Former Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis (third from left) walked away from the bank with an $83 million payout, on top of almost $139 million he made from 2000 to 2008.

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How Hard Did The Great Recession Hit Big Bank Executives?

September 19, 2013

Alison Fitzgerald joined Jim and Margery to look at how the heads of some of the biggest banks and investment houses weathered the financial downturn. (Hint: pretty well.) The federal government back-stopped some of the US's largest financial institutions during the mortgage crisis. Fitzgerald is a financial and investigative reporter at the Center for Public Integrity.

Also on BPR:

  • Chef Jody Adams from Rialto and chef Brooke Vosika from Four Seasons Hotel Boston joined Jim and Margery in Studio Three. Adams and Vosika are featured chefs in WGBH's 2013 Food and Wine festival
  • Are you afraid of becoming a "bag lady?" Lisa Schwarzbaum wrote about an apparently widespread fear among women that they will end up homeless and destitute.
  • Chris Lydon talked about the legacy of Pres. Lyndon Johnson.
  • Kara Miller previewed Saturday's Innovation Hub show.

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