America (1972–1973)

TV Series  |   |  Documentary, History
8.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.6/10 from 73 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

An account of the birth and development of the United States.

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 01 Sep 2011
 
a list of 378 titles
created 25 Dec 2011
 
Own
a list of 744 titles
created 20 Apr 2012
 
a list of 3415 titles
created 31 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 43 titles
created 04 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "America" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: America (1972–1973)

America (1972–1973) on IMDb 8.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of America.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Alistair Cooke ...
 Host
Edit

Storyline

British native, but long-term American resident Alistair Cooke hosted this long-running documentary on the development of the United States. Starting through the colonial periods, through the revolutionary war and pioneer expansionist eras, into the global conflicts and economic domination of the twentieth century, and ending with the social upheavals and counter-culture revolutions of the 1960's and 70's. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

14 November 1972 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In one of the opening shots you can see the World Trade Center under construction. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Superb Series on American History
1 June 2009 | by (Marietta, GA) – See all my reviews

I was in my junior year of high school when this was first broadcast by NBC (1972-1973). I was enthralled by Cooke's skill in imparting history without being dull or pedantic. Especially noted: the episode "Gone West," which brought home the sufferings of the pioneers who crossed the country via "shanks mare," horseback, and wagon, and "The First Impact" (which was the original first episode in the UK, but was broadcast twelfth in the US, with different opening narration), Cooke's portrait of the things that drew him to the US, including New Orleans jazz, the city of San Francisco, and fall color in Vermont. The only episode that fell a little flat even back then, and is very dated now, was the final part, in which Cooke examined "modern" society. It would have been better had he followed up on some critical issues of the 1950s and 1960s--the Cold War, the Civil Rights movement, the growing feminist movement--to bring it up to the present day. Otherwise the series still holds up, and should be released on DVD here in the States. I made do of copies of library VHS tapes for years and then bought the Region 2 version when it came out.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD or VHR terrypogue
Name that tune wavel
Discuss America (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?