Ending 19 years of Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson joined Marketplace in its inaugural season in 1989 and had been a regular ever since.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.
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I finally realized that I missed Johnson's swan song in real time. Now having pulled it from your archive, I am 'bummed out'. I don't know the reason, but the only valid excuse would be that Johnson had died! The program is missing something. I haven't felt this bad about public radio since NPR canned Bob Edwards (and I will never forgive NPR for that). Cheers! But bring Johnson back, pronto!!!

I haven't been this disappointed since we lost Tim Russert. Godspeed, Mr. Johnson. I hope you are well. My drive home on Fridays will be less enlightened.

It seems as though many people share my sense of disappointment that I won't be listening to David Johnson on Marketplace anymore. (It took me a couple of weeks to figure out what was going on.) Bob Moon is off to a great start, though. I'll probably still time my Friday departures from work to make sure I'm in the car when the weekly Wall Street review is on.

Really going to miss the comments with the middle America perspective away from the coasts.

You had been around long enough to remember the last financial crisis, that so many reporters and commentators are now missing.

Thanks for a lot of great Friday comments.

David Johnson's market insight was the best way to start a weekend. I always looked forward to his commentary and became a regular listener, particularly on Fridays. Another person who knows what he is talking about is now off NPR.

I will definitely miss hearing him on Marketplace. I won�t miss hearing Kai Rysdall act like he was a pollyanna anytime the market looks good. I would think that if O is elected, Kai will stop harping on how BAD THE ECONOMY IS!

I listened to the 9/5 show, missed David's segment, then visited here to find out last week was his last segment. Very, very sorry to see David go -- I would rarely miss a Friday edition because I admired David's wisdom, wit, and perspective. David, this listener will go looking for you on KRLD (thank God for streaming audio) and I would, carte blanche, donate towards any public radio programming venture that you were to get involved with. Best wishes in your future endeavors!

Here it is ten days after David's last broadcast, and I find I have to express my appreciation for David. How I have looked forward to hearing him over the last 18 years.

I will really miss "the voice of reason" on Friday afternoons, especially after those weeks that the markets dole out their beatings. David's wit and humor will be missed.

Thanks David, its been some ride!

I will miss the Friday drive home waiting for David Johnson's comments on the week that was on Wall st. Real Bummer. Good Luck to you David.


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