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America: Our Defining Hours

America: Our Defining Hours

  • Premiered: 
    July 5, 2020
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  • Network: History
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Docudrama
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Historical
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Plot Synopsis

AMERICA: OUR DEFINING HOURS is a three-part docuseries that draws upon 300+ years of US history -- from the Mayflower, the American Civil War to September 11 -- to tell an emotional tale of how the US, as a nation, seized moments of crisis to create a better tomorrow. Combining dramatic live action sequences, premium documentary elements and expert interviews -- the series explores the leadership and collaboration that saw our ancestors not only survive but thrive - stories of presidents, generals, explorers, visionaries and ordinary, yet extraordinary Americans. The three episodes debut from 9-11pm on consecutive Sundays, beginning July 5:

"A New Beginning" (July 5, 2020 from 9-11pm): From the very beginning, America is a nation shaped by adversity. These are the stories of the challenges that helped shape a nation. How our forebears survive the "starving time" of the first colonies; battle their mother country for independence; head out to the frontier and west into the unknown; and spark a resistance to slavery that brings the United States to the brink of civil war.

"New Birth of Freedom" (July 12, 2020 from 9-11pm): America is forged in the fires of adversity. These stories chart the challenges that helped shape a nation. In the mid-1800s, America faces its darkest hour yet. Abraham Lincoln is elected President of a United States on the brink of Civil War; the nation that emerges now creates great wealth--but not for everyone; Teddy Roosevelt steps forward, bringing fierce leadership on behalf of the working man--his aim: to hold the nation together.

"Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself" (July 19, 2020 from 9-11pm)