Tuesday, November 8, 2016

  • Watch the biggest moments of the campaign in minutes
    It’s been a long road to Nov. 8. Here are some of the most memorable moments of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump from the campaign, from convention speeches to debate exchanges to unearthed videos.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2016
  • What makes the 2016 election unique in history
    Has there ever been an election like 2016? What would the founding fathers think of the candidates? Judy Woodruff and Hari Sreenivasan speak with presidential historian Michael Beschloss to get some historical perspective.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

  • What young people want the next president to care about
    What does the next generation of voters have to say to the next American president? Our Student Reporting Labs recorded young people from around the country on the issues that matter most to them, from homelessness to immigration to the division between church and state, in a project called “Letters to the President.”
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2016
  • Trump and Clinton bombard battleground states in final push
    The weekend before Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traversed the country in a last effort to bring their messages home to voters. Polls currently show Clinton up by three to six points but also suggest Trump has made it close in a number of battleground states. John Yang follows the Clinton campaign trail and Jeffrey Brown follows the Trump campaign trail.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2016
  • Battleground map shows how Clinton and Trump could win
    With all the counting going on, exit polls will be used to predict election winners before all of the final votes come in on Tuesday night. To help explain these stats used by many media outlets and to examine the current predictions, Judy Woodruff speaks with NPR’s Domenico Montanaro.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2016
  • What you should be watching to predict who’ll win
    On the eve of the election, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Susan Page of USA Today and Andra Gillespie of Emory University join Judy Woodruff and Hari Sreenivasan to discuss which states to watch, how the country’s changing demographics have played into the race, the influence of early voting and how the presidential candidates are campaigning in the last 24 hours.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2016
  • For this Syrian family, starting anew is a solitary struggle
    When the Darbi family arrived in New Jersey, they brought relief and hope for escaping a war zone in Syria and building new lives. But today the family is struggling financially and finding few means of support. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs follows up with the family she met when they first arrived in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016

  • Charting the course to victory from swing state Ohio
    No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio, and the same has been true of Democrats since John F. Kennedy. How are voters in the state feeling in the final days of the election? The NewsHour’s John Yang, who is covering the Clinton campaign, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Cleveland, Ohio.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2016
  • Will Trump take the battleground state of Iowa?
    During the last two decades, Iowa has largely voted for Democratic presidential candidates. But this year Republican Donald Trump is expected to take the state. The NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown, who is covering the Trump campaign, joins Alison Stewart from Sioux City, Iowa, to explain what has changed in the battleground state.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2016
  • An expert’s preview of election night
    As this year's hard-fought presidential race enters its final days, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are campaigning for a path to the 270 electoral votes needed to take the White House. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield offers a close look at the key results and trends to watch for, hour by hour.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2016
  • Spend your election night with PBS NewsHour
    Get the latest election results and analysis you trust from PBS NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2016
  • This system calls for popular vote to determine winner
    Four times in U.S. history, the winner of the nationwide popular vote has lost the Electoral College and the general election. But a proposal called the “The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact” would automatically allocate participating state’s Electoral College votes to whoever wins the national popular vote. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

  • What issues are motivating Florida voters?
    In Florida, more than 40 percent of registered voters have cast their ballot in a week of early voting that ends Sunday. Mary Ellen Klas, capital bureau chief for the Miami Herald and co-bureau chief for the Tampa Bay Times, joins Alison Stewart to discuss which issues matter the most to Florida voters.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2016
  • As election approaches, taking North Carolina’s pulse
    North Carolina is a among the top tier of battleground states this election, with 15 electoral votes up for grabs. Since the nominating conventions, not a week has gone by without the candidates or their running mates paying a visit to the state. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Nick Schifrin talked to voters in the state ahead of Election Day.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2016
  • These apps help people trade votes to boost Clinton
    In solidly red or blue states, many voters feel like their votes count less than those cast in swing states. But some voters have found another method to increase their impact: trading their vote with a swing state voter who wants to cast a ballot for a third-party candidate. NewsHour Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

  • A look at campaign closing strategies
    It’s the final countdown to Election Day: about 100 hours remain until the polls close. Where does the race stand now, and what is each campaign prioritizing during the home stretch? Judy Woodruff is joined by Jim Messina, CEO of The Messina Group, and Matthew Dowd, former chief strategist for Bush-Cheney 2004, to discuss the latest polls, who is still undecided and the turnout variable.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2016
  • Trump tries to expand reach; Clinton focuses on strongholds
    With four days until the election, Donald Trump took on the typically blue state of New Hampshire, where he is now even with Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, Clinton focused her efforts on historically Democratic strongholds, rekindling her economic message for middle and lower classes in Pittsburgh before heading to Michigan -- a state where her lead has recently dropped. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2016
  • What’s behind fears of voter fraud?
    In 2012, Mitt Romney received zero votes in inner-city Philadelphia. Some Republicans believed such an extreme result indicated fraudulent voting behavior, and this election season, Donald Trump and his supporters have revived that hypothesis. William Brangham speaks with officials in Pennsylvania for analysis of the 2012 data and explores what motivations might lie behind fraud concerns.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2016
  • In 1980s Miami, the crisis of growing up black, gay and poor
    Based on a true story, the new movie “Moonlight” follows Chiron, a boy growing up black, gay and poor in 1980s Miami. The film documents Chiron’s identity struggle in three acts, featuring a different actor for each. It’s a landscape director Barry Jenkins knows well -- he grew up in the same neighborhood around that time. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Jenkins and screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2016
  • Gaping holes remain in health care despite coverage gains
    Dire dental problems and other health issues keep the nonprofit Remote Area Medical busy running free clinics, particularly in states that didn't expand Medicaid. Even after Obamacare, large coverage gaps still exist in the nation's health care system. Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports from southwestern Virginia, an impoverished region where many still turn to charity for basic needs.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on the divided electorate and SCOTUS
    In their final Friday political analysis before the election, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss Hillary Clinton’s shrinking lead, the rough language that has pervaded the campaign, the outlook for the congressional power dynamic, a year of 'irresponsibility' in government and prospects for filling the Supreme Court vacancy.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

  • The challenge of stabilizing a recaptured Mosul
    As the Iraqi military continues its push into the Islamic State-stronghold of Mosul, how are the disparate forces who make up the coalition working together, and how does Iraq plan to stabilize the city and prevent ethnic tensions? Special presidential envoy Brett McGurk talks with Hari Sreenivasan about the operation to retake the city and the coming fight against the militants in Raqqa.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016
  • Chicago raises the victory flag to celebrate its Cubs
    The World Series was destined for a dramatic finish: The Chicago Cubs finally ended their 108 year-long World Series drought in a hard-fought victory against the Cleveland Indians. In Chicago, fans who hadn’t seen a Fall Classic win in living memory were ecstatic. Hari Sreenivasan gets insight on the historic event from ESPN’s Lester Munson.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016
  • Questions of character dominate final campaign scramble
    Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and their surrogates campaigned across the country with five short days to go. Clinton appeared in North Carolina and President Obama in Florida, trying to fire up student voters. Trump also campaigned in the Sunshine State, while Mike Pence in Iowa was joined by Ted Cruz, who was campaigning for his primary foe for the first time. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016
  • What we know about voter turnout so far
    In the final race to the White House, get-out-the-vote efforts are key. Judy Woodruff speaks with Cornell Belcher of Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies, Michael McDonald of the University of Florida and Mark Hugo Lopez of the Pew Research Center about the effectiveness of outreach efforts, particularly among minority voters.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016
  • Are the suburbs the next political battleground?
    America’s suburbs are undergoing a drastic demographic shift -- one that could have big implications on Election Day. Suburban areas that used to be reliably Republican are now steering Democratic. Judy Woodruff learns more from the NewsHour’s Dan Bush.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016
  • Has the election season hurt Trump the brand?​​
    In the past if you added the Trump name to any building, its value would have automatically increased, the effect of Donald Trump’s work to create a huge, global brand that includes products, real estate and, most recently, a campaign. But since the GOP nominee announced his candidacy back in 2015, there are signs that his brand has depreciated. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016
  • What it’s like to spend your teen years in jail
    As teenageers, Vaughn Brown and Ivan Mayo were incarcerated at Rikers Island, where they confronted danger from fellow inmates, solitary confinement and their own thoughts. The two have vowed to never go back to jail. But being branded a felon can make restarting one’s life a major challenge. Brown and Mayo give their Brief But Spectacular takes on being in jail and getting out.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016