The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Feb. 10-Feb. 14
Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997
- Stocks: On the Up & Up?
The stock market dropped slightly on Friday to 6988 points, after closing at an all time high of over 7,000 points on Thursday. Is there a serious down turn in sight? If not, will going higher hurt?
- Shields & Gigot: Political Wrap
The NewsHour's regulars discuss campaign finance reform, term limits, CIA nominee Anthony Lake's rocky confirmation, and the bipartisan effort to balance the Federal budget.
- Is Miami's Government All Washed Up?
Tom Bearden reports on how corruption at the highest levels may lead to the abolition of Miami, Florida's city government .
- Hearts & Flowers
Roger Rosenblatt ponders commercialization and the meaning of love on this Valentine's Day.
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997
- Rough Skies
At midnight Friday, the pilots for American Airlines will go on strike unless their union and the airline can negotiate a new contract. Elizabeth Farnsworth leads a discussion about the strike, with Julius Maldutis, of Salomon Brothers, and Joseph Blasi, professor at Rutgers University.
- The Road Ahead.
President Clinton and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met today to discuss the state of the Middle East peace process. Following a background report, Charles Krause discusses the negotiations with Dore Gold, foreign policy aide to Netanyahu.
- Paying Dues.
Here's another look at the Clinton agenda as set out in the Presidentís State of the Union address last week. This time, the U.S. and its delinquent dues to the United Nations.
- Pulp Friction.
"Goosebumps," a popular childrenís book series, sets off a controversy over removing books from public school libraries. Fred De Sam Lazaro of public station KTCA-St. Paul-Minneapolis has the story.
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997
- Securing the Skies
A commission chaired by Vice President Al Gore has come out with new recommendations to improve air safety. After a background report, Margaret Warner leads a discussion of the commissions proposals.
- Serving Time.
This is the second time in two years a constitutional amendment to limit the terms of Senators and Representatives has arrived on the floor of the House. Kwame Holman reports.
- Funding Family Planning.
While testifying before a congressional committee, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright argued for the release of financial aid for international family planning programs. After a background report, Charlayne Hunter-Gault leads a discussion on the issue.
- From a Journalist's Heart.
David Gergen engages Henry Grunwald, the former editor in chief of Time Inc. and Ambassador to Austria. Heís the author of One Manís America: A Journalistís Search for the Heart of His Country.
Monday, Feb. 10, 1997
- A Mirror to the Future
After an uncertain beginning, the Hubble Space Telescope is now considered a scientific success. Paul Solman discusses the Hubble program with its chief scientist, Ed Weiler.
- Setting Standards.
President Clinton has announced his intentions to create, "not federal government standards, but national standards" to measure the country's educational system. Two education experts discuss the President's proposal with Elizabeth Farnsworth.
- Tightening the Welfare Trampoline.
According to California Governor Pete Wilson "Any legal job is better than subsidized idleness." Jeffrey Kaye looks at Wilson's committment to reform welfare.
- Uneasy Times in Korea.
Itís been an uneasy winter on the Korean Peninsula. The South Korean capital, Seoul, has undergone massive labor strikes and rallies. Friday, the World Food Program appealed for new food aid to alleviate famine in North Korea. With us now is James T. Laney, who is retiring this week as U.S. Ambassador to South Korea.
- President's Proposals
To begin a week-long series examining President Clintonís agenda for his second term, we begin with education.
- Ads in Public Schools
A growing number of public school districts around the country are turning to a controversial source of funding to stay afloat: they're accepting commercial advertising. Some think the policy is practical and does no real harm; others are crying foul.
- Ecuador's Succession Crisis
Ecuador's military leaders helped work out an agreement that made the vice president the interim president after the nation's congress ousted the elected leader on grounds of mental incompetence.
- Parting Interview with David Kessler
Food & Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler has announced he will leave the agency later this month. Here's a parting interview with him.
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