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Ask Oscar-Winning 'Inside Job' Director Your Questions on the Financial Crisis
Producer and director Charles Ferguson won an Academy Award earlier this year for "Inside Job", his documentary about the financial crisis.
On Wednesday night's broadcast we'll speak to Ferguson about one of the major focuses of the film: alleged conflicts of interest in economics. Ferguson has agreed to take some of your questions about this and other topics he tackled in the film.
Submit your questions by Friday in the comments below. We'll post the answers shortly.