Politics

  • March 18, 1997  

    For a closer look at Anthony Lake’s withdrawal, Jim Lehrer is joined by Senators Shelby and Kerrey, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Intelligence committee. Continue reading

  • March 18, 1997  

    Margaret Warner is joined by Washington insiders Mark Shields and Paul Gigot to look at the Anthony Lake story from behind the scenes. Continue reading

  • March 18, 1997  

    To put this case into historical context, Elizabeth Farnsworth is joined by The NewsHour’s regular panel of historians and retired Senator Malcolm Wallop who took part in the John Tower confirmation hearings in 1989. Continue reading

  • March 18, 1997  

    Last December an enthusiastic President Clinton announced his choice of Alexis Herman to replace Robert Reisch as Secretary of Labor. The Senate Labor Committee held the confirmation hearing today and is expected to vote on whether to recommend confirmation to the full Senate after Congress’s Easter break. Continue reading

  • March 18, 1997  

    In a letter to the President withdrawing his nomination as CIA director, Anthony Lake took shots at a confirmation system that, he said, is too concerned with “partisanship” and “gotcha.” Lake was the focus of severe scrutiny and questioning in the past few weeks by the Senate Intelligence committee. Continue reading

  • March 17, 1997  

    Since the recent fall of Kisangani, Zaire’s third largest city, the country’s future remains in the balance. The NewsHour analyzes what’s in store for Zaire and the rest of Central Africa. A backgrounder is followed by a panel discussion with Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Continue reading

  • March 12, 1997  

    Speaker Gingrich’s ethical problems and the White House’s campaign finance irregularities are taking up an undue amount of time, and the law-making machine is stuck in low gear. Margaret Warner talks to a panel of sophomore representatives about the slow pace of the 105th Congress. Continue reading

  • March 11, 1997  

    A month and a half into the job as Secretary of Defense, former Republican Senator William Cohen discusses his vision for the U.S. military in a Newsmaker interview with Jim Lehrer. Continue reading

  • March 11, 1997  

    After weeks of delay the Senate Intelligence Committee took up the nomination of Anthony Lake as director of Central Intelligence. Continue reading

  • March 11, 1997  

    Kwame Holman covers day two of the Senate confirmation hearings for the nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency. Anthony Lake’s second day of public hearings. Continue reading