On this episode of BackStory, the Guys will explore our fascination with courtroom drama. What makes for a compelling case and why have some landmark proceedings received little attention? We’ll consider why so many Americans followed the trial of a young clerk accused of murdering a New York City prostitute in 1836, and why we’re still talking about Sacco and Vanzetti nearly a century after they were sentenced to death. From public hanging in Puritan Massachusetts, to the murder trial of Black Panther leader Huey Newton in the late 1960’s, the Guys will reveal the deep-seated issues beneath American trial-watching.
Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer, John Carney and David Benoit talk the odds of a Fed interest rate hike in December. Plus, a look at the fate of Valeant Pharmaceticals after its CEO is forced to sell a huge block of his stock.