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A series examining entrepreneurship and technological advances in the U.S.
Season 1, Episode 12
March 17, 2015
Harley-Davidson's origins in Milwaukee in the early 20th century and the motorcycle culture in the U.S. are examined.
Season 1, Episode 11
March 10, 2015
A profile of John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), who began his professional life as a bookkeeper before investing in the oil industry in the 1860s.
Season 1, Episode 10
March 3, 2015
A profile of Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) examines his steel empire and how it provided the raw materials for urban expansion in the U.S.
Season 1, Episode 9
February 24, 2015
A profile of Adolphus Busch and a look at the importance of beer in American business and culture.
Season 1, Episode 8
February 17, 2015
A profile of Mark Felt, aka Deep Throat, the FBI whistle-blower who helped bring about the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.
Season 1, Episode 7
February 10, 2015
A look at Clara Barton's work on Civil War battlefields and how she established the Red Cross.
Season 1, Episode 6
February 3, 2015
Long-distance communication becomes an obsession for painter Samuel Morse (1791-1872) after the sudden death of his wife.
Season 1, Episode 5
January 27, 2015
A profile of Levi Strauss includes his business partnership with tailor Jacob Davis and the birth of the iconic blue jeans.
Season 1, Episode 4
January 20, 2015
A profile of inventor Samuel Colt and how his marketing strategy for the famous revolver paved the way for U.S. manufacturing might.
Season 1, Episode 3
January 13, 2015
The legacy of George Hearst, who made his fortune in the 19th-century Gold Rush and paved the way for his son, William Randolph Hearst, to do the same as an influential newspaper publisher.
Season 1, Episode 2
January 6, 2015
Automaker Henry Ford refines the assembly line to make his factories more efficient.
Season 1, Episode 1
A series examining entrepreneurship and technological advances in the U.S. begins with a profile of Nazi rocket scientist Wernher Von Braun and a look at how he helped shape America's space program in the mid-20th century.
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