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Episode #5508

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

*A new poll shows Republican front-runner Donald Trump closing in on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in a potential head-to-head general election match up. In the latest CNN/ORC International poll Trump trails Clinton by just 6 percentage points among registered voters.
*As the billionaire reality star continues climbing in the national polls, the other 16 GOP candidates are trying to distinguish themselves by talking about their policy positions. One-time presumptive front-runner Jeb Bush laid out his plans to improve veterans' affairs and education reform this week. Marco Rubio and Scott Walker unveiled their alternatives to Obamacare. But once again, Trump made the most headlines with his controversial proposal to end illegal immigration and eliminate birthright citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants.
*Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is being overshadowed by the FBI investigation of the private email server she used when she was secretary of state. Clinton has repeatedly said she never sent nor received classified material via her personal email account. But the controversy is taking a toll on her poll numbers that show 56% of Americans think she was wrong to use a personal email account when she was at the State Department.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 23, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 23, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 23, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

Episode #5507

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

*Hillary Clinton has handed over the private server she used during her tenure as secretary of state to the Justice Department. Investigators there want to know how secure the server was and whether any classified information was received or sent. The email controversy has followed Mrs. Clinton on the campaign trail and may be contributing to a surge of support for Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders.
*On the Republican side, despite the controversy surrounding Donald Trump's remarks about last week's debate, the billionaire maintains his front-runner status. Meanwhile, the other 16 GOP candidates are focusing their attention on Clinton by questioning both her record at the State Department and her ability to be the commander in chief. During a speech at the Reagan Library this week, Jeb Bush issued a blistering attack on the Obama administration's handling of Iraq and called out Clinton for her off-again/on-again support of the surge.
*John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times and Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post will have analysis of the 2016 race for the White House and will explain why some political polls matter more than others. Gwen Ifill explains what's behind the pilgrimage of presidential candidates to the Iowa State Fair every four years and whether it matters in the grand scheme of a long election season in this week's Gwen's Take. < br>*It's a working vacation on Martha's Vineyard for President Obama who is reportedly making phone calls to members of Congress to garner support for the nuclear deal with Iran. Michael Crowley of POLITICO will explain the broad powers the president has to act alone - even against the will of Congress -- should lawmakers vote against the deal.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 16, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 16, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 16, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

Episode #5506

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

*The first Republican debate of the 2016 presidential election season Thursday night will be an unusual mix of politics, policy and personalities. Billionaire candidate Donald Trump will be center stage flanked by nine rivals: Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie and John Kasich.
*During the two-hour, nationally televised forum in Cleveland, the candidates can expect questions on key domestic and foreign policy issues like immigration reform, the economy and the Iran nuclear deal. By the end of the night the big questions might well be whether there was a potential turning point for any of the middle-tier candidates to break out from the pack? Also, did Donald Trump's showmanship style help or hurt his standing as the GOP frontrunner? And were there any memorable moments from the forum earlier in the day featuring the seven Republican candidates who failed to qualify for the prime-time forum?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

Episode #5505

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 1:30 AM

*Who could have predicted that billionaire real estate magnate and TV celebrity Donald Trump would be surging in the polls just two months after jumping into the 2016 presidential race? Trump's brash style and penchant for controversy have made him the Republican frontrunner. It's also helped him overshadow other would-be GOP stars like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and even one-time presumed frontrunner former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
*Jeb Bush may not have frontrunner status, but he does have a bounty of deep-pocketed supporters. In fact a dozen million-dollar contributors account for at least 10 percent of Bush's record-setting presidential fundraising haul.
*Gwen Ifill examines the meteoric rise of Trump's popularity and whether next week's first of the season GOP presidential debate could shift the standings among the now 17 Republicans vying to be president with John Harwood of CNBC and the New York Times and Robert Costa of The Washington Post.
*Congress passed a short term extension of the federal highway bill and aid for veterans' health care on Wednesday ahead of its planned August recess. When lawmakers return in September, they'll be faced with a number of time-sensitive deadlines tied to President Obama's Iran nuclear deal, a fight over raising the federal government's borrowing limits, and the looming possibility of another government shutdown. Susan Davis of USA Today will take a closer look at the priority issues that will be on Congress' fall agenda.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
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