Suggestions for Clinton's Last Year as President

GUESTS: MARLIN FITZWATER *Former Press Secretary under Presidents Reagan and Bush KATHA POLLITT *Columnist for The Nation magazine *Author of Reasonable Creatures: Essays on Women and Feminism (Vintage, 1995) GEORGE CURRY *Editor-in-Chief of Emerge magazine ROBERT DALLEK *Professor of History at Boston University *Author of Hail to the Chief: The Making and Unmaking of American Presidents (Hyperion, 1996) *Author of two volume biography of Lyndon Johnson (Lone Star Rising : Lyndon Johnson and His Times 1908-1960 and Flawed Giant: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1961-1973) With Congress and the country focused on the 2000 elections, expectations for major legislative achievements in the final year of Bill Clinton's presidency are low. However, this President in particular is very much interested in leaving office with a legacy that extends beyond the disastrous defeat of his universal health-care plan and a series of personal scandals. So what should Bill Clinton try to accomplish his last year in office? Medicare and Social Security reform? Improving education, or the environment? Peace in the Middle East or other global hot spots? Katherine Lanpher takes your calls to find out what you think President Clinton should do with his last year in office.



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