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The Men Who Built America 

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 ... See full summary »
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Campbell Scott ...  Narrator 4 episodes, 2012
H.W. Brands ...  Self - Historian 4 episodes, 2012
Mark Cuban ...  Self - Owner, Dallas Mavericks 4 episodes, 2012
Donny Deutsch ...  Self - Advertising Mogul 4 episodes, 2012
Donald Trump ...  Self - Real Estate Mogul 4 episodes, 2012
Steve Case Steve Case ...  Self - Co-Founder, AOL 4 episodes, 2012
Jim Cramer ...  Self - Former Hedge Fund Manager 4 episodes, 2012
AJ Achinger ...  Young Carnegie / ... 4 episodes, 2012
John C. Bailey John C. Bailey ...  Henry Clay Frick 4 episodes, 2012
Amy Baska Amy Baska ...  Eliza Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
Matthew Bassett Matthew Bassett ...  Captain Cooper 4 episodes, 2012
Matt Boliek Matt Boliek ...  John D. Rockefeller Jr. 4 episodes, 2012
Walter Brandes Walter Brandes ...  Devil Bill Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
Dante Bruzzese ...  Young Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
Maren Bush Maren Bush ...  Margaret Carnegie 4 episodes, 2012
Kenneth Cavett Kenneth Cavett ...  Jim Fisk 4 episodes, 2012
Michael Chmiel ...  William Vanderbilt 4 episodes, 2012
Edward Christian Edward Christian ...  Elias Unger 4 episodes, 2012
David Donahoe ...  Cornelius Vanderbilt 4 episodes, 2012
Cary Donaldson Cary Donaldson ...  Henry Ford 4 episodes, 2012
John Dow John Dow ...  Old John D Rockefeller / ... 4 episodes, 2012
Alex Falberg Alex Falberg ...  Nikola Tesla 4 episodes, 2012
Michael Frederic ...  Mark Hanna 4 episodes, 2012
Shary Galloway Shary Galloway ...  Farmer's Wife 4 episodes, 2012
David Gamble David Gamble ...  Young Junius Morgan 4 episodes, 2012
Tim Getman Tim Getman ...  John D. Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
Adam Griffin ...  Sam Andrews 4 episodes, 2012
Einar Gunn ...  George Westinghouse 4 episodes, 2012
Luke Hardt Luke Hardt ...  Captain Heinde 4 episodes, 2012
Robert Lee Harvey ...  Alexander Berkman 4 episodes, 2012
Jimmie James Jimmie James ...  Maurice Clark 4 episodes, 2012
John Keabler John Keabler ...  Charles Schwab 4 episodes, 2012
James Kidd James Kidd ...  William Jennings Bryan 4 episodes, 2012
Richard F. Klein Richard F. Klein ...  Abraham Lincoln 4 episodes, 2012
Cameron McNary Cameron McNary ...  Jay Gould 4 episodes, 2012
Don Meehan ...  Thomas A. Scott 4 episodes, 2012
Eric Messner Eric Messner ...  James Eads 4 episodes, 2012
Justin Morck ...  Thomas Edison 4 episodes, 2012
Puy Navarro ...  Clairvoyant 4 episodes, 2012
Dan Odell Dan Odell ...  President William McKinley 4 episodes, 2012
Joe Rastello Joe Rastello ...  Frank Kellogg 4 episodes, 2012
Ray Reynolds ...  Old J.P. Morgan 4 episodes, 2012
Eric Rolland Eric Rolland ...  J.P. Morgan 4 episodes, 2012
Sonia Satra ...  Laura Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
Ed Schiff ...  Old Andrew Carnegie 4 episodes, 2012
Hugh Scully ...  Henry Keep 4 episodes, 2012
Adam Jonas Segaller ...  Andrew Carnegie 4 episodes, 2012
Yaron Urbas ...  Hugh O'Donnell 4 episodes, 2012
Joseph Wiegand Joseph Wiegand ...  Teddy Roosevelt 4 episodes, 2012
David Nasaw ...  Self - Carnegie Biographer 3 episodes, 2012
Maury Klein Maury Klein ...  Self - Business Historian 3 episodes, 2012
Ron Perelman Ron Perelman ...  Self - Business Magnate 3 episodes, 2012
Jack Welch ...  Self - Former CEO, General Electric 3 episodes, 2012
Carly Fiorina ...  Self - Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard 3 episodes, 2012
Alan Greenspan ...  Self - Former Federal Reserve Chairman 3 episodes, 2012
Jerry Weintraub ...  Self - Hollywood Producer 3 episodes, 2012
Richard Parsons ...  Self - Former Chairman, Time Warner / ... 3 episodes, 2012
Steve Wynn ...  Self - Resort & Casino Developer 3 episodes, 2012
Charles Schwab Charles Schwab ...  Self - Investment Banking Mogul 2 episodes, 2012
Russell Simmons ...  Self - Co-Founder, Def Jam 2 episodes, 2012
Jay Rockefeller Jay Rockefeller ...  Self - U.S. Senator 2 episodes, 2012
Sumner Redstone ...  Self - Majority Owner, Viacom & CBS 2 episodes, 2012
Steven Watts Steven Watts ...  Self - Henry Ford Biographer / ... 2 episodes, 2012
Steve Wozniak ...  Self - 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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Contains two 2016 republican presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina as commenters. See more »

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Featured in 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2013) See more »

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Great Show If You Don't Pick It Apart!
5 February 2014 | by genevievesfireSee all my reviews

Although I am not a history major or a self-proclaimed history buff, I loved this show. I normally NEVER watch TV and I simply couldn't stop until I was done with the series. I thought the producers did an excellent job of making these stories interesting and I also enjoyed the commentary. The men portrayed, (Vanderbuilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, and Ford) were business geniuses regardless of their often unscrupulous tactics amongst each other, smaller business and the working man. It's still a part of American history that everyone should learn about, including kids in school. Also, it's much better than most shows you find on TV these days.


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16 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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