ON THE NEWSHOUR -- December 18, 2009 at 5:36 PM EDT
On Friday's NewsHour...
The agreement reached at the Copenhagen Climate Summit is our lead story tonight, followed by an interview with Barry Scheck of the "Innocence Project" about the release of a wrongly-convicted man after 35 years, a Paul Solman conversation about the connection between human health and biodiversity, and, of course, the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks.
CLIMATE DEAL - The global climate talks ended with what U.S. officials called a "meaningful and historic" agreement. After a background report from Ray Suarez in Copenhagen, we get analysis from Daniel Becker, director of Safe Climate Campaign, an advocacy group, and Samuel Thernstrom, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former member of George W. Bush's council on environmental quality.
FOUND INNOCENT - An update on DNA testing...as James Bain, an innocent man who spent the longest time behind bars is set free. The co-founder of the "Innocence Project" describes how the group found DNA evidence proving Bain was not guilty.
BIODIVERSITY AND HUMAN HEALTH - Then economics correspondent Paul Solman has a conversation with Professor Eric Chivian author of the book "Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity."
SHIELDS AND BROOKS - And of course the analysis of syndicated columnist Mark Shields and David Brooks of the New York Times.
WEB ONLY - Finally, Hari Sreenivasan gives a tour of the new features on our web site, including:
- An interview with health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser about what happened on capitol hill this week
- And on Jeffrey Brown's Art Beat blog, insight into the making of the movie Avatar. First from the author of a new biography of director, James Cameron, and also from the USC linguistic professor who developed the language spoken by the blue Na'vi extra terrestrials.