Bernanke becomes a TV star

Ben Bernanke sat down for an interview in Kansas this weekend, which is odd in and of itself. To make matters even stranger, he took questions from an audience that included the locals.

The "chat" with Mr. Bernanke will air on a number of PBS stations this week. According to the PBSweb site: "Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reflected on his desire not to be the Fed chief who 'presided over the second Great Depression.'"