On Wednesday’s NewsHour…
GULF OIL SPILL UPDATE | BP’s latest attempt to contain the Gulf oil spill stalled Wednesday when a saw became stuck in a pipe on the damaged well. Gwen Ifill talks with Jane Lubchenco, the head of NOAA, about what the setbacks mean for stopping the flow.
OIL THREATENS OYSTER INDUSTRY | As part of his continuing coverage of the crisis from the Gulf of Mexico, Spencer Michels reports on how one Louisiana town is coping with the growing threat to its oyster industry.
ISRAEL RAID ON GAZA FLOTILLA | Israel has deported many of the 700 people detained after troops boarded vessels trying to run a blockade near Gaza. As the international community presses for an independent investigation of the flotilla deaths, Judy Woodruff examines the legality of Israel’s attack in international waters with Anthony D’Amato of Northwestern University Law School and Ruth Wedgwood of Johns Hopkins University.
SHANGHAI WORLD EXPO | As part of his series from China, Ray Suarez reports on the ongoing 2010 Shanghai Expo, where the large and decadent Chinese pavilion captures the country in transition.
THE POLITICS AND PHILOSOPHY OF HAPPINESS |
Jeffrey Brown talks to authors and spouses Derek and Sissela Bok, married to each other for 55 years, about their new books exploring the politics and the philosophy of happiness.
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 underwater footage from ocean explorer and occasional PBS host Jean-Michel Cousteau and Ray Suarez’s reflections from China, on Beijing’s place in the global economy.
We hope you join us.