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On Monday’s NewsHour…

On the PBS NewsHour this Monday:

PLANE TERROR | We’ll have the latest news on the investigation into Friday’s attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines jet as it flew into Detroit’s airport. President Barack Obama said today that he’s ordered a review of security procedures, and a group based in Yemen – “al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula” – claimed responsibility for the attempted attack. Gwen Ifill will report all the day’s developments, and talk to three guests: BERG Associates founder Larry Johnson, deputy director of the State Department’s Counter-Terrorism Office in the early 1990s; Douglas Laird, a former security director at Northwest Airlines; and Juan Carlos Zarate who served as deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism from 2005 until 2009.

**IRAN VIOLENCE** | Protests against the hardline government of Iran were met with violence on the streets of Tehran today. At least 8 people are reported to have died, and several leading opposition figures were arrested. Tonight, Margaret Warner reports on the latest flare-up in Iran, and asks guests [Trita Parsi](http://www.tritaparsi.com/), president of the National Iranian-American Council, and [Karim Sadjapour](http://www.carnegieendowment.org/experts/index.cfm?fa=expert_view&expert_id=340) of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace whether it represents a turning point in the country’s political struggle.
**MEXICO HEALTH** | Ray Suarez has the first in a two-part series of [Global Health](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/globalhealth/) reports from Mexico. Tonight, from Puerto Vallarta, how some Americans are finding new ways, and new places to secure medical care.
**FINANCIAL REVIEW** | Jeffrey Brown hosts an end-of-the-year discussion about the economy with financial writers Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times and John Cassidy of the New Yorker. All that and Hari Sreenivasan recaps the day’s other top news stories from our newsroom. He’ll also tell you about some of the features on our Web site, including more on [air security](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2009/12/how-will-failed-bombing-affect-us-plane-passengers.html) in the wake of the Christmas Day bomb scare, (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/indepth_coverage/middle_east/iran/20091228_slideshow/index.html?type=flash) from this weekend’s protests in Iran and a look at tonight’s American Masters program on writer [Louisa May Alcott.](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/2009/12/tonight-on-pbs-louisa-may-alcott-the-woman-behind-little-women.html)
Gwen Ifill and Margaret Warner anchor tonight’s PBS NewsHour. We hope that you’ll join us.

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