Show rundown for 9/16/2008

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David Carr

David Carr writes the Media Equation column for the New York Times but what happens when he fact checks his own life, which has been filled with drug addiction and arrests? Carr's new book is "The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates The Darkest Story Of His Life. His Own."

Wall Street Dominoes: Is Insurance Giant, AIG Next?

Shares of American International Group Inc (AIG) plummeted early Tuesday after the insurer's credit ratings were cut, jeopardizing its efforts to raise cash to survive. AIG is one of the world's largest insurance companies, and is the latest to be convulsed by a mortgage and credit crisis that this week led to a bankruptcy filing by Lehman Brothers Holdings.

Consumer Impact

The money you've invested with Merrill Lynch is safe, according to USA Today personal finance reporter Sandra Block, who joins us to talk about what consumers should know about Lehman Brothers and the latest Wall Street meltdown.

A New "Aneid"

For the first time in 2000 years, Vergil's epic of the fall of Troy and the founding of Rome has been translated by a woman. We speak with poet Sarah Ruden about her work, and why Vergil seems to be speaking directly to our experience as Americans today.

This program aired on September 16, 2008.

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