Politics

Fifty Years After The March On Washington

August 28, 2013

Guest host Frank Sesno and his guests discuss the legacy of the 1963 March on Washington and the state of civil rights in America today.

Growing Pressure On The U.S. To Respond To Events In Syria

August 26, 2013

President Barack Obama says the time frame for action in Syria is growing short. Guest host Frank Sesno and a panel of experts discuss allegations of a large scale chemical weapons attack and growing pressure on the U.S. to respond.

Friday News Roundup - International

August 23, 2013

Suspicions of a large-scale chemical attack in Syria. A court orders former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak transferred to house arrest. And the trial of a former communist party heavyweight in China. A panel of journalists review the week's top international news stories.

Jason Matthews: "Red Sparrow"

Jason Matthews: "Red Sparrow"

August 22, 2013

A debut spy novel by a 33-year veteran of the CIA. The book pits a beautiful Russian intelligence officer, a trained seductress, against a rookie American agent.

New Details On The Scope Of NSA Surveillance

August 22, 2013

The National Security Agency's surveillance network can tap into about 75 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic. New details on how the program operates and its reach into the communications of ordinary Americans.

Debate Over U.S. Policy Toward Egypt

August 21, 2013

Regional powers are taking sides in the conflict between Egypt's interim military government and ousted Muslim Brotherhood leaders. We explore the debate over U.S. leverage and its potential role in the conflict.

Friday News Roundup - International

August 16, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood pledges to bring down military rule as Egypt's death toll climbs. Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resume in Jerusalem. And Secretary of State John Kerry faces questions about NSA spying on his visit to South America.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

August 16, 2013

The Justice Department sues to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. North Carolina adopts a new voter ID law. And a judge rejects New York City’s "stop and frisk" policy. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top domestic headlines.

Renewed Debate Over Assisted Suicide

Renewed Debate Over Assisted Suicide

August 13, 2013

The arrest of a Pennsylvania woman for allegedly helping her elderly father die is calling attention to assisted suicide. Diane and her guests discuss the new debate over the right to die.

Mounting Tensions Between The U.S. And Russia

August 12, 2013

Tensions between the U.S. and Russia mount over NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the Kremlin’s new anti-gay laws and Syria. A panel joins Diane to discuss the chilly turn in U.S.-Russian relations.

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