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America: The Story of the US 

America: The Story of Us (original title)
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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... See full summary »
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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 ...  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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25 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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America: The Story of the US See more »

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Watered down history for the Sesame Street Generation
16 May 2010 | by RFM-2See all my reviews

I was sorely disappointed with this highly touted History Channel offering. At first, I was disturbed mainly by reenactments which were too often grossly inaccurate, but as the series began to cover eras and events that I was more familiar with, it became apparent that the narrative was also misleading. (There are too many incidents to relate, but was Lincoln REALLY "best known," prior to his presidential election, for loosing two bids for the Senate? What a misrepresentation of his political life--including two years in Congress--let alone his reputation as a public speaker.) Some "talking heads" had an aura of authority to speak on the events being covered, but too many were simply "celebrities" with apparently no expertise, and sometimes, little relevance to the current topic. One has to wonder why certain events were chosen to depict an era or turning point in the Nation's history for any reason other than their sensationalist value.

This is History for those who can only tolerate short snippets and catchy graphics. Worse than being over simplified, too much is simply misleading in the way it is presented. Alas, this is pretty much what the "New" History Channel produces now. It is sensationalism over substance; entertainment over education. Such a shame...


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