- Is there bias in the media?
Midday probes the perceptions and realities of media bias with a longtime broadcaster and media ethics specialist at the Poynter Institute, and MPR's commentary editor.11:00 a.m.
Al Tompkins: Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist. Broadcasting and Online group leader at the Poynter Institute in Florida. Author and co-author of several books, including "Newsroom Ethics" and "Aim for the Heart: A Guide for TV Producers and Reporters." Former News Director at WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tenn.
Eric Ringham: Commentary editor, Minnesota Public Radio
- Is big government stifling the American spirit?
An "Intelligence Squared" debate features two panelists for, and two panelists against, the proposition: Big Government is Stifling the American Spirit.12:00 p.m.
Phil Gramm: Texas politican who served 24 years in Congress, 18 as a senator. Gramm began as a Democratic Congressman, then spent most of his career as a Republican. He was senior economic adviser to John McCain's presidential campaign (2007-2008). He joined UBS Investment Bank as the vice chairman in December of 2002.
Arthur Laffer: Known as "The Father of Supply-Side Economics," Laffer was a member of President Reagan's Economic Policy Advisory Board and was a founding member of the Congressional Policy Advisory Board.
Nouriel Roubini: Professor of economics and international business at New York University's Stern School of Business. Roubini has been credited with predicting the current economic crisis. He is the co-founder and chairman of RGE Monitor, an economic and geo-strategic information service.
Laura Tyson: Member of President Barack Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Tyson is also a professor of Global Management at the University of California Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
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