Non-Fiction

Marie Tillman: "The Letter"

Marie Tillman: "The Letter"

July 5, 2012

In 2003, Pat Tillman wrote a "just in case" letter to his wife before leaving for Afghanistan to serve with the Army Rangers. She recounts how that letter helped her remake her life after his death.

Kevin Bleyer: "Me The People: One Man's Selfless Quest To Rewrite The Constitution Of the United States of America"

Kevin Bleyer: "Me The People: One Man's Selfless Quest To Rewrite The Constitution Of the United States of America"

June 11, 2012

Kevin Bleyer is an Emmy Award-winning writer for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and a joke writer for President Barack Obama. He just published a humorous rewrite of the U.S. Constitution, and joins Diane to discuss what he learned about American history and values along the way.

Jordan Smoller: "The Other Side of Normal: How Biology is Providing the Clues to Unlock the Secrets of Normal and Abnormal Behavior"

June 4, 2012

A professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at Harvard University argues there are no bright lines between normal and abnormal behavior. He says psychiatric disorders are variations of the same brain systems that evolved to help us solve the challenges of everyday life.

Leslie Maitland: "Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed" (Rebroadcast)

May 28, 2012

A daughter tells the story of her mother's escape from the Nazis in World War II and what became of the love she left behind in France.

Fawaz Gerges: "Obama and The Middle East: The End of America's Moment"

May 21, 2012

Despite high hopes following the Arab Spring, the Middle East remains deeply troubled. Renowned Middle East expert Fawaz Gerges explains why he believes President Barack Obama has lost a historic opportunity to redefine America's role in the region.

Ambassador Henry Crumpton: "The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service"

May 16, 2012

Ambassador Henry Crumpton was an operations officer in the CIA's Clandestine Service for 24 years. In a new book titled "The Art of Intelligence," he describes what it means to be an honorable spy in war and peace.

Winning The White House

May 15, 2012

Diane is joined by veteran presidential election observers Eleanor Clift and Samuel Popkin to discuss what it takes to win the White House.

Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein: "It's Even Worse Than It Looks"

May 7, 2012

Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein join Diane to talk about their new book "It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How The American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism".

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.

Ruth Richardson: "Dickens & the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor"

May 2, 2012

The recent discovery that as a youth Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide. Diane and her guest talk about the campaign to save it from demolition and Dicken's pre-occuptation with the bleak workhouse at the heart of his novel.

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