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American Titans

Rockefeller, Carnegie, Edison, Tesla, Hearst, and Pulitzer: their legacies live down through the ages, emblazoned on museums, universities, banks, charities, and the richest of American real estate. Ferocious drive, innovation and often sheer recklessness took these visionaries to the top of the rich-and-powerful list and ultimately made America the mightiest nation on earth. Despite their wealth and power, these titans of industry and captains of commerce were not always philanthropic, often driven by greed, ambition, jealousy and revenge. You can't build a fortune without making a few enemies. From Edison and Tesla's high-voltage war of the currents to Rockefeller and Scott's row over the growth of oil, American Titans relies on cinematic recreations and expert commentary to reveal what it took for the founding fathers of the Fortune 500 to steer the Industrial Revolution into the Gilded Age. During this era of incredible industrial potential, there were many on the road to absolute power – these are the stories of those who out-fought, out-spent, and out-smarted their rivals to reserve their chapter in the history books and make America what it is today.

Show Info

Network: United States AHC (2015 - 2015)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 22:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Daly vs. Clark

Episode 1x06; Sep 8, 2015

The battle for copper pits two of Montana's larger-than-life titans, Marcus Daley and William Clark, against each other in a clash over the resource that will power America's new age of electricity. In their quest to mine "the richest hill on earth,"

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Daly vs. ClarkSep 8, 2015
1x05: Hearst vs. PulitzerSep 1, 2015
1x04: Vanderbilt vs. DrewAug 25, 2015
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