On Tuesday’s NewsHour…
TAXING BANKS – As the Obama administration considers a tax on big banks to recoup some of the federal rescue money, Judy Woodruff gets differing perspectives from Bert Ely, a banking industry consultant, and Felix Salmon, the financial blogger for Thomson Reuters.
STATE BUDGETS – State governments are grappling with record budget gaps as revenues continue to fall and the costs of unemployment and social programs rise. We hear from six PBS correspondents around the country.
AUTO INDUSTRY UPDATE – We have a three part look at the auto industry: first a report from our PBS colleagues at The Nightly Business Report about how manufacturers at the Detroit auto show are trying to lure back customers with new models.
AMERICAN CARS IN CHINA – Then Micheline Maynard of the New York Times describes how American automakers are expanding into new markets, including China.
POETRY OF ECONOMIC INSECURITY – And in a time of job losses and insecurity, autoworker-turned-poet Philip Levine uses his own experience of work in his art.
MCGWIRE AND STEROIDS – And Jim Lehrer talks with sports writer David Epstein about home run king Mark McGwire’s admission that he used steroids.
WEB-ONLY – Finally, Hari Sreenivasan gives a tour of new features on the website, including a map that compares budget shortfalls across the country, paired with an interview with Susan Urahn of the Pew Center on the States about how local governments are handling the fiscal crisis. Judy Woodruff blogs about a new study on how black Americans measure progress one year into Barack Obama’s presidency. And on Art Beat, more of Jeff’s conversation with poet Philip Levine and a slide show of the lost world of Detroit.