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Click to read all posted American Experience news items 730  27 June 2010
Hoover Dam
   During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, overcoming technical challenges to erect one of the greatest engineering works in history.
Click to watch “Hoover Dam” online. Click to view “Films: Recent Broadcasts.”
Click to read all posted American Experience news items 727  22 June 2010
Surviving the Dust Bowl
   The story of the farmers who came to the Southern Plains of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas dreaming of prosperity, and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
Click to watch “Surviving the Dust Bowl” online. Click to view “Films: Recent Broadcasts.”
Click to read all posted American Experience news items 724  14 June 2010
The Civilian Conservation Corps
   One of the most popular New Deal programs, the CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America during the height of the Great Depression.
Click to watch “The Civilian Conservation Corps” online. Click to view “Films: Recent Broadcasts.”
Click to read all posted American Experience news items 722  8 June 2010
The Crash of 1929
   The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, ultimately leading to the Great Depression.
Click to watch “The Crash of 1929” online. Click to view “Films: Recent Broadcasts.”
Click to read all posted American Experience news items 719  6 June 2010
Riding the Rails
   At the height of the Great Depression, more than a quarter million teenagers were living on the road in America, many criss-crossing the country by illegally hopping freight trains.
   This film tells the story of ten of these teenage hobos -- from the reasons they left home to what they experienced -- all within the context of depression-era America.
Click to watch “Riding the Rails” online. Click to view “Films: Recent Broadcasts.”