Shotgun Wedding Won't End Italian Affair With Fiat

President Obama has told Chrysler that if they get together with Fiat to make small, fuel efficient cars, they might get more federal support.

Sounds more like an arranged marriage than a romance.

But if Chrysler and Fiat make a car together, can romance be ruled out? Italian journalist Beppe Severgnini says Italy might never have had a post-war baby boom if his parents hadn't driven a Fiat.

Host Scott Simon talks to Severgnini about what the car means to Italians.

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