Politics

Election Reform

February 5, 2001

A panel talks about priorities and plans for the overhaul of U.S. election standards. They'll talk about the mechanics, the administration, and the law of election and voting reform.

The War on Drugs

January 30, 2001

More than a decade after the declaration of the war on drugs, experts disagree about who's winning. A panel talks about law enforcement, education, treatment of addiction and other tools in the fight against drugs, and how the next...

George McGovern: "The Third Freedom" (Simon & Schuster)

January 26, 2001

George McGovern was the Democratic Party's presidential nominee in 1972, and since 1998 has served as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. In his new book, he talks about the continuing problem...

Campaign Finance Reform

January 25, 2001

Senator John McCain is once again advocating passage of a major campaign finance reform bill, and many analysts believe it has a good chance of becoming law. A panel talks about the new bill and the new context in which its merits are...

Robert Reich: "The Future of Success" (Knopf)

January 22, 2001

Robert Reich, who served as Secretary of Labor during President Clinton's first term, talks about "the new economy" and how it is changing life for American workers and families - for better and for worse.

Inauguration Report

January 22, 2001

Diane and her guests review the events surrounding the presidential inauguration of George W. Bush: his inaugural address, the parades and balls, the protests, and everything else that happened on the day the new president took office.

David Starkey: "Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne" (HarperCollins)

January 18, 2001

British historian David Starkey presents his new biography of Queen Elizabeth I. He focuses on her early life, between her birth in 1533 and her coronation in 1558 - a period during which her mother was executed and she herself was...

Religion and the Bush Administration

January 18, 2001

A panel examines George W. Bush's ideas about faith-based organizations and other ways religion could play a role in the Bush Administration and its policies.

David Kessler: "A Question of Intent" (PublicAffairs)

January 16, 2001

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler joins Diane to discuss his role in the effort to regulate the tobacco industry. In a new book, he describes the political, legal, and tactical aspects of this most challenging...

Cabinet Nominees

January 11, 2001

Linda Chavez, George W. Bush's nominee for Secretary of Labor, this week withdrew herself from consideration amid questions about an illegal immigrant who lived in her home. Other nominees, like Attorney General-designate John Ashcroft...

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