Politics

News Roundup

September 9, 2005

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

John Roberts Hearings

September 6, 2005

A preview of the questions and issues Supreme Court nominee John Roberts is likely to face at his Senate confirmation hearings.

Nick Kotz: "Judgment Days" (Houghton Mifflin) (Rebroadcast)

September 2, 2005

President Lyndon Johnson and clergyman Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the fight for civil rights. Their relationship was finally severed by King's opposition to the Vietnam war. Journalist Nick Kotz explains how previously unreleased...

David Reynolds: "John Brown, Abolitionist" (Knopf) (Rebroadcast)

August 30, 2005

A distinguished professor of English and American Studies takes a look at the life of the controversial Abolitionist who used terror tactics against slavery and changed the course of American history.

Bonnie Angelo: "First Families" (William Morrow)

August 26, 2005

A former Time Magazine correspondent shares anecdotes about the wives, children, and other relatives who've spent time living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Iraq's Constitution

August 23, 2005

Just under the deadline Monday night, Iraqi leaders announced they had an almost-complete draft of a constitution to submit to the national assembly. We'll talk about what's in the document, what's unresolved, and what it all means for...

Congressional Recess and Agenda

August 18, 2005

Every August, Capitol Hill empties out as members of Congress head out to vacation with family - and to spend time in their districts. We'll find out what some members are hearing from constituents, and talk about the issues atop the fall...

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.

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