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Hoover Dam

Author: Peter CoyoteStephen SteptSharon GrimbergJohn J MartinJon ElseAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The engineering problems were stupendous; the solutions ingenious. And as stated by President Herbert Hoover himself, it was ⁰́the greatest engineering work of its character ever attempted by the hand of man.⁰́₊ For two years, five thousand workers settled in the Nevada dessert to pour concrete day and night until the Hoover Dam was complete - remarkably under budget and ahead of schedule. As told in Hoover Dam,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Educational television programs
Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Internet videos
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Coyote; Stephen Stept; Sharon Grimberg; John J Martin; Jon Else; Tom Phillips; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Educational Foundation.; Firstlight Pictures.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 798364743
Notes: Title from title frames (viewed July 10, 2012).
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2011.
Credits: Editor, John J. Martin ; Cinematography, Jon Else ; music, Tom Phillips.
Performer(s): Narrator: Peter Coyote.
Target Audience: 6 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (approximately 54 min.) : sound, color, digital file
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Introduction: Hoover Dam (2:18) --
The Colorado River (2:08) --
A Dam for the Colorado (1:49) --
Black Canyon (2:19) --
The Dam and the Depression (1:18) --
Setting Up Camp (2:10) --
Hoover and the Dam (1:19) --
Frank Crowe (2:17) --
The Project (2:46) --
Diversion Tunnels (1:36) --
Drilling Jumbo (1:53) --
Sacrificing Safety for Speed (2:24) --
Dangerous Work (2:29) --
Strike (1:09) --
Breaking the Strike (2:44) --
Boulder City (1:43) --
Diverting the River (3:08) --
High Scalers (1:10) --
Harold Ickes and Racial Discrimination (1:42) --
Las Vegas (0:49) --
Face of the Dam (1:56) --
Completing the Dam and Lake Mead (2:18) --
The Aesthetics of the Hoover Dam (2:47) --
Dedicating the Dam (1:33) --
The Toll of Hoover Dam (1:02) --
Legacy of Hoover Dam (1:44) --
Sponsors & Credits: Hoover Dam (1:47).
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
1930's (Television program)
Responsibility: American Experience presents ; written, produced and directed by Stephen Stept ; co-producer, Sharon Grimberg ; a Firstlight Pictures Film for American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

Abstract:

The engineering problems were stupendous; the solutions ingenious. And as stated by President Herbert Hoover himself, it was ⁰́the greatest engineering work of its character ever attempted by the hand of man.⁰́₊ For two years, five thousand workers settled in the Nevada dessert to pour concrete day and night until the Hoover Dam was complete - remarkably under budget and ahead of schedule. As told in Hoover Dam, from the PBS American Experience collection, its electrical output helped build the ships and planes of WWII, and its water irrigated arid California valleys transforming desert into farmland to feed a nation. Most importantly, the film portrays how the tremendous feat of the Hoover Dam renewed the faith in American technology and ingenuity.

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