The Buzz Around “Money, Power and Wall Street”
Follow @azmatzahraApril 25, 2012, 3:35 pm ET
Financial journalists, Occupy Wall Street activists and even a senior economic adviser to President Obama all took to the internet to talk about last night’s broadcast of the first half of Money, Power and Wall Street, FRONTLINE’s four-hour investigation into the global financial crisis.
Last night’s film began with a sober look at derivatives and credit default swaps – some of the financial instruments tied to mortgage loans that helped lead to the financial meltdown in 2008 — through the eyes of some of those who invented them. A review in The Atlantic Wire today praises FRONTLINE’s explanation:
Austan Goolsbee, a former economic adviser to President Obama who was interviewed for the film, added insights into some of the challenges the economic team confronted:
Goolsbee even responded to some of the criticisms from Sheila Bair, the former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, about the administration’s handling of the crisis:
Throughout the broadcast, journalists and financial reporters tweeted their insights and reactions, including…
Clara Jeffrey, the co-editor of Mother Jones:
Fortune‘s Katie Benner:
Marketplace‘s Heidi Moore:
And POLITICO‘s Ben White, who laid down a challenge about one image in the film (embedded at the top of this post):
(Answer: Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg. Time’s Sam Gustin got it.)
Others noted the impressive line-up of interviews with financial journalists who were on top of the story:
If you’re like @Dinamico_7, who saw the buzz about Money, Power and Wall Street, but don’t know where to watch…
Our website has you covered, where you watch the first two hours, dig into “The FRONTLINE Interviews” and explore more:
Don’t forget! The second half of Money, Power and Wall Street airs next week:
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