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Dan Rather: "Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News" (Rebroadcast)

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather defends his reputation and reflects on his 60 years as a reporter.

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Jordan Smoller: "The Other Side of Normal: How Biology is Providing the Clues to Unlock the Secrets of Normal and Abnormal Behavior"

A professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at Harvard University argues there are no bright lines between normal and abnormal behavior. He says psychiatric disorders are variations of the same brain systems that evolved to help us solve the challenges of everyday life.

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Ruth Richardson: "Dickens & the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor"

The recent discovery that as a youth Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide. Diane and her guest talk about the campaign to save it from demolition and Dicken's pre-occuptation with the bleak workhouse at the heart of his novel.

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Dan Rather: "Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News"

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather defends his reputation and reflects on his 60 years as a reporter.

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Ross Douthat: "Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics" (Rebroadcast)

Many former churchgoers are turning to non-traditional Christianity. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat explains why he believes America has become a nation of heretics.

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Ambassador Henry Crumpton: "The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service"

Ambassador Henry Crumpton was an operations officer in the CIA's Clandestine Service for 24 years. In a new book titled "The Art of Intelligence," he describes what it means to be an honorable spy in war and peace.

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Lois Banner: "Marilyn"

Fifty years after Marilyn Monroe's death, a female biographer says the sexy "dumb blonde" was actually a smart and complex woman of many parts: model, film star, businesswoman and feminist. Lois Banner talks with Diane about her new book, "Marilyn."

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Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein: "It's Even Worse Than It Looks"

Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein join Diane to talk about their new book "It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How The American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism".

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Dale Carpenter: "Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas" (Rebroadcast)

A law professor tells the story behind the landmark Supreme Court decision that expanded the legal rights of millions of gay and lesbian Americans.

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Cheryl Strayed: "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail"

Heartbreak and loss led a young woman to embark on an epic journey. Cheryl Strayed describes how she put her life back together while hiking the 1,100-mile Pacific Crest trail alone.

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