The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
June 30-July 4
Thursday, July 3, 1997
- The Concord Hymn
Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky reads Ralph Waldo Emerson's poem about war and patriotism.
- Remembering World War II
How Washington, DC plans to mark another key moment in American history--World War II.
- No Risk Insurance
Betty Ann Bowser reports on how changes in medical insurance is affecting the way we live and die.
- What was the Declaration of Independence?
David Gergen engages Pauline Maier, a Professor of History at MIT, author of "American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence."
- Shields & Gigot
Mark Shields and Paul Gigot debate the tax cut proposals and campaign finance hearings.
- End of the Road
Jim Lehrer remembers the work of Charles Kuralt.
Wednesday, July 2, 1997
- A Tale of Three Tax Plans
The President and both houses of Congress have each proposed ways to reform what we pay in income tax. All three address child and college tax credits, and capital gains and estate tax reductions. But their formulas vary widely. What's the best plan?
- Golden Age of Movies
With the passing of Robert Mitchum and Jimmy Stewart, the NewsHour reflects on the classic cinema of the 1930s-1950s. Is all the glamour and style gone today? And would modern audiences really want Hollywood to go back to the old fashion way of making movies?
- Rethinking Public Housing
Elizabeth Brackett reports on how Chicago is reevaluating public housing.
Tuesday, July 1, 1997
- Mars Probe to Land on July 4th
As fireworks go up in the sky, the U.S. spacecraft Pathfinder will be landing on Mars, ending a seven month voyage. As a preview, Jeffrey Kaye takes us on a virtual tour of the red planet.
- Sailing Through Byzantium
The empire spanned over 1000 years and stretched north to the Danube and south to Syria. Now, Paul Solman reports on an art exhibit that captures "The Glory of Byzantium."
- Session in Review
With a whirlwind of significant rulings, the Supreme Court ended its term recently. Now that the dust has settled, the NewsHour examines the high profile cases and the future direction of the Court.
- A Wonderful Life
Remembering the career of Jimmy Stewart with scenes from his movies and a discussion of his memorable moments and his place in Americana.
Monday, June 30, 1997
- Digital Dollars
President Clinton and Vice President Gore have released a report that calls for government to adopt a hands-off approach towards the flow of digital dollars.
- Outside Opinions
Foreign Correspondence is a new, regular feature on The NewsHour: conversations with correspondents from American news organizations. Kicking off the series is Mary Jordan, the North East Asian co-bureau chief for The Washington Post.
- A New Era
A look at the new face of Hong Kong as it begins its first day as a part of the People's Republic of China.
- Welfare Reform; First Inning
The deadline for states to file outlines for new ways to run welfare programs has passed. How are states and welfare receipients coping?
- Hollywood's Tough Guy
The NewsHour looks back at the life of Robert Mitchum, whose long-spanning career earned him a place as one of Hollywood's leading "tough guys."
- One Country; Two Systems?
Hong Kong has returned to China after 156 years of British rule. Emotions range from elation that the Opium Wars are now truly over, to skepticism over the future of real democracy.
- Lena Horne Turns 80
The NewsHour celebrates legendary singer Lena Horne's 80th birthday with a look at her life as an entertainer,a pathfinder and civil rights activitist. Vocalist Nancy Wilson sings her praises.
- A Match to Sink His Teeth Into
A heavyweight bout between Mike Tyson and current champ Evander Holyfield turned ugly when Tyson bit a chunk of cartilage out of Holyfield's ear. Paul Solman examines this strange twist and the effect it will have on public support for boxing.
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