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This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen (more…)

Premiered: October 4, 1988

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 3, Episode 5 The Crash of 1929

First Aired: November 12, 1990

An examination of the 1929 stock market crash reveals how “the stock market was controlled by a handful of men” and what precipitated the disaster. Included: the aftermath of the crash and its impact on bankers and speculators. Also: comments by John Kenneth Galbraith and Wall Street critics.