What a Delta-Northwest merger may mean A merger between Northwest Airlines and Delta may be in danger. Pilots of the two airlines have not yet reached agreement on seniority, though other issues apparently have been worked out. Some say the merger will help both airlines and perhaps the industry. But others say if the merger is chaotic, passengers will suffer.9:06 a.m.
Joe Brancatelli: writes the business traveller Web site, JoeSentMe.com.
William Swelbar: Research engineer with MIT's International Center for Air Transportation. He also is consultant for the airline industry.
Margaret Anderson Kelliher: Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives.
And the winner is.... This year's nominees for the 80th Academy Awards include Minnesota darlings the Coen brothers and Diablo Cody. Midmorning discusses their chances to win the big prize, and revisits our favorites films of the year.10:06 a.m.
Kenneth Turan: Reviews films for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition.