Tuesday, August 2, 2016

  • Obama: Donald Trump ‘is unfit to serve as president’
    At Tuesday morning’s news conference, President Obama said he believes Donald Trump “is unfit to serve as president” and urged Republicans to reject their own nominee. Trump later responded that his opponent, Hillary Clinton, “has proven herself unfit to serve in any government office.” Meanwhile, Rep. Richard Hanna of New York became the first Republican congressman to endorse Clinton.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2016
    Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S., August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer - RTSKRCO
  • News Wrap: Obama renews case for TPP; more DNC resignations
    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Obama renewed his case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal both presidential candidates have disavowed. Also, the Associated Press reports that the Democratic National Committee’s chief executive has resigned and that other staff members will follow suit in the wake of an email-hacking incident that revealed a DNC preference for Hillary Clinton.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (not pictured) speak during a press conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 2, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTSKQH3
  • Thinking about math in terms of literacy — not levels
    Algebra is a core subject for U.S. high school students. But should it be? Author Andrew Hacker believes we should reconsider how math is taught: only 5 percent of the American workforce actually uses math beyond arithmetic, though higher-level classes are widely required. But Hacker’s proposal to focus math instruction in a real-world context has drawn criticism from the education community.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2016
  • A stretch of North Dakota highway watches oil boom and bust
    Oil prices have been dropping since the industry’s boom in 2014, and with that decline comes economic uncertainty for oil towns like Dickinson, North Dakota. Over 180 rigs drilled at the nearby Bakken oil field two years ago; only 27 remain active today. The slowdown has taken its toll on all sectors of business, from the housing market to hotel occupancy. Inside Energy’s Emily Guerin reports.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2016
    Halliburton oil trucks drive near the company's yard in Williston, North Dakota April 30, 2016. Picture taken April 30, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Cullen - RTX2CC2M
  • How Gary, Indiana, is improving community-police relations
    Tonight is “National Night Out,” and police officers across the country are going into neighborhoods in an effort to connect with the people they serve. As part of our year-long Race Matters conversation, special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault speaks with Gary, Indiana, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, who has been working to mend relations between the community and police in her city.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2016
  • 4 days before the Olympics start, Rio seems far from ready
    With the Rio Olympics only days away, the city remains plagued by problems, including political unrest, infrastructure failures and heavy traffic. Jeff Brown speaks with Paulo Sotero of the Woodrow Wilson Center, “Brazilianaires” author Alex Cuadros and NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro for a report on the city’s status just four days before the 2016 Summer Olympics are set to begin.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2016
    Jesus Christ The Redeemer seen through Olympic Rings at Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, a rowing training session venue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 2, 2016.   REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.   - RTSKQD4
  • What Miami-Dade County is doing about Zika
    With 12 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Miami-Dade County, officials are asking residents to take part in mosquito-prevention efforts, including draining standing water and wearing insect repellent. Gwen Ifill speaks with Alina Hudak, Deputy Mayor of Miami-Dade County, for details on the identified cases, what containment measures are being utilized and the “many unknowns” about the disease.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2016
    Mosquitos are bred inside Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan State University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease, the world’s largest "mosquito factory" which breeds millions of bacteria-infected mosquitoes, in the fight against the spread of viruses such as dengue and Zika, in Guangzhou, China July 28, 2016. Picture taken July 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSKMY8

Monday, August 1, 2016

  • Remembering the mass shooting that changed campus security
    Fifty years ago today, a former Marine and engineering student opened fire from atop the clock tower at University of Texas, Austin. Charles Whitman killed more than a dozen and wounded many more. William Brangham speaks with Gregory Fenves, president of University of Texas at Austin, about a new memorial, as well as Texas’ new campus concealed carry law.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2016
    A stone memorial to the 16 people and one fetus who died in the August 1, 1966 mass shooting is seen ahead of it being officially delegated at a ceremony on August 1, 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of the killing at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, U.S. on July 27,2016. The monument sits near the tower on the university campus from which Charles Whitman perched in an observation deck near the top and shot more than 40 people.     REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz - RTSKEK5
  • News Wrap: Flash flood killed two in Maryland
    In our news wrap Monday, a flash flood in Maryland killed two people on Saturday night. The flood was triggered by a cloud burst of more than 6 inches of rain. Also, officials now say there are 14 cases of likely locally transmitted Zika virus in the Miami area. The Centers for Disease Control have issued a warning to pregnant women.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2016
Vincent Saulsbury clears his flooded basement after heavy floods devastated the historic district of the town on Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Ellicott City, MD.  Intense thunderstorms unloaded as many as eight inches of rain in three hours.  Ellicott City's Main Street was transformed into a raging river that swept away cars and inundated homes and businesses.  
(Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
  • The unprecedented aging crisis that’s about to hit China
    China has the largest Baby Boom generation in the world. But now just years away from a mass retirement, that country is headed toward a severe workforce crisis and retirement cost cash crunch. Due to the country’s one-child policy from 1978 until 2015, the younger generation poised to take over is relatively small. What’s the solution? Judy Woodruff reports in conjunction with the Atlantic.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2016
    A boy sits on his father's shoulders as they pose for a photograph in front of the giant portrait of late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong on the Tiananmen Gate, in Beijing, China, October 2, 2011. China will ease family planning restrictions to allow all couples to have two children after decades of the strict one-child policy, the ruling Communist Party said on October 29, 2015, a move aimed at alleviating demographic strains on the economy. Picture taken October 2, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer   CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTX1TSTQ
  • Will Trump’s critique of regular Americans hurt with voters?
    How will Donald Trump’s recent criticism of Khizr and Ghazala Kahn’s speech and his comments on Russia and Ukraine affect his campaign? And as both candidates go after Rust Belt voters, whose strategy will prevail? Gwen Ifill talks with Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2016
  • What we can expect to see from Team U.S.A.
    It’s five days away from the opening ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Christine Brennan of USA Today joins Jeffrey Brown to talk about Olympic medal hopes for the U.S. team, plus how the Russian doping scandal will affect the games.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2016
    Rio Olympics - Olympic Park - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 01/08/2016. A swimmer practices.             REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTSKKZ0
  • What Khizr and Ghazala Kahn have to say to Donald Trump
    Khizr and Ghazala Kahn, a Muslim-American couple whose 27-year-old son died as a soldier during the Iraq War, stood before the Democratic National Convention last week to share their loss and criticize Donald Trump. Lisa Desjardins recaps the political feud that ensued, then the Kahns sit down with Judy Woodruff to discuss Trump’s comments about Muslims, terrorism and immigration.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2016
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 1, 2016
    Monday on the NewsHour, the family of a fallen soldier speak out about a political firestorm surrounding Donald Trump. Also: The general election race is off and running, a look back at a mass shooting in Texas, what China’s one-child policy means for its future and worries and excitement for the Rio Olympics.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2016
    Khizr Khan, who's son Humayun (L) was killed serving in the U.S. Army, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSK68Q
    August 1, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 31, 2016
    On this edition for Sunday, July 31, Ohio has purged thousands of voters who officials say do not vote frequently enough -- a rule that has come under scrutiny, especially because of the state’s weight in the upcoming presidential election. Later, Turkey’s president continues to tighten control over the military following a failed coup. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2016
    Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wave Turkish flags during a pro-government protest in Cologne, Germany July 31, 2016. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen - RTSKGB3
  • What security measures are in place around voter data?
    This week, political fallout continued after hackers accessed an analytics program used by the Clinton campaign, along with emails and voicemails from the Democratic National Committee. The hacks have raised concerns over the security of other data from voters and donors. POLITICO national security reporter Bryan Bender joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2016
    The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee is seen in Washington, U.S. June 14, 2016. Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to all opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the committee and security researchers said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTX2G8IO
  • Erdogan tightens control of Turkish armed forces
    Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan moved today to establish further control over the armed forces after a failed military coup. He has fired 1,400 soldiers, sailors and airmen for suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Dion Nissenbaum of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan from Istanbul.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2016
    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during his meeting with mukhtars at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey May 4, 2016.   To match Special Report EUROPE-MIGRANTS/TURKEY-CHILDREN  REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo - RTSJN5S
  • Inside Ohio’s fight over voting rules
    No Republican candidate, and no Democratic candidate since 1960, has won the White House without securing the majority of votes in Ohio. With the stakes so high, Ohio’s voting rules have come under scrutiny -- in particular, a state policy purging thousands of voters who, some officials say, do not vote frequently enough. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Bury reports.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2016
    An Ohio voter receives the message that her vote has been counted on Super Tuesday in Parma, Ohio March 15, 2016.   REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk - RTSALSE

Saturday, July 30, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 30, 2016
    On this episode for Saturday, July 30, Trump and Clinton continue to make their case to voters after the conventions, and Florida officials express concerns following revelations that Zika-carrying mosquitoes have reached the United States mainland. Later, see how a Louisiana community if forced to leave their homes due to rising seas levels. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2016
    For USA-ELECTION/VOTING-NORTHCAROLINA [moving at 0600 EDT (1000 GMT) Friday, July 15, 2016]A sign points the way toward the voting booths as voting commences in North Carolina's U.S. presidential primary election at Sharon Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. on March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane/File Photo - RTSI0CQ
  • CDC confirms first local transmission of Zika in Florida
    Health officials have confirmed the first transmissions of the Zika virus by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week that four people have been infected in the Miami area, but no Zika-carrying mosquitoes have been found. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden joins Hari Sreenivasan from Atlanta with more.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2016
    A woman looks at a Center for Disease Control (CDC) health advisory sign about the dangers of the Zika virus as she lines up for a security screening at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, U.S., May 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTSFJVT
  • How effective were the DNC and RNC?
    With the end of the DNC and RNC, a new stage in the presidential election is set to begin. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan to recap the conventions and their effects on the campaigns for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2016
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves with her vice presidential running mate Senator Tim Kaine during the balloon drop after accepting the nomination on the fourth and final night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTSK754
  • Native community in Louisiana relocates as land washes away
    Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana has lost 98 percent of its land to coastal erosion caused by sinking land and exacerbated by rising seas and increased storm surges. The tribal community that lives there will be the first to receive federal tax dollars to help them relocate in response to climate change. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2016
    Chief Albert Naquin of the Biloxi Chitimacha Choctaw tribe on Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana has been trying to find a new safe home for the community for years as subsidence, saltwater intrusion and sea-level rise have eroded the island and made it increasingly uninhabitable. Now he’s getting help from the federal government -- $48 million dollars to relocate to a 500 acre parcel of land on higher ground. And as other coastal communities face increasing threats from natural disasters exacerbated by climate change, all eyes are watching how this resettlement goes. Photo by PBS NewsHour

Friday, July 29, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode July 29, 2016
    Friday on the NewsHour, Hillary Clinton hits the hustings with a bus tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania. Also, Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee are cyber hacked, Florida’s governor says it’s likely that four cases of Zika are “homegrown,” London finds buried treasures where skyscrapers are rising and Mark Shields and David Brooks on politics.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2016
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigns with vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSKB8Q
    July 29, 2016
  • Archaeologists mine for history below new London skyline
    Where once stood a 16th Century theater that first staged Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a new London complex, including a 37-story residential tower, is rising. As the skyline changes at a head-spinning clip, archaeologists, by law, are digging down, uncovering fascinating artifacts. The theater excavation will be part of the new development, aptly called, “The Stage.” Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on which convention was more successful
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and syndicated columnist Mark Shields sit down with Judy Woodruff for a look at the conventions and agree the Democrats were more successful — even if Hillary Clinton failed to connect emotionally. “If we are in some Hobbesian state of nature, in which we want a strongman who has no compassion,” then Trump comes out ahead, says Brooks.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2016
  • She’s been “schlepping” with Hillary Clinton for eight years
    New York Times political reporter Amy Chozick has been covering Hillary Clinton since her run in 2008. Through the good times and bad — from losing the Democratic primary in 2008 to becoming the first female presidential nominee for a major party in 2016. Chozick gives us an up-close-and-personal look at what it was like to be at the Democratic nominee’s side through it all.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2016
  • Hillary Clinton on bus tour of crucial Rust Belt states
    Democrat Hillary Clinton, with husband Bill at her side, along with veep candidate Tim Kaine and his wife, hit the hustings with a bus tour of the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Ohio, where Donald Trump is proving competitive. The Republican turned to Twitter, meanwhile, to slam “crooked Hillary.” Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2016
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigns with vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and former president Bill Clinton on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTSKB83
  • News Wrap: Florida likely has ‘homegrown’ Zika outbreak
    In our news wrap Friday, the governor of Florida said that his state most likely has the first “homegrown” Zika outbreak in the Continental United States. Three men and one woman appear to have been infected by local mosquito transmission, the governor said. Also, in Michigan, six more state officials have been charged with misconduct and neglect in Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2016
    John Wetjen, senior crew leader with Hillsborough County mosquito control sprays against mosquitos in Hillsborough County, Florida, February 2, 2016. With no specific federal guideline yet in place to control the spread of the Zika virus in the United States, some mosquito-heavy states like Florida are stepping up spraying and education programs. But the North and West have yet to boost prevention. REUTERS/Scott Audette      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX256UV