American Experience

Season 17 Episode 7

The Great Transatlantic Cable

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 11, 2005 on PBS

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    • The field of electrical physics was so poorly understood when the first cable was finally laid that the cable was literally burned by forcing too much electricity along its path. A new type of reciever that could detect much fainter current was later envisioned.

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