Charles Ferguson: “What we have now is the new normal…”

February 28th, 2011, by


If you watched the Academy Awards Sunday night, then you likely heard Inside Job director Charles Ferguson’s acceptance speech after his film won for best documentary. Ferguson’s acceptance speech began this way:

“Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by massive fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that’s wrong.”

Tonight, Ferguson sits down with Tavis and explains how it feels to have won the Oscar when the actual issue that his film addresses remains unresolved.

In the clip below, Ferguson explains why he is still hopeful for America’s financial future even though he calls the current financial struggles that many Americans face “the new normal.”

Watch the clip below and tune in to the full conversation tonight.


Last modified: April 26, 2011 at 11:16 am