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Chicago's Skyscrapers

Chicago's Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers were an efficient way to organize businesses within one building. Though skyscrapers were born in New York, the method called Chicago Construction, developed by Chicago architects and engineers between 1880 and 1883, provided the basic structural system for building modern steel-and-glass office towers.
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American Experience

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American Experience, TV's most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.

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The film examines the experience of African American diplomats serving during the Cold War. At the height of the civil rights movement in the U.S., these men and women represented the best of American ideals abroad while facing discrimination at home.

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Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory

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Following the Civil War, a group of former slaves from Fisk University traveled throughout the United States and Europe bringing the power of spirituals and religious anthems to new audiences.

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American Experience - The Codebreaker - S33 E1

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Roberto Clemente (español)

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FDR's Pearl Harbor Speech

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Olympian Profile: Andrew Campbell

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Olympian Profile: Katelin Snyder

Length 02:53 Premiere Date 8.2.16

Radio Coverage of the 1936 Olympics

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Olympian Profile: Bryan Volpenhein

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Grand Central: Crisis Leads to Opportunity

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Grand Central: Breaking Ground

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The Design of Grand Central

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