Wednesday, September 26, 2012

  • In Swing States, Elusive Youth Voters are Jaded, Undecided
    As Mitt Romney and President Obama hit the campaign trail, the candidates know that a high young voter turnout may be the key to winning or losing swing states. But with polls saying 40 percent of young people are disappointed with the political system, the candidates have their work cut out for them. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2012
  • Spanish and Greek Responses to Debt Crisis Unleash Backlash
    Protesters expressed their discontent with government austerity measures on the streets of Madrid and Athens this week. Gwen Ifill talks to Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics for the latest on the unrest in Greece and Spain as Europe comes to grips with its debt crisis.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2012
  • PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs
    An inside look at the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, a program that connects students with a network of public broadcasting mentors to produce original news reports.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2012
  • Watch Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Address the U.N.
    Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the 67th U.N. General Assembly in New York, "I am here for the eighth time" and to voice the "divine and humanitarian message" of his country.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2012
  • In Williston, Effects of Oil Boom Felt in Classrooms
    The school district in Williston, N.D. is having to face some unique challenges. A rapidly expanding oil boom has created widespread prosperity in the region but it has also given rise to homeless students, teachers and modular classrooms.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2012
  • Christina Bellantoni with Judy Woodruff
    In this week's Political Checklist, Christina Bellantoni chats with Judy Woodruff about her segment on the effort to go energize young voters set for air tonight on the NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

  • How Voters, Pollsters and Historians Judge Presidents
    Congressional Quarterly's Robert Merry argues presidencies rise and fall as voters judge presidents' performance. Merry decided to explore how voters' perceptions compared with those of historians. He joins Judy Woodruff to talk about his new book, "Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians."
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2012
  • Average Scores for SAT Tests Drop
    Many parents and teachers have looked to SAT scores as a measure for the quality of education students receive. This year, national average scores on SAT reading and writing tests edged down while math scores remained stagnant. Ray Suarez looks at the significance of the drop in SAT national scores.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2012
  • Is Applying for Jobs Online an Effective Way to Find Work?
    With a bad economy and nearly everyone on the internet, one job opening promoted online can receive thousands of applications. So with competition fierce and many firms using software rather than human beings to hire, Paul Solman explores whether it is worth it to apply online or if there are better strategies to get employed.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2012
  • GOP Criticism, Addressing Obama's Foreign Policy Challenges
    In Pueblo, Colo., and at the 2012 Global Clinton Initiative, Mitt Romney lambasted President Obama's handling of foreign affairs after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Gwen Ifill talks to former U.S. ambassador Nicholas Burns and Council on Foreign Relations' Richard Hass for more on the president's foreign policy.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2012
  • At U.N., President Obama Condemns Violent Protests
    In addressing the 2012 United Nations General Assembly, President Obama condemned 'mindless violence' in anti-American protests, said Syrian President Assad's regime must end and affirmed support for new democracies that rose from the Arab Spring. Judy Woodruff talks to Margaret Warner for reaction on the president's remarks.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2012
  • Watch President Obama Address the U.N. General Assembly
    President Obama addresses the 67th U.N. General Assembly in New York with a focus on quelling violence spreading abroad.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

  • Why Students Who Underperform Drop Out of School
    In the U.S., one million students leave school early each year. Ray Suarez kicks off American Graduate Week with Victor Rios, Stephanie Krauss and Adam Steltzner, three individuals who know firsthand what it's like to be a high school dropout, but who ultimately turned their lives around and returned to get more education.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Genetic Analysis of Breast Cancer Could Change Treatment
    Research published by Nature shows there are four distinct types of breast cancer and that genetic changes occurring as cancer cells spread are vastly different for each type. Judy Woodruff talks to National Cancer Institute's Dr. Harold Varmus for more on what the research could mean for treatment in the future.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Debate Likely on Iran and Syria at UN General Assembly
    As leaders from more than 120 countries arrive in New York for the 2012 United Nations General Assembly, it is likely that discussion will center on addressing the Syrian civil war and the progression of Iran's nuclear program. Gwen Ifill talks to NewsHour senior correspondent Margaret Warner for more on what to expect.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Silent Stalemate in Homs, Rebel and Regime Snipers Face-off
    Syrian rebels forces and Assad regime troops wage battle silently from a hidden front line, as the use of snipers have made any movement a fatal action. Homs, the city where the Syrian uprising began, is at stalemate. Independent Television News' Bill Neely reports.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Grading the Campaigns Six Weeks from Election Day
    Debate preparations are underway with only one week until the first 2012 presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Judy Woodruff talks to The Rothenberg Report's Stu Rothenberg and USA Today's Susan Page for more on the strategy behind the messages coming from the Obama and Romney campaigns.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • News Wrap: Libyan Military Disbands 'Illegitimate' Militias
    In other news Monday, Libyan President Mohammed el-Megaref ordered all militias to obey the government or disband. This comes as reaction and an effort to address the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Most recently, the Libyan military removed two leaders of powerful militia and replaced them with military officers.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Political Ad Spending Doubled in 2012
    Political ad spending has doubled overall, but in critical battleground states the numbers are more drastic. In 2008, 519 presidential campaign ads aired in Colorado Springs, Colo. Four years later, the number has jumped to 1,445. Gwen Ifill talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro about the blitz of campaign ads in a Republican leaning city.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Iranian President Ahmadinejad Speaks on Syria
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad responds to a question about Iran's take on the Syria conflict and how the country will continue to handle it in the long term.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • National Zoo Mourns Death of Panda Cub
    "Every loss is hard. This one is especially difficult," said Dennis Kelly, director of Smithsonian's National Zoo. On Sunday morning zookeepers heard a distressed sound from Mei Xiang, their female panda. Her cub was not moving. After multiple resuscitation efforts the cub passed away. Zookeepers are investigating possible causes of death.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Documentary: Why Does U.S. Health Care Cost So Much?
    "Money and Medicine," a documentary set to air Sept. 25 on PBS, investigates some of the most notorious drivers of U.S. health care costs. Ray Suarez speaks with Roger Weisberg, the producer and director of the film, about some of the reasons these costs are driving the nation toward financial crisis -- while still producing relatively mediocre medical results.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • President Ahmadinejad Speaks on U.S. Presidential Election
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad answered a question concerning the ongoing U.S. presidential campaign and how its results would affect his country.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • President Ahmadinejad Speaks on Possible Israeli Attack
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad answers a question concerning Iran's reaction to a possible Israeli attack on the country.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Ari Shapiro in Colorado Springs
    NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro talks with Colorado Springs voters about what it is like to live in one of the hottest political advertising markets in the country.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
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Friday, September 21, 2012

  • Shields and Brooks on Romney and Ryan's Fitness, Obama #fora
    In this week's Doubleheader, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk to Politics Editor Christina Bellantoni about Mitt Romney's clean bill of health, Paul Ryan's obsession with P90X and the Nationals clinching their first playoff berth, the first Washington baseball team to do so since 1933.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on Romney's Tax Returns, '47 Percent'
    NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's top political news with Judy Woodruff, including the release of Mitt Romney's 2011 tax returns, Romney's remarks on the '47 percent,' and President Obama's handling of the unrest and deadly protests over the American anti-Islam video.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2012
  • Mitt Romney Releases 2011 Returns Taxes Still a Hot Topic
    President Obama has badgered Mitt Romney to release more than two years of income tax returns. Romney addressed criticism by releasing his 2011 returns, showing he paid an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent. But that didn't take taxes off the campaign trail as the candidates set out to woo older voters. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2012

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