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A board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Thursday Oct. 9, 2008. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
A board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008. (AP)

Few Americans alive today have ever lived through a week like this. Now you can tell your grandkids you have.

And rarer still, a week like this in the heart of an historic presidential campaign. Old certainties are crumbling with the markets. World leaders are headed for the White House. The campaign trail is blazing hot, and maybe too ugly.

This hour, On Point: a wild, wild week in the news. Our news roundtable takes on the headlines.Guests:

Joining us from San Antonio, Texas, is Gebe Martinez, political columnist and contributor to

Joining us from Washington is Zanny Minton Beddoes, economics editor for The Economist and author of the 20-page special report on the world economy that appears in the latest issue.

And with us from Hanover, New Hampshire, is Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on October 10, 2008.


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