Historian Matthew Dallek looks at the history behind the Office of Civilian Defense, the country's first agency for homeland security, and the competing visions of those tasked with spearheading the department: New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
A relatively small political magazine called the Washington Monthly has had a relatively strong influence on journalism, having served as a training ground for many talented writers and editors, including Nicholas Lemann, James Fallows, Michael Kinsley and Katherine Boo. Its founder, Charles Peters, recently retired after 33 years as editor-in-chief. He joins Diane to talk about his career and about how the field of journalism has changed over the years.
- Charles Peters journalist and former editor-in-chief of Washington Monthly magazine
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