Politics

  • May 9, 1996  

    F.W. De Klerk has removed his National Party from the ANC led South African government. This follows on the heels of yesterdays announcement that an agreement had been reached on a new constitution for that country. Lindsay Taylor of Independent Television News reports on the reaction and possible ramifications of this action. Continue reading

  • May 8, 1996  

    Republicans in both Houses of Congress introduced a bill to keep states from being forced to recognize marriages of the same sex. The bill says that a marriage is defined under federal law as the legal union between one man and one woman and that a spouse must be someone of the opposite sex. Continue reading

  • May 6, 1996   BY Admin 

    Forum on the new South African Constitution and the Mandela era. Continue reading

  • May 6, 1996  

    Assistant Secretary of State George Moose urges African leaders meeting in Ghana to force out Liberia’s warlords and to end the civil war. Continue reading

  • May 6, 1996  

    New strategies in metropolitan policing have led to a 2% drop in the national crime rate. But can the trend continue? Elizabeth Farnsworth reports on the recent successes and future challenges and then discusses these trends with three police chiefs. Continue reading

  • May 6, 1996  

    Elizabeth Farnsworth reports on the continuing drop in reported crimes and on the most current methods police are utilizing to reduce it further. Continue reading

  • May 1, 1996  

    Drugged and armed 12 year olds rule Monrovia’s streets in a civil war that has destroyed Liberia. Charlayne Hunter-Gault explores the history of relations between Liberia and the United States. She then examines the causes and possible solutions of the current strife with three African experts. Continue reading

  • May 1, 1996  

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault looks at the historical roots of Liberia and the current civil war. She also explores the strong ties between the first independent African country and the U.S. She also discussed the Liberian crisis with a panel of experts on Africa. Continue reading

  • April 30, 1996  

    Three days of searching has yet to provide an answer to the mysterious disappearance of William Colby, the former director of Central Intelligence. He is now presumed dead from a boating accident. Elizabeth Farnsworth reviews his career in covert operations with two men who have written extensively about the CIA. Continue reading

  • April 26, 1996  

    U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher announced a comprehensive ceasefire to end the hostilities in southern Lebanon. To discuss the deal and the prospects for further peace talks, the NewsHour spoke with Israel’s consul general in New York, Colette Avital and Lebanon’s ambassador to the United States, Riyad Tabarrah. Continue reading