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Kirk Documentary Group

Overview
Works: 93 works in 212 publications in 1 language and 15,232 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Television news programs  Documentary films  Biography  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Television programs  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: E902, 973.931
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kirk Documentary Group
Frontline( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the derivative securities market during the 1990s and explores early warnings of the financial crisis of 2008. Uncovers an intense battle between high-ranking members of the Clinton administration versus Elizabeth Brooksley Born who tried to sound the alarm about the need to regulate the emerging, highly complex, and lucrative derivatives markets. Examines Alan Greenspan's economic policies
Inside the meltdown( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the housing bubble burst and trillions of dollars worth of toxic mortgages began to go bad in 2007, fear spread through the massive firms that form the heart of Wall Street. By the spring of 2008, burdened by billions of dollars of bad mortgages, the investment bank Bear Stearns was the subject of rumors that it would soon fail. "Rumors are such that they can just plain put you out of business," Bear Stearns' former CEO Alan "Ace" Greenberg tells FRONTLINE. The company's stock had dropped from $171 to $57 a share, and it was hours from declaring bankruptcy. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke acted. "It was clear that this had to be contained. There was no doubt in his mind," says Bernanke's colleague, economist Mark Gertler. Bernanke, a former economics professor from Princeton, specialized in studying the Great Depression. "He more than anybody else appreciated what would happen if it got out of control," Gertler explains. To stabilize the markets, Bernanke engineered a shotgun marriage between Bear Sterns and the commercial bank JPMorgan, with a promise that the federal government would use $30 billion to cover Bear Stearns' questionable assets tied to toxic mortgages. It was an unprecedented effort to stop the contagion of fear that seemed to be threatening the rest of Wall Street. While publicly supportive of the deal, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, a former Wall Street executive with Goldman Sachs, was uncomfortable with government interference in the markets. That summer, he issued a warning to his former colleagues not to expect future government bailouts, saying he was concerned about a legal concept known as moral hazard. Within months, however, Paulson would witness the virtual collapse of the giant mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and preside over their takeover by the federal government. The episode sent shockwaves through the economy as confidence in Wall Street began to evaporate. Within days, in September 2008, another investment bank, Lehman Brothers, was on the brink of collapse. Once again, there were calls for Bernanke and Paulson to bail out the Wall Street giant. But Paulson was under intense political pressure from conservative Republicans in Washington to invoke moral hazard and let the company fail. "You had a conservative secretary of the Treasury and conservative administration. There was right-wing criticism over Bear Stearns," says Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. Paulson pushed Lehman's CEO Dick Fuld to find a buyer for his ailing company. But no company would buy Lehman unless the government offered a deal similar to the one Bear Stearns had received. Paulson refused, and Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy. FRONTLINE then chronicles the disaster that followed. Within 24 hours, the stock market crashed, and credit markets around the world froze. "We're no longer talking about mortgages," says economist Gertler. "We're talking about car loans, loans to small businesses, commercial paper borrowing by large banks. This is like a disease spreading." "I think that the secretary of the Treasury could not fully comprehend what that linkage was and the extent to which this would materialize into problems," says former Lehman board member Henry Kaufman. Paulson was thunderstruck. "This is the utter nightmare of an economic policy-maker," Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman tells FRONTLINE. "You may have just made the decision that destroyed the world. Absolutely terrifying moment." In response, Paulson and Bernanke would propose -- and Congress would eventually pass -- a $700 billion bailout plan. FRONTLINE goes inside the deliberations surrounding the passage of the legislation and examines its unsuccessful implementation. "Many Americans still don't understand what has happened to the economy," FRONTLINE producer/director Michael Kirk says. "How did it all go so bad so quickly? Who is responsible? How effective has the response from Washington and Wall Street been? Those are the questions at the heart of Inside the Meltdown."--Frontline web site
Misunderstood minds( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at current research into learning styles & techniques, especially in relation to elementary school children with learning disabilities
Bush's war( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A two-part special series that tells the epic story of how the Iraq War began and how it has been fought, both on the ground and deep inside the government"--Http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar
League of denial : the NFL's concussion crisis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the realities of brain injuries sustained on the field by football players and the National Football League's attempts to cover the issue up
Frontline( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontline investigates the secret history of the unprecedented surveillance program that began in the wake of September 11th and continues today. As big technology companies encouraged users to share more and more information about their lives, they created a trove of data that could be useful not simply to advertisers, but also to the government. The revelations of NSA contractor Edward Snowden would push Silicon Valley into the center of a debate over privacy and government surveillance
Gunned down : the power of the NRA( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontline investigates how the NRA uses its unrivaled political power to stop gun regulation in America
Breaking the bank( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ken Lewis, the CEO of Bank of America, is in trouble: a stock collapse; a rocky merger; the worst fourth-quarter losses in at least 17 years; a stockholder revolt; an urgent need to raise more capital despite a $45 billion infusion from the federal government. And on top of that, he effectively has a new boss: President Barack Obama. In Breaking the Bank, FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (Inside the Meltdown, Bush's War) draws on a rare combination of high-profile interviews with key players Ken Lewis and former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain to reveal the story of two banks at the heart of the financial crisis, their rocky merger, and the government's new role in taking over -- some call it "nationalizing"--The American banking system."--Frontline website
Money, power and Wall Street( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a special 4-hour investigation, Frontline tells the inside story of the struggles to rescue and repair a shattered economy, exploring key decisions, missed opportunities, and the unprecedented and uneasy partnership between government leaders and titans of finance that affects the fortunes of millions of people around the world
Dreams of Obama( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Barack Obama assumes the presidency on January 20th, 2009, FRONTLINE tells the story of how a little known state senator rose from obscurity to the White House in just over four years. Dreams of Obama draws on interviews with those closest to Obama to provide insight into how he might lead the country. A personal and political biography, the film examines the key moments that shaped Obama, and asks what his election says about America
The torture question( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The program traces how decisions made in Washington, D.C. in the immediate aftermath of September 11th led to a robust interrogation policy that laid the groundwork for prisoner abuse in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and Iraq. The program provides the context for understanding how the rules were confused, how lines of authority were blurred, and what happens when the authorization of "coercive interrogation" makes it way into the battle zone. The program focuses on the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq as a case study in prisoner abuse
The dark side( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid revelations about faulty prewar intelligence and a scandal surrounding the indictment of the vice president's chief of staff and presidential adviser, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Frontline goes behind the headlines to investigate the internal war that was waged between the intelligence community and Richard Bruce Cheney, the most powerful vice president in the nation's history. The film tells the story of the vice president's role as the chief architect of the war on terror, and his battle with Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet for control of the "dark side." Drawing on more than 40 interviews and thousands of documents, the film provides a step-by-step examination of what happened inside the councils of war
Caring for your parents( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary focuses attention on the United States' aging population and the many adult children who are undertaking the primary care for their aging parents, underscoring today's struggle to keep parents at home, tensions between siblings and social, cultural and economic issues. Immediately followed by a 30-minute panel discussion with medical correspondent Dr. Art Ulene which offers constructive advice and guidance on how to start the caregiving conversation
Losing Iraq( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Islamic extremists gaining ground in Iraq, and the Obama administration being pulled back into the conflict, this is a timely and late-breaking report on the crisis in Iraq
The secret history of ISIS( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the emergence of the terrorist organization ISIS, in part a result of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and subsequent miscalculations by two U.S. presidents. Feautures commentary by key policymakers and counterterrorism experts
Inside Obama's presidency( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term, Frontline takes a probing look at the first four years of his presidency. With inside accounts from his battles with his Republican opponents over health care and the economy to his dramatic expansion of targeted killings of enemies, Frontline examines the president's key decisions and the experiences that will inform his second term
Cheney's law( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For three decades, Vice President Dick Cheney has waged a secretive and often bitter battle to expand the power of the presidency. Now in a direct confrontation with Congress, as the administration asserts executive privilege to head off investigations into domestic wiretapping and the firing of U.S. attorneys, FRONTLINE meticulously traces the behind-closed-doors battle within the administration over the power of the presidency and the rule of law."--Container
Frontline( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sobering look at the push to reform health care, revealing the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups and the role of money in policy making."--Frontline website
Karl Rove, the architect by Michael Kirk( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the political history and career of Karl Rove--a man who has been on the inside of every political and policy decision of George W. Bush's administration, including the battles on Social Security, taxes, and tort reform
Secrets, politics, and torture( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic story of the fight over the CIA's controversial interrogation methods, widely criticized as torture. Based on recently declassified documents and interviews with key political leaders and CIA insiders, the film investigates what the CIA did and whether it worked
 
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