Peter G. Peterson

Peter G. Peterson

Peter George "Pete" Peterson ' is an American businessman, investment banker, fiscal conservative, philanthropist, and author, who served as United States Secretary of Commerce from February 29, 1972 to February 1, 1973. He is also known as founder and principal funder of The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, which he established in 2008 with a $1 billion endowment. The group focuses on raising public awareness about U.S. fiscal-sustainability issues related to federal deficits, entitlement programs, and tax policies. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Peter G. Peterson has 52 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1987 Forum as a Co-Founder and Chair for the Blackstone Group. The year with the most videos was 1994 with eight videos as a Chairman for the Council on Foreign Relations. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 1,511 views per program. Most appearances with Warren B. Rudman (10), Alan K. Simpson (6), Paul A. Volcker (6). Most common tags: Budget Deficit, Federal Budget, Entitlement Programs.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2010 - Present Founder and Chairman, Peterson (Peter G.) Foundation Videos: 15 c. January 1, 1985 - Present Co-Founder and Chair, Blackstone Group Videos: 5 c. January 1, 1994 - Present Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations Videos: 11 c. January 1, 1981 - Present Founding Chair, Peterson Institute for International Economics Videos: 2 c. January 1, 1992 - Present Co-Founder and President, Concord Coalition Videos: 14 c. January 1, 1990 - Present Chairman, North Atlantic Assembly Videos: 1


Secretary, Department of Commerce c. February 29, 1972 - c. February 1, 1973 Videos: 4

Recent Appearances

  • Debt and National Security

    Debt and National Security

    Former members of Congress and Admiral Mike Mullen talked about national debt and national security. Admiral Mullen called…

  • Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman

    Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman

    Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19,…

  • Fiscal Cliff, Simpson and Bowles

    Fiscal Cliff, Simpson and Bowles

    Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and…

  • Fiscal Cliff, Federal Reserve Panel

    Fiscal Cliff, Federal Reserve Panel

    Former Federal Reserve Chairs Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker gave their assessment of the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts…

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