What’s at Stake: Election Special

Election 2012: What’s at Stake, a PBS Election 2012 special, presents viewers with an up-to-the-minute review of this year’s top campaign issues and considers how the outcome of the election could impact voters’ lives. Anchored by PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan, What’s at Stake leads viewers through four major issues at the center of this year’s campaigns: jobs and tax policy, entitlements and debt, healthcare, and foreign policy. PBS’ signature news and public affairs programs contribute  their special reporting and analysis:  Frontline, PBS NewsHour, Need to Know and Washington Week in Review.

What’s at Stake:

Jobs and Taxes

Judy Woodruff, NewsHour senior correspondent, reports on jobs and tax policy.

 

Debt and entitlements

Ray SuarezNewsHour senior correspondent and co-host of Need to Know, on entitlement programs and their impact on the nation’s debt.

Healthcare

Need to Know co-host Maria Hinojosa covers health care and its costs to the nation’s economy and the government.

Foreign policy

Senior correspondent Margaret WarnerNewsHour’s overseas reporting lead, examines the key foreign policy challenges facing the next president.

The NewsHour: Congressional Battles

Christina BellantoniNewsHour’s political editor, joins Sreenivasan to discuss key congressional races across the country.

Off the grid

NewsHour senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports on several issues that have drawn little attention from the candidates – including future Supreme Court appointees, climate change and gun control.

Frontline: The Choice

New material from Frontline’s definitive portrait of the candidates:  The Choice.

Washington Week in Review

Gwen Ifill, managing editor of Washington Week and NewsHour senior correspondent, examines how the presidency changes the person who holds the office.

Jeff Greenfield: Predicting Presidential effectiveness

Finally, Need to Know co-host Jeff Greenfield on whether it’s even possible to predict how someone will perform as president.

 

 

Comments

  • Tom of Bend Oregon

    My name is Tom and I live in Bend Oregon. I personally do not trust either party being the Republicans or the Democrats that are really more Communist than Democrat in affilliation. I have voters remorse with regards to Obama having voted for him in 08, never will that mistake be made twice. On the other had neither do I trust with any great hope Mitt Romney. I did vote for Romney only so as to get rid of Obama, but that is not saying much as both are really two sides of the same coin and both are as fony as a three dollar bill. My predictions out of this is coming true and that in itself scares me to see that what I have in times past predicted in regards to this election actually come true; that being that since both parties are actually polarization of each other that now that we have the extreme left (borderline Communist), that now after things have become so bad that now we are going to swing to the other side, that being of course the extreme Christian Conservative (Republican) side which is also going to create yet another mess and one in which will come out just as unconstitutional as the one we are in now. How sad it is what we as a Nation and as a people have become and how apathetic as well in having allowed this problem to happen and fester as it has to this point in American history.
    Read what I have above and weap America for your end is near; very near!

  • Harley Mikkelson

    I am disappointed no coverage was given to the other candidates running for President. I don’t expect the ABC, CBS, FOX, or NBC to cover minor candidates but I do think PBS should cover minor party candidates.

  • PAPAJOE

    NEED TO KNOW, LIKE SO MANY OTHER “NEWS” SHOWS, SEEMS TO SHY AWAY FROM THE OBVIOUS WHICH IS THAT OUR RECESSION IS ENTIRELY DUE TO THE JOBS SENT TO CHINA BY OUR USA COMPANIES. PEOPLE LIKE STEVE JOBS AND BILL GATES WHO EVOLVED THROUGH THE “THE AMERICAN DREAM” THAT COUCHED AND NURTURED THEM AND WHO NOW ARE KILLING THIS SAME DREAM.]
    MY QUESTION IS HAS BIG BUSINESS MUTED YOU ON THIS MATTER?
    NO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SHOWS CONCERN NOR DO THEY HAVE ANY SOLUTION TO THE DEGREE IT DESERVES.
    I HAVE A PARTIAL SOLUTION: ALL AMERICAN COMPANIES MUST RETURN A MINIMUM OF 25 % OF THEIR OFF SHORE EMPLOYEES OR SUFFER A TARIFF ON SALES OF THEIR PRODUCTS.
    ALSO: CHINA IS A COMMUNISTIC NATION WHO KILLED 50,000 AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN VIETNAM AND NOW KILLING OUR ECONOMY.
    IS THAT WHAT CAPITALISM AND FREE ENTERPRISE OR IS IT JUST THE INSATIABLE GREED OF THE AMERICAN ELITISTS?