Mary Jordan & Kevin Sullivan: "The Prison Angel" (The Penguin Press)

July 21, 2005

Diane talks with a husband-and-wife foreign correspondent team about one of the most memorable people they met during their recent assignment in Mexico - an American-born woman known as "Mother Antonia," who ministers to prisoners...

Edward Dolnick: "The Rescue Artist" (HarperCollins)

July 19, 2005

In 1994, two men using only a ladder and a hammer managed to steal one of the world's best-known paintings. Author Edward Dolnick tells the story of the stealing of Edvard Munch's "Scream" and the half-English, half-American...

Evans Hopkins: "Life After Life" (Free Press)

June 29, 2005

He was a civil rights pioneer during school desegregation, a member of the Black Panther Party, a bank robber, and a prisoner serving a life sentence. Evans Hopkins talks about his struggle with rage and how writing led to his redemption.

Kenneth Feinberg: "What Is Life Worth?" (PublicAffairs)

June 21, 2005

The man in charge of distributing the funds Congress set aside for the victims of 9/11 explains how he determined who got how much.

Anthony Summers & Robbyn Swan: "Sinatra: The Life" (Knopf)

May 20, 2005

As a young man, Frank Sinatra set out to be the best singer in the world. A new biography of the singer draws on new information to reveal how his legendary voice took him to the top ... with help from the mob. The authors talk about the...

Linda Greenhouse: "Becoming Justice Blackmun" (Times Books)

May 17, 2005

Pulitzer Prize--winning New York Times reporter Linda Greenhouse talks about her new biography of Justice Harry Blackmun, who is perhaps best known for writing the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade.

Real I.D. Act

May 9, 2005

Diane and her guests talk about the Real I.D. Act and its implications for homeland security, privacy, and immigration.

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.

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