Politics

"The American President"

April 4, 2000

Philip Kunhardt and Hugh Sidey discuss the new book and television series on the 41 men who have served in our nation's highest elected office. They'll talk about the themes and comparisons they've drawn out of their historical research...

Women Voters

April 3, 2000

In the last presidential election "soccer moms" emerged as a key constituency. A panel talks about how women vote, how candidates are positioning themselves in order to appeal to women, and the issues that are important to women.

David Broder: "Democracy Derailed" (Harcourt)

March 29, 2000

Longtime journalist David Broder discusses the skyrocketing number of initiatives appearing on ballots around the country. In his new book, he warns that the ballot initiative process has grown from a populist election reform measure into...

World Bank President James Wolfensohn

March 28, 2000

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have been under increasing scrutiny as the scale of globalization grows and the world's citizens become increasingly aware of the institutions' influence. The president of the World Bank...

Voting Representation for DC

March 23, 2000

Earlier this week, a panel of federal judges ruled that residents of the District of Columbia do not have the right to a voting representative in Congress. Some Constitutional scholars argue that this was the Founding Fathers' intent, but...

Harriett Woods: "Stepping Up to Power" (Westview)

March 21, 2000

Harriett Woods, former president of the National Women's Political Caucus, reviews the political journey American women have been on over the past fifty years. She joins Diane to talk about that journey, about her own experiences in...

Clinton in South Asia

March 20, 2000

As President Clinton visits India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, Diane and her guests talk about his itinerary and about what he hopes to accomplish while in South Asia. They'll also discuss the challenges in store, including the ongoing...

Election Explanation

March 8, 2000

The morning after the "Super Tuesday" primaries, Diane and her guests take a look at where we are now in the process. They'll also try to unravel and explain the complex system of primaries, caucuses, delegates and conventions that...

Trade with China

March 6, 2000

The U.S. business community and the Clinton administration want to establish permanent normal trade relations with China, and to ensure China's entry into the World Trade Organization. But heightened tensions between China and Taiwan and...

Doris "Granny D" Haddock

March 1, 2000

New Hampshire native Doris Haddock has been walking across America since New Year's Day, 1999. Earlier this year, she celebrated her 90th birthday. On her trek, she carries a banner reading "Granny D For Campaign Finance Reform."...

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