Tuesday, September 4, 2012

  • Political Cartoonists Face Off in Drawing Duel at DNC
    For more on this story: http://to.pbs.org/OrwpJq Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune and Rob Rogers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette are political cartoonists. Despite their opposing political views, they're good friends and are covering the conventions together. We met up with them at the Democratic National Convention and challenged them to draw the difference between the RNC and DNC.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • Hatcam Goes to the Conventions
    The PBS NewsHour hatcam is a red plastic hard hat outfitted with a Go Pro HD camera, microphone and broadcast transmitter that beams out onto our UStream channel live. And it has allowed us to capture the convention from one more perspective -- at eye level with delegates, media members and politicians, and unencumbered by bulky photography gear.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
    September 4, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Pat Quinn, Stagecraft, Obama 'Second Act'
    NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks fact check Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's "fact check" convention speech, discuss how the size of the stage affects speakers and how President Obama must show voters that he realizes he needs to change direction somewhat.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn: 'Facts Are Stubborn Things'
    In his remarks to the Democratic National Convention, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn "fact checks" some of the claims put forward by Republicans about President Obama's policies and the Romney-Ryan campaign.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • Rep. Nydia Velasquez: "Obama Has Walked with" Hispanics
    New York congresswoman Nydia Velasquez uses a Spanish saying, "Tell me with whom you walk, and I will tell you who you are," to talk about Obama's commitment to Hispanics, young people, small businesses and seniors.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • More Than Two Dozen Women to Take Stage on Day One of DNC
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and California attorney general Kamala Harris talk to Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill about the role of women in politics, how equal pay for men and women helps support the economy, and how everyone should have the right to make decisions for one's own body, including reproductive rights.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • On the DNC Floor, Stephanie Schriock Talks Women in Politics
    Ray Suarez talks to EMILY's List president Stephanie Schriock about raising seed money for women politicians to run viable campaigns.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • Will Crucial Youth Vote Return to Polls for Obama in 2012?
    Ray Suarez talks to young Democrats about why they are still passionate about President Obama, including his progressive stance on social issues and his focus on keeping higher education affordable. But will young people really turn out to vote this November?
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • Elizabeth Warren Asks, 'Who Are You Fighting For?'
    Gwen Ifill talks to Massachusetts senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, a keynote speaker at the convention on Wednesday. Warren, a consumer advocate, talks about discouraging partisanship, supporting working families over Wall Street billionaires and the special campaign finance deal she made with her opponent, Sen. Scott Brown.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • News Wrap: Bomb in Afghanistan Kills at Least 25 Civilians
    In other news Tuesday, a bomb at a funeral for an elder in a village in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 25 civilians and wounded 30 others. Also, the United Nations estimates that 100,000 refugees fled Syria to neighboring countries in August.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Cory Booker's Speech, Middle Class Focus
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss Mayor Cory Booker's passionate presentation of the Democratic Party platform, Occupy protesters at the DNC and a shift in Democratic dialogue emphasizing boosting the middle class.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • Mayor Cory Booker Lays out Party Platform at the DNC
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker is the chair of the Democratic Platform for the 2012 Convention. In this excerpt of his speech on the Party platform, he said, "It's not about politics. It's about pragmatism." He touched upon predatory lending, taxes and fostering a "large and robust middle class."
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • State Senator Scott Dibble on Democratic Platform
    Democratic platform committee member and Minnesota State Senator Scott Dibble talks with Hari Sreenivasan on the Democrat's platform for the 2012 election.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • As DNC Opens, President Obama Fights How GOP Portrays Him
    The first day of the Democratic National Convention began in Charlotte, N.C., where first lady Michelle Obama will be one of the first prominent guests to make remarks. President Obama campaigned in Va., and fought back against what he called a "fictional Barack Obama" portrayed by his Republican opponents in speeches and ads.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • Roll Call Reporters
    How will the Democrats hold on to the Senate? Can they regain the House? Roll Call reporters Nathan L. Gonzales and Kyle Trygstad talk to Christina Bellantoni about this and other concerns facing the Democrats this election season.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
    September 4, 2012
  • What is in the Official Media Bag at the DNC Convention?
    As the DNC convention kicks off in Charlotte, NewsHour political director Christina Bellantoni lays what's being handed out to the media with production assistant Joshua Barajas.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • Political Checklist: What to Expect from First Day of DNC
    NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni talks with Correspondent Judy Woodruff on what to expect from the first day of the Democratic National Convention with First Lady Michelle Obama's speech Tuesday night to the Democratic Party platform.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • 'I Am So Proud of President Obama,' Says Colorado Delegate
    Colorado delegate and member of the state legislature Crisanta Duran says President Obama has cut taxes and helped make education more affordable.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • Colorado Delegate: Sit Back and Think About Country's Future
    Dan Pabon, a member of the Colorado legislature, talks to the NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan about what he's doing to try to light a fire under voters.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • Obama Louisiana Hurricane Isaac
    President Obama stops in Louisiana to talk about Hurricane Isaac damage and recovery.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012
  • Father and Son Delegate Team Represents Colorado
    Colorado delegate Tyler Quick, son of another delegate who also happens to be his father, Don, says young people like him are concerned about housing, health care and education costs and want their voices to be heard.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

  • Shields and Brooks on the DNC, Platform Agenda
    NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the upcoming Democratic National Convention, including what Democrats will need to do to fire up the base, the Democratic platform, and whether Bill Clinton, a scheduled speaker at the convention, can influence the election.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2012
  • To Win Over N.C. Voters, Organizing Democrats on the Ground
    The importance of North Carolina in the general election is highlighted as anticipation builds in Charlotte for the start of the Democratic National Convention this week. Though President Obama narrowly won the state in 2008, current polls have Romney and President Obama running dead even. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2012
  • Democrats on Offense: Hopes of Turning Some Red States Blue
    Charlotte, N.C., will play host to the 2012 Democratic Convention. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and University of North Carolina's Kareem Crayton.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2012
  • Democrats Hope to Reignite Enthusiasm from 2008 Election
    Ray Suarez talks to Pew Research Center's Andy Kohut about the challenges facing Democrats in trying to reinvigorate enthusiasm for President Obama, and how the gap favoring Democrats has been closed by white voters becoming more conservative.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2012
  • Talking Democratic Party Agenda with Stephanie Cutter
    Judy Woodruff talks to the Obama-Biden Campaign's deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter about what Democrats hope to accomplish at this week's convention, including presenting a concrete policy roadmap for the future, and why they there won't be any "surprise" guest speakers.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2012
  • Flooding, Electrical Outages Remain One Week After Isaac
    In other news Monday, large parts of Southeastern Louisiana remain underwater. Officials said for many, the damage from Hurricane Isaac ended up being worse than that from Hurricane Katrina. Also, President Assad's regime has pledged support for a new United Nations diplomatic envoy to Syria, Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2012
  • Labor Leaders talk Attacks on Unions, Falling Membership
    As state governments attempt to restrict union rights in states like New Jersey, Ohio and Wisconsin, Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill talk to three major union presidents -- Mary Kay Henry, Jim Hoffa and Lee Saunders -- about the health of the organized labor movement, the rhetoric of the RNC and the importance of the 2012 election.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2012

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