On Thursday’s NewsHour: Security Concerns; Ivory Coast; Gary Trudeau

BY News Desk  December 23, 2010 at 6:05 PM EDT

Here’s what’s on Thursday’s NewsHour …

SECURITY CONCERNS | Concerns about terrorism over the holidays ratcheted up a notch Thursday with mail bombings in Rome. Margaret Warner speaks with former CIA official John McLaughlin and former White House counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke for an assessment of security threats.

IVORY COAST | The bitter aftermath of a disputed election in Ivory Coast has descended into violence and international concern. Judy Woodruff will talks to State Department official William Fitzgerald for more.

SMALL SCHOOLS | Special correspondent John Tulenko reports from New York on another plan to deliver better education for urban schoolchildren: make schools smaller.

KOREAN TENSIONS | New tensions are rattling the Korean peninsula over South Korean military drills. Justin McCurry of GlobalPost samples public opinion in Seoul for some insight.

CARTOONIST GARY TRUDEAU | Jeffrey Brown speaks with “Doonesbury” creator Gary Trudeau as the famed comic strip marks 40 years.

All that and Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s top headlines from our newsroom. We hope you’ll join us.