Tuesday, Feb 02 10 a.m. (ET)

Analysis of the President’s New Budget

President Obama's budget calls for new spending to target unemployment as it slashes funding for hundreds of programs and raises taxes on banks and the wealthy. The political battle ahead over the 3.8 trillion dollar plan.

Tuesday, Feb 02 11 a.m. (ET)

Environment: Global Water Security

Water is quickly replacing oil as our most valuable natural resource. Freshwater scarcity affects public health, national security and the global economy. A panel joins Diane to examine how control and distribution of water will affect...

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