Law

Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton: "Picking Cotton" (St. Martin's Press)

March 9, 2009

A rape victim mistakenly accused Ronald Cotton of being her attacker. He served eleven years in prison before DNA evidence exonerated him. They both join Diane to present their joint memoir of injustice and forgiveness

Rashid Khalidi: "Sowing Crisis" (Beacon) (Rebroadcast)

March 8, 2009

A U.S. historian of the modern Middle East explains how Cold War tensions between the U.S. and Soviet Union continue to undermine stability in the region today.

Rashid Khalidi: "Sowing Crisis" (Beacon)

March 5, 2009

A U.S. historian of the modern Middle East explains how Cold War tensions between the U.S. and Soviet Union continue to undermine stability in the region today.

Yiyun Li : "The Vagrants" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

February 22, 2009

An award-winning, Beijing-born writer presents her debut novel. It is based on a true story of the public execution in nineteen-seventy-nine of a young woman who served in the Red Guard before denouncing communism.

Yiyun Li : "The Vagrants" (Random House)

February 18, 2009

An award-winning, Beijing-born writer presents her debut novel. It is based on a true story of the public execution in nineteen-seventy-nine of a young woman who served in the Red Guard before denouncing communism.

Jeff Benedict: "Little Pink House" (Grand Central)

February 3, 2009

Owning property is one of Americans' most basic rights. How one woman fought to keep the city of New London, Connecticut from taking her home and giving it to developers... and why the outcome of her Supreme Court case is a lesson for...

Mark Updegrove: "Baptism By Fire" (Thomas Dunne)

January 21, 2009

Barack Obama is not the first president to take office during a time of great crises. A presidential historian examines eight presidents who faced historic challenges after assuming the reins of power and how character helped them guide...

Bush Legacy on Presidential Powers

January 14, 2009

Some think 9/11 gave Republicans the excuse they wanted to expand presidential powers. Vice President Cheney says the Bush counter-terrorism policies have made the U.S. safer. A panel joins Diane to evaluate the success and failures of...

Azar Nafisi "Things I've Been Silent About"

January 5, 2009

In a follow-up to her international best-seller ‘Reading Lolita in Tehran,’ Azar Nafisi discusses growing up in Iran before the fall of the Shah, her family’s complicated personal and political history, and how the Islamic revolution...

News Roundup - Hour 1

December 12, 2008

The Friday News Roundup - The House agrees on an auto bailout plan but it faces stiff resistance from Senate Republicans. President-elect Obama names his energy and environmental teams. And the Illinois Attorney General threatens to have...

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