ON THE NEWSHOUR -- August 3, 2010 at 4:53 PM EST

On Tuesday's NewsHour...

By: News Desk

BP BEGINS 'STATIC KILL'| BP engineers began a 'static kill' to shut down the source of the leaking oil once and for all in the Gulf of Mexico. Judy Woodruff talks to Joel Achenbach of the Washington Post for details on today's operations and what can be expected in the coming days.

FAIR SENTENCING | President Obama signed a new law that will close the long-disputed 100:1 gap in federal sentencing for powder versus crack cocaine. Gwen Ifill sits down with former Arkansas congressman Asa Hutchinson, who served as the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration under President George W. Bush, and Judge Reggie Walton, who sits on the U.S. District Court bench for Washington, D.C., to debate the new legislation.

IMMIGRATION THROUGH CHILDREN'S EYES | As part of NewsHour Connect, which showcases the best of Public Broadcasting from around the country, Anna Tintocalis of KPBS San Diego looks at the immigration debate through the eyes of children whose parents have been deported.

NEED FOR AID IN FLOODED PAKISTAN | As the devastating flood continues in Pakistan, tens of thousands of Pakistanis are in urgent need of food and medical aid. Kylie Morris of Independent Television News reports.

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY OVERSIGHT | The Washington Post series 'Top Secret America' revealed a dramatic expansion of the U.S. intelligence community since 9/11. Margaret Warner examines the role of congressional oversight of intelligence reform with John McLaughlin, former director of the CIA, and Slade Gorton, a former senator from Washington State.

Tuesday's anchors are Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill. Kwame Holman will have the day's other top news stories and a look at features on the Web, including a Rundown report from Special Correspondent Kira Kay who updates the situation in Rwanda where presidential elections are scheduled to begin next week, a post on the political unrest and Mayan mysteries of Honduras, and analysis of the situation in Afghanistan from GlobalPost.

Also, we take a look at how "Rock the Vote" is mobilizing young people for this year's midterm elections.

We hope you'll join us.