Thursday, September 15, 2016

  • Giving students a leg up with job skills a resume won’t show
    When applying to a job out of college, having a top-notch resume isn’t enough anymore. College graduates from top schools apply alongside dozens of similarly qualified candidates. In light of new hiring trends, a program at Georgetown University aims to make their students the best candidates possible, by teaching them skills that will give them a leg up on the job hunt. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
  • Clinton: Time away helped her ‘reconnect’ to run
    Hillary Clinton is back on the campaign trail after a bout of pneumonia. On Wednesday, she released a letter from her doctor that said she is “fit to serve” as president. On Thursday, Donald Trump released his medical records from his longtime doctor, saying that he is healthy. Meanwhile, a new poll from CBS and The New York Times suggests that the race continues to tighten. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States September 15, 2016, as she resumed her campaign schedule after a bout with pneumonia..  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTSNY3Y
  • News Wrap: UN criticizes humanitarian aid delays to Syria
    In our news wrap Thursday, the U.N. blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for delays in getting humanitarian aid into his country despite the cease-fire. The U.N. wants to deliver convoys into Aleppo, but says Syria is not providing permits. Also, a self-described hit man in the Philippines says that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered killings by death squads when he was mayor of Davao.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
    A boy carries a toy gun while riding a pick-up truck with other boys during a demonstration calling for aid to reach Aleppo near Castello road in Aleppo, Syria, September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail  - RTSNR2I
  • Trouble for Trump in a reliably Republican Ohio county?
    In Ohio, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appear to be in a dead heat. For Trump, the stakes are high: No Republican has ever won without it. John Yang travels to the most Republican county in the state, a prosperous suburb of Columbus, only to find that it may be up for grabs.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally in Canton, Ohio, U.S., September 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSNSRV
  • Are we due for a local manufacturing renaissance?
    Big companies today aren't creating nearly as many middle-class jobs. Instead they're hiring out much of the work to contractors around the world. But what if we could reverse engineer our technology to bring about a new era of local manufacturing in the U.S.? Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks with Jerry Davis, author of the new book “The Vanishing American Corporation.”
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
    Mike Guillen works on the assembly line at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Arlington, Texas June 9, 2015. General Motors Co is raising the stakes on its bet that sales of fuel-thirsty sport utility vehicles will keep driving its global profits as Chinese and other markets sag. GM said on July 14, 2015 that it plans to spend $1.4 billion to modernize the factory in Arlington, Texas, that builds the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon sport utility vehicles. It's the largest single investment in a $5.4 billion, three-year plant upgrade program announced earlier this year. Picture taken June 9, 2015. To match Insight GM-SUVS/ REUTERS/Mike Stone	 - RTX1L9A9
  • Where seven chimps are living out their post-lab days
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, we visit the rural pastures of Cle Elum, in Washington state, where seven former lab chimpanzees are honorary citizens. Known throughout the world as the “Cle Elum 7,” these chimps have been given a second chance to live out their lives in the wild. We visit these chimps in their new home.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
  • U.S. can’t do much for Americans forced into marriage abroad
    Jada was 12 years old and living in New Jersey when her father sent her to Saudi Arabia to be married. With the U.S. government unable to intervene, her astonished family at home took up the challenge of bringing her back. Jada is not alone in her experience, and not everyone has the same happy outcome. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon reports.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

  • Trump tours Flint water crisis; Clinton releases health info
    Donald Trump made his first visit to Flint, Michigan, since the city had discovered lead in its water. But when he began criticizing his opponent, the minister of a local church interrupted to tell him to cut out the politics. The Republican nominee also taped an interview about his health with Dr. Oz. Meanwhile, aides to Hillary Clinton released a medical record update. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to a small group at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Flint, Michigan. Mike Segar/Reuters
  • Inside the candidates’ plans for paid leave and child care
    When it comes to paid family leave, the United States lags behind every other developed country in the world. Hillary Clinton has stressed childhood issues for decades and has proposed 12 weeks of paid leave and universal preschool. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is the first GOP nominee ever to propose paid family leave and child care help. Lisa Desjardins compares their plans.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
    A woman kisses her son while standing in the audience as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Aston, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 13, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSNMI3
  • What each candidate must do to win the Electoral College
    While polls show the presidential race is tightening, in the end it comes down to this: The candidate who wins at least 270 electoral votes will prevail. Gwen Ifill examines different paths to the White House with Republican strategist John Brabender and former Deputy White House Press Secretary Bill Burton.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
    MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 30:  A voter shows off his, 'I Voted!', sticker after voting in the Florida primary on August 30, 2016 in Miami, Florida.  There are Senate seats as well as congressional races that voters are weighing in on along with other issues including a Miami-Dade Mayoral race.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
  • Uncovering the problem of forced marriage in the U.S.
    She was never verbally or physically threatened or restrained. But at age 19, Nina Van Harn felt like she couldn’t say no when she was expected to marry a man chosen by her family. And she is not alone in her experience. In a two-year period, it’s estimated that there were 3,000 such forced marriage cases in the United States. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon reports.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
    Nina Van Harn had to leave her family to escape what she considered was a forced marriage.
  • How Uber is helping steer the future of self-driving cars
    Uber released its first fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh on Wednesday. For now, they are also equipped with a human technician. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Alex Davies of Wired Magazine -- a journalist who took a ride in one of the new cars -- about his experience, why Uber chose Pittsburgh and the future of self-driving cars.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
    A fleet of Uber's Ford Fusion self driving cars are shown during a demonstration of self-driving automotive technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. September 13, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk - RTSNO63
  • 300 years old and this lighthouse is still a keeper
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, we visit the nation’s first lighthouse, which opened off Boston’s coast 300 years ago. Today, the lighthouse keeper is Sally Snowman, the first woman in a long list of caretakers. She describes the “living museum” she inhabits and oversees.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
    BOSTON - SEPTEMBER 9: Lighthouse keeper Sally Snowman, employed by the USCG, traditionally waves to tourists as they arrive on Little Brewster Island for a tour, Sept. 9, 2016. The island's lighthouse, Boston Light, turns 300 years old next week and is ready for its celebration.   (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
  • Inmates get a ‘second chance’ at federal grants for college
    In a pilot project announced this summer, the Department of Education will partner with dozens of colleges to provide higher education to prisoners who can't afford to pay; eligible inmates will be able to apply for federal grants under the experimental trial. Hari Sreenivasan explores what both advocates and critics are saying.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
  • Turning down the volume on noise pollution for marine life
    Many see the beach as a quiet place for relaxation. But for the animals living under the water’s surface, motorized vehicles and other human-made technology can make life unbearably noisy. The problem is that many species rely on sound as communication and the noise levels are drowning them out. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on one company aiming to solve the problem.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
  • Who is Donald Trump?
    From reality TV to the top of the GOP, Donald Trump has been in the spotlight for decades. What do we know about his past that gives hints to where he wants to lead the country in the future?
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
    Carlo Allegri/Reuters
    September 14, 2016
  • Who is Hillary Clinton?
    From conservative Goldwater girl, to the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton’s life has been filled with public service and intense public scrutiny. What do we know about her past that will shape how she might lead the country in the future?
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to reporters after holding a "National Security Working Session" with national security advisers in New York, in September. Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters
    September 14, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

  • When following the storm produces awe-inspiring results
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, we look at the work of Arizona photographer Mike Olbinski. He goes where the storm goes -- to photograph timelapse videos. Olbinski’s videos have been used in commercials, documentaries and even feature films.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2016
  • Obama steps up to boost campaign of sidelined Clinton
    While Hillary Clinton took a break to recover from pneumonia, President Obama stepped in on the trail, praising the resilience of his former secretary of state. On Monday night, the Democratic nominee told CNN she had thought the delay in releasing news of her illness wasn’t going to be “that big a deal.” Meanwhile, Donald Trump hit the the road to tout his plan on childcare. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama attends a campaign event in support of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTSNKWE
  • News Wrap: Skies over Aleppo fall silent amid cease-fire
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the cease-fire in Syria seemed to be holding. The war torn city of Aleppo was markedly quiet, and some ventured outdoors. Also, Russian-backed rebels in Eastern Ukraine announced a unilateral cease-fire. The change came as Ukraine’s president said parliament will soon vote on granting autonomy to eastern provinces.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2016
    Children play along a street in the rebel-held al-Sheikh Said neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail  - RTX2NT94
  • The U.S. just got a big pay raise. Why don’t we feel it?
    It’s a major issue on the campaign trail: American angst about jobs and wages. New census data from last year shows that for the first time in almost a decade, household incomes in the U.S. have gone up and the poverty rate has gone down. Lisa Desjardins takes a look at those numbers and at why many Americans feel like they are inconsistent with their experiences.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2016
    Construction workers work the construction of a new building partly covered with a large US flag on September 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, where the state's Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation  that will raise the California minimum wage from $8 to $10 per hour by 2016. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Debunking Donald Trump’s claims about charity
    Hillary Clinton has been scrutinized for questions about the Clinton Foundation. Now Donald Trump is catching heat for how his own foundation operates. Judy Woodruff speaks with The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, who has spent the past few months researching Trump’s charitable donations and seeming lack of personal contributions to his own cause.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Asheville, North Carolina, U.S., September 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSNG36
  • Is this farm helping migrants or just a field of schemes?
    It seemed like a rare positive story about the migrant crisis: African refugees, relocated to Sardinia from their war-torn countries, providing for themselves by farming. But when the NewsHour arrived at the farm, no workers were there. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant’s ensuing investigation was winding and, at times, hostile. Were there ever any farmers, or was something else going on?
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2016
    Field in Sardinia, Italy, purported to be a field farmed by migrants. Image by Malcolm Brabant
  • How the sugar industry paid experts to downplay health risks
    Researchers have discovered documents showing that the sugar industry paid researchers to downplay the health risks of sugar and play up the risks of saturated fat in the 1960s. Gwen Ifill speaks with Marion Nestle of New York University about the revelations, the health impacts of consuming sugar and the complexities of studying nutrition.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2016
    Sugar being poured into tea cup, close-up
  • A mentoring program that aims to keep Latino males in school
    On college campuses, Latino males are perhaps the most underrepresented group. These men are often expected to provide for their families, which can mean a choice between getting an education and getting a job. Hari Sreenivasan reports as part of our Rethinking College series on one program that’s trying to combat the issue by creating mentorship opportunities.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2016
  • Ann Patchett on how independent bookstores build community
    If you shop at the East Nashville Farmers’ Market you can buy fruits and vegetables; but you can also meet a famous author with a stop by the traveling bookmobile. Ann Patchett is a co-owner of the Parnassus Books, founded at a time when bookstores were disappearing. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Patchett about her latest novel, “Commonwealth,” a story that she says hits close to home.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 8: Author Ann Patchett sits for a portrait at The Wales Hotel in New York, New York on November 8th, 2013. Patchett is currently on tour promoting her new book This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, which is a collection of non-fiction essays including her story championing the comeback of the small, independent, book store. (Photo by Jesse Dittmar for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Monday, September 12, 2016

  • How much health data should candidates disclose?
    How much should voters know about the presidential candidates’ health? On Sunday, Hillary Clinton left a 9/11 memorial ceremony in lower Manhattan after a stumble. It was later revealed that the Democratic nominee had been diagnosed with pneumonia a few days before. Judy Woodruff speaks with University of Michigan’s Dr. Howard Markel about Clinton’s pneumonia and what voters have a right to know.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2016
  • Clinton campaign pledges more health information
    Questions about Hillary Clinton’s health dominated headlines on Sunday after she left a 9/11 memorial ceremony in Manhattan. After it was confirmed that she was suffering from pneumonia, her campaign promised more information on her health. Meanwhile, Clinton’s comment that Donald Trump supporters are a “basket of deplorables” is providing fodder for her opponent's ads. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton climbs into her van outside her daughter Chelsea's home in New York, New York, United States September 11, 2016, after Clinton left ceremonies commemorating the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks feeling "overheated."  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTSN8Q0