On Wednesday’s NewsHour…

BY newsdesk  March 24, 2010 at 6:07 PM EDT

SENATE DEBATES RECONCILIATION BILL | The Senate debated changes to the new health care reform law today. Ray Suarez reports on the effort by Senate Democrats to finish work on a package of changes to the new law and Republican efforts to press a long list of amendments.

NEWSMAKER: NANCY PELOSI | Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi discusses the Democrats’ legislative victory on health care and the sharp divide between the parties in a newsmaker interview with Jim Lehrer.

HEALTH CARE REFORM: CHANGES TO MEDICARE COVERAGE | For more on what the new health care law means for Medicare recipients, Gwen Ifill speaks with Julie Rovner, health care reporter for National Public Radio.

FIGHTING AL-QAIDA IN YEMEN | As part of a continuing series of reports from Yemen, Margaret Warner reports on the difficulties for counter-terrorism troops fight against al-Qaida.

CAPS FOR EXECUTIVE PAY | The Obama administration has placed new salary limits on executives of some large companies still receiving aid from the government. Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama administration’s pay czar, discusses his decision for more cuts in an interview with Judy Woodruff.

WALL STREET PLAYERS WHO FORESAW THE CRISIS | Jeffrey Brown speaks with Michael Lewis, author of “The Big Short,” about the role of lesser-known players who saw the financial meltdown coming.

Wednesday’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 more on Michael Lewis’s new book and a tribute to a 106-year-old woman who traveled to President Obama’s inauguration. We’ll also have a first look at our new science and technology feature, NewsHour Plus. We hope you join us.