Seems like most here, as well as everywhere else, have been very interested in the subprime credit mess. CNBC produced a two hour special that did a real good job of explaining in layman's terms how the financial system got to where it is today. It's not a 'put the blame on this one or that one' so if you're looking for ammo for the R vs D argument you won't find it in this special. If you're looking to try to understand how this mess got so out of hand you might want to watch.
It's on CNBC again on March 15 at 9 PM Eastern and March 29 at 8 PM Eastern.