Civil Liberties and National Security

September 18, 2002

Some believe America's year-long war on terror has posed new and serious threats to our civil liberties. A panel discusses the trade-offs between individual freedoms and national security.

Progress Against Al Qaeda

September 17, 2002

A panel talks about the progress to date in the war on terrorism and the fight to destroy al Qaeda.

Gary Hart: "Restoration of the Republic: The Jeffersonian Ideal in 21st Century America" (Oxford)

September 13, 2002

Last year, Gary Hart became the first former U.S. senator to earn a Ph.D. after leaving Congress. His new book is based on his Oxford doctoral dissertation. He talks about the book, and about the commission he co-chaired in 1999 about the...

Mia Farrow

September 10, 2002

Actress Mia Farrow has now traveled twice to Africa as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund. Recently, she and her 14-year-old son visited Angola, and witnessed how decades of war have affected the country's...

Opinion on Iraq

September 5, 2002

A panel talks about the latest developments in the opinion war over U.S. policy toward Iraq.

Diana Preston: "Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy" (Walker) (Rebroadcast)

September 2, 2002

In 1915, the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine, an attack that claimed 1,200 lives. In her new book, historian Diana Preston delves into the human and political costs of the assault, including America's entry...

Thomas Keneally: "American Scoundrel" (Rebroadcast)

August 26, 2002

Historian Thomas Keneally tells the story of a little-known but colorful Civil War-era figure. "American Scoundrel" (Doubleday) is about Dan Sickles, who was notorious as both a military hero and a murderer.

Anthrax Investigation

August 22, 2002

A panel talks about the progress, the setbacks, and the latest findings in the investigation of last year's anthrax attacks in the mail.

Jennet Conant: "Tuxedo Park" (Simon & Schuster)

August 13, 2002

Author Jennet Conant shares the story of Alfred Lee Loomis, an enormously successful but now largely forgotten Wall Street tycoon who personally bankrolled some of the key scientific developments of World War II, including radar and the...

U.S. Debate on Iraq

August 13, 2002

The latest round in the debate over what to do about Iraq and what it tells us about the Bush administration's policymaking process and its overall foreign policy.

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