On Wednesday’s NewsHour…


$300 BILLION TAX CUT PROPOSAL | President Obama proposed a $300 billion tax cut plan as an effort to jump start the economy. Kwame Holman reports on the tax incentives and the president’s path to create new jobs.

NEWSMAKER: TIMOTHY GEITHNER | Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner talks to Jim Lehrer about the new tax cut proposals and possible job creation. Gwen Ifill gets the Republican view of the president’s plan from Illinois congressman Peter Roskam.

FAMILIES OF TRAPPED CHILEAN MINERS | Past reports have said the Chilean miners are in good spirits and much is being done to keep them happy and healthy. But how are families of the miners holding up? Tom Bearden reports from Chile.

BP REPORT SPREADS BLAME FOR OIL DISASTER | BP posted a new internal report blaming the largest offshore oil spill in history on a series of human and mechanical failures. Judy Woodruff talks to Steven Mufson of the Washington Post about the report.

MEGA-CITIES GROWING RAPIDLY BUT STILL POOR | The capital of the South Asian country Bangladesh, Dhaka, has a population that is booming. However, it stands as one of the world’s poorest mega-cities. This report comes from a GlobalPost series about the rise of mega-cities.

Wednesday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill. Hari Sreenivasan has the day’s other top news stories and look at the Web features. On The Rundown, more coverage on the GOV 2.0 conference, learn how technology leaders are working to break new ground in overcoming data-sharing challenges. Also, find out how the health care debate is playing a role in ads as the midterms draw closer.

Plus on the Foreign Affairs Beat, take a look at what Tony Blair’s new memoir reveals about the Iraq war.

We hope you’ll join us.