Q&A with Ben Stein
Economist, lawyer, actor, and author Ben Stein talked about his life and career. Topics included his most recent book, How to Ruin the… read more
Economist, lawyer, actor, and author Ben Stein talked about his life and career. Topics included his most recent book, How to Ruin the United States of America published by New Beginnings Press, which he wrote with Phil DeMuth.
Several pieces of footage from other events were shown including a video clip of book editor Michael Korda talking about how Ben Stein ghost wrote a book for Jesse Jackson; a video clip of Ben Stein’s 1993 “Booknotes” appearance in which he called himself a "compassionate conservative"; and a video clip of his recent documentary titled Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. Other topics included his friendship with Karl Rove; the loss of his parents (economist and chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors in the Nixon administration Herb Stein and wife Mildred); participation in Alcoholics Annonymous meetings; and why he intended to vote for Ralph Nader for president in November 2008. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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