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On Thursday’s NewsHour…

GULF OIL SPILL UPDATE | After-effects from Hurricane Alex again kept oil cleanup crews in port, as one estimate indicated the gusher is now the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico. Jeffrey Brown has an update on the cleanup. Then, we have excerpts from Ray Suarez’s NewsHour livestream event in Houston, where BP executive Bob Dudley answered viewer questions about the oil spill.

OBAMA RENEWS CALLS FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM | President Obama called on Congress to move forward with immigration reform legislation, in part as a response to Arizon’s new state immigration policy. Judy Woodruff talks with Susan Page of USA Today and Linda Feldmann of the Christian Science Monitor for their perspective on the likelihood of reforms.

BRAZIL’S ENERGY BOOM | As part of a series of reports from Brazil, Margaret Warner explores on the country’s push to develop its drilling reserves, as the Gulf spill raises new environmental concerns about deepwater oil exploration.

MAKING SENSE: GREEK DEBT CRISIS | As part of his ongoing series of reports making sense of financial news, Paul Solman talks with Greek Prime Minister George George Papandreaou about the violence in Athens over new austerity measures as the country falls further into debt.

W.S. MERWIN NAMED POET LAUREATE | The Library of Congress has named prominent American poet W.S. Merwin as the country’s new poet laureate. Jeffrey Brown spoke with Merwin about his life and work in 2008.

Thursday’s anchors are Judy Woodruff and Jeffrey Brown. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at features on the Web, including W.S. Merwin reading more of his poetry on the Art Beat page, more from Paul Solman’s interview with Greece’s prime minister and a Web-only debate between economists Nassim Taleb and Nouriel Roubini about the role of the government stimulus in a recovery plan.

Plus, see all of Ray Suarez’s interview with BP’s Robert Dudley, part of today’s collaboration with Google and YouTube, and our oil spill tracker with a live video feed of the gushing well.

We hope you join us.

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