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October 87 [electronic resource]: Crash & Comeback

NBC News
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In the mid-1980s, the markets were soaring with no end in sight. Then came October 19th, 1987. This CNBC Original documentary examines the biggest stock market crash in U.S. history, as told through firsthand accounts from traders, reporters who covered the story, and such power brokers as former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, former NYSE chairman John Phelan, and Leo Melamed, legendary trader and former head of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Viewers are guided moment-by-moment through the plunge and are also shown resulting safeguards implemented over the following 20 years. In addition, the program shows how the crisis gave way to the greatest bull market of all time.
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46 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 27, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Crash & Comeback
  • Black Monday - October 1987 (2:22)
  • NYSE August 25, 1987 (1:32)
  • Ivan Boesky, Brilliant Trader (0:30)
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange (2:14)
  • UC Berkeley - Portfolio Insurance (2:03)
  • Early Warning Signs (1:14)
  • Dow Begins to Fall (2:42)
  • Persian Gulf Friday (3:05)
  • What's Next: The Plunge Continues (2:02)
  • Opening Bell (2:09)
  • Sell, Sell, Sell! (2:33)
  • Closing Bell (2:33)
  • Tuesday, October 20: The Market Opens (3:05)
  • Keeping the Doors Open (1:47)
  • Keeping the Exchange Open (2:03)
  • A Crisis is Averted (2:14)
  • What Caused the Crash? (2:02)
  • Investigating the Crash (2:36)
  • Lessons Learned From the Crash (2:21)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
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40555 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (46 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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