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Fozzie on the Bear Market

It's not easy being green, but that's nothing compared with explaining the stock-market crash in an entertaining fashion. That is why Ted Koppel, anchor of ABC's Nightline, last week called upon Kermit the Frog and a passel of other Muppets to help analyze the crash -- and to help keep latenight viewers from falling asleep -- in a special three-hour edition of the show.

Chiming in via satellites from Tokyo to Frankfurt were 18 human guests, including Nobel-prizewinning Economists Robert Solow and Milton Friedman, Supply-Sider Arthur Laffer, Corporate Raider Irwin Jacobs, House Budget Committee Chairman William Gray, Financial Guru Howard Ruff...