On Tuesday’s NewsHour…
GENERAL MCCHRYSTAL CALLED TO ACCOUNT FOR OBAMA CRITICISM | The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, was summoned to the White House to explain criticisms of the administration officials in a magazine article. Jim Lehrer talks with Time Magazine’s Mark Thompson and retired generals Dan McNeill and Merrill McPeak about the fallout from his remarks
BAILOUT WATCHDOG ELIZABETH WARREN | Treasury Department Secretary Timothy Geithner defended the effectiveness of the $700 billion financial rescue program known as TARP, as it prepares to wind down this fall. Judy Woodruff talks with Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, about the TARP bank rescue’s effectiveness and the projections that taxpayers will lose $36 billion on the program.
GULF DRILLING MORATORIUM | The Obama Administration vowed to appeal a federal judge’s ruling, blocking the president’s efforts to impose a six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling. Gwen Ifill gets two points of view on the environmental and economic consequences of drilling in the Gulf from Kieran Suckling of the Center for Biological Diversity and Rayola Dougher, senior economic adviser at the American Petroleum Institute.
CELL PHONES AND PRIVACY | Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on how cell phones with GPS technology that track and share the user’s location are raising concerns about user privacy as they revolutionizing the way people communicate.
Tuesday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at Web features, including a conversation with Politico White House editor Craig Gordon about General McChrystal’s remarks, a lesson plan that asks students to explore the off-shore drilling debate on NewsHour Extra and a Patchwork Nation look at what South Carolina’s politics say about this midterm election year.
We hope you join us.