David Starkey: "Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne" (HarperCollins)

January 18, 2001

British historian David Starkey presents his new biography of Queen Elizabeth I. He focuses on her early life, between her birth in 1533 and her coronation in 1558 - a period during which her mother was executed and she herself was...

Religion and the Bush Administration

January 18, 2001

A panel examines George W. Bush's ideas about faith-based organizations and other ways religion could play a role in the Bush Administration and its policies.

David Kessler: "A Question of Intent" (PublicAffairs)

January 16, 2001

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler joins Diane to discuss his role in the effort to regulate the tobacco industry. In a new book, he describes the political, legal, and tactical aspects of this most challenging...

Cabinet Nominees

January 11, 2001

Linda Chavez, George W. Bush's nominee for Secretary of Labor, this week withdrew herself from consideration amid questions about an illegal immigrant who lived in her home. Other nominees, like Attorney General-designate John Ashcroft...

International War Crimes Tribunal

January 10, 2001

Earlier this month, President Clinton decided to sign on to a treaty for the creation of a permanent international war crimes tribunal. A panel discusses the proposed tribunal and the opposition it still faces in this country.

Census Director Kenneth Prewitt

January 9, 2001

Every ten years, as mandated by law, the U.S. counts its citizens and gathers information about them. Kenneth Prewitt, the Census Director, presents the findings of the 2000 census and talks about how the new information will be used by...


January 8, 2001

At the end of his term, an outgoing president often grants clemency to a range of convicts. Diane and her guests take a look at this tradition, at the process of offering clemency, and at some of the cases President Clinton may be...

Outlook 2001

January 3, 2001

As the new year begins, Diane and her guests look ahead to the new presidency and talk about what 2001 may bring for the nation's capital and the rest of the country.

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

December 27, 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...

Intelligence Report on 2015

December 21, 2000

This week the National Intelliegence Council released a report that predicts the security and politcal issues that the U.S. and the rest of the world will likely be facing in the year 2015. Diane talks with John Gannon, chairman of the...

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