MacroScope

Lehman plus 365 – and interactive

September 9, 2009

The anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ collapse on September 15 will doubtlessly bring with it vast numbers of stories about what it all meant. It was, after all, the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, a marker for the near collapse of the financial system and the trigger for government to pump trillions of dollars into economies to stave off another Great Depression.

We at Reuters will be analysing the fallout, of course, in the traditional way. But we have also launched a special web documentary and interactive timeline to mark the event. Pictures, video, and text all combine — sometimes poignantly — to chart the year of upheaval since the momentous day. 

Quite inconceivable to the founders of Lehman some 158 years ago. But then again, so probably was the collapse.

You can see ”Times of Crisis” here.

In the meantime, see also our exclusive interview with Richard Fuld, who as former CEO of Lehman Brothers was blamed for the collapse of the bank, in his riverside country house in Idaho.

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