I flew to New York to go in studio on the Stossel show today. I did a brief bit on the minimum wage, a reprise from my earlier cameo on Stossel special. It will be on tomorrow, Thursday at 9PM Eastern on Fox Business (not Fox News, Fox Business).
The whole experience was new to me, which made me virtually unique as I was surrounded by policy wonks who do this kind of talking head thing all the time. By the way, there was no sharing of questions or his plan in advance -- I think they want you cold. So answers are all in real time.
Please, please, please do not write me or post comments such as "you should have said ____." It will just depress me. Believe me, 5 minutes after walking out I thought of 9 things I should have said. Which is in fact why I blog rather than engage much any more in real time argument.
Anyway, I think his show will be pretty good -- he has Michael Cannon on health care and segments after mine on cash for clunkers and alpaca subsidies. I shared the green room with an alpaca, which will probably just go to prove the old saying about always getting upstaged by kids and animals.
By the way, I think Stossel must set a different tone for his staff than is normal on TV. I was talking to one of his producers, a guy that had come with Stossel from ABC, and I asked him if he had studied something relevant to this job in college. I expected him to say "yes, theater" or "yes, television production." But he said "yes, economics at George Mason." I loved that answer.