Season 17, Episode 19 The Crash

First Aired: June 29, 1999

“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.