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Friday, January 19, 2001
President Clinton admits he misled prosecutors in sworn testimony
but avoids a possible indictment after he leaves office.
(Independent Counsel Robert Ray's comments) (White
Deal in Detail
Margaret Warner talks with Stuart Taylor of The National Journal
and Newsweek and Tom Oliphant of The Boston Globe
about Clinton's future as a public citizen.
Ray Suarez puts the 42nd president's eight years into perspective
with historians Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss, Richard
Norton Smith, Roger Wilkins and Haynes. Johnson.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Wall Street Journal
columnist Paul Gigot comment on Clinton's admission and his legacy.
John Ashcroft, Bush's nominee for Attorney General, faced more
questions today from the U.S. Senate. Kwame Holman reports from
Media correspondent Terence Smith discusses the Ashcroft hearing
with four news columnists: Georgie Ann Geyer of Universal Press
Syndicate, Cynthia Tucker of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
Richard Hood of The Kansas City Star and Lee Cullum of The Dallas
Retired General Colin Powell answered questions today about his
qualifications for Secretary of State.
Spencer Michels reports on hearings today for two other Cabinet
nominees: Paul O'Neill for Secretary of the Treasury, and Christine
Whitman for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Ray Suarez talks with outgoing Secretary of Education Richard
Tuesday, January 16, 2001
John Ashcroft, Bush's nominee for Attorney General, faced questions
today from the U.S. Senate. Kwame Holman reports from Capitol
Two unsuccessful nominees for positions in Attorney General's
office discuss the Ashcroft hearing. William Bradford Reynolds
was head of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department
in the early '80s, and Lani Guinier, a Harvard law professor,
withdrew her nomination for assistant attorney general.
The special U.S. envoy to the Middle East discusses the prospects
An earthquake in El Salvador has left at least 600 people dead and
thousands homeless. Ray Suarez leads a discussion on relief efforts
with El Salvador's ambassador to the U.S., Rene Leon.
Jim Lehrer discusses the Ashcroft nomination with former Senators
Paul Simon (D-IL), Warren Rudman (R-NH), David Boren (D-OK), and
Jake Garn (R-UT).
A Spencer Michels update on the power crisis in California.
Gwen Ifill looks at the political divide among African-Americans.