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The Food That Built America: When the Chips Are Down (S2EP13 History Sun 6 Jun 2021)

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When the Chips Are Down: Everyday food brands such as Heinz, Hershey’s, Kellogg’s and McDonalds have been a staple presence in America’s food scene and culture, but as the companies first rise in popularity, underhanded methods are considered the preferred way to get ahead.

Airdate: Sun 6 Jun 2021 at 21:00 on History

Season 2 Episode 13

For generations of Americans, food titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, C.W. Post and the McDonald brothers have literally been household names, but you don't know their stories. Before they were brand names, they were brilliant, sometimes ruthless, visionaries who revolutionized food and changed the landscape of America forever. This miniseries event will tell the fascinating stories of the people behind the food that built America – those who used brains, muscle, blood, sweat and tears to get to America's heart through its stomach, and along the way built cities, invented new technologies and helped win wars.