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November 6, 1996 -- How They Fared. The NewsHour focused at various times on several specific congressional and referenda contests during this election. Kwame Holman reports on how each turned out, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault looks at some other national races.
November 6, 1996 -- Election Fallout. What the election results mean: Elizabeth Farnsworth interviews Henry Cisneros, and Margaret Warner takes on Senator Don Nickles.
November 6, 1996 -- Victory: NewsHour Post Election Cverage. A look at the aftermath of the 1996 national elections.
November 6, 1996 -- Congressional Wrap. The NewsHour looks at the overall results in the race for the House and Senate, then revisits key races spotlighted on the broadcast during the campaign season. Kwame Holman reports.
November 6, 1996 -- Shields and Gigot: Election Wrap. NewsHour veterans Mark Shields and Paul Gigot take a last look at Election '96. Their consensus: there was no consensus in this election; the electorate was at the least ambivalent, and at worst, divided; and there is no clear agenda for the next four years.
November 5, 1996 -- America Votes. This was election day in America. The presidency and 435 House and 34 Senate seats were on the line, among many other political matters. Kwame Holman reports.
November 5, 1996 -- Kids Vote. On election day story about one way to cope with voter apathy. It's called the family solution. Rod Minott of KCTS-Seattle reports.
November 5, 1996 -- A Final Look. Jim Lehrer engages historians Doris Kearns Goodwin, Micheal Beschloss, and journalists Bill Kristol, Mark Shields, Paul Gigot and David Gergen on the meaning of the election results.
November 5, 1996 -- Views From the Field. To the surprise of few, President Clinton has won a second term, but congressional races are still in doubt. Jim Lehrer talks about the election with Mike Barnacle of the Boston Globe and Patrick McGuigan of the Daily Oklahoman.
November 5, 1996 -- Historical Perspective. Elizabeth Farnsworth and a panel of historians discuss the potential of a Clinton White House and a mixed Congress.
November 5, 1996 -- The Sound and the Fury. Four experts on American culture discuss their impressions of this election year's discourse. Their verdict: generally disappointed.
November 4, 1996 -- Where They Stand. This is it: Candidates give their last stump speeches of the '96 campaign.
November 4, 1996 -- What the Polls Say. Charlayne Hunter-Gault looks at the final pre-election polls.
November 4, 1996 -- Texas Free For All. Why this election won't be completely over everywhere on November 6: Betty Ann Bowser reports on the most unusual congressional elections in Texas.
November 4, 1996 -- Election Preview. With only hours until the polls open, three political reporters evaluate the impact of Bob Dole's 96-hour, non-stop campaigning; the state of the Congressional races; Clinton's "victory lap" and Perot's late surge in these last days of the '96 campaign.
November 1, 1996 -- Where They Stand. With four days to go, the Presidential candidates were stumping.
November 1, 1996 -- The Final Days. Margaret Warner speaks to former Presidential Press Secretaries on the closing days of an administration.
November 1, 1996 -- The New Jersey Experiment. Proponents of Bob Dole's 15 percent tax cut proposal point to New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman's successful 1993 campaign that promised major tax cuts as a model, but the verdict on those cuts is still out. Economics correspondent Paul Solman of WGBH-Boston visits the Garden State to see whether Whitman's tax cuts have made living in New Jersey more like a bed of roses.
October 31, 1996 -- Where They Stand. As the election's closing hour draws nigh, here's what the two major party candidates were saying.
October 31, 1996 -- Georgia On Her Mind. U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) woke up one morning to find her 11th Georgia District had literally disappeared. The Supreme Court ruled in the summer of 1995 that the 11th District, which had boundries drawn solely on the basis of race, was among a number of U.S. districts that would be declared unconstitutional. Popular in her former district, Rep. McKinney is now in a tough race to represent her new one - the 4th Georgia district near Atlanta.
October 31, 1996 -- Illustrated Men. Three political cartoonists talk about the challenges they've faced drawing caricatures of Bob Dole and Bill Clinton this election, with Jim Lehrer.
October 30, 1996 -- Where They Stand. The Presidential candidates stump as the campaign winds down.
October 30, 1996 -- Down To the Wire. Jim Lehrer looks at what's at stake in the many close House races. He speaks with the two House campaign committee chairmen, Republican Bill Paxon of New York, Democrat Martin Frost of Texas.
October 30, 1996 -- Hanging On To Their Seats. Throughout the country, Democrats and special interest groups have targeted the 73 Freshmen Republicans elected in 1994 for political extinction. Special NewsHour correspondent Hedrick Smith reports on three freshmen, two in Washington state and one in Pennsylvania, and the different methods they are trying to hang on to their seats.
October 29, 1996 -- Taking Stock. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports on Proposition 211, the controversial California ballot initiative that would make it easier for stockholders to sue company officials for fraud.
October 29, 1996 -- College Views. College editors and activists discuss the campaign.
October 29, 1996 -- Where They Stand. Stump speeches from President Clinton and Bob Dole in the waning days of the campaign.
October 29, 1996 -- Shaking the Money Tree. The Democratic National Committee missed last Thursday's deadline to submit their campaign finance report to the FEC. Following a public outcry, the DNC admitted this was an error and agreed to release the raw material of the report
October 28, 1996 -- We, The Parents. Betty Ann Bowser reports from Colorado about a constitutional amendment to give parents more rights.
October 28, 1996 -- Editorial Judgement. With only a handful of days left before the November 5 election, Bob Dole has lashed out at the media for biased coverage of the campaign, and has publicly wondered, "where is the outrage in America?"
October 25, 1996 -- Clock Winding Down. Kwame Holman reports on what the two leading candidates were saying with less than ten days to go in the campaign.
October 25, 1996 -- Historical Negativity. Elizabeth Farnsworth talks to a panel for some historical perspective on negative campaigning.
October 25, 1996 -- Political Wrap. Time seems to be running out for the Dole campaign. The NewsHour's political analysts Mark Shields and Mark Gigot discuss what they see as the major flaws in the Republican candidate's campaign and what may be the real issue of this election year -- money.
October 25, 1996 -- Home Stretch. In one of the most exciting races in the country, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry is trying to stave off a strong challenge from popular Governor Bill Weld. Margaret Warner reports on this increasingly antagonistic contest, which polls say is a statistical dead heat.
October 24, 1996 -- Congressional Races. Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Margaret Warner give an overview of congressional races, beginning with what the polls say.
October 24, 1996 -- Where Perot Stands. Ross Perot speaks at the National Press Club, blasting what he sees as President Clinton's corruption and rejecting the Dole campaign's eleventh hour request that he drop out of the race.
October 24, 1996 -- Southern Strategies. The NewsHour goes on the road, spotlighting two hotly contested U.S. House of Representative races in Tennessee where GOP hopefuls are being linked to Newt Gingrich by their Democratic rivals, and characterized as "extreme". Kwame Holman reports.
October 23, 1996 -- Madison Avenue and the Election. Elizabeth Farnsworth looks at what the candidates are saying in their advertising.
October 23, 1996 -- Where They Stand. The candidates in their own words with less than two weeks to go in the campaign.
October 23, 1996 -- Immigrants Fight Back. In the past few years immigrants have been the focus of legislation and political rhetoric suggesting that they are the cause of economic woes in America. Charles Krause talks to Hispanic-Americans to get their reaction and finds that they aren't taking it sitting down.
October 23, 1996 -- Does Anybody Care? Negative ads and attack speeches are the flavor of the moment on the presidential campaign trail. To discuss how people around the country are reacting, if at all, to these latest developments, Jim Lehrer is joined by the NewsHour's panel of regional commentators.
October 22, 1996 -- Against the Odds. Tom Bearden takes an in-depth look at four third-party candidates for President, including the Libertarian and Natural Law Party candidates.
October 22, 1996 -- Issue and Debate: Immigration. The 104th Congress passed sweeping immigration reform, cracking down on services available to illegal aliens, including health care and food stamps. The White House says the reforms are effective; presidential hopeful Bob Dole says there's still too many compromises, and promises to tighten restrictions if he's elected in November. Two California politicians argue.
October 21, 1996 -- Under the Influence. Margaret Warner examines money and its sources, the new issue late in the 1996 presidential campaign.
October 18, 1996 -- Challenging Helms. Kwame Holman reports on a major rematch in the Senate race in North Carolina.
October 18, 1996 -- Furor Over Financing. Campaign finance reform is receiving serious attention this election season amid allegations of illegal foreign contributions and egregious misuse of lots of "soft money". Margaret Warner moderates a panel.
October 18, 1996 -- Political Wrap. This week Shields & Gigot spar over "soft money", voter turn-out, and whether congressional hopefuls should hitch a ride on the presidential candidates' coat-tails.
October 17, 1996 -- Campaign Stretch Run. Margaret Warner chats with David Broder, Ron Brownstein and Elizabeth Arnold about the campaign road with just a few weeks left before election day. The importance of debates, ethics and California are discussed.
October 17, 1996 -- Post Debate Stump Speeches. With their second and last debate behind them, President Clinton and Bob Dole were out on the hustings. Kwame Holman reports.
October 16, 1996 -- Colorado Reacts Over the past two years, the NewsHour periodically gathered together a group of Colorado voters. Earlier this month, they watched the first debate, and Wednesday night, they were with Betty Ann Bowser for the final face-off.
October 16, 1996 -- Debating the Debates On the eve of the final debate between the major party candidates for the 1996 Presidential election, Mark Shields and Paul Gigot discuss strategies for both players. This follows excerpts from speeches by Bob Dole and Vice-President Al Gore regarding the GOP candidate's tougher campaigning style.
October 15, 1996 -- Colorado Race A Dead Heat. Betty Ann Bowser looks at a tight Senate race between Democrat Tom Strickland and Republican Congressman Wayne Allard.
October 15, 1996 -- Senate Up For Grabs. Margaret Warner chats with pundits Norman Ornstein and Bob Benenson about the possible look of the 105th Congress.
October 14, 1996 -- Education Reform. Beginning in his San Diego acceptance speech and continuing throughout the election, GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole has labelled the Department of Education and teachers unions as stumbling blocks to such education reforms as school vouchers. Is Dole's criticism fair, and what about President Clinton's plan to offer tax credits for college tuition?
October 10, 1996 -- Debate Reaction. Not spontaneous? Does it matter? The NewsHour's regional commentators viewed Wednesday night's Vice Presidential debate between Republican Jack Kemp and Democrat Al Gore as informative but staged. The journalists also lamented the fact that significantly fewer Americans are watching the debates this election than in 1992.
October 9, 1996 -- State of the Debate. As Jack Kemp and Al Gore prepare to debate politics and policy in Florida, Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center, examines the public's view of the first debate and of the men who would be Vice President.
October 8, 1996 -- Issue and Debate: Medicare. Mention Medicare, and political battles erupt spontaneously. But the issue is more complicated than either side makes it out to be. Margaret Warner hosts a debate on the deeper details of this "hot-button" issue.
October 7, 1996 -- The Debates: Reax. Both campaigns assess their leaders' performances the day after Presidential candidates Bill Clinton and Bob Dole squared off for 90 minutes on national television. Kwame Holman describes highlights of the debate, followed by an interview with White House chief of staff Leon Panetta, Dole Campaign National Chairman Donald Rumsfeld, and Margaret Warner.
October 7, 1996 -- Shields and Gigot. The first Presidential Debate of 1996 is over, and no one is quite sure who won. To sift through what was for some a surprisingly congenial affair, Mark Shields and Paul Gigot talk with Elizabeth Farnsworth.
October 4, 1996 -- The Presidential Debates. This Sunday in Hartford, Connecticut, President Clinton and Bob Dole will face off in the first of two nationally televised debates. This and the mid-east summit are the two topics tackled by the NewsHour's political experts, Shields & Gigot. First up is a Kwame Holman backgrounder on the history of the Presidential debates.
October 4, 1996 -- The Debates: Past. Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to the NewsHour's regular panel of historians about the role that presidential debates have played in decades past.
October 4, 1996 -- The Debates: Present. Margaret Warner talks to pollster Andy Kohut about some distressing numbers that suggest that these nationwide debates may not even be widely watched.
October 3, 1996 -- Tax Numerology. Bob Dole is staking a large portion of his presidential campaign on his 15 percent across-the-board tax cut. President Clinton has proposed a smaller tax cut of his own. After a background report by Kwame Holman, two econonists analyze the two plans.
October 2, 1996 -- Run to the Center. Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW-Chicago reports on the Illinois Senate race, one of fourteen this year to fill the seat of a retiring Senator, in this case between Republican State Rep. Al Salvi and Democratic Rep. Dick Durbin.
October 2, 1996 -- Standing By Their Men. Though they are not voted for specifically, in 1996 the potential first ladies are being scrutinized and listened to as never before. Hillary Clinton was in Boca Raton, Florida, Tuesday, and she spoke at Florida Atlantic University. Though they are not voted for specifically, in 1996 the potential first ladies are being scrutinized and listened to as never before. Elizabeth Dole spoke Tuesday at a fair in Fresno, California.
September 30, 1996 -- Progress Report. The NewsHour's regular group of regional commentators look back on the achievements and turmoil of the 104th Congress, and assess the coming elections. Elizabeth Farnsworth leads the discussion.
September 27, 1996 -- As Goes Ohio... To repeat the political axiom: As goes Ohio, so goes the country. The bellweather state is tightly contested this year; it is one of the centerpieces of Bob Dole's strategy to pull out the election. Margaret Warner reports.
September 26, 1996 -- Fresh Views. The members of the 104th Congress are packing up and heading home, many to jumpstart their re-election campaigns. But after a controversial, if not always productive, session, many find them in the position of defending their own records. Margaret Warner talks to four House freshmen.
September 25, 1996 -- Who Lost the War? More fuel was added to this year's political firestorm over drug policy. The Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education, a non-partisan drug prevention organization, released a new study saying that the use of illicit drugs by 6th through 12th graders has reached the highest level in nine years. Elizabeth Farnsworth talks to spokesmen for the Clinton and Dole campaigns, following this report from Kwame Holman.
September 25, 1996 -- Kids on Drugs. To understand why drug use has skyrocketed amongst American youth in the past five years, Betty Ann Bowser talks to a group of teenagers and gets some surprising answers. Following the discussion, Elizabeth Farnsworth talks to advisors to Bob Dole and Bill Clinton about the growing drug use amongst teenagers.
September 24, 1996 -- Where They Stand: Clinton. President Clinton took a campaign swing through New Jersey. He spoke this afternoon at a rally in Monmouth County.
September 24, 1996 -- Where They Stand: Dole. Bob Dole returned to stress his econimc pan in a speech at the Detroit Economic Club.
September 24, 1996 -- Newsmaker: Ross Perot. Reform Party candidate Ross Perot is suing the Commission on the Presidential Debates for excluding him and his running mate Pat Choate from the October square-offs between the Republican and Democratic presidential tickets. In an exclusive Newsmaker interview, Perot discusses the law suit, supply-side economics, and drug abuse.
September 23, 1996 -- Newsmaker: Bill Clinton. In an exclusive NewsHour interview, Jim Lehrer talks to President Clinton about reelection, foreign policy, Bob Dole, Whitewater, and the Dick Morris scandal, as well as his centrist political philosophies.
September 20, 1996: Congressional Races. The hot race isn't for the White House this election year, it's for control of Congress. With a slim lead in the Senate and a larger plurality in the House, the Republicans find themselves ina tough fight, particularly when they are linked by Democrats to an unpopular Newt Gingrich and the floundering Dole campaign. Two Congress watchers weigh in with their predictions.
September 19, 1996: Kerry vs. Weld: Dead Heat. The race for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts is now neck-and-neck, as Sen. John Kerry's lead drops from last spring's high of 12 points ahead of Gov. William Weld, to zero. Margaret Warner looks at the contest that has seen the contenders debate each other five times already...
September 18, 1996: Clinton's World Order. With U.S. troops both moving into Kuwait and protecting the tenative peace in Bosnia, the President's foreign policy has become controversial. President Clinton points to peace talks in Bosnia, the Middle East and Northern Ireland as successes while many Republicans charge that the policy has been haphazard and inconsistent. Following a background report on Clinton's foreign policy, Margaret Warner leads a discussion with two campaign surrogates and two international policy analysts.
September 17, 1996: The Debate Debate. The Commission of Presidential Debates has decreed that Ross Perot--and all other presidential third party candidates--doesn't have a realistic chance to win the election and, therefore, will be excluded from all televised debates. Co-chair of the bipartisan commission, Paul Kirk, visits the NewsHour to defend this decision. But Perot running-mate Pat Choate tells Margaret Warner that the move is unconstitutional. In his view Ross Perot has met all the commissions criteria.
September 16, 1996: Where They Stand - Clinton. President Clinton's speech on crime and drugs was delivered in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he received the endorsement of the National Fraternal Order of Police.
September 16, 1996: Where They Stand - Dole. Bob Dole spoke at Villanova University this morning, once again emphasizing the twin evils of drugs and crime. He was accompanied by his running mate, Jack Kemp and 13 Republican governors.
September 12, 1996: Citizen Perot. Most Americans are familiar by now with Ross Perot; perhaps a little too familiar for their voting tastes. Yet he is a complicated man. David Gergen, editor-at-large of U.S. News & World Report, talks to Gerald Posner, author of "Citizen Perot, His Life and Times."
September 12, 1996: It's Still the Economy. His ability to tap middle class anxiety over stagnant wages help President Clinton win in 1992. Four years later, the economy is still a key political issue, but now Republicans are saying that they are the party to better economic times. After a background report by Kwame Holman, Paul Solman leads a debate of the President Clinton and Sen. Dole's economic plans with one economic advisor from each campaign and two independent economists.
September 11, 1996: Should Perot Debate? Ross Perot has announced his running mate. Pat Choate is an economist and a long time Perot confidante. Does this addition to his ticket warrant his place in the Presidential debates? Did he deserve a place previously? The NewsHour panel of regional analysts discuss Perot's choice and his chances to debate.
September 10, 1996: Where They Stand - Clinton. This afternoon, President Clinton addressed the Southern Governors Association Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. He spoke about welfare reform.
September 10, 1996: Where They Stand - Dole. This afternoon, Republican nominee Bob Dole spoke this morning at a rally in Baker, Louisiana, a suburb of Baton Rouge.
September 2, 1996: Big Favor. Big Labor is throwing its still-considerable weight behind the Democrats in 1996. Will it be enough to help them retake Congress? Kwame Holman reports.
August 30, 1996: The Last Hurrah. In a final look back at the Democratic National Convention, a panel that included a communications expert, journalists and historians explore the effectiveness of a convention marred by a sex scandel involving Clinton chief political strategist Dick Morris and wonder if Chicago marks the end of the great political conventions.
August 30, 1996: Convention Wrap. As the convention season ends and the general election campaign begins, NewsHour political commentators, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Wall Street Journal columnist Paul Gigot debate the need for campaign finance reform and the whether the Democrats or the Republicans benefited more from their conventions.
August 29, 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 29, 1996: 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: 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 and the importance of Dick Morris to the President.
August 29, 1996: Sex and Politics. 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: Shields & Gigot. The resignation of Dick Morris, the President's senior political advisor, will undoubtedly have ramifications for this falls election. To discuss what these might be, Jim Lehrer talks with Shields and Gigot.
August 28, 1996: Clinton, the Man. Barrelling toward Chicago on an old-fashioned whistle-stop tour, President Clinton clearly revels in the campaigning, in the flesh-pressing and baby-kissing, of grassroots appearances. 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: Portrait of a President. 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, who has spent the last few years trying to find the man behind the Presidential image.
August 28, 1996: Congressional 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: Congressional Hopefuls. 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 27, 1996: Who Is Evan Bayh? 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 about why he was chosen as the keynoter and what his vision of the Democratic Party is.
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: 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: 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: 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 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.
August 22, 1996: Classroom Crossfire. The way in which students are educated has become a hot topic of political debate, and Bob Dole has targeted teachers' unions for standing in the way of reforming the education system. Dole advisor and former Education Secretary Lamar Alexander debates school choice, the political work of the unions and merit pay for teachers with Al Shanker, president of the American Federation of Teachers.
August 19, 1996: The Third Dimension. The man that asked America to listen to "that giant sucking sound" is back, as the Reform Party nominee. Jeffrey Kaye reports on the nascent third party and its presidential candidate. Also, Jim Lehrer discusses the recurring candidacy with a panel of political reporters.
August 16, 1996: The Other Convention. As presented to the American living room, the Republican convention was a spectacle of old-fashioned democracy. But those in attendance were confronted by a very modern reality: large corporate sponsorship. Paul Solman reports.
August 16, 1996: The Week That Was. It's done. Jim Lehrer hosts a panel of NewsHour regulars and experts and takes a lingering look back at the convention that was. Did it succeed? Our experts have their say.
August 16, 1996: Made for Television. The glib, glossy GOP convention may have played well with Republican honchos, and it may even have boosted Bob Dole's poll numbers, but many journalists were grumbling, if they stayed at all. Kwame Holman reports on the reportage.
August 16, 1996: Money Votes. Heavy corporate sponsorship and aggressive lobbying pervade the 'other' convention, the one television viewers did not see. Margaret Warner talks to San Diego mayor Susan Golding and Congressman Richard Durbin about this backdrop to democracy.
August 15, 1996: Words to Win By. The NewsHour's team of historians banter the connection between past convention acceptance speeches and election success.
August 15, 1996: Words to Win By. The NewsHour's team of historians banter the connection between past convention acceptance speeches and election success.
August 15, 1996: Newsmaker: George Shultz. What role does foreign policy play in presidential elections? Former Secretary of State George Shultz shares his thoughts on these questions and more.
August 15, 1996: Great Expectations. Kwame Holman roams the convention floor talking to delegates in the hours before Dole's big night. No one seems a bit worried.
August 15, 1996: Second Lady Hopeful. Elizabeth Farnsworth sits down with Joanne Kemp, wife of the Vice-Presidential hopeful, and talks about her reigion, her politics, and her husband.
August 15, 1996: What to Expect. Margaret Warner talks to our regular trio of political reporters about Bob Dole's big acceptance speech. What will he set out to say? And how will he say it?
August 14, 1996: Buchanan's Grand Old Party. How does Pat Buchanan feel about the moderate face the GOP has put on, and his own marginal presence at the San Diego convention? Margaret Warner gets the answers.
August 14, 1996: Newsmaker: James Baker. Jim Lehrer talks to former Secretary of State and political guru James Baker about foreign policy in an election season and Bob Dole's chances at a comeback.
August 14, 1996: The Dole Generation. Elizabeth Farnsworth talks to our regular panel of historians about the war that shaped both Bob Dole and his entire generation.
August 13, 1996: Susan Speaks. Was Susan Molinari chosen as the GOP keynote speaker to placate women, moderates and pro-choice Republicans? She shares her thoughts with Elizabeth Farnsworth.
August 13, 1996: The Fifty-Cent Tour.. Using San Diego as his backdrop, economics correspondent Paul Solman does a walking tour of Bob Dole's plans for the American economy.
August 13, 1996: Lasses, Come Home.. Margaret Warner talks to two pollsters about Bob Dole's chances of bring women back to the Republican Party in November.
August 13, 1996: Economies of Spin. Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to our panel of historians about the role of the economy in elections past and present.
August 9, 1996: Everybody's Platform Fighting. Jeffrey Kaye reports on the Republican Platform Commitee's unsatisfying resolutions.
August 9, 1996: And Then There Were Two...Again.. Elizabeth Farnsworth talks to our historian regulars about the fits and starts of parties who want to make national politics a crowd.
August 7, 1996: The Right to Fight. Margaret Warner leads a debate on the abortion plank's effect on the Republican Party. Also, Jeffrey Kaye has an update.
August 7, 1996: -- Regional Perspectives.Elizabeth Farnsworth sits down with our regional commentators to talk about the GOP's abortion fight, Dole's economic plan, and other subjects.
August 6, 1996: -- Dole's Fiscal Gamble.Four leading economists analyze Bob Dole's proposed economic package of tax cuts and accelerated growth.
August 6, 1996: -- Dole Greets Platform Committee. Bob Dole greeted the Republican Platform Committee via satellite and talked economics. Kwame Holman reports.
August 6, 1996: -- Abortion Semantics. The Republican Platform Committee continues to wrestle with words in San Diego as they confront what promises to be the prickliest issue of the convention: abortion. Jeffrey Kaye has a report.
August 6, 1996: -- Clinton on Terrorism. President Clinton, in a speech in Washington at Geoge Washingon University, decries Congress' response to his anti-terrorism proposals, urging passage of laws that would increase wiretapping and allow explosives taggants.
August 5, 1996: -- Dole Plans Major Tax Cut . Bob Dole proposed a major economic package that includes an across-the-board 15% tax cut, a $500 per child tax credit, and a reduction by half of the capital gains tax. He announced his plan in a speech in Chicago, noting his formula would cost $548 billion over 6 years, and lead to a balanced Federal budget in the year 2002. White House chief of staff Leon Panetta and Dole advisor Donald Rumsfeld discuss the plan's merits with the NewsHour.
August 5, 1996: -- Dole's Economic Plan. Bob Dole unveils his economic plan in Chicago. Kwame Holman reports.
August 5, 1996: -- Dole '96: a second start? . Margaret Warner talks with David Broder, Elizabeth Arnold, and Ron Brownstein about Bob Dole and the Republicans as they inch into August.
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