PBS American Experience - Panama Canal: Gateway to the American Century (2011)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2493 Kbps | 1h 23mn | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.54 GiBGenre: Documentary
Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in human history. It literally required moving mountains, in one of the most challenging environments on earth, breaking the back of the great range that connects North and South America. This 2-hour program tells the epic story of one of the great engineering triumphs of all time, and one of the most expensive, in both money and lives. It weaves together the stories of the powerful men whose decisions shaped the enterprise, including larger-than-life characters such as Ferdinand de Lesseps and Theodore Roosevelt, with the stories of the ordinary laborers from Jamaica and Barbados whose labor and sacrifice actually dug the canal. Along the way it tells a story of innovation that literally changed the course of history.