The one-hour original CNBC documentary "October '87: Crash and Comeback" premiering Monday, October 15th at 9PM & 12AM ET examines the biggest stock market crash in the nation's history -- October 19, 1987 -- through the eyes of a number of individuals who lived through it. The story will be told in their words in a strictly chronological fashion. The coverage will begin in the exuberant summer of 1987, when the economy was flying high and the market was setting new records. CNBC will examine the warning signs that foreshadowed trouble to come, and relive every stomach-churning minute of Black Monday. The program will then flash forward twenty years to hear how our principal characters fared in the wake of the crash. CNBC will examine the new procedures put in place to presumably prevent another market meltdown. And viewers will see how the darkest of days for the financial markets gave birth to the greatest bull run of all time.
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