Editor’s Note: Today we hand over question-and-answer duties to Charles Ferguson, former MIT academic and dot.com entrepreneur who is now a documentary filmmaker, and created the Academy Award-winning analysis of the Crash of ’08, ‘Inside Job.’ Last week, we aired … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Producer and director Charles Ferguson won an Academy Award this year for “Inside Job,” his documentary about the financial crisis. On Wednesday night’s broadcast, we spoke with Ferguson about one of the major focuses of the film: alleged … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman reports on the aftermath of the financial crisis and how the Academy Award-winning documentary, “Inside Job” is influencing some leading economic thinkers. The film raises concerns about conflicts of interest for economists in academics. Continue reading
In “The Edge of Joy,” filmmaker Dawn Shapiro goes inside a busy maternity ward in Nigeria, where maternal deaths are among the world’s highest. The documentary is the first in a series of independently produced films from around the world aired in a partnership between The Economist magazine and the NewsHour. Continue reading
A new documentary, ‘Better This World’, follows the story of the Texas Two as they wrestle with how to defend themselves in court and deal with FBI pressure to betray each other.
Mark Hogancamp’s therapeutic imaginary world is the subject of ‘Marwencol’, a documentary by Jeff Malmberg that airs on “PBS’ Independent Lens”:http://www.itvs.org/films/marwencol on Tuesday.
Judy Woodruff previews “Role of a Lifetime,” a new PBS documentary on the political life of former first lady Nancy Reagan. Continue reading
In a documentary airing on most PBS stations, “Nova” captured the gripping story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for more than two months and explores the science used to rescue them. Continue reading
First a bestselling book, then a popular blog and soon to be a public radio show, the phenomenon that is “Freakonomics” is the brain child of University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner. Now, “Freakonomics” is a movie.