The Resource Grand Central, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (evideo)

Grand Central, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (evideo)

Label
Grand Central
Title
Grand Central
Statement of responsibility
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the morning of January 8, 1902, a southbound commuter train traveling through a smoky, congested tunnel in New York City's Grand Central Depot slammed into the rear of another train, instantly killing 17 people and injuring 38 more. An engineer's innovative response to the crisis gave birth to one of America's greatest establishments: Grand Central Terminal. Upon its opening on February 12, 1913, the press heralded it as the greatest railway terminal in the world. By 1947, it had hosted over 65 million travelers. Today, it is a living monument to the nation's great railway age. Grand Central, a part of the PBS American Experience series offers insights into a diverse range of social topics including the history of technology, transportation, electrification, air rights, urban planning, pollution, public safety, and the fascinating history of New York City
Member of
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
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American experience (Television program)
Intended audience
  • Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
  • 6 & up
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  • Films on Demand
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
  • Films Media Group
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Runtime
60
Series statement
PBS American Experience
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  • Civil engineering
  • United States
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Grand Central, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=44078
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2011
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Introduction and Credits: American Experience (1:15) -- Grand Central, Heart of New York (1:20) -- Center of the World (1:58) -- Vanderbilt's Empire (2:24) -- Ruthless Railroads (2:32) -- Death Trap (1:51) -- Personal Reminiscence of Grand Central (1:38) -- An Accident Looms (2:24) -- Train Crash Enrages New York (2:47) -- Electrification of Rail (2:17) -- An Elegant Solution (2:38) -- Taking Wealth from the Air (2:43) -- Trains Continue During Construction (2:44) -- A Grand Central Goodbye (2:11) -- Blame for the Woodlawn Accident (2:46) -- William Wilgus Resigns (3:00) -- Iconic Photographs of a Simpler Time (2:17) -- Grand Central Terminal Opens (2:30) -- Designing the Terminal (3:01) -- Imposing Yet Comfortable (2:11) -- Grand Central Endures (3:09) -- Credits, Additional Resources and Sponsors: Grand Central (1:54)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (60 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Publisher number
44078
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100044078
  • 100044078
  • (OCoLC)783171265
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other
Label
Grand Central, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=44078
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2011
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Introduction and Credits: American Experience (1:15) -- Grand Central, Heart of New York (1:20) -- Center of the World (1:58) -- Vanderbilt's Empire (2:24) -- Ruthless Railroads (2:32) -- Death Trap (1:51) -- Personal Reminiscence of Grand Central (1:38) -- An Accident Looms (2:24) -- Train Crash Enrages New York (2:47) -- Electrification of Rail (2:17) -- An Elegant Solution (2:38) -- Taking Wealth from the Air (2:43) -- Trains Continue During Construction (2:44) -- A Grand Central Goodbye (2:11) -- Blame for the Woodlawn Accident (2:46) -- William Wilgus Resigns (3:00) -- Iconic Photographs of a Simpler Time (2:17) -- Grand Central Terminal Opens (2:30) -- Designing the Terminal (3:01) -- Imposing Yet Comfortable (2:11) -- Grand Central Endures (3:09) -- Credits, Additional Resources and Sponsors: Grand Central (1:54)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (60 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Publisher number
44078
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100044078
  • 100044078
  • (OCoLC)783171265
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other

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