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An original series that tells the often unknown stories of the men and women who have defined America and its place in the world. American Icons is a Documentary & Biography History series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on November 7, 2019.

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1 Season, 9 Episodes
November 7, 2019
Documentary & Biography History
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  • Walt Disney's memory has long been overshadowed by the corporate powerhouse that bears his name. Explore the personal side of the man who brought animated characters to life, revolutionized entertainment, and saw the future as a magical place filled with possibilities.

  • Colonial America had no freedom of religion, and the men who signed the Declaration of Independence hated each other. The reason you don't know those facts? Thomas Jefferson.

  • Thomas Edison had no small ego as he preferred to be a lone inventor. He filed 1100 patents in a lifetime. He built the first research and development laboratory, decades before anyone else in America understood the value of such a collaboration.

  • The secret of Twain's success was that is writings echoed and reflected a longing of many people. By evoking an earlier America, Mark Twain became the most popular voice in America.

  • He wasn't always the greatest strategist and tactician, and he actually made a lot of mistakes early on. Despite these flaws, George Washington was a leader unlike any other. In an age of small men who liked to talk, he towered over them with his quiet strength.

  • Known as the First Lady of the World, Eleanor Roosevelt was a leader in her own right and involved in numerous humanitarian causes throughout her life. She was one of the most active first ladies in history working for political, racial and social justice.

  • A man who had little education, little money, came from no background of anything meaningful, and yet would rise to become the President of the United States. While president, he would hold a broken nation together and lead it through the most destructive conflict America has ever seen.

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt is remembered for overcoming the toughest possible challenges the US has faced. Staring down the Depression, taking on the Nazis, saving democracy. He would remake the world and at the same time conquer his own personal limitations.

  • A hundred years after he transformed the game of baseball, celebrity culture, and the American experience, the Babe remains. Known as the Sultan of Swat and the Bambino, Babe Ruth was something completely new. During the 1920s in the United States, the Babe was everywhere.