Today we broadcast live from the Newseum, and when the show starts, you will hear the familiar voice of Ted Koppel, former host of ABC's Nightline. We're pleased to have him in the host's chair today. Here's a brief rundown of what's coming up on our program:
In about fifteen years, China will have as many cars on its highway system as America does. So what happens when China outbids us for energy? At the beginning of the first hour, we'll talk with Nicholas Lardy, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, for answers on what it will mean for the United States when the people of China make the switch from bicycles to automobiles. At the end of the hour, NPR's Ken Rudin will join us for a bite-sized political junkie and a look at the news in politics, including Barack Obama's venue change for his acceptance speech and possible running mates for Senator Obama and Senator John McCain. And of course get ready for this week's trivia question.
Journalist Leroy Sievers began writing about living with cancer shortly after he was diagnosed. For the past two years, he has been keeping a daily diary on his blog "My Cancer." Sievers will join us for our entire second hour, along with Elizabeth Edwards, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 for a personal and candid conversation about the challenges and triumphs of battling the disease.