On Friday’s NewsHour…

BY newsdesk  March 19, 2010 at 4:22 PM EDT

FINAL PUSH FOR HEALTH CARE | Democrats are counting the votes in the run-up to a possible vote on health care reform this Sunday. NewsHour correspondent Kwame Holman reports on President Obama’s continued attempts to rally the public and the ongoing wrangling on Capitol Hill.

SHIELDS AND BROOKS | Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the push to secure the passage of health care reform as the effort comes down to the wire.

STUDENT LENDING | A proposal to cut out private lenders in the student lending market has been tucked in the pending health care reform legislation. Jeffrey Brown talks to Rep. George Miller of the House Committee on Education and Labor and Rene Mang of Sallie Mae.

THE TERROR THREAT IN YEMEN | Margaret Warner reports from Yemen on the growing presence of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and how it may impact national security in the U.S. The conversation previews a series of reports from Yemen that will air on the NewsHour next week.

THE BIG POTENTIAL OF NANOSCIENCE | NewsHour Business and Economics Correspondent Paul Solman examines the promising economic power of science on a very small scale: nanotechnology.

Fridays anchors are Jim Lehrer and Jeffrey Brown. Hari Sreenivasan will have the other top news of the day, plus a look at some of our Web features including a blog post from Gwen Ifill on health care deadlines and our book conversation about the largest art heist in history.