Most of America tuned in Tuesday to watch the jury verdict in the marathon O.J. Simpson trial. And federal regulators were no exception.

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan interrupted an interview with reporters from U.S. News & World Report to flip on the television and catch the not-guilty verdict. Jonathan Fiecther, acting director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, watched in Cincinnati, where he was meeting with National Housing Services leaders. Comptroller of the Currency Eugene A. Ludwig got the news from his secretary as he dashed off for a meeting at the Treasury Department.

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