Politics

  • September 18, 1997  

    Roger Tamraz, a Lebanese-American businessman, testified before the Senate’s Governmental Affairs Committee that he attempted to influence U.S. policy towards a Central Asian pipeline by donating $300,000 to the Democratic National Committee. Jim Lehrer follows with a discussion between two committee members. Continue reading

  • September 17, 1997  

    Margaret Warner talks to Secretary Donna Shalala about the administration’s stand on tobacco. Continue reading

  • September 17, 1997  

    Jim Lehrer leads a discussion with individuals embroiled in the tobacco debate. Continue reading

  • 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 17, 1997  

    The Senate finance hearings are focusing on major Democratic donor, Roger Tamraz. He met with President Clinton four times, despite the fact that members of the National Security Council refused to clear him due to past ethical violations. Kwame Holman reports. 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