Monday, October 24, 2016

  • How language and politics are inextricably linked
    The way we talk about politics seems to sound different this election season. Mark Thompson, author of “Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics?”, joins Jeffrey Brown to look at the causes and effects of the current political discourse, especially that of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and the media.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
  • Arizona group tries to get out the Latino vote
    Arizona, a traditionally red state, could be in play this election for the first time in decades. Hoping to boost voter turnout, a group called One Arizona focused on helping eligible Latinos register to vote, signing up 150,000 voters this election alone. Angélica Casas and Jennifer Cain of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism report from Phoenix.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
  • What’s next for Dakota Access protests?
    Over the weekend, more than 120 protesters who oppose the Dakota Access oil pipeline were arrested, part of a months-long campaign by more than a hundred different Native American tribes. William Brangham joins Judy Woodruff for an update on where the project stands and an explanation of the resistance.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
  • Long-suffering fans savor Chicago-Cleveland matchup
    It’s a victory the Chicago Cubs haven’t had in 71 years: a ticket to the World Series. If they win, it will be the first time since 1908. But their opponents are also hoping for an end to a long drought: The Cubs are playing the Cleveland Indians, who haven’t won the championship since 1948. John Yang speaks with Al Pawlowski of Fox SportsTime Ohio and Rick Telander of Chicago Sun-Times for more.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
  • For this Syrian activist, hope, like his hometown, is gone
    In 2012, activist Saleh Hawa, who lead demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, had confidence in the Syrian opposition's prospects. Four years later, none of his hopes and all of his fears have been realized. He believed the U.S. would help put Assad out of power; now he says his country has lost faith in the world. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
  • How Clinton and Trump are strategizing with two weeks to go
    With 15 days until Election Day, most polls show Hillary Clinton with a growing lead over Donald Trump, who is suggesting that the polls are rigged. Meanwhile, Clinton has shifted her campaign on focus on Senate races. Judy Woodruff speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about the election countdown, and how sexism has played a part in the election.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
  • Trump focused on Florida, Clinton fights for other Democrats
    With two weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump is focused on one state: Florida. The GOP nominee maintains that his prospects for the Sunshine State are bright, despite polls showing he is falling behind. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is pushing to win more Democratic control of Congress. On Monday she campaigned in New Hampshire for Senate candidate Gov. Maggie Hassan. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016
  • Who’s footing the bill to restore the ruby slippers
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Judy Garland’s iconic ruby slippers from “The Wizard of OZ” are one of the most popular attractions at the National Museum of American History. But since their debut on the yellow brick road, the glittering, sequined shoes have faded and degraded while on display. In order to restore them, the museum launched a crowdfunding campaign.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

  • Humanitarian concerns grow in Mosul
    Iraqi government troops and Peshmerga fighters launched a new offensive on towns and villages around Mosul, the country’s second largest city that is also controlled by the Islamic State. The U.N. warns that the offensive could displace as many as a million people. Katharina Ritz with the International Red Cross in Baghdad joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype to discuss.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2016
  • What does AT&T, Time Warner merger mean?
    AT&T, the nation’s second largest cell phone carrier is buying Time Warner for $85.4 billion dollars and will gain control of TV networks like HBO, TNT and CNN in the biggest deal of its kind since Comcast acquired NBC Universal five years ago. Wall Street Journal reporter Keach Hagey joins Hari Sreeenivasan to talk about how the deal might affect clients.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2016
  • GOP incumbent walks line in PA on supporting Trump
    Even if Hillary Clinton wins the White House, she could face difficulties on Capitol Hill, if Republicans continue to control the House of Representatives and Senate. One of the most vulnerable Republican incumbents is Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield went to the Keystone State to look at Toomey's challenge.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

  • With campaign winding down, Clinton leads polls
    More than 5 million people have already cast ballots in the presidential race through early voting in 34 states and recent polls show HIllary Clinton in the lead. For more election analysis, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2016
  • South Africa to quit the International Criminal Court
    South Africa announced it will withdraw from the International Criminal Court, whose oversight includes 124 member nations. Burundi’s parliament has also voted to leave the court, which was established in 2002 to investigate and prosecute war crimes. Andrew Meldrum, the acting Africa Editor for the Associated Press, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Johannesburg.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2016
  • Will South Korea's robot revolution hurt American jobs?
    South Korea is among the countries working to increase automation in the manufacturing sector, with some large companies seeing robots as a cost-effective way to replace expensive human labor. But how will the expansion of this technology affect American workers? NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

  • ‘Prairie Home’ gets a new companion
    "A Prairie Home Companion" has always been synonymous with one man: Garrison Keillor. Since his departure, the live variety radio program transitioned to a new host. But 35-year-old Chris Thile isn't actually new -- he's been performing on the show since he was 15 and listening since early childhood. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the iconic program is changing -- and how it's remaining the same.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
  • Why student debt is ‘a crisis’ for some borrowers
    Student debt has been a prominent topic during this year's presidential campaign, with several candidates touting plans for tuition-free college. Indeed, more than 40 million Americans carry debt from student loans, totaling around $1.3 trillion nationally. While the median debt is about $27,000, people who owe less than $10,000 are the most likely to default. Marketplace’s Lizzie O’Leary reports.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on the danger of our ideological divide
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump's "reckless" questioning of the election's legitimacy, the country’s vast ideological divide, the caustic tone at Thursday night’s Al Smith charity dinner and the candidates’ rhetoric on the campaign trail.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
  • After raucous Smith dinner, candidates hit battlegrounds
    In campaign rallies on Friday, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continued themes from Wednesday’s debate, such as Clinton's paid speeches and Trump's refusal to accept election results. The night before, the two clashed at a charity dinner. And a new Clinton ad features Khizr Khan, whose Muslim-American son died serving in the Army, asking Trump: “Would my son have a place in your America?”
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
  • News Wrap: Russia extends “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo
    In our news wrap Friday, Russia extended the “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo for a third day, after the United Nations said that planned evacuations of the rebel-held Syrian city had not actually begun. The UN blamed a lack of security guarantees from both warring sides for the delay. Also, in Iraq, Islamic State militants launched attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk, killing 13.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
  • What the latest polls mean for the presidency and Congress
    With just over two weeks until Election Day, there are some surprising shifts occurring in the electoral map. Judy Woodruff speaks with correspondent Lisa Desjardins and Nathan Gonzales of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report about which voters are deserting Donald Trump, the latest poll numbers and the possibilities for down-ballot races changing the power balance in the House and Senate.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
  • NSA contractor suspected of espionage deemed a flight risk
    The National Security Agency contractor accused of mishandling massive amounts of classified data has been deemed a flight risk. In August, Harold Martin was arrested at his home in Maryland, where the equivalent of half a billion pages of documents and electronic data was found, some allegedly taken from NSA headquarters. William Brangham speaks with Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times for more.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
    Photoillustration by Dado Ruvic/Getty Images

Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • Why some environmentalists don’t support this carbon tax
    In Washington state, economist Yoram Bauman is leading a campaign to cut carbon emissions by imposing a revenue-neutral carbon tax. Everyone would have to pay, but instead of creating more revenue, existing taxes like the state sales tax would be cut. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports that the opponents and proponents of the measure are not who you might expect.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
  • Rural North Carolina voters say their struggles are ignored
    In rural Wilkesboro, North Carolina, nearly a quarter of residents live in poverty, well above the national rate. Residents there say their needs and concerns are not being discussed in the national political dialogue, which means for some, they won’t vote at all. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
  • Putting policy in context at the final presidential debate
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tackled several policy matters in the final presidential debate: abortion, nuclear weapons and immigration. Lisa Desjardins joins Hari Sreenivasan to get the facts behind what the candidates said.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
  • GOP pushback follows Trump’s election result resistance
    Donald Trump made headlines during the final presidential debate on Wednesday when he suggested that he may not accept the results of the election. Some Republican lawmakers condemned his most recent remarks, as did President Obama at a Clinton campaign rally in Miami. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
  • Here’s what the law says about challenging election results
    If Donald Trump loses the presidential election, could he legally challenge the results? The Republican candidate continues to suggest he might not accept the outcome unless he wins. Judy Woodruff speaks with election lawyer Chris Ashby and Beverly Gage of Yale University to explore what would have to happen, and the American tradition of the peaceful transition of power.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
  • Petraeus: Bigger challenge to come once Iraq retakes Mosul
    The battle for Mosul is the most important of the two-year campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq. Judy Woodruff speaks with retired Gen. David Petraeus, former commander of the Multi-National Force Iraq, about the current combat mission, as well as what he says is the greater challenge of governance of the region after ISIS has been dislodged.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016
  • This casting director likes you for your idiosyncrasies
    The first thing that casting director David Rubin does when he reads a screenplay is to forget the writer’s character descriptions. Instead, he’s on the lookout for an actor’s authenticity, as well as diversity. Rubin offers his Brief But Spectacular take on what he sees as the most illuminating auditions.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2016

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