Commanding Heights: The Battle For The World Economy; Thinking The Unthinkable (2003)
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- Commanding Heights: The Battle For The World Economy
- Thinking The Unthinkable (2003)
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Filmed over the course of two years on five continents, COMMANDING HEIGHTS: THE BATTLE FOR THE WORLD ECONOMY is the first in-depth documentary that tells the inside story of our new global economy and what it means for individuals around the world. Narrated by David Ogden Stiers, explores the new reality, new rules, and new winners and losers in the battle between government and the marketplace; the great debate over globalization; and the powerful force shaping our future society and economy. Based on the best-selling book The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, co-authored by Pulitzer Prize-winner Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw.
The series is built around extraordinary interviews with world leaders and thinkers from twenty different countries—including former President Bill Clinton, Vice President Dick Cheney, former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev, Mexican President Vicente Fox, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Singapore’s Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew, former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, and President George W. Bush’s Economic Advisor Lawrence Lindsey. Series release date: 4/2002
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This episode weaves together the changes taking place in the United States and Great Britain. The period of prosperity following World War II, which came to be known as the "thirty glorious years," came to an end in the early 1970s as America and Britain's economies entered a malaise. Economic stagnation sets in on all sides. Worldwide, the strategies of government planning are failing to produce their intended results. Then, a British grocer's daughter and a former Hollywood actor become heads of state. Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan set the tone for a change from government dominance to a focus on the power of market forces.
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- Global Affairs
- Sullivan, Michael (Series Producer)
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- APA: Commanding Heights: The Battle For The World Economy; Thinking The Unthinkable (2003). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_23B7684ADB334BDEA9B4B0FE57C44E38