On Monday’s NewsHour…
GULF OIL CLEANUP | BP said it will pay to clean up the oil slick still spreading in the Gulf of Mexico. Judy Woodruff gets the latest update on the crisis from correspondent Tom Bearden in Louisiana.
POLITICAL FUTURE OF OFFSHORE DRILLING | Judy Woodruff gets two points of view on the future for offshore drilling in the U.S., from Kert Davies of Greenpeace and Sara Banaszak, an economist with the industry trade group, the American Petroleum Institute.
NYC CAR BOMBING ATTEMPT | Law enforcement officials in New York have identified a “person of interest” and continue to search for other potential leads into Saturday’s attempted car bombing in Times Square. Jeffrey Brown talks to reporter Bob Hennelly of WNYC Public Radio for more on the foiled bombing plot.
IRAN NUCLEAR STANCE DRAWS WESTERN CRITICISM | As the United Nations opened its conference on nuclear weapons, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad drew ire with accusations that the U.S. is leading a charge to intimidate non-nuclear states. Margaret Warner reports on the growing tensions between Iran and western nations.
UNITED, CONTINENTAL AIRLINE MERGER | After weeks of negotiation, United Airlines announced it will buy Continental in a deal totaling more than $3 billion. Kwame Holman talks to travel writer Rudy Maxa about the proposed merger to form the world’s largest airline.
REBUILDING POLAND’S GOVERNMENT | After the devastating air crash that killed Poland’s president and many other top officials, Ray Suarez talks to the country’s foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski about the future political establishment and emerging international relations challenges.
Monday’s anchors are Judy Woodruff and Jeffrey Brown. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at Web features, including Tom Bearden’s updates from the gulf oil spill with an at-a-glance graphic, a new Web-only video from Paul Solman, examining how concerns about Chinese drywall are impacting the foreclosure crisis.
Plus, read Margaret Warner’s reflections on her week of reporting at the Vatican on the fallout of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.
We hope you join us.