The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Thursday, July 24, 1997
- Week Three Comes to a Contentious Close
During a sometimes stormy session, the committee heard testimony from a lawyer for the Hong Kong businessman that contradicted statements made yesterday by former RNC chief Haley Barbour.
- Ernesto Zedillo
In a newsmaker interview, Mexico's president talks about his ability to lead his country in the wake of a stunning defeat for his ruling party, the PRI, in congressional elections held July 6th.
- Shields & Gigot
This week: Haley Barbour's defense of a GOP/Hong Kong connection, fallout from the failed attempt to oust Speaker Gingrich, and pearls of wisdom from Rep. Sony Bono (R-CA).
- Trouble At Home
The debate over how to solve Hong Kong's housing crisis continues, with delegations now planning to lobby Beijing for a solution.
- Remembering Ben Hogan
A look back at the life and career of golf legend Ben Hogan.
Wednesday, July 23, 1997
- Brennan Remembered
Retired Supreme Court Justice William Brennan died Thursday in a Virginia nursing home at the age of 91. His legal legacy is a compassionate and activist approach to the Constitution.
- Haley's Comments
Did the Republican party violate campaign financing laws during recent elections? Former chairman of the GOP, Haley Barbour, defended his actions at Senate hearings Thursday.
- Life of a Libertarian
Charles Murray, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses his book, What It Means To Be a Libertarian: A Personal Interpretation.
- Home Alone
Essayist Ann Taylor Fleming discusses renovating her house.
Tuesday, July 22, 1997
- Merger Takes Flight
In an eleventh hour decision, the European Union approved "in principal" the merger of aerospace giants Boeing and McDonnell Douglas, averting a transatlantic trade war.
- The Arts: A Congress Divided
To fund or not to fund? That is the question. The debate: the House has voted to halt additional funding for the NEA; the Senate wants to maintain current spending.
- Questioning the Republicans
The Senate investigation today examined the fund-raising done by the Republican National Committee. They examined the questionable practices surrounding the National Policy Forum and set the stage for tomorrow's star witness, former RNC head Haley Barbour. The Committee also voted to grant immunity to five witnesses, over the objections of the Department of Justices.
- UNITEing Against Guess
The Union of Needle Trades, Industrial, and Textile Employees goes to bat against Guess, Incorporated, claiming that the blue jeans maker is using sweatshop work to create its products.
Monday, July 21, 1997
- "Bordering On Cannibalism"?
Last week's botched coup against Speaker Newt Gingrich was the latest example of the growing rift between conservative Representatives and those looking to work with President Clinton.
- A Dissident Comes Home
Natan Sharansky, a former Russian dissident who spent a decade in prison, has become one of the most powerful political figures in Israel. He talks about his life with Charles Krause.
- Surface Tension
A group in Nevada and California looks to slow development to stem the environmental problems taking hold in Lake Tahoe. Can their plan work? Spencer Michels reports.
- David Hoffman
Elizabeth Farnsworth speaks with David Hoffman, The Washington Post's Moscow Correspondent since 1995.
- More Steps Toward Peace
U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair met with David Trimble, leader of N. Ireland's main Protestant party on Monday, to discuss the ceasefire announced by the IRA over the weekend.
- Sail of the Century
A fully restored USS Constitution (a.k.a. "Old Ironsides")celebrates her 200th birthday under full sail in waters off Boston. The floating museum was among the first U.S. Navy ships.
- Losing Faith?
With problems aboard the space station MIR still in the foreground, are Russians beginning to lose their confidence in the space program? Simon Marks reports.
- The Congressional Hearings in Historical Context
Our NewsHour historians, joined by former Senator Warren Rudman (R-NH), discuss the historical role of congressional investigations and look at how the Senate investigation into campaign fund-raising fits in.
- Family Ties
While China has acquired Hong Kong after a century and a half of waiting, hundreds of Hong Kong's children are trying to stay in the city. Ian Williams reports.
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