On Friday’s NewsHour…


REACHING OUT: President Obama spent part of the day meeting Congressional Republicans in Baltimore. He faced tough questions from them about some of the policy initiatives outlined in his State of the Union Address. And the President accused the Republicans of blocking progress on health care reform and the economy. Tonight, we’ll present excerpts of the exchanges between the president and the House Republicans. Then, Judy Woodruff talks to Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, who attended today’s session in Baltimore.

SHIELDS AND BROOKS: Then we’ll hear the weekly analysis of syndicated columnist Mark Shields, and David Brooks of the New York Times. Jim Lehrer moderates tonight’s discussion.

TERROR TRIALS: Margaret Warner reports on the debate over where to try suspects accused of orchestrating the 9/11 terror attacks.

HAITI BUSINESS: Ray Suarez continues his reporting from Port-au-Prince on the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake. Tonight, a look at the enormous challenges entailed in reviving commercial activity in the country.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Tom Bearden reports from Colorado on one state’s attempts to regulate the sale of medical marijuana.

WEB-ONLY: Finally, Hari Sreenivasan gives a tour of what’s happening on the Web site, including the opportunity to ask Economics Correspondent Paul Solman questions about the economy and a potential recovery and an interview with Jeffrey Brown who is at the Sundance Film Festival as a juror on the documentary review panel.

All that, plus the rest of the day’s news, including a report on Tony Blair’s testimony before a British inquiry into the Iraq War. Jim Lehrer and Judy Woodruff anchor the broadcast tonight, and we hope you’ll join us.