The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Thursday, June 12, 1997
- Goodbye, Good Friend
After 20 terrific years with The NewsHour, national correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault bids us farewell. She's moving to S. Africa to become National Public Radio's bureau chief.
- McVeigh: Sentenced to Die
A Denver jury sentenced Timothy McVeigh to death for the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City after 11 hours of deliberation. Experts discuss an appeal.
- Newsmaker: Alice Rivlin
A soaring stock market means good news for investors, and happy days for Federal Reserve Vice Chair Alice Rivlin. How long can the rise continue? Paul Solman reports.
- Shields & Gigot
Margaret Warner joins Shields & Gigot in discussing disaster relief, the Republican leadership, and the new tax bill.
- 'X' Marks the Spot
Scientific studies may make women's intuition less of a myth, suggesting now that women inherit the ability to decipher social situations from their fathers.
Wednesday, June 11, 1997
- Weather Service Cuts
A storm is brewing over a proposal by National Weather Service to eliminate 200 jobs. The cuts would effect marine and aviation forecasts, and tornado and hurricane warning centers.
- Soft Money Controversy
The Federal Elections Commission is reviewing requests from Congress and the President to impose laws governing so-called "soft money." Three members of Congress debate.
- Relief Package Passes Congress
Congress passes a disaster relief package without the additions concerning government shutdowns and census taking that were included in the original bill. What changed their minds? Kwame Holman reports.
- The Human Touch
Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune discusses how computers haven't quite mastered the full range of human thought.
Tuesday, June 10, 1997
- Regulating Online Privacy
Netscape and Microsoft said they would work to limit personal information available to Net users. Their announcement comes on the second day of FTC hearings on internet privacy.
- Starvation in North Korea
N. Korea used to be able to feed its 23 million people. But the country's economy has suffered setbacks in the past decade, and relief groups are warning mass starvation may be imminent.
- "Yes, I am Pleading For My Son's Life"
The parents of Timothy McVeigh address the jury, pleading that their son not be sentenced to a lethal injection for his conviction in the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
- From Welfare to Work
Lee Hochberg reports on the transition made by of hundreds of people nationwide who’ve moved from welfare to work as part of corporate programs to hire people on assistance.
Monday, June 9, 1997
- GOP Tax Cut Challenged
The President won't support a proposed $85 billion net tax cut because, he says, it violates the terms of the balanced budget agreement. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and Bill Archer (R-TX) discuss.
- Gardens of Eden
New York Times science writer and Pulitzer Prize winner William Broad has explored the Earth’s utmost depths in his new book, THE UNIVERSE BELOW: Discovering the Secrets of the Deep Sea. He speaks with David Gergen.
- Come Together
Unionists gather to support the United Farm Workers Union in its campaign to organize the workers who pick and process California’s strawberries. Spencer Michels reports.
- Stepping Up
A look at the life of, and an interview with Tung Chee-hwa--the man who will take over Hong Kong when it is returned to Chinese control.
- Ralston: Uproar Ends Bid
Air Force Gen. Joseph Ralston withdrew as a candidate to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff after facing five days of heated criticism over an adulterous affair he engaged in 13 years ago.
- Disaster Relief Bill Vetoed
President Clinton vetoed a $5.6 billion bill to give 35 states disaster relief because of two amendments involving shutting down the federal government and census taking.
- Fair Burden?
Congress is looking into tax reforms, and the effects of estate taxes are under scrutiny. Are the taxes fair?
- Double Trouble
A presidential blue-ribbon commission recommended a legislative ban on the cloning of human beings because of safety risks and ethical questions and a continued moratorium prohibiting the use of federal money for any research that could lead to cloning for reproductive purposes. It also asked privately-funded researchers to abide by the same moratorium.
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