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 Himself - Narrator (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Historian (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Owner, Dallas Mavericks (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Advertising Mogul (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Real Estate Mogul (4 episodes, 2012)
Steve Case ...
 Himself - Co-Founder, AOL (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Former Hedge Fund Manager (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Young Carnegie / ... (4 episodes, 2012)
John C. Bailey ...
 Henry Clay Frick (4 episodes, 2012)
Amy Baska ...
 Eliza Rockefeller (4 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Bassett ...
 Captain Cooper (4 episodes, 2012)
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 John D. Rockefeller Jr. (4 episodes, 2012)
Walter Brandes ...
 Devil Bill Rockefeller (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Young Rockefeller (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Margaret Carnegie (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Jim Fisk (4 episodes, 2012)
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 William Vanderbilt (4 episodes, 2012)
Edward Christian ...
 Elias Unger (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Cornelius Vanderbilt (4 episodes, 2012)
Cary Donaldson ...
 Henry Ford (4 episodes, 2012)
John Dow ...
 Old John D Rockefeller / ... (4 episodes, 2012)
Alex Falberg ...
 Nikola Tesla (4 episodes, 2012)
Michael Frederic ...
 Mark Hanna (4 episodes, 2012)
Shary Galloway ...
 Farmer's Wife (4 episodes, 2012)
David Gamble ...
 Young Junius Morgan (4 episodes, 2012)
Tim Getman ...
 John D. Rockefeller (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Sam Andrews (4 episodes, 2012)
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 George Westinghouse (4 episodes, 2012)
Luke Hardt ...
 Captain Heinde (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Alexander Berkman (4 episodes, 2012)
Jimmie James ...
 Maurice Clark (4 episodes, 2012)
John Keabler ...
 Charles Schwab (4 episodes, 2012)
James Kidd ...
 William Jennings Bryan (4 episodes, 2012)
Richard F. Klein ...
 Abraham Lincoln (4 episodes, 2012)
Cameron McNary ...
 Jay Gould (4 episodes, 2012)
Don Meehan ...
 Thomas A. Scott (4 episodes, 2012)
Eric Messner ...
 James Eads (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Thomas Edison (4 episodes, 2012)
Puy Navarro ...
 Clairvoyant (4 episodes, 2012)
Dan Odell ...
 President William McKinley (4 episodes, 2012)
Joe Rastello ...
 Frank Kellogg (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Old J.P. Morgan (4 episodes, 2012)
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 J.P. Morgan (4 episodes, 2012)
Sonia Satra ...
 Laura Rockefeller (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Old Andrew Carnegie (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Henry Keep (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Andrew Carnegie (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Hugh O'Donnell (4 episodes, 2012)
Joseph Wiegand ...
 Teddy Roosevelt (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Courtroom Spectator / ... (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Carnegie Biographer (3 episodes, 2012)
Maury Klein ...
 Himself - Business Historian (3 episodes, 2012)
Ron Perelman ...
 Himself - Business Magnate (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Former CEO, General Electric (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Herself - Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Former Chairman, Federal Reserve (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Hollywood Producer (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Former Chairman, Time Warner / ... (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Resort & Casino Developer (3 episodes, 2012)
Charles Schwab ...
 Himself - Investment Banking Mogul (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Co-Founder, Def Jam (2 episodes, 2012)
Jay Rockefeller ...
 Himself - U.S. Senator (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Majority Owner, Viacom & CBS (2 episodes, 2012)
Steven Watts ...
 Himself - Henry Ford Biographer / ... (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Co-Founder, Apple (2 episodes, 2012)
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Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity. Written by Anonymous

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Der große Aufbruch - Die Pioniere Amerikas  »

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Contains two 2016 republican presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina as commenters. See more »

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1 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In the John Rockefeller episode. Described as Rockefeller 'fueling Vanderbilt's trains' . This should have been 'filling'. Your sub editors need to stay awake. Otherwise this show is riveting. Demostrating it is innovative business men who make a country great, not politicians. Perhaps the phrase ' what is good for General Motors is good for America' was right after all.

In the UK we have destroyed our industry. Any that we have is owned by overseas companies. They may provide jobs which provides some tax revenues, but profits go overseas. Under European Union rules, the government has to purchase from the lowest bidder. Recently, orders for new trains went to Siemens in Germany who have been able to automate their plant as a result, The UK producer is left in the dark ages.


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