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Every generation of Americans has been faced with the same question: how should we live? Our endlessly interesting answers have created The American Story. The weekly episodes published here stretch from battlefields and patriot graves to back roads, school yards, bar stools, city halls, blues joints, summer afternoons, old neighborhoods, ball parks, and deserted beaches—everywhere you find Americans being and becoming American. They are true stories about what it is that makes America beautiful, what it is that makes America good and therefore worthy of love. Each episode aims in some small way to awaken the better angels of our nature, to welcome us into and encourage us to enrich the great American story.

Every generation of Americans has been faced with the same question: how should we live? Our endlessly interesting answers have created The American Story. The weekly episodes published here stretch from battlefields and patriot graves to back roads, school yards, bar stools, city halls, blues joints, summer afternoons, old neighborhoods, ball parks, and deserted beaches—everywhere you find Americans being and becoming American. They are true stories about what it is that makes America beautiful, what it is that makes America good and therefore worthy of love. Each episode aims in some small way to awaken the better angels of our nature, to welcome us into and encourage us to enrich the great American story.
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United States

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Every generation of Americans has been faced with the same question: how should we live? Our endlessly interesting answers have created The American Story. The weekly episodes published here stretch from battlefields and patriot graves to back roads, school yards, bar stools, city halls, blues joints, summer afternoons, old neighborhoods, ball parks, and deserted beaches—everywhere you find Americans being and becoming American. They are true stories about what it is that makes America beautiful, what it is that makes America good and therefore worthy of love. Each episode aims in some small way to awaken the better angels of our nature, to welcome us into and encourage us to enrich the great American story.

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English


Episodes

Daring Young Men in Their Flying Machinesv

11/5/2019
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How airmail became woven into the fabric of American life

Duration:00:08:08

The Greatness of Washington

10/29/2019
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"Our history is but a transcript of his claims on our gratitude”

Duration:00:05:15

One Iron

10/22/2019
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Ben Hogan and “the purest stroke I’ve ever seen”

Duration:00:08:20

The Great Author of America

10/15/2019
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Why “the finest Shakespeare collection in the world” is in Washington, D.C

Duration:00:06:32

We Are All Americans

10/8/2019
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“Savage Jack Falstaff” meets Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House

Duration:00:06:23

Broomsticks at Happy Time

10/1/2019
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American victory in World War II was far from preordained

Duration:00:06:11

What's Love Got to Do with It?

9/24/2019
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To be willing to lose your life for your country.

Duration:00:04:49

O Captain, My Captain!

9/16/2019
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Young Abraham Lincoln does some good in the Blackhawk War.

Duration:00:07:00

Independence Forever!

9/16/2019
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Thomas Jefferson and John Adams celebrate their last Fourth of July.

Duration:00:06:07

Number 42

9/16/2019
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Why everyone in Major League Baseball wears that number every April 15

Duration:00:06:08

The Great Depression and the Cowboy Philosopher

9/16/2019
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A little humor can help get a country through hard times.

Duration:00:07:29

America the Beautiful

9/13/2019
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The American Dream, The California Dream, and the City of Dreams

Duration:00:08:07