ON THE NEWSHOUR -- May 27, 2010 at 5:12 PM ET
On Thursday's NewsHour...
GULF OIL SPILL UPDATE | President Obama announced plans to curb offshore drilling in response to the Gulf spill and said the government and BP should have been better prepared to tackle such a crisis. Ray Suarez has an update on the disaster, then Judy Woodruff gets two points of view on the scale of the disaster and the adequacy of the response from John Felmy of the American Petroleum Institute and Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
BP IMPLEMENTS 'TOP KILL' AT GULF WELL | Reports that more oil than originally thought is flowing into the Gulf of Mexico were tempered by early successes in the 'top kill' procedure to stop the leak at its source. Tom Bearden continues to track the progress of the spill with a team of researchers in Louisiana.
U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY | The Obama administration unveiled its new national security plan, with calls for increased diplomacy and economic discipline. Margaret Warner discusses the president's announcement.
SYRIAN PRESIDENT BASHIR AL-ASSAD | PBS's Charlie Rose talks to Syria's President Bashir Al-Assad about Iran and international security concerns.
THE FUTURE OF BOOKS | From podcasts to digital tablets, technology is reshaping the way Americans read. As the 2010 Book Expo wraps up in New York, Jeffrey Brown takes a look at emerging technologies and the future of the book with best-selling author Scott Turow, publisher Jonathan Galassi and book purchaser Cathy Langer of Colorado book chain Tattered Cover.
Thursday's anchors are Jim Lehrer and Jeffrey Brown. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day's other top news stories and a look at features on the Web, including more of our conversation with Jonathan Galassi about the future of reading on Art Beat and the latest look at unemployment and foreclosures on Patchwork Nation.
Plus, visit our Google Moderator page, where we've had more than 15,000 suggestions for ways to deal with the oil spill. View the responses and vote for the one you think could do the trick.
We hope you join us.