Politics

  • September 17, 1997  

    President Clinton has tenatively endorsed the big tobacco settlement, but with several proposed changes, including: an increase in the cost of cigarettes and stiff penalties on the industry if it fails to reduce teen smoking. Continue reading

  • September 17, 1997  

    A look at the shake-up in the Justice Department’s fund-raising investigation. Continue reading

  • September 15, 1997  

    Two of the nation’s leading diet drugs–Redux and one half of the Phen Fen combination, Fenfluramine–have been pulled off the market. After a background report, Phil Ponce will discuss the drug and its side effects with a health expert. Continue reading

  • September 12, 1997  

    The push to regulate bounty hunters, Lee Hochberg of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports. Continue reading

  • September 9, 1997  

    Jim Lehrer takes a look at the histories of former American secretaries of state in light of Madeleine Albright’s trip to the Middle East. Continue reading

  • September 9, 1997  

    The Senate Hearing on Campaign Finances grilled former Democratic National Committees Chairman Don Fowler about meetings between big donors and administration officials. Both parties have been criticized for using access to leaders to get large contributors. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • September 4, 1997  

    Just as the Senate has re-opened its campaign finance hearings, the Justice Department has opened a preliminary investigation into funds raised by the Vice President from a White House telephone. First, we get the details from a reporter covering the story, and then political responses from two Senators. Continue reading

  • September 2, 1997  

    Laurent Kabila’s supporters are confident he’ll create a diverse governing body, but his critics say he’s untrustworthy. An ITN report on how the former Zaire is adjusting to life after Mobutu is followed by a discussion with a Central African expert on what to expect from Kabila. Continue reading

  • August 29, 1997  

    Over the past eight months, House Speaker Newt Gingrich has weathered an ethics investigation and rebellious young Republicans. Now 40 pounds trimmer and newly-barbered, “The New Newt” has reemerged for a two week cross-country tour. Continue reading

  • August 29, 1997  

    House Speaker Newt Gingrich has weathered an ethics investigation and rebellious young Republicans. Now 40 pounds trimmer and newly-barbered, “The New Newt” has reemerged for a two week cross-country tour. Margaret Warner talks with Mark Shields and Paul Gigot about Gingrich and other political figures. Continue reading