Some Weekend Reading and Viewing, Courtesy of reason


Over in The Washington Post, reason's Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie explain "How 'Dallas' Won the Cold War" in celebration of the nighttime soap opera's 30th anniversary.

In The Wall Street Journal, Reason Foundation Policy Analyst Shika Dalmia looks at the real scandal in the tenure of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Hint: It's about basic economic development, not seamy text messages. Read more here.

And at C-SPAN's BookTV, look for Nick Gillespie interviewing Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason. The first airing is at 10pm ET tonight, followed by repeats at 9pm on Sunday, and 7am and 11am on Monday. More details here.