Thursday, October 27, 2016

  • Food may not be the answer to world peace, but it’s a start
    How he went from dunking breaded clams in hot grease to becoming a famous chef and television personality, Anthony Bourdain has no idea. But he says he learned everything he needed to know about life -- and gained self respect -- by working as a dishwasher. He gives his Brief but Spectacular take on vegetarians, being a bad boy and why he thinks brunch is ridiculous.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

  • Why white nationalists hear a political ally in Donald Trump
    White nationalist groups are nothing new to America. But in recent years, their numbers have grown, drawing whites who feel marginalized in the America of today. The NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia visits a white separatist community in Indiana to understand why they’re supporting Donald Trump this election.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016
  • Efforts to claw back recruitment bonuses generates outrage
    Amid a mounting outcry, Defense Secretary Ash Carter halted Pentagon efforts to recollect money given to thousands of California National Guard members. Soldiers were asked to repay bonuses of $15,000 or more, which had been doled out improperly by recruiters during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Cloud of the Los Angeles Times and Sgt. 1st Class Robert Richmond.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016
  • Cracking the stealth political influence of bots
    Among the millions of real people tweeting about the presidential race, there are also a lot accounts operated by fake people, or “bots.” Politicians and regular users alike use these accounts to increase their follower bases and push messages. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how computer scientists can analyze Twitter handles to determine whether or not they are bots.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016
  • Days to go, Clinton and Democrats are winning the money race
    In the last days of the presidential race, what’s the state of the money race? Matea Gold of The Washington Post joins Judy Woodruff to discuss how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have raised money and how they’re spending it.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016
  • What pollsters are predicting for Election Day
    Most national and battleground-state polls show Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump. Do the “late-deciders” hold the power to swing the numbers? Democratic pollster Peter Hart and Republican pollster Whit Ayres join Judy Woodruff to break down those polls, what they are telling us today and what they predict for Election Day.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016
  • Candidates use Trump's new hotel as election metaphor
    Donald Trump took time off from the campaign trail to open his new hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, using the moment to stress what he could accomplish as president. Meanwhile, on her 69th birthday, Hillary Clinton campaigned in the battleground state of Florida, suggesting there’s a dark side to Trump’s business dealings. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

  • How Obamacare premium hikes affect politics and your wallet
    The new enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act is about to begin and there are some changes in both price -- double-digit percentage increases for premiums on average -- and choice. Judy Woodruff learns more from Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News and Reid Wilson of The Hill, and gets the perspectives of people around the country who are weighing their options.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
  • Prices rising, Trump rallies for Obamacare repeal
    Campaigning in Florida, Donald Trump bashed the Affordable Care Act, seizing on newly announced insurance premium spikes. Sunshine State polls show a close race; Trump sees it as a must-win and believes he's winning big. Meanwhile, though the Justice Department will be monitoring polling places around the nation, its oversight will be curtailed by a 2013 Supreme Court decision. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
  • What the world is thinking about the U.S. election
    Who is chosen as the next president of the United States isn’t just a matter of national importance, but will make a big difference to the rest of the world. This year, the international community is watching with a combination of fascination and trepidation. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant gets a sampling of global views on the election.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
  • How the n-word became the 'atomic bomb of racial slurs'
    Its effect can be explosive and painful: Harvard University professor Randall Kennedy has traced the history of the n-word to understand the evolution of the infamous racial slur. Kennedy joins special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault to discuss this history, including reappropriations of the word and the complexities and damages of its usage today.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
  • Who will pay for water cleanup divides urban, rural Iowa
    Iowa is home to some of the richest farmland in the country, but the Des Moines Water Works says that has come with an environmental price. The city water authority has filed a lawsuit against three rural counties claiming that nitrate from fertilizer is contaminating their urban water supply. Special correspondent David Biello reports for Detroit Public Television.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016
  • Helping college students who must worry about basic needs
    The biggest challenge for these college students may not be exams or papers, but finding the means to survive. While the University of California system has worked to bring in more first-generation and “non-traditional” students, helping them stay, succeed and meet basic needs like getting enough food requires greater investment. Jeffrey Brown reports from Berkeley, California.
    Original Air Date: October 25, 2016

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