On Tuesday’s NewsHour…
Analysis of the latest moves to combat potential terror attacks leads Tuesday’s program: Ray Suarez interviews Chief of Staff for the National Security Council Denis McDonough and Jim Lehrer gets reaction from a panel of experts. Then, Gwen Ifill takes a closer look at the man accused of attacking a CIA outpost in Afghanistan, Jeffrey Brown sneaks a peek at a treasure trove of National Geographic images, and Judy Woodruff takes the pulse of the nation’s economy at the start of the new year.
COMBATING TERROR – Ray Suarez interviews Chief of Staff for the National Security Council Denis McDonough and Jim Lehrer gets reaction from Ken Button, Director of the Center for Transportation at George Mason University, Steven Simon, former terrorism specialist at the National Security Council during the Clinton administration, and Clark Kent Ervin, former inspector general for the Department Of Homeland Security in the Bush administration and now the director of the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program.
CIA ATTACK – For a better understanding of who the man accused of carrying out a suicide bombing at a CIA outpost in Afghanistan was and how he got close enough to carry out such a devastating attack, Gwen Ifill talks with David Ignatius, a columnist for the Washington Post, and Jarret Brachman, the author of “Global Jihadism” and the former director of research at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOS – Jeffrey Brown visits a treasure trove of photos and art in the bowels of the National Geographic Society in Washington D.C. and talks to the society’s archivist about the collection of some 11.5 million images.
THE ECONOMY – Judy Woodruff sorts through the conflicting signals about the state of the economy with Robert Barbera, Chief Economist for ITG, a research and trading firm, and Dean Baker, co-director of the Center For Economic and Policy Research.
WEB-ONLY – Finally, Hari Sreenivasan gives a tour of the features on the Web site, including an interview with counterterrorism experts about the most effective security reforms, opportunities to ask Paul Solman your questions about the health of the economy, and a slide show of images fro the National Geographic collection.
We hope you’ll join us.