Today on the Menu we are joined by Dateline NBC correspondent Chris Hansen. Hansen, well-known for his Dateline NBC segment ‘To Catch a Predator’ (Steve is a big fan) is turning his investigative reporting skills (and hidden cameras) on economic predators with his upcoming series “Inside the Financial Fiasco,” beginning this Sunday at 7pmET. The special willlook at the mortgage crisis, debt, and how Americans can protect themselves from schemes — including crazy debt collectors based in Buffalo!
“We talk to industry insiders who’ve never spoken publicly before, who take us inside these mortgage companies,” he says. “The fraud, the kinds of things that were going on in these retail mortgage outlets was absolutely stunning.”
At this point it should come as no surprise that Hansen has embraced both Twitter and Facebook as well a creating a strong presence on the Web with his site ‘The Hansen Files.’ Also discussed: President Bush’s upcoming book and TMZ giving politicians the Paris Hilton treatment. You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.