The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Jan. 27-Jan. 31
Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997
- Shields & Gigot
NewsHour regulars Mark Shields and Paul Gigot debate whether a "double standard" exists for Democrats and Republicans.
- Drawing on Politics
Political cartoonists assess the year thus far.
- Elections Come to Pakistan.
In former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's hometown, Larkana, Pakistan, people anticipate the coming elections.
- Feeling the Force
Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports on the updating of Star Wars and leads a discussion on the movie classic's place in movie history.
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997
- State of Human Rights
The U.S. State Department has just released its 20th annual survey of human rights practices in 193 nations, and there's bad news.
- Drug Fighters
Strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria are springing up everywhere.
- Civil Discourse.
A panel of historians debates bipartisanship in government operations.
- Basic Skills
David Gergen engages Richard Murnane, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Frank Levy, professor of urban economics at MIT. They are the authors of Teaching the New Basic Skills: Principles for Educating Children to Thrive in a Changing Economy
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997
- Cabinet Work
The Senate moved ahead on several fronts today in an effort to complete the confirmation work for President Clinton’s second term cabinet.
- Stormy Weather
Throughout much of the West, Northwest and Midwest the weather has been the story of 1997.
- Doctored Costs
Lee Hochberg of Oregon Public Television reports on the impact of managed care plans that limit doctors’ fees.
- Facing the Past.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks with two South African journalists following an ITN backgroung report on the solving of the Steven Biko murder.
Monday, Jan. 27, 1997
- Clinton Q&A
Today’s presidential news conference is our lead story tonight.
- Going Public
Four former presidential aides discusses the role of the press conference in the shaping of the presidency with Jim Lehrer.
- Simpson Case Goes to Jury
The Simpson civil trial goes to the jury. We go now to Margaret Warner.
- Closing the door.
After a background report from ITN, Charlayne Hunter-Gault leads a discussion with a panel of Hong Kong watchers.
- Standoff: Day 41
The ongoing standoff between the Peruvian government and rebels entered its 41st day.
- Giving Nature a Hand
Advances in science and a continued demand has led to an explosion in assisted reproduction.
- AIDS Progress Report
Margaret Warner looks at the latest progress in the fight against AIDS.
- Hyper Bowl
That thing called a Super Bowl, a sporting event between two teams of superior athletes that showcased America at its best, or a gross display of excess, show biz, and bad manners that did just the opposite?
- Man's Best Friend
Roger Rosenblatt considers the joys of dog owning.
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