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S16: Leslie Robertson, Engineer

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Engineer for the World Trade Center, Leslie Robertson discusses architectural aspects of the buildings, including the sculptural quality, close columns and narrow windows, the skin structure, and the comparison to the Empire State Building.

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S29 Ep8: The Great War: Part 1

American neutrality erodes as Wilson declares “the world must be made safe for democracy.”

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There is no such thing as “Mr. Yoga,” but there was a “Mr. Pilates.”

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S29 Ep8: Boot Camp

A composer's research process and the challenges he faced in creating music for the film.

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S29 Ep8: Alice Paul: The Suffragist

How could President Wilson call for democracy abroad while suppressing it at home?

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S29 Ep8: Anti-German Hysteria

Creating music to reflect the mood and feelings of the film, without editorializing it.

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How an editor selects images, footage, and expert interviews to convey The Lost Battalion.

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The climactic struggle and ensuing peace that forever changed a president and a nation.

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Follow America’s entry into the conflict.

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The Great War, Part 2: Trailer

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