On Tuesday’s NewsHour…


FLIGHTS RESUME IN EUROPE | Some stranded travelers in Europe got relief as air traffic resumed over Europe for the first time in nearly a week. Gwen Ifill talks to Ray Suarez about the thousands of passengers who remain stranded London.

SUPREME COURT: ANIMAL CRUELTY | The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a federal law banning videos of animal cruelty, saying it violates the right to free speech. Margaret Warner talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal for more on the ruling.

LEHMAN BROTHERS GOES BEFORE CONGRESS | Former Lehman Brothers executives and financial regulators faced touch questions in a House hearing over the firm’s bankruptcy at the start of the financial meltdown. Kwame Holman reports on the congressional hearings over the collapsed investment firm.

MAKING SENSE: MORTGAGE DEFAULT | As part of his continuing series of reports making sense of economic news, Paul Solman tells the story of some homeowners who have stopped paying their mortgages even though they can still afford them.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATION RATES | Community colleges are playing an increasing roll in the country’s higher educational system, but a high percentage of their students never finish their coursework. Jeffrey Brown talks to Hilary Pennington of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Mary Spilde, president of Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore. about a new national accountability standard aimed at bolstering graduation rates.

IN MEMORIUM: DOROTHY HEIGHT | Gwen Ifill remembers civil rights activist Dr. Dorothy Height, who was a leader in both the African-American and women’s rights movements. She died Tuesday at age 98.

Monday’s anchors are Jeffrey Brown and Margaret Warner. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at Web features, including an experts roundtable on the Lehman Brothers hearing, a breakdown of the financial reform bill with Politico reporter Eamon Javers and a conversation with Judy Woodruff about her recent lifetime achievement award.

Plus, read Jim Lehrer’s first blog post as he rides the rails on his book tour.

We hope you join us.