Ten trillion and counting

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  • Creator WGBH/Frontline co-production with the Documentary Group ; written by Mark Obenhaus ; producer, David Shisgall ; executive producer, David Fanning
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Widescreen format. [Place of publication not identified] : PBS Home Video, [2009] ©2009
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4in
  • ISBNs 9780793670550, 0793670551
  • OCLC ocn319601863
  • Credits
    • Correspondent, Forrest Sawyer
    • Edited by Kenneth Levis, Peter P. Livingston, Jr. ; original music, Ben Decter


  • "All of the federal government's efforts to stem the tide in the financial meltdown that began with the subprime mortgage crisis have added hundreds of billions of dollars to the national debt. FRONTLINE reports on how this debt will constrain and challenge the new Obama administration, and on the growing chorus on both sides of the aisle that without fiscal reform, the United States government may face a debt crisis of its own, which makes the current financial situation pale in comparison. Through interviews with leading experts and insiders in government finance, the film investigates the causes and potential outcomes of -- and possible solutions to -- America's $10 trillion debt." -- Container.


  • Originally produced for the television program Frontline.
  • DVD; stereo.; region 1.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • 1. What Obama inherited -- 2. Bush's economic agenda -- 3. Politics and the mounting debt -- 4. Partisan politics in a time of crisis -- 5. 'The greatest threat is health care" -- 6. Obama's budget
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