Tom Brokaw (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2002

NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw talks about his South Dakota childhood and how he got his start in broadcasting. His new memoir is titled A Long Way From Home (Random House).

Ann Packer: "The Dive from Clausen's Pier" (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2002

Ann Packer presents her acclaimed debut novel, The Dive from Clausen's Pier (Knopf). The title refers to the accident at the center of the story, in which a young man suffers a spinal injury at a picnic one weekend, and his longtime...

Mattie and Jeni Stepanek: "Celebrate Through Heartsongs: (Hyperion) (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2002

Twelve-year old Mattie Stepanek is confined to a wheelchair by a rare form of muscular dystrophy, but he's become a best-selling poet. He and his mother, Jeni Stepanek, talk about the challenges their family has faced, and about how Mattie...

Anne Lamott (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2002

Memoirist and novelist Anne Lamott captures the dilemma of a divorced woman from the so-called "sandwich generation" in her latest book, Blue Shoe (Riverhead Books). It's the story of a contemporary American family, wounded by...

Letty Cottin Pogrebin: "Three Daughters" (Farrar Strauss Giroux) (Rebroadcast)

December 23, 2002

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, one of the founders of Ms. Magazine, presents her first novel. Three Daughters (Farrar Strauss Giroux) is the story of a family coming to terms with the consequences of several long-held family secrets.

On Relationships

December 19, 2002

On their 43rd wedding anniversary, Diane and John Rehm talk about marriage as they have experienced it, and about the conversations they've had about relationships of all kinds, since the publication of their recent book Toward Commitment...

Secretary Anthony Principi

December 18, 2002

Diane talks with Anthony Principi, Vietnam veteran and Secretary of Veterans' Affairs, about his work, the most pressing issues facing his agency, and the needs and interests of America's 25 million veterans.

Fred Rogers: "The Mister Rogers Parenting Book" (Running Press)

December 17, 2002

Last year, Fred Rogers taped the final episode of his long-running children's TV program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - which lives on in syndication. Fred Rogers joins Diane to talk about his television career, his latest book...

Alice McDermott: "Child of My Heart" (Farrar Strauss Giroux)

December 11, 2002

Best-selling novelist Alice McDermott won a National Book Award for her 1998 novel, Charming Billy. She talks with Diane about her latest book, in which a beautiful, Irish-American 15-year-old girl comes of age during a summer of...

Al and Tipper Gore: "Joined at the Heart" (Henry Holt)

December 9, 2002

Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper present Joined at the Heart, their new book about the changing American family, and the companion volume of images of families, The Spirit of Family (Henry Holt). They'll also talk about...

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