Primary '96 Coverage
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March 14, 1996 -- Party Games. With Senator Bob Dole and Patrick Buchanan fighting for their party's nomination, several rifts within the GOP have emerged. The NewsHour's panel of historians look at changes in the party and how conflicting ideologies threatened the party's cohesion in the past.
March 13, 1996 -- Breaking Away. Following Super Tuesday, Senator Bob Dole has emerged as the clear front runner, Steve Forbes has announced he would quit the race and Patrick Buchanan has vowed to continue the fight. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Wall Street Journal columnist Paul Gigot analyze where the race stands.
March 13, 1996 -- Buchanan Analyzes Super Tuesday. Pat Buchanan talks about his determination to continue to seek the Republican nomination for President, even after Senator Bob Dole's sweep in Super Tuesday. Buchanan believes he is "winning the battle for the heart and soul and the future of the Republican Party, " and plans to "stay in right to the convention." He talks with Margaret Warner.
March 6, 1996 -- The State of the Race. Following Senator Bob Dole's sweep of "Junior Tuesday's" eight primaries, two candidates called it quits. Their departure leaves only Patrick Buchanan and Steve Forbes as possible threats to the Senator's nomination. Margaret Warner discusses the election with four Republican operatives.
March 6, 1996 -- The Fallout. The NewsHour examines the last 24 hours of the Republican Presidential race. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields, Wall Street Journal columnist Paul Gigot, are joined by William Kristol, editor and publisher of the Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine.
March 5, 1996 -- Youth Vote. On "Junior Tuesday," a group of college newspaper editors talk to Margaret Warner about how they view the Republican primaries.
March 5, 1996 -- Generational Voices. How will the Republican National Convention play out? The students of Washington and Lee University held a mock convention last week-end to try and answer just that question. Kwame Holman brings us the results.
March 1, 1996 -- Steve Forbes On The Stump. Steve Forbes is up next in our second round of Republican Presidential candidate stumpspeeches. He spoke February 29 at a candidates forum in Aiken, SouthCarolina.
March 1, 1996 -- Primary Fever. The South Carolina primary, and other political matters are discussed by syndicated columnist Mark Shields, Wall Street Journal columnist Paul Gigot, and Lee Bandy, political reporter for the "State" Newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina. Jim Lehrer leads the banter.
Feb. 29, 1996 -- South Carolina Primary. On the afternoon of Thursday, February 28 - just days before the South Carolina primary - four leading contenders for the Republican nomination went head to head at a forum in Columbia, S.C. A major focus of the debate was over negative advertising.
Feb. 29, 1996 -- Follow the Money. With approximately 75 percent of the convention delegates to be awarded in the next month, the financial status of the candidates appear more important than ever. Veteran campaigners talk with Margaret Warner about the role of money in the race for the nomination.
Feb. 29, 1996 -- Buchanan on the Stump. Our second round of Republican candidate stump speeches continues with Pat Buchanan, this week in Marietta, Georgia. The Georgia primary is Tuesday, March 5th.
Feb. 28, 1996 -- The Race in Context. Two candidates addressing the economic insecurities of the middle class, commentator Pat Buchanan and publisher Steve Forbes, have had unexpected success in the early days of this campaign season. Buchanan has focused on the traditional populist messages, while Forbes has made reducing taxes the centerpiece of his campaign. The NewsHour historians put the race in historical context.
Feb. 28, 1996 -- Arizona & the Dakotas. Our regular political commentators, Mark Shields and Paul Gigot, are joined by Republican Pollster Linda Divall to discuss Tuesday nights Primary results, including a possible Forbes resurgence.
Feb. 27, 1996 -- Dole on the Trail. The NewsHour continues with its second round of the Republican Presidential candidates' speeches. It is by Sen. Bob Dole, delivered Monday outside the Veterans Center in Columbus, Georgia.
Feb. 26, 1996 -- Alexander on the Trail. The NewsHour continues its periodic series of presidential stump speeches with former Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander speaking in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Feb. 23, 1996 -- "Heart and Soul". With Super Tuesday only a few weeks away, the NewsHour's regular regional commentators analyze the psychological battles within the Republican party.
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