Filmmaker Ric Burns
tells the story of three centuries of American whaling. His documentary "Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World"
reveals how whaling helped fuel the expansion of the American economy, pushed tiny backwater ports like Nantucket and New Bedford to the center of the whaling world, and was the first truly global enterprise America ever knew. "Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World" Premieres on PBS Monday, May 10, at 9:00 pm.