On the PBS NewsHour Tonight

BY News Desk  October 5, 2012 at 1:04 PM EDT

On Friday’s NewsHour:

  • The jobless rate slides under 8 percent for the first time since January 2009

  • The hotly contested Senate race in Missouri

  • Mark Shields and David Brooks

  • And, an election story from Venezuela — where an opposition candidate aims to unseat long-time leader Hugo Chavez

Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan has your preview:


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