THE NEWSHOUR AND PBS VISIT FIVE CITIES TO LOOK AT THE ECONOMY AS A SUPER TUESDAY ELECTION ISSUE

Beginning, Monday, January 28, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer will continue its “Big Picture” election series with five nights of reports and discussions that will look at the important roles various economic issues will play in the February 5 “Super Tuesday” presidential primaries. Coverage will include taped reports, interviews with local leaders and conversations with citizens about the impact of the economy on the choices voters will make as they select presidential candidates. All reports will take place in states whose citizen will vote in the February 5 primary elections. The series will also receive extensive coverage via the .

• Monday, January 28: Judy Woodruff will look at the economics of healthcare in Newark, New Jersey. • Tuesday, Jan. 29: Ray Suarez will report on taxes and government spending priorities from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. • Wednesday, Jan. 30: Jeffrey Brown discusses the role of immigration on the economy in Denver, Colorado. • Thursday, Jan. 31: Margaret Warner will consider the impact of globalization on the citizen living in and around Little Rock, Arkansas. • Friday, February 1: Gwen Ifill will report on subprime lending and the housing crisis in Los Angeles, California.