Monday, October 31, 2016

  • Days to go, voters explain their White House hopes
    Across the next-to-last weekend before the election, Judy Woodruff hit the campaign trail to see the candidates up close and speak with their supporters. She traveled from a Hillary Clinton appearance in Daytona Beach, Florida, to a Donald Trump speech in Las Vegas to hear what voters have to say about their chosen candidate and the opponent they’re hoping to defeat.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2016
  • Can Colombia revive its FARC peace deal?
    Colombia was on the verge of ending one of the most violent civil wars in Latin America just slightly more than a month ago, when the deal was narrowly rejected by a voter referendum. President Juan Manuel Santos now faces the challenge of re-writing the deal to make it favorable to those who voted against it while still keeping it agreeable to FARC. Special correspondent Nadja Drost reports.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2016
  • How the Clinton email probe seems to be motivating voters
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Yamiche Alcindor of the The New York Times join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the FBI investigation’s influence on voters how Donald Trump has made use of the news, subtle changes in Hillary Clinton’s campaign approach and how the election discourse has shifted.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

  • James Bond inspires Dia de los Muertos in Mexico City
    Last year’s James Bond movie, “Spectre,” opened with a Day of the Dead parade featuring floats, puppets, and skeletons. The sequence, filmed in Mexico City, became the inspiration for an annual parade, where ancient Aztec tradition intermingled with Halloween. Alison Stewart has more.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2016
  • Is FBI email probe this election’s ‘October surprise’?
    From the Kennedys getting Martin Luther King, Jr. out of jail to George W. Bush’s youthful drunk driving, the term “October surprise” means an event in the closing weeks of a presidential campaign that could affect the race. The FBI reviewing more emails related to Clinton might be this election’s October surprise. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2016
  • As election nears, candidates court millennials
    There are an estimated 83 million millennials in the U.S. -- and candidates want their vote. In the last presidential election, 45 percent of millennials turned out to vote, and the group tends to lean further left than other generations, according to the Pew Research Center. PBS NewsHour correspondent Christopher Booker reports from Florida on how the generation is connecting with the candidates.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

  • Why the FBI is looking at new Clinton-related emails
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is calling on the FBI to reveal all it knows about a new batch of emails related to the investigation of a private email server she used as President Obama’s Secretary of State. For more on the probe, Politico’s investigative reporter Ken Vogel joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2016
  • How are controversial voter ID laws affecting voters?
    This election, nine states are enforcing new laws requiring eligible voters to present government-issued photo IDs at the polls. And other factors, including voter purging in Ohio and possible voting machine malfunctions, could also influence voters. Wendy Weiser, of The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School, joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2016
  • South Carolina’s manufacturing revival lures new business
    Like other states, South Carolina has seen its traditional industries decimated by automation and globalization, as low-skilled factory jobs disappeared or migrated to low-cost labor countries. Now, the state is building a robust, high-skilled factory base, returning manufacturing jobs to the state. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Patricia Sabga reports.
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

  • Tim Gunn on why the fashion industry needs a makeover
    Fashion consultant and television personality Tim Gunn thinks it’s time clothing designers offered styles that work for everybody -- not only extremely thin models. After all, the average American woman is between sizes 16 and 18, or what the industry calls “plus size.” He admits the task of democratizing fashion will be a challenging one, as designs must be re-imagined and not merely resized.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on the election's 'parity of sleaze'
    In the wake of a new FBI investigation into emails from Hillary Clinton's aides and more sexual assault accusations against Donald Trump, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss a campaign environment of "sleaze" and the election's outlook. But they also take a break from politics to consider the exciting Cubs-Indians World Series.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2016
  • FBI to investigate new material around Clinton email server
    When Hillary Clinton arrived in Iowa on Friday, she was greeted by news of further investigation into her emails. FBI Director James Comey told congressional chairmen in a letter that the bureau would be evaluating newly discovered emails that appear pertinent to Clinton’s private server. In New Hampshire, Donald Trump immediately pounced on the development. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2016
  • Analyzing the FBI announcement on Clinton’s private server
    Director James Comey announced the FBI will review a new batch of emails apparently related to Hillary Clinton’s private server. The messages were discovered in an unrelated investigation concerning former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner’s alleged communication with a 15-year-old girl. To discuss the startling development, Judy Woodruff speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s Devlin Barrett.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2016
  • How polls and campaigns are shaping up in critical states
    This campaign season, the electoral map has undergone major upheaval -- and the race could come down to just a handful of critical states. For insight into what's motivating voters in hotly contested Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and New Hampshire, Judy Woodruff is joined by Emily Ramshaw of The Texas Tribune, Andra Gillespie of Emory University and Paul Steinhauser of NH1.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2016
  • Who's behind the sexual-assault survivor ‘bill of rights?’
    Rape kits are essential evidence for prosecuting sexual assault. But in many parts of the country, they’re destroyed after six months. While assault victims can fight to preserve them longer, that information isn't necessarily shared. It's an issue Amanda Nguyen took to Capitol Hill, yielding the first time the phrase "sexual assault survivor" has appeared in federal law. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2016
  • The ocean’s ‘Garden of Eden’ will contain marine reserve
    A seminal multinational agreement will set aside roughly 600,000 square miles of ocean to create the world’s largest marine reserve. Adjoining Antarctica, the area of the Ross Sea will be protected as of December 2017; fishing will be prohibited, though researchers will be allowed a limited number of samples. William Brangham speaks with Karen Sack, the managing director of Ocean Unite, for more.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

  • Candidates asked about post-election reconciliation
    With 12 days to go until the election, Donald Trump made a push in must-win Ohio. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton appeared in North Carolina with Michelle Obama for their first joint appearance this election season. Separately, both candidates were asked about how they would interact with their opponent after the election. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2016
  • News Wrap: Thousands homeless after Italian earthquakes
    In our news wrap Thursday, two powerful earthquakes destroyed a 15th century church and hundreds of homes in the Italian town of Visso. Also, Libya’s navy reported that at least 90 people -- mostly African migrants -- drowned when their rubber boat tore apart.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2016
  • Lawyer claims Justice Thomas sexually assaulted her in 1999
    There are new sexual assault allegations aimed at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In the wake of Donald Trump’s “Access Hollywood” tape, as women took to social media to recount their experiences, one lawyer wrote about being groped by Thomas as a young scholar. The National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle broke the story and joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the allegations.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2016
  • Is Trump driving female voters to turn away from the GOP?
    Allegations of sexual assault against Donald Trump, the vulgar language of an "Access Hollywood" audio tape and the "nasty woman" interjection at the last debate: It's all taking a toll among female voters who normally vote Republican. Christine Matthews of Bellwether Research and Missy Shorey of Maggie's List join Judy Woodruff to discuss whether the Republican Party has alienated women.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2016
  • How the FCC is aiming to protect online consumer data
    There are new rules for broadband providers when it comes to collecting and sharing consumer data. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted for the first time to create protections on the transmission of personal information for broadband providers. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2016
  • New details on Clinton Foundation business ties
    As her husband left the White House, Hillary Clinton said job one was to make money. Now documents and messages in the stolen Clinton campaign emails suggest the Clinton Foundation may have been part of that. John Yang offers context behind the headline.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2016
  • Why rich nations may be their own worst enemy
    Economist Todd Buchholz rails against what America has become: a people who want everything but aren’t willing to pay for it. In “The Price of Prosperity,” he suggests that wealthy nations such as the U.S. inflict harm on themselves, even cause their own demise, by racking up debt, having fewer children and increasing governmental regulations. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2016
  • Minnesota kid destined to be a Buddhist spiritual leader
    Like any 4th grade boy, Jalue Dorje enjoys soccer, swimming and Pokemon cards. But unlike most 9-year-olds, he is believed to be -- and confirmed by the Dalai Lama himself -- the reincarnation of an eminent senior lama who died nine years ago. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2016
  • Food may not be the answer to world peace, but it’s a start
    How he went from dunking breaded clams in hot grease to becoming a famous chef and television personality, Anthony Bourdain has no idea. But he says he learned everything he needed to know about life -- and gained self respect -- by working as a dishwasher. He gives his Brief but Spectacular take on vegetarians, being a bad boy and why he thinks brunch is ridiculous.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

  • Why white nationalists hear a political ally in Donald Trump
    White nationalist groups are nothing new to America. But in recent years, their numbers have grown, drawing whites who feel marginalized in the America of today. The NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia visits a white separatist community in Indiana to understand why they’re supporting Donald Trump this election.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016
  • Efforts to claw back recruitment bonuses generates outrage
    Amid a mounting outcry, Defense Secretary Ash Carter halted Pentagon efforts to recollect money given to thousands of California National Guard members. Soldiers were asked to repay bonuses of $15,000 or more, which had been doled out improperly by recruiters during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Cloud of the Los Angeles Times and Sgt. 1st Class Robert Richmond.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016
  • Cracking the stealth political influence of bots
    Among the millions of real people tweeting about the presidential race, there are also a lot accounts operated by fake people, or “bots.” Politicians and regular users alike use these accounts to increase their follower bases and push messages. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how computer scientists can analyze Twitter handles to determine whether or not they are bots.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016

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