Genre: History, Documentary
Premise: From wagon trains crossing the untamed frontier to man's first steps on the moon, this History Channel series offers a compelling look at the people, inventions and events that helped forge the United States of America. Peppered with re-enactments that include CGI footage and archived news film, the series also offers thoughts on what it means to be an American from celebrities such as Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, Buzz Aldrin, Colin Powell, Donald Trump, Tom Brokaw, John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Brian Williams and others.
(First Aired: May. 23, 2010)
The stock market crashes; the Great Depression and dust bowl blanket the nation in darkness; President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal signals recovery; the United States emerges from World War II as a global superpower.
(First Aired: May. 31, 2010)
America becomes a global superpower; the economy and population boom; the jet age and space age; the Challenger and 9/11 disasters.