Politics

Department of Homeland Security

June 13, 2002

A panel talks about the possible structure and function of the proposed Department of Homeland Security, and explains the political and logistical hurdles that stand in the way of its creation.

Long Term Care Health Insurance

June 4, 2002

A panel explains how long-term care insurance works, who really needs it, and common problems with such plans.

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U.S. Intelligence Agencies

June 4, 2002

A panel talks about the ongoing investigations into what information the FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies had before 9/11, and whether the hijacking attacks could have been prevented had warnings been handled differently.

State Financial Crises

May 29, 2002

Diane and her guests look at the factors that have created severe budget problems in many states, and what governors and legislatures are doing to keep afloat.

Lynne Cheney: "America: A Patriotic Primer" (Simon & Schuster)

May 23, 2002

Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, has a passion for American history. She joins Diane to present her new book for children and to talk about why she believes it's important for Americans of all ages to study the nation's...

Terror Warnings

May 22, 2002

Diane and her guests talk about whether U.S. intelligence agencies should have done more with information about terrorist plans before September 11th, and how such information should be handled today.

Kevin Phillips: "Wealth and Democracy" (Broadway)

May 21, 2002

Political analyst Kevin Phillips discusses wealth and democracy -- and whether the one is damaging to the other. His new book is a political history of money in America, from the Revolution through the "second Gilded Age" of our...

US-Russian Relations

May 20, 2002

As President Bush travels to Moscow for a summit meeting with President Putin, a panel looks at what's on the agenda for their discussions, including the recent agreements between the U.S. and Russia on nuclear arms reductions.

European Politics

May 6, 2002

Extreme right-wing candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen's recently advanced to the French presidential election, highlighting a wave of anti-immigration sentiment in that country. Diane and her guests talk about Le Pen's unexpected popularity and...

U.S.-China Relations

May 2, 2002

A panel talks about Chinese Vice President Hu Jintao's visit to Washington, D.C. this week, plus Taiwan, nuclear proliferation, human rights and other important issues in the U.S.-China relationship.

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