State shapes are finalized by politicians and surveyors
The four-disc, two-season History Channel documentary film How the States Got Their Shapes acquaints culture and travel enthusiasts with the reasons why 50 unified parts so non-uniform in look and size keep the United States of America from being known as the United Shapes of America. It brings together for audiences of 2011/2012 in image-filled, information-rich audio-visual format hosted by Brian Unger the cultural, geographical, historical, political, and socio-economic details for which the same-titled book by Mark Stein is praised from 2008 onward. It in fact considers not only the motivations for configuring the states but also those for maintaining or modifying twenty-first century boundaries.
The ensemble draws amateurs, experts, and newbies into timeless, timely learning fun.