Modern Marvels

Season 1 Episode 6

Transatlantic Cable: 2500 Miles of Copper

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Unknown on The History Channel
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Transatlantic Cable: 2500 Miles of Copper
An examination of how one man's vision and the cooperation between the US and England resulted in an instant, reliable transcontinental mode of communication in the mid-1800s. See how wealthy 33-year-old Cyrus West Field endured many failures and lost millions in his attempt to close the communication gap between the Old and New Worldsmoreless
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