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American Experience; Alaska Pipeline, The

04/14/2006

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Series
American Experience
Program
Alaska Pipeline, The
Program Number

1811

Series Description

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

Program Description

Bringing Alaskan oil to market required one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century. For more than three years, workers battled brutal Arctic weather to construct an 800-mile pipeline that would traverse three mountain ranges, 34 rivers and 800 streams, and that would withstand earthquakes and subzero temperatures. The men, machines and money the pipeline brought to Alaska would forever transform what had long been regarded America's last great wilderness.

Duration

00:55:08

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Alaska Pipeline, The,” 04/14/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_34FBC93246164127AE5C0FE1A52C8282.
MLA: “American Experience; Alaska Pipeline, The.” 04/14/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_34FBC93246164127AE5C0FE1A52C8282>.
APA: American Experience; Alaska Pipeline, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_34FBC93246164127AE5C0FE1A52C8282
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