American Experience; Transcontinental Railroad
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- American Experience
- Transcontinental Railroad
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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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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.
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- Chicago: “American Experience; Transcontinental Railroad,” 12/19/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 22, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C528A724D70C45E998DD0C1DAD3E8A04.
- MLA: “American Experience; Transcontinental Railroad.” 12/19/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 22, 2018. <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