American Experience: The Crash of 1929

Overview

This program is part of the PBS series American Experience. In this episode, the camera turns to that dark day in America when the economic foundations of the country came tumbling down. The stock market crash, which occurred on October 29, 1929, changed the American experience forever. Fortunes were lost and confidence was shaken, ushering in the Great Depression of the 1930s. Scholarly analysis of this complex event are accompanied by archival news clips, photographs, and personal accounts of those who survived...
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Overview

This program is part of the PBS series American Experience. In this episode, the camera turns to that dark day in America when the economic foundations of the country came tumbling down. The stock market crash, which occurred on October 29, 1929, changed the American experience forever. Fortunes were lost and confidence was shaken, ushering in the Great Depression of the 1930s. Scholarly analysis of this complex event are accompanied by archival news clips, photographs, and personal accounts of those who survived this monumental day in American history. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Printable materials for educators
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/15/2009
  • UPC: 841887011235
  • Original Release: 1990
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 33,386

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Philip Bosco Voice Only
Technical Credits
Ronald Blumer Screenwriter
Alison Ellwood Editor
Ellen Hovde Producer
Muffie Meyer Producer
Mark Samels Executive Producer
Alicia Weber Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: The Crash of 1929
1. Introduction [:23]
2. "Permanent Prosperity" [8:07]
3. Wall Street Welcoms Main Street [10:06]
4. Credit Crunch [10:13]
5. Mass Illusion [11:26]
6. The Market Crashes [8:51]
7. The End of an Era [3:26]
8. Credits [1:53]
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Disc #1 -- American Experience: The Crash of 1929
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