Real fears that the economy is stalling The DOW dropped 280 points Wednesday, unemployment applications were higher than economists expected, and manufacturing factory orders fell. Is a double-dip recession looming? Economist Louis Johnston joins Midday from the American Economic Association meeting in San Francisco.11:00 a.m.
Louis Johnston: Professor of economics, St. John's University and College of St. Benedict. Author of major revisions of 4th edition, "Principles of Economics" by Ben Bernanke and Robert Frank.
The final chapter of Theodore Roosevelt's political career Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edmund Morris discusses the third book in his series on President Theodore Roosevelt. "Colonel Roosevelt" examines the waning years of Roosevelt's political career after he left White House, from his frustrations with President Taft and his unsuccessful presidential campaign for a third term under the Bull Moose Party.12:00 p.m.