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Fort Peck Dam

The idea for the Fort Peck Dam was born in the midst of the Great Depression.  The reason for the dam was the wild unpredictability of the Missouri River as it wound through America's heartland.  In "Fort Peck Dam," Montana PBS producer Scott Sterling tells the story of the dam's construction in human terms.  More than 50,000 workers signed onto the project - 60 were killed during construction.  Sterling, along with Michele Frohmdahl, Park Ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and curator of the Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center, discussed "Fort Peck Dam" which airs Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.