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How the RJR Nabisco Buyout and the Fall of Drexel Burnham Lambert Are Changing the Financial Industry and Corporate Culture.

Journalist Bryan Burrough. He co-wrote "Barbarians at the Gate," which chronicles the RJR Nabisco takeover, the largest leveraged buyout in Wall Street history. The deal was financed by Drexel Burnham Lambert, which filed this week for bankruptcy. Burrough and his co-author John Helyar covered the takeover from the beginning as reporters for the Wall Street Journal.

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Other segments from the episode on February 16, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 16, 1990: Interview with Bryan Burrough; Interview with Ernest Dickerson; Review Denise G. Shekerjian's book "Uncommon Genius: How Great Ideas are Born."

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