Thursday, January 16, 1997

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  • Congressional Developments

    The House Ethics Committee investigation into Speaker Newt Gingrich’s violations of House rules was supposed to culminate this week in nationally televised public hearings. Instead, it’s senior Democrats who are facing the heat of legal investigations.

  • Some Mother’s Son Controversy

    A new film about the IRA hunger strikers is winning critical acclaim across the United States. It’s also generating controversy across the Atlantic in Britain. Some British Members of Parliament are calling for the film "Some Mother’s Son" to be banned from theaters across Britain. And the film’s lead actress, Helen Mirren, has been thrown off Britain’s most popular television show.


    From one mother’s son, to one mother’s daughter. Irish civil rights leader Bernadette Devlin McAliskey’s 25-year-old pregnant daughter sits in an isolated high security prison in London, England. She’s awaiting extradition to Germany on charges that she attempted to murder 150 British soldiers as part of an IRA commando operation last year.

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