FRONTLINE: Inside the Meltdown
Airs Friday, July 16, 2010 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, May 15, 2009
FRONTLINE investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. "Inside The Meltdown" 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. The film 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.
"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."