American Genius • 2015 • 8 episodes • 4h:50m

American Genius reveals the competitive forces behind history's most remarkable races for innovation.

Jobs vs Gates

Two brilliant minds, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, do battle and, in the process, revolutionize lives.

S1E1 • 2015 • Technology

Wright Brothers vs Curtiss

Orville and Wilbur Wright and Glen Curtiss face off in a rivalry that puts lives at risk.

S1E2 • 2015 • Technology

Farnsworth vs Sarnoff

The invention of TV is born out of a David vs. Goliath competition between Sarnoff and Farnsworth.

S1E3 • 2015 • Technology

Hearst vs Pulitzer

William Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer push the limits of journalism, changing the media landscape.

S1E4 • 2015 • Technology

Colt vs Wesson

The invention of the perfect revolver pits Samuel Colt and Daniel Wesson.

S1E5 • 2015 • Technology

Space Race

America and the Soviet Union set out to conquer the moon, but much more was at stake.

S1E6 • 2015 • Technology

Edison vs Tesla

Eccentric genius Nikola Tesla enters a rivalry with Thomas Edison that will forever change the world.

S1E7 • 2015 • Technology

Oppenheimer vs Heisenberg

The heated contest between Heisenberg and Oppenheimer had dramatic impact on the end of WWII.

S1E8 • 2015 • Technology