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American Experience
Secrets of a Master Builder
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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A giant of inventiveness and reasoning, a self-made man and one of America's greatest engineers, James Buchanan Eads led a life inextricably linked with the nation's most important waterway, the Mississippi River. He explored the river bottom in a diving bell of his own design; made a fortune salvaging wrecks; built the world's first steel bridge over the Mississippi at St. Louis; and deepened the river at its mouth, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation. By the time of his death, Eads was widely acknowledged to be one of the most influential men of his day. David McCullough narrates. Written, produced and directed by Carl Charlson.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Secrets of a Master Builder,” 09/01/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_11C310636D0C4607893E95C4798A98F8.
MLA: “American Experience; Secrets of a Master Builder.” 09/01/2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_11C310636D0C4607893E95C4798A98F8>.
APA: American Experience; Secrets of a Master Builder. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_11C310636D0C4607893E95C4798A98F8
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