Lincoln 1860

Lincoln 1860

Friday, May 21, 2010

America The Story Of Us On History

If you've been watching the American history series called America The Story of Us on History in recent weeks, you'll understand why so many people consider it to be excellent. A combination of CGI and live action has told the story of the past 400 years of our history, warts and all. While twelve hours of television can't possibly tell the story in great depth, the ambitious reach of the effort is impressive.

Some of you may not realize that you can download previous episodes of the series onto your iPod from iTunes, Apple's proprietary source for music and videos. You'll need iTunes installed on your computer to be able to do this. You can also get a sneak peek of the upcoming episodes as well on iTunes.

The episode which covered the Civil War and Lincoln was well done, as were the other episodes. I'll be adding the DVD set to my collection once it's available. In the meantime, be sure to catch the remaining episodes on History.


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Unknown said...

Sorry but I respectful disagree. The timelines discussed and the history presented and left out leave little to be desired. the program spent time on the Donner family but never really discussed the causes of the civil war. Indeed if I remember correctly the war was in full swing when the program even mentioned it (1862). Further, you could not see Lincoln amongst all the other people around him suggesting he was of average height suggesting little interest in accuracy. Controversaies were discussed simplistically and always politicaly correct. Finally, the commentators (Bruce Jenner, Michael Strahan, Pres Pixar,etc) hardly constitute experts.
I think they were more enamored with the CGI then telling the story of us!

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