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Grand Central: Breaking Ground

Grand Central: Breaking Ground

Construction of the new Grand Central began in August 1903. Twenty-five miles of water and sewer lines had to be removed or relocated, and more than three million cubic yards of rock and dirt had to be excavated and hauled away. Two hundred buildings were demolished, and 60 million tons of concrete laid.
Length 01:51 Premiere: 2/4/08

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Plague at the Golden Gate

Discover how an outbreak of bubonic plague in 1900 set off fear and anti-Asian sentiment in San Francisco.

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Season Episodes

Plague at the Golden Gate

S34 E4 Length 1:52:39 Premiere Date 5/24/22

Flood in the Desert

S34 E3 Length 52:45 Premiere Date 5/3/22

The American Diplomat

S34 E2 Length 52:43 Premiere Date 2/15/22

Riveted: The History of Jeans

S34 E1 Length 52:39 Premiere Date 2/7/22

The 1930s Series Preview

Preview Length 01:02 Premiere Date 8/20/09

Author Interview: Neil Maher

Clip Length 07:00 Premiere Date 9/24/09

Interview Dr. Alfred Crosby

Clip Length 06:07 Premiere Date 12/21/09

Interview Dr. Shirley Fannin

Clip Length 09:22 Premiere Date 12/21/09

Government Film: Combat America

Clip Length 08:21 Premiere Date 1/12/10

Government Film: Memphis Belle

Clip Length 10:06 Premiere Date 1/12/10

Soylent Green Trailer

Clip Length 03:28 Premiere Date 2/15/10

Government Film: Target Tokyo

Clip Length 21:45 Premiere Date 3/18/10

Government Film: Operation Cover Up

Clip Length 09:09 Premiere Date 3/18/10

Government film: Incapacitation by Enterotoxin

Clip Length 05:46 Premiere Date 3/18/10

Government Film: Botulism

Clip Length 09:43 Premiere Date 3/18/10

Original Interview: Angelene Forester

Clip Length 02:57 Premiere Date 3/18/10

Original Interview: Howard Dully

Clip Length 02:43 Premiere Date 3/18/10

Specials

Plague at the Golden Gate (Chinese)

Length 1:53:20 Premiere Date 5/24/22

Plague at the Golden gate (español)

Length 1:52:39 Premiere Date 5/24/22

Flood in the Desert (español)

Length 52:45 Premiere Date 5/3/22

Zoot Suit Riots (español)

Length 51:32 Premiere Date 3/29/22

The American Diplomat (español)

Length 52:43 Premiere Date 2/15/22

Riveted: The History of Jeans (español)

Length 52:39 Premiere Date 2/7/22

Roberto Clemente (español)

Length 52:21 Premiere Date 1/25/22

FDR's Pearl Harbor Speech

Length 01:10 Premiere Date 12/6/16

Olympian Profile: Andrew Campbell

Length 03:06 Premiere Date 8/2/16

Olympian Profile: Katelin Snyder

Length 02:53 Premiere Date 8/2/16

Radio Coverage of the 1936 Olympics

Length 05:28 Premiere Date 8/2/16

Olympian Profile: Bryan Volpenhein

Length 03:25 Premiere Date 7/18/16

Olympian Profile: Caryn Davies

Length 03:23 Premiere Date 7/11/16

Grand Central: Crisis Leads to Opportunity

Length 02:19 Premiere Date 2/4/08

Grand Central: Breaking Ground

Length 01:51 Premiere Date 2/4/08

The Design of Grand Central

Length 01:07 Premiere Date 2/4/08

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