On Wednesday’s NewsHour…
CHILEAN MINER RESCUE | So far the rescue operation of the Chilean miners have gone well as each miner continues to emerge from underground one by one. The crews are set to pull the last miner from the ground by Wednesday night. ITN’s Jonathan Miller gives a recap of the dramatic rescue from the mine site. Then, the Washington Post’s Jonathan Franklin offers a live update from the scene.
‘DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL’ FALLOUT | A federal judge in California ordered an injunction on the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the U.S. military. Defense Secretary Robert Gates told reporters the decision should be left up to Congress instead of the courts. NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian and Mark Thompson of Time Magazine discuss the fallout.
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION | Special Correspondent Judy Muller of KCET reports from California on how voters are navigating a midterm ballot initiative on the legalization of marijuana.
DEATH ROW INMATES AND DNA TESTING | The Supreme Court listened to arguments from a Texas death-row inmate who wanted to gain access to additional crime scene evidence for DNA testing. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal gives details on the high-profile case.
SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR | Judy Woodruff speaks to former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor about her efforts to improve literacy for students, judicial elections and today’s court.
Wednesday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Jeffrey Brown. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at features on the web. On the Rundown, we’ll have more from Judy’s interview with Justice O’Connor about life after the Supreme Court. Also, a live video feed of the final hours of the Chilean rescue mission.
Plus, education correspondent John Merrow talks about the resignation of Washington, D.C., Schools Chief Michelle Rhee.
We hope you’ll join us.