Robert Massie: "Castles Of Steel" (Random House)

January 26, 2004

Pulitzer Prize winning writer Robert Massie talks about World War I and the critical importance of the war at sea between Great Britain and Germany.

Nonproliferation Progress

December 22, 2003

Libya announced the halt of all its programs for developing weapons of mass destruction, just one day after Iranian officials officially agreed to allow intrusive inspections of that country's nuclear facilities. A panel talks about Iran's...

Henry Kissinger: "Crisis" (Simon & Schuster)

December 16, 2003

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger takes us behind the scenes of two foreign policy crises that took place during the Nixon and Ford Administrations: the Yom Kippur War of 1973, and the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.

Iraq, the U.S., and European Allies

December 16, 2003

Diane and her guests talk about tensions between the U.S. and its European allies over the war in Iraq and the reconstruction effort, with a look at whether the capture of Saddam Hussein will alter any of the ongoing debates.

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.

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