August 29, 1996 The Morris Resignation. President Clinton's top political advisor, Dick Morris, resigned amid allegations of a relationship with a prostitute. Three senior political reporters discuss the ramifications.
August 29, 1996 Character Counts. Does Dick Morris' resignation reflect poorly on the character of the President? Is character still his greatest obstacle for victory? Three senior Democrats discuss.
August 29, 1996 Private Servants. A sex scandal strikes Clinton's inner circle. It makes a splash, but it is hardly novel. The private lives of public officials have often had the whiffs and the whispers of steamy impropriety. Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to our panel of historians.
August 29, 1996 But Will it Stick?. Dick Morris' career has certainly been derailed. Has Bill Clinton's? Kwame Holman is back on the convention floor, talking to delegates about the ever-present issue of character.
August 29, 1996 Final Analysis. Jim Lehrer sits down with Mark Shields and Paul Gigot for a two-pronged discussion; first, the Morris sex scandal, and then, a preview of the Chicago convention's main event: President Clinton's acceptance speech. What to expect.
August 29, 1996The Other Chicago.In a Convention week, the city of Chicago seems all baloons and goofy hats. But there is a real, and in some ways deeply troubled, city surrounding the United Center. David Gergen talks to author Alex Kotlowitz, of "There Are No Children Here."
August 28, 1996 Kantor on Clinton. Mickey Kantor has known and worked with Bill Clinton for 18 years. He explains what he sees as the strengths of the President and what his significant achievements in office have been.
August 28, 1996 It's the Economy. Paul Solman gets a view of Bill Clinton's economic record from two people who helped shape it, Jeff Faux and Robert Shapiro.
August 28, 1996 Stranger on a Train. Barrelling toward Chicago on an old-fashioned whistle-stop tour, President Clinton clearly revels in the act of campaigning. But the man himself remains something of an enigma. Elizabeth Farnsworth takes a look at the train tour, and then sits down with three men who know Bill Clinton well.
August 28, 1996 Inside Clinton's Head. Despite being one of the most famous men in the world, it is hard to get a clear idea about who Bill Clinton is. David Gergen talks with Clinton biographer David Maraniss.
August 28, 1996 Re-storming the Castle. This is the first Democratic National Convention held in 40 years where the party hasn't held a majority in either of the Houses of Congress. Kwame Holman talks to incumbent and hopeful members about the Democrats' chances of retaking power on Capitol Hill.
August 28, 1996 Turf Wars. Sometimes a President can lead his party to a comeback majority in Congress; sometimes the Congressional majority can elect their candidate instead. What will it be in '96? Margaret Warner talks with our panel of historians about the pushes and pulls of elections past.
August 28, 1996 Gore Has the Floor. Jim Lehrer pumps Mark Shields and Paul Gigot for a preview of the third night in Chicago. This is Al Gore's big moment, with the floor all to himself: what will he say?
August 27, 1996 Democratic Economics.Using Chicago as an example, Paul Solman does a walking tour of the Democratic economic plan with Clinton advisor Laura Tyson.
August 27, 1996 Who is the Keynote Speaker? The son of a liberal Senator, Evan Bayh is the fiscally conservative Governor of Indiana, who is sometimes described as a "Republicrat." He talks with Margaret Warner.
August 27, 1996 Among the Converted. Hillary Clinton is by far the most controversial first lady of our time. But among Democratic delegates in Chicago, there is nary a word of criticism. Kwame Holman reports from the Convention floor.
August 27, 1996 Just Mailing It In. It seems that the days of the spontaneous, sometimes turbulent convention are over. Elizabeth Farnsworth talks to White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta about the lineup this week in Chicago.
August 27, 1996 Hometown Heroine. Charlayne Hunter Gault talks to retiring Rep. Pat Schroeder, Sen. John Breaux, and the president of Emily's List about Hillary Clinton and her impact on this hometown Convention.
August 27, 1996 Hillary's Moment. Jim Lehrer talks to Mark Shields and Paul Gigot about Hillary Clinton, her image and her impact on a night designed to bolster her ratings.
August 26, 1996 Opening Night in Chicago. Super or Sleeper? Jim Lehrer talks to Mark Shields and Paul Gigot about Christopher Reeve, Mario Cuomo and the rest of the opening night's lineup.
August 26, 1996 Chicago: 1968.The NewsHour's regular panel of historians look back at the last Democratic Convention in Chicago, the violent and divisive meeting in 1968.
August 26, 1996 My Redefinition Is ThisUnder President Clinton, the Democratic party has become more pragmatic and centrist. Two Congressmen, a liberal Representative, Charles Rangel (D-NY) and a moderate Senator, Joseph Lieberman (D-NY), discuss the new, redefined Democratic party.
August 26, 1996 The Anti-Newt Party. Are the Democrats held together only by a fear of Newt Gingrich? Three senior Democrats, representing different strains of the party, deny that they are defined by their nemesis.
August 26, 1996 Cisneros' Take. Under Bill Clinton's leadership, the Democratic Party has moved decisively to the center, leaving behind much of its New Deal past. Where does that leave them now? Henry Cisneros, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, describes what defines the Democrats for him.
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