Politics

  • March 11, 1997  

    Kwame Holman covers day two of the Senate confirmation hearings for the nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency. Anthony Lake’s second day of public hearings. Continue reading

  • March 10, 1997  

    For the past week Albania, western Europe’s poorest country, has been under a state of emergency. It’s southern half has been seized by opposition groups, spurned on by a populace who have lost their life savings in failed pyramid schemes. Continue reading

  • March 6, 1997  

    Madeleine Albright talks about the international war against drugs, the dangerous situation on the Korean Peninsula, the Middle East, riots in Albania, China’s connection to U.S. political campaigns and to Hong Kong, Russia’s disapproval of NATO expansion, and how she likes her new job thus far. Continue reading

  • March 5, 1997  

    In his recent book, Out of America, Washington Post reporter Keith Richburg talks about the negative view of Africa that he developed in his three-and-a-half years reporting there. His experiences covering civil wars and upheaval led him to re-evaluate his feelings about being an American of African descent. Continue reading

  • March 4, 1997  

    Did election year politics play a role in the rules of citizenship? Continue reading

  • March 3, 1997  

    Timothy McVeigh’s lawyer accused The Dallas Morning News of “fraud, deception and theft” after it ran a story that McVeigh admitted guilt in the Oklahoma City bombing. McVeigh’s alleged confession came from a defense memo, one that his lawyers say was found by illegal computer hacking. Continue reading

  • March 3, 1997  

    Timothy McVeigh’s lawyer accused The Dallas Morning News of “fraud, deception and theft” after it ran a story that McVeigh admitted guilt in the Oklahoma City bombing. McVeigh’s alleged confession came from a defense memo, one that his lawyers say was found by illegal computer hacking. Jim Lehrer looks at the issue. Continue reading

  • March 1, 1997  

    Steve Forbes is up next in our second round of Republican Presidential candidate stump speeches. He spoke February 29 at a candidates forum in Aiken, South Carolina. Continue reading

  • February 27, 1997  

    The Senate Commerce Committee heard testimony today about the new TV ratings system in response to a growing number of complaints from both inside and outside Congress that the system is too vague. 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. Continue reading