On Wednesday’s NewsHour…
OFF-SHORE DRILLING | President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced plans to lift bans on off-shore oil and gas drilling along the Atlantic and Alaskan coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico. Kwame Holman reports on the reaction to the proposal in Washington. Then, Jeffrey Brown gets two views from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Maryland Sen. Benjamin Cardin.
RELIEF AID FOR HAITI | Haiti is asking the international community for an initial $3.8 billion to help rebuild its quake-ravaged infrastructure. Judy Woodruff reports on the international donor conference in New York and talks to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about the U.S. pledge of $1.1 billion over the next two years.
MATERNITY CARE IN PERU | As part of his continuing series on Peru, Ray Suarez reports on how government strategies to reduce deaths from childbirth among indigenous women who live far from health services could also help women in other Latin American countries.
RESPONSE TO THE 2010 CENSUS | As the deadline for the Census looms, Jim Lehrer talks to director Robert Groves about the challenges and importance of counting the U.S. population.
Wednesday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Jeffrey Brown. Hari Sreenivasan will have the other top news of the day and a look at some Web features, including reactions to the president’s drilling announcement, Web-only reports from Ray Suarez’s global health reporting trip to Peru and a conversation with photographer John Stanmeyer about his work for the water issue of National Geographic Magazine.
We hope you join us.