10 Modern Marvels That Changed America

10 Modern Marvels That Changed America

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Take a whirlwind tour of engineering feats that made our civilization possible.

10 Modern Marvels That Changed America, airing Tuesday, July 24 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV, celebrates the visionary engineers who scoffed at the laws of nature, defied the naysayers — and sometimes even gravity — by undertaking amazing feats of engineering. Each story includes a fun physics lesson and a tale of human folly: from the Erie Canal to the Hoover Dam, from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Interstate Highway System.

The popular series 10 That Changed America, airing Tuesdays July 10-24, 2018 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV, explores the nation’s built environment, returns this summer with three new episodes that reveal the fascinating and often untold stories behind America’s streets, monuments and modern marvels. From New York’s Broadway to the Hoover Dam, from Mount Rushmore to the St. Louis Arch, join host Geoffrey Baer on a summer road trip across America as he meets with historians, curators, and guides who share the fascinating backstories behind the iconic streets that connect our nation, the monuments that commemorate our history, and the engineering marvels that transformed our environment and shaped the way we live.