On today's show: we look at some of the businessmen who helped make the Reagan Revolution. Then, we'll talk to a woman who spent her honeymoon in Tehran. Plus, a novel about the Cultural Revolution. And we go inside the financial meltdown.
The American conservative movement might be in tatters today, but historian Kim Phillips-Fein argues that the Reagan Revolution owes much of its credit to a coterie of business executives who provided financing, organization and fervor the movement from the 1960's on. Her book is called Invisible Hands.
In 2005 Time magazine dispatched American-born journalist Azadeh Moaveni to Iran to cover Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's election. There, she fell in love, moved in with her boyfriend, became pregnant and got married- in that order. Her memoir Honeymoon in Tehran explores her experience and the tensions burdening modern Iranian life. ...
PBS's "Frontline" investigates the inside stories of Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, AIG and the $700 billion dollar bailout in "Inside the Meltdown". Frontline producer Michael Kirk and New Yorker staff writer John Cassidy join us. The documentary airs tonight at 9 pm on PBS.
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