• 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

  • July 2, 1997  

    Actor Jimmy Stewart has passed away at the age of 89. The multi-talented performer starred in 80 films during his career as well as serving in the U.S. airforce as a bomber pilot in Europe during World War II. Jim Lehrer discusses his life with the New York Times movie critic Janet Maslin. Continue reading

  • July 2, 1997  

    The empire spanned over 1000 years and stretched north to the Danube and south to Syria. Now, Paul Solman reports on an art exhibit that captures “The Glory of Byzantium.” Continue reading

  • June 26, 1997  

    Voting unanimously, the US Supreme Court ruled that states may outlaw doctor-assisted suicides. Continue reading

  • June 26, 1997  

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that states may outlaw doctor-assisted suicides. Now, the lawyers who argued the case in court debate the verdict. Continue reading

  • June 24, 1997  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt discusses gangsters in America. Continue reading

  • June 20, 1997  

    The regular NewsHour panel of historians and guests discuss the way American Presidents have approached the issue of race through the years. Continue reading

  • June 19, 1997  

    The Supreme Court decided to uphold a plan drawn by Georgia courts to redistrict the state, cutting the number from predominantly African-American districts from three to one. What will this do for race relations in that state? Jim Lehrer speaks with Stuart Taylor of “The American Lawyer.” Continue reading

  • June 17, 1997  

    In his PBS series American Visions and 620-page book of the same name, Robert Hughes, art critic for Time Magazine, explores the sweeping history of American art and the influences that make it unique. He takes time to talk with Paul Solman of WGBH-Boston. Continue reading

  • June 16, 1997  

    The President’s call for a national conversation on race last weekend is just part of an larger initiative he’s dubbing “One America.” The following are excerpts from the President’s speech. Continue reading