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April 14, 2010

Elizabeth Warren, chair of the bank-bailout Congressional Oversight Panel, weighs in on the foreclosure crisis and the potential of a consumer financial protection agency. Best-selling author Anne Lamont talks about raising children in today's world and her new book, Imperfect Birds.


Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren

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Harvard law professor comments on being floated as a possible Supreme Court nominee. (2:12)
 
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Full Interview (11:53)
 
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Time named Elizabeth Warren one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Warren teaches law at Harvard and has devoted much of her career to studying the economics of middle class families. She's also a best-selling author of books dealing with credit and economic stress. Warren previously taught at Texas, Michigan and Penn and is credited with groundbreaking research on the U.S. bankruptcy system. She recently assumed the post as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, created to investigate the U.S. banking bailout.


 

Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott

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Perennial best-selling author discusses the challenge of raising a child in today's violent world. (1:58)
 
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Full Interview (11:44)
 
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Often called the "People's Author," Anne Lamott's best-selling books have been about such personal subjects as alcohol and drug abuse, single motherhood and Christianity. She's a Guggenheim fellowship recipient and has been a book reviewer and a California magazine restaurant critic. The San Francisco native has also taught at writing conferences across the U.S. and has had one of her novels, Hard Laughter, dramatized on stage. Lamott's latest book, Imperfect Birds, is a redemptive novel of love and family.