hundreds of patients may have received steroid injections tainted with fungal meningitis. At least 47 people have been infected.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2012
  • National Unemployment Below 8 Percent, Recovery Far Off
    While President Obama lauded the September job numbers which showed unemployment at 7.8 percent, Mitt Romney remained critical, saying the numbers alone do not paint an accurate picture of the economy. Jeff Brown asks the Washington Post's Neil Irwin and Mesirow Financial's Diane Swonk if the latest report is a sign of recovery.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2012
  • Diana Negroponte on Venezuela's Election
    On Sunday, Venezuelans will vote for their next president. President Hugo Chavez, who has been in power for 14 years, is facing his toughest challenge yet with opposition leader Henrique Capriles. Newshour spoke with Diana Negroponte, a nonresident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution on what the election means for Chavez and for Venezuela.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

  • NewsHour Website Features Live Blog, Google Hangout
    Hari Sreenivasan promotes NewsHour's live blog. Christina Bellantoni chats with undecided voters via Google Hangout.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2012
  • Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera Wins Baseball's Triple Crown
    Miguel Cabrera, pro baseball player for the Detroit Tigers, is the first in 45 years to claim the 'triple crown': he has the best annual batting average, the highest number of homeruns and the best RBI. Jeffrey Brown gets perspective from Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press on Cabrera's record and his place in baseball history.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2012
  • Debate Was 'Watershed' Moment of Multiple Screen Use
    Daily Download's Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz talk with Margaret Warner about the explosion of Twitter use during the first presidential debate, the use of Google by viewers to research aspects of the candidates' arguments, the most frequently mentioned terms on Facebook, and Xbox's decision to stream the debate to players.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2012
  • After First Debate, Florida Voters Discuss Convincibility
    Ray Suarez visits Orlando, Fla., to talk to voters -- some decided, some undecided -- directly following the first presidential debate. Were the candidates convincing? Did the voters hear what they hoped to from either side? They discuss jobs, President Obama's consistency, Mitt Romney's softer side, and the role of government.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2012
  • Turkey-Syria Clashes Reflect Greater Frustration
    The shell that killed five civilians on the Turkish border is not the only source of tension between that country and warring Syria -- the Syrian government is also upset at Turkey for sheltering rebels. Judy Woodruff talks to Henri Barkey of Lehigh University and Hisham Melhem of al-Arabiya News about the high stakes for both.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2012
  • Turkey Shells Military Targets Inside Syria
    After a stray shell fired by the Syrian government hit a house in a border town in Turkey, Syria's neighbor retaliated and fired back, killing several Syrian soldiers. Independent Television News' Lindsey Hilsum reports on increasing tensions, the fear of the war escalating beyond Syria and a diplomatic intervention from Russia.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2012

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