Friday, November 4, 2016

  • Trump tries to expand reach; Clinton focuses on strongholds
    With four days until the election, Donald Trump took on the typically blue state of New Hampshire, where he is now even with Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, Clinton focused her efforts on historically Democratic strongholds, rekindling her economic message for middle and lower classes in Pittsburgh before heading to Michigan -- a state where her lead has recently dropped. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is joined by former NFL Pittsburgh Steelers player Mel Blount at a campaign rally at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTX2RZ8I
  • News Wrap: Unemployment rate drops below 5 percent
    In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers added a net 161,000 jobs in October, dipping the unemployment rate a tenth of a percent to 4.9. Also, there are guilty verdicts in New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal. A federal jury convicted Christie’s former aides of shutting down parts of a major bridge to punish a political opponent.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2016
    People wait in line to enter the Nassau County Mega Job Fair at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York October 7, 2014.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo - RTSQ0L0
  • What’s behind fears of voter fraud?
    In 2012, Mitt Romney received zero votes in inner-city Philadelphia. Some Republicans believed such an extreme result indicated fraudulent voting behavior, and this election season, Donald Trump and his supporters have revived that hypothesis. William Brangham speaks with officials in Pennsylvania for analysis of the 2012 data and explores what motivations might lie behind fraud concerns.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2016
    Photo of a rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
  • In 1980s Miami, the crisis of growing up black, gay and poor
    Based on a true story, the new movie “Moonlight” follows Chiron, a boy growing up black, gay and poor in 1980s Miami. The film documents Chiron’s identity struggle in three acts, featuring a different actor for each. It’s a landscape director Barry Jenkins knows well -- he grew up in the same neighborhood around that time. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Jenkins and screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2016
  • Gaping holes remain in health care despite coverage gains
    Dire dental problems and other health issues keep the nonprofit Remote Area Medical busy running free clinics, particularly in states that didn't expand Medicaid. Even after Obamacare, large coverage gaps still exist in the nation's health care system. Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports from southwestern Virginia, an impoverished region where many still turn to charity for basic needs.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on the divided electorate and SCOTUS
    In their final Friday political analysis before the election, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss Hillary Clinton’s shrinking lead, the rough language that has pervaded the campaign, the outlook for the congressional power dynamic, a year of 'irresponsibility' in government and prospects for filling the Supreme Court vacancy.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

  • The challenge of stabilizing a recaptured Mosul
    As the Iraqi military continues its push into the Islamic State-stronghold of Mosul, how are the disparate forces who make up the coalition working together, and how does Iraq plan to stabilize the city and prevent ethnic tensions? Special presidential envoy Brett McGurk talks with Hari Sreenivasan about the operation to retake the city and the coming fight against the militants in Raqqa.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016
    Iraqi security forces launch a rocket towards Islamic State militants during clashes at a frontline in Ali Rash village, southeast of Mosul, Iraq, November 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani - RTX2RS4Y
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 3, 2016
    Thursday on the NewsHour, a look at Democrats' efforts to boost the minority vote and the GOP's struggle to keep its suburban stronghold. Also: America's top diplomat in the fight against ISIS, making sense of the Trump brand, two convicts give their take on staying out of prison, and the Chicago Cubs break the curse with a World Series win and what it’s like to get out and stay out of jail.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets retired nurse Mae Wiggins (R), who introduced Clinton at a campaign rally at Pitt Community College, in Winterville, North Carolina, U.S. November 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTX2RSR9
    November 3, 2016
  • Chicago raises the victory flag to celebrate its Cubs
    The World Series was destined for a dramatic finish: The Chicago Cubs finally ended their 108 year-long World Series drought in a hard-fought victory against the Cleveland Indians. In Chicago, fans who hadn’t seen a Fall Classic win in living memory were ecstatic. Hari Sreenivasan gets insight on the historic event from ESPN’s Lester Munson.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016
    Nov 2, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Chicago Cubs players celebrate on the field after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports - RTX2RN66
  • Questions of character dominate final campaign scramble
    Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and their surrogates campaigned across the country with five short days to go. Clinton appeared in North Carolina and President Obama in Florida, trying to fire up student voters. Trump also campaigned in the Sunshine State, while Mike Pence in Iowa was joined by Ted Cruz, who was campaigning for his primary foe for the first time. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign event at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center in Jacksonville, Florida U.S. November 3,  2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2RT6V
  • News Wrap: FBI reportedly in dispute over Clinton Foundation
    In our news wrap Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that there is word of a dispute at the FBI over claims of corruption at the Clinton Foundation, stemming from secret recordings of a suspect, that some believe show financial misconduct. Also, two American soldiers were killed and four wounded while aiding Afghan special forces in the northern part of the country.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks about the FBI inquiry into her emails during a campaign rally in Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S. October 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTX2R03H
  • What we know about voter turnout so far
    In the final race to the White House, get-out-the-vote efforts are key. Judy Woodruff speaks with Cornell Belcher of Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies, Michael McDonald of the University of Florida and Mark Hugo Lopez of the Pew Research Center about the effectiveness of outreach efforts, particularly among minority voters.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016
    Voters cast their ballots during early voting at the Beatties Ford Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. on October 20, 2016. To match Insight USA-ELECTION/NORTHCAROLINA   REUTERS/Chris Keane/File Photo - RTX2ROEQ
  • Are the suburbs the next political battleground?
    America’s suburbs are undergoing a drastic demographic shift -- one that could have big implications on Election Day. Suburban areas that used to be reliably Republican are now steering Democratic. Judy Woodruff learns more from the NewsHour’s Dan Bush.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016
    An early morning voter walks into St. Lukes United Methodist Church to cast their vote in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma March 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo - RTX2PXY9
  • Has the election season hurt Trump the brand?​​
    In the past if you added the Trump name to any building, its value would have automatically increased, the effect of Donald Trump’s work to create a huge, global brand that includes products, real estate and, most recently, a campaign. But since the GOP nominee announced his candidacy back in 2015, there are signs that his brand has depreciated. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016
    Photo by Daniel Bush
  • What it’s like to spend your teen years in jail
    As teenageers, Vaughn Brown and Ivan Mayo were incarcerated at Rikers Island, where they confronted danger from fellow inmates, solitary confinement and their own thoughts. The two have vowed to never go back to jail. But being branded a felon can make restarting one’s life a major challenge. Brown and Mayo give their Brief But Spectacular takes on being in jail and getting out.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

  • Floating robots act like marine larvae to solve a mystery
    Many mysteries remain about life under the sea, like what happens to marine creatures between life stages of larvae and adulthood. These tiny creatures are extremely hard to track in the open ocean, so one marine ecologist is using robots to mimic the larvae’s motions in order to determine what control they have over their own fate. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2016
  • This year’s big ballot initiatives to watch
    There are more than 150 ballot initiatives this year at the state level, capable of creating huge change for voters. Nine states are voting on the legalization of recreational or medical marijuana. Other measures concern gun control, the minimum wage and the death penalty. John Yang learns more from John Myers of the Los Angeles Times and Josh Altic of Ballotpedia for more.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2016
    A Cannabis plant is pictured at the "Weed the People" event in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Steve Dipaola/Reuters
  • How Americans with disabilities see this election
    Unlike in past presidential contests, disability is something both campaigns have addressed this cycle, if sometimes inadvertently. More than 35 million Americans with disabilities will be eligible to vote, making up almost one-sixth of the electorate. Judy Woodruff gets views from both Clinton and Trump supporters on how they’re voting.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2016
    A boy leans on his father in a wheelchair as they listen to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida, U.S., September 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSN2IG
  • Obama and other surrogates fan out to election battlegrounds
    Donald Trump sounded newly confident during a campaign stop in Florida, where he is neck-and-neck in the polls with Hillary Clinton, who also started her day there before heading to Arizona. Meanwhile, their surrogates are crossing the country to campaign in the last days; in North Carolina, President Obama addressed the FBI’s review of emails possibly related to Clinton. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign event in Miami, Florida U.S. November 2,  2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2RKM3
  • Tensions escalating, Obama suggests Dakota Access reroute
    At least 140 people were arrested while occupying land in the path of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline in the past week. President Obama has urged peaceful protests and restraint from law enforcement. William Brangham speaks with Lynda Mapes of The Seattle Times about the extreme tension and fear of violence on the ground, reaction to the Oregon standoff acquittals and more.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2016
    People protest against the building of a pipeline on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation near Cannonball, North Dakota, U.S. November 2, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith - RTX2RM11
  • Why congressional races matter this year
    Regardless of who wins the presidential election on Nov. 8, the party that controls the balance of power in the U.S. House and Senate will play a crucial role in determining what gets done. Judy Woodruff speaks with Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2016
    A view of the U.S. Capitol Building's Dome, taken from the east side. Photo by Kevin Burkett/via Flickr

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

  • Do politicians get their money’s worth from consultants?
    Political consultants have obtained an exalted status in contemporary politics. But for their sky-high fees, and in an era when Donald Trump won his party’s nomination without the help of experienced campaigners, what do consultants really offer a candidate? As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff interviews journalist Molly Ball about what she found.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2016
  • Why insured Americans struggle to get mental health care
    It’s the first day of enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act. But when it comes to mental health, even those with insurance struggle to get affordable care. Special correspondent April Dembosky and Sheraz Sadiq of KQED meets a mom who faces misinformation, long waitlists for therapists and prohibitively expensive care for her son with autism and herself.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2016
  • Why red states depend on and distrust government the most
    Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild set out to explore what she saw as a paradox in American political life: red states depend the most on the federal government, but also distrust it the most. It’s the topic of her new book, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right,” for which she traveled to Louisiana to research the phenomenon. She sits down with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2016
  • What voters still don’t know about Trump and Clinton
    With a week until Election Day there are still unanswered questions about the candidates -- from Hillary Clinton’s emails to Donald Trump’s taxes. Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post and Susan Page of USA Today join Judy Woodruff to discuss what we know and what we are still trying to find out about both candidates and whether recent developments will have an impact on turnout.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2016
    Photos of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by Getty Images
  • California ballot revives debate on bilingual education
    On Nov. 8, California voters will vote on a proposition that would make it easier for school districts to expand bilingual education. Critics say English-only instruction is crucial to assimilation, while supporters argue that it would be an opportunity to embrace the state’s multiculturalism and linguistic richness. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2016
    Students exit a bus as they arrive at Venice High School in Los Angeles, California December 16, 2015. Classes resume today in Los Angeles, the second largest school district in the United States,  after they were closed on Tuesday after officials reported receiving an unspecified threat to the district and ordered a search of all schools in the city. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn - RTX1YZF0
  • Candidates storm swing states as headlines swirl
    A week before Election Day, the candidates stumped in battleground states: Donald Trump took his campaign to Pennsylvania, while Hillary Clinton appealed to Florida voters. Their last leg of campaigning comes amid a flurry of headlines about a Trump tax scheme and a possible FBI inquiry into the former Trump campaign chair. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump goes to a Wawa gas station after a campaign event in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 1, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2RDWW

Monday, October 31, 2016

  • The nightmare zombie movie that started with a dream
    Two years ago, two best friends with Down syndrome came up with an idea that would change their lives. With the dream of making a zombie movie, Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt raised nearly $70,000 in a Kickstarter campaign, and “Spring Break Massacre” was born. The NewsHour’s Mike Melia meets up with the creative duo to learn what they’re up to now.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2016