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The Men Who Built America - History


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#1 OFFLINE   trdrjeff

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:07 PM

Looking forward to this one, commentaries from Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Donny Deutsch, Carly Fiorina, Alan Greenspan, Dick Parsons, Ron Perelman, T. Boone Pickens, Charles Schwab, Jack Welch and Steve Wozniak.

Event Series Premieres Tuesday, October 16 at 9 p.m. on HISTORY®
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:46 PM

On a similar vein, 'How booze built America' by Mike Rowe wrapped up on Discovery last week.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:47 PM

I saw him promo'ing that on some talk show and forgot to record it. Thanks!
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:31 AM

Looking forward to this one, commentaries from Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Donny Deutsch, Carly Fiorina, Alan Greenspan, Dick Parsons, Ron Perelman, T. Boone Pickens, Charles Schwab, Jack Welch and Steve Wozniak.

Event Series Premieres Tuesday, October 16 at 9 p.m. on HISTORY®


Really enjoyed the first episode. Can't wait for the next one.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:27 PM

Really enjoyed the first episode. Can't wait for the next one.


It was excellent. It was 2hrs with commercials, but went at a great pace and didn't seem like it was long.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:06 PM

It was excellent. It was 2hrs with commercials, but went at a great pace and didn't seem like it was long.


Agree. It's not many commercialed programs that make it to my EHD, but this one was good enough to get archived.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

Glad this was posted wasn't aware, have the series scheduled now.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:25 PM

I knew these guys were ruthless, but had no idea the extent of it, selling fraudulent stock certificates to Vanderbilt and such.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:58 AM

I knew these guys were ruthless, but had no idea the extent of it, selling fraudulent stock certificates to Vanderbilt and such.


What's scary about what Fisk & Gould did is that it was legal at the time. :girlscrea
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:05 AM

Episode 2 did not disappoint.

Mr. Carnegie builds a steel empire in order to construct a bridge across the Mississippi. Mr. Frick runs a bloddy show while Mr. Carnegie buries his head in European sand.

Must see stuff. :)
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:12 PM

And that bridge still stands. And Frick left one heck of an art collection.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:10 AM

Wonderful series. The only negative aspect is something endemic in ALL Hisotry Channel specials - the padding that they use to stretch the material.

When you're coming back from commercial, I don't need the first two minutes being a recap of the last 7 minute segment.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:02 AM

I have been reminded that Frick is my third cousin, 5 times removed. However since he neglected to make provisions for my arrival in his will, I still don't like him.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:04 AM

According to Wiki, art and furniture are part of the collection (not to mention his mansion). But even this largess to the arts has failed to stanch his reputation for brutality and thuggery in business. So successful, yet so reviled.

I wonder how much of that was abetted by Carnegie's tacitness?

dj is right. I hate the padding as well. Takes a little away from an otherwise-excellent production.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:15 PM

Thats anough of Frick and Frack...:D
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:15 PM

on VOD:

Anyone see the faint horizontal lines that sometimes are quite noticeable? They look like the screen used when a movie wants to "show" a TV set broadcast.
PQ is just not that good even without the lines, though perhaps VOD makes the difference.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:42 AM

on VOD:

Anyone see the faint horizontal lines that sometimes are quite noticeable? They look like the screen used when a movie wants to "show" a TV set broadcast.
PQ is just not that good even without the lines, though perhaps VOD makes the difference.


The one thing I have really enjoyed with this show is the PQ. I noticed from the very beginning of Ep1 that PQ was excellent. Maybe, as you say, VOD is making the difference. Viewing it on its regular channel has been a great experience - for me anyway.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:16 AM

Ah, good to know. I watched another which I downloaded and it was better, but still not good.
I will be watching the rest on regular recording.
In any event, it's interesting enough to watch regardless.
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:12 PM

My 722k recorded episode 3 but I haven't gotten a chance to watch it. Any opinions from those who did?
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

My 722k recorded episode 3 but I haven't gotten a chance to watch it. Any opinions from those who did?


They are definitely worth a watch. I enjoyed theme thoroughly and learned so much from the first few episodes. I still need to watch Carnegie and JP Morgan episodes.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

Great show even my kids loved it.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

3 was this weeks I believe, very good Edison V Tesla, which they could have gotten into even more, also intro of JP Morgan, Westinghouse and Bryan. Next week moves into McKinley and probably trust busting TR with more of Bryan since he ran against McKinley and hopefully will talk about Bimetallism. Kind of ties in with today and the price of Gold.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

Of course they can get more into it, these shows really just scratch the surface.

Speaking of Tesla, the reports are that his Wardenclyfffe lab, which was bought recently by the creator of The Oatmeal to save it and for a museum was undamaged by Sandy.




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