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Blueprint America

Blueprint America
Abandoned buildings, dilapidated architecture, overpopulated roads and lack of public transportation are all problems that plague the framework of America. "Blueprint America" presents original primetime documentaries investigating America's decaying and neglected infrastructure and integrating educational and community outreach to work towards sustainable solutions.

Latest Episodes

The Ride: Elana Schor (Part One) Air date: 03-01-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2247675570/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Blueprint America correspondent Miles O'Brien with Streetsblog Capitol Hill reporter Elana Schor on why transportation legislation matters, especially as Congress will eventually put forward a new bill. /episodes/get/1103 /episode/1103 Blueprint America: The Ride: Elana Schor (Part One) /episode-player/1103
Beyond the Motor City Air date: 02-08-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1409024983/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City examines how Detroit, a symbol of America's diminishing status in the world, may come to represent the future of transportation and progress in America. /episodes/get/1079 /episode/1079 Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City /episode-player/1079
The Power House Air date: 01-25-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1395460902/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Detroit has emptied -- built for 2 million people, it now has half that number. Nearly one-third of the land is unused, and some 80,000 homes are vacant. Still, one local couple sees potential. They are building the 'Power House'. /episodes/get/1101 /episode/1101 Blueprint America: The Power House /episode-player/1101
The Stop at Visalia Air date: 01-15-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1386919763/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Blueprint America follows a California mayor as he lobbies for a high speed rail stop in his town. /episodes/get/1104 /episode/1104 Blueprint America: The Stop at Visalia /episode-player/1104
Spain: The Next American System? Air date: 01-15-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1386912017/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Norman Anderson, President and CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure (a Washington, D.C. based consulting group) explains how Spain has been able to finance its infrastructure build out, and what America has to learn. /episodes/get/1096 /episode/1096 Blueprint America: Spain: The Next American System? /episode-player/1096
The Crises Air date: 01-15-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1386891294/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Eric Rauchway, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, makes the case that it was the Civil War set the stage for the Transcontinental Railroad; that it was the Great Depression that made possible the public works projects of the New Deal. But, will the current American crisis... /episodes/get/1100 /episode/1100 Blueprint America: The Crises /episode-player/1100
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Driven to Despair
With gas prices spiking and home values crumbling, the American working class dream of a cheap commute to work from ever-appreciating houses on the fringes of suburbia has become more like an American nightmare. NOW on PBS, with Blueprint America, examines this crisis through the example of...
Air date: 10/10/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1115444774/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false With gas prices spiking and home values crumbling, the American working class dream of a cheap commute to work from ever-appreciating houses on the fringes of suburbia has become more like an American nightmare. NOW on PBS, with Blueprint America, examines this crisis through the example of... /episodes/get/1084 /episode/1084 Blueprint America: Driven to Despair /episode-player/1084
America in Gridlock: Louisiana & the Stimulus
While some states are looking everywhere for funding as revenues fall, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is thinking twice about taking stimulus money from the federal government. Even as the state's infrastructure is reeling, he tells Blueprint America that there are consequences to unchecked...
Air date: 10/14/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1365158160/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false While some states are looking everywhere for funding as revenues fall, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is thinking twice about taking stimulus money from the federal government. Even as the state's infrastructure is reeling, he tells Blueprint America that there are consequences to unchecked... /episodes/get/1077 /episode/1077 Blueprint America: America in Gridlock: Louisiana & the Stimulus /episode-player/1077
The Price of Decay
Ray Suarez hits the road for a close-up look at America's crumbling roads and bridges.
Air date: 10/14/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1117958441/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Ray Suarez hits the road for a close-up look at America's crumbling roads and bridges. /episodes/get/1102 /episode/1102 Blueprint America: The Price of Decay /episode-player/1102
Flying Blind
Air date: 10/15/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1117875367/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false /episodes/get/1086 /episode/1086 Blueprint America: Flying Blind /episode-player/1086
Nowhere to Grow
The NewsHour's Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez reports with Blueprint America on how the exurb of Buckeye, Arizona continues to grow with no boundaries.
Air date: 10/16/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1117877250/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The NewsHour's Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez reports with Blueprint America on how the exurb of Buckeye, Arizona continues to grow with no boundaries. /episodes/get/1088 /episode/1088 Blueprint America: Nowhere to Grow /episode-player/1088
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