Law

Floyd Abrams: "Speaking Freely" (Viking)

April 27, 2005

A leading advocate of the First Amendment talks about some of the many high-profile cases in which he's defended freedom of speech.

Rita Mae Brown: "Cat's Eyewitness" (Bantam)

February 3, 2005

Author Rita Mae Brown talks about her unique writing partnership with her cat, Sneaky Pie Brown. They've teamed up again for a tale of the miraculous and the murderous, the thirteenth novel in the Mrs. Murphy mystery series.

Stella Rimington: "At Risk" (Knopf)

January 26, 2005

From 1992 to 1996, she was the first and only woman director general of Britain's domestic security service, MI5. Stella Rimington describes how she drew on her experiences to write a spy thriller featuring a female secret agent.

Albert "Race Hoss" Sample (Rebroadcast)

January 17, 2005

In this rebroadcast, we hear one of Diane's all-time favorite interviews. In 1986, she spoke with Albert "Race Hoss" Sample, who'd written a memoir (sadly, now out of print) of his tumultuous childhood and his experiences in a...

Medical Malpractice

December 15, 2004

President Bush wants to reduce the amount of money juries can award to plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases in order to discourage what he calls frivolous lawsuits and to stem the rise of malpractice insurance costs. A look at what's...

Intelligence Bill

December 13, 2004

The nation's intelligence apparatus will be restructured under recently passed legislation, adding a national director of intelligence and a counterterrorism center, and changing the way the intelligence agencies work together. A panel...

Gregg & Gina Hill: "On The Run" (Warner Books)

November 5, 2004

The children of "Wiseguy" Henry Hill tell the true story of life inside the Mob. They recall the shockingly dysfunctional childhood they endured as victims of their father's outrageous behavior.

Supreme Court Stakes in the Presidential Election

November 1, 2004

A panel talks about how the outcome of Tuesday's election could affect the Supreme Court and the nation's laws.

Kirk Bloodsworth & Tim Junkin: "Bloodsworth" (Algonquin)

October 15, 2004

In 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl. Nine years later, he became the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence. Along with author Tim Junkin, he joins Diane to tell his story.

The Judiciary, the Law and the Next U.S. President

September 7, 2004

In his speech at the Republican convention, President Bush vowed to protect marriage from activist judges. A look at how the next U.S. President will shape the nation's courts and the interpretation of U.S. law, starting with the Supreme...

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