International

Global Debt Worries

July 20, 2011

The European debt crisis, gridlock in Washington and the global economy: What fears of contagion in Europe and political stalemate in the U.S. could mean for investors and consumers worldwide.

Pamela Constable: "Playing With Fire"

July 19, 2011

Inside contemporary Pakistan: understanding its complex history, economic potential, and modern day contradictions. Why this nuclear armed country remains critical to U-S interests.

Deepening Troubles for the Murdoch Empire

July 19, 2011

The News Corp. phone hacking scandal continues to spread, reaching top executives and police officials. Deepening troubles at Murdoch's empire and its implications for U.S. media.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

July 15, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta makes his first trip to Iraq to address attacks on U.S. troops, the assassination of Ahmed Walid Karzai leaves questions about how his death will affect U.S. operations, and police in India try to determine who was behind Tuesday's terrorist bombing that killed seventeen people in Mumbai.

David Wise: "Tiger Trap"

David Wise: "Tiger Trap"

July 14, 2011

A leading expert on intelligence and espionage offers a comprehensive account of China's spy wars with the U-S.

Murdoch Tabloid Scandal

July 12, 2011

Diane and guests explore new allegations that News of the World reporters sought personal information on 9/11 victims and discuss the ongoing scandal and the Rupert Murdoch news empire.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

July 8, 2011

Diane and her guests will discuss the week's top international stories, including the Libyan rebels' push toward Tripoli and a possible exit for Muammar Gadhafi, an explosive U.K. phone hacking scandal that has media mogul Rupert Murdoch reeling, and the story behind Hugo Chavez's surprise return to Venezuela.

Mexican Immigration Trends

July 7, 2011

Illegal immigration to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America has fallen. Diane and guests discuss factors behind the decline and what it could mean for the future of the U.S. economy.

Drones and Counterterrorism

July 6, 2011

The new U.S. counterterrorism strategy emphasizes drone attacks against al Qaida. Other countries are racing to develop drones. How the use of unmanned military aircraft could change the nature of warfare.

David McCullough: "The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris" (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, David McCullough, tells the story of three generations of young American artists, writers, physicians, politicians, and architects who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century. He talks to Diane about the ways they were transformed by the City of Light, and how they changed the U. S. as a result of their time abroad.

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