Introducing “The FRONTLINE Interviews”
At the heart of Money, Power and Wall Street are FRONTLINE’s interviews with Wall Street power brokers and financial innovators, Bush and Obama administration insiders, regulators and critics from across the political spectrum that provide first-hand testimony from those deeply involved in the financial crisis and its aftermath.
FRONTLINE has published nearly 20 of these interviews — including more than seven hours of eight extended video interviews — to present the inside story of the struggles to rescue and repair a shattered economy, exploring key decisions, missed opportunities and the unprecedented and uneasy partnership between government leaders and titans of finance.
Among the video interviewees:
- Phil Angelides, chair, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
- Richard Kovacevich, former chair of Wells Fargo
- Austan Goolsbee, former Obama economic adviser
- Robert Wolf, chair of UBS Americas
- Cathy O’Neil, Occupy Wall Street
You can navigate the interviews by individual, or by nearly 50 different themes, including:
- The roots of the crisis
- Wall Street culture
- Did we need a bigger stimulus?
- Should the Obama administration have been tougher on the banks?
- Are we safer today?
This project was produced in collaboration with the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and is made possible by a grant from Duke’s Rutherfurd Living History Program.