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On Air: Gordon Gekko

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This morning, biz reporter Jim Zarroli digs into one of the movies' most famous claims: "Greed is good."

Did you know there's a sequel in the works? The screenwriter tells Zarroli that Michael Douglas' Gekko was so charismatic that he undercut the movie's cautionary-tale impulse:

"What do you want to be coming out of the movie? Do you want to be Bud Fox, broken and downtrodden and never having quite made it? Or do you want to be Gordon Gekko, who, yeah he's going to jail, but what a swashbuckler he was until the very last moment?"

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