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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 Experience24

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The Perfect Crime

After attempting to commit the perfect crime, would two boys get the death penalty? Feb 9

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Murder of a President

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

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The Mine Wars

Go inside the coal miners' bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the 20th century.

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Bonnie & Clyde

Discover the true story of the most famous outlaw couple in U.S. history -- Bonnie & Clyde

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The Perfect Crime Chapter 1

The murder of Bobby Franks shocked the nation in 1924. Premieres February 9 at 9/8c.

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American Experience

Space Men Preview

Before man could step on the moon, we had to take a giant leap. Premieres 3/1 on PBS.

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American Experience

Coming in 2016

Executive Producer Mark Samels on what's coming to American Experience this Feb. & March.

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The Perfect Crime Preview

The story of Richard Leopold, Nathan Loeb & their shocking crime. Premiering Feb. 9, 2016

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Murder of a President Preview

A heartbreaking story of romance, madness, and medicine. Premieres Feb. 2, 2016 on PBS.

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