Oct 08, 2008 — Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke said the financial crisis could prolong the difficulty that the economy is facing. Bernanke said he was confident the central bank's purchase of debt and the $700 billion bailout, approved by Congress last Friday, would help revive the nation's moribund economy. New York Senator Hillary Clinton voted for the bailout. Talking with Jonathan Brown, she explained why. Here's their full conversation.