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Part II: Television Productions, 1986-2009 (continued)
BOX 239-247 "Bigger Than Enron," 1998-2002
This subseries contains segment planning material, interview transcripts, digital files, and research files related to Smith’s Public Broadcasting Service Frontline episode, "Bigger than Enron," which delves into the collapse of the Enron Corporation and Arthur Anderson LLP and traces the oversight failures that allowed corporate executives to commit financial fraud. This documentary more broadly explores the world of corporate accounting and the many financial accounting schemes companies like Sunbeam Products and Waste Management used to promote short-term growth against its long-term interests. Material pertaining to the many interviews Smith conducted for this production form the bulk of the subseries and includes transcripts, notes, and transcript pulls. Files related to the publicity plans and viewer response to the episode are also included.
Arranged alphabetically by topic or material type.
BOX 239 Backend, 2002
BOX 239 Concepts and work plan, 2002
BOX 239 Contacts and sources, 2002
DF Digital files, 2002
Digital ID: mss62065_198_163
Digital ID: mss62065_198_245
BOX 240 Frontline
BOX 240 Budgets and financials, 2002
(2 folders)
BOX 240 Contracts and agreements, 2002
BOX 240 Delivery, 2002
BOX 240 Interview notes, 2002
(2 folders)
BOX 240 Interview transcripts, 2002
(2 folders)
BOX 241 (3 folders)
BOX 241 Legal, 2002
BOX 241 Music, 2002
BOX 241 Notes, 2002
BOX 241 Production bible, 2002
(3 folders)
BOX 242 Proposal, 2001-2002
BOX 242 Publicity
BOX 242 Articles by Smith, 2002
BOX 242 General, 2002
BOX 242 Press clippings, 2002
(2 folders)
BOX 242 Ratings, 2002
BOX 242 Research
BOX 242 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), 2002
BOX 242 Arthur Andersen (firm), 2002
BOX 242 Bible, 2002
(3 folders)
BOX 243 (1 folder)
BOX 243 Campaign contributions, 2002
(2 folders)
BOX 243 Cendant Corp., 1998-2002
BOX 243 Chronologies, 2002
(2 folders)
BOX 243 Deregulation, 2002
DF Digital files, 2002
Digital ID: mss62065_198_243
BOX 243 Enron report, 2002
BOX 243 Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), 2002
BOX 244 Financial Executives International, 2002
BOX 244 Harlow, Phillip E., Sunbeam Corp., 2002
BOX 244 House Committee on Energy and Commerce, 2002
BOX 244 Lerach, Bill, 2002
BOX 244 Levitt, Arthur, 2002
BOX 244 Pitt, Harvey, 2002
BOX 244 Sunbeam Corp., 2002
BOX 244 Tort law reform, 2002
BOX 244 Waste Management, 2002
BOX 244 Scripts, 2002
(2 folders)
BOX 245 Shoot books
BOX 245 Levitt, Arthur, 2002
BOX 245 New York, N.Y., 2002
(4 folders)
BOX 245 Questions, ideas, miscellany, 2002
BOX 245 Washington, D.C., 2002
(2 folders)
BOX 246 Washington, D.C. and Connecticut, 2002
BOX 246 Staff, 2002
BOX 246 Stock footage, 2002
BOX 246 Transcript pulls, 2002
(5 folders)
BOX 247 Viewer responses, 2002
(2 folders)
BOX 247-250 "Campaign Finances: Abuses and Reforms," 1996-1997
This production contains three segments produced for Public Broadcasting Service's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and served as a companion piece for "The People and the Power Game." The first segment, “The Niagara of Money,” explores the breakdown of the Campaign Finance Reform Act of 1974 and how the Federal Election Commission has allowed the election system to be overwhelmed by the volume of money. The segment “Big Sugar-Sweet Deal” looks at campaign contributions and their ability to influence legislation, with a specific example of the sugar industry’s lobbying for import restrictions. The final segment, “Reform - As Maine Goes…?” focuses on the efforts of campaign finance reform, and specifically the push for public financing of elections in Maine and the McCain-Feingold proposal (later the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act). Materials include research, interview transcripts, and segment planning documents.
Arranged alphabetically by topic or material type.
BOX 247 Briefing book, 1997
BOX 247 Budget, 1997
BOX 247 Contacts, 1997
BOX 247 ETV Endowment of South Carolina / South Carolina ETV, 1997
BOX 247 Interview transcripts, 1997
(2 folders)
BOX 248 (2 folders)
DF Interview transcripts, digital files, 1997
Digital ID: mss62065_198_052
Digital ID: mss62065_198_067
BOX 248 Miscellany, 1997
BOX 248 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, 1997
BOX 248 Production bible
BOX 248 Segment I, 1997
(2 folders)
BOX 248 Segment II, 1997
(1 folder)
BOX 249 (1 folder)
BOX 249 Segment III, 1997
BOX 249 Project planning, 1996-1997
BOX 249 Research, 1996-1997
DF Research, digital files, 1996-1997
Digital ID: mss62065_198_200
DF Research, digital files, 1996-1997
Digital ID: mss62065_198_200
BOX 249 Schedules, 1997
BOX 249 Segment planning
BOX 249 Segment I, 1997
(2 folders)
BOX 250 Segment II, 1997
(2 folders)
BOX 250 Segment III, 1997
(2 folders)
BOX 250 Staff, 1997
BOX 250 Stock footage, 1997
BOX 250 Traffic book, 1997
(2 folders)
BOX 251-260 "Can You Afford to Retire?," 1998-2006
This subseries contains segment planning material, research files, and interview transcript and transcript pulls related to Smith’s Public Broadcasting Service Frontline episode, "Can You Afford to Retire?," which explores the shift away from employer-sponsored retirement plans in America’s private sector workforce. This documentary more broadly details the rise and fall of corporate pension funds and the move to 401k retirement accounts and covers the impact that United Airlines’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy had on its employee’s pension plans.
Arranged alphabetically by topic or material type.
BOX 251 Concepts and work plans, 2006
BOX 251 Contacts, 2006
BOX 251 Frontline
BOX 251 Budget, 2006
BOX 251 Contracts and agreements, 2005-2006
(2 folders)
BOX 251 Interview notes, 2006
BOX 251 Interview transcripts, 2006
(2 folders)
BOX 252 (5 folders)
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