A special March Readers' Review: Diane and her guests discuss why fiction matters. A recent study indicates that fewer than half of all Americans are reading novels today. It suggests that those who do read fiction are better able to understand the emotions of others. A conversation about the social and personal benefits of reading fiction.
Analysts join Diane for a discussion of the implications of Texas Republican Tom DeLay’s announcement he will give up his seat in the House of Representatives.
- Ron Elving Washington editor for NPR.
- Jonathan Weisman White House reporter for "The Wall Street Journal."
- Norman Ornstein is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
- Bob Benenson editor, cqpolitics.com; political editor, Congressional Quarterly
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