Politics

  • 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

  • June 26, 1998  

    The Supreme Court rules in favor of two employees suing their employers for sexual harassment by a supervisor. Phil Ponce leads a discussion and Jan Crawford Greenburg explains the court’s decisions. Continue reading

  • June 25, 1998  

    Today, the Supreme Court ruled on four major cases involving attorney-client privilege, the presidential line-item veto, rights for HIV patients and decency standards for federally-funded art. After a background report, a Supreme Court reporter provides the details. Continue reading

  • June 25, 1998  

    The National Endowment for the Arts has a new chairman: William Ivey. What challenges will the former director of the Country Music Foundation face now that he heads America’s federal arts agency? After a background report, he speaks with Phil Ponce about his new job. Continue reading

  • June 22, 1998  

    A look at the Supreme Court’s decision to kill a sexual harassment lawsuit against a Texas school district. Will the decision have an lasting effects on students alleging harassment by teachers? Phil Ponce leads a discussion. Continue reading

  • June 18, 1998  

    Phil Ponce talks with Kenneth Cooper, a reporter stationed in India covering South Asia for The Washington Post. Continue reading

  • June 16, 1998  

    Border disputes between Eritrea and Ethiopia have erupted in ground and air battles. And the unexpected death of Nigeria’s General Sani Abacha brings the possibility of change. After a background report, Susan Rice, the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, gives an overview of recent events. Continue reading