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This docuseries tells the stories of businessmen who built gigantic fortunes by selling food products to Americans. The series focuses on the products and brands that have evolved into massive corporations that control much of America's food economy to this day. Food moguls covered include Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, C.W. Post and the McDonald brothers.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on History
1 Season, 3 Episodes
August 11, 2019
Documentary & Biography
8.4/10
Cast: Campbell Scott, Kaan Akyol, Robert Anderson, Tim Bensch
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The Food That Built America Full Episode Guide

  • As the Great Depression hits, the titans of food push the envelope of innovation to feed a hungry nation.

  • At the dawn of the 20th Century, a new breed of innovator rises up to expand American industry and push the limits of new technology. A trailblazer named Milton Hershey bets big on a revolutionary idea, and then a father and son duo named Mars start on a path to challenge the chocolate throne. Plus, the titans of food weather the storm of the First World War and push the boundaries of invention in the Roaring Twenties.

  • In the wake of the Civil War, a revolution is taking place on the backs of visionary entrepreneurs of industry. Before they become brand names, budding innovators like Henry Heinz, John and Will Kellogg, and C.W. Post push the limits of ingenuity to launch businesses that will revolutionize industry, and change the landscape of the nation forever.

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