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The great transatlantic cable

Contributor(s): Axelrod, David R | Jones, Peter, 1920-2000 | Hunt, Linda, 1945- | Green Umbrella Ltd | PBS Home Video.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [Arlington, Va.] : PBS, [2007]Description: 1 disc.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: otherISBN: 0793690269; 9780793690268.Uniform titles: American experience (Television program) Subject(s): Transatlantic cablesGenre/Form: Documentary television programs | Downloadable video recordings.Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: Also available as DVD; previously issued as PBS Home Video AMEX6707.
Contents:
a Green Umbrella film for American Experience ; written and produced by David Axelrod ; directed by Peter Jones.
Production Credits: Director of photography, Brian McDairmant ; editor, Kate Amend ; music, Nathan Wang.
Narrated by Linda Hunt.Summary: This program tells the story behind the laying of the transatlantic cable. The physical challenges to laying the cable were enormous. The project would require the production of a 2,000 mile long cable that would have to be laid three miles beneath the Atlantic. Cyrus Field, an energetic young New Yorker wasn't deterred, and since its completion in 1866, nothing has broken his communications link with Europe, not storms, earthquakes or war.
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Runtime: 55 min.

Title from title screen (viewed on Apr. 3, 2008).

Originally broadcast as a segment of: American experience on PBS in 2005.

a Green Umbrella film for American Experience ; written and produced by David Axelrod ; directed by Peter Jones.

Director of photography, Brian McDairmant ; editor, Kate Amend ; music, Nathan Wang.

Narrated by Linda Hunt.

This program tells the story behind the laying of the transatlantic cable. The physical challenges to laying the cable were enormous. The project would require the production of a 2,000 mile long cable that would have to be laid three miles beneath the Atlantic. Cyrus Field, an energetic young New Yorker wasn't deterred, and since its completion in 1866, nothing has broken his communications link with Europe, not storms, earthquakes or war.

Age group: NR.

Also available as DVD; previously issued as PBS Home Video AMEX6707.

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