• October 20, 1998  

    The nature vs. nurture debate has been reopened by a new book that says that peers and genes are more influential than parents in child development. Continue reading

  • October 9, 1998  

    The Swedish Academy in Stockholm has named Portuguese writer Jose Saramago the 1998 Nobel Literature laureate. Elizabeth Farnsworth finds out more about the winning author from a professor of Portuguese literature and friend of Saramago. Continue reading

  • September 24, 1998  

    American composer George Gershwin would have been 100 Saturday. Elizabeth Farnsworth profiles of one of the composer’s most enthusiastic interpreters, San Francisco’s Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas. Continue reading

  • September 18, 1998  

    The president’s advisory board on race delivered its final report. Launched 15 months ago, the board was authorized to report on the state of race relations in America. Following a background report, Margaret Warner and guests discuss the report’s findings and its suggestions. Continue reading

  • September 15, 1998  

    Richard Rodriguez explores the decision to talk or not talk about being gay. Continue reading

  • August 25, 1998  

    A Clinton administration proposal to use statistical sampling for the 2000 census has turned into a legal battle. Although a federal court has ruled against the Commerce Department’s plan to use “sampling,” the Clinton administration promises to take its case all the way to the Supreme Court. Betty Anne Bowser reports. Continue reading

  • August 13, 1998  

    Kansans criticized John Steuart Curry for the way he interpreted the region’s history and landscapes. Why is the Kansas painter suddenly popular again? Elizabeth Farnsworth explores the life and work of John Steuart Curry. Continue reading

  • August 10, 1998  

    A new art exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York examines the works of the 20th Century French Expressionist painter Chaim Soutine. NewsHour art correspondent Paul Solman looks at the life and legacy of Soutine. Continue reading

  • August 6, 1998  

    Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern, testified before the grand jury about her relations with President Clinton. But do Americans care? Pollster Andy Kohut joins the NewsHour’s regional commentators in a discussion of the public’s mood. Continue reading

  • August 5, 1998  

    Seeking to represent a spiritual experience, Mark Rothko invoked the power of color in his work. The NewsHour’s art correspondent Paul Solman explores the life and work of this master abstract expressionist. Continue reading