October 20th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, fixing capitalism and this week's Opinion Page. In our second hour, what are your favorite B movies, and the author of "Tried by War" explains Abraham Lincoln's leadership during the Civil War.
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October 20th Show

Happy Monday! Neal Conan is back in Washington in the host's chair. Here's what's happening on the show today:

In our first hour, we'll talk with two economists who are featured in an article in next month's Harper's Magazine entitled "How to Save Capitalism." Joseph Stiglitz is the winner of the Nobel Prize in economics and Eric Janszen is a former venture capitalist. Both guests will define capitalism and explain whether or not the system needs fixing. And we want to hear from you. Have you benifitted from capitalism? Or has the system failed you? Later on our weekly Opinion Page segment, Mickey Edwards, former Republican congressman from Oklahoma and member of the Republican leadership, will talk about what General Colin Powell's recent endorsement of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama could mean for the Republican Party.

We'll celebrate the beloved B movie in our second hour. Oh, you know you love them. We can hear you humming the entire soundtrack of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. So if you love B movies, make your voice heard. We want to know what's on your B-List? Guest David Sterrit will tell us what's on his. He is the co-author of The B-List: The National Society of Film Critics on the Low-Budget Beauties, Genre-Bending Mavericks, and Cult Classics We Love. Then, author James McPherson will discuss his new book Tried by War that explains how Abraham Lincoln's leadership role as Commander in Chief evolved during the Civil War.