Documentaries about great American thinkers, and how their ideas have changed the world.
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Jeff Wilburn Jeff Wilburn ...  Narrator 8 episodes, 2015
John S. Howell Sr. 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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1 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Cheap, nasty, quick TV for people who don't care about the truth
17 June 2015 | by wazza2222See all my reviews

Twenty or thirty repetitions per episode of the same set of footage loops? 30% of the presentation is in slow motion? Historically inaccurate? Lightweight skim over of the main events with major omissions? Overly dramatic voice-over complete with soaring musical score more appropriate to a Steven Spielberg weepy?, Repeating the same information after every ad break as if your audience have attention deficit disorder? Yep, you got it! Its a new 'documentary' series from The National Geographic Channel (or to be fair, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel or any number of other purveyors of this lightweight rubbish) This pure filler style of producing a commercial hour of television reminds me that CNN used to produce news and was a really good thing when it started. These channels I have mentioned are now in CNN territory in that they USED to be a good thing but now are ripe for someone else to come along and do it properly. Come on Ken Burns, the world needs KBC (The Ken Burns channel) to ensure that the truth gets told and history is recounted accurately for fear that this 'American Genius' type of rubbish becomes the only record that growing minds get the chance to see!


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