Kudlow & Cramer's Odd Star Power

The hyberbolically outspoken duo's nightly business talk show on CNBC is striking a raw nerve with angry investors

With the stock market floundering and war with Iraq looming larger every day, it's fair to say business news isn't at the top of the agenda for most Americans these days. Times have been tough since the tech bubble popped in 2000. Financial-news network CNBC saw daily viewership drop 25% in 2002 from 2001, according to Nielsen Media Research. But one show in the CNBC roster is picking up steam: the loud, oddly hip Kudlow & Cramer, which airs at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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