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August 17, 2008
Ben Stein
Actor & Author
Ben Stein BIO:
PREVIOUS:
· Federal Trade Commission, Trial Lawyer
· Department of Commerce, Economist
· Nixon Administration, presidential speechwriter
· Ford Administration, presidential speechwriter
· The Wall Street Journal, Editorial Writer and Columnist
· Acted in many movies including "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
· "Win Ben Stein's Money" on Comedy Central, Host
· Written over 30 books

EDUCATION:
· Yale Law School (1970)-Class Valedictorian
· Columbia University

PERSONAL:
· Married to Alexandra Denman
· One son, Tommy
A complete biography can be found at www.benstein.com


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Info: Our guest is actor and author Ben Stein. His most recent book is called "How to Ruin the United States of America" which he wrote with Phil DeMuth. The interview looks at a variety of issues 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" +a look at his recent documentary entitled "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" +a discussion of his friendship with Karl Rove +a conversation about how much he misses his parents (economist and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors in the Nixon Administration Herb Stein and wife Mildred) +why he plans to vote for Ralph Nader for President.





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