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The Men Who Built America 

Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Campbell Scott ...  Narrator 4 episodes, 2012
H.W. Brands ...  Himself - Historian 4 episodes, 2012
Mark Cuban ...  Himself - Owner, Dallas Mavericks 4 episodes, 2012
Donny Deutsch ...  Himself - Advertising Mogul 4 episodes, 2012
Donald Trump ...  Himself - Real Estate Mogul 4 episodes, 2012
Steve Case Steve Case ...  Himself - Co-Founder, AOL 4 episodes, 2012
Jim Cramer ...  Himself - Former Hedge Fund Manager 4 episodes, 2012
AJ Achinger ...  Young Carnegie / ... 4 episodes, 2012
John C. Bailey John C. Bailey ...  Henry Clay Frick 4 episodes, 2012
Amy Baska Amy Baska ...  Eliza Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
Matthew Bassett Matthew Bassett ...  Captain Cooper 4 episodes, 2012
Matt Boliek ...  John D. Rockefeller Jr. 4 episodes, 2012
Walter Brandes Walter Brandes ...  Devil Bill Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
Dante Bruzzese ...  Young Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
Maren Bush Maren Bush ...  Margaret Carnegie 4 episodes, 2012
Kenneth Cavett Kenneth Cavett ...  Jim Fisk 4 episodes, 2012
Michael Chmiel ...  William Vanderbilt 4 episodes, 2012
Edward Christian Edward Christian ...  Elias Unger 4 episodes, 2012
David Donahoe ...  Cornelius Vanderbilt 4 episodes, 2012
Cary Donaldson Cary Donaldson ...  Henry Ford 4 episodes, 2012
John Dow John Dow ...  Old John D Rockefeller / ... 4 episodes, 2012
Alex Falberg Alex Falberg ...  Nikola Tesla 4 episodes, 2012
Michael Frederic ...  Mark Hanna 4 episodes, 2012
Shary Galloway Shary Galloway ...  Farmer's Wife 4 episodes, 2012
David Gamble David Gamble ...  Young Junius Morgan 4 episodes, 2012
Tim Getman Tim Getman ...  John D. Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
Adam Griffin ...  Sam Andrews 4 episodes, 2012
Einar Gunn ...  George Westinghouse 4 episodes, 2012
Luke Hardt Luke Hardt ...  Captain Heinde 4 episodes, 2012
Robert Lee Harvey ...  Alexander Berkman 4 episodes, 2012
Jimmie James Jimmie James ...  Maurice Clark 4 episodes, 2012
John Keabler John Keabler ...  Charles Schwab 4 episodes, 2012
James Kidd James Kidd ...  William Jennings Bryan 4 episodes, 2012
Richard F. Klein Richard F. Klein ...  Abraham Lincoln 4 episodes, 2012
Cameron McNary Cameron McNary ...  Jay Gould 4 episodes, 2012
Don Meehan ...  Thomas A. Scott 4 episodes, 2012
Eric Messner Eric Messner ...  James Eads 4 episodes, 2012
Justin Morck ...  Thomas Edison 4 episodes, 2012
Puy Navarro ...  Clairvoyant 4 episodes, 2012
Dan Odell Dan Odell ...  President William McKinley 4 episodes, 2012
Joe Rastello Joe Rastello ...  Frank Kellogg 4 episodes, 2012
Ray Reynolds ...  Old J.P. Morgan 4 episodes, 2012
Eric Rolland Eric Rolland ...  J.P. Morgan 4 episodes, 2012
Sonia Satra ...  Laura Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
Ed Schiff ...  Old Andrew Carnegie 4 episodes, 2012
Hugh Scully ...  Henry Keep 4 episodes, 2012
Adam Jonas Segaller ...  Andrew Carnegie 4 episodes, 2012
Yaron Urbas ...  Hugh O'Donnell 4 episodes, 2012
Joseph Wiegand Joseph Wiegand ...  Teddy Roosevelt 4 episodes, 2012
David Nasaw ...  Himself - Carnegie Biographer 3 episodes, 2012
Maury Klein Maury Klein ...  Himself - Business Historian 3 episodes, 2012
Ron Perelman Ron Perelman ...  Himself - Business Magnate 3 episodes, 2012
Jack Welch ...  Himself - Former CEO, General Electric 3 episodes, 2012
Carly Fiorina ...  Herself - Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard 3 episodes, 2012
Alan Greenspan ...  Himself - Former Chairman, Federal Reserve 3 episodes, 2012
Jerry Weintraub ...  Himself - Hollywood Producer 3 episodes, 2012
Richard Parsons ...  Himself - Former Chairman, Time Warner / ... 3 episodes, 2012
Steve Wynn ...  Himself - Resort & Casino Developer 3 episodes, 2012
Charles Schwab Charles Schwab ...  Himself - Investment Banking Mogul 2 episodes, 2012
Russell Simmons ...  Himself - Co-Founder, Def Jam 2 episodes, 2012
Jay Rockefeller Jay Rockefeller ...  Himself - U.S. Senator 2 episodes, 2012
Sumner Redstone ...  Himself - Majority Owner, Viacom & CBS 2 episodes, 2012
Steven Watts Steven Watts ...  Himself - Henry Ford Biographer / ... 2 episodes, 2012
Steve Wozniak ...  Himself - Co-Founder, Apple 2 episodes, 2012
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Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity. Written by Anonymous

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16 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Contains two 2016 republican presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina as commenters. See more »

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A visit to the Golden age of Capitalism

Documentary series which has an exceptional cinematography and contains nuances of great visionary entrepreneurs John D. Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, J.P. Morgan, and Andrew Carnegie and Henry Ford who literally built the america from the ashes of Civil war, to the great nation that it is now.

Though there are few historic inaccuracies which aren't acceptable as it is presented by the "History" channel itself.

Regardless of their ruthlessness, cut-throat competition and monopoly, they offered something greater for their nation. I'm sure this series is worth every second, undoubtedly there are lots of information for us to learn from this mini-series.

Apart from the series, the only confusion I had while viewing the series was that IMDB mentions there is only four episodes with run-length of 45 min on avg for each episode. While in reality there are eight episodes with 45 min on average.


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