Wednesday, September 14, 2016

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    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
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • Questioning the candidates’ transparency on health, charity
    Amid questions about her health, Hillary Clinton has caused a stir with comments about Donald Trump supporters. Gwen Ifill talks to Susan Page of USA Today and Tamara Keith of NPR about Clinton’s privacy about her pneumonia diagnosis and a Washington Post investigation into Trump’s charitable contributions.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2016
  • In Colorado, some Republicans rethink their loyalty
    In most elections, Colorado has been a key battleground state. But this season, Hillary Clinton is polling far ahead of Donald Trump. Gwen Ifill speaks with voters in one of the state’s most conservative counties, home to five military installations and where Mitt Romney was a slam dunk in 2012. Now, some conservatives are turning to third-party candidates and even to the Democratic opposition.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2016
  • Investigation reveals South Sudan leaders looted billions
    Founded in 2011, South Sudan is the world’s newest country; but for much of its statehood, it has been engulfed in civil war. The violence has killed tens of thousands and displaced more than two million people. A report released on Monday by rights group The Sentry accuses South Sudanese political leaders of making a fortune off the conflict. The NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia reports.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2016
  • The Texas college where students grow into workers
    At Paul Quinn College, where once there was a football field, now there’s an organic farm. It’s not just a symbol of renewal for this once-struggling historically black college in Dallas; it’s where students work to pay tuition. As part of our Rethinking College series, Hari Sreenivasan explores how students learn to understand the expectations of a career while gaining a liberal arts education.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2016
  • Rebuilding a palace, restoring Afghanistan’s independence
    Nearly 100 years ago, Darulaman Palace rose as a symbol of modern, progressive, independent Afghanistan. The building has since deteriorated, and Afghanistan itself, shaken by war, is struggling to be self-sufficient. But the palace is being rebuilt, using all Afghan resources -- a symbol that the country is trying to stand on its own once again. Special correspondent Jennifer Glasse reports.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

  • After 9/11, Americans 'summoned strength,' Obama says
    Fifteen years ago, the U.S. faced the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor. In New York, family members read the names of the victims at a ceremony marking the anniversary, while Obama spoke at the Pentagon. Watch some of the highlights of the 15th anniversary.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2016
  • Looking beyond the polls in this year’s election
    Most national polls show Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton maintaining a lead over Republican Donald Trump. But with 57 days left, and a number of factors influencing the election, what comes next? NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Alison Stewart to discuss where the race stands.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2016
  • 15 years after 9/11, illnesses compound for first responders
    Tens of thousands of people who worked at ground zero are still coping with the long-term health effects from the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. 15 years after the attack, doctors and researchers continue to study the connection between the toxins at the site and physical ailments, along with complications from mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorder. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

  • These vivid NYC murals spotlight climate-threatened birds
    According to the National Audubon Society, climate change poses a serious threat to a large number of North America’s birds. But a street art project in New York City aims to call attention to their plight by creating large-scale murals of the birds. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2016
  • U.S. and Russia create joint plan to defeat ISIS
    The U.S. and Russia have embarked on a new plan to end Syria’s civil war that calls for a ceasefire in the country that will take effect Monday. If the truce lasts for a week, the U.S. and Russia will join forces to attack terrorist organizations including the Islamic State. David Sanger, a New York Times national security correspondent who just returned from Geneva, joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2016
  • Should 9/11 trials be held at Guantanamo Bay?
    The five men blamed for planning the attacks of September 11 have yet to be tried in a military commission. Nearly 15 years after that day, they remain detained at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Now, some critics are asking if federal trials based in the U.S. are more effective in prosecuting alleged terrorists. NewsHour Weekend's Phil Hirschkorn reports.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2016

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