On Friday’s NewsHour…
GOLDMAN SACHS FACES FRAUD CHARGES | The federal government has charged investment bank Goldman Sachs with defrauding investors ahead of the subprime mortgage crisis. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Washington Post reporter Zachary Goldfarb about the financial giant.
ASH HALTS EUROPEAN FLIGHTS | Ray Suarez reports on the volcanic ash from Iceland that is disrupting air travel worldwide. For perspective on volcano’s present and past, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Simon Winchester, author of a book on the spectacular 1883 eruption on the island of Krakatoa.
SPOTLIGHT CITY: FLORIDA’S GOP SENATE PRIMARY | The NewsHour wraps up its series of reports on the role of government from Tampa, Fla., with a report from Judy Woodruff on an unexpectedly competitive Republican primary race for a U.S. Senate seat.
PROTESTS IN THAILAND | Patrick Winn of Global Post reports on the impact of violent anti-government protests in Bangkok are having on Thailand’s important tourist industry.
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 a preview of Jim Lehrer’s upcoming visits to PBS stations around the country, more Spotlight City coverage from Tampa and an interview on obesity in America with Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic.
On Art Beat, we continue our coverage of Pulitzer Prize winners in the arts and take a look at renewed interested in the beloved science fiction series, “Doctor Who”.
We hope you’ll join us.