Politics

Party Platforms

June 26, 2000

The Republican and Democratic conventions are coming up in a few weeks' time, and leaders of both parties are fine-tuning the messages they'll put forth in their platforms. A panel of political observers joins Diane to explain the process...

King Mswati III of Swaziland

June 21, 2000

Swaziland is slightly smaller than the state of New Jersey, home to just under a million people, almost completely surrounded by the country of South Africa, and is one of the world's last remaining absolute monarchies. Diane talks with...

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

June 19, 2000

Diane talks with Madeleine Albright about serving as U.S. secretary of state for the past several years. They'll talk about Korea, the Middle East, Russia, Kosovo, and the challenges she's grappling with today.

Supreme Court Outlook

June 15, 2000

The person elected president this fall is likely to have the opportunity to reshape the Supreme Court with new appointments to the bench. A panel talks about what candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush would be likely to do, and what the...

Syria's Leadership Transition

June 12, 2000

A panel talks about what lies ahead for the Middle East following the death of Syria's President Hafez Assad.

Estate Tax Reform

June 8, 2000

The House of Representatives votes this week on a plan to reduce and eventually abolish estate taxes. A panel explains how the estate tax works today, who is affected by it, and why there is strong support for getting rid of it.

Ted Gup: "The Book of Honor" (Doubleday)

June 6, 2000

At the CIA headquarters in Northern Virginia, there is a wall with 77 stars, each representing an agent who has died in the line of duty. However, the names of only half of these honored agents are recorded in a book below. The rest of the...

William Adler: "Mollie's Job: A Story of Life and Work on the Global Assembly Line" (Scribner)

May 25, 2000

Journalist William Adler examines the effects of globalization on the average worker by focusing on a single assembly line job at Universal Manufacturing Company, and on the three women who have held this job as factory work has headed...

William Adler: "Mollie's Job: A Story of Life and Work on the Global Assembly Line" (Scribner)

May 25, 2000

Journalist William Adler examines the effects of globalization on the average worker by focusing on a single assembly line job at Universal Manufacturing Company, and on the three women who have held this job as factory work has headed...

Vice President Al Gore

May 24, 2000

The Vice President talks with Diane and a gathering of Washington metropolitan area residents to talk about Social Security and other major campaign issues. Audience members and callers from across the U.S. are invited to participate with...

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