Posts filed under “Television”

The Ascent of Money: Niall Ferguson

Night Talk: An Interview With Niall Ferguson

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Category: Finance, Television, Video

Peter Schiff On Squawk Box

Peter Schiff On Squawk Box: Economic Impact Of Obama Victory


11/3/2008

Category: Economy, Politics, Television, Video

Bush’s Push For Deregulation

In the final months of his administration, Pres. Bush and his aides are requesting a series of regulation changes ranging from issues concerning the environment to the economy:

CBS Sunday Morning:


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Nov. 1, 2008

Category: Legal, Regulation, Taxes and Policy, Television, Video

Moyers: James K. Galbraith on Financial Crises

Bill Moyers talks about the economic future with with James
K. Galbraith, Lloyd Bentsen, Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations
at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at
Austin. Galbraith is the author of six books, the most recent, The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too.

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Galbraith

Source:
Bill Moyers Journal
PBS, October 24, 2008

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/10242008/watch2.html

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Category: Bailouts, Books, Television, Video

The Bank Of America on 60 Minutes

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Excerpt:

Banks are supposed to lend money, and when they stop – as they have in recent
months – the workings of our entire economy are threatened. Credit became so
frozen, the government had to step in this past week and take an ownership stake
in the country’s biggest banks.

On Monday Treasury Secretary Henry
Paulson summoned the CEOs of the nine largest banks to Washington – and gave
them a massive amount of money so they would start lending again.

The
largest of the banks is Bank of America (B of A) – now partly owned by the
United States of America.

The head of Bank of America, Ken Lewis, says
that when he and the others met at the Treasury Department, it became clear that
Secretary Paulson’s "offer" was an ultimatum – no negotiations.

"In
other words, take it or leave it?" correspondent Lesley Stahl asked.

"Right. Right, right."

Source:
The Bank Of America
The CEO Of The Nation’s Largest Bank Talks About Treasury’s Plans For Buying Into Financial Firms
60 Minutes, Oct. 19, 2008   
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/19/60minutes/main4531244.shtml

Category: Credit, Television, Video

Why is Barron’s Banned From CNBC?

Category: Financial Press, Really, really bad calls, Television, Trading

Colbert on Computerized Trading

Stephan Colbert on The Computer Menace: 

 

Category: Television, Trading, Video

60 Minutes on the Financial Storm

On Friday Congress finally passed – and President Bush signed into law – a financial rescue package in which the taxpayers will buy up Wall Street’s bad investments.

The numbers are staggering, but they don’t begin to explain the greed and incompetence that created this mess.

It began with a terrible bet that was magnified by reckless borrowing, complex securities, and a vast, unregulated shadow market worth nearly $60 trillion that hid the risks until it was too late to do anything about them.

And as correspondent Steve Kroft reports, it’s far from being over.
 

 


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Source:
A Look At Wall Street’s Shadow Market: How Some Arcane Wall Street Financial Instruments Magnified Economic Crisis 
CBS 60 Minutes, Oct. 5, 2008
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/05/60minutes/main4502454.shtml

 

 

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Television, Video

Stewie Griffin Meets Wall Street

Enjoy! Yeah, I know its old — but its still very funny!

Category: Digital Media, Film, Television

George Carlin on HBO

Carlin_main_w_interview George Carlin recorded 14 live comedy stand up specials for HBO, over the course of three decades.

HBO will air Carlin’s most recent live comedy special, "It’s Bad for Ya," at 9 p.m. Friday, June 27.

Tonight and tomorrow, HBO2 will air 11 of those earlier shows:

Wednesday, June 25th
8:00pm   George Carlin at USC (1977)
9:00pm   George Carlin Again! (1978)
11:00pm  Carlin at Carnegie (1983)
12:00am  Carlin on Campus (1984)
1:00am  Playin’ with Your Head (1986)

Thursday, June 26th

8:00pm  What Am I Doing in New Jersey? (1988)
9:00pm  Doin It Again (1990)
10:00pm  Jammin in New York (1992)
11:00pm  Back in Town (1996)
12:05am  You Are All Diseased (1999)
1:00am   It’s Bad For Ya (2008)

Also, this weekend, NBC will be running the very first ever 1975 Saturday Night Live, hosted by none other than George Carlin. Its a must TiVo show.

Those of you who may not be all that familiar with Carlin’s earlier
works should especially catch the 1970′s and 80′s work. Its probably
tame compared to what you are used to today, but Carlin was groundbreaking. Most modern comics owe a huge debt to Carlin.

For those of you without HBO, there’s always the complete set: All My Stuff   

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Previously:

George Carlin (1937 – 2008)
http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2008/06/george-carlin-1.html

Category: Politics, Psychology, Television, Video