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America: The Story of Us 

A six-night miniseries presenting the history of how the United States was invented, looking at the moments where Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress -- from the rigors... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Daniel Webb Daniel Webb ...  Narrator 12 episodes, 2010
Liev Schreiber ...  Himself - Narrator / ... 11 episodes, 2010
Tom Brokaw ...  Himself 10 episodes, 2010
James Meigs James Meigs ...  Himself 9 episodes, 2010
H.W. Brands H.W. Brands ...  Himself 9 episodes, 2010
Annette Gordon-Reed Annette Gordon-Reed ...  Herself 9 episodes, 2010
Brian Williams ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2010
Michael Douglas ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2010
Colin Powell ...  Himself 8 episodes, 2010
Rudy Giuliani ...  Himself 7 episodes, 2010
Richard Machowicz ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2010
Al Sharpton ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2010
Michael Strahan ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2010
John Lasseter ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2010
David Baldacci David Baldacci ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2010
Jeannette Walls Jeannette Walls ...  Herself 5 episodes, 2010
Donald J. Trump ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2010
Henry Louis Gates ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2010
Jimmy Wales ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2010
William Bodette William Bodette ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2010
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A six-night miniseries presenting the history of how the United States was invented, looking at the moments where Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress -- from the rigors of linking the continent by transcontinental railroad to triumphing over vertical space through the construction of steel-structured buildings. The series also is a story of conflict, with Native American peoples, slavery, the Revolutionary War that birthed the nation, the Civil War that divided it, and the great world war that shaped its future. Written by History Channel Publicity

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25 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Good Premise, Lacking on Delivery

When I first saw the ads for this program, I was highly interested in it and made plans to watch. After viewing the first few episodes, I couldn't stand to see any more. It would have been a really great series if they had taken it seriously and done a much better job on incorporating as much important US history as possible, even if it meant making the series longer. What they ended up doing is focusing and repeating a few events and completely leaving out others. They spent a lot of time on the Civil War and entrepeneurs such as Carnegie. It's not that those weren't important events,indeed they were, but by being so repetitive in their coverage they left out other events that deserved screen time. I never saw much mention of the War of 1812, good coverage of our forefathers and I could be wrong, but I don't think they even covered women's suffrage! If they were going to set out to create a program that truly encompassed the United States' history and its people then they should have understood what all in entailed and planned accordingly. What truly disappointed me was the face that they felt the need to use celebrity testimony instead of credible historical experts, educated people that are the backbone of this country. What do P Diddy or Sheryl Crow have to do with the study of history (other than their part in the *entertainment* aspect)? This is being shown in classrooms, I understand: is that what we should teach our children? If you want to learn history, look to our celebrities and movie stars? Completely ridiculous. I was wanting this to be an awesome series, which it could have been. Instead I ended up having my intelligence insulted and my time wasted.


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