ON THE NEWSHOUR -- December 18, 2009 at 5:36 PM ET
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.