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Sheila Bair

Sheila Bair talked about her book, Bull By The Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself. She talked about… read more

Sheila Bair talked about her book, Bull By The Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself. She talked about her nomination by President Bush and approval by the Senate in 2006 to be chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In 2009 she was asked to fill out her five-year term by the incoming Obama administration. She described the onset of the country’s worst financial crisis since the depression, and laid out the efforts she and others undertook to repair the economy. She spoke about her relationships with Treasury Secretary Hank Paulsen and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and talked about the basic philosophical differences she had with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. She described the behind the scenes role the government played in bailing out several banks and financial institutions. Ms. Bair was highly critical of the bailouts as well as the lax regulation that led to the economic crash. She reacted to video clips. close

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Q&A with Sheila Bair

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Program ID:
310266-1
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Q&A
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Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 20, 2013 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jan 21, 2013 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Jan 20, 2013 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 20, 2013 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 20, 2013 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 20, 2013 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 21, 2013 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 21, 2013 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
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