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Sarah Flannery: "In Code" (Workman)

June 22, 2001

Sarah Flannery, a 19-year-old college student, was honored in 1999 as Ireland's "Young Scientist of the Year." In her new book, she explains how she became interested in math and cryptography at a very young age, and talks about...

The Reagan Legacy Project

June 14, 2001

Grover Norquist is chairman of the Reagan Legacy Project, which seeks "at least one notable public landmark" to be named for former President Ronald Reagan in each of the 50 states. Norquist and David Corn, Washington editor of The Nation...

Dan Rather: "The American Dream" (William Morrow)

June 13, 2001

CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather explores the idea of American dream in his new collection of anecdotes from people all across the country. He joins Diane to talk about how he collected the stories and about his own life, on and off the...

John Doolittle: "Don McNeill and His Breakfast Club" (Notre Dame)

June 12, 2001

Over more than three decades in the mid-20th century, the Breakfast Club was one of America's most popular radio programs. In a new book, author John Doolittle remembers the show and its Chicago-based host Don McNeill, who was...

Underage Drinking

June 12, 2001

The Bush daughters have drawn attention once again to the issue of underage drinking. A panel talks about the phenomenon of drinking before the age of 21, the laws against it, the penalties associated with breaking those laws, and the...

David McCullough: "John Adams" (Simon & Schuster)

June 11, 2001

In history books, John Adams, second president of the United States, is often overshadowed by his fellow founding fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Noted historian David McCullough focuses on President Adams' life and...

Marie Arana

June 6, 2001

Washington Post Book World editor Marie Arana tells of growing up between two continents and two cultures. Her memoir American Chica (Dial) is about her childhood as daughter of a Peruvian father and American mother.

Franklin Raines

June 6, 2001

Franklin Raines served in the Clinton Administration as head of the Office of Management and Budget, where he presided over the first successful attempt in decades to balance the budget. Today, as chairman and CEO of Fannie Mae, he is the...

Philip Howard: "The Lost Art of Drawing the Line" (Random House)

June 5, 2001

The air in America is so thick with legal risk that you can practically cut it and put in on a scale," according to lawyer and best-selling author Philip Howard. In his new book, "The Lost Art of Drawing the Line", Howard...

Janet Reno

May 31, 2001

Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno joins Diane to talk about her tenure as the nation's top legal official, to reflect on her most significant decisions and actions during that time, and to share her plans for the future.

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