Politics

  • February 20, 1997  

    A Tennessee judge ruled that new technology could determine whether James Earl Ray’s rifle killed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Ray, 68, pleaded guilty to murder in 1969 but reversed himself almost immediately and has been requesting a trial ever since. Continue reading

  • February 20, 1997  

    A Tennessee judge ruled that new technology could determine whether James Earl Ray’s rifle killed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Ray, 68, pleaded guilty to murder in 1969 but reversed himself almost immediately and has been requesting a trial ever since. Jesse Jackson joins the debate. 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 18, 1997  

    Kenneth Starr, the Whitewater independent counsel, Monday confirmed reports that he’s accepted a job as the next dean of Pepperdine University Law School in California. Starr has spent the last two and a half years investigating President and Mrs. Clinton’s association with a failed Arkansas land deal and other related issues. Continue reading

  • February 17, 1997  

    Conflict and unrest continue to haunt the Central African nation of Zaire and its neighbors. Charlayne Hunter-Gault re-examines the centuries-old causes of the violence. Continue reading

  • February 13, 1997  

    Here’s another look at the Clinton agenda as set out in the President’s State of the Union address last week. This time, the U.S. and its delinquent dues to the United Nations. Charlayne Hunter-Gault has the story. Continue reading

  • February 12, 1997  

    This is the second time in two years a constitutional amendment to limit the terms of Senators and Representatives has arrived on the floor of the House. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • February 10, 1997  

    The FDA’s authority to regulate tobacco was argued in a federal court in North Carolina. Those regulations were adopted under the watch of Food & Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler, who has announced he will leave the agency later this month. Here’s a parting interview with him. Continue reading

  • February 5, 1997  

    The jury of the O.J. Simpson Civil Trial found that Simpson willfully and wrongfully caused the death of Ronald Goldman and that he committed battery with malice and oppression against Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports, followed by an analysis of the verdicts. Continue reading

  • February 3, 1997  

    On this eve of President Clinton’s State of the Union address Tuesday night some thoughts about the importance and impact of these annual speeches. The thoughts are those of NewsHour regulars. Continue reading