Monday, 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
  • Is this ‘syndrome’ causing American political dysfunction?
    Has our political system gone crazy? Jonathan Rauch thinks so. In a recent piece for the Atlantic, Rauch explores what he calls “chaos syndrome” in Washington: government stagnation, he argues, is resulting from politicians' inability to compromise, combined with constant calls for transparency. Judy Woodruff speaks with Rauch about the history of American politics and where they stand today.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016
  • Can we recognize radicalization before it’s too late?
    The suspect behind this weekend’s bombings has been apprehended; now authorities are trying to figure out what motivated him and whether he acted alone. Judy Woodruff talks to George Washington University’s Lorenzo Vidino and former Department of Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem about what the investigation has uncovered so far and how we can try to prevent future attacks.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

  • What caused a gas pipeline leak in Alabama?
    The price of a gallon of gas is expected to go up this week along the East Coast, due to a leaky gas pipeline in Alabama. The pipeline delivers more than a million barrels of gasoline every day from Gulf Coast refineries to states from Mississippi to New Jersey. The Wall Street Journal's Alison Sider joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2016
  • Can technology help predict who will attempt suicide?
    Suicide is now the nation's tenth-leading cause of death, and the second-leading cause of death for Americans aged 15-34 years old. Top suicide researchers are developing new technological tools to help predict who is most at risk and save lives. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Alison Stewart reports.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2016
  • Dutch police use eagles to hunt illegal drones
    Police in the Netherlands are taking a unique approach toward finding illegal, and potentially unsafe, drones. They are the first in the world using eagles to hunt and catch them. The NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker has more.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

  • Russia claims U.S. airstrikes killed Syrian troops
    U.S. military officials said Saturday they halted coalition airstrikes meant for ISIS fighters in Syria after Russia claimed the attacks instead killed more than 62 Syrian troops. The announcement came just days after a ceasefire took effect. Liz Sly of the Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan from Beirut via Skype to discuss.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2016
  • How one step team is helping students graduate
    The documentary "Gentlemen of Vision,” from PBS member station KETC in St. Louis, follows a group of young men who are part of a step program. Its goal: to decrease the dropout rate and encourage students to graduate high school. In this excerpt, we meet a few of the young men who have committed to the discipline of practice and competition.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2016
  • Can a Silicon Valley start-up transform education?
    A for-profit school system called AltSchool now operates in San Francisco and New York, with plans to license its program to public schools across the country. AltSchool's co-founder, a former Google executive, believes methods used in the tech industry, like collecting data from users, can transform education. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Joanne Jennings reports from San Francisco.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

  • Trump ends one Obama ‘birther’ rumor by starting another
    After years of stoking the so-called “birther” controversy, Donald Trump finally acknowledged that President Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen. But then Trump falsely accused Hillary Clinton of starting the rumors about Obama’s birthplace. Clinton and members of the Congressional Black Caucus attacked Trump for disrespecting the president. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2016
  • Can Trump gain with Ohio Democrats on economic issues?
    Trumbull is one of Ohio’s most reliably Democratic counties. But Republican nominee Donald Trump has paid special attention to the region and voters have listened to his message about the economy. John Yang speaks with some voters who see the New York millionaire as someone who can improve prospects for working class Americans.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2016
  • What it’s like to be a black cop in 2016: ‘I see both sides’
    Damon Gilbert is a black police officer in one of the most violent cities in the country. He describes his experience on the force in Oakland, California, as well as how he’s dealt with the police as a private citizen. Gilbert offers his Brief but Spectacular take on what it means to be a cop in 2016.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s ‘birther’ lie
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Donald Trump’s admittance -- after five years of sowing doubt -- that President Obama is a natural-born citizen, plus Hillary Clinton’s characterization of some Trump supporters as “deplorables” and the tightening national polls.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2016
  • Why high-tech boot camps are appealing to students, lenders
    To get a job with a good salary, having a college degree is increasingly vital. But degrees are also more and more expensive, and don’t guarantee job placement. Skills-based boot camps may provide one solution, by teaching valuable skills in a short period of time. And support for computer coding camps is flourishing, both from private investors and the government. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2016
  • Tribes across North America converge at Standing Rock
    Protestors of the North Dakota pipeline celebrated after the Department of Justice temporarily halted the project in federal jurisdictions last Friday. But while some equipment sits idle, construction in other areas continues. William Brangham visits the Standing Rock Reservation, where more than 100 Native American tribes have gathered, to recap a week of protests.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

  • Giving students a leg up with job skills a resume won’t show
    When applying to a job out of college, having a top-notch resume isn’t enough anymore. College graduates from top schools apply alongside dozens of similarly qualified candidates. In light of new hiring trends, a program at Georgetown University aims to make their students the best candidates possible, by teaching them skills that will give them a leg up on the job hunt. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
  • Clinton: Time away helped her ‘reconnect’ to run
    Hillary Clinton is back on the campaign trail after a bout of pneumonia. On Wednesday, she released a letter from her doctor that said she is “fit to serve” as president. On Thursday, Donald Trump released his medical records from his longtime doctor, saying that he is healthy. Meanwhile, a new poll from CBS and The New York Times suggests that the race continues to tighten. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
  • News Wrap: UN criticizes humanitarian aid delays to Syria
    In our news wrap Thursday, the U.N. blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for delays in getting humanitarian aid into his country despite the cease-fire. The U.N. wants to deliver convoys into Aleppo, but says Syria is not providing permits. Also, a self-described hit man in the Philippines says that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered killings by death squads when he was mayor of Davao.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
  • Trouble for Trump in a reliably Republican Ohio county?
    In Ohio, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appear to be in a dead heat. For Trump, the stakes are high: No Republican has ever won without it. John Yang travels to the most Republican county in the state, a prosperous suburb of Columbus, only to find that it may be up for grabs.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
  • Are we due for a local manufacturing renaissance?
    Big companies today aren't creating nearly as many middle-class jobs. Instead they're hiring out much of the work to contractors around the world. But what if we could reverse engineer our technology to bring about a new era of local manufacturing in the U.S.? Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks with Jerry Davis, author of the new book “The Vanishing American Corporation.”
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
    Mike Guillen works on the assembly line at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Arlington, Texas June 9, 2015. General Motors Co is raising the stakes on its bet that sales of fuel-thirsty sport utility vehicles will keep driving its global profits as Chinese and other markets sag. GM said on July 14, 2015 that it plans to spend $1.4 billion to modernize the factory in Arlington, Texas, that builds the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon sport utility vehicles. It's the largest single investment in a $5.4 billion, three-year plant upgrade program announced earlier this year. Picture taken June 9, 2015. To match Insight GM-SUVS/ REUTERS/Mike Stone
  • Where seven chimps are living out their post-lab days
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, we visit the rural pastures of Cle Elum, in Washington state, where seven former lab chimpanzees are honorary citizens. Known throughout the world as the “Cle Elum 7,” these chimps have been given a second chance to live out their lives in the wild. We visit these chimps in their new home.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016
  • U.S. can’t do much for Americans forced into marriage abroad
    Jada was 12 years old and living in New Jersey when her father sent her to Saudi Arabia to be married. With the U.S. government unable to intervene, her astonished family at home took up the challenge of bringing her back. Jada is not alone in her experience, and not everyone has the same happy outcome. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon reports.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

  • Trump tours Flint water crisis; Clinton releases health info
    Donald Trump made his first visit to Flint, Michigan, since the city had discovered lead in its water. But when he began criticizing his opponent, the minister of a local church interrupted to tell him to cut out the politics. The Republican nominee also taped an interview about his health with Dr. Oz. Meanwhile, aides to Hillary Clinton released a medical record update. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
  • Inside the candidates’ plans for paid leave and child care
    When it comes to paid family leave, the United States lags behind every other developed country in the world. Hillary Clinton has stressed childhood issues for decades and has proposed 12 weeks of paid leave and universal preschool. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is the first GOP nominee ever to propose paid family leave and child care help. Lisa Desjardins compares their plans.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
  • What each candidate must do to win the Electoral College
    While polls show the presidential race is tightening, in the end it comes down to this: The candidate who wins at least 270 electoral votes will prevail. Gwen Ifill examines different paths to the White House with Republican strategist John Brabender and former Deputy White House Press Secretary Bill Burton.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016
  • Uncovering the problem of forced marriage in the U.S.
    She was never verbally or physically threatened or restrained. But at age 19, Nina Van Harn felt like she couldn’t say no when she was expected to marry a man chosen by her family. And she is not alone in her experience. In a two-year period, it’s estimated that there were 3,000 such forced marriage cases in the United States. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon reports.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2016

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