Politics

Sen. George McGovern

January 9, 2006

The 1972 Democratic presidential nominee discusses a new short book, "Social Security and The Golden Age: an Essay on the New American Demographic" and shares an elder statesman's perspective on current issues.

Abramoff Investigation

January 5, 2006

Once-powerful Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to charges of fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials in exchange for providing evidence about lawmakers. Diane and her guests talk about the investigation...

Minimum Wage

January 4, 2006

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have set minimum wages above the federal rate of $5.15 per hour. Many other states are said to be considering a hike. We'll talk about minimum wage rates across the country and implications...

Outlook 2006

January 3, 2006

Political analysts join Diane to talk about the administrations strategy in Iraq and current Congressional agenda items including upcoming hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.

Ron Powers: "Mark Twain: A Life" (Free Press) (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2005

Biographer Ron Powers presents what he calls "interpretive portraiture" of American humorist, essayist and novelist Mark Twain, and makes the case that Twain became the representative figure of his times.

News Roundup

December 23, 2005

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

Presidential Power and Domestic Spying

December 22, 2005

The President defended the use of domestic spying as a necessary tool in the war on terror. Critics argue it's an abuse of power. We'll talk about balancing presidential power and congressional oversight

Congressional Wrap Up

December 20, 2005

Congress is trying to wrap up year end business including budget cuts, Gulf Coast recovery funds, and arctic drilling. A look at 11th hour House votes and what's ahead in the Senate.

Conservatives on Foreign Policy

December 19, 2005

A panel joins Diane to discuss President's Bush Oval Office address, U.S policy in Iraq, domestic eavesdropping, and U.S policy on torture.

News Roundup

December 16, 2005

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

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