The series saw Schama travelling through the United States as he investigated the conflicts from its past in order to understand the country's contemporary political situation. Schama presents and discusses both presidential candidates, Democratic Barack Obama and Republican John McCain from a historical point of view, emphasizing strongly the former. The documentary takes viewer to an epic journey through the history of the modern United States, but it also why Schama personally believed Barack Obama would be the ideal choice as the next president of the United States.
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... this programme aired with the re-worked title, The American Future A History By Simon Schama US viewers saw all four episodes combined into two parts on BBC America at 8pm ET/PT from 19 January ...
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