Federal Reserve and the Economy

Ben Bernanke spoke to George Washington University students about the origins and mission of the Federal Reserve. This was the first… read more

Ben Bernanke spoke to George Washington University students about the origins and mission of the Federal Reserve. This was the first of four classes he taught at the school.

In his lecture he explained a financial panic by using the film It’s A Wonderful Life. Mr. Bernanke also defended the United States' break from the gold standard, saying it hurt the country during the Great Depression. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 20, 2012
Last Aired:
May 29, 2012

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  • Mar 20, 2012 | 12:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 20, 2012 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 20, 2012 | 11:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 21, 2012 | 3:10am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 29, 2012 | 6:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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