Politics

  • May 1, 1996  

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault looks at the historical roots of Liberia and the current civil war. She also explores the strong ties between the first independent African country and the U.S. She also discussed the Liberian crisis with a panel of experts on Africa. Continue reading

  • April 30, 1996  

    Three days of searching has yet to provide an answer to the mysterious disappearance of William Colby, the former director of Central Intelligence. He is now presumed dead from a boating accident. Elizabeth Farnsworth reviews his career in covert operations with two men who have written extensively about the CIA. Continue reading

  • April 26, 1996  

    U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher announced a comprehensive ceasefire to end the hostilities in southern Lebanon. To discuss the deal and the prospects for further peace talks, the NewsHour spoke with Israel’s consul general in New York, Colette Avital and Lebanon’s ambassador to the United States, Riyad Tabarrah. Continue reading

  • April 25, 1996  

    Jim Lehrer speaks to White House Chief of Staff, Leon Panetta. Continue reading

  • April 25, 1996  

    A major political problem facing the international community is the apprehension and prosecution of war criminals. Two Bosnian Serb leaders, Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic, have been indicted by the International War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague, but so far have been roaming in relative freedom. Continue reading

  • April 25, 1996  

    Over the past three days, Sothebys in New York City, has been auctioning off many possessions of the late former first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Offering prices for “pieces” of the life of one of America’s most respected women have been outrageous, and interest in the auction has been enormous. Continue reading

  • April 25, 1996  

    Jim Lehrer speaks to Republican Congressman John Kasich of Ohio, Chairman of the House Budget Committee. Continue reading

  • April 24, 1996  

    Republicans are re-examining President Clinton’s appointments to the federal bench. The Republican nominee, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, has criticized several of federal judges as being “liberal” and has promised his appointees would be more “tougher on criminals.” Margaret Warner examines the issue. Continue reading

  • April 24, 1996  

    President Clinton signed a new anti- terrorism bill into law. Another consequence of the Oklahoma City bombing was a focus on the armed militia groups that have existed in this country for many years. Several Western and Northwestern states have since stepped up efforts to police their activities. Continue reading

  • April 19, 1996   BY Admin 

    The new Telecommunications Bill passed by Congress will have a sweeping effect on the way telephone and cable companies can do business. Continue reading