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 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 ...  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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A few good new bits of fact, but generally a poor effort
2 July 2015 | by craigcrouchSee all my reviews

This Scientist A vs. Scientist B "documentary" plays upon personal contests to hold the audience, since viewers surely will lack the curiosity sufficient to gut through the many ad breaks and aggravating recaps. "Mothra vs. Godzilla", this ain't! Anyone with the slightest knowledge of history will have difficulty enjoying this version of it. The footage is poorly chosen, mostly from History Channel reenactments, I think. There are World War II GI's packing M-16s in the Space Race episode. The filming on "period" sets deserves some credit, but you can see the "museum" signs here and there. There is an 1840s map of the British-American contested Oregon Country is in the background of the 1880s "Austrian" factory office in "Edison vs. Tesla"! Sloppy is a charitable call on this poor effort.


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