In part two of Jim LehrerÆs conversation with Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chief discusses the state of the Obama administrationÆs economic recovery efforts, and the central bank’s efforts to help homeowners facing foreclosure. Continue reading
Paul Solman: All this week, we’re posting excerpts of interviews we did with former Fed officials on the economic crisis and the Fed’s evolving role in the economy. The series is in conjunction with the NewsHour’s hour-long public forum with … Continue reading
Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores Kansas City, Mo., home to one of 12 regional Federal Reserve banks and a crossroads for the U.S. economy.
Paul Solman: In preparation for our NewsHour event with Ben Bernanke in Kansas City last night, we interviewed a variety of former Fed officials to discuss the past, present, and future of the central bank. Two especially intriguing interviewees were … Continue reading
At a forum in Kansas City, Mo., Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discussed the central bank’s actions in handling the economic crisis, saying he did not want to be the Fed chief who “presided over the second Great Depression.” Here is the full transcript of the forum, which was moderated by Jim Lehrer. Continue reading