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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Find out whether Iran is already well on its way to becoming a superpower. Also: States of the Union is all about New Jersey. We get a debriefing on yesterday's economic freefall, and where we go from here. Roy Orbison’s widow talks about how her late husband coped with many personal tragedies in the midst of his successes. And Jonathan Demme on his new film, “Rachel Getting Married.”

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Jonathan Demme

Iran: Superpower?

What to do about Iran has been a hot topic in American foreign policy debate for a long time. Former CIA operative Robert Baer says that Iran is already well on its way to becoming a superpower. His new book is The Devil We Know.

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States of the Union: New Jersey

On this week’s States of the Union, we look at New Jersey. We look at Senator Frank Lautenberg’s re-election campaign as well as the races for two open House seats. Joining us to discuss what matters to voters in the Garden State is WNYC’s senior reporter Bob Hennelly. ...

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Financial Crisis: What Happens Next?

We get a debriefing on yesterday's economic freefall, why the bailout failed to pass the House, and where we go from here. Greg Ip is U.S. Economics Editor for the Economist magazine.

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Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock & Roll

Roy Orbison’s widow, Barbara Orbison, talks about her late husband’s many hit records over his 4-decade career...and how he overcame many personal tragedies while he was enjoying professional success. She’s the executive producer of a new box set of Orbison’s music, “The Soul of Rock & Roll.”

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Jonathan Demme’s New Film, “Rachel Getting Married”

Director Jonathan Demme talks about his latest film, "Rachel Getting Married." It stars Anne Hathaway, and it opens in New York on Fri. Oct. 3 at Lincoln Plaza, Union Square, and Cinemas 1, 2, 3.

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