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Campaign Spending

July 5, 2012

By Nov. 2, billions of dollars will have been spent on the 2012 elections. A look at who's spending what -- and whether it makes a difference.

Norman Lear & Kathleen Turner

Norman Lear & Kathleen Turner

June 20, 2012

Producer Norman Lear made television history with "All in the Family." Actress Kathleen Turner is a star of the screen and stage. Their careers and shared political activism.

Gary Knell

Gary Knell

June 7, 2012

NPR chief executive Gary Knell talks about the future of public radio.

Amanda Bennett: "The Cost of Hope"

June 6, 2012

Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter and editor Amanda Bennett investigates the cost of trying to keep her beloved husband alive as he battled cancer. A memoir of love and health care.

Social Media and Loneliness

May 14, 2012

Americans are more digitally connected than ever before. But new research suggests loneliness is at an all-time high. Social media and emotional well-being.

Dan Rather: "Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News"

May 3, 2012

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather defends his reputation and reflects on his 60 years as a reporter.

Cause Marketing and Ethical Branding

Cause Marketing and Ethical Branding

April 12, 2012

Whether it's saving yogurt lids to beat breast cancer or buying a particular brand of diapers to help vaccinate poor children, we are increasingly encouraged to do good by going shopping. Diane and her guests explore the world of consumer marketing and philanthropy.

Political Attack Ads and the 2012 Presidential Race

February 20, 2012

Politicians have been slinging mud at each other for centuries. But now with super PAC dollars, negative advertising is at an all-time high: Political attack ads and the 2012 presidential race.

Copyright Law in the Digital Age

January 5, 2012

Diane and her guests discuss the role of copyright laws, how long a copyright should last, and the challenges of protecting new creative works in the digital age.

Errol Morris:  "Believing Is Seeing"

Errol Morris: "Believing Is Seeing"

October 5, 2011

Errol Morris' documentaries challenge conventional ways of interpreting the known world. In a new book of essays, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker explores how photographs can obscure as much as they reveal, and why what we see is often determined by our own beliefs.

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