Politics

  • January 12, 1998  

    Between 1892 and 1954, 17 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island, and for many it remains a symbolic gateway to the American Dream. But who owns it? Supreme Court expert Stuart Taylor provides an update on the battle between New York and New Jersey for control of the fabled island. Continue reading

  • January 9, 1998  

    The projected reduction in the deficit has lawmakers and economic analysts speculating over possible uses for surplus money. Some have big plans while others are a little more skeptical. Kwame Holman begins, then our regional analysts examine the bottom line all over the U.S. Continue reading

  • January 8, 1998  

    Of 1.7 million people in prison in the U.S., 1.4 million cases involve substance abuse. Alcohol abuse is especially widespread among our nation’s criminals. Treatment programs within prisons are being used to fight this growing problem. Jim Lehrer spoke to Rep. Bill McCollum (R) Florida, and Joseph Califano. Continue reading

  • January 8, 1998  

    Now, Kaczynski’s apparent suicide attempt has further complicated the proceedings and underscored concerns over his competency to stand trial. Elizabeth Farnsworth speaks with three court watchers for an update of the trial. Continue reading

  • January 7, 1998  

    Terry Nichols escaped the death penalty. The same jury that convicted him in relation to the Oklahoma City bombing could not agree whether to sentence him to death or to life in prison. The judge will now decide his fate. Experts discuss the meaning of the jury’s deadlock. Continue reading

  • January 7, 1998  

    Terry Nichols escaped the death penalty. The same jury that convicted him in relation to the Oklahoma City bombing could not agree whether to sentence him to death or to life in prison. The judge will now decide his fate. Court TV’s Tim Sullivan explains the latest developments Continue reading

  • January 5, 1998  

    Following a contentious election, Daniel Arap Moi was sworn in as Kenya’s president for a fifth and final term. The 73 year old leader promised to fight corruption and implement democratic reforms. Following a background report, Phil Ponce and guests examine President Moi’s victory. Continue reading

  • January 5, 1998  

    Theodore Kacyzinski asks to make a statement to the judge and forces the trial to a standstill. Continue reading

  • January 1, 1998  

    Judiciary Chief Justice William Rehnquist reported that there are not enough judges to handle the increase of work. Continue reading

  • December 31, 1997  

    On New Year’s day, California will become the first state in the nation to ban smoking in just about all in-door public places, including bars. Continue reading