On Friday’s NewsHour…


JOBS REPORT GIVES MIXED NUMBERS | The private sector did better than expected adding 67,000 jobs to the market, but unemployment numbers remain grim with the rate slightly rising to 9.6 percent. All the while President Obama is urging the public to be patient and said his policies are working–just at a slow pace.

OBAMA ECONOMIC ADVISER ASSESSES JOB NUMBERS | The head of the president’s council of economic advisers, Christina Romer, examines the economic numbers that came out Friday and also looks back on her time in the Obama White House.

BURNT-OUT EMPLOYEES| Paul Solman examines the rising number of employees who are being asked to do more and more for less money. This report is part of Paul Solman’s ongoing reporting on Making Sense of Financial News.

IRAQI ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WOES | Margaret Warner wraps up her trip to Iraq with a report on power shortages. The lack of electricity has become a part of daily life for many Iraqi’s and frustration is growing.

SHIELDS AND BROOKS WEEKLY ANALYSIS | Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze this week’s top news.

75TH ANNUAL SHRIMP AND PETROLEUM FESTIVAL | Even after the BP oil spill all but canceled this year’s shrimp harvest in the Gulf, the 75th Annual Shrimp and Petroleum Festival in Morgan City, Louisiana is full steam ahead.

Friday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Judy Woodruff. Hari Sreenivasan has the day’s other top news stories and look at the Web features. On the Rundown, Margaret Warner has a new blog post on what a reporter should pack when embedding with the military. There’s more on worker burn-out on Paul Solman’s Making Sense Page. Plus, David Chalian interviews the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Bush era tax cuts.

Also on the Art Beat, Jeffrey Brown talks to author Lawrence Wright about his one-man play based on his bestseller about al-Qaida.

We hope you’ll join us.