Genre Biography, Docudrama
Narrated by Campbell Scott
Directors Patrick Reams, Ruán Magan
Original language(s) English
|Written by Stephen David, Patrick Reams, Keith Palmer, Randy Counsman, Ed Fields, David C. White|
Directed by Patrick Reams, Ruán Magan
Starring David Donahoe, Matt Boliek, Adam Jonas Segaller, Cary Donaldson, John C. Bailey, Eric Rolland, Justin Morck
Theme music composer "Save My Soul" by Blues Saraceno
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming
Writers Stephen David, Patrick Reams, Randy Counsman, David C. White, Ed Fields, Keith Palmer
Similar America: The Story of Us, The World Wars, The Century: America's, 10 Days That Unexpect, Legends & Lies
The Men Who Built America (also known as The Innovators: The Men Who Built America in some international markets) is a six-hour, four-part miniseries docudrama which was originally broadcast on the History Channel in the Fall of 2012, and on the History Channel UK in Spring of 2013. The series focuses on the lives of Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J. P. Morgan and Henry Ford and how their industrial innovations and business empires revolutionized modern society. The series is directed by Patrick Reams and Ruán Magan and is narrated by Campbell Scott. It averaged 2.6 million total viewers (1.2 million adults 25–54 and 1 million adults 18–49) across 4 nights.
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Note: The series consists of eight one-hour episodes; for TV they were combined into four two-hour episodes.
Home media release
The miniseries has been released by The History Channel on January 22, 2013, in a three-disc set in both DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats.