Phillip L. Zweig and Stephen P. Pizzo are award-winning financial journalists. Zweig won the George Polk and Gerald Loeb awards for his 1982 American Banker series on the imprudent lending practices of Oklahoma’s Penn Square Bank and is the author of “Belly Up: The Collapse of the Penn Square Bank.” Pizzo and a team from the National Mortgage News won the same awards for their coverage of the savings and loan episode. Pizzo is a co-author of “Inside Job: The Looting of America’s Savings and Loans.”