Shame in Public and Private Lives

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Hour 2

Last week, House representatives voted to censure New York Representative Charles Rangel for ethics violations.  Rangel stood in the House chamber while Speaker Nancy Pelosi read the resolution of reproach.  This public shaming is the most severe punishment short of expulsion for members of Congress.  This hour, shame in both public and private lives.  Princeton History and Public Affairs professor JULIAN ZELIZER gives a history of how censure has been used in the Congress.  Then, George Mason psychology professor JUNE TANGNEY talks about the science of shame and its effect on our health and our culture.

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