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Modern marvels. Panama Canal / Jaffe Productions in association with Hearst Entertainment Television produced in association with A & E ; producer, Bruce Nash ; written and produced by Andy Thomas ; senior producer, Jeff Schefter.

Perkins, Jack, 1933- (Added Author). Dill, Robert. (Added Author). Muller, George. (Added Author). Degrummond, Joan Marie Ridge. (Added Author). Tekosky, Steven. (Added Author). Neukum, Larry. (Added Author). Page-Pagter, Scott. (Added Author). Valentino, John (Johnny) (Added Author). Arts and Entertainment Network. (Added Author). New Video Group. (Added Author).
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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD 972.87 MOD (Text) 39206020822696 Audiovisual - DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0767066898
  • ISBN: 9780767066891
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (44 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Burlington, VT : A & E Television Network ; [2004]

Content descriptions

Creation/Production Credits Note:
Camera, Larry Neukum ; editor, Andy Thomas ; music, Scott Page-Pagter, John Valentino.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Jack Perkins ; interviews with: Robert Dill, George Muller, Joan Marie Ridge Degrummond, Steven Tekosky, Roger Knight.
Summary, etc.:
Teddy Roosevelt had a dream to make America a global power. It was realized through the Panama Canal. The French began construction in 1880, but it would take the inventive American's to discover a way to link the oceans. First, the diseases that attacked the workers had to be controlled. Then, an innovative design for a series of locks was developed. Finally, the dogged determination and backbreaking toil of the Americans was rewarded when the Atlantic and Pacific oceans were united on January 7, 1914. This is one of the most important achievements of the 20th century.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Subject: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Locks (Hydraulic engineering)
Canal construction workers.
Canal ecology.
Disease management.
Canal Zone.
United States > History > 1901-1953.
Panama > History > 20th century.
United States > Politics and government > 20th century.
Panama > Politics and government > 20th century.
Genre: Documentary > Television series.

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