NARRATOR: To tame a wild river is to challenge the forces of nature, especially a river as powerful and unruly as the Tennessee.
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This is the story of daring men whose vision sparked one of the biggest engineering challenges in history. Could they tame an entire river system--thousands of miles long--to serve mankind? A project of this scope had never been attempted. Dozens of massive dams, 200-thousand workers, a billion-dollar price tag.