On Friday’s NewsHour…


OBAMA SURVEYS GULF OIL DAMAGE | President Obama returned to the Gulf coast, as BP said it has made headway in its six-week struggle to cap the gushing oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Ray Suarez talks to Greg McCormack of the Petroleum Extension Service at the University of Texas about the apparent success of this week’s “cut and cap” attempt.

DRILLING AND LOUISIANA’S OIL INDUSTRY | Spencer Michels reports on how the spill may impact Louisiana’s lucrative drilling industry as lawmakers impose a moratorium on offshore drilling and vow to ramp up regulation on the industry.

MAY JOBS REPORT | Stocks fell in the U.S. over a weak jobs report for May. There was a gain in employment numbers, but most were temporary U.S. Census jobs. For more on the jobs report and the market reaction, Jeffrey Brown talks to Lisa Lynch of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandies University, and Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab.

POLITICAL WRAP: SHIELDS AND BROOKS | Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week.

MAKING SENSE WITH PAUL SOLMAN | As part of his continuing coverage making sense of the economy, Paul Solman talks to Harvard economist Ben Friedman about the college graduates who continue flocking to Wall Street, three years into the financial crisis.

Friday’s anchors are Judy Woodruff and Jeffrey Brown. Kwame Holman will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at Web features, including conversations with university career services directors from around the country about what the job situation looks like for new graduates, a discussion with former state department adviser Aaron David Miller about his disillusionment with the Arab-Israeli peace process, and an Art Beat conversation with Barbara Pollack, author of “The Wild Wild East” about her experiences as an art critic in China.

We hope you join us.