The Confab -- Oct. 8, 2010

This week on the Confab: Debt-collector abuse in the recession; Christine O'Donnell vs. Alvin Greene; Bishop Eddie Long and the news media; the Guatemala syphilis experiment's Tuskegee roots; and Ntozake Shange, Tyler Perry and Madea. Join The Root's deputy editor, Sheryl Huggins Salomon, as she discusses these issues with Senior Editor Teresa Wiltz, Associate Editor Lauren Williams and Washington reporter Cord Jefferson.

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