Video and Multimedia
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“Shell in Nigeria,” Channel 4, May 17, 2009 (10 minutes),
Part of a documentary that looks at the impact of Shell’s oil extraction on the Ogoni region of Nigeria.
Case Study: Financial Crisis
Jim Cramer interviewed on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central, March 12, 2009:
- http://www.cc.com/video-clips/0vqrim/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-jim-cramer-pt--1 (2 minutes)
- http://www.cc.com/video-clips/iinzrx/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-jim-cramer-pt--2 (11 minutes)
- http://www.cc.com/video-clips/gliow5/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-jim-cramer-pt--3 (2 minutes)
Jon Stewart’s lambasting of CNBC on The Daily Show in March 2009 and his three-part interview of Jim Cramer (host of Mad Money) is compelling TV. As usual, Stewart employs comedy to great effect. In addition, he confronts Cramer with an honesty and directness that you rarely see on current affairs television in the United States. Stewart articulates succinctly the behavior of Wall Street that led directly to the financial crisis, but he also skewers Cramer (and CNBC) for becoming part of the problem rather than being the journalists they purport to be. As a result, the interview is both entertaining and uncomfortable to watch because Stewart so completely undermines what it is that must get Cramer out of bed every morning to do his show.
Inside Job, Sony Pictures Classics, 2008 (1 hour 37 minutes), http://www.sonyclassics.com/insidejob/
“From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Charles Ferguson (“No End In Sight”) comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry.”