Conflict

Saddam Hussein

December 15, 2003

Images of Saddam Hussein's capture by the U.S military were shown worldwide yesterday. A panel joins Diane to talk about his apprehension and what it may mean for Iraqis and the U.S. led reconstruction effort.

James McPherson: "The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom" (Oxford)

December 12, 2003

Civil War historian James McPherson talks about his 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Battle Cry of Freedom," now re-issued with hundreds of photographs, maps and other images that bring the era to life.

Afghanistan Update

December 10, 2003

Increasing violence threatens to derail progress toward stable self-government in Afghanistan. A panel talks about the latest military and political developments in that country as Afghan leaders prepare to debate a draft constitution...

Guantanamo Detainees

December 3, 2003

Diane and her guests talk about what the Guantanamo Bay detainees have contributed to the war on terrorism and about the upcoming Supreme Court cases challenging their current legal standing.

David Maraniss: "They Marched Into Sunlight" (Simon & Schuster)

November 25, 2003

Journalist David Maraniss talks about a convergence of events in the fall of 1967: a deadly ambush in Vietnam and a deadly clash between protesters and police at the University of Wisconsin.

Madeleine Albright: "Madam Secretary" (Miramax)

November 24, 2003

The nation's first and only woman Secretary of State talks about her life and diplomatic service and gives her opinions on the current state of world affairs.

Iraq Intelligence Update

November 17, 2003

The CIA says a growing number of Iraqi civilians are supporting the resistance to the U.S.-led coalition. Two intelligence experts talk about the implications of the latest political and security assessments as the U.S. adjusts its plans...

Democracy in the Middle East

November 12, 2003

President Bush last week called for the Middle East to open to democracy. But the U.S. gamble on Iraq, the war on terrorism, and other factors have as yet unknown repercussions for the region. A panel talks about interrelated U.S...

Next Steps for U.S. in Iraq

November 3, 2003

President Bush is calling on the Pentagon to step up plans for getting Iraqi security forces out on the streets and on the front lines. Others believe the U.S. needs to increase its counterintelligence efforts. Military and strategic...

Iraq Donors' Conference

October 22, 2003

A panel talks about this week's meeting in Madrid of the countries that could help fund the reconstruction of Iraq.

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