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Seattle filmmaker Stephen Sadis spent two decades producing "The Empire Builder: James J. Hill and The Great Northern Railway"; it premieres September 30. (Feliks Banel/KIRO Newsradio) The DVD packaging for "The Empire Builder," Stephen Sadis' four-hour documentary about James J. Hill. (Courtesy Stephen Sadis) A statue of James J. Hill has stood on the UW campus since 1909, when Hill visited and gave a memorable speech. (Feliks Banel/KIRO Newsradio)
New “Empire Builder” documentary is about more than just railroad history