for those able to watch PBS (US public tv) here is an upcoming program
that may be of interest. 
cheers, Ben

"The Trillion Dollar Bet"
Tuesday, February 8, 2000 (9-10:00 pm)  (EST)
This special follows the riches-to-rags story of two brilliant
mathematic minds who sought to bring reason and science into the world
of investment, and how their efforts collapsed in an irrational panic
that swept the world's markets. (CC, Stereo, DVS, WWW)

Associated web site

Take a close look at the so-called Black-Scholes mathematical formula
that threatened the entire global economic system in 1998. Investigate
the impact of online trading, learn the trader's lexicon with an online
glossary and play the stock market without risk, virtually.
     (Available Friday, February 4)