Calm Under Pressure

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On today’s show: Mark Hilan, former host of Morning Edition on WNYC and New York Times business editor Larry Ingrassia, who was working for the Wall Street Journal at the time, compare notes on how they handled reporting on 9/11, on a personal and professional level. Then, our latest Underappreciated segment looks at Ann Petry’s 1946 novel The Street. We’ll take a look at the French biopic, “Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life.” Plus, Richard White tells us how the transcontinental railroads shaped modern America.