Financial Meltdown: Streaming Video

This guide focuses on the causes and aftermath of the financial crisis in the United States (2007-present) from a societal perspective, rather than from any one discipline. Basic information on the global aspects of the crisis is also included.

The ascent of money

[Also available on DVD] In The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson traces the evolution of money and demonstrates that financial history is the essential back-story behind all history.--Producer Description

The Bailout/CBS 60 Minutes

Scott Pelley gets rare access to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson as he deals with the nation's unfolding economic crisis.--Producer Description

Bailouts and Bull Part 1/ABC 20/20

John Stossel's six-part series challenging U.S. federal government policies: Part 1: Private Road building companies

Bailouts and Bull Part 2

John Stossel's six-part series challenging U.S. federal government policies: Part  2: America's Longest Commute

Bailouts and Bull Part 3

John Stossel's six-part series challenging U.S. federal government policies: Part 3: Medical Marijuana

Bailouts and Bull Part 4

John Stossel's six-part series challenging U.S. federal government policies: Part  4: Preschool

Bailouts and Bull Part 5

John Stossel's six-part series challenging U.S. federal government policies: Part 5: Immigration

Bailouts and Bull Part 6

John Stossel's six-part series challenging U.S. federal government policies: Part 6 Middle Class in America

Crisis of Credit Visualized

The short and simple story of the credit crisis--Jonathan Jarvis

House of Cards/CBS 60 Minutes

Steve Kroft reports on the U.S. sub-prime mortgage meltdown, in which risky loans drove a housing boom that went bust, and how this crisis is now roiling capital markets worldwide.--Producer Description

House of Cards/CNBC

[Also available on DVD] CNBC presents the definitive report on the defining story of our time. CNBC correspondent David Faber investigates the origins of the global economic crisis, with first person accounts from home buyers, mortgage brokers, investment bankers and investors – most of whom let greed blind them, leading to the greatest financial collapse since the Great Depression.--Producer Description

Inside the Meltdown/Frontline/PBS

"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."--P.B.S. Web Site.

 

Mortgage Mess/PBS Bill Moyers Journal

[Also available on video]  The Journal travels to ground zero of the mortgage meltdown — Cleveland, Ohio. Correspondent Rick Karr takes viewers to Slavic Village, one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in the nation when it comes to the spate of foreclosures caused by the subprime mortgage crisis.--Producer Description

Real Estate "Downfall": Satire

A clip from the movie Der Untergang, with the Hitler character portraying a real estate investor.

Xplane, Savings & (mis)Trust: A Credit Crisis XPLANATION

The United States economy is suffering one of the worst financial crises in history, due to seriously flawed subprime mortgage lending practices over the past eight years.  The repercussions have already been severe and continue to unravel. American people are fearful and unsure of what the future holds.  How did we get to this point? Clearly understand the roles that borrowers, mortgage lenders, banks, financial institutions and asset backed securities played in creating this financial meltdown of historic proportion.--Producer Description 

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