PBS NewsHour

Thursday, April 7, 2011

04/07/2011 | 52m 56s

Tonight on the program, President Obama meets congressional leaders as the threat of a government shutdown draws closer. We weigh the stakes with two Capitol Hill reporters and examine how France has recently flexed its military muscle from Libya to the Ivory Coast. Also, we look at the trend of states spending more on prisons than on education and profile the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Aired: 04/07/11

Expired: 05/07/11

Rating: NR

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