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Bernanke on Main Street Kansas City

From: KCUR
Length: 02:25:10

The Chairman of the Federal Reserve makes an unprecedented, almost campaign-style appearance in Kansas City, as he sits for questions from ordinary citizens in a forum organized by PBS.

Default-piece-image-0 On July 26th, 2009, Ben Bernanke, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve did something that is said no other person in his position has ever done, took questions from regular citizens town-hall style, for a TV show.   The event, sponsored by NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, is part of Bernanke's effort to reassure people that the economy is stabilizing.   It may also be intended to help fend off congressional attacks on the Federal Reserve's independence.   

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On July 26th, 2009, Ben Bernanke, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve did something that is said no other person in his position has ever done, took questions from regular citizens town-hall style, for a TV show.   The event, sponsored by NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, is part of Bernanke's effort to reassure people that the economy is stabilizing.   It may also be intended to help fend off congressional attacks on the Federal Reserve's independence.