On Friday’s NewsHour: Egypt Uprising, WikiLeaks, Shields and Brooks

BY News Desk  January 28, 2011 at 5:00 PM EST

EGYPT’S PROTESTS SPREAD | Thousands of Egyptian protesters defied a nationwide curfew in Cairo and other cities, continuing clashes with police. Military forces were deployed, but some were greeted by protesters. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the mayhem and calls for an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s reign.

EGYPT’S UNCERTAINTY | Margaret Warner speaks with John Ray of Independent Television News about what he’s been seeing and hearing on the streets of Egypt’s capital as protests have grown more intense.

U.S. RESPONSE TO EGYPT | Judy Woodruff examines the U.S. response to the crisis in Egypt with Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations, who just returned from Egypt; Samer Shehata, assistant professor of Arab politics at Georgetown University, and Mary-Jane Deeb, chief of the African and Middle East division at the Library of Congress.

NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR ON WIKILEAKS, ASSANGE | Jeffrey Brown talks to Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times, about the decisions the newspaper faced in negotiating with WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, about the release of classified government documents.

SHIELDS AND BROOKS | Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks speak with Jim Lehrer about the week in politics, from U.S. reaction to the protests in Egypt to the State of the Union address and economic growth.

Jim Lehrer and Judy Woodruff anchor Friday night’s program. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top headlines and a look at features on our website.

We hope you’ll join us.