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FRONTLINE; Inside The Meltdown


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Inside The Meltdown
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2708 HD 001

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

FRONTLINE investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. The film chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, Lehman Brothers collapse, the propping up of insurance giant AIG and the $700 billion bailout. "Inside the Meltdown" examines what Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke didn't see, couldn't stop and haven't been able to fix.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Inside The Meltdown,” 02/12/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ACC835F2F8A04D659148F496D34B3034.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Inside The Meltdown.” 02/12/2009. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ACC835F2F8A04D659148F496D34B3034>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Inside The Meltdown. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ACC835F2F8A04D659148F496D34B3034
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