On Monday’s NewsHour…
ISRAEL SEA RAID IN GAZA | A pre-dawn Israeli raid on a flotilla of aid ships bound for Gaza coast has sparked international concern following the deaths of international activists who say they were trying to transport humanitarian supplies through an Israeli blockade. Julian Manyon of Independent Television News gives an update. Then, Gwen Ifill gets two points of view on the incident from Adam Shapiro, a board member of the Free Gaza movement who helped organize the trip and Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the United States.
GULF OIL SPILL UPDATE | Following the failure of the “top kill” procedure, BP worked toward slicing off a piece of the leaking pipe to cap the blown out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Margaret Warner gives an update on the ongoing environmental crisis.
PUBLIC REACTION TO OIL CRISIS | As the Gulf oil leak persists, more than 80 percent of Americans report they are closely following the unfolding crisis. Margaret Warner talks to science educator Bill Nye, energy expert Amy Jaffe and technology forecaster Paul Saffo for more on the public reaction.
CHINA’S GROWING TOBACCO CRISIS | In the first of three global health reports from China, Ray Suarez examines the work of anti-tobacco advocates, where the government faces complex challenges in confronting the country’s smoking epidemic.
AUTHOR TIM O’BRIEN LOOKS BACK AT VIETNAM | Author Tim O’Brien’s collection of stories about an American platoon, “The Things They Carried,” is being reissued as it celebrates its twentieth anniversary. We take an encore look at Jeffrey Brown’s interview with the author.
Monday’s anchors are Gwen Ifill and Margaret Warner. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other news stories and a look at Web features, including more of Jeffrey Brown’s interview with author Tim O’Brien, a blog post from Ray Suarez on his reporting trip to China and a story on the potential for an increase of female smokers.
Plus, visit our website to watch BP’s live video of the oil leak and use our gulf spill tracker to explore estimates on the size of the spill.
We hope you join us.