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New HISTORY CHANNEL Series 'The Men Who Built America' to Premiere Tuesday, October 16
TV By the Numbers ^ | September 5th, 2012 | Sara Bibel

Posted on 09/17/2012 12:23:22 PM PDT by kingattax

Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, Henry Ford. Their names are synonymous with innovation, big business and the American Dream. They built empires. They created incredible advances in technology. They changed the world.

HISTORY chronicles the lives of these visionary men in THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA, an eight-hour event series premiering Tuesday, October 16 at 9 p.m. on HISTORY Channel.

THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA chronicles how these five self-made men shaped the future of this country, transforming the U.S. into a global superpower in a span of just 50 years, and how they affected the lives of every person in the world.

Vanderbilt was one of the first to see how railroads could change how goods are shipped, creating the model for our modern railroads. Carnegie created the process for mass-producing steel, which allowed large buildings to become a reality. Rockefeller discovered a way to refine oil that set the worldwide standard. Morgan created the modern financial system. Ford made the car accessible to the masses.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: america; economy; pioneers; webuiltit
America was built by capitalists with vision and guts -- not by government bureaucrats who never created anything but want to control everything.
1 posted on 09/17/2012 12:23:25 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Oh my. A series that actually celebrates capitalists.


2 posted on 09/17/2012 12:27:26 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: kingattax
Had the pleasure to visit the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan this past July.

Henry Ford was, by far, a visionary on the level of Ben Franklin.

3 posted on 09/17/2012 12:27:47 PM PDT by alisasny (If you cant afford 10 bucks per month to save your own daughters ovary then vote OBAMA.)
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To: kingattax

Looking forward to it.

Sadly, in today’s times, these same visionaries would be vilified.

Any wonder why we’re lacking in new risk takers like these men?


4 posted on 09/17/2012 12:28:10 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: kingattax

Granted. However, you will see freed blacks, Irishmen, Chinese ‘coolies’, Swedes, et al as the NPR/History channel’s vision of who built this country. They will all shown to be oppressed by the evil White Capitalist.


5 posted on 09/17/2012 12:28:59 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: kingattax

Can you imagine the Occupadoes meeting one of these men?


6 posted on 09/17/2012 12:31:32 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: kingattax

Nonsense. We all know that Harriet Tubman built America.


7 posted on 09/17/2012 12:35:24 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: kingattax

Followed, no doubt, by a rebuttal from Obama:

“THEY DIDN’T BUILD THAT!”


8 posted on 09/17/2012 12:37:37 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: kingattax
My goodness, a show on the History Channel about ....... History???

What a change from the current programming of Hog Men, Bog Men, Log Men, Alien Astronauts, Alien Pawn Stars, Alien Dumpster Divers, and all those other inspiring true tales of history.

9 posted on 09/17/2012 12:44:25 PM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: kingattax

All of them pawnshop owners, pickers, restorers, truck drivers or gator hunters no doubt.


10 posted on 09/17/2012 12:45:40 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: C19fan

I have a feeling they will be portrayed as rapers and pillagers of goddess Gaia who contributed to deforestation and global climate change.


11 posted on 09/17/2012 12:47:45 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: kingattax; All

Do you actually think this proven leftist branch of the MSM is going to NOT trash capitalism

Did you see their last POS. “America: the story of us”?

Expect it as an October surprise for the regime


12 posted on 09/17/2012 12:49:35 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon
My goodness, a show on the History Channel about ....... History???

I'm shocked too. You either get some insipid reality show or if they get remotely close to history, its to do one of two things: (1) to either claim that ancient civilizations were visited by aliens or (2) to "prove" that Christ was a mortal man and that the early Christian church was very intolerant.

13 posted on 09/17/2012 12:49:47 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon

Alien Dumpster Divers. Obama?


14 posted on 09/17/2012 12:52:28 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: C19fan

Don’t count on it being much celebration. From the trailer on last couple of days they are going to be ruthless Bad Guys.


15 posted on 09/17/2012 12:53:03 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: kingattax

Can soneone tell me WHAT HAPPENED to the “History Channel”?


16 posted on 09/17/2012 12:59:17 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I guess it isn’t the “Hitler Channel” anymore.


17 posted on 09/17/2012 1:00:02 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

You Didn’t Build That! - DJ Obama (Music Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI5MbJMhEDY


18 posted on 09/17/2012 1:01:32 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: kingattax

Capitalists Are Evil - another Obama campaign ad


19 posted on 09/17/2012 1:02:23 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Will Black voters choose their party over their God?)
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To: kingattax

Well that would be FDR, with a little help from LBJ.

They “built that”.


20 posted on 09/17/2012 1:03:29 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: Salvey

“Nonsense. We all know that Harriet Tubman built America.”

I heard it was Che Guevara.


21 posted on 09/17/2012 1:03:53 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: kingattax

Just a word of caution: the History Channel also brought “The Story of US” supposedly a good overview of American history...what it REALLY WAS was a left wing perspective and indictment of the country....a Howard Zinn-like production. It was disgusting.


22 posted on 09/17/2012 1:08:57 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon

I totally agree. The History Channel has been anything BUT history over the last few years. It breaks my heart too. I used to love watching shows like Wild West Tech and many of the other old west shows. Plus all the pretty good history stuff they presented. Sure some of it was told from a PC point of view sometimes, but at least it had to do with History.


23 posted on 09/17/2012 1:18:05 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: kingattax

Jay Gould was important for technological progress in both communications and transportation. Plus, his story is fascinating. I wish he were part of this series.


24 posted on 09/17/2012 1:22:28 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: C19fan
A series that actually celebrates capitalists.

I pray you are right.

Unless someone like Williams or Sowell has viewed the entire series and judged it celebrating capitalists, I will remain skeptical.

Utterly evil, anti-individualist, anti-Constitution, rabidly anti-capitalist leftists infect every institution in our beloved Republic.

To have a production on any network that truly celebrates capitalism would be a pleasant surprise.

25 posted on 09/17/2012 1:31:11 PM PDT by sand88
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To: kingattax

John Gast “American Progress” (1872)

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26 posted on 09/17/2012 1:39:31 PM PDT by Jude in WV
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To: kingattax
John Gast "American Progress" (1872)
27 posted on 09/17/2012 1:40:12 PM PDT by Jude in WV
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To: SueRae
Sadly, in today’s times, these same visionaries would be vilified.

As they were in their own time. Look at what the Feds did to Rockefeller.

28 posted on 09/17/2012 1:41:06 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: kingattax
John Gast "American Progress" (1872)
29 posted on 09/17/2012 1:41:41 PM PDT by Jude in WV
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To: kingattax

In addition to the great capitalists, the men who built American list should include the great inventors:

Eli Whitney - Cotton gin and interchangeable parts which made modern manufacturing possible

Robert Fulton - steamboat

Samuel Morse - telegraph and morse code

John Moses Browning - semi-automatic weapons

Samuel Colt - Colt revolver

Cyrus McCormick - The reaper revolutionized agriculture

Charles Goodyear - Vulcanized Rubber

Thomas Edison - Electric lights, motion pictures, recorded sound

Frank W. Woolworth - Mass merchandise retailing

Willis Carrier - Air conditioning

Wright Brothers - Airplane

Philo Farnsworth - Television

Al Gore - the internet (just kidding, I couldn’t resist)


30 posted on 09/17/2012 1:51:31 PM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: kingattax
Thank-you. I'll DVR it. Shall we reconvene and discuss the episodes after they appear? It will be interesting to see if they are portrayed as robber barons.

Off topic: can anyone tell me if the standard of living was higher before there was income tax. My recollection was income tax, small as it was initially, was partly designed to chip away at these tycoons’ wealth.

31 posted on 09/17/2012 2:01:10 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: kingattax

Government bureaucrats who created Amtrak (no profit in 41 years) and the post office (going bankrupt).Another reason for term limits.


32 posted on 09/17/2012 2:09:20 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: liberty or death

33 posted on 09/17/2012 3:01:31 PM PDT by hout8475
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To: kingattax

I don’t know. In the pre-views, they seem to portray the industrialists as greedy, nasty opportunists who stepped on the little guy on the way to success.


34 posted on 09/17/2012 3:50:29 PM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: kingattax
Reminded me of "The Man Who Built America" by Horslips. This great Irish band recorded this Album in the late 70s to captured the experience of all the generations of (legal) immigrants who sacrificed everything to come here and build the greatest country in the history of the world. Of course now I can hardly hear it without hearing that idiot saying "You didn't build that!" in my mind. Here tis, not necessarily the best video (pre-MTV) but check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HHQ7kMXl7M
35 posted on 09/17/2012 4:51:07 PM PDT by Mr. Dough (Who was the greater military man, General Tso or Col. Sanders?)
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To: Soul of the South
Excellent, shout it far and loud! This is what is needed in America today, that you can be a success! 50 years of socialist indoctrination by the democrats in our government schools have brought us to this point, that many couldn't identify any from your list.
36 posted on 09/18/2012 5:57:30 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Gaffer

that would be my first hunch as well


37 posted on 09/18/2012 6:22:11 AM PDT by wardaddy (this is a perfect window for Netanyahu to bomb Iran..I hereby give my go ahead..thanks Muzzie idiots)
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