On Thursday’s NewsHour…
GEN. PETRAEUS TO COMMAND FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN | Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the U.S. mission and strategy in Afghanistan will not change, following the ouster of Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Judy Woodruff talks with Col. Peter Mansoor of Ohio State University, Kimberly Kagan, of the Institute for the Study of War and Greg Jaffee, a military reporter for The Washington Post, about how Petraeus will lead the war effort.
SUPREME COURT: WHITE-COLLAR FRAUD RULING | The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to limit the definition of a federal fraud law. Jeffrey Brown talks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about what the ruling could mean for several well-known cases of white-collar crime.
RECORD-BREAKING 3-DAY WIMBLEDON MATCH ENDS | The longest tennis match in history concluded at Wimbledon after eleven hours, over the course of three days, with the victory of American John Isner over Frenchman Nicolas Mahut. Judy Woodruff gets an update on the reaction following the historic tennis showdown from Peter Bodo of Tennis Magazine and Tennis.com.
MAKING SENSE: CLEVELAND’S BASKETBALL BOON | As part of his ongoing coverage making sense of economic news, Paul Solman explores why the economic hopes of a Midwestern city are tied to the fortune and decision of NBA superstar LeBron James.
HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH | Ten years after the cracking of the human genetic code, Jeffrey Brown talks to a Dr. Francis Collins of the National Human Genome Research Institute about advancements and setbacks in genome research.
Thursday’s anchors are Judy Woodruff and Jeffrey Brown. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at Web features, including a compilation of past appearances of Gen. Petraeus on the NewsHour, a Patchwork Nation post about why economic recovery is being felt strongest in suburban and “empty nest” communities and Paul Solman’s response to viewer criticism of a recent report that opened with a man chasing a chicken.
Plus, on Art Beat, see part one of Jeffrey Brown’s series of conversations about the state of ballet in America.
We hope you join us.