ON THE NEWSHOUR -- September 16, 2010 at 5:38 PM ET
On Thursday's NewsHour...
NEW U.S. POVERTY NUMBERS | The Census Bureau released new economic numbers showing that one in seven Americans lived in poverty last year, and more than 50 million are not insured. Ray Suarez discusses the record poverty numbers and the recession's effects on the poor with economists Isabel Sawhill and Harry Holzer.
CUBA'S ECONOMIC CRISIS | Jeffrey Brown speaks with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic magazine and Latin America analyst Julia Sweig, who met with Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro in Havana several weeks ago and discussed the shortcomings of the island nation's economic system.
CARE FOR THE UNDERINSURED IN NEW ORLEANS | Betty Ann Bowser reports from the Crescent City on one doctor's success in establishing clinics for the underinsured after Hurricane Katrina wiped out the city's main charity hospital.
HUFFINGTON ON DECLINING MIDDLE CLASS | Gwen Ifill has a conversation with liberal commentator, online media magnate and author Arianna Huffington about her new book, which concentrates on the declining U.S. middle class.
JAZZ MUSICIAN CELEBRATES 70TH BIRTHDAY WITH TOUR | Jeffrey Brown catches up with music legend Herbie Hancock, who celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this year and is touring in support of his latest album "The Imagine Project."
Thursday's anchors are Jim Lehrer and Margaret Warner. Hari Sreenivasan has the day's other top news stories and look at the Web features. On the Art Beat, you can watch an excerpt of a performance by Herbie Hancock. Also on The Rundown, find a slide show from the evacuation of Charity Hospital soon after Hurricane Katrina.
Plus, we have a follow-up on the X Prize competition to design a car that gets 100 miles per gallon of gas.
We hope you'll join us.