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Tuesday 10:00 PM on The History Channel Premiered May 03, 2011 Between Seasons

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  • Season 1 Episode 6: Use It or Lose It

  • Jennifer Brunner, who appears on the show to explain gerrymandering, is a former Secretary of State from host Brian Unger's home state - Ohio. Also appearing are Dr. Kevin F. Kern of the University of Akron; author Don Fabor; Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael B. Coleman; George Wunderlich of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine; urban explorer Vaughn Edelson; historian C.R. Gibbs and Mike Panetta, the "Shadow" Representative of Washington, D.C.

  • In addition to Lenny Williams and Chris Biondo, music for this episode was provided by Audio Network, Clean Cuts, Extreme Music, Jingle Punks, Music Box and Produkt Sound.

  • Season 1 Episode 2: The Great Plains, Trains ...

  • In addition to the unnamed local folks who are a part of every show, this episode's interviewees were Illinois fisherman Travis Wallbaum; Seth Stein of Northwestern University; Michael Paras and Jack Strejc of Chicago's Belt Railway Company; Bureau of Reclamation worker Richard Stewart; Boston cab driver Larry Meister; former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Frederick Salvucci and the honorable Neal Gamm, former "Governor" of the Republic of Forgottonia.

  • Season 1 Episode 1: A River Runs Through It

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    In addition to the unnamed local folks who are a part of every show, this episode's interviewees were Bart Crattie (Land Surveyor), Rep. Harry Geisinger (Georgia House of Representatives), Brad Carver (Lawyer), Robert Marvinney (Maine State Geologist), John A. Ricker (Poland Springs Preservation Society), Richards Stewart (Bureau of Reclamation), and Gail Kaiser (Lake Mead Marina Owner).

  • In addition to Lenny Williams and Chris Biondo, music for this episode was provided by Audio Network, Clean Cuts, Extreme Music, and Jingle Punks.

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