ON THE NEWSHOUR -- May 14, 2010 at 5:03 PM ET
On Friday's NewsHour...
GULF OIL SPILL UPDATE | President Obama called for an overhaul of how the government handles oil drilling approval, as estimates of the gulf oil leak's magnitude continue to climb. Jeffrey Brown talks to U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen about the ongoing crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.
NEWSMAKER: U.K. FOREIGN SECRETARY WILLIAM HAGUE | Newly-appointed Foreign Secretary William Hague met with Obama administration officials on his first official trip to Washington, following speculation that the U.K.'s new governing coalition will be more independent of U.S. policy. Margaret Warner talks to Hague about the newly-formed government under Prime Minister David Cameron.
PRIMARY POLITICS IN PENNSYLVANIA | Judy Woodruff reports from Pennsylvania about the Democratic primary, where former Republican Sen. Arlen Specter is in a fight for survival as a former long-shot candidate gains ground on the incumbent senator.
Friday's anchors are Jim Lehrer and Jeffrey Brown. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day's other top news stories and a look at Web features, including more estimates from scientists on the size of the gulf oil spill, a NewsHour Connect conversation with Louisiana Public Broadcast with insight on how the spill is impacting local economies and our interactive oil tracker that lets you explore different spill scenarios.
Plus, on Art Beat, Jeffrey Brown talks to documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney about his latest work, telling the story of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
We hope you join us.