Don Snyder: "Night Crossing" (Knopf

June 25, 2001

In August of 1998, a terrorist bombing in the center of Omagh, Northern Ireland, killed 28 people. Author Don Snyder traveled to Omagh a few days later, and his observations of the tragedy's aftermath inspired a novel. In his story, the...

Frances and Ginger Park: "To Swim Across the World" (Talk Miramax)

June 19, 2001

Sisters Frances and Ginger Park's parents emigrated from Korea in 1954. They tell a semi-fictional version of their family's life in prewar Korea in their new novel.

Erna Paris: Long Shadows: "Truth, Lies, and History" (Bloomsbury)

June 18, 2001

Journalist Erna Paris examines the different ways nations have dealt ith the most painful episodes of their past. In her new book she discusses examples including the U.S. and slavery, Germany and the Holocaust, and South Africa and...

Alex Boraine: "A Country Unmasked" (Oxford)

June 7, 2001

As deputy chairperson of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Alex Boraine served with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and others to examine his country's painful legacy of apartheid. In his new book, he tells of that experience and...

Middle East

June 7, 2001

In separate half-hour segments, the Palestinian National Authority representative to the U.S. and the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. talk with Diane about the violence and political stalemate in the Middle East and possible approaches to...

Defense Priorities

May 23, 2001

President Bush speaks Friday at the Naval Academy commencement ceremonies in Annapolis, Maryland. A panel talks about the defense priorities he will outline and the extensive reviews Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is conducting.

Andrew Carroll: "War Letters" (Scribner)

May 16, 2001

Andrew Carroll, founder of The Legacy Project, has spent the last several years promoting the preservation of letters of all kinds - from historically significant correspondence, to the shoebox of old letters you keep under your bed. He...

Dan Kurzman: "Disaster!" (William Morrow)

April 25, 2001

Journalist Dan Kurzman's latest book tells the story of one of the most devastating natural disasters in American history, the earthquake that rocked San Francisco on April 18, 1906. He joins Diane to talk about how the quake affected the...

Jack Todd: "Desertion" (Houghton Mifflin)

April 24, 2001

In 1970, facing the possibility of being sent to Vietnam, 23-year-old Jack Todd deserted from the U.S. Army and moved to Canada. He eventually gave up his American citizenship. In a new memoir, he explains his actions of more than 30 years...

Race Relations with the Police

April 19, 2001

Cincinnati, Ohio is still reeling in the wake of riots that broke out last week after a black man was fatally shot by a white police officer. It was the fifteenth such fatality since 1995. Diane and her guests talk about the deep-seated...

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