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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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America: The Story of the US See more »

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Revisionist history at its worst.
31 May 2010 | by pwhitelySee all my reviews

I love the history channel. I was expecting this to be one of the most interesting, informative shows they have offered but I have been left angry and disappointed in the series. I had seen several individual episodes but didn't really pay attention to what was being said, I thought it looked cool with all of the GCI animation and fast pacing so I wanted to see it again so I could really listen to what sounded like a huge number of interesting facts. Instead what I got was some twisted, revisionist nonsense that left me so angry I could barely speak.

For the writers to claim that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was the same type of surprise attack the American Revolutionaries used to defeat the British Army is such a disgraceful insult that I can not even comment on it. Every event in our history that is documented in the show is followed up with some statistic that is skewed to prove the creators agenda or a cheap shot aimed at corporations or the rich.

The only value I could see this show having is that when you watch it with your children you get some great starting points for real discussion and further research. I don't consider myself to be any kind of right wing nut but if this nonsense was being taught in a local school I would have real concerns.

I will give high marks to Liev Schreibers exceptional narration.


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