War Journalism

January 9, 2003

A panel explains the changing realities of reporting the news from hotspots around the world, with a look at changes in the nature of combat itself and in how armed forces work with the media.

"Katharine Graham's Washington" (Knopf)

November 25, 2002

Before she died last year at age 84, legendary Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham saw her hometown evolve from a provincial southern city to the capital of the world. Her excitement and fascination with Washington are reflected in...

Television News

November 25, 2002

A panel talks about TV news: the quality of television journalism today, and the pressures of serving the public interest while turning a profit.

Tom Brokaw: "A Long Way From Home" (Random House)

November 18, 2002

NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw talks about his South Dakota childhood and how he got his start in broadcasting.

Mary Wells Lawrence: "A Big Life" (in advertising)

September 25, 2002

Mary Wells Lawrence is a pioneer twice-over: a woman in the world of business in the mid-20th century, and an innovator in the field of advertising. In her memoir, "A Big Life" (in advertising) (Knopf), she recalls the glamour...

Thomas Friedman: "Longitudes and Attitudes" (Farrar Strauss and Giroux)

September 9, 2002

The New York Times' Thomas Friedman won his third Pulitzer Prize this year for his columns written after the 9/11 attacks. Over the past year, he has traveled extensively in the Middle East and other parts of the world. He joins Diane to...

U.S. Consumption of International News

June 12, 2002

A new survey shows that except for war coverage, Americans aren't following international news much more closely than they did before September eleventh. A panel talks about why so many Americans don't tune in to current events around the...

11:00 - Ken Wells: "Floating off the Page" (Wall Street Journal Books)

June 7, 2002

The Wall Street Journal's middle column on the front page is beloved by readers who find its often random, thought-provoking, or just plain wacky subject matter a refreshing change from the paper's usual serious tone. Ken Wells, an editor...

Peter Guber: "Shoot Out" (Putnam)

May 16, 2002

Hollywood insider Peter Guber offers a behind-the-scenes peek into how movies get made amid the conflicting agendas of screenwriters, directors, producers, stars, and all the players involved. His book is subtitled "Surviving the Fame...

Downie and Kaiser: "The News About the News" (Knopf)

March 6, 2002

Over the past four decades, Leonard Downie and Robert Kaiser rose to top editing positions at the Washington Post. In their new book, they examine the state of their chosen profession today and how journalism has changed over the course of...

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