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American Experience; World that Moses Built, The


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American Experience
World that Moses Built, The
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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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From the late 1920's through the '60's, Robert Moses built the bridges and highways, parks and parkways, tunnels and expressways of New York, as well as Lincoln Center and the United Nations. However, his public works exacted a human toll; tenements were razed and entire neighborhoods disappeared. This film tells the story of America's "master builder" and his fall from grace in the struggle between public order and individual liberty.



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Chicago: “American Experience; World that Moses Built, The,” 11/09/1988, GBH Archives, accessed January 24, 2022,
MLA: “American Experience; World that Moses Built, The.” 11/09/1988. GBH Archives. Web. January 24, 2022. <>.
APA: American Experience; World that Moses Built, The. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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