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The Men Who Built America

Chronicling the lives and achievements of some of the most influential figures in American history.

Premiered: October 16, 2012

Rating: TV-PG

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The New Machine Season 1, Episode 8 Nov 6, 2012 $1.99

A young engineer named Henry Ford devises the plan for a gas-powered car. McKinley is assassinated and his VP Theodore Roosevelt takes office and quickly passes a series of regulations increasing oversight of American business.

Taking the White House Season 1, Episode 7 Nov 6, 2012 $1.99

Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Morgan have gone unmonitored for decades, but American politicians are about to change that. They want these men to fall into line under government control.

Owning It All Season 1, Episode 6 Oct 30, 2012 $2.99

With an investment from Morgan, the Edison Electric Company is created and begins wiring homes in New York. A rival, Nikola Tesla, soon emerges with a different technology for electric light.

A New Rival Emerges Season 1, Episode 5 Oct 30, 2012 $1.99

While Carnegie and Rockefeller continue to battle, JP Morgan arrives on the scene and establishes a bank in New York City that has one goal: to further the technological advancements of America.

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Thu Sep 3 8:00am
A New War Begins HIST

Part 1 of 4. Cornelius Vanderbilt invests in the railroad industry; John D. Rockefeller builds a massive oil pipeline.

Thu Sep 3 10:00am
Bloody Battles HIST

Part 2 of 4. Andrew Carnegie is commissioned to build a bridge across the Mississippi River as his steel empire begins to emerge.

Thu Sep 3 12:00pm
Changing the Game HIST

Part 3 of 4. J.P. Morgan establishes a bank in New York City and invests in Thomas Edison's electric-light idea, leading to the creation of the Edison Electric Light Company.