Barbarians at the Gate

Bryan Burrough and John Helyar revisited the corporate takeover of RJR Nabisco and the Wall Street culture of the 1980's in the 20th… read more

Bryan Burrough and John Helyar revisited the corporate takeover of RJR Nabisco and the Wall Street culture of the 1980's in the 20th anniversary of the publication of their book, Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco. Mr. Burrough and Mr. Helyar recount the several key players that wished to acquire the company and the lengths they went to in the hopes of securing control during a two-month battle in the fall of 1988. The authors compare this era to the current financial crisis facing the United States. Following their discussion, they responded to questions from the audience.

Bryan Burrough was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and is currently a special correspondent at Vanity Fair.

John Helyar has written for Fortune magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and ESPN. He is the author of Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball. Mr. Helyar is currently a columnist for Bloomberg News. close

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Program ID:
282706-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Dec 20, 2008 | 5:13pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 17, 2009 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Dec 20, 2008 | 5:13pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 20, 2008 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 17, 2009 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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