Love in Black and White - A Memoir of Race, Religion and Romance
Anand Naidoo sits in for Riz Khan this week.

On Tuesday, we speak with a Washington power couple who come not only from diverse racial backgrounds, but political backgrounds as well.

William Cohen is a former secretary of defence who served in the Clinton administration, and before that as a congressman and senator. He is the son of a Jewish father and Protestant Irish mother.

Janet Langhart Cohen is an African-American who was raised by a Southern Baptist single mother. She had a successful career as a model and television personality and now runs her own communications consultancy. They first met in 1974 and married on Valentine's Day in 1996.

Earlier this year they published a book that candidly describes their experiences with racial and ethnic attitudes in modern-day America: Love in Black and White - A Memoir of Race, Religion and Romance.


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