AIRDATE | New documentary series America: Our Defining Hours


From the very beginning, America is a nation shaped by adversity.

Over the course of a 3-part miniseries, ‘America: Our Defining Hours’ draws upon 300+ years of US history, from the Mayflower, the American Civil War to September 11, to tell a relevant, emotional tale of how the US, as a nation, seized moments of crisis to create a better tomorrow.

These are the stories of the challenges that helped shape a nation. How their forebears survive the ‘starving time’ of the first colonies; battle their mother country for independence; head out to the frontier and west into the unknown; and spark a resistance to slavery that brings the United States to the brink of civil war.

Combining dramatic live action sequences, premium documentary elements and expert interviews – the series explores the leadership and collaboration that saw the country’s ancestors not only survive but thrive – stories of presidents, generals, explorers, visionaries and ordinary, yet extraordinary Americans.

America: Our Defining Hours premieres Tuesday January 5th at 7:30pm on Foxtel’s History Channel and On-Demand

Kevin Perry
Co-Creator and Editor of the TV Blackbox website, Kevin Perry is an experienced media commentator focused on TV Production, Consumer Tech, SVOD & Sports Broadcasting. Media enquiries please Call or Text 0428-275-111



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here




Featured Stories





AIRDATE | Comedian MATT LUCAS joins season eleven of The Great British Bake Off

The latest hit season sees new host, quick-witted comedian Matt Lucas join esteemed judges, UK’s leading artisan baker Paul Hollywood, restauranteur and food writer Prue Leith, the utterly hilarious comedian Noel Fielding as his co-host and the all-important twelve amateur bakers.

British crime thriller 15 DAYS to premiere this week

In the opening scenes, a young man is shot dead. Immediately the story rolls back to two weeks prior, and we meet four siblings and their families, including the soon-to-be murder victim, as they arrive at an isolated farmhouse to scatter their mother’s ashes and read her will.