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American Genius is a TV shows that goes over the people that were considered great thinkers in American history and have changed the history of America in some way as the show goes over each person and how it is that they have changed history for America and what impact they had.

Mondays 9:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
1 Season, 8 Episodes
June 1, 2015
Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, History
7.9/10
Cast: Jeff Wilburn, John S. Howell Sr., Benjamin Loeh, Nicholas Augusta
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  • Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison battle it out to harness the power of electric current.

  • Werner Heisenberg and Robert Oppenheimer both try and make the atomic bomb.

  • Samuel Colt and partners Edwin Smith & Daniel Wesson become locked in the first true arms race, as they compete to perfect the world's first revolver.

  • America and the Soviet Union struggled for more than a decade as they both set out to conquer the moon.

  • A young Midwestern farm boy creates an innovation that forever changes the future of communication, only to have it stolen away by one of America's greatest media moguls.

  • The Wright Brothers build and fly the world’s first airplane, but they keep it a secret, leaving an opening for motor designer, Glenn Curtiss, to swoop in and compete to be the first to fly in public.

  • In the 1980s, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs break out in a heated battle to bring the personal computer to the masses.

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