ON THE NEWSHOUR -- March 5, 2010 at 5:36 PM ET
On Friday's NewsHour...
UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS | Friday's monthly look at unemployment was considered good news, as the jobless rate remained unchanged. But the jobless rate for blacks and Latinos is much higher than the average. We take a closer look at racial disparities revealed in the unemployment numbers with Algernon Austin, director of the program on Race, Ethnicity And The Economy at the Economic Policy Institute, and Mark Hugo Lopez, economist and associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center.
DEMOCRATIC TROUBLES | While Democrats try to come together to pass a health care reform bill, infighting over abortion could waylay an agreement. Meanwhile, Democrats in the House are facing ethics investigations and there was word freshman New York Democratic Rep. Eric Massa will resign Monday.
SHIELDS AND GERSON | Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss the Democrats' woes and other political events of the week. David Brooks is off tonight.
HUNGER AND VIOLENCE IN SUDAN | Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro visits a field hospital in southern Sudan on the front lines of a hunger and humanitarian crisis.
OSCAR MOVIES | Finally, part two of our pre-Oscars look at the movies. Last night, Jeffrey Brown examined the war film "The Hurt Locker." Tonight, the technology behind "Avatar". For more on Hollywood's renewed interest in 3-D, we turn to Kim Masters, host of the radio program, "The Business", on KCRW in California.
WEB-ONLY | At the end of the program, Hari Sreenivasan highlights new and related features on the site, including more analysis of today's unemployment numbers and a report on the impact of growing under-employment; a slide show from the field hospital Fred De Sam Lazaro visited and a link to the Pulitzer Center's Sudan Project; and a look at the recession's toll on the Oscars and an interview with film critic David Thomson.
Jim Lehrer and Judy Woodruff host the program, we hope you'll join us.