Giving Up the Canal

Giving Up the CanalThe 1977 Panama Canal Treaty stipulated that on midnight of December 31, 1999, control of the Canal would pass from the United States to Panama. Giving Up the Canal explores the process in which the U.S. gradually became the tenant, Panama the landlord. The program, narrated by Edwin Newman, aired nationally on PBS in June 1990.

“one of the best examinations ever put together to explain the 1977 U.S.-Panama treaty” Arizona Press

“thoughtful and fair-minded” Seattle Times