A close look behind the scenes, between late March and mid-October, 2008: we follow Richard Fuld's benighted attempt to save Lehman Brothers; conversations among Hank Paulson (the Secretary of the Treasury), Ben Bernanke (chair of the Federal Reserve), and Tim Geithner (president of the New York Fed) as they seek a private solution for Lehman's; and, back-channel negotiations among Paulson, Warren Buffet, investment bankers, a British regulator, and members of Congress as almost all work to save the U.S. economy. By the end, with the no-strings bailout arranged, modest confidence restored on Wall Street, and a meltdown averted, Paulson wonders if banks will lend.
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TITLE DROP: Mentioned by Hank Paulson character while lecturing his aide ("Here's your too big to fail"). See more
Lloyd Blankfein's Assistant
I don't think I can take another day of this.
You're getting' out of a Mercedes to go to the New York Federal Reserve. It's not a Higgins boat on Omaha beach.