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Flashback The Week That Changed Everything
September 15, 2009
VIEW: Inside the political wheeling and dealing surrounding last year's financial meltdown. The first clip, from Inside the Meltdown, examines then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's decision to let Lehman Brothers fail. The second, from Breaking the Bank, explores the aftermath of this decision, including Paulson and Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke's demand that Congress approve a $700 billion bailout.
Need a refresher on the events that forever changed our economy? View our in-depth timeline here.
Also take a look at our extended interviews with key players from both films, including FDIC Chair Sheila Bair, Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis, former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain and top Paulson aide Michele Davis.