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...

Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.)

August 10, 2005

The third ranking Republican in the Senate talks about his new book "It Takes a Family;" his re-election campaign; and other current events.

Charles Peters: "Five Days in Philadelphia" (PublicAffairs)

August 1, 2005

1940 was a pivotal year in American politics and American history. A look back at how a little known businessman garnered the GOP Presidential nomination and how he helped FDR prepare the nation for war.

Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research

August 1, 2005

Republican Senate leader Bill Frist broke with President Bush Friday on the stem cell debate, saying he would support expanded federal funding for stem cell research. Diane and her guests talk about the latest developments in the ethical...

Timothy Naftali: "Blind Spot" (Basic Books)

July 29, 2005

A national security historian relates the story of America's decades-long attempt to fight terrorism.

Ronald Walters: "Freedom Is Not Enough" (Rowman & Littlefield)

July 26, 2005

A look at the political power of African Americans from the start of the civil rights era to the 2004 presidential election.

Ann Blackman: "Wild Rose" (Random House)

July 25, 2005

Rose O'Neale Greenhow was a Washington socialite, raised in the Old South. A new biography reveals how the beautiful hostess became a Confederate ambassador and a spy.

Robert Merry: "Sands of Empire" (Simon & Schuster)

July 8, 2005

According to author Robert Merry, US foreign policy has taken a dangerous, interventionist bias since the end of the cold war. He explains the role the US should play in the world and why the nation's global strategies need to be reset.

Political Language

July 1, 2005

Politicians have always used rhetoric to get their points across. But some observers think their language and the facts are getting distorted. A panel joins Diane to discuss current trends in political discourse.

Canadian Ambassador Frank McKenna

June 28, 2005

Diane talks with Ambassador Frank McKenna of Canada about trade, homeland security, and other matters of shared interest between the U.S. and Canada.

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