Documentaries about great American thinkers, and how their ideas have changed the world.
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Series cast summary:
Jeff Wilburn Jeff Wilburn ...  Narrator 8 episodes, 2015
John S. Howell Sr. 5 episodes, 2015
Benjamin Loeh Benjamin Loeh ...  Reporter / ... 5 episodes, 2015
Nicholas Augusta Nicholas Augusta ...  German Rebel Soldier / ... 4 episodes, 2015
Johnna Leary ...  Curtiss Spectator / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Don Meehan ...  Horace Smith / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Nicholas Chase Applegate ...  Businessman with Breifcase / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Gary Ayash ...  Bar Patron / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Vaughn Bullard ...  Bar Patron / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Lawrence Derx ...  Edison Scientist / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Vince Eisenson ...  Xerox Suit / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Debbie Hartner ...  Aristocrat wife 2 episodes, 2015
Jamie Hodge ...  UC Berkeley Student / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Gene Kelleher Gene Kelleher ...  Colt's Gunsmith / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Nick Lakey Nick Lakey ...  Journalist / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Russ Randall Russ Randall ...  Businessman / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Chaz Riddle ...  Charles Peck / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Evan I. Schwartz ...  Himself - Author, The Last Lone Inventor 2 episodes, 2015
John Hawthorne Smith ...  Alexei Leonov / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Will Steckman Will Steckman ...  U.S. Soldier / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Chuck Taber ...  Apple Employee 2 episodes, 2015
Vivian Thompson Vivian Thompson ...  Chorus Girl #2, Spy Secretary, Asylum Patient 2 episodes, 2015
Paul Wallis Paul Wallis ...  1880's Western Sharp Shooter / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Jeffrey Wells Jeffrey Wells ...  Lead Scientist / ... 2 episodes, 2015
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Documentaries about great American thinkers, and how their ideas have changed the world.

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The greatest inventors of all time - and their rivals.


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English

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1 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Genierna som förändrade världen See more »

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John C. Houbolt invented the concept of earth and lunar orbit rendezvous, and not Tom Kelly as presented in "USA vs USSR". Tom Kelly was considered the father of the lunar module that landed men on the moon. See more »

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Great little history lessons
21 June 2015 | by bmprofessor87See all my reviews

My only real question is why is this show on Nat Geo? Who the heck is Giorgio A. Tsoukalos and why is the History channel full of bullcrap about ancient aliens and reality television when it should be replaced with shows like American Genius.

To talk about the show, I mean it's obviously dramatized some. The real people didn't necessarily say or do exactly what the show portrays, but they make sure that the accomplishments the inventors achieve are all factual and very real. The people you learn about in this show are tremendous inspirations and I'm glad some of the lesser known's are receiving their days.

The American public education system doesn't teach about men like Filo Farnsworth or Glen Curtiss and learning about them has been captivating. Can't wait for this weeks episode with Oppenheimer and Heisenberg.


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