Openness of Government


Guests:

David Welna
*NPR White House Correspondent

Lloyd Cutler
*Senior Counsel, Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering
*Counsel to President Clinton (1994) and President Carter (1979-1981)

Mark Tushnet
*Professor of Constitutional Law, Georgetown University

John Whitehead
*President of the Rutherford Institute (a civil liberties organization)

Robert Dallek
*Professor of History, Boston University
*Author, Hail to the Chief: The Making and Unmaking of American Presidents (Oxford Univ Press October 2001)

Keven Trenbirth
*Head of Climate Analysis, National Center for Atmosphere Research, Boulder, Colorado

Over the weekend, Vice President Dick Cheney said the Bush administration has the right to withhold information relating to bankrupt energy trader Enron's role in giving advice on energy policy. How open should our government be? Join Neal Conan in this hour of Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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