On Monday’s NewsHour…

BY newsdesk  April 26, 2010 at 5:11 PM EDT

GULF COAST OIL LEAK | Robotic submarines and hundreds of workers are struggling to contain an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, stemming from last week’s rig explosion off the Louisiana coast. Judy Woodruff talks to David Kennedy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration about the environmental impacts of the spill.

GOLDMAN SACHS E-MAILS | Internal e-mails by Goldman Sachs executives reveal the investment bank profited from the financial instruments it marketed during the financial crisis. Ray Suarez talks to New York Times reporter Louise Story about the e-mail revelations and Tuesday’s hearings in the Senate.

FINANCIAL REFORMS IN THE SENATE | Financial reform legislation hit a roadblock in the Senate, as Republicans vowed to block action on the Democrat’s bank reforms, in a crucial test vote. Gwen Ifill will get points of view from financial blogger Yves Smith, Princeton University economics professor Alan Blinder, former U.S. Treasury Undersecretary Robert Glauber and Robert Litan of the Brookings institute.

NATALIE MERCHANT TURNS POEMS TO SONG | Singer and songwriter Natalie Merchant sets poetry to music in her newest studio album, looking at childhood through the works of E.E. Cummings, Robert Graves and Mother Goose. Jeffrey Brown reports on the unusual melding of artforms on her new album, “Leave Your Sleep.”

DEBATE: ETHICS OF END-OF-LIFE CARE | NewsHour analyst Susan Dentzer, editor in chief of Health Affairs, moderates a debate on the ethics of rationing health care with Dr. Ira Byock, of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Arthur Caplan, of the University of Pennsylvania, Ken Connor, chair of the Center for a Just Society and Marie Hilliard, of the National Catholic Bioethics Center.

Monday’s anchors are Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at features on the web, including Art Beat’s extended interview with Natalie Merchant, a Patchwork Nation look at what Arizona’s new immigration law could mean for key congressional races, and Margaret Warner’s blog dispatches from the Vatican on transparency in the Catholic Church.

We hope you join us.