On the NewsHour Monday: Tax Cuts, Prop 8, Iran Talks, The Carter Diaries

BY News Desk  December 6, 2010 at 1:54 PM EST

TAX CUTS | Lawmakers and the Obama administration searched for a compromise aimed at extending Bush-era tax cuts and jobless benefits. The deal-making is propelling a bigger debate withing the Democratic Party. Gwen Ifill will talk to analysts for more.

GAY MARRIAGE BAN | A California federal appeals court heard arguments Monday on a challenge to the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. We’ll recap key moments from the day in court.

IRAN’S NUKES | Margaret Warner will update the talks over Iran’s nuclear program as Tehran asserts it can produce its own uranium.

JIMMY CARTER’S DIARIES | A new first hand accounting of Jimmy Carter’s presidency years comes from his own writings during his White House years. Ray Suarez talks to President Carter about the new book, called “White House Diary.”

GOSPEL MUSIC | And we’ll listen to the sound, the style and the spirit of a Gospel music contest. Jeffrey Brown has that story.

All that and Hari Sreenivasan will have the latest headlines from our newsroom. Stay tuned.