Documentary Film: Money, Power & Wall Street (2012). Broken down into four parts, this four-hour FRONTLINE investigation tells the inside story of the origins of the 2008 financial meltdown and the battle to save the global economy. The films explore key decisions, missed opportunities, and the unprecedented moves by the government and banking leaders that have affected the fortunes of millions of people.
Hour One begins with the epic story of the rise of modern finance. Hour Two investigates how the country’s leaders failed to prevent an oncoming crisis and ended up initiating the largest government bailout in history. Hour Three opens with Barack Obama taking office in the midst of the worst economic crisis in 80 years. And in its conclusion, Hour Four probes into a Wall Street culture that remains focused on making risky trades.