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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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WNYC Interview on Black Monday Anniversary


“We came so close to a system cracking meltdown, fuse blowing crisis.”

On October 19, 1987, the Dow Jones had its biggest one-day drop in Wall Street history. On the 30th anniversary of the crash, WNYC looks at the causes of “Black Monday” and what it reveals about the fissures that still plague our financial system. Crash Course is supported by the Park Foundation.

Link to the full series.