On Thursday’s NewsHour…
U.S., RUSSIA STRIKE ARMS PACT | Presidents Obama and Medvedev signed a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty on Thursday. However, it must be approved by the legislatures of each country to become law. For perspective on its prospects for ratification in the U.S. Senate, Jim Lehrer speaks with Minority Whip Sen. John Kyl, R-Ariz, and Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
INVESTIGATING THE FINANCIAL CRISIS | Two former Citibank executives testified before Congress about their company’s roll in the global financial crisis. Jeffrey Brown talks to Phil Angelides and Bill Thomas, chairs of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission about the investigation.
HEALTH CARE REFORM IN CALIFORNIA | In the first of two reports on voter reaction to the new health care law, NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels traveled with Republican Rep. Tom McClintock to Rough and Ready, Calif. to meet with constituents during the spring recess.
POLITICAL TURMOIL IN KYRGYZSTAN | A day after a bloody coup in Kyrgyzstan, Judy Woodruff talks to journalist Dalton Bennett in Bishkek about the attempts to oust the president.
TIGER WOODS AT THE MASTERS | Tiger Woods teed off at the Masters in Augusta, Ga. on Thursday, ending a five month absence from golf. Jim Lehrer reports on the stories surrounding his return.
Thursday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Jeffrey Brown. Kwame Holman will have the day’s other news stories and a preview of Web features, including expert views on the impact of the nuclear arms pact abroad, more on the discovery of a new species of hominid in South Africa and the story of a young woman’s life in Sudan on NewsHour Extra.
We hope you join us.