White House Diaries

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Monday, September 20, 2010

President Jimmy Carter has released the private diaries from his term as president in a new book called White House Diary. He’ll discuss revelations from the book and his recent trip to North Korea. Plus, creator of the HBO series The Wire, David Simon, discusses the tension between the individual and institutions; the 10Questions project wants your questions for candidates; and author and Twitter maven Margaret Atwood.

Monday Morning Politics Roundup

Amy Walter, ABC News political director, and Susan Page, USA Today's Washington bureau chief, discuss the latest political news, including Elizabeth Warren's new appointment.

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Jimmy Carter: Presidential Diary

Jimmy Carter, former U.S. president and the author of White House Diarytalks about his days in the White House and his recent trip to North Korea.

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David Simon on Paths of Glory

David Simon, creator of the HBO series The Wire and Treme, has written the foreward to the new Penguin Classics edition of Paths of Glory.  He discusses the tension between the individual and the institutions they serve and how that plays out in politics, war, and everyday life.

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Open Phones: Election Issues and Questions

Today kicks off the Brian Lehrer Show's 30 Issues in 30 Days series. Listeners call in and share their issues for the upcoming election season and, Micah Sifry talks about how those issues fit into his 10 Questions project.

Margaret Atwood's Dystopian Future

Margaret Atwood, author of The Year of the Flood, discusses her speculative fiction, her dystopian vision of the future, and her popularity on Twitter.

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Open Phones: Your Favorite Recent Tweets and Twitterers

Perhaps unexpectedly, last segment's guest Margaret Atwood is a very popular tweeter. What's the best tweet you've received in the last few days, and why? Who are you following that we should know about? Post it below or, of course, retweet it to @brianlehrer!

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