As frustration increases across the US with the looming national debt, political analysts Lou Zickar and Eleanor Clift explore the power and potential of America's silent majority.

Throughout her term in office, Governor of Washington Christine Gregoire made tough decisions in order to keep her state's economy from collapse. She talks about how hard times forced her hand and why she's not campaigning to lead again.

Gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson brought to life the crazy and tragic times of America's 1960s and illustrator Ralph Steadman brought those stories into full colour. Mr Steadman reflects upon what those days have in common with contemporary times.

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Tue 2 Aug 2011 01:05 GMT