On Thursday’s NewsHour…


As the humanitarian crisis worsens in Haiti, the PBS NewsHour is offering extensive ongoing coverage of events on the island, both on our broadcast and online.

On the program Thursday:

HAITI UPDATE: Kwame Holman narrates our complete update of all today’s news relating to Haiti, including the worsening situation on-the-ground, plus the latest international relief efforts here in the United States and around the world.

HAITI’S PLIGHT: It was just three days ago that the NewsHour aired a report about Haiti’s progress in its struggle against political turmoil and deep-rooted poverty. Tonight, Judy Woodruff looks at the earthquake’s catastrophic timing.

FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: Jim Lehrer interviews the former president, who is now the U.N.’s Special Envoy to Haiti, and today accepted an invitation from the White House to assist in the relief effort alongside former President George W. Bush.

ON-THE-GROUND: Judy Woodruff talks to Tony Winton of the Associated Press, and Bob Poff, Divisional Director of Disaster Services in Haiti for the Salvation Army, via satellite from Port-au-Prince.

HUMANITARIAN RELIEF: Then, Judy gets perspective on the challenges of launching a humanitarian relief operation in Haiti from Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE USA.

HAITIAN AMERICANS: Ray Suarez has spent the day in New York, reporting on the Haitian community’s response to the earthquake.

BANK FEES: Also tonight, Margaret Warner examines President Obama’s plan to tax big banks. Her guest: Binyamin Applebaum of The Washington Post.