Politics

  • 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

  • March 18, 1997   BY Admin 

    Anthony Lake’s letter to the President, withdrawing his nomination as CIA director. 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 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 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