48 Hours (1988– )

Going for Broke 

48 Hours examines how America's middle class has been hard-hit by the recession and is now paying the prices for the excesses of the 80s. It looks at unemployment, home foreclosures, and small business bankruptcy.

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Dan Rather ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Brady Ray Brady ... Himself - Correspondent (segment "Sole Survivor" & "Talk to the Town")
Bernard Goldberg Bernard Goldberg ... Himself - Correspondent (segment "Rich Man, Poor Man" & "Help Wanted")
Bernie Lynch Bernie Lynch ... Himself - Chelmsford Town Manager (segment "Talk of the Town")
Erin Moriarty ... Herself - Correspondent (segment "Dream House" & "Going South")
Richard Schlesinger ... Himself - Correspondent (segment "Going... Going..." & "Buy Now, Pay Later")
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Storyline

"Going - Going..." looks at the growing problem of home foreclosures. "Rich Man, Poor Man" talks to people who have gone from success to unemployment. "Sole Survivor" looks at how the recession his hurting small businesses. "Dream House" talks to a couple who went from building their Dream House to bankruptcy. "Help Wanted" looks at white collar unemployment. "Buy Now, Pay Later" looks at fraudulent loans. "Talk to the Town" looks at how the recession is hitting Chelmsford, Massachusetts. "Going South" looks at how some people must move to find better work. Written by Shatterdaymorn

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Documentary | News

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13 February 1991 (USA) See more »

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