'Wall Street Lays An Egg'

In a 1999 USA Weekend/Newseum survey of the top 100 stories of the 20th century, 36,000 Americans ranked the U.S. stock market crashes of 1929 as No. 8.

This video, produced by the Newseum, explains how the press covered one of the country’s major financial crises.


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