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Thomas Sowell: In the Right Direction

Sat., May 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET
Hosted by Fred Barnes

Author and columnist Thomas Sowell's work has been called "myth-busting" and a "bath of cold logic." His fearless takes on everything from race relations to the economy have served as guideposts for conservative thinkers for the last 30 years.

Sowell, now 75 years old, was born into poverty in the rural South and raised in Harlem. He was a high school dropout who would eventually graduate Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University, years before affirmative action and the civil rights movement.

How did this poor minority student go from menial labor in New York City’s Meat Packing District to short lists for cabinet positions in the Reagan White House? And, with a lifetime of experience and study behind him, what would he do to insure that others, eager to follow in his footsteps, get the same opportunities?

Though he is a prolific writer, Thomas Sowell grants few interviews, yet he sat for a candid, one-on-one with Fred Barnes, co-host of "The Beltway Boys." What follows is a no-holds-barred look at the key issues facing America in the 21st century and what we need to do to make this a better place to live and work for everyone. Radio commentator, Rush Limbaugh makes a rare appearance in this program, which will be aired in two, half-hour installments.