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Panama Canal: Early Inefficiencies

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On November 12, 1904, the first Bucyrus steam shovel arrived in Colón, able to excavate five cubic yards of spoil in a single scoop. Despite the efficiency of the steam shovel, the 50-year old rail system proved incapable of carrying that amount of spoil away.

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Working on the Panama Canal

Working on the Panama Canal

The life of workers in the Canal Zone was filled with hardships: constant rain, backbreaking work, racial t...

Creating the Canal

Creating the Canal

Forty five years after the U.S. first considered building a canal through Central America, the Panama Canal...

Episodes of American Experience22

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American Experience

Ruby Ridge

A riveting account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia.

53:11

Ruby Ridge

53:11

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American Experience

Oklahoma City

The worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.

1:53:23

Oklahoma City

1:53:23

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American Experience

The Race Underground

The dramatic story of the nation's first subway

53:25

The Race Underground

53:25

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American Experience

Rachel Carson

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

1:53:11

Rachel Carson

1:53:11

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American Experience

Ruby Ridge scene breakdown

Original footage of Ruby Ridge from the U.S. Marshals of the Weaver's cottage.

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Ruby Ridge scene breakdown

2:40

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American Experience

Ruby Ridge, Chapter 1

The event that helped give rise to the modern American militia movement.

9:18

Ruby Ridge, Chapter 1

9:18

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American Experience

Ruby Ridge: An Inside Look

PBS and American Experience present an inside look at the new film Ruby Ridge.

2:00

Ruby Ridge: An Inside Look

2:00

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American Experience

OKC Press Tour Filler

PBS and American Experience present an inside look at the new film OKLAHOMA CITY.

2:13

OKC Press Tour Filler

2:13

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American Experience

OKC scene breakdown

Oklahoma City bombing scene break down.

1:32

OKC scene breakdown

1:32

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American Experience

Oklahoma City, Chapter 1

The worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.

8:23

Oklahoma City, Chapter 1

8:23

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American Experience

Oklahoma City: The Turner Diaries

Could a single book inspire deadly terror?

8:05

Oklahoma City: The Turner Diaries

8:05

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American Experience

Timothy McVeigh at Waco, from Oklahoma City

Timothy McVeigh at Waco, Texas in 1993.

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Timothy McVeigh at Waco, from Oklahoma City

1:53

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Previews of American Experience157

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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

Ruby Ridge promo

The event that helped give rise to the modern American militia movement.

0:30

Ruby Ridge promo

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American Experience

Oklahoma City trailer

The worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.

2:49

Oklahoma City trailer

2:49

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