Frontline: Breaking the Bank

Frontline: Breaking the Bank

Director: Michael Kirk

Cast: Michael Kirk, Will Lyman

     
 
The collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 triggered fears that a Depression-like economic free fall was fast developing. To head it off, then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson helped arrange the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch merger and, a month later, pressured the nation's largest banks to take $125 billion of taxpayers' money. Featuring interviews with Bank

Overview

The collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 triggered fears that a Depression-like economic free fall was fast developing. To head it off, then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson helped arrange the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch merger and, a month later, pressured the nation's largest banks to take $125 billion of taxpayers' money. Featuring interviews with Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis and former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain, Frontline: Breaking the Bank examines those goings-on through the prism of Bank of American and also explores the consequences of the infusion of public capital into the private sphere. ~ Jeff Gemmill

Product Details

Release Date:
08/11/2009
UPC:
0841887010917
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
72,465

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Frontline: Breaking the Bank
1. Introduction [2:05]
2. September '08: Markets Are Seizing Up [8:11]
3. The Bank of America-Merrill Merger [12:33]
4. The Day Everything Changed [10:29]
5. Lewis Wants Out Of The Merrill Deal [12:28]
6. A New Day [7:33]
7. Credits [2:49]

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