Matthew Brzezinski: "Casino Moscow" (Free Press)

July 30, 2001

Reporter Matthew Brzezinski tells tales from his 1996-1998 stint as a correspondent based in Moscow. His book depicts a Russia whose economic transformation is fast, frenzied and full of gangsters.

Saul Diskin: "The End of the Twins" (Overlook)

July 23, 2001

Arizona businessman Saul Diskin had an identical twin brother who lost his life to leukemia. In his memoir, Diskin relates the ups and downs of his relationship with his brother - and the strange feelings that came with losing an identical...

The Salvation Army

July 19, 2001

A panel talks about the Salvation Army's origins and mission, and the criticism stemming from its partnership with the federal government.

Amnesty for Undocumented Mexicans

July 18, 2001

The White House is considering a plan to offer amnesty to as many as 3 million undocumented Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. We'll take a look at the proposal and how it's being received in Mexico, in Washington and around the country.

Frances Kazan: "Halide's Gift" (Knopf)

July 16, 2001

Frances Kazan, wife of film director Elia Kazan and a scholar of Turkish history, discusses her new novel. It's the story of a girl growing up in 19th-century Constantinople - a time and place in which women were not educated. It's based...

Dominick Dunne: "Justice" (Crown)

July 11, 2001

Novelist Dominick Dunne has become known for his Vanity Fair magazine columns covering high- profile criminal cases like the O.J. Simpson and Menendez brothers trials. He joins Diane to talk about how his own daughter's murder led to his...

Joe Kita: "Another Shot" (Rodale)

July 10, 2001

Many of us look back on our lives and regret the things we failed to do -- but at age 40, journalist Joe Kita decided to do something about his regrets. As he tells in his book, he tackled the top 20 missed opportunities in his life --...

Surgeon General David Satcher

July 10, 2001

The Surgeon General released a report and call to action on promoting sexual health and responsible sexual behavior. He joins Diane to talk about his findings, his proposal to improve the country's sexual health, and the reactions he's...

John O'Brien: "At Home in the Heart of Appalachia" (Knopf)

July 9, 2001

Writer John O'Brien was born and raised in Philadelphia, but today he lives in Appalachian West Virginia. In his new book, he explains what draws him to this often misunderstood, poverty- stricken, yet culturally rich region.

Marlin Fitzwater: "Esther's Pillow" (PublicAffairs)

July 6, 2001

Marlin Fitzwater, former White House press secretary in the Reagan and Bush administrations, joins Diane to discuss his new novel, which is based on the true story of a scandal and trial that took place in his native Kansas in 1911.

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