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BLUEPRINT AMERICA

The Crises

  • Aired: 01/14/2010
  • 03:24
  • Expires: 01/01/2013
  • Rating: NR
Eric Rauchway, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, makes the case that it was the Civil War set the stage for the Transcontinental Railroad; that it was the Great Depression that made possible the public works projects of the New Deal. But, will the current American crisis -- the Great Recession -- advance infrastructure again?
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