The fourth branch of government
President Obama backs Ben Bernanke for another term as Federal Reserve chairman. In a new book, David Wessel of the Wall Street Journal examines the extraordinary steps taken by Bernanke in his effort to stave off the worst financial panic since the Great Depression.
- David Wessel: Economics editor for The Wall Street Journal, frequent contributor for NPR's Morning Edition and author of "In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic."
- Peter Coy: Economics editor at BusinessWeek.