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Video thumbnail: American Experience The Towers of Golden Gate Bridge

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The Towers of Golden Gate Bridge

The towers of the Golden Gate Bridge rise 745 feet into the air.

The Towers of Golden Gate Bridge

Video thumbnail: American Experience Spinning the Cables

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Spinning the Cables

The most impressive innovation was the technique used to construct the bridge's cables.

Spinning the Cables

Video thumbnail: American Experience Golden Gate Bridge: Doing the Math

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Golden Gate Bridge: Doing the Math

Ellis computed dozens of factors and completed the bridge's overall design in four months.

Golden Gate Bridge: Doing the Math

Video thumbnail: American Experience Building a Bridge in the Ocean

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Building a Bridge in the Ocean

The south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge was built over a thousand feet into open ocean.

Building a Bridge in the Ocean

Video thumbnail: American Experience The Bridge's Design and Color

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The Bridge's Design and Color

Joseph Strauss hired Irving Morrow to design an architectural treatment for the bridge.

The Bridge's Design and Color

Video thumbnail: American Experience Beginning Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge

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Beginning Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge

Construction began in January 1933. Workers excavated 3 1/4 million cubic feet of dirt.

Beginning Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge

Video thumbnail: American Experience A New Generation of Radicals

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A New Generation of Radicals

American Anarchists in the 1880s were a small but powerful movement.

A New Generation of Radicals

Video thumbnail: American Experience Emma Goldman's Law-Defying Campaign For Birth Control

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Emma Goldman's Law-Defying Campaign For Birth Control

Emma Goldman defied laws against public discussion of sex and contraceptives.

Emma Goldman's Law-Defying Campaign For Birth Control

Video thumbnail: American Experience Emma Goldman and Opposition to the First World War

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Emma Goldman and Opposition to the First World War

Goldman and Berkman organized demonstrations protesting America's entry into WW1.

Emma Goldman and Opposition to the First World War

Video thumbnail: American Experience Emma Goldman: A Modern Joan of Arc

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Emma Goldman: A Modern Joan of Arc

Emma Goldman captivated and polarized the American public for nearly thirty years.

Emma Goldman: A Modern Joan of Arc

Video thumbnail: American Experience A Chasm Between Rich and Poor

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A Chasm Between Rich and Poor

Emma Goldman encouraged unemployed Americans to demand jobs and food from the wealthy.

A Chasm Between Rich and Poor

Video thumbnail: American Experience A Bloody Labor Battle

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A Bloody Labor Battle

In June 1892, workers at the Andrew Carnegie-owned steel plant went on strike.

A Bloody Labor Battle

Video thumbnail: American Experience Martin Luther King on "The Negro and the American Promise"

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Martin Luther King on "The Negro and the American Promise"

MLK appears on Boston public television alongside Malcolm X and James Baldwin.

Martin Luther King on "The Negro and the American Promise"

Video thumbnail: American Experience Malcolm X on "The Negro and the American Promise"

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Malcolm X on "The Negro and the American Promise"

Malcolm X appears in Boston public television's "The Negro and the American Promise."

Malcolm X on "The Negro and the American Promise"

Video thumbnail: American Experience James Baldwin from "The Negro and the American Promise"

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James Baldwin from "The Negro and the American Promise"

James Baldwin's appearance on Boston Public television alongside MLK and Malcolm X.

James Baldwin from "The Negro and the American Promise"

Video thumbnail: American Experience Introduction to "The Negro and the American Promise"

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Introduction to "The Negro and the American Promise"

Dr. Kenneth Clark introduces the segment "The Negro and the American Promise."

Introduction to "The Negro and the American Promise"

Video thumbnail: American Experience Safety Precautions

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Safety Precautions

Engineers had to consider all possible events that might happen in a high rise building.

Safety Precautions

Video thumbnail: American Experience Prefabrication for the Twin Towers

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Prefabrication for the Twin Towers

Unlike earlier skyscrapers, the twin towers were erected in huge prefabricated components.

Prefabrication for the Twin Towers

Video thumbnail: American Experience Engineering for High Winds

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Engineering for High Winds

The unprecedented height and size of the towers posed a new kind of challenge: wind.

Engineering for High Winds

Video thumbnail: American Experience The Design of the Twin Towers

American Experience

The Design of the Twin Towers

The design & construction of the towers marked a dramatic break with skyscraper tradition.

The Design of the Twin Towers

Video thumbnail: American Experience Construction of the World Trade Center

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Construction of the World Trade Center

On the morning of August 5th, 1966, work on the World Trade Center finally began.

Construction of the World Trade Center

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