America: The Story of US-Documentary Series– NR– 12 Chapters, over 9 hours of film, this is a sprawling primer on the history of the country and its people. Starting about 100 years after Columbus with the arrival of the earliest white settlers from across the Atlantic and finishing in the present day, the series can boast episodes devoted to major conflicts and the various elements and forces in fairly broad strokes. Yet There are also various enlightening details in each chapter. Who knew that George Washington established a network of spies who wrote notes in invisible ink in order to deceive the British, or that the most valuable currency for those who first explored the West was beaver pelts? Narrated by Liev Schreiber.