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The Resource Bigger than Enron, written and produced by Hedrick Smith & Marc Shaffer ; directed by Marc Shaffer ; a Frontline coproduction with Hedrick Smith Productions ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)

Bigger than Enron, written and produced by Hedrick Smith & Marc Shaffer ; directed by Marc Shaffer ; a Frontline coproduction with Hedrick Smith Productions ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)

Label
Bigger than Enron
Title
Bigger than Enron
Statement of responsibility
written and produced by Hedrick Smith & Marc Shaffer ; directed by Marc Shaffer ; a Frontline coproduction with Hedrick Smith Productions ; WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributor
Composer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The meteoric rise and stunning collapse of Enron caused many to question why the corporate oversight system that was supposed to protect investors failed to sound any alarms about the company's dubious finances. But Enron and Arthur Andersen turn out to be merely the tip of the iceberg. In the 1990s, more than 700 U.S. companies were forced to correct misleading financial statements as a result of accounting failures, lapses, or outright fraud. This documentary examines how the corporate watchdogs -- the bankers, lawyers, regulators, politicians, and above all, the accountants -- failed to prevent Enron and other scandals from happening. Through interviews with current and former SEC officials (including SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt and his predecessor, Arthur Levitt), Arthur Andersen executives (including former Andersen CEO Joseph Berardino), members of Congress (including Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut), investor advocates, and others, the report explores how the system of controls was eroded by conflicts of interest, as well as by congressional intervention that blocked efforts at protecting investors
Member of
Cataloging source
NUI
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Frontline (Television program)
Credits note
Editor, Cliff Hackel ; music, Eric Kaye
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
HF5616.U5
LC item number
B5 2009
PerformerNote
Correspondent, Hedrick Smith
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Hedrick
  • Shaffer, Marc
  • Hackel, Cliff
  • Kaye, Eric
  • Hedrick Smith Productions
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
60
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arthur Andersen LLP
  • Enron Corp
  • Commercial crimes
  • Corporations
  • Accounting firms
  • Television programs
Technique
live action
Label
Bigger than Enron, written and produced by Hedrick Smith & Marc Shaffer ; directed by Marc Shaffer ; a Frontline coproduction with Hedrick Smith Productions ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast as a segment of the television program Frontline in 2002
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn436041402
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793670543
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887010559
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
FRL62022
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1400043
  • (OCoLC)436041402
System details
DVD, stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bigger than Enron, written and produced by Hedrick Smith & Marc Shaffer ; directed by Marc Shaffer ; a Frontline coproduction with Hedrick Smith Productions ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)
Link
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast as a segment of the television program Frontline in 2002
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn436041402
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793670543
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887010559
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
FRL62022
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1400043
  • (OCoLC)436041402
System details
DVD, stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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