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How the States Got Their Shapes: Season 2: Episode 17 -- After three years on the road, host Brian Unger is taking a different look at just how our states got their shapes. We'll hear about the unique American values that have made this country what it is today.

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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
3 May 2011 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Follows correspondent Brian Unger as he criss-crosses the country reporting on the tales behind the boundaries... See more »
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Fun and Informative See more (5 total) »

Cast

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Brian Unger ... Himself - Host (29 episodes, 2011-2012)
H.W. Brands ... Himself - University of Texas at Austin / ... (10 episodes, 2011)
Mark Stein ... Himself - Author, How the States Got Their Shapes / ... (9 episodes, 2011)
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Series Directed by
David Konschnik (10 episodes, 2011)
Amber Engelmann (9 episodes, 2012)
Laura Casey (6 episodes, 2012)
Rick Velleu (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Bradley Hague (19 episodes, 2012)
Chris Sondreal (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
Timothy Dilworth (2 episodes, 2011)
David Konschnik (2 episodes, 2011)
Alan Martin (2 episodes, 2011)
Adam Meyer (2 episodes, 2011)

Ann Carroll (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Paul Cabana .... executive producer: for H2 / executive producer: for History / ... (29 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sean Gallagher .... executive producer (29 episodes, 2011-2012)
Greg Smith .... executive producer (29 episodes, 2011-2012)
Abby Greensfelder .... executive producer (28 episodes, 2011-2012)
Laura Casey .... field producer / co-producer (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
Timothy Dilworth .... series producer / post producer (21 episodes, 2011-2012)
Kristen Burns .... executive producer: for H2 (19 episodes, 2012)
Brian Unger .... producer (19 episodes, 2012)
Supriya Vasanth .... field producer (14 episodes, 2012)
Ann Carroll .... executive producer / additional producer (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Zoe Couacaud .... associate producer (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Chris Wohlers .... associate producer (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jenny Ewig .... post producer (10 episodes, 2012)
Ann Conanan .... post producer (9 episodes, 2012)
Edward Rosenstein .... co-executive producer / additional producer (7 episodes, 2012)
Laura Neal .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2012)
Alan Martin .... post producer / field producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Aimee Brillhart .... field producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Zaida Espada .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Chris Sondreal .... post producer / producer (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
James Allgood .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Kendra Gahagan .... post producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Adam Meyer .... post producer (2 episodes, 2011)

David McKillop .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Chris Biondo (9 episodes, 2011)
Lenny Williams (9 episodes, 2011)
Kevin Bluhm (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Brett Wiley (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
Thomas Jacobi (10 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gaylynn Balignot (8 episodes, 2012)
Judd Fischer (7 episodes, 2012)
Gus Kyriacou (6 episodes, 2012)
Ryan Stone (5 episodes, 2012)
Mickey Green (3 episodes, 2011)
Luke Lindhjem (3 episodes, 2011)
Jay Danner-McDonald (2 episodes, 2011)
Justin Van Prooyen (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting by
Erin Yokel (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jesse Gordon (7 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Management
Janice Mezzetti .... vice president of production / head of production (29 episodes, 2011-2012)
Cameron Young .... post-production manager / post-production supervisor (29 episodes, 2011-2012)
Shavon Wright .... production manager (19 episodes, 2012)
Kalindi Corens .... production manager (10 episodes, 2011)
Liam Monschein .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amber Engelmann .... additional direction (1 episode, 2012)
David Konschnik .... additional direction (1 episode, 2012)
Rick Velleu .... additional direction (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Andrew Collins .... graphics (19 episodes, 2012)
James Sullivan .... graphics (13 episodes, 2012)
John D.C. Kerr .... graphics (10 episodes, 2011)
Rick Velleu .... graphics (3 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Doe .... colorist (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Sound Department
Greg Breazeale .... sound (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
Richard Humphries .... sound design & mix / sound design and mix / ... (10 episodes, 2011)
Phelps Kelley .... sound design & mix / sound design and mix / ... (10 episodes, 2011)
Ben Seaward .... sound design & mix / sound designer (10 episodes, 2012)
Rob Fritts .... sound design & mix (8 episodes, 2012)
Dick Kane .... sound / additional sound (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Steve Osmon .... sound / additional sound (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Aaron Webster .... sound / additional sound (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Peter Ginsburg .... sound / additional sound (5 episodes, 2012)
Tim Dallesandro .... sound / additional sound (4 episodes, 2012)
Dennis Hamlin .... additional sound / sound (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Visual Effects by
John D.C. Kerr .... graphics (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Chestnut .... additional photography (12 episodes, 2012)
Tyler Smith .... assistant camera (12 episodes, 2012)
Jake Wilganowski .... additional photography (8 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting Department
Erin Yokel .... casting producer (18 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dan Fipphen .... assistant editor (19 episodes, 2012)
Ben Shuster .... post-production coordinator (19 episodes, 2012)
Mark N. Boszko .... colorist / on-line editor (17 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Doe .... on-line editor / colorist (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Nadia Izakson .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2011)
Adam Kirk .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2011)
Opiyo Okeyo .... additional editing / assistant editor (10 episodes, 2011)
Marcia Robusto .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2011)
Zach Wood .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2011)
Chris Sondreal .... story editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Marc Hines .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Music Department
Michael Harrison Walpole .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2012)
Tracey and Vance Marino .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Other crew
Rossana O'Hop .... vice president of finance (29 episodes, 2011-2012)
Divya Chungi .... programming coordinator (19 episodes, 2012)
Leah Taub .... production coordinator (19 episodes, 2012)
Suzie Eckl .... stock footage (18 episodes, 2012)
James Allgood .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2011-2012)
Chandler Stringer .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2012)
Brandy Crawford .... programming coordinator / programming coordinator: History Channel (10 episodes, 2011)
Natalie Pitcher .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 2011)
Mark Stein .... consultant (10 episodes, 2011)
Michael Kelehan .... stock footage: production assistant (10 episodes, 2012)
Bradley Hague .... researcher (9 episodes, 2012)
Bo Svensson .... additional field production / additional production (3 episodes, 2011)
Jaye Callahan .... stock footage (3 episodes, 2012)
Sunil Devadanam .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2012)
Bonnie Hawthorne .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Neal Hutcheson .... archival images / stock footage (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Chris Sondreal .... story editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Kaitlyn Gallagher .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
Sean Walsh .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Thanks
H.W. Brands .... special thanks (10 episodes, 2011)
 

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If you notice, most camera shots involving host Brian Unger and the people he is interviewing are actually flip-flopped. This way, people can draw states and lines from their perspective which is later reversed in the editing room for television viewing.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Fun and Informative, 7 January 2013
Author: wlk68 from United States

I really like this show. It makes my nerdy little heart sing. In a world filled with Snookies, Honey Boo Boos and gator wrestling, moonshiners it's refreshing to find a show that is both fun and informative. It's not just about how the states got their borders, it's about how the people, the culture and the infrastructure of the states were shaped. It's a really cool concept and I'm always disappointed when each episode ends because it's so fascinating.

Also, the host - Brian Unger - is kind of adorkable. His comedic timing, every man quality and 'person on the street' interviews keep things from getting too dry. I like the fact that he genuinely relates to the people he meets and doesn't make fun of them.

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