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episode 6

Chain of Events

If there's a memory that most every American has in common, it's learning to ride a bike. In the last century, the bicycle has pedaled out of our memories and into the skies. See how the bicycle led to the automobile and to the airplane, while remaining a staple in the American garage.

episode 4

National Parks. Progress

& Preservation

From purple mountain majesties to amber waves of grain, America has a wealth of natural treasures to behold. After a century of the National Park service, much of our lands have been preserved for countless generations to enjoy, but not without the mixed blessings of progress. 

episode 7

Education of a Nation

From one room school houses with pencil & paper to campuses with smart-boards & tablets, education in this country has experienced a massive overhaul.  Putting the education system to the test, we visit homeschool coops, modern one room schoolhouses, and a high school who might just understand the big picture.

episode 1

Work in Progress

America today is experiencing unparalleled abundance. How have we managed to advance at such a significant rate? Have we lost anything to the tides of progress? Join host Gabe McCauley as he sets out on a journey to answer these questions and more. 

episode 2

Seed to Supermarket

Food in America is easy, you just put it in your shopping cart and pay. But it hasn’t always been this way.  From sustenance farming to big business enterprises, we take a look at how farming has scaled to epic proportions while some have chosen to return to the land from whence we came.  

episode 3

Dashes to Dot Coms

Thanks to your smart phone, mankind is more connected than ever before. However, we may be experiencing the beginning of a communication epidemic. We review our tech heritage from the first electronic dashes beyond the boom of the dot coms.

episode 5

Horse Power

This country was built on the shoulders of some of the hardest-working American immigrants--European bred draft horses. America’s working horses may have been outpaced by the greater horsepowers of today, but there are still a few careers with the job requirement of a strong back and 4 hooves.

Work in Progress

S1 E1

America today is experiencing unparalleled abundance. How have we managed to advance at such a significant rate? Have we lost anything to the tides of progress? Join host Gabe McCauley as he sets out on a journey to answer these questions and more. 

Work in Progress

Dashes to Dot Coms

S1 E3

Thanks to your smart phone, mankind is more connected than ever before. However, we may be experiencing the beginning of a communication epidemic. We review our tech heritage from the first electronic dashes beyond the boom of the dot coms.

Dashes to Dot Coms

Horse Power

S1 E5

This country was built on the shoulders of some of the hardest-working American immigrants--European bred draft horses. America’s working horses may have been outpaced by the greater horsepowers of today, but there are still a few careers with the job requirement of a strong back and 4 hooves.

Horse Power

Seed to Supermarket

S1 E2

Food in America is easy, you just put it in your shopping cart and pay. But it hasn’t always been this way. From sustenance farming to big business enterprises, we take a look at how farming has scaled to epic proportions while some have chosen to return to the land from whence we came.

Seed to Supermarket

National Parks

S1 E4

From purple mountain majesties to amber waves of grain, America has a wealth of natural treasures to behold. After a century of the National Park service, much of our lands have been preserved for countless generations to enjoy, but not without the mixed blessings of progress. 

National Parks

Chain of Events

S1 E6

If there's a memory that most every American has in common, it's learning to ride a bike. In the last century, the bicycle has pedaled out of our memories and into the skies. See how the bicycle led to the automobile and to the airplane, while remaining a staple in the American garage.

Chain of Events

Education of a Nation

S1 E7

From one room school houses with pencil & paper to campuses with smart-boards & tablets, education in this country has experienced a massive overhaul. Putting the education system to the test, we visit home-school coops, modern one room schoolhouses, and a high school who might just understand the big picture.

Education of a Nation

TV SHOW CREDITS

Created by:

Frank Smith

Executive Producers:

Frank & Karen Smith

Written by:

Dave Boyd

Produced by:

Joel McAfee

Hosted by:

Gabe McCauley

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JEREMY GONZALES ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS DAVE BOYD, GABE MCCAULEY

WRITER RYAN ESTABROOKS SEGMENT PRODUCER LARYSSA EMEIGH MUSIC SUPERVISOR MANDY MCCAULEY

CAMERA OPERATOR NICK NICHOLS SOUND LEE LANNOM EDITORS DAVE BOYD, JOEL MCAFEE, WESLEY VIS

COMPOSER GEORGE PAULEY MOTION GRAPHICS MATTHEW MCCADE ROBERTS,

ZACH RODGERS, JOSH STAFFORD

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