A Very Public Affair: Elizabeth Edwards Talks

The continuing saga of politicians and infidelity

Thursday, May 07, 2009

There's a discussion that’s happening around a lot of watercoolers in America today: Elizabeth Edwards is finally going public about her husband's infidelity. In advance of her new book, Resilience, the wife of former Senator and former presidential candidate John Edwards sits down with Oprah Winfrey today to discuss her husband’s affair. Are politicians more likely to cheat than other men? And why do their wives stay with them? The Takeaway talks to Gail Sheehy, author of Hillary’s Choice and contributing editor of Vanity Fair, about the enduring fascination with political scandal and public marriages.

Oprah's interview with Elizabeth Edwards airs today, but here's an AP report to tide you over:


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