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Grand Coulee Dam
It would be the “Biggest Thing on Earth,” the salvation of the common man, a dam and irrigation project that would make the desert bloom, a source of cheap power that would boost an entire region of the country. Of the many public works projects of the New Deal, Grand Coulee Dam loomed largest in America’s imagination during the darkest days of the Depression. It promised to fulfill President Franklin Roosevelt’s vision for a “planned promised land” where hard-working farm families would finally be free from the drought and dislocation caused by the elements.


DIRECTOR

Stephen Ives


PRODUCER

Amanda Pollak


EDITOR

Adam Zucker


NARRATOR

Michael Murphy


ORIGINAL SCORE

Peter Rundquist


In association with American Experience


BROADCASTER

PBS American Experience

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RUN TIME

01 hour 23 minutes


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