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April 2nd, 2009
12:19 PM ET

Anderson interviews Geithner in London

Program Note: Tune in tonight to see Anderson's interview with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Anderson will be reporting live from London on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

Anderson interviews U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in London at the G-20 Summit.

soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Marian

    Geithner is doing a great job as well as Obama. The Republicans have nothing new to offer just their usual complaints (such sore losers they are).

    April 2, 2009 at 7:02 pm |
  2. revolution

    in a little-noticed move, the House Financial Services Committee, led by chairman Barney Frank, has approved a measure that would, in some key ways, go beyond the most draconian features of the original AIG bill. The new legislation, the "Pay for Performance Act of 2009," would impose government controls on the pay of all employees - not just top executives - of companies that have received a capital investment from the U.S. government. It would, like the tax measure, be retroactive, changing the terms of compensation agreements already in place. And it would give Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner extraordinary power to determine the pay of thousands of employees of American companies.

    Did you ask him about this???

    April 2, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  3. Isabel

    In the first picture it seems that Anderson Cooper is with the fist closed, as if you were angry and ready to attack ... it's funny.

    April 2, 2009 at 6:37 pm |
  4. janice

    thanks for your positive way to do your job anderson its really great article that you have on your blogs

    April 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  5. Mari

    The nay-sayers will be silenced once the Recovery takes place. There are already early signs.

    The far-right's hate for all things Obama is so predictable! But you, people, never explain the "Crash of 2008" as Fed. Chairman Ben Bernake calls it.

    The far-right so-called-fiscal-conservatives were silent while Bush doubled our National debt, hid the cost of the wars and announced last fall that the budget deficit for 2009 ......... would be over $1 Trillion!

    The GOPers complain, criticize everyday on these blogs but offer no solutions of their own!

    April 2, 2009 at 5:30 pm |
  6. Isabel

    What do camera you use? A cellphone camera?

    Not in good resolution, but even so I loved. This shows their desire to bring us the information.

    April 2, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  7. Maureen T, Canada

    Good for you Anderson! First the President of the United States, now Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner! Who's next Anderson? The Queen of England? 🙂 I can't wait for the show tonight!

    April 2, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  8. JC- Los Angeles

    How many people were required to help Geithner lift up the rug and sweep under eight years of mortgage fraud?

    April 2, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  9. Sherry, N. Calif.

    @Joe G
    What is your solution? Freeze spending and let 6 mil. unemployed Americans starve? Do not allow any more unemployment bennies? put more people on the streets adding to our homeless problems? let the disable suffer more than they are already? keep future generations stupid by not teaching them? increase our healthcare bill by not getting costs under control? Let America's carbon footprint get bigger? Come on let's hear your answer.

    April 2, 2009 at 4:36 pm |
  10. Isabel

    I look forward to the interview with Timothy Geithner.

    I do not agree with some decisions to Timothy Geithner. I will like to hear what he spoke with Anderson Cooper.

    April 2, 2009 at 4:33 pm |
  11. Annie Kate

    Glad Anderson got the opportunity to interview Geithner. Hopefully, Geithner gave some real answers and not any political double-speak. I'm looking forward to hearing the interview tonight.

    April 2, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  12. Lilibeth

    Hi Anderson, Mr. Geithner intrigues me only because I don’t know what to make of him. Aside from being embroiled in recent controversies (AIG bonuses, his taxes), much has been talked about his presentation skills (or lack thereof), and how all of this is impacting his credibility. Maybe he’s more comfortable one-on-one? You got to interview him, so, what do you think? I believe he’s a very smart man, or Pres. Obama wouldn’t have put him in his job. I look forward to the interview so I can hear more from this man.

    Lilibeth
    Edmonds, Washington

    April 2, 2009 at 4:08 pm |
  13. Joe G. (Illinois)

    Why would anyone interview Geithner? Same goes for Obama.. Talk.. Talk.. Talk.. And let’s not forget spending.. Other than that..?! Talk.. Talk.. Talk.. more talk and spending.. Why would anyone interview Geithner?

    April 2, 2009 at 3:21 pm |
  14. janice

    hi anderson great seeing you again in the interview in london thanks you really vas great there your vas inspire in the way you talk in the interview and all so you were great in each question that you had for this personality you were talking to

    April 2, 2009 at 2:59 pm |
  15. Larry

    @Lisa in CA would that age limit apply to politicians, teachers, professors, doctors and nurses, etc?

    April 2, 2009 at 2:53 pm |
  16. janice

    thanks for beeing there taking your news for all the people that interested in your great work thanks very much anderson i am great full for you and your bless.

    April 2, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  17. Larry

    Did Geithner give Sebelius a primer on not paying income tax?

    April 2, 2009 at 2:40 pm |
  18. Lisa in CA

    Did Anderson ask him about that guy's response to the question posed in the St. Petersburg Times regarding how we, the people, would solve the economic crisis? (He suggested "encouraging" workers over 40 to retire (freeing up 40 millions jobs) by giving them $1m but with a couple of caveats: must pay off house (or buy house) thus helping the housing/banking markets; must buy a new American-made car thus helping auto industry.) It would certainly be money better spent that continuing to prop up the banks and Wall Street.

    Oh, and did Anderson also ask by chance how any of these bailouts / stimulus plans are actually putting money back into the hands of the American taxpayers, or at least how long we are going to have to wait for it trickle down (if ever) to us?

    April 2, 2009 at 2:08 pm |
  19. Lori from IL

    Looking forward to this interview - Geithner is a smart cookie, but has been getting a bad rap because of his speaking/presentation abilitites. He appears to be getting more comfortable in his new position and the markets seem to be responding more favorably..

    Anderson seems to have been wanting this interview - glad he was able to get it - should be interesting.

    April 2, 2009 at 1:55 pm |
  20. Michelle

    Wow, check out dude's Wikipedia page.
    Pretty impressive stuff. The Economist
    says he even snowboards and surfs.
    Definitely not a typical Treasury Sec'y.

    April 2, 2009 at 1:40 pm |
  21. Martina Ilstad Germany

    Hey Anderson
    Just watched the pictures you posted on behind the scenes.it makes me happy,that you are in Europe ,for telling us the truth and ask the people,who are responsible for the mess..hang in there,keep on searching for the truth .
    dont you suffer from jetlag???

    April 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm |
  22. Michelle

    I will be looking forward to the interview.
    Geithner 's stock is really rising.

    April 2, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  23. Pati Mc Camp Hill, PA

    Wow! Way to score Anderson. Can't wait to watch.

    April 2, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  24. Cindy

    I don't too much care for Geithner. I think he is the wrong man for the job! I hope Anderson really asked him some hard questions and didn't go easy on him.

    Cindy..Ga.

    April 2, 2009 at 12:29 pm |