Episode #69 -- Dow Jones Industrial Average Saturday, August 25, 2007.  After an extended summer break, we're back with new episodes.  Over the next several weeks, episodes reflecting the current date will be interspersed with ones written for May through early August.  There were a number of interesting and important events that happened in the summer of 1987 that I don't want to leave out!

For our first new show back, I take a look at the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which reached a record high twenty years ago today.  One of many stock indexes invented by Wall Street Journal cofounder Charles Dow (pictured at right), it has become the principal shorthand financial report for every major news show in the country.  I also describe the atmosphere on Wall Street in the summer of 1987.

Today's episode music is "Space Melody," by Victor Stellar.  Our theme music is composed and performed by Marc Rose.

Direct download: 20yearsago_69_082507.mp3
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