On Wednesday’s NewsHour…


STATE OF THE UNION REACTION | One day after his State of the Union speech that focused on job creation and innovation, President Obama toured an energy technology firm in Wisconsin. It was the first of several stops to promote his economic message. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on his brief trip and reaction in Washington to his State of the Union speech. Then, Gwen Ifill talks to public media reporters in Wisconsin, New Mexico, Florida and Colorado about how the president’s message and the GOP response is being received around the nation.

SPURRING GROWTH | Both Republicans and Democrats agree on the need for growth — but perpetually disagree on how it can be achieved. Ray Suarez looks at the debate with Democrat Deval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum.

EGYPT PROTESTS | Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports from Cairo on the political demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak. Judy Woodruff looks at what the protests in Egypt and Tunisia mean for the Muslim world and beyond with guests Samer Shehata of Georgetown University and Tarek Masoud of Harvard University.

HAITI WRITERS | Jeffrey Brown presents the last in his series of reporting from Haiti, where he visited one year after the devastating earthquake.

Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill and anchor Wednesday night’s program. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top headlines and a look at features on our website.

We hope you’ll join us.