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Half Yard, History’s U.S. geography series takes shape

American cable network History has commissioned Half Yard Productions to make How The States Got Their Shape, a series looking at the jagged geography of the United States.
March 31, 2011

American cable network History has commissioned Half Yard Productions to make How The States Got Their Shape, a series looking at the jagged geography of the United States.

The hour-long series will premiere May 3 at 10 p.m. EST, and is presented by journalist and former Daily Show correspondent Brian Unger. It promises to combine “the spirit of a cross-country road trip with lively graphics and the fun of an interactive game show.”

As the title suggests, the show will raise questions such as why Florida has a panhandle and why Chicago isn’t in Wisconsin, while also looking at how the shape of the U.S. has affected its people and culture.

The exec producers for History are David McKillop and Paul Cabana, while the execs for Half Yard are Sean Gallagher, Abby Greensfelder and Ann Carroll.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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