Follow PBS NewsHour’s complete coverage of U.S. news, reports and analysis.

Following a report on the national passenger rail system's financial troubles, Ray Suarez discusses Amtrak's future with Gilbert Carmichael, chairman of the Amtrak Reform Council, and John Robert Smith, mayor of Meridian, Mississippi and Amtrak Board Member.

Examining U.S. government efforts to counter anti-American sentiment in the Arab world through broadcasts and ad campaigns. Terence Smith reports.