ON THE NEWSHOUR -- March 10, 2010 at 4:43 PM ET
On Wednesday's NewsHour...
AFGHANISTAN: Kabul was a busy place today. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, wrapping up a visit to the Afghan capital, suggested that U.S. forces might start leaving the country ahead of schedule. As he left, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran arrived in Kabul for talks with Afghan officials, and he used the opportunity to blast U.S. policy. Judy Woodruff reports on a day of comings-and-goings.
TERRORISM ALLEGATIONS: Gwen Ifill examines the case against Colleen LaRose, the woman from suburban Pennsylvania who has been charged with using the Internet in an attempt to launch a home-grown terrorism plot. Gwen's guest: Carrie Johnson of The Washington Post.
HEALTH INSURANCE: President Obama had more criticism today of the country's health insurance industry on a visit to St. Louis. Jim Lehrer talks to Mike Tuffin, Executive Vice President of America's Health Insurance Plans; and Richard Kirsch, National Campaign Manager for Health Care for America Now.
HAITI: Haitian President Rene Preval visited Washington today, for the first time since his country was devastated by an earthquake. Ray Suarez - who covered the earthquake for the NewsHour - reports President Preval's visit for us tonight.
CLIMATE SCIENCE: The United Nations announced today that one of the world's leading scientific groups will review reports compiled by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The announcement comes amid ongoing public debate about climate change, and the science that may lie behind it. Jeffrey Brown has our report.
WASPs: Finally, Kwame Holman has the story about the Women Airforce Service Pilots who - decades after their active service ended - were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in a moving ceremony here in Washington today.
WEB-ONLY: Hari Sreenivasan gives a tour of new and related features on the site, including a conversation about which areas of the country are benefitting most from government stimulus money; 3 views on how the Haitian government can speed its recovery; the debate over including the payday loan industry in the financial reform legislation; and a profile of Jean Harmon, another of the World War Two pilots honored today.
Anchors tonight: Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill. We hope you'll join us.