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After yesterday's bloody crackdown, Friday prayers were followed by an uneasy calm in Cairo's Tahrir Square.  The military has increased its presence, and visitors have included Defense Minister Marshal Mohamed Tantawi, who was cheered while reviewing the soldiers.  Protesters are still calling this the "Day of Departure." Also, a conversation with Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and her critics. Is strict, Chinese parenting the way to make a nation succeed?

Banner image: Pro-government protesters (L) holds signs in support of President Hosni Mubarak in front of anti-government protesters (foreground) in Talaat Harb Square the afternoon of February 4, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Producers:
Frances Anderton
Gary Scott
Sonya Geis
Karen Radziner
Christian Bordal

Reporter's Notebook Amy Chua, Tiger Mother 27 MIN, 17 SEC

book.jpgAmy Chua has become famous as author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, especially after the Wall Street Journal published an excerpt titled, "Why Chinese Mothers are Superior." She's also a professor at Yale Law School and author of previous books called World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and, Global Instability and Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance—and Why They Fail. We speak with Chua and get reaction to the book that's created an international sensation.

Guests:
Amy Chua, Author, 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'
Shuyun Sun, Filmmaker and writer on Chinese history and culture
Patrick Welsh, English Teacher, T.C. Williams High School

Main Topic The 'Day of Departure' in Egypt? 23 MIN, 42 SEC

Yesterday's bloody violence has been replaced by uneasy calm as tens of thousands of protesters have gathered following Friday prayers. Pro-Mubarak forces have disappeared and the Army has increased its presence, as the growing crowd demands that Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak resign before the end of the day. It's being reported that the Obama White House is trying to negotiate Mubarak's departure, at the same time creating an interim government that would then give way to democratic elections.  Is there any chance for a constitutional democracy? We get updates from Cairo and Washington.

Guests:
Andrew Lee Butters, Middle East Correspondent, Time magazine
Anne Kornblut, White House Correspondent, Washington Post
Robert Springborg, Naval Postgraduate School
Samer Shehata, University of Oklahoma

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