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After Katrina, Part Two  (aired 7/27/2006)
Last summer, Hurricane Katrina flooded over 80 percent of the city of New Orleans. President George W. Bush proclaimed a call to action to make the city great again. However, since then the only progress seems to be a confusing patchwork of regulations, plans, and programs, and little action on the ground. Can government help make New Orleans whole again? If not, then who?

After Katrina, Part One  (aired 7/20/2006)
Last summer Hurricane Katrina reminded Americans that death and destruction are not just the domain of terrorism. The images of a flooded New Orleans were to many a symbol of government failure, from city hall to the White House. But what responsibility does government have to prevent and respond when disaster strikes? And are we ready for the next large- scale catastrophe?

The Future of the Constitution, Part Two  (aired 7/13/2006)
The Constitution is America’s framework for government. It has survived over two centuries with only a few amendments. But despite its apparent simplicity, interpreting the Constitution is difficult. Although Americans have a strong libertarian identity, they also support big government programs that the Founders never dreamed of. Should the original intent of the Founders be what matters most when interpreting the Constitution? Or can it be a living document interpreted in new ways as America changes?

The Future of the Constitution, Part One  (aired 7/6/2006)
The Constitution is America’s framework for government. It has survived over two centuries with only a few amendments. But despite its apparent simplicity, interpreting the Constitution is difficult. Although Americans have a strong libertarian identity, they also support big government programs that the Founders never dreamed of. Should the original intent of the Founders be what matters most when interpreting the Constitution? Or can it be a living document interpreted in new ways as America changes?

Whatever Happened to Socialism?  (aired 6/13/2002)
The Twentieth Century has been called the Age of Ideology. One idea stands out as perhaps the most influential of all: Socialism. Some believe it is the most humane political idea ever invented, the key to peace and prosperity. Others accuse it of creating poverty and giving rise to the bloodiest regimes of the Twentieth Century. Did Socialism fulfill its promise? Perhaps most important, does Socialism still exist?


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