Segment A: A Great Debater
In advance of the Oct. 19 "Great Debate" rematch between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, host Cathy Lewis is joined by former Thomas Jefferson Hour host and current Alexander Hamilton performer Bill Crystal. We'll discuss his latest book, "Thomas Jefferson vs. Alexander Hamilton: In Their Own Words" and consider how both Jefferson and Hamilton would have dealt with some of modern-day America's most pressing issues.
Segment B: Hidden America
In her new book, "Hidden America," columnist and author Jeanne Marie Laskas shares intimate character portraits of remarkable men and women whose low-profile accomplishments keep our nation running: coal miners, oil rig workers, migrant laborers and air traffic controllers. She joins host Cathy Lewis to bring to light the contributions of some of these unsung heroes.