"We're all architects of our future because of decisions we've made along the way," said Gerald Celente, the main guest on Tuesday's show. The founder of the Trends Research Institute, Celente described himself as a "political atheist" who sees the possibility of either a renaissance or a decline in America's future.
On the dire side, he believes the U.S. economy would be hugely impacted by another terrorist attack and that the nation still hasn't recovered economically from 9-11. Missing weapons of mass destruction from the former Soviet Union, which may have been sold on the black market, could be used in such an attack. "I don't call it terrorism, I call it warfare," Celente stated.
On the plus side, he said "I think we're going to go to a global age where people redefine their purpose," and the United States with its great diversity and freedom could be the epicenter of such change.Other forecasts he cited were the continued growth of the health field, the dark horse candidacy of Howard Dean potentially taking hold in the 2004 election, and the eventual move to a completely new form of alternative energy.
Astronomy commentator Dr. Sky appeared in the first half-hour of Tuesday's show to discuss Mars, which will soon be its closest to the Earth in the last 50,000 years. "Look to the southeast," to view the planet he said, which is visible in the constellation Aquarius. While there are currently dust storms raging on Mars, Dr. Sky hopes that by August 27th when the planet reaches its closest point to Earth, the storms will have subsided, to allow maximum viewing of the planets' features.