"From well- heeled mobsters and glamorous showgirls, fantastical mega-casinos and dazzling displays of neon -- Las Vegas is the world's most famous monument to reckless abandon and unbridled excess. This American Experience series - produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the city - documents the often surprising and endlessly entertaining history of America's most outrageous playground - from its beginnings as a remote frontier waystation to its Depression-era incarnation as the "Gateway to the Hoover Dam," from its mid-century florescence as the gangster metropolis known as "Sin City" to its recent renaissance as the fastest growing city in the United States, Las Vegas, chameleonlike, has adapted its image to reflect the changing attitudes of the nation. In so doing, it has consistently anticipated the needs and desires of Americans, and then fulfilled them. It is a city that has understood, better than any other over the last century, what Americans wanted most when they ran away from home."
more info: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/lasvegas
Source: OTA High Definition 1080i
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