Bart / Financial Poetry / TV

Bart Chilton, Host of “Boom Bust” on RT America, passed away on April 27 following complications due to a sudden illness. The former CFTC Commissioner was 58. Boom Bust Producer Daniel Brito is joined by Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman and Christy Ai to pay tribute to their friend.

The honorable Bart Chilton served as legislative director for three members of the House of Representatives and Executive Director of the Congressional Rural Caucus before he moved over to the Senate side of the capitol. There, he was a senior aide to Senator Tom Daschle. In between those two positions, he served as a deputy chief of staff to Clinton Administration Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman.

Bart was appointed to the CFTC in 2007 under President George W. Bush. He was re-nominated by President Barack Obama. At CFTC, Bart quickly developed a reputation as a regulator with a rare combination of insider knowledge and a gut instinct to fight for fairness and a break for the common man.

Always one to take on new challenges, Commissioner Chilton joined RT America to host the financial news program “Boom Bust,” excelling at the task with his trademark charisma, and expertise.


  1. Im deeply saddened by his sudden disappearance, he was such a benevolent character and I loved his show. Although death is not the end I wished he could have stayed longer. A great character gone. Many greetings from Germany and condolences to his family. R.I.P Mr. Chilton

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