- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 31, 2005
See how the cables that crossed the nation transformed a continent, and peer into the future of connectivity.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- Go on the lines with utility workmen and meet the scientists who are designing the next generation of power delivery systems.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
Without wires, America would grind to a halt. But the next generation of power may be able to travel beyond the grid. WIRING AMERICA starts with electrical linemen perched precariously out a helicopter door, repairing 345,000-volt high-tension power lines. The hardwiring of America is a story that is nearly two centuries old. And though satellites and wireless systems may be challenging the wire, it's not dead. Wires will be with us well into the next century.