May 2, 2003

James Lipton, host of "Inside the Actor's Studio" joins Todd to discuss his career. They talk about his show, and how he prepares himself for revealing conversations with stars. Lipton also shares some of the most fascinating discoveries he has made while talking to his guests.

When smoking in public places was banned in Helena, Montana for six months, the occurence of heart attacks was reduced by nearly sixty percent. Stanton Glantz from the University of California at San Francisco joins Todd to discuss how this smoking ban protected people from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke, while encouraging smokers to quit. Glantz is director at the Center for Tobacco Control Research.

Todd talks to John Lindsay-Poland about Panama, and its relationship with the United States. They discuss Panama's struggle to find its way as an independent country, and the decades of U.S. construction, chemical weapon tests, and other projects. Lindsay-Poland wrote "Emperors In The Jungle: The Hidden History of the U.S. in Panama."