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Elizabeth Warren, Consumer Crusader

Scourge to fat-cat bankers, Elizabeth Warren talks about finance reform and protecting Americans, in a special broadcast.

Tom Ashbrook and Elizabeth Warren in Boston, June 7, 2010. (Credit: Josh Lavine for WBUR)

This week, the House and Senate sit down to begin to hammer out a final bill to reform American finance — to reform Wall Street. 

Glaring at them from one side will be Wall Street, with its big money stacked up against big reform. 

And from the other side, front and center, will be Elizabeth Warren. The super-outspoken overseer of the Troubled Asset Relief Program – that is, Wall Street’s bailout – has become a fierce champion of America’s middle class. 

What does she think of the coming reforms? 

This Hour, On Point: we ask for Elizabeth Warren’s assessment of Washington’s Wall Street reform, in a special broadcast, recorded live before an audience.

Guest:

Elizabeth Warren, professor at Harvard Law School and chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, created to investigate the U.S. banking bailout. Since 2007, she has advocated for the creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency. She’s written several books, including “All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan.”

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