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Mark Zwonitzer in Mount Rushmore: American Experience

Mount Rushmore: American Experience

2002 NR

On a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills loom four huge carved faces of American presidents. Is Mount Rushmore a masterpiece or, as many Native Americans would say, an abomination? Artist Gutzon Borglum propelled the project through sheer force of will (and more than a little talent) even as his monumental ego threatened to tear it apart. Relive this massive public works project during the Great Depression. Michael Murphy narrates.

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