Frontline Goes Inside the Economic Meltdown on Tuesday, February 17 on CPTV
HARTFORD, Conn., – Lehman Brothers wasn’t the first investment bank to fail in the meltdown of 2008 – but it was the last straw. On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, at 10 p.m., Frontline’s “Inside the Meltdown” goes behind closed doors to investigate how the economy went so bad so fast – and why emergency actions by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson failed to prevent the worst economic crisis in a generation.
“Many Americans still don’t understand what has happened to the economy,” Frontline producer/director Michael Kirk says. “How did it all go so bad so quickly? Who is responsible? How effective has the response from Washington and Wall Street been? Those are the questions at the heart of ‘Inside the Meltdown.’”
Since 1983, Frontline has served as PBS’ flagship public affairs series. It was hailed upon its debut as “the last best hope for broadcast documentaries,”
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