The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Thursday, May 15, 1997
- An Apology 65 Years Late
More than a half century after it began, the federal government finally publicly apologized for the Tuskegee syphilis experiments. But what is the legacy?
- Newsmaker with Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel, the former dissident and current president of the Czech Republic, discusses his views on NATO expansion and life after the fall of the Iron Curtain.
- Political Wrap
Wall Street Journal columnist Paul Gigot and columnist Tom Oliphant of the Boston Globe join us in this week's Political Wrap and focus on the budget deal and partial birth abortion.
- Zaire: Peaceful Transition?
Zaire's rubber stamp parliament last weekend elected a new president. Saira Shah of Independent Television News gives a background report. Jennifer Glasse, who’s covering the Zaire story from Monitor Radio spoke with Charles Krause from Kinshasa.
Wednesday, May 14, 1997
- Regional Perspectives
The Senate is debating whether or not to ban a specific type of late-term abortion. The regional commentators discuss whether the government can address an issue as contentious as abortion.
- Normalized Relations
In a final step towards diplomatic normalization, the U.S. opened its first embassy in Vietnam since the end of the war there. Three experts on the region discuss what the next step is.
- The Unreal America
David Gergen, editor at large of U.S. News & World Report, engages Ada Louise Huxtable, architecture critic for the Wall Street Journal, author of The Unreal America: Architecture and Illusion.
- Paying for Health
In our continuing series of reports on health care, Tom Bearden reports from Louisiana on paying for home health care.
Tuesday, May 13, 1997
- Fallen Star?
Why should the US Air Force care if Lt. Kelly Flinn had an affair with a married man? Two military law experts debate whether the military's punishment for adultery fits the crime.
- Newsmaker with Madeline Albright
Sec. of State Madeline Albright calls the new agreement between Russia and NATO a "win-win-win situation." But will the pact hold as NATO expands into Eastern Europe?
- Spreading the Gospel
Spreading the gospel, the impact of Southern Baptists’ efforts to recruit among Jews. Time Magazine religion correspondent Richard Ostling reports.
- The Courage To Stand Alone
Letters written over nearly two decades in a Chinese prison offer some remarkable insights into the mind of one of China’s leading political dissidents Wei Jingsheng. Charles Krause reports.
Monday, May 12, 1997
- Bombing Trial
Court TV's Tim Sullivan discusses the testimony of Michael Fortier, a friend of defendant Timothy McVeigh and now the prosecution's star witness.
- Home Recovery
A report on cutting the length of hospital stays. Lee Hochberg of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports in our continuing series of reports on how American health care is changing.
- Newsmaker with Co-Prime Minister Haris Silajdzic
Eighteen months into the Dayton Peace Accord, Bosnia's stability still seems tenuous. Haris Silajdzic, co-prime minister of the country, discusses what can be done to ensure peace.
- Dangerous Heights
According to reports, five to seven climbers were killed on the slopes of Mount Everest last weekend. What attracts hundreds of climbers to this dangerous peak?
- Hollywood Values
Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming considers the Hollywood take on family values.
- Public or Private?
The Supreme Court will decide whether conversations between Mrs. Clinton and lawyers concerning the Whitewater investigation fall under lawyer-client privilege.
- Newsmaker with Retiring NATO Commander General George Joulwan
Retiring NATO Commander General George Joulwan talks about his experiences in Bosnia, the future of NATO, and what should happen to Bosnian war criminals.
- Big Blue Wins
Yesterday, in the sixth and final round of man versus machine, the rematch, machine didn’t just beat man but trounced him, as IBM’s Deep Blue computer beat world chess champion Gary Kasparov.
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