If you’ve been watching the American history series called America The Story of Us on History in recent weeks, you’ll understand why so many people consider it to be excellent. A combination of CGI and live action has told the story of the past 400 years of our history, warts and all. While twelve hours of television can’t possibly tell the story in great depth, the ambitious reach of the effort is impressive.

Some of you may not realize that you can download previous episodes of the series onto your iPod from iTunes, Apple’s proprietary source for music and videos. You’ll need iTunes installed on your computer to be able to do this. You can also get a sneak peek of the upcoming episodes as well on iTunes.

The episode which covered the Civil War and Lincoln was well done, as were the other episodes. I’ll be adding the DVD set to my collection once it’s available. In the meantime, be sure to catch the remaining episodes on History.