To paraphrase Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, America’s greatest export isn’t a product, it’s an idea. Or more specifically, “ideas.” The U.S. has always been a hub of innovation, from Eli Whitney and the cotton gin all the way through the latest breakthroughs in Silicon Valley. The HISTORY Channel has been highlighting these innovators with their docuseries The Men… and The Food That Built America, and this summer, they’re taking an even deeper dive into the entrepreneurs who reshaped the nation in their image.
First up is The Cars That Built The World, the new two-part documentary that will tell the “dramatic stories behind the biggest names in the auto industry,” including Ford, Honda, Toyota, Porsche, Rolls Royce and more. The first two-hour episode premiered last night, May 23, with the second part continuing tonight.
Next up is The Titans That Built America, “a three-night miniseries airing May 31-June 2 that “chronicles the incredible rise and fierce rivalries of industrial heavy-hitter William Boeing, Walter Chrystler, JP Morgan jr., and Pierre Du Pont.” The night of the Titans premiere, The HISTORY Channel will also premiere new episodes of The Food That Built America. The second season will continue with hour-long episodes on iconic foods like Oreos, Cheetos, and, mmmmm, pizza, weekly through June 27.
Finally, The HISTORY Channel is taking a big-picture look at America’s technological history with The Machines That Built America. The new hour-long series will tell the story of the inventors behind some of the most important products ever created, including Nikola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell, Duncan Black, Alonzo Decker, and many others. The new series premieres July 11.
All Sling subscribers will be able to binge the full library of these titles all summer long, with new episodes added the day after the premieres. Browse each series on demand on The HISTORY Channel page in the Sling App, or look for a curated playlist of episodes under the “On Demand” tab beginning Friday, May 28.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the captains of industry who made our country what it is today, The HISTORY Channel will take you under the hood, into the factories, and inside the boardrooms. Catch up on demand by signing up for Sling Orange using the link below.