CME Group is proud to support a new three-part television series commemorating the centennial of Milton Friedman's birth. The series, titled Testing Milton Friedman, airs this fall on PBS stations nationwide. Milton Friedman was not only a world renowned economist, he also paved the way for the launch of the first ever futures contract on foreign exchange (FX) at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1972. We invite you to watch the series and read more about professor Friedman's lasting impact on our industry.

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Showtimes, please
check your local listings
for additional markets

Chicago

Premieres on September 18th
at 2:00 PM on WTTW and
again at 9:00 PM on WYCC

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  • Part 1 | 09/16 | 2:00PM | WTTW
  • Part 1 | 09/16 | 9:00PM | WYCC
  • Part 2 | 09/23 | 2:00PM | WTTW
  • Part 2 | 09/23 | 9:00PM | WYCC
  • Part 3 | 09/30 | 2:00PM | WTTW
  • Part 3 | 09/30 | 9:00PM | WYCC











NEW YORK

Premieres on October 2nd
at 8:00AM on WLIW

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  • Part 1 | 10/02 | 8:00AM | WLIW
  • Part 1 | 10/02 | 2:00PM | WLIW
  • Part 1 | 10/02 | 7:00PM | WLIW
  • Part 1 | 10/03 | 12:00AM | WLIW
  • Part 2 | 10/09 | 8:00AM | WLIW
  • Part 2 | 10/09 | 2:00PM | WLIW
  • Part 2 | 10/09 | 7:00PM | WLIW
  • Part 2 | 10/10 | 12:00AM | WLIW
  • Part 3 | 10/16 | 8:00AM | WLIW
  • Part 3 | 10/16 | 2:00PM | WLIW
  • Part 3 | 10/16 | 7:00PM | WLIW
  • Part 3 | 10/17 | 12:00AM | WLIW

Read professor Friedman's paper, submitted to CME in December 1971, that laid the foundation of currency futures and ultimately led to the creation of the International Monetary Market (IMM).

Download paper