On Monday’s NewsHour: Federal Budget Battle, Social Media in Egypt

BY News Desk  February 14, 2011 at 5:43 PM EDT

OBAMA’S BUDGET BLUEPRINT | President Obama submitted his $3.7 trillion federal budget blueprint for 2012. Gwen Ifill speaks with White House Budget Director Jack Lew about the details of the budget. Judy Woodruff has the Republican reaction from Sen. Rob Portman, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and former budget director under George W. Bush.

ROLE OF MEDIA, SOCIAL MEDIA IN EGYPT’S REVOLUTION | The role of social media continues to be discussed as a key factor in Egypt’s ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak. As unrest ripples through the Middle East, Jeffrey Brown talks with Washington State University’s Lawrence Pintak, Al-Jazeera’s Abderrahim Foukara and correspondent Margaret Warner, who just returned from Egypt, about how social media factored into the uprisings.

MAN VS. MACHINE ON ‘JEOPARDY!’ | Science correspondent Miles O’Brien goes head-to-circuit board with a supercomputer on TV game show “Jeopardy!” to explore the limits of language and artificial intelligence for machines.

ESPERANZA SPALDING WINS BEST NEW ARTIST GRAMMY | The NewsHour recently profiled jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding, who won best new artist at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Jeffrey Brown has an excerpt from his earlier conversation with her.

Gwen Ifill and Jeffrey Brown anchor Monday 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.