American Epic

American Epic (2017)

The First Time America Heard Itself

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Creator: Bernard MacMahon
  • First Air Date: 2017-05-16
  • Last Air Date: 2017-05-30
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 3
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 57 min.
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: PBS
  • Director: Bernard MacMahon
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From 3 Ratings


Travel the country in search of unknown 1920s artists, when the music of ordinary Americans was recorded for the first time, transforming music forever, in a three-part film narrated by Robert Redford, featuring Jack White, Nas, Taj Mahal and others.

  • Keywords: folk music, miniseries, music documentary, american music
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    American Epic Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2017-05-16
    3 Episodes

    American Epic Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Big Bang60 min
    Season 1Episode 2Blood and Soil60 min
    Season 1Episode 3Out of the Many, the One60 min
    • Robert Redford

      as Narrator
    Writing Duke Erikson Writer
    Writing Bernard MacMahon Writer
    Writing Allison McGourty Writer
    Production Carin Bortz Associate Producer
    Production Duke Erikson Producer
    Production Bill Holderman Producer
    Production Bernard MacMahon Producer
    Production Allison McGourty Producer
    Crew Richard Henkels Cinematography
    Crew Vern Moen Cinematography
    Editing Dan Gitlin Editor
    Directing Bernard MacMahon Director
    Production Jack McLean Co-Producer
    Sound Nicholas Bergh Sound Engineer
    Production Robert Redford Executive Producer
    Production T Bone Burnett Executive Producer
    Production Jack White Executive Producer