Arts

  • April 9, 1997  

    Yesterday a federal appeals court panel in San Francisco upheld the constitutionality of a California measure outlawing state affirmative action programs. The measure known as Proposition 209, was adopted by California voters last November. Continue reading

  • April 8, 1997  

    Part of South Africa’s transition from a minority white government to majority black rule was the creation of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate alleged atrocities committed during the apartheid era. Charlayne Hunter-Gault discusses the effectiveness of the commission with Dullah Omar. Continue reading

  • April 7, 1997  

    Elizabeth Farnsworth speaks with Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCourt about his Irish childhood and his memoir, Angela’s Ashes. Continue reading

  • April 7, 1997  

    Allen Ginsberg — leader of the Beat movement, poet, anti-war activist, award winning author and buddhist — passed away this weekend at the age of 70. Elizabeth Farnsworth looks back on the remarkable life of the man who penned the epic poem “Howl.” Continue reading

  • April 3, 1997  

    The FCC has adopted a plan to have digital TV signals in use within two years. The plan makes current analog signals obsolete in nine years, ushering in the new generation of “smart” TVs. Continue reading

  • April 3, 1997  

    The FCC has adopted a plan to have digital TV signals in use within two years. The plans makes current analog signals obsolete in nine years, ushering in the new generation of “smart” TVs. Continue reading

  • April 2, 1997  

    How hospitals and their patients are coping with managed health care and the poor. Tom Bearden reports from Denver. Continue reading

  • April 2, 1997  

    In a discussion with Elizabeth Farnsworth, America’s newest Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky, discusses the state of poetry in America, his new job and poetry in cyberspace. Continue reading

  • April 1, 1997  

    The Yankees belong in the Bronx; the Mets belong in Queens, and the Dodgers belong in Brooklyn. On this opening day of the Major League Baseball season essayist Roger Rosenblatt speaks to us from Brooklyn. Continue reading

  • April 1, 1997  

    Stricter immigration laws took effect despite efforts to delay their enactment. The new regulations will make it more difficult for people to seek political asylum and will require sponsors in this country to prove they can financial support the new immigrants. Elizabeth Farnsworth discusses the new rules with Doris Meissner. Continue reading