On Friday’s NewsHour…
U.S., RUSSIA COMPLETE SPY SWAP | In Austria on Thursday, the United States and Russia completed the largest exchange of spies since the Cold War. Judy Woodruff reports on the events that took place June 8 between the two countries.
ECONOMIES OF THE STATES | A busy agenda lies in wait at the National Governors Association’s Meeting this weekend as new fiscal years begin for a majority of the states. Margaret Warner talks with Vermont Gov.Jim Douglas, and Pennsylvania Gov.Ed Rendell about the problems states face as funds remain short while costs continue to rise.
JOBLESS IN SOUTH AFRICA | South Africa says goodbye to the World Cup on Sunday, but large unemployment numbers remain behind. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one social entrepreneur’s effort to help some of the unemployed find work.
POLITICAL WRAP: SHIELDS AND BROOKS | Columnists Mark Shields
and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week.
THE IMPACT OF LEBRON’S MOVE | LeBron James announced Thursday evening he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat in search of an elusive NBA title. Judy Woodruff talks to Kevin Blackistone, professor at the University of Maryland, and Richard Deitsch, a reporter for Sports Illustrated, on what the move means for fans, players and the cities involved.
Friday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Judy Woodruff. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at features on the Web, including a Web-only interview with Mark Shields and David Brooks on the Rundown; video reports on World Cup matches by South African students; and an Art Beat interview with Amir Bar-lev, director of a new documentary about NFL-player-turned-Army Ranger Pat Tillman, whose death by friendly fire in Afghanistan led his family to push for a wider investigation.