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How Political Action Committees Influence Congressional Legislation

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader and conservative Paul Weyrich tell how "legalized bribery" has corrupted our government. The unlikely pair has written an introduction in Philip Stern's new book, "Still The Best Congress Money Can Buy." They say that consumer and safety-oriented legislation gets trampled in Congress because Representatives and Senators work more on behalf of their campaign donors than their constituents.

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Other segments from the episode on November 2, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 2, 1992: Interview with Ralph Nader and Paul Weyrich; Interview with Peter Kornbluh; Review of Carl Sagan and Ann Druvan's book "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors."

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