On Wednesday’s NewsHour…
FEDERAL RESERVE SEES ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN | The Federal Reserve reports the economic recovery has slowed. Gwen Ifill talks with two economic reporters, Tom Hudson and Neil Irwin, about what the news means to Wall Street and main street.
PRIMARY ELECTIONS GIVE CLUES TO MIDTERMS | Results are in from the primaries in four states: Colorado, Georgia, Connecticut and Minnesota. Politico Editor David Chalian walks through the results and looks at how the 2010 Midterms are shaping up.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE OIL DEBRIS FROM THE SPILL? | So far, boats have skimmed millions of gallons of oil from water and workers have scooped tar balls from the shorelines to clean up what is considered the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Tom Bearden reports on what became of the oil that was scooped and skimmed out of the Gulf of Mexico.
UN COORDINATOR UPDATES PAKISTAN FLOOD | The United Nations launched an effort to raise $460 million in international aid for the Pakistan flood victims. After three weeks of flooding, at least 1200 are dead and 14 million people have been affected by the disaster. UN emergency relief coordinator John Holmes, offers the latest details.
CYBER WARFARE: THREATS OF WEB ATTACKS | Former CIA and National Security Agency director, Michael Hayden talks about potential cybersecurity threats. This report is part two of the computer security series with correspondent Spencer Michels.
GREEK FOOD: METAPHOR ECONOMIC WOES? | Paul Solman makes unexpected connections between Greek food and the country’s financial difficulties.
Wednesday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and look at features on the Web. On the Rundown, Gwen Ifill and David Chalian debrief on this week’s primaries. Plus you can explore a map of landfills in the Gulf region where oil waste is being deposited.
Also, Paul Solman’s Making Sen$e page has more reports from Europe and on the plight of the 99er’s, those who have been out of work for 99 weeks or more.
We hope you’ll join us.