The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Thursday, August 7, 1997
- Political Wrap
This week Paul Gigot is joined by Tom Oliphant to discuss Bill Weld's nomination as ambassador to Mexico, the line item veto, and the new budget agreement.
- Automating Automobiles
Engineers in San Diego are demonstrating new technologies designed to automate highway travel. They're building roads and cars that steer, accelerate and brake your vehicle for you.
- The Strike Continues
The situation between UPS and its striking workers continues unresolved as Teamsters face the end of their first week without pay.
- A New Breakthrough
Director of the Huntington's Disease Research Center at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Christopher Ross, discusses possible causes for this debilitating neurological disorder.
- A Fragile Peace?
Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians continue to rise after a recent bombing in a Jerusalem market, leaving security cooperation between the two groups in limbo. Sirah Shah of ITN reports from Gaza.
Wednesday, August 6, 1997
- Newsmaker: Sec. Albright
In response to fraying Arab-Israeli relations, Secretary Albright has announced the Administration's plans to revive the peace process. She speaks with Margaret Warner.
- A Healthy Budget?
Signed earlier this week, the budget bill is expected to carve $115 million from federal health care spending. Under such cuts, what's the prognosis for Medicare?
- Easy Access?
Should on-line porn be available at local libraries? Spencer Michels reports as patrons and librarians alike debate whether putting limits on Internet access protects kids or violates the First Amendment.
- A Necessary Evil?
The debate over U.S. involvement in a land mine ban continues, with strong opinions on the usefulness of mines on each side. Do mines still have a place in the present-day arsenal?
Tuesday, August 5, 1997
- Microsoft Bites Into Apple
In a stunning move, Apple announced that Microsoft will invest $150 million into the troubled computer company. Can the once bitter rivals work together?
- The People's Verdict
Pol Pot, responsible for over a million deaths, has been sentenced to house arrest by a Khmer Rouge court in Cambodia. But is it justice?
- Tragedy On Guam
A Korean passenger airliner crashes on the island of Guam, killing all but 30 of its 254 passengers on impact. After a background report on the crash and efforts to rescue survivors, Charles Krause talks with Guam Governor Carl Gutierrez who rescued victims himself at the crash scene.
- At the Podium
At a press conference on the White House lawn, President Clinton spoke for nearly an hour, discussing such topics as the balanced budget deal, the UPS strike, terrorism, and campaign finance reform.
Monday, August 4, 1997
- Crunching the Numbers
President Clinton today signed a budget bill that balanced the federal books by 2002 and cuts taxes. Who are the plan's biggest winners?
- A Parched Land
North Korea, suffering from a severe drought and famine, has finally agreed to sit down and discuss a formal end to the Korean War. Two experts discuss the chances for success.
- Goodbye, Corner Drugstore?
Will mail-order pharmacies and managed health care spell the end for the corner drugstore? A look at how health care chains are affecting the market and how independent stores could catch up.
- Thrill of it All
Roger Rosenblatt discusses America's thrill-seeking tendencies.
- Return to Sender
A strike by the Teamsters Union has idled the United Parcel Service. At issue are wages, benefits and a demand that many part-time jobs be converted to full-time positions.
- Newsmaker: George Mitchell
Northern Ireland peace talks are scheduled to resume on 9/15/97. Sinn Fein is expected to be at the table, if the IRA continues to maintain its current ceasefire. U.S. envoy George Mitchell evaluates.
- Waging the War
New Boston drug czar Kattie Portis knows the horrors of drug use well--she's been there herself, having kicked a five-year drug habit. Now, she uses her experience to keep the children of Boston from making the same mistakes.
- Ghosts of History
Essayist Richard Rodriguez discusses the death of Betty Shabazz.
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