American Genius

American Genius

American Genius

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 2015-06-01
  • Advisory Rating: TV-14
  • Episodes: 8
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 14.99


Behind every great genius was a great rival – an unstoppable adversary whose incredible vision, determination and ambition is their match. Out of their struggles came the world’s most brilliant inventions. In a stunning 8-part mini-series, AMERICAN GENIUS reveals the fateful forces behind the greatest competitions for innovation. Their conflict plays out on the most epic and human of scales, pitting history’s brightest minds against each other.


Title Time Price
1 Jobs vs. Gates 43:26 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
2 Wright Brothers vs. Curtiss 42:51 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
3 Farnsworth vs. Sarnoff 42:54 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
4 Hearst vs. Pulitzer 42:41 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
5 Space Race 42:57 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
6 Colt vs. Wesson 42:55 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
7 Oppenheimer vs. Heisenberg 43:16 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
8 Edison vs. Tesla 42:57 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes



  • Absolutely intriguing

    By sparkyparks
    I've been mezmorized by this documentary since I first stumbled upon it in Netflix. It's very well produced and an amazing insight into the visionarys that have brought us to this point. I can only hope they continue it for another season....or two....or three
  • Excellent television

    By lone eyeball
    An unusually engaging combination of drama and documentary. I started watching because of the topics, but I couldn’t turn it off because the stories and characters were so engaging.
  • Some events have been altered for dramatic purposes...

    By Skeptikgrl21
    I have a hard time watching a show on historical figures that has to add fictitious dramatization to fact in order to get an audience. The only upside to this show is that hopefully by airing content that somewhat relates to fact maybe some people out there will be inspired to read about or research the real people that are featured in these episodes.
  • VERY Good

    By Hewitt870
    I have thumbs up for every episode. These are enlightening and engaging, well-done. Very well done.
  • Amazing!

    By Malpacka99
    Even though I haven't always been too fascinated with history itself, I've always loved learning about the inventors. This mini-series was a great way for me to learn more without spending hours watching documentaries. This series has inspired me to continue reading about the figures shown here, and learn more about the more unknown people (Farnsworth). Thanks National Geographic for such an amaing series!