Newsmaker Interview

  • August 24, 2005  

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., says he will ask Supreme Court justice nominee John Roberts dignified, appropriate and probing questions about such topics as the role of precedent, the separation of governmental powers and the abortion issue. Continue reading

  • July 20, 2005  

    Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks about Supreme Court nominee John Roberts Jr.’s legal record, possible questions during the confirmation hearings and the potential of a filibuster. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2005  

    Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Richard Myers, who will step down from his post this September, speaks with Jim Lehrer about military challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan, his role as military adviser to the president, and his relationship with Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Continue reading

  • June 29, 2005  

    Some prominent congressional Democrats criticized President Bush’s speech, saying he shouldn’t have invoked the memory of the Sept. 11 attacks when urging support for Iraq. National security advisor Stephen Hadley and Sen. Joseph Biden offer their reactions to the speech. Continue reading

  • April 7, 2005  

    Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings discusses the forthcoming revisions to the No Child Left Behind law and the controversy over PBS’ Postcards from Buster episode. Continue reading

  • March 31, 2005  

    Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, the new president-elect of the World Bank, discusses the controversy surrounding his nomination, his view of the bank’s role in the world and his plan for fulfilling the bank’s mission of stamping out poverty around the globe. Continue reading

  • March 4, 2005  

    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discusses Syria’s presence in Lebanon, diplomatic efforts to end Iran’s nuclear aspirations, the U.S. relationship with Europe, and her first months as America’s top diplomat. Continue reading

  • January 13, 2005  

    U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday spoke with Jim Lehrer about the upcoming Iraqi elections, the violent insurgency in Iraq and other major international issues. Continue reading

  • September 23, 2004  

    In an exclusive interview, Prime Minister Iyad Allawi discusses the recent hostage situation in Iraq, the media’s portrayal of the war-torn nation and the upcoming elections in January. Continue reading

  • September 1, 2004  

    Karl Rove, the chief political strategist for President Bush’s reelection campaign, offers his thoughts on the Democratic convention, Sen. John Kerry’s service in Vietnam, the Republican National Convention and the president’s bid for a second term in the White House. Continue reading