On Tuesday’s NewsHour…
GAZA RAID ROILS TURKEY | The weekend raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla where at least four Turkish nationals were killed has sparked angry protests in Turkey, one of Israel’s key Muslim allies in the region.
GULF OIL SPILL UPDATE | Spencer Michels continues his series of reports from the Gulf with the latest on BP’s efforts to cap the oil well, amid growing anger from local residents and business owners over the problems wrought by the spill.
BP’S BIG FINANCIAL LOSSES | BP stock dropped sharply Tuesday, following the failure of the ‘top kill’ procedure to halt the oil leak over the weekend. Jim Lehrer talks to energy consultant Robinson West of PFC Energy and Sydney Finkelstein, a management professor at Dartmouth College, about BP’s prospects for financial recovery as the crisis drags on.
CHINA’S GROWING OBESITY EPIDEMIC | In the second report from China on global health, Ray Suarez reports on the dramatic increase in obesity as the country’s growing class of educated and well-paid consumers adopt some Western-style shopping and eating habits.
CABLE GIANT CNN TURNS 30 | As innovator CNN marks 30 years on the air, Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the past of cable news and the future of the media with Los Angeles Times television reporter Matea Gold and Bob Furnad, a former CNN manager.
DEMOCRACY AND THE WEB | Does the pervading presence of the Web make people better citizens, or does it propagate misinformation and threaten democracy? Paul Solman has a look at the unfolding debate as staged by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs featuring Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, Micah Sifry, founder of the Personal Democracy Forum, Slate columnists Farhad Manjoo and entrepreneur Andrew Keen.
Tuesday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at features on the Web, including Paul Solman’s analysis of the business risks of drilling for oil, a conversation with Politico’s White House reporter Josh Gerstein about how the Obama administration is juggling domestic and foreign crises, and Ray Suarez’s reporters notebook blog with a deeper look at the obesity crisis in China.
Plus, Jeffrey Brown interviews a Guggenheim Museum curator about the life and legacy of Louise Bourgeois, who died on Monday.
We hope you’ll join us.