American Experience The Panama Canal
The Panama Canal connects the world's two largest oceans. Details
Program: American Experience
Episode: The Panama Canal
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.• Visit the The Panama Canal webpage
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Premiere Date: 04/03/2012
Episode Expires: Fri 24 Jan 2014
TV Rating: NR
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Engineering feats on the Panama Canal
Working on the Panama Canal
Then and Now
The $5 billion project to modernize the canal.
Creating the Canal