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America The Story of Us

  1. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    Did anyone see the first episode of the America series last night on the History channel?  I missed it, but set it to record each episode. I'm looking forward to watching it.

    here's a glimpse which include short videos of each episode


    1. K Partin profile image61
      K Partinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow looks like a great series. Thanks I will check it out. smile

      1. rebekahELLE profile image89
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        you're welcome. I'm sure many missed it. looking forward to sitting down and watching the first one.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    wow, exciting. I just previewed each video segment at the History channel. will be a great series.

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    no but it sounds good. i watched The Pacific. maybe they are on at the same time? anyway i don't have dvr otherwise i would record it sad

  4. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    yeah, I know. I hardly watch tv, but last night there were 3 shows on at the same time I wanted to see. I set the dvr to record each episode.

    check out the link. sometimes they show the entire show after it's been viewed.

    1. susanlang profile image59
      susanlangposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi  rebekah, no, I have not seen it... but thanks for the link,  I saved it.

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    LegendaryHeroposted 7 years ago

    I watched it last night, it was really good. The two episodes that came on covered the American colonists coming here and the American Revolution.

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    Justine76posted 7 years ago

    haven't seen it yet, but I saw the commercials. this morning I saw on History channel all about how we wiped out the native americans, made me reeeeal proud. It was in the name of "religion" they didn't worship christ.  sad

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      logic,commonsenseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Many things have been commited in ignorance, however we cannot undo what has been done.  We can learn from it, but guilt and self flagellation will not change the past.  Instead let us look to the future.

  7. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    I went through the link and watched all of the promos. looks great.

    I think I'll watch last nights tonight.
    justine, yes, we don't always get the real truth in history class.. be sure to check the link to see what it's about.

  8. FCEtier profile image76
    FCEtierposted 7 years ago

    Watched the first two episodes last night, "Rebels" and "Revolution".

    I'll be watching more.  There will be two new episodes on every Sunday night through Memorial Day.

    Fortunate to have had a press kit.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image89
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      nice, I just finished watching the first two hours with my son.
      excellent. very well presented and I like the speakers that come in and make a statement. it brings it's relevance into this century.

      I'm adding this link to your hub! what a great review! deserves to be read. so here you go.


      1. susanlang profile image59
        susanlangposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the added link rebekah!

  9. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    the link is a great detailed review of the first two episodes shown last night. I couldn't agree with him more. It is really excellent. Here is a section from his hub:

    From The History Channel's press release today:
    "New York, April 26, 2010 – The first night of AMERICA THE STORY OF US has become the highest rated, most watched special in network history, it was announced today by Nancy Dubuc, President and General Manager, HISTORY™.  The first night was watched by 5.7 million total viewers and drew a 4.0 household rating.  Last night 8-11pm will go down as HISTORY's best night ever across the board (based on Fast Cable ratings)."

    from NYT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/arts/ … story.html

  10. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    I thought I would dig this up for those who may want to watch it tonight. 9 P.M. Eastern time. worth watching.

  11. Ron Montgomery profile image59
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    It's being replyed on Saturdays in case you miss it on Sunday.

  12. CaribeM profile image83
    CaribeMposted 7 years ago

    Hi RebekahELLE,

    I saw the episode "Rebels". This is my humble opinion about it... I liked the recreation of colonial cities and some historical events; the digital images are also very good and bring dynamism to this kind of program. But on the other hand, I found the narrative a bit shallow, since it focuses on a description of some facts, instead of offering a problematical analysis and a myriad of interpretations about colonization and the revolutionary cause. I think, it also lacks a proper historical contextualization of some of the processes presented. (I can be more precise if needed or requested). I think that the way they included Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Douglas comments doesn't add much to the episode (BTW, I don't have anything against them personally just that, in my opinion, they do not fit to this type of program; or more precisely,  to the way the program was assembled).

    Nevertheless, I will continue to watch.

    I will like to read your opinion about it.

  13. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    I see they are replaying the first two hours now before the new episodes tonight.

    I think this may be because it is also trying to appeal to a younger audience as well, who have short attention spans and need the music, cgi effects, entertainment etc. many young (and not so young) people really don't know very much about our history as a country. I read somewhere that they're not spending a lot of time on events that get the most attention in history books and that makes some of the segments seem to gloss over important periods.

    as for the 'notables' speaking throughout the series, I see what they're doing, trying to bring it into our current time and culture.
    it could certainly do without some of those chosen, but if it's straight documentary, some people will lose interest. I think it's great if it enables Americans to remember/realize/understand that the journey has not been easy. there have always been difficult times and challenges in our history to move through.  I appreciate your comments, caribe and feel free to share whatever thoughts, impressions you have.

  14. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    last nights episodes were so interesting. I'm enjoying watching this series and learning a lot I didn't realize or forgot!
    amazing how Lincoln used the telegraph to communicate during the civil war. without it, the course of the war may have changed.
    it was like what email is to us.

    the heartland episode was so inspiring seeing how we started developing the west, especially with the building of the trans contintental railroad. sad about the Native Americans.

    anyone watching it?

  15. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    new episode tonight if anyone needs a reminder. although they're pretty good about replaying if you missed the previous episodes.

    tonight's episode is Cities.

    you can also watch full episodes on the website

  16. optimus grimlock profile image61
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    history channel makes anything interest, if you like "the story og ud" try ancient aleins it will make you think!!!