Politics

  • 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

  • September 4, 1997  

    Just as the Senate has re-opened its campaign finance hearings, the Justice Department has opened a preliminary investigation into funds raised by the Vice President from a White House telephone. First, we get the details from a reporter covering the story, and then political responses from two Senators. Continue reading

  • September 2, 1997  

    Laurent Kabila’s supporters are confident he’ll create a diverse governing body, but his critics say he’s untrustworthy. An ITN report on how the former Zaire is adjusting to life after Mobutu is followed by a discussion with a Central African expert on what to expect from Kabila. Continue reading

  • August 29, 1997  

    Over the past eight months, House Speaker Newt Gingrich has weathered an ethics investigation and rebellious young Republicans. Now 40 pounds trimmer and newly-barbered, “The New Newt” has reemerged for a two week cross-country tour. Continue reading

  • August 29, 1997  

    House Speaker Newt Gingrich has weathered an ethics investigation and rebellious young Republicans. Now 40 pounds trimmer and newly-barbered, “The New Newt” has reemerged for a two week cross-country tour. Margaret Warner talks with Mark Shields and Paul Gigot about Gingrich and other political figures. Continue reading

  • August 29, 1997  

    Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman requested for more legal authority over meat processing plants. This request comes after the recall of 25 million pounds of hamburger produced by Hudson Foods. Continue reading

  • August 27, 1997  

    In recent months, several weight loss drugs have come under fire for possible dangerous side effects. Margaret Warner talks with the Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Michael Friedman. Continue reading

  • August 27, 1997  

    In recent months, several weight loss drugs have come under fire for possible dangerous side effects. Continue reading

  • August 26, 1997  

    Joseph Hartlzer, the lead federal prosecutor in the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, shied away from media exposure. Now, after the trial, Betty Ann Bowser explores how Hartlzer is reacquainting himself with family life and discusses with him the implications of the trial. Continue reading