On Friday’s NewsHour…
JOBS UPDATE | The latest jobs report shows the U.S. economy added over 150,000 jobs in March, but little improvement for unemployment. Judy Woodruff talks to economists Laura Tyson and Glenn Hubbard about what the largest jobs increase in three years means for economic recovery.
MAKING SENSE: UNEMPLOYMENT | Business and economics correspondent Paul Solman reports from Florida about the impact of record claims for unemployment insurance and families struggling to make ends meet.
GENE PATENT OWNERSHIP |A federal judge has invalidated patents on two cancer genes, raising questions about who has the right to own genetic research. For perspective on what the ruling means for researchers, Jeffrey Brown speaks to biotech lawyer Kenneth Chahine and David Ravicher, president of the Public Patent foundation.
SHIELDS AND BROOKS POLITICAL WRAP | Jim Lehrer discusses the week’s top political news, including President Obama’s decision to expand offshore drilling and his visit to Afghanistan with the NewsHour’s regular analysts, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks.
Friday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Jeffrey Brown. Kwame Holman will have the other top news stories of the day and a preview of Web features, including more from Mark Shields and David Brooks, a conversation with a ProPublica reporter about other cash-strapped states struggling to pay jobless benefits and a look at Sudan’s shifting political situation ahead of elections. Plus, we’ll have an Art Beat conversation with actor Alfred Molina about playing artist Mark Rothko on Broadway.
We hope you join us.