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FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the global financial crisis.
Episode 1: Inside the epic rise of a new financial order
Chapter 1: A Brave New World of Banking
A group of young bankers make history with the creation of the credit default swap market
Chapter 2: Funding the American Dream
The Wall Street and mortgage lobbies successfully defeat attempts to regulate derivatives
Chapter 3: Marching Towards the Cliff
JP Morgan reassesses, pulls back from the mortgage market but other banks can get enough
Chapter 4: The Unraveling Begins
When the housing bubble burst, credit default swaps bring the global economy to it's knees
Money, Power & Wall Street: Part Two
Chapter 1: Systematic Risk
Bear Stearns collapses; regulators feel its effects on the financial system.
Chapter 2: The Summer of Assurances
The financial crisis becomes increasingly obvious, but there's no decisive action.
Chapter 3: The Decision to let Lehman fail
Paulson bet the markets would take care of themselves but would soon learn he was wrong.
Chapter 4: AIG gets a bailout
A decision by Geithner means billions of US government dollars flow to Wall Street