A First-Class Catastrophe

Diana Henriques talked about her book, A First-Class Catastrophe, about the worst day in stock market history. On that day, October 19, 1987, the market lost 22 percent of its value. She spoke with Bloomberg View columnist Joe Nocera.

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A First-Class Catastrophe

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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
First Aired:
Nov 05, 2017 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Dec 30, 2017 | 6:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Nov 05, 2017 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 13, 2017 | 2:11am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 26, 2017 | 4:31pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 30, 2017 | 6:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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