HISTORY HD – Astro channel 575
America: The Story of the US
Premieres every Monday @ 9pm, starts 3 January 2011
AMERICA THE STORY OF THE US tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented, leading from the frontier to 21st Century cities, from the Mississippi to the moon, from colonial Jamestown to 9/11 up to present day. From the rigors of linking the continent by transcontinental roads and railways, to triumphing over vertical space with steel skyscrapers and space travel, the series examines how technology overcame the environment.
Utilizing unprecedented CGI, the series shows the metamorphosis of the vast wilderness into villages, villages into towns and towns into the sprawling metropolitan areas that they are today. The series is also a story of conflict: Indian wars, slavery, the revolutionary war that birthed the nation, the civil war that divided it and the great world wars that shaped its future.
Bust, 3 Jan
Boom turns to bust when the stock market crash ushers in the Great Depression. Dust storms blanket the Midwest in darkness. Roosevelt s New Deal signals recovery; thousands find work on projects like the Hoover Dam and Mount Rushmore. Hope for the American future collides with world conflict brewing in Europe.
WWII, 10 Jan
The attack on Pearl Harbor brings America into World War. The war effort revitalizes the nation s economy. American innovation and manufacturing might invigorate the Allies in Europe and in the Pacific, the ultimate piece of technology ends the war; a new global superpower takes the stage.
Superpower, 17 Jan
America becomes a global superpower; technology fuels a boom in the economy and the population. American pioneers conquer new frontiers, from the jet age to the space age, and run headlong into a new threat: Communism.
Millennium, 24 Jan
The Cold War is the first test for the new superpower. The Challenger disaster and 9/11 are tragedies that challenge the nation. From the television to the credit card and the personal computer, technology drives America into the 21st Century.
This program is available in Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese subtitles.