Those who live near, travel over, walk by and enjoy boat rides on the Erie Canal may take it for granted, but not Syracuse native David Muir. 

Muir was born in Syracuse in 1972 and grew up on Onondaga Hill. He graduated from Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School in May 1991 and went on to Ithaca College where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Skip forward a few years, and he's now "World News Tonight" anchor on ABC and co-anchor of 20/20.

Muir has interviewed many notables including President Trump and Pope Francis inside the Vatican. He now sets his sights on the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal and shows the process of building the 363 mile Erie Canal from 'just a ditch' to what we have today.

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Muir explains how the Erie Canal made America what it is today. He shows us how it shaped our history and how it took us from a third world country to one of the richest nations in the world.

There will be an Erie Canal Premier Party September 12th from 6-9 pm for the 1-hour documentary. The $25.00 ticket gets you into the Q&A with Canal experts featured in the film at the WCNY Studios, 415 W Fayette St. in Syracuse. You'll meet the Erie: The Canal That Made America producers, enjoy appetizers and Ginger Beer along with the 7 pm screening.

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