Census Director Kenneth Prewitt

January 9, 2001

Every ten years, as mandated by law, the U.S. counts its citizens and gathers information about them. Kenneth Prewitt, the Census Director, presents the findings of the 2000 census and talks about how the new information will be used by...


January 8, 2001

At the end of his term, an outgoing president often grants clemency to a range of convicts. Diane and her guests take a look at this tradition, at the process of offering clemency, and at some of the cases President Clinton may be...

Outlook 2001

January 3, 2001

As the new year begins, Diane and her guests look ahead to the new presidency and talk about what 2001 may bring for the nation's capital and the rest of the country.

Ted Gup: "The Book of Honor" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2000

At the CIA headquarters in Northern Virginia, there is a wall with 77 stars, each representing an agent who has died in the line of duty. However, the names of only half of these honored agents are recorded in a book below. The rest of the...

Intelligence Report on 2015

December 21, 2000

This week the National Intelliegence Council released a report that predicts the security and politcal issues that the U.S. and the rest of the world will likely be facing in the year 2015. Diane talks with John Gannon, chairman of the...

Election and Voting Reform

December 19, 2000

The 2000 presidential election was marked by voting inconsistencies, unclear ballots and possibly malfunctioning vote-counting machines. Members of Congress are among those suggesting ways to address these irregularities and make elections...

Post-Election Transition

December 18, 2000

A panel talks about the ins and outs of George W. Bush's transition into the White House, delayed by five weeks, hampered by delayed release of federal funding and office space, and also under pressure to incorporate bipartisan principles.

Listeners' Election Commentary

December 14, 2000

Diane takes calls from around the country to talk about the latest developments in the story of the U.S. Presidential election.

Election Discussion

December 14, 2000

Diane hosts a discussion on the latest developments in the story of the contested U.S. Presidential election.

Richard North Patterson: "Protect and Defend" (Knopf)

December 13, 2000

Richard North Patterson's latest political thriller comes straight from the latest headlines - but it was written well before the 2000 presidential election. Its plot twists include a very close presidential election, and a controversial...

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