TIMES SQUARE ATTEMPTED BOMBER SENTENCED | Faisal Shahzad was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for trying to set off a bomb in New York’s Times Square in May. WYNC reporter Ailsa Chang was in the courtroom and speaks with Jim Lehrer about the sentencing.
WISCONSIN’S NECK-AND-NECK SENATE RACE | With four weeks remaining until Election Day, it’s a close race between Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold and Republican challenger Ron Johnson in Wisconsin. Judy Woodruff has a look at the tough battle in the Badger State.
IN THE MIDEAST, DISPUTES OVER WATER | Divisions over water resources are another issue that divides Israelis and Palestinians as they attempt to continue peace negotiations. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro looks at efforts to resolve the problem.
PHYSICS NOBEL PRIZE | Russian scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for their work on graphene, a form of carbon just one atom thick but 100 times stronger than steel. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
JOB TRAINING IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES | The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it will donate $35 million in grants to U.S. community colleges. Philanthropist Melinda Gates will talk to Judy Woodruff about efforts to improve job training and graduation rates there.
Tuesday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Judy Woodruff. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at features on the Web. On the Political Checklist, David Chalian talks to Judy Woodruff about her reporting in Wisconsin on the tight Senate race. Plus we have an interview with the National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle about Tuesday’s Supreme Court arguments on employee privacy.
Also on Art Beat, Jeffrey Brown talks to musician Phil Collins about his latest album called “Going Back.”
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