Frontline: Money, Power and Wall Street

On Tuesday, April 24 “Frontline” begins a special four-hour investigation series “Money, Power and Wall Street”.   “Frontline” producer Michael Kirk investigates how two U.S. administrations confronted the country’s economic crisis, while dealing with sharp internal divisions and a conflicted relationship with Wall Street that seems to be marked by mistrust and dependence, mutual interests and competing goals.

Kirk’s  investigation will detail the largest government bailout in U.S. history, and a series of decisions that, whether intentional or not, rewrote the rules of government and  fueled a debate that would alter the country’s political landscape in such a way as we’ve never seen before.

Most of the focus is on the Obama administration.  A newly elected president coming into office with a mandate for change and running right up against the country’s  economic instability. In the end the administration makes choices with winners and losers that will ultimately define the direction of his presidency.

“Frontline: Money, Power and Wall Street” part one begins on Tuesday, April 24 at 9:00pm on WOSU TV with an encore presentation Wednesday, April 25 at 9:00pm on WOSU PLUS.  Part two will air on Tuesday, May 1 at 9:00pm with an encore on Wednesday, May 2 at 9:00pm.