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American Experience: The Great Transatlantic Cable
     

American Experience: The Great Transatlantic Cable

Director: Peter Jones

Cast: Linda Hunt

 
This documentary chronicles millionaire Cyrus Field's quest to run a cable across the Atlantic ocean, enabling wired communication between Britain and America, a task he finally completed in 1866.

Overview

This documentary chronicles millionaire Cyrus Field's quest to run a cable across the Atlantic ocean, enabling wired communication between Britain and America, a task he finally completed in 1866.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
UPC:
0841887005272
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
71,607

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [1:39]
2. The Meeting Point [3:13]
3. Overcoming Obstacles [3:42]
4. Instant Communication [4:31]
5. Board of Inquiry [2:46]
6. The Journey [5:05]
7. Another Chance [2:27]
8. Mission Accomplished [6:46]
9. Electricity and the Atlantic Cable [6:08]
10. America and Europe are Connected [4:52]
11. Credits [11:59]

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