Without a doubt, the History Channel has some of the most interesting and informative non-fiction shows on TV right now. Sure some will argue that the Discovery Channel does as well, and I would agree to a point; but when it comes to shows about any and all types of history, well, the History Channel wins hands down.

Two of my favorite new shows are American Pickers and Pawn Stars because they give us insight into some of the rich history of our great nation (America). Personally, I really enjoy seeing things from our past; things that helped shape us into the nation and people we are today.

The History Channel has a great looking new mini-series coming out this month called America: The Story of Us and it looks like they may have hit another homerun.  The sprawling TV show will be spread out over the course of 6 days, starting April 25th. Read the official synopsis from the History Channel’s website, then watch the trailer after:

America: The Story of Us is an epic 12-hour television event that tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented. With highly realistic CGI animation, dramatic recreations and thoughtful insights from some of America’s most respected artists, business leaders, academics and intellectuals, it is the first television event in nearly 40 years to present a comprehensive telling of America’s history. Elaborate, ambitious and cinematic, America The Story of Us will take you into the moments when Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress, from the rigors of linking the continent by transcontinental railroad–the internet of its day–to triumphing over vertical space through the construction of steel structured buildings to putting a man on the moon. It is an intensive look at the people, places and things that have shaped our nation, and the tough and thrilling adventure that is America’s 400-year history.

Enjoy the trailer for America: The Story of Us:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk1nrgm55gQ

The History Channel is going all out with promoting this event because I saw the trailer in the theater this weekend before watching Clash of the Titans. And good news for our school teachers and principals out there, the History Channel is giving away a free copy of the entire 12-hour mini-series to any school requesting one. You can go HERE to fill out the form and request a copy.

Do you like documentaries and what are your thoughts on America: The Story of Us?

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