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Space Shuttle

Aired on Jan 03, 1996
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Las Vegas

Aired on Jan 06, 1996
Careful design mixed with cutting-edge technology has made Las Vegas an intoxicating oasis in the middle of a desert.
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The Tennessee Valley Authority

Aired on Jan 07, 1996
Tennessee: The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a federally owned corporation in the United States created in May 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly hard hit by the Great Depression. The TVA was envisioned not only as an electricity provider, but also as a regional economic development agency that would use federal experts and electricity to rapidly modernize the region's economy and society. It was the first large regional planning agency of the federal government and remains the largest.
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Silver Mines

Aired on Jan 14, 1996
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Grand Coulee Dam

Aired on Jan 27, 1996
The world's largest concrete dam--and the second largest concrete structure in the world--lies on the Columbia River in the State of Washington. It is also one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the wrold, and it's huge irrigation pumps are big enought to pump dry most of the rivers in the United States. It's construction in an isolated and thinly populated area of the U.S. during the Depression years, was one of the greatest achievements of the Work Projects Administration, President Franklin Roosevelt's bid to restore prosperity and jobs to a nation in trouble. Constructed by Mason-Walsh-Atkinson-Kier Co. in 1931, it is 550 feet high and 4,173 feet in length.
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Golden Gate Bridge

Aired on Feb 03, 1996
Construction of the second-longest suspension bridge in the Unites States took 25 million man-hours and 80,000 miles of cable to complete´┐Żbut the cost in human life proved high.
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Aired on Nov 09, 1995

From the first well in Pennsylvania to the gushing Spindletop and modern supertankers, the story of oil is the story of civilization as we know it. We’ll take a look at the ingenious and outrageous men who risked everything for “black gold” and unimaginable wealth.

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Trans-Continental Railroad

Aired on Feb 04, 1996
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The Railroads that Tamed the West

Aired on Feb 04, 1996
The year was 1869 and America had just completed the greatest building achievement in its history--the Transcontinental Railroad. A thin ribbon of steel and wood now connected East and West. But the fledgling country now faced an even greater challenge--how to harness the awesome potential of the railroad to tame the still wide-open and wild West.
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Mt. Rushmore

Aired on Feb 11, 1996
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Ocean Liners

Aired on Feb 18, 1996
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Panama Canal

Aired on Feb 25, 1996
Chronicles one of the most incredible engineering feats of all time: construction of the 51-mile canal that took 10 years to build and employed over 40,000 workers, 6,000 of whom died of yellow fever, malaria, and other horrors. An earlier, 9-year attempt by the French ended in failure and cost 20,000 lives.
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Gothic Cathedrals

Aired on Mar 09, 1996
Built of stone and glass, persistence and prayer, gothic cathedrals are an epiphany of imagination and an articulation of joy. Featured are such masterpieces as Chartres, Notre Dame and the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.
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Eiffel Tower

Aired on Mar 10, 1996
Conceived and constructed to astound the public at the 1889 Paris Exposition, the tower is a worldwide symbol of triumphant spirit and elegant artistry.
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Empire State Building

Aired on Mar 24, 1996
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Aired on Apr 27, 1996
There is no more potent demonstration of man's resolve than the design and construction of tunnels--avenues that slice through a conspiracy of elements in the single-minded determination to connect two points. Whether underwater, blasted through solid rock, or negotiating the shifting strata of earth's unstable crust, we explore the design and engineering of famous tunnels...and the motivation behind them.
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Paving America

Aired on Jun 16, 1996

The story of the construction of our grand national highway system, from its beginnings in 1912 (it was conceived by auto and headlight tycoons) to its completion in 1984 (when the last stoplight was removed–and buried).

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Brooklyn Bridge

Aired on Jun 30, 1996
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The Phonograph

Aired on Sep 08, 1996
Thomas Edison registered over 1,000 patents, but his favorite invention was one of his first. Rare photographs and early recordings show how the young inventor and his team outfoxed Alexander Graham Bell.
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The Motion Picture

Aired on Sep 08, 1996
The complete story of the feuds, the mistakes, ingenuity, and successes that made movies possible--and kept Edison at the front of the inventor pack. Includes rare early films from the Edison Studios.
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The Electric Light

Aired on Sep 08, 1996
Considered one of Thomas Edison's most famous innovations, the electric bulb changed the world we live in by literally putting the power to control light at our fingertips.
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Television: Window to the World

Aired on Oct 20, 1996
An exploration of the world's most popular entertainment, from the boy genius who invented it to the RCA General who made it a reality.
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The Computer

Aired on Nov 24, 1996
A look at the inventions that have revolutionized society as we know it. They began as behemoths which weighed over 2 tons!
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The Camera

Aired on Dec 15, 1996
A look at the history of photography beginning as early as the eleventh century. Includes the advancements by Niepce and Daguerre in the 19th century and William Henry Fox and George Eastman in the 20th century.
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Pyramids: Majesty and Mystery

Aired on Mar 23, 1997
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Roller Coasters

Aired on Apr 13, 1997
Since the turn of the 20th century, designers have competed to build them faster, taller, and steeper. But as technology pushes the envelope with flips, weightlessness, and more g-force than a jet, how many thrills can the human body take?
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Observatories: Stonehenge To Space Telescopes

Aired on Jun 08, 1997
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The Great Wall Of China

Aired on Jun 22, 1997
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