Buying the Bull

4 segments
William Cohan, author of the bestseller, House of Cards, returns to our show to talk about the questionable role the Fed and Treasury Department played in the sale of Merrill Lynch to Bank of America. Then, how a con man rewrote the history of modern art. Journalist Alex Dryden talks about his new novel, a roman a clef that examines the making of Vladimir Putin's Russia. Plus, word maven Patricia T. O'Conner takes your calls on the complicated English language.