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"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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