"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
The Friday News Roundup of domestic stories. Reaction to the long-awaited healthcare reform proposal from the Senate Finance Committee. Fed Chair Bernanke says the recession is probably over. And the White House tries to stay above the fray in the latest debate over race. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.
- Sheryl Gay Stolberg White House correspondent, "The New York Times."
- Greg Ip U.S. economics editor, "The Economist"
- John Dickerson chief political correspondent for Slate.com and CBS political analyst and contributor. Author of "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star."
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