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American Genius

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

History docu-drama shows how competition drives innovation.

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This entertaining and informative series tells interesting and dramatic stories about the professional and personal rivalries that drove innovators to work harder and be more creative, despite multiple failures, to produce the technology, industry models, and policies we live with today. It also highlights some of the business practices (ethical or otherwise) that affected the process.

History buffs and tech-oriented folks certainly will appreciate the history lessons being offered here. But the messages it sends about the need for ingenuity and forward thinking to change the world will resonate with larger audiences and encourage them to think about the technology we rely on today a little differently.

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