Peter Jennings hosts this 15 part documentary that chronicles the defining events of the 20th century. Through archive footage and hundreds of interviews the series examines 100 years of American history from the influx of immigrants in 1900 to the late 90s explosion of technology and mass communication. Written by
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[about the Wall Street crash of 1929
Overnight it was like bombs fell. People jumped off the George Washington bridge which had not long ago been built, people we knew! My father was wiped out, he never recovered, psychologically he never recovered.
Spun-off from The Century