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Eliot Spitzer Talks Financial And Personal Crisis In BBC Interview (AUDIO)

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In a wide-ranging interview with the BBC's Carrie Gracie, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer discusses crashes -- both personal and financial.

During his tenure as New York State Attorney General, Spitzer gained a reputation as a foil to Wall Street. "It is very difficult to have watched this story unfold," Spitzer told Gracie, referring to the economic crisis. "It was during the decade of financial excess that I...played a significant role in trying to highlight the failures that ultimately metastasized to bring down an entire financial system."

Spitzer also discusses his personal trials and the plight of his wife and family.

Click below to listen to the interview.

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