On Tuesday’s NewsHour: Health Reform Under Fire, Hu’s Visit

BY News Desk  January 18, 2011 at 4:13 PM EDT

HEALTH CARE REFORM | The House of Representatives resumed business Tuesday with debate over a repeal of the health care reform bill passed 10 months ago. The measure is not expected to pass the Senate. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the day’s developments, and Judy Woodruff gets more on the debate from Republican Dan Lungren of California and Democrat Anthony Weiner of New York.

PRESIDENT HU’S VISIT | Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at the ongoing dispute between the U.S. and China over currency and trade. Amid its trade deficit with China, the U.S. wants to pressure the Chinese to let their currency, the renminbi, rise in value instead of pegging it to the dollar.

NORTH KOREA | Margaret Warner reports from Seoul, where Chinese President Hu Jintao’s state visit to the U.S. is being carefully watched, as the two leaders discuss North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. The U.S. and South Korea have reaffirmed their alliance in the wake of two attacks, one on a South Korean navy ship and one on an island, and pressed China to discourage further provocations by North Korea.

APPLE’S STEVE JOBS | Apple co-founder Steve Jobs announced his third medical leave in the past decade, a year and a half after he returned following a liver transplant. Gwen Ifill talks with Troy Wolverton, who covers technology for The San Jose Mercury News, about why his departure has such a significant impact on the business world.

MENTAL ILLNESS | A panel looks at a dilemma facing some people with mental illness in a Fred Friendly seminar airing on many public broadcasting stations, entitled “Minds on the Edge.”

Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill anchor Tuesday night’s program. Kwame Holman will have the day’s other top headlines and a look at features on our website.

We hope you’ll join us.