Small banks may deserve a bailout The American economy's slow recovery is testing small community banks which are continuing to fail. Larger banks were bailed out with the Trouble Asset Relief Program, but some experts argue that their "too big to fail" image puts small banks at a competitive disadvantage.9:06 a.m.
Dean Baker: Co-Director Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Karen Thomas: Senior executive vice president of government relations and public policy for Independent Community Bankers of America.
Conan is back! Comedian Conan O'Brien made his long-awaited return to late night TV last night but critics are concerned that he may not be able to draw younger viewers from the highly successful Daily Show and Colbert Report.9:45 a.m.
Eric Deggans: TV and Media Critic for the St. Petersburg Times.
From segregation to disintegration Writer Eugene Robinson grew up in a segregated world, and as a writer for the Washington Post he has witnessed the evolution of the black community in the years since the Civil Rights movement. But he argues that despite integration, the progress made by many black Americans has not been shared by all, and that the problems of poor blacks are more intractable than ever.10:06 a.m.
Eugene Robinson: Columnist for the Washington Post. He is the author of "Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America."