A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
The Friday News Roundup. B.P. attempts to cap its leaking oil well. The president announces a moratorium on deep water drilling. And the Senate takes up the future of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.
- Susan Page Washington bureau chief for "USA Today."
- Sheryl Gay Stolberg White House correspondent, "The New York Times."
- Juan Williams NPR news analyst, FOX News political analyst, and author of numerous books, including "Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It."
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The panelists discuss this week’s vote in the House of Representatives to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell;” what may be ahead for the Senate vote; and how attitudes towards gays in the military have changed since the early days of the Clinton administration:
Critics of the Obama administration this week mounted allegations that the White House had approached Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa, 7th District), who beat Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa) earlier this month in Pennsylvania’s primary election with a job offer in the administration if he chose not to run against Specter. The White House has denied any wrongdoing; today new reports emerged that the White House may have asked former President Bill Clinton to intervene with Sestak prior to the primary:
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