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FRONTLINE; Money, Power and Wall Street, Part 2


WGBH EDITED MASTER (SOLID GREEN LABEL) 3013 HD STACKED 001 Episodes 3 and 4 broadcast on the same night.

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Money, Power and Wall Street, Part 2
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3013; 3014

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

Episodes 3 and 4 broadcast on the same night.

In this special investigation, FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the origins of the financial meltdown and the battle to save the global economy. The films explore key decisions, missed opportunities and the unprecedented moves by the government and banking leaders that have affected the fortunes of millions of people.

In Part 2, FRONTLINE producer Martin Smith (College, Inc., The Madoff Affair) pivots the investigation to the inner workings of global high finance, which four years after the crisis exploded remains largely shrouded in secrecy and laden with risk. While popular anger at bankers and the effects of reckless lending and borrowing has spread across much of the globe, effective regulatory reform remains elusive. Looking to Europe as well as America, FRONTLINE interviews leading bankers and officials to probe deeply into story of the big banks, how they developed, how they crashed, and whether many of the practices that contributed to the crisis remain clear and present dangers. Is the global economy again on the brink?

A FRONTLINE production with RAINmedia and Kirk Documentary Group



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Money, Power and Wall Street, Part 2,” 04/28/2012, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_37BFC15858D3440DA3A4DDEBA22A1259.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Money, Power and Wall Street, Part 2.” 04/28/2012. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_37BFC15858D3440DA3A4DDEBA22A1259>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Money, Power and Wall Street, Part 2. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_37BFC15858D3440DA3A4DDEBA22A1259
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