Episodes

  • The United Shapes of America

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    Premiere Date:December 22, 2012

    After three years on the road, host Brian Unger is taking a different look at just how our states got their shapes. We'll hear about the unique American values that have made this country what it is today, and travel from coast to coast and everywhere in between. Along the way, Brian reveals that just as we shaped the map, it has shaped us.

    TVPG
    Upcoming Airings:
    • August 02, 2014 - 08:00-09:00PM ET
    • August 03, 2014 - 12:00-01:00AM ET
  • Big vs. Small

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    Premiere Date:December 15, 2012

    Does size matter when you're a state? While the giants like to throw their weight around, there are some scrappy underdogs that have made their mark on the map.

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  • State vs. State

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    Premiere Date:December 08, 2012

    We're the United States, but sometimes, it's every state for itself. Nearly every state has pulled a power play that gamed the system and changed the map. How much can you get away with when it's state vs. state?

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  • Mess with Texas

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    Premiere Date:November 24, 2012 - 10:00-10:30PM ET

    Everything is bigger in Texas. It's the only state that acts like a country, but has it grown too big for its britches? We'll mess with Texas to settle this ten-gallon rivalry.

    TVPG
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  • Rebels & Outlaws

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    Premiere Date:November 17, 2012 - 10:00-10:30PM ET

    We may be a law-abiding nation but we also admire the outlaw, and the clash between rebels and the rules has shaped our states. Which states like to make their own rules, and which do the heat have on lockdown?

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  • East vs. West

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    Premiere Date:November 10, 2012 - 10:00-10:30PM ET

    The squabble between east coast and west coast leaves the rest of the country stuck in the middle. It's a rivalry that has made its way into our popular culture, but is there any common ground in this continental tug of war?

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  • Is West Best

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    Premiere Date:November 03, 2012 - 10:00-10:30PM ET

    Americans have been racing to tame the West since they first set foot on the continent, but now that the West has been won, what's next? Is the West still the best.

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  • Vice vs. Virtue

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    Premiere Date:October 27, 2012

    Americans have a lot of vices and they don't just stay in Vegas. From drugs to gambling, the state you live in may shape how bad you can be.

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  • Midwest vs. the Rest

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    Premiere Date:October 27, 2012

    It's the glue that holds our map together and feeds America, but the Midwest is more than just state fairs and flyover country.

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  • Battle of the Bible Belt

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    Premiere Date:October 20, 2012

    With 85% of Americans affiliated with an organized religion, we're a nation of believers, but have we always practiced what we preached?

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  • Great Lakes, Big Stakes

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    Premiere Date:October 20, 2012

    Battles over access to lakefront property have made the Great Lakes region the most contested land on the entire map, and even pushed the states to a border war.

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  • North vs. South

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    Premiere Date:October 13, 2012

    It's America's original rivalry, a divide that was so wide it took a war to close the gap. But have we really reunited, or are we still fighting a culture war?

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  • Bigfoot vs. Aliens

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    Premiere Date:October 13, 2012

    America is a nation under siege by unexplained phenomena. Whether you're afraid of Bigfoot or alien invasion might depend on what state you call home.

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  • Hatfields vs. McCoys

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    Premiere Date:October 06, 2012

    America's most iconic rivalry was more than just a feud between families. The fight between the Hatfields and McCoys nearly launched a war between two states.

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  • Hillbilly vs. Redneck

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    Premiere Date:October 06, 2012

    Two underdogs of American culture go head to head to prove how hillbillies and rednecks have shaped our states.

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  • Red State vs. Blue State

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    Premiere Date:September 29, 2012

    It's a rivalry that tears us apart every four years, but how did our nation divide into red states vs. blue states, and what happens to the states caught in the middle?

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  • White Collar vs. Blue Collar

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    Premiere Date:September 29, 2012

    Deep in the Rust Belt the white collar and blue collar divide has shaped our cities and our states. How did this rivalry change the way we all bring home the bacon?

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