Program
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
Producing Organization
Alabama Public Television
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-d21rf5mh22
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Description
Program Description
"The submitted entry is part of a series of three programs concerning issues surrounding the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The Waterway is a 253-mile Corps of Engineers project in western Alabama and northeastern Mississippi, and the largest public works project ever attempted within the United States. It involves the construction of 10 locks and 5 dams; channelization of the Tombigbee River; a 39-mile cut through the Appalachian foothills; and the removal of more earth than was needed in the construction of the Panama Canal. "Despite the enormous size of the project and its potential effect on the region and the nation, there has been little comprehensive reportage on the issues, which are numerous. They include questions of economic growth; of ecology; of the appropriations of Federal monies; of the appropriation of land; of employment and rural poverty; of recreation and land use. Our series addresses these questions, presenting varying points of view. Each program consists of a taped presentation followed by a live discussion, with state-wide telephone call-ins for the last two programs. The live portion features a panel of experts on the Waterway, both in support and opposition. "The accompanying tape is the prepared portion of the first program and is roughly 45 minutes long. It concerns the economic justifications of the Waterway. The issues addressed are the official benefits and costs. These benefits are Navigation, Unemployment, Recreation, and Fish & Wildlife. Also included are discussions of the effects of the Waterway on the railways and the potential effect of the Waterway on the industrial development of the area."--1977 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1977-08-29
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:12:34.132
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Credits
Director: Lee, Bill
Executive Producer: Jordan, Mort
Producer: Lee, Bill
Producing Organization: Alabama Public Television
Speaker: Jordan, Mort
Writer: Jordan, Mort
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-d2441bcc667 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 00:45:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway,” 1977-08-29, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-d21rf5mh22.
MLA: “Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.” 1977-08-29. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-d21rf5mh22>.
APA: Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-d21rf5mh22