Some speeches are so strong that they live on - without any audio. We hear about a speech made by William Jennings Bryan in 1896. It’s considered one of the greatest American speeches and was about money - gold versus silver.
Nawal El Saadawi is an 80-year-old writer who lives in Cairo who Dick spoke with when former President Mubarak stepped down. She says the revolution has been betrayed and she is fighting to get it back on track.
In the late 1980s, Dave Iannarone had a sweet job at Citibank, but when the Savings and Loan crisis hit, he left that job to join the Resolution Trust Corporation - the government agency formed to deal with the failed banks.
In 1958, a coal mine in Springhill, Nova Scotia collapsed, killing 74 men and trapping 100 underground. Over a week, crews raced against time to find them. Covering the story from the pithead was a young reporter named Jack MacAndrew. His work was part of the first live international television coverage of a disaster in history. As the world awaits the latest news from the rescue efforts for the 33 trapped miners in Chile, Jack talks with Dick Gordon about what he saw and learned at the Springhill Mines. Also: the 10th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. And, a road trip to remember.