• November 24, 1997  

    Paul Solman examines the making of Mandalas: sacred circles made by Tibetan Buddhist monks in an effort to reach spiritual enlightenment. Continue reading

  • July 3, 1997  

    With a whirlwind of significant rulings, the Supreme Court ended its term recently. Now that the dust has settled, the NewsHour examines the high profile cases and the future direction of the Court. Continue reading

  • June 25, 1997  

    A background report on the local problem that led to the Supreme Court striking down the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. Continue reading

  • June 25, 1997  

    The Supreme Court struck down the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was meant to protect religious institutions from government infringement. Did the act go too far? Jim Lehrer and Stuart Taylor talk with guests about the decision. Continue reading

  • April 25, 1997  

    Richard Rodriguez, editor of the Pacific News Service, has some thoughts about a reopening in San Francisco. Continue reading

  • April 15, 1997  

    The separation of church and state. The justices of the Supreme Court heard arguments today in an education case from New York State. Continue reading

  • February 28, 1997  

    After suggestions that some Swiss banks were holding substantial assets which rightfully belonged to Holocaust survivors, the Swiss government officially established a $71 million special compensation fund for Holocaust victims this week. Continue reading

  • February 19, 1997  

    Margaret Warner is joined by Stuart Taylor to discuss two recent decisions handed down by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. One involves the rights surrounding those involved in the abortion debate, and another on religious freedoms. Continue reading

  • February 4, 1997  

    Tensions are growing between Swiss banks and American Jewish groups over Nazi war assets and money stolen from Jews during World War Two. The U.S., Britain and France have agreed not to distribute $68 million of gold looted by the Nazis until they establish whether it could be converted into a fund for Holocaust survivors. Continue reading

  • January 22, 1997  

    Violence sparked by a conflict between Muslim fundamentalists and the Algerian government, and problems stemming from France’s colonial rule, continue to extract a price from this African nation. Charlayne Hunter-Gault speaks with two experts on the conflict and the nation’s underlying history. Continue reading

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