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How the Banks Brought Us to Our Knees: Filmmakers Leslie and Andrew Cockburn Talk 'American Casino'

Leslie and Andrew Cockburn are no strangers to scandals. In fact, they’ve spent much of their professional lives exposing them, both in print and on the screen.

After working in NBC’s London news bureau, Leslie, who grew up in San Francisco and was among the first women to graduate from Yale, covered America’s Contra War in Nicaragua for CBS during the ’80s. Out of Control, her written account of the conflict and the arms-for-hostages controversy that followed, earned her the prestigious George Polk Award for excellence in journalism.

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