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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 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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McDonald generation education
6 July 2014 | by Thorgal_AegirssonSee all my reviews

The beginning was actually quite promising. Unfortunately by the 5th episode I started wondering why I am wasting my time. Inaccurate, incredibly chaotic, choice of events that shape the nation and the country is at least stunning. Important events are omitted, completely useless events are presented as crucial for the history. All wrapped in a tale that a mom reads to her 4yo child to make him sleep. As somebody said - sesame street history.

I am disappointed. It's supposed to be targeted to young American kids but seriously I wouldn't want my kid to learn from such shows, it might be not that bad for foreigners for whom the real history of the US is not that important. It has very low educational value and not much higher entertaining value. Long story short - if you have nothing better to do then go ahead, watch it but bear in mind that it's not as much the exact history as the grandpa's tale for kids.


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