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10:00 PM DISHONESTY: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES (P)
11:00 PM DISHONESTY: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES
1:00 AM DISHONESTY: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES
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DISHONESTY: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES
There are liars and cheaters all around us. From little white lies to extraordinary acts of criminal deceit, this fascinating new CNBC documentary examines this darker side of the human character, and our culture, through first-person accounts from five people who explain with startling candor how their lies lead to disastrous results: a Wall Street trader and a lawyer who run an insider trading scheme that lands them in prison; a disgraced NBA referee, convicted of betting illegally on games; an unhappily married woman in Florida who goes online to cheat on her husband; and a senior manager caught cooking the books at a major corporation. All of them rationalized their behavior and somehow came to believe their acts were justified.
Woven throughout these gripping stories of deceit are clever laboratory experiments conducted by the noted behavioral economist and best-selling author Dan Ariely. Along with a team of researchers, he reveals why so many of us lie in big ways or small, how we can still feel we're essentially honest despite our duplicity, and what we can do to stem an epidemic of cheating that costs us billions in fraud and even more in the erosion of public trust.
The Inside Traders
Garrett Bauer and Matthew Kluger were arrested in 2011 for an insider trading scheme that lasted 17 years. Here's how it began.
Erika Nelson, a mother of 6, used a dating website that caters to married people to start an extra-marital relationship.
Scandal in the NBA
NBA referee Tim Donaghy used inside information to bet on games. He got so good at it that the mob made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
Cooking the Books
Ex-con Walt Pavlo describes his role in MCI's accounting scandal.
The Fudge Factor
How do we lie and then sleep at night? Behavioral economist Dan Ariely says it's all about rationalization -- what he calls "The Fudge Factor."
The Matrix Experiment
We all lie to some extent. Duke professor Dan Ariely uses his innovative matrix experiment to find out how much and under what conditions.
Do Bankers Cheat Twice As Much?
Duke professor Dan Ariely says the 2008 financial meltdown was a perfect storm of dishonesty.
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