Politics

Eleanor Clift and Tom Brazaitis: "Madam President" (Scribner)

July 6, 2000

In the present election cycle, former Red Cross president Elizabeth Dole was the single exception to the rule in the all-male slate of candidates running for president. In their new book, husband-and-wife journalists Tom Brazaitis and...

Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala

July 6, 2000

Diane talks with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services about her work in the Clinton Administration, what issues she sees as the next administration's top priority, and what her own future may hold.

Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader

June 28, 2000

Consumer and environmental advocate Ralph Nader is the Green Party candidate for president. While some have dismissed him as an unlikely third-party fringe element, others believe he may be a force to be reckoned with. Ralph Nader talks...

Party Platforms

June 26, 2000

The Republican and Democratic conventions are coming up in a few weeks' time, and leaders of both parties are fine-tuning the messages they'll put forth in their platforms. A panel of political observers joins Diane to explain the process...

King Mswati III of Swaziland

June 21, 2000

Swaziland is slightly smaller than the state of New Jersey, home to just under a million people, almost completely surrounded by the country of South Africa, and is one of the world's last remaining absolute monarchies. Diane talks with...

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

June 19, 2000

Diane talks with Madeleine Albright about serving as U.S. secretary of state for the past several years. They'll talk about Korea, the Middle East, Russia, Kosovo, and the challenges she's grappling with today.

Supreme Court Outlook

June 15, 2000

The person elected president this fall is likely to have the opportunity to reshape the Supreme Court with new appointments to the bench. A panel talks about what candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush would be likely to do, and what the...

Syria's Leadership Transition

June 12, 2000

A panel talks about what lies ahead for the Middle East following the death of Syria's President Hafez Assad.

Estate Tax Reform

June 8, 2000

The House of Representatives votes this week on a plan to reduce and eventually abolish estate taxes. A panel explains how the estate tax works today, who is affected by it, and why there is strong support for getting rid of it.

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

June 6, 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...

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