Love, marriage, and the buttercream frosting on the cake, the wedding day! This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean Feraca and her guests discuss the history of marriage and the rise of the American wedding industry.
- Stephanie Coontz, author of "Marriage, A History"
- Rebecca Mead, author of "One Perfect Day: Selling of the American Wedding"
- Jerry 5/31/07: "This is one of the best shows I've ever heard. Informative, upbeat, analytical, contemporary, important, spontaneous, and extremely well done. I listened to it at 3 and then again at 9 and I'm hoping to get others to listen to it on line. I'm a retired college professor who is a bit ashamed of how many times he got married before finding my perfect mate and she founding hers. This is not to say that marriages don't require effort and readiness. But to add that they also seem to require a good fit to be successful. Even so I've no idea how to explain this to prospective brides and grooms. I might start by suggesting they listen to this show."