“Money, Power & Wall St.” Wins Writers Guild and Polk Awards
February 18, 2013, 10:59 am ET
Episode one of Money, Power and Wall Street, FRONTLINE’s four-hour investigation into the global financial crisis, received a Writers Guild Award in the Documentary – Current Events category last night. Produced by Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria, the episode explored how the the rapid rise of credit default swaps, originally designed to stabilize the economic system, brought the global economy to its knees.
Today it also was announced that the full four-hour series produced by Martin Smith, Marcela Gaviria, Michael Kirk, Jim Gilmore and Mike Wiser will receive the George Polk Award for Documentary Television Reporting in April. From the award citation:
You can watch all four hours of the series on our website, and also watch, read and share dozens of in-depth interviews that provide first-hand testimony inside the financial crisis and its aftermath.
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