Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
The stimulus package grows as Senate Republicans add a tax break for new home buyers. President Obama calls for limits on executive compensation and former Vice President Dick Cheney warns of future terrorist attacks. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.
- Sheryl Gay Stolberg White House correspondent, "The New York Times."
- John Harris editor in chief, politico.com author of "The Survivor" and co-author of "The Way to Win."
- Naftali Bendavid national correspondent, Wall Street Journal; author of "The Thumpin': How Rahm Emanuel and the Democrats Learned to be Ruthless and Ended the Republican Revolution."
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