The Machines That Built America

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About the Show

TV. Radio. Phones. Airplanes. Motorcycles. Tractors. Home Appliances. Power Tools. These are “The Machines That Built America.” This new HISTORY Channel docuseries reveals the surprising stories and rivalries behind the ground-breaking innovations that turned America into a superpower. Blending dramatic reenactments and archival footage with interviews from experts, biographers, and others, “The Machines That Built America” brings to life some of America’s most storied inventors including Nikola Tesla, William Harley, Alexander Graham Bell, Duncan Black, Alonzo Decker, and many more. In eight one-hour episodes, viewers will meet these larger-than-life characters, learn about their rivalries, and ride the rollercoaster of triumph and failure as they search for breakthroughs that will change humanity.

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