The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Thursday, August 28, 1997
- Newt Gingrich Reappears
Over the past eight months, House Speaker Newt Gingrich has weathered an ethics investigation and rebellious young Republicans. Now 40 pounds trimmer and newly-barbered, "The New Newt" has reemerged for a two week cross-country tour.
- Shields and Gigot
Margaret Warner talks with Mark Shields and Paul Gigot, the NewsHour's regular political commentators, about Gingrich and other political figures.
- Ladies of the Court
The Houston Comets, led by league MVP Cynthia Cooper, beat the New York Liberty, 65-51, to capture the first WNBA championship. Does the play-off mania that surrounded the final games mean that women's basketball is here to stay?
- Power to Recall
Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman requested for more legal authority over meat processing plants. This request comes after the recall of 25 million pounds of hamburger produced by Hudson Foods.
- Road Rules?
Who owns the roads? This question is being addressed in the streets of San Francisco, where bicyclists are demonstrating their rights.
Wednesday, August 27, 1997
- Portrait of an Artist
Georgia O'Keeffe was ahead of her time -- not only as an artist, but as a woman. Paul Solman of WGBH-Boston examines the life and art of this true American master.
- The Voucher Fight
Is "school choice" the way to improve education or to end public schools?
- Over the Line?
News on the Internet has come under scrutiny for its accuracy and reliability.
- Ordinary Things
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt explores the beauty of the predictable.
Tuesday, August 26, 1997
- Diplomatic Duel
North Korea calls off missile talks after the defections of two officials.
- The Diet Debate
Are controversial weight loss drugs bad for your health?
- Born Or Made?
What makes a genius? Howard Gardner considers this question in his book "Extraordinary Minds."
- Spirit of Ancient Peru
San Francisco's De Young Museum is home to a new exhibit featuring Peruvian art. The collection reveals secrets from a culture that survived hundreds of thousands of years ago.
Monday, August 25, 1997
- The World's Most Wanted
Is NATO ready to arrest more Bosnian war criminals?
- Joseph Hartzler
A conversation with the lead prosecutor of Timothy McVeigh.
- Colon Cancer Prevention?
The Human Genome Project reports that it uncovered a new mechanism by which misspelling a gene can confer risk to cancer. This misspelling is reported to be very common among people of Jewish Heritage.
- No News is Good
Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune discusses the decreasing popularity of news among Americans.
- The Smoke Settles
Florida has become the second state to win an out-of-court settlement with the tobacco industry. The $11.3 billion deal will help recover the cost of treating smoking-related illnesses.
- Dealing With Tobacco
Florida has become the second state to win an out-of-court settlement with the tobacco industry. After this Newsmaker interview with Florida Governor Lawton Chiles, two tobacco analysts discuss the agreement.
- Caring For Children
An estimated 10 million children have no medical insurance. How will the $24 billion provision in the balanced budget deal insure that children don't fall through health care's cracks?
- Frank Gibney Jr.
Charles Krause speaks with Frank Gibney Jr., Time Magazine's Tokyo Correspondent.
- Welfare Reform: Imperial Valley
A look at how welfare reform is affecting people in California's Imperial Valley.
Search the Online NewsHour archives
Browse segments from the week of August 18-22.
Browse by Subject
- Arts & Entertainment
- Election '96
- Europe - C.I.S.
- Federal Agencies
- Foreign Correspondence
- In Memoriam
- Latin America
- Middle East
- Race Relations
- Political Wrap
- United Nations / International Issues
- White House
Note: Transcripts of segments are usually available online no more than 24 hours after a segment airs. Segments broadcasted on Fridays are available the following Monday.