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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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Cast

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Brian Unger ... Himself - Host (28 episodes, 2011-2012)
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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
Chris Sondreal (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
Bradley Hague (17 episodes, 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 / executive producer: for History (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
Chris Biondo (2 episodes, 2011)
Lenny Williams (2 episodes, 2011)
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)
Matthew 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 (10 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 (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
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
Mark N. Boszko .... on-line editor / colorist (17 episodes, 2012)
Dan Fipphen .... assistant editor (17 episodes, 2012)
Ben Shuster .... post-production coordinator (16 episodes, 2012)
Cameron Young .... post-production manager / post production manager (16 episodes, 2012)
Matthew 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)
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 / production accountant / ... (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)
Natalie Pitcher .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 2011)
Mark Stein .... consultant (10 episodes, 2011)
Michael Kelehan .... stock footage / production assistant (10 episodes, 2012)
Brandy Crawford .... programming coordinator / programming coordinator: History Channel (9 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Collins .... graphics (6 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)
Kaitlyn Gallagher .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
Ben Shuster .... post production coordinator / post-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
H.W. Brands .... special thanks (2 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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1 out of 1 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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