American Experience: Hoover Dam

American Experience: Hoover Dam

Director: Stephen Stept

Cast: Stephen Stept

     
 
Built in the midst of the Great Depression under dangerous working conditions, the Hoover Dam has been described as one of the world's greatest engineering feats. American Experience: Hoover Dam is a 60-minute historical documentary that chronicles the dam's construction. Archival footage shows workers fighting intense heat, unrelenting dust, and dizzying

Overview

Built in the midst of the Great Depression under dangerous working conditions, the Hoover Dam has been described as one of the world's greatest engineering feats. American Experience: Hoover Dam is a 60-minute historical documentary that chronicles the dam's construction. Archival footage shows workers fighting intense heat, unrelenting dust, and dizzying heights as they pieced together the structure that would bring electricity to the American West. Program highlights include interviews with historians and witnesses as well as a comprehensive description of the engineering problems associated with the project.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/27/2006
UPC:
0783421409590
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wgbh / Pbs
Region Code:
1
Time:
0:56:00
Sales rank:
2,898

Special Features

Closed Caption; Printable materials for educators; Access to the American Experience web site; Scene selection; Closed captions

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Hoover Dam
1. Introduction [2:11]
2. Harnessing the Colorado River [8:22]
3. The Six Companies [14:37]
4. Workers' Lives in the Desert [15:56]
5. "The Eighth Wonder of the World" [11:23]
6. Credits [1:47]

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