TVO asks: What caused one of the world's greatest financial disasters of all

Live, interactive Web-TV event connects viewers with experts in online chat

TORONTO, July 7 /CNW/ - As the two-year anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers approaches and stories of the global financial crisis that followed continue to play out in the news, TVO presents an inside look at what happened in the North American premiere of the three-part series The Love of Money: The definitive guide to the global economic meltdown.

Throughout the three episodes airing on Mondays July 12, 19 and 26 at 10 pm, viewers are invited to go to where Terence Corcoran, editor of the Financial Post will further explore the program in a live interactive online chat.

The Love of Money places the September 2008 crash in its social context, analyzing how it was reported by the media and how it changed the lives of so many. It features exclusive interviews with UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, American economist Alan Greenspan as well as the CEOs of leading financial institutions and finance ministers around the world.

In episode one, The Bank that Bust the World, national leaders, finance ministers and CEOs describe their tense negotiations in New York and London as Lehman Brothers headed towards bankruptcy. Episode two, The Age of Confidence, examines the boom years leading up to the bust. And the final episode, Back from the Brink, tells the story of how close the world came to total economic collapse.

TVO's North American premiere of The Love of Money is sponsored in part by Financial Post.

About TVO

TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. For more information, visit

Where to find TVO

Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Bell TV channel 265, Shaw Direct channel 353.


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