On Thursday’s NewsHour…
GULF OIL SPILL UPDATE | Heavy oil fouled more coastline near the Alabama-Florida border, as lawmakers stepped up pressure on BP to expedite its response to claims filed for damages. Judy Woodruff talks to two business executives who met with the president Thursday, John Doerr, a venture capitalist, and Chad Holliday, chairman of Bank of America, about what the spill could mean for energy issues.
SOUTH AFRICA PREPARES FOR WORLD CUP | Ahead of Thursday’s World Cup kick-off, Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Johannesburg about what the match will mean for first-time host South Africa’s economy and its sense of pride. Ray Suarez talks to Fred about preparations on the ground for the world’s biggest sporting event.
BOOK CONVERSATION: SEBASTIAN JUNGER’S “WAR” | Jeffrey Brown talks to author and journalist Sebastian Junger about his latest book, “War,” which tells stories about a platoon of soldiers on the front lines in Afghanistan.
Thursday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Judy Woodruff.
Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at features on the Web, including a video dispatch from Fred de Sam Lazaro in South Africa, an Art Bear report about a controversy stirring around the official song of the World Cup and the full report from the Pentagon on mismanagement at Arlington National Cemetery.
Plus, Betty Ann Bowser recaps her recent interview with FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg about the agency’s food safety track record.
We hope you join us.