Reporting on the Bernie Madoff Scandal

Bernard Madoff's mugshot, from the U.S. Department of Justice via WikicommonsOne of the biggest challenges in reporting on current finance topics is making the central concepts understandable to the lay person.  Happily, Frontline from PBS skillfully simplifies the Bernie Madoff scandal in “The Madoff Affair“, while still giving the viewer the tools to understand the mechanics and impact of the huge Ponzi scheme.  If you’ve ever said to yourself, “what, exactly, was going on there?”  Here’s your answer.

You can watch the full program online.

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