"Tightrope" Explores the Plight of the Working-Class Americans Who Are Often Left Behind
Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalists Kristof and WuDunn join us to discuss their new book, which examines what they call the crisis of the middle class in America and how to "mend a half century of malign neglect."
Guests: Sheryl WuDunn has coauthored several books with her husband, Nicholas D. Kristof, including Half the Sky and A Path Appears. Together they were awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of China. WuDunn worked at The New York Times as a business editor and foreign correspondent in Tokyo and Beijing. She now works in banking. Now an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, Kristof was previously bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. He won his second Pulitzer in 2006 for his columns on Darfur.
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- Kristof at the New York Times
- Sheryl WuDunn's Ted Talk
- The Pulitzer Prize awarded for knowledgeable reporting from China on the mass movement for democracy and its subsequent suppression
- Does the White Working Class Really Vote Against Its Own Interests?
- Provoking Hope