The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Thursday, May 29, 1997
- Shields & Gigot
This week: Are Dick Gephardt's differences with the President signaling a split in the Democratic party, and what is the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling in the Paula Jones case?
- Chicago, The Musical
The Tony Awards have inspired the NewsHour to look at the revival of Bob Fosse's 1975 musical comedy, Chicago. It's got a very dark side and it's a smash. How come?
- Home Stretch
Closing arguments in the Oklahoma City Bombing trial place the remainder of the proceedings, and fate of Timothy McVeigh, in the jury's hands.
- Family Ties
Recently discovered 800,000 year old bones may lead to a change in scientists' concepts of the human family tree.
- Going Home
The impending reversion of Hong Kong to Chinese control has many residents who came to the city to work moving back home to the neighboring province of Guangdong.
Wednesday, May 28, 1997
- Newsmaker: Dick Gephardt
The House Minority Leader has broken ranks with President Clinton on two major issues. Are these Gephradt's first moves of a presidential campaign or simply policy differences?
- Child's Play
Recent scientific studies have found that the human brain does much of its development in a child's first three years of life. How will this impact the way children are raised?
- Treatment Vs. Prevention
A "New England Journal of Medicine" report argues that cancer treatment methods have fallen short of expectations. Should researchers try a different strategy? Elizabeth Farnsworth reports.
- Doing Battle
Paul Fussell, author of Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic, talks with David Gergen about the rigors of war and the personal lessons he learned from his experiences in World War II.
Tuesday, May 27, 1997
- Rating Arafat's Rule
Experts analyze criticisms by fellow Palestinians that PLO leader Yasser Arafat is an autocrat who has abused human rights, condoned corruption, and ignored parliamentary procedure.
- "Wings of Dreams"
With the help of a $4.5 million grant, veteran pilot Linda Finch made a replica of Amelia Earhart's plane, then flew it around the globe to finish the mission Earhart began 60 years ago.
- Tornado Country
A series of tornadoes ripped through the town of Jarrel, Texas, leaving what reporters at the scene called "total devastation."
- One-Time Deal
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt discusses Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng.
Monday, May 26, 1997
- Jones vs. Clinton
The Paula Jones sexual harassment suit against the President may now proceed. The Supreme Court said Jones could sue, as long as the trial does not interfere with Presidential duties.
- Victory for Reason?
Russia has reluctantly entered into a relationship with NATO, allowing the security alliance to expand into Eastern Europe. NATO Secretary General Javier Solana looks to the future.
- Special Ed.
School officials in San Francisco try to bolster student performance by making teachers and administrators responsible for their students' performances.
- Iran's New Leadership
Iran elected moderate Mohammad Khatami, a 54-year old cleric, as its new president. Observers called the vote a milestone, saying it was the freest election since the 1979 revolution.
- Grand Forks: High and Dry?
Congress still hasn't passed a disaster relief bill to help Grand Forks, N.D. But despite citizens' frustration over federal and local financial red tape, some rebuilding has begun.
- Ground Control
Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports on the cooperation between the space shuttle "Atlantis" and the Russian space station "Mir" and leads a discussion on where the countries' space programs should be headed.
- Life and Times
Richard Rodriguez discusses the work of author William Saroyan.
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