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How the States Got Their Shapes -- The squabble between east coast and west coast leaves the rest of the country stuck in the middle. It's a rivalry that has made its way into our popular culture, but is there any common ground in this continental tug of war?
How the States Got Their Shapes -- Americans have been racing to tame the West since they first set foot on the continent, but now that the West has been won, what's next? Is the West still the best.
How the States Got Their Shapes: Season 2: Episode 9 -- Americans have a lot of vices and they don't just stay in Vegas.  From drugs to gambling, the state you live in may shape how bad you can be.
How the States Got Their Shapes: Season 2: Episode 10 -- It's the glue that holds our map together and feeds America, but the Midwest is more than just state fairs and flyover country.
How the States Got Their Shapes: Season 2: Episode 7 -- Battles over access to lakefront property have made the Great Lakes region the most contested land on the entire map, and even pushed the states to a border war.

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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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Cast

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Brian Unger ... Himself - Host / ... (28 episodes, 2011-2012)

Series Directed by
David Konschnik (10 episodes, 2011)
Amber Engelmann (8 episodes, 2012)
Laura Casey (6 episodes, 2012)
Rick Velleu (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Bradley Hague (17 episodes, 2012)
Chris Sondreal (16 episodes, 2011-2012)
Timothy Dilworth (2 episodes, 2011)
David Konschnik (2 episodes, 2011)

Ann Carroll (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Sean Gallagher .... executive producer (27 episodes, 2011-2012)
Abby Greensfelder .... executive producer (27 episodes, 2011-2012)
Greg Smith .... executive producer (27 episodes, 2011-2012)
Laura Casey .... field producer / co-producer (21 episodes, 2011-2012)
Timothy Dilworth .... series producer / post producer (19 episodes, 2011-2012)
Paul Cabana .... executive producer (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
Brian Unger .... producer (17 episodes, 2012)
Zoe Couacaud .... associate producer (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Chris Wohlers .... associate producer (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Supriya Vasanth .... field producer (11 episodes, 2012)
Jenny Ewig .... post producer (10 episodes, 2012)
Ann Conanan .... post producer (8 episodes, 2012)
Ann Carroll .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2011)
Laura Neal .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2012)
Edward Rosenstein .... co-executive producer (6 episodes, 2012)
Erin Yokel .... casting producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Aimee Brillhart .... field producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Kristen Burns .... executive 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)
Alan Martin .... post producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Adam Meyer .... post producer (2 episodes, 2011)

David McKillop .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Kevin Bluhm (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Brett Wiley (16 episodes, 2011-2012)
Thomas Jacobi (10 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gaylynn Balignot (7 episodes, 2012)
Judd Fischer (6 episodes, 2012)
Gus Kyriacou (6 episodes, 2012)
Ryan Stone (4 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
Shavon Wright .... production manager (18 episodes, 2012)
Janice Mezzetti .... head of production / executive in charge of production (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Cameron Young .... post-production supervisor / post-production manager (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Kalindi Corens .... production manager (10 episodes, 2011)
Liam Monschein .... post-production supervisor (3 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 / graphic designer (11 episodes, 2012)
James Sullivan .... graphics / graphic designer (5 episodes, 2012)
Matt Doe .... colorist (2 episodes, 2011)
John D.C. Kerr .... graphics (2 episodes, 2011)
Rick Velleu .... graphic designer / graphics (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Sound Department
Greg Breazeale .... sound (20 episodes, 2011-2012)
Richard Humphries .... sound re-recording mixer / sound design & mix (10 episodes, 2011)
Phelps Kelley .... sound editor / sound design & mix (10 episodes, 2011)
Ben Seaward .... sound designer (9 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)
Rob Fritts .... sound designer / sound mixer (5 episodes, 2012)
Peter Ginsburg .... sound / additional sound (5 episodes, 2012)
Tim Dallesandro .... sound / additional sound (3 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
Tyler Smith .... assistant camera (12 episodes, 2012)
Bob Chestnut .... additional photography / assistant camera (9 episodes, 2012)
Jake Wilganowski .... additional photography (8 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting Department
Erin Yokel .... casting producer (13 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dan Fipphen .... assistant editor (17 episodes, 2012)
Ben Shuster .... post-production coordinator (16 episodes, 2012)
Cameron Young .... post-production manager / post production manager (14 episodes, 2012)
Mark N. Bosko .... on-line editor / colorist (12 episodes, 2012)
Matt Doe .... colorist / on-line editor (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Nadia Izakson .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2011)
Adam Kirk .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2011)
Marcia Robusto .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2011)
Zach Wood .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2011)
Opiyo Okeyo .... assistant editor / additional editing (8 episodes, 2011)
Chris Sondreal .... story editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Mark N. Boszko .... colorist / on-line editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Marc Hines .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2012)
Cameron Young .... post-production manager (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Music Department
Tracey and Vance Marino .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Other crew
Rossana O'Hop .... production accountant / vice president of finance / ... (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
Janice Mezzetti .... vice president of production / head of production / ... (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
Suzie Eckl .... stock footage (17 episodes, 2012)
Leah Taub .... production coordinator (17 episodes, 2012)
James Allgood .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Chandler Stringer .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2012)
Mark Stein .... consultant (10 episodes, 2011)
Michael Kelehan .... stock footage / production assistant (10 episodes, 2012)
Natalie Pitcher .... production coordinator (9 episodes, 2011)
Brandy Crawford .... programming coordinator / programming coordinator: History Channel (8 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Collins .... graphics (5 episodes, 2012)
Bradley Hague .... researcher / writer (5 episodes, 2012)
Divya Chungi .... programming coordinator (4 episodes, 2012)
Bo Svensson .... additional production (3 episodes, 2011)
Jaye Callahan .... stock footage (3 episodes, 2012)
Laura Casey .... field producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Sunil Devadanam .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2012)
Supriya Vasanth .... field producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Bonnie Hawthorne .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Cameron Young .... post production supervisor (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Chris Sondreal .... story editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Collins .... graphics (2 episodes, 2012)
Kaitlyn Gallagher .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
James Sullivan .... graphics (2 episodes, 2012)
Rick Velleu .... director / graphics (2 episodes, 2012)
Shavon Wright .... production manager (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Thanks
American Red Cross .... special thanks (1 episode, 2012)
 

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Very Entertaining Series, 4 June 2011
Author: balefulregards from Canada

When we sit down to watch television as a family, we choose documentaries.

In addition, we are Americans living in Canada so it is important for us that our daughter (now 13, moved here when she was not quite 8) get some American History in addition to the Canadian and Quebecois history she gets in school.

I downloaded the first episode to gauge her reaction and interest. To my delight, she immediately requested I download the rest of the series.

Told in a fun conversational style, and using some footage that I am pretty sure was part of "The Story of US" , it takes you through different angles of just how the United States ended up looking the way it looks.

To Date we have seen the first three covering how Water, Transportation and Forces of Nature have impacted the shapes of the United States. In between the segments, I have shared stories about where I was born (Wheeling West Virgina) as well as being a little girl in Jacksonville North Carolina in the early 1970's with no air conditioning in sight - something that seems almost inconceivable today.

Listen, when you can hook a 13 year old and get her to ask for More? You are doing something right.

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