Politics

  • July 30, 1997  

    The American Bar Association said recently it believes the federal law that limits death penalty appeals may be unconstitutional, and has called for a moritorium on executions in 38 states. Betty Ann Bowser reports. Continue reading

  • July 28, 1997  

    Sen. Jesse Helms opposes President Clinton’s nomination of Gov. William Weld (R- MA) as next ambassador to Mexico. Have bipartisan gestures been thwarted by internal division? Jim Lehrer discusses Weld’s chances of becoming ambassador with two political journalists. Continue reading

  • July 28, 1997  

    A special perspective on the political and other events of this summer. It is that of editorial cartoonists who regularly appear on the NewsHour. Elizabeth Farnsworth talked with them last week. Continue reading

  • July 28, 1997  

    Sen. Jesse Helms opposes President Clinton’s nomination of Gov. William Weld (R- MA) as next ambassador to Mexico. Have bipartisan gestures been thwarted by internal divison? Continue reading

  • July 25, 1997  

    This week: Haley Barbour’s defense of a GOP/Hong Kong connection, fallout from the failed attempt to oust Speaker Gingrich, and pearls of wisdom from Rep. Sony Bono (R-CA). Continue reading

  • July 24, 1997  

    Charles Murray, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses his book, What It Means To Be a Libertarian: A Personal Interpretation. Continue reading

  • July 24, 1997  

    Retired Supreme Court Justice William Brennan died Thursday in a nursing home in Virginia. He was 91 and had recently suffered a broken hip and pneumonia. A former Brennan clerk and two legal experts reminisce about his compassionate and activist approach to the Constitution. Continue reading

  • July 24, 1997  

    Retired Supreme Court Justice William Brennan died Thursday in a nursing home in Virginia. He was 91 and had recently suffered a broken hip and pneumonia. His fellow Justices give tribute to his liberal legacy on the Court. Continue reading

  • July 23, 1997  

    To fund or not to fund? That is the question. The debate: the House has voted to halt additional funding for the NEA; the Senate wants to maintain current spending. Jim Lehrer leads a debate with members from the House and Senate. Continue reading

  • July 23, 1997  

    To fund or not to fund? That is the question. The debate: the House has voted to halt additional funding for the NEA; the Senate wants to maintain current spending. Continue reading