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Robert Caro:  LBJ and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Robert Caro: LBJ and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

June 30, 2014

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. We talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Robert Caro on LBJ and his role in the struggle for civil rights.

Readers' Review: "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green

Readers' Review: "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green

June 25, 2014

Hazel and Augustus, the main characters in the young adult novel “The Fault In Our Stars,” are not your average teens: They both have cancer. For this month’s Readers’ Review guest host Katty Kay discusses the best seller “The Fault In Our Stars” with our panel of experts.

Tom Rachman: "The Rise & Fall of Great Powers"

Tom Rachman: "The Rise & Fall of Great Powers"

June 23, 2014

A new novel by the author of "The Imperfectionists" tells the story of a woman who searches from Bangkok to Brooklyn to discover the long-buried secrets of her childhood. In the process, she learns how to make her own place in the world. Guest host Susan Page talks with journalist-turned-novelist Tom Rachman about his latest work of fiction.

Peter Finn and Petra Couvee: "The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, The CIA, And The Battle Over A Forbidden Book"

Peter Finn and Petra Couvee: "The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, The CIA, And The Battle Over A Forbidden Book"

June 17, 2014

The dramatic and little-known story of the publication of "Dr. Zhivago" and how the epic novel about the 1917 Russian Revolution became a secret CIA weapon between East and West during the Cold War.

A Conversation with Rob Lowe

A Conversation with Rob Lowe

June 12, 2014

Diane talks with Rob Lowe about his latest autobiography titled, "Love Life," and his career in film and television.

Linda Przybyszewski: "The Lost Art of Dress"

Linda Przybyszewski: "The Lost Art of Dress"

June 11, 2014

An historian recounts the story of the Dress Doctors, a group of women who taught America how to dress in the first half of the twentieth century.

Piper Kerman On Her Story That Inspired The Netflix Series "Orange Is The New Black"

Piper Kerman On Her Story That Inspired The Netflix Series "Orange Is The New Black"

June 9, 2014

As the second season of "Orange Is The New Black" premiers on Netflix, the woman that inspired the series, Piper Kerman, joins Diane to talk about her experience behind bars and her work on prison reform.

The Dispute At Amazon Over E-Book Pricing

The Dispute At Amazon Over E-Book Pricing

June 5, 2014

Diane and her guests discuss the dispute between Amazon and publishers over e-book pricing.

Brando Skyhorse: "Take This Man"

Brando Skyhorse: "Take This Man"

June 4, 2014

Award-winning novelist Brando Skyhorse on his new memoir that explores his turbulent childhood.

David Ignatius: "The Director"

David Ignatius: "The Director"

June 2, 2014

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius has been covering the CIA for more than 25 years. David Ignatius joins Diane to talk about his new book, “The Director," along with leaks and cyber espionage—both real and imagined.

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