Politics

  • April 1, 1997  

    The Oklahoma City bombing trial underway in Denver has refocused attention on domestic terrorism. One city that has had more than its share of bomb attacks recently is Atlanta. Betty Ann Bowser reports. Continue reading

  • March 31, 1997  

    Jury selection began for the Timothy McVeigh/Oklahoma City bombing trial that is being held in Denver. To get an idea of what we can expect from the man on trial and the trial itself Jim Lehrer talks to a criminal lawyer, a former prosecuting attorney and a Time magazine correspondent who has interviewed McVeigh. Continue reading

  • March 28, 1997  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields, and Washington editor for the National Review, Kate O’Beirne, discuss Al Gore’s China trip and Newt Gingrich. At issue: most favored nation status vs. China’s human rights record and Gingrich’s leadership problems in Congress. Continue reading

  • March 26, 1997  

    In the final installment of his three part series on money in politics, special correspondent Hedrick Smith focuses on various efforts at reform in Washington and the states. The boldest action so far is the the referendum passed last fall in Maine for public financing of state elections. Continue reading

  • March 25, 1997  

    In the second installment of his three part series on money in politics, special correspondent Hedrick Smith looks at one groups efforts to protect their interests. The sugar producers have supplied millions of dollars to political campaigns to protect price supports they receive from the government. Continue reading

  • March 20, 1997  

    Smoking cigarettes is additive and can cause cancer admits the Liggett Group, the smallest of the five major U.S. tobacco companies. In an historic settlement, Liggett will include a warning on its cigarette products and turn over documents that indicate cigarettes were specifically marketed to minors. Continue reading

  • March 20, 1997  

    Paul Raeburn, Business Week correspondent analyzes the Liggett Group settlement. Continue reading

  • March 20, 1997  

    The Supreme Court explored cyberspace with the Communications Decency Act. Margaret Warner finds out what happened with the NewsHour’s regular court watcher, Stuart Taylor. Continue reading

  • March 20, 1997  

    The Supreme Court explored cyberspace today with the Communications Decency Act. Cathy Cleaver, director of legal policy for the Family Research Council, and Jerry Berman, executive director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, debate what should be legal on the Internet. Continue reading

  • March 19, 1997  

    President Clinton chose George Tenet to be the next Director of Central Intelligence. Tenet has been the acting director since 1995. To figure out what this nomination means to the American public, Jim Lehrer talks to a panel of CIA experts about Tenet’s record and how his stewardship could help the troubled agency. Continue reading