ON THE NEWSHOUR -- April 7, 2010 at 5:29 PM ET
On Wednesday's NewsHour...
RESCUERS DRILL FOR MISSING MINERS | As mine owners begin to identify some of the 25 confirmed dead after a methane gas explosion, Jim Lehrer gets an update from reporter Frank Langfitt in West Virginia about the waning hopes that four missing miners are still alive.
VIOLENCE IN KYRGYZSTAN | Gwen Ifill reports on the political turmoil in the former Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan, site of a U.S. air base that supplies troops to Afghanistan.
SCHOOLS UPDATE | Updates on two school systems: John Merrow reports on alternative schools for troubled teens in New Orleans and a look at Washington D.C., where the head of schools has struck a tentative deal with the teachers union.
INTERNET NEUTRALITY RULING | On the heels of a federal court ruling against the Federal Communications Commission, Jeffrey Brown gets differing points of view from Gigi Sohn, president of Public Knowledge, a lobbying group that favors net regulations and Scott Cleland, chairman of Netcompetition.org, a trade group financed by Internet providers.
GUINEA WORM | Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Sudan about a painful, debilitating disease called Guinea Worm and efforts to eradicate it.
Wednesday's anchors are Jim Lehrer and Jeffrey Brown. Kwame Holman will have the day's other news and a look at Web features, including a blog post from Fred de Sam Lazaro about the Guinea Worm, a Q & A with education correspondent John Merrow about the D.C. teachers contract, an interview with a GlobalPost reporter about unrest in Kyrgyzstan and a talk with actor and comedian Harry Shearer about a project capturing silence on film.
We hope you join us.