Modern Marvels The Tennessee Valley Authority

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NARRATOR: David Lilienthal ridiculed Morgan's social programs and said valley life would improve if TVA focused on rapidly providing cheap electric power.

FDR and Morgan in car in Tennessee Valley

But President Roosevelt believed government could be a benevolent force in people's lives, and he wanted Arthur Morgan to prove it in the Tennessee Valley.

Morgan: "Roosevelt said to him: The TVA should relate to every area of human concern. They were interested in revitalizing the whole area, from top to bottom."

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