Jack Germond: "Fat Man Fed Up" (Random House)

August 5, 2004

A veteran political journalist discusses his growing frustration with both American politics and the media.

Ralph Nader: "The Good Fight" (Regan Books)

August 5, 2004

Independent candidate Ralph Nader joins Diane to talk about his campaign for the presidency.

Sen. Robert Byrd: "Losing America" (WW Norton)

August 2, 2004

United States Senator Robert Byrd has served under eleven different presidents. He talks to Diane about why he believes the current administration is reckless and arrogant.

Robert Reich: "Reason" (Knopf)

July 28, 2004

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich explains what liberals can do to reclaim political power and how the conservative agenda is driven by radicals.

African American Voters

July 28, 2004

John Kerry's presidential campaign has targeted African American voters with a $2 million dollar ad campaign. Last week President Bush addressed the Urban League and made his own appeal to the black community. Diane and her guests talk...

Evan Cornog: "The Power and the Story" (The Penguin Press)

July 26, 2004

How successfully George W. Bush and John F. Kerry craft the stories of their lives will influence which man voters select to be the next president. A historian and journalist explores how presidential narratives have determined political...

Continuity of Government

July 26, 2004

Diane and her guests look at the options for keeping the U.S. government -- executive, judicial, and legislative branches -- up and running in times of catastrophic crisis.

George McGovern: "The Essential America" (Simon & Schuster)

July 22, 2004

The Democratic Party's 1972 presidential nominee talks about the meaning of the word 'liberal," and the history of liberalism in the United States.

Anonymous: "Imperial Hubris" (Brassey's)

July 22, 2004

A veteran CIA analyst offers an insider's view on the achievements and failures of the war on terrorism, the ongoing scrutiny of pre-war intelligence, and other issues.

Medicare Bill Update

July 19, 2004

A conversation about prescription drug coverage, the new possibility of Medicare coverage for treatment of obesity, and other developments in health care policy.

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