The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Thursday, September 18, 1997
- Political Wrap
Our political pundits handicap the chances for campaign finance reform.
- President Carter
The former president explains his efforts to help Africa feed itself.
- Restricted Access
At a time when pharmacy costs are skyrocketing, HMO's are restricting which prescritptions will be included in their coverage.
- A Change in Focus
Florida businessman R. Warren Meddoff testified today about fundraising done at a $1500-a-plate dinner in Miami while the Senate announced it would shift its focus to reform next week.
Wednesday, September 17, 1997
- Political Pipeline
Geopolitics and money collide over plans to pipe oil out of Central Asia.
- Tamraz Testifies
Did political donations produce access to the President?
- Pencils Down...
House Republicans are giving national education standards an "F."
Tuesday, September 16, 1997
- Smoke Strategies
President Clinton gives qualified approval to the big tobacco settlement.
- Under the Influence?
The Senate finance hearings focus on Roger Tamraz's White House visits.
- New Directions
A look at the shake-up in the Justice Department's fund-raising investigation.
- Comedian Red Skelton
The NewsHour looks back at Red Skelton, whose goal was to bring a "smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart."
Monday, September 15, 1997
- Negotiating a Minefield
Will the U.S. sign a treaty banning the use of anti-personnel landmines?
- Environmental Racism?
Was a minority Houston community deliberately built over an oil pit?
- Privacy Matters
How secure are our medical records? Phil Ponce talks with Donna Shalala about her legislation to protect the confidentiality of health records.
- White House Coffees
The senate again turned its attention to the work done by DNC fund-raiser John Huang as the committee opened this week of hearings.
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