History

Jennifer Jordan: "Last Man on the Mountain"

August 31, 2010

A journalist tackles one of the Himalayas' most legendary mysteries: What happened to the wealthy, middle-aged American adventurer who tried to climb K2 in the nineteen-thirties.

"The Great Divorce:  A 19-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, The Shakers, and Her Times." (Atlantic Monthly Press)

"The Great Divorce: A 19-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, The Shakers, and Her Times." (Atlantic Monthly Press)

August 5, 2010

The story of a 19th-century woman, whose sensational divorce and custody battle against her Shaker husband roused the sympathy of the American public, attracted the notice of Thomas Jefferson, and led to the only legislative divorce in New...

The Future of  America's Empire

The Future of America's Empire

July 14, 2010

A look at how the U.S. chooses to use its power in the world and lessons to be learned the rise and fall of empires through the ages.

James Patterson:  "Freedom Is Not Enough" (Rebroadcast)

James Patterson: "Freedom Is Not Enough" (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2010

A renowned historian examines the origins of the Moynihan Report. Released 45 years ago, it described the deterioration of black family life in America's cities. He explores the report's aftermath and the impact of its arguments on modern...

Bruce Henderson: "Hero Found"

Bruce Henderson: "Hero Found"

June 29, 2010

The story of Dieter Dengler, the U.S. Navy pilot who led a mass escape from a POW camp deep within Laos, becoming the longest-held American to escape captivity during the Vietnam War.

Financial  Regulations

Financial Regulations

June 28, 2010

After months of wrangling Congress will likely pass legislation to radically reshape the U.S. financial sector: What the new rules will mean for banks, consumers and the regulatory powers of government.

Monte Reel: "The Last of the Tribe"

Monte Reel: "The Last of the Tribe"

June 23, 2010

The story of a team of men who journey deep into the heart of the Amazon to find and protect a man believed to the lone survivor of an isolated tribe.

Imtiaz Gul:  "The Most Dangerous Place"

Imtiaz Gul: "The Most Dangerous Place"

June 14, 2010

A veteran Pakistani reporter takes us into Pakistan's tribal areas and explains the dilemma facing the Obama administration as it tried to shape a new policy for Afghanistan.

Domestic and international pressures build on Iran

Domestic and international pressures build on Iran

June 14, 2010

New U.N. Security council sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program intensify tensions between Tehran and other nations. Iran’s relationship with the world, and its internal conflicts one year after disputed presidential elections.

James Patterson:  "Freedom Is Not Enough"

James Patterson: "Freedom Is Not Enough"

June 10, 2010

A renowned historian examines the origins of the Moynihan Report. Released 45 years ago, it described the deterioration of black family life in America's cities. He explores the report's aftermath and the impact of its arguments on modern...

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