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This program is the first part of a two-volume set from the History Channel chronicling the history of the people who came from Ireland to the new promised land of America, and made their mark in business, politics, and the arts and humanities. This episode, narrated by Aidan Quinn, investigates the events of the devastating potato famine in Ireland in the 1840s. Over a million people died before Ireland's mother country of England sent medicine and food. Faced with the Black Death, many Irish people chose to set off for the far away promised land of America. Archival film clips, photographs, journals, personal accounts, reenactments, and commentary by historians tell the story. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi