Marketplace AM for November 18, 2004

Episode Description 

The FCC and morality ...

The FCC is looking into Monday Night Football's racy opening this week. Marketplace's Scott Jagow explores why the Bush Administration is taking the matter so seriously. Then, morality wasn't a big issue among Democrats during the past campaign. But commentator Benjamin Barber says it should be in the future.

The downside of endorsements

Usually a good product and a champion athlete's endorsement mean big sales. But Marketplace's business of sports commentator David Carter warns those endorsements can sometimes spell disaster. He joins host Lisa Napoli to explain why.

The dollar's decline

We keep hearing about the decline of the dollar, but is the greenback headed for serious trouble? Marketplace's money guru Chris Farrell joins host Kai Ryssdal to offer some perspective.