On Friday’s NewsHour…
BORDER SECURITY BEEFED UP | On Friday, President Obama signed a $600 million bill to increase funding for border security. Jeffrey Brown talks to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about the effort to increase personnel and equipment along the U.S.-Mexico border.
RUSSIA SET TO FUEL IRANIAN NUCLEAR PLANT | Russia plans to move uranium fuel to a nuclear power plant in Iran. Margaret Warner gets views from analysts Ray Takeyh, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and journalist Robin Wright about the country’s decision.
HOW SAFE IS GULF SEAFOOD? | Questions remain as to how much effect the Gulf oil spill and cleaning dispersants will have on seafood. Tom Bearden reports.
SHIELDS AND GERSON | Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post opinion columnist Michael Gerson, sitting in for David Brooks, analyze the week’s top news stories.
LYNDON JOHNSON’S PRESIDENCY | Judy Woodruff has a conversation with author Charles Peters, a veteran journalist and the founder of The Washington Monthly, about his book on Lyndon Johnson’s presidency.
Friday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Jeffrey Brown. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at features on the Web. On the Rundown, Tom Bearden writes about the debate over reopening fishing grounds in the Gulf. Political Editor David Chalian looks at the campaign ads beginning to flood the airwaves as midterm elections near.
Also, on the Art Beat, watch a preview of Jeffrey Brown’s conversation with musician Rosanne Cash.
We hope you’ll join us.