Season 14, Episode 16 The Man, the Plan, the Canal: Panama

First Aired: November 3, 1987

David McCullough travels through and traces the construction of the Panama Canal, "a 50-mile shortcut to the Pacific that changed the course of history." The hour chronicles the international efforts to build the canal, which was completed in 1914.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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