The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Thursday, July 17, 1997
- Shields & Gigot
What a week! House Speaker Newt Gingrich quashed an attempt by conservative rebels to oust him. Then there were the campaign spending hearings. Are they getting anywhere?
- Road to Salvation
150 years ago members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints trekked from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah, to start anew. This summer, hundreds are retracing the journey.
- The State of the Hearings: Week Two
As week two of the Senate's investigation came to a close, the NewsHour examined what the committee had uncovered and what it hadn't yet proved. Following a recap of the week's hearings from Kwame Holman, Margaret Warner discusses the state of the hearings with Marc Lacey of the Los Angeles Times and James Barnes of the National Journal.
- Behind Closed Doors
David Gergen talks with Janna Malamud Smith, author of Private Matters: In Defense of the Personal Life about the desire for privacy in modern times.
Wednesday, July 16, 1997
- MIRed in Mishap
The Russian space station, MIR, was accidentally left in free drift and complete darkness overnight. Is stress causing the crew to make dangerous mistakes?
- Who Is Henry Shelton?
The President has nominated Army Gen. Henry Shelton to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Those close to the nominee say he's a soldier's soldier and a perfect candidate.
- What Was Huang Doing?
The Senate today examined the "suspicious" work of John Huang. They interviewed a secretary from an Arkansas- based accounting firm that served as a second office for the then-Commerce Department official. Kwame Holman reports.
- A Flair for Fashion
Paul Solman examines the life and tragic death of fashion designer Gianni Versace.
Tuesday, July 15, 1997
- Annan: Man With a Plan
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan aims to streamline the organization and create an economic development fund with the resulting savings.?
- Not an "Other"
Increasingly, many Americans find they don't easily fit into any racial group. But will adding a new "multiracial" category on the census take away the effectiveness of the count?
- The CIA Testifies
The Senate heard testimony from the CIA agent assigned to the Commerce Department today. The agent, John Dickerson, testifying behind a screen to protect his identity, told the committee that he had briefed John Huang on classified information regarding China. Kwame Holman reports.
- Tragic Anniversary
A year later the details of what felled TWA Flight 800, killing all 230 passengers on board, remain uncertain. A panel discussion analyzing the circumstances behind this tragic crash.
Monday, July 14, 1997
- Condition Critical
Congress has worked out two competing versions of Medicare reform. The Senate's sweeping changes have provoked sharp criticism. Which will improve the entitlement?
- A New Mexico?
Last week, Mexicans voted out the ruling party, the PRI, that had held office for 70 years. Four experts examine the possible impact of this political milestone.
- Week Two Begins
Senator Fred Thompson kicked off the second week of testimony with former employees of the Indonesia-based Lippo Group. Kwame Holman reports.
- Summer Daze
Ann Taylor Fleming discusses being a working mom in the crazy days of summer.
- Cambodian Analysis
Cambodia's Hun Sen has lashed out at foreign governments who condemned last week's coup by saying he won't join ASEAN, the Asian trade partnership. Experts explore the ramifications.
- Peaceful Co-Existence?
San Diego is trying to coordinate its land use by setting aside separate, massive plots for wildlife preserves and for commercial development . It may become a model for the rest of the U.S.
- Simply Irresistible
After a poetic reading by Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, a panel discussion on why we just can't ignore the lure of exploring new frontiers, most recently the red, rocky surface of Mars.
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