Alaska Pipeline

About the Show

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The tale of one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century. Following the discovery of North America's largest oil find beneath the frozen tundra of Prudhoe Bay, for more than three years workers battled brutal Arctic weather to construct an 800-mile oil pipeline that traversed three mountain ranges, 34 rivers and 800 streams, resulting in America's last great wilderness being transformed forever.