Saturday, October 22, 2016

  • With campaign winding down, Clinton leads polls
    More than 5 million people have already cast ballots in the presidential race through early voting in 34 states and recent polls show HIllary Clinton in the lead. For more election analysis, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2016
  • South Africa to quit the International Criminal Court
    South Africa announced it will withdraw from the International Criminal Court, whose oversight includes 124 member nations. Burundi’s parliament has also voted to leave the court, which was established in 2002 to investigate and prosecute war crimes. Andrew Meldrum, the acting Africa Editor for the Associated Press, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Johannesburg.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2016
  • Will South Korea's robot revolution hurt American jobs?
    South Korea is among the countries working to increase automation in the manufacturing sector, with some large companies seeing robots as a cost-effective way to replace expensive human labor. But how will the expansion of this technology affect American workers? NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

  • ‘Prairie Home’ gets a new companion
    "A Prairie Home Companion" has always been synonymous with one man: Garrison Keillor. Since his departure, the live variety radio program transitioned to a new host. But 35-year-old Chris Thile isn't actually new -- he's been performing on the show since he was 15 and listening since early childhood. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the iconic program is changing -- and how it's remaining the same.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
  • Why student debt is ‘a crisis’ for some borrowers
    Student debt has been a prominent topic during this year's presidential campaign, with several candidates touting plans for tuition-free college. Indeed, more than 40 million Americans carry debt from student loans, totaling around $1.3 trillion nationally. While the median debt is about $27,000, people who owe less than $10,000 are the most likely to default. Marketplace’s Lizzie O’Leary reports.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on the danger of our ideological divide
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump's "reckless" questioning of the election's legitimacy, the country’s vast ideological divide, the caustic tone at Thursday night’s Al Smith charity dinner and the candidates’ rhetoric on the campaign trail.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
  • After raucous Smith dinner, candidates hit battlegrounds
    In campaign rallies on Friday, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continued themes from Wednesday’s debate, such as Clinton's paid speeches and Trump's refusal to accept election results. The night before, the two clashed at a charity dinner. And a new Clinton ad features Khizr Khan, whose Muslim-American son died serving in the Army, asking Trump: “Would my son have a place in your America?”
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
  • News Wrap: Russia extends “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo
    In our news wrap Friday, Russia extended the “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo for a third day, after the United Nations said that planned evacuations of the rebel-held Syrian city had not actually begun. The UN blamed a lack of security guarantees from both warring sides for the delay. Also, in Iraq, Islamic State militants launched attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk, killing 13.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
  • What the latest polls mean for the presidency and Congress
    With just over two weeks until Election Day, there are some surprising shifts occurring in the electoral map. Judy Woodruff speaks with correspondent Lisa Desjardins and Nathan Gonzales of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report about which voters are deserting Donald Trump, the latest poll numbers and the possibilities for down-ballot races changing the power balance in the House and Senate.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
  • NSA contractor suspected of espionage deemed a flight risk
    The National Security Agency contractor accused of mishandling massive amounts of classified data has been deemed a flight risk. In August, Harold Martin was arrested at his home in Maryland, where the equivalent of half a billion pages of documents and electronic data was found, some allegedly taken from NSA headquarters. William Brangham speaks with Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times for more.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • Why some environmentalists don’t support this carbon tax
    In Washington state, economist Yoram Bauman is leading a campaign to cut carbon emissions by imposing a revenue-neutral carbon tax. Everyone would have to pay, but instead of creating more revenue, existing taxes like the state sales tax would be cut. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports that the opponents and proponents of the measure are not who you might expect.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
  • Rural North Carolina voters say their struggles are ignored
    In rural Wilkesboro, North Carolina, nearly a quarter of residents live in poverty, well above the national rate. Residents there say their needs and concerns are not being discussed in the national political dialogue, which means for some, they won’t vote at all. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
  • Putting policy in context at the final presidential debate
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tackled several policy matters in the final presidential debate: abortion, nuclear weapons and immigration. Lisa Desjardins joins Hari Sreenivasan to get the facts behind what the candidates said.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
  • GOP pushback follows Trump’s election result resistance
    Donald Trump made headlines during the final presidential debate on Wednesday when he suggested that he may not accept the results of the election. Some Republican lawmakers condemned his most recent remarks, as did President Obama at a Clinton campaign rally in Miami. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
  • Here’s what the law says about challenging election results
    If Donald Trump loses the presidential election, could he legally challenge the results? The Republican candidate continues to suggest he might not accept the outcome unless he wins. Judy Woodruff speaks with election lawyer Chris Ashby and Beverly Gage of Yale University to explore what would have to happen, and the American tradition of the peaceful transition of power.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
  • Petraeus: Bigger challenge to come once Iraq retakes Mosul
    The battle for Mosul is the most important of the two-year campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq. Judy Woodruff speaks with retired Gen. David Petraeus, former commander of the Multi-National Force Iraq, about the current combat mission, as well as what he says is the greater challenge of governance of the region after ISIS has been dislodged.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
  • This casting director likes you for your idiosyncrasies
    The first thing that casting director David Rubin does when he reads a screenplay is to forget the writer’s character descriptions. Instead, he’s on the lookout for an actor’s authenticity, as well as diversity. Rubin offers his Brief But Spectacular take on what he sees as the most illuminating auditions.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

  • Watch the final presidential debate
    The final debate of the 2016 election was filled with explosive exchanges and a few moments of genuine policy discussion.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
  • Using sensors to spoon-feed crops with extreme precision
    To profitably produce corn in on Midwestern farms, nitrogen must be added to the soil. But the practice has an unwanted environmental impact: water contamination. A University of Nebraska professor thinks he may have a solution. Special correspondent Ariana Brochas of Harvest Public Media in Nebraska reports.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2016
  • VP running mates cheer top of their tickets from the trail
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will debate for the last time in Las Vegas, where both campaigns have invited guests who may rattle the opposition. The final face-off comes as Donald Trump faces sliding poll numbers and allegations of sexual assaults, while pressing claims of a rigged election. John Yang reports on how their running mates are boosting Trump and Clinton from the campaign trail.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2016
  • What’s the motive behind Julian Assange’s internet ban?
    Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has been living in exile in London's Ecuadorian embassy for four years. Now Ecuador says it's shut off Assange's internet access, months after WikiLeaks began to release documents and emails stolen from the DNC and the Clinton campaign. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Raphael Satter of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2016
  • What we know about these undercover videos about Democrats
    On Tuesday, a conservative group infamous for recording undercover videos released two new tapes. One is being used to allege that operatives for the left have sent people to Donald Trump rallies to incite violence. The other is being used to allege voter fraud. The head of the DNC released a statement saying it does not believe the events occurred and there is no proof. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2016
  • What the candidates need to do in their last debate
    It’s the third and final time the presidential nominees will face-off in a debate. Judy Woodruff speaks with Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook and Donald Trump supporter Dr. Ben Carson, then syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff and Hari Sreenivasan to offer their predictions.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2016
  • Where the candidates stand on criminal justice and policing
    In our series on the issues shaping this election, we turn to the topic of crime and justice. Donald Trump has promised to curb crime through stronger “law and order” initiatives, while Hillary Clinton has addressed issues of racial bias and over-incarceration. Lisa Desjardins speaks with Leah Wright Rigueur from Harvard University and David Harris from the University of Pittsburgh for more.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

  • News Wrap: Russia and Syria halt Aleppo strikes temporarily
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Russia and Syria halted air strikes on Aleppo, ahead of a short-term halt to all fighting in the city scheduled for Thursday. Also, a 72-hour halt to fighting in Yemen is also in the works to allow in much-needed humanitarian aid.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2016
  • As the economy improves, these voters don’t trust the data
    Unemployment in the U.S. is at 5 percent, a relative low, and 10 million jobs have been created during the Obama administration. But a new survey finds that many Americans are experiencing high levels of economic anxiety, a factor that will play into how they vote. For more on the state of the economy, public perception and the election, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2016
  • Obama calls out Trump on rigged election claims
    President Obama mocked Donald Trump’s suggestions that the presidential election will be rigged, saying that blaming someone else when things are going badly means one doesn’t have what it takes to do the job. But Trump running mate Mike Pence insisted voter fraud is a reality and complained of media bias. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2016
  • Why Uganda is so hospitable to refugees
    In a world struggling with anti-immigrant sentiment, Uganda provides a rare hospitable welcome for those seeking asylum. Refugees live in settlements where they are able to run small businesses, attend mosques and children attend school. The country’s support system is possible mainly because of its unilateral political structure. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Uganda.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2016

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