Tuesday, October 18, 2016

  • For educators, there’s no debate: this is a tough election
    It’s not uncommon to assign students the task of watching the presidential debates. But in this election, the sexualized and rough rhetoric is proving a new challenge for teachers. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Richard House of Gunston Middle School in Virginia and Christopher of Cavanaugh of Plainfield High School in Indiana about how they’re dealing with the election.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

  • Could rigged election talk backfire on Trump?
    With Election Day just three weeks away and the final debate on Wednesday, the fight is increasingly heated. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Judy Woodruff to discuss the possible implications of Donald Trump’s claim that the election will be rigged, newly released information about Hillary Clinton’s emails and some surprising shifts in the electoral map.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2016
  • Why 'rigged election' claims are wrong and dangerous​
    Donald Trump continues to speculate that the election is rigged against him, and many supporters agree: Only one-third of Republicans have great confidence that their votes will be counted fairly. Judy Woodruff talks to Republican strategist Al Cardenas and Richard Hasen from the University of California, Irvine about the chances of large-scale voter fraud and the potential for voter intimidation.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2016
  • Anti-migrant sentiment lifts Denmark’s right-wing
    In Denmark, policies aimed at deterring the arrival of asylum seekers -- by making the country less hospitable -- appear to be working. And yet that slowing hasn't stopped the country from turning more to the right, in a dramatic reaction to the Middle East migration crisis. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Copenhagen.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2016
  • This giant topaz is coming out of hiding
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, feast your eyes on the Ostro Stone, 9,381 carats of glittering topaz. The largest known stone of its kind, the Ostro will be on view to the public for the first time ever, at London’s Natural History Museum. Discovered in 1986 in the Amazon rainforest, the stone has been stowed away for three decades, until now.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2016
  • Can ordinary citizens help fill gaps in health care?
    In the midst of radical changes in health care policy, some U.S. providers are looking to an unlikely model: Sub-Saharan Africa, where ordinary citizens are trained as medical support for their communities. In the U.S., City Health Works is following suit, using community members to form long-term relationships with patients to fill gaps in care. Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

  • Breaking down U.S.’s role in Yemen's civil war
    The U.S. military is investigating a possible third missile launch against U.S. navy ships patrolling the Red Sea within a week. The Pentagon said two previous missile launches came from Shiite rebels at war with Yemen's exiled, internationally-recognized government. Barbara Bodine, director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2016
  • Can Trump expand beyond his base before third debate?
    With three weeks left in the presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump in opinion polls and donations. Meanwhile, Trump has expanded his claim that the election is ‘rigged.’ NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2016
  • California will vote on legalizing recreational marijuana
    California, the first state to legalize medical marijuana 20 years ago, will vote in November on whether to legalize recreational use for people over the age of 21. With 39 million residents and the world’s 6th-largest economy, California’s status could resonate throughout the country. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Mike Taibbi reports.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

  • Why are Republicans split about Trump?
    The 2005 video released last week of Donald Trump speaking about groping women, followed by a series of women accusing Trump of sexual assault, is costing him support in his own party. To discuss the schism among Republican leaders, national political reporter for The Hill Jonathan Swan joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2016
  • A child dies every other day from gun accidents in U.S.
    A joint investigation by the Associated Press and the USA Today Network has found that in the first six months of this year, gun accidents killed at least one child in the U.S. every other day. Both the shooters and victims were most likely to be three years old. Ryan Foley, one of the reporters on the story for the AP in Iowa, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2016
  • Companies race to make electric cars mainstream
    When Tesla Motors announced in March it would build a new, all-electric car at a starting price of $35,000, it was a turning point for the company. General Motors is also developing an all-electric sedan and hopes to market it early next year. Will increased competition and new options spur more sales? NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent John Larson reports.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

  • Trump fires back after more women come forward
    New accusations of sexual impropriety against Donald Trump emerged Friday. Running mate Mike Pence suggested the Trump campaign would be releasing evidence to disprove the allegations made by several women, but had not done so as of late afternoon. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton gave a series of written answers about her use of private email as part of a private lawsuit. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2016
  • North Carolina women struggle with their White House options
    The state of North Carolina is a focus for both candidates in the campaign's final weeks. The majority of college-educated white women here supported Mitt Romney in 2012, but accusations against Donald Trump, and his inflammatory rhetoric, have alienated that crucial voting bloc. Judy Woodruff reports from the Tar Heel State, where she interviewed female voters struggling with this year’s choice.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2016
  • Would Trump disrupt the economy? This billionaire hopes so
    Tom Barrack, who made his fortune as a real estate investor, is a long-standing business associate and friend of Donald Trump, and now he's also an economic adviser and fundraiser to the Trump campaign. Economics correspondent Paul Solman sits down with Barrack to discuss why he sees the Republican presidential candidate as the right person to revive the economy.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump assault allegations
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including another barrage of sexual misconduct allegations for Donald Trump, the morality of Republicans who have changed their minds about their candidate, Michelle Obama’s "authentic” speech and whether the newest WikiLeaks dump will make a difference.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2016
  • In the Philippines, lowering smoking rates begins with kids
    As smoking rates have fallen in the U.S. and Europe, tobacco companies have focused their advertising elsewhere, especially Asia. In the Philippines, 25 percent of the population smokes, and cigarettes are a leading cause of death. But one former smoker is cultivating a grassroots campaign to influence legislation and publicize the dangers -- especially to children. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2016
  • The candidates’ flaws are a laughing matter for Seth Meyers
    From the "birther" controversy to beauty queens, this year’s presidential election has granted endless fodder for late-night comedians. How do Seth Meyers and his fellow talk-show hosts strike a balance between political analysis and humor? Meyers joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the antics of Donald Trump, why Meyers travels with his desk and his show’s biggest competition.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

  • Why this entrepreneur is treating Trump like a bully
    LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is the rare high-tech billionaire who is defying Donald Trump publicly. He's even bankrolled a snarky parlour game that mocks the Republican presidential candidate mercilessly. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks with Hoffman about why he’s stepping up despite possible retaliation.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2016
  • If ISIS falls, where will its fighters flee?
    If the Islamic State group is driven out of Iraq and Syria, where will the remaining militants go? William Brangham learns more about the current state of the militant group from Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times and Peter Neumann of King's College.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2016
  • Why my family attracts looks from strangers
    While many families may look like the archetype of mom and dad and kids, every family has something that makes them different, says author Rumaan Alam. The makeup of his family -- a brown man and a white man with two black boys -- requires he and his husband practice what he calls "radical honesty" with his kids. Alam gives his Brief but Spectacular take on family.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2016
  • Trump claims new allegations are part of a conspiracy
    Donald Trump was at his most defiant and direct at a rally in Palm Beach, Florida, where he denied new allegations of sexual misconduct and insisted he is the target of a smear campaign. Meanwhile, first lady Michelle Obama campaigned for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, delivering an impassioned response to the unprecedented campaign drama. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2016
  • Why the Trump allegations are consuming campaign coverage
    Donald Trump says a new story by The New York Times about two women claiming the Republican presidential candidate sexually assaulted them is a lie. Judy Woodruff gets reaction to the latest developments in the presidential campaign from Carolyn Ryan of The New York Times, David Maraniss of The Washington Post and presidential historian Jon Meacham.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2016
  • Nobel honors Bob Dylan, bard for a changing world
    By any measure, Bob Dylan is one of the most important and influential popular songwriters of his era. Now he's also a Nobel laureate in literature, a choice that came as a surprise. Jeffrey Brown talks to singer/songwriter James Taylor and others about the way Dylan’s writing helped so many navigate a changing world.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2016
  • Malnutrition plague war-torn areas of Nigeria
    There's a larger and more far-reaching menace than Boko Haram in parts of Nigeria: Aid groups are warning of a coming famine. John Yang talks to Kevin Sieff of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

  • How moss revealed an undetected threat in Portland
    Portland, Oregon, prides itself on being very focused on the environment. So many people were shocked to discover that certain neighborhoods contain high levels of toxic metals. Scientists made the discovery when ordinary moss samples taken from all over town revealed the unexpected contamination. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on how it led to some significant changes in the city.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2016
  • Trump tape starts national conversation about sexual assault
    A 2005 tape of Donald Trump speaking lewdly about women and describing sexual assault has gone far beyond politics, sparking a national discussion and an avalanche of reactions on social media after Kelly Oxford encouraged people to share their stories. John Yang leads a discussion with Oxford, Anita Hill of Brandeis University and Mike Wise of The Undefeated.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2016
  • Trump campaigns in Florida, fighting to keep GOP support
    Donald Trump kept his focus on Florida, a state he badly needs in order to become president. Meanwhile, running mate Mike Pence urged conservative Christians in Virginia to stand by the ticket despite recent high-profile Republican defections. Hillary Clinton campaigned in Colorado, another battleground state, trying to build on her lead in most national polls. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2016