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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Panama Canal Preview

  • Aired: 04/03/2012
  • 00:30
  • Rating: NR
On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal opened connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. The story of the canal features a delightful cast of colorful characters ranging from an indomitable President to visionary engineers to tens of thousands of workers from around the world, rigidly segregated by race.
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