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The Dow down a thousand points in two days. Warren Buffett, Paul Volker, two former Treasury Secretaries and the CEO of Google, gathering already today with Obama on the economy. Teams being formed.

Barack and Michelle scheduled to meet George and Laura in the White House on Monday.

In California, gays deal with a brand-new ban on gay marriage. And across the country, Americans take stock of an epic vote.

This hour, On Point: a monumental week.

You can join the conversation. What have we seen, what have we learned this week about America? And would you want the job Barack Obama is about to take on?Guests:

Bill McKenzie, editorial columnist for The Dallas Morning News.

Debra Dickerson, writer and blogger for Mother Jones and author of "The End of Blackness."

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

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This program aired on November 7, 2008.


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