Modern Marvels

Season 7 Episode 21


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 03, 2000 on The History Channel



  • Trivia

    • If all the currency in the five-story vault of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas was stacked in a single pile, it would reach 17 miles high.

    • In 1986, burglars tunneled into a First Interstate Bank vault in Los Angeles. They stole $2 million worth of cash, jewels, and rare coins. The burglars and their booty have never been found.

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: They have processed billions of transactions a year involving trillions of dollars. The money flows through both huge repositories and tiny computers. It is their job to make sure the wealth of the world is aboslutely secure. Now, Banks, on Modern Marvels.

  • Notes

    • Henry Wells (archival footage)

      William Fargo (archival footage)

      Amadeo Giannini (archival footage)

      Heddy Greene (archival footage)

      Jesse James (archival footage)

      John Dillinger (archival footage)

      Lester J. Gillis (Baby Face Nelson) (archival footage)

      Franklin D. Roosevelt (archival footage)

      D.W. Wright
      J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated

      Dr. Richard Sylla
      Financial Historian, Stern School of Business, NYU

      Duncan Knowles
      Retired Historian, Bank of America

      Paul D. Fiore
      Executive VP, New Ventures, Digital Insight

      Charles A. Hall
      Vault Erector

      Jim Nuss
      President, Hermann Associates, Inc.

      Frank Mullozzi
      Senior Lab Tech., Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

      Edward McDonough, CPP
      Business Development Mgr., Financial Services, ADT

      Dr. Eugene White
      Professor of Economics, Rutgers University

      Harold Anderson
      Wells Fargo Historian

      Meg Ventrudo
      Museum of American Financial History

      Peter Bakstansky
      Federal Reserve Bank of New York

      David Trade
      Transaction Services Region Mgr., Bank of America

      Rob Evans
      Director of Marketing, NCR Corporation

      Executive Producer: Don Cambou
      Writer: Mark Mohr
      Producer: Mark Mohr
      Associate Producer: Holly A. Murdoch
      Editor: John Parsons
      Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
      Producer: Bruce Nash
      Creator: Bruce Nash
      Music: Alan Ett
      Production Manager: Linda K. Clark
      Post Producer: Scott Berkson
      Clearance Supervisor: Charlotte Carpenter
      Clearance Coordinator: Katie Del Core
      Director of Research: Barry Hill
      Researcher: Anthony Lacques
      Researcher: Gloria Morris
      Historical Consultant: Richard Sylla
      Historical Consultant: Ed McDonough
      Footage Consultant: Ted Troll
      Camera: Gene Maynard
      Camera: Steve Nitzberg
      Camera: Dylan S. O'Brien
      Field Audio: Larry Farkas
      Field Audio: Michael Kimball
      Post Production Supervisor: Jason Steinberg
      Post Production Coordinator: Gary Reid
      Assistant Editor: Harris Cohen
      Post Production Assistant: Brian Volk
      Online Editor: David Rex
      Sound Mixer: Paul Ray
      Animation: Glenn Takakjian
      Production Auditor: Dani Eslin
      Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner
      Assistant Production Accountant: Francis Ramey
      Production Coordinator: Kathy Exner
      Production Assistant: Maryalice R. Aragon
      Production Assistant: Gwendolyn Murphy
      Production Assistant: Suni Nivens

      Special Thanks:
      Jim Taylor
      Joe Hirschmuegel
      John Hourigan
      Kathleen Collins
      Museum of American Financial History
      Washington Mutual

      Supervising Producer: Beth Dietrich
      Executive Producer: Charlie Maday

  • Allusions