American Experience - What2Watch

The 1920 explosion of a horse-drawn cart in front of the prestigious Morgan Bank is recalled in the new episode "The Bombing of Wall Street." The attack became the catalyst for fear on the part of other financial institutions – who worried that they'd be the next targets –and concern by government officials, who pondered what their role in preventing such assaults should be. The situation largely launched the career of later FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.