Politics

  • February 3, 1997  

    On this eve of President Clinton’s State of the Union address Tuesday night some thoughts about the importance and impact of these annual speeches. The thoughts are those of NewsHour regulars. Continue reading

  • January 31, 1997  

    Two of the nation’s most powerful leaders, President Clinton and Speaker Gingrich, faced tough questions about their election activities. The NewsHour’s political analysts, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Wall Street Journalist Paul Gigot, debate the charges and if a “double standard” exists for Democrats and Republicans. Continue reading

  • January 31, 1997  

    Scandal dominated the political scene in Washington this week. Two of the nation’s most powerful leaders, President Clinton and Speaker Gingrich, faced tough questions about their election activities. Continue reading

  • January 31, 1997  

    Political cartoonists assess the year thus far. The President and Congress have barely started new terms, but they’ve already provided rich material for pen and ink. Now the drawings and views of Michael Ramirez and Ann Telnaes, Doug Marlette, and Steve Kelley. Continue reading

  • January 30, 1997  

    A panel of historians debates bipartisanship in government operations. Continue reading

  • January 29, 1997  

    Twenty years after the murder of anti-apartheid activist Stephen Biko, five police officers have confessed to the crime. Continue reading

  • January 29, 1997  

    Twenty years after the murder of anti-apartheid activist Stephen Biko, five police officers have confessed to the crime. Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks with two South African journalists about South Africa’s healing process. Continue reading

  • January 29, 1997  

    The Senate moved ahead on several fronts in an effort to complete the confirmation work for President Clinton’s second term cabinet. Continue reading

  • January 28, 1997  

    The presidential news conference is our lead story. This was President Clinton’s first formal meeting with the White House press corps since he began his second term last week. It happened in the East Room of the White House. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • January 28, 1997  

    Four former presidential aides discusses the role of the press conference in the shaping of the presidency with Jim Lehrer. Continue reading