Bush Will Address Public Tonight on Bailout

President aims to give lawmakers push on $700B plan, garner support
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2008 12:14 PM CDT
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, SEC Chairman Christopher Cox, and Federal Housing Finance Agency Director James Lockhart testify on Capitol Hill.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – President Bush will address the nation tonight on the proposed $700 billion Wall Street bailout, CNN reports, in hopes a televised speech could sway reticent lawmakers into quick action. The 9pm EDT speech will come after a second day of Treasury chief Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke explaining the plan to Congress.