Politics

Jeffrey Birnbaum: "The Money Men" (Crown)

August 7, 2000

Campaign finance reform has been in and out of the headlines in recent years, but it's an issue that many of us still find confusing. In his new book, journalist Jeffrey Birnbaum spotlights the political fundraising process and the people...

Getting Out the Vote

August 7, 2000

Advocates of all stripes are making nationwide efforts to increase turnout among young voters, minority voters, voters with disabilities, and other populations. Diane talks with advocates and election-watchers about the missions behind...

U.N. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke

August 2, 2000

AIDS, global peacekeeping efforts, and American foreign policy are on the agenda as the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Richard Holbrooke, joins Diane for a one-on-one conversation.

Convention Coverage Preview

July 31, 2000

As Republican delegates from around the country gather in Philadelphia for this week's GOP convention, Diane and her guests discuss the forces shaping the media coverage of the event. The TV networks are scaling back their prime-time...

"Nine and Counting"

July 27, 2000

Of the one hundred Americans serving in the U.S. Senate, only nine are women. Although they come from different parties, different regions, and different backgrounds, they meet regularly for dinner to talk about both politics and their...

Middle East Peace Talks

July 17, 2000

A panel talks about the latest effort toward peace in the Middle East: the ongoing talks at Camp David between Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat and Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Barak. They'll discuss the issues on the table, and the...

U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

July 10, 2000

A panel talks about the domestic and international consequences of using sanctions, bombings and weapons inspections as instruments of U.S. and U.N. policy toward Iraq since the end of the Gulf War.

Eleanor Clift and Tom Brazaitis: "Madam President" (Scribner)

July 6, 2000

In the present election cycle, former Red Cross president Elizabeth Dole was the single exception to the rule in the all-male slate of candidates running for president. In their new book, husband-and-wife journalists Tom Brazaitis and...

Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala

July 6, 2000

Diane talks with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services about her work in the Clinton Administration, what issues she sees as the next administration's top priority, and what her own future may hold.

Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader

June 28, 2000

Consumer and environmental advocate Ralph Nader is the Green Party candidate for president. While some have dismissed him as an unlikely third-party fringe element, others believe he may be a force to be reckoned with. Ralph Nader talks...

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