On Tuesday’s NewsHour…
OBAMA SIGNS RECONCILIATION BILL | President Obama signed the final piece of the health care overhaul into law today. Kwame Holman reports on the law’s most prominent issues, including the changes to student lending that were packaged with the measure. For a closer look at student loan shifts, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Jeff Selingo, editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
HEALTH CARE AND THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY | Jim Lehrer explores the impact of the health reform legislation on the Obama presidency with a panel of experts, including: historians Ellen Fitzpatrick of the University of New Hampshire and Richard Norton Smith of George Mason University; Clarence Page, a syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune; and Michael Gerson, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, now a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post.
PERU’S ECONOMIC BOOM | In the first of three reports from Peru, Ray Suarez reports on the country’s surprisingly strong economy and how it has fared amid the global recession.
FIGHTING AFGHAN CORRUPTION | Judy Woodruff reports on U.S. efforts to pressure Afghanistan to do more to combat corruption. For perspective, she speaks with Ali Jalali, a former interior minister for Afghanistan and current professor at the National Defense University, and Clare Lockhart, co-founder of the Institute for State Effectiveness and a former United Nations official.
THE BUSES OF HAITI | As part of a series of reports from Frontline and NPR, Planet Money’s Adam Davidson explains why in Haiti, brightly painted buses are good for business.
Tuesday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Judy Woodruff. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at features on the Web, including more on both the recovery effort in Haiti from Frontline Correspondent Martin Smith and the impact of health care reform on the Obama presidency, as well as a closer look at the Hadron Supercollider.
We hope you’ll join us.