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Panama Canal

Author: Stephen IvesAmanda PollakMichelle FerrariMichael MurphyGeorge O'Donnell, (Film editor)All authors
Publisher: United States : PBS Distribution, [2011]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This film, using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers, and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements.
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Genre/Form: History
Historical television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Educational television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Ives; Amanda Pollak; Michelle Ferrari; Michael Murphy; George O'Donnell, (Film editor); Peter Rundquist; Insignia Films.; WGBH Educational Foundation.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781608833948 1608833941
OCLC Number: 690030693
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally broadcast on television as an episode of American experience on January 24, 2011.
Credits: Director of photography, Andrew Young ; editor, George O'Donnell ; music, Peter Rundquist.
Performer(s): Narrator, Michael Murphy.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen; 5.1 surround sound.
Contents: Wonder of the modern world --
The Republic of Panama --
Challenges breaking ground --
John Stevens --
Recruiting workers --
Mosquito eradication --
Roosevelt visits Panama --
The Culebra cut --
Finishing the canal --
Credits.
Other Titles: Gateway to the American century
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: American Experience Films presents ; an Insignia Films production for American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; WGBH ; directed by Stephen Ives ; produced by Amanda Pollak ; written by Michelle Ferrari.

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On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This film, using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers, and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements.

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