Nov 22, 2011

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We speak to the President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli about how the debt crises in the U.S. and Europe are affecting his country, and how Panama is continuing to grow. Reporter Mitchell Hartman shows us one place that was shaken to its core by the housing crisis. And what does the OWN network need to do to succeed?

Segments From this episode

Decisions the super committee delayed

Nov 22, 2011
In delaying a budget cut solution, the super committee has put off decisions on Social Security payroll tax cuts, unemployment benefits for Americans, and other tools that could affect your family.

Mid-day Extra: 4.74 degrees of separation

Nov 22, 2011
A new study put on by Facebook and the University of Milan have found that the old six degrees of separation adage is a bit outdated.

Americans react to the failure of super committee

Nov 22, 2011
According to preliminary polls, the average American may not be as worried about the failure of the super committee to reach a deal as some would think.

The immediate costs of the super committee failure

Nov 22, 2011
Congressional leaders had been counting on the super committee to deal with a lot of spending and tax issues in the short-term.

Super committee fails, but U.S. investment still best option

Nov 22, 2011
Credit ratings agencies don't seem to be phased by the super committee failure, in large part because the U.S. dollar and bond markets are still strong compared to Europe and China.

South Korea agrees to free trade deal

Nov 22, 2011
A month after the U.S. passed a free trade deal with South Korea, that country's government has accepted the proposal -- although not without a few bumps along the way.

Diane Lim Rogers: Public is ready to hear about the tough decisions

Nov 22, 2011
We speak to Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist at the Concord Coalition, about some of the positives that could come out of the super committee failure.

Egyptian Stock Exchange put on hold in wake of protests

Nov 22, 2011
Protests in Egypt continue today, causing the stock exchange there in Cairo to shutdown trading.

Looking back at the housing boom and bust

Nov 22, 2011
A portrait of one of the places where the housing crash vaporized tens of thousands of jobs and millions in household wealth.

OWN needs more O

Nov 22, 2011
Oprah will be back in January with her own show on her OWN network. It’s about time; OWN is in trouble and those troubles are reflected throughout the Oprah empire. Oprah needs Oprah like never before.

President of Panama on the state of the global economy

Nov 22, 2011
Ricardo Martinelli talks about how the debt crises in the U.S. and Europe are affecting his country, and how Panama is continuing to grow.

PODCAST: What the super committee lost, Egypt's revolutionary flare up

Nov 22, 2011
We speak to the President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli about how the debt crises in the U.S. and Europe are affecting his country, and how Panama is continuing to grow. Reporter Mitchell Hartman shows us one place that was shaken to its core by the housing crisis. And what does the OWN network need to do to succeed?
U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) makes a statement to members of the press on the failure of the super committee'November 21, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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We speak to the President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli about how the debt crises in the U.S. and Europe are affecting his country, and how Panama is continuing to grow. Reporter Mitchell Hartman shows us one place that was shaken to its core by the housing crisis. And what does the OWN network need to do to succeed?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC