• July 21, 1998  

    New Nigerian leader Abdulsalam Abubakar said he would end military rule next year in favor of a democratically-elected leadership. Here is a background report on Abubakar’s rise to power. Continue reading

  • July 21, 1998  

    New Nigerian leader Abdulsalam Abubakar said he would end military rule next year in favor of a democratically-elected leadership. Nigerian Ambassador to the United Nations Ibrahim Gambari and Nigerian dissident Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti discuss the proposal for democracy. Continue reading

  • July 21, 1998  

    A federal judge ruled the Environmental Protection Agency evaluated the effects of second-hand cigarette smoke on “selective information.” Carol Browner of the EPA and Charles Blixt of R.J. Reynolds tobacco company discuss the investigation. Continue reading

  • July 21, 1998  

    The NewsHour’s regional commentators discuss Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s decision not to keep secret service agents from testifying in front of the grand jury in the Monica Lewinsky matter. Continue reading

  • July 14, 1998  

    Perhaps the most famous 26 seconds of film in American history, the assassination of President Kennedy, will soon be available for sale in a digitally-enhanced format. The 45-minute videotape includes a 40-minute documentary on the preservation of the film and six separate showings of the assassination. Continue reading

  • July 9, 1998  

    Jim Lehrer held a panel with President Bill Clinton called a Dialogue on Race. The roundtable was wide-ranging and nuanced, touching on both the roots of discrimination and the obstacles in finding solutions. President Clinton said then that economics and education were the best tools to end racism. Continue reading

  • July 8, 1998  

    With the death of Moshood Abiola, the imprisoned political leader, Nigeria has been wracked with violent demonstrations. Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, called for calm as police throughout the most populous country in Africa were placed on the highest alert. Following a background report, three Nigerian experts discuss the situation. Continue reading

  • July 2, 1998  

    The widespread use of generic drugs as replacements for costlier brand name products has sparked a debate over the safety of these cheaper pills. NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden reports on one state’s attempts to balance cost with quality. Continue reading

  • June 30, 1998  

    The Supreme Court ruled that persons with HIV are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The decision has raised questions regarding what defines disability. Following a background report, Margaret Warner and guests discuss the implications of the court’s ruling Continue reading

  • June 29, 1998  

    In this term, the Supreme Court worked towards a legal definition of sexual harassment and ruled the Line-Item Veto unconstitutional. What do the latest decisions reveal about the political and legal direction of the Court? Four law professors give their interpretations. Continue reading