The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Thursday, June 19, 1997
- Tobacco Agreement
A broad plan that would eliminate most tobacco ads and force manufacturers to pay $386.5 billion to cover smoking related health care costs has been reached after months of negotiations.
- Shields & Gigot
This week's Political Wrap focuses on House Speaker Newt Gingrich's leadership woes and President Clinton's new initiative for improving race relations.
- The Road to Rushmore
The regular NewsHour panel of historians discusses the way American Presidents have approached the issue of race through the years.
Wednesday, June 18, 1997
- Buying Into Capitalism
This year Russia will join the G-7 for 3 days of economic discussion in Denver. Two european businessmen debate whether America's economy is the role-model it wants to be.
- The Estrogen Question
New research suggests that long-term hormone replacement therapy reduces a woman's risk of death from heart disease, but increases her chance of developing breast cancer.
- Correct Care?
Are some hospice care providers fudging the rules? Elizabeth Brackett reports on federal investigations into hospice fraud.
- Drawing the Lines
The Supreme Court decided to uphold a plan drawn by Georgia courts to redistrict the state, cutting the number from predominantly African-American districts from three to one. What will this do for race relations in that state?
- Crazy Rythm
Former Nixon White House counsel Leonard Garment discusses his book "Crazy Rythm: My Journey from Brooklyn, Jazz, and Wall Street to Nixon's White House, Watergate, and Beyond."
Tuesday, June 17, 1997
- Not Going to Disneyland
Southern Baptists voted today to boycott Disney, accusing its depiction of gays and violence as "anti-Christian and anti-family." Jim Lehrer leads a debate.
- Continuing Unrest
Reports say fugitive leader Pol Pot has surrendered to Khmer Rouge rebels. Later reports, though, say he is still at large. Either case, Pol Pot oversaw the killing of 2 million Cambodians.
- Facing Justice
Mir Amal Kansi, the man accused of a 1993 shooting of two CIA employees outside an office in suburban Virginia now awaits trial on capital murder charges. He was recently extradited to the US for trial and now faces the death penalty.
Essayist Richard Rodriguez, editor of the Pacific News Service, discusses being Hispanic.
Monday, June 16, 1997
- "A Third Rate Burglary"
It started as a bungled burglary; it ended with the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Our panel of historians looks back at Watergate 25 years later.
- Spirit of a Nation
Time Magazine art critic Robert Hughes explores the connections between the art history of America and the cultural forces that shaped it.
- Evening the Odds
A look back at the effects of Title IX, the staute that requires gender equity in collegiate sports, as current and former female college athletes celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary.
- One America
The President's call for a national conversation on race last weekend is just part of a larger initiative he's dubbing "One America." Experts debate if his plans are rhetoric or real policy.
- Grieving in Oklahoma
What is the lingering impact of the Oklahoma City tragedy on the families and friends of those who died, and how do they cope with it? Clergy and psychologists discuss strategies.
- Hong Kong Handover
A look at how some in Hong Kong are preparing for the transition from British to Chinese rule. Will communism bring drastic change, or can life in Hong Kong still be business as usual?
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