The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
April 28 - May 2
Thursday, May 1, 1997
- Budget Deal Reached
Congress and Clinton have made a deal -- balance the Federal budget by 2002, spend more for child healthcare and education, but cut programs such as Medicare and Medicaid by $200 billion.
- British Election Analysis
In a sweeping victory Tony Blair and the Labour party won 43.1% of the U.K. vote, handing the Conservatives their worst defeat since 1832. The NewsHour anaylzes the whys and wherefores.
- F.D.R.'s History
A memorial in honor of Franklin Delano Roosevelt was dedicated today alongside the Tidal Basin here in Washington, D.C. For perspective on President Roosevelt, the man and his legacy, we turn to NewsHour regulars Presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Michael Beschloss, journalist and author Haynes Johnson, and historian and biographer Richard Norton Smith.
Wednesday, April 30, 1997
- College Costs
Chelsea's going to Stanford, and it's going to cost the Clintons over $31,000 a year. Will she and the rest of America's college students get their money's worth?
- Tense Times
Our report on North and South Korea comes from Ian Williams of Independent Television News.
- South of the Border
President Clinton is set to visit Mexico, Costa Rica and Barbados. Mack McLarty, U.S. special envoy to the Americas, provides a preview of this presidential trip.
- F.D.R. Remembered
Tomorrow a memorial to Franklin Delano Roosevelt will be dedicated on the mall in Washington. Kwame Holman has this background report.
- He is Tiger Woods
Essayist Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune considers a young man named Tiger.
Tuesday, April 29, 1997
- Reno Stands Firm
The Attorney General, testifying before Congress, has vowed to resist pressure to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate alleged Democratic campaign finance abuses. The NewsHour's regional commentators weigh in on Reno's performance, after a background report.
- Mental Illness in the Workplace
How much protection should employees with mental health issues be given in the work place? A panel of regional commentators discusses new Equal Opportunity Commission provisions.
- Flood Aftermath
An anonymous donor announced that every household hurt by the recent floods will receive a $2,000 check. Fred De Sam Lazaro of KTCA-St. Paul-Minneapolis reports on the woman who has become the voice of Grand Forks, North Dakota.
- Marching Side By Side
In recent years all the military services, except the Marine Corps, have eliminated separate training for male and female recruits. But the rape trial of army drill Sgt. Delmar Simpson, which ended yesterday in 18 convictions and scores of allegations against other instructors, have reignited debate about the wisdom of gender integrated training. Margaret Warner takes up the debate.
Monday, April 28, 1997
- Army Sex Scandal Verdict
Staff Sergeant Delmar Simpson has been found guilty of 18 counts of rape in a military trial. His victims were six women trainees at the Army's Arberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
- Increasing Volunteerism
A Presidential summit has ended with major public and private commitments to increase volunteerism in the U.S. Leaders promise deed will follow word, but can the mood be sustained? A background report , is followed by a panel discussion with Elizabeth Farnsworth on strengths and weaknesses of the summit.
- Air Bag Activation
Margaret Warner resports on using and choosing air bags. She is joined by Lou Camp, the director of Automotive Safety & Engineering Standards for Ford Motor Company, and John Merline, Washington bureau chief for Investorís Business Daily. Heís covered the air bag controversy for the last seven years.
- English Election Energy
Thursday's election will decide who will lead Great Britain. The campaign has been going on across the British aisles for the last six weeks. Our report by special correspondent Simon Marks is from the English town of Tamworth.
- Newsmaker with Ryutaro Hashimoto
Japan's Prime Minister met with President Clinton last week to confer about security in Asia and the global economic outlook. What lies ahead in Japanese-US relations?
- Helping Hands
Can "big citizenship" substitute for big government? The chairman of the Volunteer Summit in Philadelphia, Gen. Colin Powell, explains how volunteerism can change America.
- Military Intelligence
Many retired military personnel are becoming teachers. Tom Bearden reports.
- Riot Results
Tomorrow marks the fifth anniversary of one of the nationís worst civil disturbances. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports on the economic aftermath of the Los Angeles riots.
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