Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse is the story of the bankers who crashed the world, the leaders who struggled to save it and the ordinary families who got crushed. The CBC’s Terence McKenna takes viewers behind the headlines and into the backrooms at the highest levels of world governments and banking institutions, revealing the astonishing level of backstabbing and tension behind the scenes as the world came dangerously close to another Great Depression. He also tells the stories of desperate U.S. homeowners facing foreclosure, disillusioned Ontario autoworkers, and furious employees in France who kidnap their own bosses. Since the financial meltdown began, trillions of dollars have been spent rescuing banks and jumpstarting economies, yet recovery remains fragile. The millions around the world who lost homes and jobs are demanding answers: How did it all go so wrong? Who is to blame? They're still waiting for answers, because to date, only a few small time players have been held to account. No major banking, regulatory or government figures have yet been convicted of any wrongdoing. This four-part documentary series is the first comprehensive portrait of the worst economic crisis in a generation.

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Episodes

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse A Global Tsunami (Part 2 of 4)

The meltdown's devastation ripples around the world, from California to Iceland to China. Facing economic ruin, desperate world leaders are at each other's throats.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse After the Fall (Part 4 of 4)

Investigators begin to sift through the meltdown's rubble. Shaken world leaders question the very foundations of modern capitalism while asking: could it all happen again?
  • 2010
  • 00:45:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse Paying the Price (Part 3 of 4)

The victims of the meltdown fight back. In Iceland, protestors force a government to fall. In Canada, ripped off autoworkers occupy their plant. And in France, furious union members kidnap their bosses.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse The Men Who Crashed the World (Part 1 of 4)

Greed and recklessness by the titans of Wall Street triggers the largest financial crash since the Great Depression. It's left to US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, himself a former Wall Street banker, to try and avert further disaster.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013