On Thursday’s NewsHour…
POLITICAL WRAP | President Obama invited leaders of both parties to a White House conference later this month in an effort to find common ground. Also, the write-in votes for Republican candidate Lisa Murkowski and Tea Party favorite Joe Miller are still being counted in the Alaska Senate race. Judy Woodruff will talk to Michael Carey for an update on the race.
HOW DO REPUBLICANS PLAN TO CHANGE HEALTH CARE? | Jeffrey Brown gets two views on Republican plans for the new health care reform law. What will work and what will not?
HAITI STRUGGLES TO EVACUATE BEFORE STORM | Tropical Storm Tomas is headed in Haiti’s direction as the country struggles to provide adequate shelter to more than 1 million people left homeless after the deadly earthquake earlier this year. Kyle Morris of Independent Television News has a report on evacuation efforts and Ray Suarez talks to Jason Beaubien of NPR.
EX-HOSTAGE SPEAKS ON CAPTIVITY IN COLOMBIAN JUNGLE | Ingrid Betancourt shares her story of being kidnapped and held hostage in the Colombian jungle for six years in her new memoir.
Thursday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Jeffrey Brown. Hari Sreenivasan has the day’s other top news stories and look at the Web features. We look at the origins of the strain of cholera in Haiti on our Global Health page. Also, PBS checks in with reporters in Florida and Nevada on the role of the Tea Party in this week’s midterm vote on the Politics page. Plus, you can read Ray Suarez’s latest blog post on Senate Majority Leader Reid’s story of political survival.
We hope you’ll join us.