On Wednesday’s NewsHour…
GULF OIL LEAK UPDATE | BP said it captured another 630,000 gallons of oil from the damaged well, as the U.S. government prepares to release new estimates of the amount of oil flowing into the in the Gulf of Mexico. Jim Lehrer reports on the ongoing efforts to cap and capture the spill.
LAWMAKERS GRILL BP OVER SPILL | Obama administration officials and BP executives came under fire during congressional hearings over the consequences of the oil spill and the ongoing cleanup efforts. Jim Lehrer gets two points of view, from Florida’s Sen. Bill Nelson and Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
PRIMARY ELECTION WRAP | Following Tuesday’s series of 12 primaries and runoff elections, Judy Woodruff wraps up the wins and losses of candidates across the country with Dan Balz of The Washington Post and Amy Walter of Hotline
IRAN FACES NEW SANCTIONS | Iran discounted Wednesday’s vote by the United Nations Security Council imposing new sanctions targeting the country’s nuclear program and its powerful Revolutionary Guard. In a newsmaker interview, Ray Suarez talks to Ambassador Susan Rice about the United Nations’ latest move to curb Iran’s nuclear program.
EMILY DICKINSON’S GARDEN ROOTS | Paul Solman reports on a new show in New York that attempts to recreate the green spaces that inspired the writings of famously-reclusive poet Emily Dickinson.
Wednesday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Judy Woodruff.
Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at features on the Web, including a blog post from Spencer Michels about the access reporters are granted at the Gulf spill, reactions from Arizona teens about the state’s new immigration law on NewsHour Extra and a Web-only excerpt from a Miller Center Debate moderated by Paul Solman about the Internet and democracy.
We hope you join us.