POLITICS AND POLLS: We lead the broadcast tonight with an assessment of the latest opinion polls showing rising public anger at Washington. The numbers come as the mid-term election campaigns get underway all over the country. Judy Woodruff reports the details, and interviews Andrew Kohut, President and Director of the Pew Research Center for People and the Press, and Chris Cilizza of The Washington Post.
SHIELDS AND BROOKS: Jim Lehrer moderates our weekly discussion with syndicated columnist Mark Shields, and David Brooks of the New York Times.
GOLDMAN SACHS – PART TWO: Paul Solman concludes his 2-part series on investment bank Goldman Sachs. Tonight, the government’s role in the company’s success. It’s all part of Paul’s ongoing reporting “Making Sense” of financial news.
OLYMPICS: The opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics were overshadowed by the death of an athlete from the nation of George during a training run in the Men’s Luge competition. We’ll talk to Christine Brennan a columnist for USA Today and a commentator for ABC News and ESPN.
SNOWBOARDER: Then the extraordinary story of Chris Klug, a champion US snowboarder who beat phenomenal odds to make it to this year’s games in Vancouver. You won’t want to miss Tom Bearden’s inspiring report tonight.
*WEB-ONLY: *Finally, Hari Sreenivasan gives a tour of new features on the website, including: the full report on voter attitudes from the Pew Center; more on what Chris Klug had to do to train for the Olympics; and reports from KCTS in Seattle on the environmental impact of the games and Colorado Public Radio on how to predict how many medals countries will take home.
Jim Lehrer and Jeff Brown anchor tonight….we hope that you’ll join us.