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FRONTLINE: Inside the Meltdown

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Where the wizards went wrong

 


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Frontline

Inside The Meltdown

Airs Friday at 10:30 p.m. on CPTV

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, the 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. Learn more...

"Nobody cared if they could afford the payments, because the act of buying the house itself meant that you were going to be rich."
- Peter Schiff, economic commentator


 
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