Tuesday, 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

Friday, November 2, 2012

  • Shields and Brooks: Senate Races, Bobblehead Forecast
    Mark Shields and David Brooks met in the NewsHour newsroom for the final pre-election Doubleheader Friday. Talking with Politics Editor Christina Bellantoni, the guys talk about which Senate contest they will be watching Tuesday night. For our "politics of sport" section, they talked about the traditions of big sports games predicting presidential winners.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on How the 2012 Election Looks Like 2004
    Judy Woodruff talks to NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks for analysis on the top news of the week, including the slight uptick in unemployment, the political aftermath of superstorm Sandy and how the 2012 and 2004 presidential campaigns, both extremely close leading up to Election Day.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • Immigration Is Hot Topic in Iowa, Overlooked by Campaigns
    Hispanics may be only 5 percent of Iowa's population, but that number represents a boom of 110 percent in 10 years, driven in part by the meat industry jobs. While immigration was a big topic for the Republican caucuses, Iowa Public Television's Paul Year reports on why presidential candidates have been silent on the issue.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • Immigration Is Hot Topic in Iowa, Overlooked by Campaigns
    Hispanics may be only 5 percent of Iowa's population, but that number represents a boom of 110 percent in 10 years, driven in part by the meat industry jobs. While immigration was a big topic for the Republican caucuses, Iowa Public Television's Paul Year reports on why presidential candidates have been silent on the issue.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • As Casualties Rise, Syrian Children Attend Secret Schools
    According to estimates by activists, more than 28,000 civilians have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in 2011. As schools, bakeries and other community buildings are targeted, some Syrians seeking safety are moving centers of daily life to clandestine locations. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • Syrian Children Attend Class in Secret Schools
    According to estimates by activists, more than 28,000 civilians have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in 2011. As schools, bakeries and other community buildings are targeted, some Syrians seeking safety are moving centers of daily life to clandestine locations. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • Northeast Storm Victims Losing Patience, Lack of Basic Needs
    Extensive damage to infrastructure and buildings in the Northeast has limited access to critical supplies of gasoline, electricity and clean water up and down the Jersey Coastline and in New York City. Ray Suarez talks to New York Times' Patrick McGeehan about the state of New York's five boroughs, where patience wears thin.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • News Wrap: EPA; Korean Automakers Overstated Fuel Economy
    In other news Friday, Korean companies Kia and Hyundai could be expected to pay car owners hundreds of millions of dollars for falsely advertising the fuel economy of 13 car models. Owners of nearly 900,000 vehicles, all sold in the last three years, could receive compensation.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • Slow Growth Is Biggest Economic Challenge for New President
    U.S. employers across various sectors are hiring, signaling slow but steady growth. Still, the unemployment rate rose in October and many Americans continue to leave the labor force completely. Jeffrey Brown talks to two economists, John Taylor and Austan Goolsbee, about what economic challenges the next president will face.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
  • Meet Perry, Iowa
    We traveled to the town of Perry, Iowa to look at how demographic shifts are changing the political landscape.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2012
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

  • Pastor Endorses Mitt Romney, Protests IRS Law
    Bishop Harry Jackson is participating in his third Pulpit Freedom Sunday, a protest against an IRS law that forbids religious leaders from endorsing political candidates, by declaring support for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The movement began in 2008 and has grown to include 1400 American pastors. Opponents of the movement say these endorsements are divisive to the congregation.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2012

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