ON THE NEWSHOUR -- January 4, 2010 at 4:31 PM ET
On Monday's NewsHour...
New travel security measures lead the program Monday, as well as a closer look at Yemen, the country where the al-Qaida offshoot group behind the recent bombing attempt on a U.S-bound airliner is believed to be hiding. Then, an interview with the Afghan ambassador to the U.S., a profile of the head of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and a look at the next wave of gadgets that will change our lives.
NEW SECURITY MEASURES - New names have been added to the terror watch list and no-fly list after the failed bomb plot on Christmas Day. U.S. officials have also demanded more stringent security for international travelers. Judy Woodruff gets perspective from David Field, an independent airline analyst.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT YEMEN? - With a new focus on Yemen, two experts debate what U.S. policy toward the impoverished nation now labeled a major terrorism threat. The guests are Gregory Johnsen, who has written many articles about Yemen, and Richard Barrett, coordinator of the U.N. al-Qaida Monitoring Team.
AFGHAN AMBASSADOR - Then, for insight into the state of governance in Afghanistan, Margaret Warner talks with the Afghan ambassador to the U.S., Said Tayeb Jawad.
ALVIN AILEY DANCE HEAD STEPS DOWN - Jeffrey Brown profiles the dancer who has been at the helm of the Alvin Ailey company for two decades, Judith Jamison.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES - Finally, a look at the impact of the technological shifts we saw in the last decade and a glimpse at what the future may hold with Jaron Lanier, a computer scientist and author of the forthcoming book, "You Are Not a Gadget," Esther Dyson, chairwoman of EDventure holdings which invests in technology start-ups, and Paul Saffo, a technology forecaster and consulting professor at Stanford University.
WEB-ONLY - Hari Sreenivasan gives a tour of new features on the website, including an interview with Cyba Audeh of the al-Arabiya News Network about the opening of the world's tallest skyscraper in Dubai, a closer look at the embassy closures in Yemen from a Global Post reporter stationed there, and more of Jeff's interview with Judith Jamison, her 1990 interview with former NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter Gault, and performance clips from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff are our hosts, we hope you'll join us.