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VIDEO: Grand Coulee Dam

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Grand Coulee Dam
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Length: 11:44:43
Aired: 4/3/2012

Grand Coulee was more than a dam — it was a proclamation. In the wake of the Great Depression, America turned from private enterprise to public works — not simply to provide jobs, but to restore faith. The ultimate expression of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, Grand Coulee played a central role in transforming the Northwest; it was the largest hydroelectric power producing facility in the world when it was completed in March 1941. After WWII, a vast irrigation project made possible by the dam helped turn the barren deserts of central Washington into rich farmland. But the dam prevented access to one of the greatest salmon rivers in the world. Deprived of the salmon — their most important resource — the native people who lived along the Columbia witnessed a profound cultural decline. watch

VIDEO: Custer's Last Stand

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Custer's Last Stand
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Length: 06:46:04
Aired: 1/17/2012

Follow General George Armstrong Custer from his memorable, wild charge at Gettysburg to his lonely, untimely death on the windswept Plains of the West. On June 26, 1876, Custer, a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage ordered his soldiers to drive back a large army of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. By day’s end, Custer and nearly a third of his army were dead. watch

VIDEO: Billy the Kid

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Billy the Kid
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Length: 11:04:44
Aired: 1/10/2012

On April 28, 1881, just days from being hanged for murder, 21-year-old Henry McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, outfoxed his jailors and electrified the nation with the last in a long line of daring escapes. Just a few weeks later, he was finally gunned down by an ambitious sheriff, and the felling of one of the most notorious criminals of the age made headlines across the country. watch

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Year Title Description
2013 White House Down Movie, Actor - Vice President Hammond
2012 Clarence John Laughlin TV Show Series, Producer
2012 Clarence John Laughlin TV Show Series, Director
2011 Life With Boys TV Show Series, Actor - Michael Foster
2010 The Bridge TV Show Series, Actor - Ed Wycoff

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Question: I recently saw and loved the movie Crash, and was especially intrigued by the way all the stories intersected and converged. Could you possibly give me a list of some other films whose stories are structured in the same way? Answer: I certainly can: First, for the benefit of readers who haven't seen Crash (2005), its structure is one in which multiple narratives are developed simultaneously and overlay or intersect at key points before converging at the end. Unlike ensemble movies in which there's a main plot and a series of subplots, films like this give more or less equal weight to all the story strands and derive a significant part of their thematic power from the apparently random way in which different characters' destinies come together. To my mind, the greatest of all multiple-story narratives is read more

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