ON THE NEWSHOUR -- April 6, 2010 at 5:11 PM ET
On Tuesday's NewsHour...
MINE DISASTER RESCUE IN WEST VIRGINIA | Gwen Ifill reports as authorities try to locate four missing miners, after a deadly underground explosion killed 25 people in West Virginia. Then, Jim Lehrer talks to NPR reporter Frank Langfitt and Ellen Smith, managing editor of Mine Safety and Health News about the dangers of coal mining.
U.S. PLANS TO SLASH NUCLEAR ARSENALS | The Obama administration renewed its commitments to reduce nuclear arsenals, with the hope of sparking similar commitments in the international community. Jeffrey Brown talks to Stephen Rademaker, a former Bush administration official who worked on nuclear proliferation and Joseph Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, a foundation that supports a nuclear-free world.
MAKING SENSE: COMMUNITY BANKS | Business and economics correspondent Paul Solman examines whether people should consider placing their money in small community banks instead of the too-big-too-fail financial giants.
INCREASING VIOLENCE IN IRAQ | Gwen Ifill reports on a deadly wave of bombings around Baghdad. She'll talk to reporter Rod Nordland of The New York Times about what the up-swell in violence could mean for stability in Iraq and the U.S. plans for troop drawdown.
Tuesday's anchors are Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill. Kwame Holman will have the day's other top news stories and a look at Web features, including more on the West Virginia mine disaster, an interview with economist Larry Kotlikoff about structural changes to the banking system, a lesson plan from NewsHour Extra about reducing nuclear stockpiles and a chat with Politico's Ken Vogel about the shake-ups at the Republican National Committee.
We hope you join us.