On Friday’s NewsHour…
OIL LEAK RATE ESTIMATE DOUBLED | New estimates suggest BP’s ruptured well may be spewing twice as much oil into the Gulf of Mexico as previously thought, raising new questions about cleanup and restoration efforts. Judy Woodruff has an update on the scope of the disaster.
BP’S FUTURE IN THE U.S. MARKET | Lawmakers continue to hold British-based BP’s feet to the fire, sparking tensions between the U.S. and the U.K. Judy Woodruff talks to Byron King, an energy analyst with Agora Financial, and Sam Fleming, associate city editor of British newspaper, The Daily Mail, about the company’s future.
U.S., TURKEY RELATIONS | Kwame Holman reports on the growing divide between the U.S. and longtime ally Turkey, as the country seeks to establish foreign policy independence through its recent fuel swap negotiations with Iran.
WORLD CUP KICKS OFF IN SOUTH AFRICA | The world’s biggest sporting event kicked off in South Africa on Friday as Mexico and host country South Africa squared off in the first World Cup match to be held of the African continent. Ray Suarez gets the rundown of day one from sports writers Christine Brennan and David Hirshey.
Friday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Judy Woodruff. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at stories on the Web, including a second chat with columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks featuring questions from our Facebook page, a follow-up story on the political unrest and freedom of speech in Thailand and a blog post from Gwen Ifill about unconventional wisdom and the results of this week’s primaries.
Plus, Ray Suarez has a post on what hosting the World Cup means for South Africa’s place on the world stage.
We hope you join us.