Posted on: May 31, 2013 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0


The Economic Meltdown is a collection of five Frontline shows about the ongoing financial crisis on the world stage, which clock in at about 5 hours. Inside The Meltdown provides viewers with a set of actions that contributed to the crash of the economy, with a particular focus on the actions of United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke.

Ten Trillion and Counting showcases that the impact of this collapse may not be limited to this generation. In fact, what this episode showcases is that the world economy will never be the same. Breaking the Bank provides a great deal of additional information about one of the key contributors to the crisis. By examining the actions taken by Ken Lewis while at the Bank of America, Breaking the Bank showcases that it was human interaction that created the fiscal situation.

The Warning focuses on the telltale signs that should have been evident to those watching the system, and looks at derivatives (securities that are linked to the value of constituent assets) as one of the factors exacerbating the failure of the system. Cliffhanger is the final episode on The Economic Meltdown, providing viewers with a look into the future. Unless major decisions are made to change the inherent flaws in the system, the chances are good that there will be a large collapse in the future, one that may dwarf what has occurred in the last few years. The Economic Meltdown can be purchased at a wide variety of online retailers. Check out the PBS website for more information about Frontline and other shows.

Rating: 8.4/10


The Economic Meltdown DVD Review / 2013 PBS / 300 Minutes / http://www.pbs.org8941735

Leave a Comment