On Friday’s NewsHour…

BY newsdesk  November 5, 2010 at 4:15 PM EDT

U.S. ADDS NEW JOBS IN OCTOBER | The Department of Labor released new statistics that show some job creation, but the unemployment rate remains steady at 9.6 percent. Judy Woodruff looks at what the numbers mean with economists Paul Krugman and Douglas Holtz-Eakin.

OBAMA DEPARTS FOR ASIA | President Obama departed for India today, kicking off a 10-day trip through Asia. Margaret Warner gives a preview of his itinerary and agenda for the trip with Douglas Paal of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Ambassador Wendy Sherman.

NEW VIOLENCE IN KASHMIR | John Sparks of ITN reports on the latest round of protests and crackdowns in the volatile Kashmir Valley.

STUDY SHOWS EARLIER DETECTION FOR LUNG CANCER| Ray Suarez talks to Harold Varmus of the National Cancer Institute about the benefits, and risks, of spiral CT scans, which can detect lung cancer sooner.

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

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, we talk to a reporter in Indonesia about what it’s like living in the shadow of an erupting volcano. Also, we answer your questions about the latest jobs numbers from Paul Solman and about the midterm elections from Political Editor David Chalian.

Plus on Art Beat, Jeffrey Brown talks to Jazz musician Jason Moran, winner of a MacArthur Genius award.

We hope you’ll join us.