Politics

  • June 6, 1997  

    Timothy McVeigh’s lawyers attempt to spare him from the death penalty after more testimony from victims and their families in the sentencing phase of the Oklahoma City bombing trial. Continue reading

  • June 4, 1997  

    Should Tim McVeigh receive the death penalty for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing? That’s the question before the Denver jury who have just begun the sentencing phase of his trial. A NewsHour panel analyzes. Continue reading

  • June 4, 1997  

    Kwame Holman provides background on the FBI’s recent troubles. Continue reading

  • June 4, 1997  

    FBI Director Louis Freeh appeared again before the Senate Judiciary Committee, giving an accounting of the FBI’s activities across the board. Margaret Warner leads a discussion with Senators Orrin Hatch and Patrick Leahy. Continue reading

  • June 4, 1997  

    Sierra Leone has been plagued by fighting and looting since the democratic government was ousted in a military coup last month. Now the Nigerian military is involved. Continue reading

  • June 3, 1997  

    The jurors in the Oklahoma City Bombing trial will soon decide whether Timothy McVeigh should be executed or imprisoned. Jim Lehrer leads a discussion on how this case has effected America’s sense of justice. Continue reading

  • June 3, 1997  

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault and the NewsHour’s regional commentators discuss the effects of the McVeigh trial on the public’s faith in the judicial system. Continue reading

  • June 3, 1997  

    Family members of bombing victims discuss their views on whether Timothy McVeigh should be sentenced to death and how much the jury should know about what occurred that day in Oklahoma City. Continue reading

  • June 2, 1997  

    Timothy McVeigh has been found guilty on all counts for planning and executing the explosion at the Oklahoma City Federal building that killed 168 people in 1995. He faces the death penalty. Continue reading

  • June 2, 1997  

    Should convicted sex offenders be freed after serving their sentences? Reporting from Washington, the first of seven states to adopt a statute aimed at chronic sex criminals, is Rod Minott. Continue reading