Economy

July 27, 2009 6:52 AM

Why is Ben Bernanke doing townhall meetings in K.C.?

Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, isn't running for office. It just seemed that way Sunday evening in Kansas City. The man who succeeded Alan Greenspan fielded questions from a town hall audience — an unprecedented event in the nearly 100-year history of the Fed. The session will be broadcast in three parts on public TV's "NewsHour," beginning tonight.

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