Anderson Cooper: "Dispatches from the Edge" (Harper Collins)

June 7, 2006

The CNN anchor discusses how personal loss propelled him to cover catastrophe around the world.

Tom Nagorski: "Miracles on the Water" (Hyperion)

June 1, 2006

ABC World News Tonight producer Tom Nagorski tells the harrowing World War II story of a passenger ship en route to Canada with 90 British children aboard that was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine in the North Atlantic.

Senator Trent Lott

April 17, 2006

Diane talks with the Mississippi senator and former Senate majority leader about hurricane recovery, immigration, Iraq, and other news.

Timothy Egan: "The Worst Hard Time" (Houghton Mifflin)

December 5, 2005

Hurricanes and floods have grabbed recent headlines, but some people think Mother Nature's worst assault on America took place in the 1930s. A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist tells the stories of individuals who survived the dust storms...

Natural Disasters: Patterns and Predictability

October 12, 2005

The death toll from Saturday's earthquake in Pakistan is thought to exceed 20,000 people. Diane and her guests discuss natural disaster patterns and on going efforts to develop early warning systems.

International Perspective on Gulf Coast Evacuees

September 14, 2005

Public and private relief organizations are trying to meet the immediate needs of thousands left homeless after hurricane Katrina. A panel of international relief experts weigh in on what longer term aid may be necessary and how it can be...

News Roundup

September 9, 2005

A panel of journalists joins Diane for review and analysis of the week’s top national and international news stories.

Economic Implications of Hurricane Katrina

September 8, 2005

Last week's storm on the Gulf Coast highlighted what some see as a growing gap between the haves and the have-nots in our society. A look at the some of the economic and policy implications of Hurricane Katrina.

Hurricane Katrina

August 30, 2005

Diane and her guests discuss the immediate aftermath and longer term environmental implications of Hurricane Katrina.

John Kelly: "The Great Mortality" (HarperCollins)

March 25, 2005

The Black Death killed a third of the known global population in the middle of the 14th century. A writer specializing in science and medicine draws on first-hand accounts to paint an intimate portrait of the greatest natural disaster to...

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