Season 17, Episode 19 The Crash

“The Crash” analyzes the financial crises around the world that led to the Aug. 31, 1998, U.S. stock-market plunge. Interviewed: financier George Soros; author William Greider (“One World, Ready or Not”); IMF official Stanley Fischer; Robert Johnson, a former associate of Soros; Mexican political scientist Jorge Castenada; Harvard economist Jeffrey Sachs, a former advisor to the Russian government; and former undersecretary of commerce Jeffrey Garten. Will Lyman narrates.

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  • Premise: PBS's primary public-affairs documentary series, `Frontline' focuses on one (usually timely) topic each program. Overseen since its inception by executive producer David Fanning, it has been honored regularly over the years, winning 34 DuPont-Columbia awar… (more)

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