On the PBS NewsHour Tonight

BY News Desk  January 18, 2013 at 12:07 PM EDT

On Friday’s NewsHour:

  • A standoff with Islamic militants holding foreign hostages continues in Algeria

  • A report from the ongoing conflict in Mali

  • Last minute inaugural preparations

  • More fallout from Lance Armstrong’s confessions

  • Plus, Mark Shields and David Brooks

Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan has your preview:

While the above promo is written for the radio in the morning, it is a tentative snapshot of what we’re covering on the show. With the ebb and flow of news headlines, chances are segments will be added, scrapped or moved to another night.

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