On CNBC's Kudlow & Company at 7pm ET tonight:
RECESSION OR NOT? WHAT IS UNCLE SAM'S ROLE?...On to debate will be The Wall Street Journal's Steve Moore and Cal Berkeley public policy professor/former Clinton Labor secretary Robert Reich.
IS THE U.S. IN DECLINE?...Our panel will weigh in with their perspective on the U.S. economy, the dollar, jobs, spending and much more.
*Walter Russell Mead, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations
*Daniel Yergin, chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates
Messrs. Reich & Moore will also join in the discussion.
POLITICAL RUNDOWN...CNBC chief Washington correspondent John Harwood will update us on Sen. Trent Lott's decision to not run for re-election as well as GOP presidential contender Fred Thompson's tax plan.
Messrs. Reich & Moore will weigh in.
THE MARKETS...Our panel will discuss and debate all the latest news and developments affecting investors.
*Mike Holland, money manager, chairman of Holland & Company
*Quentin Hardy, Forbes magazine Silicon Valley Bureau Chief
*Dennis Kneale, CNBC media and technology editor
THE ECONOMY & FED...Our panel will debate what lies ahead with the economy and the central bank.
*Jim Glassman, senior economist with JP Morgan Chase
*Brian Wesbury, chief economist at First Trust Advisors
*Lakshman Achuthan, managing director, Economic Cycle Research Institute
Please join us at 7pm ET on CNBC for another free market edition of Kudlow & Company.