On Monday’s NewsHour…

BY newsdesk  January 31, 2011 at 5:13 PM EDT

EGYPT PROTESTS | Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the crowds of protesters gathered in Cairo despite an ongoing curfew and planned Tuesday demonstrations that organizers hope will bring more than a million people to the streets. Then, Lindsey Hilsum of ITN reports from the northern part of the country, where protests are also taking place in Alexandria.

U.S. FORMS EGYPT RESPONSE | More than 1,200 Americans have left Egypt, with more to come in the next few days, as the U.S. works to respond to the crisis in one of its longtime Middle Eastern allies. Both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have called for an “orderly transition” to a more democratic government in Egypt. Kwame Holman reports.

WHAT WOULD A TRANSITION LOOK LIKE? | Amid the calls for change are questions of what a new government would look like, and who would lead it. Margaret Warner looks at the the groups comprising the opposition and possible sources of leadership with Daniel Kurtzer, former ambassador to Egypt, Marina Ottaway of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Ian Lesser of the German Marshall Fund.

THE BATTLE OVER COMMUNICATION | The Egyptian government has not limited its crackdown on protests to security presence in the streets. Ray Suarez look at how the battle over phone and Internet service has highlighted the role communication technology has played in organizing and fueling the demonstrators.

CARS OF THE FUTURE? | Paul Solman looks at efforts to revitalize the auto industry by focusing on the future of electric cars as part of his reporting on Making Sen$e of financial news.

THE ART OF WRITING | Jeffrey Brown talks to author and essayist Roger Rosenblatt about the art of writing.

Jeffrey Brown and Margaret Warner anchor Monday night’s program. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top headlines and a look at features on our website.

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