Politics

Karen Hughes: "Ten Minutes from Normal" (Viking)

April 2, 2004

George W. Bush's longtime counselor joins Diane to talk about the career that took her from Texas to the White House. They'll talk about Hughes' decision to leave Washington, her work with President Bush, and much more.

U.S. Gas Prices

April 1, 2004

Presidential candidate John Kerry proposed an energy plan that would help bring down gas prices. President Bush says high prices at the pump could have been avoided if Congress had passed his energy bill. Diane and her guests talk about...

Zbigniew Brzezinski: "The Choice" (Basic Books)

March 31, 2004

The former national security advisor to President Jimmy Carter takes a look at the strategic challenges America faces and offers alternatives to the Bush foreign policy doctrine.

Taiwan Politics and U.S.-China Relations

March 30, 2004

Taiwan's elections took a dramatic turn when the incumbent was wounded by gunfire before the voting, then won the election, and then faced demands for a recount. A panel talks about Taiwanese domestic politics, with a look at what impact...

Medicare

March 29, 2004

Diane and her guests talk about the future of Medicare, in the wake of a report indicating one of the program's funds will run out of money by 2019.

Kristol & Shields

March 25, 2004

Commentator and syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Bill Kristol, editor of "The Weekly Standard," join Diane to talk about their take on the presidential campaign and other major current events.

Electronic Voting Machines

March 24, 2004

An estimated 28% of U.S. voters will cast their ballots on electronic voting machines next November, but questions about security remain. A panel discusses the on-going concerns.

Pre-War Media Coverage

March 22, 2004

Some media critics say the press could have done a better job of sorting out the Bush administration's claims regarding the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Terence Smith, media correspondent for PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim...

Congressional Ethics

March 22, 2004

Congress' mutual "truce" on filing ethics complaints seems to be at an end, now that the House Ethics Committee is launching its first investigation in several years. We'll look at some of the allegations of Capitol Hill ethical...

Marie Wilson: "Closing the Leadership Gap" (Viking)

March 12, 2004

A leading women's advocate and co-creator of the "Take Our Daughters to Work" program explains why women can and must help run the world.

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