Wednesday, February 3, 2010
With concerns about mounting national debt so intense now that President Obama has called for a partial spending freeze, Bob turns to David Walker for fiscal opinion and analysis. Walker is a former comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office and he has just written Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility. Then, the Berlin Airlift has been called the first battle of the cold war. For almost a year, young men flew old planes over Berlin dropping food, fuel, medicine — even candy — to the two million people below. In his new book Daring Young Men, historian Richard Reeves tells the stories of the civilian airmen who carried out one of history’s largest humanitarian campaigns.