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Inside the world's mightiest bank

Author: Pip Gilmour; Tug Yourgrau; Discovery Channel (Firm); Powderhouse Productions.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, [2001], ©2000.
Series: Discovery Channel University.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the anchor of the global economy, the Federal Reserve Bank handles more money than any other bank in the world. This program explores the far-reaching responsibilities of the Federal Reserve in setting interest rates, regulating other U.S. banks, and making new money. For the first time, cameras go inside the Fed's network command center, the hub of the electronic payment system called FEDWIRE where banks and big  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Pip Gilmour; Tug Yourgrau; Discovery Channel (Firm); Powderhouse Productions.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 48433407
Credits: Camera, Gary Henoch, Thomas Kaufman; editor, Loren Miller; music, Michael Whalen.
Performer(s): Narrator: Tug Yourgrau.
Description: 1 videocassette (51 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Discovery Channel University.
Other Titles: Federal Reserve
Responsibility: producer & director, Pip Gilmour ; produced for the Discovery Channel by Powderhouse Productions.

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As the anchor of the global economy, the Federal Reserve Bank handles more money than any other bank in the world. This program explores the far-reaching responsibilities of the Federal Reserve in setting interest rates, regulating other U.S. banks, and making new money. For the first time, cameras go inside the Fed's network command center, the hub of the electronic payment system called FEDWIRE where banks and big institutions pay each other and where over $2.1 trillion changes hands each day. The program also looks at the fascinating manufacture of U.S. currency and high-tech ways to combat counterfeiting.

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