On Tuesday’s NewsHour…
IMPACT OF LEAKED WAR DOCUMENTS | A day after the release of more than 75,000 classified Afghan war documents by WikiLeaks through popular newspapers, Washington is still feeling the impact of the massive leak. Jim Lehrer talks to Republican Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri, and Democratic Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island for analysis.
CORPORATE SHAKEUP AT BP | The corporate structure at BP is due to change soon as CEO Tony Hayward steps down and current Executive Director Robert Dudley takes over. For more on what’s behind the changes at BP, Gwen Ifill talks to Holly Pattenden, head analyst for the oil and gas industry at Business Monitor International.
COMPLICATED COMPENSATION IN GULF | The head of the BP compensation fund, Kenneth Feinberg, told members of Congress today that he will remain independent when it comes to the handling of claims. Tom Bearden reports on BP’s payouts and the tough questions coming in about the distribution of funds in the Gulf states.
WIKILEAKS AND JOURNALISM | Popular newspapers played a large role in the release of the WikiLeaks’ Afghan war documents Monday. Judy Woodruff talks to Alex Jones, director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center for the Press, and David Leigh, investigations editor at the London newspaper The Guardian, for a look into the journalistic considerations behind the decision to publish the leaked material.
POET PHILIP LEVINE | Jeffrey Brown talks to poet Philip Levine about life and work on the factory floor in industrial Detroit.
Monday’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 regular dispatches on the Rundown from our partners at GlobalPost, who are currently reporting in and around Afghanistan and a profile of an artist and immigration activist in Arizona.