Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Wednesday Night's Lineup

CNBC's Kudlow & Company will air at its regular 5pm ET time this evening.

We're going to start tonight's show with a look at today's incredibly strong retail report and its meaning for the stock market and economy.

On board:

* Joe Lavorgna, Deutsche Bank Chief U.S. Economist
* Michael Darda, MKM Partners Chief Economist
* J.J. Burns, President of JJ Burns & Company
* Quentin Hardy, Forbes Magazine Silicon Valley Bureau Chief

An interview with Republican Sen. Gordon Smith of Oregon a former supporter of the Iraq war who is now against it. (See "Republican War Critics Find Cover" in today's WSJ)

We'll continue the Iraq debate with two former generals:

*Gen. Barry McCaffrey, NBC News Military Analyst
*Gen. Wayne Downing, NBC News Military Analyst-

Also, FedEX CEO Fred Smith will join us to discuss energy and the transport sector.