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Genre  Biography, Docudrama
Narrated by  Campbell Scott
Directors  Patrick Reams, Ruán Magan
8.7/10 IMDb

Original language(s)  English
Network  History
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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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Cast

In alphabetical order:

  • William Jennings Bryan – James Kidd
  • Andrew Carnegie – (The Elder) – Adam Jonas Segaller
  • Andrew Carnegie – (The Younger) – AJ Achinger
  • Thomas Edison – Justin Morck
  • Jim Fisk – Kenneth Cavett
  • Henry Ford – Cary Donaldson
  • Henry Frick – John C. Bailey
  • Jay Gould – Cameron McNary
  • President William McKinley – Dan Odell
  • J.P. Morgan – (The Elder) – Ray Reynolds
  • J.P. Morgan – (The Younger) – Eric Rolland
  • Junius Morgan – David Gamble
  • John D. Rockefeller – Tim Getman
  • Theodore Roosevelt – Joseph Wiegand
  • Charles M. Schwab – John Keabler
  • Thomas Scott – Don Meehan
  • Nikola Tesla – Alex Falberg
  • Cornelius Vanderbilt – David Donahoe
  • William Henry Vanderbilt – Michael Chmiel
  • George Westinghouse – Einar Gunn
  • Shayne Workman – A Homestead Steel Worker
  • Episodes

    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.

    References

    The Men Who Built America Wikipedia