August 2, 2001

Those who advocate abstinence for preventing pregancy and sexually transmitted disease are lobbying for parity in federal funding with other approaches to family planning and sexual and reproductive health. A panel talks about the politics...

Fuel Economy Standards

August 1, 2001

Proponents of new federal fuel economy standards for vehicles say it would reduce dependence on foreign oil, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and save consumers billions of dollars. The auto industry says the new standard wouldn't achieve...

Sarah Bird: "The Yokota Officers' Club" (Knopf)

July 31, 2001

Novelist Sarah Bird joins Diane to discuss her fictional take on the life of a "military brat." Set on an Air Force base in Okinawa in the late 1960s, it's the story of a young woman who's just beginning to understand the effect...

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 --...

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