Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Two Shows on Tap Tonight...

**Please note that CNBC's Kudlow & Company will be hosting a 2-hour special this afternoon and evening beginning at 4pm EST**

The first half:

CNBC's Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood will start us off with the latest from Washington. We'll follow the Harwood update with a look at Ford's economic legacy with the following guests:

*President Ford & the economy...

*John Rutledge, chairman of Rutledge Capital
*Gary Gensler, former Undersecretary of the Treasury
*James Pethokoukis, senior writer at U.S. News & World Report

A Roundtable with the Historians:

*Allan Lichtman, professor of history at American University
*Guy Vander Jagt, a Ford friend and former GOP congressman from Michigan
*Julian Zelizer, Boston University Professor of History

Ford's Politics
*E.J. Dionne, columnist for the Washington Post
*John Fund, WSJ OpinionJournal.com columnist


A look at the stock market, economy and the investor class with:

*Art Laffer, president of Laffer Associates
*Don Luskin, CIO of TrendMacro
*Rodgin Cohen, chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
*Gary Shilling, president of A. Gary Shilling & Co

*Frank Newport from Gallup will join us in the investor class discussion.

Kudlow's Stock Club with with Robert Smith, manager of T. Rowe Price Growth Stock fund.

A debate on Iraq between Jed Babbin, former undersecretary of defense and Joseph Cirincione, director of national security policy at the Center for American Progress.

A political debate on the new session of Congress and more between nationally syndicated columnist Deroy Murdoch and Peter Beinart of the The New Republic.