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Crash, The
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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FRONTLINE explores the dynamics of the global economy in an era of risk and instability. Less than a year ago, Russia devalued its ruble and defaulted on its debts. Ten days later, the world's major markets tumbled and American investors saw the worth of their savings and retirement funds plummet. Fear spread that the global economy was indeed unraveling, and arguments arose over who were the real culprits in the crisis. This program gathers some of the world's leading financial analysts to debate the reasons for the crash of 1998 and to predict whether it will be repeated in 1999.

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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Crash, The,” 06/04/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6265DE71D8964AF2B9FDCED64EDBB350.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Crash, The.” 06/04/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6265DE71D8964AF2B9FDCED64EDBB350>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Crash, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6265DE71D8964AF2B9FDCED64EDBB350
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