American Experience

Panama Canal

  • Season 23
  • , Episode 4  | 
  • Aired: 1/24/2011
    • Length: 07:00:17
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements.

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