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American Experience; Transcontinental Railroad

12/19/2002

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Series
American Experience
Program
Transcontinental Railroad
Program Number

1507W1

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

On May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah, a boisterous crowd gathered to witness the completion of one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century: the building of the transcontinental railroad. The electrifying moment marked the culmination of six years of grueling work. A remarkable story of greed, innovation and gritty determination, "Transcontinental Railroad" reveals why the railroad was built and how it would shape the nation. Actor Michael Murphy narrates.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Transcontinental Railroad,” 12/19/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C528A724D70C45E998DD0C1DAD3E8A04.
MLA: “American Experience; Transcontinental Railroad.” 12/19/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C528A724D70C45E998DD0C1DAD3E8A04>.
APA: American Experience; Transcontinental Railroad. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C528A724D70C45E998DD0C1DAD3E8A04
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