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How the States Got Their Shapes (2011–2012)

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SUMMARY
Follows correspondent Brian Unger as he criss-crosses the country reporting on the tales behind the boundaries. Think: Why does Montana look like it took a bite out of Idaho? Or how are flying fish threatening to re-draw the lines of Illinois? Written By Anonymous  Less
SEASONS
2 | 1 See all »
YEAR
2012 | 2011 See all »

Filmmakers (171)

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Cast

NAMESTARMETEREPISODE COUNTYEARS
  • Brian Unger's primary photoBrian Unger Himself - Host  Less 16,181 29 2011–2012
  • H.W. Brands's primary photoH.W. Brands Himself - University of Texas at Austin / Himself - University of Texas as Austin  Less 303,216 10 2011
  • Mark Stein's primary photoMark Stein Himself - Author, How the States Got Their Shapes / Himself - Author. How the States Got Their Shapes  Less 415,274 9 2011
  • Seth Stein's primary photoSeth Stein Himself - Northwestern University  Less 7,424,212 2 2011
  • Robert Rosen's primary photoRobert Rosen Himself - Author, A Short History of Charleston  Less 5,475,130 2 2011
  • Richard Stewart's primary photoRichard Stewart Himself - Bureau of Reclamation  Less 7,626,451 2 2011
  • George Wunderlich's primary photoGeorge Wunderlich Himself - National Museum of Civil War Medicine  Less 355,666 2 2011
  • Bart Crattie's primary photoBart Crattie Himself - Land Surveyor  Less 5,874,283 1 2011
  • Tom Lowe's primary photoTom Lowe Himself - Bannack State Park  Less 1,871,722 1 2011
  • Peter Merlin's primary photoPeter Merlin Himself - Aerospace Historian  Less 640,686 1 2011
  • Travis Wallbaum's primary photoTravis Wallbaum Himself - Fisherman  Less 3,981,813 1 2011
  • Ted Gambordella's primary photoTed Gambordella Himself - Republican Father  Less 1,065,377 1 2012
  • Ricky Gonzalez's primary photoRicky Gonzalez Himself - U.S. Citizen  Less 5,166,094 1 2012
  • Iris Gosling's primary photoIris Gosling Herself - Hatfield Descendant  Less 7,473,507 1 2012
  • Doug Jones's primary photoDoug Jones Himself - Civil War Re-enacctor  Less 5,367,903 1 2012
  • Rhettman Mullis's primary photoRhettman Mullis Himself - Bigfoot Expert  Less 5,036,330 1 2012
  • Chonda Pierce's primary photoChonda Pierce Herself - Christian Comedian  Less 85,901 1 2012
  • Sonya Race's primary photoSonya Race Herself - Mother  Less 5,455,022 1 2012
  • Jennifer Stefano's primary photoJennifer Stefano Herself - Tea Party Activist  Less 6,997,488 1 2012
  • David Struthers's primary photoDavid Struthers Himself - Pig Farmer  Less 6,235,371 1 2012
  • Larry Wahrenbrock's primary photoLarry Wahrenbrock Himself - Mountaineer & Reennactor  Less 6,133,631 1 2012
  • Doug Walker's primary photoDoug Walker Himself - Self-Proclaimed Hillbilly  Less 7,049,506 1 2012
  • Kerry Altenbernd's primary photoKerry Altenbernd Himself - Black Jack Battlefield  Less 3,001,637 1 2011
  • Claudia East's primary photoClaudia East Herself - Author, Yreka: The First 80 Years  Less 5,200,635 1 2011
  • Harry Geisinger's primary photoHarry Geisinger Himself - Georgia House of Representatives  Less 3,303,994 1 2011
  • Kevin F. Kern's primary photoKevin F. Kern Himself - University of Akron  Less 1,229,816 1 2011
  • Keith Milam's primary photoKeith Milam Himself - University of Ohio  Less 3,529,784 1 2011
  • D. Muenster's primary photoD. Muenster Herself - Furs & Clothing of Distinction  Less 2,057,110 1 2011
  • Walt Wolfram's primary photoWalt Wolfram Himself - North Carolina State University  Less 4,971,674 1 2011
  • Shane Copland's primary photoShane Copland Himself - Canadian Citizen  Less 1,586,797 1 2012
  • Teddy Gambordella's primary photoTeddy Gambordella Himself - Democratic Son  Less 7,035,460 1 2012
  • Betty Howard's primary photoBetty Howard Herself - McCoy Descendant  Less 5,919,367 1 2012
  • Wayne Humphreys's primary photoWayne Humphreys Himself - Corn Farmer  Less 2,535,093 1 2012
  • Keith Lowell Jensen's primary photoKeith Lowell Jensen Himself - Atheist Comedian  Less 487,684 1 2012
  • Steve Kim's primary photoSteve Kim Himself - Exotic Dancer  Less 2,580,743 1 2012
  • Eric Martinez's primary photoEric Martinez Himself - Civil War Re-enacctor  Less 5,433,553 1 2012
  • Pearl Prihoda's primary photoPearl Prihoda Herself - Bigfoot Expert  Less 3,534,302 1 2012
  • Jay Reimer's primary photoJay Reimer Himself - Self-Proclaimed Redneck  Less 3,225,367 1 2012
  • Mike Stout's primary photoMike Stout Himself - Former Union Steel Worker  Less 2,210,525 1 2012
  • Danielle Terry's primary photoDanielle Terry Herself - Apprentice Gunsmith  Less 1,695,970 1 2012
  • Tim Brumm's primary photoTim Brumm Himself - Heritage Hill State Historical Park  Less 6,230,737 1 2011
  • Chuck Magerl's primary photoChuck Magerl Himself - Free State Brewery  Less 2,541,637 1 2011
  • Cammy Montoya's primary photoCammy Montoya Herself - Department of the Army. White Sands Missile Range  Less 3,114,133 1 2011
  • Joseph Sawick Jr.'s primary photoJoseph Sawick Jr. Himself - Suffolk County Comptroller  Less 3,433,093 1 2011
  • Scott Teodorski's primary photoScott Teodorski Himself - National Park Service  Less 3,273,150 1 2011
  • Colin Woodard's primary photoColin Woodard Himself - Author, The Lobster Coast  Less 7,553,146 1 2011
  • Kathleen Brandt's primary photoKathleen Brandt Herself - Genealogist  Less 665,038 1 2012
  • Jonathan Edmiston's primary photoJonathan Edmiston Himself - UFO Skeptic  Less 6,505,738 1 2012
  • Ken Hall's primary photoKen Hall Himself - Bartender  Less 6,321,088 1 2012
  • Jim Hughes's primary photoJim Hughes Himself - Pastor  Less 7,171,226 1 2012
  • Stacey Kane's primary photoStacey Kane Herself - Vice President of Marketing, California Tortilla Group  Less 6,346,377 1 2012
  • Chuck Miller's primary photoChuck Miller Himself - Distillery Owner  Less 769,808 1 2012
  • Gloria Minella's primary photoGloria Minella Herself - Doctor of Internal Medicine  Less 4,200,296 1 2012
  • Chris Ralph's primary photoChris Ralph Himself - Gold Prospector  Less 7,429,400 1 2012
  • Tony Schiano's primary photoTony Schiano Himself - Brooklyn New York Resident  Less 2,729,356 1 2012
  • Paige Tiller's primary photoPaige Tiller Herself - West Virginia High School Student  Less 7,854,308 1 2012
  • Rick Wilberschied's primary photoRick Wilberschied Himself - Fur & Wildlife Trapper  Less 3,950,580 1 2012
  • Rhonda Brophy's primary photoRhonda Brophy Herself - Owner, Red Moose Gift Gallery  Less 1,973,555 1 2011
  • Rick Celata's primary photoRick Celata Himself - KT Ordnance  Less 3,206,169 1 2011
  • Don Faber's primary photoDon Faber Himself - Author, The Toledo War  Less 5,564,549 1 2011
  • Chris Hirvela's primary photoChris Hirvela Himself - Heritage Hill State Historical Park  Less 2,331,957 1 2011
  • Robert Marvinney's primary photoRobert Marvinney Himself - Director & State Geologist, Maine Geological Survey  Less 4,198,794 1 2011
  • Moses Smucker's primary photoMoses Smucker Himself - Owner, Smucker's Quality Meats  Less 2,340,412 1 2011
  • Cesidio Tallini's primary photoCesidio Tallini Himself - Self Proclaimed Governor, Independent Long Island  Less 5,028,760 1 2011
  • Wayne Anderson's primary photoWayne Anderson Himself - Sheriff Sullivan County  Less 7,876,032 1 2012
  • James Clarkson's primary photoJames Clarkson Himself - UFO Investigator  Less 6,976,877 1 2012
  • Ray Harkins's primary photoRay Harkins Himself - Straightedger  Less 7,069,237 1 2012
  • Eli Huddle's primary photoEli Huddle Himself - McCoy Descendant  Less 3,393,316 1 2012
  • Paul Miller's primary photoPaul Miller Himself - Union Electrician  Less 4,439,662 1 2012
  • Bob Phillips's primary photoBob Phillips Himself - President, California Tortilla Group  Less 4,958,439 1 2012
  • Ben Ralph's primary photoBen Ralph Himself - Gold Prospector  Less 3,358,008 1 2012
  • Laurie Rice's primary photoLaurie Rice Herself - Rabbi  Less 5,539,139 1 2012
  • Angie Rodesky's primary photoAngie Rodesky Herself - Genealogist  Less 5,794,326 1 2012
  • Mark Stevenson's primary photoMark Stevenson Himself - Boat Captain  Less 3,622,510 1 2012
  • Louise Van Ersvelde's primary photoLouise Van Ersvelde Herself - Brooklyn Iowa Resident  Less 1,986,287 1 2012
  • Jennifer Brunner's primary photoJennifer Brunner Herself - Former Ohio Secretary of State  Less 6,944,967 1 2011
  • Sam Chwat's primary photoSam Chwat Himself - Director, Sam Chwat Speech Center  Less 1,722,630 1 2011
  • Chuck Harris's primary photoChuck Harris Himself - Curator, Ambajejus Boom House  Less 3,448,455 1 2011
  • Michael Paras's primary photoMichael Paras Himself - Belt Railway Company of Chicago  Less 7,871,214 1 2011
  • Ed Peden's primary photoEd Peden Himself - Missile Base Homeowner  Less 1,506,296 1 2011
  • John A. Ricker's primary photoJohn A. Ricker Himself - Poland Spring Preservation Society  Less 2,932,157 1 2011
  • Jimmy Wolford's primary photoJimmy Wolford Himself - McCoy Descendant  Less 4,164,228 1 2011
  • Jerry Akers's primary photoJerry Akers Himself - Hatfield Re-enactor  Less 7,590,213 1 2012
  • Tucker Cholvin's primary photoTucker Cholvin Himself - College Democrat, Georgetown  Less 2,865,189 1 2012
  • Parker Glenn's primary photoParker Glenn Herself - Abstinence Advocate  Less 5,122,696 1 2012
  • Rob Greer's primary photoRob Greer Himself - Traditional Minister  Less 3,789,310 1 2012
  • Juanita Limas's primary photoJuanita Limas Herself - Iowa Resident  Less 5,721,029 1 2012
  • Morgan Lucas's primary photoMorgan Lucas Himself - Drag Racer  Less 6,341,703 1 2012
  • Eric Pope's primary photoEric Pope Himself - Zombie Fan  Less 4,140,462 1 2012
  • Allyson Rameker's primary photoAllyson Rameker Herself - Real Estate Developer  Less 6,749,940 1 2012
  • Tom Russell's primary photoTom Russell Himself - Lawyer  Less 1,952,800 1 2012
  • Soxman's primary photoSoxman Himself - White Sox Fan  Less 6,953,009 1 2012
  • Sarah Trojniak's primary photoSarah Trojniak Herself - Meteorologist  Less 2,156,232 1 2012
  • Johanna Chapman's primary photoJohanna Chapman Herself - Atlanta Accent Management LLC  Less 7,110,449 1 2011
  • Michael B. Coleman's primary photoMichael B. Coleman Himself - Mayor of Columbus  Less 7,042,914 1 2011
  • Sonya Hatfield-Hall's primary photoSonya Hatfield-Hall Herself - Hatfield Descendant  Less 4,172,044 1 2011
  • Sean Kelley's primary photoSean Kelley Himself - Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site  Less 3,262,449 1 2011
  • Wayne Monk's primary photoWayne Monk Himself - Lexington Barbecue  Less 5,825,726 1 2011
  • Dave Repasky's primary photoDave Repasky Himself - Oilman  Less 3,777,768 1 2011
  • Donna Street's primary photoDonna Street Herself - Dade County Resident  Less 5,730,071 1 2011
  • Jack Strejc's primary photoJack Strejc Himself - Belt Railway Company of Chicago  Less 4,555,272 1 2011
  • Lee Watford's primary photoLee Watford Himself - Williamson Cattle Company  Less 4,440,161 1 2011
  • Paul Banks's primary photoPaul Banks Himself - Cubs Fan  Less 7,352,205 1 2012
  • Patrick Bigbie's primary photoPatrick Bigbie Himself - Meteorologist  Less 6,823,409 1 2012
  • Brandon Burnstein's primary photoBrandon Burnstein Himself - Drag Racer  Less 2,517,933 1 2012
  • Cindy Faulkner's primary photoCindy Faulkner Herself - Adult Products Specialist  Less 5,273,716 1 2012
  • Johnny Menicini's primary photoJohnny Menicini Himself - Line Cook  Less 5,644,524 1 2012
  • Brian Mills's primary photoBrian Mills Himself - Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel  Less 7,684,052 1 2012
  • Victor Moray's primary photoVictor Moray Himself - Vampire Fan  Less 2,841,744 1 2012
  • Victor Rameker's primary photoVictor Rameker Himself - Real Estate Developer  Less 3,809,529 1 2012
  • Nancy Timbs's primary photoNancy Timbs Himself - Iowa Resident  Less 2,650,267 1 2012
  • Doyle Van Meter's primary photoDoyle Van Meter Himself - McCoy Re-enactor  Less 6,224,585 1 2012
  • Amelia Wolf's primary photoAmelia Wolf Herself - College Republican, George Washington University  Less 4,216,071 1 2012
  • Dave Carnie's primary photoDave Carnie Himself - Former Editor-in-Chief, Big Brother Magazine  Less 1,323,875 1 2011
  • Dana Ste. Claire's primary photoDana Ste. Claire Himself - Author, Cracker: The Cracker Culture in Florida History  Less 894,597 1 2011
  • Allen Townsend's primary photoAllen Townsend Himself - Dade County Resident  Less 3,819,334 1 2011
  • Michael Webber's primary photoMichael Webber Himself - University of Texas as Austin  Less 4,651,052 1 2011
  • Kevin Wood's primary photoKevin Wood Himself - Student, BYU  Less 6,191,702 1 2011
  • Barbara Zolli's primary photoBarbara Zolli Herself - Director, Drake Well Museum  Less 5,806,682 1 2011
  • Harold Crook's primary photoHarold Crook Himself - General Manager, Lonesome Pine Raceway  Less 7,891,576 1 2012
  • Elizabeth Giusti's primary photoElizabeth Giusti Herself - Casino Waitress  Less 4,435,982 1 2012
  • Tim Hugo's primary photoTim Hugo Himself - Virginia Republican Assemblyman  Less 7,735,772 1 2012
  • Peter Anderson's primary photoPeter Anderson Himself - Secretary General, The Conch Republic  Less 6,564,673 1 2011
  • Gary Chilcote's primary photoGary Chilcote Himself - Director, Patee House Museum  Less 7,043,106 1 2011
  • Doyle Connor Jr.'s primary photoDoyle Connor Jr. Himself - Fifth Generation Cracker Cowman  Less 5,733,298 1 2011
  • Vaughn Edelson's primary photoVaughn Edelson Herself - Urban Explorer  Less 2,145,005 1 2011
  • Gail Kaiser's primary photoGail Kaiser Herself - Lake Mead Marina  Less 3,936,478 1 2011
  • Larry Meister's primary photoLarry Meister Himself - Cab Driver  Less 6,738,275 1 2011
  • W. Paul Reeve's primary photoW. Paul Reeve Himself - University of Utah  Less 5,747,189 1 2011
  • Rick Tallini's primary photoRick Tallini Himself - Otto Cupler Torpedo Company  Less 3,755,049 1 2011
  • David Thompson's primary photoDavid Thompson Himself - Ttweak, LLC.  Less 1,161,005 1 2011
  • Sara Smith's primary photoSara Smith Herself - Casino Waitress  Less 6,312,200 1 2012
  • Scott Surovell's primary photoScott Surovell Himself - Virginia Deomocratic Assemblyman  Less 6,286,810 1 2012
  • Stan Cox's primary photoStan Cox Himself - Author, Losing Our Cool  Less 4,263,790 1 2011
  • C.R. Gibbs's primary photoC.R. Gibbs Himself - Historian of the African Diaspora  Less 1,003,144 1 2011
  • Jim Ogle's primary photoJim Ogle Himself - General Manager, WIBW-TV  Less 5,314,310 1 2011
  • Frederick Salvucci's primary photoFrederick Salvucci Himself - Former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation  Less 6,062,978 1 2011
  • Randy Twaddle's primary photoRandy Twaddle Himself - Ttweak, LLC.  Less 3,674,579 1 2011
  • Dennis Wardlow's primary photoDennis Wardlow Himself - Former Mayor, Key West  Less 7,522,903 1 2011
  • Tim Kegerman's primary photoTim Kegerman Himself - River Guide  Less 6,208,036 1 2012
  • Terri Sewell's primary photoTerri Sewell Herself - Representative, Alabama  Less 2,723,157 1 2012
  • Neal Gamm's primary photoNeal Gamm Himself - Forgottonia Governor  Less 5,172,818 1 2011
  • Peter Markantonis's primary photoPeter Markantonis Himself - Owner, West Alabama Ice House  Less 6,317,676 1 2011
  • Mike Panetta's primary photoMike Panetta Himself - Shadow Representative, D.C.  Less 3,014,010 1 2011
  • Michael Scott's primary photoMichael Scott Himself - Reed Gold Mine  Less 6,663,437 1 2011
  • Tim Tran's primary photoTim Tran Himself - Homeowner  Less 4,322,585 1 2011
  • John Fullilove's primary photoJohn Fullilove Himself - Smitty's Market  Less 6,724,518 1 2011
  • Sharon Robinson's primary photoSharon Robinson Herself - Reed Gold Mine  Less 7,904,682 1 2011
  • Marty Aas's primary photoMarty Aas Himself - Job Service North Dakota  Less 5,124,153 1 2011
  • Ardie Davis's primary photoArdie Davis Himself - Kansas City Barbecue Society  Less 4,177,661 1 2011
  • Marty Rheault's primary photoMarty Rheault Himself - CEO, Intelligent Insites  Less 7,292,656 1 2011
  • Debbie Hafele's primary photoDebbie Hafele Herself - North Dakota Resident  Less 6,701,141 1 2011
  • Aaron Hafele's primary photoAaron Hafele Himself - North Dakota Resident  Less 7,022,596 1 2011
  • Teresa Ferrie's primary photoTeresa Ferrie Herself - Job Service, North Dakota  Less 7,603,659 1 2011
  • Mark Ballard's primary photoMark Ballard Himself  Less 3,411,478 1 2012
  • Colin Beavan's primary photoColin Beavan Himself  Less 580,336 1 2012
  • Sharon Broome's primary photoSharon Broome Herself  Less 5,766,658 1 2012
  • Robert Burke's primary photoRobert Burke Himself  Less 3,542,461 1 2012
  • Vernon Bush's primary photoVernon Bush Himself  Less 2,898,488 1 2012
  • Ethan Garber's primary photoEthan Garber Himself  Less 2,534,989 1 2012
  • Vicki Green's primary photoVicki Green Herself  Less 469,955 1 2012
  • Cheryl Haworth's primary photoCheryl Haworth Herself  Less 1,393,017 1 2012
  • Chamique Holdsclaw's primary photoChamique Holdsclaw Herself  Less 3,531,216 1 2012
  • Stephen Howard's primary photoStephen Howard Himself  Less 2,183,833 1 2012
  • Sabin Lomac's primary photoSabin Lomac Himself  Less 131,428 1 2012
  • Rodney Messina's primary photoRodney Messina Himself  Less 4,664,222 1 2012
  • Shannon Miller's primary photoShannon Miller Herself  Less 194,008 1 2012
  • Lynn Roberts's primary photoLynn Roberts Herself  Less 350,844 1 2012
  • John Russell's primary photoJohn Russell Himself  Less 1,924,452 1 2012
  • Dana Jay Bein's primary photoDana Jay Bein Himself (uncredited)  Less 517,890 1 2011
  • Tess Barker's primary photoTess Barker Herself - Contestant (uncredited)  Less 235,796 1 2012
  • Jeff Klinger's primary photoJeff Klinger Himself - Contestant (uncredited)  Less 571,101 1 2012
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