By calling the likes of Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit on the carpet, jawboning with Jon Stewart, and pushing to create a consumer financial protection agency, Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren, 60, has taken what could have been a paper-pushing position as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel on the bank bailout to the forefront of the public conversation over financial reform.
Ben Bernanke says the recession is "very likely over." We remain respectfully skeptical. But to shed a some light on the view from the captain's chair, BusinessWeek editor in chief Steven J. Adler will host a live interview Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit tonight at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Adler and Pandit will parse the latest financial news concerning the government's role in the economy, bailouts, mortgages, and the like. Pandit has some explaining to do, given Citigroup's role in the financial crisis.