American History

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American History

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2. First Invasion: The War of 1812 (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, War

Elaborate reenactments are juxtaposed with comments by historians in this glossy review of America's "Second War of Independence" against Britain (1812-15). Included: the causes of the ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Foreman | Stars: Mark D. Hutter, Sally E. Bennett, Dave Fagerberg, H. David Wright

Votes: 133

3. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )

TV-14 | 795 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Edward Herrmann, George Will, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 1,871

4. Columbus: The Lost Voyage (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of one of the most famous men in history. You might think you know him - the heroic and successful discoverer of America. Now think again.

Director: Anna Thomson | Stars: Olegar Fedoro, Alvaro Martin, David Sant, Javier Mazan

Votes: 67

5. How the Earth Was Made (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

A brief account of the Earth's geological progression, from its creation 4.6 billion years ago to scientists' predictions of its demise more than 2.5 billion years in the future.

Director: Peter Chinn | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Geoffrey Boulton, Gary Stevens, Dan Durda

Votes: 566

6. The States (2007– )

60 min | Documentary

The States takes a detailed look at what makes each of the 50 states special. Each episode features five states each and has interviews with native celebrities talking about their home state.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Jane Alexander, Tom Arnold, Lewis Black

Votes: 52

8. Russia, Land of the Tsars (2003– )

120 min | Documentary

The history of the Russian Tsars.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Michelle Maryk, Ronnie Farer, Henry Strozier

Votes: 161

9. The Louisiana Purchase (2003 TV Movie)

50 min | History

The History Channel looks at the background of the Louisiana Purchase and how Thomas Jefferson's emissaries managed to double the size of the United States with the stroke of a pen.

Director: Jonathan Grupper | Stars: Edward Herrmann, David A. Bell, Carrie Collins, Daniel P. Jordan

Votes: 28

11. Rise and Fall of the Spartans (2002– )

Documentary, History, War

The history of the great militaristic Ancient Greek city state.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Travis Wojcik

Votes: 53

12. Save Our History (1998– )

Documentary, History

Series highlighting some of America's most historically significant places that are in danger of being lost forever.

Stars: Josh Binswanger, Steve Thomas, Edward Herrmann, Richard Moe

Votes: 7

13. The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon (2002 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

"The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon" discusses the planning, construction, collapse, recovery, and cleanup of the buildings in the aftermath of their destruction by an act of Islamic terrorism.

Star: Edward Herrmann

Votes: 44

14. Battle History of the U.S. Navy (2000– )

240 min | Documentary, History, War

An in-depth look at the history of the United States Navy from colonial times through the present.

Stars: Eddie Albert, Joseph Alexander, Graham A. Cosmas, Richard Frank

Votes: 5

15. Founding Fathers (2000– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, History

Witness the birth of the American republic.

Stars: Keith Arbour, Carol Berkin, Beau Bridges, Richard Brookhiser

Votes: 117

16. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman, Will Lyman

Votes: 2,082

17. First Mothers (2002 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The varied and interesting lives of the mothers of America's presidents, and the influence they had on their famous sons.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Bonnie Angelo, Harold I. Gullan, Melissa Noble

18. Niagara: A History of the Falls (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

The history of Niagara Falls and the people that made it famous.

Director: Rachel Low | Stars: Pierre Berton, Wes Hill, Roger Woodward, Deanne Woodward-Simpson

Votes: 17

20. Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)

TV-PG | 146 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A biography of the life and work of the American architect.

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Philip Bosco, Julie Harris, Sab Shimono

Votes: 691

21. The Fifties (1997– )

Documentary, History

An in depth documentary of all aspects of life in the 1950s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, David Halberstam, John Chancellor, Jack Anderson

Votes: 96

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