On Thursday’s NewsHour…


BP CEO HAYWARD ON CAPITOL HILL | BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward faced tough questions from both parties Thursday during testimony about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill before a House Energy and Commerce Committee. Jim Lehrer recaps the day’s events and the latest on the ongoing oil leak.

SUPREME COURT WATCH | As the end of its term approaches, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on some key cases Thursday, including a challenge to text message access and a case on beach access in Florida. Ray Suarez talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal for details.

TURBULENCE IN KYRGYZSTAN | According to the United Nations, more than 400,000 refugees have fled Kyrgyzstan almost a week after ethnic violence began in the Central Asian country. Margaret Warner reports on the fragile situation in its borders and talks to Fiona Hill, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Simon Schorno, the U.S. spokesman for the International Committee for the Red Cross, for updates on the political and the humanitarian situation.

DUBUQUE BETS ON A GREEN FUTURE | The Blueprint America series of reports on infrastructure continue with a look at how a factory town is betting on a “green” future. Special correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on the town of Dubuque, Iowa, and the steps they’ve taken toward green energy. Read more about the series from WNET here.

EUROPEAN DEBT | In the face of fears over growing debt, several European countries have announced major spending cuts. Jeffrey Brown talks to Simon Johnson, an economist and professor at MIT, and Sophie Pierson, a freelance reporter for French public television.

All that and Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other headlines from our newsroom and he’ll recap some of the day’s features online, including a Web-only Blueprint America report from Dubuque, our live blog of the Hayward testimony before Congress and a discussion with two authors on where the Iranian opposition movement stands one year after disputed elections.

We hope you’ll join us.