TOYODA TESTIFIES – The president of Toyota made an unprecedented appearance before
a U.S. congressional committee today and delivered an apology for the problems that forced extensive recalls of the company’s cars, and promised a course correction. We’ll have excerpts from his testimony and then Gwen Ifill interviews Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who also testified.
* For the record, Toyota is an underwriter of the NewsHour
SENATE PASSES JOBS BILL – Lawmakers took action on a scaled-back employment bill today, amid continuing signs of a weak recovery. Neil Irwin, business reporter with the Washington Post, parses the details.
MILLENNIAL GENERATION – Then, a look at a new Pew Research Center study of the 18- to 29-year-old Millennial generation, the most educated (but unemployed) in recent history. Judy Woodruff interviews two key contributors to the study: Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center, and a former political reporter; and Amanda Lenhart, director of the Pew Internet and American Life Project’s Research on Teens, Children and Families.
JOSEPH PULITZER – Jeffrey Brown gets the story of Joseph Pulitzer, the media baron who helped shape the news business, from biographer James Mcgrath Morris.
VANCOUVER LIGHT SHOW – And the artist behind the spectacular Winter Olympics light show in Vancouver explains the vision, which includes remotely operated spotlights controlled by … you.
WEB-ONLY – Finally, Hari Sreenivasan gives a tour of related and new features on the website, including the Pew Millennial study, Judy Woodruff’s Generation Next series, an Art Beat conversation with Ethan Hawke about directing Sam Shepard’s play.
Be sure to check the site Thursday for live-blogging of the president’s bipartisan health reform summit.