Passing the presidency along The peaceful transition between presidents is a marvel of American democracy. President Bush has promised to make the transition from his administration to that of President-elect Barack Obama as smooth as possible.9:06 a.m.
Howard Paster: Served as President Bill Clinton's director of legislative affairs and worked on confirmations.
Paul McNulty: Worked on the George W. Bush transition team in 2000, and was serving in the U.S. Department of Justice as an appointee when the Clinton administration moved in.
Bloom's new novel inspired by a journey Author Amy Bloom's new novel tells the story of a Russian immigrant's attempts to adjust to America, and her trek across the country to try to find her lost daughter. Bloom was inspired by the legend of a young immigrant woman who tried to walk home to Siberia.10:06 a.m.
Amy Bloom: Author of the novel "Away," which was a National Book Award finalist. Bloom is a psychotherapist, essayist and novelist. She also writes and produces for television.