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Transcontinental railroad

Author: Mark ZwonitzerMichael ChinMichael MurphyPublic Broadcasting Service (U.S.)Hidden Hill Productions.All authors
Publisher: Boston : WGBH Educational Foundation ; Alexandria, VA : Distributed by PBS Home Video, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah, a boisterous crowd gathered to witness the completion of one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century: the building of the transcontinental railroad. The electrifying moment--the realization of a dream first pursued by a farsighted and determined engineer decades earlier--marked the culmination of six years of grueling work. Peopled by the ingenious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
Television programs
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Zwonitzer; Michael Chin; Michael Murphy; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Hidden Hill Productions.; WGBH Educational Foundation.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0793691214 9780793691210
OCLC Number: 68941093
Language Note: In English; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Special features: Teacher's guide [PDF files require a DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat]; PBS.org [text feature].
Credits: Editor, Bruce Shaw ; director of photography, Michael Chin ; original music, Brian Keane ; researchers, Andrew Blossom, Susan Hormuth, Robin O'Sullivan ; map design & animator, William Bourbeau ; consultants, Maxine Chan, Charles Sweet, Norman Wilson.
Performer(s): Narrator, Michael Murphy; commentators, Phil Roberts, Fred Gamst, Wendell Huffman, Donald Fixico, David Bain, Carol Bowers, Stanley Hirshson, Sue Fawn Chung, Frank Chin; voices, Boyd Gaines, Kathleen McNenny, Ronald Lew Harris.
Event notes: Originally broadcast by PBS as an episode of the television series American Experience on January 27, 2003.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min. [i.e. 107 min.]) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; full screen presentation.
Contents: Introduction --
Mapping the route --
Central Pacific --
Union Pacific and Credit Mobilier --
Chinese laborers --
Civil War veterans --
Conflicts with Plains Indians --
"Hell on wheels" --
Blasting through Donner Summit --
Buying influence and fighting Indians --
Governing new settlements --
Central Pacific advances --
Race to Utah --
East and West meet --
Epilogue --
Credits.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: PBS ; directed by Mark Zwonitzer and Michael Chin ; produced and written by Mark Zwonitzer ; a Hidden Hill Productions film for American Experience ; a production of WGBH Boston.

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On May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah, a boisterous crowd gathered to witness the completion of one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century: the building of the transcontinental railroad. The electrifying moment--the realization of a dream first pursued by a farsighted and determined engineer decades earlier--marked the culmination of six years of grueling work. Peopled by the ingenious entrepreneurs whose unscrupulous financing got the line laid, the brilliant engineers who charted the railroad's course and hurdled the geological obstacles in its way, the armies of workers who labored relentlessly on the enterprise, and the Native Americans whose lives were destroyed in its wake, this film presents a remarkable story of greed, innovation, and gritty determination. It reveals both why the railroad was built and how it would shape the nation, while shedding light on the politics and culture of mid-nineteenth century America.

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