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    Death Penalty

    The participants debated the resolution that called for the abolishment of the death penalty in the United States. Mr. Koch moderated the debate and presented questions to the…

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    Social Justice Strategy

    Reverend Jackson and representatives of several other minority organizations announced a new initiative to promote greater social justice. He urged the president to act on several…

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    Racial Justice

    A year after the the National Council of Churches of Christ met with President Clinton to discuss church fires, Mr. Jackson spoke about the continuing search for racial justice in the…

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    Newspaper Roundtable

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    Race and Employment Issues

    After his private meeting with President Clinton, Mr. Jackson talked with reporters. He stressed that anti-discrimination agencies must be fully operable and that providing equal…

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    Presidents' Call to Action

    President Clinton and three former presidents took part in a summit to encourage volunteering to help youngsters. Summit chairman Colin Powell said, “Let’s go save our…

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    New Trial for James Earl Ray

    After meeting with Samuel Berger, Mr. Jackson talked to reporters. He stressed his support for a new trial for James Earl Ray, who confessed to shooting Martin Luther King, Jr.,…

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    State of the Union Address Reactions

    After the president’s State of the Union Address, members of Congress reacted to the speech in Statuary Hall.

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    Inaugural Interfaith Prayer Service

    President Clinton, his family and many Washington dignitaries attended an interfaith prayer service at the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church. The service included singing by several choirs…

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    Ebonics News Conference

    After their meeting, Ms. Cook and Rev. Jackson briefed reporters on the decision to recognize Ebonics, African-American English, in the school system. They stressed that this…

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    Jackson vs. North Debate

    Reverend Jackson and Mr. North debated a broad range of domestic policy issues, including race relations, citizens' rights and the proper role of government in U.S. society. They…

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    Affirmative Action

    After meeting with Vice President Gore, Mr. Jackson talked about the federal response to the California Civil Rights Initiative and his call for a boycott against Texaco until it…

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    Individual Participation in Elections

    While traveling across the nation to register young voters, Rev. Jackson urged an audience of students to get involved however they could in the 1996 elections in order to defeat the…

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    Presidential Debate Reaction

    Republican and Democratic leaders talked to national and international media representatives about the presidential debate while other media personnel worked on their coverage of the debate.

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    Presidential Debate Review

    Viewer reactions to the debate were accepted by telephone, fax and electronic mail. Reactions by Democratic and Republican leaders and campaign representatives in the Hartford,…

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    Debate Reaction

    Democratic and Republican leaders were shown talking to media correspondents from around the nation in the Hartford Civic Center press room.

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    Democratic Convention Evening Session

    In the second day of the Democratic Convention, Rev. Jackson criticized Republicans and Colin Powell. Former Governor Cuomo scolded President Clinton for signing welfare reform…

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    Washington Journal: Monday Chicago

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Lesbian and Gay Political Convention

    In the first national political convention for gay citizens, several administration officials, gay and lesbian activists and others spoke about political issues of particular concerns to…

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    Workers Rights and Japanese Companies

    Rev. Jackson was in Japan last week with a delegation of human rights and labor activists who went to Asia to urge foreign businesses with companies operating in the U.S. to improve…

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