Government shutdown, week four. Diane talks to longtime political analyst Norm Ornstein, one of the most prolific chroniclers of Washington's descent into partisan dysfunction.
The morning after the final presidential debate, Diane and her guests analyze the candidates’ performances, and talk about how the debate could influence voters in the final weeks before the election.
- Norman Ornstein Is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
- Elizabeth Drew Journalist and author of The Corruption of American Politics (Overlook Press)
- Deborah Tannen Author of many books and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University.
- Lee Cullum Author and columnist for the Dallas Morning News
- Bill Ballenger Editor of Inside Michigan Politics
- Wayne Fields Professor of English and director of American culture studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
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