Owen Johnson interviews Jack Matlock, a specialist in Soviet affairs during some of the most tumultuous years of the Cold War.
Robert Dallek is an historian specializing in American presidents. He has won the Bancroft Prize and numerous other awards for scholarship and teaching. Dallek studies United States history: diplomatic history, foreign policy and public opinion; New Deal diplomacy; and the professional diplomat.
Polish ambassador to the U.S., Janusz Reiter, has played a key role in analyzing the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. The ambassador founded the Warsaw-based Center for International Relations and remained its president until 2005. He spoke with Owen Johnson.