They Came to America

They Came to America tells the story of the 23 million people who immigrated to America between the 1880s and 1920s from dozens of countries and backgrounds with one common goal: the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Narrated by Roger Rosenblatt and including interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, Holocaust Survivor Tom Lantos, and actor Cheech Marin, They Came to America shares the experiences of those who put everything they had into coming to America in search of a better life and the hardships and struggles they faced.

Executive Producers

Neil A. Mahrer and Anthony S. Tiano

Field Producer/Writer

Andrew Goldberg


Roger Rosenblatt

Associate Producers

Lenniee C. Keep, Lee Rogers and Melissa Nix

Production Assistant

Nicole Robertson

Original Compositions by

John Rinehimer

Music by

Los Angeles Post Music

Post Production Supervisor/Editor

Eli Brown


Zachary Levy, Tom Inskeep, Neil Carlos, Alan Walker, Robert Mohr, Eli Brown

Additional Camera

Les Morgenstein


Bob Bryan, Mark Maloof, Duane Dell, Matt Sutton, Dave Rios