On Friday’s NewsHour…
GULF OIL SPILL CRISIS CONTINUES | Tom Bearden reports from Louisiana as high winds and waves push oil ashore and into sensitive wetland areas. Then, Jeffrey Brown talks to Admiral Thad Allen, head of the Coast Guard, and professor Robert Twilley at Louisiana State University about efforts to stop the leaks and ongoing environmental concerns.
ARKANSAS SENATE RACE | Incumbent Blanche Lincoln is campaigning to hold on to her seat in the U.S. Senate in a heated Democratic primary race in Arkansas. Spencer Michels reports on how the state’s agriculture industry and discontent with Washington may factor into the race.
POLITICAL WRAP: SHIELDS AND BROOKS | Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the White House’s decision to suspend plans for offshore drilling expansion in the wake of the gulf disaster and Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s announcement he will run for Senate as an Independent.
ANNIVERSARY OF VIETNAM WAR’S END | On the 35th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, Ray Suarez talks to retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. James Zumwalt about his new book on the Vietnam War, as seen through the eyes of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong Veterans.
Friday’s anchors are Judy Woodruff and Jeffrey Brown. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at Web features, including more on the Vietnam reunification as photographer David Hume Kennerly reflects on his Pulitzer Prize-winning images of the conflict and a conversation with Andrew Lam, whose family fled the country when he was a child.
Jeffrey Brown will have a conversation with New York Times reporter Joe Drape about tough economic times for horse racing ahead of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby race.
Plus, find blogs from correspondents Tom Bearden at the scene of the Louisiana oil spill and Spencer Michels following the Senate race in Arkansas.
We hope you join us.