Disaster

Todd Lewan: "The Last Run" (HarperCollins)

August 23, 2004

An investigative reporter tells the story of a 1998 fishing disaster during an Arctic storm in the Gulf of Alaska and a heroic rescue mission by Coast Guard aviators.

Bill Minutaglio: "City on Fire" (HarperCollins)

August 27, 2003

In 1947, a massive explosion ripped through the thriving port of Texas City, Texas, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands. Veteran journalist and presidential biographer Bill Minutaglio writes about this nearly forgotten...

Bill Minutaglio: "City on Fire" (HarperCollins)

February 12, 2003

In 1947, a massive explosion ripped through the thriving port of Texas City, Texas, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands. Veteran journalist and presidential biographer Bill Minutaglio writes about this nearly forgotten...

Shuttle Disaster

February 3, 2003

Diane and her guests talk about the tragic loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia and its crew over the weekend, and about what the disaster may mean for the future of the space program.

Dominique LaPierre: "Five Past Midnight in Bhopal" (Warner)

June 5, 2002

In 1984, a chemical accident killed thousands in the Indian city of Bhopal. Dominique LaPierre, a French investigative journalist who has long written about India's poor, talks about his research into the incident and its aftermath.

Kathleen Cambor: "In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden" (Harper Collins)

March 13, 2002

Author Kathleen Cambor talks about her new novel, set against the painstakingly researched story of the 1889 Johnstown Flood, which resulted from the catastrophic failure of a manmade dam and killed more than 2,000 people.

East Coast Drought

February 26, 2002

A panel talks about the ongoing winter drought in many areas along the East Coast. It's being described by many experts as the worst in decades.

Feeding the World's Children

February 7, 2002

Former U.S. Senator George McGovern joins Diane to talk about his work with former Senator Bob Dole on behalf of the world's hungry children. The two are being honored this week by the UN World Food Programme.

Emergency Relief and Charity

October 2, 2001

Diane and her guests talk about the massive charitable response to last month's terrorist attacks, and what official aid is forthcoming to the families of victims, to businesses, and to others who incurred substantial losses in the attacks.

Stewart O'Nan: "The Circus Fire" (Doubleday)

August 24, 2000

In 1944, a cataclysmic fire broke out in a circus tent in Hartford, Connecticut and killed 167 people. Stewart O'Nan's new book tells the story of the tragedy and how it affected the city of Hartford and the thousands of people who were in...

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