Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • What’s at stake going into the New Hampshire primaries
    After coming out of a virtual tie in Iowa, which Democratic presidential candidate has the advantage going into New Hampshire? Can Ted Cruz keep up his Iowa momentum, or will Donald Trump make a better showing in the next contest? With primary season underway, Judy Woodruff examines the race with Reid Wilson of Morning Consult and Susan Page of USA Today.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign event in Windham, New Hampshire February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer - RTX255KR
  • New York Times unveils lost snapshots of black history
    The New York Times has begun to unpack never-before-seen photographs that help fill in a portrait of African-American history. Why did these images of historic moments and well-known figures go unpublished for so long? Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Rachel Swarns of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2016
  • What the winning Iowa campaigns say about the battle ahead
    Gwen Ifill talks with Joel Benenson, chief strategist for the Hillary Clinton Campaign, and Rick Tyler, spokesman for the Ted Cruz Campaign, about how their candidates pulled off wins in Iowa and how they see the battle for New Hampshire voters.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2016
    Supporters are seen as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign event in Windham, New Hampshire February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer - RTX255HO
  • Can the U.S. prevent an ISIS haven in Libya?
    While Iraq and Syria have been the focus of the coalition fighting the Islamic State, Libya has become a new hotspot for the militant group. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on how American officials are responding, and Judy Woodruff learns more from Frederic Wehrey of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2016
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference following a ministerial meeting of the so-called "anti-Islamic State coalition" in Rome, Italy, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi - RTX253TY
  • Does federal review lead to real police department reform?
    The Justice Department plans to review the San Francisco Police Department after a fatal shooting of an African-American man in January. While that city requested the review, across the nation, there have been many others not undertaken voluntarily. Sarah Childress of Frontline joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss a project with The Washington Post that examines how those investigations work.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2016
    San Francisco police officers stand on Lombard Street, a popular tourist spot also known as the "world's crookedest street," in San Francisco, California August 26, 2015. A tourist from Thailand was robbed of a camera near the site on Tuesday and sustained non-life threatening injuries after being shot, authorities said. Local media reported that two suspects were arrested following the incident. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith - RTX1PT69

Monday, February 1, 2016

  • 2016 Iowa caucus election special
    Iowa kicked off the 2016 election with big turnouts and big surprises. Judy Woodruff reports from Des Moines on the latest results and David Brooks and Michelle Cottle offer some post-vote analysis.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2016
    Voters gather to caucus at the Republican caucus at the 7 Flags Event Center in Clive, Iowa February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTX250A1
  • GOP race divides evangelical voters in Iowa
    On Iowa caucus night, only a fraction of voters typically participate. But among Republicans who attend, half are expected to be evangelical Christians, a group that helped propel Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee to wins in the past. This cycle, there may be more division over whether to back mainstream Republicans or antiestablishment candidates. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2016
    A supporter of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz attends a campaign event in Iowa City, Iowa, United States, January 31, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young   - RTX24U94
  • How good is Iowa at picking White House winners?
    How well do the Iowa caucuses predict success for a presidential candidate? Hari Sreenivasan and the NewsHour data team take a look at that state’s track record, what Iowans are posting on social media and how well these voters match up to the country’s demographics at large.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2016
  • How Donald Trump brought unpredictability to Iowa
    From on the ground in Iowa, Judy Woodruff talks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about that state’s broad support for Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz’s ground game and strategy with religious voters, Hillary Clinton’s messaging about her track record and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ record-breaking number of campaign donations.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2016
    Politics Monday
  • A look inside the great Republican revolt
    Is the Republican party revolting against itself? As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff leads a discussion with David Frum and others on the struggle between establishment and antiestablishment factions in the GOP, and what it means for the 2016 race.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2016
    A picture of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hangs outside a house in West Des Moines, Iowa, United States, January 15, 2016. Picture taken January 15, 2016.    REUTERS/Jim Young        TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2502Y
  • Brooks and Cottle on Iowa caucus expectations
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Michelle Cottle, contributing editor to The Atlantic, join Gwen Ifill for a preview of the Iowa caucuses, including how Donald Trump has changed American politics, the tight race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and what’s next for the Republican establishment candidates.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2016
  • What to watch from the Iowa caucuses
    Political director Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill to break down a few things to watch for in tonight’s caucuses, including key areas for both parties, the kind of voters Democratic candidates are hoping for and an app that streamlines the caucus process.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

  • Ahead of Iowa caucuses, candidates prioritize voter turnout
    Candidates made their final appeals to likely caucus voters in Iowa on Sunday, imploring their supporters to make it to the polls on Monday. NewsHour's Judy Woodruff joins Alison Stewart from Des Moines, Iowa, to discuss how the individual candidates may fare after Iowans cast the first votes of the 2016 race.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Dubuque, Iowa January 30, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX24Q34
  • New project will put Harvard’s colonial archives online
    Harvard University has launched a project to digitize almost half a million items from its 17th and 18th century archives – the largest digitizing effort the university has ever undertaken. The letters, journals, documents and drawings tell the story not only of the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning, but also the history of our nation.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

  • 'Schizophrenia gene' discovery sheds light on possible cause
    Medical researchers have discovered a gene that increases the risk of schizophrenia, a mental illness that afflicts more than two million Americans, sometimes causing delusions and hallucinations. Associate Professor of Genetics at Harvard University Steven McCarroll joins Alison Stewart to discuss the findings.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2016
    Genetic research
  • Enlisting college students to fight extremism online
    The federal government has launched an initiative to counter violent extremism among potential homegrown terrorists. Part of the effort enlists college students to develop an online campaign and social media strategy against ISIS propaganda. NewsHour's Christopher Booker reports.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016
  • Candidates campaign in homestretch to Iowa caucuses
    This weekend marks the homestretch before the Iowa caucuses, where potential presidential candidates collectively spent more time campaigning than any other state. NewsHour's Judy Woodruff joins Alison Stewart from Des Moines, Iowa, to discuss.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2016
    Audience members listen as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a "Get Out to Caucus" rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa January 30, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX24Q39
  • Why is Oklahoma experiencing a spike in earthquakes?
    Over the past six years, earthquakes in Oklahoma have skyrocketed – from less than a handful of 3.0 earthquakes before 2009 to well over 900 last year. The likely culprit: salty wastewater that bubbles up during oil and gas drilling. The rash of quakes has led to tough questions for the energy industry that provides one in five jobs in the state and comprises nearly a third of Oklahoma’s economy.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

  • Brooks and Dionne on GOP debate brawls
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s news, including the last Republican debate before Iowa and whether it hurt or helped Donald Trump to sit it out, the tight race between Democrats Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton and how much the caucuses actually matter.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016
  • Between Clinton and Sanders, a tough fight for Iowa women
    Three days out from the Iowa caucuses, Democrats are weighing whether to go with the presumed favorite, Hillary Clinton, or to defy expectations by championing Bernie Sanders. For both candidates, women are a crucial demographic. Judy Woodruff reports on how Iowa’s female voters see the race.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016
    Supporters of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders listen as he speaks at a campaign event in Washington, Iowa January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTX24M6W
  • Cruz plays defense in final debate before Iowa
    With Donald Trump abstaining from last night’s GOP debate, other Republican candidates had a chance to take center stage -- and often found themselves in the line of fire. Gov. Chris Christie trumpeted his opposition to Planned Parenthood, while Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio faced attacks on their past support of immigration reform. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaks at the debate held by Fox News for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Des Moines, Iowa January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTX24HMV
  • On a crowded toy shelf, making room for a new era of Barbie
    Barbie will now come in more shapes and sizes than its iconic, and unrealistic, original form. The decision to diversify was partly about softening sales, but also about the growing sense that the doll seemed out of touch. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016
    A customer looks in the doll section for a gift in the Village of Paris JoueClub toy shop during the holiday season in Paris November 30, 2011.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau   (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTR2UYSL
  • Drug shortages force U.S. doctors into ‘unethical corner’
    Shortages of some prescription drugs are forcing doctors to make difficult decisions, in some cases choosing one patient over another, or sharing a dose between multiple patients. Hari Sreenivasan learns more about the rationing from Sheri Fink of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016
    Prescription Drugs
  • A dance to change Denmark’s minds about refugees
    The Danish government has courted controversy by seizing valuables from asylum seekers to pay their living expenses, a policy intended to make the country less attractive to migrants. But one of Denmark’s leading dance troupes is incorporating asylum seekers into its newest ballet to change perceptions across the nation. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant sits in on a rehearsal.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016
  • Female cadet commands respect at her high school
    Shantell Gonzalez of Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High in Miami refuses to let gender stereotypes get in the way of service to her country: she is the only female CO in her school’s Junior ROTC unit. Our Student Reporting Labs report as part of Outside the Box, a series on the ways that young people are challenging traditional gender roles.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

  • American released from Iran describes constant surveillance
    Matthew Trevithick had been studying Farsi at Tehran University when he was arrested and held for 40 days in the notorious Evin prison, accused of trying to overthrow the government. Trevithick, one of the five Americans set free by Iran in mid-January, joins Hari Sreenivasan to recount his experience in solitary confinement and his feeling of constant surveillance during his time in the country.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2016
  • Will ethanol fuel caucus voters in corn country Iowa?
    Ethanol took center stage in Iowa last week when Gov. Terry Branstad urged voters not to support Sen. Ted Cruz, who wants to repeal the mandate that ethanol be blended into most types of gasoline. Special correspondent David Biello of The Scientific American lays out the political stakes for candidates who oppose the Renewable Fuel Standard.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2016
    Buttons and signs supporting caucusing for ethanol and the renewable fuel standard at the 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit in Altoona, Iowa, January 19, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Morgan - RTX233CL
  • Are the best days of the U.S. economy over?
    If you add up all of the innovations made from the late 1800s up to 1970, there's been no comparable stretch of economic growth, before or since, says economist Robert Gordon. According to his new book, "The Rise and Fall of American Growth," slower progress is just the new normal. But in our current computer age, not everyone buys that idea. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2016
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