Economy

The Newspaper Industry and The Future of Journalism

December 10, 2008

This week's bankruptcy filing by the Tribune Company is the latest sign of trouble for the news business. A panel joins guest host Katty Kay to discuss how the on-going recession is affecting the already struggling industry and what it...

News Roundup - Hour 2

December 5, 2008

A roundup of the week's top news stories including: the investigation into the terrorist attack in Mumbai; Secretary of State Rice trip to the region to help ease tensions between India and Pakistan; and, the European central bank cutting...

News Roundup - Hour 1

December 5, 2008

A roundup of the week's top news stories including: The latest cabinet announcements from President-elect Obama; the big three automakers return to Washington to try again for federal funds; and Republican Saxby Chambliss hangs on to his...

The Big Three U.S. Auto Makers Head Back to Washington

December 3, 2008

U.S. automakers present turnaround plans to Congress this week. The latest on bailing out the Big Three.

Michael Kinsley: "Creative Capitalism" (Simon & Schuster)

December 1, 2008

Author and "Time" columnist, Michael Kinsley, discusses "creative capitalism," a controversial new idea in which corporations integrate doing good into their way of doing business.

Consumer Spending and the On-Going Economic Crisis

December 1, 2008

Americans cut back on their spending in October to levels not seen since the aftermath of nine-eleven. Diane and her guests look at how the current financial crisis is affecting household budgets and what it will take to restore...

The Economy and Pensions

November 24, 2008

Diane and her guests discuss what the financial crisis means for retirement accounts, including pressures on employers, workers, and retirees.

The Fate of the Auto Industry

November 17, 2008

A discussion about survival options for the struggling auto industry.

Jonathan Alter: "Between The Lines" (State Street Press) (Rebroadcast)

November 16, 2008

The popular Newsweek columnist and MSNBC commentator on covering some of the biggest stories of the past twenty years. He also reflects on his fight against cancer and Barack Obama's historic victory.

Robert J. Samuelson: "The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath"

November 13, 2008

A leading financial columnist explains why the rise and fall of double digit inflation was the most important economic event of the past fifty years. He warns inflation is still a threat and offers advice on confronting the economic...

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