Friday, December 12, 2008

Watch the History Channel's Program " The Crash: The Next Depression" on this weekend and Saturday Night....

Here is the Write Up on their Schedule:
"Crash: The Next Great Depression?"
"This one-hour special looks at the current economic meltdown in the US and compares and contrasts it with what led up to the Great Depression, the 1929 Crash, its immediate aftermath and what helped to bring us out of the Depression. Threading first person accounts with expert interviews, the special lets viewers understand how much history is repeating itself and what does history tell us about our future".
Enigma Comments: Really Welldone Special Explaining ALL the Inter-Connections and Failures of the Fall, and How we do need to look at the Lessons of the Past, especially the Depression, and how FDR did work to strengthen the economy as well as set up Social Programs geared to assisting and protecting the Middle Class and working people and families.The program was not shy about showing comparisons to the Great Depression....but also explained What Worked about the New Deal and the WPA. It showed how Obama has been trying to address the Challenges ahead ( Bush is barely mentioned in this show, or his reactions or strategies.)It was really interesting how it explained all the Failures and the global effects. Worth the Watch, even if it is not likely Christmas Fare.


libhom said...

It's good that some in our establishment media are starting to see the similarities and are calling for action.

Hairball said...

We temporarily have cable at our new apartment and got to see this special.
Definitely worth watching!

D.K. Raed said...

I caught a piece of it the other day & immediately set it up to record so I can watch it tomorrow. To me, it is definitely Xmas fare because we need to be reminded of how quickly material things can be lost, especially this time of year when too many people get in a shopping frenzy.