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A Difficult Delivery

A Difficult Delivery

The Statue of Liberty was constructed in France and brought, in pieces, to New York City — but not without obstacles.
Clip Length 04:35 Premiere: 5/1/17

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Funding Provided by: General Motors Corporation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and the Henry Nias Foundation.

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The Statue of Liberty

About The Statue of Liberty

This 1985 Ken Burns film chronicles the creation and history of the Statue of Liberty and what it represents to all Americans. Narrated by David McCullough, the film traces the development of the monument--from its conception, to its complicated and often controversial construction, to its final dedication--and offers interviews with a wide range of Americans to explore the meaning of the statue.

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The Statue of Liberty

S1 E1 Length 55:00 Premiere Date 10/24/85

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