Society

Carol Bellamy of UNICEF

November 29, 2000

Diane's guest is Carol Bellamy, head of UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund. She'll discuss the launch of the U.N.'s annual worldwide humanitarian assistance appeal, and talk about the work her organization is doing specifically to...

Art Buchwald: "Stella in Heaven: Almost a Novel" (Putnam)

November 28, 2000

Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Art Buchwald talks about his latest book. It's the story of a recent widower who can communicate with his late wife -- who's in a Heaven that is very much like a Ritz Carlton hotel. He'll also...

Hillary Clinton: "An Invitation to the White House" (Simon & Schuster)

November 28, 2000

As her eight years as First Lady of the United States draw to a close, Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new challenge to look forward to: in January, she'll be sworn in as a U.S. Senator from the state of New York. In a live broadcast from the...

Peter Singer: "Writings on an Ethical Life" (Ecco/HarperCollins)

November 27, 2000

Peter Singer is a philosopher and professor of bioethics at Princeton University. He's most famous for his book "Animal Liberation," which was one of the seminal texts of the animal rights movement. He's also highly controversial...

Michael Paterniti: "Driving Mr. Albert" (Dial) (Rebroadcast)

November 24, 2000

Michael Paterniti tells the story of an unlikely cross-country road trip he embarked on a few years ago. The vehicle was a rented Skylark, his passenger was an 84-year-old pathologist, their cargo was the preserved brain of Albert...

Nancy Cobb: "In Lieu of Flowers" (Pantheon) (Rebroadcast)

November 24, 2000

Journalist Nancy Cobb discusses the lessons she's learned from coping with loss in her own life and from talking with acquaintances, friends and loved ones who are grieving. In her new book, she explores the role of death within life, and...

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...

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