On Thursday’s NewsHour…


Updated 6:05pm ET

FINANCIAL REFORM’S FUTURE | President Obama admonished Wall Street for fighting reforms as the Senate prepares to consider new regulations for the financial system. In two newsmaker interviews about the reform efforts, Jeffrey Brown talks to White House financial adviser Larry Summers and Judy Woodruff talks to Robert Kelly, CEO of the Bank of New York Mellon.

BRITISH ELECTION DEBATE | Three candidates for prime minister in Britain’s tightly contested parliamentary election shared the stage to discuss foreign policy in the second of three televised debates. Simon Marks reports from London on the political footing for the three parties ahead of next month’s election.

AMERICANS AWAIT TERROR TRIAL IN PAKISTAN | Margaret Warner has the story of five Americans awaiting trial in Pakistan on terrorism charges. The Muslim men, arrested in January, have denied involvement with al-Qaida.

ETHIOPIA FOOD| Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Ethiopia on how the country known for hunger has a new abundance of a different sort: vast acres of fertile, arable land.

SHAQ ATTACKS THE ART WORLD | Larger-than-life NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is making his mark on the art world as well with a new exhibit of art — both large and small. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the “Size Does Matter” exhibit that the basketball star helped curate.

Thursday’s anchors are Jeffrey Brown and Judy Woodruff. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at Web features, including more from Art Beat on Shaq’s “Size Does Matter” exhibit, a Patchwork Nation map that highlights where members of the tea party movement live and a NewsHour Plus chat with a reporter from technology blog Gizmodo with a sneak peek at what could be the next iPhone.

Plus, learn how countries around the world are celebrating Earth Day and find a lesson plan for teachers on analyzing energy consumption.

We hope you’ll join us.