The documentary Commanding Heights: The Battle for World Economy is a tour de force. This six hour, three DVD series was originally aired on PBS this year and is based on the book of the same name by Daniel Yergin.

If you have an interest in economics, world affairs or simply why countries do what they do and their relationship to your life in the United States, this is an excellent source of information. Learn about the IMF (International Monetary Fund), the World Bank, the WTO (World Trade Organization) and their efforts to regulate economic conditions throughout the world. No weird conspiracy angle, no pro-capitalism slant – just straight facts. Good stuff.

RATING 9 out of 10