The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
March 3-March 7
Thursday, March 6, 1997
- Political Wrap.
Following a Clinton news conference our regular pundits, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Wall Street Journal columnist Paul Gigot, discuss the President's spin on the recent scandals surrounding the financing of his 1996 campaign.
- Capital Woes.
Kwame Holman looks at Washington, D.C.'s problems and some possible solutions.
- Anthology of African American Literature.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Nellie Y. McKay, general editors of the new Norton Anthology of African American Literature,discuss over 200 years of African American composition, beginning with the poetry by slaves who weren't allowed to read or write.
- Service Included.
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt explores America's service culture and entrepreneurs who can be hired to do any service.
Wedesday, March 5, 1997
- Newsmaker with Madeleine Albright.
In her first interview since returning from a whirlwind trip, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks about Mexico and the drug war, riots in Albania, and how she likes her new job, among other topics.
- The Money Trail.
After a background report on campaign fund-raising by Kwame Holman, Elizabeth Farnsworth explores the legal issues with two attorneys.
- Feeling the Heat.
The fastest rise in temperature for perhaps ten thousand years is having a dramatic effect on the brittle ecosystem of Antarctica. ITN reporter Andrew Veitch looks at how rising temperatures have changed the way penguins, seals and whales live and die in the shadow of the South Pole.
Tuesday, March 4, 1997
- Cloning Responsibly.
First a sheep was cloned, then a monkey, but if President Clinton has his way a human isn't next. What are the ramifications of cloning?Read our panel debate and then join our Online Forum
- War on AIDS.
An update on the war on AIDS and the impact of the latest drugs developed to fight the disease. Spencer Michels reports.
- Rejecting Roots.
In his recent book, Out of America, Washington Post reporter Keith Richburg talks about the negative view of Africa that he developed in his three-and-a-half years reporting there. He debates the points of his book with Salih Booker of The Council on Foreign Relations.
- Don't Fence Me In.
Anne Taylor Fleming looks at the disappearance of the Wild West.
Monday, March 3, 1997
- Wicked Weather
The Ohio River reached its highest crest in 30 years today, forcing thousands of people from Tennessee to Ohio to evacuate their homes. Margaret Warner talks with Ken Haydu, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service based in Wilmington, Ohio, he analyzes conditions in three states along the Ohio River; and James Williams, the chief of staff of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.
- Good Citizen?
Did election year politics play a role in the rules of citizenship?
- One for the Books.
Jim Lehrer leads a historical discussion of money and politics with presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Michael Beschloss, journalist/author Haynes Johnson and William Kristol, editor and publisher of The Weekly Standard.
- Going Union.
Tom Bearden reports from Tucson, Arizona on doctors' unions and the changing face of health care in the 1990's.
- Lines in the Sand.
Netanyahu recently approved a new Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem. Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat and President Clinton have criticized the proposed neighborhood as detrimental to the peace process. Charles Krause talks about the Har Homa development with Hanan Ashrawi, a senior Arafat advisor.
- All Inclusive?
In response to weekend news reports which said he was one of the campaignís most active fund-raisers, Vice President Gore said today he did nothing illegal or wrong when he solicited funds for the 1996 presidential campaigns. Margaret Warner gets reaction to the Vice Presidentís remarks and an update on prospects for a congressional probe into campaign fund-raising practices.
- After the Flood
Spencer Michels reports from Yosemite National Park in California on the aftermath of this winterís destructive flooding in the West.
- Confession Controversy.
Timothy McVeigh's lawyer accused The Dallas Morning News of "fraud, deception and theft" after it ran a story that McVeigh admitted guilt in the Oklahoma City bombing. The alleged confession came from a defense memo, one that his lawyers say was found by illegal computer hacking.
- Immortal Tale
Princeton Professor Robert Fagles talks to Elizabeth Farnsworth about the lasting appeal of the Odyssey and his recently published translation.
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