- The mixed message about Iran
Though the most recent National Intelligence Estimate reports that Iran has abandoned plans for a nuclear weapon program, President Bush insists that Iran continues to be a security threat. Midmorning discusses whether further sanctions against Iran are needed to end its disputed nuclear program.9:06 a.m.
Wayne White: Adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute, and a veteran of the NIE process who ran the State Department's Iraq intelligence team from 2003 to 2005.
Michael Ledeen: Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. His latest book is called "The War against the Terror Masters."
John Radsan: Former assistant general counsel at the CIA. He's now associate professor of law at William Mitchell and director of the National Security Forum.
- President's plan aims to stem foreclosures, but will it work?
President Bush announces a plan to help out some subprime mortgage holders whose rates will jump in the next few months. Critics say the plan helps only a small percentage of troubled borrowers and may be difficult to implement.9:45 a.m.
Greg McBride: Senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com, a personal finance website.
- Songs of the season
Philip Brunelle, founder and director of the choral group VocalEssence, talks about the history behind holiday music. He performs a few beloved carols and one or two pieces that for one reason or another don't make anyone's top 10 list. He's joined by 12 VocalEssence singers.10:06 a.m.
Philip Brunelle: Artistic director and founder of VocalEssence. He joins us with singers from VocalEssence in Maud Moon Weyerhauser studio.
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