On Wednesday’s NewsHour…
PARTS OF ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW BLOCKED | On Wednesday, a federal judge in Arizona blocked key parts of the state’s high-profile immigration law from taking effect. Ray Suarez reports from Phoenix on the reaction to the ruling, then Gwen Ifill talks to Michael Hethmon, general counsel for the Immigration Law Reform Institute, and Steven Gonzales, who teaches Constitutional Law at the Phoenix School of Law, for analysis.
RELATIONS WITH PAKISTAN | Focus shifted from new tensions created by the leak of Afghan war documents after an airliner crashed today in Pakistan, killing all 152 people on board. For more on what the aircraft tragedy and the state of U.S.-Pakistani relations, Judy Woodruff sits down with Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, then gets two more views from Stephen Cohen, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Shuja Nawaz, Director of the South East Asia Center at the Atlantic Council.
100 DAYS OF GULF OIL DISASTER | It’s been 100 days since an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, triggering one of the worst oil spill disasters in the nation’s history. Jim Lehrer reports on what is happening to the oil that is already in the water, then talks to Nancy Kinner, professor and director of the Coastal Response Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, for more on what happens to the oil that is recovered from the Gulf.
ONE MAN’S MISSION TO CLEAN GULF | Even though the broken wellhead in the Gulf is capped, there is still oil hitting the shorelines and marshes along the nearby coast. Spencer Michels reports from Louisiana on one man’s own private efforts to clean up the oil.
Monday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at features on the Web, including more on the Arizona Immigration Law where you watch a ride-along with the sheriff of the border town of Nogales. On the Rundown, we talked to Raffi Katchadourian of The New Yorker about his recent in-depth profile of WikiLeaks after the large Afghan war document leak. Also, Patchwork Nation looks at how the Democrats’ prospects in the midterm election may be affected by economic troubles in the suburbs.
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