Wednesday, October 31, 2012

  • How Cities Should Prepare for Future Natural Disasters
    Extreme storms of recent history have made local governments take notice both of their preparedness and the likelihood that climate change is making such disastrous events more and more common. Joseph Romm of Center for American Progress and American Enterprise Institute's Kenneth Green share their perspectives with Ray Suarez.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2012
  • Northeast Copes With Devastating Damage After Sandy
    Though foul weather cleared in the Northeast, the death toll rose to at least 63, people faced property destruction and suspension of transportation and millions still had no power. Judy Woodruff reports on Sandy's aftermath and Gwen Ifill talks to Warren Levinson of The Associated Press for more on the situation in New York.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2012
  • Seeing the World in a Different Way Through Digital Maps
    NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels takes a look at the way digital maps have evolved online as multiple companies each try their own spin on letting users explore the world through computers, tablets, and even phones.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2012
  • New Digital Maps vs. Old Paper Maps
    Spencer Michels speaks with map collector David Rumsey in his map room about the differences and similarities between old paper maps and new digital maps.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

  • New Nevada Congressional District Race Unleashes Big Money
    There's big money, aggressive attacks, a famous family name, racial tensions and a potential, looming bankruptcy, all playing out in a House district that covers half the state of Nevada. Mitch Fox of Vegas PBS reports on the contest between Steven Horsford (D) and Danny Tarkanian (R) in Nevada's new 4th Congressional District.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2012
  • A Week Until Election Day, Campaigns Focus on Sandy Relief
    As Hurricane Sandy blew in, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney turned their focus to storm victims rather than swing voters. Gwen Ifill talks to Politico's Jonathan Allen about the delicate balance of remaining apolitical in the aftermath of a natural disaster while running the last leg of the race to the White House.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2012
  • News Wrap: Damages From Sandy Estimated at $20 Billion
    In other news Tuesday, Hurricane Sandy ripped through the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the U.S., leaving behind $20 billion in damage so far. In addition, a forecasting firm has estimated $10 to 30 billion in lost business. Also, newly released Case-Shiller numbers show housing prices increased 2 percent in August.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2012
  • Extended Interview with Charles Kesler
    Ray Suarez sits down with Charles Kesler, author of the book "Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism" for an extended interview.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2012
  • Sandy Aftermath Affects Millions in New York and New Jersey
    The brunt of Hurricane Sandy's powerful winds, surf and rain hit the New Jersey coastline and the nation's most populous city. NewsHour examines the situation in New York and in the greater Northeast region, where schools and public transportation closed down, flights were canceled and an estimated 6.2 million people lost power.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

  • Photographer Puts New Spin on 'Street' Art Using Google Maps
    Photographer Doug Rickard sees artistic possibility in the images of people captured in the photographic drive-bys that make up Google Street View. He has travelled thousands of virtual miles, looking for potential photographs in Google's maps that have more than just utilitarian purpose. KQED's Scott Shafer reports.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • Author Bill Ivey Argues for Rediscovering Values
    Bill Ivey, former National Endowment for the Arts chair, says he sees a crisis in our culture where public discourse no longer includes argument over values or why we do what we do as Americans. Jeffrey Brown talks to Ivey about his call for a revived progressive vision, outlined in his new book, "Handmaking America."
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • Hurricane Sandy SpellingTrouble for Last Campaign Efforts
    With nine states declaring states of emergency in preparation for a superstorm, Hurricane Sandy has derailed political campaigning and some early voting this week. Judy Woodruff talks to Dan Balz of the Washington Post and USA Today's Susan Page about the likely effects on the race during the last week before Election Day.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • Hurricane Sandy Hits East Coast
    Over 50 million Americans brace for heavy flooding, blizzard conditions, wind gusts of up to 90 miles per hour and resulting power outages and evacuations, as Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast. NewsHour talks to National Hurricane Center's James Franklin and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • Political Checklist: Frontline Looks at Digital Campaigns
    NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni sits down with Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the Frontline piece he worked on that delves into the digital strategies that the presidential campaigns have turned to in the close election race of 2012.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • Extended Interview: Bill Ivey
    More of Jeffrey Brown's conversation with Bill Ivey, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and author of "Handmaking America: A Back-to-Basics Pathway to a Revitalized American Democracy."
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • Frontline: The Digital Factor in Election 2012
    Frontline examines digital technology and strategies in use by the campaigns in this year's close election in Part 1 of this story, featuring PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • How Much Do Digital Campaigns Know About You?
    Hari Sreenivasan travels to Ohio to see how the Obama and Romney campaigns are using digital strategies to gather information about voters. The digital outreach efforts are crucial to winning undecided voters.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012
  • Watch President Obama's Press Conference on Hurricane Sandy
    President Obama held a press conference at 12:45 p.m. ET at the White House, addressing the oncoming impact of Hurricane Sandy, emphasizing preparedness for the storm, and praising cooperation of the federal, state, and local governments.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

  • Shields and Brooks on Sununu and the Giants
    In our sport of politics section we addressed the recent controversial comments by John Sununu, a surrogate for the Romney campaign. In our politics of sports section we talked about the San Francisco Giants, who as of this writing, are heading into game three of the World Series with a 2-0 lead.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • New Erdrich Novel Deals With Crime and Jurisdiction
    Novelist Louise Erdrich examines what happens when crimes are committed on Native American reservations, a decidedly non-fictional problem, through the eyes of her fictional protagonist, a 13-year-old boy named Joe. Jeff Brown talks to Erdrich about her novel "The Round House," set on the N.D. reservation of the Ojibwe tribe.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on Debates, Microtargeting Voters, Romney
    Judy Woodruff talks with NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks for the top political news of the week, including the effect of the four debates on the presidential election as a whole, microtargeting of key voter blocs in campaigns, and the foreign policy of the "new and improved" Mitt Romney.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • Economy Booms in Northeast Ohio, Who Reaps the Benefit?
    A resurgence in steel, energy and auto manufacturing has brought over 50,000 jobs back to northeast Ohio. With the economy as the primary issue likely to determine the election, Public Radio International's Todd Zwillich examines whether Mitt Romney or President Obama will gain an advantage from the recent economic boom in Ohio.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • With Windows 8, Microsoft Makes Big Shift Towards Tablets
    Microsoft has revealed its biggest makeover so far to the operating system found on nine out of every 10 computers in the world. Ray Suarez talks to Forrester Research's Charles Golvin about how Microsoft's decision to focus on tablet-style computers will impact consumers and the greater tech industry.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • The Politics Behind the Latest Government Economic Report
    The latest round of economic reports show consumer confidence at its highest level since 2007. Consumer spending and home sales are up, as well defense spending. Jeffrey Brown talks to investment advisor Hugh Johnson about the new data -- good and bad -- including exports decline, job growth rates, and the effect on campaigns.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • 'Insider Trading' Used to Retool Failing Schools
    Broadmoor Middle School in Baton Rouge, La. is starting to see improvements in student attendance, behavior and class performance. It's an unlikely success story for a school where 95 percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • Kwame Holman with author of Electoral Dysfunction
    Kwame Holman talks with Victoria Bassetti, author of Electoral Dysfunction, about the peculiarities in America's voting system.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012
  • Science Nation - RoboBees: Design Poses Intriguing Engineeri
    It started with a TV show, "Silence of the Bees," about honeybee populations in steep decline. At Harvard University, electrical engineers Rob Wood and Gu-Yeon Wei, and computer scientist Radhika Nagpal saw a challenge. And, so began the creation of the "RoboBee," a miniature flying robot, inspired by the biology of a bee and the insect's hive behavior.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Digital Technology Helps Researchers Hear Earliest Recording
    The recording is just 78 seconds long, featuring a cornet solo and a man reciting nursery rhymes. Dated back to 1878, experts say it may be the oldest playable recording of an American voice. Ray Suarez talks to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Carl Haber who helped uncover the significance of this tiny piece of tin foil.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2012