Martha Stewart, Ex-Con

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photoMartha Stewart left federal prison in Alderson, West Virginia today, marking the start of her comeback campaign. Before she went to jail, the domestic doyenne was known for her hard edge. She was a shrewd, rich woman whose souffles never sank and who never had a bad hair day.

But even Martha Stewart couldn't live up to her own standards. Perhaps a little jail time may have been just what the domestic doyenne's image needed. Stewart leaves jail with two television shows in the works and comes back to a company whose stock price is soaring, even as it faces big losses.

Martha Stewart is still in hot water. She's got a strong new executive at the helm of her company, she's appealing her criminal conviction and could still face a civil suit by the Security Exchange Commission.

Tune in to hear about the new world and life of ex-convict Martha Stewart.


Charlie Gasporino, senior writer at Newsweek, author of "Blood on the Street: The Sensational Inside Story of How Wall Street Analysts Duped a Generation of Investors";

Nancy Koehn, professor at Harvard Business School, expert on business history and author of "Brand New: How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumers' Trust from Wedgwood to Dell";

Howard Davidowitz, chairman of Davidowitz of Davidowitz & Associates, a consulting and investment bank;

Barbara Corcoran, founder and chairman of the board of the Corcoran Group;

Kirk Hanson, business ethicist at Santa Clara University

This program aired on March 4, 2005.


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