Congressman Barney Frank speaks with Emily Rooney, host and executive editor of Greater Boston, to unravel the factors that led to Barack Obama's victory in the historic 2008 election -- and then look forward to its impact on the coming years for our nation- Ford Hall Forum
Barnett "Barney" Frank is an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives. From 2007 to 2011, Frank served as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.
Emily Rooney is host and executive editor of WGBH's nightly news program Greater Boston. Since the show's debut in January of 1997, Emily has brought her journalistic credentials and deep knowledge of Boston to the program. She was director of political coverage and special events at Fox Network in New York from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that, she was executive producer of ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. Before that, Emily worked at WCVB-TV in Boston for 15 years, from 1979 to 1993, where she served as news director for three years and as assistant news director before that. Since being with Greater Boston, Emily has picked up a number of awards, including the prestigious National Press Club's Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, a series of New England Emmy Awards, and Associated Press recognition for Best News/Talk show for Beat the Press and Greater Boston.
United States Congressman Barney Frank discusses the blame game that ensued between the Democrats and Republicans after the financial collapse and defends himself against the Republic counterattack on his role in the meltdown of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Frank also explains the role regulation will play in rebuilding investor confidence.