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On Friday’s NewsHour…

U.S.-PAKISTAN TIES | The U.S. is rolling out a new aid package for Pakistan. What impact will it have on growing tensions between the countries? Margaret Warner talks to the U.S. special representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, for an update.

JUAN WILLIAMS FIRESTORM | NPR’s decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams this week over controversial comments he made on Fox News have raised big questions on media, ethics and opinion. Jeffrey Brown will talk to a panel of experts for insight on the big picture.

OHIO’S 16TH DISTRICT | Special correspondent Betsy Stark reports from Ohio on a House contest in a district battered by job losses. It’s the latest in a series of reports framed around our Patchwork Nation project.

SHIELDS AND BROOKS | It’s Friday, so it’s time for the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks. Judy Woodruff will talk to the columnists about the week’s political news.

Hari Sreenivasan will have the other headlines of day from our newsroom, including an update on a cholera outbreak in Haiti.

Stay tuned for more updates on our guests and more here on The Rundown.

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