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Interviews


Great Projects: The Building of America

Learn More About America's Great Engineering Feats

The Great Projects filmmakers interviewed people with intimate knowledge of the engineers, the projects and the times that produced them. Access the full transcripts below.

Erma Godbey From "A Tale of Two Rivers": Erma Godbey
Godbey is wife of a Hoover Dam builder
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John M. Barry From "A Tale of Two Rivers":
John M. Barry

Barry is author of Rising Tide
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Harold Platt From "Electric Nation": Harold Platt
Platt is a history professor at Loyola University Chicago
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Paul Israel From "Electric Nation": Paul Israel
Israel is Editor of Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers and co-author of Edison's Electric Light
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David Billington From "Bridging New York": David Billington
Billington is a professor of civil engineering at Princeton
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Gay Talese From "Bridging New York": Gay Talese
Talese is a former New York Times writer and author of The Bridge
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David Luberoff From "The Big Dig":
David Luberoff

Luberoff is co-author of Mega-Project and a lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School
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Fred Salvucci From "The Big Dig": Fred Salvucci
Salvucci is a senior lecturer at MIT and is a former Massachussetts Secretary of Transportation
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