Museum Hosts Panel on Economic Issues of the Presidential Campaign

October 17, 2008

New York, NY – On Wednesday, October 29, the Museum of American Finance will host a lively panel discussion on how well the media is covering the economic issues of the Presidential campaign. The program will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in the Museum’s education center, located at 48 Wall Street.

Economic problems -- including the stock market crash; banking failures; the housing meltdown; the Treasury bail-out; job losses; the actions of the Federal Reserve -- collectively constitute Issue No. 1 for the American people. How they are being discussed by the Presidential candidates and how the media is covering those discussions will make for a spirited session with several experienced journalists. The panelists include:

Kathleen Hays – Anchor of “On the Economy” and Economics Editor, Bloomberg News

Robert Lenzner -- National Editor, Forbes Magazine

Dean Starkman – Managing Editor, The Audit, an online critique of financial journalism of Columbia Journalism Review

Myron Kandel -- Founding Financial Editor, CNN, and Contributing Commentator, PBS, will moderate the discussion.

This event is part of the Museum’s 2008 Henry Kaufman Financial History and Practices Lecture/Symposia Series. Admission is free for Museum members and press, and $15 for non-members. For information or reservations contact Lindsay Seeger at 212-908-4110 or lseeger@financialhistory.org. Working members of the press should contact Kristin Aguilera at 212-908-4695 or kaguilera@financialhistory.org to confirm attendance.

About the Museum of American Finance
The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation’s only public museum dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the free open market system. With its extensive collection of financial documents and objects, its seminars and educational programming, its publication and oral history program, the Museum portrays the breadth and richness of American financial history, achievement and practices.