Politics

Electoral College

August 10, 2004

The presidential race of 2004 is shaping up to be as close a contest as in 2000, when the popular vote did not decide the election. Diane and her guests take a look at the history of the Electoral College, how it works, and proposals to...

General Tommy Franks: "American Soldier" (HarperCollins)

August 9, 2004

General Tommy Franks, who commanded US forces in the Middle East during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, talks about his career in the Army, the future of the US military, and more.

Mitt Romney: "Turnaround" (Regnery)

August 6, 2004

Mitt Romney discusses his leadership roles in business and in government. His new book focuses on his experiences as president of the organizing committee for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. As Republican governor of...

Jack Germond: "Fat Man Fed Up" (Random House)

August 5, 2004

A veteran political journalist discusses his growing frustration with both American politics and the media.

Ralph Nader: "The Good Fight" (Regan Books)

August 5, 2004

Independent candidate Ralph Nader joins Diane to talk about his campaign for the presidency.

Sen. Robert Byrd: "Losing America" (WW Norton)

August 2, 2004

United States Senator Robert Byrd has served under eleven different presidents. He talks to Diane about why he believes the current administration is reckless and arrogant.

Robert Reich: "Reason" (Knopf)

July 28, 2004

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich explains what liberals can do to reclaim political power and how the conservative agenda is driven by radicals.

African American Voters

July 28, 2004

John Kerry's presidential campaign has targeted African American voters with a $2 million dollar ad campaign. Last week President Bush addressed the Urban League and made his own appeal to the black community. Diane and her guests talk...

Evan Cornog: "The Power and the Story" (The Penguin Press)

July 26, 2004

How successfully George W. Bush and John F. Kerry craft the stories of their lives will influence which man voters select to be the next president. A historian and journalist explores how presidential narratives have determined political...

Continuity of Government

July 26, 2004

Diane and her guests look at the options for keeping the U.S. government -- executive, judicial, and legislative branches -- up and running in times of catastrophic crisis.

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