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Arts, Culture & Media

Revisiting China

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Canadian journalist Jan Wong about her new book, "A Comrade Lost and Found." In the early 1970s, Wong was one of only two Western exchange students at China's Beijing University. At one point Wong was approached by a Chinese student who wanted to go to the U.S. Wong, who supported Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution, reported the student to her teacher. Years later, a conscience-stricken Wong returned to China to try to trace the student and learn her fate.

Politics

Saudi literature pushing the envelope

Correspondent Kelly McEvers tells us about a new wave of novel-writing in Saudi Arabia that's centered on breaking conventional taboos. The spike in risque Saudi literature follows the success of the racy novel, Girls of Riyadh a few years ago.

Arts, Culture & Media

Revealing a lie of forbidden love

Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the director of a documentary about con-artist Norma Khouri. Khouri became an international sensation in 2003 for her debut novel, "Forbidden Love." It was billed as the true-life story of the honor-killing of Khouri's best friend in Jordan. Turns out, Khouri made up the story. Critics say her con damaged efforts to reform laws to protect women in Jordan, and exposes Westerners' willingness to believe the worst of the Middle East.