The Madeleine Brand Show for June 17, 2011

After the apology: How to redeem your character after a public scandal

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The government released the booking photos of indicted former presidential candidate John Edwards Wednesday. Edwards has a long road to redemption ahead of him.

New York Congressman Anthony Weiner finally resigned over his much publicized sexting scandal. He's not the first - and won't be the last - public figure to fall so spectacularly from grace; think former New York governor Elliott Spitzer, President Bill Clinton and actor Robert Downey Jr. Mary Elizabeth Williams from discusses how Weiner - and others in the public arena - can redeem their characters and careers.

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