Society

Martin Macwan

November 22, 2000

You probably haven't heard of Martin Macwan, but he's attracted global attention and acclaim for his work on behalf of more than 160 million people who are the Dalit, or "untouchables" of India. They are on the lowest rung of...

Letitia Baldridge: "Legendary Brides" (Harper Collins)

November 20, 2000

Etiquette expert Letitia Baldridge was White House social secretary during the Kennedy Administration. In her new book she offers practical advice on planning a wedding -- and for inspiration, pictures of some of the most celebrated brides...

Susan Estrich: "Sex and Power" (Riverhead)

November 16, 2000

As the first female president of the Harvard Law Review, and the first woman to manage a presidential campaign, Susan Estrich can count herself among those who broke new ground for women in the 20th century. In her new book, she looks at...

Cell Phone Laws

November 15, 2000

Following the lead of Japan and several other countries, at least eight U.S. municipalities now restrict use of a hand-held cell phone while driving. Opponents of these measures say the problem has been overblown, and is already addressed...

Jane Hamilton: "Disobedience" (Doubleday)

November 14, 2000

Novelist Jane Hamilton's latest book tells a familiar family story with a modern twist: a teenage boy finds out that his mother is having an affair by reading her e-mail.

Nicholas Gage: "Greek Fire" (Knopf)

November 9, 2000

Opera legend Maria Callas and powerful tycoon Aristotle Onassis had one of the most tumultuous and high-profile romances of the 20th century. In a new book, journalist Nicholas Gage chronicles their relationship.

Frank Rich: "Ghost Light" (Random House)

November 7, 2000

New York Times columnist and former drama critic Frank Rich grew up in Washington in the 1950's and '60's -- a time when the nation's capital still felt like a small town, and when few families had to face the effects of divorce. In his...

Larry King: "Anything Goes!" (Warner Books)

November 6, 2000

Larry King has welcomed just about everyone who is anyone onto his CNN talk show. He joins Diane to share some of his most memorable experiences with politicians and other newsmakers -- including his encounters with the two men who are...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

October 31, 2000

A growing number of public health educators and experts are concerned about the spread of sexually transmitted diseases among teenagers at younger and younger ages. Diane and her guests talk about research being done to learn more about...

Abandoned Babies

October 26, 2000

Several states have passed "baby Moses" laws, creating safe havens for newborn babies whose mothers desperately want to give them up, and who might otherwise resort to abandoning them. But adoption activists say this anonymous...

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