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Sculpting Jefferson's Head

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Even though the workers blasted down 60 feet to find carve-able rock, huge cracks took shape on the Jefferson face. Borglum used a special concoction of materials to fill in the cracks in Jefferson's head, costing additional time and money.

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Mount Rushmore Challenges

Mount Rushmore Challenges

Gutzon Borglum and his team of workers were aware that there would be challenges to face during the sculpti...

The Keystone Boys

The Keystone Boys

Where in South Dakota do you find a whole crew of workmen who know how to carve a mountain into work of art...

Episodes of American Experience20

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American Experience

Command and Control, Full Film

A chilling nightmare at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September, 1980.

1:31:37

Command and Control, Full Film

1:31:37

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American Experience

Tesla

Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.

53:25

Tesla

53:25

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American Experience

Space Men

The United States Air Force brought men up 19 miles, testing the limits of human endurance

51:46

Space Men

51:46

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American Experience

Murder of a President

The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president.

1:51:46

Murder of a President

1:51:46

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Clips of American Experience870

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American Experience

Rachel Carson, Chapter 1

First chapter, “Rachel carson” premieres Jan. 24 at 8/7c on American Experience PBS.

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Rachel Carson, Chapter 1

8:59

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American Experience

Command and Control The Socket

Director Robert Kenner breaks down the scene for The Socket.

3:26

Command and Control The Socket

3:26

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American Experience

Command and Control, Chapter 1

A chilling nightmare at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September, 1980.

9:21

Command and Control, Chapter 1

9:21

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American Experience

Command and Control, Goldsboro 1961

Sometimes all that stands between the world and nuclear disaster is the flip of a switch.

2:06

Command and Control, Goldsboro 1961

2:06

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American Experience

Flight Nurse

Captain Kinkela, one of the most decorated women in US military history.

8:16

Flight Nurse

8:16

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American Experience

The Battle of Chosin, Chapter 1

First chapter, “The Battle of Chosin” premieres Nov. 1 at 9/8c on American Experience PBS.

9:37

The Battle of Chosin, Chapter 1

9:37

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Previews of American Experience156

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American Experience

The Great War promo

The Great War promo

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The Great War promo

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American Experience

The Great War trailer

The Great War tells the rich and complex story of World War I.

2:11

The Great War trailer

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American Experience

Oklahoma City trailer

The worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.

2:49

Oklahoma City trailer

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American Experience

The Race Underground promo

The dramatic story of the nation's first subway.

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The Race Underground promo

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