Thursday, September 22, 2016

  • The fate of ACA hinges on who wins in November
    One big issue at stake in this election is President Obama’s signature domestic achievement: the Affordable Care Act. While Hillary Clinton wants to preserve and expand the law, Donald Trump would replace it with smaller measures to lower costs. From Arizona, special correspondent Sarah Varney speaks with residents about what they would like to see in future health care policy.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2016
  • The psychological trick behind getting people to say yes
    Asking for someone’s phone number in front of a flower shop will be more successful because the flowers prime us to think about romance. Small, subliminal cues change our willingness to be sold on a product, on ideas or even a date. Economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with psychology professor Robert Cialdini about his book, “Pre-Suasion,” the crucial step before persuasion.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2016
  • Trump offers take on Charlotte protests
    Donald Trump commented on the unrest in Charlotte, saying protests would most hurt African-American residents. He also touted his law-and-order agenda as a benefit to black Americans. Also, 75 retired U.S. diplomats wrote a letter saying Trump is “entirely unqualified to serve as president.” John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2016
  • What President Donald Trump would do on Day 1
    With the election just six weeks away, we can begin to imagine what the candidates would actually do if they reach the Oval Office. What a Donald Trump presidency would look like from Day 1? Judy Woodruff learns more from Politico’s Seung Min Kim and The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2016
  • The state of safety and civil rights for black Americans
    Charlotte and Tulsa are the most recent in a long list of cities that have mourned and protested deadly police shootings against black Americans. Gwen Ifill speaks with author and activist Andre Perry, Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change, and Vanessa De Luca, editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine about what these acts of violence suggest about life in the black community today.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

  • News Wrap: Fed will keep key interest rate near record lows
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the Federal Reserve said it will hold on keeping a key, short-term interest rate near record lows. Chair Janet Yellen suggested a hike was likely before year’s end. Also, the crisis in Syria took center stage at the U.N. Security Council. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denied Russian responsibility for Monday’s deadly attack on an aid convoy.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2016
  • Protests flare after a police shooting in Charlotte
    Protests boiled over in Charlotte, North Carolina, within hours of the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. His sister said he was unarmed, but the officers say he did have a gun. William Brangham reports on the ensuing turmoil.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2016
  • Charlotte mayor promises investigation of highest integrity
    The city of Charlotte, North Carolina, is on edge in the wake of a police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and the violent protests that followed overnight. Judy Woodruff speaks with Mayor Jennifer Roberts about unrest in the community and getting facts about the deadly confrontation.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2016
  • Candidates weigh in on race and policing after new shootings
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton weighed in on news of recent deadly police shootings in Oklahoma and North Carolina. John Yang reports on their reactions, plus a look at new fundraising numbers.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2016
  • Gary Johnson on the rules keeping him off the debate stage
    Former governor and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is polling the highest of third-party candidates, although he did not qualify for the upcoming first debate. He speaks with Gwen Ifill about what he sees as unfair election polling, how he would do away with the “added layer of bureaucracy” that is the Department of Homeland Security and the Black Lives Matter movement.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2016
  • Could Trump's foreign dealings pose conflicts of interest?
    Donald Trump has been engaged in business deals with companies on nearly every continent, but it is often unclear who’s behind these companies and if they are doing business legally. Judy Woodruff speaks with Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald, who says the list of Donald Trump’s extensive global business dealings and potential conflicts of interest goes on and on.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2016
  • How robots are joining the police force
    In light of the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey, science correspondent Miles O'Brien takes a look at a new technology that is increasingly being used by law enforcement: bomb-disarming robots. Operated from a safe distance, these robots can blast through car windows and even kill, raising ethical issues about how they should be used.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2016
  • Why we believe what we read on the internet
    In the digital age, we have access to all the information that we could ever want. But that means there’s also a lot of misinformation out there. How do we know what’s true and what isn’t? That’s what Daniel Levitin attempts to teach readers of his new book, “A Field Guide to Lies.” Jeffrey Brown sits down with Levitin to learn how we can sift through the digital field of information.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2016
  • New museum tells America’s story via African-American lens
    One hundred years in the making, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will open on Saturday in Washington. The museum presents history through objects both celebratory and sobering -- showcasing everything from Michael Jackson’s fedora to a pair of shackles discovered aboard a sunken slave ship. Gwen Ifill tours the exhibitions and speaks with the people responsible.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

  • News Wrap: FBI investigated NY-area bombing suspect in 2014
    In our news wrap Tuesday, The New York Times reported that the FBI briefly investigated Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings, in 2014, after he allegedly stabbed his brother. Also, French authorities have made eight new arrests in connection to the Bastille Day truck attack that killed 86.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016
  • Were Wells Fargo employees under unfair sales pressure?
    Wells Fargo chief John Stumpf apologized before Congress Tuesday for the bank opening two million unauthorized accounts. Regulators say workers were under sales pressure, but Stumpf said it was not a scheme. More than 5,000 workers have been fired; lawmakers suggested the bank’s CEO is the one who should pay the price. Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Corkery of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016
  • What Clinton and Trump are saying about education reform
    Where do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on the hot-button issues of education reform in the U.S.? Lisa Desjardins offers a rundown, and Education Week’s Andrew Ujifusa and Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Education join Jeffrey Brown to examine the candidates’ dramatically different proposals for K-12 and higher education.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016
  • Marine recruit's death reveals wider issue of abuse, hazing
    Why did a 20-year-old recruit jump to his death at the Marine Corps training facility at Parris Island? That question spurred an internal investigation, which uncovered a larger pattern of hazing and abuse. William Brangham joins Judy Woodruff to offer a closer look at the investigation.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016
  • How a Mass. couple saved thousands from Nazi death camps
    It started with a school project: Interview someone with moral courage. For Artemis Joukowsky, it became an enduring project to explore the life of his grandparents, Waitstill and Martha Sharp, who helped more than 2,000 people avoid deportation to Nazi death camps. Judy Woodruff speaks with Joukowsky and Ken Burns, who tell the story of the Sharps in a new documentary.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016
  • Dangers of isolationism, Syria top Obama’s last UN address
    President Obama gave his final speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. He spoke about the “growing contest” between authoritarianism and democracy in the face of terror and the refugee crisis. He appealed to the world to do more for the millions fleeing war-torn countries and joined other leaders calling for a stop to the fighting in Syria. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016
  • Why first-generation students need mentors who get them
    When Jennine Capó Crucet was a college freshman, her parents stayed for her entire orientation. It wasn’t because they especially wanted to; they just didn’t know what they were meant to do. As a first-generation college student, Crucet was not aware of the norms understood by most of her peers. Now a novelist and professor, she gives her take on what first-generation students need.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016
  • Police shooting of Terence Crutcher may test Tulsa tensions
    There are calls for a federal investigation into the police shooting of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After his car stalled, video footage showed Crutcher, an unarmed black man, walking away from police, arms raised, before being shot. Gwen Ifill speaks with Ginnie Graham of Tulsa World about the shooting and the challenges for the city in grappling with issues of race and law enforcement.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

  • Are Clinton and Trump judged by different standards?
    Mirroring their dissimilar campaigns, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump responded very differently to Saturday's bombings, with Clinton emphasizing her experience and Trump focusing on immigration. But even when they're discussing the same issues, are the candidates evaluated according to separate standards? Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Gwen Ifill to discuss.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016
  • UN issues unprecedented declaration on refugee crisis
    An estimated 65 million people worldwide are considered refugees and migrants. On Monday, the United Nations General Assembly's began its first summit on the growing global issue. The session yielded an unprecedented declaration of commitment to organization and cooperation in supporting refugees. William Brangham interviews Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, about its importance.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016
  • The new librarian of Congress on ‘free information’
    The Library of Congress has a new chief: Carla Hayden. Most of her predecessors in the role have come from scholarly institutions, but Hayden is a librarian through and through. She is also the first woman and the first African American to take charge of the nation's oldest and largest collection. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Hayden about the continuing importance of the library in the digital age.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016
  • Bombing suspect held; New York security at ‘all-time high’
    Following a shootout, New York police apprehended their suspect for Saturday’s actual and attempted bombings in New York and New Jersey. Twenty-eight-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan, was seized after being recognized sleeping in the doorway of a New Jersey bar. Earlier in the day, a text message alert urged New Yorkers to call 911 if they saw him.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016
  • News Wrap: ‘No connection’ between bombings and mall attack
    In our news wrap Monday, President Obama said there’s “no connection” between Saturday’s bombings in New York and New Jersey and the Minnesota mall stabbings, which the Islamic State claimed it inspired. Also, the Syrian military declared a week-long ceasefire over and said fighting will resume; a U.S-Russia pact expired today, although the State Department is working to extend the deal.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016
  • Clinton and Trump respond differently to Saturday attacks
    With terrorism suddenly at the forefront of the news, Hillary Clinton campaigned on her national security qualifications, referencing experiences in the Situation Room and dealing with foreign enemies of the U.S. Meanwhile, Donald Trump called into Fox News to suggest that police have been constrained in pursuing suspects because they are under pressure not to profile. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016

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