Modern Marvels The Tennessee Valley Authority

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Talbert: "Lilienthal thought in terms of the battle, the political battle, the struggle--and the struggle for Lilienthal's career as well. To Lilienthal, the Tennessee Valley Authority meant electric power, proving the case that publicly owned electrical power companies were the way to go."

TVA board meeting footage

NARRATOR: The two leaders couldn't have been more different, and they began to fight one another immediately. Friends had warned Arthur Morgan to oppose Lilienthal's appointment, but Morgan did not.

Morgan: "He had an almost messianic ability to convince people of his ideas. And he felt that if he could sit down with Lilienthal, he could, they could work it out."

Sunset aerial of Tennessee valley at sunset TVA beauty reel

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