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The Task Ahead

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Engineer Theodore Judah solved the great riddle of the Pacific Railroad when he reached Donner Pass. Judah immediately recognized the location as ideal for constructing a line through the Sierra Nevada. Judah's plans called for bridging rivers and ravines, carving 20-foot wide shelves out of sheer mountain faces and driving 18 tunnels -- one more than a 1000 feet long -- through solid granite.

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Tunneling and Tracklaying

Tunneling and Tracklaying

While tunnels were being dug through the limestone and quartzite mountains of Utah, Union Pacific workers l...

The Race to Utah

The Race to Utah

The Central Pacific built eastward from Sacramento, California. The Union Pacific built westward from Counc...

Episodes of American Experience23

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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.

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Rachel Carson

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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

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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.

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Ruby Ridge: An Inside Look

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American Experience

OKC Press Tour Filler

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

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OKC Press Tour Filler

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American Experience

OKC scene breakdown

Oklahoma City bombing scene break down.

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OKC scene breakdown

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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?

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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