As the political tumult in Egypt enters an eighth day, the government of  authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak suffered a major blow last night when the Army announced that it would not use violence to suppress the opposition movement that has formed against him. Meanwhile, protesters are expected to engage in a massive march and general strike calling for Mubarak's ouster today.

Nicholas Kristof,  columnist for our partner The New York Times, joins us from Cairo, Egypt, the scene of a massive demonstration against the President Mubarak's autocratic regime. We also speak with Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland.

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