Politics

Salman Rushdie: "Shalimar The Clown" (Random House)

September 13, 2005

The author presents his latest novel. It deals with the roots of terrorism as seen in the aftermath of the Kashmir conflict, when the fates of a World War II resistance hero and a Kashmiri dancing girl converge.

Polls and Preparedness - 9/11 and Katrina

September 12, 2005

Many say Hurricane Katrina has exposed deep flaws in our emergency response system four years after 9/11. Diane and her guests discuss the most recent polls and the enormous relief and recovery efforts ahead.

News Roundup

September 9, 2005

A panel of journalists joins Diane for review and analysis of the week’s top national and international news stories.

John Roberts Hearings

September 6, 2005

A preview of the questions and issues Supreme Court nominee John Roberts is likely to face at his Senate confirmation hearings.

Nick Kotz: "Judgment Days" (Houghton Mifflin) (Rebroadcast)

September 2, 2005

President Lyndon Johnson and clergyman Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the fight for civil rights. Their relationship was finally severed by King's opposition to the Vietnam war. Journalist Nick Kotz explains how previously unreleased...

David Reynolds: "John Brown, Abolitionist" (Knopf) (Rebroadcast)

August 30, 2005

A distinguished professor of English and American Studies takes a look at the life of the controversial Abolitionist who used terror tactics against slavery and changed the course of American history.

Bonnie Angelo: "First Families" (William Morrow)

August 26, 2005

A former Time Magazine correspondent shares anecdotes about the wives, children, and other relatives who've spent time living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Iraq's Constitution

August 23, 2005

Just under the deadline Monday night, Iraqi leaders announced they had an almost-complete draft of a constitution to submit to the national assembly. We'll talk about what's in the document, what's unresolved, and what it all means for...

Congressional Recess and Agenda

August 18, 2005

Every August, Capitol Hill empties out as members of Congress head out to vacation with family - and to spend time in their districts. We'll find out what some members are hearing from constituents, and talk about the issues atop the fall...

John Richardson: "My Father the Spy" (HarperCollins)

August 11, 2005

An investigative journalist pieces together his father's rise through the ranks of the CIA from post-war Europe to Vietnam and Korea. He recounts his adolescent rebellion against what his father represented and how he's come to understand...

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