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The Economic Meltdown [videorecording]: How America's Fiscal Fallout Triggered a Global Crisis

WGBH ; PBS
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Features five Frontline programs: Inside the Meltdown-Investigating the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years. Ten Trillion and Counting-The efforts to slow down the crisis added more debt. How debt constrains and challenges the government. Breaking the Bank-Wall Street risked billions and created massive losses, nearly breaking the banks. The Warning-Why did the meltdown happen? Cliffhanger-Investigation of how Washington has failed to solve the country's problems of debt.
Director
Michael Kirk
Performers
Correspondent, Forrest Sawyer (Ten trillion and counting).
Narrator, Will Lyman. Reported by Jim Gilmore (Inside the meltdown, Breaking the bank, The warning, Cliffhanger).
Release Date
2009
Run Time
280 min.
Language
Open-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing
Rating
Rating: TVPG
Notes
  • Title from sell sheet.
  • Videodisc release of five episodes of the documentary television series Frontline, originally aired on PBS in 2009 (Inside the meltdown, Ten trillion and counting, Breaking the bank, and The warning) and 2013 (Cliffhanger).
  • Aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Related Title
Frontline (Television program)
Edition
Widescreen
Contents
  • Disc 1. Inside the meltdown / a Frontline co-production with Kirk Documentary Group Ltd. ; produced by Michael Kirk ... [et al.] ; written and directed by Michael Kirk. Ten trillion and counting / a Frontline production with The Documentary Group ; producer, David Schisgall ; written by Mark Obenhaus. Breaking the bank / a Frontline co-production with Kirk Documentary Group Ltd. ; produced by Michael Kirk ... [et al.] ; written and directed by Michael Kirk.
  • disc 2. The warning / a Frontline co-production with Kirk Documentary Group Ltd. ; produced by Michael Kirk ... [et al.] ; written and directed by Michael Kirk. Cliffhanger / a Frontline production with Kirk Documentary Group Ltd. ; produced by Michael Kirk ... [et al.] ; written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser ; directed by Michael Kirk.
ISBN
9781608839193, 1608839192
Credits
Director of photography, Ben McCoy; editors, Peter Rhodes (Inside the meltdown), Kenneth Levis, Peter R. Livingston, Jr. (Ten trillion and counting), Chad Ervin (Breaking the bank, and The warning), and Steve Audette (Cliffhanger); music, John E. Low (Inside the meltdown, Breaking the bank, The warning, and Cliffhanger), and Ben Decter (Ten trillion and counting).
Published
[Arlington, VA?] : PBS Distribution, 2013.
Publisher no.
  • ECME600 PBS Distribution
  • ECME600.1 PBS Distribution
  • ECME600.2 PBS Distribution
Description
2 videodiscs (280 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; stereo.
Technical Details
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