Politics

  • January 5, 1999  

    The Clinton administration today announced the most significant change in policy toward Cuba in decades. Jim Lehrer talks with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about the details of the initiative. Continue reading

  • January 4, 1999  

    Senators are wrestling with a proposal for a shortened impeachment trial. Margaret Warner talks with Republican Senators Arlen Specter and Robert Bennett, and Democratic Senators Joseph Lieberman and John Breaux about their options. Continue reading

  • January 1, 1999  

    Cuba marks 40 years of rule by Fidel Castro. Phil Ponce spekas with photographer Roberto Salas, who along with his father, began photographing Castro even before he became Cuba’s leader. A book of their pictures called “Fidel’s Cuba” has just come out. Continue reading

  • December 23, 1998  

    Media correspondent Terence Smith and four foreign journalists discuss how President Clinton’s impeachment played around the world. Continue reading

  • December 22, 1998  

    The next likely Speaker of the House will be Dennis Hastert, a Republican from Illinois. But does anyone really know who he is? Elizabeth Brackett has a background on this low-key man, followed by a discussion led by Margaret Warner. Continue reading

  • December 21, 1998  

    Lee Hochberg of Oregon Public Broadcasting with some public reaction from Oregon on the impeachment vote. Continue reading

  • December 21, 1998  

    Elizabeth Farnsworth is joined by presidential historians Michael Beschloss and Doris Kearns Goodwin and journalist Haynes Johnson for a historical perspective on the vote to impeach President Clinton. Continue reading

  • December 21, 1998  

    As the Senate prepares for only the second impeachment trial of a U.S. president, a growing number of voices are calling for a censure alternative. Jim Lehrer talks with four senators about the Senate’s options. Continue reading

  • December 18, 1998  

    The House of Representatives began debating the impeachment of President Clinton. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Wall Street Journal columnist Paul Gigot sum up the day’s debate. Continue reading

  • December 17, 1998  

    Republican House leaders decided to start the debate Friday morning, even with action against Iraq still in progress. Kwame Holman has our report. Continue reading