History to unveil “Men Who Built America” in October

The eight-hour series from Stephen David Entertainment will begin its examination of five of the United States' most iconic businessmen and innovators on October 16.
September 6, 2012

The Men Who Built America, an eight-hour series from Stephen David Entertainment that examines the stories of five of the United States’ most iconic businessmen and innovators, will premiere on History October 16.

The series looks at the lives and times of Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, and Henry Ford – men that “created the very concept of the American Dream,” according to History. The program will chronicle how these five men transformed the United States into a global superpower in the span of 50 years.

Contemporary business leaders, including Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Carly Fiorina, Alan Greenspan, Ron Perelman, T. Boone Pickens, Charles Schwab, Jack Welch and Steve Wozniak will also be interviewed throughout the series.

When the U.S. cable net first announced the series in May of 2011, it said the miniseries would “shine a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose  feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the  Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen.”

Executive producers for History are Russ McCarroll and Paul Cabana. Stephen David is executive producer for Stephen David Entertainment.

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