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2002, TV Show

Episode Detail: The New Rules of the Game - Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy

The conclusion charts the global economy in the 1990s, focusing on the debate over NAFTA and the 1997 Asian "meltdown." Interviewed: Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney and Mexican president Vicente Fox. Market economies are ascendant but, as Daniel Yergin, on whose book "Commanding Heights" this series is based, says: "Every day the market has to prove its legitimacy, and that's a big test, particularly in the developing world, where the issue is poverty. And that's what these markets will be judged by."

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Premiered: April 03, 2002, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A three-part economic history of the 20th century, chronicling the intellectual and political battle over the primacy of government vs. market forces. Based on a book by Daniel Yergin and Joe Stanislaw.

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