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In the News Profiles in Courage

May 19, 2009

VIEW: Two women who just received the John. F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award

The video is from FRONTLINE's reporting for Inside the Meltdown.

Brooksley Born: Back in '98 she warned that unregulated financial contracts, such as credit default swaps, could pose grave dangers to the economy -- and she got slammed by two top Clinton officials.

FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair: She, too, spoke out early and forcefully -- warning about the impact of predatory lending practices. Read her FRONTLINE interview.

Inside the Meltdown is being rebroadcast this week on PBS. You also can watch it online now.

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