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Hoover Dam: American Experience Previous Broadcasts

Episode #1103

KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 11, 2011 -- 9:30 PM

Rising more than 700 feet above the raging waters of the Colorado River, it was called one of the greatest engineering works in history. Hoover Dam, built during the Great Depression, drew men desperate for work to a remote and rugged canyon near Las Vegas. There they lived in tent cities, struggled against heat, choking dust and perilous heights to build a colossus of concrete that brought electricity and water to millions and transformed the American Southwest.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 15, 2011 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 14, 2011 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 12, 2011 -- 3:30 AM
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