Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Frontrunners widen gap, but rivals remain persistent
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won seven states apiece on Super Tuesday to build on their sizable delegate leads, though their trailing and disappointed rivals vowed to stay in the race. While voters in more than a dozen states prepare to head to the polls over the next two weeks, both frontrunners are beginning to look beyond the primaries.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about the results of the Super Tuesday primaries at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 1, 2016.   REUTERS/Javier Galeano - RTS8UXZ

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

  • Watch the 2016 Super Tuesday special
    In our Super Tuesday special, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump see big wins in six states during the nation’s largest primary voting contest. Also: John Yang and Amy Walter weigh in on the day, Hari Sreenivasan digs into social media figures, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Bernie Sanders finish second, Sen. Marco Rubio vows to stay in the race and Shields and Brooks discuss the race going forward.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016
  • Hotly contested nominations may be decided today
    The 2016 presidential race has reached its first real climax as Super Tuesday arrives. With the largest number of delegates up for grabs on a single day, Tuesday’s primaries can make or break a campaign. Tens of thousands of voters across a dozen states rally to put their favorite candidate on the ballot, while Democratic and Republican contenders alike make their final pitches for support.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016
    Poll worker Kenny Smith hands a sticker to a voter on Super Tuesday in Stillwater, Oklahoma March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford - RTS8U8T
  • Analyzing social media for Super Tuesday insights
    Hari Sreenivasan and the NewsHour data team analyze social media for insights on today’s Super Tuesday vote, including: the topics that matter most to Facebook users (racism, discrimination, Christianity and guns), the most-searched Republican candidate on the Internet (Donald Trump), and how Democrats seem to be split along geographic lines.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016
    Virginia voters line up early to cast their ballots in Super Tuesday elections at the Wilson School in Arlington, Virginia March 1, 2016. Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters
  • Generation gap translates to different political priorities
    The 2016 primary race has been one of the most divisive elections in recent memory. One family in Virginia exemplifies this divide -- and the growing intergenerational gap in political priorities.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016
  • Reports from the field in key Super Tuesday states
    Even as the votes roll in on Super Tuesday, candidates from both parties are anticipating future primaries. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff consult Celeste Hardlee of Georgia Public Broadcasting and Emily Rooney of WGBH in Boston for more on the Super Tuesday battles in their states. Also, general correspondent John Yang in Florida weighs in on the brewing contest there.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016
    A supporter cheers as Donald Trump speaks at a Super Tuesday campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky on March 1, 2016. Photo by Chris Bergin/Reuters
  • Looking back at the origins of Super Tuesday
    Why has Super Tuesday come to play such a critical role in the presidential nomination process? William Brangham takes a look back at the origin of Super Tuesday and how it evolved into the make-or-break contest it is today.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on Super Tuesday
    Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff join syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks to discuss the issues swirling around Super Tuesday, including how Donald Trump became dominant and the outlook for Bernie Sanders.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016
  • LA schools grow more inclusive, but at what cost?
    The Los Angeles school system has come far in the last ten years, especially in terms of inclusivity. In 2003, only 54 percent of LA’s disabled students were taught alongside their nondisabled peers; today, it’s more than 90 percent. But some parents worry that general education schools won’t provide the specialized attention their children require. John Tulenko of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

  • Can Rubio and Cruz disrupt Trump’s momentum?
    Gwen Ifill joins Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss the latest in politics, including growing Republican concerns over Donald Trump’s ascendancy, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz’s strategies for Super Tuesday, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ renewed criticism of Trump’s rhetoric and the grim future facing the GOP.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2016
  • What do Iran’s elections mean for the country’s future?
    Iran’s election results show modest gains for reformists and moderates in Parliament, but experts remain cynical about prospects for real change, especially since many conservative and hardline candidates also managed big wins. Judy Woodruff talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for more on what the elections really represent.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2016
    Iranians fill in their ballots during elections for the parliament and Assembly of Experts, which has the power to appoint and dismiss the supreme leader, in Tehran February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/TIMA  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTX28PKD
  • Ransomware attack takes down LA hospital for hours
    One of the greatest threats to private cybersecurity today is ransomware -- a cyber-attack that blocks access to a computer until the hacker is paid a ransom. The problem recently took on new urgency when a hospital in Los Angeles had its entire network shut down for hours, putting hundreds at risk; another high-profile breach hit L.A.’s health department last week. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2016
    Computer illustration by Kacper Pempel/Files/Reuters
  • S.D. considers legislating transgender access to restrooms
    South Dakota would become the first state to restrict transgender students’ access to restrooms if Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs a controversial bill passed by the state Congress. The bill would require transgender students in public schools use only restrooms that match their gender at birth; LGBT activists have called on Daugaard to veto the law. April Brown of the American Graduate team reports.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2016
  • Film about investigative journalism nabs top Oscar
    On Sunday, the film “Spotlight” pulled off a surprise Best Picture win at the Oscars. An inside look at the uncovering of widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, “Spotlight” celebrates investigative journalism. Jeffrey Brown talks to Margaret Sullivan of the New York Times and Stephen Engleberg of ProPublica about the state of journalism in a world of newspaper cutbacks and layoffs.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2016
  • Trump continues to offend as Super Tuesday dawns
    Less than 24 hours before Super Tuesday polls open across dozens of states, candidates are working overtime to build support, especially at each other’s expense. While Donald Trump’s momentum continues unabated despite criticism of his refusal to condemn the KKK, both his trailing GOP rivals and the Democratic contenders are hoping to turn the outrage to their favor.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2016
    Protestors hold hands in the air as they yell at U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign event in Radford, Virginia February 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTS8NBP

Sunday, February 28, 2016

  • Fragile ceasefire in Syria breached, Russia says
    On the second day of the ceasefire ind Syria brokered by the U.S. and Russia, opposition groups claimed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad violated the truce. Washington Post reporter Liz Sly joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Turkey to discuss.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2016
    A picture taken on February 27, 2016 in Akcakale in Sanliurfa province shows smoke rising from the neightbourhood of Syrian city Tel Abyad during clashes between Islamic State Group and People's Protection Units (YPG).
ussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry "hailed" the ceasefire in Syria and discussed ways of supporting it through cooperation between their militaries, Russia's foreign ministry said on February 27, 2016. / AFP / STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Saturday, February 27, 2016

  • Hillary Clinton sails to victory in South Carolina primary
    Hillary Clinton sailed to a commanding victory over Bernie Sanders in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, drawing support from the state’s black Democrats and putting her in strong position as the race barrels toward Super Tuesday’s crucial contests. Politico reporter Annie Karnie joins Hari Sreenivasan over the phone from Columbia, South Carolina.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters as she arrives at her South Carolina primary night party in Columbia, South Carolina, February 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTS8BKT
  • Debate over solar rates simmers in the Nevada desert
    The future of home-based solar power is on the line in Nevada, as solar advocates and utility companies debate how to regulate so-called 'net energy metering' rates for customers using solar panels connected to the grid. NewsHour's John Larson reports.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2016
  • Reformists and moderates drawing votes in Iran
    Officials in Iran are counting the votes in its first national election since agreeing to its nuclear disarmament deal with the U.S. and other world powers. Cliff Kupchan, chairman of the Eurasia Group, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, for analysis.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2016
    An Iranian Christian woman casts her ballot at a church during elections for the parliament and Assembly of Experts, which has the power to appoint and dismiss the supreme leader, in Tehran February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/TIMA  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTX28PMF
  • Enforcing Iran sanctions in the U.S. has harsh consequences
    The U.S. has imposed hundreds of sanctions against Iran for more than 30 years to temper the country's nuclear ambitions. And even though the sanctions against Iran were eased with January's nuclear disarmament deal, rules about how people in the U.S. can interact with Iran remain virtually unchanged. And their enforcement has brought harsh consequences. NewsHour's Ivette Feliciano reports.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

  • Clinton and Sanders battle for black votes in South Carolina
    With the South Carolina primary approaching, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders are preparing for their first battle in a diverse electorate; black voters cast 55 percent of all ballots in the state’s 2012 primary. Clinton has a clear lead among that group, but Sanders’ supporters hope his message can win him enough converts to make a difference.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes selfies with people at the Octane coffee shop during a campaign stop in Atlanta City Hall in Atlanta, Georgia February 26, 2016.   REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry - RTX28S6P
  • Shields and Ponnuru on Christie endorsing Trump, GOP debate
    Judy Woodruff joins syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review to discuss the week in politics, including Gov. Chris Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio’s chances of derailing a Trump nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ decision to leave South Carolina before the primary and President Obama’s Supreme Court standoff.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2016
  • Christie endorses Trump after contentious debate
    The chaotic Republican primary race took another turn Friday when Gov. Chris Christie endorsed frontrunner Donald Trump. The move boosted Trump’s momentum just hours after Thursday evening’s debate, in which rivals Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio aggressively questioned his conservative credentials and past financial contributions to immigration reformers.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Governor Chris Christie (L) and rival candidate Donald Trump (R) laugh together during a commercial break in the midst of the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by ABC News at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire February 6, 2016.
  • Racial scrutiny remains ahead of all-white Oscar ceremony
    For the second straight year, no actors or actresses of color have been nominated for an Academy Award, leading to heavy criticism and calls to boycott the ceremony. The Academy of Motion Pictures, which oversees the awards, aims to double its number of female and minority members by 2020, but some say the real fault lies with the people in charge of the industry. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2016
    Oscar statuettes are displayed at the 'Meet The Oscars' exhibit before the 80th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on February 21, 2008. The Oscars will be presented February 24, 2008 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. AFP PHOTO GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Rocking out to Ray at the White House
    The White House was rocking Thursday night with a tribute to the music of the late Ray Charles. Even President Obama got a chance to stretch his vocal cords by leading a sing-along to one of the blues great’s famous tunes.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2016
  • In 'Lamb,' a universal tale in a rarely seen country
    Ethiopian film "Lamb" from director Yared Zeleke, which follows a half-Jewish boy sent to live with relatives in the country's southern mountains, is the first film from Ethiopia to ever be selected for the Cannes Film Festival and was the country's entry for the Academy Awards. Now, the film is making its way to festivals in the U.S. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2016
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

  • Police step up effort to evict homeless from Tijuana canals
    About 1,000 homeless people live in Tijuana, many of them migrants on their way to the U.S. Hundreds dwell in makeshift tents or storm drains in the branching tunnels of the Tijuana River canal, despite the local police force’s best efforts to evict them. But as the raids grow more severe, many fear for their safety--and their lives. Special correspondent Jean Guerrero of KPBS Fronteras reports.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016
  • How a former model plans to diversify the fashion industry
    With Hollywood recently under fire for lack of racial diversity among Oscar nominees, how are other parts of the entertainment industry working toward inclusiveness? In the latest edition of the Race Matters Solutions series, special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Beth-Ann Hardison, a model and agency owner, about her plans to inject more color into the fashion world.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016