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FRONTLINE: Money, Power And Wall Street: The Crisis Spreads

Airs Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: A trader reacts as the market drops; New York Stock Exchange, February 2009.

The FRONTLINE Interviews

Watch firsthand testimony from deep inside the financial crisis and its aftermath.

In an encore presentation from the acclaimed series "Money, Power and Wall Street," FRONTLINE explores how an "epidemic of greed" spread from financial institutions in the United States to Europe and back.

Correspondent Martin Smith ("College, Inc.," "The Madoff Affair") reveals a trail of complex deals that contributed to a European crisis that today threatens to sink the global economy into another slump.

Almost four years after the meltdown, FRONTLINE examines how regulators have tried to fix an industry steeped in conflicts of interest, excessive risk taking and incentives to cheat.

New rules and regulations are being written, but can they prevent the next crisis?

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Money, Power And Wall Street: London Regulation

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Frontline: Money, Power and Wall Street, Part One

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Above: FRONTLINE "Money, Power and Wall Street" - A group of young bankers make history with the creation of the credit default swap market.

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Frontline: Money, Power and Wall Street, Part Two

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Above: FRONTLINE "Money, Power and Wall Street" - Bear Stearns collapses; regulators fear its effects on the financial system.

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Frontline: Money, Power and Wall Street, Part Three

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Above: FRONTLINE "Money, Power and Wall Street" - The president-elect faces a key decision: Who should serve on his economic team?

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Frontline: Money, Power and Wall Street, Part Four

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Above: FRONTLINE "Money, Power and Wall Street" - Despite the crisis, nothing seems to have really changed the culture of Wall Street.