Politics

  • April 24, 1997  

    In an heavily guarded courthouse in Denver, Colorado, the trial of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh began. Jim Lehrer discusses the day’s events with Patrick Cole of Time Magazine. Continue reading

  • April 23, 1997  

    Tuesday former Whitewater Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr sought and won a six-month extension of the Whitewater grand jury in Arkansas. Here to give us some perspective on this is Los Angeles Times reporter Sara Fritz, who’s been covering the Whitewater story. Continue reading

  • April 23, 1997  

    Rural hospitals, a vital lifeline for many Americans, have traditionally suffered when Congress considers cuts in Medicare. Would becoming managed care facilities help? Continue reading

  • April 21, 1997  

    Betty Ann Bowser reports on the falling crime rate from Boston. Continue reading

  • April 18, 1997  

    The NewsHour’s political analysts, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Wall Street Journal columnist Paul Gigot, discuss the Dole/Gingrich loan and Attorney General Reno’s decision not to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate DNC campaign financing. Continue reading

  • April 18, 1997  

    Betty Ann Bowser reports on the second anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing on how some of the survivors and family members are doing now. Continue reading

  • April 18, 1997  

    A panel discusses secret meetings between the nation’s Attorneys General and U.S. tobacco makers. At issue: FDA regulation and a huge medical fund in return for future legal immunity. Continue reading

  • April 18, 1997  

    A panel discusses secret meetings between the nation’s Attorneys General and U.S. tobacco makers. At issue: FDA regulation and a huge medical fund in return for future legal immunity. Continue reading

  • April 17, 1997  

    After three months of discussion and debate, Speaker Newt Gingrich announced he would pay off the $300,000 fine with his own funds. To cover the cost he accepted a loan from former Presidential candidate and Senator Bob Dole. Continue reading

  • April 17, 1997  

    Jim Lehrer discusses the Newt Gingrich’s announcement with Republican Conference Chairman John Boehner (OH) and Ethics Committee Member Ben Cardin (D-MD). Continue reading