Politics

  • May 19, 1997  

    The U.S. will recognize Zaire as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Laurent Kabila as its interim leader. Experts analyze whether free elections or another dictatorship are in store. Continue reading

  • May 19, 1997  

    The U.S. will recognize Zaire as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Laurent Kabila as its interim leader. Experts analyze whether free elections or another dictatorship are in store. Continue reading

  • May 16, 1997  

    Zaire’s rubber stamp parliament last weekend elected a new president. Saira Shah of Independent Television News gives a background report. Jennifer Glasse, who’s covering the Zaire story from Monitor Radio spoke with Charles Krause from Kinshasa. Continue reading

  • May 16, 1997  

    Beginning in 1932, the federal government sponsored a study to examine the impact of syphilis involving black men. The experiment went on until 1972 without the test subjects’ knowledge, but no President had apologized to the volunteers and their families until President Clinton did so. Continue reading

  • May 15, 1997  

    After days of heated debate, the Senate today began voting on different proposals to ban a specific late-term abortion, called “partial-birth” abortions by opponents. Continue reading

  • May 15, 1997  

    After days of heated debate, the Senate today began voting on different proposals to ban a specific late-term abortion, called “partial-birth” abortions by opponents. Jim Lehrer discusses whether the government should deal with issues like abortion with the regional commentators. Continue reading

  • May 13, 1997  

    Court TV’s Tim Sullivan discusses the testimony of Michael Fortier, a friend of defendant Timothy McVeigh and now the prosecution’s star witness. Continue reading

  • May 12, 1997  

    Whitewater lawyers asked the Supreme Court to protect the secrecy of conversations First Lady Hillary Clinton had with government and private lawyers about Kenneth Starr’s investigation into the failed Arkansas land deal. Continue reading

  • May 12, 1997  

    Whitewater lawyers asked the Supreme Court to protect the secrecy of conversations First Lady Hillary Clinton had with government and private lawyers about Kenneth Starr’s investigation into the failed Arkansas land deal. Jim Lehrer leads a discussion with two former White House counsels. Continue reading

  • May 9, 1997  

    Zaire’s rebels have rejected a plan for Pres. Mobuto to step down by not running for re-election. Continue reading