Ben Bernanke On '60 Minutes'

Fed Chief sits for a rare interview.


It takes an extraordinary set of circumstances to get a sitting Fed chief into the interview chair, but these are extraordinary times. Ben Bernanke's appearance on "60 Minutes" Sunday night was a great public relations move. Calling a lack of "political will" in stabilizing the banking system the "biggest risk" facing the economy, Bernanke is putting added pressure on an increasingly testy Congress even if the largely softball interview (including a home-town visit to Dillon, S.C., which felt a pretty forced) failed to uncover much new insight into the Fed's thinking on the crisis.

The two-part interview is here:

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