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America Revealed, Season 1HDTV-PG

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Technology expert and communications attorney Yul Kwon (winner of “Survivor: Cook Islands”) hosts this exciting new PBS series that travels through time, space and systems to reveal a nation of interdependent and intricately interwoven networks that feed and power the nation, produce millions of goods, transport people great distances and still come together to make America work. These networks all rely on vast, complex and precisely calibrated systems, yet most Americans have never had the chance to observe or understand them. Until now.

Customer Reviews

I think some reviewers missed the point...

This show documents the systems in place that make America work -- the ones that deeply impact everything we do in our lives, but that live behind the scenes where we really don't notice the big picture of their operations.

This is NOT simply a commentary on what's wrong with America. So if you're looking for a documentary that reveals our industrialized food system as a means to attack it (as far as the first episode) then this isn't the one for you. The episode DOES mention the issues with GMO crops, pesticides, bee colony collapse disorder, etc. However this is NOT the main focus of America Revealed. The main focus is to help us visualize the systems that exist all around us and make the country function on a daily basis. They are what they are. You can debate the pro's and con's all day long, with much merit.

If you're looking for an anti-factory-farm documentary, check out Food Inc. It's an excellent film. If you're open minded enough to be able to learn more HOW things work in today's America, while divorcing yourself for an hour from any personal thoughts on what SHOULD be done to CHANGE those systems, then you'll enjoy this series. It doesn't go into the greatest depth -- more could've been said in "Food Machine" about the effects of the corn subsidy on our physical health (not to mention the country's fiscal health), or the effect that all this technology has had on the livelihoods of the farmers themselves.

For that reason I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5. But each episode is an hour long, so you can't cover everything!

Important topic, well done!

The ability to truly visualize the flow and distribution of products puts this show above the rest. To those who rate the show low must have missed the point completely.

I can see the forest!

This show has a great way of pulling you back far enough from the trees to see the forest. Looking forward to future episodes.

America Revealed, Season 1
View in iTunes $9.99
  • HD Version
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Released: Apr 11, 2012
  • CCin English for some episodes

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