Discovery Names 100 Greatest Americans

4/18/2005 9:41 AM Eastern

Discovery Channel and America Online Inc. have narrowed their search for the Greatest American down to 100.

The network and the Internet-service provider tallied more than 500,000 online nominations and unveiled the list of the top 100 Monday.

Discovery will debut Greatest American Sunday, June 5 at 8 p.m. (EST/PST) and air it every Sunday in June.

The top 100 were: Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Alexander Hamilton, Amelia Earhart, Andrew Carnegie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Audie Murphy, Babe Ruth, Barack Obama, Barbara Bush, Benjamin Franklin, Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby, Bill Gates, Billy Graham, Bob Hope, Brett Favre, Carl Sagan, Cesar Chavez, Charles Lindbergh, Christopher Reeve, Chuck Yeager, Clint Eastwood, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Trump, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ellen DeGeneres, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Frederick Douglass, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, George Lucas, George Patton, George Washington, George Washington Carver, Harriet Ross Tubman, Harry Truman, Helen Keller, Henry Ford, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Howard Hughes, Hugh Hefner, Jackie Robinson, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jesse Owens, Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Stewart, John Edwards, John Glenn, John F. Kennedy, John Wayne, Johnny Carson, Jonas Edward Salk, Joseph Smith Jr., Katharine Hepburn, Lance Armstrong, Laura Bush, Lucille Ball, Lyndon B. Johnson, Madonna, Malcolm X, Marilyn Monroe, Mark Twain, Martha Stewart, Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, Mel Gibson, Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, Michael Moore, Muhammad Ali, Neil Alden Armstrong, Nikola Tesla, Oprah Winfrey, Pat Tillman, Dr. Phil McGraw, Ray Charles, Richard Nixon, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Rosa Parks, Rudolph W. Giuliani, Rush Limbaugh, Sam Walton, Steve Jobs, Steven Spielberg, Susan B. Anthony, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Thomas Jefferson, Tiger Woods, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Walt Disney and Orville and Wilbur Wright.

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