The Greatest American

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The Great Americans
Presented by Matt Lauer
Country of origin United States
Executive producer(s) Jason Raff
Original network Discovery Channel
Original release 5 June 2005 (2005-06-05)

The Greatest American was a four-part American television series hosted by Matt Lauer in 2005. The show featured biographies and lists of influential persons in U.S. history, and culminated in a contest in which millions in the audience nominated and voted for the person they felt was the "greatest American". The competition was conducted by AOL and the Discovery Channel and reported on by the BBC.

Top 25[edit]

  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  3. George Washington
  4. Benjamin Franklin
  5. George W. Bush
  6. Bill Clinton
  7. Elvis Presley
  8. Oprah Winfrey
  9. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  10. Billy Graham
  11. Thomas Jefferson
  12. Walt Disney
  13. Albert Einstein
  14. Thomas Edison
  15. John F. Kennedy
  16. Bob Hope
  17. Bill Gates
  18. Eleanor Roosevelt
  19. Lance Armstrong
  20. Muhammad Ali
  21. Rosa Parks
  22. Orville & Wilbur Wright
  23. Henry Ford
  24. Neil Armstrong
  25. Ronald Reagan

Alphabetical list[edit]

On 18 April 2005, AOL and The Discovery Channel announced the top 100 nominees.

The remaining 75 nominees:


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